Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dexter : The Big One (Season V Finale Review)

The last episode was excellent, not earth-shattering like 'The Getaway' but it was amazing in it's own way. It was kinda different, like the whole season. It was the most emotional season of all, which was of course expected after Rita's death. The scene between Astor and Dexter at the end was very touching. I'm thankful that Lumen's gone away, I've always liked it better when Dexter hunts alone, didn't like Miguel Prado in season III either. It was more weird to see a woman killing someone in his signature style. Plus, I wasn't a big fan of the idea of a serial killer couple. Serial killers always work best alone.

Lumen's exit was somewhat very pale, though. I expected better. The whole theme of the series is : Something just change your DNA forever. But wonder how Lumen got the dark passenger out so fast, just a day after killing Chase? I would have thought it would have been better if they killed Lumen. Now there is a person living in the world who knows Dexter's dart secrets perfectly well. Not happened before. The Ice Truck Killer, Doakes, Lila, Miguel Prado - everyone died. Perhaps, a return for Lumen later on? I hope not, but I sense that happening.

The Quinn twist is very interesting, now Quinn in all probability knows that Dexter is the one who killed Liddy and purposely let Quinn off so that Quinn doesn't confess that Liddy was following Dexter. I'll be interested to see if Quinn and Dexter become pals, because each other know each other's secrets(Quinn taking cash from a crime scene in season IV and hiring Liddy to check on one of his colleagues) or will Quinn look deeper into Dexter's dark secrets like Doakes did?

I think it is quite evident that Debra will catch Dexter eventually, every season she's getting closer and closer. This was the episode I thought, here's the moment but then not really. But it was so, so close, unbelievable. A theme attached to that can be that Debra like her dad Harry doesn't mind people killing murderers when the law can't help.

The big disappointment of the season : Definitely the fact, that there was no follow up on the Trinity case. I know it's with the FBI and stuff but I seriously expected more since Dexter was so heavily involved in it. He was Kyle Butler and Trinity was his wife's murderer.

Episode Rating : 8.5/10. (If Lumen's exit was better, a 9+ for sure, that was really a drag in another enthralling episode.)

Season Rating : 9/10. (Different from the first four, but once it picked up pace it was awesome.)

1 comment:

  1. I have similar views.
    This is what I posted on facebook:

    The finale wasn't so much filled with twists and turns as everyone expected, but it was highly emotional.
    The moment when Lumen kills Jordan; When Dexter asks her "Home?" on the boat; When she tells him that she wants to leave and finally the scene with Aster. Those scenes were INTENSE.

    We have already had 4 seasons where Dex has been sort of monotonous with his routine, without any feelings. But after Rita's death he finally understood what Losing someone means.
    And the fact that Lumen leaves when he absolutely WANTED her to stay, makes it so difficult to watch.

    Lumen didnt deserve to die though. Prado, Lia etc deserved it because they werent going to keep Dex's secrets to themselves, and they were characters with negative shades too.
    I too think that Lumen might come back at some point in Season 6.