What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode
10, of Season 5, "In The Beginning".
Lumen has spoken
with Emily Birch, the first victim
of Jordan Chase, and has learned that the unknown face in the photo of
Chase's rape gang (when they were teens) was a banker named Alex Tilden.
We first see
this white house almost accidentally, in a night scene intended to show
Alex Tilden's house.
next door to Tilden's, has a "For Sale" sign outside.
Alex comes home
to find Dexter & Lumen waiting for him, and he winds up on Dexter's
table in a kill room. Lumen ends his life with a knife thrust to the heart.
At first, we
are led to believe that the kill room was constructed in Alex's home.
But when the
police arrive at Tilden's house, and find it empty, the camera pans to
the white house next door, and we learn that this vacant, neighboring
house was where Dexter & Lumen actually built the kill room.
Later on, Vince
Masuka reports that he noticed a smell of bleach in the vacant house, and
he speculates (correctly) that the vigilante killer might have offed Alex
Tilden right there in the house next door.
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This house
is located at 3048 E. 1st Street,
in Long Beach, CA.
It's next door
to (directly east of) Alex Tilden's own home.
They added the
"For Sale" sign to the lawn, plus the fountain to the right side
of the porch.
in Google StreetView,
there's a "For Sale" sign on the lawn of Alex's house,
but not at this house.)
Both homes are
on the south side of 1st Street, just west of Paloma Avenue.
two blocks west of Dexter's
old house - (although they're on the other side of the street).
And it's a block
southwest of where they filmed the earlier scene of an angry
Astor yelling at Dexter.
is Astor's grandparents' house, her
friend Olivia's house, and the beach
restroom where Dexter abducted Lance.
The scene of
the barrel girls accident is
less than two miles to the east.
shot the photos below in September 2010:
This is a private home. Do not
trespass on their property, knock on their door,
or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]
Here is an aerial
photo of the houses. And here is a map
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing
the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season,
though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept
an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would
let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the
first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations,
and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the
This group of
helpful fans includes Kerry,
Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
from Rick that they would be filming
on First Street, I drove past on the day of filming, and saw them
prepping the two houses, adding extra foliage, and putting that "For Sale"
sign on the lawn. So I had identified the exact locations, and
had shot the photos you see above, long before the episode even aired.
During the filming,
Julie also was kind enough to let me
know they were shooting there at night. (Thanks,
Julie & Rick!)
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