Dexter 's Julie Benz stars on one of the most violent dramas on TV but the blood usually comes only at the hands of her on-screen husband, Dexter Morgan. In her new film, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day , Benz finds herself right in the middle of the action. "I actually got to play with guns!" Benz says. Although Benz had never seen the original 1999 film, she immediately gravitated toward the part of southern belle FBI agent Eunice Bloom. "[Writer-director] Troy Duffy wrote this really amazing woman," Benz says. "She's not a victim or a love interest; she's like a guy but still a woman. That's what I really loved about her." In theaters Friday, The Boondock Saints II reunites most of the original film's cast and crew, with the exception of Willem Dafoe as FBI agent Paul Smecker. Enter Dexter's leading lady. "I had some big shoes to fill with Willem Dafoe," she says. "Eunice is a protÃ©gÃ© of [Smecker's], so I wanted to maybe steal a couple of things he does here and there." Benz, 39, enjoyed playing a role so different from her TV persona but that doesn't mean Rita will be leaving Miami anytime soon. If anything, Benz says her film roles between the show's 12-episode seasons have helped her breathe new life into Rita. "When you play a character as long as I have played Rita, she starts to live in you. The character's memories are your memories and she's kind of just there," Benz says. "So then to go off and play other characters; it's nice to stretch other muscles and try new things." As for her alter ego, Benz says Rita and Dexter will begin trying new things as they begin to deal with their marital problems, and particularly Rita's recent discovery of Dexter's apartment. "You're going to see them go to therapy and really start dealing with their issues. They have their issues and Rita is not completely innocent," Benz says. "Rita suffers from wanting Dexter to change a little bit ... she has faults and we get to see a little bit more of what those are throughout the season." Another plot twist that will affect Dexter, and subsequently Rita's, struggle to balance work and family? Dexter's recent revelation that the Trinity Killer is a family man just like himself. "We get to see more of Dexter's fascination with that and how does he pull it off," Benz says. "There are some big realizations that happen throughout that journey." Benz was tight-lipped on what those realizations might be but says the journey will lead to a shocking season finale."It's going to be a very monumental episode and it shocked us as a cast when we got the script," Benz says. "It changes the show at its core and it's insanely intense." Source Here
In a clever move by Showtime's sho.com, Dexter Morgan introduces his former self to viewers. Written in a graphic novel format these shorts, delivered by a modern day Dex, reflect on the urges of his younger dark passenger. Dexter learns how to stalk prey, voiced by Michael C. Hall, it's a creepy yet satisfying story for fans. Dexter deserves its incredible accolades. Check it out here.
" Dexter " is so close to finishing Trinity and ending his marriage to Rita. Dexter has begun to realize that the closer he gets to Trinity, the more he stands to learn from this very different beast. And when the friction between Rita and him comes to a head, Dexter gleans relationship advice from a most unlikely source. Dexter knows it's only a matter of time before Miami Metro discovers the Trinity Killer's latest handiwork. Therefore, he has to work doubly hard to stay one step ahead of their investigation. Trinity hides behind a well-kept mask, and getting behind that facade will require some extra prodding on Dexter's part. Meanwhile, Debra becomes frustrated when she finds herself shut out from her own case. She considers bending the rules in the name of justice, risking her career in the process. LaGuerta and Batista come to regret a major decision, and realize that by playing by the rules they may have painted themselves into a corner. In addition to the preview, Showtime releases two clips from the November 1 episode. The first one deals with Debra telling Dexter her theory while the second one is about Rita and Dexter going for marriage counseling. Source & Preview
