Is There Any Way Back For Deb From Cop To Killer or Has Dexter Destroyed His Sister?
The cast and crew of Dexter discuss Debra's progression from cop to killer.
The first time we met Dexter's Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) on the job, she was on the street--literally. She was so far down the rung of the cop hierarchy that she worked undercover as a prostitute and knew all the working girls on a first-name basis.
As time moved forward, so did Debra, until the day she achieved her dream of becoming a detective. Deb was very good at what she did and probably would have remained working as a detective for the foreseeable future. But Deb's future became something that never, in her darkest dreams, could she have imagined. Because her boss, the hyper-ambitious, unethical Maria LaGuerta used her as a pawn, Debra was thrust into the role of Lieutenant of Miami Metro, a job she neither desired nor was in any way prepared for. Deb however, was determined to make the best of it and she was managing OK until her world fell apart when she literally walked into a crime scene--that of her beloved brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall), stabbing his latest prey right in the heart.
In shock and disbelief, Deb agreed to allow Dexter to cover up the crime but she insisted he stop killing altogether. Dexter, for his sister's sake, tried to resist his urges, but in the end he went back to killing, which became an insurmountable problem for Debra.
LaGuerta again forced her way into the picture, only this time she was in pursuit of Dexter who she believed was the Bay Harbor Butcher instead of the deceased Sgt. Doakes. Ultimately, in a container in a shipping yard, Debra had to make the choice between sparing Dexter and effectively condemning her brother to death for his crimes or killing Dexter, which she found impossible to do.
As we open up Dexter's final season, six months have passed since the moment that Deb changed from a cop to a killer. As Dexter laments in this Deb-centric video, he has destroyed his sister.
Where can the two possibly go from here? Might Deb embrace a dark side of her own--and what form would that take? Meanwhile, how is Dexter to help Deb when he's still indulging his darkest side and she cannot bear the sight of him? It's gonna be very interesting to see where season 8 takes them--and us!
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After the jump: More Screencaps from Debra: From Cop To Killer (VIDEO)