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Tyler Doupe: watching dexter hunt a new year's eve killer in a clip from the new season (which premieres on september 30)
Tyler Doupe: watching a season six recap, prior to the commencement of the panel.
Tyler Doupe: comic con exclusive sneak peak of the new season, right now!
Tyler Doupe: *spoiler alert*
Tyler Doupe: dexter plays down his past to deb.
Tyler Doupe: deb seems sympathetic, then trys to call the station. a shot is fired. end of clip.
Tyler Doupe: michael c hall and jennifer carpenter just came out.
Tyler Doupe: jennifer carpenter says she thinks deb doesnt really understand the gravity of her brothers actions in the final moments of last season.
Tyler Doupe: michael c hall says if he could tell his character in season one anything it would be not to make any friends.
Tyler Doupe: writers only had the rights to the first two books so they have tried to avoid the bookd beyond that.
Tyler Doupe: when asked, michael c hall says he does not think a musical episode of dexter will happen.
Tyler Doupe: michael c hall describes dexter's behavior as an undeniable compulsion to kill people.
Tyler Doupe: question of michael c hall: in what ways are you like dexter?
Tyler Doupe: we look a lot alike. he is a lot more fastidious than i. I don 't pick up after myself as well as he does. I try not to spend too much time analyzing our similarities.
Tyler Doupe: Jennifer Carpenter on the same question says she has learned a lot from her character and she still is.
Tyler Doupe: Jennifer Carpenter says that the power card is the only card that her character will have to play in the upcoming season. it is the only thing that can protect her.
Tyler Doupe: What is the theme of season seven?
Tyler Doupe: It is the consequences of love.
Tyler Doupe: Michael: how does it feel to play such a personal character?
It feels amazing.
Tyler Doupe: It's overwhelming to think about.
Tyler Doupe: Why is Dexter such a paradox?
Michael: There are many resaons why people like him, but we all have a dark side. Maybe we admire him for the unique responsibility he has taken.
Tyler Doupe: Will Harry be in the new season?
Yes. We will see flashbacks and we will see him in Dexter's subconscious.
Tyler Doupe: Jennifer Carpenter says her character has never been so uncertain. She is trapped in her fu**ing head.
Tyler Doupe: Dexter as a father will continue to be a theme throughout the new season, says Hall. Deb now has a sense of what she is dealing with, now. Dexter now has someone making him face up to what he is trying to do as a parent.
Tyler Doupe: Hall says that Dexter's powers of denial are pretty strong but even he cannot argue that a serial killer makes a good parent.
Tyler Doupe: Who has been your most satisfying kill on the show?
Michael Hall: Trinity. That was the most prolific person he had killed at the time.
Tyler Doupe: The entire season is already mapped out but hasonly been shooting for a few days.
Tyler Doupe: Question Michael C Hall: How do you get in to character?
As much as you have to get 'in' to charcter, you also have to get 'out' of character.
Tyler Doupe: The role is now instinctual for him. it used to be more difficult to get in to charcter. now it is very natural.
Tyler Doupe: Favortie guest stars for Michael C Hall Mos Def and Jon Lithgow. Frustrating not to actually get to work with Edward James Olmos.
Tyler Doupe: The writing team agrees that they enjoy writing all of the characters equally but that kill scenes are particularly fun to write.
Tyler Doupe: Jennifer's first impression when she saw the script was that no network would put it on TV. She said she thought she would just be doing a pilot.
Michael had similar opinions and was unsure about the role having just come off of SIX FEET UNDER where her also worked with dead bodies (in a different context, of course).
Tyler Doupe: What kind of reactions does Michael get from people on the street?
Says people come up to him and say "I have some people I want you to kill."
Tyler Doupe: He says he has very few, if any, creepy fans.
Tyler Doupe: Is there any back story behind the kill shirt that Dexter always wears?
Michael Hall says Dexter must buy them in bulk.
Tyler Doupe: On playing the role of Dexter, Michael says characters have a way of picking you, moreso than you picking them.
Tyler Doupe: New character debuting in season seven is named Hannah. No more details at this time.
Tyler Doupe: Does Jennifer swear more after playing deb?
She says she has to rain it back in sometimes.
Tyler Doupe: Michael C Hall, what is your favorite season?
The one we are doing right now, because that is all there is. smiles.
Tyler Doupe: Jennifer Carpenter says her most embarrasing moment on set was slipping on the ice in season one and falling so hard that people could hear it outside.
Michael says that his was running his boat in to a pier
Tyler Doupe: Thats all. thanks.