Season 5 Episode 12

The Big One

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 12, 2010 on Showtime

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  • A rather unspectacular and slightly disappointing season finale.

    The episode ends a good fifth season, although I'd rate the show's first two seasons a lot higher, mainly for being planned out better, with everything coming together in the finale (anyone still remembers the Santa Muerte Killer for instance?). The title "The Big One" is rather bold for an episode, by Dexter's previous standards, with an extremely unspectacular ending. Lumen's fate was the big question to be answered (at least for me), since Julia Stiles was only signed for this season and guest stars usually end up dead on Dexter. I was glad she survived, but her just leaving - though expected - was still disappointing. For Dexter to have a partner in crime would have been a great setting for next season.