Dexter: Season 5

Dexter: Season 5

Dexter: Season 5

In a role that earned him multiple Emmy nominations, Michael C. Hall is Dexter Morgan—a blood spatter pattern analyst who secretly quenches his thirst for murder by killing the criminals that slip past the law. 

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EPISODE 5.1
1 January 2010

My Bad

Dexter must make a choice; Quinn stirs up trouble for Dexter but supports Deb.

EPISODE 5.2
1 January 2010

Hello Bandit

Dexter tries to focus on the children and fight his dark urges; Debra ends up on Quinn's doorstep.

EPISODE 5.3
1 January 2010

Practically Perfect

Dexter hires a nanny; Debra is annoyed with her new partner; Quinn continues to investigate Rita's murder.

EPISODE 5.4
1 January 2010

Beauty And The Beast

Dexter must save a life; Deb has a confrontation with a key suspect; Quinn follows up on the similarities between Dexter and Kyle Butler.

EPISODE 5.5
1 January 2010

First Blood

Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator; Dexter worries about how Rita's death will affect Harrison; Deb works alone; Quinn enlists an old friend's help.

EPISODE 5.6
1 January 2010

Everything Is Illumenated

Dexter is drawn into a precarious situation; Batista discovers an interesting lead; Quinn gets information about Dexter from a questionable source.

EPISODE 5.7
1 January 2010

Circle Us

Dexter is called to investigate a horrifying crime scene; the Santa Muerte case leads to a violent standoff between Debra and the Santa Muerte killers.

EPISODE 5.8
1 January 2010

Take It!

Dexter and Lumen vet and stalk a violent killer; Debra gets into some unexpected trouble from the fallout of the Santa Muerte case

EPISODE 5.9
1 January 2010

Teenage Wasteland

Dexter and Lumen hunt for their next victim; Debra uncovers new evidence in the Barrel Girl case

EPISODE 5.10
1 January 2010

In The Beginning

Homicide uncovers some key evidence linked to one of Dexter's and Lumen's prior victims; Debra identifies two more suspects in the case.

EPISODE 5.11
1 January 2010

Hop a Freighter

Dexter must do damage control; Debra's speculation begins to take shape; Quinn becomes involved in a homicide.

EPISODE 5.12
1 January 2010

The Big One

Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing he's being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn't fall into the same mistake again. In... MORE the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.

Dexter: Season 5 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Few series are more adept at consistently keeping their audience off balance as to what happens next.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Dexter will continue to hang comfortably in the middle, using a charismatic lead to provoke the sort of "How will he get out of this one?" situations that keep an audience glued to each episode.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

John Lithgow had been such a gas as Arthur Mitchell, that his Emmy-winning performance presented the series with a new challenge: How to top the delirious, full-blast, witty evil that Trinity embodied?

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's good to have Dexter back. It manages to be brutal, tragic, sad, beautiful and funny all at the same time.

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IGN

IGN

I actually liked Julia Stiles' Lumen... But where Season 5 faltered was in its endgame.

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We Got This Covered

We Got This Covered

An entertaining, if inevitably disappointing follow up to last season.

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Collider

Collider

I have no idea where the season arc is headed. I haven't really, truly felt either of these things since season two, which belongs in the pantheon of high-tension TV.

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Vulture

Vulture

It would be offensively glib if they didn't treat the aftermath [of season four] seriously. But so far, they've been pulling it off masterfully.

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