Deborah Susan 'Debbie' Pelt is a recurring character in the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. She is played by guest star Brit Morgan and debuts in "9 Crimes". The character also appears in flashbacks where she is played by Heather Hopkins. Debbie was the pathologically jealous and vigilant on/off girlfriend of Alcide Herveaux. She serves as an antagonist in the third and fourth seasons.
Debbie is mean-spirited and vindictive, and her relationship with Alcide has been tumultuous. She is also pathologically jealous and vigilant. She becomes maniacal after being bested by Sookie on many occasions.
BackgroundEditDebbie was in the pack since she was a teenager. Jackson Herveaux, Alcide's father questions Debbie if she'll choose between human or pack. Debbie chooses pack.
Later on, Debbie was engaged to Alcide Herveaux, and would have done anything for Alcide when they were together but he wouldn't give her a baby because he didn't want to bring another one of their kind into the world. ("Hitting the Ground") This is part, if not all, of the reason she left him for Cooter.
Sookie and Alcide come to Lou Pine's for Debbie's engagement party. There Debbie meets Sookie and when Alcide comes to her rescue, Debbie tells Alcide she's happier now then when she was with his "pussy pack". Eventually Cooter walks over but Debbie tells him that he should let Alcide stay and watch, since that's the only way he'll understand and leave them alone. During the ceremony, Debbie is branded. ("9 Crimes") The next morning she visits Alcide's apartment and threatens Sookie for sleeping with Alcide. ("Trouble")
When Bill was tortured by Lorena in the "slave quarters", Cooter and Debbie, with Lorena's permission, drink Bill's blood. ("I Got a Right to Sing the Blues") The two leave but she later returns and busts in on Alcide, Sookie, and Tara when they are trying to rescue Bill Compton. She is frazzled and just wants some more V.
Sookie screams to distract her and Tara slams her against a wall and disarms her. Alcide picks up the gun just as Debbie's fiance, Cooter, walks in. Cooter makes a move towards Alcide but Alcide shoots him in the chest and then the head. Debbie is enraged by Coot's death and advances on Alcide but he holds her off by pointing her own gun at her. She threatens to hunt Alcide down and Alcide says he believes her before he locks her in the "slave quarters". ("Hitting the Ground")
The next night, Debbie goes to Russell and begs him to let her hunt down Sookie, Alcide and Tara. Russell promises that she will have her time with Sookie once she is captured. She along with Gus and another werewolf accompany Russell when he goes to Bon Temps after Sookie. While Russell waits outside and Gus and the other werewolf fight with Bill and Jessica, she goes upstairs after Sookie. Debbie disarms Sookie and the two start fighting. After cutting Debbie's face with scissors, Sookie retrieves her shotgun and forces Debbie to jump out the window and run away. ("Night on the Sun")
A year later its revealed that Debbie was able to detox from V and cease being dependent on it, having been sober for nearly a year. Along with this, she greatly cleans up her formerly deteriorating appearance, so that she looks much more respectable and becomes more polite. She and Alcide resume their relationship and are currently living together. She has also seems to have found religion in the form of Christianity.
When Sookie came to talk to Alcide, Debbie sincerely apologized for attacking her, and asked for her forgiveness, although she nervously overdoes her hospitality. While Sookie doesn't forgive her yet, Sookie expects her to get better saying "stranger things had happen". ("If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?")
After Alcide returns home from helping Sookie, he and Debbie begin to make out on their sofa. She seems to be jealous of Sookie, but plays it off that she isn't. ("I'm Alive and on Fire") Alcide and Debbie are headed to join a new pack after Marcus Bozeman visited their home, when they find Sookie in the woods as she searched for Jason under a full moon. She asks them about werepanthers, and Alcide gives her information. Sookie is out on a full-moon night, and it's obvious that Alcide is worried about her, however he followed Debbie instead. ("I Wish I Was the Moon") The same night she is excited to be at the pack meeting and later she suggests Alcide to find Sookie. However they stumbled upon Sookie having sex with Eric in the woods.
