After witnessing her brother kill Travis Marshall, Debra attempts to reconcile with Dexter while struggling to cover up their involvement with the murder. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in, Quinn and Batista begin to make amends, and LaGuerta finds evidence that causes her to re-think the closed Bay Harbor Butcher case.
Dexter is back and now he must face his greatest challange…his own sister. Last season Dexter was caught in the act of killing Travis Marshall by his own sister Debra. At first Dexter is able to convince his sister that all is not what its seems and she even helps him cover up the crime scene. Debra begins to deal with her discovery and past events and she begins to link them with her brother. She soon begins a journey into discovering who her brother really is and it is confirmed by Dexter verbally, when she confronts him. The pressure begins to build for our favorite serial killer and it erupts in a most messy kill at the airport. Many questions loom for Dexter this season and the most prominent is…How will the Morgan siblings survive this change?
I am a huge fan of both the Dexter books and television series and I find it great that they differ in many ways. It allows me to enjoy both and keeps me on my toes as I look to where both lines of fiction intercede. The writers of Dexter have done a fantastic job of keeping the series both interesting and thrilling at the same time. We all know Dexter has to get away in order for there to be a new season, it is how he does it that keeps us tuning in. Each year the noose has gotten tighter and Dexter has managed to just miss discovery by those he holds most dear, but that has now changed. Will he be able to keep the fragile life he has built, now that all has come undone?
Michael Hall does a great performance every season and I suspect this season will be his finest. There is some much that will unfurl this season and I cannot wait till next Sunday for my next installment of Dexter. If you truly enjoy the show, I would recommend that you pick up the books it is based upon. They are : Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005), Dexter in the Dark (2007), Dexter by Design (2009), Dexter Is Delicious (2010), Double Dexter (2011), by the author Jeff Linsay.
All right Dexter fans…see you next week for another bloody episode.
Season 7 of the massively popular Showtime series, “Dexter” will be returning on September 30th and fans are getting more excited by the day. We are less then a month away from the season opener which picks up right after the incredible season 6 cliffhanger. In case you haven’t been following the steady release of information, here are a couple of things you can expect to look forward to in the next season.
:::Spoilers Ahead Of Course:::
Okay, this is a given. Debra curses. A lot. However, given her circumstances at the end of season 6, I think it is safe to say we will hear a lot more. Showtime revealed the first two minutes of the first episode of season 7 and I think a minute of that is dedicated to Debra freaking the fuck out. (and rightfully so, really.) Debra has always been foul-mouthed and crass, and hey, that is what he loved about her, but this season will delve into some of the most fucked up scenarios she probably never imagined.
Season 7 picks up right where we left off in 6 with Debra walking in on Dex in his kill room, plunging the knife into Travis. You can watch the first two minutes of the episode below from the Comic-Con sneak preview.
Dexter Will Go Into Self Preservation Mode
In the past, we have seen Dexter challenged by several different people, all threatening to expose him as a monster. Doakes, Lundy, Miguel Prado, and Quinn all become incredibly close to figuring out who and what he is, yet, he is always able to thwart them using his quick thinking and law enforcement training. We know that when he backed into a corner he begins thinking and considering things he probably wouldn’t have normally, such as killing in order to keep someone quiet, or tampering with evidence to keep himself uninvolved.
Based on one of the trailers released for the new season, it seems Dexter will lie and manipulate Deb from the beginning to keep her from spreading his secret. He always said Deb was the one person he thought he might actually have human feelings for, however, in order to save himself he will have to exploit their relationship, take advantage of her and her feelings for him, to keep himself safe.
It will be interesting to see just how far he will go when forced into a corner by Debra with the overwhelming evidence.
LaGuerta Will Figure Things Out
A recent television spot for the upcoming season shows LaGuerta finding a blood slide of Dexter’s at a crime scene. She immediately recognizes it based from when Doakes was blamed for Dexter’s deeds. It appears she will be a major force alongside Debra in revealing the true Dexter to the world.
