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Dexter Season 5 Episodes

12 Episodes 2010 - 2010

Julia Stiles is added to the cast as Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of this thrilling drama. Meanwhile, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) deals with the aftermath of a loved one's murder, and Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) has a frightening run-in with a murder suspect. Peter Weller plays Stan Liddy, while Desmond Harrington, Lauren Velez and David Zayas all return for Season 5.

Episode 1

My Bad

Sun, Sep 26, 2010 55 mins

Season 5 opens with Dexter dealing with the aftermath of Rita's murder and making a decision that will impact many of those in his circle of friends, relatives and coworkers. Meanwhile, Quinn concludes that Rita's death doesn't match Trinity's MO, and steps up to help Debra in a time of trouble.

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Episode 2

Hello Bandit

Sun, Oct 3, 2010 50 mins

On the heels of Rita's murder, Dexter tries to get the family back into a familiar routine, but a frightening discovery may lead to his next quarry. Meanwhile, a brutal murder in a Venezuelan neighborhood has the squad scrambling; and Debra, who's opened her home to Dexter and the children, finds herself without adequate accommodations, and turns to Quinn for help.

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Episode 3

Practically Perfect

Sun, Oct 10, 2010 50 mins

Dexter hires a nanny to help free up time so he can focus more on stalking murder suspects. Meanwhile, Debra finds her rookie partner to be intolerable, and the newbie disagrees with her theories on a double homicide; and Quinn has a theory that Trinity is not responsible for Rita's murder.

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Episode 4

Beauty And The Beast

Sun, Oct 17, 2010 51 mins

Dexter catches a mysterious woman who may have witnessed him in the act of killing a killer; Deb has a frightening run-in with a murder suspect in the Santa Muerte homicides; and Quinn uncovers more striking similarities between Kyle Butler and Dexter Morgan.

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Episode 5

First Blood

Sun, Oct 24, 2010 52 mins

Dexter must deal with his unwanted conspirator while wondering if Rita's death and Harrison's exposure to it may have had a subconscious impact on the infant. Meanwhile, Quinn's suspension leaves Deb to work the Santa Muerte homicides alone, but frees him up to look further into Dexter's background and possible involvement in the Trinity Killer case.

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Episode 6

Everything Is Illumenated

Sun, Oct 31, 2010 51 mins

Striving to bring some normalcy back into his shattered life, Dexter figures the answer lies in finding a new serial killer to bring down. His quest gets thrown off course, however, when his troubled new acquaintance requires his help. Meanwhile, Batista uncovers a revealing new lead in the Santa Muerta homicides, and Quinn gets a tip about Dexter but isn't sure he can trust his source.

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Episode 7

Circle Us

Sun, Nov 7, 2010 49 mins

By aiding Lumen (Julia Stiles), Dexter puts himself on a collision course with Debra and the homicide division, and things get worse when he's brought in to work a horrific crime scene. Elsewhere, Debra's investigation into the Santa Muerte murders leads to a deadly confrontation with the killers.

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Episode 8

Take It!

Sun, Nov 14, 2010 53 mins

Dexter and Lumen (Julia Stiles) take the opportunity to track a vicious murderer while attending a self-help seminar. Meanwhile, fallout from the Santa Muerte homicides puts Debra in hot water and places Batista in a difficult situation.

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Episode 9

Teenage Wasteland

Sun, Nov 21, 2010 56 mins

Dexter and Lumen (Julia Stiles) are on the hunt for a new victim but get sidetracked by the arrival of a surprise visitor. Meanwhile, as a result of fallout from the Santa Muerte case, Debra gets reassigned to the file room, where she is still able to dig up new evidence in the Barrel Girl investigation.

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Episode 10

In The Beginning

Sun, Nov 28, 2010 54 mins

While on the trail of Lumen's former attackers, Dexter stumbles onto a possible ally, but when the homicide unit finds evidence linked to one of Dexter and Lumen's earlier victims, they are forced to throttle back. Meanwhile, Debra identifies two more suspects in the Barrel Girls investigation.

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Episode 11

Hop A Freighter

Sun, Dec 5, 2010 48 mins

Somebody outside of the department is showing a vested interest in Dexter and Lumen's clandestine activities, forcing him to engage in his special kind of damage control; Debra may be zeroing in on the whereabouts of the missing Barrel Girl suspects; Quinn is reticent about getting more deeply involved in a recent homicide.

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Episode 12

The Big One

Sun, Dec 12, 2010 56 mins

On the fifth-season finale, Dexter smells a trap being set for him and Lumen (Julia Stiles) and pulls out all stops in an effort to avoid getting caught in it; personal feelings get in the way of Debra's investigation into the Barrel Girls; and Quinn gets in a bind from which only Dexter can extricate him.

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