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A Character's Last Words are the final words spoken before their death. Some last words are simply begging to live while others recite memorable quotes. On certain occasions, Suicide can lead to last words, mostly in the form of a note.

In the television series DEXTER, many of Dexter Morgan's victims are given the opportunity to speak before he kills them in his Kill Room. Below is a list of characters, whether killed by a serial killer or not, that have said something before their death. A killer's parting words to the victim may also be listed.

Those who have died within the Dexter Early Cuts series or Dexter Book Series that are the same character within the television series are not listed.

For a full list of Dexter Morgan's victims, refer to Dexter's Kill List.

Pre-Season 1

Victims of Dexter

  • Mary - Dexter's very first victim, a Nurse who killed people within the hospital she worked at. She is shown during a flashback sequence in Popping Cherry. Dexter waits at Mary's home to capture her, it's a bit messy as a struggle ensues, but he is able to overpower her. After some monologue, he removes the cotton ball from her mouth.
"I...helped them. All of them. I took their pain away..." ~Mary
"I understand...now it's time to take away your pain" ~Dexter, after placing the cotton ball back in her mouth stabs her multiple times until she dies.
  • Alex Timmons - Referred to as a "Sniper", was responsible for deaths of several individuals after returning home from war. He was caught by Dexter and shown in Return to Sender during a flashback. Alex lies upon the table, speaking to Dexter.
"Yes...I did it. Is that what you want to hear?" ~Alex
  • Gene Marshall - Referred to as an "Arsonist", was responsible for the deaths of several tenants in his apartment complex. He was caught by Dexter and shown in Return to Sender during a flashback. Gene lies upon the table, speaking to Dexter.
"Have you ever watched someone burn alive?" ~Gene
  • Cindy Landon - Referred to as a "Black Widow", she was responsible for the deaths of several older men in search of their money. She was caught by Dexter and shown in Return to Sender during a flashback. Cindy lies upon the table, speaking to Dexter.
"I'll fuck you if you let me go." Cindy

Victims of Other Killers

  • Laura Moser - The mother of both Dexter Morgan and Brian Moser, she was an informant for Harry Morgan in a drug cartel until her death after being exposed. She was shown murdered in Seeing Red by Santos Jimenez. Laura, Dexter and Brian (unseen at the time) are shown trapped within a shipping container with several corpses sawed to pieces. As Laura is the last remaining victim of this tragedy, she looks to Dexter to try and calm him down.
"Close your eyes Dexter. Don't look. Dexter...close your eyes. Dexter...mommy loves you Dexter." ~Laura

