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(revised 12/22/2017)
 
 
General Information
 
Nielsen Ratings: number 10 (of 96) on the TV series hit list.
 
Special guest star the producers intended to hire for this season:
The producers planned a special guest appearance by SOPHIA LOREN for 13 episodes this season. Rumor has it she was supposed to play an evil Gioberti relative; other sources say she was the first choice for the part of Francesca Gioberti, which later went to GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA. It was rumored that MEL FERRER's and CLIFF ROBERTSON's contracts were terminated so LORIMAR could get the necessary money to pay SOPHIA LOREN. A LORIMAR press spokesperson mentioned in those days: "SOPHIA will be a revolting newcomer in the style of 'Dynasty's' JOAN COLLINS. SOPHIA will wear the most expensive costumes we can find, and we will make sure she will rock the valley when she starts fighting Angela." Although it is no secret the Italian diva wanted to star on a popular U.S. soap opera and had gone through negotiations with LORIMAR for a rĂ´le as J.R.'s mistress on "Dallas" unsuccessfully before, the "Falcon Crest" plans never worked out either. There are unconfirmed rumors JANE WYMAN would have refused to stay on the show if SOPHIA had been hired because JANE felt there had not been enough room for two divas on the show.
 
Familiar faces at LORIMAR:
From this season on, ROD PETERSON serves as executive supervising producer. CLAIRE WHITAKER joins as executive script consultant. They had been with LORIMAR for a long time and also worked as writers for EARL HAMNER's previous show, "The Waltons". By the way, CLAIRE & ROD PETERSON were married in real life. CLAIRE WHITAKER PETERSON, who was born ORMA W. WALLENGREN, is the real-life mother of ERNIE WALLENGREN, this season's supervising producer and one of the chief writers of the show. ERNIE, a man of the show's first hour, and his stepfather, ROD, worked hand-in-hand.
JOANNE BROUGH, an old friend of EARL HAMNER's and also a long-time LORIMAR staff member, joins the crew as executive program supervisor this season. She now concentrates more on "Falcon Crest", although, as Vice President Creative Affairs at LORIMAR, she still oversees production of all series as she did in the last few years.
In # 070, PAUL THORNTON SIRMONS joins the crew as first assistant director; he also used to work for "The Waltons" and "Flamingo Road".
 
Location filming in the Wine Country was done for # 069 through # 080.
As usual, Spring Mountain Vineyards, Stags' Leap Winery, Shafer Vineyards and Inglenook are the major filming sites.
 
With the rent for the sound stage at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (nowadays WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) becoming more and more expensive, LORIMAR was looking for new studios where they could film "Falcon Crest" and save on their production costs. With over a dozen TV series in production and more than 20 others in development, LORIMAR, the biggest supplier of prime time TV shows in the 1980's, did not have enough sound stages at MGM (nowadays SONY PICTURES STUDIOS), the Culver City, CA lot they had been leasing for a while and which they later purchased in 1986; most of their shows, including "Dallas" and "Knots Landing", were filmed there. CBS, the network airing "Falcon Crest", finally offered them reasonably priced production facilities. So they moved "Falcon Crest" over to CBS/FOX STUDIOS, from 1985 on CBS-MTM STUDIOS, nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER, in Studio City, CA.
Beginning this season, "Falcon Crest" was filmed on various stages at CBS-MTM. The main stage (exclusively for the series) was stage 10 where the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion and many other sets were built. Stage 16 was also frequently used.
 
Moving the sets was the perfect opportunity for the set designers to update their looks. - Inconsistency: It is rather improbable that the extensive renovations happened over night. But the scenic artists obviously thought the audience would not pay that much attention to detail after the summer hiatus.
The Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior sets were redone (also see # 083):
 

The three stairs from the front entrance into the foyer are gone; these stairs do not exist in the real Villa anyway (compare the real-life photo on the right); the wooden elements are painted in a lighter brown color. The walls are repainted or have new wallpapers, and the Mansion is partly refurnished. In contrast to the real Villa, the interior set has no small powder room under the staircase - although the powder room's two small windows in the main tower are part of the veranda set.

 

The entrance being even with the floor of the foyer now, the stained glass window above the front door is better visible than in the previous seasons.

 
Whereas the colors in Angela's study used to resemble the real library of Spring Mountain's Miravalle (compare the real-life photo) in the previous seasons, the walls are now decorated with a blue fabric, the book shelves, windows and doors are painted white (first to be seen in # 070). The stained glass element in the upper part of the window in the real library, however, was not rebuilt in the renovation of the set. - Learn more about set decoration and changes in our interview special, "FALCON CRESTers Tell it All!" with star interviews from the summer 2004; check out the "Newsletter" section here.
 

A picture is now above the fireplace on the eastern wall of the living room where the falcon coat of arms used to be.

 
The interiors of the Gioberti House also changed:
 

There is now carpet in the foyer and dining room where there used to be stone floor. The interior color of the front door is light brown now.
 
The wrought-iron banisters between the foyer and living room are replaced by wooden ones. The carpet and couch colors in the living room are more pinkish and pastel-like.
 
There is a new window in Chase and Maggie's bedroom. The door from the hallway to the bedroom is now right next to the bathroom door. The fireplace is no longer in a diagonally arranged wall across the bed, but in the wall opposite the bed. - They probably sleep in the room atop the dining room instead of the turret room now; this seems to be confirmed in later episodes (beginning in # 104) when various establishing clips zoom in on that room and are followed by bedroom scenes.
 
In the opening and end credits, the letter "A" is flip-flopped in some words this season - in contrast to the regular design of the "A" in the Benguiat Book italics (e.g. compare # 068 and 098).
 
 
# 069 <4.01> Requiem
 
This is the first episode of the series where a recap is used to remind the viewers of the events of the previous season's finale before the main titles.
It is striking how careful the producers were not to use footage of MEL FERRER and CLIFF ROBERTSON. The plane going down to the ground is new footage, which was not part of # 068.
 
Different camera angles: The recap features a close-up of Chase's final lines before the plane goes down whereas the respective scene in # 068 was shown in a full shot of the cockpit.
 

The picture of JANE WYMAN is specifically filmed for this season's main title (shot 08/24/1984; directed by REZA BADIYI). For the other actors' pictures in the main title, especially those coming from various scenes, see the information listed in the respective episodes.

 

The shot of the 2300 block of Hyde Street in San Francisco (before DAVID SELBY's main title card) is previously unused footage filmed in 1982; it is an earlier part of a scene from # 027 (Lance and Lori in the cable car).

 
The picture on SUSAN SULLIVAN's main title card is identical with the one from season 3; see there for details.
 
Inconsistency: Cole's hair is shorter than at the end of the previous season's finale (# 068) where it was long and kind of feathered in the back although only a few hours have gone by since he met Melissa. - WILLIAM R. MOSES got a new haircut during the filming hiatus.
 
The plane crash site near the lake in Truro County, CO is portrayed by a part of Lake Hennessey, a big lake in Napa Valley, CA.
 
Abnormality in the police car in Truro County: When Melissa and Cole arrive at the staging base, they both open their rear doors of the patrol car. Police vehicles in the U.S., however, are usually modified from regular cars; the usual "police package" for a patrol cruiser includes child safety locks for the rear doors, leaving the door handles deactivated so an arrested person cannot escape. The only way out is if someone opens the doors from the outside. For security reasons, there is usually no device to unlock the rear doors from the front seats either.
 

Inside joke: The police uniforms are reused wardrobe from DAVID SELBY's previous LORIMAR series, "Flamingo Road", which was set in a fictional town called Truro, FL.

 

JOE LERER, the actor who plays the TV news director at the rescue site this episode, also portrayed various rĂ´les in season 3 (compare # 049).

 
The identification code of Sheriff Kingman's patrol car (Truro County, CO) is 4078.
 
The medical helicopter is an Alouette brand model.
 
License plate number of the patrol car taking Alan Caldwell and Padgett to the lake in Truro County: Colorado 4875.
 
