REASON TO WATCH: Fifth-season launch
CAST: Michael C. Hall
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime
THE SHOW "Dexter"
WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime
WHAT IT'S ABOUT Dispatching the Trinity killer at the end of last season, Miami PD blood spatter-pattern analyst/serial killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) returns home to discover that Trinity had been doing some dispatching of his own. His wife Rita's (Julie Benz) femoral artery had been cut, and she had bled out in the bathtub, while baby Harry sits in a pool of blood on the bathroom floor.
Sunday's episode picks up almost immediately where last December's finale left off, with the arrival of the police, who witness Dexter's own almost remorseless and inscrutable response. His sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) is also perplexed, though it is left to Dexter to sort out his own feelings and responses to them. "It doesn't matter what I do," he muses in voice-over. "This is fate."