location: Debra's gas station
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. This was shot at the Mobil station at 5857 W. Sunset Blvd, at the northeast corner of Sunset & Bronson Ave, in Hollywood.
That is just two blocks east of the Sunset-Gower studio, where they film Dexter.
(It's about two miles north of the other gas station, seen earlier in this episode, where Dexter had his credit card declined.)
She is using the tank on the station's west side, and the camera is looking north.
Here is a Google StreetView of the station:
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 would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
This tip came from Rick, and was easily confirmed via StreetView. (Thanks, Rick!)
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