12/10/2012 04:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Is Dexter Getting Arrested In The Season 7 'Dexter' Finale? (VIDEO)

Will Dexter get arrested?

After an action-packed penultimate episode of "Dexter" Season 7, fans of the Showtime serial-killer drama are anxiously awaiting the Sun., Dec. 16 season finale. To ratchet up the tension even more, Showtime has released the following teaser for the episode that shows LaGuerta hauling Dexter away in handcuffs.

Could the law finally be catching up with Dexter, or will he and Deb find a way to stay one step ahead of LaGuerta's investigation? Could Sergeant Doakes actually return, after being assumed dead since Season 2? Those scenes could turn out to be dream sequences, but in an interview with Salon, Michael C. Hall said Dexter is bound to get caught eventually:

"I imagine Dexter is going to get caught one way or the other. And by that I mean, can we really expect him, at this point, to walk into the sunset? ... As far as whether he goes to jail, or gets put to death, or gets hit by a bus or whatever it might be, I can’t say. But I think, in a way, we are watching someone slowly but surely get caught."

Click over to Salon for more with Michael C. Hall.

"Dexter" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Showtime.

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