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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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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The street where Emily Birch lives is not found in Miami. The deciduous trees and clapboard houses seen don't exist in South Florida. See more »


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10 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dexter sends Sonya and Harrison to Orlando to protect his son From Jordan. Liddy chases Dexter and Lumen. Dexter discovers that the blood in Jordan's vial belongs to a woman named Emily Birch. Cole becomes prime suspect again but he is missing. The police investigation finds thirteen DVDs in Cole's house showing the torture of the girls. Meanwhile Lumen and Dexter visit Emily Birch but she refuses to talk with them. Soon Lumen returns to her house and learns that Emily was the first victim of Jordan Chase and his friends. Further, the real name of Jordan is Eugene Greer and the fifth teenager in the photo is Alex Tilden. Dexter and Lumen plot to kill him and prepare a kill room. Later Emily receives an unexpected friend.

"In the Beginning" is another great sequel of this excellent season. Angela "May" Bettis joins this series in the role of the mysterious woman that has survived the rapists. Debra will certainly be affected by the content of the DVDs. But the greatest surprise is the reunion of Emily and her visitor. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "No Começo" ("In the Beginning")

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