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Dexter Season 5 Premiere – Dexter Season 5 will premiere on September 26, 2010 on Showtime.With the death of Dexter’s wife Rita who was killed by Trinity expect our favorite killer to go back to his old self.Now that Dex is a widow expect him to now have more free time and more anger inside to murder bad guys.
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  1. jennifer | Dec 14, 2009 | Reply

    dexter is great.. the ending wow edge of ur seat. omg i cant believe they rita is gone….i think dexters dad had something to do with it.

  2. rach | Dec 17, 2009 | Reply

    are you kidding? dexters dad is dead… your dumb.

  3. jesus christ | Dec 17, 2009 | Reply

    Poor rita :( wahhh

  4. josh | Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Ok how about this history repeats itself. Dexter was rased by a single father that somehow knew a code for killing killers. Whos to say his adopted father wasn’t a serial killer as well. So now Dexter will raise 2 normal kids like deb and one thats just like him. The code will be passed on just as it was to Dexter. As for season 6 Dexter is gone and little Dex continues in the family tradition. While one sibling is protecting him the other is out to get him, Oh the possiblities are endless.

  5. Matthew | Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Oh my god, I am so upset with the writers of this show.

    I have watched Dexter from the every first episode, Always with great anticipation. However now that I have seen this seasons ending … I am beyond angry. I am furious. The writers of this show have completely ruined everything I loved about the last two seasons. I cannot believe they killed Rita.

    I am so so angry.
    This show and this network have lost a loyal viewer.

    I called and canceled my Showtime subscription the day after the season finale. I WILL NOT be watching next year!

    I cannot believe the writers could make such a large and unnecessary mistake!

    The last two seasons are completely ruined. Without reason. A complete waste.

    What else can I say …. I’m heartbroken.

  6. Justin | Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    First of all, matt grow up you acting like a little kid who dropped his ice cream cone and is screaming for a new one, and i thought the ending was superb instead of having dexter struggling with his cover id, we will now see a dexter full of insatiable rage and if you read the books you would know that astor and cody are just like dexter and he does teach them the code although that may not be the storyline the show’s writers decided to take but it would be really cool if that is the case and if not then who knows there are a world of possibilities to take this show, maybe dex will pass on the code and be captured personally i would like to see dexter paired with a true kindred spirit another serial killer who is like dexter in almost everyway including only killing bad people (it would be interesting if it was a female)!

  7. Veronika | Dec 19, 2009 | Reply

    I totally agree with Matthew…I didn´t expect it.. I think in last seasons they created man who wanted to change just because of his family and it was great!!!But now-who will he be? the angry husband and killer?the sad and frustrated father? I don´t like any of these possibilities….I´m really disappointed..

  8. Sarah | Dec 19, 2009 | Reply

    I am so happy she’s out of the picture. She was a controlling b$$$$ always looking for, and creating reasons to “have a talk”… She was a hypocrit. She was on his a$$ about lying and keeping secrets. She had plenty of her own! What about having been married one time before Paul? There’s a nice big secret. Well done, writers, well done!

  9. Gerard Gordon-Toylor | Dec 19, 2009 | Reply

    Well, I was waiting to be disappointed however, the writers got it right. I do not agree with some viewers of Dexter that “Rita” should not have been killed. I was looking forward to it and hoped that the writers would see the sense in getting rid of her as they did. Personally, I found her character annoying and contributed little to the overall theme. There is much more room to manoeuvre now and the plot twists are infinite. Don’t get me wrong, I am no woman hater, it’s just that she seemed a little too needy at times and a little narcisitic – just my opinion.

    John Litgow as the “Trinity Killer” was excellent, he deliverd, and like “Sgt. Doakes” I am sorry to see him go. He raised the bar, and as a result, I can’t wait to see who’s next.

    The office romance/marriage between “Sgt. Batista” and “Lt. La Guerta” is a bit confusing and I have a few ideas with regard to how these two chracters will be developed, but i’ll wait patiently to see if the writers get it right again ;-)

    “Debra Morgan” is not given enough range, and needs to be expanded, she is alot smarter than she is given credit for and her potty-mouth along with an intense personality contributes to her not getting as much respect. Season six (6) will see her being promoted and I believe that she will take another, closer look, at her brother; giving rise to a confrontation of epic sibling-proportions, blood is thicker than water, but in this case; it’s only as thick as the adoption papers.

    All in all, “Dexter” as a series is in a class by itself. All the characters invariably deliver and will continue to do so in season 6. Somehow I think we are in for a surprise, and a former, Sgt. Doakes return… wishfull thinking? i know, its just that i liked the intensity he brought to the plot,the rivalry between him and my/our favourite serial killer was great!

    I can’t wait for season 6!

  10. Gerard Gordon-Toylor | Dec 19, 2009 | Reply

    You must be kidding, the door is now open for more twists and turns, I admit that there were times that I felt that the series had taken a turn for the worse and probably should have been dumped into the Gulf Stream however, the writers redeemed themselves and pulled it off once again.

    As a series, I think season (6) will be the last and like six feet under we will see another series emerge to hold our interest with characters that are believable in the unique twisted way that only Showtime can deliver.

    If you’re gone, then you’ve just made room for those of us who like to see the envelope punched and not pushed. “Dexter” is only the begining, and we will see Showtime do more in the not too distant future to make it worthwhile to sit and invest and hour or two of viewing time in programming that is well written and directed. So much of the content produced and presented by the other netwoks fails to inspire any longlasting interest and soon fade from memory.

  11. Amy | Dec 19, 2009 | Reply

    First of all as stated above…Dexters dad is a figment of his imagination, because he is dead. So he could not have anything to do with Rita’s death. Trinity killed her. Second the new season will be 5 not 6. And as far as being mad at the writers of the show, they have nothing to do with it, because Dexter is based on a series of books written by Jeff Lindsay. I myself cant wait for season 5.

  12. wendy | Dec 21, 2009 | Reply

    You’re mistaken. He’s been dead all along.

  13. elena | Dec 22, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t wait for season 5!! I can’t wait to see how Dexter reacts to this!!!!

  14. Ms. Goodstuff | Dec 22, 2009 | Reply

    Dude you are a ra-tard!!!! LOL. Not that serious!!! Dexter is the s$$$. So re-new your subscription for Showtime, smoke a blunt, and sit yo a$$ down and watch season 5 on 9/26/10. LOL.

  15. Koni | Dec 24, 2009 | Reply

    I did not like Rita anyway. I am glad that little Harrison was not killed. I can not wait for season 5!!!

  16. Kim | Dec 25, 2009 | Reply

    26th of September ’10? Are they for real?

    Loved the ending by the way.

  17. Andrea | Dec 26, 2009 | Reply

    I think it was pretty messed up that they killed off rita but they sort of had to, now dexter will be able to do what he was supposed to do the show is about a forensics guy who is also a serial killer, not a loving father and husband. I am still shocked at the season finale. It just sucks taht there is 9 months in between seasons

  18. randy smith | Dec 27, 2009 | Reply

    i was also sad rita was killed it took me back to 1999 when my girl friend was murdered its a fact of life no matter how bad a$$ we are sometimes we cant protect the ones we love lifes full of let downs why should dex be exempt as much as i do love the guy and wish waterfalls ran up hill i cant make them just like dexter cant make blood run uphill lifes a twister and a battle fight on dexter get mad like me lol then forgive and heal give as much life as you take

  19. randy smith | Dec 27, 2009 | Reply

    shotgunran

  20. Christine | Dec 28, 2009 | Reply

    Dexter is awesome! The story line just keeps getting better and better. I just hope Showtime doesn’t do something stupid like they did with Dead Like Me.

  21. Dexter | Dec 28, 2009 | Reply

    Whoever said the writers have nothing to do with the plot is a moron. Holy s$$$ yes it is based on the books but the show is not completely derived from the books. It is a compilation of the fundementals of the books as well the s$$$ written in the screen plays. They killed Rita because it had to be done. Or else they wouldnt have gotten their contract renewed with showtime. After seasons two and three they could not leave the viewers with a bad taste in their mouths. This is why they needed to do something so outrageous. In season 5 they will probably do something again so the viewer will be like wtf. Thats the point you get a show that grabs the viewer so the company can profit they dont give a f$$$ about how you srry a$$ losers feel about Rita. Grow a fuckn pair its a fuckn televesion show you loser. So stop praying to Michael C. Hall shrine and a get a real fuckn life you incompetent f$$$ nuggets.

  22. paul | Dec 28, 2009 | Reply

    Awesome show!…. Rita has been annoying since day one. Was time for her to go and they did it in a great way. sucks we have to wait so long for season 5 .

  23. Coco | Dec 28, 2009 | Reply

    That’s bullshit, there’s no way they’re waiting so long for season five. I haven’t seen that date anywhere else.

  24. dexter | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    Trinity didn’t kill Rita – I did. She was getting in the way and was losing her figure. My dark passenger, Moloch, will help me.

  25. Reza | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    Unexpected twist at the end of season 4. Good move by the writers , the storyline was getting very predictable and boaring. Can’t wait for the season 5th.

  26. Herr | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    I think since rita’s hand was not pointing to any smudge. there is a possibility that the writer is trying to introduce a new main bad guy. Though i’m pretty sure the main point in the 5th season will be dexter hell bent on chopping every bad person he comes across. The grand parents will take the other kids. dexter sells the house and moves into a condo near his docked boat. Harry will help dexter solve the case of who murdered his wife. Deb will take it personal and try to do solve the case the “good cop way” while dexter will take any lead he can and go the “serial killer” route. I’m guessing the finale of the 5th season would be dexter coming face to face with the main bad guy. And all though out the season the bad guy leaves his kills and clues for dexter.

  27. Troy | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    Easy Mathew don’t go MISERY on the writers. It is going to be OK, this ending has opened up the story to go in many new and unexpected directions. Have faith and enjoy next season.

  28. michael | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    this is a great show ritas gone so what think about what deb is going to think now that rita was killed like all the other trinaty victims

  29. Theo | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

    I thought the ending was great and showed a side of irony that was

  30. Meyer-Man | Dec 30, 2009 | Reply

    First off, great season Finale. It opens up a lot of new plot points, and the writers did an excellent job of building up to it all season. Dexter’s struggle with his father’s “ghost”, which has become his conscience in a way, over spreading himself too thin, putting his family at risk, and breaking the code was a great setup to the ending.
    Also remember! Dexter will now have to explain, with his erratic behavior in headbutting Quinn and getting arrested the day before, and feud with Trinity, why Trinity would target Dexter, and prove that he’s innocent of the crime himself!
    Season 5 is already shaping up to continue Dexter’s impressive run.

  31. Jenna | Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    I am sad they killed off Rita. Dexter’s relationship with Rita is what made me like him because he was so sweet and we got to see his soft side. Now Dexer is missing romance (Batista and LaGuerta dont count because they arent as important of characters)so a lot of viewers will be upset. In my opinion Rita is a great loss to the show.

  32. knowursh@# | Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    Dexters dad is dead. His dad is dexter’s split personality. Not alive, and not a ghost but dexter himself. It’s a way for the writer to make sure the charcter can express himself, and the veiwers can keep up. Its a new cutting edge show that ranks at the top with sopranos, and deadwood (some of my favorites). And you should start over at season one to keep up if u don’t understand if u like it that much, that way your not confused.

  33. knowursh@# | Dec 31, 2009 | Reply

    matt, why it could be leading up to a story you might love that is why its not done, plus it s a story don’t go and do a “Christine Hill” over it. geeze

  34. JJ | Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad Rita is gone. She’s not too bright and her monotone was annoying.
    It’s going to be hard to explain since Trinity’s bathroom victims weren’t married with children and he always cleaned up his mess afterward, leaving no blood on the floors.
    Maybe they will deem it a copy cat murder. Maybe Dexter will wake up from a dream on his way to see her, and bland old Rita will still be alive.
    Deb will be getting to the bottom of it all, I’m sure.
    PS Jenna- Dexter’s marriage with Rita is a fraud. He only did things he thought a normal husband SHOULD do. It was all an act, a cover for his dark side, only to make him look normal to everyone around him. Did you see the previous 3 seasons?
    The problem with Rita isn’t her dying, it’s how the heck is he going to find another woman naive enough to not see him for what he is or better yet, someone that knows everything and will accept him for it.
    I’m looking forward to seeing how this unfolds.

  35. greg | Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    your all stupid, rita is not dead! watch the season 4 final episode and tell me how trinity got in dexters house and killed rita. you cant because he didnt and shes not dead.

  36. Tim | Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    okay..the stupidity in some of these comments is enraging. First of all, Dexter’s dad is not alive, and he’s not Dexter’s “split personality.” Harry’s presence is merely a personification of Harry’s presence in Dexter’s mind. It is a way to represent the way that the “code of Harry” is part of Dexter. Second, Trinity killed Rita. If you don’t think that’s the case, then you are a F$$$$$$ retard.

  37. Eric | Jan 3, 2010 | Reply

    Man I feel bad for the pressure on these writers.
    Rita dying, Dexter’s son being “born in blood,” Deb sniffing around Dexter’s past, Dexter raising three kids all on his own..

    so much s$$$ is gonna hit the fan.
    this show is so god damn intense, and i’m so in love with it.

  38. Melissa | Jan 3, 2010 | Reply

    Wow! Matt when I read your comment I thought for sure you were a chick! Anyway – the season finale was AMAZING! I literally stopped breathing when I saw the baby in the blood & realized what had happened just before they showed Rita, my heart was pounding & I nearly cried – it takes INCREDIBLE writing to make a viewer feel that much for a charactor on a TV show & I can’t wait for next season!

  39. michael | Jan 3, 2010 | Reply

    deb is going to know dexter had something to do with trinity missing oooooo snapcant wait and i hope quin dies like srgt dokes did we dont need snitches up in here

  40. fakechris | Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    its weird because everything is so different in the series of dexter books, which is where the show was base off of. I havent finished boook #4 but in it he is teaching cody and astor how to be like him because they know about him, and deb knows about him in the books too. in the first book, his bro brian wasnt killed he got away and laguerta was killed in book 1. doaks has never been killed in the books but he doesnt have hands or a toungue and i think he might not have feet either – they were all cut off i think in book 2?? and dex saved him. book 3 wasnt the best, but neither was season 3, they were different from each other but still not as good as 1 2 and 4.

  41. Tina | Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    I love this series, and was sooo very sad that Rita was killed! But I can see how it really opens up possabilities, Rita confined the plot line. I was just sad because I loved watching the “human” in him emerge through her. I can’t wait for season 5 and the most devistating thing about all of this is that I have to wait until September to find out what happens next!

  42. Comby | Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    Finally Rita is dead, now the uber awesome Dexter from season one might come back. I was literally speechless when I saw Rita in the tub. What an insane awesome twist.

  43. Jag | Jan 4, 2010 | Reply

    What i’m waiting for is Dex to get pointed the finger at for killing Rita. He will, he doesn’t have an alibi for where he was. He was killing Trinity, this season is one to be anticipated.

  44. james | Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    i have mixed emotions about this i liked rita because a bit of her character made dexter evolve more but at the same point i liked how everything was in season one when there wasnt all the comitment stuff to deal with. i think the best season of the show was season 1 and how he killed his own brother. dexter stayed grounded well enough while he had rita and the kids but out of all the seasons he was able to protect the people close to him like his sister, batista from rape charges, ritas kids, lt laguerta from prado but now he met someone that matched him trinity was ready to die but dexter wasnt ready for rita to die trinity got the last laugh this next season is going to be a rollercoster between being careful and going all out nuts and second guessing himself should be diffrent but hell hes changed in all the seasons in little ways but this was huge

  45. roleary85 | Jan 5, 2010 | Reply

    Trinity did not kill Rita, and Dex and Deb figure this out, the past came back to bite Dex in that bath tub. still can’t belive Rita was written off, now she’ll slum it on Despr Housewives.(Can’t stand that garbage T.V.)

  46. Marisa | Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    LOL. Your right. I was like are you retarded, he’s dead.

  47. Dexfan | Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Wow! I am still shocked by the finale. It stayed with me for a few days after watching. I will miss Rita, but she did get in the way of Dexter and his dark passenger. The killing of Rita opens up room for brand new story lines. For example, since Rita was the wife a Miami PD employee, they will be all over this case. Dexter will have to work double time to help cover up why she was really killed. Also, will Dexter handle the rage? He killed Trinity, but at the time he didn’t know that Trinity had already killed Rita–so did he actually get the revenge he wanted? What’s goign to happen to Astor and Cody? I can’t wait to find out where this goes and if in fact the “code” will be passed onto the children. Can’t wait for September!

