Dexter: Season 5, Episode 10

In the Beginning (28 Nov. 2010)

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Lt. Laguerta has decided to re-open the barrel girls murder case and assigns a reinstated Debra Morgan and Quinn to arrest Cole Harmon. Of course, they don't know that Dexter has already ... See full summary »



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


Lt. Laguerta has decided to re-open the barrel girls murder case and assigns a reinstated Debra Morgan and Quinn to arrest Cole Harmon. Of course, they don't know that Dexter has already taken care of things. They do find that the men made videos of their attacks. Debra begins putting the pieces together and concludes there is a vigilante killer getting rid of the men who attacked and killed the women. From the blood in the small vial Jordan Chase wears around his neck, Dexter is able to track it to Emily Birch who, to his surprise, is still alive. She's not very cooperative however until Lumen visits her on her own. Emily identifies the fifth man as Alex Tilden and Dexter and Lumen make plans to eliminate him. They don't realize that someone has been watching them. Written by garykmcd

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When Jordon Chase is sitting in his car outside Tilden's house, the back window of his car is opaque; but as he pulls away it's transparent again. See more »


Dexter Morgan: Despite having considered myself a monster for as long as I can remember, it still comes as a shock when I'm confronted with the depth of evil that exists in this world.
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A revelation
24 July 2011 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Lumen and Dexter decide to go see Emily Burch. They are anxious to find out how she ties in with the story and her blood in Jordan's pendant. What they do not expect is an uncooperative woman who shuts her door in their faces. Lumen fares better when she goes back alone to ask Emily questions that are unsolved yet. By pleading her case to Emily, Lumen is told the story about years back she was a camp counselor where she meet the five guys in the photo they found at Cole's home. The missing name is Alex Tilden, who is now a bank officer.

After LaGuerta decides to reopen the case about the killed women in the barrels, the detectives go to check Cole Harmon's apartment. Tey get lucky in finding a lot of material that incriminate him. The most important things they recover are CDs that show thirteen victims in different stages of being tortured. Dexter realizes the thirteenth disc will show Lumen's abuse. He decides to damage the CD so no one will be able to tie her to the crimes.

Jordan Chase decide to come to the station accompanied by his high paid lawyer and an entourage of bodyguards. He has come to give a DNA sample, something his lawyer is against. Jordan figures nothing will tie him to the murders, so he has Dexter take a swab of his saliva. Liddy is seen coming to Quinn's office when he is not there to falsify his signature so he can ask for surveillance equipment so he can keep spying on Lumen and Dexter.

After a visit from Dexter to Alex Tilden's bank, this man begins to get scared. Calling Jordan, he is put at ease. Later that night, Lumen and Dexter, now prepared to kill Alex, break in his house. There is even a room that will be suited to take him away. As he enters the house, he is overpowered.

Deb and Quinn decide to go to Tilden's house to talk to him and see how he fits into the picture. Naturally, there is a possibility they will run into Dexter and Lumen, but the duo has already left and have taken Alex Tilden to another location where Lumen will do the deed. After they finish with him, Lumen and Dexter exchange glances that indicate they are ready to go ahead with what they feel about one another since she came into his life.

Another good episode in the series, this one directed by Keith Gordon. The screenplay is credited to Scott Reynolds. Both men have a connection to the program, as they clearly show with this fast moving installment. Great interaction between Julia Stiles and Michael C. Hall. One wonders if she will stay for the next season. Peter Weller is perfectly creepy as Liddy. The cast does their excellent job to make this one of the best programs in television.

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