Dexter (2006–2013)
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Surprise, Motherfucker! 

Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.


Steve Shill


James Manos Jr. (developed for television by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington ... Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Luna Lauren Velez ... Capt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Sgt. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
Yvonne Strahovski ... Hannah McKay
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Geoff Pierson ... Tom Matthews
Aimee Garcia ... Jamie Batista
Nestor Serrano ... Hector Estrada
Nicole LaLiberte ... Arlene Schram (as Nicole Laliberte)
Luke Andrew Kruntchev ... Harrison Morgan
Francisco Viana ... Det. Jake Simms


Dexter visits Hannah in jail to explain why he didn't protect her and she in turn explains why she did what she did. She seems to understand Dexter but has her own plans which don't include prison. Captain LaGuerta disregards the evidence she and Tom Matthews have discovered - and which Dexter planted - which points to Sgt. Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher and continues her investigation into Dexter. She arrests him but Dexter has set her up and she is forced to release him leading most at Miami Metro to believe she was trying to frame him. Dexter still wants to get rid of the man who killed his mother but comes to the realization that he will have to deal with LaGuerta even if eliminating her falls outside his code. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

16 December 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Dexter uses the alias "Arthur Curry" at one point. Arthur "AC" Curry is one of Aquaman's other names. See more »


When Hannah is lying in the ER after she seized in the police van she is not restrained and therefore can leave. Normally a prisoner would have been handcuffed to the bed. See more »


[first lines]
Hannah McKay: [in jail visiting room] You look like you got some sun.
Dexter Morgan: The boat. They treating you well?
Hannah McKay: I get ten minutes outside. My cellmate seems nice. She robbed a liquor store so she could buy some meth.
Dexter Morgan: Look, you have every right to...
Hannah McKay: You said that you loved me.
Dexter Morgan: I do.
Hannah McKay: Then why am I here?
Dexter Morgan: You poisoned Debra!
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References Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (1984) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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29 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dexter meets Hannah in the prison and she admits that she tried to kill Debra. Dexter and Hannah are in love with each other, but they do not trust in each other. Hannah calls Arlene and asks her something. LaGuerta arrests Dexter at home, but the evidence was planted by Dexter as part of a scheme to discredit her. Hannah goes to the court and he does not feel well and is sent to the emergency of a hospital; then she flees. LaGuerta summons Debra and shows a DVD that Mike Anderson has collected in a gas station showing her buying gas. Dexter finds Estrada and Debra tells him the findings of the Captain. Angel gives a New Year party in his restaurant and Debra notes that neither LaGuerta nor Dexter are there. She goes to the container where Dexter is forging a crime scene showing that LaGuerta and Estrada killed each other. Debra has a surprising attitude.

"Surprise, Mother**cker!" is the last episode of this season with a great twist in the end. Maria LaGuerta becomes obsessed to find the Bay Harbor Butcher since she has found the blood slide. She insisted to try to prove the innocence of Doakes and prove that Dexter is a serial- killer. In the end, search and you will find. Let's see the behavior of the unstable Debra in the next season. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Surpresa, Desgraçado!" ("Surprise, Mother**cker!")

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