'Dexter' stars file for divorce
December 14th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

'Dexter' stars file for divorce

It seems there's no life left in the marriage of "Dexter" co-stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. The couple have announced that they've split up.

"Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall have filed for divorce," their reps tell CNN in a joint statement.

Carpenter, 31, wed Hall, 39, on December 31, 2008, and stood by him as he battled Hodgkin's lymphoma this year.

"The triumph of a man, to have gone through something like that and not even give the crew any suspicions that he was in any sort of need, it's impressive," she told the New York Times in September.

Access Hollywood reports that Carpenter attended Sunday night's season 5 finale party alone and often talked about their troubles on the set of the hit Showtime series.

Now their co-stars are worried about how the actors – who play brother and sister – will get along when they start shooting the upcoming sixth season.

Stay tuned.

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  1. rapidshare

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    September 30, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ashley

    Dexter would not be able to survive without his sister. Hope they'll be able to work together still.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. me

    You women who are so hot for MCH have serious issues. He's attractive, but there was none of this bs when he was on SFU and he didn't look too much different. You just love him because he's a serial killer that you feel justified in feeling attracted to (because he has a "code"). You love the serial killer.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sherri

    That really really sucks! I loved the chemistry they have together on the show granted there bro and sis but they totally make the show and after finding out they were married in real life even made the acting more intrigueing. extremely talented. you peeps on here dissing her looks please! she's beautiful what are you looking for some Miss Universe. Anyways please people be nice is it that hard! I pray for a reconciliation. Marriage is a selfless act stop being selfish Dexter AKA MH.

    December 21, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Plan

    ccr, you just ruined one of the biggest surprises of the series for me with your careless post. This is an article about Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter, NOT about what happens at the end of season 5.

    You shouldn't be dropping major spoilers here, and the very least you can do is clearly mark your post with **SPOILERS** so that other people don't stumble on your comment like I did.

    I can't even tell you how annoying this is after I've recently watched the first two seasons and really enjoyed the show. I hope a spoiler ruins a television series for you, so you learn your lesson.

    December 18, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. MImi

    The season was SO BORING! It shows when there are classically trained actors like the Trinity killer. Lumen was a goon (the character). And Emily Rose please eat some food.

    December 16, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Trey

    Not really surprising, since Hollywood marriages between actors/actresses tend not to last.

    I'm glad I'm not in that cast though. If she was talking about their problems on the set rather than keeping it between the two of them, I'd imagine it wasn't an amiable divorce. Speaking to others in public about marriage problems implies you aren't able to talk in private. It's going to be really uncomfortable for the other cast and crew. They'll have to take sides.

    Probably a good thing its the last season.

    December 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Zac

    Deb is the worst actress in the world, she has one emotion, crying...get her off of Dexter

    December 16, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. RF

    Those photographers are gonna be hounding him like crazy now. Time to move on. You GO Dex (i mean Michael) 🙂

    Lots of love for ya here in Texas.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. N8

    Thank God! Maybe they can finally get rid of this crappy actress.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mitchell

    Well this can't ruin the show any more than that terrible season finale this week. Really? Deb and Dexter between a sheet of plastic? Worst writing the show has ever seen, not to mention all the other flaws.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. thebeast

    Ah well I think he fell for Julia Stiles, who seems extremely intelligent and is actually kind of exotic looking...Great Show

    December 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Archaic Revival

    Do I see plastic sheets in Jennifer Carpenter's future? lol 🙂

    December 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brian

    I'm really surprised about this. I would have thought that after them going through his cancer together they would be able to survive anything. Really sad and shocking to hear

    December 14, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Wade N Ginger N Eastman Georgia

    I can't say enough how impressed I am with Michael C.Hall's work, He is what I would call a true professional at what he does,And that is being an actor,He's Not really a serial killer he just ACTS like one and he does a super super job at it. My wife and I both we not into the first few seasons of Dexter,But we did catch on around season 3 I think,ANd we have been hooked every since. I was so upset when I found that Michael was sick because we have lost so many wonderful people to the very same disease. I send out well wishes to the both of them,And I honestly think that their working together on the set of Dexter will not be any problem at all,They are very seasoned actors and I feel that the won't let their private lives effect their jobs.Good Luck to the both of you.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Karl

    Her character Deb always seems like she's crying or about to cry on the show. I suppose its good for an unemotional Dex to have her balance him out but it gets to be a bit much for me. I will say the scene on the last show where she tells Lumen and Dex to leave was killer and a great performance though. Anyway it must have been hard for them to work together and be married. Best wishes to both.

