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Dexter: season 5 Dexter: season 5

11-15-2010 , 10:05 PM
That's a pretty awesome theory to think up, but how does Chase kill Rita without knowing that Dexter is more than just some guy at the police station? I think the Trinity connection is just as he said it was: he read it in the papers and was interested in the guy for the same reasons Dexter was.

I can't see Stiles staying for next season because they've been doing the one season guest star the whole series and mostly because the show becomes ridiculous (more) with them as a serial killing couple. I'm fine with her for one season. Looking like she dies or more likely kills Robocop and gets arrested/runs/upsets Dexter.

There were 2 doors separating the rooms so he smashed down the one on Dexter's side. It's sloppy writing to never address that, but it's also sloppy writing to never give a single side character any depth and then give them story arcs. There are "wtf" plot holes all over the show, consistently with how no one ever asks Dexter where he is all the time. The door was one of the bigger instances of that, but I've just accepted that the show isn't and doesn't try to be steeped in realism.

The preview:
Spoiler:
At most that is Deb at the house and Dexter has to make up something about who Lumen is. Girlfriend, didn't want to confuse Harrison? It probably isn't even that, though I can't think of another possibility beyond Chase's guys coming after her which there is no chance of. They're worse than Lost with the cocktease previews.
11-16-2010 , 12:17 AM
Dexter can still pull off really good suspense setpieces and that is about it. I have been harsh on Stiles, but she did a really good job playing the shock of realizing just exactly what Dexter does.
11-16-2010 , 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Hamish McBagpipe
Watching this ep. now. Just realized that it's Sickboy who has kicked junk and his brogue to become a motivational speaker.

thank you! every time he comes on screen i am trying to remember where i recognize him from.
11-16-2010 , 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by [Phill]
That is the guy who is disappointed that MCH married Jennifer Carpenter because she wasnt "good enough for him" and he no longer "saw him the same way" because of it.

Anyway, i enjoyed the ep and dont hate this season at all. Probably gonna end up being the worst of the 5 but its not actually bad at all, it just raised the bar for itself (esp season 4) and seems worse in comparison. If this somehow followed season 3 people would consider it much better.

Oh and Dexter making mistakes is the entire ****ing point, stop nitpicking every single ep that he made a mistake being photographed by robocop or he told Lumen his name etc etc.
QFMFT.

Wayyy too much nitty-ness ITT. Yesterdays ep was the best of the season. As for Dexter's risk-taking: Serial killers tend to get over confident if they have had a lot of success and this generally will lead to being less careful/taking more risks. This should not be any different with Dexter. Also, I tend to think it would make for less interesting TV if every Dexter kill was EZ game. I like like the direction of the season thus far. TAKE IT!
11-16-2010 , 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by chasern1
I don't know why everyone is bitching about the episode and dexter at all,sure this show has some flaws, but it's still one of the best TV shows.

PS: Robocop took pictures showing Dexter+Lumen loading luggage into the boat, I think he suspects Dexter being some kind of drug smuggler rather than a serial killer.
Nah, he def suspects killer, when he asked Quinn about Lumen appearing right before Rita dying, he definitely thinks Dexter killed her.
11-16-2010 , 04:45 AM
Dexter could've hit on Lumen on the boat. She can't really say no, because, you know...
11-16-2010 , 05:00 AM
implication
11-16-2010 , 05:03 AM
Rita haters should be put to death
11-16-2010 , 08:45 AM
lolol implication
11-16-2010 , 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly
Rita haters should be put to death
i'm still so happy that she got killed off the show
11-16-2010 , 09:14 AM
Rita dying is probably gonna be the most significant change to the show for the better since the intro of Lundy.

We just havent come close to the payoff yet and we possibly wont until next season.

The show was starting to find a rut and this is not the kind of show that survives in a rut.
11-16-2010 , 09:34 AM
Did you hate Rita for the actress (Julie Benz), the character or the non-single status she put Dexter in? I don't see how the show would've made sense for more than three seasons if Dex didn't get emotionally (yeah he's a psychopath or whatever, don't hang on to this word) involved and sort of tied up with a partner. I didn't love Rita but I don't think she ruined much.
11-16-2010 , 10:14 AM
i hated the character, like...i wanted to punch her in the face. so that makes her a good character of course. of course she was a necessity
11-16-2010 , 11:38 AM
the lumen haters are lame, come on, dexter now has a hot female partner in murdering, what more could we want
11-16-2010 , 12:22 PM
in b4

dexter spends the entire next episode wriggling out of accusations over this missing person discovered from his busted hotel room door

and blows all ur minds

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11-16-2010 , 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by augie_
the lumen haters are lame, come on, dexter now has a hot female partner in murdering, what more could we want
an actual hot female partner in murdering?
11-16-2010 , 01:06 PM
Lumen's way hotter than Rita.
11-16-2010 , 01:31 PM
I think Stiles is doing a good job, so most will want to stop here.

I enjoyed the last episode and thought it contained one of the truly fine moments in the series. When Dexter invites Lumen to "Stay the night." Hysterical/subversive/etc. All parties/audience included know it isn't about sex. What the audience already understands, and Lumen needs to be told, is that her staying doesn't mean the kill is off, but that she will have a ringside seat.
11-16-2010 , 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by nutshot2
an actual hot female partner in murdering?
her elbows are a bit pointy i will give you that
11-16-2010 , 01:33 PM
i liked the conversation deb and dexter had about not feeling anything when killing someone. i think that will be building to something very big at the end of the season or for next one
11-16-2010 , 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by VarianceMinefield
i liked the conversation deb and dexter had about not feeling anything when killing someone. i think that will be building to something very big at the end of the season or for next one
Yes. This scene got me going pretty good.

I like how they have toned down Dexter's inner voice during conversations so he isn't pointing out the obvious over and over again.
11-16-2010 , 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by CharlieKelly
Rita haters should be put to death
Season One Rita was a good, likable character. Season Two through Four Rita wasn't.
11-16-2010 , 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Joseph Hewes
Lumen's way hotter than Rita.
cmon now
11-16-2010 , 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy517
Season One Rita was a good, likable character. Season Two through Four Rita wasn't.
The only realistic thing on the show: woman gets tit job, becomes total bitch.
11-16-2010 , 07:09 PM
"Is Lumen what will make me whole again?"





Seriously. I was really hoping she would die when the security guard caught her in the room.

Although this was probably the best episode of this season IMO

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