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'Dexter' Boss On What Lies Ahead After Deb's Dark Turn

The "Dexter" Season 7 finale took a shocking and unsettling turn when Dexter and Deb murdered Miami Metro Homicide Captain Maria LaGuerta. In the above video interview with Showtime, "Dexter" executive producer Scott Buck looked ahead to Season 8 and reflected on what Dexter breaking his code -- and pulling Deb into his murderous web -- means for the show's end-game.

"It was very difficult to end the life of LaGuerta. But it felt very important in the evolution of the show and in Dexter's character. We had to make him legitimate as a serial killer, not just a superhero," Buck said.

Looking ahead, he previewed the consequences that LaGuerta's death will have on the show's characters. "Lauren Velez as LaGuerta is leaving a big hole right in the middle of the show, and we're actually not looking to fill it. We want to feel the damage that Dexter has done. What I'm finding interesting about Season 8 is that we're beginning to explore his origin. We'll see new parts of Dexter that we weren't aware existed." Read More...


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