SPOILER ALERT. I will be talking about Season 5, Episode 1 of Dexter.
HOLYFUCKINGSHIT. Can I start by saying that this episode brought tears to my eyes on multiple occasions? So so so good! I’ve been waiting for this premier for months and months! If you didn’t happen to catch season 4, you can read my recap here. Let’s discuss the episode!
So, we totally see a lot of Deb in this episode. She really steps up to the plate and tries to help Dexter through Rita’s death. From crime scene to the funeral Deb is there for her brother. Her and Quinn get a little hot and heavy together… and by hot and heavy, I mean they had sex. She totally made it awkward by deciding to pretend like it never happened. Deb has always been a little crazy, so we’ll see where that goes.
Dexter was a hot mess most of the episode. When he found Rita dead, what was left of his humanity crawled away into the deep dark recesses of Dexter’s mind. Due to his shock, when the police first arrived on the scene he muttered the words, “It was me.” Us as viewers know he’s trying to say it was his fault for not killing Arthur when he first had the chance. The characters in the show don’t quite know what to make of it. Astor and Cody are at Disneyworld with their grandparents when all of this happens. They call to check in, but Dexter doesn’t tell them about Rita and just tells them that he needs to talk to them when they get back. You can tell he is very lost and guilty. He’s not quite sure what to do and he hasn’t been getting any help from his father either. He is all alone. Dexter wanders about in a daze after the night of Rita’s murder. When he finally tells Astor, Cody, and their grandparents what happened, his face is still emotionless. Astor tells Dexter that she wishes he was the one that was dead. Bitch. This entire time I just wanted to old Dexter to come back. I wanted him to show some life. DEXTER, WHERE ARE YOU? The day of Rita’s funeral, Dexter takes his boat and runs away. While refueling, he gets in a tuft with this complete d-bag and murders him. He finally breaks down and shows some grief. He comes back to take ownership and pick up the pieces of his shattered family.
From the looks of it, Quinn is turning into the next Doakes. Quinn is suspicious of Dexter’s actions, and truthfully he has every right to be. Dexter’s lack of emotion, his disappearing acts, and knowing about Rita’s kiss with the next door neighbor. That’s motive right there. I’m sure we’ll see a lot of Quinn snooping around. Being the shady character that Quinn is, I’m sure that he’ll have some shady connects to find out who Dexter really is. I wouldn’t be disappointed if Quinn got brutally murdered. YOU HEAR THAT SHOWTIME? KILL QUINN!
So, despite the overall nature of the episode with Rita’s death, I was glad they were able to fit in a Dexter murder. Go team Dexter! I’m totally stoked to see next week’s episode!