Dexter: Season 8 (2013)


Season 8
Dexter

Critics Consensus

The darkly dreaming Dexter lays to rest once and for all in a bitterly disappointing final season that is so hesitant to punish its anti-hero for his misdeeds, it opts to punish its audience instead.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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Air date: Jun 30, 2013

Dexter continues to juggle life as a family man and serial killer; Miami Metro investigates a murder.

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Air date: Jul 7, 2013

Miami Metro continues to hunt for the "Brain Surgeon"; Dr. Vogel seeks Dexter's help; Deb must take matters into her own hands.

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Air date: Jul 14, 2013

Dexter continues to hunt for the "Brain Surgeon"; Dr. Vogel tries to convince Dexter he is perfect as a psychopath; Deb's PTSD kicks in.

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Air date: Jul 21, 2013

Dexter tracks down another potential serial killer from Dr. Vogel's list; Quinn celebrates; Deb is treated for her PTSD.

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Air date: Jul 28, 2013

Dr. Vogel comes into contact with the "Brain Surgeon"; Dexter and Deb try to keep the doctor safe; Masuka learns he has a daughter.

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Air date: Aug 4, 2013

Dexter watches a young psychopath; someone from Dexter's past pays a visit.

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Air date: Aug 11, 2013

Dexter takes on a protege and begins to teach him the code while finding out why Hannah is in Miami.

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Air date: Aug 18, 2013

Dexter suspects his protege may have murdered an innocent person.

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Air date: Aug 25, 2013

A murder hits Dexter close to home just as he decides to make a new life for himself with Hannah.

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Air date: Sep 8, 2013

Dexter attempts to lure the Brain Surgeon into a trap; Dexter witnesses a murder.

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Cast & Crew

Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

Actor
Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

Actor
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

Actor
David Zayas
Angel Batista

Actor
James Remar
Harry Morgan

Actor
Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

Actor
Geoff Pierson
Captain Tom Matthews

Actor
Aimee Garcia
Jamie Batista

Actor
Yvonne Strahovski
Hannah McKay

Actor
Dana L. Wilson
Det. Angie Miller

Guest Star
Dora Madison Burge
Niki Walters

Guest Star
Jadon Wells
Harrison Morgan

Guest Star
Nicole LaLiberte
Arlene Schram

Guest Star
Darri Ingolfsson
Oliver Saxon

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Bethany Joy Lenz
Cassie Jollenston

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Kenny Johnson
U.S. Marshal Cooper

Guest Star
Sam Underwood
Zach Hamilton

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Sean Patrick Flanery
Jacob Elway

Guest Star
Aaron McCusker
A.J. Yates

Guest Star
Charlotte Rampling
Dr. Evelyn Vogel

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John Goldwyn
Executive Producer
Sara Colleton
Executive Producer
Scott Buck
Executive Producer
Manny Coto
Executive Producer
Tim Schlattmann
Executive Producer
Wendy West
Executive Producer
Jace Richdale
Executive Producer
Michael C. Hall
Executive Producer
John Dahl
Director
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 8

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 8

  • Aug 23, 2021
    after a second viewing, so many years later, I changed my mind.. this ending is perfect .. it made me cry!
  • Jun 02, 2021
    Google "Dexter inspired real life murders" and then tell me why this show is being revamped. Murder porn like "Law and Order" has at least inspired victims to know how to deal with their attackers, whereas Dexter has only inspired psychopaths to act on what Dexter has shown them. If you put out this show you will have a lot of explaining to do to future generations. Why is bloodlust so important to Showtime they ignored all the warnings from across the globe (there were murders in other countries) in what this show is capable of inspiring? I can't answer for them, maybe someone else can?
  • May 01, 2021
    This is really more a summation of the first 8 seasons. Dexter is compelling, no doubt about it. I really liked some of the characterizations (if choppy at first). Dexter is an interesting character, but, while making a sympathetic serial killer is an impressive feat, the show always kind of wobbled between dark and light, and I wasn't always rooting for him. The show kind of slipped in to a rhythm of finding a really messed up person who could bond with Dexter on a dark level, and then it all goes wrong, and Dexter has to kill the person. Actually, at least in the last couple of seasons, I was way more impressed by the Debra character, who suffers an almost Shakespearian tragic arc, which is almost inevitable given the show's premise. Debra was masterfully done, and I could almost palpably feel her pain. I would go so far as to say the final season was one of the BETTER seasons.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    A muddled, often shockingly incompetent, mess.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Dexter Morgan: One of the best anti-heroes ever. A legendary show that ultimately fails to stick its landing. S1-2 were some of my favorite seasons of television.
  • Nov 30, 2020
    The most disappointing ending i have ever seen, only rivalled by True Blood and Lost. The series started out so brilliant, so it fell far to reach rock bottom. SPOILER ALERT!!! It felt like since season 4 the show was just avoiding the inevitable by allowing our protagonist to evade capture, arrest and execution, which is what would usually happen in real life. Not that i feel all villains need to be punished but its as if the show shied away from the ambiguity and but they reached too far trying to make a serial killer a hero and it feels like they did it so they could justify him as our protagonist and that was just weak and 2-dimensional and fake, helping audiences justify there love for a murder when in reality, no justification should have been given and they should have forced the audience to face the ambiguity of there feelings for the protagonist. I also think they missed a trick because watching Dexter go through investigation, interviews and court could have been really interesting and it could have added some depth to force the audience to face the ambiguity of the fact that our hero is in fact also a villian. It would have been both more realistic and more interesting than the ridiculous ending they gave us.
  • Nov 09, 2020
    Just a really poor ending, with the new season set to come out that will possibly have an impact on how this season will be remembered
  • Oct 19, 2020
    I don't think this season was as bad as a lot of people make it out to be. Excluding the finale, all the episodes were great, and I like the introduction of Evelyn. The finale, however, was extremely underwhelming. It didn't give off that sense of finality, especially with the final minute. Now, to qualify, at the time this review is being written, it has been announced that there will be a 10-episode limited series. So, maybe I'll get more closure then. But, overall, it was a good season that ended badly
  • Jun 29, 2020
    I hate Hannah McKay and Dexter together. Ew. DISGUSTING. I will say this show almost made me sexist. And I'm a woman. I didn't want to see Dexter in any relationship. If I'm honest, I kind of wish his son died too. I didn't sign up for this season. It looked like a completely different show in the end. Debra was cool but Dexter was willing to leave her even when he killed his brother, the only person he could be himself around, for her.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    Overall, a great TV show. Some parts did seem to drag on and he got pretty sloppy toward the end. Wasn't a fan of the ending though.

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