Dexter: Seasons 1-5

Dexter: Seasons 1-5

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This collection contains every episode from the first five season's of Showtime's series Dexter, about a serial killer (Michael C. Hall) with a personal code of conduct that prompts him to hunt others who have gotten away with murder.In the aftermath of the death of the Ice Truck Killer, Debra makes an uneasy return to work and Dexter finds that he's off hisSee more details below

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This collection contains every episode from the first five season's of Showtime's series Dexter, about a serial killer (Michael C. Hall) with a personal code of conduct that prompts him to hunt others who have gotten away with murder.In the aftermath of the death of the Ice Truck Killer, Debra makes an uneasy return to work and Dexter finds that he's off his game and distracted and unable to kill; divers make a gruesome discovery; Rita's ex asks for her help in getting out of jail. ~ Ray StackhouseLittle Chino strikes again, so Dexter works up another plan to nail him; the FBI sends a special agent (Keith Carradine) to work on the Bay Harbor Butcher case; and Debra freaks out on the job. Also, Rita confronts Dexter about his erratic and suspicious behavior. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter deals with a smooth-talking, despicable used-car salesman who's dying to do business with him; Rita suspects Dexter has a drug problem and insists that he get into a program, which throws him into the path of a mysterious and attractive woman (Jaime Murray). ~ Ray StackhouseRita's estranged mother (JoBeth Williams) visits and senses something is wrong with Dexter; Masuka thinks he's developed a lead in the Bay Harbor Butcher case, which has Dexter concerned; Doakes heads a murder investigation involving a military special-ops ranger; Dexter's sponsor has some unconventional ideas about helping him; Angel's interrogation of a witness crosses a line. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter learns that his mother's killer is still alive. Dexter's NA sponsor, Lila, encourages him to confront the man as one of the "steps" to his recovery. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter discovers he has some competition, a copycat killer who claims to be inspired by the Bay Harbor Butcher's dirty work; Dexter becomes romantically drawn to Lila. ~ Ray StackhouseIn an attempt to shake the task force off his trail, Dexter sends a manifesto to the newspaper detailing previously unreleased information and he also sets up Doakes in an effort to get him off his case. Also, Deb's relationship with Special Agent Lundy takes a surprising turn; and Rita confronts her intrusive mother. ~ Ray StackhouseSpecial Agent Lundy decides to take the investigation "where the chase leads them," pointing in the direction of the police force; a nosy neighbor (Bruce Weitz) supplies Deb and Batista with a lead in the case; Dexter is attacked by an assailant he recognizes as the "rededicated serial killer" who murdered his mother. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter tries to stay one step ahead of Lundy's manhunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher, while also trying to distance himself from Lila, which she is determined not to allow. ~ Ray StackhouseThe ever-persistent Doakes tracks down Dexter to the scene of his latest killing, where he devastates Dexter with a surprising revelation about Harry; Lundy's task force zeroes in on the Bay Harbor Butcher. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter is faced with a momentous decision that affects those closest to him, while his relationship with Lila hits another snag when she discovers a secret about him and tries to use it to blackmail him. ~ Ray StackhouseSpecial Agent Lundy and the task force believe they've solved the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher, but Dexter might not yet be out of the woods as Lila discovers his "enormous secret" and tries to use it against him. ~ Ray StackhouseA Miami forensics whiz moonlights as a vigilante dispatching murderers who've escaped justice. In the opener, he searches for a very neat monster who's chopping up hookers and leaving no prints---and no blood. ~ Ray StackhouseA serial murderer dubbed The Ice Truck Killer leaves clues for Dexter---in Dexter's house; the unit investigates the death of an undercover cop; Deb's excellent police work gets her a transfer to homicide; Dexter sets his sights on avenging the hit-and-run death of a teen whose killer walked. ~ Ray StackhouseThe Ice Truck Killer strikes again and new homicide officer Debra is assigned the case, but she gets reprimanded for violating the chain of command; flashbacks offer insight into Dexter's homicidal tendencies and take him back to his first time taking out the garbage; Doakes gets on the bad side of a drug kingpin. ~ Ray StackhouseThe Ice Truck Killer leaves severed body parts from his victims at locations that are linked to memories from Dexter's troubled childhood, which begins to get into Dexter's head. ~ Ray StackhouseThe homicide division is handed an unbelievable lead when the Ice Truck Killer's latest victim is found alive but mutilated; Dexter is on the trail of a person who traffics in humans. ~ Ray StackhouseThe Ice Truck Killer leaves Dexter a clue at the scene where Dexter has dispatched his latest victim. ~ Ray StackhouseThe squad identifies the Ice Truck Killer; Rita's ex-husband, an abusive addict, is paroled. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter appears to be connected to a psychiatrist suspected of murdering a suicidal patient. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter learns that his biological father, thought to be dead for 30 years, has just passed away, and that Dexter has been named executor; Doakes has a brush with Internal Affairs when there's a question about his shooting of an armed Haitian immigrant. Elsewhere, Rita's ex pays her an unannounced drunken visit. ~ Ray StackhouseThe Ice Truck Killer leaves behind a horrific crime scene that conjures up a terrible suppressed memory from Dexter's past; Rita's ex sues for custody of their children. ~ Ray StackhouseWhile Dexter searches for clues to his past, the Ice Truck Killer strikes again, leaving a dismembered body at a Christmas display; LaGuerta has a run-in with Capt. Matthews; Dexter finds a clue to who stabbed Batista; Deb and Rudy's relationship may be heading to a new level of commitment. ~ Ray StackhouseThe Ice Truck Killer leaves Dexter clues to the whereabouts of his kidnapped loved one, and Rita's ex warns her that Dexter is a danger to her two children. ~ Ray StackhouseSeason 3 opens with Dexter tracking a killer who got away with murdering two college women, and winding up in a life-or-death struggle with a stranger who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Debra investigates a high-profile homicide and gets pressured by an Internal Affairs officer, who wants her to snitch on a fellow cop; Angel gets good news about his career; Rita startles Dexter with some news of her own. ~ Ray StackhouseSomething's gotta give when Debra and the homicide unit, ADA Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits) and Dexter all chase the same serial killer, who murdered Prado's younger brother. On the home front, Dexter's faced with a big family decision involving Rita and her two children. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter has a run-in with a pedophile; Freebo is accused of a murder he didn't commit, and Dexter knows the truth but can't say anything about it. Also, Dexter's friendship with Miguel begins to weigh on his mind. ~ Ray StackhouseRamon's obsession with finding Oscar's killer has him putting his career at risk, and Dexter does a masterful job manipulating Ramon and keeping him off balance; Internal Affairs leans harder on Deb to dig up some dirt on Quinn, but she "won't be a rat." Also, Rita and Dexter decide to tell the children about her "condition," and Angel's quest for companionship nearly gets him in hot water. ~ Ray StackhouseRita wants Dexter to move in with her and the kids before they wed, but he's confused about it; Miguel tips Dexter about a husband who's gotten away with murdering two wives for the financial windfall, and Dexter ends up tracking him to the Bahamas; Debra becomes attracted to a confidential informant who is helping her track down one of Freebo's partners in crime. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter suspects that Miguel is on to his dark-side job and decides to test him; Rita gets fired from her job and begins to question her career path; Debra thinks she somehow contributed to another homicide that's related to the case she's working. ~ Ray StackhouseMiguel targets a new victim for Dexter, who's not so sure the new target lives up to (or down to) Harry's Code. Meanwhile, an elderly, deathly ill friend of Dexter's asks him to assist in her suicide; Rita learns that Miguel's wife thinks he's having an affair; Debra lets on to Anton that he's being used as a decoy to nab the Skinner. ~ Ray StackhouseMiguel not only brings Dexter another potential target but wants in on the action; Rita's pregnancy causes her to fear that Dexter will lose interest in her; Debra's digging gets her closer to nabbing the Skinner, and upon discovering a secret about her new boyfriend, Anton, he disappears. ~ Ray StackhouseRita's intention to confront Miguel about his alleged infidelity has an impact on his friendship with Dexter; Debra pulls out all the stops to locate Anton after it is believed that he's been abducted by the Skinner. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter and Miguel engage in a series of manipulative moves in an attempt to gain the upper hand; Miguel ingratiates himself further into Rita's good graces by gifting her with an expensive wedding present; Debra questions whether her relationship with Anton is heading anywhere. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter preps for his wedding day but must first divorce himself from Miguel, which proves most difficult as Miguel is a prominent D.A. and Dexter's best man. Sylvia confides in Rita that Miguel has been seeing an ex-lover; Debra digs up new clues in the Skinner case. ~ Ray StackhouseMiguel's out of the picture, but his unstable brother Ramon still poses a threat to Dexter; a potentially fatal surprise could imperil Dexter's impending nuptials to Rita; Debra learns she's in line to get her detective's shield, but troublesome news could tarnish her promotion. ~ Ray StackhouseSeason 3 of the drama about the Miami forensic expert (Michael C. Hall) who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer features Jimmy Smits as ADA Miguel Prado, who does more than prosecute homicides -- he engages in them. While getting ready to make his move on Freebo, an abusive, drug-dealing lowlife who got away with murdering two college women, Dexter interrupts a two-man skirmish and winds up dispatching one as the other, Freebo, escapes. The victim, Dexter later discovers, is Oscar Prado, the righteous, respected "pride of Little Havana" and Miguel's younger brother. Miguel eventually ingratiates himself with Dexter and it appears the latter is on the verge of having something he's never had before-a best friend. On a trip to the grocery store with Rita (Julie Benz) and the kids, Dexter catches a pedophile buddying up to Cody and must decide whether this sexual deviate fits the Code and is a candidate for Dexter-mination. As Dexter and Miguel become closer, Dexter feels his new pal is on to his dark-side job, so he tests Miguel and the results are most interesting. Soon, Miguel pressures Dexter to work his lethal magic on a "bloodsucking, soulless defense attorney" who keeps putting "murderers, rapists and carjackers...back on the street...to commit more heinous crimes." But hey, she's just doing her job, and that doesn't necessarily conform to the Code, so Dexter balks at taking her out. On the home front, Rita startles Dexter with news that she is expecting, and he's faced with a big-time family decision involving her and her two children. And later, when everyone is on board with Rita's pregnancy, she decides it would be a good idea for Dexter to move in with her, Cody and Astor, but he's somewhat conflicted by this possible major upheaval in his very structured existence. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter steps up his own investigation into the Trinity Killer case when he realizes the police department is making major headway; Debra's frustration over getting shut out of her own case leads her to make compromising decisions that could impact her job. Elsewhere, Batista and LaGuerta have second thoughts about personal and professional decisions that may affect their jobs and relationship; and Dexter gets romantic advice from an unlikely adviser. ~ Ray StackhouseRita and the children take an out-of-town trip, leaving Dexter behind for some long-overdue rest and relaxation, which he instead channels into chasing down a new victim. But his investigation turns up some surprising results and he begins to empathize with the killer, a policewoman who murdered her entire family. ~ Ray StackhouseDogged Debra's investigative skills have the department on the verge of not only nailing the Trinity Killer, but ultimately exposing Dexter's clandestine and deadly side job. It would also deprive him of the opportunity to deal with the serial murderer in his own way. At home, Rita's decision to confide in her husband doesn't garner the result for which she hoped. And back in the squad room, a breach of ethics has Batista and LaGuerta in hot water. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter learns the Trinity Killer may be taking his act on the road when the homicidal maniac plans an out-of-town trip. To gather more insight into the mind of the murderer, Dexter decides to accompany him, but isn't really ready for some of the shocking revelations of which he becomes privy. Back in Miami, a technicality is keeping Debra off the Trinity case, but she utilizes others in the department to get her opinions registered. ~ Ray StackhouseWhen Miami Metro uncovers a string of homicides and connects them to a well-known photographer, Dexter turns his focus on this new perpetrator in hopes of taking a shot at bringing him down. But Quinn's interest in Dexter's nocturnal pursuits puts a crimp in his plan. Meanwhile, the Trinity Killer is still at large and Harry urges Dexter to stay with the case; Debra returns to work and is frustrated by all the undue attention and kid-glove treatment. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter preps for his wedding day but must first divorce himself from Miguel, which proves most difficult as Miguel is a prominent D.A. and Dexter's best man. Sylvia confides in Rita that Miguel has been seeing an ex-lover Debra digs up new clues in the Skinner case. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter mishandles crucial evidence in a case. His carelessness could come back to haunt him and impact Agent Lundy's investigation into the latest Trinity Killer slayings. ~ Ray StackhouseJust when Dexter figures he has a full understanding of the heinous Trinity Killer, a 10-year-old boy goes missing and Dexter must rethink his strategy in a race to find the youngster. Elsewhere, Cody feels the need to defend one of his stepfather's lies; Masuka is conflicted about revealing what he witnessed at Thanksgiving dinner; and Debra's recently unearthed secret about one of Miami's finest puts her in a touchy situation. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter decides to take on the Trinity Killer case on his own; Debra takes the blame for an unforeseen event that she had no control over; and Rita discovers one of Dexter's secrets and begins to question just how much she really knows about her mysterious mate. ~ Ray StackhouseDexter studies those closest to Arthur in an attempt to understand the psychology behind the Trinity Killer's actions; Rita's Thanksgiving-dinner plans are complicated when her full house gets even fuller with the addition of some unexpected guests; Batista sees some closure on a troubling old case; and Debra's continued pursuit of the Trinity Killer may prove a threat to Dexter. ~ Ray StackhouseWhen a rash of vandalism strikes Dexter's new neighborhood, the increased vigilance of his neighbors impacts his ability to take care of his side business, and it doesn't help matters that he is temporarily unable to drive. As for the Trinity Killer, Dexter is developing an appreciation and admiration for his incredibly impressive technique. ~ Ray StackhouseIn the Season 4 finale, the police close in on the Trinity Killer, who cautions Dexter to keep away. But Dexter is willing to do whatever he can to get his man, legal or not. Meanwhile, LaGuerta and Batista must answer for their breach of ethics; and Debra becomes privy to something she's not sure she wanted to know. ~ Ray Stackhouse

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2011
UPC:
0097361452845
Rating:
NR
Source:
Showtime Ent.

Special Features

The Academy Of Blood - A Killer Course; Witnessed In Blood - A True Murder Investigation; Michael C. Hall Podcast; First Episode of Dexter, Season 3; The First Two Episodes of United States Of Tara

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