Season 5 Episode 11

Hop A Freighter

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 05, 2010 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Damage control becomes Dexter's latest personal assignment, while Deb's speculation grows. In the meantime, a murder is tied to Quinn.

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  • I can't say enough good things about this show. Dexter is hands down my favorite TV obsession. Michael C. Hall has proven for the past five season's just how incredible an actor he is.moreless

    Hop A Freighter was everything I expected it to be and more. It was exhilarating, engrossing, and even heart pounding at times. With Debra closing in on Jordon, and Liddy closing in on Dexter, the clock has begun to count down for Dexter whose time seems to be running out, with each turn he takes. The season finale will bring everyone to a Mexican stand off with Lumen as the Ultimate bait, and Quinn under interrogation for Liddy's murder. Who will be the last man standing, in the end? Debra is closing in on Jordon, will Dexter's secrete be revealed?moreless
  • Top-notch

    This was a very intense episode, to say the least. Liddy kidnapping Dexter was unexpected and the outcome got my heart racing! Dexter is definitely suspense at its best, I was scared for a minute there that Quinn was going to find Dexter with Liddy's blood on his hands.

    Lumen going to Emily's house and falling into Chase's trap was expected but I didn't think he'd kill Emily. I mean we don't know why he has such control over her yet but hopefully we will know in the finale.

    And I must mention that I hate Quinn, he's so annoying! The writers have tried to redeem him by having him back off the investigation but that doesn't erase the past. I hope he gets killed off but then again I don't want Debra to end up with another dead boyfriend/fiance.

    I don't understand all the hate for Julia Stiles going around, she's a fine actress. The character of Lumen is interesting and well-acted in my opinion, and I love her relationship with Dexter. They are cute together and they complete each other in a way. I still miss Rita but Lumen is a fine replacement for her in Dexter's life.

    Anyway, I can't wait for next week's episode to see how it all dwindles down. After that, it's going to be another difficult year of waiting.moreless
  • Does anybody know a word better than awesome, because what ever that word might be... this was it.

    Well they've done it again. The penultimate episode of the season left me literally sitting on the edge of my seat staring at the television and screaming "No!" as those credits rolled seemingly too early (Could that really have been almost an hour).

    It's hard to fully sum up what happened in this episode as it moved at such a pace I am not sure if I fully kept up with it all. Let's give it a shot. It seems that Deborah is getting tantalizingly close to finding out that Lumen is the vigilante she has been looking for. A couple of footprints found by Masuka as well as the a bit more information on Jordan Chase has her close to finishing up her case... and dare I say once again inches from finding out about Dexter.

    Quinn took a chance on winning Deborah back with a heartfelt speech... however that Quinn story line was totally overshadowed by a single drop of blood on his shoe.

    That blood belonged to ex-Detective Liddy and for a moment there it seemed that he might just have Dexter backed into a corner that he was not going to be able to get out of. Thankfully Dexter put Liddy out of his misery all too quickly... but I wonder if maybe he might still be in that corner even after the detective is dead.

    Finally the cliffhanger that left me screaming at the TV loud enough to set off the neighbor's dog. Lumen, thinking that she was going in aid of the first rape victim, walks strait into a trap and is captured by Jordan chase. I get the impression that her time with Dexter was not wasted on her and she put up quite the fight but when Dexter arrived to save her she is gone, and Jordan Chase too.

    So what needs to be summed up in next weeks episode? Firstly how is Dexter going to get to Jordan Chase and will he be there in time to save Lumen. How will Quin react when he finds out that Liddy is dead when he knew that Dexter was the subject of his investigation.

    But the thing I am most looking forward too, and have been since the end of the first season, will Deborah finally discover Dexter's secret. She has been so close to it ever since Dexter saved her from his brother at the end of season one. After she came so close in the last season with the files on her father's CIs it has always been my suspicion that in this season she would finally find out. Judging by the build up in this season and the preview of next week's episode it seems that I am right...

    However I will never underestimate Dexter's writers ability to surprise me so I will go into next week's episode with an open and very excited mind.moreless
  • Grate episode :)Cant wait for season finale and i hope there will be season 6 to .

    With what Dexter writers will surprise us in finale - like last time with Ritha's death, 1 season with Killing Dex brother, 3 season escaping from skiner and that blood bleeding out fro Dex on Ritha's wedding dress awesome scene. I expect from last episode some of thoes plots

    1) Well OK Debra will catch dexter at crime scene attacking Jordan - she will shot Jordan in head and protect Dex with Lumen. Quinn in jail .

    2) Jordan will took gun and shot/ or kill Debra

    3) Lumen Kill Debra.

    4) Lumen confess murder and Dexter walks free or at least get short time in jail.

    5) Dexter and Lumen ran away Debra stays with killed Jordan in shock state.

    6) Debra sypmatize vigilante's and cover for Dexter and Lumen its not easy for her she even may go away from being cop only to protect dexter. Or they all 3 made vigilante team and hunt down murders :Dmoreless
  • 5x11

    omg, this season is getting better and better and better, this episode was full of suspense, for me, one of the most brilliant episodes in the last time, the only thing I did not like her was how dexter could scape from luddy´s attack but in general this was so amazing, the way in which Lumen was lured into that trap was amazing too and the cliffanger at the end left me wanting to watch more and more and more, definitively this season finally appears to be great.

    P.D: I´m from venezuela, I´m not an expert writing in English, please forgive my mistakesmoreless
Angela Bettis

Angela Bettis

Emily Birch

Guest Star

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Laurel Mendell

Guest Star

Don Fischer

Don Fischer


Guest Star

Jonny Lee Miller

Jonny Lee Miller

Jordan Chase

Recurring Role

Peter Weller

Peter Weller

Stan Liddy

Recurring Role

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Deb: The vigilante... she has someone in her life, a guy who's helping her, someone that would do anything and everything for her.
      Dexter: How do you know that?
      Deb: Honestly, I don't know, but... what they're doing takes devotion. To kill someone together, that's some pretty serious shit.
      Dexter: (voice over) Is that what Lumen and I have... serious shit?
      Deb: He's risking his life. He's putting everything on the line to make what happened to her right. As crazy as that sounds, what-what word would you use to describe that but love?

    • Deb: A-a man...someone she trusts, someone who cares about her. Father, brother, husband, boyfriend.
      LaGuerta: So now it's vigilantes in love.
      Masuka: Yeah, like Romeo and Juliet, except they didn't kill anyone. No, more like, uh, Bonnie and, uh... Clyde.
      Dexter: (voice over) Great. They ended up dead in a bullet-riddled car.

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