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# 060 <3.20> Tests of Faith
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 
Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears in this episode again - this time as a doctor at the Tuscany Valley Hospital (at the beginning of this episode and later again).
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again - this time at her place of work, the Tuscany Valley Hospital (at the beginning of this episode and later again).
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.
 
An art print of the painting "Love Letter" by contemporary Californian artist LYNN GERTENBACH hangs in a hallway at the Tuscany Valley Hospital. The prop is a numbered limited edition art print with an original pencil signature of the artist.
 

Uncredited extra JIM MELLMEN appears in this episode again as the tall, white-haired and mustached nurse - this time at the Tuscany Valley Hospital again.
Compare # 174 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.

 
MITCHEL EL-MAHDY, who usually portrays David, Richard's servant, chauffeur and masseur (check # 048 for details), has a different rôle in this epsiode; he is only visible from behind and from the side as a doctor at the Tuscany Valley Hospital.
Inside joke: MITCHEL EL-MAHDY is actually the set medic (seasons 2 through 4), so his current acting assignment is quite close to his usual duties on the set.
 
In the scene in Melissa and Lance's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion when Angela tells Chao-Li to fix Melissa a glass of warm milk, the time between Chao-Li's exit and Angela's return with the warm milk on a tray seems to be too short for the milk to have been poured and warmed in the downstairs kitchen. It remains unanswered if this was negligent timing while the scene was filmed or if the scene meant to imply that the milk was actually warmed on the upper floor.
 
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.
 

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.

 
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. It is mid-December 1983 now.
 

The check for the Falcon Crest Stakes is from the City Trust and Savings Bank, a fictional entity that will never be mentioned again.
It was issued 10/28/1983, obviously long before the press conference in the current episode.

 

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. The black car is a stretched 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine.
 

Product placement: On top of the snack machine in the coffee room of the Tuscany Valley Hospital (red arrow behind Cole's head) is a box for a Coby radio. Coby is a popular American electronics brand.

 
License plate number of Richard's silver stretched 1980 Cadillac Sedan DeVille limousine: T976312.
The prop policy with this license plate is negligent: The very same license plate number (T976312) appeared on the laborers' truck in # 004 and 006 and on Jacqueline's limousine in # 024. It also appeared on Phillip's green Jaguar XJ6 (Series III) in # 023, in the previous episode (see there) and earlier in this episode - all these scenes used the same establishing clip of Phillip's car.
 
ABBY DALTON is in a wig twice this episode - when Julia cuts her hair and when she has her new hairdo.
 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again - this time as a guard entering the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
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 police helicopter searching for Julia is a blue Bell B206; its registration number is N9046.
The clip is stock footage from a film library. The shots of Julia with the helicopter out of sight were provided with proper sound effects of a chopper in post-production only.

 
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 1973 Chevrolet C-Series 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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) 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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 

The usual black / beige 1971 Buick LeSabre, a well known picture car that has been in use since # 013 (details there), is parked in the background in the New Globe garage.

 
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.
 
 


 
 
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