Dexter: Season 6 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Heavy-handed symbolism, an unimpressive villain, and a redundant arc for America's favorite serial killer all conspire to make Dexter's sixth season its worst yet.


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Air date: Oct 2, 2011
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The Doomsday Killers are sought in series 6. Along the way, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) receives spiritual guidance, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to settle into a new job, and a serial killer makes a surprising reappearance. Mos Def and Colin Hanks join the cast as Brother Sam and Travis Marshall, while Desmond Harrington, Lauren Velez and David Zayas all return for the sixth series.


Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Vélez
as Lt. Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Yasiin Bey
as Brother Sam
Edward James Olmos
as Prof. James Gellar
Colin Hanks
as Travis Marshall
Devon Graye
as Teenage Dexter
Josh Cooke
as Louis Greene
Aimee Garcia
as Jamie Batista
Billy Brown
as Mike Anderson
Evan Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
Luke Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
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Critic Reviews for Dexter Season 6

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

The early Dexters were clever, sly and engrossing but, sad to say, the show seems to be suffering a slow and painful death.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

It almost feels too light.

Oct 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A not-bad start that promises to take Dex (and "Dexter") in a slightly new and fresh direction.

Oct 2, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Dexter remains in solid shape. It's always been a series unlike any other.

Oct 2, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

This was the first year that Dexter really and truly acted just plain dumb, as we watched him be painfully two steps behind a big "twist" that most everyone figured out right out of the gate.

Oct 2, 2011 | Full Review…

Dexter focused too intently on pulling a fast one on its audience, and unfortunately sacrificed much of the season in the process.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A season that doesn't yet feel as compelling as the one dominated by John Lithgow but allows Dexter to remain the way his fans most want him -- alive and killing.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Colin Hanks has been received quite negatively by many of the Dexter faithful, but I found him to be a thoroughly enjoyable antagonist.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Uneven, overloaded, even peculiar.

Nov 28, 2011 | Full Review…

The writers are treading water, waiting for the green light to send this story where we all know it eventually is going.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 6



Super Reviewer


Though it tries to emulate the first season, Dexter: Season 6 is poorly written and unfocused. As Dexter's sister Debra is promoted to Lieutenant and takes over the homicide department, a new serial killer known as the Doomsday Killer emerges; meanwhile Dexter forms an unlikely friendship with an ex-con, street minister who shows him that a killer can be reformed. Unfortunately, the episodes are full of tangents and inconstancies that really hurt the storytelling. This poor writing also decreases the effectiveness of the two major twists/reveals that the season is built on. Yet, the characters remain compelling and keep the audience engaged. And, the acting is very strong, particularly by the guest stars: Mos Def, Colin Hanks, and Edward James Olmos. Season 6 of Dexter is very uneven and is full of unrealized potential; however it gets by, mostly on the high production value and the goodwill that the series has engendered.


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