    December 14, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lotuseater

      Good observation Karl! I happen to feel the same way. Sometimes, it seems the writers have poor Deb crying a lot! Not that Jennifer isn't good at it, she is! But, I think it gets overdone at times and they forget that Jennifer's character can also be very funny with some of the crazy lines written for her. I wish we could see more of that in the next season. Also, agreed, the part where Deb confronts Dex & Lumen between the sheets was brilliant (as usual). 🙂

      December 15, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sandra

    Not all marriages work out. Wish them the best in life, time to move on.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. rebecca

    Deb is f'n funny and a huge part of the show. Leave her the mother f alone!!! Also, why the f would you want to get rid of Masuka?! He has the best laugh and his comments are hilarious!!! Fuuuudge!

    December 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lotuseater

      I mentioned Masuka, only because people were talking earlier about 'killing off' Debra, who is a central figure. The writers did 'kill off' main charachers previously (Doakes & Rita). If they were to 'kill off' another main character in the next season, I offered up Masuka, but only because his character isn't integral. Although, if Masuka were done-in, I would miss him terribly because he is just so cute & ridonkulously hilarious!!

      December 15, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sara

    They'll get along fine. They've already been separated so what's the big deal?

    December 14, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Kim

    It's too bad that it didn't work out... many hollywood marriages don't last because either party can afford to leave the relationship. If they're not happy, then they end it (not that some don't try to work it out). I think more marriages would split up if finances weren't a major factor. I'm all for marriage (and in a pretty happy one), but if it's not working, then why stay? Best of luck to both of them... and hoping it doesn't make either miserable on set.

    December 14, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  21. whiteglossy

    Suuuuuuucks!!!! Talk about the hottest couple in the world. That's a fantasy keeper! – http://wp.me/p106i6-1NF

    December 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • theotherwoman

      Yes, Ryan Reynolds broke up with Scarlett. We did not want to hurt her, but our love was just too powerful.

      December 14, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mark A.

    I think Dexter should pop out of the TV screen just like that girl from "The Ring" and proceed to hack off some of the loser comments on these posts-that or guide their their sorry text-afflicted nubby fingers for the spellcheck button on their not-so-smart phones.

    Go, Dexter, go!--hack, hack, chop, chop!!

    December 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  23. joetheplumbercrack

    I would like to see Deb on Dexters table

    December 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Danny

    Divorce doesn't have to be contentious. A couple can split up and still remain friendly.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. RT Koch

    Proof yet again that mixed marriages never work.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sherm

    Who are these people?
    What is Dexter?

    December 14, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  27. BarelyHangingOn

    This is good news. Maybe they will kill her off. She has to be one of the most annoying people on tv. Since the first episode I have been waiting for her character to end up under plastic wrap.

    December 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sassy Cyndie

    When I saw them filming Harrison's birthday party, during a break she kept hugging him and they looked happy. Now that I think about it, he wasn't really hugging her back much... still seemed like incest though. lol
    : )

    December 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Iron Mike

    Separated at birth? they both have the same jacked up smile. Only in Hollywood.

    December 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  30. DanB

    betcha he hooked up with Julia Stiles - aka "Pumpkin Face"

    December 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dunkenweizen

    She needs to eat a steak or twelve

    December 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Wash

    He's gonna get so much ass now it's unreal

    December 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. art vandolay

    Wait a minute, I thought Mike Hall was a gay mortician working in a funeral home?
    -Courtesy of Art Vandolay

    December 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Molz

    I think its funny how sometimes in TV shows its the brother and sister that get together. Same thing happened in Roswell...They split up and did fine...hopefully since they play brother and sister they'll still be fine together...its worse when people who play partners on the show divorce...cause then they don't want to act that chemistry (alias, happy days).

