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(revised 09/17/2018)
 
 
General Information
 
Nielsen Ratings: number 7 (of 101) on the TV series hit list.
 
Special guest stars the producers intended to hire for this season:
LAUREN BACALL: There had not been any detailed plans for a particular rôle when the negotiations with this renowned actress failed.
This was also the case with MIA FARROW.
 
From this season on, LORIMAR sprayed the surroundings of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion (Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle) with green biodegradable paint to make the vineyards, which were suffering from the summer heat, look lush and fertile.
The wooden elements of the Mansion's exteriors were repainted every year at LORIMAR's expense.
 
Location filming in the Wine Country was done for # 041 through # 052.
As usual, Spring Mountain Vineyards and Stags' Leap Winery are the major filming sites.
 
 
# 041 <3.01> Cimmerean Dawn
 
The episode title is a historic allusion to the Cimmerians, an ancient people that may have inhabitated a region that is now Ukraine and Southern Russia. In HOMER's "Odyssey" in ancient Greek Mythology, the Cimmerians were described as living in a land of fog and darkness, at the edge of the world and the entrance to Hades. BOB McCULLOUGH chose this episode title to allude to the darkness in the Tuscany Valley and the thin line between the fights and feuds on the one hand and death (re: Jacqueline) on the other. It remains unclear, however, why BOB chose to use an unusual spelling ("Cimmerean" instead of "Cimmerian").
 
The pictures of JANE WYMAN, ROBERT FOXWORTH and SUSAN SULLIVAN are specifically filmed for this season's main title.
JANE's title card picture was filmed during the shooting of # 044.
The filming location for SUSAN's shot on her title card is the yard of the South Pasadena estate usually serving as the McKay House.
For the other actors' pictures in the main title, especially those coming from various scenes, see the information listed in the respective episodes.
 
The wine glass ROBERT FOXWORTH holds in this season's main title is one of the glasses with the engraved falcon coat of arms.
 
This season features the first frontal views of the stained glass window in the Gioberti House dining room. Whereas the interior set is propped with the falcon coat of arms, the real window in Stags' Leap Manor is decorated with a different coat of arms and a lettering saying "Ne cede malis" (Latin: "Never give in to misfortune"), which can be seen in some outdoor scenes.
 
The picture on LORENZO LAMAS' main title card is identical with the one from the second version of the season 2 main title; see there for details.
 
The shot of San Francisco - a helicopter view over Financial District and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background (filmed in northwestern direction) - is first used specifically for the main title (before DAVID SELBY's card). This shot will be used again for the season 4 and 5 main titles.
This aerial view, which was specifically filmed for the series, is part of a longer sequence from the helicopter (see # 064 for details).
 
 

The aerial shot over Tuscany Valley vineyards - first used before ABBY DALTON's main title card - is part of a longer helicopter flight (see # 052 for details).

 
The shot of Julia at the table in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in # 038 (compare the left screen grab for the version used in the scene in the previous season).
 

The aerial shot of the Gioberti Estate - first used before MEL FERRER's main title card - is part of a longer helicopter flight (see # 057 for details).

 
Jacqueline's grave is not located at the Gioberti Family Cemetery, but on the property of the Gioberti Estate. As seen in the establishing shot of the funeral, the grave is situated on a little knoll to the north of the tree-lined driveway to Falcon Crest. - The "grave" was actually an uncultivated piece of land at Shafer, a neighboring winery to Stags' Leap. When John Shafer, the owner, later planted vines on the little knoll LORIMAR had propped as Jacqueline's graveyard, he named his new vineyard La Vigne Lana in honor of LANA TURNER. The prop headstone, however, was removed.
The location scouts had originally chosen the Public Cemetery in St. Helena, CA as the filming site. But these plans were changed shortly before filming. St. Helena Public Cemetery was later used as a filming location for # 069, 099 and 128 thoguh (compare there).
 
LANA TURNER was written off the series because of the heavy rivalry between her and JANE WYMAN. "Babe" (JANE's nickname on the set) demanded LANA's character be killed off.
 
The writers also took into consideration to have Chase killed by Julia's gun shots as ROBERT FOXWORTH was not happy with his rôle and thought about leaving the show. The actor complained about the series drifting away from the original vineyard concept. He did not want the show to become too similar to "Dallas" - a show ROBERT FOXWORTH refused to work on when he first had been asked by LORIMAR to portray ruthless J.R. Ewing, the world famous rôle that later went to LARRY HAGMAN. LEE RICH, the founder and then president of LORIMAR, however, managed to persuade BOB FOXWORTH to stay on "Falcon Crest" - also granting him the possibility to direct a few episodes.
 
In the season 2 cliffhanger, the casket was already lowered into its final resting place while the mourners were standing very close to it. - Inconsistencies: This episode, the bouquet of roses is not in the center of the casket as it was in # 040. The mourners are not standing directly next to the casket, but a few steps away at the graveside. The casket will not be lowered during the funeral; even after all the mourners have left, Richard comes to the grave to say goodbye to Jacqueline, and her casket is still there. Also, the lawn around the grave is pretty burnt from the sun whereas it was very green in season 2. All this is a result of the different time of filming in a different place (compare # 040).
 
Original script drafts had Angie and Phillip sit in the back of the black Mercedes-Benz 600 near the Gioberti Estate and watch Jacqueline's funeral from the distance. - This scene was deleted from the final version.
 
The hospital is now called Tuscany Valley Hospital - although it was the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital last season.
 
Chase's room is number 315.
 
The original choice for the name of RON RIFKIN's character was Dr. Norris before it was changed to Dr. Lantry in later script drafts.
RAYMOND ST. JACQUES' character, Dr. Arthur Hooks, was originally called Dr. Benjamin Hooks in earlier script drafts.
 
Mistake: In the scene in front of Chase's room in the Tuscany Valley Hospital, Maggie's position is different in the wide angle shot and the subsequent close-up.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The same mistake occurs in the same scene only moments later: The position of Cole's arm is different in subsequent frames filmed from different angles.
 

A poster in the Tuscany Valley Hospital shows a Red Cross advert for blood donation.

 
Lake Madigan on Wild Horse Valley Road outside Napa, CA is used as the place where Melissa and Lance are riding on their horses and, in the flashback, where Carlo and Julia met. - This place has been known as the Tuscany Valley lake near Cross Creek from # 025 (compare there also for the use in other episodes).
 
Richard has been having some decorative laminated glass objects of art in this New Globe office since season 2.
While they were in different places all over his office in the previous season, the laminated glass sculptures are all arranged on the sideboard behind his desk in this episode.
Each piece is a unique work of art by Los Angeles based artist VASA MIHICH.
 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment when Emma tries to console Richard in his New Globe office, just before she leaves and he starts to trash the place, is a wide angle shot. In the sneak preview before the main title, however, Richard is seen in a close-up. He also stands in a different position towards the window. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 
The Tuscany County Jail is the Sonoma City Hall in real life. The building is propped with a sign saying "Tuscany County Jail" to cover the real lettering "Sonoma City Hall". The footage filmed this season will be reused for establishing shots in later years.
 

Among the inmates in the Tuscany County Jail is the curly haired blond woman who was at the hospital in # 026, at Carrie's Clothes Closet in # 029, at the Founders Day Parade in # 030 and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay house in # 035. She is played by an uncredited extra and will be seen at various other social events in the future.

 
Real life allusion: Richard recites the final stanza of "Annabel Lee", a poem by EDGAR ALLAN POE (1809 - 1849).
 
Inaccuracy: Richard refers to Henri as his stepfather. - Denault, however, was his adoptive father. This mistake will be made again in # 101 and 201.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Lance and Chao-Li wear the same sport outfits they already wore in season 2 (# 022) when they do their tai-chi-chuan exercises near the pool of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
 
Real life allusion: Dr. Lantry mentions the Nobel prize.
 
The filming location for the Falcon Crest reservoir featured in the scene with Phillip and Angela is situated on the north side of Oak Knoll Avenue outside Napa, CA; it belongs to the North Coast Irrigation company nowadays.
The same reservoir was used as a filming location in # 027 (Vickie and Nick jogging).
 
Angela mentions criminal lawyer Sam Raney. - As in # 024, he is just referred to, but has no on-screen appearance.
 
Julia's inmate number at the Tuscany County Jail is 9655822.
 
Inside joke: Levitov, one of Julia's fellow jail inmates, is named after DOREE LEVITOV, an uncredited writers' assistant.
 

In the scene with Lance and Melissa, the bush at the right corner of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion's main tower is missing again - now even at the real Villa Miravalle (for the set, compare # 029). This will also be the case in # 042; in # 045, however, the bush will be back again (see screen captures).

 
The entrance and foyer of another New Globe annex building is portrayed by the western entrance and foyer of the Biltmore Hotel (nowadays Millennium Biltmore Hotel) on South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles.
The driveway where Richard's limo comes out is actually the driveway to the parking garage of the Pacific Center, headquarters of Pacific Mutual Life Insurance next to that wing of the Biltmore.
 
Mysterious: In the establishing shot of the Tuscany Valley Hospital, Angela's Mercedes-Benz 600 is parked on the driveway. When Angela and Phillip come out of the building a few moments later, the car is parked in the opposite direction.
 
Early script drafts contained more scenes, which were omitted in the final version:

  • Removed was a scene with Melissa seeing Cole in front of the Tuscany Valley Hospital. She wanted to visit Chase and thank him for solving the murder case, but learns from Cole that his father is not able to receive visitors.
  • Also omitted was a scene with Richard and Pamela going through and inspecting an old winery building Richard might want to buy. Pamela says she will not make the same mistakes as Diana Hunter - sleeping with her boss in the first place. Melissa arrives to tell Richard that Angie forced most winegrowers' grapes under her control for this harvest season.
 
The scene with Angela and Phillip at the country club in Tuscany was originally staged at Phillip's yacht in early script drafts. The location was changed shortly before filming, however, to make more use of Wine Country based locations.
The filming location is on the terrace behind the main building of the Silverado Country Club in Napa - the hotel where a few of the cast and crew members are staying while shooting in the Wine Country and which will be used regularly as the Del Oro from season 6 on.
 
Julia's police case number is 147374.
 

The picture in the closing credit with CLIFF ROBERTSON's credit superimposed is stock footage. It comes from the main title of the predecessor, "The Vintage Years" (compare # 019).

 
 
# 042 <3.02> Penumbra
 
This season, an extraordinary number of downtown Tuscany (Market Street) scenes comes from location filming in the city of Sonoma (1st Street East); more scenes with that location will be featured in # 043, 045, 048 and 052. Parts of these scenes will be reused as establishing clips in later episodes.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Nick and Sheila, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Nick's fingers are in a different position in the subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
In this episode, the Falcon Crest Stables are portrayed by the bigger one of the two stables at the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA.
The smaller stables usually portray the Falcon Crest Stables (compare # 025 and 077).
 
It can be concluded that Maggie was born in 1941: She and Chase got married in 1959 according to this episode, and Maggie was 18 years old when she married him as she explained in # 038.
 
Series time frame: Nearly a week has gone by since the gunshots at Falcon Crest (# 040). Giving respect to the interpretation stated in # 040, it must be around the beginning of March 1983 now. This spring is apparently very warm, as it can be concluded from the characters' clothes at Jacqueline's funeral service and from the vines in bloom.
 
Dr. Lantry's office is not an interior set built on a sound stage, but a real doctor's office in the Pacoima Hospital (nowadays Phoenix House Foundation), the hospital complex in Lake View Terrace, CA, which is used as the filming location for the Tuscany Valley Hospital. - Inside joke: The black and white photo behind Dr. Lantry's desk shows an aerial view of a part of the building complex.
 
The director's cut of this episode included a scene with a banker named Stockwell foreclosing on Hogan's Home Center. Nick says now that his store is going out of business, he wants to start over with Vickie in San Diego where he can join his brother in a trailer park business. - The scene was deleted from the final version, which resulted in the audience never being informed that Nick left the Tuscany Valley after Vickie discovered him in bed with Sheila.
 
The side wings and additional buildings of the Tuscany Valley Hospital (the Out-Patient Clinic, in particular), which are featured in the outdoor scenes with Chase in the wheelchair in this episode, particularly in the scene at the basketball court, and in two more scenes in the two following episodes, are not portrayed by the Pacoima Hospital, but by the Recreation Center and the Kennedy Hall of the Yountville Veterans Hospital outside Yountville, CA in the Napa Valley.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco features an eastern view over the city and bay, Nob Hill (with the distinct Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels in the foreground), Financial District behind. The Oakland Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island are visible in the background.

 
The San Francisco building Angela steps out of is actually the Pacific Center in Los Angeles. - It will be featured again in # 144.
 

Nick and Vickie must have moved because the house looks different from his previous one (compare # 023).

 
The filming location for the Falcon Crest vineyards in the scene with Cole and Vickie are vineyards near the southern water reservoir of the North Coast Irrigation company on Oak Knoll Avenue in the Napa Valley, CA.
 

Joseph can walk and speak - amazing for a hardly one-year-old boy. - The "secret" is that the actor, JASON GOLDBERG, is older than the character: He was born in 1980.

 
The Tuscany County Courthouse will play a more and more important rôle in the series from this episode on. The historic main building of the Tuscany County Courthouse is the real historic Napa Valley Courthouse. A prop sign was installed above the main entrance.
Not only the exterior shots, but also the interior scenes for # 042 through # 046 were filmed there in courtroom A on the second floor.
The exterior footage filmed this season will be reused for establishing clips in later years. - In # 026 (see there), by the way, the courthouse was portrayed by a different building.
 
RICHARD ROAT, who played bank manager Walker in season 1 (# 003), now guest-stars as judge Belmonte.
Inside joke: The character's last name is "borrowed" from DOMINIC BELMONTE, the show's prop master.
 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment when Julia is taken out of the courtroom by the bailiff is a close-up. In the sneak preview before the main title, however, the same moment was shown in a wide angle shot. They also stand in a different position. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 

Self-irony: When Michael says he thought rich winery owners spent their days having elegant garden parties, not doing manual labor, Maggie replies he must have been watching too much television.
 

License plate number of Michael's blue-gray Mercury 1983 Cougar: 1GFD947.

 
Cameraman's mistake: In a scene on the driveway in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the boom microphone can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen.
 
This mistake is visible in the original TV airing only. For the season 3 DVD release, the original picture negative was repositioned when scanned in the remastering process, eliminating the flaw from the visible frame.
 
Director's mistake: In the exterior scene on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Emma is the third person to run into the house (behind Lance and Melissa). In the interior scene, however, she is next to last to enter the house. - The interior scenes were shot on the sound stage weeks after the exteriors had been done at Spring Mountain. The director was slightly negligent.
 
 
# 043 <3.03> Conspiracy
 
Cameraman's mistake: In a few scenes at the beginning of this episode, especially the establishing shot of the Tuscany Valley Hospital and the wide angle shot in the emergency room, sort of a black frame seems to be around the film. - Apparently, the lens of the portable camera is not open completely.
 
This mistake is visible in the original TV airing only. For the season 3 DVD release, the original picture negative was repositioned when scanned in the remastering process, eliminating the flaw from the visible frame.
 
The Women's Correctional Facility in the Tuscany Valley - obviously, like the Tuscany County Jail, also for the purpose of remand and short terms of imprisonment - is portrayed by the back of the eastern wing of the Clement W. Miller Memorial Medical Treatment Center of the Yountville Veterans Hospital outside Yountville, CA.
 
In early script drafts, the scene with Cole in Joseph's room at the Tuscany Valley Hospital was initially longer: Before Melissa enters, Cole is so entranced by the opportunity to be this close to his son that he fails to notice a nurse entering behind him until she speaks, assuming he is the little guy's father. Cole reacts to being called his dad and is pleased that it shows. - This part of the scene was removed in rewrites.
 
Early script drafts contained two scenes with Richard visiting Julia in jail this episode, one of them with Richard (with ulterior, malevolent motives) suggesting that he can talk Melissa into seeing Julia so that Julia can apologize to her, something she desperately wants to do. - In rewrites, Richard's visits were trimmed down to one, and Richard's malevolent idea was moved to discussing his scheme with Melissa.
 
Early script drafts contained the following act 1 scenes, which were omitted in rewrites:

  • Angela and Lance, coming from the hospital, arrive in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in his Porsche 944. She demands Lance he convince his mother to prepare her defense with Phillip in the upcoming murder trial.
  • The original act 1 ending was Maggie sitting beside Chase's hospital bed as he fitfully sleeps. She tries to tell him what is in her heart, a confession of love and that she will not let him go. The act closes on her mounting concern.
 

