Dexter: Season 6 (2011)


Season 6

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 24


Audience Score

User Ratings: 680
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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…
Top Critic

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

  • Aug 11, 2019
    From heavily reliant religious themes and Colin Hanks' frequent scowl, Season 6 of 'Dexter' was a mess in positive and negative ways. More slapstick comedic relief added some fun but that wasn't enough to make this season level off with any of it's preceding seasons. Season 7 has some making up to do in order to restore the quality Dexter had in the first 5 seasons.
  • Jul 09, 2019
    a shocking and often underrated season i fail to see what everyone hates about this one i really enjoyed it
  • Jan 28, 2018
    I kind of enjoyed this season 8/10
  • Mar 09, 2017
    This season was freaking AWESOME! I don't care how people get triggered because of many religious stuff that was put in but this season was just great. especially the "Get Gellar" episode which contained one of the biggest plot twists of the history of television.
  • Feb 26, 2017
    Pfff, did not like this stupid season at all. All the God-stuff was boring, unoriginal and did not grab me. Some nice plottwists, but not enough for Dexter-fans.
  • Sep 17, 2016
    worst season of dexter
  • May 26, 2016
    DAMN! Finally, a perfect season for Dexter. Despite the weird incestial elements with Deb falling in love with her brother Dexter, and the predictable dead-all-along Geller (I called that one, about Edward James Olmos’ character being dead all along, in either the first or second episode; pretty obvious when nobody acknowledges his presence in any way in any of his scenes), this was still such a nail biter, edge of your seat season. Also had some anti-religious themes that I’m not crazy about, but Colin Hanks brought this show to new heights. He was creepy as this season’s bad guy, far better than even previous season’s John Lithgow. The macabre of this season was like nothing done on television before. It felt like you were watching the movie Seven in a 12 episode format. The last episode felt unfulfilling for most of the runtime, but is saved by that shocking final image of Deb walking in on Dexter doing his thing to the Doomsday Killer. You also get a great performance from Mos Def in the early episodes, but the intrigue of the DDK almost forces those early stories out of mind entirely.
  • Feb 05, 2016
    Holly crap again. At least 4 episodes are complete waste of time. Stretched, dumb. Now one serial killer per season stretched to one serial killer to two seasons. Hard to watch on TV and now forwarding.
  • May 22, 2015
    Dexter jumps the shark big time in series six the scriptwriting is lazy Dexters actions are sloppy, everything is made to easy for the characters and theres no real dramatic conflict between Dexter and the primary support characters its Dexter fobbing off his son to the Nanny EVERY episode and fullfilling his looser by the minute code in tracking other serial killlers even the completion of the doomsday killer arc is offset by the major revelation presented at the end of series cliff hanger.
  • Jan 01, 2015
    Buena temporada, la escencia interesante aun perdura.

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