Jennifer Carpenter’s acting chops have been pushed to the limit in season seven as her character Debra Morgan walked in on her brother Dexter as he drove a knife into one of his victims. Deb’s been an emotional mess since as she struggles to balance the protectiveness she feels for her brother as well as her duties as a police. Follow along with her thought process from the moment she asks her brother who he really is to ultimately asking him to kill someone without directly saying so.

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#26 Warning: Strong language ahead

#25 “Are you…are you a serial killer?”

"Are you...are you a serial killer?"

#24 “A lot of horrible things happen to a lot of people and they don’t turn out like you.”

#23 “You make it sound like it’s OK… like you’re the victim here.”

#22 “I was this close to arresting you this morning. I even thought about what I would say to the press.”

#21 “If you can channel your urges, why can’t you control it?”

#20 “I found this website ‘How to Cure a Serial Killer in 10 Easy Steps.'”

#19 “How does it feel, this need to kill?”

#18 “I can’t believe you’re like this. You’re a sick fuck, Dexter.”

#17 “There have to be families out there that are more fucked up than us.”

#16 “You’re my brother, and I can’t stand the idea of you spending your life in prison.”

#15 “Can you promise me that if I wasn’t on your ass, that you wouldn’t slip?”

#14 “Sooner or later this is going to catch up with you.”

#13 “If I’d let you do things your way, then Speltzer would be dead and that girl would be alive.”

#12 “I get it, what you do. I hate it, but I get it.”

#11 “I understand that it might be…might be a necessary evil, but what I don’t understand are the blood slides – they’re trophies.”

#10 “I suddenly don’t know what’s the truth and what’s a fucking lie with you anymore.”

#9 “You have a son. Someone needs to protect him. Someone needs to protect him from you.”

#8 “Is that why you came here, to prove some fucking point here that everyone wants someone dead?”

#7 “What I know about you makes you a completely different person.”

#6 “I am the lieutenant of fucking homicide and I have already helped you cover up two murders, this makes three.”

#5 “How did this become my life?”

#4 “I need you to promise me something, that you will never take a case from the police department ever again.”

#3 “I don’t want to be involved in that part of your life. I know you’re not going to stop, but I don’t want to know about it.”

#2 “All of your stealing and lying and covering up – that’s not me.”

#1 “I want you to make it right – do what you do.”

Esther Gim

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV