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Dexter fans, we’re about to get our fix. On October 2nd, Season 6 will (finally!) premiere on Showtime at 9 p.m. ET. The series takes place one year after Season 5 ended. Since Rita (Dexter’s wife) was murdered at the beginning of Season 5, Dexter is now left to care for their child, Harrison, alone. It appears that during the past year Dexter has encountered new responsibilities as a single father. Below is a breakdown of what to expect from the new season.
Religion seems to be the prominent focus of this season and I’m interested to see how it compares to previous seasons. In the past, the episodes have followed a similar (and tiring) pattern. Each season, Michael C. Hall (Dexter) becomes fixated with suppressing his “dark passenger” by his involvement with a different serial killer. Most of the antagonists have been ritual serial killers and the show has contrasted their ritual to Dexter’s. In every season- except Season 2 – the lead antagonists’ victims have been women. According to the show’s Facebook fan page, this time Dexter will battle with spiritual beliefs.
Mos Def (Brother Sam):
Def plays a born-again evangelist who appears to have overcome his dark past. Def’s character forces Dexter to struggle with the belief that someone can really change from who they were.
Colin Hanks (Travis Marshall):
Hanks is a college student who, through the instruction of his Professor, sets out to complete his personal mission. What that mission is remains unclear, but I can only imagine it’s getting revenge against humankind.
Edward James Olmos (Professor Gellar):
Olmos is Hanks’ religion professor and the two appear to have a venomous relationship.
Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista):
It will be interesting to see how Dexter balances his dark habits and raising his son Harrison in the new season. Garcia serves as Harrison’s optimistic, bubbly nanny (and as Angel Batista’s little sister). I’m sure a romantic relationship will develop between her and Dexter throughout the season.
Billy Brown (Mike Anderson):
Transferring from Chicago to Miami homicide, Brown plays the rigid, no-nonsense Detective Mike Anderson. In the season promo video, his work personality seems to clash with the rest of the Miami homicide crew.
The new season has some promising character relationships. I’m excited to see a new twist to this season compared to the previous ones.
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