Coming home to find the first three episodes of Dexter Season 5 waiting for me made me feel as though Christmas had come early. Since I’m sure I’m not alone in being beyond excited about the start of the new season, and since the season premiere is just over a week away, I thought it only fair to share a few tidbits based on what I’ve seen. But, as I’m also not one to ruin the surprise, these “spoilers” aren’t all that spoilery. They won’t ruin anything for you in terms of major plot-points. All the same, read on at your own risk!

Picking up: Right where we left off - There’s no jump forward when Season 5 picks up, unless you count the time it takes for Dexter’s house and yard to become a virtual circus of police activity following his 911 call after finding Rita. Things pick up pretty much right away. You’ve already seen some of that if you’ve seen the promos for the new season. Also expect some immediate reactions to the situation (and not just Dexter’s!).

Deb-isms: F--k Puddle - Deb continues to find new and inventive ways to use the F-word. “F—k puddle” may just be my new favorite insulting name for someone.

Masuka: Not a blood guy - Dexter’s taking a little time off from work after Rita’s death, and Masuka isn’t nearly as enthusiastic about dealing with blood spatter as Dexter is.

Harrison: No longer a background-baby? - I think we see more of Harrison in the first three episodes of Season 5 than we did in all of Season 4. And that’s a good thing as he has a heart-melting smile.

Stylin’: Introducing Julia Stiles - We get a brief glimpse of newcomer Julia Stiles’ character by the end of the third episode.


And… that’s all I’m giving up for now. I told you they weren’t huge spoilers, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to talk about with these first few episodes! If you’re wondering if you should be as excited as you are for the series to return, I’d say there’s a good chance you won’t be disappointed by what’s to come. Keep an eye out for our full review as the premiere gets closer!

Dexter premieres Sunday, September 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.

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For even more hints at what's to come, check out this video Showtime released of the writers of the series as they talk about where things are headed for Dexter...

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