Dexter Episode Preview: A New Direction

Through four episodes, Dexter Morgan has been unusually uninvolved in the case of an eccentric serial killer. Granted, he had a sick son to care for last Sunday night , but there's been a stunning lack of character interaction and urgency so far on season six. Dexter has just been existing in his own faith-filled world for a few weeks now. But might that now change, considering he spotted Travis outside the most recent, bizarre crime scene? The official Showtime synopsis for "The Angel of Death" says Dexter's search for the Doomsday Killers will lead him "in a new direction." Consider our interest piqued. And consider this your first look at what's to come:

DEXTER “A Horse of a Different Color” Season 6 Episode 4

DEXTER  “A Horse of a Different Color” Season 6 Episode 4 airs on Sunday October 23 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime. Episode Synopsis: Much to his own surprise, an emergency with Harrison and a new tableau from Gellar and Travis has Dexter leaning  on Brother Sam and an unexpected winged messenger for support as he questions  the idea of faith; with proof of a religiously motivated killer, Homicide hunts for a zealot, with Debra giving her first official press conference . Read More....

(VIDEOS) Dissecting 'Dexter': Sneak Peeks at Sunday's Apocalyptic Episode 4

Showtime recently released a video in which the Dexter writers sat around and discussed each season's "Big Bad," how they came up with the characters, and the overall lesson (if you can call it that) that Dexter took away from each season's villain. It's a great overview of the series thus far, and a fascinating glimpse at how the people who make the show look at their own work. I highly recommend you take seven minutes to watch it now . Though the themes and structure of each season indicate this without the writers actually having to tell us so, I was still most interested to learn that they begin each season with a question they want Dexter to investigate, and then structure the Big Bad around that question.

Dexter Episode Teaser: Horse of a Disturbing Color

Will storylines converge next Sunday on Dexter ? Through three episodes, as I lamented last night , the show has set three different scenes, one at the Miami PD precinct; another within the mysterious lives of Professor Gellar and Travis; and a third tied into Dexter's latest killings and struggles. They are all operating independently for the most part so far. But the following promo for "A Horse of a Different Color" makes it look like universes may soon be colliding. Watch now to see the department start to track the killings and to realize they are based on a warped view of religion: