That’s right, folks. I’m into Season 3 – well into Season 3 – of Dexter. And I’m more hooked than ever.
The reason? Well, it isn’t because of Jimmy Smits, who joined the cast for this particular season as the Assistant District Attorney, Miguel Prado. (Although, I’m sure for a lot of people who were watching it in real time, having a TV heavy-weight like Smits in the cast was a pretty big deal).
No. Smits isn’t the one getting me fired up to watch Dexter each night. (Although, his character and the relationship he’s made with Dexter is definitely interesting).
For me, it’s not one, but TWO others who have drawn me in, and I’ve become increasingly excited over their roles and storylines.
As if Michael C. Hall wasn’t already enough on his own…
It’s hard for me to blog about this, though. As I’ve said before, I’m trying not to google anything Dexter-related, to avoid spoilers and ruining plotline surprises for myself. Googling Prison Break – even searching for images of the show – proved a huge mistake, and I’ve learned my lesson.
But today, I just had to do a quick search on these guys, because they are making Season 3 so great for me. And I just had to share. (Don’t worry, anyone who is watching Dexter right now like me *ahem*Lindsay* – I’m going to try not to give anything big away!)
Exhibit A: Detective Joey Quinn (played by Desmond Harrington)
When Quinn was introduced in Season 3, I wasn’t sure what to make of him. At first I thought he was going to be a love interest for Deb (Dexter’s police officer sister, played by Jennifer Carpenter). Then I thought maybe he was a bad guy, like a corrupt cop or something. Now, half-way through Season 3? I just think he’s going to become a good friend to Deb, despite the friction between them (he’s currently her partner on the force), and just an all-round great addition to the cast. Where will his storyline go? I have no idea. But so far… me likes. Me likes a lot.
Exhibit B: Anton Briggs (played by David Ramsey)
Anton is actually brought in during Season 3 as one of Quinn’s CI’s (a Confidential Informant) – a pot-smoking, suave musician who Quinn once cut a deal with. Quinn had once busted him on drug-related charges, and then dropped the charges under the condition that Anton become a CI for the police. As Deb works to get a lead on a case, Quinn sends her Anton’s way, and they have instant chemistry. Looks like Anton is going to become Deb’s love interest for this season, which is both good and bad. Good, in that he’s sexy as hell. Bad, in that Deb’s romantic liaisons never seem to end well. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, and trying not to google it, but GOD I hope Anton survives Season 3…
OK. That was hard. Google is the DEVIL. I saw pictures I shouldn’t have seen… things that I’m not supposed to know yet… Gah! So HARD!!!!