Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | MainDexter (2006–2013) was a television series airing on Showtime, starring Michael C. Hall. Series is about a serial killer with standards who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood-spatter analyst.
=== My Bad [5.01] ===
Dexter: [Voiceover: I've watched 67 people die, and at the moment of truth, I looked into their eyes and they knew and I knew they got what they deserved. But what if that's not what happens? If you don't get what you deserve? If what you deserve is a white picket fence and your kids all around and a husband who loves you? What if the least you deserve is a real human being and what you get instead is me?]Masuka: [On Rita's body] I imagined her naked plenty of times, but never like this.Debra: FBI? Fucking Bunch of Idiots...Quinn: "Midway up her right thigh"? "Dissecting her femoral artery"?
Angel: Habit of precision.
Quinn: His wife just died. He's submitting a lab report. Seriously, the next door neighbor, the guy with the, you know, forehead? He was more torn up about Rita than Dexter was.
Quinn: So it's weird, that's all.
LaGuerta: What are we working on here?
Masuka: Not Rita.
Angel: It's Dexter's 911 call.
LaGuerta: Did you hear me or not? I said the case is with the FBI now.Masuka: You were right about one thing - that neighbor Elliot being all torn up about Rita. I'm thinking now there's some things that I shouldn't have told Dexter.
Quinn: What? What shouldn't you have told him?
Masuka: About a significant exchange of saliva I witnessed at Thanksgiving - as in a kiss.
Quinn: Rita and Elliot?
Masuka: Dude was totally in love with her.
Quinn: And Dexter knew?
Masuka: Yeah. If I'd known she was gonna... I should have kept my big mouth shut.Dexter: I need to tell you something.
Moira: Dexter? Is everything okay?
Astor: What's going on? You're freaking me out.
Dexter: Something happened to your mom.
Cody: Something bad?
Dexter: Yeah. Something bad...
Astor: Is she OK?
Dexter: A man came into our house, and your mother came home and he killed her.
Cody: What? She got killed? Somebody killed her?
Astor: No, she's fine.
Moira: Dexter. What...
Astor: You're kidding, right?
Moira: I don't understand. You said spend the day at Disney World.
Dexter: I'm sorry for your loss.Quinn: [To LaGuerta] Look, if this were anyone but Dexter, we'd at least be thinking like detectives. Which means what? What do you always say? When the wife is dead, 90% of the time the husband did it.Dexter: Dexter Morgan.
Debra: [Please leave a message at the tone.] Guess who I just met. The fucking cat lady from downstairs - she was feeding ice cream to your son. So, I don't know where the fuck you are or why you think that you can fucking run away from the FBI, but you better get back here...Dexter: [talking to Rita's body] Hope you don't mind I chose that dress. You were wearing it when we first met. So I thought since I won't be at the funeral, since I don't deserve to be...Kids'll be fine with Deb. Way better off without me. I think we agree about that. I was never really honest with you. I'm a serial killer. That's what I am. I know I led you to believe I'm a human being, but I'm not. That's a lie.[In flashback]
Rita: I know I should hang up right now, but I just need to say it. I don't know why exactly, but you make me feel good. Like things could be different.
Dexter: So do you...Make me feel that way too, I mean.
Rita: Glad I called. I don't know, I felt up in the air the way things ended. You know, like we never said a proper goodbye, so..
Dexter: Goodbye, Rita Bennett.
Rita: Goodbye, Dexter Morgan.
[In the present]
Dexter: Goodbye...[Dexter has just impulsively brutally murdered someone in a deserted restroom]
Harry: That's the first human thing I've seen you do since she died Dexter.
Dexter: I thought you'd left me.
Harry: I'm here. It's okay, son. To show what you're feeling.
[Dexter starts whimpering before letting out a primal scream]
Harry: They're not better off without you. You're not better off without them. You need to go back.Dexter: She had a big heart. Big enough for the both of us - had to be. I wasn't even human...when we first met. I never expected that to change. She reached out and found something I didn't even know was there. She never hurt anybody. She was innocent. And she died a brutal death and...and I can't...fix it. But I know I have to try...here in Miami with the people who knew her and who...who cared about her...And who loved her. [Voiceover: Like I did.]
