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# 012 <1.12> Family Reunion
 
 
(revised 04/12/2021)
 
 
Tentative title: Reunion.
 
Labeling name: Jacqueline (French origin) stands for "supplanter" - a very nice allusion to Jacqueline's ambitious fight against Angela; her attempts to overthrow Angela's strong reign over all family members living at Falcon Crest.
 
Real-life allusions: Chase mentions the Queen of England; Maggie mentions Prince Charles and Lady Di.
 
Gioberti House interior set - inconsistency: As this episode shows in detail, the two windows in the living room, which can be seen in the real Stags' Leap Manor's exterior shots, are missing (compare red marks).
 
Mistake: Cole first gets the power cable of the vacuum cleaner into the machine, but in the next few frames the cable can be seen again.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice - as a wide angle shot and in close-up, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
 
Chase's employee number with AIA: 0129 72055.
 
Product placement: Vickie mentions the Concorde (nowadays no longer in service), which Jacqueline used to fly from Paris to New York.
 
SUZIE McCULLOUGH, wife of ROBERT L. McCULLOUGH (this episode's writer and this season's executive story consultant), plays the flower store clerk in this episode. She will also appear in # 020 - as Lance's love interest. She will be co-writing a couple of scripts for seasons 2 and 3 under her maiden name, SUZANNE HERRERA. She was also instrumental in helping her husband lay the groundwork for season 1 with experience from her own big family.
 
The street number of the flower store (scene with Vickie and Lance) is 1419.
This is the real street number. The hardly legible store name on the awning is real too: Wee Bonnie Flower. The location used to be a flower store on Mission Street in South Pasadena, CA in Greater L.A. That particular building has been used for different commercial purposes since filming.
 

Cameraman's mistake: In the scene in the Gioberti House master bedroom, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the wall - first when Chase enters and later when Cole is lying on the bed.

 
Original script drafts called for a greenhouse near the Victorian Mansion on the grounds of Falcon Crest. The respective scene (Lance bringing Angela the roses), was filmed at the greenhouse at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) first. - For more details about this location, see # 014.
For unknown reasons, the whole scene had to be refilmed. The reshoot took place in the foyer of the Mansion, however, and was used in the final version of the episode.
 
Gioberti House exterior set - inconsistency: When Jacqueline arrives at the Gioberti House, it becomes obvious that the replica of the driveway on the sound stage fails to resemble the grade of the real driveway in front of the house. There are also far less stairs Jacqueline has to climb up in the set to the front door.
 
The limousine taking Jacqueline to the Gioberti House is a black stretched 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood.
 
According to Jacqueline, Jason spoke all the romance languages as though they were his own. Jason also loved music.
 
The scene with Jacqueline telling Vickie about Jason in the Gioberti House guest bedroom was originally staged at the Gioberti Family Cemetery in early script drafts.
 

In all her scenes (also in season 2), LANA TURNER wears an inconspicuous, very thin gold necklace with a cross, regardless if she is wearing any other necklaces in her Jacqueline rôle. The gold necklace is not part of her rôle's wardrobe and jewelry, but a personal piece owned by the actress.

 
Original script drafts included Apollo in the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion when Lance returns to tell Angela about Jacqueline's reaction after receiving Angie's gift basket.
 
Angela's portrait (painted by Arthur Masefield in # 009) is no longer in the living room of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, but in the foyer now.
 

Lighting inconsistency: Although it is dark outside as the nightly establishing shot of the Gioberti House shows, there is too much daylight shining through the window in the Gioberti kitchen.

 
The establishing shot of the club house at the San Franciscso golf course where Angela and Phillip are playing is old stock footage from a film library featuring the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. This Spanish style club house used to be at the corner of Rossmore Avenue and Beverly Boulevard in Hancock Park and was demolished in 1971; the new Mediterranean style club house, which is totally different from the previous one, was built in a different area on the vast grounds.
 
The filming location for the scene at the golf course itself is Kirkwood Golf Course (nowadays Weddington Golf & Tennis) in Studio City, CA.
 
Original script drafts did not include Phillip Erickson. A scene between Angie and a private investigator had been written instead. The writers decided only during the run of season 1 that MEL FERRER's character would become a recurring rôle (also compare # 001).
 
According to Phillip's research, Jacqueline remarried three times since her divorce from Jason in 1951: An oil tycoon in Monaco in 1958 and an art dealer from Belgium later. Her fourth husband is not mentioned in this episode. It is most likely shipping tycoon Alexander Nikoláou, who will appear in season 4.
Inconsistencies: Regarding to Alexander Nikoláou, see # 084 and # 085. Regarding to Jean-Pierre Charbone, another man Jacqueline was married to during WW II - i.e. during her marriage with Jason; making her a bigamist - see # 031.
 
