Happy Birthday, Aimee Garcia!

November 28, 1978.

Aimee turns 37 today.

Aimee portrayed Jamie Batista in seasons 6 through 8.


LISTEN: Aimee Garcia and Rob G. on 805 on Wrap-Up Podcast

Mere Psychopath or Serial Killer? Dexter’s Natural Inclinations in 802: “Every Silver Lining…” & 803: “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?”

Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan in Dexter (Season 8, episode 2) - Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime - Photo ID: Dexter_802_1408

The Brain Surgeon has picked his next victim, compelling Dr. Vogel to recruit Dexter for his help in tracking down who she believes to be one of her former patients. After Dexter goes poking around Lyle Sussman’s hunting cabin, the Brain Surgeon discovers that Dexter is Vogel’s partner in crime, placing them both, as well as Dexter’s family, in jeopardy. Debra continues to fall apart and attempts to confess to Quinn that she killed LaGuerta, but he simply loves her too much to allow her to blame herself for the Captain’s death.

Continue reading “Mere Psychopath or Serial Killer? Dexter’s Natural Inclinations in 802: “Every Silver Lining…” & 803: “What’s Eating Dexter Morgan?””

Parenthood and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 801: “A Beautiful Day”

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan and Jadon Wells as Harrison in Dexter (Season 8, episode 1) - Photo: Randy Tepper/Showtime - Photo ID: Dexter_801_1125

Season 8 picks up six months after Debra decided to shoot Maria LaGuerta, the fateful decision that would change the Morgan family’s lives forever. Debra has decided to push Dexter out of her life in order to try to find a way to deal with her decisions, yet Dexter is determined to push his way back into her life. Although LaGuerta is a solved problem, Dr. Evelyn Vogel’s sudden resurfacing in Miami to work side-by-side with Dexter Morgan causes some unwanted tension in Dexter’s life.

Continue reading “Parenthood and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 801: “A Beautiful Day””

LISTEN: Comic-Con 2013 on Wrap-Up Podcast

ANSWER: Which Dexter star lost out to Jennifer Lopez when auditioning for the role of Selena (1997)?

Aimee Garcia.


Obfuscation, Self-Revelation, and the Phoenix in 704: “Run” & 705: “Swim Deep”


Ray Speltzer is arrested and nearly sent to jail for the rest of his life until he is set free to roam the streets once again. Dexter takes him out in attempts to lay to rest his animalistic side, which results in Dexter and Debra’s semi-reconciliation. Meanwhile, Isaak Sirko clues Dexter into the fact that he killed Louis Greene and has made it known that he will kill everyone in Miami Metro in order to avenge Viktor Baskov’s death. Maria LaGuerta lets Deb into her mission to reopen the Bay Harbor Butcher case, but little does she know Deb is only in it to protect her brother.

Continue reading “Obfuscation, Self-Revelation, and the Phoenix in 704: “Run” & 705: “Swim Deep””

Doubling, Ghosts from the Past, and Bookends in 702: “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl” & 703: “Buck the System”

Ray Speltzer

Debra learns to come to terms with Dexter’s Dark Passenger after she realizes that had she let Dexter do what he does, Ray Speltzer would not have succeeded in killing his latest victim. Maria LaGuerta continues to search for answers about the real identity of the Bay Harbor Butcher after the blood slide found at the site of Travis Marshall’s death is confirmed to be his. The Louis Greene “fire” has officially been put out, but Isaak Sirko has become Dexter’s most formidable victim for season seven, other than himself.

Continue reading “Doubling, Ghosts from the Past, and Bookends in 702: “Sunshine and Frosty Swirl” & 703: “Buck the System””

Chicago Tribune: Aimee Garcia Nervous Each Time She’s Handed a Dexter Script

On September 26, 2012, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Aimee Garcia (Jamie Batista) about her role in Showtime’s Dexter. Garcia says that each script is both nerve-wracking and exciting because she never knows what her fate as Harrison’s nanny will be.

“Even if I have an avocado face mask on, I’ll run out when the script comes and snatch it from the messenger and look through it,” Garcia said over the phone from Los Angeles last week. “My friends are always like ‘Are you getting killed off?’ and I’m like ‘I don’t know yet. And even if I did, I wouldn’t tell you.’”

Garcia notes that actors have no clue what is up ahead until they are handed their script for each episode.

She thinks that Jamie has become an integral part of the Morgan family:

“I think (Jamie) has grown to love Harrison more than ever and has really become a part of Dexter’s nuclear family,” Garcia said. “She’s essentially a mother figure for Harrison. … And she’s got that creepy boyfriend (Louis). You never know what will happen there – especially on a show like this.”

Click here to read the full interview.

Aimee Garcia to Star in CBS’ “Rush Hour”

AGRush Hour will be about “A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.”