When Cole and Linda meet on a knoll near a street we will later (# 132) get to know as River Road, he looks out to the west: "From up here, all you can see is Falcon Crest, some of the finest vineyards in the world." But giving respect to later episodes, there must also be other growers' vineyards there, e.g. Agretti (# 046 and 100; also see # 021), McKay/Ranson (# 049 and 051) and Gianinni lands. - By the way, the knoll is the one where Jacqueline's grave is located (a little more to the east). In this scene, it is out of the camera POV. Filming location: Shafer Vineyards, neighboring to Stags' Leap.
 
A vintner named Harris from Arbor Vineyards in the Tuscany Valley is mentioned. - But neither he nor his vineyards will ever be seen on the show.
 
In early script drafts, Richard asked Chase during his hospital visit if Jacqueline ever mentioned him. Chase replies that Jacqueline only told him of a younger brother who was stillborn. - This part of the dialog was omitted in rewrites.
 
Early script drafts contained an act 2 scene with Lance visiting Julia in jail. While he tries to convince her to cooperate with Phillip, she wants an attorney of her own. - This segment was omitted in rewrites. However, a reference of Lance's visit remained in dialog in a later act 2 night scene with Lance and Melissa in their bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
 
The Gioberti Estate Guest House is the real main guest cottage at Stags' Leap Winery. It will be used as Chase's office from season 5 on.
 
John Osborne, Jacqueline's attorney, drives a red Lincoln car.
 
Early script drafts had John Osborne say, should Michael decline to become the executor of Jacqueline's estate, she named the Banque de France (Bank of France) as the backup executor. - This line was dropped in rewrites. Not only would it have been inappropriate to have a real entity involved in this kind of storyline, but the reference would have had no point in the storyline at all.
 
Doubts: In a conversation between Phillip and Richard, Jacqueline is said to have stepped in front of Richard in order to save his life when Julia fired her gun in # 040. This explanation is not very convincing as Jacqueline was in the foyer of the Victorian Mansion behind Chase and Fong; Richard, however, was on the opposite side in the living room - quite close to the southern wall.
 
In the conversation between Maggie and Michael about Chase's treatment (beginning of act 3), early script drafts included Maggie's line that Michael has not practiced as a doctor since his wife's death. Not only was this complete backstory shifted to later episodes, but in particular the first name of Michael's late wife will not be mentioned earlier than in # 055: Ann; the original name in the current episode was JoAnn.
 
Early script drafts staged the restaurant scene with Melissa and Richard at an outdoor Fisherman's Wharf restaurant in San Francisco. - In the end, it became an interior scene.
 
As in the previous episode, a part of the Tuscany Valley Hospital is portrayed by the Recreation Center of the Yountville Veterans Hospital (compare # 042).
 
Early script drafts included Joseph in the breakfast scene at the Falcon Crest pool (at 3). When he grabs Chao-Li by the leg, the major domus says he will teach him the secrets of tai-chi someday. When Melissa replies she does not want her son to learn martial arts, Chao-Li states tai-chi is the art of life. - Rewrites eliminated Joseph and all references to him from this scene.
Caproni's Italian Bakery on Market Street in downtown Tuscany is actually located in the Sebastiani Building in Sonoma.
 
In the previous season, Caproni's Bakery was located in a different building on Main Street in downtown Tuscany (compare the screen capture from # 030 and the preceding establishing shot of Main Street in that episode). Apparently, the bakery must have moved since then.
 
In a flashback scene, Carlo Agretti's murder can be seen completely for the first time. The newly filmed clips of Julia are combined with old clips. - Inconsistency: Whereas the costumers dressed ABBY DALTON in the murderer's pullover and the hairdressers restyled her hairdo exactly as it was in season 2, the set decorators paid less attention to detail: When Julia grabs for the statue to kill Carlo, a wall with a picture can be seen in the background. But there has never been such a wall in Carlo's study.
 
The lake where Julia watched Carlo with another mistress (flashback), is a little lake on the grounds of the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA in real life. It is close to the Falcon Crest Stables. - For the heavy use of Wild Horse Valley Ranch as a filming location, compare # 020.
 
The barrel rooms of the Falcon Crest Cooperage in this episode and # 045 are not portrayed by rooms in the Spring Mountain Winery Building, but by the barrel building at Inglenook in Rutherford, CA. That particular building (erected in 1973) was situated across the historic Inglenook Stone Château and demolished in 2008 (compare season 2).
Despite the lighting crew's efforts to hide the building opposite the open door - the Inglenook Stone Château, which will pose as the Cooperage in # 071 - by creating artificial sunlight, the building can still be recognized in that scene.
 

Early script drafts staged the scene with Richard and Phillip in downtown San Francisco at a fountain in the Golden Gate Park.
The location was changed, however. It is actually Pershing Square in front of the Biltmore Hotel (nowadays Millennium Biltmore Hotel) in Los Angeles.

 
Earl script drafts contained an act 4 scene, in which Emma visits Julia in jail (outdoor exercise area of the Women's Correctional Facility). Emma is convinced her non-stop chatter will help Julia letting herself go, letting out all her suppressed emotions. - This scene was omitted in rewrites.
 
 
# 044 <3.04> Partners
 

Product placement: A cardiac monitor by Healthdyne can be seen in the ICU.

 
The former Inglenook crush and fermentation facility in Oakville, CA - nowadays no longer part of Inglenook, but an independent entity named the Napa Wine Company - was used for interiors of the Falcon Crest Cooperage in this episode as well as # 049, 051 and 052 (in particular areas with a catwalk, stairway and big stainless steel tanks). Compare # 049 for exterior footage of this location.
 
In his first scene with Phillip, Dr. Foster, Julia's psychiatrist, is called Otto whereas in later episodes, Emma will call him Bob (also see # 052 and, in particular, # 066).
The writers initially intended to create a female character as a psychiatrist by the name of Dr. Susan Foster.
 

In an exterior scene in front of the Tuscany County Jail, there is a reflection of the filming crew on the glass door for a short moment.

 
The shot of Phillip in Richard's New Globe office in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 

License plate number of Linda's blue-gray 1983 Ford Mustang: 297 ILM.

 
The filming location for the interiors of the Opera Café in San Francisco is what used to be Perino's, a former restaurant at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Norton Avenue in Los Angeles; the restaurant had already closed down in the mid-1980's, but the building was still used as a party location and filming site until its demolition in 2004.
 
JANE WYMAN's mistake: In this scene, Angela refers to the judge on her civil case as Warner while the correct name is Wagner as she stated correctly a few scenes before.
 
Real life allusion: Angela and Phillip go to the opera to see "Don Giovanni".
 
Mistake: Over a longer period of time, Cole does not stand as close to Maggie in the wide angle shots as he does in the respective close-ups edited in between; he is also in a slightly different angle in the wide angle shots and in the close-ups. Towards the end of the scene, the very same winery worker goes past the stainless steel wine tanks behind Maggie and Cole - once in the wide angle shot and a second time in a close-up.
These are mistakes caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Gioberti House interior set change: For the first time, a door next to the fridge can be seen in the kitchen - an adjustment for this season.
 
JAMIE ROSE leaves the series. Her character, Vickie Gioberti Hogan, will return in season 6 (# 128), but will be played by DANA SPARKS.
 

This episode (among many others) is directed by GWEN ARNER. She even guest-stars herself on this show as judge Leslie Wagner.

 
The courtroom seen in this episode is another real courtroom in the historic Napa Valley Courthouse. It is courtroom B on the second floor.
 
Real life allusion: Chase mentions former U.S. President FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882 - 1945).
 
Episode time frame: This episode covers three weeks. In the beginning, Phillip mentions Angela's petition of permanent conservatorship for Falcon Crest will be discussed in court in three weeks; towards the end of the episode, the lawsuit takes place.
 
Early script drafts contained more scenes, which were omitted in the final version:
  • Levitov and Farnsworth try again to make Julia's life in prison miserable - this time in the exercise yard of the Women's Correctional Facility of the Tuscany County Jail. - That scene was omitted in later revisions of the script.
  • Also omitted was the next to last scene in act 3: Julia, in the outdoor exercise area of the jail, is visited by Emma, standing outside the fence. Julia is filled with irrational anger, Emma tries to help, and Julia feels Emma thinks she is crazy.
 
 
# 045 <3.05> Judge and Jury
 
In the episode title (opening credit), the letter "A" is flip-flopped - in contrast to the regular design of the "A" in the Benguiat Book italics (e.g. compare # 044).
 

Cameraman's mistake: In a scene on the driveway in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building, the microphone can be seen in a reflection on the rear window of Chase and Maggie's Mercedes-Benz.

 

Product placement: Cole wears a shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

 
The montage of exterior and interior shots becomes pretty obvious in this episode: Chase, Maggie and Cole enter the Falcon Crest Winery Building (exteriors filmed at Spring Mountain). In the next moment, they step into the barrel room (interiors filmed at Inglenook). That particular building (erected in 1973) was situated across the historic Inglenook Stone Château and demolished in 2008.
 
License plate number of Richard's blue-gray Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit: 624 XUY. - Last season, however, there were two different numbers: 247 PCE (compare # 025) and 762 XUJ (compare # 040).
 
In the scene with Richard and John Osborne, it becomes apparent that the McKay Vineyards - or at least parts of them - are situated quite near the original 50 acres of Falcon Crest. These scenes were also shot in the vineyards at Stags' Leap (see # 043, 049, 050 and 051).
 
The shot of Emma on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion terrace in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
Edited scene: The segment with Maggie and Chase in the Falcon Crest Copperage was initially longer. Before Michael arrives, Maggie shows Chase the winery's accounting statements from the time when he was in the hospital. He wants to know how she got access to them. She replies that she strongly demanded Angela give them to her, or else she will have their attorney take care of the matter. Chase ist equally impressed and amused about Maggie's strength. - This initial part of the scene was removed in post-production.
 

The real coat of arms of the Spring Mountain Winery is on the main door to the Falcon Crest Winery Building. The "Spring Mountain" name was covered with the "Falcon Crest" name for the series - now in capital letters in contrary to last season's prop (compare # 019).

 
The shot of Cole on the driveway in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
When Chase tries to walk without his crutches for the first time in the vineyard, he falls down to the soil, which covers his shirt with dust; but in the close-up, it becomes apparent that his shirt has already been dirty before he takes the fall - contrary to the wide angle shot (see yellow arrows). Obviously, this particular sequence was filmed several times without the shirt being changed. The most obvious mistake is that the shoulder is covered with dirt although Chase did not fall on his shoulder. The wide angle shot also shows a different take of the fall from the one in the close-up.
In the sneak preview, however, the shirt has been covered with dirt even in the wide angle shot (see red arrow).
 
The scene with Richard and Melissa in bed at the McKay House originally ended with Pamela entering with business news for Richard and Melissa being in rage about that intrusion into their privacy. That part was edited for the final version that went on the air.
 
The hardware store on Market Street in Tuscany where Cole shops is Mission Hardware. It was a real Sonoma business in the days of filming.
Nowadays, the building houses a souvenir shop by the name of The Corner Store.
 

The filming location for the terrace of the Tuscany Café where Maggie and Emma have lunch is the Fairview Deck of the Silverado Country Club in Napa, CA (compare # 041 for details about this resort).

 
The scene with Chase in the vineyard is from Flora Springs, a property in St. Helena, CA.
 
Mistake: In the various frames of Chase practicing walking, his crutches are sometimes lying in front of him in the vineyard, sometimes behind him.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
In early script drafts, Phillip mentions to Angela that John Osborne checked into the Fremont Hotel in San Francisco. This hotel name was omitted in the final script; never will any hotel by this name be mentioned throughout the series.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Chase at the Gioberti Estate, there is suddenly a gladiolus on Jacqueline's grave in the close-up while that kind of flower was nowhere to be seen in the wide angle shot.
While the long shot was filmed for the current episode, the close-up is reused footage from the funeral scene in # 041. The editors were not very careful in post-production.
 
While being played by JAMES VICTOR in seasons 1 and 2, Falcon Crest vineyard foreman Paul Espinoza is now portrayed by ED VASQUERIAN.
 
Early script drafts contained an act 3 breakfast scene with Angela, Lance and Melissa on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda. Phillip arrives and tells them that Julia's anger about Maggie's visit the day before and his previous night's talk to Julia in jail might have changed her mind and that she seems to be willing to help in her own defense now. While Angela is puzzled, Melissa is troubled her and Richard's scheme might no longer work. - This scene was dropped.
 
The scene with Richard and Emma in his New Globe office was originally staged in the newspaper's press room in early script drafts. This was changed to avoid expensive location shots.
 
The shot of Richard sitting in his New Globe office in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
Director's mistake: In the interior scene at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion entranceway, Angela is on the left and some steps ahead of Phillip. In the subsequent exterior scene, however, she is to Phillip's right. - The interior scenes were shot on the sound stage weeks after the exteriors had been done at Spring Mountain. The director was slightly negligent.
 

The Napa Valley Courthouse is used as the Tuscany County Courthouse again. The stairway and hallway are featured for the first time.
Courtroom A known from # 042 is used for the shooting of this episode again. The same courtroom will be used for # 046, too.

 
In early script drafts, the original episode cliffhanger had Melissa be the first to comfort Angela in the courtroom by embracing her and saying she is sorry while she actually has a malevolent smile on her lips, knowing that her revenge is complete. - This idea was dropped.
 
 
# 046 <3.06> The Wages of Sin
 
An early script draft staged the scene with Richard and Melissa talking about Julia's trial in the New Globe press room rather than in Richard's office.
 
An early script draft suggested that Phillip steal Angela's contract for the sale of the Agretti harvest not from Angie's study, but from her safe deposit box at the Tuscany Bank vault. This idea and the rôles of a bank employee by the name of Rose and of the bank manager were abolished.
 
The Tuscany Valley road Michael and Chase drive along is actually Rutherford Road outside Rutherford, CA at the T-junction to Conn Creek Road. The first part is filmed from the junction with the camera facing west on Rutherford Road; when the camera comes to a stop after panning, it faces north on Conn Creek Road.
 
Omitted was a scene from an early script draft with Linda and Cole at a Tuscany music store in which Linda plays the piano again.
 

Lighting crew's mistake: In the scene with Phillip in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, reflections of the studio lights can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen twice.

 
Parts of the vineyards at Stags' Leap and Shafer in Napa pose as the Agretti Vineyards (compare # 043 for details and further references).
 
The shot of Melissa in the Agretti Vineyards in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
As in the previous season, a privately owned South Pasadena mansion poses as the McKay House. More scenes filmed at that location will be featured in # 047.
 
The James Oviatt Building in downtown Los Angeles is used as the filming location for the Tate Hotel in San Francisco in this episode:
First, the restaurant is featured in the scene with Richard and Osborne. It is the actual restaurant in that building - nowadays the Cicada Restaurant.
The later scene with Michael and Osborne features the lobby.
 
The stained glass window above the main entrance to the Falcon Crest Winery Building was propped with the "Falcon Crest" name to cover the name of the real winery, Spring Mountain. - In Season 1, the prop sign said "Falcon Crest Winery".
 
The scene that ultimately leads to Cole and Linda making love in the vineyards originally started in the Falcon Crest Winery Building before they go into the vineyard in early script drafts. This was changed in the final version.
 
The night scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion bedroom with Lance and Melissa talking about Julia and Carlo was longer in original script drafts and ended with Melissa's mood suddenly changing from being afflicted to impulsive and high-spirited, provocatively asking Lance how they were ever going to explain to their baby about his or her grandparents.
 
Season time frame: One week has gone by from Julia's plea in court (# 045) to the verdict in this episode.
 
As it can be seen in detail now, the courtroom is propped with a sign saying "Tuscany Valley County Court" - very similar to the prop sign that was already used in a different courtroom in season 1 (# 017, 018).
Inconsistency: Whereas the sign in season 1 showed the year 1861, the new sign reads "since 1858". - A possible explanation for the change is that, due to improved historic research, the court administration might have found out that the court was founded earlier than they assumed previously.
 
Julia is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Women's Maximum Security State Penitentiary at Fairlawn, CA, a fictional town.
 
In early script drafts, the episode contained one more scene at the end: Julia arrives at the penitentiary, and Angie climbs out of her limousine nearby, watching her daughter react to this chamber of horrors. This scene was omitted in the final version, the cliffhanger becoming the sentence to life imprisonment.
 
 
# 047 <3.07> The Last Laugh
 
BARRY STEINBERG having left the staff in the previous episode, JOHN F. PERRY takes over producing duties. He had also been instrumental as uncredited Wine Country Production Manager for "The Vintage Years" and the early stage of the series. Aside from VICTORIA LaFORTUNE, who serves as associate and coordinating producer for the series' entire run, JOHN F. PERRY will outnumber any other producer - overseeing 137 episodes up to the season 7 finale. In 1982, JOHN had worked as the unit production manager for LORIMAR's "Flamingo Road".
 
The establishing shots of the Women's Maximum Security State Penitentiary at Fairlawn in this and the following episodes are from what used to be the County of Los Angeles Central Jail. The shots are stock footage from a film library and from approximately the 1960's.
The jail was built in 1963, but renovated and annexed several times. It is nowadays the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles. The concrete structure seen in the establishing shots is still the core building on the site, but the distinct tower, which used to be on northeastern part of the lot on Bauchet Street, was removed when the jail was extended.
 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment when Corene Powers "welcomes" Julia to the Women's Maximum Security State Penitentiary at Fairlawn is a wide angle shot. In the sneak preview before the main title, however, the same moment was shown in a close-up of Corene. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 
The shots of Market Street in Tuscany in this episode are from 1st Street West in Sonoma, CA.
When Maggie and Chase pass by the stores, Auberlin Realty (a real company in Sonoma at that time) and Champagne Taste (also a real store) can be seen.
In the later establishing shot of that street, Ruggles Variety Store can be seen. It was also a real store at that time; nowadays, the building houses Sign of the Bear Kitchenware.
 
Maggie and Chase refer to Maggie's father as Charles Hartford. - Inconsistency: In season 4 (# 071), he will be introduced as Paul Hartford.
One of the early script drafts, by the way, spoke of Pete Hartford rather than Charles Hartford.
 
Post-production mistake: The establishing clip of the State Capitol, which was bought from a film library, is not the California State Capitol in Sacramento, CA, but actually the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, PA.
 
The interior set of Addison Worth's office (assistant to the governor) including the hallway obviously consists of elements usually used as the bedroom set in the upper floors of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion; compare # 023 for example.
 
Product placement: Dr. Hooks wears a Nike sports outfit; Dr. Ranson wears a polo shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.
 
The Tuscany Valley tennis courts in this episode (Michael and Arthur) and in # 050 (Michael and Dan) are actually the tennis courts at the John Burroughs High School in Burbank, CA.
 
The amphitheatre in downtown Tuscany (scene with Cole and Linda) is actually the Grinstead Amphitheatre at The Plaza in Sonoma, CA.
 

Julia's cell block at the prison in Fairlawn, CA is a permanent set at GMT STUDIOS in Culver City, CA. The producers' decision to rent that stage rather than building a unique set helps save production costs. The set, by the way, is an exact replica of Alcatraz cell block C.

 
Melissa's favorite dessert: pecan rolls.
 

Product placement: An oven by Chubco can be seen in Caproni's Italian Bakery.
 
The interiors of the bakery are portrayed by the Paris Bakery in Westwood in Greater L.A. in this episode and in # 048, 049, 052 and 053.

 
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 mistake happened in # 031.
 
An early script draft contained a scene with Richard and Melissa getting into the limo in front of the L'Horloge restaurant in San Francisco. Since the scene only showed that they had dinner together and basically did not contain any news, it was dropped in the final version.
 

The old Globe logo is on the wall in the New Globe editors' offices. - Intentionally (reminiscent of the company's history) or prop master's inaccuracy?

 
The reading of Jacqueline's last will and testament is the only scene to reveal her company name: Whitewood Industries - the leading company in the cartel.
 
Stags' Leap outside Napa, CA is the filming location for the scene with Richard and Melissa in the McKay Vineyards.
 
In original script drafts, this vineyard scene with Richard being furious about Jacqueline's bequeathing the McKay Vineyards to Michael included Pamela instead of Melissa.
 
In real life, the vineyards in the scene with Cole and Linda are situated southwest of the privately owned mansion in the Napa Valley, which will be introduced as Richard's new residence in the following episode.
 
Angela is given the key for suite 1825 at the Tate Hotel in San Francisco as a bequest in Jacqueline's last will and testament.
 
The Tate Hotel interiors are actually a hallway and a suite of the former Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, a big and famous hotel torn down in 2005 and meanwhile replaced with the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. Opened in 2010, the new school building was designed to match the outer shell of the historic Ambassador Hotel's main wing, including the hip roof, and named in memory of the presidential candidate who was assassinated at the hotel in 1968.
 
The producers felt the big tattoos on LORENZO LAMAS' right shoulder and upper right part of his back were not adequate for his character, Lance (also see # 035). Therefore, they were covered with beige shoe polish because regular make-up would not work. The skin on these parts, however, appears darker than the rest of his body.
Whereas the tattoos will be covered in the following years, too, they will eventually be seen in # 220 in a weird storyline.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie writes a New Globe feature article about Bayside Downs, a horse race track in Bayside, a fictional place in the San Francisco Bay area.
 
The stalls at Bayside Downs are portrayed by the stalls of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA in this and the following episode.
 
Original script drafts included a Chinese butler named Lee in the scene with Michael and Chase at the McKay House; Lee tells them Richard moved out the night before. The rôle was deleted in the final revision of the script.
 

Cole and Linda get married on the grounds of the Lake Shore Hotel in Tahoe, NV. - The filming location, however, is the privately owned mansion in the Napa Valley, which will be introduced as Richard's new residence in the following episode.

 
 
# 048 <3.08> Solitary Confinements
 
The scenes at the Tuscany Valley Airport are filmed at Sonoma Airport in Northern California's Wine Country.
 
N523R is the license number of the white vintage plane (de Havilland Tiger Moth) Chase buys this episode.
The plane is actually owned by CLIFF ROBERTSON, who has a collection of several World War II and older planes (compare # 055).
 
In early script drafts, Richard's servant, chauffeur and masseur was named Dirk. In their first scene together, DAVID SELBY spontaneously called him David just for fun. MITCHEL EL-MAHDY, the actor who previously appeared only once before as a waiter at the Tuscany Valley Country Club in # 041, is actually the set medic (seasons 2 through 4) and will have a few more appearances as David in this and the following season.
 

There is an Asian doctor (played by an uncredited actor) at the Tuscany Valley Hospital, who was featured several times in # 036 - named Fong there - and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay place in # 035.

 

Maggie gets a vintage blue Ford Thunderbird from Chase.

 
The nightly establishing shots of the Women's Maximum Security State Penitentiary at Fairlawn - a distinct octagonal guard tower - in this and the following episode are stock footage of the Federal Correctional Institution Terminal Island in San Pedro, CA from a film library. After remodeling in the 2000's, that particular watch tower is now gone; it used to stand on the northeastern corner of the low security prison.
Note that the night shots do not feature the same location as the daylight establishing clips from # 047.
 
Richard's new home (see # 049 for the address), which offers a breathtaking view of the valley from its balcony, was a private residence in Yountville, CA in real life. It was owned by friends of MEL FERRER, who made contact for the negotiations concerning the shooting. The owners basically agreed, but only on the condition that filming took place on the deck only; they also demanded no detailed shots of the house itself. The estate was also used for yard shooting for # 047 (see there). The house was demolished in 2009.
 
Rumor has it that the original choice for Terry Hartford was SELA WARD. The actress had been turned down in 1982 when she auditioned for the rôle of Melissa Agretti (see # 014). This time, LORIMAR's negotiations with her failed because the actress preferred to star on the short-lived series "Emerald Point N.A.S.". In the end, LAURA JOHNSON won the rôle.
 
Labeling name: Terry (Germanic origin) means "ruler of the people"; other sources claim a Latin origin with the rather insecure meanings "soft" and "tender". Just as Terry Hartford is going to manipulate the residents of the Tuscany Valley with her seductive and tender style in future episodes, this first name is really a character description.
 
The original name for Paul Hayworth, Terry's old lover, was Paul Linson in early script drafts.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Angela and Corene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, Angela's letter opener and the money (the bribe) are in different positions in various frames, depending on the direction of the camera angle.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

Product placement: Terry's tire (seen flat in this screen grab) is made by Uniroyal.

 
Editing mistake: When Terry stops at Wrights Corner, the abandoned gas station, because of her flat tire, an early wide angle shot was inserted - with the car of the guy, who will help her, still being parked on the road and waiting for the director's sign to start driving towards the camera.
 
The filming location is a - meanwhile renovated - building at the northern corner of Old Sonoma Highway, filmed from Old Sonoma Road. This area is situated between the Napa Valley and the Sonoma Valley.
 
Caproni's Italian Bakery filming location - inconsistency: While the exterior shots are from Sonoma (see # 043), the interiors are shot in a real bakery in Arcadia, CA (Greater Los Angeles). This becomes apparent because the door and windows look different from the ones in the exterior scenes (compare the screen capture from # 049).
 
The scene with Lance and Angela on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion terrace was longer in the original script draft: Act 3 was to close on Lance bluntly asking Angela about Phillip possibly doublecrossing her; it was suggested that Lance, to Angela's dismay, also compare her and Phillip's relationship with his and Melissa's.
 

Editing mistake: When Dr. Hooks enters the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, Chao-Li closes the two sliding doors. In the close-ups of Phillip, however, the door is open; in the later wide angle shot, it is closed again. - Obviously put together negligently from various takes.

 
Richard's favorite food: calamari fritti.
 
Pamela and Richard mention a Tuscany restaurant named Paroli's, which will never be seen on the show.
 
 
# 049 <3.09> Chameleon Charades
 
A unique aerial view of the Gioberti Estate is featured at the beginning of this episode. It is the beginning of a helicopter flight over the estate from the south side of Stags Leap District. A later part of this sequence (not used in this episode; next to last screen grab) will be featured on ROBERT FOXWORTH's season 5 main title card; the final sequence of the helicopter flight with a close-up of the Gioberti House will be used during the opening credits of # 104 (last picture).
Mistake: In the upper left corner, the shadow of a part of the helicopter can be noticed for a very short time during the flight (first screen capture - yellow arrow).
 
Parts of the McKay Vineyards (also refer to # 043 and 051) are apparently situated north of the walnut tree-lined main driveway to Falcon Crest because Michael and Chase head from one of Michael's vineyards directly towards the stone bridge leading to the Gioberti Estate. - Parts of the Shafer Vineyards in Napa serve as the filming location for this part of the McKay Vineyards; the stone bridge is located on the neighboring property, the grounds of Stags' Leap Winery.
 
License plate number of Harrison Albright's dark brown Chrysler Fifth Avenue: 1EMB4Q4.
 

The Tuscany Valley Inn interiors are portrayed by what used to be the Café Français in Burbank, CA in this episode.

 
The main gate to Richard's new residence featured in this episode and in # 050 is not the actual gate to the Napa Valley estate usually used for filming the Hilltop Road property although the subsequent driveway scene in # 050 is a montage of pictures with the real driveway in the Napa Valley.
The gate is actually the gate to the Hart House from the "Hart to Hart" TV series. It was specifically built for "Hart to Hart" on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) when they shot seasons 4 and 5 (1982 through 1984) there - across Parking Lot L between buildings 137 and 140 on the eastern side of Lima Street near the jungle / lagoon area entrance. For "Falcon Crest", the white gate doors from "Hart to Hart" were replaced with black iron gate doors.
 
Luccio's, a San Francisco restaurant, is mentioned for the first time. It will often be referred to in dialog this season and seen in # 057 (interiors).
 
Continuity mistake: Chase first says he wants to meet with Michael at the County Building. In the following scene, however, Chase suddenly wears different clothes and is joined by Michael in the vineyard. - The original scene at the County Building (original script) was replaced by the vineyard scene on short notice. Both scenes were not revised in post-production to avoid the continuity issue though.
 

License plate number of Terry's black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: 273 EZP.

 
The former Inglenook crush and fermentation facility in Oakville, CA - nowadays no longer part of Inglenook, but an independent entity named the Napa Wine Company - was used for exteriors of the Falcon Crest Cooperage in this episode as well as # 051 and 052 (an area with pipes connecting fermentation tanks). Compare # 049 for interior footage of this location.
 
Fictional entity: Pasquale's, another San Francisco restaurant, is mentioned. It will never be seen on the show though.
 
The interiors of The Corral, the cocktail bar in Tuscany, are actually the interiors of the Tinhorn Flats Bar & Grill, a rustic bar in Burbank, CA. The exterior shot, in contrast, is not from that location.
 
Strange: The Sheriff shows up unbelievably quickly when Lance starts the fight at The Corral.
 
Fictional entity: The Tuscany Valley News is mentioned. The valley obviously has more daily papers now (compare # 013).
 
Real life allusion: Terry compares The Corral with the legendary Studio 54 in New York.
 
Richard's new home is located at 2055 Hilltop Road, Tuscany Valley - a fictional prop address.
Inside joke: Writer ROBERT L. McCULLOUGH "borrowed" the street number from his own address. While working on the series, he and his wife, SUZANNE HERRERA, lived at 2055 Outpost Road in Hollywood, CA. Also compare # 050.
 
JOE LERER, the actor who plays a Tuscany Valley County deputy this episode, also portrayed a clerk at the Tuscany County Courthouse in # 044 and 045.
 
Cole hires a San Francisco law firm, which is specialized in family law: Smith, Plenn & Hogstedt. - Inside joke: The names of the attorneys are the last names of uncredited crew members: SMITH (location manager), DAVID PLENN (camera operator) and ROY HOGSTEDT (assistant cameraman).
In original script drafts, Ms. Smith was called Ms. Raymond Raymond (named after director of photography FRANK RAYMOND).
 
The interior set of Ms. Smith's law office is the same as Phillip Erickson's office in # 028, only slightly redecorated. - An easy way of trimming down production costs.
 

Another complex of stables on the Falcon Crest grounds is featured. The filming location for the exteriors are stables in Oakville, CA in the Napa Valley.

 
The filming location for the interiors of the Falcon Crest Stables are the stalls at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. For a previous use of this filming location, see # 047.
 
Real life background: Richard explains the swimming pool at his new residence was built with native stones picked in various growing fields in the Tuscany Valley. - This is true; they are native stones from the Napa Valley.
 
When Richard points at the Gioberti House from his balcony, he refers to where the filming location, Stags' Leap, is actually situated, indeed. His pointing at the location for Angela's residence, Spring Mountain, is also quite right, at least as far as the direction is concerned. Spring Mountain, however, is too far away and cannot be seen from that balcony. - The inconsistency in that scene, however, is that the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is supposed to be situated east of the Gioberti Estate, i.e. behind the mountains. This has always been implied by arranging a shot of the main gate with the iron falcon sign first, then a shot of the tree-lined driveway to the Gioberti Estate (the Falcon Crest main driveway) and finally a shot of the Victorian Mansion. A map of Falcon Crest and its vicinity is available here.
 
 
# 050 <3.10> Double Dealing
 
In the opening scene in Angela's study in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Phillip dryly says: "Gathering rusebuds while ye may...". This is an allusion to the very similar first line ("Gather ye rusebuds while ye may") in the poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by ROBERT HERRICK (1591 – 1674).
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Chase wears the same outfit he already wore in season 2 (# 024).
 
Richard's plans for Tuscany Downs: The race track shall be located right next to the state highway. - According to Sheriff Turk Tobias (in # 007), there is only one highway in the Tuscany Valley; as seen in # 028, this highway is road number 29 and becomes Main Street in downtown Tuscany.
 
Prop address: Dr. Lantry lives at 7014 Outpost Road in the Tuscany Valley.
Inside joke: Writer ROBERT L. McCULLOUGH "borrowed" the street name from his own address. While working on the series, he and his wife, SUZANNE HERRERA, lived at 2055 Outpost Road in Hollywood, CA. For a similar inside joke, also compare # 049.
 
License plate number of the "Yellow" cab used by Chao-Li to kidnap Lantry: 1Z72946.
 
An advertising sign for The Buckhorn, a cocktail bar in Petaluma, CA, is on the taxi. The bar, which exists in real life, however, will never be shown in the series.
 
