Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn't just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he's a serial killer -- but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his "skills." It's a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.
Michael C. Hall
Scott William Winters
Jason Manuel Olazabal
Faced with impossible odds, Dexter wants to end things his own way.
Dexter is torn between leaving the country with Hannah and Harrison or taking Saxon out for good; Dexter's indecision leads to a grisly and unexpected consequence.
Dexter attempts to lure the Brain Surgeon into a trap; Dexter witnesses a murder.
A murder hits Dexter close to home just as he decides to make a new life for himself with Hannah.
Dexter suspects his protege may have murdered an innocent person.
Dexter takes on a protege and begins to teach him the code while finding out why Hannah is in Miami.
Dexter watches a young psychopath; someone from Dexter's past pays a visit.
Dr. Vogel comes into contact with the "Brain Surgeon"; Dexter and Deb try to keep the doctor safe; Masuka learns he has a daughter.
Dexter tracks down another potential serial killer from Dr. Vogel's list; Quinn celebrates; Deb is treated for her PTSD.
Dexter continues to hunt for the "Brain Surgeon"; Dr. Vogel tries to convince Dexter he is perfect as a psychopath; Deb's PTSD kicks in.
Miami Metro continues to hunt for the "Brain Surgeon"; Dr. Vogel seeks Dexter's help; Deb must take matters into her own hands.
Dexter must protect himself when LaGuerta closes in on his secret.
Christmas approaches and Dexter tries to balance his life with Hannah and his relationship with Debra; Debra follows a potentially incriminating tip.
Hannah's father visits; the Phantom Arsonist's crimes become more gruesome; LaGuerta brings in Matthews to help with the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
Dexter gains an advantage thanks to an internal struggle within the Koshka brotherhood; Miami Metro is on the hunt for an arsonist.
Dexter tries to keep Debra unaware of his relationship with Hannah.
Dexter and Hannah grow closer and Sal Price discovers the two are involved; Quinn makes questionable choices to protect Nadia.
Debra meets with a local crime writer; Quinn gets an offer; LaGuerta continues to dig into the Bay Harbor Butcher case.
New leads are brought to light in the Wayne Randall killing spree case.
After capturing a killer, things go awry for Miami Metro; Dexter begins a dangerous game of cat and mouse, while the Ukrainian mob seeks revenge.
Dexter tries to bring Debra on board with his new target; LaGuerta tries to enlist Batista to help her reopen the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher.
A Florida team of forensics investigators uses cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami.
Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institution and also writes books, has an impressive ability to read clues from victims' bones. Consequently, law enforcement calls her to assist with investigations when remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that standard identification methods are useless. Brennan is teamed with Special Agent Seeley Booth, a former Army sniper, who mistrusts science and scientists when it comes to solving crimes but who has developed respect for Brennan, both professionally and personally.
Michael Westen is steamed -- or, more precisely, burned. His career as a spy ends when he gets a "burn notice," the covert equivalent of a pink slip. Stuck in his hometown of Miami, he intends to find out who did this to him and why, although that's not easy to do: With the burn notice attached to his name, he is cut off from his usual contacts and has to fly under the radar of the intelligence network lest he tip off his secret enemy. So it's a good thing he can rely on help from Fiona, his ex-girlfriend and IRA spy, and his friend Sam, also a former spy. Then there's Madeline, Michael's mother, a hypochondriac but probably not a spy.
A dedicated group of forensic investigators at the Las Vegas Crime Lab works to solve often-grisly crimes in Sin City. Heading up the graveyard shift (an appropriate term in this case) is supervisor D.B. Russell, a "Left Coast" Sherlock Holmes who devours crime novels. Members of Russell's team include Julie Finlay, Nick Stokes, Sara Sidle (the team's moral compass), Greg Sanders and Morgan Brody. The investigative team works closely with Capt. Jim Brass -- a seasoned detective who is a protector of CSI -- Dr. Al Robbins -- medical examiner -- and quirky lab technician David Hodges. Previous leaders of the group include Gil Grissom and Dr. Ray Langston.