    December 14, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Molz

      I'd like to correct that and mention that Jason Behr and Katherine Heigl did not get married, but they did date.

      December 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      Jason Behr, talk about a hottie. He's married to that actress who's on Private Practice.

      December 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Phyvyn Last

    Would not have wanted a break-up. Was really unhappy Doakes and Dexter's show-wife are not on the show – can Doakes have a cousin and can the wife's death be a bad dream? Weave her back in at the end of the year? Dexter casting is the greatest – identify these solid performers earlier and bring in more "extra's" please!

    December 14, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. jen

    actually this is pretty sad news to me... first off, they are both very talented...they look great together...i love both of them in Dexter individually and as brother/sister... also, my name is jennifer and my husband just went through a year long battle with cancer...so i loved that aspect of their relationship

    i wish them both the best!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Melissa

    Too bad, another Hollywood marriage ends. I thought they were good together, in the interviews I had seen. Then again no one usually comes out and says "We're not getting along" in an interview. I hope they are still civil, I LOVE Dexter and love both their characters! How good was the season finale? Totally thought Deb was gonna find them!

    December 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Andrew

    Too soon to ask what she's doing Friday night?

    December 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Animal fan

    Really! These comments are rude and shallow. How can you guys get creeped out about them being brother and sister acting on a show. They played brother and sister before they were married for 3 yrs. Hello real world. I love the show "Dexter". They will not kill Debra off she is an intricate part of Dexter's life. It's too bad that they are ending things considering what they have gone through in their personal lives with his illness but that sometimes that can also take an emotional tole on people also. We aren't in their house and their personal lives. So don't judge. Unless you are perfect which no one is.

    December 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dee

    Omg I love both of them .....Dexter is Awesome ...... Jennifer Carpenter i love your acting........why are you people so judge mental about her she is one of the best characters on the show

    -as for who played rita hahaha i loved the hole home maker roll there, it was a sham she was killed...........but most of all i love Michael C. Hall hahaha wish i could marry him got he is good looking and a very talented and good actor

    December 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Anniversary for a Normal Couple

    Ok since I'm not a celebrity I'll get this on MarqueeBlog on my own. "Normal Couple Celebrates Anniversary in January", they will be celebrating with their daughter and 9 month old son. They have asked that you respect their wishes. Quote "This is a private moment for us and ask that you respect our wishes."

    December 14, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. user name

    "She's an attractive, young lady..."


    December 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Bill R.

    The dude is totally gonna trade-up. Ahh, the benefits of fame...

    December 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Denizen Kate

    Maybe they will behave like brother and sister in the future, since those are the characters they both portray so well.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jaime

    Although I think her character often amuses me, she cries often and is kond of annoying. I also do not find her attractive. Julie Benz is much better looking, but her character was kind of annoying....especially 4th season. Im sure the gobs of money these two divorcees are getting to act will be more than enough encouragement for them to stick around. If they are just now filing for divorce then they probably have not been getting along for a while now. No reason things cannot stay the same.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Julian Assange

    She probably doesnt put out anymore like so many girls do over time...the old bait n switch!!

    December 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Mike


    She stuck with this guy through cancer, and here is her "reward". What a jerk.
    He becomes a bit famous, and now it's on to bigger and better. lol

    And all the gals on here fawning over this guy, you're fools.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Michelle

    Sad. He has beautiful eyes.

    December 14, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Loud Noises

    They were together for soooo many years. This is shocking. (*insert eye roll here*)

    December 14, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Trinity

    It's Quins fault! I'm watching all of you.......

    December 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Stentor

    Typical Hollywood industry marriage, they don't live together long enough to find out if they're compatible or not. It's rare when one of those lasts longer than ten or even twenty years plus like Sarandon & Robbins.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Locode

    She's hot. He blew it.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  53. voodoomamajoojoo

    "Tonight's the night, FOR DIVORCE!"

