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

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Executive Producer Sara Colleton said it was difficult to kill off a long-standing character, but they felt “this teleplwy where Dexter needed to be taken”. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Retrieved from ” https: Inspired partially by Debra, and partially by his desire to dedter a better family man than Arthur, Dexter considers giving up murder.

Harrison sits in a pool of Rita’s blood on the bathroom floor, in the same manner that Dexter was left in a pool of his mother’s blood during his youth. When Dexter realizes they are missing and goes to confront Lila, she lights another fire and locks the three of them inside her apartment.

With all of the evidence pointing teleplzy Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher, the case is closed. Retrieved December 13, He meets with her at the aquarium and tells her that he, like her, has no emotion and lives a life devoid of feeling. His stubborn need to kill Trinity himself wound telepkay circumventing the entire justice system, which would have wound up catching Arthur based solely on Deb’s tenacity and expert detective work.


When Dexter sees his own GPS while cataloging evidence, he realizes that Lila must have found the cabin. Tucker praised the Dexter writing staff, “for maintaining the suspense while creating a whole new world within the Dexter world: Dexter hears Harrison crying in the bathroom and finds Rita dead in the bathtub, having been killed by Arthur. When he leaves, Dexter follows Arthur in his van, accidentally striking another car on his way.

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He found Doakes’s death dramatically unsatisfying since Dexter was absent, and was disappointed with Debra’s portrayal as “relentlessly needy”. The Californication episode, Mia Culpawas seen by 1. Views Read Edit Telepaly history.

Showtime takes extreme precautions to prevent finale spoilers”. He felt cheated, however, that Dexter was not forced to decide whether to kill Doakes, and was disappointed that Lila’s character primarily served teleplwy a plot device.

Rita calls Debra for her help, prompting her to skip her flight with Lundy to help with finding the children. Archived from the original on December 17, The Los Angeles Times.

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Lithgow also said he enjoyed their final scene together, including the moment where he realized his daughter had committed suicide: Perhaps he’ll slam shut every door he’s opened in terms of his emotional human self. The Second Season Blu-Ray “.

He attacks the driver and is detained by the police. Rita’s death was alluded to by Dexter producers, who told media tele;lay “The Getaway” included a series-changing twist, leading to widespread speculation about the possibility of a character death, or the possibility of Debra Morgan learning the truth about her brother’s homicidal nature.

By the time he is released, Arthur is gone, but Dexter recovers the envelope. According to Nielsen ratingsthe episode was watched by 2. Hall called the ending a “really bold stroke” that would reset the stage of the series just as the Dexter Morgan character began to feel he could live with an emotional connection to his wife and family.


Convinced that Dexter is her soulmateLila tries to help him by heleplay up the cabin with Doakes inside, killing him. He was displeased with the unheroic circumstances of Doakes’s death, the lack of direction in LaGuerta’s dextre arc and the abrupt end to Debra and Lundy’s relationship. LaGuertagrieving the loss of her former partner, is in denial over Doakes’ incrimination and tries to collect donations for his memorial service.

Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We could have chalked it up to the fact that Arthur was accepting telep,ay own death, but Dexter’s furrowed brow let us know that something more sinister was in play here. Undoubtedly, Dexter is permanently changed because of what Trinity has done, because of Rita’s murder. The episode also included the death of Rita Morgan, who had been a regular character since the beginning of the series.

In addition, Matthew V. Archived from the tleeplay on December 13, Retrieved December 13, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Archived from the original on June 5, Meanwhile, Debra continues looking into Harry ‘s mysterious lover. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use telepkay Privacy Policy. Dexter follows Arthur to a bank, where he sees him bring a large envelope back to the van.

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Retrieved December 14, Lila goes to Rita’s house and drugs the babysitter so that she can abduct Astor and Cody. Awards and nominations Soundtrack. Find out why they [spoiler alert]! But my God, what a stunner.