Mistake: When Phillip informs Angela about Jacqueline's assets, her right arm is in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from different angles.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
The exterior set of the Gioberti Family Cemetery is slightly different from the one in # 001 and 004. As this episode is not shot in the Napa Valley, a site in Greater Los Angeles is now used for it: Malibu Creek State Park (formerly Fox Ranch) in Malibu Canyon.
Click here for sketches of how the Gioberti Family Cemetery changed over the years.
 
The headstone of Jason's grave at the Gioberti Family Cemetery, which is presented in this episode, is a striking prop. The back of an identical headstone was already featured during Jason's funeral in # 001 (yellow mark). In that episode, it was placed a good distance away from Jason's new grave. In the current episode, three headstones of that kind can be seen; the one marked red is Joseph Gioberti's (although not legible on film, but only on photos from the set); the inscription of the one marked green is not visible.
 
All the scenes involving Jason's headstone in this episode do not feature a close-up of its inscription. - Fortunately! Because, as the photo of LANA TURNER and director LARRY ELIKANN from the set reveals, the prop department added "1912 - 1981" as the year of birth and year of death, which is not in accordance with Jason's age since he was younger than Angela, as it was revealed in # 008 among other episodes. Angela, however, was definitely not meant to be older than JANE WYMAN.
 
Jasper's gravestone looks different from the one in # 004. In the current episode, the headstone can be discovered between Joseph's and Jason's graves. The camera focus is never on the inscription though. The set photo, however, gives it away that it is Jasper's grave (turquoise mark).
 
According to the production report dated 01/12/1982, LANA TURNER caused a delay of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes reporting to the set from her dressing room when the set and director were ready for shooting.
 
Original script drafts called for subliminal flashbacks of # 001 ("both moments" of Jason's death) during Emma's conversation with Jacqueline at the Gioberti Family Cemetery. The final version as aired, however, only contained Emma's reference to Jason's dying "twice" in dialog.
 
Real-life allusion: Cole mentions baseball legend JOE DiMAGGIO.
 
The meadow at the Gioberti Estate (scene with Chase and Vickie) is filmed in Malibu Creek State Park, too.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Chase and Vickie, his right arm is on the tree first, but no longer there in the subsequent frame filmed from the back.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
Mistake in the scene when Angela calls the Gioberti House from the antique phone in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room: She dials five digits on the rotary only, which does not make any sense because U.S. phone numbers (excluding the area code since this is a local call) consist of seven digits, a three-digit prefix plus a four-digit number. # 139 will reveal that the phone number of the Gioberti House including the area code is (707) 855-6322.
 
Falcon Crest also produces sherry.
 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time as a Tuscany Valley catering service employee who has an assignment as a servant at the Gioberti House during Jacqueline's dinner party.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
The interior set of Vickie's bedroom in the Gioberti House is the same as the set of the guest bedroom. - An easy way to cut down production costs. The set is just propped with different furniture and filmed from different angles to portray the various bedrooms.
 
The bed in the Gioberti House guest bedroom is the same prop as the one from the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion guest bedroom used by Chase and Maggie in # 001. The reuse is not an obvious one though because # 001 never featured a long shot so much of the top end of the bed was visible in the mirror only.
 
Strange: In her conversation with her grandmother, Vickie says that Jacqueline obviously still loves Jason "after three marriages". Apparently, she means after three more marriages because Jacqueline had - at least as far as the family knows (compare the entry about Phillip's research above) - not just three marriages in total, but three more marriages after Jason.
A complete analysis of the family relations is available here.
 
While LANA TURNER's French pronunciation is not too convincing (Jacqueline has actually French roots), the few French words spoken by JAMIE ROSE sound quite impeccable.
 
Fictional entities: Two airlines are mentioned: Western Jet Airlines and AIA.
 
The establishing shot of San Francisco International Airport (filmed in northeastern direction) is stock footage from a film library. - This building has undergone major changes since an extensive remodeling in 1994.
 
The San Francisco International Airport V.I.P. terminal is actually a lounge in terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport; at the time of filming, it was exclusively used by TWA.
 
Jacqueline's AIA flight from San Francisco International Airport to Washington, D.C. (from where she will have a connecting flight to Paris) is number 207.
 
This is MICHAEL FILERMAN's last episode as executive producer for the next six years. He will resume his executive producing duties in season 8, but will receive credit for the remaining season 1 episodes as well as during seasons 2 through 7. He will even be paid for these years due to a certain clause in the contract between LORIMAR and his company, MF PRODUCTIONS.
 
 


 
 
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