Dexter is (almost) back — and it's time to get bloody!
After several seasons of strife for Dexter (Michael C. Hall), Season 6 will find the serial-killing anti-hero in a new place in his life — both literally and figuratively.
There has been some buzz that the Showtime series would possibly jump ahead in the future (since time jumps are all the rage right now. Looking at you Weeds and True Blood), but executive producer Sara Colleton tells TVGuide.com exclusively just how far ahead the show is jumping...
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Bones is killing me! Please tell me Booth will wise up and choose Brennan in the new year. — Linda
ADAM: Well, he may have other things on his mind: Executive producer Stephen Nathan tells me that an upcoming storyline about a sniper is going to turn Booth's world upside down. "Booth is forced to confront the life that he led [as a sniper in the Army] when he sees a guy who's perverted the profession," he says. "The need Booth has to bring this guy to justice is going to hang over us for the rest of the year." But in the meantime, Booth will look to Temperance to be his rock. "Whatever his relationship with Hannah, Brennan is always the closest person in his life," Nathan says. "The sniper will affect Booth and Brennan in a very profound way."
In the Dexter finale, Quinn said he owed Dexter one. Will we see that debt paid? — Stacy
NATALIE: Yes, says executive producer Sara Colleton, who also hints that Quinn and Deb will be closer than ever next year. "Whether Dexter will ever choose to take Quinn up on that offer...
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the Season 5 finale of Dexter. Read at your own risk.]
While Dexter's Season 5 finale was not nearly as jaw-dropping as the previous year's, executive producer Sara Colleton says she and her team got Dexter (Michael C. Hall) to the place they wanted: acceptance.
Through his relationship with Lumen (Julia Stiles), a survivor of an excruciatingly brutal series of rapes and beatings, Dexter was able to atone for his involvement, or lack thereof, in Rita's death by helping Lumen seek vengeance on her tormentors. With Lumen deciding to...
Girls are being raped, tortured and stuffed into barrels. A self-help guru named Jordan (Jonny Lee Miller) is definitely up to no good. And somehow, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) and his new partner-in-crime, Lumen (Julia Stiles), are finding time for a little nookie.
It's been a bloody good run this season on Dexter, and the finale is shaping up to be a jab-and-stabber of epic proportions. "Usually, Dexter is alone in seeking vengeance, but now he's got Lumen at his side so it's double the trouble," says executive producer Sara Colleton.
Last year's shocking finale ...
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Dexter's struggle to deal with Rita's death will come to a head in the final four episodes of Dexter, executive producer Sara Colleton tells TVGuide.com
So far this season, he has been working through his guilt by helping Lumen [Julia Stiles]. He's believed that if he can avenge the wrongs done to her, he might be able to figure out whether he can atone for his part in Rita's death, Colleton says. "All of that will be converging, along with a lot of jeopardy that no one could've anticipated, not even Dexter."
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And while the producers don't feel pressure to top last season's shocking finale, Colleton says they want to make sure all of this season's puzzle pieces come together in a satisfying way. Here are four things you should know heading in to the Season 5 finale:
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When is Brennan finally going to wake up and see what she's missing with Booth on Bones? — Sara
ADAM: Sooner than you think. In the midseason finale, Brennan investigates the murder of a workaholic, and Bones quickly draws parallels to her own life. "She's forced to face feelings that she's never had to deal with before," executive producer Stephen Nathan says. "She confronts the fact that this woman was running her whole life from feeling anything and she has to confront whether she's going to run her whole life from feeling anything. It butts right up against her relationship with Booth and the past five years of history."
I'm so excited about Episode 10 of Desperate Housewives. Please give me some hints about it. — Dean
MICKEY: TNT may have people buzzing about Dallas again, but it's Desperate Housewives that will pay homage to the classic soap by asking:
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Dexter may have lost Rita and offed the Trinity Killer last season, but an onslaught of new faces will appear on the show this year.
Julia Stiles, Johnny Lee Miller and Peter Weller are just some of the people who will be paying Miami a visit.
Why are so many new stars coming on? And how will that affect the amount of screen time the resident Dexter cast gets?
Dexter's fifth season will find its hero struggling with a fundamental question: How does a serial killer react when one of his key connections to humanity is brutally murdered? "The through line this year is Dexter's atonement," executive producer Sara Colleton said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Thursday. The journey isn't simple. Read on for the highlights of the panel...
Julie Benz will return for the Season 5 premiere of Dexter, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Is Dexter over Rita's death? Not even close
Benz played Rita Bennett, the wife of serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), until the Season 4 finale, when she was...
Michael C Hall and Jennifer Carpenter at Paley Fest event for Dexter
Michael C. Hall hasn't glossed over his real-life troubles this year. He put his courageous battle with cancer front-and-center when he appeared with his head covered to accept his Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards for his acting on Dexter.
Fortunately, he says, he's winning the fight.
"I'm great," he said Thursday at a Paley Center panel on the show. "On the health front, I had my second to last treatment last night, and one more on March 17, but I'm...