In the first season of Dexter, 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 [Michael C. Hall] has begun to doubt the validity of his actions, which is why the show’s 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,” David Zayas, who plays Angel Batista on the series, told 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.”
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One of the new things Dexter embarks upon this season is a 12-step program for people addicted to drugs. Unable to tell his girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz) about his midnight killing sprees, Dexter signs up for the program after Rita, who accuses him of having a drug addiction, threatens to leave him. At the session, Dexter meets a mysterious woman named Lila (Jamie Murray), who David Zayas claims will play an integral role in the show’s storyline.
“Dexter’s sponsor, Lila… will play an intricate part of the storyline. She’ll be involved in a lot of the discoveries,” Zayas said, 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 is far from being a “normal guy,” Zayas’ Angel is just an “average Joe” who tries his best to do a good job in a chaotic profession.
“He’s not a tough guy,” David Zayas said. “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.”
During the first season of Dexter, viewers learned that Angel was going through a difficult separation from his wife. At this point, Zayas said that Angel’s marriage is “pretty much over,” and though they do have a daughter, he is free to enjoy his life as a single man.
Dexter airs Sunday nights on Showtime.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
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