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# 031 <2.13> Pas de Deux
 
 
(revised 06/07/2021)
 
 
Season time frame:
This episode continues on the evening of the Founders Day party, which was a Saturday, as expressed in # 030 (night 1). So the following is Sunday, Oct 31, 1982 (day 2). It is striking that, on this Sunday, not only Chase and Richard go to work, but also Lance drives to San Francisco for a cork shipment and Melissa does some shopping in the city. That Sunday, the Tuscany Valley Art and Craft Show takes place.
This episode closes on Wednesday, Nov 3, 1982 (day 4 and night 4), as it can be concluded from Richard and Melissa's lunch date; Angela and Jacqueline meet at Falcon Crest on the same day. The third day depicted in this episode is Tuesday, Nov 2, 1982, as it is mentioned on that day that the meeting between Angie and Jacqueline will be "tomorrow"; this means that one day between night 2 and day 3 remains unseen.
 
Mistake: In the establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion (closed front door), there are no people on the veranda. When guests leave the house in the subsequent first scene (door open already), however, there are apparently a few guests on the veranda already.
This mistake is caused by the reuse of an old establishing clip from "The Vintage Years", which was combined with the current scene filmed on the veranda set on the sound stage.
 

Uncredited extra JIM MELLMEN appears in this episode again as the tall, white-haired and mustached man - this time as a guest at Angela's Founders Day party.
Compare # 174 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.

 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again. At the beginning of this episode, he is visible in the background when Angela's Founders Day party comes to an end. Different from the previous episode, he no longer wears the white caterer's jacket, but a black tuxedo and is obviously playing a party guest now; he still has his faux mustache though. For another rôle in the current episode, see below.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
The heavily filmed stained glass window as known from # 005 and # 028 is seen in another upstairs hallway of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
It is installed in the hallway to the usual Victorian Mansion bedroom set (compare # 001 for the guest bedroom and general information and # 023 for Lance and Melissa's bedroom).
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Interior Sets section.
 
During breakfast at Falcon Crest Julia mentions: "I was under the impression that Carlo wanted to stay the Agretti Vineyards with Melissa." Angela reacts: "I didn't know that you and Carlo were so close, Julia." - Considering Julia's affair with Carlo will be revealed in # 041, this conversation will get quite a funny undertone in retrospect.
 
Richard and Melissa want to go to the Seacliff Inn (called The Alcove in early script drafts), one of Melissa's favorite restaurants in San Francisco, for lunch. - The restaurant, however, will not be shown.
 
The allusions to Richard's age are misleading: Phillip mentions what Jacqueline did, occurred more than 35 years ago whereas Angela says to Jacqueline: "You are 35 years late for discretion." That would make Richard's year of birth 1947 or 1948 (instead of 1942), which seems to be impossible considering Angela's statements in # 156 and 157 ("My son died 45 years ago.") and the fact that Richard had been the first child before Julia and Emma were born according to Peter's letter in # 155. - These inconsistencies most likely result from too many different writers. In the end, however, the only logical solution is that Richard was born in 1942. Also compare # 019 for his age in the initial script draft.
 
Edited scene: The scene with Nick and Sheila in the bedroom of the Hogan house was actually longer towards the end: After Sheila's leaving, Nick becomes suspicious and, under a pretense, calls dentist Dr. Duncan's practice to confirm Sheila's appointment for that day, only to find out that she actually has none. He realizes that Sheila is betraying him. - That final part of the scene was removed in post-production.
 
Edited scene: The act 2 opening with Julia and Cole in the enology lab at the Falcon Crest Winery Building was initially longer: It started out on Julia teaching Cole how to set up some equipment. This part was cut away so the final version begins with Chase entering and Cole simply taking a note on his pad.
 
Early script drafts included a scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study in act 2, in which Chao-Li tells Angela that Richard called Melissa, but that he was unable to eavesdrop on their conversation. Chao-Li takes the liberty to express his fear that trouble lies ahead of Lance unless he changes his attitude towards Melissa and Joseph. When Chao-Li mentions, "Often it's not a reprimand from within the flock that gets a fledgling back on course", Angela realizes that Lance needs a man to help him make that realization. Chao-Li reassures to follow her wishes; he will execute his duties as a father figure for Lance. - This scene was dropped in the final version.
 
Maggie and Vickie attend the Tuscany Valley Art and Craft Show.
This scene was originally staged inside a gallery while the rewrites moved it to an exterior location.
 
This exhibition is also attended by Dr. Fong (played by uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI).
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 

Uncredited extra KATHRYN JANSSEN appears as the gray-haired lady from the Tuscany Valley again - this time at the Tuscany Valley Art and Craft Show.
Compare # 215 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.

 

Post-production mistake: Old stock footage of the (New) Globe executive building is reused. The sign still reads San Francisco Globe. A sign saying The New San Francisco Globe is usually used for that purpose. The same error occurs again towards the end of this episode.

 
Mysterious: Jacqueline says the first time she met Douglas was "in this office" (now Richard's at the New Globe). Douglas, however, used to have a different office as seen in # 005, for example.
 
