'Dexter' Fans Will Have Their Worlds Rocked
Thanks to a renewed focus on Dexter's dark passenger, some seriously disturbing murders and a half dozen new (but totally awesome) characters, season six of Showtime's serial killer thriller has rediscovered its zest for life.
Now that we're past the halfway mark of the season, and pieces of Professor Gellar's religious endgame are slowly falling into place, I caught up with the fabulous Aimee Garcia -- who plays Dexter's nanny and Angel's sister, Jamie -- to find out what's in store for the show and her character. Turns out, there's about to be some seismic shifts across the board that will leave fans gasping for breath!
Insider.com: Jamie has been a very interesting addition to the show, and Dexter's world. What do you think about the way she's become integrated into the show?
Aimee Garcia: I love that Jamie is smart, sassy, fun and cool -- but more than that, I think Harrison has become Dexter's reason for living. He's a father and takes that role very seriously. And Jamie has essentially become Harrison's mother – she bathes him, feeds him, puts him to sleep, spends lots of time with him, so, because of that, Jamie has become important in Dexter's inner-circle. But as we all know, anyone that gets super close to Dexter is always in danger.
Insider: Especially with all of Geller's victims being women lately...
Aimee: And brunette women too [laughs].
Insider: So my fear of her ending up in one of his tableau's isn't unfounded?
Aimee: Well, in true Dexter fashion, nothing is ever what it seems – just when you know, or think you know, who is in danger and who is putting that person in danger, you're thrown a curveball. I can say that Jamie is in danger, but you'll be surprised by who this Sunday. Just when you think things couldn’t get even creepier, it gets quite disturbing and things take a twisted turn for Jamie this week.
Insider: Does that involve her tumultuous relationship with Louis?
Aimee: Maybe. We do take that romance to another level this week. I'll just say that I lost my sex scene virginity to Dexter [laughs]. But if I had to lose it to any show, I'm glad it was Dexter. It's not gratuitous and I'm not taking off my clothes for a cheesy horror movie, I'm taking off my clothes for a critically acclaimed, Emmy nominated show. I'm glad I did it on a classy show, where you're lit very well [laughs]. I'll probably watch with one eye open though.
Insider: Which is how I feel I'll be watching the whole show from this point forward. What would you tell fans to expect from the final few episodes?
Aimee: I'm excited for fans to have their world turned upside down. The writers make some very bold choices and something huge is revealed in episode 12, that no fan has brought up happening, which is interesting. Everyone's focused on the villains and no one has thought that this could happen. I'm excited for the fans to think they know what's going on, but are so focused on one thing, there's something bigger behind them they didn't even see coming. I know that's vague but I feel like I owe it to the writers to maintain the secrecy,. There are a couple of curveballs coming that fans will either love or hate, but it's a huge, huge, bold step by the writers. Then again, I don't think you would expect anything less from a show like this. When you're on a show with a serial killer, heads can roll at any time.
Dexter airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.