Dexter (season 3)

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The third season of Dexter premiered on September 28, 2008, and ended on December 14, 2008.wikipedia
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Our Father (Dexter)

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"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.
"Our Father" is the third season premiere and twenty-fifth overall episode of the American television drama series Dexter, which first aired on September 28, 2008 on Showtime in the United States.

List of Dexter characters

Miguel PradoChristine HillLila Tournay
In this season, Dexter kills a man in self-defense and initiates a friendship with the man's brother, Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits). In addition to Smits, Dexter 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.
In Season 3, Debra has had her hair cut to shoulder length, has "sworn off men, liquor and smokes" and is even more determined to get her silver detective shield.

Joey Quinn

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In addition to Smits, Dexter 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.
Quinn is a cop who transferred to the Homicide division after being in narcotics before season three.

Dexter (TV series)

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The third season of Dexter premiered on September 28, 2008, and ended on December 14, 2008.

Dexter Morgan

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In season three, when he is threatened by a target, Dexter fights to live because he wants to see his unborn child.

Rita Bennett

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In the season three opener "Our Father," Rita realizes that she is pregnant with Dexter's child.

María LaGuerta

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In season three, as she recovers from the trauma of Doakes' death, LaGuerta leads an investigation into the murder of Oscar Prado, the brother of her ex-boyfriend, Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado.

Angel Batista

BatistaAngelSergeant Angel Batista
In season three, Batista is promoted to Sergeant and made the department's new lead case investigator to replace the now-deceased Doakes.

Sage Kirkpatrick

Katherine Kirkpatrick
She appeared in seasons one, two and three of Dexter, in the episodes, "Seeing Red", "Born Free", "The Dark Defender", "Dex, Lies and Videotape", "Turning Biminese" and "Do You Take Dexter Morgan?".

Preston Bailey

He took over from Daniel Goldman from season one, playing the character in seasons two, three, four and five.

Nielsen Media Research

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"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.

San Francisco Chronicle

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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.

Chicago Tribune

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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.

Metacritic

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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.

Jimmy Smits

In this season, Dexter kills a man in self-defense and initiates a friendship with the man's brother, Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado (Jimmy Smits).

Desmond Harrington

In addition to Smits, Dexter 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.

Anne Ramsay

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In addition to Smits, Dexter 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.

Aryan Brotherhood

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Trying to discourage Miguel, Dexter proposes a risky operation to free an infamous Aryan Brotherhood leader from prison in order to kill him.

Michael C. Hall

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Series star Michael C. Hall also became a co-executive producer for the third season.