=== Hello, Bandit [5.02] ===
Dexter: [Voiceover: It's said there are seven stages of grief. I suppose killing someone with my bare hands in a men's room was my way of working through the anger stage. Whatever the other six stages are... I don't have time for them.]Boyd: This don't look right.
Dexter: What do you mean?
Boyd: Well, usually when you find a dead animal in the road; it means he was hit by a car. But there's no tire marks or blood on the asphalt. This raccoon was killed someplace else and dropped here.
Dexter: [Voiceover: He's CSI-ing me.]Angel: Let me ask you a question, hypothetical. Say a newly married person...accidentally discovers that his or her new spouse has a savings account with a lot of money. Is that something that one should expect to share?
Quinn: Fuck, no. That's your money. You tell the lieutenant to keep her fuckin' hands off it.Masuka: She was still alive when they cut her head off. Excision of eyes and tongue was done postmortem.
Debra: That's considerate of them.Debra: They're looking for someone named Kyle Butler who's a friend of Arthur Mitchell's. They think if they can find him, then he can lead them to Mitchell.
Quinn: But they can't find him?
Debra: Well, not yet. They're having sketches done. They're trying to get a positive ID.
Quinn: Kyle Butler. Why does that name sound so familiar?
Debra: Well, that's the weird thing. We worked that case, remember? A dead Kyle Butler...
Quinn: Right, he got his head smashed in. Went unsolved...any connection?
Debra: I don't know. I'm sure the FBI will find a way to fuck it up.Debra: How's it going?
Masuka: I hate this shit. This is Dexter's job. Blood - it's gross.Angel: How's it going in there?
Debra: Masuka said he really likes working with the blood. He hopes he can get more assignments like this.
Angel: I'll keep that in mind. Let me ask you a question. If you were married, and you found out that the person you were married to had a secret bank account with a lot of money, do you think that person should share it?
Debra: Jesus, Angel. Just because you married her doesn't mean you own her. It's her money. End of story.Astor: You ruined everything. We'd gotten used to it. It wasn't that bad!
Dexter: Used to what?
Astor: To the way things were! Before you! Without a dad! And then you come along and become a part of the family, and we thought that everything was gonna be good forever. You made us think that! And it's not true. Things got worse.
=== Practically Perfect [5.03] ===
Debra: I'm just trying to get the truth. However long that takes is up to you.
Girl: I'm telling you the truth. I'm not lying.
Debra: First you said you didn't do drugs, and then you said you did.
Girl: I said I might have tried some at a Tri Delt party once.
Debra: You might have? What the fuck does that even mean? You did or you didn't. You can't kind of do blow.
Girl: But that was six years ago in college.
Debra: And I'm supposed to believe you're not on anything now?
Girl: I'm totally clean.
Debra: Then why are you so nervous?
Girl: Because I wasn't expecting on getting these kind of questions. I mean, you sound like a cop.
Debra: I am a cop. I work for Miami Metro Homicide.
Girl: Look, I don't know what's going on here. I came for a nanny job. I'm not like, planning to kill the president.
Dexter: [Voiceover: Harrison needs a nanny and Deb insisted on running point. The way it's going, only Mary Poppins would make the cut.]Dexter: You didn't answer your cell.
Sonia: Well, I had my hands full. Oh, I left a note on the fridge. Oh, I didn't mean to worry you.
Dexter: No, it's fine. I'm just... I'm not used to checking the fridge for notes. [Voiceover: Just messages from other serial killers.]Debra: When you lose someone close, routine can be a ladder that can help you climb back into some kind of normalcy.
Dexter: Where'd you hear that?
Debra: I am capable of independent thought. Oprah.Masuka: [To Quinn] Looks like...the same treatment as our other...head case. Eyes and tongue have been excised. Damn, don't people just shoot each other any more?Boyd: Let me the fuck out of here.
Dexter: I bet you've heard that before, "let me out of here", from all the women you've killed. I wish you could see the room I set up for you. But you fucked everything up, Boyd. All those pictures I took of the woman you killed - it's a shame you'll never get to see them. I'll just have to paint a word-picture for you instead. They were young, just starting their lives... Now they're floating in formaldehyde and stuffed into barrels strewn around a swamp.
Boyd: Who the hell are you?
Dexter: Just a fellow traveler, who also likes to pick up dead animals.
Boyd: I did them a favor. They were all suffering and I put them out of their misery.
Dexter: Yeah, you'll be doing one more favor tonight.
Boyd: What are you talking about?
Dexter: I've recently suffered a loss. My wife...was murdered by someone like you. Someone like me... It turned my life upside down.
Boyd: Why is that my problem?
Dexter: Because you're the start of my healing process.
Boyd: I knew you were fucked up the minute I laid eyes on you.
Dexter: I was fucked up long before that.
=== Beauty and the Beast [5.04] ===
Harry: I'm not liking the trend here. You rip a man apart in a public bathroom...
Dexter: No one saw.
Harry: You nearly botch Boyd's kill.
Dexter: He's dead, isn't he?
Harry: Yeah. And now you've got her. What's the first rule of the code?
Dexter: Never kill an innocent.
Harry: Don't get caught. So what's your plan here? Nurse her back to health so she can go to the police? She gives the cops enough to track you down...then everything falls apart. Harrison grows up visiting you on death row.Dexter: I think my wife; his mom...might have left her luggage here, Lumen Pierce.
Motel woman: Let's have a look-see. Can you spell that, please?
Dexter: Yeah, it's P-I-E-R-C-E.
Motel woman: The other name - the weird one. No offence.Dexter: [To Harrison] Ten months old and you've had your first cigarette. Sorry about that.LaGuerta: I tell you to leave Trinity's family alone, and instead, you go behind my back. And based on what? This? A cut-and-paste sketch you think resembles Dexter Morgan?
Quinn: The kid recognized him.
LaGuerta: He identified Dexter as Kyle Butler?
Quinn: He didn't get a chance, but I could tell.
LaGuerta: Oh, you could tell. And did Jonah convey this ID to the FBI?
LaGuerta: Right. Because it's bullshit! You have your suspicions, you come to me.
Quinn: I tried.
LaGuerta: And when I say, no, Quinn, it's over! You're on unpaid suspension until further notice.
LaGuerta: Just tell everyone you're taking a few vaction days.
Quinn: You kidding?
LaGuerta: Am I fucking kidding? You're lucky I don't terminate your ass. And you know the one reason I don't? Because there'd be a mandatory hearing, and this whole embarrasment would become a matter of public record. No one needs to hear your stupid theories. It would tear this department apart. Understood?.
LaGuerta: He just lost his wife, for Christ's sake!Lumen: Is that true...what you said about your wife?
Lumen: How did it happen?
Dexter: Knife...painful and cruel.
Lumen: I'm sorry that I cut you. I thought you were a monster, like Boyd. I thought you were going to kill me...or worse. I was locked up. I don't know where, or for how long. All I know is that it was horrible. And I thought...it would never stop.
Dexter: But it has stopped. He's dead. It's over. You can go home.
Lumen: I don't think so.
Dexter: You can. I read your letter. I know you have a family who loves you. You should go home to them.
Lumen: It's not that simple.
Dexter: It is. It really is.
Lumen: Boyd wasn't the only one who did this to me. There were others. It's not over.
=== First Blood [5.05] ===
Dexter: [Voiceover: Not even a year old, you're already destroying evidence - and having to flee the scene of the crime.]Lumen: [To Dexter] If you really want to help me get past this, help me find those guys and kill them. I saw you kill Boyd. You knew what you were doing.Lumen: Minneapolis.
Dexter: Yeah, I used some miles.
Lumen: You really want to get rid of me, don't you?
Dexter: I want you to get on with your life. Lumen... [Voiceover: She took the ticket. Maybe this is one problem I can check off the list. And maybe it'll snow this week.]Masuka: Tramp stamp. I think I'm in love.
