COMPLETED: Enter SideReel's Dexter DVD & Poster Giveaway!

Dexter has returned for another juicy new season!

As our favorite serial killer returns for a 3rd season, you can win the chance to revel in past Dexter moments - SideReel has 2 Dexter Season 2 DVDs and 2 promo posters to give away, so enter to win! To enter, comment on this post describing your favorite Dexter Season 2 moment or episode.

The 2 winners will be selected on Monday, October 6th. Sorry, but U.S. entrants only can be selected as the winners.

Giveaway courtesy of Showtime



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Sep 16, 2008 6:29PM EDT

Everything about this show is epic. There hasn't been one bad episode yet. I like the part where he confronts Lila and says, " are more dangerous than my addiction will ever be...That's saying a lot. Stay away from Rita, stay away from me.""Or what?""Or you will see the monster."
I also like the part where he head butts Doakes after saying, "I own you."I could go on and on, so I'll catch myself and just stop now. :)

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Sep 16, 2008 7:54PM EDT

The season finale entitled "The British Invasion" was clearly the best episode of the second season...everything that happened throughout the whole season was building up to it and and to see the loose ends get tied up was awesome!

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Sep 16, 2008 9:12PM EDT

i loved when he set up doakes, so that there was no way they wouldn't kick him off the force. it was a very clever set up! i can't wait for season 3!!!

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Sep 17, 2008 3:33AM EDT

Even though I loath Lila, I absolutely loved it when she found Doakes.
"Dexter? Dexter put you here?"
"Yeah, I think he's the Bay Harbor Butcher. Listen can you get me out of here?"
"Oh, poor thing all alone."
"No, no I'm fine."
"Not you, Dexter."
Or something along those lines. Absolute magic... Even though I had actually started to like Doakes.

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Sep 17, 2008 12:42PM EDT

I think Dexter is the cleverest show on the air! You really have a sympathy for the "devil/murderer" figure... and it doesn't hurt that he's cute as hell! The connections between the characters are so strong and you really get sucked into this blood-infatuated situation.
One of my favorite episodes [of course, there are many] is "The Dark Defender". I especially like the part when Dex is standing in line for coffee and says "[voiceover] Want a real glimpse of human nature? Stand in the way of someone's mocha latte." Then the guy behind him tells him to move up, when the line has barely moved an inch!
But my favorite quote [perhaps my favorite of all the Dex-lets] is "[voiceover] I never really got the whole superhero thing. But lately, it does seem we have a lot in common. Tragic beginnings... Secret identities... part human, part mutant." LOVE IT!!!

Sep 17, 2008 8:05PM EDT

It's so hard to choose one favorite moment because there are so many. After a few hours of deciding I think the best part in season 2 is the look on Dexter's face when he sees that the coast guard had found his "secret place" all the while his sister is sitting next to him saying how great is was.
I could go on and on but since were only asked to give one favorite I'll stop now.

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Sep 18, 2008 5:39AM EDT

Many of my favorite Dexter moments are in season 1, but there were some great season 2 moments also. Even though "There's Something About Harry" is far from the most action filled episode, it is one of my favorites in terms of providing more background info on (and to) Dexter. The revelation about Harry's death makes Dexter an even more complex character (if that's possible!). Also: Doakes is in a cage!

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Sep 18, 2008 1:35PM EDT

I Love Dexter. He's so charming and attractive. It's too bad he's a serial killer. To be honest I was also very attracted to his brother Brian...I should seek professional help.

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Sep 18, 2008 3:53PM EDT

just the whole thing of sgt doakes in a cage.his whole dialogue that time and in general the acting was great.

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Sep 18, 2008 9:58PM EDT

The best part was when they find all of Dexter's bottom of the ocean. I'm sure many people like me kind of worried at first that this was going to be a short series. I was affraid that thise the last season of Dexter for a moment, then I thought, wait, it's Dexter. Of course he is going to get out of this. It was soo crazy watching Dexter try to solve the case when he knew the answer all along. Then watching him manage to take the blame completly off him in the end. The whole season was really done excellently, I mean come on how many shows could have pulled off what they did in the second season.

