Dexter – “Behind The Curtain”
In these past seasons of Dexter, there has been a continuous, overt focus on the hilariously foul-mouthed Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) coming ever closer to the revelation of Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) dark passenger. While this season was no different, Deb received a welcoming evolution of her character that not only saw her finally come into her own, but also brought her face to face to Dexter and his recent love interest/symbol of redemption, Lumen (Julia Stiles).
With only a single sheet of plastic separating her from Dexter’s horrific truth, the presumed audience quickly shifted their focus to Dexter and his reaction to the compromising predicament. That is, of course, until Deb started talking. While Deb was giving one of the most revealing monologues in her character's history of the series, viewers stopped worrying about whether or not Dexter would be caught and instead took notice at how much Deb has grown through-out this lack-luster fifth season.