Dexter

Dexter (2006)

24 mistakes in season 1

(13 votes)

Let's Give the Boy a Hand - S1-E4

Factual error: When Dexter and Doakes are looking at the severed foot wearing a soccer cleat, Dexter states, "The foot was severed between the tarsus and the metatarsus." However, the foot was severed proximal to the tarsus, through the tibia and fibula. The cut was easily too high to be between the tarsus and metatarsus. (00:16:45)

Limemime
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Let's Give the Boy a Hand - S1-E4

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.

DarkPassenger
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Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Continuity mistake: Dexter goes to the morgue to see the body of his father. When he first sees the body, he bends down, and the clock behind him reads 4:11. A moment later when he stands back up the clock is at 4:17. A couple of minutes later the clock is at 4:01.

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Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Factual error: In the police report Dexter examines, Emmett Meridian's name is followed by PhD, and yet he is referred to as a psychiatrist and prescribes medication. A psychiatrist would have an MD after his name, and a psychologist (PhD) cannot legally prescribe meds.

mentalmovies
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Suggested correction: It is possible for someone to be both a medical practitioner and have a PhD.

Someone with both a Doctor of Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy would have both MD and PhD after their name. Not having an MD after your name means you can't prescribe medicine.

Bishop73
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Yes, but in that case, both MD and PhD are listed after their name. Why would the report eliminate the MD, which is the more prestigious of the two degrees and certainly would have been noted during the investigation?

mentalmovies

Born Free - S1-E12

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Rudy's body is found by the police, you can see Rudy breathing and his pulse in his neck. (00:51:05)

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Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Factual error: When Dexter is in the hospital as a child, the doctor says that Dexter has a very rare blood type, AB negative. Although it's very rare, the people with AB- can receive donor blood with A-, B-, AB- and 0-. AB- is a very good blood-type when you need to receive blood. While it is true that hospitals normally have to use AB- because of the complexity of other proteins (and to prevent adverse reactions), in case of an emergency, like Dexter's, and a shortage, a hospital will use a blood type close enough to not likely cause a reaction. In this situation, the hospital would give Dexter O-, B-, or A- instead as blood loss would normally kill a patient long before a suitable donor could be located, called in, admitted to the hospital, and have the transfusion set up. (00:31:00 - 00:32:00)

Davor
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Dexter - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The door to Dexter's apartment opens out toward the walkway. However, in all subsequent episodes the door opens into his apartment.

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Crocodile - S1-E2

Other mistake: When Dexter is running Matt Chambers' fingerprint though his computer, he brings up four newspaper articles where the names Matt Brewster and Matt Rasmussen are used. In the final article, the headline reads "Matt Rasmussen of South Boston arrested", but the body of the article uses the name Matt Brewster exclusively. Other than the first few words, the text of the final article is identical to that of the previous one. (00:33:50)

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Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: The Ice-Truck Killer is responding to Dexter's Craigslist submission. The reply-to e-mail address is frozenbarbie@hotmail.web, but when in the new window that popped up when the ITK hit "Reply" the address is frozenbarbie@hotmail.com.

Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

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)

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Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Factual error: Dr. Meridian's victims are suicidal following withdrawal of an antidepressant, begging for more, and Dexter refers to the doctor getting his patients addicted to antidepressants. This reflects a disappointing and fundamental misunderstanding of the science of antidepressants. Even those that have "discontinuation syndromes" do not produce mood swings this wild. It is possible (though unlikely) that a random individual would have this reaction to discontinuation of an antidepressant, but Dr. Meridian would need to be in control of his victims' descent, to be sure they would become suicidal so that he could suggest the use of a gun and be sure their suicides would be successful. There are no mainstream antidepressants that would produce this effect upon withdrawal.

mentalmovies
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Circle of Friends - S1-E7

Audio problem: When Deb tells Angel to "look up" warning him of the security camera, Angel moves his lips as though he's talking but there is no audible dialogue. A few seconds later, his lips stop moving but then his audible lines are spoken. Then, again, there is no dialogue, but his lips move again. (00:07:15)

djm
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Return to Sender - S1-E6

Factual error: When Dexter is reading the list of drugs found in the autopsy of the murder victim, one listed is "Cialopram." This is a misspelling of the antidepressant Citalopram; misspellings do not occur on drugs lists in toxicology reports, as they are computer-generated. (00:37:10)

sonicdrewdriver
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Love American Style - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Shanda is sat on Debra's desk, her handbag keeps moving from on her lap to at her side between shots.

pinkwafer

Seeing Red - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Dexter is walking towards the entrance of the Marina View Hotel to examine the crime scene, a boom mic is visible in the glass of the window on the right. (00:07:35)

donroyco

Crocodile - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Dexter and Deb are celebrating her promotion, just before they toast and you look at them from the side Deb has her hands free, when the camera changes she has a crab leg in her hand, and when the camera changes again her hands are empty once more. (00:46:45)

Born Free - S1-E12

Continuity mistake: When Rita is talking to Bob outside the house, she is carrying a box. A piece of tinsel keeps moving from hanging over the edge of the box, to being tucked inside.

pinkwafer

Truth Be Told - S1-E11

Continuity mistake: When Rudy has Debra in a headlock on the yacht, his left hand continuously moves between shots from on her head to gesturing in the air.

RoyT

Let's Give the Boy a Hand - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: A photograph of a landfill is shown from when Dexter is a child, but when Dexter goes to visit the location of the former landfill, an old church can be seen in the background. This church likely predates the landfill as evidenced by its Gothic-style architecture. (00:32:00)

Shrink Wrap - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Dexter is picking up the fruit dropped by the man carrying groceries, the cameraman is reflected on the side of the car. (00:17:30)

Chemistry - S7-E7

Isaak Sirko: You didn't kill Victor out of vengeance. I have a feeling you're a different kind of animal. The question is...what kind are you, Dexter Morgan?
Dexter: The kind who hunted your friend down and strapped him to a board and put a plastic bag on his head and crushed his skull with a fire extinguisher. The kind who's gonna do the same thing to you, give or take the fire extinguisher.

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Trivia: Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, who play siblings on the show, were actually married in real life, from 2008 - 2011.

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Father Knows Best - S1-E9

Question: The DNA test is a match, but later in the 2-3rd season we discover that Harry (foster father) had an affair with the real mother. Is Harry the real father and takes him but not his brother in because of that or not?

Answer: No, Harry is not the real father. While he did have an affair with Dexter's biological mother (Laura Moser), this was when she was his C.I. Dexter was already born at that point.

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