He finds evidence that Yates is the Brain Surgeon and tries to kill him, but Yates escapes. Yates holds Vogel hostage, but she manages to secretly call Dexter, and Debra traces the location. When Dexter arrives, Saxon murders Vogel and escapes. Debra has a violent confrontation with the hitman, and eventually murders him; Dexter finds her blood at the crime scene, but hides it from the police. Dexter suspects that Hamilton's son, Zach, is the real killer. Season 8, Episode 1 June 30, 2013 Season 8, Episode 1 June 30, 2013 The eighth season begins six months following LaGuerta's murder. As Dexter stalks his next victim, a drunk driver who is about to be acquitted for vehicular homicide that resulted in the death of a teenage boy, the Ice Truck Killer strikes again and later gets in touch with Dexter.
Zach visits the precinct with his lawyer and demands that Quinn stop following him. After being denied the sergeant's position, Quinn decides to start investigating Zach. Dexter and Hannah dump the body, but Debra sees them together. Meanwhile Miami Metro takes a new serial killer case and here comes the new character in the narrative - Evelyn Vogel - who is an expert in neuro-psychiatry and child psychopaths. Quinn and Jamie argue over Quinn's future and Batista's involvement in their relationship. But this is only the first side of his personal life. Unbeknownst to Dexter, Saxon has reunited with Vogel, who accepts him into her home.
Dexter retaliates and kills him by puncturing his with the pen. After dumping the body, Dexter asks Hannah to stay in. Dexter pursues another of Vogel's former patients, Ron Galuzzo. . Dexter learns that Galuzzo is a cannibalistic serial killer, and kills him.
Debra later considers rejoining Miami Metro. Instead of killing Saxon, Dexter calls Debra to arrest him, but Clayton tails Debra and unknowingly interferes. Debra spirals out of control and, despite Dexter's attempts to reconcile their relationship, tries to confess to killing LaGuerta; Dexter arrives and stops her, leaving her with Vogel for psychiatric treatment. Vogel begins Debra's treatment by taking her to the shipping container where she killed LaGuerta. Evelyn finds some serious interest in Dexter. Debra suspects Saxon of Cassie's murder, and he goes into hiding. Masuka has an awkward encounter with a surprise visitor.
A few days later in , Hannah reads of Dexter's death. Although there is one important condition. Dexter lures Saxon out of hiding but loses him, after which Vogel tells Dexter to let this case go. After successful surgery, Debra suffers a massive stroke from a blood clot, leaving her. On May 9, 2013, the official Dexter fanpage posted a behind the scenes photo of a clapper showing that episode 6 of season 8 would be directed by. Vogel wants to try and teach Harry's Code to Zach, but Dexter wants no part of it. Nicknamed the Psychopath Whisperer, she claims to have structured the code for him alongside Harry.
Clayton becomes suspicious that Dexter is leaving at the same time Hannah is rumored to be in Miami. He had to sacrifice the one person who was closest to him in the world, and he had to leave. Dexter is called to a crime scene in his building: Cassie has been murdered, in the same way that Norma was, and Dexter suspects Zach. Vogel brings Saxon to her house as a trap, but he quickly realizes he is being set up. Miami Metro steps up its investigation of Norma Rivera's murderer; they target her boss Ed Hamilton, with whom she was having an affair, but Matthews asks Quinn to overlook Hamilton because he is a friend of the department. In her absence, Batista has returned from retirement and become Lieutenant. Yates abducts Vogel, and Dexter and Debra reconcile as they work together to find her.
Masuka learns that Niki works at a topless sports bar, and attempts to get her a job in his lab. With a hurricane approaching Miami, Hannah goes to the airport to wait for Dexter, but she is followed by Elway. But suddenly on the way the main character happens to some person who ultimately is much smarter and involves all the action. Quinn's preoccupation with Debra causes friction between himself and Jamie, and Batista begins to lose faith in Quinn's ability to pass the sergeant's exam. Once her body is gone, Dexter drives his boat into the hurricane in an apparent suicide attempt. Meanwhile, Dexter captures Saxon, but realizes that he no longer has murderous urges in response to his relationship with Hannah. Dexter agrees to track down the killer from Vogel's list of suspects.
Dexter plans to quit his job, and tells Debra he's moving to with Hannah and Harrison. Masuka asks Debra to do a background check on his visitor, Niki, who claims to be his daughter. It's like watching a different series, one that was more compelling than the show it served to close. At his apartment, Dexter finds Zach's corpse, left by the Brain Surgeon. Hannah confesses to Dexter that she returned to ask him to kill Miles. During the trip, Dexter plans to get Hannah a new identity so she can flee the country. Hannah evades Elway and escapes with Harrison.