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Sep 19, 2008 11:56AM EDT

The best episode of season 2 would have to be the season finale. The whole season built up to that episode. It just made me wanting more to watch! I can't wait for season 3!

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Sep 20, 2008 9:14AM EDT

As a new Dexter fan I quickly bought Season 1 and 2 over ITunes and enjoyed watching them on my IPod. I really love this show.
My favorite episode of Season 2 would be "Resistance Is Futile"
I love the scene were Dexter is dragging the body of the man who helped kill his mother (The one he left in the Cabin) into work. And then Angel throws him a leg and says "You can't leave this shit lying around bro."
Also the Dexter + Doakes confrontation is pure genius. And the scene where you think Dexter is going to prison had me in tears.
Best episode of Season 2 hands down.

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Sep 21, 2008 5:31PM EDT

i started watching dexter quite late and i only managed to start watching at the middle of season 1. but i got easily hooked.Season 2's storyline was really good and one of my favourite parts was in the first few episodes where dexter thinks "i will not kill my sister, i will not kill my sister"Im thinking of reading the book to see how good it will be, im sure it will not be a let down.

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Sep 21, 2008 8:50PM EDT

Perhaps the most pivotal episode in the tumultuous second season of Dexter is actually the penultimate one and not the finale.This episode, titled "Left Turn Ahead," is fascinating simply because it is the first one in which Dexter seriously considers an alternative lifestyle and commits to it.After realizing that his father's suicide is partially of his own doing, Dexter is more tormented than we've ever seen him before - and because for the first time since the death of his brother Brian there is someone else manipulating him (Doakes, captive in a cage and at Dexter's mercy), Dexter makes the decision that he never before had the courage to make: he decides that he will turn himself in and pay for the crimes he never thought of as crimes before. For the first time, he feels something close to guilt:Voice-over: "Harry gazed into the eyes of his creation and saw evil...MY evil."Oddly enough, in his time of despair, the person who offers him comfort is his only real enemy: Doakes, who offers solace. For this brilliant conversation, the writers must be credited.Doakes: "That sh** about your father? You wanna talk about it?"Dexter: "Talk about what? That my life is one tragic mistake?"Doakes: "We've all felt that at one time or another. I know I have."Dexter: "Did you happen to be stuffing a human leg into a garbage bag at that point?"Doakes: "You wanna make a change, Morgan - Now's the time."
Strangely enough, when all's said and done, Doakes understands Dexter more than almost anyone. The two are alike in some ways. Because of this, Doakes convinces Dexter to turn himself in and the rest of the episode is a blissful escape from the typical Dexter routine (great though that routine is). After Dexter speaks to Angel Batista, a genuinely good person, and then saves Doakes's life, he confesses that he would like to escape the "house of cards" he calls his life and gives himself a day to do so. Doakes offers to help him do it.The amazing thing here is not the decision itself, but the freedom that the decision provides Dexter. For the first time in a long time he is truly happy with himself, as if announcing his crimes will release him from them.The audience is then torn in two, watching Dexter prepare a goodbye for Rita out on the lake and then laughing hysterically as he imagines Deb's reactions to his pronouncement (in one of his daydreams, she shoots him in the forehead).By the end of the episode, we are unsure whether we want Dexter's devious doings to be known or not and the tension is tangible...and then it all snaps back once he realizes, via Deb, how many people depend on him being merely Dexter the blood-analyst/brother/father-figure/rock.In the end, Dexter has a new motive for continuing his escapades - in a way, he does it for the people who depend on him. His emotions have developed to include others, and he gets his urge to continue butchering from a source outside himself - in a way, for the sakes of others.After the episode, nothing has visibly changed. Doakes is still in a cage and Rita and Deb are oblivious, but Dexter is changed.He evolves in this episode in the most astounding of ways. He makes a personal decision and then rejects it, but he seems all the more human for doing so.

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Sep 22, 2008 4:58AM EDT

Best moment in dexter was a momentthat did not even have dexter in itwhich was the when Lila was paintingshe was painting Dexterthe real Dexterthe Dexter under the mask

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Sep 22, 2008 2:32PM EDT

The ending of season 2 episode 1 when they turned on the tv and seen all of Dexter's bags of bodies in the ocean was just thrilling.

