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Dexter: In the Beginning

Dexter and Lumen go after the final rapist while they're also closing in on Jordan Chase, but Jordan is closing in on them as well. Meanwhile, Miami Metro searches Cole Harmon's house and discovers some disturbing DVDs.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Airdate: Sunday November 28th, 2010

Director: Keith Gordon
Writer: Scott Reynolds

Alternate Airdates:

NL (VPRO) May 23, 2011

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (45 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Julia Stiles
As Lumen Ann Pierce

Guest Stars
Angela Bettis
As Emily Birch
Jonny Lee Miller
As Jordan Chase
Kim Yarbrough
As Requisitions Officer
Maria Doyle Kennedy
As Sonya
Peter Weller
As Stan Liddy
Roma Chugani
As Receptionist
Sean O'Bryan
As Bodyguard
Scott Grimes
As Alex Tilden
Michael Durrell
As Attorney Stuart Frank
Main Cast
Michael C. Hall
As Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
As Debra Morgan
Desmond Harrington
As Joey Quinn
C.S. Lee
As Vince Masuka
Lauren Velez
As Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
As Angel Batista


Jordan Chase is onto Dexter and Lumen. Dexter moves Harrison out of Miami and Lumen to a new place temporarily, until they all are no longer in danger, but Liddy is already on to Lumen and Dexter. Lumen starts to get anxious and wants to dole out some justice already. Dexter shows Lumen a photo of Emily Birch, the woman who got away. It turns out that she was not only the first victim, but that when it began with her, they were all at summer camp, and it was twenty years prior to today...

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Episode Notes
The house of Emily Birch is the same house that belonged to one of the Trinity killer's victims (Tarla), as shown in the episode Remains to Be Seen.

Some bars were added before the doors and windows, but it has the same colors and distinctive pattern on the glass of the door.

Episode Quotes
Dexter: I'm glad you didn't touch any of them... Because this DNA will clear you then leave you all to me... and her.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJames Manos, Jr.
Executive ProducerManny Coto  |  Chip Johannessen  |  Scott Buck  |  Michael C. Hall  |  Sara Colleton  |  John Goldwyn
Co-Executive ProducerWendy West  |  Tim Schlattmann
Supervising ProducerLauren Gussis
ProducerRobert Lloyd Lewis
Co-ProducerGary Law  |  Chad Tomasoski
Consulting ProducerJim Leonard
Production DesignerJessica Kender
EditorMichael Ruscio
MusicDaniel J. Licht
Director of PhotographyRomeo Tirone
Based On The Works OfJeff Lindsay (1)
ConsultantClyde Phillips
Warning: Dexter season 5 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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