Dexter (2006)

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Corrected entry: In episode 3 of season 1, Rita's husband's friend takes her relatively new Toyota Rav4 in exchange for a drug debt of "two ounces of blow." Two ounces of cocaine equal about $1,400-$2,000.

Correction: Oh, yes, because drug dealers are going to be so concerned about making sure that they get precisely the right compensation for their wares. She owes him a debt, he's punishing her by taking her car. Precise value doesn't matter in the slightest.

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The Getaway - S4-E12

Corrected entry: After Dexter kills Arthur Mitchell and drops him in the ocean there is a flashback. You can see Dexter, Rita and the kids celebrating Harrison's first birthday in their backyard (there is a 1 on the cake). In season 5 however, we learn that Harrison is only 10 months old, and at the end of season 5, Harrison celebrates his first birthday at the beach in Miami.

Correction: This was a "flash forward." Dexter was imagining what his future would hold now that the threat of Arthur was gone.

The Big One - S5-E12

Corrected entry: When speaking with Deb about a current case, she references Brian Moser, aka Deb's ex-fiance aka Dexter's brother aka the Ice Truck Killer. Dexter calls him "Rudy" instead of Brian. (00:11:33)

Correction: Rudy Cooper was Brian Moser's alias.

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Correction: That's not what the operator said. He said "Clayton was involved in a shooting. He was killed in the line of duty." There's no statement that he was killed by gunshot. Plus, it was his gun that was used to shoot Deb, and he was at the scene, so he was involved.


Crocodile - S1-E2

Corrected entry: In the scene where Dexter and his sister find the ice truck parked on the side of a busy road, you can see that the truck is a side loader, meaning it has doors on the sides. This is also the truck that Dexter saw in episode 1. This truck however turns into a back loader in the next shot when they enter the truck. They roll up the door and go in the back, even though the truck does not have a back door. Also about the truck, Dexter says that it is running to keep the back refrigerator cold, however this type of unit plugs in at night to cool it down and the metal plates inside keep it cold not the engine. (00:19:45)

Correction: Later in the show, the truck is being dismantled. It indeed opens from the back and the sides.


Goodbye Miami - S8-E10

Corrected entry: It shows the guy drilling a hole in someone's head alive on the video of his kill, but when they described his killings earlier in the season they said the drills were postmortem. (00:27:00)


Correction: Different kills. Earlier postmortem was the first brain surgeon kill. The subsequent video of the live video of the brain surgeon is the killing of Zach Hamilton.

The British Invasion - S2-E12

Corrected entry: If the police pulled Doakes' fingerprints from the gas after the explosion, wouldn't they have found Lila's too? Also, you never hear about Lila from the police again. Don't you think after Deb kicks her out of Miami and then finds out she burned the place down that they would have tried to find her? Especially if her prints were in the cabin.

Correction: They may well have found her prints, and they may well have hunted for her, but as with many of Dexter's victims she has disappeared. A significant number of Dexter's victims are wanted criminals who mysteriously vanish and they are never mentioned on the show again. This doesn't mean the police aren't still looking for them.

Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Corrected entry: Dexter is in the hospital and the doctors say there are complications because he has lost so much blood. Later, it is revealed he has a very rare blood type, AB-. It is true that this is the rarest blood type in most populations but I remember learning that AB blood types are the "universal acceptors" because they have no antibodies and can therefore accept A or B type blood. Of course it is preferable to give him the correct blood type but if it was really urgent shouldn't they give him any blood he could accept?

Correction: AB+ blood is the universal recipient, not AB-. People with AB- blood can only receive A-, B-, O- or AB- blood type. However, this comprises about 15% of the U.S. population. If Dexter was type B-, he could receive O- and B- blood, which comprise about 8% of the U.S. population. And finally, if he got the short end of the stick and had type O- blood, like about 6.5% of Americans, he could only receive type O-.

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Corrected entry: In the season finale of Season 4, when Arthur Mitchell threatens to steal his son's fillings from his teeth, his wife screams at him by his real-life name, "Jonathan" instead of "Arthur". (00:20:45)


Correction: There is no mistake. The woman cries out "Jonah" to her son, that's is name. In any case, Mr. Lithgow's first name is John, not Jonathan. TRIVIA: His middle name is actually Arthur.