  48. Celle | Jan 7, 2010 | Reply

    I AM not embarrassed to say that the finally brought me to tears. It was poetic and well done. Very shocking it was, and I am greatly anticipating, what will be next… I believe that they know what they are doing. Can’t wait for the premiere!!!!!!

  49. michael | Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    if trinity did not kill rita why would she die in a bath tub like all those other hot dead girls

  50. Rod | Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    In the books, Dexter takes Cody and Aster under his wings when he detects similar “needs” that he had growing up.

    The writers need to go back to the source of this character and the books.

  51. alfredough | Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe trinity’s wife or daughter killed rita. Trinity is just too obvious and that is the only thing to make me think that. I don’t know where the show is going now however but I am scared for how much there is left of the series and although it does not overlay well with the books it is good and the books were much to liberal with gore and serial killer aprenticeship probably even for showtime LOL.

    Lots of wild comments so they are doing something right. I like Dexter evolving but Rita was getting in the way a bit and I don’t see how this saves any free time if he has 3 kids to raise now as a single parent unless he just gives them all up which would be a big step backwards. Maybe Rita comes back as a ghost and offers an apposing view to Harry’s code?

  52. Sanford | Jan 9, 2010 | Reply

    I expect to see Rita in season 5, just like his dad has been there through all 4 seasons.

  53. wes | Jan 10, 2010 | Reply

    i was shocked at ritas death. i never thought of anyone other than trinity as the killer (although a different killer would be a good twist to build off of). rita as well as deb were and is annoying as hell. the comment to rita still being alive . . . . i doubt it . . . lol but u never know with this show. im hooked and cant wait to see what the writers have planned for season 5. better be good because 1 2 and 4 were classics

  54. Michael | Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    he came back from the dead to kill rita?… how the hell would dexter’s dad have anything to do with rita’s murder? dumbass…

  55. Dexter | Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    wow talk about jumping into the future, the show wouldn’t be the same without Dexter. so what your gonna end season four go through season five and then jump 12,15, even 20 years into the future to watch the kid kill, i don’t think so. the show is called dexter for a reason.

  56. Dexter | Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    you know with rita being killed now dexter will be like super killer, the drive to protect ones family is strong and now he will refine his code to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. sure it makes killing a bit harder but that is what is going to make it exciting, to see how he pulls it off now.

  57. Dexter | Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    that sounds great but we are talking about season 5 not 6.

  58. Kerry | Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    OK, people Rita is deffinitley dead, was kind of sad when it happened like wtf, however im now glad shes gone. Now Dexter can really get down to the nitty gritty with out her interfering and whining! So cannot wait for season 5, the possibilities are endless! Most predictible baddie in this season is Dex himself, how he avoids being caught, although he has to get caught doesnt he? Good always wins over evil doesnt it?

  59. daz | Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    the way we expect things to be are not what the idea of this show is..nobody expected rita’s dead but….have u ever been dissapointed watching dex before?don;t think so …i’m shure it won’t be dissapointing this time……..september 2010 right?

  60. Irina | Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been following all dexter episodes and I have concluded that this is by far the best show including showtime and HBO. Although I was very sad to see Rita die, I think this was and excellent and totally unexpected ending. I happen to love mystery stories since I was a kid and the best part of each detective is unexpected turn.

    I love stories that are unpredictable and have an open end that leaves viewer guessing rather than the happy end that is so papular in most Hollywood stories. Prodictability is boring and and leaves no room for imagination. Although harsh, this ending left a lot of possibilities for season 5. I am so psyched to see where the writers would take it.
    Great gob on this show and again I still think it’s the best one of all the series I’ve seen so far. “Californication”, “Sex in the City” can’t even come close.

  61. dimitris | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is great!can’t wait till 26 sept 2010..!

  62. antonichryst | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    for the next series consider this:
    from deb’s perspective; season one she was kidnapped and nearly killed by the ice truck killer (dexter’s brother); season two, dexter is stalked by sgt. doakes (who she believes to have been the bay harbour butcher); season three dex becomes best buds with miguel prado (who is dicovered to have killed ellen wolfe by LaGuerta, before being apparently killed by the skinner); and now in season four rita is killed by the trinity killer…. if deb is as good a cop as she’s supposed to be she’ll get curious, and what would her reaction be if she found out

  63. Ross | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Season 2 it was a female villian. Boy was she wacked.

  64. Ross | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    I would be nice if Rita came back as a ghost. A little weird, but you get what I’m saying.

  65. wes | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    I too, like most of you, have watched Dexter since season 1 however, I have not read the books. I did very much enjoy the finale, the perfect ending. Now in trying to connect the dots and be your own detective on figuring out what happens next season, like antonichryst said, you must take into account that every main foe in every season has been killed by Dexter or in the case of season 2(with Lola)because of dexter. So with Deb having found out who Dexters mother and brother were, she could in turn find Dexter in her cross hairs, and because of the FBI taking over the Trinity killer case and Deb being the stubborn b$$$$ she is to have brought it to the level it is, she may be promoted. Just my personal speculation, cant wait til season 5.

  66. Nikki | Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe the writers didnt have a choice maybe the woman who plays Rita didnt want to sign on for season 5 so they had to weed her character out.. ultimately by killing her…

  67. Ashley | Jan 16, 2010 | Reply

    I too, like most people was sad to see Rita go, and in such a horrific way at that. Although, when you think about it, it was probably time for her to go. Throughout season 4 it was a constant battle for Dex to please his wife, Rita and the serial killer inside. It was almost dreadful watching Dex constantly make excuses to Rita so that he could go out and fulfill his dark deeds. Rita was a crucial part of the show because she brought everything back down to earth, but she never could have kept him from killing. When you think about it, it was really messed up that she had to die because of Dexter’s line of “work”. But it does open new doors for the show, but im sure there is a possibility that it is a dream. Dexter’s reaction to the murder was quite calm considering how she was murdered. He should’ve been infuriated. And for those who don’t see the time frame where Trinity could’ve gotten the chance to kill her, well, watch the season again, you’ll find it. I am thrilled to see the new season :)

  68. Pat | Jan 16, 2010 | Reply

    Good riddance to Rita! More than once I thought “Jeez, Dex, just put that henpecking ol’ witch on your table, would ya?”

    Dexter is a modern day Pinocchio — he wants to be human and he constantly searches out life lessons to help him get there. Perhaps being a widower full of rage (and possibly self-loathing because he didn’t get rid of Trinity when he should have) he’ll learn some self-control and how to channel that rage into something good for Harrison, Astor and Cody.

    And maybe not.

    All I can say is, I will never again have to hear “Dexter, we need to talk” when Dexter is in the midst of a crisis like his sister being shot.

    Read today that Michael C. Hall announced he has Hodgkins Lymphoma but has been treated and is now in remission. Our best to him.

  69. holosweet | Jan 16, 2010 | Reply

    What a Season 4 ending! Not expected at all. At first I was numb, thinking Rita’s death must not be real – a vision – a way to trick the audience. Then I was annoyed that the writers should kill off a main character.

    In future sight, unpredictability is important in a storyline and that certainly was. The writers are very brave.

    Now, I’ve accepted that this is a way to open up many more possibilities for the future.

    1. Will Astor and Cody go live with Grandma?
    2. Will we jump into the future when a) Dexter’s son is exhibiting signs of following in his ‘old man’s’ footsteps? b) Daddy can teach his son ‘The Code’?
    3. How will his son Harrison demonstrate these behaviour traits?
    4. Did Trinity really kill Rita or is there a new serial killer for Season 5?

    This could go any exciting and enticing direction.

    Holosweet will be there for Season 5 and beyond!

  70. JPG | Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    I’m happy Rita is Dead she got on my damn nerves the Whole Series and man after reading some of the previous posts… which i stopped after a while from the complete stupidity of some of them… yall dont know what the hell yall are talking about.. yea most likely it might follow the book a bit in S5 in regards to dexter teaching the kids the code which he did in the books, which will be interesting to see.

    but in the books i dont know if rita dies in it im sure she Prolly does, but in the books they got their dark passenger from theirs abbusive father which wasnt actually introduced in the books

  71. gin | Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Season 5 will be the last. Michael Hall is battling cancer.

  72. jpliranzo | Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    trinity killed rita

  73. john | Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    how will he ever not be found out now mitchells family all saw him, he left evidence all over the empty house where the kid was being held, saved his life at the building site. Love the show but he’s caught if the writing stays true and smart.

  74. DM | Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    How is Dexter going to be a widowed dad raising 3 kids by himself AND be a serial killer? He’s barely ever home.

  75. Trinity Fan | Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter 5th season will definitely be the last one. Dexter messed so much when hunting Trynity (or maye better called Fournity) and made so many mistakes, that it is almost impossible to get rid off from such a mess. Too many people have seen him in ambiguous situations eg:
    - Batista watching him talking with Trynity at Miami Police Station
    - Debra knowing now that he’s a brother of Ice Truck Killer.

    Well, screenwriters – you need to work really hard to make a new season opening likely to believe.

    September 2010 – so many months to wait :)

  76. matthew | Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    rita was the worst. she was so irritating that i almost gave up on the show. glad i stuck around ^_^

  77. D.C. Smith | Jan 23, 2010 | Reply

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    Not likely. He has a BABY, remember…it’s not like he can just call up Deb and be like “watch the baby so I can go kill someone”.

    Personally, I found the interpersonal relationships (especially w/ Rita) to be the heart of this show. It was interesting BECAUSE Dexter obviously possessed the humanity he claimed not to.

    This is a step backwards plotwise, and not well considered as to where it will lead. First, without Rita, Dexter will now have NO free time where before he just had a little. There is no plausible way to write it up that someone else watches his kid from 9P-2A so he can go kill.

    Also, to the people who say “they’re basing it on the books,” Rita doesn’t die in the books…because she is important. Just like she was in the show. :( too bad they dropped the ball here and eliminated one of the best characters.

    Thirdly, just because some of the posters here want to call her a b$$$$ or whiney…guess what, she had a hard life, and I thought it was played pretty realistically…especially with Dexter’s sometimes absenteeism on the family front.

  78. zacho | Jan 23, 2010 | Reply

    Rita was the dumbest, most annoying, cheating s$$$, hypocrit, loser in the history of television!!! I only wish Trinity would have torchered her a little more before offing her pathetic a$$. Thank you writers for getting rid of her. Thank You, THANK YOU!!! I’m 100% more excited for Season 5 now!!! Dexter is REBORN!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  79. Josh | Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    Also important-what will the police think when they find the body? Dexter cant hide it because Rita’s disappearence would cause too many questions, but he cant leave it because Trinity is supposed to be gone. This may link Dexter to Trinity in season 5.

  80. shane | Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    CHRONIC BLUNTS AND DEXTER 9/26/10

  81. JOHN | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    wAIT I THOUGHT DEXTER KILLED THE TRINITY KILLER IN SEASON FOUR..??

  82. Aziza | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    I am disappointed that rita is dead but that only opens doors to more story line. I CANT WAIT FOR SEASON 5! I know that it will be great! I know the writers wont deliver anything not worth watching as they have done a GREAT job up to now. If you are a die hard fan, you’ll watch just to see what happens next. Hey, it could be good, it could s$$$… you’ll never know. PLUS i think they killed Rita off so they CAN have more to write. To tell you the truth I am glad they did it ( althought i didnt mind rita) now the possibilities ARE endless.

  83. Aziza | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    i also like Shanes idea :)

  84. Chris | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Jennifer, do you actually watch the show or what? If you did, you’d know that Dexter’s dad has been dead for years, & even if he wasn’t dead, everyone knows that the Trinity Killer (John Lithgow) killed Rita. I think you have some catching up to do Jennifer.

  85. Chris | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    It’s too bad for Dexter & for their kids that Rita was killed, but personally I didn’t care for her too much. She was kind of annoying. Dexter was busy enough with his job plus killing bad guys, but she always had to call him to pick up milk or come take care of the baby. It’s like she didn’t do a damn thing. Does anyone agree with me about Rita? Anyway, the next season’s going to be interesting I’m sure.

  86. Moses | Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    too bad some people who have learned to type are morons. I loved rita. I loved her naked, I loved her character. I’m sad to se her go but I am excited that dexter could be fully liberated in the next season, and like one of the posters said perhaps he meets someone that can truly share his passion, code, and life. A femme fatal serial killer… that would be hot. The cancer sucks though. I wish him the best.

  87. PANDA | Jan 27, 2010 | Reply

    I love watching Dexter, love getting thrown a curve ball just about every show. Can’t wait for next season, it’s the #1 reason I have Showtime…keep up the GREAT WORK WRITERS!!!
    LOVE IT!!!! Wish I didn’t have to wait so long
    for next season to start.

  88. Perrisian | Jan 28, 2010 | Reply

    I was actually GLAD to see Rita…removed. I found her quite irritating, NEEDY and me me me all the time.

    I don’t see how Dexter will have ALL THAT TIME available for killings as he will now have all the responsibility of the children. Anxious to see how he will resolve that issue.

    Looking forward, as always, to the series return.

  89. Ted | Jan 29, 2010 | Reply

    @ Matthew

    Are you stupid? When Dex gets killed or gets busted, he has to raise his son like Harry did. The final season will end like that, and then Rita has to die! And she did. They just made the seasons as it was supposed to be.

    Anyway… Looking forward to September, even if its a loooong time until its realeses. But god it’s worth the wait.

    Dexter <3

  90. masuka | Jan 29, 2010 | Reply

    Im Depressed from the finale yea i didnt like rita but dex did he should have tortured the f$$$ out of trinity i loved the 1st season, dexter the serial killer of murderers but as the plot went on throughout the seasons the new dex grew on me, it doesnt seem right that she was murdered or that harrison was in her F$$$$$$ blood next to her i thought harrison would be a normal kid just like dexter had hoped for, im a little dissapointed.and all you nigs that say your gonna stop watching f$$$ you pussys

  91. Griffin | Jan 30, 2010 | Reply

    I found myself so attached to Trinity that by the time the jig was up, I was very conflicted and upset by the thought of his death! I do, however, believe that Trinity WAS the one who killed Rita, and not some mystery character who we have yet to meet. I think that her murder was even mentioned in a round-about way during Dexter’s last conversation with Trinity, when Trinity tells him that “It’s already too late.”

    Regarding the death of Rita, I think that not only was it a riveting and necessary evil, but I was glad (although astonished) that she was gone! I found her irritating, bossy, and all in all, a dead end character.

    I think the show could probably do without about 75% of the women in the plot, women who are more of an aggravation than they are a pleasure to watch. And before you accuse me of being a pig, consider this… I am a woman myself.

    Deb, clean up your mouth and read a couple of books, maybe then I could tolerate you. I am always so annoyed by how slow you are to catch on, and how arrogant you are when you finally arrive at the conclusion!!!!!

    I am excited about season 5 and wish we didn’t have to wait until September for it to start.

  92. Griffin | Jan 30, 2010 | Reply

    By the way, rooting for you, Michael C. Hall. They say things looks like they will move in your favor. Let’s hope they do and you live a long, prosperous life.

  93. KASH | Feb 4, 2010 | Reply

    jenifer u r not getting it right. the dad of dexter is imaginary person in his mind.

  94. Linda | Feb 5, 2010 | Reply

    I love Dexter he is the best

  95. Linda | Feb 5, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t wait to c dexter next season

  96. Lei | Feb 6, 2010 | Reply

    haha. Dexter’s dad is dead..and has been the wholeee show! How could he have something to do with it. I didn’t realize Dexter and Rita are married in real life!!

  97. Dee | Feb 6, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, I was in shock when rita got killed :-( but she was holding dexter back, if she stayed,he would have gotten caught, but how in da hell is he gonna raise three kids on his own and have time for the dark passenger, I guess aunt deb is gonna step in….can’t wait for season 5!!!!

  98. hodaya | Feb 7, 2010 | Reply

    i really hated the end, i mean it was a big shock for every one but u think dexter had suffered alot and the writer was supposed to let him stay with his wife at the vacation and that’s it, i know that Rita was annoying but he still loved her/
    the end is really bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. K | Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    Just finish watching 4 season in a roll!

