In pretty much every episode of "Dexter," we see our favorite anti-hero kill a deserving victim. But there are some kills that stand out, kills that give us as viewers a huge sense of satisfaction. Here are our favorite "Dexter" kills, which show bad people getting exactly what they deserve.
Dexter and Lila got along great and had a passionate relationship where he felt like he could talk (in code) about his dark feelings, but things soured quickly after Lila tried to frame Angel Batista for rape and after she tried to kill Rita's kids. He tracks her down, traveling all the way to Paris to finally close that dark chapter of his life.
You might not remember his name, but Mike Donovan is the very first person we see Dexter kill. A church choir leader, he raped and killed young children. Dexter made him look at all the bodies of the children Donovan had killed before finally ending his life. You always remember your first.
The Trinity Killer
Dexter's takedown of the Trinity Killer was the satisfying end to a season-long cat and mouse game. But of course, the death was bittersweet. When Dex was killing Arthur Mitchell, he didn't know that Arthur had already killed his wife and left his young son in a pool of blood. The loss of Rita, scarring of Harrison, and Mitchell's prediction that Dexter will end up just like him make this kill unsettling, but still satisfying.
Lil' Chino was a mountain of a man, and Dexter's first attempt to take him down was a failure because Chino was just too massive. Chino had plenty of backup from the 29th Street Kings on Dex's second attempt, and Dex almost didn't make it out alive. The third time was the charm, however, and Dex finally took him down with tranks once he was trapped in an elevator. It was an accomplishment for Dexter, and we couldn't help rooting for him.
Alex Tilden may not have been Lumen's first kill of the Barrel Boys gang, but he was the first one killed under Dexter's guidance. He lets her strike the killing blow, and we can see her revenge starting to heal her. The kill is satisfying for another reason: afterwards, Dexter and Lumen sleep together. For the first time, someone is with Dexter, knows all his dark secrets, and completely accepts him.
Dexter tracks down his mother's killer in Season 2, and the beating he delivers is almost more satisfying than the eventual kill. When Dex finally tracks down Jimenez in the Everglades, he draws him out by turning on a car radio, and then stabs Santos with a needle.