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'Dexter' Season 5 Spoilers and Predictions

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 15th 2009 1:30PM
Dexter Morgan, Michael C. HallAfter this week's season 4 finale of 'Dexter,' the Internet's all abuzz with what might happen in season 5. As all 'Dexter' fans know by now, our favorite serial killer's beloved wife, Rita, was found dead in a bathtub full of bloody water, with little Harrison crying on the floor beside her in a pool of blood. But Dexter Morgan finally got the Trinity Killer saran-wrapped to his table, where he could do what he'd been dying to do all season.

Essentially, the finale pushes the reset button on the Showtime series, which is good news for viewers who railed on Dexter's family guy persona this season. As Michael C. Hall noted in his live interview with the Trinity Killer's John Lithgow, "I did think it was a really bold stroke for re-setting the stage for what's to come, whatever that may be."

So, what does this mean for season 5? While we don't know for sure what will happen, let's do a little speculating on some possible storylines.Dexter Morgan, Michael C. HallAfter this week's season 4 finale of 'Dexter,' the Internet's all abuzz with what might happen in season 5. As all 'Dexter' fans know by now, our favorite serial killer's beloved wife, Rita, was found dead in a bathtub full of bloody water, with little Harrison crying on the floor beside her in a pool of blood. But Dexter Morgan finally got the Trinity Killer saran-wrapped to his table, where he could do what he'd been dying to do all season.

Essentially, the finale pushes the reset button on the Showtime series, which is good news for viewers who railed on Dexter's family guy persona this season. As Michael C. Hall noted in his live interview with the Trinity Killer's John Lithgow, "I did think it was a really bold stroke for re-setting the stage for what's to come, whatever that may be."

So, what does this mean for season 5? While we don't know for sure what will happen, let's do a little speculating on some possible storylines.

1. Dexter will still be a family man, because he'll have baby Harrison, as well as Rita's kids. If the writers are truly going to re-set things, though, it seems like they'll at least shuffle the older kids off with the grandparents (although ... wasn't Rita's mother estranged? Perhaps they worked things out before they picked up the kids in the finale).

2. Dexter will be angry at the world -- and himself.
He's not only lost his connection with Rita, but also his weird connection with the Trinity Killer. They're really not as different as he might have imagined. This is, in fact, his fate. This is who he is. As Hall noted in the live chat, "Undoubtedly, Dexter is permanently changed going forward because of what Trinity has done, because of Rita's murder. And I think for the first time, that Dexter will be saddled with this appetite for vengeance that can't be sated. Perhaps he'll slam shut every door he's opened in terms of his vulnerable, emotional human self."

3. Dexter will cut and run because of the questions surrounding Rita's murder.
How will he explain it to Debra and the world? She's getting ever closer to lifting the veil on his secret life, and Rita's death -- and the way she was murdered -- will undoubtedly bring up lots of questions, especially now that Debra knows Dexter's true heritage.

4. He'll be a completely changed man, because he won't want Harrison to suffer the same fate as him.
When Dexter saw Harrison crying in that pool of blood, it was as if history was repeating itself in the next generation. Could Dexter really be a white picket-fence guy with no "dark passenger"? Maybe we'll see him struggling with a lifestyle makeover.

Feel free to add your own predictions and scenarios in the comments.


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marto

dexter goes bezerk with a chainsaw and a drill and kills everyone even the other kids and then gets shot in the head by his sister to end the series thats what happens.

October 04 2010 at 4:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alvin

i dont think rita is dead i think it was one of his flash backs that he had cause why would they have him get married and then 1 season gone kill her off that would be shitty lol seriously and he is always having these crazy things in his head like flash backs

August 31 2010 at 8:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kym

I think that because Dexter is always day dreaming about his fate, that the image of his baby crying on the floor will only be a vision of what "could have been" In the end of season 4 he is convicted about changing and i believe this will be played as him "dreaming about the future" if he doesn't change his ways.

July 16 2010 at 8:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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