Dexter Season 7 to Feature "Different Dynamics," Showtime President Promises

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Note: I will remain as calm as possible while recapping Showtime President David Nevins' panel today at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, as he delved in to the two major developments from season six of Dexter and, well, I made it very clear how I felt about those in my review of the finale.

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Of Deb's realization that she loves Dexter, he said: “I’m aware that there’s a certain taboo despite fact that they’re not genetically related, but [this is] something that has been building over a number of yearss" and it's "an idea that’s informed how [the writers have] done this show for a long time."

Of Deb walking in on Dexter, mid-ritual, he said the reveal marks “a very clear trajectory [for] the next two seasons and it’s going to help to write with that endgame in mind. There should be fundamentally different dynamics now that Deb [knows about Dex] and it’s going to ricochet."

Hey, I'm all for mixing up what has become a stale premise, so I'll go into season seven with an open mind. It's just... Deb loves Dexter... really?!?

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I'm really excepting of all your opinions. However, I'm really glad none of you are writing this show. Leave the brainstorming to the professionals. And as for the Bible hugger.... I'm a Christian so I appreciate your values, but maybe someone as sensitive to certain subject matters as you shouldn't be watching this particular tv show. Note the tv ratings that the FCC provides and choose your content accordingly. -All the best!


I don't like that brother-sister romance. That idea will vanish Dexter's natural instinct and annoy almost the whole 12-13 episodes. Like in the season 5, Dexter was too busy taking care of Lumen, Astor, etc so I hadn't really see Dexter the way he really is when the season (suddenly) ended. Maybe what I want is more episodes in season 7, so we will be able to watch a detailed season. Dexter is a neat person, so we need a neat scenario.


I disagree with ER totally. Society will never accept incest. And who gives a damn what 2 actors think. Homosexuallity should be illegal in all states. Read your bibles people. Incest and homosexuallity are both sins.


I cannot believe the writers dont see the big problem with Deb and Dexter getting together. It is completly ignorant to ignore the fact that they are BROTHER AND SISTER!! They were broght up as brother and sister it makes absolutely no diference if they are not blood related. Ask any one adopted with siblings.


Not a fan of Debra at all, hoping Dexter tells her to get lost. Maybe he can "take care" of her in typical Dexter fashion.


I am against Deb and Dexter having a relationship. Not because of the incest potential (I mean seriously they are not blood related) but because I think Deb is absolutely annoying. However, I think this would be a wonderful storyline if Dexter didn't return her feelings. Dexter killed Brian because he needed to protect Deb. I think it would be awesome and ironic if Deb became absolutely obsessed with Dexter and went crazy after learning his secret AND being rejected by him, forcing Dexter to "deal" with the problem. If they are going to go this route for an end game they need to make Deb go completely psychotic stalker obsessed crazy for Dexter. We already know that potential is there. After all she's been through, there is no way she is going to be able to keep her sanity. She needs to make a complete 180 and become the "big bad" of season 7.


1st of all, it's not incest for Deb and Dex. 2nd, I think if people have become broad minded enough to accept homosexuality, it's only a matter of time before real incest becomes as acceptable in society, wrong as that may be. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt say they'll marry only if ANY 2 people in the US can marry....the western world and their interpretation of freedom can encompass anything given enough time.


When the next season start? Can anyone tell me?


I didnt like the whole Deb story line and the therapist putting that into her head. I love that Dex has been her safe place and she can count on him. Don't like the twist at all. As far as her seeing the riutal killing.. I think he is going to ocnfess that he had Harrison and was using him as the lamb sacrifice and that's what made him do it. I think he may admit to just this one.. Who knows..DOn't mess up the brother sis relationship....let her be with Quinn again..He wasnt that bad


I think it should be fine for both. Deb can take care of Harrison like no other. If they do get togethr either one of them would have to die. Doubt if they'll ever get married on the show. But doubt it if Dex can feel the same for Deb. Its one hell of a season ender season 6. Dying to catch season 7

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Dexter Quotes

Deb: (excitedly) A baby? a motherfucking rolly-poly, chubby cheeked shit machine? Are you kidding me?
Dexter: I've never heard it described in quite those words before, but yeah.

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