‘Dexter: New Blood’: Will Angela Need Dexter to Take Down Someone Far Worse?

by Lauren Boisvert
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A lot of things are at stake now on “Dexter: New Blood.” Angela Bishop now knows Jim Lindsay’s true identity, and Dexter is sure that Kurt Caldwell is the serial killer in Iron Lake. With new evidence in Angela’s friend Iris’ disappearance, Angela calls on Dexter, as a former forensic expert, to find out more. But what will they find? And where will it lead them?

The show recently confirmed that Kurt Caldwell is the one kidnapping all these women. It also could have been going on for 15 years without anyone noticing. Iris’ case was closed after the police assumed she ran away, but what if she didn’t? What if Kurt Caldwell got her? Did he start killing recently, or is this an ongoing thing for him?

Angela doesn’t know that Dexter is the Bay Harbor Butcher, but she knows he has some dark secrets that led him to take on a new identity. She’s going to find it hard to trust him, but she might need him in the near future.

The episode synopsis for the next “Dexter: New Blood” installment mentions something about the serial killer going after someone close to Dexter; that could be Angela, or it could be Harrison. Angela is getting closer to something that Kurt may have had a hand in. She could find him out with Dexter’s help. But, also, Harrison has been drifting closer and closer to Kurt, looking up to him as a father figure. Is Kurt going to betray that trust and do something to Harrison? Dexter has a lot on his plate at the moment. He’s going to have to take on a role he’s not used to: protector.

‘Dexter: New Blood’: What the Rift Between Dexter and Harrison Could Mean

Dexter and his son Harrison keep drifting farther and farther apart. Harrison is seduced by Kurt Caldwell’s world, his outward demeanor. For Harrison, Kurt is the father he never really had. Now, Harrison has his own Dark Passenger to confront. But is he struggling with it, or embracing it?

Kurt could take Harrison in as a protégé and teach him the ways of killing innocent people. If he’s going to nurture his Dark Passenger, it’s better he follows Harry Morgan’s Code, like Dexter. But, if Kurt gets to him and reveals his true nature, Dexter could lose Harrison forever. There’s no telling how Kurt could twist him.

It seems like Harrison has a lot of resentment for his dad, even as he’s the parallel of him. In the original series, Harrison’s therapist thought that he was too young for his mother’s gruesome death to affect him. But, not only does that seem to have actually affected him, it seems like the serial killer gene is passed on genetically. What could this mean for Harrison’s future? Will he take up his father’s mantle, or Kurt Caldwell’s?