Season 5 Episode 1

My Bad

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 2010 on Showtime
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Dexter deals with the aftermath of Rita's death.

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  • Dexter, your a monster!

    What an episode! Dexter is back, and at first he seems so distant. Perhaps he is really is hurt? Or perhaps not, as we follow Dexter around, we the audience can feel the horror, the shock, the sadness and madness that a normal person would feel. But then we see Dexter and think, jeez, He really is a monster. Just as Dexter was on the path that might have eventually led him to feel real emotion. This changes everything. '

    And just as I was thinking where the show would go if Dexter started a new life, Well it'd be like watching a whole new series. It was nice to see Dexter make the RIGHT decision for once.

    And personally I had no idea where the show would go, but with Quinn tracking kyle butler, and the police thinking Trinity is still out there, I was surprised to find this opener as thrilling past seasons.moreless
  • Dexter is back! Great... How ever this was maybe not the most logic continuation from the last season but I still liked it. I hope the story develops well this year but i have great expectation. (S1 one still the best for me)moreless

    Dexter needs to Man up in the moment. He comes over a little bit childish right now. Of course he suppose to be a little bit lost but he need to pick up now fast and show Miami who is the boss. How ever I am not sure if they are going to build the entire season around the subject that Dexter is the Killer from his beloved wife. I hope they have a little bit more in the background to make us watch the show. How ever still for me one of the best shows right now and cant wait to see next episode. Small tip: Outlaws (The new Show) with 3 Season bad guy is also pretty enjoyable maybe you go check it out as well.moreless
  • Whether or not you like this episode depends on what you think of as good. If you want something that will make you happy all the time you probably didnt like this. This episode lets you feel Dexter's pain and you do feel it.moreless

    The pain he feels is apparent and while the detectives and others think that Dexter is showing no emotion anyone who has been watching this from the start knows that its quite the opposite. Dexters pain was clear from the start if you have never cried because you lost someone you loved and youve never understood anyone else's actions what would you do? he fights with his emotions that he did not believed he had and his human side came out far more than in any episode before.

    I felt horrible after seeing this episode does that make it bad? no because life is not always about the happy endings. There is pain in real life and Dexter shows you even a monster has feelings. He is going to be in quite a lot of emotional distress this season and hopefully by the end he will forgive himself and become what he once was or an even better monster. I loved it and hated it at the same time but it was the perfect display of what was needed. I think to give this any less than a 10 is to do an injustice to perfect writing and acting. This was a great episode even if it didnt make us feel all warm inside.moreless
  • A great return!

    A great return to the show, but just terrible that Rita's death was not a dream, was not just a fantasy, it was real. I really wished it wouldn't be so at the end of last season, but I guess it will be interesting to see where things go now. Dexter's anchor is gone, he is now having to control himself on his own, though he does have the kids. It was interesting to see him actually show emotion this episode, even if he didn't cry or act like most people would. What I look forward to most is what will be the shows next big spin, they definitely will take Rita's death for a ride, as we saw in this episode Dexter's activities made people suspicious, I look forward to seeing where this will lead!moreless
  • This episode was A-mazing!!! Michael C. Hall at his best! So was Deb, all great acting! The story was beautifully and carefully threaded and we are in for a treat this season if the rest of the season is going to be like what we saw last night.moreless

    This episode was A-mazing!!! Michael C. Hall at his best! So was Deb, all great acting! The story was beautifully and carefully threaded and we are in for a treat this season if the rest of the season is going to be like what we saw last night. Now onto some interesting points I have to mention. Now, for the record, I want to state that I do not base any of the things that I am about to say on spoilers because I do not care for spoilers and stay as far from them as possible. I recently did a rewatch of the entire series and watched last night's episode 3 times now. So all I am about to say is my own personal opinion. OK, so here's what I think of the situation. We all know Dexter didn't kill Rita, not possible so I'm not even going to speculate on the idea. However, I am giving serious thoughts as to whether it was Trinity or not. I don't think it was. Killing a married woman in a bathtub and leaving a baby in a pool of blood was not Trinity's MO. He has always killed single women in bathtubs and never left witnesses even if it was just a baby. However he has killed a married woman in a bathtub before (only one whose husband got convicted for the murder). We saw Deb interview the guy. But that was 30 years ago and most likely Trinity's first kill. The married woman was always the jumper, and she always had only 2 kids, not 3. Also, there was no mention of a smudge left in Rita's crime scene, nor was her finger pointing to anything. Now it could be that they just didn't mention to the viewers that there was a smudge, but they mentioned that in every single one of Trinity's kill why leave this one out? So with that in mind it leads me to believe that it must have been someone else who killed Rita. It could be one of 2 people: either someone who found out about who Dexter really is and is playing games with him, or someone from his past who would know the details of his mother's crime scene to stage it back in Dexter and Rita's place to make it look like it (hint what Dexter says at the end of season 4 "Born in blood both of us"). I think I need more information to pick which of the 2 it really is, so maybe another few episodes and we might get more clues. However, I am leaning towards the first one (someone who found out) because we've already got someone from his past coming back to haunt him (AKA Ice Truck Killer). I am so glad Dexter is back. It has been a long time waiting. Let the good times begin now.moreless
Bill Brochtrup

Bill Brochtrup

Funeral Director

Guest Star

Brad Carter

Brad Carter


Guest Star

Adam Harrington

Adam Harrington

Agent Walker

Guest Star

Rick Peters

Rick Peters


Recurring Role

Christina Robinson

Christina Robinson

Astor Bennett

Recurring Role

Preston Bailey

Preston Bailey

Cody Bennett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Masuka: I imagined her naked plenty of times, but never like this.

    • Dexter: (to Rita's body) I hope you don't mind I chose that dress, you were wearing it when we first met. So, I thought since I won't be at your funeral, I don't deserve to be, the kids will be fine with Deb, way better off without me, I think that we agree about that. I was never really honest with you. I'm a serial killer, that's what I am. I know I lead you to believe that I'm a human being, but I'm not. It's a lie.

    • Dexter: She had a big heart, big enough for both of us. Had to be, I wasn't even human when we first met. I never expected that to change, she reached down and found something I didn't even know was there. She never hurt anybody. She was innocent. And she died a brutal death, and I can't fix it. But, I know I have to try here in Miami with the people who knew her, who cared about her, who loved her. (voice over) Like I did.

    • (After Dexter kills someone out of anger)
      Harry: That's the first human thing I've seen you do since you died, Dexter.
      Dexter: I thought you left me.
      Harry: I'm here. It's okay, son, to show what you're feeling.

    • Funeral Director: I'm sorry for your loss.
      Dexter: (voice over) How does he do that?
      Funeral Director: My sincere condolences.
      Dexter: (voice over) He sounds like he actually means it.

    • Debra: Dex, what are you doing?
      Dexter: I was just thinking about Rita and how much...
      Debra: miss her?
      Dexter: (voice over) much I lied to her from the very beginning.

    • Dexter: (voice over) When it's my wife in the body bag, everybody's looking and it's the neighbor crying, not me.

    • Dexter: (voice over) I watched 67 people die, and at the moment of truth I looked into their eyes, and they knew, and I knew they got what they deserved. But, what if that's not what happens, if you don't get what you deserve? If what you deserve is a white, picket fence, and your kids all around, and a husband who loves you. What if the least you deserve is a real human being, and what you get instead is me?

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