This Teleplay is the sole property of Showtime Pictures Development Company. No portion may ON DEXTER, watching the girl jump in to swim with the boys. “The British Invasion” is the twelfth episode and finale of the second season, and twenty-fourth She described Cerone as “incredibly understanding” when she asked him to write the teleplay himself, though they had both worked on the. “The Getaway” is the fourth season finale of the American television drama series Dexter, and The teleplay was written by Wendy West and Melissa Rosenberg, based on a story by Rosenberg and Scott Reynolds. Directed by Steve Shill.

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The Getaway

In addition, Matthew V. Right before he is killed with a framing hammerArthur tells Dexter that “it’s already over. He was displeased with the unheroic circumstances of Doakes’s death, the lack of direction in LaGuerta’s character arc and the abrupt end to Debra and Lundy’s relationship. Retrieved from ” https: Undoubtedly, Dexter is permanently changed because of what Trinity has done, because of Rita’s murder.

Dexter befriends an assistant District Attorney Jimmy Smits who becomes increasingly and disturbingly helpful in Dexter’s secret pastime; Debra gets a new partner, Joey Quinn Desmond Harrington. Instead, Debra says she believes the Ice Truck Killer used her to get to him, and she reasserts how much she loves her foster brother.

Filming of “The British Invasion” concluded production on the second season, and ended in early November Dexter season 4 List of Dexter episodes. I would bet that when we all saw the final scene of the season finale that we, simply due to the time we’ve spent the characters over four years, felt a ton of emotions that we might not have even known were there.

She described Cerone as “incredibly understanding” when she asked him to write the teleplay himself, though they had both worked on the episode’s story. Dexter plans to kidnap and kill Arthur, but he spots the driver of the car he struck earlier talking to police officers. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dexter hides the envelope and confronts the irritable driver.


LaGuertagrieving the loss of her former partner, is in denial over Doakes’ incrimination and tries to collect donations for his memorial service. The episode also included the death of Rita Morgan, who had been a regular character since the beginning of the series. She decides to help Dexter and kills Doakes by setting the cabin on fire. Inspired partially by Debra, and partially by his desire to be a better family man than Arthur, Dexter considers giving up murder.

Dexter grieves his loss and tries to stay one step ahead of a suspicious Quinn and his own sister, while reluctantly guiding a near-victim Julia Stiles of a serial killer who sets out to get lethal revenge. The writers planned from the pilot episode to eventually kill Doakes off the show.

Meanwhile, Debra continues looking into Harry ‘s mysterious lover. Of course, the real bitch here is that Teleplya, having dispatched of Trinity officially, now can’t go back and do it with the spirit of vengeance.

Phillips claimed the Dexter staff did not know how the finale would conclude tele;lay late in the season, but Phillips said Rita’s death began to feel inevitable as the story evolved.

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He attacks the driver and is detained by the police. He said he particularly enjoyed working with Michael C. He found Doakes’s death dramatically unsatisfying teleplxy Dexter was absent, and was tepeplay with Debra’s portrayal as “relentlessly needy”.

He also praised what he expected to be a “re-set” of the series with Rita’s death. Dexter staff writers Daniel Cerone and Melissa Rosenberg telelay initially planning to write the script of the finale together. Perhaps he’ll slam shut every door he’s opened in terms of his emotional human self. Lila goes to Rita’s house and drugs the babysitter so that she can abduct Astor and Cody.

It’s hard to say definitively exactly what will change and how it will change, but change is inevitable. We can all point fingers dextfr certain missteps that Dexter took throughout the entire season – mistakes that led to Rita’s demise – but when you take it in as a whole it’s a rather satisfying and cleverly constructed story that actually made us all buy and believe, by the end, that Dexter truly wanted to be rid of his murderous spirit.


Dexter attacks and knocks out Arthur, and realizes the envelope is filled with cash. Retrieved December 13, Dexter season 2 List of Dexter episodes. But my God, what a stunner.

A Sitdown with Michael C. Awards and nominations Soundtrack. Dexter hunts the Ice Truck Killer, whose gruesome crimes indicate knowledge of Dexter’s true identity, dextre hidden memories; Dexter’s sister Debra joins Homicide; Rita’s ex-boyfriend is paroled.

Rita’s death was alluded to by Dexter producers, who told media outlets “The Getaway” included a series-changing twist, leading to widespread speculation about the possibility of a character death, or the possibility of Debra Morgan learning the truth about her brother’s homicidal nature.

Harris said of the twist, “It’s nice to know TV can still be that impactful, isn’t it? Find out why they [spoiler alert]! Executive Producer Sara Colleton said it was difficult to kill off a long-standing character, but they felt “this is where Dexter needed to be taken”. Dexter tries to sabotage his department’s investigation into his killings and hooks up with an obsessed pyromaniac; traumatized Debra dates the FBI agent assigned to the case; Rita urges Dexter to join a treatment program for addicts.

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The next morning, the police find Doakes’ body, while Dexter embraces his freedom. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat After convincing Rita to leave town, Dexter tracks down and captures Arthur. But upon returning home, he finds a message from Rita that she came home from the airport because she forgot her identification.

She also felt the motives for Arthur killing Rita were deliberately made to be open to various interpretations, including that Arthur may have killed her “in a bizarre way to trigger Dexter to deal with who he really is”. With all of the evidence pointing to Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher, the case is closed.

Hallis the serial killer known as the “Bay Harbor Butcher”.

According to Nielsen ratingsthe episode was watched by 2.