DEXTER Season 2 Episode Guide

Episode 1 -  It’s Alive – Original Air Date – 09/30/2007          

After killing his brother, the Ice Truck Killer, at the end of last season, Dexter now finds himself unable to kill again. He certainly wants to, and in fact needs to, but he is unnerved by feelings he can’t understand. After nearly being killed by the Ice Truck Killer, Debra returns to work at Miami Metro PD, but shows signs that she may not be ready to resume duty just yet.

Directed By: Tony Goldwyn
Written By: Daniel Cerone

Episode 2 – Waiting To Exhale  -  Original Air Date – 10/07/2007

Dexter, still trying to recover his killer instincts, continues his pursuit of the mountain-sized gangster, Little Chino. Debra convinces herself she is past the trauma of her ordeal with the Ice Truck Killer, but loses control on the job. As they both struggle with their recent pasts, Agent Lundy, a high-profile FBI agent, comes to Miami Metro PD to break the case of the city’s newly discovered serial killer, the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Directed By: Marcos Siega
Written By: Clyde Phillips

Episode 3 – An Inconvenient Lie – Original Air Date – 10/14/2007

Dexter stalks his latest victim: a murderer so vile he could only be a used-car salesman. Dexter finds the man’s smooth-talking charm and effortless lying are things that he himself is lacking these days. In fact, Dexter’s inability to lie to Rita about his midnight activities has caused her to think that he’s a drug addict, and if he doesn’t commit to a 12-step program to deal with his addiction, she threatens to leave him.

Directed By: Tony Goldwyn
Written By: Melissa Rosenberg

Episode 4 – See-Through – Original Air Date – 10/21/2007

While pretending to be a drug addict, Dexter gets an N.A. sponsor to please Rita. But when the sponsor turns out to be a beautiful woman who may have more in common with Dexter, Rita is not happy. Things get worse for Rita when her estranged mother comes for a visit. Meanwhile, Dexter must find a way to lead the all-too-smart FBI Agent Lundy, now working with Miami Metro PD, off his trail.

Directed By: Nick Gomez
Written By: Scott Buck

Episode 5 – The Dark Defender – Original Air Date – 10/28/2007

Dexter discovers the man who killed his mother, before his young eyes, is still alive. When he shares this information with Lila, she suggests he face the man, as part of his “steps” to addiction recovery. And as his sponsor she insists on tagging along. But when Dexter finds his mother’s murderer, his killer urges push him back to the knife’s edge.

Directed By: Keith Gordon
Written By: Tim Schlattmann

Episode 6  – Dex, Lies and Videotape – Original Air Date – 11/04/2007

Dexter is none too pleased to discover a copy-cat killer has started his own attempt at vigilante serial murder in Miami. He is even less pleased to learn the new killer claims to be inspired by the “Bay Harbor Butcher.” As Dexter sets out to stop the imposter, he finds himself drawn into the arms of Lila. When Rita discovers the truth, it could be the end of their relationship.

Directed By: Nick Gomez
Written By: Lauren Gussis

Episode 7 – That Night, A Forest Grew – Original Air Date – 11/11/2007

A written manifesto from the “Bay Harbor Butcher” sends the Special Task Force in charge of capturing the killer into chaos. All part of Dexter’s plan as he tries to be more “pro-active” in keeping Agent Lundy off his tail. But things start to spiral downward for Dexter as Lila’s influence begins to take its toll on Dexter’s personal life.

Directed By: Jeremy Podeswa
Written By: Daniel Cerone

Episode 8 – Morning Comes – Original Air Date – 11/18/2007

After a fire at Lila’s place, Dexter finds her becoming more attached to him than he is comfortable with. Meanwhile, Dexter decides “recovery” isn’t working for him and pays a second visit to the man who murdered his mother. At the station, Debra and Lundy find a clue that points to the Bay Harbor Butcher being right under their noses.

Directed By: Keith Gordon
Written By: Scott Buck

Episode 9 – Resistance is Futile – Original Air Date – 11/25/2007

As Dexter tries to distance himself from Lila, he discovers she is not so willing to let go of their relationship. Meanwhile Lundy’s manhunt for the Bay Harbor Butcher starts to make Dexter nervous as he tries to stay one step ahead. However, in the end it is Dexter’s worst enemy who discovers his secret first.

Directed By: Marcos Siega
Written By: Melissa Rosenberg

Episode 10 – There’s Something About Harry- Original Air Date – 12/02/2007

Dexter finds himself with the upper hand when Doakes tracks him to his latest kill. But when Doakes reveals a secret about Harry’s past, Dexter’s world comes crumbling down. Meanwhile, Rita starts letting Dexter back into her life, and the Miami Metro PD starts closing in on the Bay Harbor Butcher.

Directed By: Steve Schill
Written By: Scott Reynolds

Episode 11 – Left Turn Ahead – Original Air Date – 12/09/2007

As Lundy’s noose starts to tighten, Dexter finds himself dodging bullets both figurative and real. Dexter now must decide about not only his own fate but those of the people he cares most about. Lila attempts to blackmail Dexter into loving her and then makes a startling discovery that changes their relationship forever.

Directed By: Marcos Siega
Written By: Scott Buck & Tim Schlattmann

Episode 12 – The British Invasion – Original Air Date – 12/16/2007

Season two concludes as Lundy and the FBI settle the case of the Bay Harbor Butcher once and for all. But the heat’s not entirely off Dexter as his world literally becomes an inferno. Can he rise from the ashes once again?

Directed By: Steve Shill
Teleplay By: Daniel Cerone
Story By: Daniel Cerone & Melissa Rosenberg