What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode
10, of Season 5, "In The Beginning".
Lumen has spoken
with Emily Birch, the first victim
of Jordan Chase, and has learned that the unknown face in the photo of
Chase's rape gang (when they were teens) was a banker named Alex Tilden.
In the first
scene, Dexter & Lumen visit Alex Tilden's home, at night, and
while there they discover a gun and a box full of jewelry that Alex has
taken from the victims as trophies.
They talk about
where to build the kill room.
In a later scene,
we see Jordan Chase parked outside the house, aware that Dexter & Lumen
are planning to kill Alex. Despite this, he phones Alex and tells him to
go home - knowing he will be murdered.
we see Alex come home, only to find his old rape videos playing, and Lumen
waiting for him. He runs to get his gun, but Dexter is waiting for him
there, and subdues him with an injection.
Alex wakes up
in the kill room, where Lumen stabs him in the heart. (We are led
to believe that the kill room was constructed in Alex's home.)
police (including Debra) arrive at Alex's home, and enter it. But
they find nothing there.
The camera pans
to the white house next door, a
vacant house with a "For Sale" sign out front, and we learn that
that neighboring house (not Alex's house) was where they built the kill
does discover a woman's footprint outside of Alex's house, and correctly
guesses that the vigilante killer might be one of Jordan Chase's victims
- who survived.
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This house
is located at 3040 E. 1st Street,
in Long Beach, CA.
next door (west of) the home where they built the kill
Both homes are
on the south side of 1st Street, just west of Paloma Avenue.
two blocks west of Dexter's
old house - although it's on the other (south) side of the street.
And it's a block
southwest of where they filmed the earlier scene of an angry
Astor yelling at Dexter.
is Astor's grandparents' house, her
friend Olivia's house, and the beach
restroom where Dexter abducted Lance.The scene of the barrel
girls accident is less than two miles to the east.
shot the photos below in September 2010:
This is a private home. Do not
trespass on their property, knock on their door,
or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]
Here is an aerial
photo of the houses. And here is a map
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
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.
from Rick that they would be filming
on First Street, I drove past on the day of filming, and saw them
prepping the two houses, adding extra foliage, and putting that "For Sale"
sign on the lawn. So I had identified the exact locations, and
had shot the photos you see above, long before the episode aired.
During the filming,
Julie also was kind enough to let me
know they were shooting there at night. (Thanks,
Julie & Rick!)
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