Dexter

Season 8 Episode 1

A Beautiful Day

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 30, 2013 on Showtime
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8.2
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Episode Summary

Six Months after LaGuerta's death, Deb has left the police force for private security. Dexter and Deb are barely speaking. A new serial killer dubbed "The Brain Surgeon" is in Miami. Dr. Evelyn Vogel, a psychiatrist known as the "sociopath whisperer" offers her help to Miami Metro. She may hold clues to Dexter's past.

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  • Delicious

    9.5
    Gooooood
  • A retrospective view to Episode 1

    9.0
    Actually, I found this episode very promising, a little bit too slow, but all in all rather nice, was really looking forward to seeing more. I hoped we could forget seasons 6-7 as a nightmare and enjoy a wonderfully written ending to a great show. . Sorry, but Season 8 did not deliver... Still vague hope for last two episodes, very vague indeed.
  • douchebag dexter

    7.0
    sheesh, dexter is even more of a douchebag in this 8th season. why can't he just die? and what about that old lady, you think someone's FINALLY onto him, and then... she just wants to protect him and says he's f*cking perfect? well, you don't have to be very bright to know that the old lady is the new killer, of course. what a load of bull crap dexter has become. debra is the only good thing in the show right now, acting like she is supposed to. but i hate how the writers make everything seem so easy. how was the investigation about laguerta's death? how could they blame estrada if he was already dead???? the really good thing in this episode: we discover it is dexter that needs debra, and not the other way around. BUT they want to play the psychopath card again, like he has no empathy blablabla. what about him falling in love with that annoying blond? pshychopaths do not fall in love, and i will never 'forgive' the writers for destroying dexter, the character.moreless
  • A Beautiful Day

    7.5
    Taking into account some uneven writing and acting throughout, the season premiere actually set the stage pretty well for what will be Dexter's final test (and maybe his toughest yet). I already have my theory that the killer is specifically trying to play a game with the blood splatter analyst, and somehow the new doctor is involved, but hopefully for the sake of this being the final season they come up with something a little less predictable than that.



    Shaky at times, but there's been worse season premieres throughout the show's history.moreless
  • Not so beautiful for Deb

    6.0
    The season premier was good as expected. I'm glad that they cut out all the suspense and showed that Dr Vogel knows something. It was very obvious. Now that we know that she knows I can't wait for episode two! As far as Deb falling apart, it has been a long time coming. To admit you are in love with your brother and only faily member had to do a number on her initially. Then her killing LaGuerta send her over the edge. It will be interesting to see how this season ends!moreless
Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro

Andrew Briggs

Guest Star

Nick Gomez

Nick Gomez

El Sapo

Guest Star

Nadège August

Nadège August

Receptionist

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Sean Patrick Flanery

Sean Patrick Flanery

Jacob Elway

Recurring Role

Jadon Wells

Jadon Wells

Harrison

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Dana L. Wilson

Dana L. Wilson

Miller

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