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Sep 22, 2008 7:38PM EDT

I loved when Dexter imagined himself as the "Dark Avenger." He pictures himself in the storage crate where his mother was murdered, but before it happens, the Dark Avenger saves the day. He imagines that his killings are not just ways to satiate the urge inside him, it is a way to clean up the streets. His vigilante vision shows that he is more than just an evil serial killer. I keep going back to the finale of season 1, "Born Free," when Dexter is hallucinating the ticker tape parade at the end of the episode. As the the theme music plays, we see what Dexter would like us to view him as. Similarly, the Dark Defender dream is a visual manifestation of the narrative that Dexter provides throughout the show. It is all part of his "Dark Avenger" complex. It is that same as the sentiment expressed by the citizens of Miami once they learn that all of Dexter's victims were murderers. This idea keeps popping up throughout Season 2. The complexity of the show is what drew me in two years ago.

Default avatar cat
Sep 22, 2008 8:21PM EDT

Dexter's plotting and setting up Doakes to take the fall as the Bay Harbor Butcher was interesting. Then locking him in a cage and his demise was just awesome.

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Sep 25, 2008 1:30AM EDT

Fave Moment: definitely the dark defender scene!!Fave Episode: EP: 9 Resistance Is Futile- this whole episode had me sitting on the edge of my seat.

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Sep 25, 2008 10:14AM EDT

The ending of season 2 episode 1 when they turned on the tv and seen all of Dexter's bags of bodies in the ocean was just thrilling.

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Sep 25, 2008 2:02PM EDT

The first episode " it's alive!' is really touching after the cathartic end of season one. It was really touching that even though its dream like, Dexter gets some closure, along with Brian/Rudy telling his brother throughout the episode that it wasn't his fault.

Default avatar cat
Sep 26, 2008 1:36AM EDT

Best moment? When he FINALLY killed, Lila! I just couldn't take her shenanigans anymore, and the worst was when she set fire and almost killed the children!

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Sep 27, 2008 2:42PM EDT

That's an easy one.
When Doakes is following Dexter in 'Waiting to Exhale'. He's standing with the flashlight in his hand.
Doakes: "Go ahead, try it. I've been waiting."
Dexter: "This neighbourhood.." He shines the flashlight on his face. "'s full of crazies. I'd lock my door."
Funny as hell, just like all the other times where they're just f-ing with eachother. XDThat's what I'm going to miss most in S3, Doakes constantly calling dexter a psycho and tailing him.

Default avatar cat
Sep 27, 2008 7:51PM EDT

I really enjoyed the post upthread on "Left Turn Ahead" and I would also pick that episode as my favorite of this past season. It was incredibly interesting seeing Dexter come to a crossroad regarding his "extracurricular activities."

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Sep 28, 2008 12:36PM EDT

Have to love Rita going off about the Butcher, turning to Dexter and telling him to have a good day, and dexter's narration being 'make up your mind' <3

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Sep 28, 2008 1:32PM EDT

My favorite part is how Dexter couldn't quite find it in himself to kill at the beginning of the season and that huge guy broke loose and escaped. He just couldn't get anything right at that point.

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Sep 28, 2008 4:53PM EDT

I have only watched part of season 2. This may actually be the main reason to why I want to win the dvd so badly.. But of the episodes I have seen, which is probably from episode seven or so, there was one moment that really stood out and I can't forget it...When Dexter is considering turning himself in to the police and imagines how Deb would react if he told her that he is the Bay Harbor-Butcher is a moment I'll remember. It's not a typical "Dexter-moment", but It's hilarious, you must admit. Even more so, the actors don't seem serious at all, like this was some scene they did just for the fun of it. Additionally, it makes us wonder how she'd really react. How would one react? With shock, tears, anger, disgrace? So it's not only an amusing clip, but also reflective while it still leads the story on. 'Cause it does help the story move along.Anyway it's a really great moment and, hopefully, I'll be able to watch it over and over again :D

Default avatar cat
Sep 28, 2008 5:51PM EDT

dexter is the man... all episodes of the season were great, how can u not like watching a likable serial killer do what he does...

Default avatar cat
Sep 28, 2008 6:38PM EDT

My favorite part is when he tells Doakes that "Because I own you"

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Sep 28, 2008 8:25PM EDT

Pretty much every scene with Lila was Glorious. She was so absolutely insane that I loved her, especially the fires she started. Any time a beautiful crazy girl starts a fire, that is good TV.

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Sep 28, 2008 8:52PM EDT

I think the best way to watch Dexter is as a seriously dark comedy. The writers do an incredible job of balancing the humor with the drama, but my favorite thing about it will always be how funny it is.Best part of season two was Dexter going through all the ways Deb could react to his being the Bay Harbor Butcher. Choking, weeping, shooting him in the face, all with really cheery, chipper music in the background? Hilarious.

Default avatar cat
Sep 28, 2008 10:29PM EDT

Every time Dexter was talking to Lila about his inner monster it gave me the chills because she had NO idea about what it really was. Also, when Rita confronts Dexter and he admits he has an "addiction"
I agree that the entire season was epic. This is an unbelievable show.

Sep 28, 2008 10:36PM EDT

when he sits at his girlfriends place and watches a sad movie and she is crying because of it, and he says to himself " If I keep my eyes open long enough i will get tears in them "
so funny!

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Sep 29, 2008 12:16AM EDT

My favorite season two moment is at the end when our favorite pyrotechnic British chick decides to blow up Doakes because she does it out of a certain love. It was pretty awesome in that sense because I never ever would have guessed that. EVER.

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Sep 29, 2008 2:04PM EDT

I loved it when dexter had doakes locked up in the cage and when he has everything set up for a kill, and the hard man that doakes is, even he couldnt stomach the grusemness of how dexter kills a person. he claims so be so tough yet he is sooo scared... i know it would be a hard thing to witness but if doakes is supposed to be a tough guy.... just made me think hes not so tough, i never liked doakes =]

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Sep 29, 2008 2:06PM EDT

my fav moment was when Dexter kills Lila in France. i thought she would get away and return another season, but to my pleasant surprise, Dexter puts the blade to her. shows that oceans and continents cant keep Dex from tying up loose ends.Viva la Dex

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Sep 29, 2008 6:59PM EDT

My favorite part in this season was from the episode, "the British Invasion," when Dexter kills Lila in France.Lila: "I can't feel my legs and my body"Dexter: "Good. I went with a spinal epidural instead of the tranquilizer. I've got a plane to catch, and you don't need to feel this."Its the perfect ending to the season, Lila caused so much drama and I was so happy he killed her.

Default avatar cat
Sep 30, 2008 5:14PM EDT

Hi, I haven't seen Dexter the show yet and I really, really want to!! Especially after reading a lot of these comments! The show sounds fantastic!!

Default avatar cat
Sep 30, 2008 6:12PM EDT

i have a few favorite moments in season two. visually i would have to say that when doakes gets killed in the cabin explosion i went nuts. i just thought it wasa so cool. another one of my favorite moments is when dexter realizes he is off the hook and he is just enjoying the way his life is going while doing even the little things like shaving and what not. and probably my favorite moment of season 3 was when that bitch lila got what was coming to her after she killed doakes and tried to kill dexter and rita's kids.

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Oct 2, 2008 5:52PM EDT

I couldn't stand Lila for manipulating dexter and messing with his feelings. So, first of all I loved the part where she looked into his bag and saw all the tools he was going to use to kill her, and how shocked she was that her "precious" dexter would ever do that to her. And secondly when dexter went to Paris just to kill her. HA!

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Oct 3, 2008 12:46AM EDT

One of the parts of Season 2, though it was really small, was breakfast with Rita and her mom. Dexter's little inner narration about maybe not being so different from the mother after she expresses her admiration for the Bay Harbor Butcher just cracked me up, especially since she was such a b*tch.

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Oct 3, 2008 11:24AM EDT

Dexter is truly amazing and my favorite character on any show ever made. Season 2 was magnificent and i'm sure season 3 will be also. My favorite moment from season 2 had to be when he finally catches up with Lila and kills her. Right from the beginning I knew she was going to be bad news. I was so relieved when he did it. I totally suggest anyone who is a Dexter fan to go out and read the Jeff Lindsay novels, they are excellent.