Piner ambulances take the plane crash survivors to the hospital in Truro County. The license plate number of two ambulances are Colorado MWI 506 and Colorado PRO 736.
Piner is a privately owned ambulance company in the Napa Valley, CA.
 
Inconsistency: Terry's hair is less curly than in # 068 although only a couple of hours went by between the plane crash and the survivors being rescued. - The perm in LAURA JOHNSON's hair grew out during the filming hiatus.
 
Strangely enough, it was never mentioned that what was presumed to be Julia's ashes were "lost" in the air crash. - Mysterious: How was the coroner able to find bone fragments in the debris of the Spring House in # 068? Julia survived the fire, as # 073 will reveal. So what was it that the coroner found? Or rather: whose bone fragments?! See # 075 for that question.
 
Fictional entity: One of the TV networks reporting about the plane crash is called KXTU 3.
 
The Truro County Hospital close to the rescue site is the real St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, CA.
 
Edited scene: The segment with Angela and Emma at the Truro County Hospital was initially longer: At the beginning of the scene, Angela enters Emma's room against the nurse's orders, which causes Angela to insult the nurse as incompetent. This part of the scene was actually filmed with actress ELIZABETH ROGERS playing the nurse, but edited in post-production.
 

The establishing shot of New York City - filmed from South Point Park on Roosevelt Island towards west - is a view of Midtown with the United Nations headquarters (left) and the Chrysler Building (in the background, right). The clip is stock footage from a film library.

 

Phillip, Linda and Michael are buried at the Tuscany public cemetery, not at the Gioberti Family Cemetery. - There seems to be a family habit that - besides Gioberti family members - the only people to be buried at the Family Cemetery are those, who married into the family and fathered or gave birth to another Gioberti.
The funeral scene is filmed at the public cemetery in St. Helena, CA.

 
The shot of Chase in the Gioberti House dining room 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).
 
Scenes with an actress named NORA BOLAND as Alma Miller were shot for this and the following episode. When the rĂ´le had to be recast for # 071, LESLEY WOODS took over. Therefore, all the scenes with Chase and Maggie's housekeeper in the first two episodes of this season were cut from the final version.
In this episode, the dinner at the Gioberti House (Chase, Maggie and Cole) initially included Joseph and Mrs. Miller at the beginning: Mrs. Miller is trying to convince Cole to eat more. This part was deleted in post-production.
 

Product placement: Richard's dart board was made by Pub Master.

 
Spheeris speaks German in Crane's farewell scene: "This is goodbye, not auf Wiedersehen [see you]!"
Spheeris addresses Johann as "Herr [Mr.] Riebmann" and sometimes answers "Ja [Yes]".
PAUL FREEMAN is British. He speaks Gustav with a German accent.
 
Labeling name: Gustav Riebmann's first name is an allusion to his ruthless fight for the leadership of the cartel and the discovery of the Riebmann treasure. Gustav (Germanic origin) means "stave of the Goths".
 
Edited scene: After Melissa's farewell, the scene with Angela and Emma in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room was originally longer: Emma tells her mother that she cannot remember the plane crash. Although this part was filmed, it was edited in post-production.
 

Sam Gianinni, a vintner, who is a neighbor to Falcon Crest, is mentioned for the first time.
The "Gianinni" name is often spelled in different ways, such as "Giannini" or "Gianini", also in scripts and secondary sources. But the winery sign, as seen in # 074, says "Gianinni", which makes this the right spelling for the show.
Inside joke: "Giannini" (sic, however!) is the name of EARL HAMNER's maternal grandparents.

 
Terry's Mercury Cougar is filmed driving along the same portion of the tree-lined Falcon Crest main driveway from the Gioberti House twice to create the illusion of a longer drive to her home (filmed from different angles).
 
This episode features the only aerial view of Richard's home on Hilltop Road. This is the only exterior shot of the complete house; compare # 048 for this filming location.
The bedroom - first shown in this episode - is the only interior set ever built for Richard's home.
Right before the interior scene, an exterior scene at Richard's tennis court with him and Lance talking about Lance's stock in the New Globe was supposed to be featured. Although it had been filmed, the scene was deleted because the episode was too long. It was shot at the tennis court of Arden Villa in Pasadena, CA (see below for details on this location).
 
Mistake: In the scene in Cole's kitchen, Melissa first opens the lower compartment of the refrigerator, and the salad bowl drops. She closes that compartment of the fridge again. But in the later frame filmed from across, the compartment that can be seen closing is the upper one (the freezer).
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The character of Greg Reardon was originally called Brad Reardon in early script drafts.
Labeling name: Greg Reardon is given a rather symbolic first name for an attorney with a sharp eye on Angela's best interests: Gregory (Greek origin) means "watcher".
 
Inside joke: SIMON MacCORKINDALE also loved horses in real life and had many horses just like Greg.
 

License plate number of Greg's beige Ford pick-up truck: 15 396 Y (old blue California plate with yellow lettering).

 

When Terry and Angela come out of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the stained glass element in the brown-framed window of Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle's library can be seen in detail. - The interior set of the study, however, has a white-framed window without any stained glass elements.

 

Strangely enough, Terry's new Lotus Esprit sports car has no license plate.

 
The location used as Norton Crane's New York home, a mansion on Hudson (South terrace as filming site), is also used as the Buenos Aires Riebmann home (driveway, front and interiors as filming site).
It is actually the Arden Villa, a privately owned mansion in Pasadena, CA.
In # 212 (see there), this Villa will be used again - as Michael and Savanna Sharpe's residence; but it will be repainted yellow at that time instead of the rust-brownish color as seen in this episode.
Arden Villa was a heavily filmed mansion in the 1980's, which also stood in for the Carrington Mansion in some exterior scenes on "Dynasty". - Inside jokes: The house also used to be Michael Tyrone's (DAVID SELBY) home on "Flamingo Road" in 1981-82 and was the home to "Knight Rider", the action series "Falcon Crest" story editor WILLIAM SCHMIDT previously worked on.
 
The shot of Gustav in the study of the Riebmann home in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused part of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
The Riebmann Treasure was originally called "Berchtesgaden Treasure" (early script drafts). The writers apparently skipped that idea because it could have been associated directly with the Nazis - the Kehlstein House, which was owned by Adolf Hitler, is located in the city of Berchtesgaden / Germany.
 
It is rather mysterious how Gustav got access to the pictures on his photo board because they were taken in private situations, e.g. Chase, Maggie and Cole in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building after Chase being released from the hospital (# 045), Emma in Richard's New Globe office (# 045), Melissa and Joseph in front of Cole and Linda's house (# 063) and Richard and Pamela at Michael and Terry's party (# 058).
The photo of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is from the season 1 and 2 main titles; the photo of the Gioberti House is an establishing shot, which has been used several times since season 3.
 
Series time frame:
It is a full moon. Giving respect to the interpretation in # 068 - around mid-March 1983 - and to the phase of the moon, the plane crash must have taken place in the night of March 17/18, 1984 (beginning of the episode).
The end of the episode must depict the events around the third week of March 1984. This can be derived from the fact that Richard got Johann's invitation to come to Buenos Aires two weeks ago ( in # 068). So these two weeks must have gone by during # 069 The only logical conclusion is that they remained unseen between the scene with the Riebmann's phone conversation with Spheeris and the funeral of Phillip, Michael and Linda. Returning from Truro County to Tuscany and making the arrangements for the funeral seem to have taken some time.
 
 
# 070 <4.02> Father's Day
 
STU KLITSNER, the actor who plays Hawthorne, Angela's consultant, also portrayed a realtor in season 1.
 
Season time frame: Greg came to see Angela for the first time last week. As this happened towards the end of # 069, one week must have gone by since the last episode. So it must be the fourth week of March 1984 now (compare # 069). The statement that the plane crash was less than a month ago is also correct.
 

This episode features the only interior scene ever filmed in the private Napa Valley residence (see # 048) posing as Richard's home on Hilltop Road.

 

The Tuscany Valley Airport is portrayed by the Napa County Airport in the scene with Chase, Richard and Alan.

