Dexter Morgan's apartment in Miami

Dexter's Apartment is a location in the Showtime series DEXTER

It's Dexter Morgan's (now former) place of residence, where he lives throughout the series, except during Season Four and the final scenes of the series finale.

Dexter considers the apartment to be his safe haven from the outside world and a place where he is free to reveal his true nature.

Address

8240 Palm Terrace, #10B
Miami, FL 33142

Description

The apartment building is set near the waterfront. Amenities include a private pool and designated parking spaces. The apartments are accessed by an external corridor.

Dexter's 2nd floor apartment (later, condo) appears normal and well-kept, consisting of a living room, kitchen, work space, bathroom, and bedroom. Despite this, it contains secret places. Dexter's blood slide box (storing trophies of his kills) is hidden within an air conditioning unit. In the bedroom closet, his kill tools are locked inside a trunk. Also, a getaway bag containing emergency items (e.g. cash, passports) is sealed behind a wall.

History

Season 1

Dexter lives alone, although he spends some of his time at Rita Bennett's house.

Season 2

After her ordeal with The Ice Truck Killer, a traumatized Debra Morgan lives with Dexter until he persuades her to move out. Lila West spends some nights with Dexter, which causes conflicts with Debra.

Season 3

Ramon Prado breaks into Dexter's apartment and trashes it.

Season 4

During his marriage to Rita, they live in a house in the suburbs, with Dexter having some difficulty adjusting to family life. To have a quiet place where he can research his targets, and store his trophies and kill tools, Dexter secretly keeps his apartment. When Rita finds out (months after the wedding), she is angry and suspicious of why Dexter kept it. Now forced to give up his apartment, Debra takes it over.

Season 5

After Rita is killed by Arthur Mitchell, Dexter moves back into his apartment with Harrison. Due to the crowding, Debra begins staying with Joey Quinn.

While she's in hiding from Jordan Chase, Lumen Pierce resides with Dexter in his apartment, after first staying alone in his empty house.

Season 6

The apartment remains the home of Dexter and Harrison. In order to have more space, privacy, and an additional entrance, Dexter buys the next door apartment -- 9B. He also hires Jamie Batista as Harrison's nanny. After Debra breaks up with Quinn, she again stays with Dexter until she rents a beach house.

Season 7

In "Do the Wrong Thing," Hannah McKay shows up unexpectedly at Dexter's place with a flowering plant.

Season 8

In "Goodbye Miami," when Dexter and Hannah make plans to move to Argentina, he mentions that he needs to sell his "condo." In the finale, Dexter fakes his own death and leaves Miami for the Northwest where he rents a room. It's not revealed who buys the apartment, but Sylvia Prado is the realtor.

Neighbors

Harrison's Nannies

Deaths

Antagonists

Adversaries who have been inside Dexter's apartment

Quote

  • "This apartment is the only thing that's helped me keep the mask in place, and without it... I'll burst. ~Dexter ("Dirty Harry")

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Trivia

  • In separate incidents, Brian Moser and Oliver Saxon break into Dexter's apartment to commit murder. Oliver tries to kill Dexter and Brian tries to kill Debra Morgan. Both are captured in the bedroom by Dexter.
  • After shooting the original scenes in Bay Harbor Island, Miami Beach, a replica of the apartment was built inside the Sunset Gower studio in Hollywood, California. They even recreated the view one would see from the window of the real-life apartment in Florida.

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