Dexter Morgan’s son Harrison is back in “Dexter: New Blood,” and he’s all grown up. Now a teenager, Harrison has been living with Dexter’s girlfriend Hannah McKay since Dexter faked his death and went to live in Oregon at the end of season 8. Now, he’s in fictional Iron Lake, New York 10 years later.
Harrison came back in the season premiere of “Dexter: New Blood,” first as an unknown shadowy figure lurking around Dexter’s house. When Dexter sees a light on inside and a shadow in the window, he confronts the person, only for it to be his teenaged son.
Dexter is still worried he’s going to ruin his son’s life like he ruins everything else. He gets Harrison a bus ticket and kicks him out, for his own good. At the last second, Dexter changes his mind and runs after Harrison, convincing him to stay, realizing he actually does want his son in his life. But, he still hasn’t seen his son in 10 years, who knows what has changed. Maybe Harrison has his own Dark Passenger to deal with?
As a child, Harrison went through the exact same trauma to the one Dexter experienced; The Trinity Killer murdered Dexter’s mother and left him sitting in a pool of her blood. He did the same to Harrison, murdering Rita and leaving the baby sitting in her blood. According to the child therapist, Dexter took Harrison to, Harrison was far too young to remember the trauma. Except, Harrison continued to show signs of disturbing behavior; including ripping the head off a doll, mimicking the way his father drew blood for the slides, and an aptitude for lying.
So, how does that all translate into Harrison as a teen? We’ll have to wait and see how his relationship with his father unfolds.
‘Dexter: New Blood’ Showrunner Has Big Things Planned for Ending
“Dexter” showrunner Clyde Phillips admitted in an interview with TV Line that he has big plans for the “New Blood” ending. “It’s going to be surprising, inevitable, and it’s going to blow up the Internet. It is, I personally think, the best thing I’ve written,” said Phillips.
Director Marcos Siega also “thinks it’s the best thing he’s ever directed,” according to Phillips. “I haven’t seen it yet, by the way. I only saw it get shot,” he said. “We’re editing Episodes 7 and 8 right now, so I haven’t seen 10 yet. I can’t wait, to tell you the truth.”
That’s a ringing endorsement if I’ve ever heard one. It’s great to see the people working on a show passionate about their projects in a genuine way. But, Phillips still has to impress the fans, and hopefully, the show doesn’t disappoint.