The location: Dexter Steals a Car
The red car was parked on the south side of that bridge, when Dexter breaks in.
He then drives west on Loynes as he speeds away.
barrier you see on the left, in the fourth screencap above, is located
directly across the street (east of) the entrance to Palo Verde Ave (E.
Vista), the street where they filmed the scene of Chase
silencing Lumen. While they were on Loynes Drive, they also filmed
the scenes of Chase talking to Dexter
on the phone while driving, and the scenes involving the fruit vendor.
[ A word of
warning: In the real world, you aren't allowed to park on that channel
bridge (especially heading in, as the scene has the cars parked). In fact,
there are "no parking" & "no stopping" signs
lining most of Loynes Drive in this area. ]
shot the photos below in December 2010:
The striped traffic barrier, seen in my photo above, is the same one seen in the screencap below.
here is a very wide shot, taken from the bridge.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In 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.
Between those 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 correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
I had heard
from Rick that they were filming on
Loynes. After the scene aired, Colleen
reported that the car was parked on the bridge, facing the channel and
the wetlands. Google
StreetView confirmed that, then I followed that up with a visit in
person to the spot, to shoot some photos. (Thanks
Rick & Colleen!)
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