Dexter Filming Locations: Debra's Gas Station

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The location: Debra's gas station

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. A gas station.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. Somewhere near Davie, Florida..

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 1, of Season 7, "Are You...?".

    After Debra catches Dexter in the act of killing Travis at the church, Dexter persuades her that they need to destroy the evidence, and suggests starting a fire to make it look like Travis committed suicide in a final tableau.

    So in this brief scene, Debra goes out to get gasoline, to burn down the church.

    We see her at the station, filling a large red gas can, and nervously looking around, afraid that someone will see her.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A 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.

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.

    Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode airs, I already know most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only need to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.

    This group of helpful fans includes Rick,
    Joel, Ellen, Susan, Jeff, Kerry, and others. My thanks to all of them.

    This tip came from Rick, and was easily confirmed via StreetView.  (Thanks, Rick!)

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