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Dexter @ Comic-Con: Watch the First Two Minutes of Season 7, and Get More Bloody-Good Scoop

The first two minutes of Dexter‘s Season 7 premiere are killer.

The episode picks up right where the Season 6 finale left off, with Deb walking in on her brother with one of his… projects. And the dysfunctional siblings waste no time getting right into it, as fans at Comic-Con saw when the clip was screened at the show’s panel on Thursday.

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Press PLAY below and watch as both of them, visibly shaken, try to reconcile what’s happened. (Think Deb will accept Dex’s explanation that “I snapped”?) Then read below for highlights from the panel discussion, featuring scoop on that, um, Dexter/Deb romance, daddy drama and more!

SISTER’S ACT | Is Deb actually buying what Dexter is selling in first few minutes of Season 7? “He hopes so… In that moment,” Michael C. Hall said with a laugh. Added Jennifer Carpenter, “She’s just taking one step at a time; she takes one step forward and is sent 10 back.”

POWER PLAYER | Look for Season 7’s Deb to embrace her position of power a bit more than in previous years. “She actually needs [her authority] now. It’s the one card she has to play,” Carpenter teased. “At any second — if Deb lives after what you just saw [in the promo] — she could tell someone to put cuffs on him.” Long story short, “It’s like Dexter and Deb are just fish swimming [in opposite directions] for awhile.”

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE | Showrunner Scott Buck says the theme of Season 7 is “really the simplest theme of all: What are the consequences of love?” And fret not, this isn’t your cookie cutter tale of the “L” word. “When told through the perspective of Dexter, it’s something completely different.”

BLOOD, LUST | Carpenter might be alone in these sentiments, but she was not as taken aback by Deb’s seemingly sudden affections toward her “brother.” “There was certainly a fascination that I thought Deb had with Dexter [early on], so it didn’t feel like it was so bizarre to play that last season.” However, she added, “I think him stabbing somebody trumps those thoughts.”

ANOTHER WORLD | New Dexter import Yvonne Strahovski was on hand for today’s festivities, and she had an adorably difficult time discussing the differences between working Chuck and Showtime’s dark drama. “Just in general, the energy on the sets are very different,” she said. “There were…loud, different characters on Chuck,” she laughed. “It’s different, but it’s really great.”

DADDY’S HOME | Praise Jeebus! James Remar’s Harry will appear in Season 7 — and in a major way. “We’ll actually see original flashbacks from when Dexter was a child, and we’ll also continue to see him as Dexter’s subconscious.”

PARENT TRAP | “As Harrison gets older and becomes more receptive, it becomes a dicier proposition everyday,” Hall mused of the lad having such a bad dad. What’s more, little H’s Aunt Deb “now has a sense of what she’s dealing with with her brother, and that changes things as well,” he teased. “So, Dexter has someone that is really encouraging him to really face what he’s trying to pull off as a parent.”

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18 Comments
  1. mary says:

    UMM… AMAZING. I MEAN TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Angela says:

    Totally cannot wait for Dexter to start! One of the best programs on TV!

  3. dave says:

    WOW Thanks made my night

  4. Captain Awesome says:

    No, No, No. She can’t accept that explanation, she needs to find out everything!!!!

    • Jenny says:

      I agree!!! Dex has already been caught! Just tell her the whole freakin’ truth!

      • Olivia says:

        It’s just the first two minutes, give them a whole episode at least before you start freaking about this.

    • Jared says:

      Don’t worry, that explanation won’t hold up for long. Sara Colleton, an executive producer on Dexter, gave an interview with TV Guide back in June where she was asked about this very topic..

      Minor spoilers for the wary (but then again, this whole thread is essentially a spoiler)

      Tv Guide: Deb only saw Dexter kill Travis on the table, but will she learn everything this season?

      Colleton: Yeah. Obviously this whole season we’re going to have great fun playing with every permutation that can be played between Debra and Dexter in their relationship now that this information has come out. She was on her way to the church at the end of the last season because she had come to realize that she not only loved her foster brother Dexter but she is in love with him. So now what does she do? Does she turn him into the police? Is she repulsed by him? Can she continue to love him? Does she feel an odd relief that finally she understands some fundamental part of him that always felt elusive? Dexter was always elusive and Debra always thought it was because of her, and now she knows it wasn’t about her, it was about him really protecting her. But she is the head of the homicide division and so it has to really affect her sense of justice and the whole system. It’s a really challenging year for her to juggle. And Dexter, of course, his world is equally rocked. He’s never had to deal with these kinds of emotions — regret, guilt, a sense of having let Deb down and also, obviously, the gnawing suspicion that at any time, she could have him arrested.

