What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode
5, of Season 5, "First Blood".
Angel has grown
suspicious of his new wife, Maria LaGuerta's relationship with an Internal
The IA guy has
been threatening to cause trouble for Angel because of his involvement
in a bar fight, and Maria has been attempting to appease him.
them to a motel, and when he barges into the room, he finds the two together,
and Maria's blouse open.
Just as he is
about to punch out the guy, Maria intervenes to stop him, and Angel learns
that it is a sting, a set-up designed to trap a corrupt cop (who we see
in another room) named Stan Liddy.
Her blouse was
open because she was wearing a wire (a recording device).
down, but has obviously made things worse.
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This is the Beach Inn Motel,
at 823 E. 3rd St,
in downtown Long Beach, CA.
It's at the northwest
corner of 3rd & Alamitos Ave.
across the street from the moving van
rental place, and just one block north of the
bar where Angel got into a fight.
It's also fairly
close to the park where they found
the woman's head, the suicide house,
the botanica, the Fuente
brothers' apartment house, and the church they used as Rita's funeral
And, of course,
it's not far from the Shoreline Village area, where they have filmed countless
scenes over the years.
shot the photo below in October 2010:
Here is an aerial
photo of the motel. And here is a map
How the heck did you figure out where it was?
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.
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
This group of
helpful fans includes Kerry,
Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from Rick, who let me know
they were filming at the motel. So I went down and shot a photo of the motel,
then naturally recognized it when it showed up on the episode.(Thanks, Rick!)
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