We recently talked about a key bit of scoop involving the potential return of the Bay Harbor Butcher storyline on the upcoming season of “Dexter,” and now, we have a few more details about how it could be Captain Maria LaGuerta who ends up being the one who lands Dexter Morgan in some deep trouble. After all, she is looking to exonerate her old friend Sargent James Doakes.
Speaking in a new interview with The Huffington Post, actress Lauren Valez says that LaGuerta is going to be hot on the case following a discovery of a blood side for at least the first four episodes of the season:
“We’ve always known that Laguerta is great at manipulating circumstances and making strategic political moves for her career, but now we will actually find out what a good detective she is—what a good cop she is. She uncovers something this season that could potentially unravel everything … It’s a really good story line. And even though we’re only on episode four now, the scenes are really powerful…really powerful stuff. I mean, she finds the slide and then she orders the evidence back…”
One of the other questions worth asking here is if LaGuerta does end up finding out that Dexter is the Butcher — and if Deb knows about it but has been hiding it — what she decides to do. Even if Jennifer Carpenter’s character ultimately decides to look the other way, eventually one member of the police is going to decide to turn the serial killer in. While we know that LaGuerta is not exactly someone who always acts as the poster child for morality, she will do what she can to further her own career — and capturing the real Bay Harbor Butcher could do just that if it ever leaks to the public that Doakes was not the true guilty party.
Do you think LaGuerta is going to figure out that Dexter is the man behind dumping all of those bodies into the ocean? You can check out the latest teaser video for season 7 by heading on over to this link.