‘Dexter’ Season 6 Synopsis & Premiere Photos Revealed

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The wait for Dexter season 6 is almost over. In but a mere month, the highly-anticipated premiere is set to air. But there’s no need to wait an entire month to find out what’s in store for everyone’s favorite blood spatter analyst, as the official season 6 synopsis and photos from the premiere have been revealed.

In the Dexter season 6 premiere, entitled “Those Kind of Things,” time will have jumped a year from where the Dexter season 5 finale left off. With that, we will find Miami’s knife-wielding vigilante finally over the loss of his wife Rita, as well as whatever transpired with the whole “Lumen thing.

Having returned to the familiar mindset from previous seasons, Dexter has, as executive producer Sara Colleton says, “…gotten his groove back”. Of course, just because a proverbial groove has returned, that doesn’t mean Dexter doesn’t have responsibilities.

Since it was previously revealed that Dexter’s step-children, Cody and Astor, won’t be appearing in this upcoming season (they’re going to still be staying with their grandparents), his parental responsibilities now fall on the preschool attending Harrison, who is now 2 years old.

Says Colleton of Dexter’s new-found paternal focus:

“There are things that he has to start thinking about with his son, and he’s been keenly aware of what it is that he doesn’t want to pass on to Harrison, namely his Dark Passenger, but Dexter has no idea what it is that he does want to pass on.”

With that, let’s jump to the official synopsis for Dexter season 6 and see what exactly awaits us (and perhaps a hint at what Dexter is looking to pass on to Harrison):

The explosively popular DEXTER® is back with a vengeance for a sixth season of startling suspense and unexpected twists. It’s been a year since last season’s shocking and heartbreaking conclusion, and mild mannered criminologist-cum-grisly serial killer Dexter Morgan has come to terms with who he is. But his existence is shattered when he crosses paths with an enemy unlike any he’s faced before. A delusional religious zealot with unflinching convictions, this new adversary soon draws Dexter into a dangerous game that could well end in disaster.

If the religious overtones from the season 6 promo photo (see above) and the official synopsis weren’t enough of a hint, I’ll just spell it out for out everyone: Dexter gets spiritual.  But don’t worry, he’s not going to skew to any one specific religion – Dexter just wants to see what else is out there, and how that may help him (and Harrison).

Unfortunately, whenever a serial killer enters a new arena, they always find someone that needs to be killed (enter Colin Hanks, Edward James Olmos and Mos Def). In the upcoming season, Olmos will play the illusive Professor Gellar, Hanks will play museum antiquities specialist, Travis Marshall, and Mos Def will play the one-time criminal-turned-spiritualist Brother Sam.

Without giving much away, circumstances bring all three men to the forefront of Dexter’s urge to kill – but who, if any, will survive.

To give a taste of what’s to come in the Dexter season 6 premiere, you can check out 16 photos from the episode below. For those who are weary of spoilers, perhaps you should avert your eyes, because there are quite a few spoilers contained within (including Dexter’s first victims from the upcoming season).

From the looks of it, the upcoming season of Dexter feels like it could be a true return to form – both in quality and in storytelling. Of course, that has always been the case (even with the seasons that haven’t been so well received).

I’ll suppose we’ll just have to wait to see… with bated breath.

Dexter season 6 premieres October 2 on Showtime

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Source: TV Guide, The TV Addict



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  1. Dexter season 2 premieres October 6 on Showtime eh? LOL

  2. Show clearly is getting drawn out andh should have ended last season. So Cody and Astor wont be in the show this season and Dexter is over Rita’s death? Of course undo the progress that was made with Dexter becoming more human the past few seasons and bring him back to how he was in season 1, just so you can add some more seasons.
    Spiritual? Depending on how they go with, it is a big risk. Generally as a rule of thumb, a TV show should avoid incorporating religion, spirituality, and politics because these topics are just way to contreversial.

    Does anybody see the resemblence between Mos def’s character and Doakes? Cousin? Long lost bros? Hmm something is up there

    End the show this season, have Dexter get caught by Rita in the first few episodes, and have him get exposed to the world by the end of it all. Enough is enough. This is (or was) the best show on television IMO dont ruin it!

    • um Rita is dead…
      did you mean Dexter’s sister Debra?

    • Nope I disagree with, and please stop poisoning the fan base! we don’t need your negativity. The show is still one of the best shows on television and I bet you a pot of gold, you’ll be the first in front of your television set watching the season 6 premier so stop fronting!

      • “stop poisoning the fan base” I think you’re giving this little message board way too much credit for the amount of people it reaches….

  3. I see tasouli’s point.

    I thought we were building up to something with this show. I thought we were witnessing a progression that I had hoped would lead to a reasonable conclusion this season. Instead it appears, with his “return to form”, that the writers are trying to whitewash this progression since it’s impossible to keep it going without a near term conclusion/resolution.