 
The Arden Villa is used as the Riebmanns' Buenos Aires home again. This episode, a lawn area near a pond and a fountain on the villa's lot can be seen.
These surroundings will be used for # 207 and 208 as the part of the Gioberti Family Cemetery where Maggie will be buried.
 
Deleted scene (original beginning of act 2): A night scene with Pamela and Richard in the bedroom of his house - in which Pamela says she feels that their relationship has changed compared to what it was like before she disappeared - was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Beginning this season, many Californian cars have new license plates with the sundown instead of the former blue / yellow ones. This is the reason for the numbers on most cars to be changed.
 
New license plate number of Angie's black Mercedes-Benz 600: 2ALE185.
 
In this episode as well as in # 071, 072 and 075, Greg's stables are portrayed by the bigger one of two stables at the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA. In # 074, this location portrays Melissa's stables, too. It is filmed from different directions, depending on whose stables it is supposed to portray.
The same stable was used as the Falcon Crest Stables in # 042 (compare there); the smaller stable located on the same site in the Napa Valley also portrayed the Falcon Crest Stables (compare # 025 and 077). The heavily filmed lake on the Falcon Crest grounds (compare # 043) and parts of the Agretti Vineyards (see # 020) are also spots for filming there.
 
Product placement: Maggie reads the Femme magazine.
The back of the magazine is propped with an advert for Wade's Wintergreen, a fictional chewing gum brand. For more details about this typical 1980's prop, refer to the respective entry in # 056.
 
Deleted scene: This scene in the Gioberti House was initially longer. It started out with Chase and Maggie entering the house and sorting their mail, while Mrs. Miller (NORA BOLAND; compare # 069) is vacuuming the living room.
The part with the housekeeper was removed in post-production.
 
An establishing shot of Cole and Linda's home is shown although the series was no longer filmed at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (compare # 054). It is obviously stock footage, especially considering that this episode's interior set (bedroom) is different from the one in season 3.
 
Petri's, the Tuscany Valley restaurant Richard and Padgett come out of, used to be a real restaurant by the same name in Napa, CA. Nowadays it is called Cordeiro's Bar & Grill.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Spheeris in the limousine, a car driving behind them can be seen through the rear window first, but has suddenly disappeared in the subsequent close-up.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

DAVID SELBY is replaced by a stunt double when Spheeris throws Richard out of the limousine. - The filming location is a bend on Atlas Peak Road outside Napa, CA quite close to the Petri's.
Strange: When Richard enters his New Globe office shortly after the scene, his suit does not look very dirty.

 
The shot of Emma on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda 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).
 

Product placement: Lance wears a polo shirt by Armani.

 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes, which were deleted:

  • Melissa takes Joseph back to Cole, who is still going through Linda's effects in the bedroom. Finally, Cole invites Melissa to stay for a drink.
  • On the front porch of his house, Cole and Melissa are sipping a glass of Champagne. She says she wishes that, sometime in the future, they could be friends again for Joseph's sake. She also tells Cole she has always loved him and wants to be with him again, but he rejects her, particularly because he just lost Linda. - A bungalow's veranda on the backlot of CBS/FOX STUDIOS (now CBS STUDIO CENTER) was used for the shooting because the original filming location (see # 054) was no longer available after the show moved to its new production facilities.
  • Chase reads flight manuals in the Gioberti House living room at night because he is insecure about his abilities as a pilot. Maggie sits down next to him and rubs his shoulders.
 
Mysterious: Terry called her (ex-)husband Eric in a phone conversation in # 067, whereas his first name is Joel now. - Is his name Joel Eric McCarthy?
 
New license plate number of Chase and Maggie's light ivory Mercedes-Benz 300 TD: 2DQO407.
 
In subsequent frames of a scene at the Tuscany Valley Airport, the position of Richard's limo and the yellow-white aircraft is different - apparently by negligence of the editors, who combined different takes of the scene in post-production.
All the scenes at the Tuscany Valley Airport involving the crop duster are filmed at Sonoma Valley Airport outside Sonoma, CA. An establishing shot of that airport will be used in the following episode.
 
Early script drafts included Everly, a male reporter, and Driscoll, a female photographer, both working for the New Globe, coming with Richard and Pamela to the airport to see Chase's struggle with flying the crop duster. - These rĂ´les were never cast, but deleted before the script went into production.
 
Inside joke: Johann wants Gustav to go on a business tript to Amsterdam for a few days. - Amsterdam is the city where JOHN VAN DREELEN was born.
 

The place where Johann's black Mercedes-Benz 600 explodes is not directly in front of the Riebmann home in real life, but quite far from house on the right hand side (as seen from the entranceway). The editors managed to create an illusion by putting the frames of that place together with ones of Johann leaving the house and putting a reflection of fire in the glass element of the front door of the Riebmann house.

 
 
# 071 <4.03> Strangers
 

The big tattoos on LORENZO LAMAS' right shoulder and upper right part of his back were covered with beige shoe polish again. The skin on these parts, however, appears slightly darker than the rest of his body this time. Also see # 035.

 
Deleted scene: In the Gioberti House living room, Chase and Maggie are talking about the upcoming visit of Maggie's father when Terry appears and says she will not be able to welcome their father as she has an appointment with her lawyer. She announces to come over in the evening though. - This scene was dropped in post-production.
 
Fictional entity: Chase mentions the Wine Growers Magazine.
 
Familiar face at LORIMAR: ANDY DUGGAN appears as special guest star playing Paul Hartford. The actor was an old friend of EARL HAMNER's, who played John Walton on "The Homecoming", EARL's 1971 CBS Christmas special, the groundwork for EARL's - and LORIMAR's - first big hit TV series, "The Waltons".
Inconsistencies: Whereas Paul Hartford was described as short and very bald by Chase in # 029, he is surprisingly tall now. In # 047, Chase also called Maggie's father Charles. - Is his name Paul Charles Hartford?
 
LORIMAR's prop overview lists the photo of Gustav's parents as a picture of Johann and Frieda Riebmann. In the final version of the episode, however, the first name Gustav's late mother is not mentioned.
 

The shot of San Francisco - an aerial view over Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background (filmed in eastern direction) - is a later part of the same helicopter flight that delivered footage of San Francisco in the second main title version of season 2 before DAVID SELBY's card (compare # 028); earlier footage from the same flight will be presented in # 101. It is stock footage from a film library though and from an earlier time than 1982 because the 101 California Building has not been built yet.

 

In the scene with Lance and Terry in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion swimming pool, the big tattoo on LORENZO's right shoulder is visible. The make-up department did not cover it because it was not supposed to be seen in the water. Besides, LAURA JOHNSON was supposed to cover it; her embrace, however, only covers the tattoo towards the end of the scene.

 
Lake Madigan (the Vallejo Water Protection Reservoir) on Wild Horse Valley Road outside Napa, CA is used as the lake near Cross Creek in the Tuscany Valley again; this time Melissa is riding on her horse there. Compare # 025 for the use of this location in other episodes.
 
Mistake: When Lance arrives in his Porsche 928 in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, it becomes apparent that the exterior and interior shots were combined in the editing process because Lance holds his key in his right hand in the exterior scene, but suddenly in his left hand in the subsequent frame in the interior scene.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The Tuscany Federal Savings building is located at the Plaza in Sonoma - on the right corner of the block opposite the city hall's ("Falcon Crest": Tuscany County Jail's) front. The street number is the same as in real life: It is 500 Market Street in Tuscany, but 500 Broadway in Sonoma.
 

License plate number of Pamela's golden Buick convertible: 1ENO748.

 

Cameraman's mistake: On the window of Padgett's car, there is a reflection of the camera for a short moment.

 

License plate number of Padgett's blue Chrysler: 1KFV345.

 

The major filming location for the scene with Padgett shadowing Pamela is downtown Sonoma, the streets around Sonoma Plaza in particular (1st Street East, East Spain Street and East Napa Street). These streets pose as Market Street in Tuscany in the series.

 
Edited scene: The segment with Buzz Whitehead coming to Falcon Crest was initially longer: Before his arrival, Emma and Angela are talking in the study about having lost Julia and Phillip. Emma has the idea to adopt a child. - This part of the scene was removed in post-production to avoid the idea of the adoption this season.
 