    December 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Corina Rivera


    December 14, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jim

    Deb sucks, she is the only one on the show who I have wanted removed since the show started 5 years ago. She isn't even that good looking.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  56. jj

    Rita- Annoying-done.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Fam

    Kill the Sister!! I damand it.. lol .. nah they will get along fine.. he can't kill the only "family" he has

    December 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Tom

    Crazy that I have watched the show since the beginning and never knew they were married in real life. I hope the divorce does not ruin the show. I like both of them on the show. It is one of the best shows on TV.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Trav

    An attractive young lady? She's built like a 9 year old boy.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Shenaniganz

    WOw....why is everybody talking so much crap about her? Shes a person with feelings just like all of you. Yea shes skinny...so what? People these days...if your a little over weight then they call you fat or plus size..if your fat then they call you huge or obese.. But if your skinny they say your sick? Get a grip people. She is beautiful...dont be so jealous..

    December 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      Disagree. Being overweight is unhealthy, but so is being anorexic. Jennifer looks anorexic to me.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ralph

      Thank you Doctor Bookenz. You sound stupid to me. Except I'm more likely to be correct. Maybe she just has a slight build. That's what she appears to me.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      No, I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Mark A.

    I think Dexter should pop out of the TV screen just like that girl from "The Ring" and hack off some off the loser comments on these posts-that or guide their text-afflicted fingers to them the spellcheck button on their not-so-smart phones.

    December 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  62. jules

    I hear a show tune in the background. He could be gay.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Ed

    When will Michael come out of the closet and admit he is gay.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Frankie

    All these comments are dumb. They are actors. They will continue to do their jobs on the set like the professional actors they are. I wish them both luck.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jenn Daniels

    He finally realized he got the wrong Jennifer... Well I do hope the best for them. They are both amazing actors. I love both of them.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  66. JEP

    I heard that he got back together with Keith.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Jethrine

    Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter play brother and sister so convincingly that I was surprised to hear they were married in the first place. They're both great actors, and I am sure that they can likewise set aside their marital difficulties to continue playing the these wonderful characters without a hitch.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  68. kv

    sad state of affairs when a couple cant even manage to stay married TWO years...

    December 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Lotuseater

    Wow, this is a surprise to read! Sorry to hear...I luved the fact that they werre married. I wish them both well! I am a huge fan of Dexter and think they are both great actors to watch! All of them are fantastic & I enjoy every character immensely, Batista, LaGuerta, Masuka! I would weep if Deb weren't on the show, she's awesome! Deb can make me cry or laugh like hell & is a big reason I tune in every season! Dexter & Quinn are both my heroes and I still miss Doakes! So, I hope the writers don't kill anyone of these main characters off, though I am glad Rita was offed & maybe they can kill Masuka but only because he's not really necessary...I was a bit disappointed in the season finale though – was great to tie everything up for next season, but there was no cliff hanger? Maybe I am a spoiled fan...cya next year!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      The cliff hanger...THAT'S exactly what was missing. I watched it on on-demand & the description wasn't there so I had no idea I was watching a finale! I agree, I'm a spoiled fan too, this is the first time they've left the season with some closure. I was glad to see he's a bit more "human" now...probably because of Lumen!

      December 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  70. sarah

    Dexter and Deb are not blood-related. Yes, Harry had an affair with Dexter's mom, but it was established in an episode via a DNA test that Harry was not Dexter biological father.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Dexter who?

    Sorry, but I only know him as David Fischer.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Blazer63901

    I'm trippin on this one. I love that show.I am speecless about it all. I hope they are able to keep working together.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  73. C

    Maybe they should just kill her character off, she is easily the weakest actor on the show(at least before this season, which I haven't seen yet).

    December 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  74. hurf durf

    She is probably the most annoying personality in any tv show i've watched

    December 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Shenaniganz

    AT least they realized they werent in love anymore & didnt have a child together. And what is really great is that she was there for him when he needed her most

    December 14, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ncgrrl

      Good comment! I am wondering why everyone is focusing on Jennifer's physical appearance. What does that have to do with a marital break-up? I wish them both well, and hope they can continue to work together. The fact that they did stay together through Michael's illness says alot about how they care for each other – but maybe not enough to be married.

