Dexter Spoilers: A Spiritual Search, A New Serial Killer and More

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Dexter has a new showrunner, Scott Buck, and, based on this promo, a new focus.

But what will that focus be? In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Buck answers this question in a fascinating fashion:

"What does it mean when a serial killer goes on a spiritual search? Dexter has always known what he doesn’t want to pass onto his son - his “dark passenger” - but now he’s beginning to ask what he does want to pass on. So that’s forcing him to look around to see what else there is in life."

A Proud, Dark Father

Describing the character as "more evolved," Buck outlines the sort of serial killer we'll see when this Showtime drama returns in the fall:

He's "very strong, sure-of-himself, which would be the difference from the Dexter of last year, where Dexter was questioning himself about everything. A year has passed since the end of last season, so Dexter has put his life in order. Things are good for him. He’s very centered, strong and focused, much the same way he was in season 1, but now he knows so much more."

As for big-time guest stars, Buck gives us an in-depth look at Professor Gellar, played by Edward James Olmos.

He compares his character to the Zodiac Killer and says he "becomes a big person of interest in some crimes that are being committed in Miami."

Perhaps similar to the Trinity Killer storyline, Buck teases that Dexter will grow curious over Gellar's motivations; we'll also get to know Travis Marshall, the professor's well-intentioned protege, played by Colin Hanks.

For a lot more from Buck, including insight into what's ahead for Deb and Quinn, read the full EW interview now.


@lola: I have actually watched it - twice as a matter of fact.
But my point being made was that it was too personal. Dexter is not personal. He kills for his own needs - no one elses.


Dexter was killing for someone else needs Aries 93. What do you think season five was about, and did you even watch season five? you couldn't have or you wouldn't have made that statement. Dexter was atoning for Rita's death and thought, that by helping Lumen he would have succeed. Lumen asked for Dexter's help in tracking down and killing those who kidnapped, rapped, and humiliated her. After he realized he couldn't get rid of her nor kill her, he made the decision to help her, coming to the conclusion that by helping Lumen he could some how absolve himself of Rita's murder.


Yes! I am so glad Dexter is going back to who he was. I did like season 5, but it seemed too vindictive to the stage that he was killing for someone else's needs, not his own.

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Dexter Quotes

Deb: (excitedly) A baby? a motherfucking rolly-poly, chubby cheeked shit machine? Are you kidding me?
Dexter: I've never heard it described in quite those words before, but yeah.

Tonight's the night. And it's going to happen again, and again. It has to happen. Nice night.

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