The deli where Jim and Callie shop for groceries is actually a local Broward county favorite: Doris Italian Meat Market. Some of the crew like to shop here for delicious Italian specialties, like homemade pinwheel sausage and mozzarella cheese. Delish!
The mansion that we shot as Stella and Derek's home did double duty for us. We built the entire Cryofreeze Physical Therapy Spa in the house's garage. Due to time restrictions, we couldn't actually film there, so we had to relocate the spa to the soundstage.
The makeout scene in the Camaro was done in complete daylight, but was shot "day for night." We enclosed the camera equipment used to shoot the car in a huge 20 'x 20' tent, lined with blackout, silk-like material, to make it seem dark. All went well until a lamp fell on the hood of the car causing a little dent. Oops!
Jeff Bleckner returned to the set of The Glades to direct this episode. He previously directed the episode "Gibtown" from Season 2. Throughout his career he has also worked on shows such as Private Practice, Castle, and Boston Legal, among others.
The karate scene in the dojo where Jeff flips Jim was a real dojo off Hollywood Boulevard. To respect tradition, the cast and crew went without shoes while filming there.
The mysterious lights you see in the night sky were created by a Brite-Lite, a rig created by the rigging and electric departments. It consists of what the crew calls a "coffee can," with a 1,800 watt bulb in it. It is mounted on a cable and pulley system and produces the effect of light coming down from the sky.
The heavy winds used during the swamp scene were created by the powerful engines of two swamp air boats strapped to the shore.
You might recognize a couple of the actors in this episode. Brian Patrick Wade, who plays Sean, had a reoccurring role on The Big Bang Theory. Actress Kristen Renton, who plays Stella, appeared as Ima on Sons of Anarchy.
Oberman's bar was filmed at the legendary Cap's Place Island Restaurant in Deerfield Beach, which is known for its fresh seafood.
Production notes courtesy of Marc Weinstein.