    I am shocked by rita ‘s death. I think it is a great twist at the end of the season will rita got killed but they handled it not very well! the timing is too sudden. It seems they did it in order to shock the viewer only!

    I dont think rita was an annoying wife! Married to Dexter is not a easy job. Although he treat her very well but without communication, a marriage cant last long! especially you married a serial killer!! hahah…

    Dexter seems losing his mind in Season 4.He kill what he want and think they he is doing the right thing. He completely forget and ignore the the code his father gave him. He suppose to kill the murderers who can escape the law!

    But Dexter is a good character because he constantly questions himself and find out who he is. This is something we should do in our lives to know ourself better!

  100. JJ Smith | Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    I love it…The ending was phenomenal…My fiancee had me watch one episode and i immediately had to go out and buy the first three seasons so i could catch up…They kept me on my toes and being the self acclaimed critic i am…I couldnt ask to be more excited, exhilerated, or entrigued by what the writers were doing as the story progressed…All i have to say is GREAT JOB! to teh writers and cast u guys have really taken entertainment to the next level.

  101. JJ Smith | Feb 8, 2010 | Reply

    Wow i just thought of the craziest thing…what if that never actually happened what if its a dream dexter is having after killing trinity and it turns out she isnt dead talk about a crazy twist…

  102. JaredWC | Feb 9, 2010 | Reply

    JJ I read that it wasn’t a dream.(unfortunately :/) Trinity actually killed Rita and Julie Benz will not be returning to the show. I’ve read through a bunch of the comments. Nothing to do with Dexter’s dad. The guy is dead! Dexter’s thoughts just take the form of his Dad. I was very bummed and upset when I realized Rita was gone. I really liked Dexter having a family and him defending them. But the writers always deliver brilliant brilliant entertainment, so I’m trying to trust them.

  103. Tuck | Feb 10, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah its unfortunate that Rita is gone, but how do you know that she didn’t want to leave the show. There are endless possibilities, and in the reality of Dexter Rita just complicated things.

  104. Koppe | Feb 11, 2010 | Reply

    OK Julie Benz becomes a desperate housewife, but does anybody know if the “Astor” and “Cody” will reprise their roles in the 5th season? Would hate for them to just “have gone to live with their grandma”… though grandma coming to Miami to “help”, or try to get custody, could certainly throw a wrench in Dexter’s plans. I would love it if they took a page from the books, and Dexter started to get the kids to follow in his footsteps…

  105. John | Feb 12, 2010 | Reply

    dexter is the F$$$$$$ man

  106. John | Feb 12, 2010 | Reply

    you all are stupid and u dont know s$$$ about dexter

  107. Gerard Gordon-Toylor | Feb 13, 2010 | Reply

    My bad, it’s season 5!! Even though it’s based on a series of books, the series does not automatically translate into a series for televison. Writers are required to make it “palatable for viewing” how many times have you read a good/great book and the writers, producers, directors got it wrong? All i’m saying is that this series is well done and I can’t wait for what happens next -having not had the opportunity to read the books. If i have read the book(s) then I don’t really care to to view the made for tv/movie version, if i have not read the book(s) then I will have a look-see, and this to date, is great viewing. Thanks for the corrections to what i may have been misinformed or ignornat about, ignorance can be taught however, stupidity lasts forever.

  108. Gerard Gordon-Toylor | Feb 13, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t beleive that there are ppl who didn’t know that Dexter’s dad is dead -and has been all along- or that Rita was really killed -duh? I know that some may have missed a few episodes however, a little common sense ppl – notice he (Dexter’s dad) never comes over for steaks and a beer, never interacts with the grand-kids/wife, his daughter, old colleagues at Metro? Pay a little more attention to the plot and then you will figure out that which is now confusing to you, ask questions -no question is stupid. To those of you who think that you are perfect and make no mistakes: GET A LIFE! There is no need to use profanity and call ppl stupid,they maybe misinformed or ignorant. By the way, ppl with a limited vocabulary rely on the use of profanity -expletives- when they do not know which word to use or they say ‘you know’ alot to fill in the blanks -read something without pictures in it for a change! Oh, and GET A LIFE!

  109. Tony | Feb 13, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, how the hell can dexters ghostly conscious have something to do with Rita dying idiot

  110. Jhoanna | Feb 15, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think Dexter will go back to being himself in season 5. Besides all the rage he’ll probably have from Trinity killing Rita, he’s still a father to three kids. Life will most definitely not be the same. I don’t think he’ll be free considering he has kids to go home to. Unless the writers make them live with their grandma or something. That would s$$$. I want it to turn out like the book with Astor and Cody turning out to be like Dexter. I don’t think it will happen to Harrison since he’s way younger then when Dexter was when Harry found him in the pool of his mom’s blood.
    But who knows… I hope they renew for season 6 and 7.

  111. mm17 | Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think that Trinity killed Rita….I think someone killed her in that manner to look like it was Trinity to the police but the baby sitting in her blood was a message to Dexter that could have only been left by someone that knew his history…..hmmmmmmm….who could it be and why?

  112. Kylie | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is the most awesome show on TV!
    It is sad that Rita got killed off but I think it adds to the show. :)
    I can not wait for the next season…!!!!

  113. Steve | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    why would you wanna see rita again?matt, snap out of it…she was in dexter’s way anyway.i totally understand that ”dexter” won’t be the same without rita but the writters had to give a solution because sooner rather than later she would discover him.so she was just an obsticle

  114. violet | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    I cannot wait i think it is brilliant of the writer to kill of Reta, how could you stop watching now, i can’t wait until September i love Reta shes the best <3

  115. David Bankson | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    You’re a moron. He is not “battling cancer,” he has one of the few types of cancer that is actually fully curable, it should be totally gone within a couple of years, and he should never have any sort of complications from it whatsoever.

    All you did was took a news headline and came to your own conclusions.

  116. fugit | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    Ritas death sucked. What I liked about rita and his son was that he was fighting the fight that we all fight, the attempt to manage our demons while trying to keep that which we love close. I had hope that dex could hold it all togetjer, it gave me hope that I too could hold all these things in tension… really sad and I think a fatal mistake by the writers. Rita part in this story made it accessable to more people.

  117. Nathan | Feb 19, 2010 | Reply

    you people cry too much. It’s a great show and i’m very interested to see how it turns out. Everyone who ditched the show after rita died is obviously full of s$$$ and is going to watch the season 5 premier.

  118. RC | Feb 20, 2010 | Reply

    I THINK THAT THE DEPATURE OF RITA’S CHARACTER IS PROBABLY A SIGNAL THAT THE SHOW IS COMING TO A CLOSE.
    THERE ARE TOO MANY VARIABLES, WITNESSES AND CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DEXTER, THE TRINITY KILLER, THE TRINITY KILLERS FAMILY TO BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN AWAY.
    PERHAPS THE SHOW WILL FAST FORWARD IN SEASON FIVE TO HARRISON BECOMING LIKE HIS FATHER WITH DEXTER PROVIDING HIS OWN CODE.
    IN ANY CASE, I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MIKE HALL RECOVERING FULLY FROM HIS ILLNESS AND SEEING WHAT HE WILL DO NEXT.
    JULIE BENZ IS AN OUTSTANDING, VERY TALENTED ACTRESS AND WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN WHATEVER SHE DECIDES TO DO.
    ANOTHER VERY CLEVERLY WRITTEN, WELL THOUGHT OUT SHOW THAT WILL BE MISSED WHEN THEY DO DECIDE TO CLOSE PRODUCTION.

  119. Allysia | Feb 21, 2010 | Reply

    okay, so anyone who has seen every episode would know…

    The lighting at the end matches the lighting of his moment with harry.

    I’m pretty sure he’s going crazy…
    The real twist would be if she actually died. THAT (as a dedicated watcher) would be a true twist.

    i need to find out where they are filming so i can go creep over and find out whats next!!

  120. dude...please | Feb 21, 2010 | Reply

    i wish some of you people would pay serious effing attention when you watch…alot of you are ridiculously retarded when it comes to some of your facts…. HARRY MORGAN was not a single father… he had nothing to do with Rita’s death idiot… hes deceased..just an image of illusion and part of Dex’s conscience.

    i cant even read further…im blown away all you “Dex fans” cant even get your damn facts straight..watch from the beginning to current end THEN comment with your “thoughts and theories” …………- holy f$$$.. i hate dumb a$$ people.

  121. megan | Feb 21, 2010 | Reply

    ok umm seriously? its not the writers fault..if you have read the books…you would understand much more..the books came out before the show..ur fuckin stupid..

  122. kylee | Feb 22, 2010 | Reply

    i think that rita was amazing and her and dexter together made a family that the children never had the chance to have.. and i feel that because rita is dead the children too will find their dark passengers.

  123. cesar | Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    what if rita isnt dead and that last episode was a dream? haha

  124. chris | Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    I think it ended great. I didnt hate rita but i didnt like her either. I think they killer her because she wanted to leave the show but could have just been a rumor. Its weird going back and watching season 1 everything is so different. It will be interesting in season 5 first how will he explane why the trinity killer targeted his wife? 2nd everyone says he will have room to kill again wtf now its wvwn worse rita watched the kids why he killed what the hell is he going to do with a 1 ta 2 year old and ritas to kids ?

  125. chris | Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    He will always be watching the kids or having to have his sister deb watch them and explain to the sitter were he will be its just like having her there. Plus one of the original wrighters left the show so i hope that doesnt hurt anything. I like it so far its alll been good season 3 in my opinion was the worst one so far. I think rita beeing gone is either going to be really good or bad but was def use to having her around. ( Like i said i herd they killer her because she had a movie or another show or somthing she was working on. Not sure

  126. Shaun | Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    First off , Dexter is a widow now … how is he going to have free time to kill . At least before he had rita there to watch the kids while he did his thing . Is going to be even harder for him now …plus Deb is going to be always there ..helping him out . glad she is dead .. hoped he would do it .

  127. Bry | Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    @josh I dont think so…the shows not called harisson nor do I think they will change it to that

  128. punahele | Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    ok how did trinity get rita…. how do u guys not think that it was the naboor the guy she kissed dexter hit the b$$$$ wat better way to get bak at her than kill her sucks that dex will have 3 kids alone he shouldah fucked that hot cop he killed

  129. Sandy | Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    I completely agree with you sarah….i couldnt stand her guts,and wat a brilliant way to end it,poor dexter…i didnt like rita but what a way to die,jeez :O !

  130. mainer | Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    dexter is the best series i have watched in a long time. first one in years that had me waiting anxiuosly til the next episode aired. this season is going to be great and i thought thta maybe he did the deed himself with rita. time will tell and september seems like a long wait.

  131. jola | Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    That was only dexter’s imagination, about rita’s murder…..she’ll be back….

  132. Chris | Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    The tv series only follows about 80% of the first book and uses base ideas from the other three. The show went it’s own way after the first season, and it’s better that way. The books are going too “Hannibal lector”. (lindseys hero is the author of that book series)

  133. You're all idiots | Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is married to Deb in real life Lei. You people are so misinformed. I feel ashamed to be a Dexter fan knowing all of you idiots are as well

  134. Taylor | Feb 25, 2010 | Reply

    I personally liked Rita and that’s why I loved that they killed her. The writers aren’t afraid to kill off a main character and they’ve showed it. Can’t wait for the next season.

  135. katie | Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    hahahaha. Im so glad they’re making a season 5!!!

  136. Tonii | Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    haha thank you !!

  137. Tonii | Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    if they finally catch Dex in season 5, Harrison could be the next serial killer for a 6th season…

  138. Russ | Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    First off, Matt one of the earlier posters, getting as upset as you did at the fact at Rita dying would be like turning off Romeo + Juliet as soon as Juliet died and not finding out how Romeo dealt with it (anyone who has an issue with me comparing a murderer and his wife to Romeo + Juliet should take another look at it) you should really give next season a chance.

    And secondly some of the earlier posters were talking about how great it is that Rita is gone because now Dexter has some freedom to go about his habit… Dex is a single father of three working a job that gives him next to no downtime…. not really a good life for a murderer ;) and that is why i am excited to see this next season so please please please time hurry up!

  139. Will | Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Just finished season 4 and I am still trying to get over what I just saw. I am still a HUGE fan of the show and I am not complaining about the ending, however, I thought Rita was the most adorable, amazing female character ever played in a television show. The series without her will never be the same for me. I will still watch, and I’m sure love, each episode. But without Rita in each episode to give me the wonderful feeling she always did in my stomach, I can say I will be disappointed. I am living a pipe dream here when hoping somehow they will plot twist the ending somehow into it being a dream he had after killing Trinity or another figment of his imagination the Harry was showing him. I can only hope. :(

  140. Crow | Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    The ending my god that wAs nuts wasn’t expecting Rita to die so I thought dream sequense and next season shed b back but I know I’m wrong I just don’t see how this was a good idea how will Dexter have time to be a killer if he busy raising 3 kids one and infant no less it will be interesting to see what the writers have in store for season 5.

  141. Rickey | Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    The b$$$$ is gone. Hooray!!!

  142. Tori | Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    I was surprised at the ending, obviously I need to catch up on some reading, but I think the show needed this. He was running out of explanations for her. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

  143. gabi | Mar 3, 2010 | Reply

    Uh….no shizzle! Dontcha get it, Dexter’s dad has been dead the whole time…duhhh!!! But anyway, does anyone else think that Rita was annoying as heck?? Man, sad thing that Trinity got to her, but she was just always annoying the crap outta me, and Dex too! LOL!!

  144. Jack | Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think mm17 is correct: Trinity did NOT kill Rita!!

    Think about it.

    1) Harrison sitting in the blood was a direct jab at Dexter’s “beginning.”

    2) Even though the bathtub murder was a staple of the Trinity killer, he reserved it for single young females.

    3) Anyone recall the movie “7″? I would think as Dexter is getting ready to butcher Arthur, (or Walter, depending on which season you watch) that Arthur would have taken a dig at Dex…basically bragging that he had already killed his wife.

    My guess is it’s gonna be Quinn…Detective Quinn has been up Dexter’s arse for a while now. He somehow found out about Dexter’s past (through Deb maybe?) and after his GF’s suicide and the fact she was the Trinity killer’s daughter…..thinking Quinn just loses it.

  145. b hope | Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    i think rita killed by eliot

  146. Jeff | Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    To put things into perspective, the season finale was the right way to go. The show is called Dexter for a reason. Essentially the other characters are only there to paint a picture, or other pieces to head the lead character in new directions. That is exactly what the season finale did. For the past two seasons they built the series to show how Dexter was dealing with his surroundings (that being how to balance his dark passenger with his family life). The series has a spectrum of light to dark. This show always creeps between the middle of those two, and lately has been shading more towards the light. What a better way to balance the future of this profound TV series!

  147. Patti | Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    Well, personally, I thought Rita was a little too needy and was beginning to get on my nerves! If you really miss her that much, you can tune into Desperate Housewives on Sunday nights – she is the newest character (plays a stripper/lesbian).

    I think Dexter’s surprise ending keeps me wanting more . . . can’t wait til Season 5!

  148. Val | Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    I think it was an unexpected and tragic end for Rita . I´m a little dissapointed by this.
    Anyway i´ll wait for next season.

  149. Dexter Team | Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    You had to start somewhere and that was season one. You loved it then and you will love it again. Im sure Dexter will love again, but he will most definetely kill again, and thats the part that we all love.

    I guarantee you will watch the 5th season, I would put money on that. (Once a dexter fan always a Dexter fan)

  150. Edwin | Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    Watch the show again, Trinity is so busy doing
    his own chores. While dexter is desperate looking to butcher him.
    My guess is the neigbour.