      Furthermore, she also confirmed that Deb will learn about Harry’s role in Dexter’s upbringing

      TV Guide: Speaking of Harry (James Remar), he’s always helped Dexter with his Dark Passenger, but now that Dexter’s issues involve Debra, how will his advice to Dexter differ from what we’ve seen before?

      Colleton: It’s very upsetting to Harry. For Deb, she’s always suffered from feeling like Daddy’s second best. She realizes now, too, that this was never her being second best. SHE WILL LEARN ALL ABOUT HARRY TRAINING DEXTER AND THAT IS ANOTHER THING THAT IS GOING TO ROCK HER WORLD. Again, in the pilot, when Harry tells Dexter that people deserve to die, and [in Season 5], when Deb hated Jordan Chase (Jonny Lee Miller) and she says, “Maybe there are people who deserve to die.” It’s a very complicated year on that level. We’re really enjoying exploring all of these things because now it’s all out in the open.

      That last quote is what reassured me. If Deb is eventually going to learn about Harry, then it’s clear that she’s going to know everything sooner or later. It makes perfect sense that Dexter would try to minimize the fallout in the first few minutes after Deb discovers him, but I would guess that within the first few episodes of Season 7, the two of them will have a sit-down where Deb will press him and he’ll be forced to come essentially clean.

  5. Ari says:

    If they wimp out and have Deb accept that explanation I will be done with Dexter. Deb should have found out either before Rita’s death or right after. They dragged it out way to long.

  6. Ibrahim says:

    Showtime is so so stupid, I mean what the hell ?????? the most important scene in the whole premiere?? and probably all fans WERE waiting for it, and just like that they show it as a sneak peek?? and days ago they showed a 6 seconds teaser and now a whole 2 minutes?? total frak up :)

    • Sam says:

      How exactly did they mess up by doing that? People can make their decision whether or not to watch it, they don’t have to. It’s only two minutes out of 12 episodes, there’s clearly A LOT more to what’s going to happen.

  7. Sam says:

    Plus, Deb obviously isn’t going to accept his explanation, you can already tell she’s doubting him. Plus look through the pictures from the 9 second teaser, you’ll figure out which one and know she has doubts.

  8. A says:

    I swear I know Deb is not that dumb so I really hope she doesn’t buy anything he’s saying. We all need her to find out the truth!!

    • moobear says:

      Last season all the characters were complete idiots, I swear the writers and the show runner just kinda gave up and were slopping together the episodes, which was particularly painful if you were a fan who wanted to love the season because of the guest stars and the theme. I’m hoping enough fans and critics pointed out the stupidity of last season, so that Deb can be like….wait, you just happen to have a bunch a plastic wrap, an apron, a change of clothes, a giant knife, etc., etc..
      You know as much as I hate the Deb/Dexter development, I’ll be able to handle that if these characters once again show any evidence of having a cerebrum…come on writers, your better then last season’s dribble!!!!

  9. A says:

    yeah, hopefully knowing that they plan to end the show after season 8 and from what I’ve read they actually do have a plan in motion of what direction they are going to take, I hope that they don’t mess it up.
    And while I admit last season was subpar compared to other great seasons (Season 4 TRINITY) I still love the show so I’m sticking with it till the end and they set up something huge in the last finale with Deb catching Dexter so hopefully they don’t screw it up.

  10. jay says:

    Well after all the great seasons of this show it all has to come down to something and you can’t please everyone, just like other great shows at the end of thier lifcycles (ie..LOST) there really isn’t a great bow of words to display they just fade away and you find another… Thanks Michael C. Hall for the intense and convincing acting.

  11. salim says:

    biggest BONER of my life AHHHHHHHHHHHHH cant wait man so excited

  12. Kimberly says:

    Ummmmmm…. I just noticed in the names for season 7 Julie Benz is back. Is she going to be another Harry & Brian (ice truck killer) in this season? God I hope not. Her voice is worse than a Kardashian!

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