Family, Real and Made in 508: “Take It!” & 509: “Teenage Wasteland”

DEXTER (Season 5)

Dexter’s two separate worlds collide when Astor and a friend break into the family house where Dexter is keeping Lumen; on top of that, Miami Metro knows Dexter is seeing Jordan Chase in search of ways to cope with Rita’s death. When Dexter steps up as a father to protect Astor and her friend, Harry admits that perhaps he overlooked the humanity within him, begging the question . . . was Dexter born to be a serial killer, or made into one?

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Coincidence, Fate, and Control in 506: “Everything Is Illumenated” & 507: “Circle Us”

The Bodies

Dexter is determined to keep his life compartmentalized so that his after-hours vocation cannot bleed into his everyday life (and ultimately so that an accident like Rita’s never happens again). Although he believes that Lumen is no longer his problem, she calls him and tells him she needs help disposing of a body: she shot one of her assailants. Miami Metro is called there and nearly catches Dexter in the middle of his mess; however, he manages to weasel his way out of it as he usually does. Dexter promises to help Lumen avenge her attackers because he cannot “get revenge for Rita’s death.” Lumen even starts to become a partner to Dexter, someone he cannot help but get attached to. The Santa Muerte killers are tracked down in the Mayan Club and Deb finally shoots one in the head to put a stop to it.

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Internal Affairs and Liabilities in 504: “Beauty and the Beast” & 505: “First Blood”

Take note of the leopard thong.

Lumen has become a problem, given the fact that she doesn’t trust Dexter, nor does she plan on leaving Miami any time soon, at least not until justice is served. Deb and Quinn’s romantic entanglement deepens; the Santa Muerte killers are still at large; and Quinn hires a guy busted by I.A. to look into Dexter Morgan for him after being suspended from work for approaching the Mitchells about Kyle Butler’s identity. Meanwhile, Dexter continues to worry about Harrison’s well-being after witnessing Rita’s death.

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Selflessness and Freudian Themes in 502: “Hello, Bandit” & 503: “Practically Perfect”

Santa Muerte

Dexter decides that he “[doesn’t] have time” to deal with the six stages of grief, nor does he have time for the FBI, who are still waiting for a statement from him as to what happened that day. Just when things seem to be settling down, Astor gets upset and decides that she wants to live with her grandparents (Paul’s parents) in Orlando. Harry tries to persuade Dexter to focus on his family rather than to satiate his Dark Passenger; however, the crisis counselor suggests that Dexter take some personal time and take care of himself. Deb finally deals with the fact that she and Quinn slept together in the heat of the moment. Dexter is now after Boyd Fowler after discovering blood spatter residue in the back of his moving truck. In a scramble to close the Trinity Killer case, the Mitchells are called upon to get a sketch on this “Kyle  Butler” figure, which Quinn believes could be Dexter, launching an (informal) investigation of his own on Miami Metro’s own beloved blood spatter analyst.

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Fun Fact: Shawn Hatosy has guest starred in both Six Feet Under (2002 as Brody Farrell) and Dexter (2010 as Boyd Fowler) with Michael C. Hall.

Anybody notice how similar the names are?