Deleted scene: The scene with Emma and Maggie in the Ford Thunderbird originally started with Maggie picking up Emma in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. That first segment of the scene was deleted from the final version of the episode to remain in the one-hour timeslot on CBS (including commercials).
 
Maggie's car is filmed driving along the same section of the road - with the bridge in background - twice to create the illusion of a longer drive during Maggie and Emma's chat. - The scene was filmed on Yountville Cross Road in the Napa Valley. The camera faces west while Maggie is driving. The bridge towards the end of the segment is the Napa River Bridge on Yountville Cross Road.
 
Fictional entity: The Tuscany Valley Bank is mentioned for the first time.
 
The establishing shot of San Francisco before the restaurant scene with Richard and John Osborne - eastern view towards Telegraph Hill with the Coit Tower - is previously unused footage shot from a balcony in the house with the apartment that was used as Lori Stevens' home during season 2 (compare # 023).
 
In early script drafts, the scene with Richard and John Osborne at a San Francisco restaurant was originally staged on Richard's Hilltop Road property, with Richard sitting in the jacuzzi on one of the decks.
 
Real life allusion: Robbins mentions the Davis Cup.
 

When Richard points at the future race track site from his balcony, the direction is not in accordance with his earlier statement the race track shall be located right next to highway 29 because Richard looks to the east of the valley whereas the highway is located west.

 
Inconsistency: Pamela says Richard has not been working for the cartel for the last two years. - An extremely inaccurate estimation. Since # 019, no more than a little over one year has gone by.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Cole and Linda, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Linda's hand is on Cole's left shoulder in one moment, but suddenly no longer there in the subsequent frame filmed from across.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The scene with Terry and Michael's first kiss is filmed at Stags' Leap. This also illustrates that parts of the McKay Vineyards are adjacent to the Gioberti Estate (also see # 043, 049 and 051).
 
The main gate to Richard's new residence is shown in daylight. Refer to # 049 for the filming location.
The subsequent scene in front of Richard's house is from the usual Napa Valley filming location (compare # 048). It is one of the rare occasions when parts of the house are not completely off camera.
 

License plate number of John Osborne's burgundy Continental Mark II: 1BON208.

 
 
# 051 <3.11> The Betrayal
 
Season time frame: The grape harvest will probably take place in about a month. - Giving respect to the time frame as stated in # 055 and 056 and to the fact that some weeks must have gone by between # 052 and 053, the current episode must depict the events around the beginning of September 1983. The statement about the harvest is - despite a mis-estimation of two weeks - a rather convincing forecast.
 
Series time frame: According to Chase, Angela informed him about Jacqueline having "sold" Richard to Denault a month before Vickie and Nick's wedding. Compare # 039.
 
The scene with Sheriff Robbins, Richard and Pamela in the New Globe executive office was originally staged in Richard's living room in his Hilltop Road mansion according to early script drafts.
 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment in the New Globe executive office when Richard tells Pamela that John Osborne was his friend is a close-up. In the sneak preview before the main title, however, the same moment began as a wide angle shot before it cut to a close-up of Richard. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 
Prop: While Richard shows the blueprints and renderings of the proposed horse race track to Pamela in the final version, early script drafts called for a prop model of the race track.
 
License plate number of Sheriff Dan Robbins' patrol car (Chrysler): 58632 (as in the previous season).
 
The establishing shot right before Michael Ranson is seen working in his vineyard, indicates again that the McKay Vineyards are located near the Gioberti Estate. The nearby street, which will be referred to as River Road in # 132, seems to be a borderline for various adjacent vineyards (see # 043, 045 and 100).
 
 
The filming location for the Highwayman Motel near San Francisco where Dr. Lantry is lodging in room number 9 is at the corner of West Riverside Drive and North Maple Avenue in Burbank, CA. The previous Tolucan Motel was completely rebuilt in the 1990's; nowadays, the Best Western Media Center is located there.
 
Product placement: Phillip passes by a "Pepsi" soft drink dispenser when he leaves Lantry's room.
 

Post-production mistake: 1982 stock footage of the Tuscany Valley Hospital is reused. The sign still reads Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital. Signs saying Tuscany Valley Hospital have usually been used for that purpose since the beginning of this season (compare the screen captures in # 041).

 
The fight scene with Lance and Chase outside the Falcon Crest Winery Building complex was originally staged inside the winery near the fermenting tank.
 
Neil Ackerman's inmate number at the Tuscany County Jail is 277548.
 
Dr. Lantry's cabin is located at Willow Creek Pond. - This cabin was also used for # 015. In that episode, Carl Reed's son, Bill, drove his car into the pond; he and his girlfriend, Ann Hilton, drowned. The cabin was also featured in # 005 and 006. It is the cabin at the lagoon on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).
 
 
# 052 <3.12> Coup d'Etat
 
The episode intro with the aerial view of the Tuscany Valley shows Schoenstein Vineyard and Mill Creek north of St. Helena, CA. It is filmed from east to southwest.
In the current episode, only a part of a longer helicopter sequence is shown. The above screen captures show a compilation of elements from various episodes to illustrate the complete flight. Previous and later segments of that helicopter flight are used in the following episodes: # 075, 086, 125 and 209. Other characteristic parts of the flight are used in this season's main title (between the cards of WILLIAM R. MOSES and ABBY DALTON - see screen grab 14), at the very beginning of the season 5 main title (screen grabs 15 and 16) as well as the background picture on ANA-ALICIA's season 8 main title card (screen grabs 17 and 18).
 
The Tuscany Valley road Cole and Linda drive along is actually Yountville Cross Road in the Napa Valley. It is a montage of various route sections: The first segment shows them driving from east (Silverado Trail in background) to west; in the later segments, they drive in the opposite direction.
 
Real life allusion: Cole mentions HUMPHREY BOGART.
 
Edited scene: Originally, the scene with Linda planning to give her father the present (the photo) started out on the sidewalk in front of the bakery where she has to make the brave decision whether to enter the store or not. - The exterior part was dropped in post-production. This episode's location (Paris Bakery in Westwood) would have created a conflict with the usual exterior shots (Sebastiani Building in Sonoma).
 
The interior set of Cole and Linda's bedroom in the Gioberti Estate Guest House is the same as the set of Joseph's bedroom (e.g. featured in # 028 - compare screen capture) in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. - An easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like various rooms.
 

The nightly establishing shot of San Diego is stock footage from a film library. It is filmed from the yacht harbor on Harbor Island Drive towards east.

 
Richard's race track will be located just off the main road in the west end of the valley. - Compared to the information from # 050, highway 29 becomes Main Street in Tuscany.
 
10 acres of Falcon Crest (compare # 019) will be condemned to build the Tuscany Downs parking lot.
 
The fountain on Market Street in Tuscany is on 1st Street East in Sonoma in real life as well. It is opposite Caproni's Italian Bakery. This street has been in use for filming since # 042 (check there for details).
The G.H. Hotz Building (formerly a real store in Sonoma) can be seen nearby.
 
Compare: When Phillip calls Dr. Foster by his first name, he calls him Otto again (as in # 044), whereas, in # 066 (see the explanation there), Emma calls the psychiatrist Bob.
 

Cameraman's mistake: In a scene in Chase's office in the Tuscany County Building, the shadow of the microphone can be seen on the wall.

 
Real life allusion: Julia and Richard are quoting from "Jabberwocky" from a book by LEWIS CARROLL (1832 - 1898), "Through the Looking Glass", when Richard visits Julia in prison.
 
Season time frame: According to Maggie, her father was happy about the cruise four weeks ago. So four weeks must have gone by since # 048 when that was mentioned last time.
 
This is the last episode to be filmed in the Wine Country this season. The rest of the season will be entirely filmed in and around Los Angeles.
 
 
# 053 <3.13> No Trespassing
 
Season time frame: Some time must have gone by between the previous episode and this one. Melissa's pregnancy has now become obvious - her belly can be seen for the first time. The lawsuit between Chase and Angela must have taken a couple of weeks; everything else would be unrealistic for a lawsuit of that kind.
 
Inconsistency: Lance tells Vince Joseph's birthday will be soon. - Giving respect to Joseph being born at the beginning of August 1982 (compare # 025), and the current episode depicting events in September 1983 (see # 054), his statement must be wrong.
 
In the sneak preview, a close-up of Angela, Phillip and Lance heading towards the parking lot of the Tuscany County Courthouse is shown. - In the scene in the episode itself, however, a wide angle shot from a different point of view of that moment is shown.
 
The probate court annex of the Tuscany County Courthouse complex is portrayed by a new filming location because this episode is not filmed in the Wine Country. The pergola in this episode is on the premises of the Sierra Madre City Hall in Greater Los Angeles. The current photos of the building and pergola (second and third pictures) were kindly donated for this website by Captain MARILYN DIAZ and Corporal ESTHER DOYLE from the Sierra Madre Police Department.
 
Max Hartman, the Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, is recast. He is now played by JOHN CARTER, having been portrayed by NED WILSON in earlier episodes (e.g. compare # 020).
 

D. Brown Cleaners, a dry cleaning store in downtown Tuscany, is featured this episode. The little street in Tuscany has been known as Vineyard Avenue since # 013.
The filming site is the Savor the Flavor delicatessen store on Kersting Court in Sierra Madre, CA.

 

The filming location for the restaurant at the Tuscany Valley Inn (in early script drafts Martell's Restaurant) is what used to be a restaurant by the name Le Cellier in Santa Monica, CA.

 

When the police and Chase search Angela's study, it becomes apparent what is behind the small door to the north: a walk-in closet. - From season 5 on, there will be big sliding doors to the sun room right there (see # 099).

 
A vintner named Simon Whitaker is mentioned for the first time. - Inside joke: His last name is "borrowed" from CLAIRE WHITAKER, mother of executive story consultant ERNIE WALLENGREN; she will start writing for the series with # 061.
Early script drafts, in contrast, planned for a female character named Elisha Whittaker (sic!).
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco is a southeastern aerial view over Fisherman's Wharf with the piers 47 (in the foreground right) and 45 (in the foreground left) and Financial District as well as the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.

 
Early script drafts suggested using Fred Tanner from # 027 as the Falcon Crest accountant again. Since actor JAMES STALEY was not available, the character was replaced with Sam (CRAIG SHREEVE).
 
Chase's office in the Tuscany County Building - this season, different from the one in the previous years, by the way - is room number 302.
 
Fictional entity: KCPY Radio 96 is a radio station in the Tuscany Valley.
 
Real life allusion: Emma mentions SIGMUND FREUD again.
 
This episode's shots of downtown Tuscany, in particular of a non-defined church and a park, are from downtown Sierra Madre, CA. The church is actually the Sierra Madre Congregational Church.
 

It becomes obvious in this episode how difficult it is for the make-up department to cover LORENZO LAMAS' tattoos. The "make-up" on his right shoulder is partly darker, partly sort of glossy when he moves. - Check out # 047 for general information on his tattoos.

 
The filming location for the hallways of the Tuscany County Building are the interiors of Emerson Middle School in Los Angeles.
 
Negligent set dressing: In the close-up of Richard, the sign "Faculty Dining" is legible above the door. The crew forgot to replace the sign.
 
The tasting room in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in this episode looks different from the one seen in # 004. - It was probably renovated or it is a completely different room previously used for a different purpose.
 
Wine columnist Jonathan Lake was originally called Abner Lake according to previous script drafts.
 
 
# 054 <3.14> Sport of Kings
 
In early script drafts, the opening scene with Phillip and Angela on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda was to take place at daylight while it became a night scene in the final version.
 

Product placement: Cole wears another shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

 
Vince Caproni's room at the Tuscany Valley Hospital is number 205.
 

The set designers did a poor job with the many bushes in the Gioberti House front yard; the surroundings do not look like it in real life. Compare # 061 for a similar problem.

 
Product placement: Melissa mentions the popular game "20 Questions".
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears the same maternity dress she already wore in season 2 (# 020).
 
Spheeris - now portrayed by KEN LETNER; in # 040 by DICK DUROCK - has an accent, which, according to the script, is supposed to be Austrian.
 

The filming location for the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane is the southeastern corner of building 91 (one of the film vaults) at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).

 
Strange: In his conversation with Fairbanks, the nurse at the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Richard refers to his sister Julia as his "cousin". - Maybe he wanted to cover his tracks with the staff of the institution?
 
Real life allusion: Richard and Julia are quoting SHAKESPEARE from his famous "Sonnet XVIII": "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" - Julia, however, uses the personal pronoun "you" instead of the old English "thee".
 
The house Cole and Linda purchase is the same Tuscany home Elizabeth Bradbury used to live in (see # 011).
 
The phone number of Caswell Realty's estate agent, Swede, who helps Cole and Linda find their home, is (707) 555-1616.
 
When Phillip steps into Richard's New Globe office through the back door, Richard makes fun of him, calling him "Back-Door-Erickson". - One of the many improvisations DAVID SELBY made up all by himself to add some spice to the scene. His line in the script just said "Erickson".
 
Mistake: In the County Board of Supervisors Hall, a woman can be seen seated behind Lance. But when Richard moves to the speaker's desk, she is standing in a different position in the assembly hall. When the audience later gets up, the same woman sits behind Lance again.
 
That woman, by the way, is the Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer known from the inquest about Jason's death in # 017 and 018 (played by an uncredited extra).
 

The Asian man who was featured several times in # 036 - named Fong there - and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay place in # 035 as well as in the Tuscany Valley Hospital in # 048 is now among the audience in the Board of Supervisors Hall at the Tuscany County Building.

 

Strange: When Terry calls, Chao-Li and Lance pick up the phone in the foyer of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion - at the dining room door next to the stairway. There is usually no phone installed there though.

 
The night scene with Richard and Melissa in his New Globe office was originally staged in in the living room of Richard's house on Hilltop Road in early script drafts.
 
Early script drafts contained a night scene with Terry returning from her tête-à-tête with Lance to Michael's home at around 3 AM; she makes up an excuse for Michael, who has been worried about her well-being and has called the sheriff, telling him she went out late to a new mall and, on her way back, blew a radiator hose in her car at Sutter's Peak; she says Lance, who was in the company of an unknown woman, helped her with her car. This scene was omitted in the final version.
Interestingly enough, script writer BOB McCULLOUGH used in that dialog the Sutter's Peak location. Just as Sutter's Pond in # 001 (compare there), this topographic reference did not become part of the final episode. The writer's idea, however, was that Sutter's Peak was probably situated above Sutter's Pond.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Emma wears the same blazer she already wore during the inquest about Jason's death in the season 1 finale (# 018).
 

In this episode, the Falcon Crest vineyards are portrayed by the growing fields of Galleano Winery in Mira Loma, CA in Greater L.A.

 
According to attorney Plenn, Jenny Mancuso and Sally Grey were two girlfriends of Lance's over the past year. - They never appeared on screen, but this indicates Lance has had more affairs than depicted on the show.
 
Inconsistency: Plenn, Cole's attorney, states in the custody hearing about Joseph that Lance was living with Lori Stevens for several weeks "last year"; but that was in 1983. - The writers obviously meant "last season" as far as Lance and Lori are concerned, but were not careful with their choice of words.
 
The "Tuscany Hotel" is mentioned by both Terry and Plenn. Terry and Lance always sleep together in room 21 there. The establishing clips, however, usually show the Tuscany Valley Inn. - "Tuscany Hotel" is apparently a colloquial term for the inn.
 
Season time frame:
Lance met with Terry at the Tuscany Hotel on the following dates: August 18, 20, 21, 25 and 30, as well as September 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, 16 and 17. So it must be around the end of September / beginning of October 1983.
The election about building the race track was in the previous week (in # 053).
 
 
# 055 <3.15> Queen's Gambit
 
The call sheet for 09/21/1983 planned a segment with Maggie's Ford Thunderbird to be shot for the main title. Unfortunately, it remains a mystery why this never materialized.
 
Early script drafts planned for Chase, Cole and Sheriff Robbins to be waiting at the Tuscany County Jail for the bail to be posted in the first scene. This segment was omitted.
 
Michael Ranson's residence, the McKay House - up to now a brick home - suddenly looks different without any explanation from this episode on. - The new filming location - a half-timbered home (the first daylight exterior shot will be seen in # 056) - is also used for interior scenes in this and the following episodes. This home is actually located in Hancock Park in Los Angeles.

