Dexter: Season 5, Episode 5

First Blood (24 Oct. 2010)

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Dexter tries to convince Lumen to return to Minnesota but isn't having much success. She is intent on finding the other men who abused her and kill them and Dexter realizes that perhaps the... See full summary »



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


Dexter tries to convince Lumen to return to Minnesota but isn't having much success. She is intent on finding the other men who abused her and kill them and Dexter realizes that perhaps the only way to save her from herself is for him to do the killing for them. When he realizes she has a bead on Boyd Fowler's former prison cell mate - a convicted rapist - he decides to do the deed himself. He quickly realizes however that the man could not have been one of her attackers. Debra meanwhile continues her investigation into the rash of be-headings which lead the police to what may be the killers first victims. Lt. Laguerta begins to act strangely and staying out late leading Angel Batista to think she may be seeing someone. Quinn's attempt to contact the Trinity Killer's family forces Laguerta to suspend him without pay. He has other plans to pursue Dexter however. Written by garykmcd

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When Dexter goes to Lumen's hotel to talk to her, someone or something is bunching up the curtain in the corner of the window by the door and Dexter even appears to react to it slightly. But when he enters the room there is nobody there and nothing present that would have caused the curtain to do that. See more »


Sgt. Angel Batista: [asking whether or not Deb would sleep with McCourt] Would you ever...
Det. Debra Morgan: I would rather put out a campfire with my face.
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Returning to Minnesota
7 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dexter meets Lumen in a coffee shop and tries to convince her to return to Minnesota. Debra has one night stand with Quinn and then she goes with Angel to visit the last victim of Fuentes. She learns that the criminal has a tattoo on his wrist. Angel suspects that LaGuerta is having an affair. Dexter decides to go to Boyd's house to investigate who might be the other rapists but he finds that someone has snooped around before. He finds a fingerprint and discovers that it belongs to Lumen. Dexter believes that the rapist Robert Brunner that shared the same cell of Boyd could be one of the men that raped Lumen. Debra continues her investigation and finds two other victims of Fuentes. Angel surprises LaGuerta in a motel room with Jim McCourt and finds what his wife is doing. Debra discovers that Fuentes' tattoo is actually a stamp from a night club. Dexter convinces Lumen to return to Minnesota and brings her to the airport. Quinn hires a dirty narcotics detective to follow Dexter.

"First Blood" is another good sequel of this great season. Angel's suspicion about his wife shows how insecure he is in his marriage. Dexter believes that he got rid off Lumen but it is a great surprise in the conclusion. Quinn is playing with fire and his fate is intriguing. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Primeira Vítima" ("The First Victim")

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