# 036 <2.18> Separate Hearts
The first scene under opening credits shows a panorama of Tuscany Valley vineyards - as in # 028 and 030. It is stock footage from "The Vintage Years" main title, almost full length this time.
Original script drafts called for the first scene to be Vickie and Cole coming to Chase to the garage at the Gioberti Estate in the early morning, discussing Maggie's leaving. - This scene was omitted.
Mistake: In the exterior shot on his way to Falcon Crest, Phillip wears a very dark sports coat. In the subesequent interior scene, however, he wears a light plaid sports coat.
This comes from the fact that the exterior scene is reused footage that was shot while filming # 020; compare # 032 for details about the previous use of that footage and the same kind of problem as well as about the details of this clip's origination. Since filming of the current episode did not take place in the Napa Valley, it was impossible to shoot a new exterior scene. Selecting appropriate wardrobe for Phillip could have been improved though.
All exterior clips of the Tuscany Valley Inn shown throughout the series are shot while filming the current episode. The exteriors are from the former Cheerio, a restaurant that used to be located at the corner of Ocean Avenue and Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. The restaurant was closed down in 1987, and the building was destroyed by arson in 1988.
Contrary to the exterior footage, the interior shots in this episode and # 038 are from the Rive Gauche Café, a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Real-life allusion: Maggie orders "Tea for Two" at the Tuscany Valley Inn and enjoys the play on word - referring to the same movie title.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in the restaurant at the Tuscany Valley Inn.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
Dr. Fong (played by uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI) is a patron at the Tuscany Valley Inn where Maggie and Julia are having tea this episode (screen grab 1). He is also seen at the Fong Family Association in San Francisco later this episode (screen capture 2) - according to Julia and Chase, all people present there, i.e. including him, are named Fong. Towards the end of this episode, he will also appear near the patio of the Rive Gauche Café in the Tuscany Valley (screen grab 3).
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
Season time frame:
Filming of Maggie's movie is scheduled to begin in 45 days. In # 033, it was mentioned the beginning of the shooting was 60 days away. That means two weeks must have gone by since then.
The clothes (Angela's fur, Maggie's coat, etc.) look pretty much like winter.
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda set - inconsistency: As it can be seen in detail in this episode, the upper parts of the living room windows (a stained glass element in every window) are also missing in the set (see red arrow).
The music shop on Main Street in Tuscany where Cole has his guitar strung is called Hammerman's Music Store in the script; in the aired version of the episode, this name is not mentioned though.
The filming location is the previous site of the Baxter Northup Music Co. on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, CA. The store relocated one block further west in 1993.
Real-life allusion: When Linda plays the piano at the music store, she mentions it is a piece by FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810 - 1849). It is actually étude Op. 25 No. 1 while the script originally suggested étude Op. 5.
Dukes is a burger restaurant in Tuscany. Cole and Linda go there for lunch.
Original script drafts included a scene with Chase feeling lonely in the Gioberti House kitchen in the evening - Cole went out; Vickie is shopping at the Valley Hills Mall. Chase wants to call Maggie first, but then decides to drive over to the Tuscany Valley Inn to see her. - This scene was omitted.
The tattoo on LORENZO LAMAS' right shoulder can be seen again (compare # 035).
The interior set of Maggie's bedroom at the Tuscany Valley Inn is the same as the set of the guest bedroom and Cole's bedroom in the Gioberti House (compare # 015). - An easy way to cut down production costs. The set underwent only a few changes and is propped with different furniture this time.
Mysterious: No room number can be seen anywhere on the door of the hotel room or nearby.
In Maggie's room at the Tuscany Valley Inn, the artwork hanging above the fireplace is a replica of "Two Sisters" (alternate title: "On the Terrace"), an 1881 Impressionist style painting (oil on canvas) by PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR (1841 - 1919). Although framed differently, it is, of course, the same prop as said painting in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion (compare # 016 and 022 for details).
While it is pretty obious that it has to be a replica at the hotel, the series never answers the question if the painting at Falcon Crest is meant to be the original.
The filming location that has been in use for Richard's house, the old McKay place, since # 035 is used not only for exterior scenes, but also for interior scenes in this episode.
Angela wants to sell blocks of houses in Union Street in San Francisco. - She seems to have a lot of other holdings besides Falcon Crest.
The outdoor scenes of the Chinatown street in San Francisco where Chase, Cole and Julia are looking for Charles Fong are filmed on Tenement Street (nowadays Hennesy Street) on THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) backlot (as in # 032).
The social club of Charles' uncle, Wilson Fong, is called Fong Family Association (in early script drafts, Fong Tong Family Association; in even earlier drafts, Shavey Mae's Society).
Mishap: When Maggie, fuming with anger, leaves Chases office in the Tuscany County Building and slams the door shut, the whole wall behind him shakes momentarily; even the picture on the wall is shaking (yellow arrow). - The wall of the set is not very stable.
Cameraman's mistake: In the shot in the Falcon Crest Winery Building lab filmed towards Julia, the camera is pulled too far back from the set. For that reason, it becomes apparent that the wall behind the desk is missing. - It is a swing set with movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.
Real-life allusion: Julia reads a whodunit by AGATHA CHRISTIE.
Fictional entity: Richard tries to select pictures delivered by Chumley Galleries, a San Francisco art gallery.
Mistake: In their embrace at the Tuscany Valley Inn, Maggie's arm is in a slightly different position around Cole's neck in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
Nick wants to take Vickie to a restaurant called the Chandrelle.
When Melissa and Julia drive from Falcon Crest to the Agretti tool shed, some well-known Tuscany Valley automobiles are visible in the background - all well known picture cars:
behind Melissa's Porsche 911 SC Targa (screen capture 1), the black / beige Buick LeSabre (check # 013 for details), the light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout (check # 001 for details) and the beige / brown Ford Mustang II Coupé (check # 021 for details);
behind Julia's car (screen grab 2; model details below), the Ford Pinto Runabout and the Ford Mustang II Coupé again.
Julia drives a red-brownish 1977 Cadillac Seville. In early script drafts, however, the writers planned for her to drive an unspecified Mercedes-Benz model. This idea was changed because LORIMAR's prop department wanted to use an old and cheap cheap picture car for the crash scene to reduce production cost.
The filming location for the road where Julia's car crashes in this and the following episode is located in Griffith Park in Los Angeles; it is Zoo Drive quite near the Riverside Drive junction.
The section of the road at the beginning of Melissa's drive as well as Julia's drive is the same in the two subsequent elements of each respective segment. First, the car drives in one direction, then in the other direction; the filming is simply done from either side of the road. This is Griffith Park Drive just north of where Mineral Wells Road forks off (parallel to Bypass Trail). Cole and Chase's drive also begins on that section of Griffith Park Drive before they reach the accident site on Zoo Drive.
The small shopping mall in Tuscany with the Rive Gauche Café (see yellow arrow) where Maggie runs into Angela is actually the café by the very same name on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, CA.
The helper's vehicle at the crash site is a green 1973 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Fleetside Pickup. Its license plate is 37 891 N.
Mistake in the scene with Julia's burning car: The Cadillac's front and center are in flames first while, in a later segment, only the front is engulfed in flames. Obviously, the earlier and the later frames were arranged in the wrong order in post-production.
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