Early script drafts suggested a different ending for the scene with Jacqueline's visit with Richard at the New Globe: When she is gone, he still stands in the threshold, shouting after her: "Before I'm finished, I'll bury Chase Gioberti and I'll bury you with him!" Then he goes back into his office, slamming the door. Tears well up in his eyes, and he looks like nothing more than a lost little boy. The final scene, in contrast, just ends on his words "I was born damned," before he slams the door.
 
The apartment house Phillip lives in is located at the corner of Green and Taylor Street on Russian Hill in San Francisco. The filming location is a luxury apartment high-rise called Royal Towers in real life. As the following episode will reveal, Richard's apartment is located there, too.
 
The interiors of Phillip's apartment, however, are filmed at the 10560 Wilshire, a luxurious condominium complex in the Wilshire Corridor, a section of Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood in Greater Los Angeles.
 
Early script drafts planned for Phillip to live in an elegant Victorian townhouse in Pacific Heights in San Francisco. This idea was replaced with the apartment.
 
The scene with Chase and Angela in the Falcon Crest Winery Building lab at the end of act 2 was originally staged in the tasting room. This was changed shortly before filming to save production cost. The lab was a "regular", i.e. a standing set, while the tasting room usually had to be redressed from it.
The dialog between Angela and Chase was also different in very early script drafts. The main difference was the ostensible reason for Angela's appearance (before getting to the point about Jacqueline) - her confronting Chase with the bottling of the Petite Syrah. In the original script, he mentions it was Lance's decision, and he could not stop him until the damage was done. In the final version, all this was shortened to a reference about Chase and Julia having made the decision to bottle the wine, and Angie emphasizing that she is the one running Falcon Crest (i.e. apparently without him).
 
Maggie's nickname for Angela is the "Wicked Witch of the West".
The nickname is an allusion to the children's novel "The Wizard of Oz" by L. FRANK BAUM and the stage play and film version by the same name where this name was first used.
 

The light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout, a well known picture car, appears again - this time opposite the Tuscany County Building. Compare # 001 for details.

 
After his earlier appearance (see above), uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS takes part for a second time in this episode - this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman exiting the Tuscany County Building.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again - this time as a brunette with curls (in a dark wig) near the Tuscany County Building.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
 
Phillip speaks impeccable French, Italian and Spanish. - MEL FERRER hardly has any accent in his phone conversation scenes in this episode; he already spoke Spanish in the previous episode, too.
 
In the Gioberti House guest bedroom, "Rooms by the Sea" hangs on the wall. It is a 1951 Surrealist style painting (oil on canvas) by American artist EDWARD HOPPER (1882 - 1967), based on his studio in Cape Cod, MA.
As with many pieces of art, it remains unanswered throughout the series if this is the original or if it is meant to be a reproduction. The original of the aforementioned artwork is located at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT.
 
In early script drafts, the conversation between Vickie and Jacqueline in the guest bedroom at the Gioberti House was longer. Jacqueline instantly realizes that Vickie's problems relate to a man, and Vickie is evasive. In the final version, in contrast, Vickie is pretty persistent concerning her feelings for Nick, and Jacqueline warns her of a relationship with a married man.
 

Product placement: A Hyster forklift is visible at Hogan's Home Center.

 
Mistake: When Vickie and Nick kiss, the close-ups of them are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Vickie first touches Nicks chin with her right hand (filmed towards Nick); then it is her left hand in the next frame (filmed towards Vickie), and one moment later, it is her right hand again (filmed towards Nick).
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
Early script drafts contained more scenes, which were omitted in the final version:

  • Removed was a scene in Lori's apartment with Lance in a phone call with the clinic, learning his paternity test for Joseph was negative.
  • Also omitted was a scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study when Phillip discusses the results of his research about Jacqueline with Angie (during which Lance arrives with the paternity test results). According to Phillip, Jacqueline went by the last name Le Pont at some point - it is not clear from the writer's drafts if she made the name up to cover the fact that she was still married to Jason at the time she married Jean-Pierre Charbone, or if Le Pont was one of her other husbands (after Alexander Nikoláou). Anyway, Angela knows that Jacqueline took her maiden name, Perrault, after she divorced Jason.
    The producers felt this would be too much expository information about the past with no specific point for the current storylines and decided to drop it.
 

Contrary to what the establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion suggests, the scene with Chao-Li and Lance practicing tai-chi in the yard is not filmed at Spring Mountain, but on THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) backlot. It is the lawn area of the small park near Embassy Courtyard facing French Street.

 
Jacqueline was married to Henri Denault's half-brother, Jean-Pierre Charbone, during WW II, i.e. during her marriage with Jason Gioberti. She was a bigamist (see # 012)!
 
Angela's conversation with Jacqueline about her past was staged in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study while the scene was finally moved to the living room.
 
Original script drafts suggested a different episode cliffhanger and had Jacqueline stop by Richard's New Globe office on her way to the airport. Their argument unresolved, Jacqueline leaves. Richard, standing in the threshold, shouts: "Before I'm finished, I'll bury Chase Gioberti and Angela Channing... and even you!" - This segment was omitted in rewrites.
 
 

 
 
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