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# 051 <3.11> The Betrayal
(revised 05/02/2022)
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.
In the breakfast scene with Angela, Lance and Phillip by the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion swimming pool, she says to Lance that she thought he was racking the '81 Chardonnay. Her lips, however, do not match the word "Chardonnay". That particular line was dubbed in the ADR booth to replace "Cabernet" (as scripted). It remains a mystery why the grape variety was changed in post-prodcution.
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 (Dodge Diplomat): 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.
The fight scene with Lance and Chase outside the Falcon Crest Winery Building complex was originally staged inside the winery near the fermenting tank.
The three police cars of the San Francisco Police Department (one in front of the Highwayman Motel, two on the parking lot between the wings of the building) are 1976 Dodge Coronet models.
The unmarked patrol of the San Francisco Police Department used by Inspector Diggs is a blue 1979 Dodge St. Regis (on the left of the frame).

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — this time near the Highwayman Motel.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.


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).

Uncredited extra ROBERTA STORM appears in this episode again as nurse Winslow at the San Diego restaurant where Richard meets Joel Sharp. Coincidence that this Tuscany Valley inhabitant is there at the same time or a case of negligent extras casting?
Compare # 219 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 035.
Neil Ackerman's inmate number at the Tuscany County Jail is 277548.
In the hotel room in San Diego where Leslie Perkins seduces Joel Sharp, an art print of the "Montmartre Moulin de la Galette" painting (gouache on paper, approx. 1938) by French artist MAURICE UTRILLO (1883 – 1955) hangs on the wall. It is a view of Paris / France, the artist's hometown.
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).
Mistake in the scene in front of Lantry's cabin: When Lantry tries to flee and is stopped by Cole, the wide angle shot features Lantry with only his left arm showing on the ground; Chase is still a good distance away from him, and Cole's right arm is pretty close to his own body. In the subsequent close-up, however, both of Lantry's arms are showing on the ground, Chase is considerably closer to Lantry, and Cole's right arm reaches out for Lantry.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice — as a wide angle shot and in close-up, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.

Product placement: A bottle of the Sunlight dishwasher liquid is on the countertop in the kitchenette of Dr. Lantry's cabin.


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