Dexter Season 3
The third season of Dexter premiered on September 28, 2008, and ended on December 14, 2008. “Our Father”, the season premiere, attracted 1.22 million viewers in the United States, making it Showtime’s highest-rated drama season premiere since Nielsen Media Research began compiling ratings in 2004. The season’s finale, “Do You Take Dexter Morgan?” attracted 1.5 million viewers. Season three was watched by an average of 1.1 million viewers a week. It received largely positive reviews from critics, which ranged from being praised as “truly and incredibly exciting television” in the San Francisco Chronicle, to “lack[ing] the crackling tension the drama had supplied in previous years” by the Chicago Tribune; the aggregate site Metacritic scored the season at 78 out of 100 based on 13 reviews. Smits and Hall received Emmy nominations for their roles as Miguel Prado and Dexter Morgan respectively, while the show as a whole also received a Best Drama Emmy nomination.
In this season, Dexter kills a man in self-defense and initiates a friendship with the man’s brother, Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. In the meantime, Rita discovers that she is pregnant, and Debra investigates the murders of a new serial killer, called “The Skinner”, hoping to gain a promotion to detective. In addition to Smits, Dexter’s third season introduces two recurring characters: Desmond Harrington as Det. Joey Quinn, who becomes Debra’s partner when he is transferred from the narcotics department to homicide, and Anne Ramsay as Ellen Wolf, a defense attorney whom Miguel detests.
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 12Do You Take Dexter Morgan?Dec. 14, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 11I Had a DreamDec. 07, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 10Go Your Own WayNov. 30, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 9About Last NightNov. 23, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 8The Damage a Man Can DoNov. 16, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 7Easy as PieNov. 09, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 6Sí Se PuedeNov. 02, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 5Turning BimineseOct. 26, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 4All In the FamilyOct. 19, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 3The Lion Sleeps TonightOct. 12, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 2Finding FreeboOct. 05, 2008
- Dexter Season 3 Episode 1Our FatherSep. 28, 2008