  151. phillie | Mar 9, 2010 | Reply

    Trinity’s son helped to kill Rita. Remember that the last time Trinity was in his house he told his son he was coming with him

  152. sarah....the whole dexter story | Mar 10, 2010 | Reply

    i am extreamly disappointed rita died heart crunching really i wasn’t expecting rita to die but your all right it opens up so much more opportunity for dexter to excel in more story line s the possibility’s are endless….someone would have had to know about dexter’s past about him being born in blood the end is much to similar to dexter’s childhood memories, sure the trinity killer aka arther could have looked into it but highly doubtful. towards the end arther was to consumed on trying not to be caught and trying to keep a distance away from dexter knowing what he is capable of hence arther wanting to flea miami. rita is dead yes but the trinity killer did not kill her arther did not have the time and dexter was behind him the whole way so it is impossible….someone who knows dexter did it someone who knows who dexter really is. the miami metro had released the bathtub murders to the public so it could have been anyone who had mimic the trinity killings, my guess is the neighbor aka elliot if you remember back when cody was in a fight at school because one of his friends dad’s said they saw dexter leave quite possible he was followed hmmm elliot anyone. sure elliot had a thing for rita but through out this whole tv drama there have been a few messed up minds i would not be surprised if elliot was angry at dexter and rita or elliot had his own dark passenger or i could be all wrong about elliot i dont know all i know for a fact is that trinity DID NOT KILL RITA it was a copy cat!

  153. chris | Mar 11, 2010 | Reply

    you didnt start watching because of rita you watched “dexter” because of “dexter” calm down smoke a bowl and stop being so immature.

  154. anon | Mar 11, 2010 | Reply

    Matthew,

    I doubt it was the writer’s fault since the character playing Rita signed a contract for a spot on Desperate Housewives earlier in the year… perhaps they were forced to write her out because she wanted to move onto a new show??

    Season 4 was awesome and definately a boost from season 3. Looking forward to the 5th season… definately agree with it being Quinn or Elliot the neighbor.

  155. Jack | Mar 11, 2010 | Reply

    I hear ya Ms. Sarah…..EXCEPT I don’t think Elliot only because of the “dig” at Dexter regarding Harrison in the blood.

    Joey Quinn or someone else wth acess to police records is still my guess.

    We and a few others KNOW it’s not Arthur/Walter simply because the writers want us to think it was….that way it’ll be easier to set us up for another twist.

    Anyone know why John Lithgow’s character(Trinity) changed names between seasons?

  156. rose | Mar 12, 2010 | Reply

    so glad rita died,she was irritating and always nagging…can’t wait to see what the future holds for dexter and the kids

  157. Jammers Hammer | Mar 13, 2010 | Reply

    Oh crap. Just when I thought it had potential.

    What if.

    Dexter and his sis room up cause they are both hurting. Then after a night of drunken fun they wake up in the same bed. All sticky and gooey, fully satisfied and refreshed. Ready to take on the world and all its killers…together.

    Golly.
    Incest-Murder-Dismemberment
    It couldnt get any better

  158. Taylor | Mar 14, 2010 | Reply

    Jammer, Are you dumb? It’s not incest because they’re not not really related. It’s disgusting that you would even think about that though.

  159. ivy | Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    dex will be caught, it’s only a matter of when.the final season he will be put to death, the final show will be his execution.

  160. Hammer | Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    I think Arthur killed Rita…I noticed in the end Arthur said “it’s all finished” … unless there’s a copycat killer, i assume his masterpiece is finished when Dexter bludgeoned Arthur’s head (grande finale) that ended Trinity’s killing spree and cycle.

    During season 5 I nearly threw up in some parts, because it was just too intense and i was on the edge of my seat, hah.

    Deb is going to keep fishing up Dexters past and since she is smart, connect the dots. When Harrison was found i his mothers blood by Dexter, i also think it was a symbolic “beginning” … like for arthur to kill a 10 year old boy … Harrison is Dexters beginning.

  161. overtime | Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    no no no. it could not have been the neighbor elliot. Rita would have never him in the house to cook or clean with a broken jaw and a fat lip. It would have confused her way too much, all the food and the germs. Well, geez i guess that would explain the bath. Dang, ok im wrong. it was the neighbor.

  162. george | Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    love the dexter series!i cant wait for season 5….they raised the bar with season 4 and we all wait for a shocking and dramatic new season…cant they release a trailer though?i know its early but we really cant wait for something!!!

  163. overtime | Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    Okay. This is the only other,lol, possible scenario. Trinity forced Rita to take her own life using the threat of killing Dexter and possibly others. Now Rita, knowing her life is, without question, moments away from being over is and was extremely concerned with the thought of losing Dexter and what it would do to their(her) family, finally submitted to trinity’s option. Seems logical to me. ALSO TO YOU TAXI DRIVER’S OUT THERE, what is standard procedure when multi-taxi-ing a family going on vacation to their first stop only to realize that a, now probably frantic, smokin’ hot milf forgot something at the house to which you turn around and drive back to wait while same said milf is juggling a purse, flopping baby, and the always hard-as-blank to find house key among the others all-the-while yelling “I’LL BE RIGHT BACK!!!!!” and never does? Lunch break? Mid-day stretch? 124-point vehicle inspection time, or some kind of actual concern or wonder? HMMMMMMMM….
    That is all.

  164. Jake | Mar 17, 2010 | Reply

    I’m a little bit pissed off that they killed Rita in such fashion, but i think the writer was trying to send a message that Dexter isn’t some super human killer…

    And that eventually, the police will start to make the connections “All the killers are dissapearing”…Another killer.

    Also, i like the finale because they made a straight comparison to dexter and trinity. Trinity could of just got in his mustang and drove off, but he went and killed Rita….Dexter could of just went with Rita, but decided Trinity was much more important, and thus went to kill him.

    They are both very similar, and i expect the police to be on dexter’s tail next season. Also, as for the passing of the code, what i’ve noticed is that Dexter is swaying farther and farther away from the code. And Rita is dead, technically, because he did so.

    I think he will be passing on the code to his son, and as soon as he does the police will catch up with him and bam…We got us a season 6 opener, 15 years later.

    Oh….Darkly Dreaming Dexter!

  165. Me | Mar 18, 2010 | Reply

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  166. MARK | Mar 19, 2010 | Reply

    Most of you guys are douches…. Trinity killed Rita .. It was confirmed by Julie Benz, The producers and John Lithgow several times.. Why are so many Dexter fans brain dead? Iam half embarassed that I love this show because so many of you dummies like it too.

  167. KA | Mar 19, 2010 | Reply

    I liked Rita but she had to go in order for the story to advance. One of the major themes this season was the conflict between being a family guy and a serial killer. I predict with the wife gone, Dexter will take the blood/revenge thirsty serial killer route.

    I’m quite curious to learn what will happen to the kids. Deb knowing about Dexter’s past, may cause her to pay more attention to his actions…who knows what she will discover once she does that.

    For those who think Dexter’s marriage was a fraud so he could act “normal” you are totally wrong. Although his relationship with Rita started on that pretext, he obviously did care about her. This is displayed on many occasions, such as when he punched out the neighbor…he was doing what he wanted to do, not what he felt he “should” do.

    I didn’t know this show is based on a series of books, I can’t wait to read them!

  168. Yaya | Mar 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t even season 5. I think it was a big mistake killing off Rita. And it WAS such a great show.

  169. Sue | Mar 20, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t want to watch seaon 5. It was a mistake killing off Rita. I’m so disappointed. It WAS a great show. Thanks for 4 great seasons.

  170. nessa | Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    didn’t you all hear the news? Rita is back in season 5 and it was all a messed up nightmare.

  171. StylezBabyy | Mar 23, 2010 | Reply

    are you dumb? its was the trinity killer you idiot it has nothing to do his his dad.. he killed him in one of other seasons .. wow tell how much you know

  172. t$$$ migee | Mar 24, 2010 | Reply

    ya dur

  173. Donaleen | Mar 25, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t mind so much tha Rita is gone. I just wonder what Dex is gonna do now raising a baby on his own. Rita was getting too posessive, getting on my nerves. I knew something was gonna happen to her. And besides, it’s about time Dex lost something close to him. This will give him a better perspective on things

  174. nickster | Mar 25, 2010 | Reply

    ive just watched season 1-4 could not stop in total shock and addicted, he allways shuts there eyes remember migal??? all dexs other kills i know its sick but hey its dexter man cant wait to find out season 5

  175. harry fische | Mar 26, 2010 | Reply

    good coments, but one hole you have with Deb is, blood is thicker than water, and if you paid attention last year, it does go quite a bit farther than adoption papers, since Dexter is Deb’s half brother. that’s what happens when you have the same dad.

  176. Ken | Mar 27, 2010 | Reply

    The death of Rita may partly be so Julie Benz who plays her can make films. She has a few films planned as shown on imdb.$$$.

  177. Ken | Mar 27, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter may have to chop Rita into pieces and feed her to the fish to cover up his association with Trinity. Then she’ll just be a missing person. She was nice to look at, as was the British woman Lila. They’ll of course need to replace Rita with another attractive woman. Has anyone noticed how Batista (spelling) refers to Dexter as “socio”? Is this a Spanish word, or is does he just instinctively know that Dex is a sociopath. Also, since Dexter has a short-circuited emotional switchboard will he even really care that Rita is dead? He could probably cook and eat his kids and not lose sleep.

  178. Dexterfan | Mar 28, 2010 | Reply

    Has anyone considered the fact that Rita’s killer (if she’s really dead, that is) could be Quinn? He’s quite suspicious…he was being investigated by IA, then he took money…Dexter knocked him on his a$$ and has been hateful at best toward him. Just a thought…

  179. LadybugSue | Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Rita is not dead….it is a nightmare that Dexter has!!

    There is no way the Trinity Killer go to her!

    Deb and Quinn will/should hook up since they both dated psychos!!! and each need a shoulder to cry on! :)

    Can’t wait for Season 5….

  180. Snoop | Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    First of all, on a show like this, it would be too much easy to believe that Rita died just like that. There are two reasons : 1 either she will be back in his imaginations like his father. 2 : she is not really dead and she will appear way later like the girl on Prison Break.
    Trinity is until now the best serial killer Dexter had to kill until now. It will be difficult to make a fifth season without risking to disappoint people. There is no way Dexter’s father is alive. However it would be fun to play something between Debra and Dexter like it happend between him and Doakes. I dont think there would be something interesting with his child. Its just a kid after all

  181. MARK | Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    SNOOP.. You are clueless . It has already be confirmed that Julie Benz WILL NOT be back this season. The producers and Benz said so HERSELF. She will NOT be back in the form of a ghost either as it is such a lame idea.

  182. Deedz | Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with a lot of the above comments, but disagree with a lot too. I can’t believe what some people interpret from the simple things that are included in every episode like Harry’s appearances. It’s merely the best way to include the code of Harry and how in times of stress Dexter’s mind always goes back to the code, and back to the order of Harry. Harry is not a real living character in the show, nor a ghost. C’mon people.

    I’m not fully happy with the ended nor fully disappointed. But, for how great the writing has been in this show, the writers sure left some loop holes in how Trinity could have possibly murdered Rita.

    1st Trinity searched Dexter’s address on the internet white pages. The only listing with a D.Morgan led him to Dexter’s old pad, now Debra’s. So, how did Trinity find the actual address.

    2nd If she was quickly going back to the house to get her I.D. the cab would have been still waiting for her outside the house while she quickly ran in, maybe even leaving baby Harrison in the cab (most parents wouldn’t)…but

    3rd All of Trinity’s killings were amazingly clean crime scenes he cleaned up after himself, so why the mess with Rita? Added to that thought…All of Trinity’s kills were in a pattern besides killing the wrong Kyle Butler when he got in the way. So, he never succeeded with his first kill of the ritual so why did he move on to the next symbolic kill in the bathtub. And to add to that even more all of the past bathtub kills were “younger” brunette females to symbolize his sister. So why kill Rita in this way, especially when he’s planning to move on. It doesn’t match his pattern at all, and was very messy.

    4th The end scene became kind of blurred as it does when Dexter sees Harry, or when he has other flashbacks or dreams. I know Dexter did see Harry and have a flashback in this scene, but the whole seen seemed to be this way.

    There are so many other things that made this episode messy. All I’m saying with all of this is that if they truly did kill Rita off, I surely expected a better way of doing so from the writers, with no loop holes like this. It’s anybodies guess to what next season will bring, and I like many others can’t believe we’ll be waiting until September. Also just because there has been statements about Rita been gone from both the writers and her actress, I wouldn’t say that makes it 100% official. It could be to through everyone off of what season 5 will actually include. I’m not saying that’s the case for sure either, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility.

  183. Nick | Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, who ever thinks that Harry is still alive should just kill there selves, i’ve met some stupid people in my time of life, but geez… why do you think the image turns slightly brighter and blurry… it’s just his imagination to help him reflect on what he should do or has done…

  184. lisa | Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    josh, no one knows trinity is dead so finding ritas body isn’t a big deal. dexter was “working the case so there’s you go

  185. Timzy | Mar 31, 2010 | Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with Deedz. Trinity killing Rita just seemed too rushed. I am not saying that the writing was not fantastic, but to just end a character that has consistently developed from a battered and distant woman to now a passionate wife…just to be knocked off? Come on. To risk sounding like a hopeless romantic, I will not say that Rita will be back. If you remember from the end of season 3, Dexter’s bandaged hand began to bleed on the white wedding dress of Rita while they danced at their reception. That was a classic piece of irony, contrast, and possibly even foreshadow of Rita’s eventual death. So if Rita really did die, the end scene of Season 3 was a great tribute to the finale of season 4.

    We have a bunch of cinics that complain about Rita’s character as annoying, needy, etc. Are you kidding me? She is a woman that became the product of every kind of abuse from not just Paul, but her mother. And not only that, we all know that there was another man before Paul. Obivoulsy that one didn’t end to well either. Now she has 3 kids, and finally a shot at what a good life should bring. Excuse her for being so “needy”. She damn well deserves it. Yes, this is a TV show based on a series of novels. I am keeping this in context. But if you want to continue the story, the whole point is not to just have some super-hero serial killer. How his character developed because of the anchor of Rita, and the inspiration of children, that was the point. There are too many loose ends that need to be tied up; both symbolic and narrative. I hope season 5 is not just the same cliche of a new serial killer coming to town that Dexter defeats for the 5th season in a row. The story deserves to see him develop more than that.

  186. MARK | Mar 31, 2010 | Reply

    DEEDZ…. You obvisously weren’t paying attention to the season Finale.. There is more then 1 D Morgan in all of Miami you douche.. Rita came home to get her ID… Why would the cab wait for her outside after she said shes getting the late flight? There was no cab waiting you douche. The pattern of Ritas death means nothing… especially since he never killed a 10 year old kid either. John Lithgow said Ritas throat was cut in a interview not her leg.

  187. Deedz | Apr 1, 2010 | Reply

    Timzy…Very well said comment I couldn’t agree more…

    Mark…Wow I love it when people have nothing better to do than to put down people, and call them names on comment boards like this. Each is entitled to their own opinion. Do you know how ridiculous you sound even typing douche so many times in such a short paragraph, such intelligence.

    Anyways, I was paying perfectly fine attention to my favorite show. If your claim is about there being more than one D.Morgan than it still doesn’t make it more believable that Trinity would have found the exact two only ones related to Dex out of all Miami as you say. But, it is a TV show so whatever. I’m glad you’ve cleared so much up, like you were right there with Rita about the cab and all. It was just a thought…

  188. Timzy | Apr 2, 2010 | Reply

    Mark…Trinity never killed a 10 year old before? Did you even listen to the last few episodes. A 10 year old boy was found missing in EVERY city that the bath tub killing, suicide, and bludgeoning occured. That means he killed 10 year old boys in every city he visited. And from what was revealed by Dexter finding Trinity with the boy at the 4 walls build, he probably placed a boy in the cement of every other site as well. Just thought I should clear that up. And another thing, what is with the language? There have been some highly intelligent comments on this board, only to be marred by people that think it’s appropriate to drown every sentence with expletives. Grow up. “Foul language is only the feeble attempt of an uneducated mind, trying to express itself.” Food for thought.

  189. EL | Apr 2, 2010 | Reply

    How did dexters dad have something to do with it…?! He is only shown as one of Dexters many mind tricks. Rita was killed by the trinity Killer and thats that.
    sorry

  190. luke | Apr 3, 2010 | Reply

    right…

  191. Shannon | Apr 3, 2010 | Reply

    I just think there was too much time devoted to Batista and LaGuerta (and their affair turned marriage) I was sorta wanted there to be more closure with Batista and his ex (the other vice detecive) Instead, there could have been another sub-plot added so Dexter would have someone else to kill. Kudos on the female cop turned family killer…nice touch.