Nope, she screams out "Jonathan, please!" while looking directly at Arthur. The fact that Lithgow's first name isn't actually Jonathan is irrelevant to the fact that she called him by the wrong name.

Phaneron Premium member

The correction is correct. When Arthur moves towards Sally, Jonah gets up to confront his dad. Sally says "Arthur!" then hold Jonah back and says "Don't, Jonah, no!"


I'm watching the episode right now, and going over this scene again. Jonah says to Arthur "What the hell is going on? What did you do?" Then as Arthur angrily approaches Jonah, Sally - while looking in Arthur's direction - screams out "Jonathan, please, no!" Then Arthur tells Jonah he's lucky he doesn't pull the fillings out of his teeth, just as the mistake describes. The entry is valid.

Phaneron Premium member

Then you're watching a different version than everyone else. I too just watched it and the correction is correct. She says "Jonah, no." But she is looking at Arthur because that's where the threat is.


If a mistake occurs in a certain version of a TV show or movie, then I would argue that it's still valid as long as there is a caveat pointing it out. I watched the episode on Amazon Prime and reviewed the scene around 10 times, and Sally saying "Jonathan" is unmistakable. The first syllable of "Jonah" is pronounced differently than the first syllable of "Jonathan," and "Jonathan" has an additional syllable. I even double-checked the scene on YouTube, and she can be heard saying "Jonathan" in the video titled "Dexter 4x12 Trinity Confronts His Son," around the 0:43 mark.

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Ricochet Rabbit - S6-E10

Corrected entry: Travis is revealed to be imagining Professor Gellar and it was actually him who was the sole DDK. Although it's a great plot twist, it doesn't make sense since in the last episode, while Travis and Dexter are together in the car outside the University, Dexter sees Gellar walk into the building. I believe Dexter even acknowledges seeing him when he says "Gellar." (00:04:40)

Correction: In the moment, when Gellar walks along, Dexter closes his eyes.

What's Eating Dexter Morgan? - S8-E3

Corrected entry: Deb's boss hands her a water bottle infused with some nutrients to counteract her hangover which she is shaking in her right hand when Dexter comes into the room. When Deb gets up to leave with Dexter, she no longer has the water bottle, nor is it on her boss' desk. It has disappeared.


Correction: If you look closely, Deb is still holding the bottle in her right hand when she and Dexter enter the other room. We can hear her place it down before sitting at her desk.


The Damage a Man Can Do - S3-E8

Corrected entry: Batista arrives at the office and after a short exchange with Deb and Quinn about his relationship with Detective Gianna, he greets Laguerta with "Mornin' Lu". The clock on the wall indicates it is 1:35 in the afternoon.

Correction: This could just as easily be a character mistake. Maybe it really IS 1:35pm, but Batista just doesn't know what time it is.

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Corrected entry: In episode 7 of season 1, Doakes tells Debra she's just caught the worst serial killer in Florida history. At the time, the killer in question, the Ice Truck Killer, was blamed for four slayings. Ted Bundy confessed to 30 murders (albeit not all in Florida), while the "Gainesville Ripper" was convicted for five murders.

Correction: "Worst" is relative. Doakes may have been referring to the brutality of the murders than the actual body count. Jeffrey Dahmer may be deemed as a worse serial killer than Ted Bundy, even though he had fewer victims.

JC Fernandez

Correction: Debra wouldn't have a laminate. Even though she hadn't earned her shield, she would still have a badge.

Dirty Harry - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Dexter listens to Officer Lundy's tape recording, we hear Lundy say that the Trinity killer's weight is 190 to 200 pounds. When we saw him recording that, he said 200 to 220 pounds.

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Question: Since Harry knew about Dexter's homicidal tendencies, why would he train Dexter on how to kill people who got away with their crimes instead of taking him to a psychologist?

Answer: Two reasons. First, as a cop he knows that there are lots of murderers walking around free due to flaws in the system so he uses Dexter's "urges" to right the wrongs in the system by taking out people who have no right to walk around free. Secondly, by taking him to a psychologist he runs the risk of having him committed and he doesn't want that for obvious reasons, so he figures it is best to channel his urges to what he considers a greater good.


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