      Also to all the people talking about her character, they should realize that only a really great actor or actress can make people hate their character so much. So she must be a great actress afterall. And she can only work with the script she has been given......

      December 14, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  76. forklift

    Also, though Deb is not the best actress, she is a million times better than julia stiles. Ms.Stiles made the 5th season nearly unwatchable.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • UR Kidding

      sorry but NO WAY is Julia Stiles a bad actress – she sizzled onscreen this year. Jennifer Carpenter is a good actress, but not great.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auntie

      I agree with you UR Kidding. Julie Stiles was great as Lumen.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      Stiles was perfect.

      December 14, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Julian Assange

    Carnie Wilson....that fat cow ate all the food!!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jaysongod

    I say kill dat B**ch off. The show do not need her half acting azz anyway. She is like the worse actress ever. Plus she has not body, she look like pale tree.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  79. forklift

    I'm sure the characters on Dexter care about the 40 something brilliant comments from the peanut gallery.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Navygirl

    She looks like a skeleton wearing a skin suit. Sorry to hear of the relationship breaking up but he needs to be with someone who actually eats and looks good like Julia Styles shes pretty and have a nice body, maybe if Jennifer ate somthing she might fill out in all the right places and look healty as well. EAT SOME FOOD GIRL!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully she is a professional and can pull it together for the next season or I see her boney ass on the table wrapped in plastic.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Julian Assange

    She has the biggest nose I have ever seen!!...she could pick up a lot of birdseed with that beak!!...how did he even kiss her without bumpin into that schnoz!?!?!?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Name*Shenaniganz

    Not everybody works out. The good thing is they both realized it before they made the commitment to have a child together. .and its wonderful that she supported him& was there for him through his illness when he really needed her.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Kevin


    December 14, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Trazey

    I can't stop staring at that picture and her GIANT noggin' !!! compared to him, her head is huuuuuge LOL

    December 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |

    first i wish them both well,to you michael i hope and prey that you be well soon,and people please stop nonesense comments ,i dont know them in person and so the rest of you that writing all these bull.....,god help them both,merry christmas to all .

    December 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Stevieray

    Is it just me, or did anyone else notice how unusually LARGE Ms. Carpenters' head is?!!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • real women eat food

      I think her head is normal, the rest of her is starved to perfection.

      December 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Lisa

    Wow, two whole years? How long did they date before they got married? And how long could it have been good for?

    December 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  88. usafbiker

    Maybe the married couple were having bad thoughts after playing brother/sister roles on the show. AWKWARD!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  89. GrimShaw

    She's just.. smokin..

    December 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  90. PossiblePlot

    Her character could get killed by some locked up mob guys as she gets to close to a secret they are hiding. Then Dex gets himself locked up with them offs them while in jail The End. Or Dex finally snaps and she finds out and they go on the run together or she ends up just offing him right there as he is just like his half-brother that nearly killed her.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      I think Dex will let himself get caught to save Debra.

      December 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      And then they'll fast forward ahead in time to baby Harrison as an adult, and he'll be like his father.

      December 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jermiester

    Well I started to watch this series about 2 months ago. A good friend of mine lent me the first 4 seasons on DVD. I signed up to HBO to watch the rest. Now attcking his wife who i can tell is not the best actress in the world, but then again you would never have great actresses like charlize theron, meryl streep, jody foster etc in primetime sitcoms so what do you expect? They are the only 2 that know what happened behind closed doors. Maybe she was a diva, or he had a chip on his shoulder. Their characters we like or dislike are just their characters, not what they are in private. I wish both of them luck, and if they can be professional enough to carry on with the show great if not then the show is called dexter, not Debra!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      The show is on Showtime, not HBO.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • jermiester

      I know the show is on showtime, but I am in Canada and the show is played through our channel 301 which is part of HBO in my town.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ao

    I love Dexter but seasons 3 and 4 are only ok compared to the epicness that was seasons 1 and 2. Michael C Hall is amazing but good lord Deb is so annoying on the show i gag. dex is on the loose now!

