Is Deb Going to Find Out About Dexter?

I was having a drink with a friend the other night, talking shop, and the subject of Dexter came up. And she had a really good theory—one I think might have begun to prove true in last night's episode. Basically, she thinks this: Deb is going to find out that Dexter's hobbies include not only deep sea fishing and blood conferences, but also murdering people. This season has definitely been about family—can Dex juggle both his killing and his kin?—but so far we've kind of been told to think that it's about Rita and the kids. But what if the real family that's in jeopardy is his relationship with his sister?

It would be a surprising but fitting twist. Deb has been leading toward something Big all season, with a lover killed and an enormous case getting traction. And there's her research into her father's past, which the writers have been careful to remind us of, including during several scenes last night. Dexter has been kind of giving her the short shrift this season, tending more and more thoroughly to his wife and children (and his bloody hobby), leaving his grieving sister to seek solace in her work. Deb finding out about Dex would be a poetic way to bring them back together, in the warped and worrying and grimly funny kind of poetry that this show traffics in. So Sarah? I agree with you. Deb's totally going to find out.

What do you think? Is that the big bang the season's been leading to? Would the writers dispense of the show's biggest secret just like that?

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What a SHOCKER of a season finale, I can't believe what happened. Dexter was too late, guess that's irony at it's best. I can't wait to see where Dexter will take us next season.
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will finally rita is dead know dexter is getting better and better
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lol u guys even say in your synopsis of tonights episode that deb finds something shocking out, i think it'll be a cliffhanger after deb finds out hes a killer, it wont go any further than that
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Well, considering tv.com has been showing a clip of Deb telling Dexter that his mother was Laura Moser, one of Harry's old C.I.s that he was having an affair with, I'd say it's not really speculation anymore is it? Still, can't wait to see the episode and how that scene comes about and what the consequences are! It makes me even more excited about it!
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i think she'll get scared and stop digging deeper until she cant deal with the doubt anymore... i'm excited to watch how she's gonna react when confronted with the reality.
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I don't think there is anyway that Deb could find out. She's a by the book type of person even though Dex is her whole family. If she found out, she would turn him in and that would be the end of the show. I do think she will find out about his Mom though.
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I think that Deb will find out about Dexters mother and the link to his brother (ice truck killer) but no more. If, as discussed above, I think that the character Deb on TV would want him to turn himself in and Rita would be severly freaked out and leave him.
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I don't care whether she knows or not as long as she doesn't rat him out. I LOVE this show and NEVER want it to end. I am 69 and sound like a psycho but I have never missed an episode and usually watch them twice - the first year three times.



