Dexter – Season Five (2010)

Posted: March 9, 2011 in TV & Webisodes

Dexter is an American television drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer. Quirky, gory, and demented as it gets – the show has received incredible acclaim from critics and fans alike.

The show debuted on October 1, 2006, on Showtime and the fifth season ended on December 12, 2010. The show has been renewed for a sixth season. Set in Miami, the show’s first season was largely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, the first of his series of Dexter novels. Subsequent seasons have evolved independently of Lindsay’s works. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the pilot episode.

Dexter structures his killing around “the Code of Harry”, a body of ethics and procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry Morgan (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and to ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. Harry also trained Dexter in how to interact convincingly with other people despite his dissociative mental illness, which Harry believed to be sociopathy, arising from Dexter witnessing the brutal murder of his biological mother, Laura Moser.

As an adult, Dexter has largely escaped suspicion (with some exceptions) by being genial and generous and maintaining generally superficial relationships. However, his attachment to his foster (and ultimately adoptive) sister, Debra, his wife, Rita, his stepchildren, Astor and Cody, and later his biological son, Harrison, have all complicated his double life and made him question his need to kill. In fact, in the first season, newly-found memories of his mother’s murder set in motion the slow but steady humanization of Dexter, progressing further with each season, as Dexter begins to experience a variety of emotions for the first time in years.

Season Five picks up where Season Four left off, with the death of Rita. The main focus of the season revolved around the fallout from Dexter impersonating a man named Kyle Butler to get closer to Arthur Mitchell. Dexter now faces a serious problem being a single parent and trying to satisfy the desires of his dark passenger. Astor blames Dexter for her mother’s death. Dexter is also being investigated by Joey Quinn and the Homicide Department, and his time with the Mitchell family seems to be working against him. Quinn seems to force the homicide department (including Deb) to open their eyes to the dark side of Dexter Morgan.

Without giving anything away to those of you that fell behind and have not seen all the episodes, I can tell you that there is a new focus on a new bad guy, and a lot of new plot twists. Also, he kills a bunch of people (surprise, surprise). Award winning actress Julia Stiles was an important character throughout the season.

Wiki: Here

Download (AVI): Episode One: My Bad | Episode Two: Hello, Bandit | Episode Three: Practically Perfect
Episode Four: Beauty and the Beast | Episode Five: First Blood | Episode Six: Everything Is Illumenated
Episode Seven: Circle Us | Episode Eight: Take It! | Episdode Nine: Teenage Wasteland
Episode Ten: In The Beginning | Episode Eleven: Hop A Freighter | Episode Twelve: The Big One

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