No bloodbath for "Dexter" season finale, producer says

Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:00pm EST
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By Lesley Goldberg

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Dexter" reaches its season 5 finale on Sunday, but the executive producer of the Showtime serial killer show said viewers should not expect the kind of bloodbath that marked the climax of Season 4.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with executive producer Sara Colleton about what is in store for "Dexter" fans.

Q: How much blood will be spilled in Sunday's Season 5 finale?

A: "This whole season's trajectory has been a season long arc of Dexter trying to achieve atonement, so it's not going to be a bloodbath, but it is going to emotionally tie everything in that was unleashed from last year in a very satisfying way for the audience and in a very Dexter-ous way."

Q: Will Lumen survive or will she spell more grief for Dexter?

A: "I couldn't say a thing about that other than this has been, for Dexter, an odd thing. I think everyone in the audience recognizes that he's taking care of this woman and he is sort of putting everything he's been taught by his father, Harry, on hold to help this woman out. And he's the real reason he's doing it: he couldn't save Rita (so) he saves Lumen. By doing so, he's oddly enough found someone who really is a mate in a way that he never ever thought he could have. He remembers the first time Harry -- who created Dexter -- saw him in a kill situation, threw up, and then committed suicide because he couldn't handle what he had created. This is an odd way that Dexter is atoning for his part in Rita's death; he has stumbled upon perhaps the soul mate of his life."

Q: How much trouble will that lone drop of Liddy's blood on Quinn's shoe cause for the detective?

A: "Who does the blood work in Miami? It's Dexter Morgan!"   Continued...