The police are
investigating a series of decapitation/mutilation murders, occuring in
Miami's Venezuelan community, linked to a violent religious cult, called
They have managed
to trace clues back to two possible suspects, Carlos & Marcos
In this scene,
the police (led by Debra) stage a raid on the suspects' apartment house.
We see them
enter the building through a rear alley, maneuver through the hallways,
and then enter the suspect's apartment by force.
find the apartment occupied by multiple families. One frightened
man signals Debra which way to look, and she discovers a secret room, hidden
behind a large hole in the wall.
In the chamber,
she finds it decorated in garish colors, and adorned with a host of cult
She also finds
Caarlos Fuentes hiding in the back room, holding a machete to the throat
of a young man.
Debra has the
suspect in her gunsights, but with the hostage in jeopardy, she hesitates.
then slashes the hostage's throat, shoves him into Debra, and jumps out
the window before Debra can shoot him.
Later, we see
them back outside, with the young man being loaded by paramedics into an
them not to let him die, and she clearly feels responsible for not shooting
Fuentes before he wounded the victim.
What is it actually in real life?
A. An apartment
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene
apartment house is located at 409 W. 3rd Street,
in downtown Long Beach, CA.
That's on the
north side of 3rd Street, just west of Chestnut Ave.
didn't shoot the front of the apartment house. The exterior filming took place
in the alley (Roble Way) that runs behind (north
of) the apartment house. As the scene starts, the camera first looks west
down Roble Way, then swings around to look east down the same alley (towards
This scene is
just a block west of the church they used for Rita's
funeral parlor. And it's about half a mile southeast of Drake Park
(where they filmed the scene of the woman's head being found by police),
and the botanica (where they found the man's
head), as well as the home by the park
(where police questioned neighbors about the crime) and the suicide
house. It's also not far from the place where Dexter rented the moving van,
and the bar where Angel got into a fight.
shot these photos of the apartment house in October 2010.
shot above, looking southwest down the alley behind the apartment house,
the screencap of the alley below. The trash container (with the graffiti-covered
sign above it),
seen below was where the red pickup truck is parked in my photo above.
[ Warning: This
is a private apartment house. Do not
trespass on their property,
knock on their doors, or do anything else the might disturb the residents.
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.
heads-up came from Rick, who let me
know back in July that they were filming here. (Thanks,