Last week I visited the set of Dexter, which is in the midst of filming its eighth and final season, with the premiere coming up on June 30. Meltzer, who's been with the show since season 1 and was made Prop Master in season 3, has had previous gigs on The Vampire Diaries and Reno 911!. But on Dexter, he's the man behind the look of some of the most memorable kills — the Trinity Killer, the death of Rita — in the series, and he takes his responsibilities very seriously.
"The look of this show is so incredibly important to the fans — they expect something from this show," he said.
Meltzer gave me a tour of the show's prop room and costume trailer, as well as the iconic sets of Dexter's apartment, the Miami Metro police station, and even Dexter's lab.
Side note: That photo shows Meltzer with Dexter's kill kit. So many knives, so much work for our hero to do on the final season!