The character of Buzz Whitehead was called Billy Whitehead in earlier script drafts.
 
Riebmann and Spheeris drive up a little knoll and look over the street, which will be called River Road in # 132, towards the tree-lined driveway to Falcon Crest and the Gioberti Estate. Gustav mentions these are the vineyards of Falcon Crest. - Inconsistency: The knoll is the place where Jacqueline's grave has been located since # 041; but strangely enough, this prop is nowhere to be seen in this scene.
 

Paul has a subscription to The Archaeological Quarterly, a fictional professional journal.

 
The shot of Lance in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study 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).
 
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley lake where Chase and Paul go fishing is actually a part of Lake Hennessey in the Napa Valley, CA. Compare # 069 for a different use of that location.
 
The cartel headquarters in the valley, the De Bercy Land Development, is an inconspicuous small white building located in downtown Tuscany. It is actually located at the Plaza in Sonoma - opposite the city hall's (on the show: Tuscany County Jail's) front right next to the entrance of today's Sonoma Court Shops. Nowadays, the building - repainted and partly refurbished - houses a store.
Right next to de Bercy's office, by the way, there is a Tuscany store called Silk & Indigo.
 
Gustav names the falcon sculpture he will give to Angela as a present "Eventual Conquest".
 

Cameraman's mistake: When Chase arrives in his Mercedes-Benz 300 TD in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, there is a reflection of parts of the production crew on the metal body of the exterior mirror.

 
Director's mistake: In the exterior scene on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Maggie and Chase's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD is parked on the driveway. But it cannot be seen in the shot from the foyer to the outside. The director apparently forgot to have the car brought onto the sound stage when shooting the interior scene.
 
Mistake: When Chase says goodbye to Emma in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, he grabs at her left hand in the close-up while she is holding the book in her right hand. In the subsequent frame, however, she is holding the book in her left hand, and he reaches out for her left hand (again).
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

The Tuscany Valley Airport cafeteria where Alan Caldwell meets Buzz Whitehead is a part of the real-life commissary at CBS-MTM STUDIOS. Also compare # 128 and 163.
 
The curly haired blond lady who is sitting in the airport cafeteria was seen at various social events in the past (see # 066). She is played by an uncredited extra.

 

The interior scene in the entranceway of the New Globe Executive Office Annex is filmed in the CBS-MTM Administration Building. - Compare # 074 for the heavy use of that building, especially exterior shots.
 
 

 
Melissa uses a public phone booth near the Tuscany County Jail. This, however, is not a front view of the Sonoma City Hall, which portrays the jail building, but a view of the west wing - the four wings of the building are identical.
 
Carlo Agretti's grave at the Tuscany Valley Public Cemetery is actually a grave at the St. Helena Public Cemetery.
 
Series time frame: It is the second anniversary of Carlo Agretti's death. As Carlo was murdered towards the end of July 1982 (compare the interpretations in # 019 and 037), it must be the end of July 1984 now. This means that quite some time must have gone by either between # 070 and # 071, during # 071 or during both possible time periods - four months altogether. Probably some events remained unseen, most likely between Johann's death and Gustav starting to burn his bridges in Argentina (his preparations to move are featured at the beginning of this episode). Although Chase and Angela - from their subjective perspective - feel it is still close to the plane tragedy, quite some time must have gone by. This is also confirmed by the statements in # 076 (see there).
 
Maggie and Chase's party takes place in the winery according to Angela. But it is not the Falcon Crest (Main) Winery Building, which is usually portrayed by the Spring Mountain Winery. It is the Cooperage located on the Falcon Crest grounds. The location used for it is the place in front of the Inglenook Stone Château, a winery in Rutherford, CA, whose barrel rooms have been used for interior scenes since season 2.
 
Interesting prop: Chase presents his Champagne: Falcon Crest Gioberti Brut Champagne.
 
 
# 072 <4.04> The Outcasts
 
Whereas a different gate to the driveway to Richard's house (2055 Hilltop Road, Tuscany Valley) was featured in season 3, this season features prop gates on the CBS-MTM lot only. The prop gate in the current episode will also be used for # 073 and 086. In # 080, a slightly modified version of the same prop will be used. - In # 186, the gate pillars will be used as the gateway to the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
 
The downtown Tuscany pond and playground where Joseph and Cole meet Melissa is the park to the west of Sonoma City Hall.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following parts of scenes, which were edited:
  • The segment at the beginning of act 2 (Bundy Silverlake with Angela in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room) was initially longer: It began with Bundy being impressed about Chao-Li's loyalty towards Angela and his playful attempts to lure the butler away from her so he can come to work for him. - This part of the scene was removed in post-production, completely omitting Chao-Li's participation.
  • The subsequent breakfast scene at the Gioberti House (Chase, Maggie and Paul) initially started on Alma Miller pouring coffee. This initial part was removed in post-production, and LESLEY WOODS remained unseen in the entire episode.
 
The shot of Melissa on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda 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 Paul Hartford's RV: New York 895N-EBG.

 
In scenes with Gustav pretending to be Jean-Louis de Bercy, PAUL FREEMAN speaks his character with a French accent, in particular when he pronounces names.
 
The filming location for Terry's pool (also seen in # 073, 075 and 079) is the same as the one used for Darryl Clayton's pool in season 2. It will also be used as Melissa's pool in later episodes; check # 027 for details. The filming location is part of the former Inglewood Estate Winery in St. Helena, CA, which is now privately owned and closed to the public.
 
Although LORIMAR usually provided the cast with new wardrobe every season, Pamela wears the same blouse and jacket as in # 050 (season 3).
 
The scene with Cole and Maggie on the Gioberti House veranda in which Cole is listening to a cassette with Linda's piano plays was staged in the Gioberti House living room in the script. While filming in the Napa Valley, ROD PETERSON decided to change it to an exterior scene on short notice.
 

The Tuscany Federal Savings is featured again (compare # 071). The interior shots in this episode are from the real bank building in Sonoma in those days. - Nowadays, the building no longer houses a bank, but a real estate agency.

 

In an exterior scene in front of the Tuscany Federal Savings, there is a reflection of the camera's light on the glass door for a short moment.

 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who is a guest at the Turf Club, 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, at Michael's housewarming in # 058, at Carter St. John's presentation in # 062 and at Angela and Phillip's wedding in # 066. She will be seen at many social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.
 
Fictional entity: Richard bought the Tuscany Shopper, a classified ads paper, in the name of the New Globe.
 
Mistake: When Melissa brings Joseph back to Maggie and Chase, Maggie's and Joseph's hands are in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from opposite angles.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
 
# 073 <4.05> Shadows
 
Tentative title: The Haunting.
 

The bend and country road in the jogging scene with Maggie and Chase before they spot the Doberman Pinschers behind the barbed wire on Richard's Hilltop Road property, is actually located behind stage 4 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS. This part of the backlot will be used for various purposes in future episodes; see # 080, 084, 089, 113, 121, 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 
The radio station Richard acquires and will rename KRDC is currently named KEFW (KLSR in early script drafts).
Inside joke: "EFW" in KEFW are E.F. WALLENGREN's initials.
 

Mistake: In the scene on the deck of Richard's Hilltop Road house, the shadow of the shade sail can be seen several times whenever it is moved to cover the sun and to optimize the lighting during the filming.

 
Prop mistake: On Lance's first day at the New Globe, an issue of the paper is on his desk, which actually will appear only two days later - with the article "Mugging at Tuscany Downs" on the cover. This is day 2 of the episode. The mugging actually takes place on day 3, and the article will be published on day 4 (right screen capture). - The prop masters were negligent when they placed this issue on Lance's desk.
 
Before the producers decided to rehire JOHN H. FIELDS as Ralph Delaney, they intended to bring in another editor-in-chief of the New Globe by the name of Maxwell Hawkins.
 
The shot of Terry sitting at her swimming pool 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).
 
