Continuity mistake: In Season 3, Episode 2 during a conversation with Miguel's wife Sylvia, (Syl), and Rita in a kitchen, Syl says that they don't have any children after trying. In this episode, Syl is trying to help Dexter sell his condo and says that she downsized and focused more on "the kids."
Continuity mistake: When Doakes is about to be killed by Guerrero, the police save him by shooting Guerrero, giving him a bullet wound on his right shoulder. He is also cuffed on the ground to be arrested. However, when he is pulled up, Guerrero does not have a bullet wound anymore.
Continuity mistake: When Dexter started removing the plastic off Travis' body, his small knife was stabbed into the chest, but during that, the sword was already stabbed into the chest, not the knife, and then again, he removed the knife from the body, and then stabbed him with the sword. (00:12:05)
Continuity mistake: When Dexter and Rita are having dinner at Miguel's house, his wife drops a glass. She sets 2 other glasses on the island in the kitchen. After a cut to another shot the 2 glasses are now on the counter by the sink, before she bends down and picks up the glass she dropped. (00:39:50)
Continuity mistake: When Doakes asks Deb "what took her so long" arriving at the first crime scene, Masuka is stood next to him. However, over the course of the conversation Masuka is seen in the background talking to another group inside the house, and in the next shot he is standing back next to Doakes. At the end of the conversation he walks over to the group inside the house. (00:05:30 - 00:06:00)
Continuity mistake: When Doakes is carrying the packs of cocaine out of the cabin, the position of his arms and the cocaine varies wildly from shot to shot. Notable examples are that the cocaine goes from being arranged in neat, accurate stacks, to being haphazardly and irregularly stacked, and back to neat again. His grip on the cocaine also varies a lot; he starts out with straight arms, then suddenly has a 90-degree bend at the elbows, and back to straight again, all depending om camera angle. All of these changes happen too fast to have been natural, and Doakes is on camera the whole time.
Continuity mistake: Dexter kills Jimenez with a chainsaw and is wearing an apron. But he gets blood all over his shirt. He leaves in a hurry after getting a call from Rita about her door being unlocked and him having the only other key. When he shows up, there is no blood on the same shirt he was wearing.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of episode 3, season 7, Dexter is attempting to take a mouth swab of a criminal in the interview room. When he first sits to request a swab from the man he is shown putting on forensic gloves. When the camera pans to him a second time to attempt taking a swab he no longer has forensic gloves on. As the man resists opening his mouth for a swab check Dexter is wearing forensics gloves again.