There were a lot of dirty tricks on TV this week. Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) cajoled poor Riley into posing topless on Melrose Place. House and Foreman conducted an autopsy on a living person. Gossip Girl 's Chuck kissed a guy because of Blair's deception. CSI: Miami 's Eric Delko tricked us all by slinking off into the night with barely any explanation. Welcome to this week's Top Moments: Dirty Tricks Edition. 14. Best Reveal: We already knew that Desperate Housewives ' Julie Mayer likes to date older men. (Remember guest star Steven Weber?) But it's still shocking to find out that the formerly innocent science nerd has a married lover, creepy dad Dominic "Nick" Bolen, who we see surreptitiously visiting her in the hospital. 13. Most Enlightening Reintroduction: Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) returns to Melrose Place (2009) to photograph newbie model Riley for a denim campaign. One problem: Jo's kind of a bitch now. The wide-eyed Riley tells Jo she admires the photographs she took in Darfur. Jo is nonplussed, then peeved to be working with an amateur, and changes the subject by insisting that Riley pose topless. 12. Most Shocking Surprise: On House , when a patient dies hours after Dr. House discharges him, the cranky doc wants to crack open the poor sap's chest to see what the heck happened. He and Foreman do so with an electric saw, but stop when the cadaver inexplicably starts bleeding. As they lean in to get a better look, the so-called corpse springs to life and screams bloody murder. Guess the EMTs really botched that call. 11. Best Confrontation: Grey's Anatomy 's shining moment is a quiet, calm conversation between Derek Shepherd and the Chief in which Derek admonishes the Chief for allowing chaos to become the standard at Seattle Grace. 10. Best Kiss, Part I: Blair tricks Chuck into kissing Mr. Ellis so she can give the coveted freshman toast at NYU's parents' dinner on Gossip Girl . "You really think I never kissed a guy before?" Chuck asks, thinking his bi-curious overtures will fuel his lady's passions. Alas, what Chuck thought was a sex game was a game of another sort to the scheming B. 9. Best Redefinition of Ugly: Betty Suarez is a big-time magazine editor now, so it's time for a new fashion statement. On the Season 4 premiere of Ugly Betty , she unveils a new, pared-down look that tames the frizzy hair and keeps the clashing patterns under control. She still has braces and more eyebrow than Groucho Marx, but... baby steps, people! 8. Worst Luck in Love: On Dexter , just after Deb finally gives in to her feelings for Lundy and spends an intimate evening with him, gunshots sound, and they both fall to the ground. Girl can't catch a break. 7. Worst Swan Song: Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez), a CSI: Miami staple for the entire series, decides he wants to leave the CSI unit - and Calleigh - all in the space of one episode. There's hardly time to tell us why and where he's going, so... he doesn't. Fans of the Calleigh-Eric romance are rightly outraged. We're supposed to believe that after all that pursuit he gives up just like that? Is this really the last we'll see of Delko? 6. Best Kiss, Part II: An orgiastic frenzy on Eastwick inspires a spontaneous kiss between Joanna (Lindsay Price) and Penny (Sara Rue). The next morning, Penny makes it clear that she's only into boys. But that's the least of Joanna's worries, as Penny is dating the mysterious new guy who will eventually kill Roxanne. To Read More Click Here .