Instead of the scene with Terry and Cole at Terry's pool, early script drafts suggested a scene in Terry's kitchen: Terry bakes cookies with Cole and Joseph; in the end, Joseph tastes the cookies and says that they are terrible.
 

The phone booth in the Tuscany Valley (Joel calls Terry) is actually a phone booth near the transportation department at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.

 

Inside joke: When Lance tells Heavy-Set about his home (under the pseudonym of "Harold"), he mentions that his grandma, his aunt, his Chinese friend and a parrot live in their house. The parrot is a pseudonym for his falcon, Apollo. - Ironically, this alludes to the real-life builder of Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle, Tiburcio Parrott, and its logo, the parrot in the stairway window, which the Falcon Cresters claim to be a falcon. The "Falcon Crest" name as the series title is said to have been inspired also by the misinterpretation of the parrot in the stained glass window because the LORIMAR producers thought it was a falcon when they first filmed at Miravalle.

 

The shipping / receiving area of the New Globe is the Mill building (eastern side) at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.

 

Product placement: In the shipping / receiving area of the New Globe, ink barrels by Bomark Inks can be seen.

 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Cole and Terry in the vineyard: Terry, in designer jeans and a kerchief, wants to learn more about vines now that she owns the McKay Vineyards. When Melissa comes by and invites Cole to a picnic, Terry reminds her that it is a little too soon to be trapping Cole: "Some of us are still in mourning." The scene ends on Melissa's sarcastic reply: "So I noticed. Your new sports car has black tires." - The scene was omitted during script revisions.
 
An establishing clip of the Tuscany County Courthouse introduces a County Board of Supervisors meeting. - Inconsistency: The board usually meets at the Tuscany County Building, and it is their usual conference room. - The "secret" of this inconsistency is that after moving from THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) to CBS-MTM STUDIOS, the series was no longer allowed to show footage of the WARNER BROS. backlot. Therefore, the editors were unable to insert an establishing shot of the County Building (an exterior set at THE BURBANK STUDIOS; see # 013). Strangely enough, they decided to use footage of the courthouse although it would have made more sense not to insert any establishing clip.
 
The new County Board of Supervisors Hall is the real assembly hall in the old Napa City Hall. For the previous location, compare # 020.
 
In season 2, the Tuscany County Board of Supervisors had the following members (compare # 020): Max Hartman (Chairman), Chase Gioberti, Nick Hogan, John Costello and Dave Herrera. This episode, Hogan and Herrera are no longer on the board; they are replaced by Ramon Molina and Ann Brixie. - There must have been another election in the meantime, probably during season 3 after Nick Hogan left the Tuscany Valley.
 

Cameraman's mistake: When Chase, John and Cole leave the assembly hall after the supervisors' meeting, the shadow of the camera and the photographer can be seen on the wall in the corridor.

 
Cole mentions a beer bar in downtown Tuscany by the name Simones. The place, however, will never be seen on the show.
 
Deleted scene: Between the supervisors' meeting and the mugging at Tuscany Downs, this episode's director's cut included a scene with Angela, Lance and Emma in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room in which Angela, eager to get control over Terry's vineyards, requests that Lance make an honest woman out of Terry. This segment was removed in post-production.
 

Product placement: The security guard at the Tuscany Downs parking lot looks at an issue of Mystique, a magazine with nudes posing.

 
Although Tuscany Downs opened this year, there are big cracks in the asphalt of the newly built parking lot.
Although it was the location manager's negligence to select such a parking lot for the shooting, it is, by coincidence, in accordance with the later result of the building security inspection after the earthquake in # 132 when it will be revealed the race track will not pass the inspection for safety reasons.
In real life, it is the parking lot of CBS/FOX / CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).
 

License plate number of the white Ford Mustang convertible Joel uses: Florida E9N 284 (both car and plates stolen).

 
Early script drafts suggested that, during Maggie's testimony at the Sheriff's Office, a female bus driver appear, reporting that she was also mugged near Tuscany Downs. This idea was dropped in later script revisions.
 
Original script drafts suggested the scene with Melissa, Greg, Lorinda Ash and Gustav be filmed at the Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, CA. This restaurant was used for # 023 (see there) as a filming location in the wine country. During the script revisions, it was decided to use the Tuscany Downs Turf Club interior set, which was specifically built for this season, for the scene.
 
The very tall man with black hair and a moustache, who entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071, is now seen at the Turf Club. This man played by an uncredited extra will appear in many more episodes and will probably be best remembered as an assistant district attorney in the Tuscany County Courthouse during Lance's trial (compare # 091) and Tony's trial in season 6 (compare # 154).
 
The establishing clip of the Falcon Crest vineyards prior to the scene with Melissa and Cole is from Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley, the scene itself, however, from the vineyards of Flora Springs.
 
This episode's script originally contained scenes with Vince Caproni explaining he is selling his bakery and leaving town.
The first of two scenes showed Chao-Li and Angela arriving in front of Caproni's Italian Bakery, seeing a "For Sale" sign in the window. Angela goes inside and tells Vince that Chase was responsible for the plane crash, which really shocks him. - Actor HARRY BASCH was a no-show at the Sebastiani Building in Sonoma, CA, the filming location that had already been dressed as Caproni's Italian Bakery (see photos above). The scene was rewritten the very last minute, so only JANE WYMAN and CHAO-LI CHI remained in it. The scene, however, remained unaired in the end.
For the second scene with Vince, see below.
 

The curly haired blond lady who is working in the shipping / receiving area of the New Globe was seen at various social events in the past (see # 066). She is played by an uncredited extra.

 
The New Globe laborer standing behind Lance when he fires Ike Tower was a guest at Angela's party celebrating Tuscany's Founders Day in # 031.
 
When Melissa and Greg meet at the pavilion on the Agretti property, Melissa says her father built the pavilion for her mother. The pavilion is a prop installed near a pond on the grounds of the former Inglewood Estate Winery in St. Helena (compare # 072 for this location). This pond will also be seen in # 076, 105, 109, 131 and 137. - Refer to the ownership information in # 137.
 
The next to last scene in the director's cut featured Vince Caproni, drunk, pounding at the Gioberti House door at night. He blames Chase for Linda's death and says he will be leaving the valley. Cole is unable to calm down his father-in-law, and Chase is shocked at Vince's words. - This scene was removed in post-production, which is why it was never mentioned what happened to Vince Caproni.
 
Edited scene: Initially, this episode's cliffhanger also featured Angela, who comes into the vineyard and hears Emma calling Julia's name; she thinks that Emma is losing her mind. These parts of the scene were removed in post-production. At the beginning of the following episode, however, it will be pretty obvious from Angela's reaction she has noticed that Emma must have seen or heard something unusual in the vineyards.
 
 
# 074 <4.06> Lord of the Valley
 

The picture of ABBY DALTON - now in this season's main title for the first time - is specifically filmed and does not come from a scene.

 

While the filming location for Tuscany Downs in # 065 was the Hollywood Turf Club & Casino at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA and the (regularly reused) day establishing shots are from there also, the night establishing shots in this episode and future ones are stock footage from the Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, CA.

 

The Tuscany Valley Airport is portrayed by the Napa County Airport in this episode as well as # 075 and 076 again.

 
Mysterious: Chase's airplane is no longer white, but yellow / black now; the license number is now 763 (compare # 048 and 055).
The reason is that last season's prop was no longer available because it belonged to CLIFF ROBERTSON, who left the series.
 
Chase talks to Cole about one of the Falcon Crest vineyards, an appellation called San Rodrigo Creek near the Gianinni vineyards. This appellation, however, will never be mentioned again.
 

License plate number of Greg's gray-brownish BMW 633 Coupé: 2BLA629.

 
The shot of Greg at the entrance of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion 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).
 