Debra: She's into needles. Why don't you show her your dick?Dexter: [Voiceover: Poor Julia Tuttle - the mother of Miami. They named this bridge after her in her honor. Now it's crawling with pedophiles and sex offenders. So much for honor.]Dexter: Are you and Quinn...?
Debra: We're fuck buddies. That's it.
Dexter: You need Quinn for that?
Debra: I know it's insane. I know it's...wrong for a fuck-ton of reas... Will you please stop looking at me like that?
Dexter: It's your life, Deb. Just don't bring him around when Harrison's here.
Debra: What's that supposed to mean?
Dexter: Well, he's at an impressionable age. We don't know what might rub off on him.Motel woman: She's not there. You just missed her.
Dexter: Did my wife say where she was going?
Motel woman: You two still not seeing eye to eye?
Dexter: Look, I really need to find her. It's important.
Motel woman: She was asking about Tuttle Bridge... I told her that is the last place she wants to be.Quinn: I may have a job for you.
Stan Liddy: Really? And what would that be?
Quinn: Looking into someone.
Stan Liddy: Who?
Quinn: Guy I work with. Interested?
Stan Liddy: I don't know if I should be, considering who's sitting in front of me, making the offer.
Quinn: What are you talking about? Have I ever fucked you over?
Stan Liddy: No, but LaGuerta just taught me there's always a first time. Look, Quinn, you fuck with the bull, you get the horn. You understand?
Quinn: Yeah. Do you?
Stan Liddy: You got a name?
Quinn: Dexter Morgan.
=== Everything is Illumenated [5.06] ===
Debra: Any idea where you want to live? I'm sorry. That was a stupid question. You should take the apartment.
Dexter: No. No, that's yours.
Debra: No, I insist. It's really always been yours.Sonia: Can you say, "Bye-bye, Daddy"?
Sonia: Did you hear that?
Dexter: He said, "die-die."
Sonia: Don't be silly. He said, "bye-bye" - Harrison's first word.Lumen: The night I was taken, I had gone to a bar. I thought they spotted me there, so I went back to that same bar night after night, hoping that one of them would walk through the door. I wore a disguise.
Lumen: A wig, so they wouldn't recognize me.
Dexter: I know what a disguise is for. So, you went to the bar, you waited for one of them to show up. Where? What bar?
Lumen: Hurricane 26.
Dexter: Hurricane 26 is all the way over on Ocean Avenue. How'd you get all the way out here?
Lumen: That's what I've been trying to tell you.
Dexter: So, go on.
Lumen: Tonight one of them showed up. He didn't know it was me, so I...I flirted with him. I asked him if he wanted to go someplace else. We got in the car, I pulled out my gun, and I forced him to drive. This place seemed deserted, so we stopped, and I marched him inside.
Dexter: And you shot him.
Lumen: No. I asked him for the names of the other men. He called me a cunt. Then I shot him.Dexter: [Voiceover: I can't get revenge for Rita's death, but I can help Lumen avenge what was done to her.]
=== Circle Us [5.07] ===
Lumen: Besides the ones we've already...taken care of...there was Watch Guy.
Dexter: "Watch Guy"?
Lumen: I would be tied to a chair...blindfolded. Sometimes I didn't even know he was there, until I'd hear this watch by my ear. And then he'd lean in and whisper... "Tick, tick, tick - that's the sound of your life running out."Dexter: Nice watch.
Jordan: My dad gave it to me when I was a teenager. It's water-resistant to 100 meters. I have no idea why I would ever need that, but it sure looks nice.
Dexter: [Voiceover: If that's the watch that Lumen heard, I'll make sure it accompanies you to the bottom of the Atlantic.]Dexter: [Shows Lumen a picture of Cole Harmon] Do you know this man?
Lumen: Oh, my God. That's him. That's the guy who folded his jacket. How did you find him?
Dexter: He found us. His name is Cole Harmon. He's Jordan Chase's head of security. [Shows Lumen a picture of Jordan Chase and Masuka] What about him?
Lumen: No... I mean, that guy's clearly a freak, but I don't know him.
