On Deb’s love-affair with Dexter:
Honestly, it’s something we’ve been talking about since Season 2 because it seemed to explain so much about the character of Debra Morgan, that she always seemed like she was so in love with her brother. It’s something we always talked about [and] dismissed, and then this season we finally dealt with it.
On how knowing Dexter will end in season 8 is impacting their development of the series:
We have the benefit of knowing that we have two seasons left, so we can start to really take the character of Dexter where we’re going to want to end him in the finale. We no longer have to think of holding things in place and not giving things away because we can start to turn in some of those cards at this point. Obviously the biggest thing we set up is Deb has now seen him kill someone. What does this mean? How will it affect Dexter? What is he going to do with this? And she thinks she’s in love with him? Is she going to tell Dexter? And if so, how is Dexter going to possibly respond to that? These are a number of things that will be set up for next season, but we’ll deal with them as they come.
On whether or not Dexter needs to die in the series finale:
I do not know. What I thought about Dexter when I came into this show has certainly changed from what I think of him now, because the character has changed. At one point I may have thought that, but I’m not sure now because there’s so many different things you can do with this person. A lot of people would certainly think he needs to die.
Whether or not you’re a fan of Deb finding out Dexter’s secret, you have to admit that the logic Buck presented towards the situation isn’t as fantastical as one would have expected. In fact, it’s actually pretty reasonable.
For the viewer, seeing Deb in the final moments of Dexter killing DDK feels like everything has been revealed. But for Deb, she’s only seeing her brother kill an extremely bad person – a person that actually tried to kill her recently. Not exactly out the realm of brotherly duties.
With only two seasons left before Dexter comes to an end, it’ll be interesting to see the direction to take the character. The knowledge of having an end date in sight has been known to help kick-up the level of creativity the producers bring to the series. Lost would be a perfect example of this.
Now that nothing is off the table, one could guess what will happen next, and who will actually make it to the end of the series alive.
Dexter season 7 will premiere September/October 2012 on Showtime
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Source: TV Guide