The southern view of the CBS-MTM STUDIOS Administration Building portrays the KRDC radio station building.
This building is and will be used for a large number of different purposes in this and the following seasons: as the New Globe Executive Office Annex (# 071, 148 and 153 - exteriors and interiors), as a police department in San Francisco (# 095 - exteriors), Blainfield's a.k.a. Coit Café in San Francisco (# 096, 103, 110, 145, 154, 160, 162, 164, 166, 170 and 180 - northern terrace), as the garden restaurant of the Del Oro (# 158 - northern terrace), as the terrace of the Tuscany Valley Inn (# 185 - northern terrace), as the Tuscany Valley Tennis Club (# 207 - northern terrace), as Rico's Candy - Ice Cream (# 106 - exteriors), as a San Francisco hotel (# 147 - interiors), as the Tuscany County Administration Offices and First Merchants Bank (# 140 and 144 - exteriors), as part of the building complex of the Tuscany County Courthouse (# 175, 183, 187 and 206 - exteriors), as the Thirteen's Embarcadero building in San Francisco (# 171 - exteriors), as the Sharpe Capital Ventures building (# 222 and 226 - exteriors), as a Las Vegas building (# 174 - exteriors) and as Chicago O'Hare Airport (# 205 - exteriors).
 

The KRDC continuity room is actually located at the Scoring Stage at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.

 

The KRDC foyer is the reception area of Building 2 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS.
It will also to be seen in # 105 for the same purpose and used as a San Francisco Federal Building in # 201 and 207.

 
The KRDC transmission range is 890.
 
Riebmann and Spheeris stop at the corner of the two one-way streets leading to / coming from the Falcon Crest driveway. As they look over to the Gianinni Winery, Spheeris points at the winery: "The house is just beyond the ridge. It is owned by Mr. Gianinni." - This indicates the Gianinni Winery is rather close to the Gioberti Estate. This is also the case in real life; all these buildings are located on the property of Stags' Leap.
 
# 061 giving misleading information on Joseph's age, this episode is even worse: Chase says Joseph is three. - Inconsistency: As Joseph was born in # 025, he is about two years now. References in # 089 and 160, however, will make the confusion perfect.
 
Melissa's stables are portrayed by the bigger one of two stables at the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA. The same location usually portrays Greg's stables, too. It is filmed from different directions, depending on whose stables it is supposed to portray.
The smaller stables used as the Falcon Crest Stables are located on the same site in the Napa Valley (compare # 025 and 077). The heavily filmed lake on the Falcon Crest grounds (compare # 043) and parts of the Agretti Vineyards (see # 020) are also spots for filming there.
 

The filming location for the archaeological dig site in Massachusetts (Maggie and Chase's meeting with Paul) is the brush behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS/FOX STUDIOS (CBS STUDIO CENTER).

 
Edited scene: The beginning of the scene with Richard and Pamela on the terrace of his house was shortened in post-production. It included Pamela explaining that the architectural plans of Kaneoa Village refer to a 740-condominium complex south of Kaanapali, Maui, HI with a total construction cost of $ 150 million.
The script staged this scene, as well as Lorraine's arrival, in the living room of Richard's home. It was only decided in the Napa Valley to make use of the terrace again.
 
Rumor has it that the original choice for Lorraine Prescott was ALLY SHEEDY. When the negotiations failed, KATE VERNON, who had previously played a small part on "Dallas", won the rĂ´le.
Lorraine was originally supposed to be Richard's illegitimate daughter, but was finally remodeled into his stepdaughter during the development progress of this season.
 

The very tall man with black hair and a moustache, who entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071 and who was seen in Tuscany Downs in # 073, is now in the offices of the Farrell County Adoption Agency in Washington, D.C. - A bad choice of extra because this man is an assistant district attorney in the Tuscany Valley as # 091 and # 154 will show. He is probably best remembered from these episodes.

 
Early script drafts suggested a night scene in the Gioberti House living room during Chase and Maggie's trip to the U.S. east coast (act 3): After Joseph is asleep, Melissa tries to ensnare Cole, but he rejects her because he is still in mourning. This scene was omitted before filming.
 
Season time frame: Alan Caldwell is back in Washington, D.C. from act 4 on. In # 072, he left Washington for seven weeks. This period of time must have gone by since then.
 
The Gianinni Winery is the same winery that was introduced as Carl Reed's Stone Briar in # 003. The Gianinnis must have purchased it in the meantime to add it to their vineyards. It is the Stags' Leap Winery in the Napa Valley in real life. This episode features interior shots of the winery for the first time.
 
Instead of in front of the winery, early script drafts staged the scene with Riebmann and the Gianinnis on the veranda of the Gianinni House, which was described as a Tudor style home. The house will only be featured in the following episode.
 
The establishing shot of Washington, D.C. is stock footage from a film library. It is an aerial view of the Capitol filmed towards east.
 
Mistake: The lettering on the FAA building says "Federal Aviation Agency". On April 1, 1967 already, however, the authority's name was changed to "Federal Aviation Administration". It has not been determined yet whether the lettering is a negligent prop or whether the whole establishing clip is dated stock footage.
 
Inside joke: The last name of Chase's attorney, Herb Boutilier, is "borrowed" from the scriptwriters' secretary, KATE BOUTILIER, who, by the way, will write two scripts herself in the following season.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Lance and Angela in the New Globe executive office, the wide angle shot and the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Lance's hands are in different positions in subsequent frames. This happens several times during this scene; one example is pictured.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes, which were deleted:
  • On their way home from the airport in Chase's car at night, Maggie tells Chase she had a bad dream about being on an iceberg out in the middle of the darkest ocean with her father and the iceberg suddenly breaking apart, with her father drifting away from her. Maggie says she fears that her dream is coming true.
  • After the murder of Sam Gianinni, Spheeris returns to Gustav's office and hands Sam's watch to him. Gustav intends to return it to Mary Gianinni (original episode cliffhanger).
 
Early script drafts planned for Sam Gianinni to be murdered by Spheeris in an even more brutal way: crushed to death by the forklift in his winery. The writers changed that idea in the end, having Spheeris kill him by throwing some massive oak casks down on the vintner in his winery.
 
 
# 075 <4.07> The Intruder
 
Tentative title: The Visitant.
 
Season time frame: This episode opens the morning after Sam Gianinni's death (# 074): Chase mentions on the first evening of the current episode Sam was murdered "last night".
 
The episode originally contained a scene with Sheriff's Captain Phil Warner, Chase and Lance (as a member of the press) in front of the Gianinni Winery watching Sam Gianinni's dead body being taken to forensics.
The character of Phil Warner was never cast and, during the rewriting process, substituted by Sheriff Dan Robbins. The same was the case with scenes originally involving Phil Warner in # 076.
The scene in # 075 with Robbins, Chase and Lance at the Gianinni Winery was actually filmed with JOE LAMBIE. But this scene was deleted from the final version to stay within the one-hour program time frame.
 
The first scene in the episode's final version (Angela and Lance having breakfast, Emma dropping in) was staged in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room in the script. During production, however, ROD PETERSON wanted to change the location to the veranda, but, for unknown reasons, this idea did not materialize in the end, and it remained an interior scene.
 
In this episode, Emma wears the same blue-white costume jewelry necklace Maggie used to wear in # 047.
 

The driveway between the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion and the Winery Building is the real driveway at Spring Mountain. The gift shop is on the left corner of the picture; this building will never gain any importance for the series.

Outdoor and indoor scenes of the ivy-clad Gianinni House are shot for this episode. The establishing exterior shot will also be used for # 079, 080, 081, 083, 084 and 086. Real indoor scenes - no interior sets - are seen in the current episode and will also be featured in # 079 (see there) and 083.
This privately owned residence is located in Hancock Park in Los Angeles. It used to belong to the late philanthropist HOWARD F. AHMANSON, the insurance and savings and loan association founder.
 
After Sam Gianinni's death, Mary Gianinni tells Jean-Louis (Gustav) she wants to raise their children on the Gianinni lands. - Mysterious: Mary's daughter, Connie, appears in # 089, but no other younger children of Mary and Sam will ever be mentioned.
 
The establishing shot of Tuscany / Italy is stock footage from a film library. It is very similar to the shot featured in # Ăź88 (depcting the town of Lucca). The segment actually shows a totally different town: Spoleto in the province of Perugia / Italy. The shot was filmed from a country road above the town named Strada Provinciale di Monteluco (SP 462), the camera facing in northwestern direction.
 