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Oct 3, 2008 4:59PM EDT

My favorite part of season 2 would have to be.......ummm........THE WHOLE THING!!!!!!!!!!

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Oct 3, 2008 10:40PM EDT

My favorite Dexter moment is when Dex decides to be honest with Rita, leaving us hanging not knowing what is going to happen in their relationship - It makes it all the better when he finally opens his eyes to the real monster that Lila is, and sweetens his eventual reconciliation with Rita, as he finally seems to be showing emotion about her and the kids. The whole show is a roller coaster that I never want to end!

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Oct 3, 2008 10:48PM EDT

My favorite scene was when Dexter kills the man with Doakes right there in the cage. It was terrifying to Doakes to see Dexter in action, even though he knew exactly who Dexter was beforehand. And when he was done, Doakes' reaction leads Dexter to a major realization about his own father and his entire life. It was pivotal for Dexter's character, who has always done his work one-on-one, to take an outsider's view of himself.

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Oct 4, 2008 2:33AM EDT

Everything about this show is incredible, from the characters, to the story lines to the actors; however, my all time favorite moment of season two was when Doakes figured out that Dexter was the Bay Harbor Butcher, and then Dexter said how much he hated that name. It was such a funny moment in such a serious and revealing scene, and it really added to the mood of the scene. I feel like if any other show had tried to pull a joke off like that during a big reveal and turning point, it would come off as forced or stale. Dexter is a truly unique show, making it my favorite of all time.

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Oct 4, 2008 5:18PM EDT

I think someone said this one already, but I absolutely loved when he head-butted Doakes in his office and then walked away, hands in pockets, as if nothing happened. It was genius, having the faith that Doakes would come after him violently but no one would know why, making it seem as if Doakes started it. I laughed out loud and it made me breathe a little easier about Doakes being on to him..

Default avatar cat
Oct 5, 2008 1:42PM EDT

honestly, i have never watched this show...i guess i should start

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Oct 5, 2008 2:19PM EDT

That Night, a Forest Grew episode with the police getting a manifesto.

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Oct 5, 2008 2:42PM EDT

I liked it when Rita thinks Dexter is a drug addict and threatens to leave him if he doesn't join a 12 Step Program.

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Oct 5, 2008 3:58PM EDT

Dexter is one of my favorite shows ever. Any show that can make me cheer for the serial killer, consider blood spatter patterns as interesting, and be brillant all at once, is more than enough for me to love.
My favorite scene in Season 2 was when Dex was contemplating killing Doakes and Doakes is trying to talk him out of it. For the first time, Doakes is truly seeing Dex as he is, and he realizes that even though he's a killer, he has a conscience.

Default avatar cat
Oct 5, 2008 6:59PM EDT

I really like this show. It is unlike any other on TV. I know it is bad that he kills people and it is against God's commandments, but if you think about it, Dexter only kills criminals, and when the jury sentences a person to the death penalty isn't that the same thing. It's just a thought. My favorite episode is when doakes finanlly thinks he has caught dexter and he has broken into the house and got the blood samples and then dexter puts him in that trap. I don't know what episode it is, I only watched it once when it first aired on Showtime, but if someone could tell me the title and episode, I would really like to watch it again on this site.

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Oct 5, 2008 7:43PM EDT

when dexter killed lila she was such a pain in the ass...i was pissed when doakes was blown up :(

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Oct 5, 2008 8:30PM EDT

My favorite moment was the Doakes setup. The moment when they are both in Dexter's lab and BOOM Dex just headbutts him. I was like, "WOOOOOOH!"

Default avatar cat
Oct 5, 2008 10:00PM EDT

I just love the way Dexter smiles with his mouth, while his eyes remain piercing and focused. Unnerving!

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Oct 6, 2008 1:54PM EDT

I love when Dexter shows up in Paris at the end of Season 2 to kill that crazy bitch once and for all! You don't mess with a killer!!

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Oct 6, 2008 9:59PM EDT

my favorite part is for sure when Lila says to Doakes "oh you poor thing...not you, Dexter." or something like that. I loved it. Also, I love whenever Deb makes fun of Lila to Dexter. Season 2 was awesome and season 3 is great so far. Love this show :)

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