Other Deaths

Season 1

Victims of Dexter

  • Mike Donovan - Targeted for raping and murdering at least three innocent boys, caught by Dexter in Dexter.
"I couldn't help myself, I couldn't j...please, you have to understand" - Mike Donovan
"Oh trust me, I definitely understand. See I can't help myself either. But children I could never do that...not like you. Never. Ever. Kids." - Dexter
"...why?" - Mike Donovan
"I have standards." - Dexter
Dexter proceeds to inject Donovan with Etorphine, then later has a monologue before sawing out Mike's neck. Mike is prevented from speaking in these final moments with a piece of cotton shoved in his mouth.
"Fuck.." - Jamie, as Dexter rips the duct tape off his mouth.
"Talk." - Dexter"
Uh...what do you mean?" - Jamie
"I think you know what I mean." - Dexter
"No..." - Jamie
Dexter cuts his cheek.
Oh, god..mmm..." - Jamie
"Talk to me about Jane Saunders" - Dexter
"Okay...I did her." - Jamie
"How?" - Dexter
"In a movie, snuff film. But I'm not sorry!" - Jamie
"Of course not. You know, I'm not sorry either." - Dexter
Dexter shoves the cotton ball back into Jamie's mouth and moves over with a meat clever to decapitate him in one strike.
  • Matt Chambers - Targeted for being a repeat offender of hit-and-runs across several locations while constantly escaping conviction, caught by Dexter in Crocodile.
"It's you..." - Matt
"And you." - Dexter
Dexter plays a tape showing one of Matt's victims last words.
"All right, enough corniness." - Dexter
Dexter shuts off the laptop.
"We meet again." - Dexter
He cuts Matt.
"Ahhh.." - Matt (in pain)
"For the last time." - Dexter
"I didn't do anyth-anything." - Matt
"Yeah. Some people believe that. Problem is I don't." - Dexter
Matt becomes emotional and soft-spoken.
"B-but it's true. I was-I was set up." - Matt
"By whom?" - Dexter
"Th...that family. They needed someone to blame. It's a natural thing to do when you're grieving." - Matt
"So none of this is your fault?" - Dexter
"I swear." - Matt
Dexter powers up the power saw to get a straight answer out of Matt.
"Okay, okay okay! No...please stop. Alright. Okay, look. It was me...only it wasn't me. It-it was the booze. It takes me over." - Matt
"That's the point of you which I'm not entirely unsympathetic. Neither you nor I is in complete control...of our destinies. Although at the moment it would seem I have the upper hand!" ~Dexter, who proceeds to start the power saw before Matt begins begging for his life.
"No! Sorry! Really, I'm so sorry..." - Matt
"You've done this too many times to be sorry." - Dexter, before shoving a knife into Matt's chest.
"So, which one of you set this up?" - Dexter
"They get freedom. We freed them. They thank us for God's sake." - Valerie
"For drowning them and dumping their bodies in the ocean place?" - Dexter
"We can pay you. We have money." - Valerie
"That's what it's all about, right?" - Dexter
Dexter asks talks with the two of them, before both tell each other how they love one another. Dexter, confused by this sentiment, asks them one last thing.
"How long have you been married?" - Dexter
"What?" "12 years!" - Jorge, then Valerie.
"How do you love each other?....you're like me, you make it work. How?" - Dexter
"We want the same-the same life" "We want the same thing" "The same life.." - Jorge, then Valerie and Jorge once again.
"You share the same dream?"
"Yes, exactly yes" "Yes that's it!" "That's it!" - Jorge, then Valerie and Jorge once again.
"That's uh.....helpful. Thank you."
Dexter proceeds to gag them once more with cotton and kills the both of them.
  • Emmett Meridian - A serial killer with a different way of claiming his victims: by making the commit suicide after hopping them up on drugs and convincing them it's the right thing to do. Dexter captures him in Shrink Wrap.
Dexter proceeds to confess that he's a serial killer during the session with Dr. Meridian, then tells him that he knows of his involvement in the deaths of several women. After scaring the doctor, Emmett stands up and proceeds to exit.
"This session's over!" - Emmett, as he tries to get away before Dexter comes up behind him and puts him in a sleeper hold.
"Not so fast, doc." - Dexter, before moving into a kill room where he speaks a monologue as Emmett's mouth is taped shut, then he is killed by use of the power saw.
  • Brian Moser - Biological brother of Dexter Morgan and the famed Ice Truck Killer, he was responsible for the deaths of many prostitutes around the Miami area leaving their bodies cut into multiple pieces. When he finally confronted Dexter with the truth, he hoped to gain his family back but Dexter chose his adoptive sister Debra Morgan instead...thus leading Brian to wanting to kill Deb. Dexter, seeing no other way to keep her safe, caught Brian and strapped him to his own work table back at his apartment...where they spoke with one another a final time. These are Brian's last words.
"You're the only one I ever wanted to set free..." - Dexter
"You're the one who needs setting free little brother. You're like a butterfly. You can be what you-" - Brian, before Dexter slits his throat.
"Sorry...I can't hear anymore...but you're right.." - Dexter.

