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# 030 <2.12> "...Divided We Fall"
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 

The first scene under opening credits shows a panorama of Tuscany Valley vineyards - as in # 028. It is stock footage, which comes from the main title of the predecessor, "The Vintage Years"; JANE WYMAN, CLU GULAGER, LORENZO LAMAS and BILLY R. MOSES were given credit in that particular sequence there.

 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in front of the Tuscany County Building. For another rôle in this episode, see below.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Angela and Phillip want to go dining at the Canterbury Inn. - The restaurant, however, will not be shown.
 
Caproni's Bakery, Vince Caproni's bakery on Main Street in Tuscany, is an exterior set on French Street on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (nowadays WARNER BROS.).
 
The building on French Street was originally dressed as a bakery for the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" in the episode "The Treasure of Soggy Marsh" (# 098 <5.12>; original U.S. airdate: 12/10/1982, CBS; right screen capture). # 030 of "Falcon Crest" was filmed around the same time so the set decorators only added "Caproni's" to the otherwise unchanged windows in the very same typeface as the existing lettering. See more signage from "The Dukes of Hazzard" below (Apex Rent-a-Truck, O'Connor Paint Supply and Seth M. Berley & Co.).
 
Product placement: In the shop window of Caproni's Bakery shows, a sign with the logo of Reber, a German chocolate manufacturer, can be seen.
 
Before MARY KATE McGEEHAN won the rôle of Linda Caproni, she already auditioned for the part of one of Lance's girlfriends.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Cole and Linda in front of Caproni's Bakery, a man wearing a brown shirt and jeans is walking along the sidewalk, coming quite close to both of them. In Cole's subsequent close-up, however, that same man is suddenly walking on the sidewalk across the street.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
In Cole's close-up, across the street from Caproni's Bakery, a small building can be seen, which houses Apex Rent-a-Truck. Again, this is signage from an exterior set usually used for "The Dukes of Hazzard" (compare above). On "Falcon Crest", only parts of the lettering are legible.
The small building has been rebuilt since and is nowadays a bigger brick structure with practical interiors for filming.
 
In early script drafts, the scene with Cole and Jacqueline in the Gioberti House kitchen started on Cole making her a salami sandwich, which she (more or less politely) ignores while reading magazines. In the final version, Jacqueline drinks a cup of coffee.
 
Lance's nickname for Cole is "Golden Boy".
 
On the attic in the Gioberti House, Maggie finds an old party dress of Chase's great aunt Vesta's, a character never mentioned again later. She is most likely a sister to Jasper; Angela mentioning in # 004 that Jasper was the oldest of Joseph and Tessa's children, it is obvious they must have had more children; another child must have been Paolo who will be mentioned in season 8 (see # 204).
Family trees straightening out problems like this are available here.
 
Maggie's reference about the attic seems odd at first sight because the Gioberti House has a flat roof so a traditional attic does not exist there. However, there might be a suspended ceiling in one of the rooms on the second floor with a crawl space referred to as an attic, maybe in one of the rooms with smaller windows that are further away from the primary ceiling - like the ones above the western veranda, maybe in Jason's secret study, for example.
 
The filming location for the night scene with Phillip in his Jaguar is Lima Street on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS), filmed in northeastern direction at the beginning of the scene.
It is the road in the Tuscany Valley, which will be known as Hilltop Road from season 3 on. The driveway to the front gate (yellow mark) and one of the gate pillars (red arrow) to Richard's future home in season 3 - 2055 Hilltop Road - are visible in the background. Compare # 049 for more details about this prop gate, which had originally been built for "Hart to Hart" just for the 1982-83 TV season.
 
Sheila drives a light blue 1981 Dodge Aries Coupé 2.2L.
 
When Sheila opens the door of her car, there is a reflection of the film crew's lights on it for a short moment.
 
Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again - this time (in a dark curly wig) as Joseph's nurse in the nursery at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
 
In early script drafts, Maggie and Jacqueline's visiting Joseph at Falcon Crest was supposed to start out in the study, with Chao-Li announcing them and Angela greeting them. In the final version, this part and Chao-Li were dropped. The scene immediately begins in the nursery. The early draft called for Jacqueline to pick up the baby from the crib and nestling him to her chest, and then Angela taking him from her and placing him back. In the final version, in contrast, Maggie takes Joseph out of the crib, holds him and places him back.
 
Deleted scene: In the director's cut, Maggie and Jacqueline are leaving the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion after their visit, Chao-Li closing the door behind them. On the veranda, Maggie says that leaving Joseph behind is hard for her. Jacqueline promises Joseph will be with his rightful family - with Cole, Maggie, Chase and Jacqueline - some day. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco - a view up west on California Street from the corner of Sansome Street - is previously unused footage, which comes from shooting # 019 (compare scene with Angela and Phillip there).

 
Emma is at the Gulf Shores Sanitarium in Houston, TX right now.
 

The filming location for the forest clearing in the Tuscany Valley (Vickie and Nick jogging) is the dirt road near the lagoon at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).

