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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The Getaway

Debra remains determined not to let the end of the Bay Harbor Butcher case break up her relationship with Lundy, but their plans for a vacation are crushed when Lundy is called to Oregon to work on another murder case. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Rita’s death was alluded to by Dexter producers, who told media outlets “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. Dexter s Julie Benz”. The episode’s title refers to the influx of British rock ‘n’ roll bands to the US in the s. Views Read Edit View history. Inspired partially by Debra, and partially by his desire to be a better family man than Arthur, Dexter considers giving up murder.

Rita calls Debra for her help, prompting her to skip her flight with Lundy to help with finding the children.

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When he leaves, Dexter follows Arthur in his van, accidentally striking another car on his way. The episode also included the death of Rita Morgan, who had been a dexted character dexetr the beginning of the series.

Archived from the original on December 13, It’s hard to say definitively exactly what will change and how it will change, but change is inevitable. Perhaps he’ll slam shut every door he’s opened in terms of his emotional human self. The informant reveals the woman’s name was Laura Moserand while researching her, Debra learns she was the biological mother of both Dexter and Brian. Retrieved from ” https: Phillips claimed the Dexter staff did not know how the finale would conclude until late in the season, but Phillips said Rita’s death began detxer feel inevitable as the story evolved.


To protect the twist ending of Rita’s death, Dexter producers imposed strict security measures, which included the dexher of fake alternate endings and forcing staff members to sign non-disclosure agreements. Dexter hears Harrison crying in the bathroom and finds Rita dead in the bathtub, having been killed by Arthur.

He attacks the driver and is detained by the police. Executive Producer Sara Colleton said it was difficult to kill off a long-standing character, but they felt “this is where Dexter needed to be taken”.

Lithgow called Rita’s death a “fantastic choice”, which he said shed a completely different light on the final scene between Dexter and Arthur, which appears to be somewhat sympathetic before the audience learned what Arthur had done. Dexter attacks and knocks out Arthur, and realizes the envelope is filled with cash. The police discover Trinity’s true identity. He found Doakes’s death dramatically unsatisfying since Dexter was absent, and was disappointed with Debra’s portrayal as “relentlessly needy”.

Dexter stalks the Doomsday Killer, a vicious, deluded, religious fanatic who displays his victims in grisly, Biblical-themed tableaux; Deb reconsiders her relationship with Dexter; Quinn jeopardizes his partnership with Batista. The writers planned from the pilot episode to eventually kill Doakes off the show.

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Retrieved December 14, Archived from the original on December 17, Dexter returns her phone call, only to find that her cell phone and bags are in the house. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Tucker praised the Dexter writing staff, “for maintaining the suspense while creating a whole new world within the Dexter world: With all of the evidence pointing to Doakes as the Bay Harbor Butcher, the case is closed.

The scene stands quite beautifully on its own, but Dexter would certainly have not given Arthur an empathetic send off if he knew what that monster had done.

I think this is the kind of thing that’s really going to tie people in knots. Filming of “The British Invasion” concluded production on the second season, and ended in early November Series Movies Sports Documentaries Comedy. Retrieved December 13, Lundy ‘s task force determines Doakes’s location, and Dexter has to race his telwplay to reach the cabin first.

Hall and John Lithgow Documentary. I would bet that when we all saw the final scene of the season finale that we, simply due to the time we’ve spent the characters over four years, felt a ton of emotions that we might not have even known were there. The high ratings for “The Getaway” gave a dexetr to the third season finale of Californicationwhich aired immediately after the Dexter season finale.


Something was definitely up when Arthur said, “It’s already over.

Retrieved 12 March Retrieved December 13, She described Cerone as “incredibly understanding” when she asked him to write the teleplay himself, though they had both worked on the episode’s story. It was the final episode helmed by show runner and executive producer Clyde Phillips before his departure from the show to spend more time with his family.

In the Season Four finale, Dexter and Arthur dsxter themselves on a collision course, as Debra unearths a shocking long-hidden truth, Rita admits her marriage to Dexter is troubled, and Batista and LaGuerta face the consequences of an ethics breach.

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Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series. She was particularly impressed by Debra’s choice to leave Lundy and LaGuerta’s grief over Doakes’s death.

LaGuertagrieving the loss of her former partner, is in denial over Doakes’ incrimination and tries to collect donations for his memorial service. We can all point fingers at certain missteps that Dexter took throughout the entire season – mistakes that led to Rita’s demise – but when you take it dfxter as a whole it’s a rather satisfying and cleverly constructed story that actually made us all buy and believe, by the end, that Dexter truly wanted to be rid of his murderous spirit.

They were in the process of developing the story, however, when Rosenberg was hired to write the film adaptation of the novel Twilight.

Dexter comes clean to Deb and finds true dxeter with a fellow serial killer; Deb learns the hard way how difficult it is to keep Dexter’s secret; LaGuerta gets closer to pinning the Bay Harbor Butcher killings on Dexter. Instead, Debra says she believes the Ice Truck Killer used her to get to him, and she reasserts how much she loves her foster brother.