Its owners in these days, DIANNE and ARTHUR GENERAUX, leased the house to LORIMAR for $ 1,600 a day. When Dianne's favorite $ 4,000 Queen Anne chair was accidentally knocked over and chipped in the preparations for the shooting, LORIMAR immediately ferried it to a repair specialist.
CLIFF ROBERTSON, by the way, usually had a nap during the shooting breaks in the maid's room.
The house was sold to Dodgers slugger PEDRO GUERRERO shortly after this season's shooting.

 
Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Spheeris in the New Globe executive office, the newspaper lies even on the surface of the desk at the beginning, but is rolled-up in later frames although nobody touched it.
This is a mistake caused by the various takes in filming - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Kleeger Wine Distribution is the distributor for Falcon Crest wines; Angela owns the majority of the shares in the company. - Jack Sloan (# 008) apparently was to distribute the Falcon Crest 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon only, no other Falcon Crest wines.
 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment when Melissa slaps Lance in the face in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer (and the moment before) are filmed from a different angle from the one in the sneak preview before the main title. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 

For the first time, a set for the interiors of the Falcon Crest Winery Building is used. This set will be reused in various arrangements and revamps for future episodes and will also portray other wineries.

 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Michael coming home with a thick file from the hospital and Terry persuading him to forget about his work. This scene was omitted in the final version of this episode; what was kept, however, was the scene when they are both satisfied after having sex with each other for the first time.
 
A red Volvo sedan drives past Linda and Cole's home when Melissa pays a visit to Linda. - This LORIMAR prop car will be used over and over again in the background action of many exterior scenes in the following episodes (e.g. # 057, 059, 062, 063, 065, 067, 124, 135, 136, 138, 145, 176, 189 and 210).
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Cole, Linda and attorney Plenn on the street in front of the law offices in San Francisco while the final version featured an interior scene.
 
Tuscany Downs is being built by Sansamour Construction. - As stated in # 029, Sansamour is one of Richard's entities.
 

The filming location for the Tuscany Downs race track construction site is on the grounds of the Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, CA in this episode.

 
Post-production mistake: As in # 051, old stock footage of the Tuscany Valley Hospital is reused (this time from # 034). The sign still reads Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital. Signs saying Tuscany Valley Hospital have usually been used for that purpose since the beginning of this season (compare the screen captures in # 041).
 

Product placement: A cardiac monitor by Datamedix can be seen in the OR.

 
The Saloon is a restaurant in Tuscany. Emma and Dr. Foster have some wine there.
The filming location for the exterior shot is what used to be a real-life restaurant by the same name on Little Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA. This exterior shot, however, was not specifically filmed for the series, but is stock footage. The Saloon was destroyed by fire towards the end of the 1980's. Nowadays, a store is standing in its place.
 

The filming location for the Tuscany Valley Airport is the Whiteman Airport in Pacoima, CA in this episode.

 
N6PK is the license number of Simon Whitaker's plane.
As Chase's plane (compare # 048), this plane is actually owned by CLIFF ROBERTSON also.
 
N522R is the license number of Chase's white plane in this episode. - Inconsistency: It was N523R in # 048. What a shame the prop master did not pay attention.
 
It becomes obvious in this episode and, in particular, in # 058 and 060 that the interior set of Michael's bedroom in the McKay House is the same as the set of Angela's (e.g. featured in # 002), of Julia's (# 002 and 005) and of Lance's (# 008 and 014) bedrooms in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in season 1 as well as the set of Lance and Melissa's bedroom in season 2 (compare screen capture from # 023). The movable walls were just arranged differently (window, fire place). - An easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like various bedrooms.
 
Season time frame:
Michael diagnosed Dan with an aneurysm over a month ago. It remains a mystery if this refers to the original diagnosis (# 051) or the one after Dan's symptoms got worse (# 053). Giving respect to the time gap between # 052 and 053, the latter seems to be the case.
Angela made it clear to Terry she wants to know everything about the Giobertis two weeks ago. Her reminding Terry the last time was seen in # 052, which seems to be illogical giving respect to the period of time that apparently passed between # 052 and 053. Maybe there was another reminder (not featured for the audience) just in that period of time.
Maggie was at Michael's home one week ago (in # 054). Therefore, the current episode must depict the events around the second week of October 1983.
The harvest at Falcon Crest is scheduled to begin in approximately a week to ten days. This will be in # 056.
 
 
# 056 <3.16> Bitter Harvest
 
Season time frame: As it can be derived from # 054, this episode depicts the events around mid-October 1983. It is one week after Dan's surgery, and the Agretti crop is ready for harvest according to Phillip.
 
Product placement: Melissa reads the American Woman magazine. It will also be placed on a sideboard in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room in a later scene in this episode.
 
The back of the magazine shows an advert for Wade's Wintergreen ("The Gum That Refreshes"). The magazine was propped with that ad. Wade's Wintergreen is not a real product, but a fictional chewing gum brand, which was presented in ads in various 1980's TV productions and movies. It was kind of an industry standard to use this prop ad whenever there was no sponsor for a certain product placement.
 

Product placement: A Swipes tissue package is in Dan Robbins' hospital room.

 

The filming location for Vince Caproni's house was a private residence on Chiquita Street in North Hollywood, CA. It was demolished in 1997 when the cul-de-sac was redeveloped with the building of new smaller homes. For another use of the location in this episode, see below; for later uses, compare # 112 and 135.

 
Early script drafts contained a scene in front of Linda and Cole's new home in which Michael tells Linda about her father's health improvements and also helps Cole carry the couch from the truck into the house.
 

Product placement: There is a neon advert for Miller beer at the Hideaway bar in Tuscany.

 
An early script draft included a dinner scene with Emma and Dr. Foster and a preceding phone scene in which they agreed on the date. In the restaurant scene, Dr. Foster tells Emma that he primarily divorced his wife because he wanted children while she did not. The psychiatrist also admits having fallen in love with Emma, but also says he knows that she is still in love with Michael. The scenes were omitted to stay in the one-hour timeslot on CBS (including commercials).
 
Mistake: In the scene with Chase and Michael in the Gioberti House kitchen, the sugar bowl is farther away from the coffee mug on the table first than after the cut when Michael stands up; neither Chase nor Michael touched it in the meantime though.
This is a mistake caused by the various takes in filming - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Product placement: Michael wears a pullover by Polo Ralph Lauren.
 
License plate number of Spheeris' white Chrysler Imperial: 1GKS843.
 
DAVID SELBY is replaced by a stunt double in some frames when Spheeris tries to run over Richard in the New Globe parking garage.
 

Mistake: When Lance walks along the terrace of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion to join Melissa, who reads the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" fairtale to Joseph, the reflection of the studio lights can be seen on one of the small windows in the main tower.

 

The establishing shot of New Orleans (stock footage from a film library) features St. Louis Cathedral. It is a southeastern view from Chartres Street.

 
The filming location for the New Orleans convent where Maggie speaks with Sister Jeanette is the upper floor of the GENERAUX / GUERRERO home (see # 055 for details), which has been in use as the McKay House since the previous episode. It is astonishing how well the producers create the illusion of different places by using other props and different camera angles although it is the same filming location.
 
Striking prop: The very same statue of the Virgin Mary appears in three different places in the convent: First, on a wooden stand in the hallway; secondly, on a white stand in the garden behind Sister Jeanette's office; and thirdly, on the wall behind Maggie in the nun's office again.
 
Early script drafts named the New Orleans convent St. Cecilia's Academy. In the final version, however, that name was not mentioned.
 

The entryway and the interiors of Cole and Linda's home are portrayed by the same private residence on Chiquita Street in North Hollywood, CA that is also used as Vince Caproni's home (see above) in this episode.

 
Original script drafts planned for Cole and Linda to discuss custody for Joseph and the possibility of having a baby of their own. That scene in the living room of their new home was totally revamped for the final version: In the end, Melissa appeared at the house, causing trouble between Cole and Linda by creating the illusion of a delicate scene in their bedroom.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Pamela and Spheeris in the New Globe executive office, the position of the thin red folder is different in various frames during the scene although nobody touched it.
This is a mistake caused by the various takes in filming - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
 
# 057 <3.17> Power Play
 
A unique aerial view of the Gioberti House and its circle drive is featured at the beginning of this episode. A part of this flight is used as a transition between ABBY DALTON's and MEL FERRER's cards in this season's main title.
The helicopter view was not filmed specifically for this episode, but was shot during the Napa Valley location filming at the beginning of this season. This particular sequence, however, is exclusively used for the current episode.
Mistake: In the upper left corner, the frame of the helicopter's window can be noticed for a very short time during the flight.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Maggie and Chase in the Gioberti House dining room, the close-ups and the wide angle shot are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent when Maggie's hands touch Chase's face in one moment (filmed towards Maggie), but behind his shoulders and back in the next moment.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Inside joke: The Van Enger Shipping Offices in Geneva/Switzerland, where Richard used to work, are named after one of the show's editors, DICK VAN ENGER.
 
Richard's safe deposit box in the vault of the Banque de Crédit Standard Suisse (Standard Credit Bank of Switzerland) in Geneva is number KJM 188.
Original script drafts made use of the Swiss National Bank in Bern instead of the Standard Credit Bank of Switzerland in Geneva.
 

The filming location for the Tuscany Valley country road (Spheeris follows Maggie) is the Fire Road in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

 
Inside joke: GREG STRANGIS, this episode's writer, named Greco Winery in the Tuscany Valley after his own first name. Greco Winery is mentioned for the first time in this episode, but never shown.
 

The filming location for the loading dock of the Falcon Crest Warehouse A is in Griffith Park in Los Angeles - in an area closed to the public to the east of the corner of North Commonwealth Avenue and Vista del Valle Drive.

 
Fictional entity: The Tuscany Valley fitness facilities Emma and Maggie go to is called Valley Aerobics.
 

The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again: This time, it is parked next to Maggie's Ford Thunderbird on the Valley Aerobics parking lot.
 
License plate number of Maggie's blue Ford Thunderbird: 1EFL332.

 
Product placement: Phillip wears a Lacoste sweater.
 
The filming location for the grassy area near the construction site of Tuscany Downs race track, is situated in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. That area is located southwest of the Wilson Golf Course between Griffith Park Road, Crystal Springs Drive and Fire Road. The camera faces southeast.
 

A poster with an artwork by GARY BUKOVNIK, an American artist, can be seen in Emma's New Globe office. The caption refers to the Dryden Gallery in New York.

 
This episode shows in detail that Emma's name is the only lettering on her office door now; her title, Vice President, has gone. But the title is still - along with her name - on the sign on her desk.
 
The filming location for the exteriors of Phillip Erickson's winery in this episode as well as # 063 and 064 is the Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA.
 
The night scene with Emma and Dr. Foster alone in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion was longer in early script drafts. Dr. Foster telling Emma that his first name was Otto and his middle name Robert (Bob) was edited. Compare # 066 for the consequences of this loss of information.
 
The close-up of Richard's calendar is very interesting:
He starts working at 6:00 AM and has dinner at Luccio's in San Francisco at 7:00 PM.
Some of the people Richard has appointments with are characters: Bryan Perry (phone conversation at 7:00 AM; phone number in the Tuscany Valley (707) 555-2178), Ron Lafferty (Tuscany Downs construction foreman; meeting for breakfast at the San Franciscan at 8:00 AM), Phillip Erickson (meeting at 11:00 AM) and Steve Urbanovich (governor's commission; meeting at 2:00 PM); the last one is named after STEVE URBANOVICH, a driver at LORIMAR. - Inside joke: The other people are members of the series crew, e.g.: phone conversation with BOB McCULLOUGH (series head writer and supervising producer) in New York at (212) 555-3228 at 6:00 AM, lunch appointment with VICTORIA LaFORTUNE (associate producer) at La Crepe at 12:00 AM and phone conversations with RON MITCHELL (unit production manager) in San Francisco at (415) 555-3005 at 3:00 PM and with KIM FRIESE (uncredited production manager) in San Francisco at (415) 555-2176 at 4:00 PM. A terrific prop!
 
Strange: How was Terry able to get up to Richard's office after hours?
 
Edited scene: The night scene with Vince and Michael at the Tuscany Valley Hospital was originally longer and involved a nurse played by RITA CRAFTS. - This part of the scene was removed in post-production.
 
The custody lawsuit about Joseph at the Tuscany County Courthouse is filmed at the Alhambra Municipal Court in eastern Los Angeles. This courthouse will also be used for shooting the courtroom scenes in # 079, 085, 091, 092 and 098.
 
The custody lawsuit of Cole Gioberti vs. Lance and Melissa Cumson about Joseph is case number 84-1357 at the Tuscany County Courthouse.
Inside joke: "84" is the two-digit year identifier, which matches the year of production and broadcast of the episode. The four-digit sequence number has the following labeling parts: the second digit ("3") refers to the season, the fourth and fifth digits ("57") resemble the episode number (as counted over the series' complete lifecycle).
 

The Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer in the custody suit (played by an uncredited extra) is the same court reporter known from the inquest about Jason's death in # 017 and 018 (see # 054).

 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail, who is among the audience in the courtroom during the custody suit about Joseph, also attended a party in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 053; in that episode, she was also seen at the Tuscany Valley Hospital where she works as an ICU nurse. She will be seen at many social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra named SHARRI ZAK.
 
 
# 058 <3.18> Changing Times
 

The establishing clip of the Golden Gate Bridge with the city in the background (filmed towards southeast) is previously unused footage, which was taken during the season 1 filming in San Francisco.

 
Season time frame:
The first horse race at Tuscany Downs is scheduled to be in nine weeks. - Compare: The opening festivities of the race track will be in # 065; also see # 060.
Since # 057 when Lance was beaten up by Chao-Li on his own request, some time must have gone by because Lance's injuries healed well.
 
For the rôles of the reporters (in Richard's office), VIRGINIA COOK and MARK VOLAND, who finally won them, were not the only actors to audition. Others included BETTY McIVER, ALEX DANIELS, JOHN MOODY and SCOTT REINIGER (finally the driver giving Julia a ride in # 065).
 
For the rôle of Lucille, Julia's fellow inmate at the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, NOMI MITTI, who finally won it, was not the only actress to audition. Others included NANCY JERIS and BARBARA BARRON.
 
For the rôle of the nurse at the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, CASEY KRAMER, who finally won it, was not the only actress to audition. Others included LAINIE FICHERA and LYNNE STEWART.
 
Real life allusion: After Julia quoted SHAKESPEARE in # 054, she now recites a rubai (Persian rhyme consisting of four lines) by the Persian poet UMAR-I KHAYYAM. The version she recites is a translated or rather recreated rhyme by EDWARD FITZGERALD from around the middle of the 19th century:

Fill up your cup, and in the fires of spring
Your winter garment of repentance fling:
For the bird of time has but a little way
To flutter - and the bird is on the wing.

 
The driveway to Richard's house on Hilltop Road and the garage is different from the one last seen in # 050. The grayish-brown native stone walls of the exteriors of the garage and house only shown in this particular scene are also different from the home shown in previous episodes. - A privately owned Los Angeles home in the Los Feliz area now stands in for the Napa Valley estate, which was used in episodes # 048 through # 050.
The gate shown in # 049 and 050 (see there), however, is from yet another private property.
 

Melissa wears the dress from # 020 again; compare # 054 for details.

 
The phone number of the Tuscany Valley Catering company is (707) 555-4381.
 
Actor RON BOOTH was originally cast in the small rôle of the Tuscany Valley Catering employee speaking briefly to Michael when he enters his home. The scene was re-shot with actor SCOTT LEE EIDSON. Another actor auditioning for the part was MICHAEL McCABE.
 
Product placement: Lance mentions the "Who Is Who" encyclopedia.
 

The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who is a guest at Michael's housewarming, was also seen in # 053 and # 057. She will be seen at many more social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra named SHARRI ZAK.

 
The filming location for Linda and Melissa's car crash is actually in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The exact site is located on Griffith Park Drive, a little west of what is nowadays Shane's Inspiration near a triangular traffic island. The section of the road north of the traffic island is featured in both directions while Linda is driving. The actual crash site - camera facing north while the car is heading south - is the unpaved area west and south of the aforementioned traffic island.
Both ANA ALICIA and MARY KATE McGEEHAN are replaced by stunt doubles in the crash.
 
STEPHEN BLACK and HENRY STERN, who have served as (executive) script consultants and written several episodes, leave the crew after a dispute on the set. They will return as co-producers only in season 8. This episode, as their last one for the time being, and # 184, as their first new episode, are both entitled "Changing Times".
 
