The location: Dexter Abducted by Liddy
When Liddy drives off, with Dexter in the back, he heads east up Stearns. (See this page for more details about his driving route.)
parks the van at the old fuel
dock at Bayfront Park, where he attempts to force a confession out
of Dexter. (That proves to be a fatal decision...)
shot the photos below in December 2010:
shot below is looking south down Marwick Avenue, across Stearns
Street, into Liddy's parking lot.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. A lot of different people helped out on this one.
I learned that they were filming somewhere around Bellflower & Stearns, so I headed out there early in the morning to check it out. I found them base-camped in the Los Altos center there, and when I turned down Stearns, I found Marwick and San Anseline Avenues blocked off, with very heavy security. Unfortunately, I couldn't stick around.
So I let a few of my Dexter tipsters know about the filming, and got back some very interesting reports from the filming scene throughout the day:
Julie happened to have a hair appointment at that center that afternoon, and promised to let me know what she saw. She got back to me later to say that it looked like they were filming behind the shopping center on Bellflower & Stearns, near the Trader Joe's, as well as on San Anseline, but that everything was blocked off, so she couldn't get close enough to see what was really going on.
Kerry reported that they had San Anseline blocked off at Stearns and San Anseline, and that there were tons of LB cops. She said that they seemed to have a very large base came set up behind LA Fitness, and at least two cops directing traffic.
Jeff wrote to say that "they just shot a scene with Dex getting out of his car to go across the street to stick the needle....putting his gloves on..." He then sent me this cell phone photo of Michael C. Hall sitting in Dexter's car on Marwick:
That was followed by a more detailed report from Jeff: "Dex gets out of his car...and crosses Stearns... There is a white van parked across the street behind LA Fitness.... Dex has syringe ready, and as he opens the door to get the bad guy, the bad guy sneaks behind Dex and tasers him...throws him in the van...and drives off."
Now that was a shocker to read! Another photo from Jeff followed, this one of Dex crossing the street:
Soon after, Ellen reported in with more details: "We saw Dexter approach a large white van wearing gloves and carrying a hypodermic. A man in a Hawaiian shirt and blue blazer zaps Dexter and throws him into the side door of the van. The van was parked just inside the parking lot off of Stearns, under pine trees (Miami?)"
Kerry reported again: "I could see them filming into the back of a white panel van in the parking lot near the back of the LA Fitness. It was very close to Stearns - maybe two or three parking spaces into the lot. There seemed to be an awful lot of equipment and people for what didn't seem like a lot of shooting. Maybe there is more later."
Ellen chimed in that: "Now they were filming across the street. Dexter and Julia Stiles stand on the corner of Stearns & Marwick holding hands and talking." She also mentioned that three fans showed up wearing matching Dexter "kill" shirts (brown thermal henleys) and got a wave and acknowledgment from Michael C Hall. Then she sent me this wonderful photo of Dexter and Lumen together:
So, a ton
of thanks to everyone who helped out on this big scene:
Great goin' troops!
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