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Rita. Julie Benz, the actress who plays his girlfriend Rita Bennett, plays a very sweet character on "Dexter." Ironically, she is best known for playing the evil, anything but sweet, vampire, Darla on the TV show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Prostitute. She poses as a prostitute, putting her in the path of the Ice Truck Killer, who has a penchant for killing Miami hookers by vivisection and draining the bodies of all blood. Unknowingly, after she is promoted to detective she starts dating Ice Truck Killer.
She holds a severed head to his face. After Dexter repeatedly tells Lt. LaGuerta that the confessed killer is a phony, she tests out Dexter's theory. She discovers that he knows information about her promotion to lieutenant available only in a sealed police file and facts about the Ice Truck Killer never revealed to the public. Seems he hacked into the MPD computer system. Next, she plays a hunch and puts a severed head to his face. He starts crying proving he could not be the Ice Truck Killer, who is notorious for cutting up body parts, including heads.
He witnessed a gruesome murder as a child. Dexter witnessed a gruesome murder as a child in which someone is cut up chainsaw-style. This is shown in flashback style.
Miami. The show is set in Miami as Dexter Morgan lives on a boat and disposes of his victims off Miami's coast in the Atlantic ocean.
Dexter's sister, Debra. Dexter's sister Debra, played by Jennifer Carpenter, has done a notable scary role herself, in the 2005 hit, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."
Homicide detective. Harry Morgan is Dexter's adopted father, and he spotted Dexter's fascination with vivisection when Dexter demonstrated these tendencies as a boy. In flashback sequences, Harry shows the young Dexter how to channel his homicidal tendencies into more "normal" behaviors in order to keep him from, in his words, the electric chair.
Morgan. Dexter was raised by his adopted father and mentor, Harry Morgan.
|At the end of season two, who was captured, held in a remote cabin, and died when the cabin exploded?||Facts About "Dexter"
Sgt. James Doakes. As a result of his habit of following Dexter because of his suspicions that something about Dexter was strange and weird, Sgt Doakes was able to locate the secret cabin in the Everglades used by Dexter, and realized that Dexter was the Bay Harbor Butcher, After being overpowered by Dexter, Doakes was imprisoned in the cabin. When Dexter's psychotic "soul mate", Lila, found the cabin, she discovered a captive Sgt. Doakes, and started to free him, until he revealed Dexter's true identity to her. To protect Dexter, her secret lover, she decided not to release Doakes, and left the cabin after turning on a propane gas and setting the cabin on fire. Before Doakes is able to escape, the cabin exploded.
Later when authorities arrived and searched the immediate area, a badly burned body is found floating in the everglades next to the cabin., The body was later positively identified as that of Sgt. Doakes, who was assumed to be the Bar Harbor Butcher.
Erik King played Dexter's sarcastic Nemesis, Sgt. James Doakes
|During season two, who is the primary subject of the police investigation and search?||Facts About "Dexter"
The Bay Harbor Butcher. Dexter would first kill (with a knife or surgical tool) his victim, dissect the body into smaller pieces, pack the body parts in trash bags, and then dump the bags into the ocean.
Two underwater treasure hunters happened upon Dexter's watery graveyard while diving off the coast of Miami, and the body parts, packed in heavy duty garbage bags, were recovered by the police.
Because of where the bodies were found, and the method in which they were killed, the press dubbed the mystery serial killer, "The Bay Harbor Butcher".
|During season one, what aspect of investigating the serial killer most fascinated Dexter?||Facts About "Dexter"
lack of blood at crime scene. Dexter was both amazed and impressed that not a single drop of blood was found on or around the severed body parts at the crime scenes.
Dexter envied the skills of the killer, thinking to himself (and revealed through his narration), "No blood, what a beautiful idea, this guy is good".
AB-. In the episode, "Father Knows Best", a flashback reveals Dexter was seriously injured as a child while trying to retrieve a ball for his little sister. Dexter fell from a fence onto a wrath iron rod, and required emergency surgery. The attending doctor voiced concern to Harry Morgan (Dexter's adopted father) that Dexter's rare blood type, AB negative, "was hard to come by", and the "hospital's supply was low". Harry was able to find a mystery donor with the same rare blood type, and the crisis was resolved. Harry kept secret that the mystery donor was in fact, Dexter's biological father, whom Dexter had been told died when he was three years old.
|In season one, what was Dexter's first reaction after entering room #103 at the Marina View Hotel to investigate the crime scene?||Facts About "Dexter"
he passed out and fell into a pool of blood. Seeing the large amounts of blood on the floor and on the walls at the scene caused Dexter to experience a flashback to his youth, when he witnesses the brutal and bloody murder of his mother, and he passed out, falling into a pool of blood on the floor.
|During season one, who is the primary subject of the police investigation and search?||Facts About "Dexter"
Ice Truck Killer. Thanks largely to Debra's tip, the serial killer was believed by police to use a refrigerated truck to store and transport the corpses of his victims. Dexter surmised that a cold environment would be needed to preserve the body and to reduce blood flow. The severed hand of a murder victim was found encased in a block of ice in the back of a refrigerated ice truck located by Debra.
blood spatter analysis. In the second episode of the first season, entitled, "Crocodile", Dexter identified his occupation while testifying in a courtroom trial as being a "Forensic specialist in blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metropolitan Police Department".