While having sex with Alcide, Debbie asks if he is thinking about seeing Sookie and Eric. Alcide explains to Debbie that, while he cares about Sookie, he is not in love with Sookie. He says that he is in love with Debbie, and that she should not be afraid of losing him. ("Cold Grey Light of Dawn") Feeling abandoned by Alcide who in her impression, worries too much about Sookie, she makes him promise not to approach her anymore. However, he breaks his promise by going to rescue the telepath in the cemetery whilst a battle rages between vampires, and Marnie and the witches, without realizing that Debbie (in the form of wolf) has followed him. She seems to put herself on the road to vengeance, but when her boyfriend returns home, Debbie makes as if she had seen nothing. ("Spellbound") The next day, she buys a dose of V from a dealer to give herself some courage and speaks face-to-face with Sookie. They both finally make peace, Sookie reading her thoughts and Debbie making her understand that Alcide is the man who counts for her (admitting that Cooter was the worst thing in her life). ("Let's Get Out of Here")
Debbie helps Sookie get into the Moon Goddess Emporium by making Marnie answer the door and claiming the werewolves want an alliance with the witches. Sookie tries to free Eric but is unable to because he is hypnotized under a spell. Sookie reads the thoughts of Tara, who is being held hostage by Marnie. Tara warns her that Marnie is planning to attack the "Festival of Tolerance" and Sookie rushes there to warn Bill. ("Let's Get Out of Here") Debbie soon gives in to the romantic advances of her packmaster Marcus Bozeman, who promises her a better future that will include motherhood for her, something Alcide does not want. ("Burning Down the House") Debbie gets caught with Marcus when Alcide, Sam Merlotte and Luna Garza confront him over kidnapping his and Luna's daughter Emma. Marcus had been trying to convince Debbie to run away with him, but she turned him down because of her feelings for Alcide. Upon seeing Debbie betraying his trust though, Alcide snaps and abjures her, just after having murdered Marcus to protect Sam. Debbie is left alone in the house, all of her lovers taken from her, sobbing. ("Soul of Fire")
During Halloween, she manages to make her way inside Sookie's house and waits for her to return. When she does she confronts Sookie with a shotgun, ready to kill her saying "I should have done this a long time ago" and shoots at her. However, Tara takes the shot to the side of her head to save Sookie, shocking Debbie long enough for Sookie to charge her down and disarm her. Sookie elbows her in the struggle and grabs the shotgun. Debbie begs for her life as Sookie hold the gun on her. Sookie, angry over Tara, pulls the trigger, blowing her jaw off. ("And When I Die")Turn! Turn! Turn!")
Jason Stackhouse and Andy Bellefleur discover Debbie's truck parked a quarter a mile away from the Stackhouse home. Inside is vampire blood, her drivers license and it is revealed her real name is Deborah and her middle name is Susan. If you look closely you can see a picture of Debbie on her license. Jason empties out the vile of vampire blood. ("Authority Always Wins")
Alcide has a flashback when he and Debbie were teenagers. Jackson Herveaux, Alcide's father questions Debbie if she'll choose between human or pack. Debbie chooses pack. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Debbie was a werewolf. In wolf form she was more likely more powerful than a human, but weaker than a vampire of a moderate age. In human form however; she can be defeated in a fight- as seen between Debbie and Sookie. (Debbie and Sookie strengths were enhanced during the fight due to vampire blood). In human form she displayed heightened senses and she can make her eyes glow by will or strong emotions.
|Season three appearances|
|"Bad Blood"||"Beautifully Broken"||"It Hurts Me Too"||"9 Crimes"|
|"Trouble"||"I Got a Right to Sing the Blues"||"Hitting the Ground"||"Night on the Sun"|
|"Everything Is Broken"||"I Smell a Rat"||"Fresh Blood"||"Evil is Going On"|
|Season four appearances|
|"She's Not There"||"You Smell Like Dinner"||"If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?"||"I'm Alive and on Fire"|
|"Me and the Devil"||"I Wish I Was the Moon"||"Cold Grey Light of Dawn"||"Spellbound"|
|"Let's Get Out of Here"||"Burning Down the House"||"Soul of Fire"||"And When I Die"|
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Finally"||"Save Yourself"|