Clancy Brown, who plays antagonist Kurt Caldwell in Dexter: New Blood, doesn’t think Dexter actually cares about his son Harrison.
Dexter: new blood Star Clancy Brown doesn’t think Dexter actually cares about his son Harrison. Show time began airing its 10-episode limited series in November, hoping to remedy the poor reception of Dexter the original ending of Season 8. Brown has played Kurt Caldwell, a serial killer who has been killing, embalming, and putting women in trophy cases for 25 years.
One of the biggest complaints about Dexter season 8 was that Dexter abandoned his son in Argentina with Hannah McKay. Even though the show has made it clear that he doesn’t want to hurt his loved ones again after Deb’s death, the decision has never been welcomed by fans or critics. New blood corrected this plot point, making Harrison a key character for all ten episodes. After following his father to Iron Lake, New York, Harrison begins to live with Dexter and eventually talks to his father about his dark tendencies.
Although New blood discussing Dexter and Harrison after a decade apart, Brown doesn’t think the former Bloodsatter analyst really cares about his son. In an interview with Collider, When asked if Kurt ever had genuine feelings for Harrison, Brown replied no, saying that his character was a sociopath and that he also didn’t care about his son, Matt. Brown’s full quote on Harrison and Dexter’s relationship can be read below:
I don’t think sociopaths care about anyone, to be honest with you. I don’t think Dexter really cares about Harrison. I mean, he could try. And I don’t think Kurt really cared about Matt. I think they care what they mean to them in terms of their own existence, in terms of anything and how it could be accomplished. But I don’t think Kurt is deluding himself with affection for Harrison. And probably Jack [Alcott] won’t agree with that, and maybe Clyde won’t agree with that, but I just think these people like that are sociopaths. They don’t really care about anyone else and they love to manipulate them. Sometimes they’re really good at it, and I think Kurt has gotten really good at manipulating a lot of his life around his addiction. But I don’t think he’s a good guy at all. And I don’t think Dexter is a good guy, by the way.
What Brown says seems to match how Dexter was at the start of the original series. Dexter initially sought out a girlfriend to appear normal. After being with Rita for so long, Dexter started to feel a real emotion towards her, which was a strange and unfamiliar feeling to him. Eventually they get married and when Harrison is born he really seems to have a strong bond with him despite his sociopathic tendencies. Dexter has come a long way in the eight seasons the original show aired, which is part of the reason why so many people were angry that Dexter ditched Harrison in the final season.
Dexter has done his best to mend the broken relationship with Harrison in this new rebirth series. Rather than telling him right away that he’s a serial killer, Dexter went out of his way to have a normal relationship with his son by protecting him from the truth. In the end, that plan didn’t work, which led to Dexter killing Kurt in front of Harrison. It’s unclear how Dexter and Harrison’s story will end in the season finale of Dexter: new blood. yet, From the way the show has gone so far, it looks like Dexter may have made a real connection with another person.
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