Dexter Morgan’s Miami just got a little hotter. Johnny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Eli Stone) has signed on for several episodes of “Dexter,” Season 5. He’ll be portraying a “mysterious man” who gets involved with another new character, played by Julia Stiles. (I don’t know what the hell Julia Stiles has been doing other than the Bourne series, so this is likely a gift for her career.) Not a lot of information, I know, but enough to perk up my ears. While Dexter has become a beloved serial killer mostly due to the talents of Michael C. Hall, the fantastic guest freaks have certainly elevated the series. I’m still swooning (and sobbing) over Keith Carradine’s Lundy. Also, still a little freaked out about Dex marrying his show sister, but I’m sure I’ll learn to separate reality and fiction one of these days.
Poor Dexter lost his whiny wife Rita (though Julie Benz will be back) and I can’t stay I’m sorry about that, but now he’s going to have three kids — presumably he gets custody of Rita’s — to distract him. I’m thinking they should all go for a ride with Dexter and his dark passenger, but that may be too many dead people around one guy. I have read that there won’t be another big monster like the Ice Truck Killer or the Trinity Killer, and that’s a wise choice because I don’t think serial killers travel in packs (though I suppose if they did, Florida wouldn’t be a bad place).
Whatever this couple turns out to be, you can bet they’ll end the season on a table, wrapped in plastic. Hot! Hot! Hot!