What is it supposed to be on the show?
Move and Haul", a moving van rental company.
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode
2, of Season 5, "Hello Bandit".
to move out of his house and into a new place (following the death of his
wife), goes to rent a moving van.
But as luck
would have it (Dexter's luck, at least), he notices blood stains inside
one of the moving vans.
with blood (and the mystery of who left it there), Dexter deliberately
rents that particular truck.
(Later, we see
him, with baby Harrison, checking
out the blood stains in the back of that van. He checks the last person
to rent the truck and learns it was Boyd Fowler. When he establishes that
the blood was human, he goes looking for Boyd.)
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene
was shot at European Auto Shop, 820 E. 3rd St,
in Long Beach, CA.
Alamitos Ave & Olive Ave, in downtown L.B., just north of the
bar where Angel gets into a fight (later in the same episode). And
it's near the sting motel where Angel causes
It's also fairly
close to the park where they found
the woman's head (in the same episode), and the botanica.
And, of course,
it's not far from the Shoreline Village area, where they have filmed countless
scenes over the years.
shot the photos below in October 2010:
Here is an aerial
photo of the garage. And here is a map
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
one was fairly easy. Visible in the background of this scene was a building
with a sign reading "Store N Save". Assuming that this was probably
somewhere in Long Beach, I simply Googled for storage in Long Beach and
checked StreetView scenes until I found a match. It didn't take long.
it could have been even easier, because the real name of the place ("European
Auto Shop") is visible on a sign in the scene itself (see the fourth
photo from the top). But since I didn't know if that was a real name or
a fake one added by the studio, I felt more confident Googling for the
storage place, which was clearly an actual business.
(I should add
that one of my tipsters, Geoff, emailed me about the location after I had
found it. Thanks, Jeff.)
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