location: Trinity's Bathtub Murder
What is it supposed to be on the show?
A. A residential
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
Q. When did we see it on the show?
A. In the very first episode of the 4th Season, "Living the Dream".
This is the
house where we see the Trinity Killer
We see him waiting, naked, in the woman's house. When she enters, he takes her captive.
We then see them naked together in the bathtub, with him holding her in a chokehold from behind.
The sicko then takes a straight razor and slits the femoral artery in her thigh.
As she bleeds out, and the bathtub water slowly turns red, Trinity holds a mirror up to her face so that she can see herself as she dies.
We see the house later, in the morning, after the police arrive to investigate.
While checking out the scene, Dexter discovers blood evidence underneath the old floor tiles around the bathtub, indicating that there was a second murder there some 30 years ago. More of Trinity's twisted handiwork.
Two other things happen at this location: Quinn meets news reporter Christine Hill for the first time (outside, on the lawn, when she asks him questions about the murder), and Dexter is surprised to see FBI agent Lundy show up.
Q. What is it actually in real life?
A. A residential home. But not near Miami.
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. The house is at 2941 Nipomo Avenue, in Long Beach, CA.
That's on the west side of the street, just four houses south of Spring Street.
It's also just a few blocks west of El Dorado Park, where they filmed several scenes this season (including the roll-over accident and the Tampa pit stop).
photos below, of the actual filming, were shot on the afternoon
of June 5, 2009, by Kerry Weiss:
This shot is of the "murder house" while they were filming interiors (looking west).
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. Months before the season began, I got a tip from Long Beach fan Kerry Weiss, who told me that she had spotted signs posted, indicating they were filming somewhere around Nipomo Ave.
She later went to the location there during the actual June filming, and shot the photos you see above.
( She also overheard the dialog of that crying baby scene, which is how I know they filmed it here on Nipomo, instead of in front of Dexter's house. Thanks Kerry! )
I didn't need any additional evidence, the street number (2941) is visible
above the front door in the scene.
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