  192. Rick | Apr 4, 2010 | Reply

    My interpretations of the show:Technically Dexter has no rights to Astor nor Cody. Those are not his kids and he did not adopt them so I assume they will go with their grandparents and Dexter will get custody of Harrison if not it could allow Rita’s mother to care for all three with help from Dexter. I see no reason to why there needs to be an explanation for the Trinity Killer killing Rita. First off it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t fit the profile. The Trinity Killer is a murderer. Yes it is true that it was not his profile but he never started it over since Dexter saved the 10 yr old boy from being missing. That in turn would make Rita’s death a motive for Arthur to pay back Dexter. Killing Kyle Butler was not his profile either, however, he killed to protect himself and his profile.
    Deedz – 1) Dexter could have been followed by Arthur. He already followed him once to find his work place. 2) Your assuming a cab stayed. But Rita was taking a later flight and her intentions might have been to take another cab later. 3) Arthur was going to kill Dexter since it was his only loose end. As I already mentioned he is a murderer so killing Rita might have been an added bonus to him since Dexter was not home and she was. 4) The original scene of Rita’s death was not blurred but after that it jumped back in forth between the now and his thoughts back to him being born in blood like Harrison.
    Mark – If you look at her neck in the last scene it is not cut so you can only assume that it was her leg and was done by the Trinity Killer.
    Griffin – You make good sense about Trinity being the killer to Rita. “It’s already too late” comment was my thoughts to on something bad happening that Trinity would get the last laugh. Even Dexter had a perplexed look on his face to trying to figure it out.
    mm17/Jack – I don’t take Harrison sitting in the blood as a direct jab at Dexter’s beginning. To me this is a shot at Dexter’s current life and being born in blood like Harry has said all along. Thinking that he could change who he was. He can’t be a family man and protect his family and also be the dark passenger. I do agree that Quinn will play a bigger role in the next season but not sure I would pass him off as a killer.
    Phillie – Actually no I don’t see. The last scene with his son has him saying someone stole something from me and his son was trying to convince his mother to leave now because Arthur was in trouble and insane.
    Edwin/Sarah – Dexter was not behind Arthur the whole time. You only assume that Arthur was too consumed on fleeing and did not have time to kill Rita. Dexter lost Arthur from the time Arthur woke up in his van until he started following him from the body shop. I don’t see Elliot being a viable.
    Fische/Jammers – Deb and Dexter are not related by blood. Incest could not happen. They do not have the same father. In Series 1 Dexter’s real father died at the hands of his real brother. Dexter’s real mother was sleeping with Harry. Harry adopted Dexter and has a daughter of his own, Deb. Deb’s mother died when she was in her teens.
    Jack – Didn’t catch any name change for Lithgow but I saw references by others about it as well. Anyone enlighten me on this subject because I did not catch a name change.

  193. Timzy | Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think there have been some great comments on this board. I know we don’t all agree, but we have a lot of material that we can discuss and debate. It would be interesting to create our own discussion board where we can continue analyzing the series. Maybe start from Season 1 and break down the story. Maybe analyze the novels as well. Anyone interested?

  194. db | Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    What about Elliott? He came on to Rita and who knows? Maybe he tried again and flipped out and did a copy cat? Something to think about anyway.

  195. pauly | Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    oh come on this is showtime awsome twist if that didnt happen the wow factor would have been gone,dexter is a drama if u didnt like that go watch young and the restless.This season will be amazing.

  196. micheal.c.hall | Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    wow jennifer obviously u dont watch the show enough dexters dad has been dead for like 10 years i bet u think hs mom is alive to

  197. mikey | Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    YES!!!!! SARAH DEC 19TH!!! I am glad that SOMEBODY shares my view on “perfect” Rita!!
    As I watched season 3 and 4, I was so hoping something would happen to her!!! Kudos writers, I hope to see a more vengeful, murderous Dexter in the coming seasons. I hope to hear “tonite is the nite” in EVERY EPISODE!!!
    KILL!!
    However, I do have a gripe or two.
    KILL TRINITY!!!???????
    That should have been drug at least into the next season, and we could have seen a vengeful scary kinda Dexter, boo. The seasons end alike in that aspect.
    AND. The whole trying to identify and be ‘normal’ QUIT IT SHOWTIME. You had your run for four seasons of this, trying to wear the “camo”!! QUIT IT! Give us a SERIAL killer already!!
    And quit it with the befriending the bad guy!!!
    Brian, Lyla, Trinity….Knock it off. It’s played out!!

  198. Randall | Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like you are speaking out of experience.

  199. beautiful mess | Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    all i have 2 say is no matter wut i think is guna happen…im sure it wont. dexter always has a way of takin me by suprise just when i think i kno wuts guna hapen next! cant wait 4 the next season!!!

  200. John | Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    Right up until the end I was more and more confident that Dexter, through Rita and the kids, would overcome his past and get rid of his dark passenger eventually. In fact, I thought that was a point of the story – that people can change given the right circumstances. The murder of Rita doesn’t preclude that, but Dexter is now missing someone who obviously was very important to him and the altering motivator is now gone.

    It was a good ending for a show, in the sense that strong endings evoke emotions and makes you think about things. Bad ending for Dexter and the kids though. And seeing the baby boy Harrison sitting in darkness in a pool of blood, just got to me. I think I’ll go to bed, think about my own little boy and girl and what I have and that life is precious.

    Emotional ending. I’ll await season 5.

  201. richard Goldwater | Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    If Dexter does not face his role in Rita’s death, then the series will lose its meaning. Like Hamlet, who was also accompanied and advised by the ghost of his father, Dexter had trouble killing a man who was a father figure to him. He did not advise Rita not to come back for any reason. He has learned that his sainted Dad abandoned Dex’s brother in the pool of blood. He has unconsciously contrived to repeat his childhood story, which now curses his own son, and Rita’s children – who may know someday Dexter’s role in killing both their parents.

  202. SAndra | Apr 11, 2010 | Reply

    thank you for Rita’s death ! I did not stand her, she was stupid, moralistic and boring !

  203. mary | Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    That’s what I keep wondering! You can’t be a single father of 3 kids, hold a full-time job AND be a serial killer.

  204. mary | Apr 12, 2010 | Reply

    I know! Rita’s parents will take control of her kids, and Dexter’s sister will move in to help out with the baby!

  205. Bill | Apr 14, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is the best show on TV right now. My wife told me about this when she watched an episode while traveling; we’ve been hooked ever since. I just read through all the messages here and I have to say I think the writers accomplished what they wanted to. They got US all thinking and waiting for the next season.

    I think that Rita’s death is a double edged sword that will cut both ways. Yes Dexter won’t have to make up excuse after excuse to his wife, but he will have to care for Harrison. Cody and Astor will most likely live with either Rita’s mom (That would be a horrible punishment) or Dex will have to adopt them.

    I know that John Lithgow (played an excellent character) said in the post interview that is was Trinity who killed Rita but Harrison sitting in the blood much like younger Dex does make one wonder. While Quinn is a scheming weasel I don’t like him for Rita’s murder. Eliot is not the man either, he wanted Rita for himself. If anything I would expect Eliot to go direct against Dexter.

    Season 5 is going to interesting in how the tie up the loose ends with Arthur’s family seeing Dexter in his “dark passenger” mode (Thanksgiving)and how Dex will deal with his new single parent role. I’m not going to sit here and try to predict where season 5 will go as the end of season 4 was totally unexpected but I think that Rita’s death will snap Dexter back in the a new very strict following of the Code.

    Just can’t understand why they are waiting until Sept to release season 5. Fall ratings have something to do with that would be my best guess. Until then I guess like the rest of us I’ll be Darkly Dreaming Dexter.

    - Peace out.

  206. ana b | Apr 14, 2010 | Reply

    Finally finished watching Dexter last night and i have to admit it is one of the most amazing shows i have seen! It really gets you addicted and wanting more. I was very sad that rita died(if she did) but i guess it does make sense because towards the end it seemed like dexter was running out of excuses about work and maybe would have led him to be caught. so for anyone else who is sad about rita just look at it this way: it probably made another season of dexter possible with tons more exciting twists and turns to come! yay

  207. real-life dexter | Apr 15, 2010 | Reply

    Personally, I was getting tired of Rita’s increasingly whiny and demanding attitude. Still, I didn’t want to see her dead. I’d like to see Deb kick somebody’s butt!

  208. Ken | Apr 15, 2010 | Reply

    I watched an interview with the actress who plays Rita. She stated that her murder was not a dream sequence and that the murderer was indeed Trinity. It was on youtube.

  209. Cameron | Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    This made me sick. I loved rita. She was like a breath of fresh air when she was in the show. Its sad. But am excited for the next season. Just a little bummed.

  210. John O | Apr 17, 2010 | Reply

    How’s about this one, it’s all a dream and Dexter wakes up in the plane from the nightmare and starts planning a kill while on vacation with Rita and Harrison

  211. Alice | Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    So here is one my thought. Now we all know that the trinity killer started off with killing a 10 yr old boy, which he attempted to do. Dexter was able to stop him. Killing the 10 year old was the start of his killings with the next being a girl in the bath tub. So will the police think that this was just part of his cycle?

    I love this show and I look forward to many more seasons. I can’t get enough.

  212. Stacee | Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Grow up Rita had to die Dexter was getting soft

  213. Dennis | Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Waaahhh get over it, the bit*h was cheating on you anyway. How do we know that you didn’t kill her so you could have all of her panties to wear for yourself.

  214. Dennis | Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    It was probably Harrison, after all he was alone with Rita and still there when Dexter got there, when he clearly had every opportunity to escape in her SUV….

  215. RAGE81 | Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    OMG!!!is all i can say.i just caught up from Laila season.Poor poor Rita if dexter did not listen to his dad this could have been avoided and Dexter would have known that she was at home,but it makes for a much meaner dexter.will dexter stop listening to his dad advice now? if he would have listen before and killed arther it would not have got this far.
    I love the suspense of and now i know there is a book i can’t wait to read it.

    WRITERS: U ARE DOING WONDERFUL JOB, KEEP ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!!!

  216. Jerk | Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Wanted to know when season 5 started and hadn’t finished Season 4. Way to go jerk-off. Thanks for ruining the end. Next time use common sense!

  217. Johnny Onetime | Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Word has it that we are instore for a big name actor to come on the scene in Dexter(season 5). Production is underway now and rumors are everywhere. I have even heard that Robin Williams will be the bad guy this season. We will just have to wait and see.

  218. dex fan | Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Robin williams??? Really?? he would completely detroy the show. he is one of the most annoying actors out there. All the writers need to do is watch..what was it?? one hour photo, and realize that he would s$$$ for the part of the bad guy.

    As for season 4, I was sad to see Rita go, but I can’t wait to see where it will take him!!! So far, I have absolutely loved the show.

  219. getreal82 | Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    4 thumbs up 4 the writers 4 doing away with Rita. She was such an anchor for dex ! Nearly had him go all ‘nice family man’ on us. Now we can see a new rage filled monster who’s let loose on the baddies. Cant wait for S 5.

  220. Callie | Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I did Not expect Rita’s death. However, I think it was the best twist yet. Now, Rita’s mom is probably going to try for custody of Ester and Cody, Dexter is going to be raising Harrison by himself and who’s to say Rita won’t make some sort of Ghost Appearance. This next season is going to be a MUST SEE. It will be interesting to see how Harrison grows up.

    Will he be like Dexter or was he too young to be as drastically affected as Daddy was by Laura’s death???

    I say this show is going to be around for years yet. GO DEXTER!

  221. Ed | Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon people! Killing Rita was supposed to break our hearts. That’s why the writers did it. She was Dexter’s hope for a “normal” life and he was kind of getting there. At least that’s what he said he wanted. I personally was shocked by her death. Now anything is possible.

  222. Marc | Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    The writers took this series to a new level with an ending that proved showtime willing to take chances after all!

    Maybe Rita will stay as a figment of his Imagination. Unlike his dead father maybe she would be the voice of reason?

    They have set themselves quite a task to surpass season 4

  223. Deb | Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I was glad to see Rita go…………she was waaaaaay too needy!

  224. Bud | Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Hahaha! People can be so stupid… why would you subscribe to showtime for one show!? I’m thinking… itunes? one time $50 payment or for a season pass??

    Geez Matt, I’m sure your sick of hearing you are a complete retard, but you really brought it on yourself…

  225. luffchylde | Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Lei… Dexter is married to Deb in real life… get your facts straight. Awesome show, it floored me when Rita died, but there is so much to look forward to! And so many unanswered questions!

  226. kitti morgan | Apr 30, 2010 | Reply

    dam straight I am so happy she is gone.always plugging away at Dexter.I stood up and cheered.sorry to all of you peps who loved rita but dex is better off without her.

  227. Elliott | May 1, 2010 | Reply

    Is this really how shallowly this show is taken? Did anyone read their Shakespeare in high school? Dexter’s dad is the Hamlet-complex, haunting father figure–yes it’s psychological, manifested supernaturally-that’s good drama–Dexter’s inner struggle is given a dialogue. The only way this show can end is with Dexter’s suicide: he must kill the monster. However, by removing Rita, Dexter’s responsibility to ensure that Harry’s legacy is broken is solidified. While Dexter’s passenger may be more angered by Rita’s (and consequently his happy future’s) death, this is Dexter’s chance to become a fully ennobled character. First, he saves Debra (simplest kind, saves her life physically); then Rita (more complex, saves her from her own bad choices in husbands); then Camilla (more complex, show’s her mercy); now he must save his and Rita’s children, and to do so he must kill the dark passenger (Harry’s legacy) and then himself.

  228. Fizz | May 1, 2010 | Reply

    Matt,

    I am upset too, i just watched the end of season 4 and I feel cheated. Why did the writers go to that extreme? Dexter’s life has to start over again with the same scenerio as his childhood? really?? They could have expanded the struggle of Dexter and Rita to have a normal life. I wasn’t tired of that storyline, was anyone? Rita posed a challenge to Dexter to develop feelings, and he was slowly doing so in recognizing his relevance to his family: his son and Rita’s kids. Ugh, how much can one person take anyway? First Dexter’s mom is hacked up in front of him, his adopted father commits suicide (because of him), he is forced to kill his homicidal maniac brother, and now his wife is murdered by a hideous killer? Geez, I know I am watching a drama but season 4 ending was over-the-top.

  229. Jon | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    The next season will be absolutely groundbreaking. The death of Dexter’s wife is a cornerstone in the plot of his life. He’s now turned into his old self only with more inner fire and rage, that bloodthirsty monster that only gets off on death and killing. That’s the Dexter we all know and love. Michael C Hall, the actor who portrays Dexter, lost all of his hair to chemotherapy for his dormant cancer episode – so we can expect to see an altered different Dexter – a crazed, hairless lunatic hungry for justice. Rita was Dexter’s only true liferaft. The writers are testing us as viewers to weigh our options in terms of what we’d like to see. Would you rather have good ol’ Dexter, family man, husband, father to 3 children and kills people sometimes – or Dexter the recently spoused lunatic with bloodlust and a long laundry list of criminals that need killing? I’m glad his family is out of the picture now. We can finally focus in on who he truly is, and what the darker side of Dexter is really like.

  230. cass | May 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thank God Rita is gone!!!!!! I am ready for Dexter to return!!! Can’t wait for September

  231. Poison | May 6, 2010 | Reply

    At Last Rita Left free to Dexter, Now We’ll go hunting freely, without no one to stop us in the fun

  232. Larry | May 6, 2010 | Reply

    Seems to me like a lot of commenters here are missing the major theme running through all 4 seasons of Dexter: his search for human connection, which drew him to Rudy, Lila and Miguel (in the doomed hope of a truly honest relationship with a brother/lover/friend), and which makes his family bonds strong with Deb, Rita, and the kids despite having to hide his identity from them (and even though he originally thought of Rita as merely cover).

    The show isn’t about a righteous vigilante who mows down bad guys. It’s about a lost soul striving to find his humanity. (A very smart and deadly lost soul…) So the loss of Rita isn’t about “freeing him up” to pursue his victims. It’s a gigantic setback in his quest for human connection.

  233. Judy | May 7, 2010 | Reply

    I cant wait for the season to start!!
    This is the only reason why I get showtime.. lol all the other shows s$$$ balls..

    Sucks rita is dead though..
    When I saw that last episode i thought maybe or hopefully it was just a bad dream dexter had or something… but I guess its not.. Oh well.. Rita was a great character and played a huge role to dexter.. Maybe now she will be just like dexters dad, popping up in his thoughts like a ghost giving him advice.. That would be cool and dramatic.

