A. In Episode 6, of Season 7, "Do the Wrong Thing".
Debra goes out on a date with true crime writer, Sal Price.
usual introductions, she brings up the subject of the new book he's
working on - which, as Dexter has already learned (from breaking into Price's house), is about Hannah McKay.
She begs him to show it to her, and promises she'll make out with him if he does. (To which he replies: "Best date ever".)
He takes out an iPad, and shows her the photos of the corpses the polce dug up of the couple that Wayne Randall supposedly killed.
Debra says that Dexter told her the evidence was inconclusive.
But Sal tells her his blood expert disagees, and says that the female victim was killed by someone smaller than Randall - someone like Hannah McKay.
Debra is shocked.
What is it actually in real life?
A. A restaurant - but not in Miami.
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This was shot insideLa Vida Restaurant, at 1448 N. Gower Street, in Hollywood.
That's at the corner of Gower & Sunset, right across the street from the Sunset-Gower studio where they film Dexter.
[ The fake exterior establishing shot, at the start of the scene, isn't even really a restaurant. It's a condo called Edgewater South Beach, located at 1410 Ocean Drive, in Miami Beach, Florida. See this Google StreetView. ]
They filmed two
different restaurant scenes at La Vida, for the same episode, on the same
day: this scene (with Debra & Price) and the restaurant scene of Quinn being blackmailed by George.
They merely used different parts of the same restaurant.
You may recognize La Vida from last season, when it was the place where Debra met Captain Matthews, to talk about his involvement with a dead hooker.
A. In the early seasons, I usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the now, though,
I've 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.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I
already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Elaine, Mia, Joel, Susan, Eric, Jeff, Kerry & others. My thanks to all of