Congratulations, if you watched all 96 episodes of Dexter between 2006 and 2013, you’re all caught up for the forthcoming limited season – and you survived the treadmill. If you missed season four of the Showtime series or have never seen an episode, star Michael C. Hall has you covered.
“If you’re starting to watch Dexter, I recommend you start with the first episode and then watch them in order,” he joked to Entertainment Weekly before highlighting four of his favorite episodes, beginning with two episodes from season one: the pilot and “Seeing Red.” “In the first season, there’s also an episode in which Dexter makes a fundamental discovery about his origins. If nothing else, I love it because I got to do this really fun face plant into a room full of blood, and it was like a sort of macabre slip and slide.”
Next up is season three, episode ten, “Go Your Own Way,” in which “Dexter and Miguel Prado, played by Jimmy Smits, end up fighting on the roof of a downtown building.” And Jimmy Smits does this wonderful thing where he says something and does this motion while ranting at Dexter that has always lingered in my mind because I had a front-row ticket to it,” Hall added. Finally, we have “The Getaway,” the season finale of season four (the show’s strongest season). “But you’ll see what I mean,” Hall teased, without giving anything away about what happens.
To recap, the four episodes are:
Season 1, episode 1, “Dexter”
Season 1, episode 10, “Seeing Red”
Season 3, episode 10, “Go Your Own Way”
Season 4, episode 12, “The Getaway”
Maybe watch the finale, too, if only for the jokes. Dexter returns to Showtime on November 7.