Dexter: Season 5 (2010)


Season 5
Dexter

Critics Consensus

Michael C. Hall's remarkable performance invites viewers into Dexter's heart of darkness in a sorrowful fifth season that explores whether a hollow man can become a real boy.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 26, 2010

Dexter must make a choice; Quinn stirs up trouble for Dexter but supports Deb.

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Air date: Oct 3, 2010

Dexter tries to focus on the children and fight his dark urges; Debra ends up on Quinn's doorstep.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2010

Dexter hires a nanny; Debra is annoyed with her new partner; Quinn continues to investigate Rita's murder.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2010

Dexter must save a life; Deb has a confrontation with a key suspect; Quinn follows up on the similarities between Dexter and Kyle Butler.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2010

Dexter is saddled with an unwanted conspirator; Dexter worries about how Rita's death will affect Harrison; Deb works alone; Quinn enlists an old friend's help.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2010

Dexter is drawn into a precarious situation; Batista discovers an interesting lead; Quinn gets information about Dexter from a questionable source.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2010

Dexter finds himself on a collision course with Debra; a standoff occurs between Debra and the Santa Muerte killers.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2010

Dexter and Lumen stalk a violent killer; Batista makes a difficult decision when Debra gets into some trouble from the fallout of the Santa Muerte case.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2010

Debra uncovers new evidence in the Barrel Girl case; an unexpected guest surprises Dexter.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2010

Dexter discovers a possible ally; homicide uncovers evidence; Debra identifies two more suspects.

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Cast & Crew

Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

Actor
Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

Actor
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

Actor
Lauren Vélez
Lt. Maria Laguerta

Actor
David Zayas
Angel Batista

Actor
James Remar
Harry Morgan

Actor
Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

Actor
Christina Robinson
Astor Bennett

Guest Star
Preston Bailey
Cody Bennett

Guest Star
Julia Stiles
Lumen Ann Pierce

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Jonny Lee Miller
Jordan Chase

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April L. Hernandez
Off. Cira Manzon

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Rick Peters
Elliot

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Peter Weller
Stan Liddy

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Maria Doyle Kennedy
Sonya

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Adam Harrington
Agent Walker

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Angela Bettis
Emily Birch

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Raphael Sbarge
Jim McCourt

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Chris Vance
Cole Harmon

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Saxon Trainor
Hotel Clerk

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John Goldwyn
Executive Producer
Sara Colleton
Executive Producer
Clyde Phillips
Executive Producer
John Dahl
Director
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 5

  • Mar 14, 2021
    Season five is my favorite Dexter season. I love Julia Stiles and I find her character very compelling. I like the premise of this season. It's simple, but effective. I think it is the most exciting season, at least to me.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Dexter appropriately switches gears in its fifth season, delivering a surreal television experience that, oddly, feels like a breath of fresh air.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    Okay so this isn't my favorite season but in light of last season it makes sense. Dexter is just not himself. As this season progresses though he sparks back to life. You get to see Dexter in a whole new aspect in this season and by the end you are happy hes made it through. A more emotional season for sure. Enjoy!
  • Oct 06, 2020
    This was a very good season. Jordan chase was a very cool villain, along with his followers. I also liked Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce; she was easy to connect with and side with. I have two criticisms of this season. One, I think that there should have been more episodes of Dexter dealing with Rita's death, because it felt like it got back to normal a bit too quick. Also, LaGuerta was extremely unlikable in this season, casting the blame onto Debra for her own actions. Other than that, really enjoyed this season.
  • Jun 01, 2020
    A new classic on the TV series scene
  • May 17, 2020
    The one villain-hero we love to root for
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Dexter has gotten a brand new sidekick and is not your normal Dexter season it's one of my favorites when i can remember it that's the only problem you kinda forget about it a lot but it's not enough to take away a star
  • Mar 27, 2020
    The series for excellence, unbeatable, simply the one that comes closest to perfection. Plot development, sublime script, brings the viewer closer to appreciating or despising certain characters.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    I think this season is super underrated as it's in my top 4 of Dexter seasons. I think it's right behind season 1 & 2 as the next best season. I like the character of Lumen a lot and it's interesting to see Dexter close to someone that doesn't understand him but also doesn't see him as a monster. The way he hunts down the main bad guys in this season keeps you entertained. I think a true Dexter fan has to give this season a lot of respect. After this season ends, be prepared for a substantial dip in my opinion. This season is worth every minute!
  • Nov 12, 2019
    With many emotions going into season 5 I feel like dexter got over Rita way to quickly, even for a serial killer who according to himself is empty and hollow on the inside. When deb let dexter and lumen getaway, I feel like that was the start of deb excepting who dexter is.

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