location: Angel & Maria near the beach.
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A spot near
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode 9 (of Season 4), "Hungry Man".
Batista and Maria LaGuerta have been carrying on a secret office romance
and risk being
In this scene, they are sitting near the beach, drinking spiked Icee's.
Troubled by the sudden deaths he's seen on the job, Angel tells Maria he loves her, shouting it to the world.
At first, she refuses to say it back, fearing something bad might happen to him if she does. But then she relents and tells him she loves him.
scene ends with them embracing.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A spot near the beach - just not in Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. They filmed this next to the Belmont Pier, in Long Beach, CA.
Angel & Maria are sitting on a low barrier wall that separates a parking lot from the sandy beach. That parking lot is between the south ends of Termino Ave & 39th Place - east of the Belmont pier and west of the Olympic Pool building.
The wall runs east-west along the south edge of that parking lot.
Both the pier and that building can be seen behind them in various shots.
When the camera
shows the pier behind them, it is looking southwest. When
it shows the Olympic building behind them, it is looking east/southeast.
Over the previous
seasons, they have filmed several other scenes in the same Belmont Pier
area, including a beach patio cafe scene
shot at the La Palapa restaurant (which is partially visible
behind them), the scene of Debra talking to transvestite
hookers (in an alley about 100 yards to the northeast), and the beach
scene where a perverse photographer stalked Astor.
I shot the photos below in December 2009.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
been to the Belmont pier and its plaza on several occasions (including
times I was shooting photos of other Dexter locations). The pier
is visible in the background of these scenes, and I simply recognized it
when I saw it.
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