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Dexter @ Comic-Con: Fan Favorites, Past and Present, Return for a Bloody-Awesome Farewell

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Dexter Comic-Con SpoilersMichael C. Hall & Co. hit the Comic-Con stage on Thursday night for Dexter‘s final, fan-filled hurrah — and they brought along a surprise friend or Trinity three!

A handful of former Dexter faves — including Julie Benz, Lauren Velez and Erik King — surprised the crowd by “crashing” the panel, making the Showtime saga’s swan-song Con showing one to remember.

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Following two tear-inducing video packages – John Lithgowa look-back with the cast, and one featuring Dexter’s greatest kills – Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, David Zayas, Aimee Garcia, Yvonne Strahovski and executive producers Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto and Clyde Phillips, as well as the aforementioned returness, reminisced about seasons passed and weighed in (a bit) on what’s to come.

TRINITY LIVES | John Lithgow was unable to make it to the farewell panel, but he did send a recorded message to fans. His sentiments, for starters: “Hello Dexter Morgan… fans.” The actor joked that he would have loved to be there, “but as you know, I’m dead.” More seriously, Lithgow relayed: “You’ve been such extraordinary fans, and the people who’ve made it such a hit.“

DEATH BECOMES HER | In other “Beyond the Grave” news, Velez gave attendees a glimpse into her psyche during the days leading up to LaGuerta’s death. “You want to do you best and honor the character,” she shared. “The writing was so intense and so beautiful; it was such a gorgeous opus… so beautifully rounded, I couldn’t wait to do it. I wanted to live it, to taste it,Episode 806 to be in it as much as I could. It was hard knowing it would be the last one, but it wasn’t hard doing the work. I loved doing the work.” King, for his part, is still “blown away by the fact that I was on the show for two years and it feels like I’ve been living on the show… I don’t even think [Doakes is] dead.”

DEATH BECOMES HER, TOO? | Without revealing Deb’s ultimate fate, Carpenter echoed statements from an earlier interview, in which she said she hoped Deb would die. “I meant what I said: I wanted her and want her to die,” she laughed. “But as an actor. It’s because I love her. It’s a little like how Dexter treats his victims: I want her to go to the bottom of the abyss…Instead of [me] calling [showrunner] Scott Buck [eight years from now], asking him to write me a scene [where] she’s happy.”

SHE’S BAAACK | Did Strahovski let the cat surrounding Hanna’s return out of the bag? When asked about her big comeback, the Aussie teased, “We don’t know if her revenge…” – before stopping short to correct herself — …her motivation is going to be,” she laughed. “I didn’t give anything away! We don’t know if it’s going to be for revenge or love.“Episode 806

SPIN-OFF SPOOF | “In 25 years, there’s going to be a new series called Harrison,” Hall playfully teased. “And Dexter will have died, and [he’s] going to be his dead, internalized father.”

NUDIE NEWBIE | No explanation needed: “I’m just so honored to get to explore Jamie’s various… naked sides,” new series regular Garcia joked of her final-season promotion.

ONE LAST GOODBYE | In closing the panel, Hall offered a hearty thank you to fans. “Just as you all waited in line and are here for us, we have been here for you and we are here because of you. We all thank you so much.”



Comments (4)

  • Deb dying would rip my heart out.

    Comment by Abby – July 18, 2013 11:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I still don’t get where they are going with Jamie. But I’m pretty sure Quinn will die.

    Comment by azerty – July 19, 2013 12:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t want Deb to die. If anything, the last few years has made me like Deb even more. I want her to run off and find that one Anton Briggs, as he was my favorite Deb love interest. Don’t know why I just loved them together. I love him in Arrow too though :)

    Comment by cas – July 19, 2013 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This last season is kind of a let down, were going on the 4th episode and jo real kills. There was the one from the last episode but that barlely showed a true dexter kill. Debs story line is the only reason I’m watchin g this year. I find myself fast forwarding all of the dexter scenes. This new vogel character is just boring for me.

    Comment by sureeee – July 19, 2013 06:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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