 
# 059 <3.19> The Aftermath
 
The establishing shot of the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane - the camera panning from a distinct octagonal guard tower to one of the buildings on the site - is stock footage of the Federal Correctional Institution Terminal Island in San Pedro, CA from a film library. After remodeling in the 2000's, that particular watch tower is now gone also; it used to stand approximately in the center of the penitentiary's border on South Seaside Avenue.
Note that the night shot does not feature the same location as the daylight establishing clip (compare # 054). Also note that this establishing shot for the psychiatric hospital features a different guard tower from the one used to establish the penitentiary in Fairlawn in # 048 and 049.
 
THOM MATHEWS, the actor who plays the blond paramedic this episode, also portrayed the blond guy at the pool during Lance and Melissa's honeymoon in Hawaii in season 1.
 
Although Michael drank quite bit of alcohol towards the end of # 058 and even admits to Chase that he is drunk, it is no problem for him to drive and even treat Melissa and Linda, who were injured in the automobile accident, at the hospital. Drunk driving is hardly a topic dealt with seriously in TV series made by LORIMAR.
 
At the Tuscany Valley Hospital, Michael tells Cole, Maggie and Chase that Linda has a slight concussion. The Giobertis go into Linda's room before Michael tells Angela that Melissa lost her baby. - Inconsistency: After Chase and Maggie leave Linda's room, Maggie tells Chase that Joseph is really all Melissa has now. How could she know that if they were not present when Michael gave Angela the news?
 

Contrary to what the establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion suggests, the scene with Lance and Emma sitting in the yard is not filmed at Spring Mountain, but on THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) backlot.

 
Emma remembers her miscarriage after falling off the stairs in the Falcon Crest Winery Building (# 010). - In real life, MARGARET LADD also had a miscarriage before her twins were born.
 

The Tuscany Valley Hospital parking lot in this episode is actually the parking lot of the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Hancock Park in Los Angeles - quite close to the filming site of the McKay House.

 

The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; at the parking lot of the Tuscany Valley Hospital this time.

 
SANDY WARD, the actor who plays Ron Lafferty, the Sansamour Construction foreman at the Tuscany Downs site, this season, also portrayed Neil Adams, the E. Grenwald Construction Co. foreman, in season 2.
 

A stunt double replaces SUSAN SULLIVAN for Maggie's fall down the stairway in Ranson's home.

 
Post-production mistake in the end credits: After the "Guest Starring" cards, ending with "And SARAH DOUGLAS as Pamela", the headline for the next billing block is accidentally missing. Production documents give evidence that the people on the next card, beginning with JASON GOLDBERG, were actually supposed to be credited as "Co-Starring".
 
 
# 060 <3.20> Tests of Faith
 
Deleted scene: Act 1 originally contained a scene with Julia working out, doing leglifts, with another inmate in the dormitory of the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. The other inmate was named Audrey in the original script draft, then Lucille (the character known from # 058, played by NOMI MITTI) in later drafts. - That scene was filmed with Lucille, but deleted in post-production.
 
Deleted scene: Early script drafts contained another scene towards the end of act 1 that did not make it to the final version: Cole tries to convince Linda to eat more, trying to recover from her accident. While Cole talks about Joseph's welfare, Linda feels guilty about Melissa's miscarriage. Early script drafts staged the scene in Cole and Linda's house with her lying in bed. When it came to shooting the scene, it was changed to an exterior scene in front of their house, but the whole segment was removed in post-production.
 
Season time frame: The Tuscany Downs opening is scheduled to be in six weeks. - Compare: The race track opening will take place in # 065; also see # 058; three weeks must have gone by since then.
 

The filming location for the grassy area near the construction site of Tuscany Downs race track, is situated in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. That area is located southwest of the Wilson Golf Course between Griffith Park Road, Crystal Springs Drive and Fire Road. The camera faces southeast.

 

Inside joke: In the tasting room in the Falcon Crest Winery Building, there are several real wine bottles with the label of Spring Mountain, the Napa Valley filming location used for the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Winery Building and Guest House.

 

There is a photo of the Cooperage - a building whose exteriors will be used in # 071 - on the wall in the tasting room in the Falcon Crest Winery Building. The photo actually shows the Inglenook Winery. The same picture was in Julia's lab in the previous season (compare # 029).

 
Inside joke: A lawyer named Perry refuses to work for Angela. - The writers "borrowed" the name from JOHN F. PERRY, the series' producer.
 
The filming location for the San Francisco street where Spheeris abducts Pamela is Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood in Los Angeles - near the Westwood United Methodist Church, which can be seen behind Spheeris.
 
License plate number of Richard's silver Lincoln Town Car limousine: T976312.
 
The prop policy with this license plate is negligent: The very same license plate number (T976312) appeared on Phillip's metallic green Jaguar XJ6 (Series 3) in the previous episode and earlier in this episode (same establishing clip).
 
ABBY DALTON is in a wig twice this episode - when Julia cuts her hair and when she has her new hairdo.
 
The exterior scenes of Julia escaping from the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane are filmed on the grounds of the Pacoima Hospital (nowadays Phoenix House Foundation), the hospital complex in Lake View Terrace, CA, which usually portrays the Tuscany Valley Hospital. The exact location is a stairway on the north side of the concrete building.
 
Julia's make-up: When she escapes from the insane asylum, she wears no make-up at all. Later at the little stream, she is perfectly made up, particularly with eyeshadow and mascara. - It seems strange if she had access to make-up in the mental hospital. Or did she steal the make-up somewhere while she was on the run?
 
The filming location for the wooded area with the little stream (Julia on the run, a chopper looking for her) is in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
 
Deleted scene: There was a similar night scene filmed in the same location: Julia is almost discovered by policemen in a patrol car. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Michael quotes from Terry's address notebook a few of her "clients" from the time when she was a callgirl: Norm Harris, David Raymond and Frank Scott. - These characters, however, will never be seen on the show.
Inside jokes: The names David Raymond and Frank Scott are cross-over allusions to FRANK RAYMOND (director of photography) and DAVID "DAVE" SCOTT (second assistant camera).
 
License plate number of the red Chevrolet C/K Pickup truck giving Julia a ride: 49 287N.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Julia getting into the Chevrolet pick-up truck, various cars can be seen behind the Chevy, including a Volkswagen Bully van. In the subsequent frame filmed from across, however, none of these automobiles can be seen again.
This is a mistake caused by the various takes in filming - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The filming location for the hitchhiking scene is in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
 

Prop mistake: The name badge of the nurse at the Tuscany Valley Hospital reads "M. Blaine". But her name is Karen Winslow, as the two following episodes will reveal.

 
Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Lance in the New Globe underground garage, DAVID SELBY is close to the left of the sign in the close-up whereas, in the subsequent frame, his stunt double is much farther to the right.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
This is the first episode directed by REZA S. BADIYI. Directing 35 episodes in the series' entire run, he will outnumber any other director hired for the show.
 
He becomes very popular with the cast and crew due to his most efficient way of working. To save as much time as possible, he has so-called "Reza sheets" with a detailed time frame for each scene distributed for each day of shooting - in addition to the usual LORIMAR shooting schedules.
 
 
# 061 <3.21> Little Boy Blue
 

Chez Petite is another Tuscany Valley restaurant where Michael and Terry meet.
The filming location is the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles, which will also be used for various other purposes in this and the following episode.

 
Different footage: In this episode, the moment when Michael tells Terry that Maggie is dying is filmed towards Terry. In the sneak preview before the main title, however, the same moment was filmed from the opposite direction. - The footage comes from various takes of the scene.
 
The filming location for the highway diner (exteriors and interiors) where Julia buys the wig is The Rock Store in Cornell in Greater Los Angeles.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Pamela secretly planting the cartel's bug in Richard's phone in the bedroom of his home (instead of his office). Besides, Richard was included in the scene, thinking about putting up a reward for Julia, who is on the run. As there was no interior set for Richard's bedroom, the location manager suggested using the real master bedroom in the home that currently portrays the McKay House - a room which has remained unused because Michael's bedroom is an interior set on the sound stage. - Shortly before the filming, the scene was moved to the New Globe executive office, Richard being eliminated from the segment.
 

The set designers did a poor job creating the painting used to resemble the sky and scenery as seen from the Gioberti House front door; the surroundings do not look like it in real life either.

 
The information about Joseph's age is confusing: Chase says Joseph is two years old; Cole later even mentions in the toy store scene his son is two and a half years old. - Inconsistency: Considering when Joseph was born (# 025), he cannot be older than one and a quarter years in this episode. Other references to Joseph's age in # 074, 089 and 160 will be even more confusing later (see there).
 
All scenes where Julia is shown on the road hitchhiking while on the run are filmed in Agoura Hills, CA.
The road shown before she arrives at the highway diner (screen grab 1) and the road where J.C. Filmore gives her a ride (screen capture 2) is actually the same filming location - Mulholland Highway filmed towards east from Medea Creek Bridge.
The bridge on the road where Julia meets J.C. Filmore is actually Medea Creek Bridge on Mulholland Highway (over Medea Creek / Lake Malibou; screen capture 3).
Finally, the highway with the police roadblock is Mulholland Highway (screen captures 4 and 5) at the intersection of Cornell Road (this is the road where J.C. finally turns left) and Lake Vista Drive.
 
License plate number of J.C. Filmore's blue-gray Cadillac Fleetwood: Nevada RA 3597.
 

The filming location for Terry's room at the Tuscany Valley Inn is a room at the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles.

 
Charlie's General Store, the gas station where J.C. and Julia stop, is the same exterior set on THE BURBANK STUDIOS lot that was used as the Cold Duck, Jason's favorite place in Tuscany (flashback in # 018).
Inside joke: The exterior set was previously used on EARL HAMNER's old show, "The Waltons", as Ike Godsey's Store. It used to be the gas station near the lagoon on the WARNER BROS. STUDIOS backlot, but was torn down in the 1990's.
 
MARK VOLAND, the actor who plays a gas station attendant this episode, also portrayed a reporter in # 058.
 
The name of the bar where Julia meets Lucas Crosby is Golden Spur.
The filming location is Tinhorn Flats Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA. The same location was used in # 049 (see there) for a different purpose.
 
Drunk driving: Although Lucas drank some beer, he drives 45 miles home from the Golden Spur bar.
 
There are some slight changes in the interior set of Joseph's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in contrast to the previous season (walls painted in blue and partly with wooden decoration now).
 
A toy store on Market Street in Tuscany is introduced by an establishing clip of the corner First Street East / East Napa Street in Sonoma, CA, which was filmed there at the beginning of this season. The crew kept some clips in stock to be used in later episodes, such as this one.
 
The episode title refers to the poem Melissa reads to Joseph; it is entitled "Little Boy Blue" (written by EUGENE FIELD):

The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.
"Now, don't you go till I come," he said,
"And don't you make any noise!"
So, toddling off to his trundle-bed,
He dreamt of the pretty toys;
And, as he was dreaming, an angel song
Awakened our Little Boy Blue -
Oh! the years are many, the years are long,
But the little toy friends are true!
Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand,
Each in the same old place -
Awaiting the touch of a little hand,
The smile of a little face;
And they wonder, as waiting the long years through
In the dust of that little chair,
What has become of our Little Boy Blue,
Since he kissed them and put them there.

 
The scene with Melissa and Joseph creates the illusion that she is reading from DR. SUESS' children's book "Marvin K Mooney Will You Please Go Now!". The poem, however, is not in the actual book; the book was only propped with it for the shooting of the scene.
 
 
# 062 <3.22> The Gathering Storm
 

Product placement: Lance wears a polo shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

 

Prop: Physicians and Surgeons Bulletin is a fictional professional journal for doctors.

 
Edited scene: Angela's breakfast on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion terrace at the beginning of act 2 was initially longer: The scene started with Chao-Li realizing how worried Angie is about Julia and encouraging her. The scene was completely filmed, but edited in post-production to stay in the one-hour program frame on CBS. In the final version of the episode, however, Angela's smile as a reaction to Chao-Li's encouraging words can still be seen at the very beginning of the segment.
 
The foyer of the New Globe headquarters is portrayed by the main lobby of the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (nowadays called Millennium Biltmore Hotel). It is different from the smaller lobby in the side wing used in # 041 (compare there).
 
Early script drafts staged the scene in the New Globe foyer with Richard, Pamela and Ron Lafferty at the Tuscany Downs construction site.
 
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley club house where Carter St. John presents his architectural project is an assembly room at the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles.
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail, who attends Carter St. John's presentation, also attended the party in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 053; in that episode, she was also seen at the Tuscany Valley Hospital where she works as an ICU nurse. She was also in the audience in the courtroom during the custody suit about Joseph in # 057 and at Michael's housewarming in # 058. She will be seen at many social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.
 
Original script drafts had a police officer named Buck (played by JOHN CRAWFORD) get to know Julia at Lucas' farm in this episode. This scene, however, did not make it to the final version of this episode. The storyline was moved to # 065, and the Officer Buck character was remodeled into Deputy Scott (TOM McFADDEN).
 

The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; it is parked on the street near Linda and Cole's house this time.

 
Mistake: In the scene in front of Cole and Linda's house, Joseph's position is different in the wide angle shot and the subsequent close-up.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The street number of Cole and Linda's house is 421.
 
Early script drafts planned for Lance not to give up after being rejected by Terry on the phone. They included a scene in which he would appear at Michael's house in order to talk Terry into another sexual encounter, but she would throw him out.
Script revisions changed the location to a café: Lance comes on to Terry again, but she rejects him. - This version of the scene was filmed outside the Sheraton Town House Hotel in L.A., but removed in post-production.
 
Deleted scene: Another scene that was filmed, but did not become part of the final version of the episode was Angela's frustration about too many winery workers being busy riddling the bottles of Cole and Chase's Champagne project in the Falcon Crest Winery Building; this scene also included winery foreman Ben Thompson (J. VICTOR LOPEZ), who eventually appeared in # 063 in the final version.
 
The establishing shot of Lake Tahoe is stock footage from a film library. It is a view of Tahoe Village, NV in northern direction, zooming in on Harrah's Lake Tahoe Resort & Casino.
 
The little lake and the woods in the scene with Richard and Pamela near Lake Tahoe is portrayed by the small pond on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).
 

The establishing shot of the hotel and casino in Tahoe where Richard and Pamela are is stock footage from a film library. It features Harvey's Resort & Casino in Tahoe Village, NV. The building was completely remodeled since then.

 
The Lake Tahoe casino where Richard and Pamela spend the evening is actually at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles (see above for this filming location).
 

The woman, who works as a Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer, probably best remembered from the inquest about Jason's death in # 017 and 018 (also see # 054), is a guest at the Lake Tahoe casino in this episode. She is played by an uncredited extra.

 

The filming location for Richard and Pamela's suite at the Lake Tahoe hotel is a suite at the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles.

 
The scene with Lance and Phillip in downtown San Francisco is actually filmed on Pershing Square in front of the Biltmore Hotel (nowadays Millennium Biltmore Hotel) in Los Angeles (compare # 043 for a similar scene with Richard and Phillip).
 
Early script drafts staged the San Francisco scene with Lance and Phillip in Phillip's office.
 

Inside joke: Besides Maggie Gioberti's name (room 106), the prop patient list at the Tuscany Valley Hospital only contains names of uncredited crew members, including CARMINE GOGLIA (room 105), the painters' foreman in the show's construction department, and FRANK DiPANNI from the swing gang.

 
 
# 063 <3.23> Final Countdown
 

The establishing clip of San Francisco features an aerial view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city in the background (filmed towards east). It is previously unused footage, which was taken during the season 1 filming in San Francisco.

 
Inside joke: Lucas Crosby's home (screen capture from # 064) is the exterior set previously built for EARL HAMNER's old show, "The Waltons", on THE BURBANK STUDIOS backlot - with a modified roof and upper floor. It portrayed the Walton Home on that series based on EARL's childhood memories. In 1991, the set burnt down in an electrical fire. It was rebuilt for the later reunions of "The Waltons" at the nearby WARNER BROS. RANCH - partly made from elements that were not destroyed, but partly made from new parts. Rebuilding went well; the house is almost identical. Slight differences, however, can be noticed in the wooden decor around the dormers (different width in the wooden elements) and in the banisters around the porch (less pillars, different width).
 
