'Dexter' Season 7: Here's How to Get John Lithgow Back On the Final Season

And we have some ideas. Okay, it might detract from the general logic of the show — since Lithgow's Arthur Mitchell died in Season 4 — but who cares? The Trinity Killer was awesome, John Lithgow is ALWAYS awesome, and honestly, we need him. Baby come back.

'Dexter' Really Needs To Bring John Lithgow Back Somehow

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And we have some ideas. Okay, it might detract from the general logic of the show — since Lithgow's Arthur Mitchell died in Season 4 — but who cares? The Trinity Killer was awesome, John Lithgow is ALWAYS awesome, and honestly, we need him. Baby come back.

Ghost Trinity Killer instead of Ghost Dad

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Ghost Dad sucks, and his advice is always vague and remotely Hallmark-y. Why not switch in the Trinity Killer? He'd have more pertinent information about how to lead a double life. Plus, it's John Lithgow. He'd rock that role.

He Could Come Back Playing a Crossdresser, and Thus An Entirely Different Role

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Why the hell not? He got an Oscar nod for his performance as Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp, why can't we make John Lithgow the new, cross-dressing police chief? He'd be the best, no doubt about it. Bet he looks better than LaGuerta in a skirt anyway.

Season 7 Is A Prequel

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Let's just cut Dexter out of it completely and reroute this show to be all about how the Trinity Killer was brought up in a world full of serial killers. Like, how he was the underdog — your average joe serial killer, but he beat the odds, and OUTLIVED THEM ALL. Then it's upbeat AND it has John Lithgow.

He Could Beam Down As Dick Solomon From '3rd Rock From the Sun'

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I like this possibility the best — maybe Dexter needs the advice of a physics professor/alien and is willing to travel to a fictional town in Ohio to get it. And then Dick Solomon would immediately bond with him because both are largely unfamiliar with human emotions, and then they'd live happily ever after.