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Here's An Intense New Clip From The First Episode Of Dexter: New Blood

The 2013 series finale of Showtime's "Dexter" is one of the most universally hated conclusions to a critically acclaimed series in history. The ending of the serial killer-focused series, which saw Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) exiled as a lumberjack in Oregon, was ridiculed at the time of its release as a "sloppy sendoff" (via Variety). Despite suggestions over the years that the series had simply been on the air for too long, executives at Showtime saw fit last year to announce a limited series reboot of the show, starring Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, and a largely new cast of characters.

More than eight years after the conclusion of the original series, "Dexter: New Blood" will pick up a full decade after the events of the series finale. Far away from his home of Miami, Dexter is living in the fictional town of Iron Lake, New York, under the alias of Jim Lindsay (likely a nod to "Dexter" creator and author Jeff Lindsay), per the show's IMDb profile. In anticipation of the limited series, Showtime recently released a sneak peek at the first episode.

This Dexter: New Blood clip shows Dexter and Harrison's reunion

The new clip was released on the CBS late-night show "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," alongside Colbert's interview with "Dexter: New Blood" star Michael C. Hall (via YouTube). The clip, also uploaded to the DexterDailyCom Instagram account, gives viewers an extended look at the first scene in which Dexter comes face-to-face with his long-lost son, Harrison (Jack Alcott). In the finale of the original series, Dexter abandons Harrison, leaving the young boy to chart a new life in Argentina with his adoptive mother, Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski).

Fans got an abbreviated look at this same scene in the first trailer for the reboot, released in September. While that trailer appears to show Dexter immediately acknowledging his son, this clip puts a slightly different twist on the long-awaited reunion. In his first words in the clip, he tells his child, "I'm sorry I'm not the guy you're looking for." He then directs Harrison to a nearby shelter and assures him that he won't report him for breaking into his home before handing him some money for a bus ride out of town. Dexter then adds, "I hope you find whoever you're looking for." Harrison appears heartbroken, but the clip ends before he can respond.

"Dexter: New Blood" premieres on Showtime on Sunday, November 7.