Dexter

TV Show • 2006 • Crime  Report
Season
Episode
Yes
1
No
30
7
HannahSri
There are multiple references to the neighbor’s dog being killed by Dexter when he was a teenager, but nothing is ever shown. It is also mentioned that the dog was being detrimental to the health of Dexter’s mother.
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1
Ollie2
S1
 E4
Rita mentions the neighbor’s young, adorable, Beagle mix is barking all the time because he is neglected by being left outside all day and all night. Dexter mentions bringing him inside and feeding him, implying the neighbor neglects that too. The arrogant neighbor says the dog was abandoned by her ex, and seems to really hate the dog, too. Spoiler: the good boy finds a new loving, caring home, thanks to some sneaky dognapping from Rita.
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0
StandBright
Dexter and Harry talk about how he killed someone’s pet dog
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8
.
There’s a mosquito in the intro…
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2
SleepyMaya
At the beginning of season 5 there is a character working on collecting bodies of dead animals. A few scenes include animal bodies because of said character. (there are also more things in the show but those are already mentioned by other comments)
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Yes
0
No
33
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
Yes
56
No
5
3
wallflowers
In S7, Hannah kills a rabbit that was eating her flowers, the dead rabbit is shown
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Yes
19
No
6
Yes
22
No
7
-1
bananawagon
There are mentions of several characters killing animals.
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0
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, but it probably depends on your interpretation. Spoilers for season 8. Harry and Vogel seem to be the main culprits of this. They molded Dexter into the perfect killing machine for them to use. Because he was "beyond saving" or some bs. They convinced him he was incapable of having a family or loved ones, outside of Debra. This is probably most prominent in its effect during Dexter's visions(? I don't know what to call them) of Harry.
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Yes
26
No
2
7
firebuug
Dexter’s love interest Rita is mentioned to have had an abusive ex husband, and it is brought up multiple times.
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5
Mythicalcatjay
Yes. Its shown in horrific true to life detail in season 4. Pedophiles and child abusers do end up on the table, but their crimes are only mentioned.
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3
edgeworth
Drug addictions and overdoses are shown. Dexter's need to kill is also portrayed as an addiction and he goes to NA meetings for it in season 2.
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4
wallflowers
Joey Quinn has an arc related to this, primarily in s6
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Yes
11
No
0
9
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, I would proceed with caution with Season 5 in specific. Honestly, I wish I had skipped it altogether. Spoilers ahead Rita was sexually abused by her ex-husband Paul. The effects of this are mostly mentioned or shown in season 1. None of Rita's abuse is shown on screen. The barrel girls/Lumen's case is a different story. Season 5 revolves around men who rape, torture, and kill women. Images, clips, and graphic descriptions are shown and talked about. This mostly revolves around Lumen's experiences in particular, as she was the survivor. Then there are misc cases of sex offender murderers, who only have pretty brief mentions of their crimes.
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8
ferny
The protagonist cuts himself while shaving in the opening.
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Yes
22
No
6
1
edgeworth
There is a cannibal character in season 8. His human-based food is shown in his kitchen.
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2
.
S01E01-05…
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4
Jake18
Dexter kills a man at a gas station by bashing in his head with an anchor. S5E1 Also, The Trinity Killer's MO is smashing men in the heads with hammers. [SPOILER]... He is killed in the same manner.
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Yes
22
No
6
7
Jake18
A child is briefly buried alive but is rescued. There are mentions of other children who were buried alive but were not as lucky.
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-1
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S01E04 a Halloween decoration, skeleton hanging in a noose
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2
Bananawesome
S07E02 at around 53:40. Someone is stabbed in the eye with a screwdriver. Very quick shot. A few seconds later, the aftermath is shown. Skip to around 54:10 to miss it.
