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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.