Filming took place mid June, 2010 for this episode.
The episode starts out at Michael’s loft with Michael studying Simon’s file. This
was filmed on the set inside the Coconut Grove Convention Center Studio.
Then we see an establishing shot of Michael driving southbound on the Card Sound
Road Bridge toward Key Largo. This is likely footage from False Flag that has also
been re-used in Past and Future Tense and in Besieged.
Followed by a brief aerial shot of Villa Vizcaya, 3251 South Miami Avenue.
Then we see Michael arrive at the house where they are currently holding Simon so
that Michael can interrogate him. This was filmed in Golden Beach Florida at 263
Simon has a surprise and some information for Michael.
They crash through the fake window that is placed in the real open doorway.
They land safely on a well placed lounge chair.
Simon gives Michael information which Michael smartly keeps to himself. This ends
the teaser. Act 1 opens back at Michael’s loft (set).
Then we see Sam visit a friend. The friend is in prison. We see an establishing exterior
shot, aerial view looking south of the northeast section of the Metro West Detention
Center, 13850 NW 41st Street, Miami. This is next door to the South Florida Reception
Center, 14000 NW 41st Street that we saw used in the Miami Vice episode, Payback.
Tower seen in background.
Filming was in this northern most yard.
Structure seen in background behind trees.
Sam meets with the client inside the Metro West Detention Center. Thanks to Derrick
who has confirmed this.
As Sam leaves he picks up a tail.
Sam pulls out, it cuts, and all of a sudden he is in Coconut Grove. He is northbound
on South Bayshore Drive passing Steele Mini Park at Hiawatha Street. The gang members
are following Sam on a route that in real life would not make sense.
Then southbound on South Bayshore Drive just a little to the north passing by Mercy
Then it cuts to the parking lot of the studio.
Then northbound again on South Bayshore Drive, just south of Steele Mini Park with
the intersection of SW 17th Avenue in the background.
Then northbound on South Bayshore Drive further to the south toward the studio. They
are passing David Kennedy Park and the signal lights seen in the background are at
the intersection of Kirk Street.
Then we see an aerial view of the 5th Street area of Miami Beach.
Then we see Sam throw the gang members off by pretending to be a lawyer going to
Keller and Associates. This was filmed at 260 NE 17th Terrace in Miami.
As the gang members go by, we can see the northeast corner of the Omni in the background.
Then we see a brief aerial view of South Beach from over Terminal Island followed
by Fisher Island.
Then back to South Beach, this time looking south.
Then we land at Carlito’s. A set at the rear of the studio.
Then we return to the Metro West Detention Center.
Then we see Michael on the inside. Thanks to Christopher Streva, we now know that
this was filmed at the North Dade Detention Center. This was a facility to house
prisoners that were doing weekend time. They would show up on Friday and serve until
Sunday at 5:00 PM. Christopher also informed me that there was a central area in
the cell block that consisted of a miniature yard. This was surrounded by four cell
blocks each having an open day room and small two man cells for nighttime. The four
dorms or cell block were open except at night. Inmates were free to walk from dorm
to dorm. This facility closed permanently which made it ideal for Burn Notice to
film there. Burn notice gives us a pretty good view of this now closed facility.
It is located at 15801 NW 7th Avenue, though it is accessed off of Route 9. Thanks
Then we see Michael in the yard. This was filmed in the northern most yard at the
Metro West Detention Center.
Then we leave the prison via an aerial view.
Key Biscayne looking south. The helipad at Richard Nixon’s winter white house is
visible in the background.