Rita and the children take an out-of-town trip, leaving Dexter behind for some long-overdue rest and relaxation, which he instead channels into chasing down a new victim. But his investigation turns up some surprising results and he begins to empathize with the killer, a policewoman who murdered her entire family. Watch & Discuss: Watch Dexter: Season 4, Episode 4 - 'Dex Takes a Holiday' Read Dexter's Review: Season 4, Episode 4 - 'Dex Takes a Holiday'
Debra's life is hanging on a balance on the next episode of " Dexter ". The recent events spur Dexter into his own investigation of the Trinity killer. His motivations are now personal, and the clock is ticking. But the closer Dexter gets, the more he realizes that Trinity is unlike any monster he's previously encountered. Meanwhile, Debra blames herself for events that were out of her control, and in so doing pushes away those closest to her. As LaGuerta and Batista close in on the Vacation Murderers, Batista realizes he can use Quinn's relationship with a certain reporter to his advantage. And when Rita discovers a secret Dexter's been keeping from her, she begins to realize just how little she knows about the man she married. The episode called "Dirty Harry" is airing next Sunday, October 25 on Showtime . There's an additional sneak peek from the episode on Sho.com that shows Dexter being held up upon arriving at the crime scene. On another news, Collider has tried to dig out some information about the season finale from Julie Benz who plays Rita. The actress confessed that beside "shocking", the ending for this season will be a cliffhanger, something that the show had never done in the previous three seasons. Source & Preview
No offense to Julie Benz, but I never really liked her character Rita on Dexter . She was tolerable during the first season but somehow she has turned into one of the most annoying personalities on the Showtime series. I'm sure Rita means well but I can't help but feel sorry for poor Dexter who's obviously suffocating whenever she nags and indulges in a little power trip. On the other hand, the writers must have a pretty good reason for building up her character this way and I wouldn't be surprised if Little Miss Homemaker turns out to be someone with a dark secret. Now this is just pure speculation so hold your horses before you violently react. This theory, though, is something that came to me just when I read Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello's column about Julie Benz tweeting a photo of a guy she says will be part of a big reveal in the Dexter's season finale. And Ausiello says, "If this guy is who I think he is, fans are not going to be happy." Shortly after reading that quick post, I remembered something from the third season, which almost skipped my mind heading into the fourth: Dexter discovered that Rita was briefly married when she was 16--- something she never told him. She also lied outright when he subtly asked her about it. Eventually, Dexter decided to let Rita keep her secrets as he would be keeping his own. So why did Rita lie to Dexter at the time? What else could Rita be keeping from him? And who's the man in the photo? Hopefully, we'll get more clues (and twists) as we head further into the season. So far, three episodes have aired so we're still left with nine episodes to enjoy, including this Sunday's "Dex Takes a Holiday." Source Here
When a rash of vandalism strikes Dexter's new neighborhood, the increased vigilance of his neighbors impacts his ability to take care of his side business, and it doesn't help matters that he is temporarily unable to drive. As for the Trinity Killer, Dexter is developing an appreciation and admiration for his incredibly impressive technique. Watch & Discuss: Watch Dexter: Season 4, Episode 3 - 'Blinded by the Light' Read Dexter's Rewiew: Season 4, Episode 3 - 'Blinded by the Light'
With Rita and the children out of town, Dexter gets the much-needed time to himself. Next week on " Dexter ", America's favorite serial killer will stalk his new victim, a cop that murdered her own family. But Dexter unexpectedly begins to empathize with her. The more Dexter learns about this woman, the more he begins to question his own judgment. The question is whether Dexter can handle the pressures of family or he is headed down a similar dark path. Christina Cox (" Defying Gravity ") guest stars as the female cop whose name is Zoey Kruger. Meanwhile, LaGuerta and Batista argue over department protocol, which threatens their professional relationship. And Debra aids Lundy in his quest to find the Trinity Killer, neither of them realizing just how close Trinity is to achieving his goals. Julie Benz recently said in an interview with Cinema Blend that the fourth season will have a shocking ending. "I mean, it's so shocking that - it's just shocking is all I can say. It shocked the whole cast," the actress who portrays Rita said. The show will conclude around mid December. To Watch The Preview Click Here . Source Here
An all new episode of Dexter airs this Sunday on Showtime , titled "Blinded by the Light". In this episode: "When a rash of vandalism strikes Dexter's new neighborhood, the increased vigilance of his neighbors impacts his ability to take care of his side business, and it doesn't help matters that he is temporarily unable to drive. As for the Trinity Killer, Dexter is developing an appreciation and admiration for his incredibly impressive technique." Showtime has 2 preview clips available: Club Level: Quinn tries to make amends with Dexter as the investigation for Johnny Rose continues. Watch here Blending In: Dexter learns more about a local vandal at the neighborhood barbeque. Watch here