I am glad Dexter feels guilty about killing the wrong person though. He is not all bad. Michael Hall is a great actor who deserves more praise and the writers are fabulous. Keep the show going!
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I don't think she'll find out that hes a serial killer, not yet anyway. She might find out that Dexters brother was the ice truck killer but thats definitely not the big finale.
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How on earth is this supposed to be news? He's at risk of EVERYONE finding out, that's part of the suspense. However, NO, Deb won't be finding out about her brother's part time shenanigans until at least very late in the series; like season 8 or later. Why? Because once the genie is out of the bottle, all the suspense goes away and the show is just that much less exciting.
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I think Trinity will go to Deb's house and somehow Rita will be involved. Rita will find out and support her hubby. Deb won't be bumped off, but she might be involved in killing Trinity. Then it's a brother sister team. John Lithgow can't remain forever as a killer. They need a new killer. Remember this is TV, not books and plots relate to the reality of programming and actor's popularity, schedules and the ability to sustain. It's time for Trinity to go and a new killer arrive. That way the Deb character remains, Lithgow can go, and a fresh killer becomes the focus of the next season.
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Neither of them would take it lightly. I'm not so sure Deb wouldn't betray Dexter, at the very least blackmail him into stop killing people. As for Rita, she wouldn't think twice before running the hell away. If any of them do find out, it's not now, there is no time left for such a big storyline, and unless they are trying something different this year, there are no cliffhangers in the finale. Maybe Deb will find out about him being Brian Moser's brother, but that's it. . Besides, Deb knows why Brian Moser ended up an orphan, what happened to his mother, and Dex told Rita that he had seen his mother cut to pieces when he was little, so it's just a matter of time before she does the math. And if Deb talks to Rita Dex won't be able to play dumb.
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add a commentif any of you guys have readt the book you would know that Deb finds out after rudy/brian in the first book/series so i dont think its too big of a leap although i have a feeling theres more movement with quinn but that could play into deb finding and and Quin starting to investigate dexter, while it looks like the 2 could also end up in a relationship which could result in an interesting dynamic for the next season
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How about this for a twist, instead of Debb finding out about the dark passenger, how about Rita finding out. This in my opinion would make a much better story, and would be one less thing for Dexter to juggle. They have in my mind dropped a few hints that Rita isn't the typical "soccer mom" she pretends to be. It would be neat to discover she also has a Dark Passenger, or at the very least a dark past.
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I dont think the final episode will leave too much room for this storyline. There will most definitely be the final piece to Debs research into her fathers past though.
Dexter never really ended with a Cliffhanger style season finale so I doubt there will be any big revelation. I am confident there will be leads as to what we can expect for season 5 though, regarding this obvious story element ( = Deb starting to uncover the truth about her brother and possibly having to protect him from harm )
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you might be right.it was clever thinking about it like that.if your right you kinda ruined the surprise
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"Would the writers dispense of the show's biggest secret just like that?" - probably not.
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"Geez Dex, you brought motherf*ckin Lundy to my life. Thanks"
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Next season: Dexter snaps and goes on a true serial killer spree hunted by Deb! And Rita becomes a gun-totin' sex kitten. Hey, it could happen.
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Anyone who has read the Dexter novels knows full well that Deb knows about her brothers extracurricular hobbie. It's only a matter of time before she finds out on the show but my take is that she won't care. Dexter and Deb have a strong bond that won't easily be broken.
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Reading this post and comments just reminded me why blissful ignorance is such a beautiful thing. Nothing against your writeup Richard, my own fault for clicking...sigh :(
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Deb won't betray Dexter if she finds confirmation that he is a killer. She already knows on some level. Dex has supported her when so many didn't. In the end, it's family that counts.
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Well i just can't wait for the episode where is gonna kill his wife... he's a freaking serial killer.... remember ?
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She knows since the first book of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series, so it wouldn't be so surprising. But definitely interesting.
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Yo Venom and lala. Last time I checked, this site was called TV.com, not Books.com. I think the author of the article was talking about what might happen on, you know, the TV show, not what goes on in the books. Just a guess.
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Sorry Richard but I agree with VenomRitual. Its already common knowledge to Dexter fans who have also read the books. Deb knows about Dexs "dark passenger" as he likes to call it. BUT BUT BUT BUT just to save face. Speculation about what exactly Deb will find out on the show can/prob will be completely different from the bookes. There are significant diffrences from book to show. So hell she might only know that dear ole dad banged Dexters mom. Time will tell!
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another terrible article. she already knows in the books so whats the difference. do some research b4 wasting our time. damn we need some new writers.
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I hope Deb doesn't find out that he's the ice truck killers brother, or that he saw's people into pieces for fun. Not that it wouldn't be interesting, but she would likely die from sticking her nose where it doesn't below. Like in the trinity killer's face, for instance.
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I think that Deb will find out about Dexter from her father's old CI. And she will not care.
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I think Trinity is going to kill Deb for a couple of reasons. During the preview for the finale it shows Trinity finding an address for D. Morgan. Which may or may not be Dexter's address but more then likely it will be Debs. My second reason for this is a shot of some cops holding Dex back, which I believe is them keeping him from seeing his sister's dead body. I hope they don't kill her off, but that's my theory.
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I've been trying to avoid spoilers for this season of DEXTER since it only startdcairing here(Australia) last week but having read that I'm not too spoiled but I must say it is obvious and has been since last season that Deb is going to find out the truth about Dexter not just what he does but WHO he really is (i.e Ice Truck Killer's little brother), She'll eventually discover which of Harry's snitches he was shagging(If she hasn't already) That will eventually lead her to discover the woman had two kids and further research will show one of them was Rudy or whatever his name was and despite Harry's best efforts to hide it Deb will eventually discover the snitch also had a younger son...Dexter. The question isn't "Will she find out?" The question is "When will she find out and how will she react?" - Will she turn him in or accommodate him like she apparently does in the books which I haven't read.
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hopefully not
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I don't think that it's so big a question whether Deb finds out who Dexter's real parents are. The big question is whether Deb finds out that Dexter already knows. My guess is yes to the former and no to the latter.
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Quinn is going to find out, then spend next season trying to convince Deb about him. She will be torn between the two most important people in her life- her brother and her partner, and she'll find out the truth at the end of season 5.
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There isnt enough time to really do too much with this in one episode considering how much they have to do already. I think that if anything, Deb will make the connection that Laura Moser is his mother, and that the ice truck killer is his brother. But i dont think she'll call him out on it, or say anything at all about it this season. I do think it will make her suspicious, and they will leave it alone until next season. Kind of like how Rita saw her ex husbands shoe in the yard like he said, and got suspicious about Dexter at the end of...season 1 i believe.
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I suppose it's possible.
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Dexter never ends the season with a cliffhanger .. so i doubt it ...
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Sneak peek scene from the finale (between Dexter and Deb):
http://www.tv.com/video/Eoxz3ZQ2lVPSVr1kJHDstG4F6h52mtic/This+Is+It
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I don't think she's going to find out, it's too late in the season.

However, it's definitely been building up to some major discovery on Deb's part, so I agree with Bellagirl that she'll find out about Dex's biological family tree as a cliffhanger to close out the season with.
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i don't think she's going to find out his a killer but i do think she'll find out that he was related to the ice truck killer
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Interesting
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From the latest Dexter Novel, Deb found out Dexter is a killer. So I guess the TV version will do the same although the stories from the book is not the same on TV.
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Well, you know somethings gonna happen with the old CI files that she's been looking at--I really hope you're right!
btw, mikey, Dexter's real daddy died in the first season. Remember when Rudy (aka Ice Truck Killer, Dexter's real brother), Debra, Rita and Dexter made a weekend of clearing out the guys house? And Deb got mad at Dexter because he ordered a DNA and drug test?
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I'm definitely feeling like Deb will find out. I thought this at the beginning, but I tell myself every year that someone will find out. But something about the first episode gave me the idea that Dexter would have a REALLY hard time keeping things under wraps this time around.
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It would be a nice twist. I would be upset if all that happens is dexter defuses the Trinity situation and thats it.

Maybe deb sees dexter kill trinity?
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Thats what i have been thinking also. would it be to much if dex got deb in when/if he gets trinity?
I cant remember who dexters real dad is also? its been bugging me!
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