Now that Dexter has concluded it’s time for a definitive ranking of the seasons. I’m braced for your blowback because season 4 is NOT #1 on my list (scandal!). Be sure to check out our series finale recap and Q&A with the Dexter producers about that ending and the final season. See what you think:
Season 2: The Bay Harbor Butcher
Riveting, format-breaking season: The Big Bad wasn’t some temporary guest star but Dexter himself as hostile colleague Sgt. Doakes (Erik King) and FBI blood-hound Agent Lundy (Keith Carradine) closed in with every hour, and Dex contended with an unstable girlfriend Lila (Jaime Murray). Dexter is at its best when Dex is scrambling to survive and season 2 felt like a potential final season storyline very early in the show’s run. In fact, season 2 is one of the reasons the show’s writers surprised fans by not pursuing a similar storyline for the final season.
Season 4: Trinity
The clear fan favorite: John Lithgow chewed scenery as the sadistic Trinity Killer and worthy Dexter adversary who bled out his victims while cradling them nude in a bathtub [shudder]. The finale revealing Trinity murdered Dexter’s wife Rita (Julie Benz) is the show’s biggest shocker. READ FULL STORY