Dexter: Season 8 (2013)

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Season 8
Dexter

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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

51%

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User Ratings: 1009

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 30, 2013
2
Air date: Jul 7, 2013
3
Air date: Jul 14, 2013
4
Air date: Jul 21, 2013
5
Air date: Jul 28, 2013
6
Air date: Aug 4, 2013
7
Air date: Aug 11, 2013
8
Air date: Aug 18, 2013
9
Air date: Aug 25, 2013
10
Air date: Sep 8, 2013
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Tv Season Info

Dexter hunts for the Brain Surgeon in Series 8. Elsewhere, Deb takes a job as a private investigator, and Masuka learns that he has a daughter. Charlotte Rampling joins the cast as Dr. Evelyn Vogel, while familiar faces in the eighth series include Desmond Harrington, David Zayas and James Remar.

Cast

Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Vélez
as Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Charlotte Rampling
as Dr. Evelyn Vogel
Dana L. Wilson
as Angie Miller
Yvonne Strahovski
as Hannah McKay
Geoffrey Pierson
as Tom Matthews
Sam Underwood
as Zach Hamilto
Jadon Wells
as Harrison
Dana Wilson
as Angie Miller
Kenny Johnson
as U.S. Marshall Cooper
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Critic Reviews for Dexter Season 8

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

The final season of Dexter has been problematic, to say the least... But nothing, and I mean nothing, could have prepared me for the absolute swing and miss that was the [finale].

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[A finale], which, in some ways, felt like a cop-out, closed the book on the groundbreaking series and on a final season that won't likely be remembered as one of its best.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Not only did the writers seemingly lose track of who Dexter was, they also lost Debra and all the other ancillary characters. This is how the show went wrong. Oh, and the ending made no sense at all.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This season will be full of dotted i's and crossed t's, capping several story arcs and tying up loose ends.

Jun 28, 2013 | Full Review…

Sit back, don't think, and expect some good performances -- especially by Jennifer Carpenter.

Jul 1, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rampling makes Vogel troubling and vaguely creepy, which probably isn't what Dexter needs.

Jun 25, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This season has been appalling by the show's once-lofty standards set several seasons ago. Given the writers had time to plan its end, it was a pity that the stakes weren't more significantly raised.

Apr 3, 2020 | Full Review…

No matter how much character progression and evolution the season introduced, it was as if the finale threw it all away for a twist ending that is not only wholly unoriginal, but was also awkward in execution.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm a little underwhelmed, seriously. After [season 4], the show just declined.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

I can see how difficult it would be to end the show in a way that was satisfying or even logical... You could only stretch this conceit so far until it finally snapped.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

[A finale] that proved to be about on par with this season, which is to say, unfortunately, somewhat disappointing, especially when we consider some of the high points of the series.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

While it didn't, let's say, add up to nothing like Season 6 did, it gave fans a ton of stuff that no one wanted, including plot points and revelations that weren't just unsatisfying, but intolerable.

Aug 8, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 8

  • 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.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    It's really not as bad as everyone says it is Dexter seems to have more emotions and we see him gaining a few allies. Sadly they dont experiment with it enough and they kill them all pretty quickly. The last death of the series was depressing as f@ck I will agree with everyone that the finale is shit but it makes a good season final just not a good series final it has it's problems but so does every other season of this show
  • Jun 01, 2020
    So many missed opportunities to make the last season an epic one, the guest stars were wasted on this season, the last episode felt loveless and rushed
  • Mar 27, 2020
    The series for excellence, unbeatable, simply the one that comes closest to perfection. Plot development, sublime script, brings the viewer closer to appreciating or despising certain characters.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    Not much to say about the series finale. I think it ended horribly and I didn't enjoy most of the season in general. I think the producers scrambled last minute trying to end the show and it sucks. The series is still a top 5 of mine but has one of those endings that reminds me of the Sopranos. Could have been much better as great as this show was. I love Dexter but this season ruined what could have been the best show of all time IMO. Still love it though, definitely watch the series!
  • Feb 22, 2020
    The ending sucked, but your time's better spent watching this than 90% of what's on tv.
  • Jan 28, 2020
    Wish it wasn't the last 😭💔
  • Dec 02, 2019
    It is not just the end the whole show is full of pseudo-science and stereotypes
  • Nov 30, 2019
    Terrible season. Quite disapointing a show that started off amazing could end so terribly. Nothing made sense, Dexter changed, the whole thing was a mess.

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