Spoilers if you aren't caught up on Dexter through Season 7!
The last Dexter fans saw of Yvonne Strahovski's Hannah McKay, she was leaving a potted black orchard on Dexter's porch and taking off to parts unknown (South America?), having managed to escape police custody before being sent to jail for the attempted murder of Dexter's sister Deb. We were left to wonder if that was the end of Dexter and Hannah's relationship. They supposedly loved each other, but Dexter turned on her in the end, wisely choosing to side with Deb when push came to shove. It looks like there's more to this story as Strahovski is coming back to the series for Season 8.
EW interviewed Strahovski via Twitter today and confirmed that she will return to Dexter for Season 8. Of course, Strahovski couldn't give away many (or any) details about how Hannah will return, and she was also vague on where the character's mind is as she comes back into Dexter's life…
What she did ensure was a bit of added turmoil…
On one hand, Strahovski's great, so her return is good news. On the other hand, Hannah is trouble and I never really bought into the romance side of her story with Dexter. I'm not even sure if we were supposed to want to see them together. So it's hard to celebrate Hannah's return if it means more of the two characters together.
With that said, there's unfinished business here. Hannah knows that Deb knows about Dexter, which could make things really messy when she comes back. And, of course, there's Hannah's agenda. Is she back because she wants revenge? Or back because she misses Dexter? And how will either factor into her plans? There's potential for some great conflict here. We'll have to see how it turns out.
Dexter returns for Season 8 on June 30 on Showtime.