  234. melissa | May 7, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with sarah the b*&%# was a hassle although its going to be hard on the kids… and Dex will probably feel guilty but, he has a pretty great crew backing him up… and I dont think Deb will ever turn on Dex.. Cause thats when I will stop watching….But I cant wait for quinn to get a real taste of Dex… Be careful quinn don’t end up like srg.Doxs… Buy the 4th season in the showtime store online or in a video store the one I got off line suxs….( 50.00 ) ebay ….

  235. melissa | May 7, 2010 | Reply

    Stop saying he is not tied down dex is not going to abandon his role as a father…he is going to help the kids through this so they dont pick up dark passengers…. remember there is still a lil boy who lost his mother and an angry teenage daughter who needed her… deb and dex are going to play huge roles in their lives and we shall see how that turns out…..

  236. CharlieBoston | May 8, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, relax. It’s just a show.

  237. Fooy | May 9, 2010 | Reply

    Well am guessing the Dexter will be looking after the kids….idk….can’t wait for season 5

  238. BABER | May 11, 2010 | Reply

    GLAD YOU KILLED THE BORING WIFE! sHE TALKED TOO MUCH!

  239. Kristen | May 11, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t believe Rita is gone, at the end of the episode Dexter got rid of Trinitys body, by throwing it off the boat as he always does, then, being exausted from the season of chasing Trinity, he laid back and fell asleep and dreamt the whole thing…..I bet i’m right. Plus, Dexter isn’t himself without the support of his wife, at least I hope the writers aren’t trying to bring the show in another direction….if they are….IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK!!!

  240. Tina | May 12, 2010 | Reply

    It has worked so far! Dexter is the best show on TV! And for all you whiney babies out there cryin’ about Rita, she was annoying as hell and it’s called a PLOT! And BTW, for all of you that liked Dexter as a loving husband that wanted to change and be a good father- s$$$ it! It’ a story about a SERIAL KILLER. You want the other, watch the lifetime channel.

  241. Arthur Mitchell | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah! cool! kill dat b1tch!

  242. jennifer | May 16, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is not a widow… hes a widower…

  243. Keith | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    Dude way too serious…. You do know it is only a show right? Sounds like you had a little crush on Rita. They had to kill her off it was the only way the show could move forward. Now he can do his thing without the fear of hurting someone he loves and he can direct his anger at his enemy. She was so annoying anyway…. she knew something was wrong with Dex but instead of trying to work on it she started having feelings for the neighbor…. Good riddance she was a piece of the show I didn’t like.

  244. mike | May 17, 2010 | Reply

    no one cares what you think. i am a huge dexter fan and i support their decision. grow up.

  245. Lilly | May 18, 2010 | Reply

    You said it CharlieBoston…Wow, relax. It’s just a show.
    But I have to admit…it keeps playing over and over in my head…I guess it’s the scene with Harrison crying on the floor in a pool of blood … shocking! I can hardly wait for season 5.

  246. Gimle | May 19, 2010 | Reply

    The actor who played Rita – Julie Benz – already has another series. I was glad she got murdered. So many possibilites now:Dexter as a single Dad,vengence,the many ways he will express his grief! I believe he did love Rita, as much as that is possible for him. I can’t wait for season 5!

  247. justin | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if it will become like spider man 2 where tobey is so fed up, that he decides to stop working for a while..
    In this dexter, finds killers gone free, but hands over the evidience to deb and let the shield do the rest of the job!! More like, he’s punishing himself and he doesn believe in himself anymore!!

  248. justin | May 20, 2010 | Reply

    oh and btw.. the writers did mention that rita’s cahracters was made to be more annoying, so that the ending would be for painful in a bittersweet kind f way!!

  249. yrael | May 22, 2010 | Reply

    Awwww people come on. It’s not real. The writers have to keep it interesting so we keep tuning in. (again it is not REAL) for entertainment purposes only. They have to change things to keep it interesting for the public to watch.

  250. justin | May 24, 2010 | Reply

    dude…yrael… there is a site(i forgot), where the writers are giving their side of the story..and they did confirm that this was the best ending they cud think off..nd so they wnt mess it up by screwing up the pilot of the next season by showing that it was all a dream!!
    you’ve gotta accept the fact bro..

  251. Kristy | May 24, 2010 | Reply

    While at times I did fine Rita annoying, with Dexter suddenly a single parent of three kids, he will not have more time to do what he needs to do. He will have less time as he will now be the only parent and responsible for every aspect of kids’ lives. With this ending, I can’t even begin to see a direction the show can take in order to make any sort of sense. Not unless they have him give up all three kids. Which will be really annoying from a viewers perspective after the show spent so many season’s building in a particular direction.

  252. Craig | May 25, 2010 | Reply

    Rita is dead but not gone.

    She will continue to play on Dexter just like his father does.

    She will become the good angel competing against the Dad who was becoming increasingly cynic.

  253. Beana | May 26, 2010 | Reply

    Woo hoo!! Rita is dead. Now Dex doesn’t have her nagging him anymore. She just got in the way.

  254. pro-cat 6000 | May 26, 2010 | Reply

    Rita’s death was inevitable. Dexter is a dark show, her death was meant to be upsetting.
    How Dexter will deal with this loss will be interesting and entertaining, Im sure.

    My husband was so upset by the ending he wont watch it again either, we had a shouting match about it.

    I love the show, sorry to see the character of Rita die in such a horrid way and for his small baby to be born of blood the way Dexter was but cmon’…..its DEXTER. What did you think would happen!

  255. Candessa | May 27, 2010 | Reply

    The death of Rita was so upsetting for me and my daughter; we both said we won’t watch it again. But then after reading alot of these postings we have hope that maybe, just maybe, Rita will be back and that her horrible murder was just a bad nightmare Dexter had. We hope that is the case; she can’t be dead. I hope season 5′s script isn’t set in stone yet and if enough of us complain about them killing Rita off; they’ll find a way to let her back in. That would make us happy. This is one of the best series; probably “the” best I’ve ever seen.

  256. Capt Obvious | May 28, 2010 | Reply

    The scene was too bright. It was sort of miss leading to seem like another flashback. I didn’t believe that it wasn’t just another daydream until it was over. Kinda ruined it.

  257. IrishE13 | May 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, all of you that think killing Rita off in the last season was terrible for the series, you are all CRAZY!! Why in the world did you start watching Dexter to begin with if you wanted him to be some happily married homebody!? Rita drove me crazy most of the time and it was honestly starting to get a little boring. Dexter wasn’t himself, and how many times did he express that through his thoughts in the show?! This next season will bring back the true Dexter, and I think he will be darker than ever! Can’t wait!!!

  258. Rory13 | May 28, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone B*tching about Rita getting killed off and how it was the worst thing ever.. It was for Ratings and shock value and it did the trick.. I agree with IrishE13(This season will bring back the true Dexter).. Rita was such a burden if Trinity didn’t do it i’m sure Dexter would have eventually.. I mean come on, Rita was a nagging b*tch.. Alot of Dexter fans were tired of Rita.. 95% of your all your comments were retarded.. Do you people even watch the show and pay attention.. Cant wait for Widower Daddy Dexter…

  259. jojo | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    there is no season 6 yet….let’s get through season 5 first. dexter did have a mother for a short while. not just his “real” mother but deb’s mother as well. they didn’t really elaborate on that as much as the dad. maybe they will in time. as for rita dieing in the tub….will deb find out about dex…i hope not. dex has work to do.

  260. jojo | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    was bound to happen sooner or later….happy actually

  261. jojo | May 29, 2010 | Reply

    that’s a better ending…even though i don’t care for Rita it’s more of a twist than leaving it to know that she died…. in my opinion there was no real cliffhanger. trinity is dead…rita is dead…lundy dead…thank god. and leguarta and angel DO get it on still. i think they are cute together but don’t want the show to go off on them

  262. Jerry Roberts | May 30, 2010 | Reply

    Instead of chasing one bad guy for a season, go back to one bad guy per episode. that way its a differnt story every week!!!!!!!!!

  263. Paige | May 31, 2010 | Reply

    They made Dexter a GAY SERIAL KILLER!!!! in season 5 i’ve seen previews he was butt F&&&ing a man dead a$$ not lying so i’mma check out the first episode when it comes out but i’m pretty sure it gonna be stupid cuz i see they tried TOO HARD!! to be out of the box…i’m probley gonna forget bout this show if its really goin to be how they made it seem in the preview

  264. Jordan | Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Rita’s character was a overly whiny soccer mom. ‘Nuff said. They killed her so she could leave the show and go on “Desperate Housewives”, where she fits right in. Besides, she was getting in the way of Dexter’s clean up efforts.

  265. Adriana & Alejandro | Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter show is awesome my boyfriend got me in to watching the show and i got so addicted to it… Can’t wait until season 5 begins… I love dexter….

  266. jerome | Jun 1, 2010 | Reply

    you idiots rita was what made dexter, with out her when will he ever be able to kill who’s gonna watch the kids when the “dark defender” start itching for a kill. and as far a the F$$$$$$ a man in the a$$ i doubt it you’re a dumbass go play in traffic or chase a bird off a cliff

  267. marcial | Jun 2, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone was surprised by Rita’s demise, that’s what makes this show GREAT! they had us all wrapped up looking to see if Dex was going to be able to get Trinity and caught us off-guard to something that was obviously imminent. There are sacrifices to be made in order to bring out the emotions of the viewer.

  268. david | Jun 2, 2010 | Reply

    well Dexter has no real emotions. He is cut off from them.. So this would be interesting to see him try to act out the lose of his wife. A part of him was in love with her.

    So now i think the code will change a bit out of confusion with his emotions he will start killing at random and he fights with himself to gain control and keep his old code. But he gets sloppy and then a new comer someone just like him but a female would get him back on track.

    And her story would be and should be the same people that killed Dexter mother is the same ones that killed this new girl parents and for her it was revenge… until she got caught by who else. Dexter Father. Then teachers her the code secertly before he dies. and there should be flash backs of Dexter meeting her as a child. And he feels a connection some how with her… DAMM i have alot of ideas…. so i hope the writers would consider taking me in for some good ideas… see im just like Dexter LOL j/k… but dont u wish u could be….

  269. Hampe | Jun 3, 2010 | Reply

    Its not F$$$$$$ true how the hell could they lett rita die? OMG

  270. Gaudamn | Jun 4, 2010 | Reply

    Holy crap I watched 4 seasons in about less than two weeks, couldn’t help myself. All the characters have been build up so well, especially Deborah “F$$$$$$” Morgan apart from dexter himself. Didn’t like Rita at all but didn’t want her to die. The finale was fucked up just what people didn’t expect, therefore; just right!

  271. Lolita | Jun 4, 2010 | Reply

    It was about time to get rid of Rita, she was soooooooooo annoying!

  272. madison | Jun 4, 2010 | Reply

    It’s not too late writers.. give us rita back – the famous ‘ it was just a dream” episode can still fly and make up happy and give hope to dexter becomming human still has hope. It was just too much. …. I also usuallly rewatch my old dvd’s over the summer but now do not want to. too sad to look at rita and the hope she had given Dexter learning to love someone – as much as Dexter can. Remember Just A Dream can still fly- seriously don’t know if i have the heart to watch it since i can’t even bring my self to – Julie Benz was a perfect Rita and the only hope he had at true love… help bring rita back

  273. madison | Jun 4, 2010 | Reply

    that episode may have been the beginning of the end..

  274. Jahkim | Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    Ilove this show it is great and im mad that it takes so long for the 5th season to come out i feel like i’ve been waitin years for it to come out

  275. Jan | Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    Here it is……..

  276. Jan | Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    did you get the dexter beginning/?????????????

  277. Cindi | Jun 5, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think Rita was knocked off bc her husband in real life has cancer & she wants to be with him through his treatments?

  278. Rick Berry | Jun 6, 2010 | Reply

    why does it take so long for every new season to come out. wouldnt they do better to have a new seson start just a month or two after the end of the last. I understand this year with m.c. hall fighting cancer but it is this way every season!

  279. Ian | Jun 6, 2010 | Reply

    Some things the showrunners have confirmed.

    Rita is dead. It was not a dream, she won’t be appearing in visions like Harry. She’s going to be in the premiere, probably in a flashback or something.

    There will be no Big Bad this season.

    Dexter and Deb will be raising the three kids, in Dexter’s old apartment.

    That gay thing from earlier? I saw a clip of M.C. Hall kissing a dude in a club that was trying to give him drugs. Willing to bet he’s playing along to get the chance to kill his target.

    And, slightly spoilerish (but not really, just gives general direction hints): ausiellofiles.ew.$$$/2010/03/05/dexter-season-5-spoilers/

  280. Ana | Jun 8, 2010 | Reply

    Totally awesome show! Rita’s death is sad and I enjoyed the character along side Dexter but now that she is gone… I can only imagine the entertaining storyline that opens for Dexter. He is now left to feel anger, depression, bitterness… can’t wait for seasson 5!

  281. Alicia | Jun 9, 2010 | Reply

    I am totally distraught over them killing Rita. I mean it does make for good TV. I was dumbfounded. But, she was such a staple. Not only in the show; but also for Dexter. She kept him grounded and real. She helped cling to his “humanity”. Poor Dex, what will he do now?
    I am REALLY interested in if Deb will actually figure out about the “true” connection between her brother and father.
    GREAT SHOW!!

  282. Elizabeth | Jun 9, 2010 | Reply

    Yay for season 5 and hopefully there will be a 6th season as well. Like many others I’m also glad Rita’s gone. She was annoying. I’d like to see more of Deb… It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the kids. I have to wonder if Aster and Cody won’t be in the middle of some custody battle with Rita’s Mom and Dexter?

  283. Ron | Jun 9, 2010 | Reply

    Trinity did not know where Dexter lived since he went to his old apartment where Debra now lived. He was also in a hurry to leave town and had no transportation since his car was being repaired and painted. I thought a great start to the season was to have Dexter wake up from a dream the next morning with a phone call from Rita. I don’t see how Trinity could have found where Dexter and Rita lived. Dexter’s phone number and address was not in the phone book. Oh well I guess I’ll still watch your show.

  284. David | Jun 10, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter is one of the best tv shows i have ever watched!! I fink that killing Rita was harsh but it made the season have the type of dramatic heart pounding moment it needed, it truley is a shame that Ritas gone coz she brought beauty in to the show even doe she was annoying, always wanting Dexter to talk, its like shut up woman!!! haha eneys i cant wait for season 5 its guna be a diffrent class of Dexter…….

  285. cory | Jun 10, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think it was Trinity that killed Rita, I think it was the next door neighbor who was hitting on her.

    We’ll have to wait in see.

  286. Rick Berry | Jun 13, 2010 | Reply

    @ cory I often thought the same thing. would be a nice twist and plot to the next season.

  287. John | Jun 13, 2010 | Reply

    it is pretty obvious that everybody that still think that Trinity didn’t kill Rita, Didn’t watch the interview with Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow, THEY SAY TRINITY DID IT….

    Looking forward to the next season :)

  288. brad | Jun 14, 2010 | Reply

    Thats a bit over the top. Its a show about a guy that kills people. If you think its too much go watch Gay’s Anatomy.

  289. brad | Jun 14, 2010 | Reply

    Im glad she is dead. Now he can stop being a Husband and start to do some more stabbing

  290. Lynda | Jun 17, 2010 | Reply

    The last 4 episodes of season 4 OMG I still get chills.I couldn`t be happier that Rita`s gone. Annoying & clingy are putting it mildly. A pissed off Dexter who`s unable to extract revenge by killing Trinity over again, what a wild concept, bring it on writers. Sept. 26th is way toooooo long to wait. Yeah, go Dex !

  291. Carmen | Jun 17, 2010 | Reply

    I am glad Rita is dead…I hated her and her stupidity. She always had issues…thank goodness Trintity killed her. I am looking forward to having Dexter go back to his old self again!

  292. Jen | Jun 17, 2010 | Reply

    Did anybody see the leaked trailer for season 5? I hope that it doesn’t turn out to be true because it is weird!!!

  293. Shaun | Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think aliens killed Rita. Rita was a top secret vulcan agent meant to discover the intense pattern of mitocondrial DNA. The Klingon assassin pulled a Harry to pin the murder on him. Ever since the Kennedy administration, relations between the klingon empire and USA have been stretched.

