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 »


When Dexter throws the plates in the end he only throw one plate. But before Lumen stand up and goes to him he got two plates in his hands. See more »


Astor Bennett: Where is she? Your tenant. Who was staying at the house.
Dexter Morgan: She left.
Astor Bennett: I'm sorry. Did you do it? What you wanted to do? You said she needed your help. Did you help her?
Dexter Morgan: Yeah. I think I did.
Astor Bennett: And did it work? Did it make you feel better? About what happened to mom?
Dexter Morgan: [narrating] You can't do one thing to make up for another. That's what Jordan Chase says. But he's wrong, because we do that all the time. That *is* the way the world works. We try to make things right. Even me.
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Written by Rolfe Kent
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A fantastic show, an average series.
14 December 2010 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Dexter, every season has had its significance and has kept you at the edge of your seat. However, and unfortunately, series 5 - which I have just finished watching - has a sort of pointless feel to it. When other series had some sort of huge impact on Dexter's life, this was just Dexter trying to make himself feel better about, as he sees it, getting Rita killed.

Lumen is a decent character, and I did feel sympathetic towards her and what she had been through but I never saw a future for her and Dexter, not at one point. The whole plot of Series 5 was, in fact, very interesting and thoroughly entertaining. However, what lets that down is the fact that the series finale was a total anti-climax. Many thought that series 5 was the last series, well, it's obvious that it was supposed to be, but they realized that this is not the way it should end, so probably re-wrote the script so a series 6 could be made, so were forced to come up with a quick idea of how to end this series.

A positive I have picked up from this series is that I have began to warm to Quinn as a character, he's become a genuinely interesting person who adds a lot to the show, and his relationship with Deb is compelling.

I know I'm not alone in thinking that series 5 was an unfortunate glitch in the fantastic television series that is Dexter, it was a bit of a let-down. However, how I see it is it that we get another series with another 660 minutes worth of a program that I'm genuinely in love with, and so are many others.

If you ask me what should be done with series 6, well, they should just focus on the characters that have already been developed, rather than bring in anyone else, other than a new villain. This should be the final series, and I feel if they bring in a new character like Lumen, series 6 will fall short, like series 5 unfortunately did.

So, in conclusion: Series 5 was throughly entertaining, a very good plot with some decent characters like Lumen and Jordan Chase. I feel that Quinn has become a very interesting character and has added a lot to the show. Unfortunately, this series had no real significance to it, other than showing Dexter does have some genuine emotions, and shows hope of maybe one day getting rid of his "Dark passenger." I definitely am waiting with genuine anticipation for Series 6, but can only hope they can give Dexter the send-off it deserves.

Thank you for reading.

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