    December 14, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Tully

    Wow, that was quick after only two years. Hope they remain in good terms. I like Michael C. Hall but Jennifer Carpenter is a terrific actress with beautiful eyes.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  94. svscnn

    My guess is they'll now have just enough animosity to come across even more like a real brother and sister.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  95. JohnRJ08

    Carpenter's character on the show comes off like she's an unstable personality. Her relentlessly foul language makes her sound like she is emotionally out of control all the time. It's too much. There's no respite from her Tourette's-like outbursts. OK, we get it. She's got a potty mouth! Give it a rest! If she and Hall can't work together after the split, then I am all for finding a way to deal Debra out of the series. She hasn't really contributed anything since season #2 anyway. Her current relationship with Quinn was far too predictable. What is also predictable is that it cannot last because both of those characters are psychological train wrecks. I see a double-murder in the near future of this series.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • svscnn

      If anything, I blame consistently poor writing for her character for the lame, overdone foul language. And her being a weak actress certainly didn't help it feel less forced.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      The writers really overdo it with her and the "f" word.

      December 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  96. PINPIN45


    December 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  97. EyePopper

    In the finale of season 5, one scene she was making her usual contorted cry face, and I swear, I thought one of her eyes were going to pop out of the socket and fall onto the floor. They're just so buggy, and un even, like the rest of her face. Next season she should find out about dexter, so that she has a real reason to cry on set.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wawawhat

      What is your point, or others dogging on Jennifer for that matter? Post your photo so we can critique your appearance.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  98. JD

    It's because Deb was sleeping with so many guys in the show.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debs Lover

      Its cause she messed with colored guys, Dexter hates the blacks and hispanics. Oh actually Micheal C Hall hates them, thats why after filming they say he wont go anywhere near florida and especially Miami.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auntie

      This is actually for Debs Lover. Michael C. Hall played a gay undertaker, David Fisher, in Six Feet Under. His boyfriend was BLACK. They made out several times in the series (yes, MCH kissed and tongued a Black man). MCH does not have a problem with dark skin, but you might.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  99. OKx3

    Well it seems that Michael likes to rush to the alter with co-stars. Oh well, I'd rather have the weird vibe of them having been recently divorced playing brother and sister than still being married doing the same. Even the sechs scenes for both characters were less steamy these last two seasons. Obviously outside relationships do not mix inside. Now if Batista and LeGuerta would just get divorced; terrible story line.

    $100 says Season 6 is the end anyway.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Jeremy

    Sad to see (That is why you NEVER EVER date or marry co-workers) I hope that professionality shines through when they begin filming season 6.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ice truck killer

      The woman I mariried was a dancer at my night club and I can assure you its good to marry who you work with. She understands I need to break in all the new young 18 year old girls before they dance and now she gets to puch them around and be a manager at the club. Its a plus for both of us, so your comment is wrong.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • MeIam33

      I married my co-worker seven years ago...happy to report I no longer have to sit on his lap to type!

      December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Bulloch

    Deb is one of the only things keeping Dexter attached to humanity, so they will never kill her off but their Real-life relationship always seemed bizarre, so I'm not surprised they are splitting up. From what I've read though, Hall is good about being professional, regardless of his personal life, so I doubt it will be an issue. Besides, we all knew a Man-Elf relationship was destine to fail...

    December 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Jack Meoff

    Don't think the divorce will have any big impact on their acting together. I mean they were husband and wife acting like brother and sister so if they can pull that off they should be okay. if not yes kill Deb off. Though doesn't this show follow stories from a series of books? The author may not like too many changes.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      Nah, the show stopped following the books half way thru Season 1. I mean, LaGuerta gets killed in Book 1 and Doakes is still alive in the 5th book. The show went off in a totally different direction a long time ago.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  103. BBBBBaaaabeeeeee!!!!!

    I say dont kill her off, as that would be too much for good ol DEX. Let her get married and move away with Quin, Problem solved get rid of both of those losers......

    December 14, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Jayden

    Why are her eyes so far apart? She is an alien hybrid!

    December 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccr

      You look weird too. I mean, what the heck happened to your face?

      (See why playing nice is good?)

