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Dexter's new teaser trailer gives us an initial idea of Debra Morgan's reaction to meeting her brother's Dark Passenger for the very first time.
"Jesus, Dexter!" she blurts. He responds in a level tone,"Deb, it's me."
"Get away from the body," Deb answers, gun trained squarely on Dexter, almost as if by muscle memory.
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DEXTER returns Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on Showtime for it's seventh (and 2nd to last) season, picking up right where it left off.
TVGuide.com talked to DEXTER executive producer Sara Colleton to get the scoop on season 7:
The last we saw of Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in Season 6, he had finally delivered his own biblical form of vengeance upon Travis (Colin Hanks)... in the closing moments of the finale. Unfortunately, Dexter wasn't alone in that church, with Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) planning to profess her love to her brother before walking in on him moments before driving a knife into Travis.
Clearly, Deb's reaction will be Dexter's greatest obstacle this season as he's faced with someone finally taking off his mask. But his sister isn't the only person Dexter will have to worry about when evidence at the church suggests the Bay Harbor Butcher is back. Considering Dexter framed Sgt. Doakes (Erik King) for that, even Debra may not be able to protect him.
TVGuide: If last season was about finding faith for Dexter, what is this season about?
Colleton: It is about things he's never experienced before, which are regret, responsibility, shame, betrayal, all of those things...
TVGuide: Deb only saw Dexter kill Travis on the table, but will she learn everything this season?
Colleton: Yeah...She was on her way to the church at the end of the last season because ... she not only loved her foster brother Dexter, but she is in love with him. So now what does she do? ...Dexter was always elusive and Debra always thought it was because of her, and now she knows it wasn't about her, it was about him really protecting her.
As the head Miami Metro homicide division... it has to really affect her sense of justice...and Dexter, of course, his world is equally rocked. He's never had to deal with these kinds of emotions — regret, guilt, a sense of having let Deb down and also, obviously, the gnawing suspicion that at any time, she could have him arrested.
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TVGuide: Given what Deb learns about Dexter, how will that change her sudden revelation that she has feelings for him?
Colleton: It has to explored 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..
TVGuide: Will we see a vulnerable side to Dexter this season?
Colleton: Oh, yes. It is like Superman's cape has been taken off. He's extremely vulnerable and that is very interesting to see and to explore.
TVGuide: Speaking of Harry (James Remar)... how will his advice to Dexter differ from what we've seen before?
Sara Colleton: It's very upsetting to Harry. Deb realizes now, too, that this was never her being 'Daddy's second best'. She will learn all about Harry training Dexter and that is another thing that is going to rock her world...
TVGuide: What other obstacles will Dexter face because of Deb's discovery?
Sara Colleton:There are other complications that will come in because, at the crime scene, Dexter's blood slide is discovered by Lieutenant LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) because he loses it in the chaos that ensues and she immediately recognizes it's his.
The only other time that she had seen this blood slide was in the copy case of the Bay Harbor Butcher. Sergeant Doakes, her ex-lover and dear friend (everyone) thought he was the Bay Harbor Butcher, and thought that when he died, the Bay Harbor Butcher died with him.
Now, she begins to suspect, "Is the Bay Harbor Butcher still alive and how can I set about proving ..Doake's innocence?" ... that's a silent thing at the start, but it's... going to eventually work its way back to Dexter.
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About the new castmembers:
Ray Stevenson plays Issac, the head of a crime syndicate who owns many nightclubs in Miami.. He comes to Miami when his very close personal lieutenant is accused of killing a Miami cop and then suddenly disappears...This is going to be a long story arc.
Jason Gedrick plays George, the U.S. manager of all of his clubs.
Yvonne Strahovski plays 'Hannah', (a woman) who took off from this small Florida town with an older guy and then went on this wild killing spree. When they got caught, she turned state's evidence on him, he went to jail for life. and she started a new life. Years later she's in her 30s, has started a new life and then she meets Dexter... Hannah is a still water that runs very deep... and is quite unlike any woman Dexter has ever known...Hannah has a cool aloofness, but there's something about her that will intrigue him.
Do you have scoop for Louis Greene him on Dexter?
A: The creeper who sent Dexter the hand from the Ice Truck Killer case will be back! "We realized that Louis has a whole darker side and people who become fans can turn into dangerous stalkers in the blink of the eye. That's what Louis has turned into," Colleton tells us. "[Dexter will] discover the Ice Truck Killer hand — he has no idea it's in his home — and what the writing on the palm of it means."
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Make sure you click through and read all the TVGuide articles in their entirety. I culled info and mostly rewrote the excerpts except actual quotes of course, but there is a lot of material to cover at this huge, huge juncture in the Dexter-verse.
Another thing I recommend and am starting for myself beginning tomorrow night, is to re-watch Dexter, starting from Season 1 episode 1. I realized that in this 7-year period I've watched many of the episodes only one time and I've forgotten many details that based on what I'm reading now, I am going ot want to be fresh about. Plus, I'd like to go back and study the evolution of the Dex and Deb relationship more closely. Besides the serial killer aspect, the Dex and Deb dynamic has been the most compelling for me to watch. I'd come to DEXTER as a Michael C. Hall fan but I'd not seen Jennifer Carpenter's work prior to Dexter. In the last few years her portrayal of Debra has gotten really quite outstanding. Truly, Carpenter has really grown as an actor right before our eyes. You should join me. It'll be fun!
Dexter returns Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on Showtime.