Maybe he doesn’t ‘steal from the rich and give to the poor’ but his system of morality is definitely on par with Robin Hood’s. Anyone who watches the show knows about ‘the code‘ and that Dexter never (rarely) kills those who don’t deserve it. You also know that every season we watch him twist, plan and talk his way out of the stickiest of situations. He’s even been caught a time or two, but not by anyone that turned him in or got the chance to (sorry Doakes). I think when you watch any TV show you have to allow the writers to do a few things that probably wouldn’t fly in real life and as good as Dexter is, there’s just no way he wouldn’t have been found out by now. A fellow Dexter lover recently passed over this article to me that breaks down why Dexter should have been caught by now. My favorite? Number 7: Association with Known Killers.
“Gee, after five seasons no one has bothered questioning the sheer number of dangerous killers that seem inevitably tied to Dexter? Not only did Deb eventually uncover Dexter’s connection to Brian Moser, but Dexter himself was also observed sharing very heated ties to Lila West, Miguel Prado, and supposed Bay Harbor Butcher James Doakes.”