      December 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Jonathan Harmantas

    He couldn't take her potty-mouth and all those cuss words! Of course, she may not cuss in real-life. I never new they were married, I think of them as brother-sister because of the show, it's kind of weird finding out they were married in real life! Eeeew.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeB

      They play adopted brother and sister. I knew a woman who married her adopted brother.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wawawhat

      Mike B, is it not implied that Harry is Dexter's real father? Deb is is half-sister (different mom) and Brian was his half-brother (different dad).

      December 14, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ghislaine

      to Wawawat's comment on dexter's father: no, Harry wasn't his dad. Remember, both he and his brother went to their dad's house to clear it out after he died. Dexter even had a DNA test done. So, he and Deb are not blood related.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wawawhat

      ghislaine – If you go back and listen between the lines, that old guy's DNA does not "rule in" that he was Dexter's bio-dad it merely suggested he was "related" to Brian and Dexter, which he would be as Brian's bio-dad. All three would have some level of matching DNA to thus furthering Brian's plan. They hint at it a couple of times in Season's 3 and 4 that Harry may have actually been Dexter's bio-dad. If I recall correctly, the books hint at it as well. I'd have to go back and check.

      December 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Jiggered

    Dex knows — when it's time to drop the ho.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  107. charmedaz

    YES WOOT! I have wanted her char to get Dexter'd for so long, I think she is the most annoying role on that show, shes like a splinter every scene shes in..just grating..I'm sure its not "HER" but how the made Deb. Just terriable. So now that they are divorcing maybe she will get whats coming!!!!!!!!!!! hehe

    December 14, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  108. MR.Cooper

    I LOOOOVE WATCHIN this show with my Mommy and Daddy I hope Dexter takes her out to sea...........

    December 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mike S.

    It's Debra's time to go.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Dexfan

    Her character is a tad bit annoying. I say recast, her dying in season 6 would be interesting also but what support would Dexter have then? Maybe they bring Julia Styles back and kill of his sister?..maybe?

    December 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  111. fiveTeeOneVee

    hmmm, she looks like she had a stroke.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  112. bookenz

    She should eat more.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Agreed. She looks sick, I would have never guessed he was sick.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      She's just slim. I'm guessing you're fat.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ice Truck Killer

      Nice rear end on her, just needs a boob job.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bookenz

      There's slim and then there's just flat out unhealthy looking. Someone give her a sandwich or something.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  113. EllDeau

    I wonder if he woke up one morning and was like "Wow, she just really really cannot act, what am I doing with such a hack?"

    December 14, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      Dynamite drop-in loser. Lame joke.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccr

      I think she's a fine actress, and she portrays one of my favorite characters on the show. If you want truly bad acting, watch Evan Rachel Wood try pulling off the Vampire Queen character in True Blood.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jackson

      You don't know what you're talking about. Jennifer Carpenter is one of the most accomplished actors on television. My guess is that you've never heard of Juilliard.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Pat

    Well, as Deb she carried on a troubled "office" relationship with Quinn so let's see if she can pull off the same thing IRL.

    December 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Confused?

      So she drives race cars in the Indy Racing League? I hope she does well next year, too. I'm so sick of Danica Patrick.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enoch100

      Irish Rowing Legion?

      December 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Irish rowing league? IRL=In real life. You guys aren't very smart. I'm not one for abbreviation either, and I've never heard or seen this particular one, but a little brain power mixed with a little context sure goes a long way.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auntie

      LOLOLOLOLOL! This thread is hilarious! IRL=Irish Rowing Legion=Indy Racing League=In Real Life. You guys have nothing better to do than to come on here and make each other miserable? ROTFLMBOLOLOLOLOL! I am crying this is so funny....

      December 14, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Confused?

      Ryan, you's an idiot! Sucker.

      December 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  115. RF

    As a big fan of the show Dexter, I have to say that he is strong person to keep on going and a fighter. Keep on movin' on dex.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  116. Jane

    *Spoiler for next season!* Debra dies!!

    December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • H

      Isn't the next season the final season for the series? Does it even matter at all that she dies? Or will she die in the first episode to keep the viewers interested?