In Dexter's words (and thoughts), "Blood is my life".
police officer. Debra Morgan is a police officer with Miami Metro Police Department. At the beginning of the series, she was an undercover vice officer, posing as a prostitute. After provided the Homicide Unit with a valuable clue regarding their efforts to find clues on a murder investigation, the station's captain, Tom Matthews, had homicide unit commander add her to the homicide investigation unit.
Debra Morgan is played by Jennifer Carpenter
as taking out the trash. In following the code of his mentor, and adoptive father Harry, Dexter would never kill any who didn't deserve it. Murderers the legal system could not successfully punish or who eluded justice were his prime targets. Dexter viewed his actions as nothing more than "taking out the trash".
Dexter Morgan in played by Michael C. Hall
|I am deputy chief of the Miami Metro Police Department and have oversight responsibility for the homicide squad. I covered up the fact Harry Morgan committed suicide and continue to fulfill my promise to Harry that I look after his children, Debra and Dexter Morgan. I was responsible for Debra's move from vice to homicide in spite of her lieutenant's objection. I am very adept at department politics and I object to a lieutenant's marriage to one of her detectives. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Deputy Chief Tom Matthews. Geoff Pierson has portrayed Tom Matthews in seasons I through V, beginning with the pilot episode. Pierson has had roles in several television shows including "Medium", "Life", "The Mentalist" and "Fringe". His film credits include roles in "The Changeling", "Glory Daze" and "Atlas Shrugged".
|I was a well known and respected author and motivational speaker. The heart of the message I had for my followers was "take what you think you deserve". I was the leader of a secret group of professional men who abducted, raped and murdered women. I was killed by Lumen who stabbed me in the heart. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Jordan Chase. Jonny Lee Miller portrayed Jordan Chase in season V of "Dexter". He is a British born actor who works on stage and screen. His recurring roles in television include Tom in "Smith" and Eli Stone in the series of the same name. His film credits include roles in "Trainspotting", "Mansfield Park", "Mindhunters" and "Endgame".
|I am a forensic investigator with the Miami Metro Police Department. I am seemingly obsessed with sex and am particularly attracted to Debra Morgan. I am a published author and consider myself a friend of Dexter's. I was upset after seeing Dexter's wife kissing another man. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Vincent Masuka. C. S. Lee (also known as Charlie Lee) has portrayed Vincent "Vince" Masuka in seasons I through V, making his first appearance in the pilot episode. Lee was born in South Korea, is an avid golfer and is the 1988 recipient of the Carole Dye Acting Award at the Yale School of Drama. Lee played the role of Harry Tang in the TV sitcom "Chuck". He has also been seen in episodes of "Law and Order" and "Monk".
|I was adopted by the Morgans when I was a toddler. My sister is a detective and I am a blood spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police Department. I have always felt a need to kill. I planted evidence that framed a dead cop to take the blame for being the "Bay Harbor Butcher" so no one would suspect me. I once thought myself emotionless, but being a husband, stepfather and father has revealed to me I am capable of genuine feelings and emotions. I continue to live two lives, one as a seemingly normal law-abiding citizen and one as a vigilante serial killer. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Dexter Morgan. Michael C. Hall has portrayed Dexter Morgan and acted as producer of the show since Showtime brought the series to television. Hall has been seen as Dexter Morgan in every episode of the show beginning with the pilot through the last episode of season V. Previously, Hall played David Fisher in the TV series "Six Feet Under" and has had leading roles in the films "Gamer", "Peep World" and "East Fifth Bliss".
|I was promoted from detective to sergeant in the Miami Metro Police Department. After admitting an affair to my wife, she ended our marriage and she has custody of our daughter. I really messed up when I solicited a hooker that turned out to be an undercover cop. I got my act together and ended up marrying my squad lieutenant. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Angelo "Angel" Batista. David Zayas has portrayed Angelo "Angel" Batista in seasons I through V, with his first appearance in the pilot episode. Zayas is a former Times Square beat cop. Prior to his appearance on "Dexter', he played Enrique Morales in the HBO series "Oz". His other roles include recurring TV appearances in "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". His film credits include roles in "Samuel Bleak" and "Junction".
|I am a detective in the Miami Metro Police Department. I transferred from narcotics to the homicide division in season III. I had a relationship with Christine Hill, who committed suicide when she was rejected by her father the "Trinity Killer". I began a relationship with my partner after Dexter's wife was killed. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Joseph Quinn. Desmond Harrington has portrayed Joseph "Joey" Quinn beginning with the season III episode titled "Our Father" through season V. In addition to film roles, Harrington has made recurring television appearances on "Rescue Me" and "Gossip Girls".
|I like my mother's boyfriend Dexter very much. I brought Dexter to school and he told my class about his job as a blood spatter analyst. My classmates and I weren't impressed much, but I was just glad to have him there. When my mom died, I wanted to stay with Dexter, but I had to go to Orlando to stay with my grandparents. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Cody Bennett. Daniel Goldman portrayed Cody Bennett during season I beginning with the pilot episode. After leaving "Dexter", he has played the character of Jason on "Moonlight".
Preston Bailey took over the role of Cody in season II and has continued through season V. Preston has had several roles in film and television. Of note, he played Isaac in the TV remake of "Children of the Corn" and also played the role of Timmy Armstrong, Kate Beckinsale's son in the movie "Nothing But the Truth".
|I was Dexter's girlfriend and later became his wife. I was abused by my ex-husband who was a crack addict. I worked at a hotel for a while before I was fired. I insisted Dexter get help for what I believed was a narcotics addiction that prompted his affair with another woman. At my death at the hand of the "Trinity Killer", I was the mother of three children. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Rita Bennett Morgan. Julie Benz portrayed Rita Bennett Morgan in seasons I-IV, making her first appearance in the pilot episode. Since leaving "Dexter", Benz has appeared as Robin Gallagher in "Desperate Housewives" and Stephanie Powell in "No Ordinary Family".
|I was a high-ranking FBI special agent. I was recruited to lead a task force to identify and capture the "Bay Harbor Butcher". I had a personal relationship with Dexter's sister. After naming the "Bay Harbor Butcher", I left Miami and then returned without the sanction of the FBI to pursue the "Trinity Killer". I was shot in a parking lot and died of my wounds. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Frank Lundy. Keith Carradine portrayed Agent Frank Lundy in seasons II and IV, first appearing in the season II episode titled "Waiting to Exhale". Carradine's first television appearance was as a cowboy in a 1971 episode of "McCabe & Mrs. Miller". Some of his other television roles have been in "Bonanza", "The Fall Guy", "Frasier" and "Numb3rs". His film roles include Bellocq in "Pretty Baby", Detective Lulling in "Winter of Frozen Dreams" and Sheriff Taggart in "Cowboys and Aliens".
|I was abducted, held captive and abused by a group of men. The first time I saw Dexter, I witnessed him killing Boyd Fowler. In order to come to terms with my need for revenge, I learned Harry's code and helped Dexter hunt down and kill the men who attacked me. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Lumen Pierce. Lumen Pierce has been portrayed by Julia Stiles, appearing first in the season V episode "Practically Perfect". Julia began her on-screen career in the TV series "Ghostwriter" and has had several roles in feature films including "The Omen", "The Bourne Identity", "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum".
|I was Dexter's biological mother. I was involved with the drug trade. I liked to paint my fingernails with different colors. I had an affair with Harry Morgan and became a police informant. I was murdered along with three others by drug lords inside a shipping container in front of my two sons. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Laura Moser. Sage Kirkpatrick portrayed Laura Moser throughout seasons I through V, beginning with the pilot episode "Seeing Red". Kirkpatrick first appeared on screen in the film "Hundred Percent" (1998). In addition to her "Dexter" role, she has made television appearances in "Days of Our Lives", "The O.C.", "The Shield", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Heroes".
|My father was abusive to my mother. I bring out a protective streak in Dexter. I was the maid of honor at my mother's wedding. When my mother died, I became very angry with Dexter for not being there to protect her. One of my brothers and I went to live in Orlando with my grandparents. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Astor Bennett. Christina Robinson has portrayed Astor Bennett in seasons I through V of "Dexter", beginning with the pilot episode. In addition to her work on "Dexter", she has been featured in stage roles and many short films including the lead in "Equestrian: Sexual Response".
|I am a lieutenant in the Miami Metro Police Department. I was relieved of my command at the end of season I. I had an affair with my replacement's fiance. When my replacement was deemed unstable, I was returned to homicide squad command. I had difficulty accepting the death of my ex-lover especially because I did not believe he was the "Bay Harbor Butcher". I married one of my detectives during season IV. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta. Lieutenant Maria LaGuerta has been portrayed by Lauren Velez in seasons I through V. She made her first appearance in the pilot episode. Velez's television debut was in "New York Undercover" and she won an ALMA for her role of Gloria Nathan in HBO's series "Oz".
|I am the younger sister of Dexter Morgan. I am the natural child of Harry and Doris Morgan. I love my job as a Miami Metro police officer. I was engaged to the "Ice Truck Killer", girlfriend of FBI investigator Frank Lundy and have been involved with my partner on the force. Who am I?||The Ultimate "Dexter" - Seasons I-V - Who am I? I
Debra Morgan. Actress Jennifer Carpenter has portrayed Debra Morgan in seasons I through V of "Dexter", appearing first in the pilot episode. She was married to co-star Michael C. Hall in 2008 but filed for divorce in 2010. Her film credits include "Quarantine" and "The Factory".