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Here is Dexter's bloody resume

Brian Moser (SEASON 1)

Brian Moser (SEASON 1) (Credit: Brian Moser (SEASON 1))

As “Dexter” returns to Showtime on Sunday for its eighth and final season, it’s time to look back and reflect on the eponymous anti-hero’s experiences over the years.

And what better way to do so than to recap some of Mr. Morgan’s most impactful murders? These are some of this bloody show’s shocking deaths:

Mike Donovan
(SEASON 1)

Our first night out with Dex wasted little time letting us in on his process when he abducted this husband/father/pastor and ritualistically put him to death. But Donovan was no saint; his crime was the rape and murder of children, as Dexter reminded him by showing the dug-up bodies of Mike’s victims before stabbing him through the heart.

Brian Moser
(SEASON 1)

Also known as The Ice Truck Killer and Rudy Cooper, Dexter was blindsided by the revelation that Brian was his long-lost older brother. All Brian wanted was a family reunion after the grisly childhood murder of their mother separated them — that and to kill Dexter’s adoptive sister Debra. Dexter ultimately, wisely, chose Deb.

Santos Jimenez
(SEASON 2)

One had to figure the drug-trade hit man and chain-saw-wielding killer of Dexter’s mother would taste the wrath of the Dark Defender eventually. Initially, Dexter sought out this demon from his past, just looking to talk and move on, but you know what they say about the best-laid schemes.

Nathan Marten
(SEASON 3)

Nathan might have been just a guy asking for help from Dexter’s soon-to-be stepdaughter Astor in the supermarket, but the vigilante recognizes a fellow monster when he sees one. Marten was a departure for Dex: a pedophile photographer with no record of murder. That was enough this time, as Dexter strangled Nathan while the villain browsed photos of Astor.

Arthur Mitchell
(SEASON 4)

Mitchell, aka Trinity, appeared to have what Dexter wanted: a great family and a decades-long body count. Dexter looked up to Arthur until learning how cruel he was, but that revelation came too late. Although he sent Mitchell to a watery grave, Dexter’s hesitance cost him the life of his wife, Rita. John Lithgow’s chilling performance as Trinity earned him an Emmy.


The eighth and final season of “Dexter” premieres Sunday night at 9 on Showtime.
 

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