The establishing shot of San Francisco is a view from Coit Tower towards west, zooming in on the apartment house Pamela lives in. It is located at the corner of Green and Taylor Street on Russian Hill in San Francisco. It is a luxury apartment house called Royal Towers in real life. - Phillip lives there, too (compare # 031).
This clip was not specifically filmed for the series, but is stock footage from a film library and was already taken in the early 1970's.
 
The filming location for the interiors of Pamela's apartment as well as the corridor leading to the apartment is on the second floor of The Mirabella, a luxurious condominium building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood in Los Angeles.
 
Another room in the same apartment is used as the guest bedroom in the McKay House where Michael puts up Dr. Heller.
 
Fictional entity: Lance booked a cruise to Bora Bora and Tahiti with Transoceanic S.S. Lines travel agents.
Product placement: The cruise will be on board the S.S. Amerikanis owned by Costa Lines. The cruise liner is an actual ship owned by the real Costa company in those days; the passenger liner was scrapped in 2001.
The prop is kind of confusing though because the brochure mentions the Bahamas as the destination (from Florida).
 
Mistake: In the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion nursery, Lance holds the cruise tickets on the lower part of the papers in the wide angle shot whereas he holds them on the upper part in the subsequent close-up.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Once again, the red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop; it drives past Linda and Cole's house this time.
It is parked on the street in a later scene with Pamela and Spheeris.
License plate number of the red Volvo: 400 ZPD.
 
Pamela drives a red Pontiac Trans Am sports car, a rental car, in this episode. The script originally called for a red Chevrolet Camaro, but the prop department went for the other car.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Chase unsuccessfully trying to call Vickie on her tour with the dancing company in Europe to let her know about Maggie's operation. This scene was omitted.
 
Product placement: Melissa reads "The Ugly Duckling" fairytale from the book "Animal Nursery" by RICHARD SCARRY to Joseph.
 
Product placement: Joseph wears a Snoopy outfit.
 
In the sneak preview, a close-up of Cole pulling back from Melissa when Linda arrives is shown. - In the scene in the episode itself, however, only a wide angle shot from a different point of view of that moment is shown.
 
New license plate number of Linda's blue-gray Ford Mustang: 1GXM873. Previously, it had a different number (compare # 044.)
 

The scene with Pamela and Spheeris is filmed on French Street on THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) backlot.
 
A Tuscany store named Surplus can be seen in the background.

 
Early script drafts contained a scene in front of Linda and Cole's home in which she talks to him about all the trouble with Melissa and about her wish to have a baby of their own, something Cole wants to wait with until Joseph feels more comfortable with them in his new surroundings. This scene was omitted.
 
The interior set of Phillip's winery in this and the following episode is the same as the one used as the cellar in the Falcon Crest Winery Building where Lance usually works out. It is only filmed from different angles and propped slightly differently. - An easy way to trim down costs in the set construction.
 

License plate number of Richard Channing's gray Lincoln stretch limousine (rental car): New York 656 RLV.

 
Real life allusion: Norton talks about the sinking of the Titanic.
 
The interior set of the upper floor of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, which was built specially for this season, is different from the upstairs hallways shown in # 001, 004 and 005 as well as 031 and 046. - It must be a different part of the house. The most striking thing, however, is the same stained glass window as known from # 005 and 031, which is used in many different places in the Mansion sets (see yellow arrow); the same prop window is also regularly used in the hallway to Joseph's bedroom (compare # 028) and will be seen again in various other hallways.
Drawings of the Mansion (floor plans and architectural views) are available here.
 
The interior set of Emma's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same as the set of Angela's (e.g. featured in # 002), of Julia's (# 002 and 005) and of Lance's (# 008 and 014) bedrooms in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in season 1 as well as the set of Lance and Melissa's bedroom in season 2 (compare screen capture from # 034). - An easy way to cut down production costs again. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like various bedrooms.
 

Sturdevant General Store where Lucas is shopping is - with slight changes - the same exterior set as Charlie's General Store in # 061 and the Cold Duck in # 018. Check there for details.

 
License plate number of Lucas' blue-white Toyota Land Cruiser (from the late 1960's): FD29L6.
 

In the sneak preview, a wide angle shot shows how Angela grabs at the phone receiver when Julia calls. - In the scene in the episode itself, however, close-ups of Angela and Lance are shown.

 
The establishing clip of the Falcon Crest Winery Building is previously unused footage shot in 1981. The fact that this is from season 1 becomes apparent when the camera zooms in on the stained glass window, which read "Falcon Crest Winery" in those days. The current prop sign, however, says just "Falcon Crest", as seen in # 046 (compare there).
 
The scene with the winery foreman in the Falcon Crest Winery Building was originally scripted with Paul Espinoza instead of Ben Thompson.
Obviously to avoid another recast (compare # 045 for Paul Espionza), Paul was replaced by the Ben character. This also explains why J. VICTOR LOPEZ, who plays Ben, was called Paul in the scene at the warehouse in # 057 - apparently, the writers forgot to change the name in time.
 
 
# 064 <3.24> Love's Triumph
 
Real life allusion: Padgett used to be with the Secret Service and the Green Berets.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in the waiting area at the Tuscany Valley Hospital at the beginning of act 2: Linda, Cole and Terry try to keep up Chase's spirits. Linda surprises Chase - and particularly Cole - when she says their children are going to need their grandmother; being questioned, she says she and Cole are planning and trying to have children. Considering Maggie's struggle for survival in the OR, Terry's comment that "a little new life is just what we need" is a terrible faux-pas. This scene was omitted.
 
Post-production mistake: As in # 051 and 055, 1982 stock footage of the Tuscany Valley Hospital is reused. The sign still reads Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital. Signs saying Tuscany Valley Hospital have usually been used for that purpose since the beginning of this season (compare the screen captures in # 041).
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco is a southeastern aerial view over Financial District as well as the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.

 
Fictional entity: Richard sells shares of the New Globe through a brokerage firm called Shepard & Barr.
 
Product placement: As in # 055, a cardiac monitor by Datamedix can be seen in the OR.
 
The filming location for the interiors of the St. Timothy Church of Tuscany Valley where Angela lights the votive candles is St. Brendan's, a Roman-Catholic church in Los Angeles. The St. Timothy name will not be mentioned until # 066.
 
Episode time frame: Maggie's surgery starts at 7:04 AM. The clock in the OR says 3:33 PM in the last close-up. As the surgery is not over yet at this point of time, it will take more than eight and a half hours in the end. - Strangely enough, Chases speaks of only six hours.
 
The filming location for the parking lot in the San Francisco park where Pamela meets Crane and Spheeris is the southern parking lot between Crystal Springs Drive and Griffith Park Drive in Griffith Park in Los Angeles (near the Wilson and Harding Golf Courses).
 
License plate number of Pamela's gray 1980 Chevrolet Camaro RS: 436 XEB - the same as on Chase and Maggie's light ivory Mercedes-Benz 300 TD since season 2 - a negligent way to save prop budget.
 
When Cole angrily picks up Joseph from Melissa at Falcon Crest at night, the scene was supposed to continue on the Victorian Mansion veranda according to early script drafts: Due to her guilt complex, Linda is in favor of granting Melissa more visits with Joseph while Cole strongly opposes. This segment was omitted in the final version of the episode.
 
Early script drafts staged Lillian's farewell scene with Terry in Michael's home (stairway and foyer) instead of in front of the Tuscany Valley Hospital.
 
An aerial view of downtown San Francisco is shown with the New Globe in the center. This is the continuation of the helicopter sequence from this season's main title (before DAVID SELBY's card).
Towards the end of the clip, the camera zooms on the New Globe. It is the first establishing shot of the Matson Building on Market Street in San Francisco as a part of the New Globe building complex. This particular high-rise will be used much more often for New Globe establishing clips from season 6 on (compare # 135).
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in the waiting area at the Tuscany Valley Hospital in act 4: Angela and Phillip come to see Chase and - not only to his dismay, but also to Cole and Linda's - make the insensitive proposal that Angie could run Falcon Crest all alone to make things easier on Chase while Maggie is hospitalized. This scene was omitted.
 
The scenes with Pamela on her way to Tuscany Downs - the car chase with Spheeris and Intlekofer on Highway 29 in the Tuscany Valley - are filmed in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. They are montages of several segments of various parts of roads.
The first segment with Pamela's car and the final segment after her abduction are from Griffith Park Drive just north of where Mineral Wells Road forks off (parallel to Bypass Trail) - the same location that was used in # 036 (Julia, Melissa, Chase and Cole) shortly before Julia's "accident".
The parts on the curved area of the road when Spheeris and Intlekofer's Chrysler comes very close to Pamela's Chevrolet are from Griffith Park Drive west of the turnoff to Mount Hollywood Drive.
 
License plate number of Spheeris and Intlekofer's black Chrysler Fifth Avenue: 1CZO923.
Prop error: The license plate is missing in almost any of the segments of the car chase. It is only attached to the front bumper in the close-up.
 

The filming location for the explosion of Pamela's car - a path near Highway 29 in the Tuscany Valley - is near a distinct rock formation on the 3-Mile Trail close to the junction at Mount Hollywood Drive in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

 
Season time frame:
According to Jacqueline's last will and testament (# 047), Chase and Richard were to obtain the $ 50 million she left them "at the end of the year". Richard now receiving the message the money was sent to the Convent St. Marthe, it must be around the beginning of January 1984. This is in accordance with the clothes: Angela wears a coat with a fur in the current episode as she did in # 062.
The clause in Jacqueline's will is rather odd because she did not know when she would die. If she had died on Dec 30, for instance, Richard would have been granted only one day to make friends with Chase. It is rather improbably this was her serious aim.
 
 
# 065 <3.25> Win, Place, and Show
 
Season time frame:
A month has gone by since Maggie was released from the hospital. That month between the end of # 064 and the beginning of this episode is only referred to in dialog. Giving respect to the interpretation in # 064, it must be around the beginning of February 1984 now. - In # 064, Pamela, however, said Richard still had three weeks to get the trophy for the opening of Tuscany Downs repaired. This seems to be rather mysterious if she referred to the opening day itself, but quite logical if she meant a deadline for the preparations, e.g. about a week prior to the opening.
It is the opening day of Tuscany Downs - the groundbreaking ceremony had already happened in # 054 (at the end of September / beginning of October 1983). Nine weeks have gone by since the first race was scheduled (see # 058). The complete period of construction work was only four months, which seems unusually short for a project of that size, even considering the overtime Richard insisted on.
Julia escaped from the mental institution almost three months ago according to Dr. Foster; it happened in # 060. - This is a very inaccurate estimation by the psychiatrist because the period has to be shorter, considering only nine weeks went by between # 058 and the current episode.
 
The interior set of the conference room at the Whitewood Industries headquarters consists of the same elements that are usually used as the interior set of Michael's office at the Tuscany Valley Hospital.
 
Episode time frame: According to Crane, Richard will be dead before the week is out. The period of time between this statement and the assassination attempt scheduled during opening of Tuscany Downs (at the end of the episode) is less than seven days.
 
Inside joke: Deputy Dave Scott, Lucas' friend, is named after crew member DAVID "DAVE" SCOTT (second assistant camera).
 
License plate number of Deputy Scott's patrol car: 8952
The identification code of the police vehicle is 6387.
 

The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; it is parked on the street opposite Linda and Cole's house in this scene.

 

Cole drives a brownish-gray Jeep Cherokee Chief now.

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco is a northeastern aerial view over Financial District as well as Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island (far right) in the background.

 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears the same dress as in # 016 (season 1) and # 029 (season 2).
Inside joke: The costumers chose that very dress for Melissa to wear in the scene with her gynecologist exactly as in # 016 when she last saw her doctor.
 
Melissa's gynecologist is no longer called Dr. Monroe (as in season 1 - # 015 and 016), but Dr. Mitchell now. The script suggested a new male doctor by the name Mitchell before the producers realized they could rehire actress PENELOPE WINDUST. The name in the script was not revised, however, to match her rôle's name. - But maybe she married in the meantime.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in which Dr. Foster, after leaving Angela's study, runs into Emma in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer. When he asks her why she has not returned his many phone calls, they realize that Angela and Chao-Li must have kept them a secret from Emma. She finally agrees that he will be her escort for the opening day at Tuscany Downs. That scene was omitted, and so was his participation in the opening festivities at the race track.
 
Deputy Scott mentions his cousin Benny Ray as a pheasant hunter. That character will never be seen on the show.
Interestingly enough, Benny Ray is a name that this episode's writer, BOB McCULLOUGH, used several times - also on a series entitled "Soldier of Fortune" a.k.a. "Special Ops Force", where he later worked with DAVID SELBY and writer GREG STRANGIS again. It ran between 1997 and 1999 and starred TIM ABELL in the rôle of Benny Ray Riddle.
The reason for BOB McCULLOUGH's use of the name Benny Ray on his productions from time to time is an inside joke from his career: When BOB worked on "The Six Million Dollar Man" in the 1970's, he was filming on location with LEE MAJORS in the rural area of Kanab, UT. When they were driving, they met a friendly deputy by the name of Benny Ray Riddle. BOB thought it was a funny name that sounded almost made up - "too alliterative and poetic... and culturally appropriate and descriptive", as BOB stated. So BOB decided to "borrow" his name and kind of immortalize the friendly deputy in his scripts.
 

Product placement: Lance wears another polo shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

 
Inside joke: The names of the policemen Deputy Scott mentions (Knowles, Fuller and Yaffe) are "borrowed" from the show's crew members working in the sound department: EDDIE KNOWLES, KENNY FULLER and DAVID BARR YAFFE.
 
The original name for Midland County, CA (where Lucas' farm is) was Pershing County in early script drafts. - Note that the unused name, Pershing, will be used as the last name of Maggie's biological mother in season 4.
 
This episode's exterior shots of Tuscany Downs and the establishing shot of the club house, which will later be used regularly, are taken at the former Hollywood Park Turf Club in Inglewood, CA near the Los Angeles International Airport. The race track, which was an old L.A. legend, was closed in 2013 to be demolished for real estate redevelopment.
The right picture shows what the entrance to the race track looks like today, having undergone major renovation.
 

License plate number of Spheeris and Crane's black Chrysler Fifth Avenue: 2IMW635.

 

Post-production mistake: The electronic board of Tuscany Downs shows the time: 12:43. 1 minute and 13 seconds later, the electronic board shows the same time again. - The editors neglected to insert a new clip.

 
Many of the scenes with the racing horses and the crowd of people at Tuscany Downs are not specifically filmed for this episode, but stock footage from a film library.
 
Among the guests at the Tuscany Downs opening is the curly haired blond lady who was at the hospital in # 026, at Carrie's Clothes Closet in # 029, at the Founders Day Parade in # 030 and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay house in # 035; she was also in the Tuscany County Jail in # 041. She is played by an uncredited extra and will be seen at various other social events in the future.
 
Early script drafts suggested that - besides Chase - Angela deliver a speech at the opening gala for Tuscany Downs also. Chase's speech was originally scripted to merely criticize and insult Richard. In the final draft of the script, Angie's speech was omitted, and Chase's speech rewritten into his devious and manipulative announcement that Richard "agreed to donate" 15 % of the gross profits of the race track to the county.
 
Prop: Phillip's engagement ring for Angela: a 12-carat ice-blue solitaire.
 

License plate number of the yellow Chevrolet C/K Pickup truck giving Julia a ride: 1CZO923. This is the same number as on the Chrysler used by Spheeris and Intlekofer in # 064 - not an appropriate way to save on props.

 

The "Welcome to Tuscany Valley" sign shows the logos of a few fictional entities: Judical International, Private Assistance Group and Tuscany Valley Grape Collective.

 
 
# 066 <3.26> For Better, for Worse
 

Product placement: An issue of the "Car and Driver" magazine can be seen in a magazine rack in the Gioberti House.

 
Different takes of Julia's line "I want to kill my mother!" (during the confession) in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The sneak preview shows a different take (left screen grab - from Father Bob's point of view) from the one used in the episode.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Lance trying to trace Julia at Lucas' farm, which was rewritten several times. It was to take place right before Julia's distracting phone call with the police. In the earliest version, Lance was supposed to meet Lucas (released by the police again) there, in the later revision Deputy Scott. This scene - in which Lance was supposed to learn that Julia learnt how to shoot with Lucas' gun (which is still in her possession) - was deleted from the final version. The version with Deputy Scott, however, was actually filmed; this is the reason why TOM McFADDEN was listed in the end credits - after the scene was deleted, post-production forgot to remove his credit.
 
