Dexter: Season 5, Episode 4

Beauty and the Beast (17 Oct. 2010)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,908 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 4 critic

Having disposed of serial killer Boyd Fowler, Dexter now has to figure out what to do with the young woman he found alive in Fowler's house and who saw him get rid of her captor. He manages... See full summary »



(developed for television by), (novel), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

« Previous Episode | 52 of 96 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Off. Cira Manzon (as April Hernandez Castillo)
Hotel Clerk
Agent Walker (as Adam John Harrington)


Having disposed of serial killer Boyd Fowler, Dexter now has to figure out what to do with the young woman he found alive in Fowler's house and who saw him get rid of her captor. He manages to identify her as Lumen Pierce from Minnesota but has to get her to trust him. Although still on leave, Dexter agrees to Debra's request that he examine the crime scene where the most recent beheading took place. He finds evidence that gives them their first real lead in the killings. Quinn is convinced that Dexter is the Kyle Butler who had befriended the Trinity Killer and sets out to find Trinity's family so he can show them Dexter's photo. Batista tries to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation by apologizing to the cop he beat up. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

17 October 2010 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Did You Know?


Lumen is a Latin word meaning 'lamp' or 'lamplight'. See more »


On Lumen's driver's license her height is 5'3, Julia Stiles is 5'8. See more »


Dexter Morgan: I'm so sorry. I know I'm late.
Sonya: "Late" doesn't quite capture it: it's been all night.
Dexter Morgan: I know. It's just...
Dexter Morgan: [thinking] I killed a man in front of a witness I just had to tranquilize to keep her from scratching my eyes out.
Sonya: What?
Dexter Morgan: I'll make it up to you.
Sonya: [scoffs] I don't think so.
Dexter Morgan: What's that mean?
Sonya: It means I don't think this is a good fit, and I won't be returning.
See more »


References Beauty and the Beast (1991) See more »


Dexter Main Title
Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Olympic acting and empathic new dual character ; contorted and strained development ; stimulating arcs and blossoming "BatisGuerta", or not
18 October 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

La Belle et la Bête, probably the best French fairy tale to depict the bolt from the blue encounter between Julia Stiles character and Dexter. Was she convincing as Lumen Pierce ? Definitely ! They found the perfect match to Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall olympic skills. To tell the truth so far I had only seen her in teenage movies, 10 Things I Hate About You and Save the Last Dance. But after watching one of them I remember telling my sister she would be the next big star. Of course I had a crush on her and wasn't objective but now I realize that she proved I was right because her performance was both disturbing and heartbreaking. The poor scared kitten trapped in the monster lair ? I've probably thought way too much time to Masters of Horror's Jenifer but I suspected her profile to be as wicked as Lila Tournay in season 2. Of course she's nothing like her because it would feel like déjà vu but you should definitely be excited by her past, present and future. This installment was about the second, hand in hand with our favorite cereal daddy, but we also had a furtive glimpse at the others. She should instantly grow on you and her fate is so intriguing that the inevitable ending was painful, the good way. My only complains would be about a questionable lighting in a building and the relatively predictable development even if it was twisted enough. I think they could have put some extra efforts to puzzle us even more. However the action was so intense, even more than in past episodes, that there was little room to think straight. With an obsessed Quinn on Dex's tail like Doakes was, Deb investigating the creepy case in her crispy way and the baby at home to take care of I already predict a captivating season ! Even the whole "BatisGuerta" gibberish is starting to make sense but I wouldn't mind a Head First Death™ for our two luv birds.

8 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rita turned into a major bitch.......... catscratch65
What if it had ended in season 2? loki_vina
Could Harry have taught Brian to follow the code? Eatonroad
Why didn't Dexter kill Debra ? paperdollz
There will be a mini series/film in the future neilpaulgrimshaw
Any characters or plotlines that could've lasted longer? enraged_bunny
Discuss Beauty and the Beast (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: