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TV Review: DEXTER: Season 5, Ep. 10: In the Beginning

Julia Stiles, Dexter, Season 5, Episode 10, In the Beginning

Dexter, Season 5, episode 10 – entitled In the Beginning – was (ironically) the beginning of a culmination of events that have been building since the start of the season. The police are closing in on Jordan Chase (Jonny Lee Miller), the evidence is pointing more and more towards him. What bothers me about a rich person who knows he is being targeted for death and knows the potential murderer is: 1.) He doesn’t immediately leave the country, 2.) He doesn’t hire people to do surveillance on Dexter, 3.) He doesn’t hire Mercs to protect him, 4.) He doesn’t hire Mercs or assassins to kill Dexter and Lumen, 5.) He doesn’t anonymously tell the police that Dexter is killing the suspects in the case or that the woman staying with him is 13. Brilliant. A smart guy that suddenly gets a massive case of stupidity and non-ingenuity. Classic convenient Hollywood plot strategy.

Lumen (Julia Stiles) is becoming more killer ever episode and seeing her lose her murder virginity was not as interesting as how twisted Emily (Angela Bettis) really was. The best part about Emily and Jordan’s scene together was that he never looked her in the eye. He was emotionless, flat, his eyes looking straight ahead. Completely the opposite of when he gives a speech in front of people.

I saw Dexter (Michael C. Hall)’s affection for Lumen a mile off. Her’s for him – especially in their situation – was only natural.


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