As a way to hype up the upcoming season of “Dexter” even more, Showtime is slowly releasing new entries in their web series “Early Cuts” narrated by Michael C. Hall. While on the surface their newest episode may not necessarily tie in to season 7 very well, there are some subtle references that are easy to catch if you have read up about the plot somewhere.
First things first, we find it interesting that Dexter (in this look back at his early days as a killer) references a target who works at an airport. (He is going to visit the airport for some reason in the September 30 premiere.) In addition to that, he also references how James Doakes is onto him — something that is going to be significant yet again as LaGuerta finds a blood slide that may give her an opportunity to exonerate her late friend.
Finally, there is a victim here that has an interesting connection of its own to the upcoming season — she works as a “lady of the night.” We know that working at a strip club does not necessary equal prostitution, but these particular establishments are going to be key to one of the primary storylines coming up that features Ray Stevenson and Jason Gedrick in key roles. (Yvonne Strahovski is also going to be stopping by for multiple episodes, but it’s a bit more unclear as to whether or not she will be tied to the case at the gentleman’s clubs in any way.)
Even though “Early Cuts” may not be as fulfilling as an hour of “Dexter,” it is a fun three minutes that gives us another reason to be excited about the story coming up — especially if there are some clues that we are meant to be on the watch for while enjoying them.
What do you think about this episode? If you want to check out some more publicity photos for the coming season, be sure and head on over to this link.