Victims of Other Killers

"Oh, thanks guys. It's like 80 degrees out." - Alex.
"But next year at this time we're probably going to see you at Harvard! It's everything I ever wanted for you Alexander." - Alex's father.
"Thanks, dad." - Alex.
"Rick, I've tried to call you! I'm going to try the back door...oh, oh fuck he saw me! Please don't hurt me!" - Kara, before being shot by Norberto.
"Where we going?" - Norberto
"Call came down. They want you moved to a more secure block" - Assassin
"You think the call to take care of me came down from the warden? Who the fuck do you think the warden listens to? Get used to it-" - Norberto, before being stabbed multiple times by the assassin.
"That's for Mr. Guerrero" - Assassin, before stabbing a few more times and walking off.
"But you don't understand! I can't do this on my own, I can't even get out of fucking bed!....j-just...I want to die." - Meghan
"Look at me. I understand your feel of death, okay? No more pain. All the career pressure, the hopelessness. Gone." - Emmett
Meghan would later commit suicide in a bathtub by shooting herself.
"How do most people do it?" - Carolyn, referring to suicide that Meridian suggested.
"Well...painkillers is the most common. But they're entirely unreliable. The true and courageous part? Is guns." - Emmett
Carolyn would later commit suicide in a bathtub by shooting herself.
"I need another prescription." - Vanessa
"I'm sorry about that I can't do that." - Emmett
"Just one more...please." - Vanessa
"We talked about this. The antidepressants are temporary drugs...so you need to start taking steps on your own.". - Emmett
Vanessa would later commit suicide in a bathtub by shooting herself.
Dexter and the others prepare to leave Joe's house, when Irma spots Rudy Cooper getting into his car with Debra Morgan.
"Cable repairman! Wait! Wait, no-no don't go! Wait, please I want to ask you something! Wait!". She watches Rudy drive off and then tries to get the attention of Dexter who practically ignores her on the way out. "Yoo hoo! The cable repairman! Did he say anything about my TV antenna? Hello?!" - Irma yells as they ignore her, driving off.
Rudy would later visit her house in a cable repairman outfit, where she answers the door with a smile unknowingly letting the Ice Truck Killer into her home to silence her for good. It's unknown how she's killed.
  • Monique - Monique is a former-prostitute amputee that wore a Prosthetic Arm with each of the fingernails colored differently. She met with Brian Moser prior to the events of Season One and led Angel Batista close to figuring out more about the Ice Truck Killer. Brian found and killed Monique, leaving her body parts as "Christmas Presents" at a Christmas village along with a video tape. The following are her final words on the tape:
Brian prepares words that she reads off, while hanging upside down. "You arrested the wrong man. Made the world think I'm a rank amateur. And I'm very, very angry. To answer for your mistakes - " Monique begins crying uncontrollably, suggesting the remaining lines spoke of her death. "P-Please...no! Please noo-" - Monique's neck is then slit.

Other Deaths

  • Jeremy Downs - A young man responsible for the deaths of several other youths with his unique knife strokes. Dexter originally intended to capture him but saw reason to let him go in feeling that Jeremy was "just like him". Later, when he continued to kill and was caught by the police, Dexter went in to question him on what happened...and gave him some advice. This advice led Jeremy to committing Suicide. This took place during Circle of Friends.
Dexter arrives in the interview room after Jeremy is caught by the police. After some talking back and forth, he tells him the following bit of advice after asking why he killed people that didn't deserve it despite an earlier warning. Jeremy states that he did it to feel something because without killing, he feels absolutely nothing (that also end up being Jeremy's final words in response).
"I'm a lot like you, you know?" - Dexter
"Yeah right. You're a killer?" - Jeremy, this is followed by Dexter looking up at him with a long stare before speaking again.
"I'm empty. But I found a way to make it feel less...bottomless." - Dexter
"...how?" - Jeremy
"Pretend. You pretend the feelings are there, for the world. For the people around you. Who knows, maybe one day they will be." - Dexter.
Later Jeremy would take his own life as he could not pretend any longer, heeding the original advice in killing only those that deserve to die...in this sense, himself.

Season 2

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 3

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 4

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 5

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 6

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 7

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

Season 8

Victims of Dexter

Victims of Other Killers

Other Deaths

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