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Season 1

Dexter and the department hunt a fellow serial killer nicknamed the Ice Truck Killer, whom Dexter discovers to his horror knows his secret identity, and whose grisly work triggers Dexter's suppressed memories of his childhood; Dexter's sister Debra transfers into the Homicide Department; his girlfriend Rita deals with the surprise return of her paroled ex-husband, who doesn't want Dexter around his kids.

Dexter
Episode 1: Dexter

Original Air Date: Oct 1, 2006

(Series Premiere.) Forensic analyst Dexter Morgan hides his double life as a vigilante serial killer from his vice squad officer sister, his coworkers at the Miami Metro Police Department, and his commitment-minded single-mom girlfriend.

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Crocodile
Episode 2: Crocodile

Original Air Date: Oct 8, 2006

Dexter's world is rocked when a rival serial murderer, dubbed the Ice Truck Killer by the media, privately contacts him and reveals that he knows Dexter's grisly secret. Meanwhile, Dexter's sister Debra is transferred to Homicide.

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The Popping Cherry
Episode 3: The Popping Cherry

Original Air Date: Oct 15, 2006

Dexter and Debra try to dissuade their boss from pursuing a security guard they believe he has wrongly identified as the Ice Truck Killer; Dexter's girlfriend receives an unwelcome visit from an associate of her imprisoned husband.

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Let's Give The Boy A Hand
Episode 4: Let's Give The Boy A Hand

Original Air Date: Oct 22, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer begins leaving body parts from his victims at sites that relate to memories from Dexter's childhood, forcing him to confront his dark personal history.

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Love American Style
Episode 5: Love American Style

Original Air Date: Oct 29, 2006

The Homicide Division is buzzing after the Ice Truck Killer's latest victim is found mutilated but alive, while Dexter gets in over his head when he stalks a murderous human trafficker.

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Return To Sender
Episode 6: Return To Sender

Original Air Date: Nov 5, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer leaves Dexter a surprise at the scene of one of Dexter's recent kills, placing him firmly in the cross hairs of his own Homicide Division colleagues.

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Circle Of Friends
Episode 7: Circle Of Friends

Original Air Date: Nov 12, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer is finally identified, but something about the suspect doesn't sit right with Dexter, who must also deal with the menacing return of Rita's paroled ex-husband.

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Shrink Wrap
Episode 8: Shrink Wrap

Original Air Date: Nov 19, 2006

The strange suicide of a powerful woman leads Dexter to suspect her shrink of murder, but he gets a shock when a visit to the suspect opens up dark secrets from Dexter's past.

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Father Knows Best
Episode 9: Father Knows Best

Original Air Date: Nov 26, 2006

Dexter is joined by Rita, Debra and Rudy for a weekend away when he learns that his biological father - whom he was told died thirty years ago - has just recently passed away and left him everything he owned, including his house.

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Seeing Red
Episode 10: Seeing Red

Original Air Date: Dec 3, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer leaves Dexter the most horrifying crime scene imaginable, forcing him to confront a horrific suppressed memory from his past; Rita must hire a lawyer when her ex sues for sole custody of their children.

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Truth Be Told
Episode 11: Truth Be Told

Original Air Date: Dec 10, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer kidnaps someone close to Dexter, forcing him into a trap that will forever change his life, while Doakes begins to harbor suspicions about Dexter's odd behavior.

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Born Free
Episode 12: Born Free

Original Air Date: Dec 17, 2006

In the Season One finale, Dexter follows the clues left for him by the Ice Truck Killer in an effort to rescue his kidnapped loved one, while Rita's ex tries to convince her that Dexter is too dangerous to be around their children.

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8 Seasons, 96 Episodes

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  • Season 8

    Dexter learns more about his dark origins from Dr. Evelyn Vogel, an old family friend, and is reunited with Hannah; Deb suffers the consequences of loving her brother despite everything; Masuka learns he has a daughter.

    Season 8
  • Season 7

    Dexter comes clean to Deb and finds true love with a fellow serial killer; Deb learns the hard way how difficult it is to keep Dexter's secret; LaGuerta gets closer to pinning the Bay Harbor Butcher killings on Dexter.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    Dexter stalks the Doomsday Killer, a vicious, deluded, religious fanatic who displays his victims in grisly, Biblical-themed tableaux; Deb reconsiders her relationship with Dexter; Quinn jeopardizes his partnership with Batista.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Dexter grieves his loss and tries to stay one step ahead of a suspicious Quinn and his own sister, while reluctantly guiding a near-victim (Julia Stiles) of a serial killer who sets out to get lethal revenge.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Dexter has become a husband and father, and finds a potential mentor in a macabre serial killer known as Trinity (Emmy winning guest star John Lithgow) who lives a familiar double life as a suburban family man.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Dexter befriends an assistant District Attorney (Jimmy Smits) who becomes increasingly and disturbingly helpful in Dexter's secret pastime; Debra gets a new partner, Joey Quinn (Desmond Harrington).

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Dexter tries to sabotage his department's investigation into his killings and hooks up with an obsessed pyromaniac; traumatized Debra dates the FBI agent assigned to the case; Rita urges Dexter to join a treatment program for addicts.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Dexter hunts the Ice Truck Killer, whose gruesome crimes indicate knowledge of Dexter's true identity, triggering hidden memories; Dexter's sister Debra joins Homicide; Rita's ex-boyfriend is paroled.

    Season 1
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