'Dexter' final season 8 - 5 spoilers from Sean Patrick Flanery
Much like most fans of world's favorite fictional TV serial killer, we are counting down the days to the premiere of the eight and FINAL season of "Dexter."
So of course, we jumped at the chance to talk to new recurring star Sean Patrick Flanery of "The Boondock Saints" fame to find out what's in store for Dex and Deb.
Check out 5 spoilers about season 8 of "Dexter," which premieres on Showtime on June 30 at 9 p.m. ET
(Note: OTRC.com spoke with the actor in early April.)
1. Sean Patrick Flanery's character, Jacob Elroy, is an ex-cop-turned-PI who gets involved with Dexter's sister ...
"He owns a private investigation firm, he's an ex-cop and the majority of his dealings are with Debra Morgan," Flanery, 47, told OTRC.com host Rachel Smith. "So I can't really expound any further than that but shenanigans ensue."
2. Is he Debra's new love interest?
"I can't say," Flanery said, when asked. "I can't say with any conviction."
3. Will Jacob get along with Dexter and Debra?
"Yeah," Flanery said. "Yeah, yes, I can tell you that. I've got a great relationship with, moreso with one than the other but yeah, it's a good relationship."
4. What's Jacob's personality like?
"He's a little bit of a flamboyant, kind of a more of an aggressive fella," Flanery told OTRC.com. "He's very, very, very different than I am, kind of an egoist. Yeah, yeah. He's an elitist. A little but pompous. He does happen to be from Texas. Yeah. So there's some similarity there."
5. Fans will be "very satisfied" with the finale, Sean Patrick Flanery says.
"I love the way that they plan to wrap things up and I think everybody's gonna be very satisfied," Flanery told OTRC.com.
"It's not going to be a loss, where people are like, 'Oh, are you kidding me? That's the end of it? That's how you wrap it up?'" he added. "No, I think people are going to go like, 'Ahhhh." They're going to be well-satisfied."
Flanery talked to OTRC.com at his Los Angeles martial arts studio Hollywood Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, where he occasionally gives lessons himself. He has been practicing since he was a child and was inspired to study karate after watching Elvis Presley showcase some moves on stage and also because of -- what else? -- a girl.
"One time I was following a girl home who had a bicycle with a basket on the front, had a flat tire ... she used to push that bicycle anyway even though it had a flat 'cause you could carry things in the basket and she had these funny white pants on and I followed her one day, 'cause she was just gorgeous, as a dude would do -- everything important in my life is because of a girl," he said.
"And she went into this karate studio next to the Piggly Wiggly," he continued. "And I went home and I told my dad, I said, 'I found a place and it's right next to the Piggly Wiggly. It's karate.' And so he signed me up and that's how it happened."
Bonus potential spoiler:
Will he showcase some martial arts moves on "Dexter?
Well I will tell you this -- when I was doing my research for 'Dexter,' I came across an episode where Dexter actually discloses that he is a Brazilian Ju Jitsu expert ... it's going down," Flanery joked, adding: "I thought it was wildly coincidental."
Check out a SNEAK PEAK VIDEO of a scene from an episode of the eighth and FINAL season of "Dexter." (Warning: Contains expletives)Reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).