Dexter (2006–2013)
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The Big One 

Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)


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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12 December 2010 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Dexter Morgan: [to strapped-down Jordan] You'll want to be awake for this. What do you call it? Being present for the moment?
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Blood Theme
Written by Daniel Licht
Performed by Daniel Licht
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Clichéd and cheesy
14 December 2010 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

this whole season was just NOT the Dexter we changed everything, right from the very nature of Dexter himself, since when does he curl up in a ball or cry? we were all a little bit happy to see our dark vigilante started to find some peace, but that's not how it should have been. Afet four seasons with Rita and the children, all it took was a few kills with a raped girl and now he knew her better than anyone, and she was even making him change??

not to mention one big change this season...fate and luck seemed to be doing Dexter a HUUUGE favor throughout the season, everything falls in place...from him getting an upper hand on his enemies to making a simple escape like it was a tom and Jerry cartoon.

Dexter is my all time favorite show, but season five trashed it, badly....maybe the incoherence throughout the season would have been much easier to forget if the finale wasn't too clichéd and cheesy.

this show had a great four season run, season five took the darkness out of Dexter and it didn't even feel like he was the center of the show anymore, i really hope season six doesn't ruin it anymore cause it will probably be the final season of the show, and i don't want him to go out with such a bad exist...not when he had such a great entrance and a great run for most of it.

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