My question is this: Will she go way of the original novels? If you haven’t read them, LaGuerta is actually killed in the very first book, and would have been killed in the first season had the show stayed completely faithful (thank god it didn’t, though that is an article for another time). It seems extremely plausible that this season will see the end of LaGuerta. She is starting to find things out, she is putting pieces together from years of experience, and Dexter can’t have that can he?
This one is obvious. For 6 years now, we have seen a pretty standard relationship between Deb and Dexter. (I mean standard for them, at least.) He, always closed off and disappearing, her having failed relationships, always leaning on the brother she admired. Then season 6 happened. Deb realizes she loooooveees Dex, loves him in the ooey gooey fashion not the “you’re cool, I guess” fashion.
Up until recently, fans and the internet, were unsure of how Debra was going to handle the revelation of the finale. Would he play it off as a one time thing? Explain that he was vigilante? Would he try to kill her? Would he turn himself in? However, it seems she is not going to turn him in… yet. But it is safe to say their relationship will never be the same. They will never be together, they will never be brother/sister friends again.
Nothing will be the same for either one of them, ever again.
I think watching their relationship change will be one of the most compelling parts of the final two seasons.
Blood, lots of blood
It is Dexter, c’mon. You know there will be lots of blood.
A Season Finale Climax/Cliffhanger
It was officially announced that the show would conclude next season. The producers of the show have stated that both season 7 and 8 will serve basically as one huge conclusion. Everything will be leading up to the end.
I am imagining that the end of season 7 is going to harbor some MASSIVE cliffhanger leaving fans saying “What?!” as if we are all The Doctor finding a woman wearing a wedding dress unexpectedly in our TARDIS. It would only make sense that the season will not end on a happy note or even a seasonally conclusive note.
Tons of Guest Stars!
Ray Stevenson as Issac – Stevenson will play Isaac, the leader of a Russian organized crime syndicate in the seventh season of Dexter.
Calista Flockhart as an Agent – Calista Flockhart will play the role of an Agent from another bureau, she will guest star only in the first episode of 7th season.
Jason Gedrick as Miami Gentleman’s Club Manager – He will be appearing in multiple-episode arc as a manager of a club where is a high profile murder and there is noinformation on how his character will be affecting the dynamics of the show.
Katia Winter as a Russian Stripper in a Miami Club – Katia Winter will be playing a recurring role of a Russian Stripper in a Miami Club. She may be working in the same club where Jason Gedrick in the manager.
Matt Gerald as a Blue-Collar Worker with a Violent Past – Matt Gerald will be playing a recurring role as a tough blue-collar worker with a bit of a violent past.
Yvonne Strahovski as Hannah Mckay – Yvonne Strahovski will play the role of a strong, independent woman with a past that she’s struggled to put behind her. She will be appearing in multi-episode story arc.
Savannah Paige Rae as young Debra Morgan – Savannah Paige Rae will play the role of young Debra Morgan in the first episode.
Lauren Mayhew in Episode 7.03 – Not sure about her role but She will be guest starring with Matt Gerald in Episode 3 of season 7 titled “Buck the System”.
Nicolas Vigneau as young Dexter Morgan – Nicolas Vigneau will play the role of young Dexter Morgan in season 7 premiere.
Katherine Middleton as Doris Morgan – She will be guest starring the episode 7.01 as Harry Morgan’s wife.
Santiago Cabrera as Jason Price – Santiago Cabrera will be appearing in a recurring role as Jason Price an investigative journalist, writer who might outfox Dexter.
Laura Soares as Dancer/Bartender – Brazilian Actress Laura Soares will be seen as a dancer/bartender of a strip club in the first 3 episodes of season 7.
Mike Foy as Joseph Jensen – Mike Foy will be guest staring in Dexter episode 7.10, no other details about his character is revealed till now.
Showtime has released another preview for season seven of “Dexter,” which returns Sept. 30. The promo, titled The Last Piece, compiles clips spanning the series which could have lead Deborah to the truth about her adoptive brother.
The final scene, of course, is the end of the season six finale, in which Deb walks in on Dexter killing the season’s big baddie, Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks).
