Dexter Filming Locations: Saying Goodbye to Harrison & the Nanny

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The location: Saying Goodbye to Harrison & Nanny

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

    A. Either the Nanny's apartment or (less likely) Dexter's house - it isn't made clear.

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

    A. In Miami.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 10, of Season 5, "In The Beginning".

    Now that serial killer Jordan Chase is aware that Dexter & Lumen are stalking him, Dexter knows that they are in mortal danger.

    So his first move is to get his baby son, Harrison, out of the line of fire.

    In this short scene, we see Dexter drop off the baby with his Irish nanny, who is going to drive him to his grandparents house in Orlando.

    Dexter also plans to move Lumen out of his house, to keep Chase from finding her.

    He tells the nanny to call him as soon as she gets there, and they say goodbye.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

    A. A carport at an apartment house.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. They filmed this scene in a carport behind & between two twin apartment houses, at 1332 1328 Gordon Street, in Hollywood.

    That's on the east side of the street, right across the street from the studio where they film Dexter.

    They painted the apartment house for this scene (as you can see in the photo below).

    Oddly enough, it is not the same apartment house they used earlier in the season as the nanny's home, but it is on the same street. That original nanny house was at 1422 Gordon, which is seven houses to the north of this one.

    This apartment house was earlier seen in Season 3 as Anton's Apartment House.

    Elsewhere on Gordon Street, they shot Boyd Fowler's House, Mario's House (the Skinner's assistant), Teegan's House, the Supposedly Empty House, Christine's Apartment House, and Doakes' Apartment House.

    Nearby, they filmed the flashback scene where Dexter & Rita first meet at a cafe, as well as the bar where Quinn meets Liddy.  And not far away is Emily Birch's house.

    Rick shot the photos below during production in September 2010:

    Here is an aerial photo of the garage. And here is a map link.

    [ Warning: This is a private apartment house.  Do not trespass on their property,
    knock on their doors, or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A.  In 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.

    Between those 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 correct locations.

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

    This particular tip came from Rick, who was on Gordon Street when they filmed the scene, and who shot the photos above. (Thanks, Rick!)

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