For Dexter fans, Rita’s death on in the season finale was a shock, and one that left many looking for closure. Now, it looks like they just might be getting what they’re looking for.
ShowTime has confirmed that yes, Julie Benz, who played Rita, Dexter’s wife on the series, will make a return appearance to the show after her character was brutally murdered by the Trinity Killer. Julie has been names as a guest star in the show’s fifth-season premiere this fall. As for how this happens (be it flashback, ghost or dream) ShowTime isn’t saying.
“As Dexter grapples with the reality of the death of his wife and the realization that he is now a single father, the presence of Rita Bennett will help him deal with his new found feelings of loss and grief — emotions that Dexter Morgan has never really felt before,” ShowTime says in a statement.
The show’s executive producers said that Rita’s “presence” won’t be the same as Dexter’s dad (James Remar), who is dead but still appears to Dexter to remind him to stick to his code.
However Rita does appear to Dexter, Benz’s return to the show will be for only one episode. She will star in ABC’s new drama “No Ordinary Family” in the fall.
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