'Dexter' has finally unleashed the first episodes of its farewell season, and even with a massive Comic-Con send-off in the works, there can be no stopping the ultimate end to Showtime's favorite serial killer series. So while spoilers of the finale season remain locked down tight, what new location details of the series finale have leaked that spell an ominous fate for at least one major character?

You're warned of major spoilers from here on out, but according to TVLine, at least some portion of the final 'Dexter' episodes will take place in a hospital, under heavy guard to boot. Episode 11 will feature appearances from an impressive number of hospital guest stars, including an emergency room doctor, a surgeon, two nurses, two paramedics and a hospital security guard. Might the same person whose life hangs in the balance also require an armed detail?

More than that, executive producer Sara Colleton offered intel on the role of 'The Shield' alum Kenny Johnson, who appears in the season's eighth episode as U.S. Marshal Cooper. “I can’t really tell anything because it will tip stuff that starts happening,” Colleton said of the character, who enters the fray hired by Sean Patrick Flanery’s P.I. character Jacob Elway to hunt down an infamous criminal. “We were so thrilled that we were ever able to get an actor of his caliber for this three or four-episode arc. He’s fabulous, and it’s a wonderful [role].”

Having only just premiered this past Sunday, ‘Dexter’ season 8 features appearances from '24‘ villain Julian Sands as a wealthy international businessman, Bethany Joy Lenz (‘One Tree Hill’) as Dexter’s new neighbor Cassie, ‘Last Resort‘ star Darri Ingolfsson as her antique-dealing love interest, ‘The Walking Dead‘ star Nick Gomez as a hitman that goes up against Deb, and Charlotte Rampling as visiting neuropsychiatrist Dr. Evelyn Vogel.

Well, what do you think? Could 'Dexter' take its title character or another lead to the hospital in the series finale? Where do you want to see the characters ultimately end up when the showtime series comes to a close? Watch the latest preview for the season ahead, and give us your predictions in the comments!

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