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The location: "El Sapo" found dead in car



Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. An alley and adjacent parking lot.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere in Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 2, of Season 8, "Every Silver Lining"

    Miami Metro arrives at this alley, and discovers a dead body in a car.

    It turns out to be Javier Guzman, a hit-man known as "El Sapo".  Dexter states that he has been shot several times through the car window.

    In a previous scene, at a storage facility, "El Sapo" got into a fight with Debra (over some jewels of his that she had found), and beat her up rather badly.

    Dexter, knowing that "El Sapo" was after Briggs, worries that Deb might be in trouble, as does Quinn.

    We learn later that it was actually Debra who killed him.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. An alley and adjacent parking lot.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. On the southeast side of Long Beach, CA, just over the bridge from Naples Island, is a neighborhood known as Belmont Shore.





It's a mostly residential area, but the Shore does feature one main retail street: 2nd Street, an old-fashioned downtown shopping district, lined with trendy shops, an upscale, small town charm, and usually packed with pedestrians (something rare for Southern California).

On the south side of 2nd Street, an alley runs behind the shops there, for most of the length of the long street.

They filmed this scene in the section of the alley that runs between Pomona and Glendora Avenues.

To the immediate south of this alley, in this section, is a parking lot.  They filmed much of the scene in the parking lot at the SE corner of 2nd Street & Pomona, right behind Dogz Bar & Grill, which is at 5300 2nd Street.

That's near Sussman's mother's house, Angel's house, Quinn's apartment, Angels Beach Café, Deb's beach house, and Vogel's house.


I shot the photos below in July 2013.

 




Here is an aerial photo of the location.  Here is a Google StreetView.  And here is a map link.


Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    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 let me know in advance when something is about to film there.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the new 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 locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia, Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.

    A fan, Brandon, emailed me shortly after the episode aired, to let me know that he had recognized the spot, and gave me the GPS coordinates.  (Thanks, Brandon!).


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