With the season finale of Dexter only a few days away, you had to expect more promo info to come out. While the cast & crew of the show have taken drastic precautions (non-disclosure agreements, fake scripts) to keep what’s going to happen a secret, fans of the show can thank Showtime for not following suit and releasing a bevy of spoiler-worthy clips.
Not to be outdone, executive producer Clyde Phillips continues to make his rounds with Dexter news and should receive the award for being able to say so much, without actually revealing anything. Although, I have a feeling after we see the finale, there will be some clues in what he said that we just didn’t catch. My thought is that his promise that this finale episode “will blow the top of your head off” has some meaning as it’s not a usual phrase to use.
Phillips on whether or not things will be wrapped up or continue into the next season:
"I can't say whether or not things get tied up because then the audience has an expectation of whether or not things are going to get tied up."
See what I mean? He knows he has the biggest secret in the world and he sure is milking it. Still, there are other members of the cast that are a little more revealing (yet not) about the season finale.
Courtney Ford (Christine - Trinity’s daughter) says:
“The finale definitely has a huge twist.”
“It is a game-changer if you’re a Dexter fan. Fans are going to freak out. We freaked out when we were finally made aware of what was going to happen. They kept us in the dark about what was going to happen until the last possible moment. Initially, they even gave us a script that wasn’t the real finale script. I read it and I was like, ‘This is a little weird, but, okay, they know what they’re doing.’ And then I realized everyone else was kind of thinking that as well. Then it came time to film it and they said they had changes and we were given a few pages every day… only the ones we needed that day, so it kept us in suspense. It is a terrifying way to work because you don’t know where your character is headed.”
Hmm… Isn’t she supposed to be dead? If she’s dead then why would she be a part of the finale? Does that mean that she’s not dead or that there’s a possibility of her returning a la Harry in some memory, flashback or sub-conscious form? I can’ wait to find out!
In the Dexter finale preview we got see Deb confront Dexter regarding his past, but in this video Deb finds out so much more. There’s also some family time with Trinity AND the conclusion of the Trinity/Dexter showdown from last weeks episode.
(Not so) Happy time at the Trinity house
Everything comes together for Deb [minor spoilers]
Those videos are great and have me even more excited about the season finale, but the thing that has me more excited than that, is the fact that Showtime is even releasing these videos. These aren’t just a little ambiguous clips - this is the second video that just straight up drops a major plot reveal. Still, the fact that Showtime is releasing these has me thinking that this is nothing compared to what else is going to happen. If Deb finding out Dexter’s past is just an appetizer, what’s the main course?
[Minor Spoilers Below]
With the Dexter finale preview came a slew of theories in the comments about what’s to come in the finale. While there are very few people that actually know what’s going to happen, Phillips had debunked some things during the horribly-hosted live chat.
- Trinity is not Dexter’s father.
- Neither Deb nor Rita are going to become victims of Trinity.
- Deb will not find out Dexter’s “big” secret. (While Deb finds out Dexter’s secret in the book, most of the producers haven’t read past the first book and while they find such a reveal an interesting aspect, they have yet to consider it for the show.)
Now, on to some of the more far-fetched theories:
- This season is not, in fact, a dream that Dexter has been having after the car accident. He’s not going to wake up handcuffed to a hospital bed after the police found him with the body of Benny Gomez.
- Trinity is not a manifestation of Dexter having multiple personalities.
There you have it. Enough Dexter information to hold you over ‘til Sunday. Still, if you need something to supplement your Dexter-fix, you can always check out Dexter: Early Cuts.
What do you think? Am I missing anything? Are your theories now debunked? Any thoughts of the video?
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Catch the season finale of Dexter next Sunday @9pm on Showtime.