TV fans have just over two months left to wait before the final season of "Dexter" premieres. A flurry of trailers have been released, and it's clear that the once-noble, by-the-book Deb is slipping into a dark place. But while the events of the Season 7 finale may have changed Deb forever, fans should be embracing the new, darker, tormented Deb Morgan. There are four compelling reasons why "Dexter" fans should be rooting for Deb to embrace a Dark Passenger of her own in the show's final season.
1. It's just good character developmentThe best characters are always the ones who undergo the biggest changes. The arc of a character's life story is what creates drama. When fans look back at "Dexter" after the show has concluded, tracing Deb's descent from upright officer of the law to vigilante supporter to cold-blooded killer will be immensely satisfying. Deb's come too far to revert back to her old ways now.
2. Hannah McKay will be backIt's been reported that Dexter's love interest Hannah McKay will be returning for Season 8. The last time Hannah was in town, she posed a threat to Deb's life. If Hannah returns to Miami, Deb's going to need to be more ruthless, more cunning, and more deadly than ever before. Her life will depend on it.
3. Having a Dark Passenger makes Deb more spinoff-ableThere's been some discussion of Deb getting her own spinoff once "Dexter" come to an end. Having a Dark Passenger of her own makes Deb more interesting and more worthy of a spinoff.
After all, a show about the sister of a serial killer isn't nearly as interesting as a show about a good cop who'll stop at nothing to protect the people she cares about. A spinoff centered around Deb could follow her as she tries to make amends for all of the horrible things she's done. The darker Deb gets, the more interesting her eventual journey toward redemption would become.
4. Dexter needs a partner now more than ever before
The fact of the matter is that Dexter Morgan is in hot water. With LaGuerta dead, there are plenty of people who will be asking questions -- including Matthews. If Dexter wants to stay ahead of the people who are hunting him, he's going to need a partner in crime. The logical partner for Dexter is Deb. As much as Dexter may love Hannah, he can really only trust one person, and that person is Deb.
- Dexter Morgan