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# 022 <2.04> Murder One
(revised 02/07/2022)

As in # 021, the filming location for the drive to the Agretti Residence (Chase's pickup this time) is Oak Knoll Avenue in the Napa Valley, CA.

Illogical: Why is Chase allowed to enter the crime scene? — With forensic securing of evidence in mind, this negligence seems pretty odd.
Mysterious chronology: Cole tells Sheriff Robbins Carlo called him about 10:00 o'clock AM. According to # 021, Cole wanted to be at the Agretti place one hour later, i.e. around 11:00 AM. The killer forced Carlo to tell Cole Melissa was there. When Melissa arrives at the crime scene, Cole asks Lance where she was "this afternoon".
Original script drafts planned for Dan Robbins' first name to be Dave.
Sheriff Robbins' last name is a scriptwriters' homage to MIKE ROBBINS, the owner of the major Napa Valley filming location, Spring Mountain Vineyards, at the time.

The ambulance in front of the Agretti Residence (taking Carlo's dead body away) is a Chevrolet G30 Van.


The coroner's car is a gray 1973 Dodge Coronet.

When Cole asks Lance where Melissa was after she gets into the ambulance with Carlo's body, it can be seen through the side window that Lance appears to jump over the hedges in front of the Agretti Residence like a ballerina. His arm even flails behind him as he jumps. LORENZO LAMAS obviously thought he was already out of the camera angle.
Mr. Patterson and his florist shop are mentioned, but never shown.

License plate number of Lance's red Porsche 944: 432 MEG — the same as on his red Corvette in season 1 from # 011 on.

Post-production mistake: The close-ups of Melissa in the scene on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda were accidentally flip-flopped.
Compare the amended version (right screen capture).
This episode marks the first appearance of uncredited extra LENNART JAKELL. He is an American background actor, who appeared in many TV series and movies, particularly in the 1980's.
He plays a distinguished white-haired Tuscany Valley gentleman, who appears at various social events in many episodes. In the current episode, he is a guest at Carlo Agretti's funeral feast in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time as a Tuscany Valley catering service employee who, again, has an assignment as a servant in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion during Carlo Agretti's funeral feast (without the faux mustache this time).
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.

The filming location for Hogan's Home Center, Nick's company for building materials, is at the corner of North Hubbard Avenue and First Street in San Fernando, CA. It used to be the San Fernando Lumber company, but houses an auto repair company, Urbano's Auto Body & Paint, nowadays.

Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Angela wears a suit she already wore in season 1 (# 001); and Cole wears the Fred Perry polo shirt he already wore in # 004.
The small Tuscany Valley road where Cole meets Kathryn for the first time is a tree-lined path between vineyards that belonged to the former Franciscan Oakville Estate (headquartered in St. Helena), a winery that was taken over by The Prisoner Wine Company in 2017. The field path is situated south of the residence at Oakville Cross Wines in Oakville, CA, the property that will serve as the Demery Vineyards from the following epsiode on (compare # 023). The path is near a water reservoir and runs parallel to Oakville Cross Road; the fence around the reservoir is visible on screen capture 2. Cole and Kathryn are driving in southwestern direction. The scene is cut in a way that some sections of the path are multiplied to make the drive appear longer.

License plate number of Katherine Demery's white 1977 Ford F-350, a flatbed truck: P28136.


Product placement: The Giobertis' Jeep CJ-5 is equipped with Goodyear tires.
It is a new picture car, by the way. While the prop in season 1 was a 1972 model, the current one is from 1977.

Post-production mistake: The final shot of Cole in the scene with Melissa at the Gioberti Estate was accidentally flip-flopped. The editing staff was not too careful this episode.
Compare the amended version (right screen capture).
Emma owns 20 % of the New Globe stocks. Since Julia and Emma inherited a quarter of Douglas' shares (he owned 80 %) each, Julia also holds 20 %. Richard, who inherited half of his father's shares, owns 40 %. The rest of the New Globe stock is on the market.
Season time frame: Chase's birthday will be in approximately four months. As the current episode depicts the events around the end of July / beginning of August 1982, as it can be derived from the information given in # 019 and 037, Chase's birthday must be around the end of November / beginning of December. # 035 will depict that time of the year. His birthday celebration, however, will never be featured on the show.
As it can be seen for the first time in this episode, a new picture has been hanging on the wall in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room since this season began — looking from inside the room towards the foyer, to the right of the pocket doors. The artwork is "Two Sisters" (alternate title: "On the Terrace"), an 1881 Impressionist style painting (oil on canvas) by PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841 – 1919). A different RENOIR picture used to hang on this wall prior to this season (see # 016). "Two Sisters" was on the northern exterior wall of the dining room in season 1 (compare # 017) and will constantly move around in the dining room in this and the following years (compare # 024 and 025) until it will finally disappear from the Mansion after season 5.
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.
For LORIMAR's further use of this picture, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing section.

Sheriff Robbins' patrol car (earlier this episode also visible in front of the Agretti Residence) is a 1982 Dodge Diplomat.

The establishing shot of the Tuscany County Building is an earlier part of the footage first presented in # 020. This time, the beige / brown Ford Mustang II Coupé drives by — the picture car that has been known from # 021 (see there).
For the other background cars (Ford Pinto Runabout and Volkswagen Rabbit), compare the note on this footage in # 020.
Chase mentions cement contractor Michael Blake, a character who will never have an on-screen appearance. Er was a member of the Tuscany Valley County Board of Supervisors in 1958.
The bell for the major domus in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room switched sides compared to season 1 (see the screen grab from # 014). It was apparently put in the new place in the refurnishing process.
Original script drafts suggested a storyline for Angela's newest scheme, which included the sale of 200 cases of what and why the audience would not know at this time. The storyline was dropped, and no other production documents in our archives give any hint what the writing staff originally had in mind with this plotline.

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