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Frank Lundy FBI Agent/Former Love Interest of Debra Morgan

Frank Lundy
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Character Profile
Portrayed By
Keith Carradine
Season(s)
Season Two
Season Four
First Appearance
Waiting to Exhale
Last Appearance
Dex Takes a Holiday
Appears in
Fifteen Episodes
Character
Full Name
Frank Lundy
Nicknames
Grundy (by Gabriel Bosque)

Special Agent Grandpa (by Joey Quinn)
Special Agent Rockstar (by Dexter Morgan)
Zen Master (by Debra Morgan)

Status
Deceased
Manner of Death
Shot by Christine Hill
Characteristics
Age
60 (at death)
Birthday
8 August 1949
Gender
Male
Eyes
Brown
Hair
Gray
Personal Status
Marital Status
Widowed
Spouse
Connie (deceased)
Immediate Relatives
Unnamed daughter
Professional Status
Profession
FBI Special Agent (Retired)
Affiliation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Bay Harbor Butcher Case
Trinity Case

Frank Lundy is a character in Season Two and Season Four of the Showtime series DEXTER.

He is a high-ranking and illustrious FBI Special Agent who leads the task force dedicated to identifying and arresting the Bay Harbor Butcher.

After he retired from the FBI, Lundy returns to Miami to hunt the serial killer known as Trinity. Lundy is shot and killed in a parking lot by a person connected to Trinity.

Personality

Lundy is cool, calm, confident, and incredibly knowledgeable. With his extensive background and subsequent knowledge of the criminal mind, he often discovers crucial case evidence.

He is renown for breaking seemingly impossible high-profile criminal cases (e.g. Green River Killer and the DC Sniper), leading many to liken him to a "rock star." ("Waiting to Exhale")

Season Two

During the Bay Harbor Butcher Case, Lundy gradually becomes dangerously close to discovering that Dexter Morgan is The Bay Harbor Butcher.

During the investigation, Lundy becomes involved in a relationship with Debra. Lundy's influence greatly assists Debra in coping with her lingering trauma from her experience as The Ice Truck Killer's prisoner.

Dexter outmaneuvers and frames Sergeant James Doakes as the Butcher; this leads Lundy to spearhead the entire police force in a full-scale manhunt to find Doakes. After Doakes is murdered by Lila West in a seemingly accidental explosion, the case is closed and Lundy moves on to find another serial killer in Oregon.

Season Four

Lundy returns to Miami with the intention to find the mysterious Trinity Killer. By this time, he has retired from the FBI. Sexual tensions arise between him and Debra and eventually they resume their love affair, resulting in Deb ending her relationship with Anton Briggs.

In the fourth episode, he is fatally shot twice outside of his apartment. Debra is with him at the time, and she is shot once above the hip. At first, she thought the shooter was one of the Vacation Murderers but, later discovers it was The Trinity Killer's estranged daughter. Debra is devastated by Lundy's death.

Despite knowing how dangerous Lundy had been to him during the Bay Harbor Butcher Case, Dexter acknowledges that he was a worthy opponent who did not deserve such a sorry death.

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Notes

  • Viewers who watch the series "Criminal Minds" note that his role was reversed as Keith Carradine played serial killer Frank Breitkopf who was being tracked down by the FBI's BAU. Both characters had the given name, Frank.
  • In 2012, Keith Carradine voiced a main antagonist in a video game Hitman: Absolution. His character is named Blake Dexter and is an owner of a company named Dexter Industries. One of the company's taglines is "Dexter protects you." This is ironic, since in Season Two, when Lundy is antagonistic towards Dexter, many people consider Dexter's Bay Harbor Butcher identity a kind of protector.
  • Lundy is the first main antagonist of the series to survive the season in which he is a main antagonist. 
  • It is possible that Frank Lundy is based on John Douglas, a prominent FBI agent who pioneered criminal profiling. They have similar traits and, interestingly, both contributed to The Green River Killer's eventual downfall.

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Appearances

Season Two

Season Four

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