The filming location for Francesca Gioberti's home in Italy was a privately owned home in the Napa Valley, CA. This home will gain more importance from # 099 on because it then will portray Richard Channing's new residence in Tuscany.
On 10/09/2017, the house burnt to the ground in the Napa Atlas Peak Fire, one of many disastrous wildfires in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
 
Although LORIMAR bought some very expensive wardrobe, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA brought many of her own clothes and shoes from Italy to wear them on the show.
 
Chase mentions the Gianinni Winery is less than a mile from the Gioberti House. - This is also the case in real life: It is only a couple of yards between the winery and the limestone manor house, which is used as the Gioberti House on the show; they are both situated on the Stags' Leap property in the Napa Valley (also compare # 074).
 

The old bracelet with the name tag Cole got at the hospital after his birth reveals April 25 as his birthday. So he was born on April 25, 1962.
See # 026 for a different prop with a wrong date of birth in that context.

 

Once again, 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 and back is slightly lighter than the skin on the rest of his body. - Check out # 035 for general information on this problem.

 
From this episode on, old clips of the original location are used as the McKay House again. - That makes the confusion perfect (compare # 055).
 

Selecting SUSAN FRENCH to play Francesca's grandmother seems rather odd because the actress is too young. GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA was born in 1927, SUSAN FRENCH in 1912. As Francesca's age is supposed to be fairly identical with GINA's her grandmother ought to be almost 40 years older than Francesca.

 
Deleted scene: The director's cut included a scene in act 3 in the KRDC continuity room: Lorraine speaks with Maggie about the New Globe articles about Richard and says she fears the dark characterization might be true. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 

The restaurant patio at the Tuscany Valley Inn in the scene with Lorraine and Stephanie is portrayed by the former St. Moritz Restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA. The restaurant, under new management, is called Firefly nowadays.

 

Product placement: Joseph wears a shirt by OshKosh, a children's brand.

 
The lake near Kellogue where Lucas' trailer is parked in this and the following episode is actually near Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley; it belongs to what is now Quixote Winery. The same lake will be seen as the bigger lake on the Agretti lands in # 101.
 
Julia says she escaped through the tunnel under the Spring House. - Mysterious: Who died in the fire in the Spring House in # 067? Maybe Jim Parker, the homeless person, who had spent a night there during # 067? But when could he have come back to the Spring House? Also see # 069 for more questions about Julia's "death".
 
Deleted scene: The director's cut included a scene in act 4 in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building: Angela provocatively asks Chase if he already contacted Greg because of the suit she filed against him regarding the plane crash. But Chase says he has important things to do and returns to thinning a few vines. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Richard's nickname for his ex-wife, Stephanie Hoffman, is the "Ice Queen" (like the fairytale).
 
Richard tells Stephanie he has known Pamela for a couple of years. - As he met her for the first time only in # 041, this is an extremely inaccurate estimation. Only a little over a year has gone by since then.
 

Mary Gianinni drives a gray Mercedes-Benz E (type W123).

 

The very tall man with black hair and a moustache, who entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071 and who was at the Farrell County Adoption Agency in Washington, D.C. in # 074, is now seen at the Turf Club again (as in # 073). This man played by an uncredited extra will appear in many more episodes and will probably be best remembered as an assistant district attorney in the Tuscany County Courthouse during Lance's trial (compare # 091) and Tony's trial in season 6 (compare # 154).

 
Real life allusion: Angela mentions the United Nations.
 
 
# 076 <4.08> Pain and Pleasure
 
An old black and white portrait of Jasper is shown this episode. - Inconsistency: The man on the photo looks quite different from the bust of Jasper Angela was molding in the upper floor studio (Emma's bedroom) in season 1. However, the different looks might come from the fact that the bust represents Jasper at an old age whereas the photo shows him in his younger years.
Inside joke: JANE WYMAN provided the photo of Jasper. The man on the photo is a real-life relative of hers.
 
Early script drafts included Emma in the opening scene: When she enters, Angela introduces her and Francesca to each other. In later script revisions, Emma was removed from the scene.
 
Mistake: When Gustav grabs at the cordless phone receiver, the close-up and the wide angle shot are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because of the completely different positions of his right arm.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained a scene in the Gioberti House living room with Emma, psychiatrist Dr. Lynn Parish (played by ELIZABETH HUDDLE), Maggie and Chase; Emma tries to cope with her trauma caused by the plane crash in this segment.
This scene was omitted in the final version that went on the air. The complete storyline about Emma dealing with her trauma was almost entirely abandoned; Emma mentions the doctor's name only once in her chat with Chase and Maggie in the Gioberti House kitchen in this episode.
 
Whereas, according to # 008, the Giobertis were said to stem from a village near Lucca / Italy, this episode implies they are from a little town near Florence. - Most likely, they are from a village between the two cities in Tuscany / Italy.
 
In their conversation about Jasper, Angela speaks of the place in Italy "where he was born", and Francesca quotes from Jasper's codicil about his "native village in Italy". In # 001, however, Chase told Maggie about the Gioberti House: "I was born here like my father and his father [Jasper]." Comparing these lines, there seems to be an inconsistency in Jasper's backstory concerning his birthplace.
Explanation: From the many details in the conversation between Francesca and Angela, it seems more likely that Jasper was actually born in Italy, whereas Chase's statement might not have referred to Jasper actually being born in the Gioberti House, but to being raised there.
Family bibles straightening out problems like this are available here.
 
Francesca reads the codicil to Jasper's last will and testament, which is dated 1969. - Inconsistency: In # 004, Jasper Gioberti's gravestone said he died 1959.
 
According to original script drafts, the name of Francesca's grandmother, whose name remained unmentioned in the final version of the episode, was Angelina Armanino.
 
Early script drafts suggested a scene on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda with Chao-Li serving afternoon tea while Greg tells Angela that authenticity check-ups on the latest codicil to Jasper's last will and testament were positive. This segment was omitted during script revisions.
 
The shot of Cole near the lake on the Agretti property 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).
 
This scene was originally much shorter and staged in the entryway of the Agretti Residence in early script drafts. Later script revisions decided to use Napa Valley exteriors to more advantage.
 
Product placement: Cole wears a polo shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren in this scene.
 
Music score: In the scene with Melissa and Cole at the Agretti lake, composer SHIRLEY WALKER uses the "Melissa & Cole" score for the first time. She - and several other composers - will reuse that music in several future scenes with those two characters in various episodes this season.
 
New license plate number of Melissa's white Porsche 911 Targa: 2CAN296.
 
The establishing clip of the scenery right before the scene with Julia and Lucas in this episode, which will also be reused for the same purpose in the following episode, is already known from # 006 as Rimrock Canyon (see there for details about the filming location).
As Julia and Lucas are near the little town of Kellogue in Central Valley, CA, it can be concluded from this scene that Rimrock Canyon must be located nearby. According to # 006, Rimrock Canyon is also quite close to the Tuscany Valley so the canyon must be in a neighboring county to Tuscany Valley County.
 
Julia wears the same belt buckle with grapes Chase usually has on in other episodes. - Seems to be a joke of the wardrobe department!
 
The Kellogue Sheriff Station is the real Police Department of St. Helena, CA.
 
Series time frame: According to the Kellogue Sheriff, Julia is the third woman in the last six months who claims to be Julia Cumson. It is only logical that the six months refer to Julia's alleged death (# 067). Giving respect to the information stated in # 068 and 069, it must be around the beginning of September or mid-September 1984 now. - This is confirmed by Emma's statement that Richard had been ignoring her for months (since the plane crash).
 
Real life allusion: Greg mentions the Vatican Bank.
 
Deleted scene: The director's cut included a scene at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club in which Richard assigns Maggie for KRDC on-air reporting, investigating the connection between the race track and the recent crime wave in the valley. This scene was deleted, but removed in post-production.
 
The love scene with Melissa and Cole in the lake on the Agretti property was staged in the bedroom at the Agretti Residence in early script drafts.
 
