Dexter (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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User Ratings: 884

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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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Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

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Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

Actor
C.S. Lee profile thumbnail image
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

Actor
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Luna Lauren Velez
Lt. Maria Laguerta

Actor
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David Zayas
Angel Batista

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James Remar
Harry Morgan

Actor
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Desmond Harrington
Joey Quinn

Actor
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Christina Robinson
Astor Bennett

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Preston Bailey
Cody Bennett

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

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 5

  • Jan 30, 2023
    here begins the drop in the quality of the show, but it is still not so noticeable it's still watchable, in a way
  • Jan 29, 2022
    Watched all 8 seasons in less than a month. Love this show just wish the ending went differently, I really wanted to see Dexter & his new fam in Argentina, Deb dying was sad enough :(
  • Jan 09, 2022
    [⭐️86%] Whilst not matching the same quality of Dexter's previous season, season five tackles a new approach the shows somewhat formulaic roots as has the titular character working with somebody. The consequences of Dexter's actions from season four set the tone right from the start with perhaps the most emotional episode of the show, but from then on Dexter's fifth outing acts as a revenge story rather than constantly tracking down a singular serial killer. Season five did many things right, however the way it concluded felt somewhat unsatisfying as it all felt for that one seasons purpose.
  • Dec 31, 2021
    Best detective series ever, they made a serial killer lovable .
  • 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
  • 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

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