 
Angela now has 12 % of the New Globe stock.
 
In early script drafts, Angela storms out of the New Globe conference room at the end of act 2. In the final version, she leaves the board room behind the Giobertis only at the beginning of act 3.
 
Celebrating Founders Day is sort of a "trademark" of writers STEPHEN BLACK and HENRY STERN. They have used and will continue to use such a storyline on almost all of their shows.
 
The Tuscany Founders Day Parade takes place on Town Square in downtown Tuscany - actually Midwestern Street (nowadays Midwest Street) on THE BURBANK STUDIOS backlot, which has also been used on various other TV shows, including "Flamingo Road".
 
Among the businesses in downtown Tuscany are O'Connor Paint Supply (opposite the Tuscany County Building on Main Street near Town Square; screen capture 1) and the Tuscany Picture Palace, a movie theater (on Town Square; red mark on screen grab 2).
 
All these businesses were originally dressed for the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" where particularly O'Connor Paint Supply was a fixture. When "Falcon Crest" filmed the scenes for # 030 on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) on 10/26/1982, most signage from the "Dukes" was kept and merely hidden by the set dressers under the bunting and banners heralding Founders Day. In the scene with Darryl (yellow mark on screen capture 2), even parts of the Seth M. Berley & Co. sign (a company on Hazzard Square in "The Dukes of Hazzard"; yellow mark on screen grab 3) are legible. In season 9 of "The Waltons" already, where this part of the backlot served as Charlottesville, VA, the signs from the "Dukes" were kept also, contrary to previous episodes. The only real change the set dressers made for "Falcon Crest" was in the movie theater, whose sign from the "Dukes", "Hazzard Picture Palace", was changed to "Tuscany Picture Palace" (red marks on screen captures 2 and 3).
 
The Falcon Crest carriage at the Founder Day Parade is a prop owned by THE BURBANK STUDIOS (nowadays WARNER BROS. STUDIOS). It was rented by LORIMAR for this episode.
Just a few weeks before, the same horse buggy was used on "Hart to Hart". For more details, check out the Beyond the Show - Props section.
 
The signs on the Giobertis' horse buggy Cole drew earlier in this episode feature a simplified design of the falcon from the Falcon Crest logo along with a "G" for the Gioberti name.
It is an adapted version of the logo and other elements of the label Jason used on his private reserve wine bottles, as known from # 015 (screen grab 1).
 

The curly haired blonde (an uncredited extra) is among the guests attending the Founders Day Parade in Tuscany in this episode.
Compare # 169 for a list of the woman's appearances throughout the series.

 
Odd: Chase insisted Maggie not tell Cole and Vickie about Richard being his brother for Jacqueline's sake. But in the horse buggy, Jacqueline tells Chase she is proud of him for his behavior towards Richard as his brother - with Maggie and Vickie sitting across in the cart and Cole alongside on horseback. Did it not occur to Jacqueline that Cole and Vickie could hear her remark since they were both within earshot?
 
Julia loves carnations.
 
Whereas almost all the other characters are dressed up in 19th century clothes for the Parade, Nick's clothes seem more like a 1920's tennis outfit.
 
The last name of Lance's love interest, Brenda Hendrix, is not mentioned in the episode itself, but is mentioned in the script.
 
Early script drafts called for Joseph's presence in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room during the party after the parade: Julia holds him in her arms, proudly presenting him to the guests when Angela enters, taking the baby from her. Finally, Melissa enters and realizes that Angela shows off the boy like a trophy; so do Jacqueline and Maggie. Melissa takes Joseph and hands him over to the nurse, who takes him to the nursery. - This scene was dropped in rewrites.
 
After his earlier appearance (see above), uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS takes part for a second time in this episode - this time as a Tuscany Valley catering service employee who, again, has an assignment as a servant in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion during the party (again, with the faux mustache).
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again - this time as a guest at Angela's party to celebrate Founders Day.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time as a guest at the Founders Day party in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
 
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set: The dining room window has changed. It now resembles the real Villa's window in shape and also has wooden shutters. - Compare # 008 for the previous window.
 
In early script drafts, Maggie tosses her script at Angela's feet while she throws it on the table on the veranda in the final version.
 
Mistake: In the party scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room towards the end of the episode, Angela and Julia are in the center of the room in the wide angle shot (hardly visible behind the man in the foreground). In the subsequent close-up, they are suddenly standing next to Phillip at the door though.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
In early script drafts, Angela's fury about Jacqueline continues at the end of the episode: She blames her for destroying her marriage and says she will drive her away from Falcon Crest just like 35 years ago. The final version of the episode, in contrast, closes on Angela's insulting words: "You bitch!"
 
Season time frame: This episode has a three-day chronology. It opens on the day after Jacqueline's revelation to Richard and Chase, i.e. Thursday, Oct 28, 1982. The New Globe board meeting takes place on Friday, Oct 29, 1982. Founders Day is celebrated on Saturday, Oct 30, 1982.
 
 


 
 
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