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4
wallflowers
The show revolves around serial killers, many of which torture their victims or are tortured themselves
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Yes
10
No
3
Yes
0
No
7
Yes
0
No
20
5
Bananawesome
(comment contains spoilers) - S03EP12: Dexter breaks his own hand to get free. Especially the sound can be disturbing (for me it was). S04EP09: A father deliberately breaks his son's finger to punish him. Cover your eyes/ears when they high five at about 31:20
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2
edgeworth
A killer's M.O. includes forcing people to commit suicide by making them jump to their deaths from high places. There is a scene displaying this in detail.
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1
Ollie2
S4
 E9
A 15-year old girl has feelings for Dexter, seeing him as a savior, and tells him how she wants to do “nice things” to him in a very sexual manner. She also makes an attempt to kiss him.
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Yes
1
No
7
2
Ollie2
S4
 E12
Ten year old’s corpse is found in a body bag buried in the ground. We don’t see his death on-screen, but we do see the rotting corpse when the body bag is opened.
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Yes
4
No
4
Yes
2
No
7
5
Mythicalcatjay
The series is about the kidnapping and murder of killers who escaped justice. It happens about once an episode, when the murderer is brought to Dexter's kill room after being drugged.
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6
Mythicalcatjay
Main character has an ongoing affair in a major plotline in season 2. One of the main supporting characters cheats on her partner in season 4, which results in a major plot point.
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5
Jake18
There is a fight in the main character's house in which a bunch of the kids' toys are thrown around. A mug one of the kids made for Dexter is smashed to pieces during the fight.
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6
Empathetic_Anxiety
Multiple parental deaths occur in traumatic ways. These are not exclusive to the main character's family.
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6
Empathetic_Anxiety
Technically, no, but the main character imagines(?) visions of dead people.
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1
.
S01E02 bath, S01E09 shower, first scene, S02E05...
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1
.
Someone acts possessed in S02E01. Dexter calls them out on it
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-1
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S01E03, clown masks…
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Yes
23
No
10
Yes
23
No
6
4
Mythicalcatjay
A young boy wets himself in season 2, this is very brief and there aren't any comments on it.
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10
None in the first season. Season 2 Episode 4: the marine biologist throws up off screen after entering the morgue. Season 2 Episode 10: Harry walks in on younger Dexter killing someone and throws up. Only once, visual is shown. Season 3 Episode 4: Rita throws up when she’s sitting on the bathroom floor. Not graphic. Season 5 Episode 5: officer Manzon throws up after seeing dead bodies, visual and audio, but easy to see coming. Season 5 Episode 9: Astor throws up off camera, audio only. Season 7 Episode 2: Debra throws up after running from Dexter’s apartment, visual and audio. Season 8 Episode 12: A veterinarian throws up blood while walking into a hospital. Visual and audio.
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2
Ollie2
S4
 E9
There is a snapping sound when someone splits another character’s finger apart.
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Yes
0
No
8
6
Jake18
The whole show seems to have an air of a "law above all" kind of message. It really depends on how you interpret it.
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8
firebuug
Dexter uses a syringe to sedate his victims.
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Yes
0
No
21
1
.
S01E11, talks about someone starting radiation…
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0
edgeworth
Somewhat. Scenes in season 8 take place in an abandoned mental hospital which a character was previously forced to attend.
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6
Mythicalcatjay
Multiple times through the series in just about all seasons. There are a couple deaths and characters on life support. Characters also frequently lie about going to the hospital after serious injuries.
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Yes
22
No
6
5
Mythicalcatjay
The protagonist and many of the antagonists in season 8, however it's unclear if they are victims of medical malpractice and purposely misdiagnosed. Another main character has PTSD and can lash out violently if triggered and panicked. (Spoilers for a plot twist in s6) The main antagonist of season 6 is mentally ill, and has frequent hallucinations and delusions. His diagnosis is unclear.
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2
kowaiSUPREME
Dexter struggles with PTSD due to an incident that occurred in his childhood. This is explored in the first season.
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Yes
0
No
19
4
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, one of the main characters has PTSD and experiences them multiple times.
