‘Dexter: New Blood’ Audrey Theory Explains Her Connection to Edward the Billionaire

Since the start of Dexter: New Blood, fans have been eager to find out what might happen between Audrey Bishop and Edward Olsen. It’s clear from their scenes that the show is leading up to something big, but exactly what is a mystery. Many who have accused Edward of being the Iron Lake kidnapper believe he’ll abduct her, but this Dexter: New Blood theory about Audrey goes in a different direction.

Michael C. Hall splits wood in Dexter New Blood
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‘Dexter: New Blood’ is teasing at something between Audrey and Edward

Edward Olsen is an oil tycoon looked at as a valuable member of the community. He’s used his wealth and resources to help others in Iron Lake, a town in Upstate New York also home to Dexter Morgan, who now goes by Jim Lindsay. But that means little to Audrey Bishop, the teenage daughter of police chief Angela Bishop, when his company is adversely affecting the environment.

When she protested him in Dexter: New Blood Episode 1, Edward gave her a cold look that rattled even viewers. He appeared even creepier when he found Audrey abandoned on a roadside in episode 3. Fortunately, he left without incident, after pointing out the hypocrisy of Audrey criticizing him while driving an “old gas-guzzler.”

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What’s going on between Audrey and Edward in ‘Dexter: New Blood’?

The tension between them comes in the midst of a huge missing person problem in Iron Lake. Watching their interactions, many viewers are getting creepy vibes from Edward and believe he’ll kidnap Audrey. But others think he might be her father — a theory that rose after the latest episode of Dexter: New Blood, which suggested Kurt Caldwell is actually the man behind Iron Lake’s missing women.

“So okay here’s my evidence,” one fan wrote on Reddit after the episode. “Olsen seems to to take it personally that Audrey hates him and at first that made no sense to me he’s a billionaire why would he personally be offended by what a teenage thinks so much to stop and talk to her when her car breaks down?”

“But then I got to thinking why would a billionaire have a chalet in small town where most of people don’t like him, then I was like maybe because it’s because of a personal reason, and then it me after rewatching that conversation he had with Audrey he wasn’t threatening her he was trying to convince her he wasn’t so bad, why! Probably because he’s her biological father,” they continued.

Reacting in the comment section, one reader said: “I definitely think you’re on to something here.”

“Definitely agree,” said another.

“Yeah I honestly think he [is] her dad and I think Angela might some what know because she always tries to change the subject of Olsen when Audrey brings it up,” read a third comment.

Some even believed that Iris could have been Audrey’s mother. It’s certainly an interesting theory and one that would explain how Angela came to adopt Audrey. But there wasn’t any indication that Iris was pregnant or had a baby before she disappeared.

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Keep watching for answers

Dexter: New Blood has five episodes left, with each episode airing at 9 p.m. ET on Sundays. Showtime has not officially said whether there will be another season, but star Michael C. Hall hasn’t ruled it out.

“I’m reluctant to say ‘definitely’, you know?” he told NME when asked if the revival would “definitely” be the end of Dexter’s story. “Let’s see. What’s plain now is that there’s 10 new episodes.”