    Expect Barack Obama to guest star in Dexter 5: Dexter does Dallas!

  294. ELIZABETH | Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    Rita had to go, she was cramping his style.
    I liked her but the show is better off without her.
    Now he can really get down to business…

  295. Electra | Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    I have never laughed as hard in my life when I read these postings…These comments are better than a comedy show! Remember some of these postings could be from kids which is why some of the facts are off! OMGoodness my stomach hurts!

    I thought the finale’ was AWESOME and I was so shocked! Great ending to a brilliant season. Dexter almost got caught on many occasions which put me on the edge of my seat. The writers are going to have to be creative to get Dexter out of this mess; there will be a lot of explaining and eyebrow raising reasons why things happened. No doubt Dexter’s subconscious father will continue to mentor him even from the grave. I can’t explain the excitement when in the last episode Dexter entered his house on his cell phone calling his precious (but annoying cry baby) wife only to hear her cell phone ringing in the house! WOW what a rush! Talk about unexpected!

  296. Courtney | Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Gerard Gordon-Toylor on almost every thing. The only thing I disagree with is about Rita. I never understood why no on liked her. I thought that she was one of the realest characters on the show. She showed how difficult it was being married to a workaholic and having three kids. She took care of them, day to day, and dealt with a distant husband. Anyone else in her position would have done what she did, or worse. She could have had an affair with her neighbor, but realized that she loved Dexter too much to hurt him like that. A weaker person would have succumbed. She loved him did what she thought was right. I’m not saying that they should have killed her because I thought that it was a great twist, but I really hate the Rita-bashing.

  297. dd | Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    dexter turns gay.hum not what i expected

  298. ? | Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    Hey! Dexters dad were killed by Rudy(Brian Moser), Dexters Brother!

  299. Rick Berry | Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    what rwist will happen this season?

  300. Rick Berry | Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    sorry that was a type O I mean what will the twist be this season? any ideas.

  301. Mark | Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    That was the best season finale I’ve ever seen. If you’ve watch Dexter from the beginning you’ve got to appreciate the symmetry of it.
    It was Awesome!!!

    my only concern is, how the hell do you top that?

  302. Taylor | Jun 23, 2010 | Reply

    It was all perfect! So far so good.

  303. suzy | Jun 25, 2010 | Reply

    Im mad they killed rita off. what can top that.

  304. Glen | Jun 25, 2010 | Reply

    That was a great ending to season 4. I liked Rita but she would have just cramped Dexters style anyway. She will be there in spirit, so she is not really gone lol. Lithgow was such an awesome villian, I have always loved watching him, no matter what he does, he is fully committed to making you believe what he is doing. Anyway, there are so many possibilities now for season 5, Cant wait to see what happens next

  305. George | Jun 27, 2010 | Reply

    Can you say dream sequence?

  306. George | Jun 27, 2010 | Reply

    There wasn’t enough time for Lithgow to pull it off. Dexter was on him all day. It was a bad dream.

  307. big beanie loco | Jun 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad rita is gone. She was getting annoying. I’m just upset they didn’t show her t$$$.

  308. Spiritmaster | Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    One word Randy…punctuation!

  309. me | Jun 30, 2010 | Reply

    maybe its just a dream. If I were a brilliant writer from this show I would make it so. The reason would be an abortion of his fathers memory and chalk it up the a continuing sense of loss of control in which Dexter gains the upper hand on his “seemingly normal” life. Or …………..

  310. natalie | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    matthew your so emotion… pretty dumb. dexter rocks! i love rita. but it was a great ending.

  311. natalie | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    sorry emontional*

  312. natalie | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    i thought it was a dream at first too! now i think its for real.

  313. natalie | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    rita (julie benz) was actually really sad that she had to leave the show or maybe she just said that for publicity but they put her on desperate housewives… sooo…

  314. natalie | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    these comments are pretty damn funny! i love it.

    MICHAEL C HALL is my favorite.

  315. Rick Berry | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    going to rewatch season 4. just whant to see if thier is anything missing or that does not make sence.

  316. Lisbeth | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

    I totally agree that Rita was annoying and I’m glad she wasw killed off. Her voice was the most irritating for me and yes she did get in Dexter’s way. She was defenseless, useless and poor Dex had to work full time and still run errands for her? Come on!!! She so did deserve to be written off. Remember people everyone is entitled to an opinion, no need to post insults!!

  317. Kristen | Jul 4, 2010 | Reply

    There was an interview that ran right after he season finale with Michael C. Hall and Lithgow. They promised that Rita’s death was not a dream. Anyone else see this?

    Although, Rita was extremely irritating as a character, I liked that she brought out a different side of Dexter. Her death, however, is going to really shake up the plot. I can’t wait to see what happens next! I’ve been going through Dexter withdrawals for the past few months!

    Anyone hear about rumors of Julia Stiles joining the cast as a new “love interest”?

  318. Do | Jul 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hi I’m French and I just wanna say : France loves Dexter !

    Rita died, it’s too bad but I trust the producers, season 5 WILL be great, like every other season.

    I just hope Harrison will not be as tortured as his father, poor boy :’(

    You are lucky you will be able to watch Dexter on TV, I’ll have to wait 3 or 4 days after each episode for the subtitles …

    Bye !

  319. Darren | Jul 4, 2010 | Reply

    Any of you think that MAYBE the actress that played Rita wanted off the show??? Maybe they killed her off because she wanted off? You wanna unsubscribe for that reason who cares? I know there will be some awesome story lines to come! Rita was friggin annoying anyway!!

  320. Quit crying | Jul 6, 2010 | Reply

    Ha Ha Ha Ha you sound like a little school girl i hated rita she was annoying im glad she got the axe

  321. Ran | Jul 7, 2010 | Reply

    I am glad Rita is gone and all these people that are upset and so mad like the person on here by the name of (MATT). Seriously man, this isn’t LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, fine by me that you don’t have showtime anymore so go watch american idol or glee MATT and let the others enjoy the show. First off Rita was annoying beyond belief and she almost ruined the series for me with her soft hypocritcal voice and constant nact for trying to create problems that weren’t there and the frustrating way she would always butt in with his personal life, like being a homocide detective isn’t enough to keep your mind busy. Anyways I cannot wait to see how SEASON 5 will play out because Dexter works better with nothing holding him back. And the person named SARAH on here, rock on babe, I second you

  322. Chayse | Jul 8, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry to disappoint you but dexter isn’t based on the books. The series barely follows the tracks straight from the first book, and then second book has nothing to do with the second series and so on.

  323. Mon | Jul 8, 2010 | Reply

    Rita is not gone,Trinity will not break his own code just for some cash or blackmailing!
    I am pretty sure Rita is just Injected by a Sleeping Drug(What Dex Did do Trinity on his Van)! We will see a New Dexter that will try to change his code because of the fact that He almost Lost Rita this Season 5!:}

  324. lina | Jul 8, 2010 | Reply

    well….i almost read every comment for dexter….i was shocked too when i saw rita dead in that bath tab….but i wouldn’t expect something else from tha writers…otherwise it would be poor , dump and “nurdy”…if you know whT I mean….he is a serial killer after all…family and kids and everything passed through his life like a flash….why would he change?because we people like tha side of the good ones?nobody has ever reached tha side of the killers….tha excuses they made for killing and the reasons….and this is tha interesting part of this serial….i absolutely loveit…i love dexter…he has a piont….it is a risky series for young and angry kids but i think that every one of us has this side inside…only it is hidden good enough…looking forward for the new seasons…

  325. aNIL | Jul 9, 2010 | Reply

    if rita goes n dex is all alone…..dis show gonna s$$$….wel abut my view…i was totally hard broken when i saw rita dead….stil can’t believe rita’s gone…whtever it is…just just wanna mak sure those writers better do a great work aftr d season 4 fianle….

  326. Sammy | Jul 10, 2010 | Reply

    What do they mean he’ll have a lot of time on his hands? He will have his two step kids and his son Harrison to take care of because, since their mom is now gone Dexter will have to take on both parental roles. So, in actuality he will not have all the time in the world. Who will watch all three children? Enough said.

  327. kevo mckev | Jul 11, 2010 | Reply

    well im glad rita is dead actually, she was to full of drama for dex. i think he should put the kids up for adoption, and get back to business!!! and you know his son is gonna be the next dexter of the future, he ended up in a puddle of blood same as dex when he was a lil one!! and with rita gone, think of the money showtime will save on payroll !! ( she was hot though ) ill miss that.

  328. anonymous | Jul 12, 2010 | Reply

    Are you a retard? Dexter’s dad died a long time ago. I hope you were just playing. If not then you clearly know nothing about the series. Cracker a$$. Go see a doctor.

  329. anonymous | Jul 12, 2010 | Reply

    Your a dumb a$$. How the hell could you even consider that they would get rid of michael c. hall? people love Michael c. Hall. I mean killing off Rita was a bit of a stretch, but the main character of the show? And Dexter’s dad didn’t “somehow know a code” for killing humans. He made the code dipshit.

  330. anonymous | Jul 12, 2010 | Reply

    Jesus Christ stop being a prick and get the f$$$ over it. It’s a tv show jackass.

  331. AndreH.007 | Jul 13, 2010 | Reply

    what a great TV series, Definately one of my favorites. The season 4 ender is an ender of all enders. i for one can’t wait to see Season 5. Julia Stiles will be playing a new woman in Dexter’s life, so at least we will have a hot a** chick to go along with Deb.

  332. stan the man | Jul 13, 2010 | Reply

    the season finale was intense!

    i initially thought also Trinity killed rita….but after some thought, i’m inclined to thinking that the killer is someone privy to dex’s past – why else would the killer simulate the whole kid surrounded in blood thingy? that was exactly what dex went through.

    so me thinks the killer wanted dex to relive and get a feel of his past.

  333. rita | Jul 13, 2010 | Reply

    I cant believe…The trinity killer killed me…..so meaning, im already dead..ohh know…i am a ghost!!! huhuhuhuhu….
    I’ll be joining harry in giving ideas to Dexter in next season… =P

  334. Kevin | Jul 15, 2010 | Reply

    THIS IS SOOOO COOL!!!!! ONE OF MY FRIENDS HAD SAID THAT THEY HAD CANCELED THE SERIES AND I WAS LIKE WHAAAAA NO WAY BUT NOW THAT I’VE SEEN THIS I AM SOOO NOT GONNA MISS AN EP.

    I CANT WAIT :)

    RITA GOT KILLED.. HAHAHA I DIDN’T CARE!!!
    UNLIKE OTHER PEOPLE OVER HERE…

  335. Johnathan Collins | Jul 15, 2010 | Reply

    Im not watching the season opener. its tooo much man on man action

  336. ADAM | Jul 18, 2010 | Reply

    I was just as upset..

    The same with every main seasonnal character that has passed on..

    I thought this seasons was lundy…

    not rita….. i was shocked….

    You shouldn’t be upset though….

    I mean this show is built on huge twist and craziness…

    and the writers delievered…..

    their job is to get reactions .,..and man did they get it….

    I don’t know if dexter will ever be the same without rita….
    she was a great chara…

    I’m genuinely intrigued now…

  337. shira | Jul 18, 2010 | Reply

    I SAW A SPOILER FOR SEASON 5
    IT WAS ALL ABOUT DEXTER BECOMING GAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    I HOPE ITS NOT TRUE!
    MABY THEY TOOK PEASCES OF A DIFFERENT TV SHOW THAT Michael C. Hall PLAYED IN AND SAYED IT WAS FROM THE NEW SEASON!

    LOVE THE TV SHOW COULDN’T STOP WATCHING IT!!!
    RITA’S DEATH WAS JUST SO NEADED. I MEAN HE CAN’T STAY FAMILY GUY FOR EVER NOW THAT THERE IS NO-ONE TO KEEP AN EYE ON HIS EVERY MOVE!

  338. vale | Jul 22, 2010 | Reply

    i hope quinn and deb DO IT.

  339. EH | Jul 22, 2010 | Reply

    Tha show is called Dexter not Rita! Who cares if she’s dead? Dexter rocks! I’m a viewer for life!

  340. Will | Jul 23, 2010 | Reply

    First off several of Trinity’s victims had kids so someones comment doesnt make sense Rita could still be dead.

    Also if Rita is dead some questions need to be asked

    1. How did Arthur find Dexter’s home he looked up his address and that led him to his apartment where Deb now lives.

    2. How did Arthur get to Dexters new residence even if he did find said address as he picked up the mustang on foot seems odd that he got to all these places, Debs apartment Dexters house and killed Rita and the body shop in the time it took Dexter to drive from Arthurs residence to the body shop where the mustang was

    3. why was there some blurryness as they showed Harrison sitting in the pool of blood and as Dexter walked away with him

    4. When/How did Authur kill Rita as she rode in a taxi to the airport she must have returned in a taxi and as she was just getting her ID dont you think she would have kept the taxi waiting and surely he wouldnt have left without being paid.

    Several things dont add up they will have some explaining to do in season 5 can’t wait and it was definately a twist I wasn’t expecting.

  341. mick | Jul 23, 2010 | Reply

    Hooray for season 5. although i was surprised by Rita’s death it will make it more interesting and give him some rage to add even more of an edge to his already edginess . His dealing with the family stuff and making up excuses was getting old, i can’t wait until Sept.26th.

  342. darci | Jul 25, 2010 | Reply

    cant wait for season 5.the previews are crazy i thinks now she really is dead.man i wish theyd speed it up

  343. vale | Jul 25, 2010 | Reply

    i just saw the preview and i had to watch it like 80 more times… sooooo intense. i can’t wait. but i’m scared. quinn is the new dokes…. doesn’t look good for dex. :(

  344. Happy Harry Hardon | Jul 26, 2010 | Reply

    Dexter (or rather his split personality) killed Rita.

  345. Jonny t | Aug 2, 2010 | Reply

    you people must GET A LIFE!!!!! Its a SHOW. IT ISN’T REAL, other breaking news…. MOST TV SHOWS AREN’T, Dexter is a Made up person and the writers who INVENTED HIM have all the rights to take the story where THEY deem appropriate, NOT YOU… You haven’t wrote anything. Except a STUPID BLOG, So put down the Big Mac and relax…. IT’S NOT REAL… By the way it’s going to be GREAT now that they got rid of that BORING RITA and Dexter can go back to what he does best. Murdering scum bags!!!
    THE REST OF YOU GO WATCH THE NEWS IF YOU WANT REAL CRAP….
    MAN…..IDIOTS..GALORE!!!

  346. the "MAN" | Aug 2, 2010 | Reply

    YOU PEOPLE ARE BLOW HARDS… NO BRAINS…
    NO WONDER AMERICANS ARE ALL FAT AND OBESE…GET OUTSIDE…WALK..DO SOMETHING FATTY… IT’S A FRICKING TV SHOW YOU IDIOTS…DEXTER IS NOT REAL…AMERICANS ARE ALL STUPID AND FAT!!
    THAT’S WHY BP IS SCREWING YOU BECAUSE THEY CAN BECAUSE ALL YOU NEED IS MONEY AND FOOD AND YOU CAN BRIBE A STUPID FAT AS. AMERICAN…
    RETARDS!!

  347. stephanie | Aug 3, 2010 | Reply

    I cannot believe they killed rita off but in order to get dexter back to his old self as we all love it had to be done. Now as the kids go. being dexter isnt astor and codys legal guardian im waiting to see what goes down with that.

  348. vale | Aug 5, 2010 | Reply

    johnny t and the “MAN”
    you guys are really rude, and you guys are criticizing us dexter fans for commenting on this page, and what are you guys doing???
    so why don’t you mind your own business and go be jerks some where else. thanks.

    and ps- the “MAN” is a stupid name.

  349. deb | Aug 5, 2010 | Reply

    WHOA!!! I can’t wait for the new season…I have been on the edge of my seat looking soooo forward to the first show.
    So many stories in one…..Thats what I love….you can’t miss a show or you miss so much…I LOVE DEXTER!!!!!
    And I agree with you Vale…those two jerks just dont get it.

