Dexter, Season 5, episode 11 – entitled Hop a Freighter – was a further example of the disintegration of Dexter (Michael C. Hall)’s code. Dexter is supposed to kill only killers but in this episode – once again – this wasn’t the case. The fact that he only killed killers was what made him special. Now that he kills when he is aggrieved (TV Review: Dexter: Season 5, Ep.1: My Bad) or about to be outed as a killer, I feel the quality of the storylines have been lowered because of it. Instead of a moral issue, a code issue like with Doakes in Season 2, Dexter just wastes them.
As was mentioned in TV Review: Dexter: Season 5, Ep. 10: In the Beginning, wealthy Jordan Chase (Jonny Lee Miller) has many options open to him and does something in this episode so predictable (for a TV series) and so out of character for a smart person with means to do. He does the same thing that T-Bag did at the beginning of the fourth season of Prison Break (Prison Break Season 4 starts with Cop-Outs): instead of paying someone else – a professional – to do something and be free, he does it himself and everything goes array. I can’t wait to watch another show and see this whole smart guy/dumb action cycle start again. It should be interesting.
One bright spot, now that Liddy (Peter Weller) is in the great beyond, Quinn (Desmond Harrington) will be a dog with a bone. When his body is found, Quinn’s cop instincts will take over. What was Liddy doing? Who was he investigating before his death? Where had he been recently? These questions will eventually led Quinn back to Dexter.