‘Dexter’ season 8 spoilers: ‘Sons of Anarchy’ alum gets multi-episode arc

DexterYou already knew that “Dexter” season 8 was going to be shocking and/or emotional, and we can now promise that it will be a little bit more awesome than you previously thought (at least if you watch FX).

TVLine reports that Kenny Johnson, best known for kicking butt and taking names on “The Shield” and “Sons of Anarchy,” is stopping by the Showtime juggernaut for a few episodes playing a role that kind of sounds like the Miami Metro version of Lee Toric.  He will be a man named U.S. Marshall Cooper, who is hired by private investigator Jacob Elway (new guest star Sean Patrick Flanery) to try and hunt down some sort of nefarious criminal. The report doesn’t give away much more than that, but we’re taking the over on the over/under for Johnson’s character punching somebody in the face.

Given the timing of this casting, let’s take out our crystal ball and say that this character is probably stopping by in the latter part of the season given where the producers are in the filming. We don’t want to say that he is in the series finale out of fear of inciting people into “he could be the last guy on the table!” comments, but it’s fair to say that anyone who gets multiple episodes this late in the game is at least pretty important.

The list of guest stars thus far is an interesting one: Flanery, Johnson, Charlotte Rampling, Yvonne Strahovski, and Nick Gomez (“The Walking Dead”) are some of the big ones Showtime is pushing out, and while there’s a part of us begging to see more of Ramon Prado or Lumen Pierce, we’re probably not going to get what we want (cue the Rolling Stones music) unless the producers snuck them in wearing bags over their head, which really sounds more like something that would happen on “Homeland.”

Anyway, do you applaud the casting, mostly because it increases the odds of someone getting beaten up? There are approximately a million incredible clips out there for the season already, but our personal favorite at the moment has to be the “Masterpiece” featuring Michael C. Hall. Check it out for yourself here.

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