  350. Danielle | Aug 6, 2010 | Reply

    I loved Rita, and she wasnt a control freak, she was a wife that wanted her husband to tell her the truth, he couldnt, but i dont blame her, but everyone is rooting dexter on including me, hes got that code.
    it sucks she died but im seriously gritting my teeth waiting for the 5th season. this is the best show ive ever seen, its so different, so unique. Dexter junkie big time

  351. philip | Aug 7, 2010 | Reply

    Just watched the season 4 online. Cant believe theykilled off rita! Bullsh*t! I am seriously hoping it will end up being a dream sequence…. when did triityeven hav time to get to her? he put her in the cab and sent her off… also i thought the relationship between batista and laguerta was forced ad kinda out of nowhere….

  352. Barb Walker | Aug 7, 2010 | Reply

    I’m so glad she is out of the picture. What an amazing ending. She was a nag and was leading to his undoing. Total anchor. As long as he can keep the nanny out of his personal life, he won’t have to answer to anyone now.

  353. Anthony | Aug 7, 2010 | Reply

    Rach..haha.. when calling someone else dumb..make sure you use the proper spelling of “your/you’re”.

  354. Ariel | Aug 8, 2010 | Reply

    HaHa, Thanks I Was Clling Them Dumb To It Was The Old Fart Dip*hit

  355. kate | Aug 8, 2010 | Reply

    Loved that Rita bit the dust found her a pain.
    Not sure how Dexter can do his thing with 2 kids to look after though. Should be interesting, love the concept of getting rid of the bad guys, quick justice gotta love it but struggle with the whole chopping up thing, couldn’t he just bury them?

  356. carsten | Aug 8, 2010 | Reply

    wow Reta was a nag but was every thing to the kids. what will happen to them ? is Dex son going to kill with dex later on? i am hoping the show will go on that long so we can see him start killing . love the show good job writers

  357. coach N | Aug 11, 2010 | Reply

    i for one loved how season 4 ended. i figured rita’s death would not make it into the 5th season but after a couple season 5 teasers, i was off..all of his alter ego kyle bulter is going to get him i think, and i was rewatching season 2 and i think that dexter will meet his end..electric chair..that self fullfilling prophecy..that harry always warned him about…well i could be wrong about that too.. cant wait for sept!!

  358. teresa | Aug 11, 2010 | Reply

    I was in complete shock!!! omg i NEVER SAW IT COMING, BUT DEXTER;S SON WAS BORN IN BLOOD JUST LIKE HIM!! I started watching w/ my son and now my daughter can’t get enough either. I am so looking forward to Sept 26th. The books don’t do the storyline justice, I knlw Dex will be a great father but ow will he break the news to cody and astor.

  359. GrimOracle | Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    You are a d**khead. Rita is dead! Get it through your skull.

  360. GrimOracle | Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    Johnny T and the MAN

    Y dont you come and be wiseguys in my country? Let us Italians show you how things are done. Dexter is great! I love it and will never miss an episode. Leave these fans alone. I love America and I love Americans of all races!

  361. jr | Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone keeps saying Season 6 lets get thru Seaon 5 first

  362. jr | Aug 12, 2010 | Reply

    That was the best ending EVER I can not wait for Season 5. Dexter your the best, also the writers, (SORRY) you guys are great too!!!!!!

  363. mamothj | Aug 14, 2010 | Reply

    he means dexters bio dad

  364. Nikki | Aug 15, 2010 | Reply

    Do none of you read? Julie Benz was leaving the show anyway (Rita) There were write up’s of it literally everywhere, including the main yahoo page…. Thats another reason why they killed her off instead of keeping her on the show… I knew at the beginning of Season 4, it was her last season…. Some of you people kill me, complaining about people and writers ect… When all you had to do was a little research,or even pay attention to news headlines.. You would not have been surprised.

  365. vale | Aug 19, 2010 | Reply

    SEPTEMBER 26!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can’t Wait!!!!!!!!

  366. jojo | Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    if anyone has done any research into season 5 or even watched the trailers then they will know that at the start dexter comes out the house towards deb saying’its me its me’ meaning the way harrison was found is the same as dexter was found,thats what i think anyway,then odviously theres an investigation but its debs partner(cant remember his name the goood looking one who dated trinitys daughter)that starts to get suspitious and starts asking questions,a bit like doakes did when he suspected dexter..so its gonna be alot like the doakes/dexter scenario..i’d also like to add that while they did kill of rita it really had to be done otherwise where would season 5 go,it would just be the same as season 4,with dexter sneaking around rita(not good tv)

  367. vale | Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    i feel you on that jojo.

  368. yaz | Aug 26, 2010 | Reply

    hi from belgium. just saw all dexter’s this summer
    ’cause i waz told it’s great and it waz man!
    what a ‘moser’ fckn end. some of u r sad, shocked
    or happy; more some still can’t believe trinity killed her. however some of your comments were
    very interesting 4 me. but now we all waiting 4
    the next level. s’gonna be hard 4 dex and we’ll feel nervous again for a season time.
    belgium like it too !

  369. Tyler | Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    Dude… I hope you’re kidding, cause his dad that you’ve been seeing so often is just Dexter’s concious and is a figment of his imagination

  370. Tyler | Aug 27, 2010 | Reply

    its Joseph Quinn

  371. Wild Cat Wife | Aug 30, 2010 | Reply

    Nikki … love you … people are stupid … when an actor is killed off … they have left the show! daaah!

  372. DEXTER LOVER | Aug 31, 2010 | Reply

    26 MORE DAYS!!!!! I Can’t Wait!!

  373. sthomas | Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    cant wait ’til 5 comes. Just waiting to see what they have come up with yet.So glad Michael C Hall gotten through his illness and I believe he is one of the greatest actors of this time and the writers of Dexter know what they are doing. just can’t wait!!!! Writers have a difficult job to publish on new levels of creativity and the writers of Dexter are nothing short of ingenious.

  374. jay | Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    How is dexters dad involved? The guy is dead! hes a figment of dexters imagination. Im no detective but im going to take a stab in the dark and say trinity was involved. I cant wait to see dexter lose it this season! I know quinn is going to suspect him. he will probably kill quinn this season! i cant wait!

  375. Squareball | Sep 5, 2010 | Reply

    Michael C. Hall is married to Jennifer Carpenter who plays his sister by the way. Also, the killing doesn’t start with the bathtub, so where do you think Cody might be?

  376. Squareball | Sep 6, 2010 | Reply

    The ending was kept completely hushed up, even from the cast until the final 2 episodes, and then only those involved were told – Michael C. Hall was surprised himself, but was quoted and I heard him say that his first reaction was that a fellow actor was out of a job and he felt bad for her!

  377. Squareball | Sep 6, 2010 | Reply

    Also – they have hired Julia Stiles as the new nanny…. think about the show, the themes every season, tv can be good but it is always predictable in the end…. no pun there….

  378. B-rad93 | Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

    I am soooo happy that rita is gone!!!!
    First off she was the worst actor and most annoying chaacter.

    Secondly this will open up so much for dexter as a character.

    Season 5 is going to be great!

  379. sinfulthoughts | Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    i like how so many ppl love dexter,but they dont know his dad is dead and its the 5th season.thats funny…and the one who cancel showtime….dexter comes out on showtime..lol…..that the channels name…well i liked rita she let us see a different side of dexter,i do believe that when trinity found out about dexter,he knew dexter was goin to kill him so why not leave harrison the way dexter was found….

  380. Sasho | Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Trinity didn’t kill Rita.The MO is diferent, she was not pointing at anything and the kid was sitting in his mothers blood(Like Dexter), the writers are introducing a new character, someone connected to Dexters past, that neighbor Elliot is suspicios to me, I don’t know why.So Ritas death in the bathtub is a distraction, it is something for the cops, the real message is the kid sitting in his mothers blood, that is the message for Dexter, i think.
    Sorry for my English, it is not my native language
    Greeting form Macedonia! :)

  381. GABE | Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    Its a great move killing off rita..She was annoying and it was getting complicated..She is a secondary character to me (not needed)the writers made the right choice doing that.I
    will continue to watch DEXTER no matter who they kill off as long as its not deb or him (of course)

  382. d$$$ | Sep 10, 2010 | Reply

    I agree that killing off Rita was a good thing. he was an annoying whiner. For those who left because Rita got killed off by Trinity (or did she?) all I can say is adios, don’t let the door hit you in the arse. Can’t wait for next season.

  383. bill | Sep 12, 2010 | Reply

    If Rita did not get killed and it’s some sort of dream sequence, then that is just plain lazy writing. She’s dead, plain and simple if it is anything else I will never watch the show again. I’m a huge fan since the beginning but this show should have ended by now. Quit while your ahead! Don’t ruin a great thing. But they will. 2 words, greed money!

  384. Corey | Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    LOL

    I love all the people who are like “Omg! I am pissed that they killed Rita, I hate this show! emoragequit!”

    Ok. Fact. This is not your show. You are not a writer for this show. You are not a producer for this show. This is not your art (as long as you view film as art, Movie or otherwise).

    Next time, you should get in contact with those that make your new favorite TV show, so they will write it and produce it exactly the way you want it to be, so that you can have a super cheery day, drinking your wine coolers, listening to pop music, driving your SUV, parking in your garage at your two-story house that is identical to those around your house, finally to plop down on the couch to watch the TV show that supports the utopic vision that you are suffering from.

    Wake up, smell the french press, hop on the real-world boat and grab a “Slice of Life”.

    -Cheers

  385. Sharron | Sep 17, 2010 | Reply

    Hey…i love Dexter as much as anyone else.Killing off Rita???Excellent move!Loved Rita like a sister,but i’d rather have a show that keeps me on the edge of my seat,than boring me to death by trying to keep it mundane.
    I can’t believe that every year,it gets better & better.John Lithgow is a treasure..what talent!
    I hope they can pull it off again this year.BRAVO,Showtime!

  386. vale | Sep 18, 2010 | Reply

    love love love Sasho’s comment!
    i’m starting to think that it wasn’t trinity because she wasn’t pointing to anything and there just wouldn’t have been enough time for him to do it. i don’t know if it was anyone that we already know though… i definitely think its someone new.
    the season 5 premiere is almost here!!!!!!!!!! can’t wait!
    9.26.2010 <3

  387. pamela. | Sep 19, 2010 | Reply

    i cant wait until the premiere of season 5. i am literally counting down the days. dexter is amazing. michael c. hall is a superb actor, i have been in love with him ever since six feet under. I LOVE DEXTER ! only 7 more days until the premiere woot! :) <3456789

  388. Leo | Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I’m agree with Sasho… I think Rita was killed by Elliot, not by Trinity (remember 4th season finale, Trinity didn’t mention to Dexter Rita’s murder!).
    I’m from Italy, how much I will wait for 5th season!!

  389. Shelly | Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I vote for Lila as Rita’s killer.

  390. Danielle | Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I just watched the season 4 finale, and I (like many others) am furious with the ending. I have no intrest to watch the season 5 premire this sunday, which is a really upsetting for me because I’ve been watching Dexer since it first aired. Completely and totally ruined for me…

  391. Don | Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    I also agree with Sasho. The MO doesn’t fit. Trinity started the cycle off with killing a young boy first. he is a creature of ritual. Also Trinity always was in the bathtub with the lady in order to kill her. He would seduce them first and get them to the romantic moment. I doubt Rita would have fallen for that from him.

    Instead my theory is one where Dexter is being hunted and he has not realized it yet. This new killer knows about Dexter, and knew enough about Trinity’s standard modus operandum. I am going to reference this new killer as Stalker. Stalker left a message for Dexter, by having his son sitting in Rita’s blood. Stalker was able to get close to Rita, as there was no signs of a struggle or a break in (that we currently know about). Dexter would have seen that when entering the house. I am also thinking that Stalker is out for revenge against Dexter, and what better way to start than by killing those he loves, one at a time? Rita’s murder now casts suspicion onto Dexter, and he cant explain where we has during that time. Stalker is wanting Dexter’s world to crumble. First by grief, and then exposing him to the world for what he is. And right now I am thinking that Stalker is Elliot. He seduced Rita, and then took it from there.

  392. leelee | Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    what is the name of the song in the season 5 premier commercial

  393. jon | Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    I agree, his dad is dead. But it’s you’re dumb, not your dumb. If you’re going to insult someone don’t make yourself look dumb doing it.

  394. emil | Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    well its sept 26 now? where can i see it? (im not american)

  395. Clint | Sep 26, 2010 | Reply

    It is here today is the day we will get to find out the direction the show is gonna take i have been thinking about today for a month lol I dont think it was trinity that killed Rita either this season will be great just like the others

  396. Ryan | Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    Danielle, get over it, it’s a t.v. show. Like several posts above I agree in thinking it was a great move to open up avenues for the show to follow. The old dexter…husband, dad, blood guy, serial killer… they hit the max with that, there really was nowhere else to go with it. I was upset as well, but it had to happen. I was a little disappointed at how this season started, but I have a feeling it’s going to move quickly now!! I like the “stalker” theory that was put forth by Don!! I think Elliot will be suspect for most of the season, but not sure he’s the one!! Can’t wait for Sunday at 8 P.M.!!!!

  397. eddie | Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    amy the show does not take after the books read the books and u will know what im talking about the show is based off the books.

  398. eddie | Oct 2, 2010 | Reply

    born in blood his son born in blood it could be that someone from his past knows about him and killed rita and had harrison sitting in his mothers blood we’ll c the writers of this show have this work out my guess is all of us true dexter fans will love it…………..and hopefully they dont keep the show going to long, shows that are on to long seem to have bad endings i say go out on top and be known as the best show ever.

  399. Dana | Oct 3, 2010 | Reply

    I liked the way last season ended because writers aren’t supposed to do stuff like that!!! I like it in the way that I liked Jack Bauer’s wife getting killed in the first season of 24…you’re not supposed to kill innocent people! I like that it’s not all clean, nicely packaged and socially responsible (if you can even do that with a serial killer theme!) Apart from that, I agree with Gerard Gordon-Toylor (above) that Rita was annoying, needy… I didn’t like her role as a wife even if Dexter weren’t a serial killer… “Dexter drop everything you are doing now because I have just called you to say the baby is fussy and that should be your entire life’s priority…” I am glad she is gone. Creates wonderful possibilities!

  400. Ryan | Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Anyone else think Quinn is going to meet an untimely end like Dokes did in season 2??? He’s going to get too close for Dexters comfort.

  401. ANGEL | Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    HAHA HAHA RIGHT BUT TRUE

  402. ANGEL | Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    trinity kills in 3 remember a little boy is always one of the victims

  403. Ryan | Oct 12, 2010 | Reply

    the boy was first, then I think it was the bathtub woman, then the woman “falling”. Rita was totally not trinity’s doing!! But the question still remains….WHO??? Episode 3 was a little better, it’s starting to pick up!!

  404. Sabrina | Oct 17, 2010 | Reply

    Trinity actually kills in 4: first the little boy, five days later after the boy is kidnapped a mother of two gets killed in a bathtub, then we have the “jumper” who is always a woman, and at the end it’s the Dad who gets killed. The reason why they call him Trinity is because Frank Lundy didn’t take notice of the lost boys cause they never found their bodies, so he assumed that it was only three kills and therefore the name “Trinity”.

    I wonder if Rita was Trinity’s doing at all too!

  405. Angela | Nov 12, 2010 | Reply

    I just started watching Dexter….I’m addicted. Reading your comments are helping catchup/on. Wish I had of seen Mr. Lithgow. Did he kill Rita for sure?

  406. Rikki | Nov 12, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t see season 4, is the trinity killer dead? or will he be in season 5?

  407. ryan | Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    anyone else think that maybe jordan chase was responsible for ritas death? I’m thinking more and more that there is a connection there.

  408. ryan | Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Rikki, dexter killed at the end of last season. I don’t think trinity killed rita.

  409. LilBitofOZ | Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    By how you speak of Americans it sound a lot like you are a STUPID FOREIGNER!!!! Or maybe a FAT STUPID COMMIE!!!! This site is for people that enjoy a show, they KNOW it’s not real, you idiot! Americans are a lot smarter than you think. And besides not all Americans are fat!!! I know I’m not since I wear a size 2, I eat right, and exercise daily!!! So how about you get a F&%$ing life and mind your own business if you don’t like this site! Oh, and “MAN” is a p$$$$ name!

  410. LilBitofOZ | Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Oh, and this also is to the “MAN”. Your grammar sucks and I think you are the RETARD! Go back to your F&%$ING communist country if you think you’re so much better than Americans! Personally, I’d spit on you and say good riddance to bad rubbish, YOU RETARD!

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