History Series / Dexter

11th Apr '17 2:37:20 AM annette12
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* FemmeFatale: Lila, Hannah [=McKay=], and Lumen, who is considerably more likeable.

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%% * FemmeFatale: Lila, Hannah [=McKay=], and Lumen, who is considerably more likeable.[=McKay=].
15th Mar '17 10:53:17 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, a surprising amount of the show was filmed in Long Beach, California, in addition to the cities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.
15th Mar '17 10:51:57 AM sydhighwind
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Although the show takes place in Miami, a surprising amount of the show was filmed in Long Beach, California, in addition to the cities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Sun Valley, Marina Del Rey, and Los Angeles proper.
5th Mar '17 6:30:05 AM backpack
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: While Hannah is somewhat more sociopathic than Lumen, the similarity is definitely there.
3rd Mar '17 11:47:30 PM creader
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Debra is put on life support because the gun injury she received from Daniel caused a blood clot. Dexter gives her a MercyKill...and then proceeds to fake his own death. And while Harrison's life isn't in danger, he's still effectively on the run with Hannah, a serial killer, with the chance of reuniting with his siblings being very unlikely. And going back to Dexter...he survived, but is now an EmptyShell.]]
3rd Mar '17 10:46:18 PM annette12
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* ChewToy:
** Sgt. James Doakes. Early on, he finds [[spoiler: the woman he loves shot to death in her home]], and because her estranged husband was a police officer, he ends up "volunteered" as the bait in a trap to catch the man who ordered her death. In season 2 [[spoiler: he finally discovers Dexter's secret only to be caged up, blown up and posthumously framed for all Dexter's murders, so effectively that [=LaGuerta=] is the only cop who mourns his death.]] ''Somebody'' sure doesn't like Doakes being happy...
** Angel has it pretty bad. First season he's separated, then divorced. Then he gets stabbed, which leads him to thinking his ex-wife would take him back. She doesn't. Then he is used by Lila to get at Dexter, including being framed by her for using Rohypnol. Then he goes to a prostitute, but gets busted as she is an undercover cop. Then he begins a relationship with [=LaGuerta=], which eventually ends in another divorce. Then he loses a promotion to Lieutenant to his junior, Deb. As a result, he has to deal with his partner Quinn, who holds the IdiotBall for much of Season 6. He's eventually redeemed by getting Lieutenant when Deb leaves.


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* TraumaCongaLine:
** Sgt. James Doakes. Early on, he finds [[spoiler: the woman he loves shot to death in her home]], and because her estranged husband was a police officer, he ends up "volunteered" as the bait in a trap to catch the man who ordered her death. In season 2 [[spoiler: he finally discovers Dexter's secret only to be caged up, blown up and posthumously framed for all Dexter's murders, so effectively that [=LaGuerta=] is the only cop who mourns his death.]] ''Somebody'' sure doesn't like Doakes being happy...
** Angel has it pretty bad. First season he's separated, then divorced. Then he gets stabbed, which leads him to thinking his ex-wife would take him back. She doesn't. Then he is used by Lila to get at Dexter, including being framed by her for using Rohypnol. Then he goes to a prostitute, but gets busted as she is an undercover cop. Then he begins a relationship with [=LaGuerta=], which eventually ends in another divorce. Then he loses a promotion to Lieutenant to his junior, Deb. As a result, he has to deal with his partner Quinn, who holds the IdiotBall for much of Season 6. He's eventually redeemed by getting Lieutenant when Deb leaves.
3rd Mar '17 8:24:25 AM Mooncinder
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** The Season 4 finale: [[Dexter finishes off Trinity only to find out that same night, Trinity took out Rita beforehand, leaving their son crying in her blood]].

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** The Season 4 finale: [[Dexter [[spoiler: Dexter finishes off Trinity only to find out that same night, Trinity took out Rita beforehand, leaving their son crying in her blood]].
1st Mar '17 9:18:48 AM JamesAustin
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->''[[ArcWords "Tonight's the night.]] And it's going to happen again and again. Has to happen."''

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->''[[ArcWords "Tonight's ->''"Tonight's the night.]] night. And it's going to happen again and again. Has to happen."''



* BattleCouple: Dexter and Lumen in season 5. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the other characters. Masuka even compares them to BonnieAndClyde. Dexter finds the analogy worrisome.

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* BattleCouple: BattleCouple:
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Dexter and Lumen in season 5. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by the other characters. Masuka even compares them to BonnieAndClyde.Bonnie and Clyde. Dexter finds the analogy worrisome.



-->'''Dexter:''' [to George King aka "The Skinner"] Oh I have my excuses and justifications, but really I just... need to. Like you. You have your excuses, finding Freebo, getting your money. But you know he's dead. You know there's no money, so really you're just... a killer. A monster. The stuff of nightmares.\\

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-->'''Dexter:''' [to ''[to George King aka "The Skinner"] Skinner"]'' Oh I have my excuses and justifications, but really I just... need to. Like you. You have your excuses, finding Freebo, getting your money. But you know he's dead. You know there's no money, so really you're just... a killer. A monster. The stuff of nightmares.\\



'''Dexter:''' [to Arthur Mitchell aka "The Trinity Killer"] You were a very special kind of monster. You destroyed your own family.

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'''Dexter:''' [to ''[to Arthur Mitchell aka "The Trinity Killer"] Killer"]'' You were a very special kind of monster. You destroyed your own family.
25th Feb '17 2:45:18 PM nombretomado
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* RunningGag: Deb's [[ElSpanishO total inability to speak Spanish]], despite being a homicide detective in ''Miami.'' Babies who watch DoraTheExplorer know more ''en español'' than her.

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* RunningGag: Deb's [[ElSpanishO total inability to speak Spanish]], despite being a homicide detective in ''Miami.'' Babies who watch DoraTheExplorer ''WesternAnimation/DoraTheExplorer'' know more ''en español'' than her.
15th Feb '17 3:56:52 PM stuffedninja
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* BittersweetEnding: With a lot of shifting towards the bitter side.
** The Season 4 finale: [[Dexter finishes off Trinity only to find out that same night, Trinity took out Rita beforehand, leaving their son crying in her blood]].
** Also the series finale, [[spoiler: Debra gets shot because Dexter didn't kill the Brain Surgeon when he had the chance. She develops a stroke and loses almost all brain function, and Dexter pulls the plug himself, then buries her at sea with the rest of his victims. Dexter realizes everyone he's ever been close to has died, and he decides to save Hannah and Harrison from himself by faking his death and exiling himself. The series ends with Dexter in a self-imposed prison in Canada, alone, and a devastated shell of the man he used to be]].



* {{DownerEnding}}/BitterSweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Season 4 finale: Dexter finishes off Trinity only to find out that same night, Trinity took out Rita beforehand, leaving their son crying in her blood]].
** Also the series finale, [[spoiler: Debra gets shot because Dexter didn't kill the Brain Surgeon when he had the chance. She develops a stroke and loses almost all brain function, and Dexter pulls the plug himself, then buries her at sea with the rest of his victims. Dexter realizes everyone he's ever been close to has died, and he decides to save Hannah and Harrison from himself by faking his death and exiling himself. The series ends with Dexter in a self-imposed prison in Canada, alone, and a devastated shell of the man he used to be]].
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