No new information is revealed in the trailer, but the Internet is abuzz with spoilers and speculation alike, so we’ve gathered the best (and most accurate) bits for you here.
At Comic-Con, Showtime treated fans to a screening of the first two minutes of season seven’s premiere.
The writers waste no time picking up exactly where they left off, as the clip opens with Deb’s obviously emotional reaction to Dexter’s fresh kill.
At this year’s Comic-Con Carpenter stated, “I think if anything it’s not that she’s shying away from the power and authority she has [as head of Miami Metro], she actually needs it,” Carpenter said. “It’s the one card she has to play and it’s also the one card that will protect and save her. At any second — if I live! — I could tell someone to put cuffs on him and I think [Dexter] knows that.”
Another announcement brought the news that season eight will the the show’s last season. Sara Colleton, executive producer for the show, told TV Guide that the decision to end the show is definite.
“We wanted to end it this year, but the network convinced us that it would be best to do it in two years.,” Colleton said. “In some ways, this is a two-season series-ender. We have worked that out and know where it’s going to end. Next year will definitely be the last year of ‘Dexter.’ Absolutely.”
Colleton also said Deb will learn everything about her brother this season. There will be no more secrets.
“Obviously this whole season we’re going to have great fun playing with every permutation that can be played between Debra and Dexter in their relationship now that this information has come out.,” she said.
In answer to the question on many fan’s minds, Colleton addressed Deb’s newly realized romantic feelings for Dexter.
“It will be explored,” she said. “It has to explored, because one doesn’t come to a realization like that and then completely change. But obviously what she learns is going to affect it, so all of the things that have been the bedrock of Deb’s life get moved around. That’s part of what we hope will be fascinating for our fans, is to watch and see how we play out all of those various interpretations.”
As for new spoilers (reader beware), Lieutenant LaGuerta finds Dexter’s blood slide forgotten at the crime scene, and immediately recognizes it from the Bay Harbor Butcher case. She sees this as a chance to clear Sergeant Doakes’ name, as the case had initially been pinned on him.
Colleton said this will begin quietly, but the clues will eventually lead back to Dexter.
Hall also commented on how Harrison will affect the new season as well as life for Deb and Dexter.
“As Harrison gets older and becomes more perceptive, it gets diecier every day. Deb now has a sense of what she’s dealing with with her brother that changes things as well,” Hall says. “He has someone who’s really encouraging him to face just what he’s trying to pull off as a parent. But Harrison is still in the picture — and very cute.”
Lastly, there are several new cast members in season six.
Ray Stevenson will play the head of a crime syndicate who owns several nightclubs in Miami. Jason Gedrick will play the U.S. manager of all of his clubs. Perhaps catching the most buzz is Yvonne Strahovski.
“She plays this woman named Hannah, who took off from this small rinky-dink Florida town and ran off with this older guy and they went on this wild killing spree,” Colleton told TV Guide. “So when they got caught, she turned state’s evidence on the boyfriend, he went to jail for life and she started a new life. Years later, she’s in her 30s and she will intersect with Dexter. I would say Hannah is a still water that runs very deep and is quite unlike any woman Dexter has ever known.”
TV Guide asked Colleton whether Dexter will die at the series’ end.
“I would never answer that question,” she said with a laugh.
You can see the new promo, titled The Last Piece, below and be sure to watch the new season on September 20th.
I’ll be the first to admit that this teaser shows almost absolutely nothing. Between a few shots of Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter standing there. followed by some flashy scenes of a knife with blood on it and the symbolic dripping of blood on the detectives shield, almost nothing is revealed about the upcoming season. But it does do one thing, it is building to a new a season that promises to be even more exciting than the last few.
Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen season 6.
When we last left Dexter, he was killing the Doomsday Killer in his signature way, but this time he got a little bit sloppy and Deb saw him commit the act. That alone would be earth shattering to the series dynamic between the two characters. However, this ending moments comes off the heels of Deb realizing she is IN LOVE with Dexter, and was on her way to tell him how she felt. It took her a whole season (and 20 odd years I suppose) to come to that realization only for moments later see him kill someone.
