What is it supposed to be on the show?
Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?
A. At 1211 Messina Ave, in Miami.
When did we see it on the show?
Q. What is it actually in real life?
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. In Episode 2, of Season 8, "Every Silver Lining".
finds Lyle Sussman's fingerprint on the plastic bag that
was used to suffocate the 2nd victim of the Brain Surgeon killer (whose body was found at a skateboard park).
So, assuming that Sussman is the serial killer, Dexter goes to Sussman's house, breaks in, and searches the place.
He spots some dead house plants, noting that Sussman hasn't been there in a while.
finds a photo of Sussman outside a hunting cabin, and thinks to himself
that the cabin would be a perfect place for a kill.
though, a car pulls into the driveway. Dexter looks out the window
and sees that it's Miami Metro (as Angel gets out of the car).
They are there because Masuka found a second fingerprint on the tape over the victim's mouth.
So Dex beats a hasty retreat.
A. This is located at 1211 N. Beachwood Drive, in Hollywood, CA.
That is just south of the Sunset-Gower studio where Dexter is filmed, and just north of Lexington Ave.
They have filmed a lot in this general area, because of its easy proximity to the studio.
[ Warning: This is private home. Do not trespass on their property,
In Episode 5, "This Little Piggy", there is a brief scene in which Dexter (trying to locate Yates' lair,
where Dr Vogel is being held) peeks into a house through a window, and
sees only a boy watching TV. That scene was shot outside this same
house at 1211 N. Beachwood, that was used as Sussman's house. The
window Dex looks in is on the south side of the house.
That scene continues with Dexter
talking to Debra, and her placing an emergency phone call to Elway, to
have him trace the number of Yates' phone. They shot that
conversation on Beachwood Drive, right across the street from Sussman's
house, in front of 1206 Beachwood.
Here is a Google StreetView of the house:
knock on their door, or do anything that might disturb the residents. ]
Here is an aerial
photo of the location. And here is a map
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 let me know in advance when something is about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the new 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
This group of helpful fans includes Rick, Ellen, Suzi, Elaine, Mia,
Julie, Kerry, Joel, Eric, Jeff, & others. My thanks to all of them.
This tip came from Rick. (Thanks, Rick!)
Although this is an almost
entirely interior scene, if you take a close look at the shot where
Dexter looks out the window and sees Batista's car pull into the
driveway, you'll note that you can see the same white fence visible in
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