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Dexter: Teenage Wasteland

While in the midst of hunting down their next victim, Dexter and Lumen are surprised by the return of an unannounced guest; Debra is assigned to the file room, but still manages to uncover new evidence in the Barrel Girl case.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x9
Airdate: Sunday November 21st, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

NL (VPRO) May 22, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Julia StilesJulia Stiles
As Lumen Ann Pierce

Guest Stars
April L. HernandezApril L. Hernandez
As Officer Cira Manzon (as April Hernandez Castillo)
Christina RobinsonChristina Robinson
As Astor
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Jordan Chase
Peter WellerPeter Weller
As Stan Liddy
Rick PetersRick Peters
As Elliot
Daniel TravisDaniel Travis
As Barry Kurt
Tabitha MorellaTabitha Morella
As Olivia Kurt

Co-Guest Stars
Roma ChuganiRoma Chugani
As Receptionist
Tasia SherelTasia Sherel
As Francis
David VeghDavid Vegh
As Detective Linker
Juan GarciaJuan Garcia
As Uni #1
Steven Lee AllenSteven Lee Allen
As Security Guard
Main Cast
Michael C. HallMichael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Jennifer CarpenterJennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Desmond HarringtonDesmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn
C.S. LeeC.S. Lee
As Vince Masuka
Lauren VelezLauren Velez
As Maria LaGuerta
David ZayasDavid Zayas
As Angel Batista
James RemarJames Remar
As Harry Morgan


The episode starts off with a private session that Jordan Chase schedules with Dexter Morgan. Dexter internally says that he feels like he is “running in place,” and when we get a better, clearer view, we see that he is running on a treadmill, hence the double entendre. Jordan tells Dexter that “trauma is opportunity,” referring to the trauma of Dexter losing his wife to the Trinity Killer (although, even though it turned out that he had a tradition of four victims, and not three, the nickname stuck). Dexter presses Jordan for clues as to how he developed such a theory. Jordan makes Dexter promise that he will not say anything to anyone. Then he tells him that the inspiration came from play dough. Dexter thinks to himself that Jordan is a “tough nut to crack”. One second later, Jordan tells Dexter that he is a “tough nut to crack.” When Dexter goes to leave, he notices that a lot of things have changed, most notably is the tighter security...

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Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJames Manos, Jr.
Executive ProducerJohn Goldwyn  |  Sara Colleton  |  Chip Johannessen  |  Michael C. Hall  |  Scott Buck  |  Manny Coto
Co-Executive ProducerTim Schlattmann  |  Wendy West
Supervising ProducerLauren Gussis
ProducerRobert Lloyd Lewis
Co-ProducerGary Law  |  Chad Tomasoski
Consulting ProducerJim Leonard
Production DesignerJessica Kender
EditorDavid Latham
CastingShawn Dawson
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorWarren Gray (1)
Second Assistant DirectorDawn Stewart
MusicDaniel J. Licht
Music EditorMark Bensi
Music SupervisorGary Calamar
Costume DesignerJames Lapidus
Key GripJason Hodges
Set DesignerArthur Chadwick
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerTerry Gusto
Transportation CoordinatorSergio Orozco
Property MasterJoshua Meltzer
Construction CoordinatorDaniel Brewer
Script SupervisorScott Peterson
Production CoordinatorStan Szewczyk
Assistant EditorMike Grant
Post Production SupervisorShawn Petersen
Re-Recording MixerKevin Roache  |  Pete Elia
Director of PhotographyRomeo Tirone
Stunt CoordinatorShawn Crowder
Art DirectorElizabeth H. Gray
Post Production CoordinatorMegan Walsh
Sound MixerGreg Agalsoff
Based On The Works OfJeff Lindsay (1)
Executive Story EditorScott Reynolds
ConsultantClyde Phillips
Costume SupervisorKaren Bellamy
Makeup Department Head Keith Hall
Key Makeup ArtistGabriel De Cunto
Art Department CoordinatorSamantha Englender
Main Title ThemeRolfe Kent
Visual Effects SupervisorScott Milne
Production AccountantSusan Safer
Chief Lighting TechnicianCameron Smith
"A" Camera OperatorMartin J. Layton
Sound SupervisorFred Judkins
Casting AssociateHelen Geier
Original CastingDeborah Aquila  |  Jennifer L. Smith  |  Tricia Wood  |  Julie Tucker
Graphic DesignerKevin Egeland
ColoristJoe Cook (1)
ADR MixerJeremy Balko
Hair Department HeadMichelle Ceglia
Key CostumerTonya Barrett
Digital Imaging TechnicianDaniel Applegate
Best Boy GripBob Snowdon
"B" Camera OperatorEric Fletcher
Set CostumerKat Williams
"B" Camera First AssistantBradley Richard
Music ClearanceJeanne Fay
"A" Camera 1st AssistantSteve Hurson
Best Boy ElectricSteve Reinhardt (1)
Special Effects ForemanRon Rosegard
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