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Old September 26 2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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DEXTER Season 5 Discussion & Spoilers

The new season starts tonight. After the incredible Trinity Killer arc started last season, this show has been on a roll.

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Old September 27 2010, 03:46 AM   #2
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Nice start.

It interesting seeing how Dexter was such having a hard time expressing his feelings about what happened to Rita. I hope his kids stay around.
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Old September 27 2010, 06:32 AM   #3
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Wow, that was as intense as I'd hoped. They sure upped the stakes further than I would have guessed with Dexter acting so damn guilty and drawing suspicion upon himself, and then him murdering that jackass in the bathroom, which is the most off-the-Code thing he's done so far.

We shouldn't overlook the gravity of that event. Until now, his worst offenses have been a) killing a pedophile who arguably wasn't an ongoing threat; b) killing a guy in self-defense in a situation that wouldn't have happened if Dexter hadn't been stalking someone else and c) killing an innocent photographer who he decided was guilty mainly because he just didn't like the guy.

But this wasn't a borderline case or an accident. Dexter deliberately murdered someone who he had no reason to suspect of anything more sinister than a bad personality. Even worse, it happened as a result of an emotional outburst, which he took as a sign of that he should return to his family?!? That's some disturbingly skewed logic. To become human is to become a threat to everyone around him. It doesn't look like the writers have forgotten the core logic of this premise, even if Dexter is now on a dangerous and delusional path.

I've been hoping for a happy ending for Dex after this season or the next, when I figure they need to end the series. But if this is an indication of things to come, the writers might plan to have Dexter spiral so far out of control that nothing but a tragic ending is plausible.

I have a feeling this is going to be one amazing season.
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Old September 27 2010, 07:34 AM   #4
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It was definitely a wrap-up of last season.

The preview for next week makes it sound like the season's villain will be a cult who cuts people's faces off? Awesome.
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Old September 27 2010, 08:28 AM   #5
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This season is supposed to be a bunch of mini-villains instead of one big bad.
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Old September 27 2010, 08:53 AM   #6
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Great fucking episode. The whole thing was tense from beginning to end. I'm wondering if the murder in the bathroom is going to come back at all or if it'll get forgotten about.

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Old September 27 2010, 09:03 AM   #7
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Why does Quinn always look so pissed off? It's like every scene he's in he looks pissed off about something. I suspect Quinn will look into Dexter on his own. I wonder how that'll end up. Will Dexter have to kill him? or do they team up in the end? Lots of different things could happen. I'm sure they'll come up with something better than I can imagine.


Great episode tonight. This may be the best premiere of the show so far.
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Old September 27 2010, 09:32 AM   #8
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What the hell is up with Deb and Quinn? Doesn't the guy know that sleeping with Deb on this show automatically means a death sentence?
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Old September 27 2010, 09:42 AM   #9
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Was the funeral home scene supposed to be some Six Feet Under joke? :P
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Old September 27 2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Excellent start. I figured they were probably going to play Dexter into a spiral but to take it so far already was pretty shocking. Dexter has dug himself a pretty deep hole with his off-the-code murder of that jackass and his strange behavior towards the FBI and his family. One can only hope that he was able to dispose of the crime scene properly after his post-kill rally. He had the boat nearby, so maybe he was able to dispose of the body unseen. I think this is not at all certain based on his state of mind at the time however. I hope they'll come back to this, otherwise the details will continue to nag at me.

I'm enjoying the use of Harry at this point in the storyline. Dexter needs a co-conspirator, and so he imagines one in the form of his father. Yet this Harry is not really speaking as his father any more, and is increasingly starting to sound more and more like Dexter himself, speaking the things that Dexter is not yet willing to admit to himself consciously. It will be interesting to see how far they go with this.

I thought the flashback as goodbye scene for Rita was touching and well played.
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Old September 27 2010, 05:26 PM   #11
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Why does Quinn always look so pissed off? It's like every scene he's in he looks pissed off about something.
He IS always pissed off. He has a slightly better attitude than Doakes did though.

Great episode. I'm already anxious for the next episode.
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Old September 27 2010, 07:27 PM   #12
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I thought it was a terrific start to the season on almost all counts.

Some quibbles, though...

Everyone acts like the events of last season just happened, except for Quinn, whose girlfriend might have admitted she was a murderer right before committing suicide in front of him 1,000 years ago. There's a reason none of that's in the previously on montage. Second, I have a minor worry that the writers are going to treat the bathroom murder as trivial. I hope not. Dexter killed an innocent man in an emotional rage, with disregard to any witnesses being present, and in a way that must have DNA evidence everywhere.

I'm also worried that Angel will continue to have little or nothing to do. The writers are doing the best they can to follow up on the ill-advised marriage subplot from last season.

Finally, I noticed that at least two writers from 24 (Manny Coto and Chip Johannessen) have joined this serious. It's hard to know what effect they'll have on the long run of this series.
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Old September 28 2010, 02:23 AM   #13
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This season is supposed to be a bunch of mini-villains instead of one big bad.
I think they're finally ready for Dexter himself to be the big bad of the season.

One can only hope that he was able to dispose of the crime scene properly after his post-kill rally. He had the boat nearby, so maybe he was able to dispose of the body unseen. I think this is not at all certain based on his state of mind at the time however.
It just seemed so out of the blue that I'm sure there's some bigger agenda that the writers have in mind.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the writers are going to deal with Astor in the story. I wouldn't be surprised that of all the unkillable characters who might discover Dexter's secret, she would be the first. Something is definitely afoot in how Astor and Dexter's relationship is going to be developed.
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Old September 28 2010, 07:49 AM   #14
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This show just keeps getting better. I cannot wait to see where they are going next.

If I have one complaint it's that the young actress playing Astor really couldn't deliver that dramatic scene convincingly.
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Old September 28 2010, 10:53 AM   #15
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That collection of blood slides will be dexter's ultimate downfall.
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