Early script drafts contained a night scene in a San Francisco restaurant where Richard runs into Melissa and her young divorce lawyer, Jack Sullivan. It was to take place after Julia's distracting phone call with the police. In that restaurant scene, Melissa needled Richard about Pamela's disappearance. This scene was removed in later script revisions, and the Jack Sullivan character was dropped.
 
Mistake: The establishing shot of the St. Timothy Church of Tuscany Valley at night shows a different sign from the correct one used during the daylight scenes. The sign in the night shot cannot be read as it is quite blurry, but the lettering is obviously different from the one on the correct sign.
The night shot is footage from the shooting of # 037 where the same location posed as the Convent St. Marthe in France. The sign actually says: Convent Sainte Marthe - Sœurs de l'Espérance (Sisters of Hope). This particular establishing shot was one of several shots that remained unused in # 037.
For more information on the filming location, see below.
 
The original ending of act 1 in early script drafts was that Julia, on her way out of the church with the stolen nun's habit, had to sneak past Lance, kneeling in the church and praying for his mother after lighting a candle. This part of the scene remained unused in the final version of the episode.
 
Real life allusion: Linda is studying a concerto by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN.
 
Linda mentions Giulardi, who will be giving her an audition as a soloist for the conservatory concert. The impresario character, however, will never be seen on the show.
 
The exterior scenes of the St. Timothy Church of Tuscany Valley, where Angela and Phillip get married, were filmed in front of the Mary Chapel on the Chalon Campus of Mount Saint Mary's University in Brentwood, CA on January 26, 1984. This location was already used as the French Sainte Marthe nunnery in # 037.
The interior scenes with Julia and Chase were filmed there on the same day; the foyer and stairway are from the church, the other interiors from the adjacent Brady Hall.
The wedding ceremony scenes inside the church, however, are from a different location. First, they were scheduled at the Mary Chapel for January 27, 1984. But when the cast and crew arrived there, heavy storms were about to rush over Los Angeles at a speed of approximately 60 miles per hour. Fires from the hills and canyons came closer in a very short time and threatened the neighborhood. Due to the destruction of several buildings in that area, the fire department decided to forbid filming. LORIMAR was forced to look for another church. Father BOB CURTIS was able to obtain a filming permit for interior shooting at St. Brendan's Catholic Church in Los Angeles at very short notice (already used for # 064). The cast and crew were in a horrible rush - not only did they have to move their equipment 12 miles, but there was also a funeral service scheduled at St. Brendan's for 5:00 PM. Being busy with all the preparations, they could not start filming the wedding scene until 2:45 PM. Despite the cast and crew being nervous, they got the scene in the can in less than two hours. After exchanging the wedding vows and the wedding guests moving through the nave to exit the church, a police siren started wailing in front of the church. The cast was professional enough not to react to the siren in any way, which saved the scene: that particular part of the film was filtered in post-production. The shooting was over right in time at 5:30 PM.
 
When Angela walks down the aisle, RICHARD WAGNER's "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin" is played.
When the newly wed couple leaves the church, FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY's wedding march from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is played.
 
During the wedding ceremony, Father Bob reads from the bible - he quotes from the 1st Letter of Paul to the Corinthians.
 
Different takes in the sneak preview and the scene itself: When Chase sees Julia in the foyer of the nunnery, the sneak preview shows a different take (left screen grab) from the one used in the episode. This becomes apparent because Julia turns around in the sneak preview whereas she does not in the scene.
 
The original script draft had Julia force Chase in the church vestibule to help her find a big ladder they had discovered in the church as children. She planned to use it to get to a small upper church window from where she wanted to shoot Angela. When Julia tries to remove the ladder from a scaffold, some of the scaffolding topples over and knocks Chase down. Unconscious Chase is trapped under the scaffolding, but is later rescued by Ryan, the convent's building superintendent. - All this was changed. In the final version, Julia locked Chase into a walk-in-closet and climbed up the spiral stairway to the church's gallery.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Julia driving in Chase's Mercedes-Benz up to a security checkpoint at Falcon Crest. She would deceive the guard by pointing at the windshield sticker (a specific sticker for the guests of the wedding reception) and claiming to be Chase's or Maggie's cousin from New York, having been sent from the church to the Victorian Mansion earlier to check on the floral arrangements.
 
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set - inconsistency: The way the stairway is built and usually seen from the first floor pretty much matches the architecture of the real Villa Miravalle at Spring Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena, CA. The set also creates the illusion that the second floor can be reached by two flights of stairs with the landing in between. In the view from the landing in this episode, a wall can be seen, which kind of blocks off the second flight of stairs though. It is impossible that the second floor can be reached by simply walking along the landing because the landing is just elevated half the level of one story.
 
When Emma calls Dr. Foster by his first name, she refers to him as Bob, whereas he was previously called Otto (see # 044 and 052).
To solve the mystery: His name is Otto Bob Foster. This was revealed in the original scene in # 057 when Otto tells Emma during their dinner that he was named Otto after his grandfather, but prefers his middle name. This scene, however, was shortened to stay in the one-hour timeslot, causing the misunderstanding about the psychiatrist's name.
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail, who is a guest at Angela and Phillip's wedding reception, also attended a party in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 053; in that episode, she was also seen at the Tuscany Valley Hospital where she works as an ICU nurse. She was also in the audience in the courtroom during the custody suit about Joseph in # 057 and at Carter St. John's presentation in # 062. She will be seen at many social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK (left screen capture).
 
Among the guests at Angela and Phillip's wedding reception is the curly haired blond lady who was at the hospital in # 026, at Carrie's Clothes Closet in # 029, at the Founders Day Parade in # 030 and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay house in # 035; she was also in the Tuscany County Jail in # 041 and at the opening of Tuscany Downs in # 065. She is played by an uncredited extra and will be seen at various other social events in the future (right screen capture).
 

Cameraman's mistake: In a scene during Angie and Phillip's wedding reception, the shadow of the camera can be seen on Terry's shoulders.

 
The interior sets of the upper floors of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion are different from the upstairs hallways shown in # 001, 004 and 005 as well as 031 and 046. - Although quite similar, it is also different from the set shown in # 063 because the characteristic stained glass window is now in the left corner whereas it was in the right corner in # 063. This must be a similar hallway, but in a different part of the house.
Drawings of the Mansion (floor plans and architectural views) are available here.
 
Editing mistake: A part of the scene was accidentally omitted in post-production. Cole and Robbins start searching for Joseph from the same point: the hallway behind Joseph's bedroom. But all of a sudden, they both come from different places in the next frame: Robbins from Joseph's nursery, Cole from the guest bedroom.
 

The filming location for the road Julia drives along after Joseph's abduction and where the police roadblock will be installed in # 067 is Griffith Park Drive at the southern corner of Mineral Wells Road in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

 
BOB McCULLOUGH, primary writer and supervising producer, leaves the series after 66 episodes. He will receive on-screen credit for the two remaining episodes of this season, but will no longer work on them.
Since # 056, ANN MARCUS has been an additional supervising producer. Surprisingly, she will not be named executive producer for season 4, but get a three-year development deal for other productions at LORIMAR.
 
 
# 067 <3.27> The Avenger
 

A unique aerial view of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion (as seen from the back) is featured in this episode only.
It is footage, which was taken during the Wine Country filming of this season, but remained unused in the final versions of the first twelve episodes.

 
Music score: In many scenes involving Julia or related to her, composer DANA KAPROFF uses "Julia's Theme"; the first time in the scene with Angela reading Julia's old letter to Angela she wrote during her time in college. The composer will reuse that music in several future episodes in scenes with Julia or related to her, such as # 068, 088, 099 and 103.
 
After an establishing shot of a view over the Gioberti Estate and the street, which will later be known as River Road (# 132), Emma is seen on a public phone telling Lance she found Chase's car, which was stolen by Julia, hidden "off route 29 just beyond the Old Tuscany Highway".
Two conclusions can be drawn from that statement: The only (current) highway through the Tuscany Valley (compare # 050) is road number 29. The Old Tuscany Highway is only a minor road now. The Spring House where Julia is hiding must be located nearby. Due to the establishing clip of the view towards the tree-lined main driveway to Falcon Crest right before the scene, this implies the Old Tuscany Highway must be the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley in real life and highway 29 from the show must be identical with the real-life highway 29.
The scene with Emma on the telephone obviously fails to create an outdoor illusion. The lighting technique on the sound stage is rather poor in this scene.
 

The stalls at Tuscany Downs are portrayed by the stalls of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. For previous cases of use of this filming location, see # 047 and 049.

 
Inside joke: Peter Dafelmair, the Tuscany Downs racing secretary, is named after PAUL DAFELMAIR, the set costumer for men.
 
The filming location for the Old Tuscany Highway and the trail nearby where Emma and Lance discover Chase and Maggie's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD is Griffith Park Drive at the southern corner of Mineral Wells Road (first shot filmed towards east) with a footpath forking off southwest in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
 
Mysterious: How could Julia cover Chase's car with these big tree branches? Did she have an ax?
 
The scene with Sheriff Robbins receiving the phone call that Julia is hiding at the Spring House was staged at the Sheriff's Office in early script drafts, not at the Gioberti House.
 
Terry receives a registered letter from Miami, FL. In front of the post office, she is upset and calls a guy named Eric, who appears to be her (ex-)husband: "We were never married. That was your little fantasy, not mine. It's a forgery."
This is apparently the groundwork for Terry's previous marriage which has never been divorced. - Inconsistencies: In season 4, Terry's first husband will be introduced as Joel, not as Eric. It will be revealed they were married, but their divorce has not become final.
 
The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; this time, it is parked in front of the post office at a Tuscany shopping mall.
 
The filming location for the shopping mall with the post office is the building in front of the Equidome at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA; the post office is actually the Calamigos and Los Angeles Saddlery nowadays.
 

License plate of Cole's brownish-gray Jeep Cherokee Chief: 2ENO894 (a new California plate with a stylized sunset).

 

The Spring House, which has been in use since season 1, burns down in this episode. Compare # 004 for this set.

 
Mistake: From Deputy Duffy's point of view when he points his gun at Julia in the Spring House from the mountain, her and Angela's positions - in comparison to the window - are different from their positions in the interior shots. Their positions in exterior and interior shots do not match during the whole scene.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
Also, Duffy's point of view from the ridge would have to be much steeper than the camera angle of the exterior shot towards the Spring House suggests.
 
Different takes: In the sneak preview, a wide angle shot of Angela is shown; the end of her line (addressed to Julia) is: "Julia! Help me!" - In the scene in the episode itself, however, Angela's line ends in a close-up with: "Julia! Julia, get up!"
 

JANE WYMAN is replaced by a stunt double when Chase helps Angela leave the Spring House and while she is running from the house in the subsequent wide angle shot.

 
The identification code of one of the patrol cars of the Tuscany Valley Sheriff's Department near the Spring House is 3630.
 
Mistake: In one of the scenes filmed towards the Spring House, the identification code was put upside down on the patrol car (yellow mark). - The prop guys were negligent: In scenes like this, there is usually only one magnet plate used to prop the patrol car. Depending on the camera angle, it is either put on the one side of the car or the other. When that plate was exchanged hastily between takes, it ended up on the car upside down.
 
Mistake in the Spring House fire: The flames are quite heavy on the outside wall on the left side of the doorway and also inside the doorway just to the right. When Chase heads towards the Spring House a few moments later to rescue Lance, most of the flames are mysteriously gone.
 

Post-production mistake: The close-up of Chao-Li in the scene near the Spring House was accidentally flip-flopped.

 
 
# 068 <3.28> Ashes to Ashes
 
This episode was originally assigned to HARRY HARRIS, one of the regular directors. On short notice, it was reassigned to BARBARA PEETERS though.
 
The aerial view of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion at the beginning of this episode is a helicopter flight from the 1983 summer filming in the Napa Valley. While the final part of the helicopter sequence has been in use for the main title since this season, this earlier part is now used for the first time and will also be featured in the main titles of the following six years.
 
Deleted scenes:
  • The original episode opening showed several shots of the Spring House, engulfed in flames and consumed by them until it is reduced to smoldering embers. Footage shot during the filming of the previous episode, but not used there, was supposed to be included in the current episode. These segments did not make it to the final version though.
  • The following scene was supposed to be a night scene in Lance's bedroom at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion: He wakes up, dripping in perspiration. This scene was filmed also, but removed in post-production.
 
Early scripts drafts suggested that the next scene show Lance galloping furiously on horseback the following morning, as though the ride will rid him of the awful memory of the Spring House fire. This scene was omitted before the episode went into filming.
 
Early script drafts had coroner Vance Fowler find Julia's diamond ring in the debris of the Spring House. This part of the scene was omitted. It would have been pretty unrealistic how and where Julia, on the run, could have taken possession of her ring again.
 

Mistake: At the end of the scene with Angela, Emma, Father Bob and Cole in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, WILLIAM R. MOSES begins to smile and smirk while looking at JANE WYMAN. The editors obviously cut the final frames a little too late as BILLY's smirking was not supposed to be part of the scene, of course.

 
Deleted scene: Emma and Maggie are walking through the woods near a pond - filmed near the lagoon at the BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS); compare # 051. Emma tells Maggie that Julia appeared to her in a dream, saying that she is still alive. Emma says they went up to the tower room on the third floor of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion where there was a strange sort of light and music and where Julia told Emma to go there whenever she felt lonely; Julia would be there, too. Maggie reacts with concern, fearing Emma might lose her mind. This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Fictional entity: Richard wants to meet with Padgett at the Hôtel International in Marseille / France.
 
Series time frame: According to the TV newscaster, Julia first vaulted into the headlines a little over a year ago after the brutal shooting at Falcon Crest. In accordance with the interpretation in # 040, that happened around the end of February / beginning of March 1983. As some time has gone by since # 065 (the beginning of February 1984), it must be around March 1984 now.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Lance and Angela in the Tuscany County Jail, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because the position of Lance's hand is different in subsequent frames; he touches the bars in one frame, but his hand is out of the frame in the sequence shot from across.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Maggie and Richard in the Gioberti House living room, Maggie smiles broadly in the wide angle shot. But in the very next frame, a close-up, Maggie is only slightly smiling and then begins smiling broadly a few seconds later.
This is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Lance is the sole beneficiary of Julia's estate; the bulk is her New Globe stock - according to Phillip, almost a quarter of the shares. But Julia inherited only 20 % from Douglas (see # 018, 019 and 022). So she must have bought additional shares.
 

Product placement: Lance wears another polo shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

 
Richard's jet is a Windstream 4 aircraft. The radio identification code is 4-Tango-Delta.
The jet is owned by R.C. Incorporated - apparently one of Richard's entities.
 
Negligent prop policy: Richard's jet is portrayed by two different props, which becomes apparent by the horizontal stripes on the plane. The one used in the interior scenes at the hangar has gold and blue stripes while the ones in the exterior scenes has blue and black stripes.
 
The scenes at the Tuscany Valley Airport are filmed at Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA.
The interior shots of Richard's jetliner (cockpit and passenger compartment) are taken in a jet mock-up, which was leased to many movie studios by a Pacoima based company.
 
Jack Stanton, the co-pilot, and Chase talk about the port engine (on the left) being on fire - the exterior footage, however, shows the starboard engine (on the right).
Inside joke: The exterior clip of the engine is stock footage, which was bought from a movie clip archive. It comes from the "Airport '77" movie, starring ROBERT FOXWORTH as Captain Chambers.
 
Chase is told to accommodate an emergency landing at the Cañon City Airport. - This is the real Cañon City - Fremont County Airport near Cañon City, CO.
Earlier script drafts suggested a later reply from the tower, the controller's voice telling Chase he is now going down in the Park Range Mountains, CO. This is a real mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Colorado. It was probably where the crash was actually supposed to have taken place, considering the description of the location in season 4, but the topographic name was never mention after this line was deleted from the script.
 
MEL FERRER and CLIFF ROBERTSON will not return next season. That decision was surprising for FERRER, a member of the original cast, because he was quite sure about his contract being renewed. FERRER later blamed JANE WYMAN for being made redundant. He is said to have been disappointed in her because of her lack of support for him although they had gotten along well on the set.
 
Original storyline plans:
Initial plans for the dramatic final weeks of the season suggested that guilt-ridden Dr. Ranson intend to commit suicide after failing to help Maggie with her brain tumor. Maggie was intended to be in a life-or-death situation at the end of this season. These plans underwent major rewriting.