'Dexter' Season 5 Episodes

Dexter - Season 5

Dexter - Season 5

Michael C. Hall returns for the most highly anticipated season of DEXTER yet. After one of the most explosive, jaw-dropping season finales in television history, Dexter's carefully constructed life is left in shambles. America's favorite serial killer is going to need all of his sharpest instincts and a steely determination to survive, because he now knows one thing for sure - guilt can be a killer.

Dexter S5E1
Episode 1  •  September 26th, 2010

My Bad

After one of the most explosive, jaw-dropping season finales in television history, Dexter’s carefully constructed life is left in shambles. He always knew that secrets, lies and deadly compulsions could turn his life into a dangerous game, but he never imagined it would come to this. America’s favorite serial killer has no choice but to start all over again, and it’s going to take all of his sharpest instincts and a steely determination to survive, because Dexter now knows one thing for sure – guilt can be a killer. Julia Stiles is this season’s special guest star, and Peter Weller guest stars.

Dexter S5E2
Episode 2  •  October 3rd, 2010

Hello, Bandit

In his new role as single father, an anxious Dexter tries to get his family's routine back on track, to begin the process of moving on from Rita's death. Dexter attempts to focus all his attention on the kids while curbing his dark urges. But when evidence of foul play falls into his lap, Dexter makes a horrific discovery, setting Dexter on the trail of his next victim. Debra, trying to be the good sister, shares her apartment with Dexter and the kids only to find there's no room for her. She unhappily finds herself on Quinn's doorstep. Miami Metro has their work cut out when a grisly scene is found in a Venezuelan neighborhood.

Dexter S5E3
Episode 3  •  October 10th, 2010

Practically Perfect

Dexter finds himself in a strange new world when he attempts to hire a nanny for Harrison so he can continue to stalk and kill his next victim. Meanwhile, Debra, who takes the lead on a bizarre double homicide, is displeased when Batista suggests bringing in an annoying rookie officer who has her own theories on the case. Things heat up for Dexter when Quinn notices strange similarities between Trinity Killer suspect, 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan.

Dexter S5E4
Episode 4  •  October 17th, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

Dexter finds himself in a strange situation when, instead of taking a life, he has to save one. Deb has a scary confrontation with a key suspect in the Santa Muerte murder cases. Quinn continues following up on the strange similarities between 'Kyle Butler' and Dexter Morgan.

Dexter S5E5
Episode 5  •  October 24th, 2010

First Blood

When Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator, he is forced to make some hard decisions about her fate. Meanwhile, Dexter wonders if Rita's death has awakened a darkness inside Harrison. Due to Quinn's recent suspension, Debra works the Santa Muerte case alone, leaving Quinn time to enlist an old friend to look into Dexter.

Dexter S5E6
Episode 6  •  October 31st, 2010

Everything is Illumenated

Trying to get his life back on track, Dexter hunts a new target, but is distracted and drawn into a precarious situation while helping his troubled acquaintance. Batista discovers an interesting lead in the Santa Muerte murder cases. Quinn learns some new information about Dexter from a questionable source.

Dexter S5E7
Episode 7  •  November 7th, 2010

Circle Us

While helping Lumen, Dexter finds himself on a collision course with Debra and the rest of Homicide when he is called to investigate a horrifying crime scene. Meanwhile, the Santa Muerte case leads to a violent standoff between Debra and the Santa Muerte killers.

Dexter S5E8
Episode 8  •  November 14th, 2010

Take It!

While attending a self-help seminar, Dexter and Lumen vet and stalk a violent killer. Debra gets into some unexpected trouble from the fallout of the Santa Muerte case, forcing Batista to make a difficult decision.

Dexter S5E9
Episode 9  •  November 21st, 2010

Teenage Wasteland

While in the midst of hunting down their next victim, Dexter and Lumen are surprised by the return of an unannounced guest. Debra is assigned to the file room, but still manages to uncover new evidence in the Barrel Girl case.

Dexter S5E10
Episode 10  •  November 28th, 2010

In the Beginning

Just as Dexter discovers a possible ally in the pursuit of Lumen's former captors, he and Lumen are forced to step down as Homicide uncovers some key evidence linked to one of their prior victims. Debra, who's been reassigned to the Barrel Girls murders, positively identifies two more suspects in the case.

Dexter S5E11
Episode 11  •  December 5th, 2010

Hop a Freighter

Dexter and Lumen's plans are momentarily thwarted when Dexter's forced to do damage control after he concedes that someone, outside of Miami Metro, has taken an interest in them. Debra's speculation on the missing Barrel Girl suspects begins to take shape. Quinn finds himself more involved in a homicide than he'd like to be.

Dexter S5E12
Episode 12  •  December 12th, 2010

The Big One

In the season finale, Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing he's being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn't fall into the same mistake again. In the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.

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