    The progression of Dexter with Rita’s death and Lumen are what kept the show interesting, the season before this the show was starting to feel predictable and long in the tooth. Now, in an effort to add more seasons, no doubt from a network that needs their one hit show to continue as long as possible (maybe I’m being unfair, but it’s the only Showtime show I heard anyone mention, unlike a plethora of HBO shows).

  4. “Generally as a rule of thumb, a TV show should avoid incorporating religion, spirituality, and politics because these topics are just way to contreversial.”

    I strongly disagree. Rome was all about politics and I thought that was a great show and though I’m not at all religious myself I think because this season apparently has a lot to do with religion and spirituality it could be part of an interesting character arch.

    The way i saw last season was with Dexter and Luma, it was two broken people healing each other. Helping him get over Rita’s death and becoming the old Dexter, I don’t see it as white washing his emotional progress, at least not in a way i would consider to be bad for the show, though personally I think if they were to end it, season 4 would have been the way to go when it came full circle at the end.

    • sorry i watch alot of t.v… alot anyways i find dexter GREAT.. a new life to t.v….

    • tundrabeast, I like your comments, are you on facebook

  5. hey luna(however u spell it) should come back…. how cares if dexter in real life had relations with her.. she made dexter happy… i think.. u?

    • It’s Lumen. And I agree with you, and Colette (one of the producers) said that, at some point that may be a possibility but not any time soon. I think once the show prepares to shut down, her character may just return to stir the pot a little, which could be interesting.

    • AMEN! spread the word.

  6. im with TByrd on this: don’t be hatin! Dexter is one of the few shows out there that still manages to keep it’s audience in suspense, ofcourse the story remains the same only because the character is who he is: a killer. But, with that said, Dexter has infact, changed very much over the years and yes in one way it would have been interesting to see Dexter go down the road of more sensitivity and compassion but I think that would bore me personally. I say bring on a new Dexter that has much more to bring to the table than he ever did; with a hardened soul and a wiser approach to his craft. Also, I can’t wait to see what Hanks and Olmos bring to the season, I love the guest appearances that’s another reason why this show is still strong because the added characters bring a new vibrance. And anyone else think that this is the year Debra will find out about her bro? If not, her boyfriend will and that will be the end of him. yay! Dexter!

  7. Observation isn’t “Hate.” I personally like Dexter because they’ve managed to bring on some fantastic guest stars each season and that keeps it fresh. My point was that no matter how good and exciting these type series are that eventually they become less interesting because of their very nature. There’s only so many near miss situations before ideas have to be recycled. I compared this to 24 and The Sheild because I saw the same with those. After so many seasons of intense situations they lost some of the shine that created the draw in the first place.

  8. At the end of season 5 it was clear after Liddy’s death that Quinn knows Dexter has helped him and also I assume that Quinn may believe in Liddys accusations that Dexter may well be a killer.

    Does anyone know if this subplot will be explored any further?

  9. Huge Dexter fan here–however, this year I am a little worried. I am Catholic and I hope they do not desicrate my religion. Although–Dex does rid the world of BAD people. Looking forward to the season, just hope it does not bash Catholicism too badly.

    • Seeing as Catholicism involves the belief in a non-existent force and has caused trouble to humanity for years, I say they should bash away.

    • I could care less whether they bash religion or not, but the writers and producers are way too smart to bash religion in this show. The story line seems more to do with how people use religion to justify crime – and in Dexter’s case that means murder.

  10. Atheist, much?

    • damn. unnecessary and rude. I’m not even catholic and I got offended

  11. I’m excited to see how this season plays out, and I’d be more than happy if they milked this show for everything they can plot-wise. Dexter going back to his old self is great because we get to see him as a wiser and more experienced version of his old self. Dex now knows that NOBODY should meet his passenger unless he plans for them to be on his table, but i can see him making confessions to a priest this season anyways. and Mos Def doesnt resemble Doakes besides the fact they are both black, if Im wrong please do tell me how lol. and I dont see why any of the catholic audience should be offended by whats to come, I bet they didnt get mad when Dexter was ripping on Voodoo religion at the start of season 2, or the St. Death episodes in season 5. Grow a spine and have an open mind, It’s just TV, and a REAL devoted catholic wouldnt watch Dexter due to the nature of the show. Any of the offended are just halfass catholics that want a reason to have to defend their ‘faith’ from a very non-existant threat. (non-existant meaning Dexter is fiction, its not like Obama is bashing the catholic religion.)

  12. It’s about time that Religious corruption and hypocrisy gets what it deserves. I hope that this season leads to Dexter killing pedophile priests and the Vatican condemns its flock from watching. The more condemnation from the “Holy See,” (LOL) the more people will watch.

  13. From the dawn of existence, religion has been used to justify the most vile atrocities against human beings. Although fictional, as is any prophet, Dexter is a saint and the definition of a true redeemer.

  14. Religion stunts minds, if the producers give Dexter a religious world view then it’s just going to end badly… but hey, president can’t gerty into power without lying that they’re religious so it’s probably a bit the same for tv networks.

    • Grace,

      You’re right on the money, honey.