Dexter: Season 5, Episode 12

The Big One (12 Dec. 2010)

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Just as Dexter is about to set off find Jordan Chase, his entire family arrives having decided to travel down from Orlando to celebrate Harrison's birthday in Miami. Cody and Astor have ... See full summary »

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Just as Dexter is about to set off find Jordan Chase, his entire family arrives having decided to travel down from Orlando to celebrate Harrison's birthday in Miami. Cody and Astor have something special to ask him. Having managed to extricate himself from any family obligations from the day, he arrives at the station to learn that Liddy's body has been found and the entire squad is assigned to working on the case. Things quickly deteriorate for Joey Quinn who is taken into custody after they find Liddy's phone and see that Quinn was frequently called on the day he died. Jordan Chase has not yet killed Lumen as he wants to trap Dexter as well and eliminate both of them. Dexter manages to trace Chase to his lair leading to the inevitable confrontation. In the end Dexter, Lumen and Debra will all have choices to make and not everyone will be happy or content with the choices they make. Written by garykmcd

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On the refrigerator there is a restaurant's menu - "Killer Menu" -and a picture of Harrison's hand print in red (blood). See more »

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When Lumen stabs Jordan in the chest, the blood splashes to her left hand. About 20 seconds later she wipes her forehead with her hands and they are clean. See more »

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Det. Debra Morgan: [to Dexter and Lumen from behind a curtain] Don't move. Don't fucking move. Whatever's in yours arm, drop it now! Both of you!
[they both drop]
Det. Debra Morgan: I know who you are... Number 13... And I know what they did to you! I've seen the tapes... I watched them over and over... It's a miracle you survived! A fucking miracle! And you
[to Dexter, not knowing - maybe - that's him]
Det. Debra Morgan: whoever you are, you know that too...
[Both Dexter and Lumen try to duck, but Debra shoots over their heads]
Det. Debra Morgan: I said: don't fucking ...
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Disappointing ending to disappointing season.
14 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having watched Dexter for years now, i'm protected from any criticism directed at me calling me a "hater" or anything along those lines.

Every episode has been absolutely perfect and filled with quality, until now.

I actually thought this was the last season of Dexter - Showtime had originally said that the 5th season would be the last.

But it's safe to say that it is not, because nobody in their right mind would dare end Dexter on such a horrifically disappointing note.

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Season 5 has to be the most disappointing season of Dexter by far.

And the ending disappointed even more.

Not once during Season 5 did I even remotely care about Lumen. I don't think anyone did.

I, like everybody else, am glad to see her go, hopefully, forever.

At the start I thought they were playing "The Long-Con" - wasting half a season on junk - then dumping shocks of epic proportions on us at the end (remember I thought it was the final season of Dexter).

Sadly, this is not what happened, and the entire season was, dare I say it, a waste of time.

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Thankfully, because Season 5 ended in this disappointing manner, we now know for sure that there is going to be a Season 6.

I look forward to seeing more "Real Dexter", let's just take Season 5 as a momentary glitch in an otherwise perfect television show.


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