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Old December 13 2010, 07:34 AM   #241
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Re: DEXTER Season 5 Discussion & Spoilers

Not a bad finale, but it's high time they stop with the eternal game of footsie and move the ball off the mark. I would have ended the episode with something that reveals that Deb knew it was Dexter behind the curtain and she wasn't ready to confront him with it.

I also think they missed an opportunity to keep Lumen in the story next season and far from having her conveniently lose her dark passenger (in a psychologically unconvincing twist; trauma just doesn't vanish overnight like that), have her become crazier and crazier, until she's a threat to Dexter but can't admit it to herself, much less him. I don't believe that killing all the rapists would cure her magically like that.

The writers need to show some guts and make choices that change the story permanently. They're being too conservative for a show like this.
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Old December 13 2010, 08:24 AM   #242
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Well, that was a little underwhelming, considering the possibilities. Not bad and still orders of magnitude better than anything else on TV, but Dexter can do much better.

They could've made Deb find out about Dexter or let us understand that Quinn knows that something's up with Dexter and that he suspects Dexter to be connected to Robocop's death (after all, he still has shots of Dexter and Lumen on the boat), but the writers chose the easy and predictable path of "everything is back to normal".
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Old December 13 2010, 08:35 AM   #243
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It was underwhelming to tie a bow onto everything, but Quinn knows that Dexter faked the test result for him so that's got to go somewhere. And if you really want to kick a future season into high gear, have Deb find out in the FIRST EPISODE. There's your arc.
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Old December 13 2010, 11:26 AM   #244
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I think the scene in the basement... when Deb's on one side and Dex is on the other... I have a feeling that particular moment will be something Dexter might bring up when she find out about his Dark Passenger.

Coming to Ipod: The Dark Passenger App. Prepare your kill room! Coat the room in plastic. Prepare some take-down drugs. Take a blood sample from the cheek! All with the touch of a button!

Lumen will be back.

I enjoyed the finale very much, but I'd be much more eager for the series to continue had Deb found out. As it stands, I'm pretty satisfied but not frothing at the mouth for Next Time on Dex.
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Old December 13 2010, 01:04 PM   #245
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That was more of a character piece finale, something we have never really gotten before in the show. I loved the scene with the curtain seperating Deb and Dexter it was a wonderful metaphor of things to come and I love the twist that Quinn knows not Deb. I wonder if Quinn realises that Dexter was behind Chase and his friends dissapering and that he only seems to go after bad people and that Dexter is not just sort crazy serial killer.

I know we all want it but with the show possibly getting a 7th season after the 6th next year, it would change formula too much to let her know now. Deb finding out is going to be Dexter's downfall and the end of the show.

Overall the 5th season was a good season of TV though probably the 2nd weakest Dexter has produced but it was still VERY GOOD

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Old December 13 2010, 01:43 PM   #246
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If only it would have ended on the boat.
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Old December 13 2010, 02:53 PM   #247
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I wish the season finale had went that direction that could have set up a very interesting Season 6:

"Refusing to let Lumen leave his life, Dexter injects her with a sedative and goes to extreme lengths to restore her Dark Passenger while holding her captive. He starts looking for potential victims whose crimes could stir up Lumen’s hunger for retribution that she once had with Jordan and his rape group."

It could have been a way to go back to exploring the darker side of Dexter who's reached the breaking point after going through his share of disappointments and failures with other people he thought he had a connection with like Miguel and Lila. It could have also been a way to give the Dexter/Lumen relationship that bent, passionate craziness I was talking about and mold it into having that terrifying Macbeth vibe Temis the Red-Nosed Vorta was talking about a while back.
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Old December 13 2010, 03:14 PM   #248
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Well, I liked it. I didn't theorize the finale to death so I couldn't accept anything else, though.
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Old December 13 2010, 03:53 PM   #249
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Refusing to let Lumen leave his life, Dexter injects her with a sedative ...
So Dexter does to her a lighter version of what Chase and his rape club did? That would definitely win Lumen's heart ...
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Old December 13 2010, 08:35 PM   #250
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This was a fairly entertaining season but not one of the series's best. I wish they had found some other way to resolve the Quinn / Dexter conflict, preferably something more in alignment how they used to characterize the Quinn character. I don't think he'd just turn a blind eye to whatever Dexter is doing, love-struck though he may be. They'll probably resurrect this thread again next season, at least until Quinn gets distracted by some bright, shiny object.
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Old December 13 2010, 09:10 PM   #251
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This season was such a let down. I was waiting and waiting and then waiting some more for some amazing twist, turn like Season 4 and absolutely NOTHING!! I definitely would rank this as one of the worse let downs in television history. There's Deb, right there on the other side and it would have been so great if she found out Dex was there. I mean this season was worse than the very predictable network television shows. I didn't expect this from Dexter so it's very disappointing. Let's see what Season 6 has in store but they better go back to the Season 4 route to have me stick around.
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Old December 14 2010, 12:35 AM   #252
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Wow - it seems pretty unanimous that this season pretty much stunk!

And did I miss something(attention span is not up to snuff these days and I only watch tv now in the corner of my monitor while doing other stuff - not enough time in my day and most shows do not deserve my full attention)but why did LaGuerta congratulate Deb on solving the barrel girl deaths when there was no body at the kill site? Didn't Dex and Lumen(HATE that name btw)get rid of Chase's body and cut it up? As far the Miami PD know, SOMEONE was killed at the camp and presumeably the vigilante(s) is/are still on the run.

Sloppy writing this season and I rolled my eyes at the car crash deus ex machina(was I supposed to be impressed?)to get Dexter into Jordan's clutches. This show USED TO BE better than that and besides, anybody watching Dexter is beyond the hick yokel type that is going to exclaim, "Oooooo lookit that Tullulah-Belle - they done made a VEE-HICK-EL go WHAMMO!!!!"

Lame.

Just let Deb find out ALREADY!!!
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Old December 14 2010, 01:46 AM   #253
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Sloppy writing this season and I rolled my eyes at the car crash deus ex machina(was I supposed to be impressed?)to get Dexter into Jordan's clutches. This show USED TO BE better than that and besides, anybody watching Dexter is beyond the hick yokel type that is going to exclaim, "Oooooo lookit that Tullulah-Belle - they done made a VEE-HICK-EL go WHAMMO!!!!"
Deus ex machina? You need to look up the definition of that term. We saw the digger that Dexter ran into when Jordan was headed into the camp, and Jordan knew he would be in a hurry, so I thought it was fairly obviously implied that Jordan moved it into a place where it would be hard to spot until it was too late.

Overall, however, the episode was definitely a letdown, and I can't help but feel that the show will be seriously spinning its wheels next year. I think they're going to need to seriously shake things up early on if they want to keep it compelling.

That said, overall season 5 is still stronger than season 3.
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Old December 14 2010, 01:50 AM   #254
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Wow - it seems pretty unanimous that this season pretty much stunk
Its weird cause on other boards, where I go to check on TV news/ratings etc, the season seems to have gotten better reception from fans and critics overall seem happy enough.
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Old December 14 2010, 02:56 AM   #255
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Man the Deb/Dex thing was such a cop out. It really feels like they chickened out there. All of the "Deb almost finds out!!!!" near misses are just getting obnoxious.

I thought they had set up Deb learning Dex was the "vigilante" and accepting it pretty well. It's a shame they didn't go there.
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