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# 017 <1.17> Penultimate Questions
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 
Tentative titles: Double Entendre - Part I / The Unveiling of Angie Channing - Part I.
 
The establishing shots of Hawaii are stock footage from a film library. The first one is a view of Honolulu with Waikiki and Diamond Head (filmed towards east) on Oahu island. The second clip features the Hilton Village Lagoon Tower Honolulu, one of the hotel high-rises at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu (filmed towards northeast).
 
The Hawaiian hotel where Melissa and Lance spend their honeymoon is the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA in real life.
 

In the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion kitchen hallway, the RENOIR painting, "A Girl with a Watering Can" (compare # 005), was replaced with an art print of a generic landscape picture.

 
The picture in Chase's office at the Tuscany County Building is the same prop that was on the western wall in the living room of the Gioberti House until # 012. It is even still in the same frame.
 

Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again - this time in a dark wig as a Tuscany Valley Hospital nurse.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.

 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman, who is at the Tuscany Valley Hospital.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
As visible in this episode, the Tuscany Valley Hospital interior set consists of one corridor, whose ends are very short - with a fork on a 90-degree angle at each end. When Julia accompanies Douglas upon his release, the illusion is created that she walks along one of the halls with him and the male nurse. When they round the corner, it appears that she is walking along another hallway. While they appear to go down two separate corridors, it is actually the exact same one for both shots. This is obvious based on the location of the oxygen flask (yellow arrow) and the water fountain (red arrow). They are both in the exact same positions respectively.
 
Jason's pickup truck (including the steering wheel), a 1962 Chevrolet C-10, was taken to the junkyard of the Lomax Wrecking Company after the faked accident in # 001, as it is revealed now.
 
The filming location for the Lomax Wrecking Company is Aadlen Bros. Auto Wrecking in Sun Valley, CA.
 
The picture on the northern exterior wall in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room - to the right of the windows when looking north from inside the room - is visible for the first time in this episode. The artwork is "Two Sisters" (alternate title: "On the Terrace"), an 1881 Impressionist style painting (oil on canvas) by PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841 - 1919). Compare # 022 for the painting's new place in the dining room in season 2.
As with all artwork in the Victorian Mansion, it remains unanswered throughout the series if they are originals or if they are meant to be reproductions. The original of the aforementioned artwork is located at the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
 
Mistake: When Melissa opens Chase's office door at the Tuscany County Building, her hand knocks from the inside, but there is no sound at that moment. It is not until after the frame cuts to Chase, who has already begun looking up at her that the knocking effect is audible. It seems the sound effect added for the knock was timed wrong and came a second too late.
 
Chase and Sheriff Tobias meet near the Hendricks Builders Supply Company in Tuscany after Turk comes out of Caroline's Coffee Shop.
The filming location is the corner of Bakman Avenue / Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA; the company for building materials, which used to be there in those days, by the way, had the same name in real life.
 
The identification code of Sheriff Turk Tobias' police car is 3760.
 
Inconsistency: Lomax tells Chase some Chinese guy bought the steering wheel of Jason's truck "this morning". Chao-Li, however, was at the junkyard the day before.
 

Product placement: Coca Cola signs can be seen in Lau's Restaurant where Chase meets D.A. Deering. - Compare # 009 for the filming location.

 
Jason's truck ran over the embankment on the Old Vineyard Road.
 
The coroner's inquest about Jason Gioberti's death takes place in courtroom 2 of the Commissioners Building; it is part of the Municipal Court in the Tuscany County Courthouse complex.
The filming location, a brick building, is part of the previous El Monte Courthouse in El Monte, CA, a part of Greater L.A. It houses the El Monte Police Department nowadays (compare the right photo, which was kindly donated for this website by Captain DAN BUEHLER from the El Monte Police Department).
 

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time passing by the entrance of the Tuscany County Courthouse.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.

 

The courtroom is propped with a sign saying "Tuscany Valley County Court - since 1861". Compare # 046.

 
This episode marks the first appearance of uncredited extra GAIL FRANK, an American actress who worked as an extra in many productions during the 1980's. Since she owned a steno machine, which she brought to the set, she was primarily cast as a court reporter in hundreds of episodes of various 1980's TV series, including "Hardcastle & McCormick", "L.A. Law", "Jake and the Fatman" and, of course, countless "Matlock" cases. During that era, she became known in the entertainment industry as the "stenographer queen".
She plays the court reporter in Jason's inquest in this episode and will appear as said stenographer in many episodes and occasionally at various social events in the Tuscany Valley.
Compare # 215 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
 
Early script drafts had Emma desperately run from the courthouse in the episode cliffhanger.
 
 


 
 
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