What does the final season of Showtime’s Dexter hold for the intrepid Miami Metro team?
First, there’s a new “Big Bad” this season dubbed The Brain Surgeon (he removes little pieces of his victim’s brains, you see). Plus, there’s the matter of Capt. Maria LaGuerta’s death in last season’s finale at the hands of Debra (Jennifer Carpenter). That storyline initially takes a backseat since Miami Metro thinks it’s a closed case and doesn’t realize Deb and Dex (Michael C. Hall) were involved. But somehow we suspect her case won’t remain shut all season. Here’s some relatively spoiler-free (this is what you learn at the start of the season) teases from Dexter‘s supporting players. And be sure to check out this week’s stunning Dexter cover that everybody is buzzing about:
Det. Sgt. Angel Batista (David Zayas): The good-hearted investigator was planning to retire last season and run a restaurant. But LaGuerta’s death changed that plan. “He’s back this season, especially with the revelation of LaGuerta’s death,” Zayas says. “He’s going to have an interesting way of dealing with certain things.” Zayas doesn’t know how the season ends, but hopes his character eventually learns Dexter’s secret and, when he does, that Batista will “maintain his dignity, maintain his honesty, hopefully do the right thing. I feel like Batista has a big heart, which sometimes leads to bad choices as well as good ones. But hopefully when and if the truth comes out he’ll handle it like a professional.” Zayas says his reaction to the show concluding was initially sadness, but notes, “It’s also a wonderful way to end the series while it’s still on top. It was a great experience and I learned a lot and made a lot of life-long friends.”
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