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0
edgeworth
No explicit characters, but the actress who plays the protagonist's sister has some shirtless scenes which make her anorexia at the time of the show's shooting clear.
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4
Raddad202
In the opening scene of every episode Dexter audibly chews his breakfast. It’s hard to avoid misophonia in this show
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5
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, most notably an important character commits suicide on screen during season 4. (Shown on screen but not graphic.) In the same season a character is brought up to have committed suicide. (Not shown, but others are forced to emulate the death.) Another requests to be killed by Dex (I can't remember the season, sorry! Shown.) Season 2 its revealed a main character had committed suicide. (Not shown) Season 6 there is both an unsuccessful terrorist attack where the character kills herself. (Shown graphically, but its accidental.) It is also mentioned a previously known character committed suicide off screen. In season 7, someone writes a suicide note to cover up for his own murder. (Shown graphic.) In season 8, a murder-suicide attempt involving the main leads also occurs. (Shown, not graphic since they survived.) It's also brought up as a possibility in many cases, as well as some others I am certainly forgetting.
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2
Ollie2
S4
 E8
48 minutes into the episode
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3
.
The r-word is used though. A character asking if something she said sounded r*t*rd*d in S01E08
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Yes
1
No
20
3
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, the protagonist has a baby in season 4. His crying gradually decreases until toddlerhood.
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4
eragon
In Season 7 Episode 4, there is a chasing scene in a dungeon with strobe effects.
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Yes
2
No
7
1
HanaS
Not shown, only talked briefly talked about by Hannah Mckay
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Yes
0
No
23
Yes
1
No
15
Yes
16
No
7
Yes
0
No
10
Yes
0
No
13
2
edgeworth
Yes--trans women in the series (the only ones being sex workers), by Masuka and Suki.
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6
Mythicalcatjay
Yes. As another comment says there is uses of the r-slur. There are also cases of using psychopath, sociopath, and other things. Mostly to refer to serial killers. A main supporting character of season 8 could also be interpreted as being very ableist and abusing others due to it, despite being a psychologist.
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Yes
13
No
7
4
Mythicalcatjay
The f-slur is used on occasion along with other misc derogatory terms. None of which are directed to or about a gay character afaik.
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7
memessiah
There is casual transphobia throughout the series. Masuka uses “shemale” and “he-she” often, and in season three there’s a scene with trans sex workers that’s kinda gross about it.
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1
edgeworth
The first major character to appear in multiple seasons to die is Black, but there are many deaths, both minor and significant, before his.
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4
Mythicalcatjay
Yes, in season 7. He is also one of the major supporting characters of that season, along with his boyfriend who we find out about in a twist. These aren't related to hate crimes, but instead, because they are parts of major criminal organizations.
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2
Ollie2
Debra and Lundy during season 2 and 4. Actors are 30 years apart in age. The characters are between 20 and 30 years apart, possibly mentioned during an episode in season 2.
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6
Mythicalcatjay
There are countless sex scenes, along with seasons 2, 5, and 7 having sex be a major part of their stories.
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Yes
4
No
4
Are there incestuous relationships?
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Yes
17
No
11
8
ferny
The protagonist's adoptive sister thinks she is in love with him. She dreams of kissing him in a scene. Not sure if it is incestuous since he is adopted, but it is still kind of weird.
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Yes
0
No
7
Yes
2
No
6
Yes
23
No
5
Yes
10
No
8
1
Ollie2
S4
 E7
Deer
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Yes
0
No
22
3
Mythicalcatjay
Yes. In season 4 the main character totals his car, but there are no major injuries. In season 8, a character takes control of a car to wreck it in a failed murder-suicide attempt.
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2
edgeworth
Lots of gunshots fired, sometimes resulting in death, sometimes not. The protagonist works with cops, so it's standard.
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4
Mythicalcatjay
Honestly most of the premise. Dexter is the blood guy, after all, so we get a ton of it.
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0
Jake18
There are explosions but none of them nuclear.
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Yes
20
No
7