'Dexter': Here's How Many F-Bombs Jennifer Carpenter Dropped in the Original Series
Dexter will return in 2021 with 10 new episodes. Whether or not Jennifer Carpenter will reprise her role as Debra Morgan remains a mystery. Still, we’re celebrating Dexter‘s return with an official count of how many times Deb dropped the f-bomb in the show.
Carpenter played Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) adopted sister. Together, they worked for the Miami Metro Police Department, Dexter covering up his need to kill and Deb masking the feelings she had for her adopted brother.
Carpenter quickly became a household name thanks to her portrayal of the sailor-mouthed detective. Ironically, Carpenter cut out a lot of the cursing showrunners included in initial scripts. In an interview with Vulture from 2010, Carpenter admitted to censoring the material she received. “I actually take a lot of the cuss words out,” she said.
Why does Debra Morgan curse so much?
There are many theories about why almost every other word out of Deb’s mouth seemed to be a variation of f*ck. Deb’s foul mouth could be a result of the trauma she experienced throughout her life. She lost her mom when she was young. Not long after, she also lost her father, Harry (James Remar). Deb’s penchant for cursing could have developed from grieving her parents.
Later in her life, Deb experienced even more trauma, what with being engaged to the Ice Truck Killer, who doubled as Dexter’s biological brother Brian (Christian Camargo).
Another theory is that Deb’s foul mouth comes with the territory of ...
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