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Dexter spent the weekend at a Jordan Chase seminar on this episode, doing research on that speaker and his security guard, Cole. He was actually called to Jordan's hotel room during a break because Chase wanted to give Dexter some speech about using his philosophy to move on from Rita's death.

Meanwhile, Lumen got a call from the fiance she ditched. He had some to Miami to track her down and insisted on a meet. When she got together with him, Owen said he bought the pair two round-the-world tickets and wanted to go away with her. He gave her 24 hours to decide.

Conversely, Dexter had given her a mission: gather the supplies needed for a kill room for Chase. Lumen did so, but made the mistake of stopping in the lobby of the hotel where the seminar was being held. She ran into Cole. He chased her. He broke down the door that connected the room where he was staying with the room Dexter had rented and which had been turned into the kill area.

But Dexter came in just as Cole was attacking Lumen, shot him up and placed him on the table. Lumen watched the entire ritual, as Dexter opened up about who he is and why he became that way after watching his mother get killed. The episode ended with a couple major events:

1. Chase made a comment to Dexter that made it clear he was one of them the men who brutalized Lumen.

2. Lumen helped Dexter dispose of Cole's body in the bay, while Liddy - the corrupt cop Quinn hired - snapped photos of the duo.

Elsewhere: Maria blamed the deaths at the nightclub on Deb and suspended her. The female officer to whom Deb had grown close helped Maria lie in order to move up on the job food chain, while Batista told Deb he'd take her side in the feud.

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I love this season. I was totally bored with Rita and I am glad they have given Dexter cause to move forward quickly. I actually have taken the plot holes more as Dexter's inner turmoil plus having lumen around is making him sloppy. Julia styles is fine to me I like her character and I don't think she over acts at all. Her performance isn't nearly as nuanced or as deep as the other actors on the show but I don't think it's written that way. It is almost as if she is only their as a reflection of part of dexters inner world. If she played lumen too complex it might be distracting ... I am excited to see where the season takes us ...


I thought that this season has been excellent. The scene where Dexter is chasing down the kill at the docks was the most tense scene since The Ice Truck Killer. STiles has been great in my opinion. Not only is she damn sexy, but I really buy into her character.


I like the Lumen charactor but I think it is a little early for it. I would of like to seen more of how Dexter coped with Rita's death. I do agree that Stiles acting is sometime a little over the top. I think Dexter is a great show and have been watching it from day 1.


I could not disagree more. I thought it was an incredibly tense episode despite the plot holes. I really like Julia Stiles as Lumen and it adds a much needed kickstart to the series. I was bored to death with Rita and those horrible children. The Jimmy Smits plotline was terrible. John Lithgow creeps me out when he plays a good guy so that actually worked. I'm excited about the new direction. Peter Weller, Johnnie Lee Miller and Stiles are terrific and its good to see Maria back to her old form.


Agree Gordon, we've seen a good pick up in pace lately, I like the spy role, ads a lot more tension!


|Enjoying this season after a slow start. Why have the producers not listed Johhny Lee Miller as a guest actor in Episode 7 - "Circle Us"?

Dexter Season 5 Episode 8 Quotes

Dad once told me that some people deserve to die.


I've never been around so many people who made me feel normal. [Pause] Really normal.