‘Dexter: New Blood’: Do Show’s Ratings Mean Season 2 Is Possible?

by Lauren Boisvert

“Dexter: New Blood” has been going strong for the past few months, and we’re wondering if there’s going to be a second season? It’s technically supposed to be a limited series, but that’s what they said about “CSI: Vegas” and look at them now, with a second season on the way.

The ratings for “Dexter: New Blood” are promising, though. The latest episode drew in a record number of viewers, 2.34 million, which is more than any episode of the series since the premiere. Right now, the big issue with promising a second season is the show wants you to sincerely question whether or not Dexter is going to make it out of this alive. If we know there’s going to be a second season, then there’s the distinct possibility that Dexter will live. You can’t have a show called “Dexter: New Blood” without the titular Dexter, after all.

Well, I suppose you could. But, it wouldn’t be as fun. Additionally, there’s the issue of what would they do in a second season? I get the feeling that a second season of “Dexter: New Blood” would just become the original “Dexter” series, just older. Maybe it’s best to just leave it as a limited series and call it a day. Fans want more “Dexter,” but should we really push that envelope? Is it enough to just binge watch the original series and live in nostalgia? You tell me.

‘Dexter: New Blood’: Kurt Caldwell’s Motives

We know now that Kurt Caldwell is the Iron Lake serial killer on “Dexter: New Blood”, but what are his real motives? Apparently, he killed Angela’s friend Iris a decade ago and has been chasing the high of her murder ever since. But has he been killing this entire time? Where are all the bodies? Iron Lake isn’t a big town, they’ve got to be somewhere. Unless, he hasn’t been killing that long, and only just started up again.

Additionally, what is he trying to do with Harrison? I firmly believe he’s going to try and manipulate Harrison into becoming his apprentice serial killer. Kurt isn’t going to be around forever, and he probably wants his gruesome work to continue, and who better than the strange new kid in town with the Dark Passenger?

Harrison’s violent tendencies are ramping up with every “Dexter: New Blood” episode, and it’s only a matter of time before he kills someone. Could that be Kurt’s final test for him? Killing a person?

Harrison finally told Dexter some of his inner confusions and terrors, like how he remembers his mother’s murder when therapists told Dexter he was too young for it to affect him. Obviously it has; he thinks about it all the time, and has constant violent thoughts. But he has remorse. He’s a tender, sensitive teenager, and he doesn’t understand fully why he has these thoughts. It’s tearing him apart. What he needs is his dad to actually be a dad. But can Dexter save his son? He hasn’t been around for ten years, can they finally reconcile this gap between them before something happens?