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'Dexter' shockers

As the series comes to a close, we take a look back at the show's most surprising scenes

By Robert Isenberg
Special to MSN TV

Dexter is a nice guy. He's a devoted father. He's even got a good sense of humor. But he's also a serial killer, and although "Dexter" has its funny and whimsical moments, the show is basically a skin-crawling thriller.

"Dexter" is drawing to a close, and soon America's favorite homicidal maniac will put away his knife collection for good. But it's hard to say how the story will end, partly because the show is jam-packed with plot twists, large and small. Every episode has its share of surprises, but the real shockers have been unforgettable -- moments so raw and unanticipated that they left us breathless.

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Today we think back on some of our favorite shockers. One of the best aspects of "Dexter" is that, when the writers drop a bomb, you never really recover. Here are some spine-tingling standouts.

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