‘Dexter’ Season 8 Teaser Trailer Introduces Dr. Evelyn Vogel

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The eighth and final season of Dexter is nearly upon us. After a strong first trailer showcasing how serial killer Dexter Morgan’s (Michael C. Hall) utter lack of empathy after the events of the Season 7 finale have led to his sister’s Debra’s (Jennifer Carpenter) downward spiral, several other trailers have teased the various aspects of how the final storyline will bring this saga to a close.

Now, we have an extended look at a new character first introduced to us in the official trailer for the new season. Veteran French actress Charlotte Rampling joins the cast as Dr. Evelyn Vogel, a neuropsychiatrist and expert on psychopaths, who is brought in to work with the Miami Police Department.

Dexter has always proven itself rather excellent at taking guest stars with an established persona and then flipping them around in shocking ways. Season 3 gave us Jimmy Smits as an Assistant District Attorney who was revealed to be dangerously insane. Season 4 featured the amazing John Lithgow as the Trinity Killer, whose shockingly personal attack on Dexter by the end of the season rocked the character to his foundation. Julia Stiles was nominated for an Emmy for her turn as Lumen Pierce, an equally damaged soul who Dexter lured to the dark side until she was eventually able to leave him.

Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool, Melancholia), while well-known in Europe, is something of a mystery to American audiences. With her presence in Miami something of a mystery as well – and likely having something to do with the new rash of killings the crew is investigating in the first trailer – Dexter worries that Dr. Vogel might be there for him.

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As the author of several books on serial killers, she might indeed be in town to find some personal insight on the Bay Harbor Butcher. Longtime fans know that Dexter passed the blame for “The Bay Harbor Butcher’s” discovered victims onto Sgt. Jame Doakes (Erik King), who was killed off at the end of season 2.

With other fine teaser trailers pointing toward Dexter’s loss of control, the stakes for the final season couldn’t be higher. With a conflicted Deb descending into addiction and anonymous sex, another monster out there in Miami to feed the “Dark Passenger” inside Dexter, and now the threat of Dr. Vogel (after all, what’s more terrifying to Dexter than facing the inside of his own head?), this final season promises a swirl of chaos which will “leave fans bereaved,” as Rampling says in the trailer above.

If monsters like Dexter truly are a “gift,” as Dr. Vogel intones, could Dexter also be faced with the dilemma of “adapt or die” by the end of the story? Despite teases for a ninth season, this is it for our favorite serial-killing serial killer, and he’s got quite a few loose ends to wrap up.


Dexter season 8 premieres on Showtime on June 30th, 2013 for the beginning of the end.

Source: Showtime

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  1. It’s Evelyn Vogel, not Vogler…

  2. She is gonna cause a lot of trouble for dexter hope she ends up on his table

    • Shes not going to. I bet u she needs dexters help. She was proably the one that help dexters dad with writing the code and now she needs dexter to find someone that has been hunting her.

  3. So I guess Batista is back on the force.
    I couldn’t tell if he was wearing a badge but he was in a few clips in the department and when the captain addressed lieutenant I assume he’s talking to Batista.

  4. ***Possible Spoiler alert******

    You guys realize she basically spoils the ending of Dexter, not sure how everyone glanced over it but she clearly states “fans, they are going to feel very bereaved I think at the end”

    For you non english majors(jk psych major):
    Suffering the loss of a loved one
    having been deprived of something or someone valued, esp through death

    • I don’t think that’s necessarily meant in the way you’re looking at it. She may have just meant that audiences will feel like they’ve lost a character they loved (Dexter), because at the end of the show we’ll realize that’s it, and we’re never seeing our favorite serial killer get another victim on his table again. I don’t think it’s meant as any direct talk about what happens in the finale, but rather that we’ll be sad we’re losing a great show.

  5. Ugh, I hope the ending to the series ends up being great. I don’t want another Lost/Sapranos type of ending

    • An ending like The Wire perhaps.

  6. Please have Deb killed in the first episode. As a LT is is utterly unbelievable and the endless f** is getting boring.

  7. Oh, and Charlotte Rampling is English, not French.

  8. This teaser seriously gives me the impression that she will be on Dexter’s side this season, or at the very lease will not turn him in. In particular, the clip at 1:39 which looks like she may be in on Dexter’s research.

  9. Rampling: “She is the author of many books on the subject of psychopaths”
    Dexter in S08E01: “…just published her third book”

    Also, I wouldn’t refer to Rampling as “veteran French actress”. Strictly speaking she’s an English actress with a French mother – she’s known for her work in English language as well as French & Italian cinema, but she’s not characteristically just a ‘French actress’.

    OCD aside, I’m really excited about this season provided it’s executed well.

    Especially, with Rampling giving us a chance to explore Dexter’s roots, as the show’s writers promised at the end of last season.

    Finally we’re seeing Dexter unravel – all the rapid unpredictable developments we could have seen in previous seasons are now fair game. Finally he’s not in control.

    That’s always been one of the show’s biggest strengths and weaknesses: Dexter’s always come across invulnerable, in control, with characters neatly killed off, plot arcs resolved and seasons closing like the episodic format of LA Noire. This is a limitation of the series but it’s also fantastic in that it constantly gives the viewer a sense of catharsis!