The first two episodes of “Dexter: New Blood” have been pretty intense. And so far, fans are not disappointed. The revamp of the drama series is one that’s been highly anticipated after basically everyone felt duped by the original “Dexter” series end.
However, the “New Blood” creation seems to be starting off on the right foot. The limited series is promised to be full of surprises – not unlike the trailer for episode three of the installment. In it, Jennifer Carpenter aka Debra Morgan is seen slamming Dexter into a mirror.
While it’s no secret that Deb died in the series finale of the original drama – a move that disappointed most fans – we all know how ghosts seem to continually haunt Dexter. Which is how Carpenter is reprising her role as the do-gooder baby sister of Dexter, albeit as his “dark passenger.” She will appear in all ten episodes of the reboot, according to Screen Rant.
“Dexter: New Blood” Gets Dark
If you aren’t up to speed on “Dexter: New Blood,” you may want to stop here as there are spoilers ahead.
In the new trailer, Dexter accuses Harrison of cheating on a test after he scores extremely high. His son recently returned home after disappearing with Hannah McKay (who we found out is dead). Played by Jake Alcott, the once toddler is now a teen and must enroll in school. Further, as Dexter grapples with killing another person, the vigilante killer continues to mask his true identity as he’s questioned by authorities about the disappearance.
The push and pull of morality is a constant battle for Dexter. On one hand, he feels the thrill of killing, fulfilling an inherent need. However, he has Harrison to protect and desperately wants to build a relationship with him. But as it goes, he’s worried because everyone close to him seems to end up six feet under.
Where Dexter’s late father’s presence helped him escape capture, Deb’s presence messes with the cycle. And she’s wreaking havoc and shaking things up.
It would seem that this time, the writers of “Dexter: New Blood” are out to mend the Showtime series’ reputation. Just ten years after the conclusion, Dexter is back. He’s living under the guise of Jim Lindsay, a good guy who works at a hardware store.
On revitalizing the role, Michael C. Hall had this to say:
“I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. It’s not something I’ve ever done before – doing something for eight years, taking eight years away from that, and then doing it again. But he still felt familiar to me. He was still there. It was eerie how easy it was to slip back into it,” said Hall.