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Dexter Episode Recap: "The Big One"

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In the fifth-season finale, Dexter sets out to find where Jordan and Lumen are without getting caught in a trap. Deb's feelings get in the way of the Barrel Girls investigation; and Quinn finds himself in need of help, and Dexter my be the only one who can provide it.

This week's finale starts with Dexter packing up his knives and heading out to find Jordan and Lumen — with little to go on. But as soon as he opens the door, Astor, Cody, Harrison and the whole family surprise him since he couldn't make it to Orlando for the birthday party. And if that wasn't enough, Astor and Cody drop another bombshell on him — they want to spend the summer with him. Dex rushes out of there  and gives Jordan a call. He tries to make a deal with him, but Jordan says he wants nothing but to kill Lumen.

At the station, Dexter grabs the file of Jordan's real estate holdings while talking to Deb about the case. Dex can't find a secluded place where Jordan would have Lumen, but Harry helps his son out by telling him to check out where Jordan is from — before he was Jordan Chase, that is. Of course, things get even more complicated when, Laguerta announces Liddy was found dead and puts Dexter on to analyze the blood. Quinn knows something is very wrong here — and that Dexter most likely has something to do with it.

They arrive at the scene of Liddy's murder, and Quinn is... read more

Julia Stiles: There's Something "Oddly Romantic" About Dexter and Lumen

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On Dexter, nothing sets up a good sex scene like murder.

In last week's episode, after Dexter (Michael C. Hall) helped rape victim Lumen (guest star Julia Stiles) get her first taste of revenge by killing one of her tormentors, the duo hit the sheets, becoming more than just partners in crime. But Stiles found a certain poetry in the juxtaposition of those two scenes.

"Lumen is the only person alive who sees Dexter's true self and accepts him. There's something oddly romantic about that, and also very intimate," Stiles tells TVGuide.com. "The reverse ...
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Source: Showtime Plans to Renew Dexter

Michael C. Hall

Dexter will be slaying for another season.

Sources close to the production tell TVGuide.com that a renewal is... read more

4 Things to Know About Dexter's Final Four Episodes

Julia Stiles and Michael C. Hall

Dexter's struggle to deal with Rita's death will come to a head in the final four episodes of Dexter, executive producer Sara Colleton tells TVGuide.com

So far this season, he has been working through his guilt by helping Lumen [Julia Stiles]. He's believed that if he can avenge the wrongs done to her, he might be able to figure out whether he can atone for his part in Rita's death, Colleton says. "All of that will be converging, along with a lot of jeopardy that no one could've anticipated, not even Dexter."

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And while the producers don't feel pressure to top last season's shocking finale, Colleton says they want to make sure all of this season's puzzle pieces come together in a satisfying way. Here are four things you should know heading in to the Season 5 finale:

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Claire Danes Eyeing Lead Role in Showtime's Homeland

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Fresh off her Emmy win for the HBO TV movie Temple Grandin, Claire Danes is in talks to return to TV for the Showtime pilot Homeland, Deadline reports.

Based off the Israeli format Hatufim (aka Prisoners of War), Homeland centers on U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody, who is found 10 years after going... read more

VIDEO: Showtime's Episodes Brings Joey Tribbiani Back to TV — Sort Of

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After a five-year absence from TV, Matt LeBlanc is back.

The 43-year-old actor stars as a version of himself in the upcoming Showtime comedy Episodes, which follows a British couple as they adapt their hit TV show about a boys' boarding school for American audiences.

Their troubles begin when the network executives ask them to cast LeBlanc, who played the handsome and oafish struggling actor Joey Tribbiani on Friends.

Friends Creator: Network TV is "ruled by fear and panic"

In the show's official trailer, there are endless nods to Friends; thankfully, even the fictional LeBlanc tries to duck... read more

Weeds Finale Post-Mortem: Creator Jenji Kohan Says Show May End After Next Season

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Smoke 'em if you got 'em, because Weeds may not be around much longer.

In Monday's sixth season finale, Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) sacrificed herself by claiming responsibility for the murder of Pilar. She was last seen surrounded by FBI agents at the airport, while her family was on a plane headed for Europe. Once again, it looks like Nancy's out of options. Or is she? Will we next see her plotting a season-long jail break? Series creator Jenji Kohan says getting stuck in major jams is certainly nothing new for Nancy.

Creator Jenji Kohan on Weeds' finale: "It's the end of a journey"

"We always tend to write ourselves into a corner to a certain extent," she says. "Everyone goes home, rests and comes back fresh and says, 'All right, how are we going to get out of this sh--? What have we done?' There were vague discussions of what's going to happen next year, but there's nothing definitive in the works yet."

Kohan talks to TVGuide.com about Monday's cliff-hanger, why the upcoming seventh season may be the last, and whether Nancy will be wearing an orange jumpsuit when the show returns... read more

Creator Jenji Kohan on Weeds' Finale: "It's the End of a Journey"

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The Botwins have been on the run from Esteban all season, but we haven't seen much of the Mexican drug lord Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) took as her third husband.

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That changes Monday. Just as the Botwins are preparing to high-tail it for Copenhagen, Esteban (Demian Bichir) and Guillermo (Guillermo Diaz) showed up. "It's the end of a journey," Weeds creator-executive producer Jenji Kohan tells TVGuide.com.

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Weeds' Alexander Gould Gets a Killer Promotion

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If you're just starting to watch Weeds, you might want to stop reading. Because at least one of the main characters, Shane Botwin (Alexander Gould), is currently undergoing a dark metamorphosis.

Gould was shocked when he read the script for the show's fifth season finale, in which his character, Shane Botwin, clocks and kills Pilar, his mother's nemesis, with a croquet mallet. Because of that murder, Season 6 takes place on the run, and an ever-darkening Shane isn't exactly remorseful. Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) has tried to reboot her wayward son's moral education, but, well, Shane has always been a little off. Gould, now 16, tells us how Shane has changed over six seasons, why he loves playing Shane as a mini-Dexter and whether he thinks he's capable of killing again.

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Dexter Episode Recap: "Practically Perfect"

Dexter finds a nanny for Harrison and is worried his son will be affected because he witnessed his mother's murder. Meanwhile, the team deals with a murder tied to a cult-related decapitation. Plus: A few obstacles stand between Dexter and his next kill.... read more

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