But don’t assume the jig is up for good ol’ Dexter. He may be able to get out of this one yet. Seeing as Deb doesn’t know this isn’t a one time thing, she may forgive him after all. She was able to get past her civic duty in season 5 when the revenge killers were out and about (which as we know was Dexter and Lumen.) Though I predict a season of conflicting emotions ahead for both characters.
So, while there isn’t much that we know about the upcoming season we can expect some new info being released with Comic Con around the corner and the new season getting closer everyday.
“Dexter” premieres on Showtime at 9:00pm ET/PT on September 30th and you can watch the new teaser trailer below:
More casting news has been released for the upcoming season 7 of “Dexter.” Showtime announced that Jason Gedrick has joined the cast of the series for a multi-episode arc. He will be playing at the role of a Miami-area gentlemen’s club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case.
Gedrick joins already confirmed appearances from Calista Flockhart who will be guest starring in the opening episode of the seventh season. Also confirmed to appear is Ray Stevenson who is set to play as the head of a Russian crime syndicate who arrives in Miami determined to find out who killed one of his associates.
It has also been revealed that there is a possibility fans will be treated to expanding character development for Louis Greene’s character.
Gendrick is a veteran actor who has had several leading roles including Iron Eagle, Stacking and Heavenly Kid. He also co-starred with Meg Ryan and Kiefer Sutherland in Promised Land and in Ron Howard’s Backdraft, as well as starring in Crossing the Bridge. His stage work includes starring in the Broadway production of “Our Town” with Don Ameche and Helen Hunt, as well as recently appearing in the production of “Wrongturn at Lungfish,” directed by Gary Marshall. He most recently starred in the television series “Luck.” His other television credits include “Murder One,” “EZ Streets,” “Falcone,” “Boomtown,” “Ally McBeal” and “Desperate Housewives.”
“Dexter” stars Michael C. Hall with other main cast members including Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, and James Remar.
Production of the new season began in May in L.A. Season 7 will premiere on Sunday, September 30th.
As any truly devoted Dexter fan knows, each season’s cast additions are a very big deal. Everyone wants to know who will play the baddie. Thankfully, fans of the Showtime series may not have to wait much longer.
Ray Stevenson (The Punisher) has signed on for a recurring role in the show’s seventh season. This will mark Stevenson’s return to television acting after spending the last few years acting for film. It’s not unfamiliar ground for Stevenson, who is perhaps best known for his role as Titus Pullo in HBO’s Rome.
According to TVLine, Stevenson will play a “high ranking member of an Eastern European crime ring who arrives in Miami determined to learn who killed one of his associates.”
The importance of Stevenson’s role has yet to be established, but many are speculating that he could be the new season’s main villain. Along with Ray Stevenson, Calista Flockhart has also confirmed that she will guest star in season 7.
This comes fresh off the heels of executive producer Manny Coto’s interview with IGN, in which he promised this season would change up the show’s typical formula.
We’re going to do it fresh,” Coto said. “We’re always trying to come up with new things. There may be a big bad, there may not be. Debra might be the big bad. We don’t know. Or Quinn. We try to change things up. This is all speculation of course. But I can tell you that next year will be a change up to the formula. And the ‘big bad’ may take a form that we’re not used to.”
Will this form be Ray Stevenson, or is he destined to be just another blood slide in Dexter’s collection? For now the producers and actors are keeping mum about any spoilers for the upcoming season. As for the cliffhanger of Deb and Dexter, we do know that we get a small glimpse into their life up to this point via flashbacks in the first episode entitled, “Are you…?”
Showtime has also announced that “Dexter” was renewed for two more seasons, season 7 and 8, each consisting of 12 episodes. They also revealed that an overlaying story arc would be present across both seasons.
Season 7 will see the return of the main cast including:
Dexter Morgan: Michael C. Hall
Debra Morgan: Jennifer Carpenter
Angel Batista: David Zayas
María LaGuerta: Lauren Vélez
Vince Masuka: C.S. Lee
Joey Quinn: Desmond Harrington
Harry Morgan: James Remar
Dexter will return for season 7 on September 30, 2012.