9:30pm – Thursday, August 6 on TV 3
After experiencing many personal problems, this week sees Dexter (Michael C. Hall) realise that his next victim’s smooth-talking charm and effortless lying are the things that he himself is lacking these days. Dexter continues its second action-packed season on Thursday, August 6th at 9:30pm on 3.
In the first season of the hit Showtime series, viewers were introduced to an eponymous lead character who did not hesitate to kill those who have managed to slip through the justice system.
However, since murdering his own brother, the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter has begun to doubt the validity of his actions, which, according to series star David Zayas, is why the series’ second season examines the ever-expanding space between absolute good and absolute evil.
“The thing about this show is that it’s never black and white – it’s always complicated,” Zayas, who plays Angel Batista on the series, tells American TV Guide, adding that the new season also means new developments in Dexter’s life.
“You’re going to learn and discover new things about Dexter. There are going to be times when he returns to the old ways, and there are going to be new emotions and new discoveries.”
One of the new things Dexter embarks upon this season is a 12-step programme for people addicted to drugs. Unable to tell his girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz) about his midnight killing sprees, Dexter signs up for the programme after Rita, who accuses him of having a drug addiction, threatens to leave him.
At the sessions Dexter meets a mysterious woman named Lila (Jamie Murray), who Zayas reveals will play an important role in the series’ storyline.
“Dexter’s sponsor, Lila will be involved in a lot of the discoveries,” says Zayas, adding that viewers can expect “a lot of surprises coming up; it’s going to be a fun year. You’re going to be on the edge of your seat.”
While Dexter continues with his far from normal life, Zayas reveals that his own character could not be more normal. According to the actor Angel is just an average guy who’s trying to do a good job in a chaotic profession.
“He’s not a tough guy,” he says. “He does his job well, but he’s also a little too trusting. He’s a normal guy, a cop who just happens to really like this friend of his who’s a mass serial killer.”
So what’s in store for this unlikely pairing? Find out when Dexter continues its beautifully dark second season on Thursday, August 6th at 9:30pm on 3.