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Dexter Morgan/Season 2
Character Profile
Portrayed By
Michael C. Hall
First Appearance
Full Name
Dexter Morgan
Daryl Hall
Sean Ellis
Dave Cutler
Patrick Bateman

Personal Status
Marital Status
Immediate Relatives
Harry Morgan (adopted-father; deceased)
Doris Morgan (adopted-mother; deceased)
Laura Moser (biological mother; deceased)
Joe Driscoll (biological father; deceased)
Brian Moser (biological brother; deceased)
Debra Morgan (adopted sister)
Professional Status
Blood-spatter analyst for Miami Metro Police, Homicide division
Killer Profile
"The Bay Harbor Butcher"
Number of Victims
8 (in Season 2)
Modus Operandi
Large knife, Etorphine (M99), Garrotting wire. Occasionally a cordless drill, hammer and chainsaw, set of scalpels and other surgical equipment.
Killing Method
Dexter first sedates his victims with M99, wraps them up, ties them down and stabs them in the heart (specifically the left ventricle). He has been known to alter his method for certain victims, for example he kills Arthur Mitchell with the same hammer Mitchell used to kill one of his victims.
Method of Disposal
Bodies are subjected to post-mortem dismemberment. The severed pieces are then put in biodegradable bin liners and dumped in the Atlantic Ocean (specifically, the Bay Harbor.
Dexter (along with his brother Brian) witnessed the brutal murder of their mother in a cargo container at a very early age. After seeing Laura Moser chainsawed to pieces, they were then left in the cargo container for three days.

Dexter Morgan is the protagonist of both the DEXTER television series and the Dexter Book Series. He's introduced as a Serial killer and later, a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. He has an adoptive sister by the name of Debra Morgan and learns later on that he has a biological brother by the name of Brian Moser. His adoptive parents are Harry and Doris Morgan, unfortunately both have passed away prior to the events of this season.

Following the events of Season One, Dexter has been living in a grieving process with the murder of his brother Brian Moser (in order to protect his sister Debra Morgan) and it has effected both his urge to kill and his concentration. In addition, he is being tailed by Homicide Sergeant James Doakes, whom after an encounter near the end of the previous season suspects that Dexter has some connection to the Ice Truck Killer and is willing to sacrifice his personal time to tail Dexter wherever he goes. This season opens up with Dexter's struggles...and then a new, dangerous challenge when a local scuba diving team discovers his underwater grotto of corpses, left in the trashbags he dumped filled with his victim's body parts. This begins what is known as the Bay Harbor Butcher Investigation.



38 days have passed since the death of his brother, and he cannot kill because Doakes has been stalking him. Dexter becomes distracted after the death of his brother and loses his ability to kill momentarily at the start of the season. He realizes that this is because he needs to say goodbye to his brother and move on. From this point, Dexter starts to become more in contact with his emotions, but still, by no means, emotionally adept. Debra, traumatized by her ordeal with the Ice Truck Killer, moves in with Dexter, much to his annoyance and hinders his killing even further. Also, some of his victims' bodies are found and every person in the department starts searching for the elusive "Bay Harbor Butcher", which is Dexter. His relationship with Rita starts to become very shaky and he is forced to admit (falsely) that he is a heroin addict in order to cover for his being a serial killer, and begins going to Narcotics Anonymous programs as part of his cover. When he starts dating his sponsor, Lila West, his relationship with Rita temporarily ends and from Lila, he learns additional sexual skills and how to interact with women. However, he eventually ends up killing her for her murder of James Doakes and other murders caused by arson. Dexter frames Doakes for his own crimes, escapes the justice system, and gets back with Rita at the end of the season. At the very end of the season, he decides to begin his own code and to try new methods, different than Harry's original idea.

Inability to Kill

At the start of Season Two, Dexter still hasn't fully recovered from his brother's death and shares his apartment with his sister Debra. Dexter is being stalked by Doakes, who believes that Dexter is somehow connected to the Ice Truck Killer. That's why Dexter is unable to kill someone and spends his time doing various other activities, like going bowling with Masuka and Batista, which he is seen doing during first few minutes of the season. Dexter really wishes to kill somebody and when he sees that Doakes (who has been stalking him) has left, he uses this opportunity. Dexter goes to a blind voodoo priest named Jimmy and attempts to kill him, but finds he is unable to do so and simply lets him go. Dexter then returns to his home. Dexter begins to feel cursed... thinking that he can't do anything right anymore. The next morning, Dexter arrives at a crime scene... still frustrated about the previous night. There he sees that apparently a young gang member has been killed. His mother, who is also present at the crime scene, runs to her dead son and says a few words in Spanish to Dexter. Batista says that she said that her son was killed by someone named Little Chino, and that she wants Dexter to kill him like a dog. Dexter sees this as a challenge, "a mountain to climb," to get over his performance issues. After Chino comes to the police station, Dexter is sure that he will be his next victim. Dexter manages to convince Doakes that he will be bowling all night and makes him leave while, in reality, he plans to kill Little Chino. Dexter stalks Chino to a tattoo parlor where he kidnaps him and takes him to Jimmy's shop. Dexter then ties him to the same table where he had tied Jimmy and takes a blood sample from him, but Chino suddenly awakes and manages to break the plastic wrap (due to his strength) and escape, leaving Dexter frustrated. However, Dexter later recaptures him and kills him.

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