But why did Deb say, "Are you glad it's all over", cast a wry smile to him and walk to Quinn at the end? Deb knows it was him at the abandoned camp, but did nothing about it.
I didn't mind the ending per say. It was a bit too neat. I suspect the pictures Quinn has in his night stand might come into play. Also, the fact that Quinn now has confirmation that Dexter is up to something could be the crux of Season 6.
I do agree though that it did finish a big arc for Dexter. He's been fighting his darkness the whole time, thinking he could either defeat it or keep it at bay, but at the end when he blew out the candle, it was almost like he blew the candle out on the hope that he could win. Someday its going to overtake him.
The cool thing is things have turned on him. Before he was fighting to bring normalcy in. Now normalcy is fighting to take him in (as in the kids coming to stay with him for the summer), but he's resisting it. I'm sure Lumen leaving won't make him any more optimistic.
I was bummed to see Lumen go, but it makes sense. it was all about passion and revenge for her. once that was gone, she realized who she really was, just like Dexter did.
I'm still surprised the Santa Muerte thing is floating out there kind of loose as well.
I noticed the same thing about the "now that it's all over I mean" line. It REALLY seems like Deb knows something, especially since after she said that, Dex kind of stared at her for a couple of seconds with a confused look on his face. But I have a feeling that if Deb really did know about Dexter at that point, they would've made it more explicit.
I have a feeling that pretty much everything from Season 5 won't be brought back up in Season 6. I think Quinn knows something is up with Dexter, but he's not going to do anything about it. In his mind, all he knows is that Dexter killed Liddy probably out of self-defense since Liddy went crazy and kidnapped Dexter. Regardless, he cares about Deb too much and in that last scene, he was genuinely grateful to Dexter and didn't show any tension. And I'm confident that Santa Muerte won't EVER be brought up again.
I don't really get that scene with Lumen at the end. I understand her reasons for leaving since killing Chase and the rest of the guys "freed her dark passenger". But it shouldn't work like that. She was raped and tortured for weeks, she should be permanently scarred even after killing the guys who did that to her. The whole Dexter-Lumen relationship was built upon the fact that Lumen was just as scarred as Dexter. In my opinion, it was a cop out to get Lumen off the show without mirroring Season 4's finale by having her killed. Also, even if Lumen's dark passenger truly is gone, shouldn't that signal to Dexter that it IS possible to free his own dark passenger?
So thematically, Season 5 is about Dexter getting over his guilt of Rita's death and learning that he's pretty much going to be alone forever. Plot wise, all loose ends have been tied up. So the writers pretty much set up a completely blank slate for Season 6. I have a feeling that Dexter is going back to its basics, with Dex going one-on-one against another serial killer. It will probably also have a lot to do with the kids (Astor, Cody, and Harrison) and there will probably be much more focus on Deb and Quinn (in terms of their relationship, I don't think either of them will go after Dexter)