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Dexter: The Big One

In the season finale, Dexter's situation grows desperate when he discovers that Lumen's been set up. Despite knowing he's being baited into a trap, Dexter risks everything to make sure he doesn't fall into the same mistake again. In the Barrel Girls case, Debra lets her personal feelings lead her instincts once she concludes that vigilantes are more than just a theory. Quinn finds himself in a troublesome situation, which only Dexter can help him out of.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Sunday December 12th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

NL (VPRO) May 25, 2011

Special Guest Stars
Julia StilesJulia Stiles
As Lumen Ann Pierce

Guest Stars
Christina RobinsonChristina Robinson
As Astor
Jonny Lee MillerJonny Lee Miller
As Jordan Chase
Maria Doyle KennedyMaria Doyle Kennedy
As Sonya
Preston BaileyPreston Bailey
As Cody
Michael Ray EscamillaMichael Ray Escamilla
As Fruit Vendor

Co-Guest Stars
Kathleen NooneKathleen Noone
As Maura
Steve EastinSteve Eastin
As Bill
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


“You’ve been in this situation before,” says the adoptive father of Dexter, Harry Morgan, at the beginning of the episode. “I don’t need to remind you how it is.” By this he means that his position has become one of desperation. Moments later, Astor and the whole family surprise him by showing up from Orlando for Harrison’s birthday, instead of having Dexter drive all the way up there. Also, Astor has planned on asking Dexter if she and her brother can stay with him. Dexter knows that this would only benefit all three of them, especially in terms of Astor and Cody possibly coming to terms with, and accepting the fact that they have lost their mother...

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Episode Quotes
Debra: You think you know someone. And then it turns out you don't. You think someone's a good cop and then they... do something. I don't know, all I'm saying is nothing is as simple as it seems.

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
EditorDavid Latham
MusicDaniel J. Licht
Director of PhotographyRomeo Tirone
Based On The Works OfJeff Lindsay (1)
ConsultantClyde Phillips
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