Dexter: Season 5, Episode 9

Teenage Wasteland (21 Nov. 2010)

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Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better. His life is turned upside down however with the sudden arrival of... See full summary »

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Dexter has now set his sights on self-help guru Jordan Chase and is spending some time with him getting to know him better. His life is turned upside down however with the sudden arrival of his step-daughter Astor and her friend Olivia. They're drunk and have lied about where they are. Astor is rebellious, refusing to tell Dexter what she is up to or why she is acting this way. She is also convinced that Lumen is Dexter's new girlfriend. Lumen has a conversation with Olivia that puts the girls escapade in an entirely new light. When the girls disappear from his house, he fears that Chase is on to them and the girls have been kidnapped. Dexter is forced to reveal to his colleagues that he's been seeing Chase and they also learn about Lumen, who Dexter describes as his new tenant. At the station meanwhile, Debra has been assigned to work in the filing room and comes across some startling information about the barrel girl murders. She also learns about Quinn's suspicions of her brother. ... Written by garykmcd

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Jordan Chase played by Jonny Lee Miller wears a necklace containing a sample of blood. Miller was previously married to Angelina Jolie who very famously wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton's blood whilst the two were married. See more »

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Dexter drives along a street and passes by a Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant. The show is supposed to take place in Miami, however, there is no Rock Bottom to be found in Miami or anywhere in Florida for that matter. There is, however, a Rock Bottom in Long Beach, CA. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: I'm in a battle of wills with my drunk, shoplifting teenage step-daughter, and she's going to win.
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Take Care, Lumen
10 July 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dexter becomes close to Jordan and trains with him to investigate his life. He sees a necklace with a vial with blood in his closet. Lumen calls him because someone is breaking into the house. Soon Dexter discovers that the invaders are the rebel Astor her friend Olivia and they are drunk. Quinn and Debra are sort of in love with each other. Angel summons Debra and tells that he will support her. Debra is assigned to work at the archive department. She snoops the documentation and finds other DNAs in the barrel girls' case. Dexter steals blood from Jordan's vial. Lumen calls Dexter and tells that the girls are missing. The neighbor reports a van around Dexter's house and a man is arrested. Soon he is identified as Olivia's father. Lumen discovers marks in Olivia's body. Debra confronts LaGuerta, and she tells that Quinn was not on vacation, but suspended by her to protect her brother, affecting their relationship. Dexter threatens Olivia's father, telling him to leave her family. LaGuerta reopens the barrel girl's case. Lumen receives a frightening phone call.

In "Teenage Wasteland", Debra proves again that she is a very efficient detective. The strong personality is one of the greatest attractions of this show. But she seems to have the gift of falling for the wrong guy. It is impressive how Christina Robinson has grown up. But the relationship of Dexter and Lumen is probably the best part of this season. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Adolescentes" ("Teenagers")


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