'Dexter' Season 8: Michael C. Hall says Jennifer Carpenter 'astonishes me'

Showtime's "Dexter" "wouldn't be where it is without" Jennifer Carpenter, says her principal co-star and former husband, Michael C. Hall.As the serial-killer drama approaches the start of its eighth and final season Sunday, June 30, Hall credits Carpenter -- who's in the running for a Critics' Choice Television Award for her work last year, with the honors being presented Monday (June 10) -- for her "ability to make Debra plausible, and to navigate the phenomenal twists and turns that she's gone through."Indeed, after discovering the double life of her forensics-expert half-brother Dexter, Miami police detective Debra ended Season 7 by literally killing for him -- fatallly shooting their boss LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) to protect his secret. And if the Season 8 trailer is an accurate indicator, Debra is having an extremely difficult time reconciling herself to that action."Jennifer is probably the best scene partner I've ever had," says Hall, who is also an executive producer...



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