The webisodes are animated with 2. Somehow, Barnes learns that James Doakes, who also served as an Army Ranger, is leading the investigation, and arranges with his friends in the military to lead Doakes to him on his boat. After pointing a gun at Dexter during a dinner with Rita, he is taken into custody. Dexter could have prevented the editor's death as he had a chance earlier to kill Jeremy, but didn't because Jeremy claimed that the man had raped him. Dexter investigates Sergeant Doakes's knife victim; he already knows the killer's identity but needs time to locate him. Dexter finds the victim mutilated but alive and strapped to a table for Dexter to kill.
Dexter is a expert and employed by the Miami Metro Police Department, but has a double life as a. Elsewhere, Rita becomes warmer towards her ex-husband Paul, who claims to have reformed. At the start of , she is shown to be romantically involved with. Dexter shows particular anger towards Donovan; it's unclear, at that point, whether it stems from Dexter's having a personal hate for pedophiles or the writers' still finding the character of Dexter. Sylvia was devastated when Miguel was killed, apparently by The Skinner really Dexter. In season 8, she begins a relationship with Joey Quinn.
Between seasons, there are time skips in which slides taken from unknown victims appear in Dexter's box. After killing Saxon, Dexter came back and shut Debra's life support off, killing her. Curtis experienced, did, and saw many terrible things during his time in the armed forces, leaving him emotionally scarred. This also helps him to let his guard down and helps his relationship with Rita. He also is determined to locate Holly Benson, the first Whore, and kills her.
Despite Angel's attempts to get Nina back, she constantly turn him down. Louis was developing a video game based on serial killers, and seeking Dexter's approval, showed him the game much to Dexter's disgust. Because of her abusive previous relationship with Paul, Dexter finds Rita has little interest in romance, keeping their relationship ideal for his purposes. Angel asks Barbara out on a date. Prado seems to have learned his lesson after a talk with Dexter, but Dexter later begins to doubt the authenticity of Miguel's friendship when he learns Miguel used exactly the same language he used in a talk between them in a talk with Rita about trust. As Quinn's relationship with Deb deepens, he tries to stop Liddy's investigation, but by this point Liddy has taken pictures of Dexter and Lumen on Dexter's boat disposing of large plastic bags and video of them practicing for a kill, and is determined to continue.
On finding Doakes meddling in his past again, Dexter goads him into a seemingly unprovoked fight in front of the entire squad room. With his identity blown, Rudy kidnaps Debra and draws Dexter into a trap to rescue her. Norberto did so by throwing him off a freeway overpass, but not before Ricky bites and takes a chunk of flesh out of Norberto's arm. Liddy refuses to stop, believing he has stumbled upon criminal activity that he can use to reintegrate himself in the police force. She spent six years in Juvenile detention after pleading guilty to being an accomplice.
Dexter's co-workers include Lauren Vélez as Lieutenant later Captain María LaGuerta, Dexter and Debra's supervisor, as Detective Sergeant later Lieutenant Angel Juan Marcos Batista, and C. Lee as lab tech Vince Masuka promoted to title credits in season two. Heart stopped with a defibrillator. By season 5 their marriage has become common knowledge throughout the office. Golden Globe winner Michael C. When Brian talked to Dexter about possibly marrying Debra, he lied about a cut on his lip.
Dexter's initial try at killing him did not go as planned. Also, Quinn begins to question Liddy in his investigation of Dexter. In the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Conscripted into the army, he rose to the rank of Captain in the Resistencia Nicaragüense, heading an interrogation unit. After dropping Harrison back home, Dexter brings Travis back to the abandoned church, and after a heated debate concerning the , Travis screams that it is not that he is to die by Dexter's hand, with Dexter concluding that things are exactly the way they are supposed to be. When Dexter eventually finds out, he responds with knocking Elliot down.
Gellar continues to stalk Travis and his sister Lisa, and upon seeing her talk to , he kills her in the playground as the Whore of Babylon, kidnapping Travis when he arrives. Smits and Hall received Emmy nominations for their roles as Miguel Prado and Dexter Morgan respectively, while the show as a whole also received a Best Drama Emmy nomination. He is Dexter's first kill in Season 7. This revelation leads Lumen to realize she does not possess the skills or experience to discover the identities of the men who tortured and raped her and kill them. In Season 7's finale, LaGuerta finds out Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher, and arrests him.