      December 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  117. WLM

    Damn that was quick.. I hated them together anyways....

    December 14, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • JohnRJ08

      I hope Carpenter is a great actress, because if she's anything like the character she plays on Dexter I wouldn't be able to stay in the same room with her for five minutes, let alone in a marriage. Of course, it's sad when any marriage comes apart, but these two are so good on that show that it seems like they were more than just brother & sister and husband & wife. Maybe, during his illness, they both decided that they had gotten married for the wrong reasons.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Confused?

      Really? You hated the fact that they were married? Why? Because they don't look good together? How shallow are you?

      December 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ice truck killer

      Im glad they broke up, their relationship gave me the creeps being that they played brother and sister. I hope they didnt role play the same roles in bed... Oh sis you so good.. Oh big brother gimme some more...

      December 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • CKN

      Here come the grammar police, because this particular offense is one of the most common and most irritating...
      Its "anyway", NOT anywayS. Thank you.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cueball

      Yes, and it's "it's", not "its". Ironic...

      December 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  118. JessElin

    Now I have a chance! Goodbye bug eyes, he is mine now! lol

    December 14, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      Despite being an attractive woman, I could find fault in several of her features, but her eyes aren't one of them.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Sad, that you take the time to criticize the appearance of complete strangers to you. Wish we could all be the perfect specimens you jokers must be.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • dbtinc

      Sorry about their personal life issues but her character was really annoying ... watch, next year she will meet a violent end.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenito

      Oh no, He is mine. I have been waiting for him to split with that crooked mouth woman for a long time now. I am on my way to Hollywood to score me a killer!! Michael C Hall is so fine.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • AlienAnessa

      If you truly feel her character is annoying, then stop watching the show because her character is critical. The writers write, and Jennifer the consummate professional brings that writing to life. Check out Jennifer's fairly recent interview (CNN has it somewhere) regarding the motivations for her character's behavior. Numerous fans hope your wish doesn't come true – the character doesn't need to meet a violent end, but your commenting does.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Abe Bagota

      Straight up, that chick look weird!

      December 14, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  119. cheefsfury


    December 14, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • brandonj

      Who's Michael C. Hoffman? I think you mean Michael C. Hall-lol

      December 14, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      Why all the haters here?! She did nothing wrong. Relationships sometimes don't work–for whatever reason, so stop calling her a "ho", or dissing her for no reason. She's an attractive, young lady who I'm certain will not have any problems finding another guy. Jealous women here just need to get a grip and the men don't know what the hell they're talking about.

      December 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccr

      Shane- agreed. Frankly, Deb is one of my favorite characters on the show. I like her cussing and I appreciate the honesty of her character. In fact, her character's emotional frankness is, I believe what some people are misinterpreting as instability. Granted, as a straight woman, perhaps I'm not the best judge of what men find attractive, but I believe her to be attractive. These "skinny" comments seem shallow and unwarranted. Last, they already killed off the most annoying woman on the show- Rita. What a wet blanket. Now there's a woman that could drive a man to kill.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      I don't fault either of them, because I don't know the details. But being part of such a short marriage shows that either one or both didn't take it seriously, or one or both rushed into something they should have never entered. People take marriage way too lightly, yet we still have many conservatives trying to rail against living together before marriage. A lot of failed marriages would never begin in the first place with sufficient time living in close quarters beforehand.

      December 14, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      to ccr....I loved that you said that about Rita. I thought it was just me but she made me crazy she was so damn annoying..would've killed her myself if I were Dexter.

      December 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • nomad


      December 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thelonious

      Micheal c. Hoffman? surely you mean Seymour Hall?

      December 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dexterfan

      I hope their break up does not affect the show, they are both fantastic on it. Not sure why all the hate on Jen, she is dynamite and is almost as main character on the show as Dex and she is a terrific actress. If she were like that in real life, I for one would not mind. Refreshing to have a woman actually say what she's thinking and put it out there (hmm seems like Quinn said this). She is also very cute (which does not hurt) a bit too skinny and could really use a boob job, but if she goes down, so does the show.....

      December 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |

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