‘Dexter’ season 7 spoilers: A loose end returns!

When we wrote a piece about some of the biggest loose ends that are currently floating around out in the world of “Dexter,” there was one that was especially grating near the top of our list. Want to know what it is? Read on unless you want to avoid some pretty important plot spoilers.

What in the world happened to Dexter’s stepchildren? We know that Astor and Cody were not his biological kids, but he did develop a relationship with them before Trinity killed Rita. Back in season 5, they were shipped off to live with Rita’s parents — and while Astor was more than thrilled to be leaving the protection of a man she blamed for her mother’s death, Cody was none too pleased.

The good news here is that we now know for sure that Astor is going to be coming back for at least one episode this coming season. In a photo posted on The Insider, you can see Christina Robinson — who plays the character — spotted on the beach filming a scene for one of the upcoming episodes to air in the second half of season 7. It’s not clear whether or not Cody is also going to turn up, but it wouldn’t be a shocker to see one without the other given that the last time Dexter saw Astor, he helped her out of a nasty bind involving one of her friends.

While we certainly don’t expect these two children to suddenly start living with our favorite serial killer again, hopefully this episode will help answer many of our pressing questions — including whether or not Dexter is actually involved in their lives and how they are doing years removed from Rita’s death.

With this story getting some more attention, let’s hope now that the show finds a way to reintroduce Lumen while also giving us an update on the shattered Prado family.

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