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# 044 <3.04> Partners
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 
Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor - this time in front of the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital again.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
 

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

 
Uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI appears as Dr. Fong at the Tuscany Valley Hospital again in this episode.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 
 
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 III Coupé: 297 ILM.
 
The filming location for the scene with Cole and Linda in the vineyard is at Spring Mountain in St. Helena, CA. The dirt path leads to the olive grove northeast of Villa Miravalle (the Victorian Mansion). The vineyard is located east of that path.
 
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.
 

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time as a guest at the Opera Café in San Francisco.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.

 
JANE WYMAN's mistake: In the scene at the Opera Café, 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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
The picture next to the window in Chase's room at the Tuscany Valley Hospital is the same prop that was on the western wall in the living room of the Gioberti House in season 1 (a screen grab from # 012 on the left) and in Chase's office at the Tuscany County Building later that season (compare # 017). It is even still in the same frame.
 
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.
 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in front of the Tuscany Valley Hospital.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
The well-known black / beige Buick LeSabre (check # 013 for details), a picture car owned by THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS), is parked to the left of the hospital entrance again.
This footage is a previously unused continuation of the hospital's establishing shot whose beginning was first featured in # 043.
 
JAMIE ROSE leaves the series. Her character, Vickie Gioberti Hogan, will return in season 6 (# 128), but will then 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.
 
Mistake in the courtroom scene: Maggie pushes Chase in his wheelchair past Angela and Phillip, who are sitting at the plaintiff's table. In the following segments shot towards Chase, however, Chase is farther back again, i.e. closer to the courtroom door, which is easily noticeable from his position in contrast to the bar behind the plaintiff's table, separating the gallery.
These are mistakes caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details. In this specific case, the plaintiff's table was apparently removed completely for shooting Chase's close-ups as it can be concluded from the dark spot in the carpet next to the original position of the plaintiff's table (yellow arrows).
 
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.
 
 

 
 
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