A lot people are saying Dexter punched through it’s slow start yesterday, particularly in the final scene where one of Boyd’s intended victims caught Dexter doing the bad guy in. Where the heck do things go from here? For starters, if you think you’ve seen the last of Boyd, you’re probably right – BUT, it turns out he kicks off a larger arc aside from the fragile Ms. Stiles. Here come the spoilers:
- The name of Julia Stiles’s character is Lumen Ann Pierce. Lumen is Latin for “Light,” wonder what aspect of Dexter‘s universe Lumen will illuminate. (Sorry, i couldn’t resist.)
- Director Tony Goldwyn tells zap2it that “Where we go for the season is that guilt leads to atonement, and atonement finds its expression in the relationship with Lumen who comes into Dexter‘s life, and the way that relationship unfolds is the thing that leads to resolution because in some ways, Lumen becomes for him, a metaphor for Rita. He’s able to do for Lumen, things that as the result of [Rita's] death, he could never ultimately address.”
- Jordan Chase, the motivational speaker Boyd was so obsessed with, is the season’s Big Bad – played by Johnny Lee Miller. Goldwyn suggests Chase may be more cult-leader than motivational life coach. That would certainly lead to a predicament of a much larger scope than we’ve seen Dexter face in the past – and it could be particularly awesome, at that.
- Boyd’s serial killer name–because every serial killer needs a cool handle–is “The Finisher,” which seems to imply he is part of a larger group. See cult insinuation above.
- From the promo pictures released for next week’s episode, it appears Lumen and Dexter will return to Boyd’s dumping ground – could it be that Lumen had a significant other that also fell victim to “The Finisher”?