Dexter: No, not the bald guy. The guy beside him. Jordan Chase.Dexter: Saint Brigid circle us with your light, so that no darkness shall overcome our world.
=== Take It [5.08] ===
Dexter: [Voiceover: Jordan promises change, but he also accept credit cards.]Dexter: [To Cole] I'm gonna take this gag out of your mouth, but if you make one sound I don't like, I'm gonna cut your eyes out. Blink, so I know you understand.Dexter: Is everything OK?
Jordan: It's nothing important - just a little security glitch.
Dexter: [Voiceover: Like your chief of security's head is in my luggage?]
=== Teenage Wasteland [5.09] ===
Dexter: I didn't notice you last time - you new here?
Receptionist: Just started three days ago.
Dexter: I don't remember so much security either.
Receptionist: Mr Chase says he's beefing things up.
Dexter: [Voiceover: That's no surprise. Lumen and I have been knocking off his friends one by one.]Astor: Harrison. He doesn't even recognize me.
Dexter: Well...you didn't look like a raccoon the last time he saw you.
[Lumen shoots him a dirty look]Lumen: Share something with her... What you did when you were her age.
Dexter: I killed the neighbor's dog.
Lumen: Well, don't tell her that.Debra: You gonna introduce us?
Astor: That's the one I was telling you about - his new girlfriend.
Dexter: She's my tenant. Lumen, this is my sister Debra. Deb, Lumen.
Debra: I didn't know he had a tenant.
Lumen: Didn't know he had a sister. I'm gonna...go check on the girls.
Debra: Seriously? That's your tenant?
Debra: Where's all her stuff?
Dexter: She hasn't really moved in yet.
Debra: But you know her well enough to trust her with your son.
Dexter: It was an emergency. I thought the girls had been taken.
Debra: Why are you keeping her a secret?
Dexter: I'm not.
Debra: Really? Cos at the station we asked you who you were spending all your time with. You didn't mention the hot blonde that's living in your house?
Dexter: Didn't seem...like it mattered. Obviously she didn't take the girls.
Debra: That's not the point. I'm not judging you. Believe me - I understand rebound as much as anybody. But don't you think it's a little soon?
Dexter: I'm not on any rebound.
Debra: Come on. She's your tenant - really?
Dexter: There's nothing going on.
Debra: Fine. I give up.Stan Liddy: I brought you a present. Don't you want to see what it is? Your boy Dexter Morgan and his lady friend on his boat at 3am in the morning, and they are not fucking.
Quinn: What's in the bags?
Stan Liddy: Something heavy. I'm thinking narcotics, maybe a body.Barry: It's tough looking after somebody else's kids. Sometimes you just gotta show them who's boss.
Dexter: Is that what you do with Olivia, show her who's boss?
Barry: What's that supposed to mean?
Dexter: I know about Olivia's bruises, how they're strategically placed so they won't show.
Barry: I don't know what you're talking about.
Dexter: No? Let me show you?Astor: I want you to know something. If Lumen's your girlfriend, I want you to tell me.
Dexter: OK. But she's not.
Astor: She's not just your tenant, though.
Dexter: She's a friend...who's been through some really...really bad stuff. I'm helping her deal with it.
Astor: Does it make you feel better?
Dexter: What do you mean?
Astor: About Mom. Being there for Lumen...does it make you feel better about what happened to Mom?
Dexter ...I Love You. You know that?
=== In the Beginning [5.10] ===
Dexter: The men who hurt you, they made DVDs of everything they did.
Lumen: 13. Is that me? Did everyone watch it?
Dexter: No. I managed to get it out of evidence in time.
Lumen: Did you... Did you watch it?
Dexter: Only enough to make sure I had the right one. Are you sure you want to keep it?
Lumen: Number 13. That's what I was to them.Debra: Watching these DVDs, watching it actually happen, is worse than any fucking crime scene. What these women went through, I don't know, maybe it's a fucking blessing that they're dead. No one could go through something like this and have a life again.
Dexter: People may be stronger than you think.
Debra: Believe me, on this one, you're wrong. There's no coming back from something like this.
Dexter: Where's 13?
Debra: Disc 13, it was damaged. I was actually grateful I didn't have to watch another one of these.
Dexter: Have you been here all night?
Debra: Yeah. And I think it was worth it cos I think I'm starting to figure it out. I went through Cole Harmon's contacts. And do you remember that weird plastic-wrap murder a few weeks back - those two guys at the warehouse?
Dexter: Yeah, one of them was a dentist.
Debra: A kids' dentist. Dan Mendell. Well, it turns out he and Cole are buddies. They fucking poke each other on Facebook. And you see that ring on the DVD? It matches photos taken at the warehouse crime scene. So, I think he's one of these guys. So, Dan the dentist is dead. He was shot to death. Looks like somebody attacked Cole Harmon in his house. And Boyd Fowler's disappeared. This is a group of guys that like to get together and they like to do this for fun. So, what else do they have in common? They're all missing. But they're not on the run, I can tell you that. Not one of them bought a plane ticket, or emptied their bank account or used a fucking credit card. Someone is taking these guys out.
Debra: Well, at first I thought they were turning on each other. Then I thought, "That doesn't make sense. Why would they do that after all this time?" So, I started asking myself, "Who would want to take these guys out?" And you know the first person that came to mind? Me.
Debra: Someone who knows what these cocksuckers have been up to and wants to give them what they deserve.
Dexter: So, what are you saying? There's a vigilante out there?
Debra: Yeah, I think that's what I'm saying. Yes.Dexter: You know, I'm glad you didn't touch any of them.
Jordan: Really? Why is that?
Dexter: Because this DNA test will clear you and leave you all to me. And to her - your time is up.Alex: It was Jordan. It's all Jordan. He has this way.
Dexter: Of getting inside your head, getting you in touch with your primal nature?
Alex: He made me do things I never would have done.
Lumen: No, you made me do things I never would have done. Ever. Ever!Alex: I'm a banker. I can get money, lots of it. We can work this out. So, tell me, what's this gonna cost? Just give me a number.
=== Hop a Freighter [5.11] ===
Debra: There are 13 DVDs and only 12 victims. So I'm thinking that one of the barrel girls escaped and now she's after the men that abducted her. And she is hunting them and she is killing them.
LaGuerta: How is that even possible? The barrel girls are all slight of build. Alex Tilden was what, 175 pounds?
Debra: Maybe she had help.
LaGuerta: Like who?
Debra: I don't know. A man - someone she trusts. Someone who cares about her - a father, brother, husband, boyfriend.
LaGuerta: So now it's vigilantes in love.
Masuka: Yeah, like Romeo and Juliet - except they didn't kill anyone. No, more like Bonnie and...Clyde.
Dexter: [Voiceover: Great. They ended up dead in a bullet-riddled car.]
=== The Big One [5.12] ===
Jordan: Look at you. You're transformed too. You're beautiful. And you know what? If you hadn't met me, you would never have known you had it in you.
Lumen: I wouldn't have had it in me...
Jordan: Well, now you do!
Lumen: Shut up!
Jordan: It's truly amazing. You should thank me.Dexter: [To Lumen] Don't be sorry your darkness is gone. I'll carry it for you. Always. I'll keep it with mine.Astor: Where is she? Your tenant...who was staying at the house.
Dexter: She left.
Astor: I'm sorry. Did you do it? What you wanted to do? You said she needed your help. Did you help her?
Dexter: Yeah. I think I did.
Astor: And did it work? Did it make you feel better? About what happened to Mom?
Dexter: [Voiceover: You can't do one thing to make up for another. That's what Jordan Chase says. But he's wrong, because we do that all the time. This is the way the world works. We try to make things right. Even me.]Dexter: [Voiceover: Lumen said I gave her her life back, a reversal of my usual role. Well, the fact is, she gave me mine back too. And I'm left not with what she took from me but with what she brought. Eyes that saw me, finally, for who I really am. And the certainty that nothing, nothing is set in stone. Not even my darkness. While she was here, she made me think, for the briefest moment, that I might even have a chance to be human. But wishes, of course, are for children.]