Dexter (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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Episodes

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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Dexter Morgan

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Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

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C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

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David Zayas
Angel Batista

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James Remar
Harry Morgan

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Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

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Geoff Pierson
Captain Tom Matthews

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Aimee Garcia
Jamie Batista

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Yvonne Strahovski
Hannah McKay

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Dana L. Wilson
Det. Angie Miller

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Dora Madison
Niki Walters

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Harrison Morgan

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Arlene Schram

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Darri Ingolfsson
Oliver Saxon

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Cassie Jollenston

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Kenny Johnson
U.S. Marshal Cooper

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Zach Hamilton

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Sean Patrick Flanery
Jacob Elway

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Aaron McCusker
A.J. Yates

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Charlotte Rampling
Dr. Evelyn Vogel

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Sara Colleton
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Scott Buck
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Manny Coto
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Tim Schlattmann
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Wendy West
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Michael C. Hall
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 8

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 8

  • Nov 18, 2022
    I absolutely don't agree with the consensus of the last season. They did the best they could with a plot going stale and ended it nicely for the sequel. A sequel that in my view is not as good as the eighth season let alone season one through seven. This is one of those series that's so good you can watch it, let time pass then watch it again and enjoy it as much or more then the first time. Just amazing writing, diverse top notch cast that delivers every episode and stars that only at the very end lost a bit of their energy. There's only one Dexter. The antithesis of formulaic and one of the top TV series ever in my view.
  • Jul 09, 2022
    The worst series finale I've ever seen and it is not even close.
  • May 15, 2022
    A great ending to an incredible show.
  • Jan 11, 2022
    I'm just here to rate this one better because I just saw New Blood and it wasn't any better. In fact it makes this season look better. So if you want to remember how Dexter used to be and how he really is stick with this ending instead. Trust me! I'm not giving this one 5 stars but my 1 star is now a 3 star just because I prefer this ending over the other any day.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    [⭐️72%] Dexter's final season (until New Blood) really fumbles the ball when it comes to closing out the series in a satisfying way. Season eight started strong, dealing with the aftermath of season seven and how both Dexter and Debra are dealing with it. Also bringing in a mother-like figure for Dexter flipped everything on its head making for some interesting views into both his past and his famous code. If it wasn't for the first half of this season producing somewhat the same kind of quality of previous seasons, this could have a lower rating but the season's second half really does damage this shows reputation. With the return of Hannah, the season seems to turn into more of a soap opera, making Dexter have too many feelings, unlike previously. Also adding in plot lines which ultimately served no purpose but to take up more time, the writers were very unsure how to say goodbye to this show. With shows that follow an antagonist as the main character tend to end by all those close to the main character finding out about their secrets, however Dexter's ending decides to abandon that concept and execute some very odd choices which leave the viewer thinking that it was all just a joke. The finale fails to pay off all eight seasons of watching and delivers one of the most unsatisfying endings to a series in history.
  • Nov 09, 2021
    Not sure I understand the negative reviews (minus the very end, wish we had more detail) but this whole season was probably better than the others just the way the Shield was, I mean how everything comes crashing down on him at the end, not as dramatically as the shield but plenty entertaining. I just really really wish, like the shield, that everyone would have found out Dex is the bay harbor butcher, woulda been so much better and they could have wrote in a lot more heated drama on the last episodes but nonetheless it was really good!
  • Oct 13, 2021
    WOW. What a thrilling conclusion to Dexter. This season was a rollercoaster and it did not disappoint at all! While many have criticized the ending to the show, upon re-watching the entire show for the 2nd time I find myself falling in love with season 8 even more. Placing myself in Dexter's shoes I can't see how this ride could end any other way. It pulled on all the right heartstrings and made total of sense.
  • 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.

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