I have to say that I am loving the new season of Dexter, so it is very bittersweet that this will be the show’s last season.
It was also the show’s last Dexter panel during Comic-Con International 2013 at San Diego Convention Center last night (July 18, 2013) in San Diego, California. While the panel featured plenty of laughs, there were also a few tears.
The cast revealed they concluded production last week, and Hall explained to fans that he was still in denial. “There’s some unconscious part of us that hasn’t accepted or recognized it yet,” Michael C. Hall said. “Five or six months from now, there will be some wave of something we’ll all experience.”
Jennifer Carpenter told fans that she is rooting for her character Deb to be killed off in the end. “I wanted and want Deb to die,” she said. “As an actor, it’s because I love her. It’s a little like how Michael treats his victims: I want her to go to the bottom of the abyss instead of in my head for eight years after the show is over to wonder ‘what if?’ and I’m calling [showrunner] Scott [Buck] to write her a scene.”
The cast shared what they took from the set after production wrapped. Hall swiped Dexter’s watch and a 9-foot piece of the railing outside his apartment; Desmond Harrington pocketed Joseph Quinn’s gold chains; Yvonne Strahovski took Hannah McKay’s black orchid; David Zayas grabbed Bautista’s hat; and Carpenter fleeced several items, including blood splatter images from Dexter’s lab.
As the session came to a close, the entire panel took an emotional moment to thank the fans for their support over the years. “We wouldn’t be here now if it weren’t for [the fans],” Hall said. “Just as you all waited in line and are here for us, we have been for you and we are here because of you and we all thank you so much.”
And we thank you, the cast of Dexter. It has been a wonderful ride.