The commuter plane Lorraine wants to use to go from Tuscany to San Francisco, is number N62699.
 
The scenes at Gustav's house (former Gianinni House) are filmed at several different locations:
Driveway and gate: The short tree-lined driveway near a major road and the gate with the long driveway is the entrance to Inglenook in Rutherford, CA, the same estate usually used as the Falcon Crest Cooperage (see # 071 in particular).
Pool house: The gray-white brick walls of the exteriors of the pool house can be seen in the background of the pool scene and during "Jean-Louis'" house warming party. - This is located on the Hancock Park property in Los Angeles known from # 075.
 
Cameraman's mistake: On the silver bowls on the buffet at de Bercy's (Riebmann's) housewarming, there are reflections of one member of the crew, who steps back from the buffet.
 

The very tall man with black hair and a moustache, who entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071, who was seen at the Turf Club in # 073 and 075 and who was at the FarrellCounty Adoption Agency in Washington, D.C. in # 074, is a guest at de Bercy's housewarming. This man played by an uncredited extra will appear in many more episodes and will probably be best remembered as an assistant district attorney in the Tuscany County Courthouse during Lance's trial (compare # 091) and Tony's trial in season 6 (compare # 154).

 
Richard surprisingly hands a glass of beer to Lorraine although she is only 19 years old. - Is his easy-going attitude about teenagers consuming alcohol caused by Richard growing up in Europe where consuming alcohol is usually handled not as strictly as in the U.S.?
 

Contrary to the usual habits at Tuscany Valley gala parties, beer is the primary beverage served at de Bercy's (Riebmann's) party.

 
Early script drafts included a scene at Jean-Louis' party with Greg and Pamela running into each other. The segment hinted a certain attraction between them. This scene was omitted in script revisions.
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail, who is a guest at de Bercy's housewarming, 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, at Michael's housewarming in # 058, at Carter St. John's presentation in # 062, at Angela and Phillip's wedding in # 066 and at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club in # 072. She will be seen at many social events in the future. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.
 
Mistake: When Richard wants to dance with Francesca at de Bercy's (Riebmann's) party, the close-up of Angela and Francesca and the shot of Richard and Francesca going to the dance floor are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because a couple can be seen in the background standing near the house in one frame, but - way too fast - almost running into Richard and Francesca on their way to the dance floor in the next frame.
 
 
# 077 <4.09> The Trump Card
 
Deleted scene: The opening night scene with Chase and Maggie returning to the Gioberti House after Jean-Louis' party and discussing Angela's introduction of her half-sister was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 

Again, LORENZO's tattoos are covered with beige shoe polish. In the pool / driveway scene, however, the lighter color of these parts can be noticed. - Check out # 035 for general information on this problem.

 
In act 1, the script contained a scene in Maggie's KRDC office: Lorraine brings her a telegram from Mike Harris in which he states he has a lead on Maggie's father. Sorting her own mail, Lorraine discovers another scandalous article about Richard in the New Globe and decides to confront Lance about it. This scene was omitted before filming.
 
Edited scene: The segment with Cole and Melissa at the Turf Club was initially longer. Before Richard and Francesca coming by, it started out with Cole and Melissa talking about the possible winner of the current horse race. On a side note, Melissa mentions her time in college. This part of the scene was actually filmed, but removed in post-production; that way, the series neither mentioned that Melissa had gone to college nor what her majors had been.
 

Joel drives a white Corvette convertible now.
The script originally suggested a Porsche as a prop.

 
At the beginning of act 2, the positions of Joel's and Terry's cars are slightly different from what they were like at the end of act 1. Obviously, different takes of the scene were combined in post-production.

The filming locations for this scene are Conn Creek Road (first) and Oak Knoll Avenue (towards the end) in the Napa Valley.

 

The living room in Richard's house on Hilltop Road is portrayed by a suite at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA. - Concerning the red mark on the door, scroll down to the information about the Tate Hotel suite in this episode. For a previous use of this location, compare # 017.

 
In some script drafts, Richard's servant was named Ernest. In the previous season, the character played by MITCHEL EL-MAHDY was introduced as David though. The final version of this episode does not state any name.
 

The office of Senator Silverlake in Washington, D.C. is actually an office at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA.

 

License plate number of Gustav's black 1976 Cadillac DeVille limousine: 437 PKU.

 
The Falcon Crest Stables are featured again. This time, it becomes obvious how close the little lake is. Compare # 025 and 043 for the filming location, the Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA.
 

Inside joke: Interesting prop photo - Maggie's biological father, Oliver Donovan, is the real-life father of producer JOHN F. PERRY.

 
Mistake: In the scene when Lorraine receives the present from Lance on Richard's deck, she opens the package, and 9 balloons come flying out (3 orange, 2 pink, 1 red, 1 dark blue, 1 light blue, 1 green); Lorraine keeps 2 balloons in her hand (1 green, 1 lilac). In the subsequent frame showing the balloons in the sky, there are suddenly 12 of them (1 orange, 4 pink, 2 dark blue, 2 light blue, 1 green, 2 yellow).
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The rooms at the Tate Hotel in San Francisco where Richard and Francesca spend the night (suite 2460 as # 079 will reveal; suite 801 in previous script drafts) are portrayed by the Sheraton Premiere Hotel (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA.
The bedroom and the sitting room, by the way, are part of the very same suite that also serves as the living room in Richard's Hilltop Road mansion this episode. The door to that room is marked red for identification purposes.
 

The filming location for the phone booth near Rimrock Canyon (Julia calls Emma) is a lawn area behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).

 
Radio identification code of Chase's plane: November 62763.
 
Mistake in the scenes with Chase's biplane above the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion: The aerial views create the illusion that Chase's flying direction is from north to south (camera point of view). But Lance, Emma, Greg, Angela and Chao-Li look out east from the front veranda. Also, nobody can be seen on the veranda in the aerial views.
The reason is that no specific aerial views were filmed for Chase's point of view from the biplane. Stock footage, which had originally been filmed for the season 3 and 2 main titles, was reused.
The shots of Chase's plane itself were taken at the Sonoma Valley Airport outside Sonoma, CA.
 
The script suggested that the scene with Gustav realizing through the bugging device that Julia might be alive be this episode's cliffhanger (and not Chase's flight). The scene order was changed in the editing process.
 
 
# 078 <4.10> Tarantella
 
As it is revealed this episode, the room where Richard and Francesca stayed in the previous episode, was suite 2460 at the Tate Hotel in San Francisco. - Odd: Why did Richard stay at a hotel owned by the cartel?
 
Real life allusion: Lorraine likes WOODY ALLEN movies.
 
Deleted scene: Act 1 contained a scene in Richard's bedroom with Francesca stepping out of the bathroom after a tĂŞte-Ă -tĂŞte with Richard. He says he wants her to get to know Lorraine. She replies that she married the last man, who wanted her to meet his family. This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Early script drafts included a scene with Lance and Lorraine arriving in Lance's Porsche at the gate to Richard's home on Hilltop Road. Lance takes her home after a date - they went to the movies. This scene also included a gate guard observing Lance driving off. DICK DUROCK (compare # 079 and 080) was cast in the rĂ´le of the guard, but the whole scene was never filmed as it was omitted during the script revisions.
 
Actor OWEN BUSH was originally cast in the small rĂ´le of the locksmith at Terry's house. Although he was never photographed, he received payment. The part finally went to AL HOPSON.
 

Although establishing clips of the first filming location for the McKay House have been in use again since # 075 (see there), the new interior and exterior scenes for the current episode are filmed at the second location (compare # 055) again.

 

Two dogs can be noticed in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building. - They belonged to MIKE and SUSAN ROBBINS, the owners of Spring Mountain Vineyards in those days.

 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Maggie and Chase and the incoming phone call from Mike Harris in the living room instead of the Gioberti House kitchen.
 

Product placement: Angela's safe in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study is made by Armor.

 
Edited scene: In the segment with Spheeris breaking into Angela's safe in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, he is almost discovered by Chao-Li. The parts of the scene including Chao-Li were removed in post-production.
 
Deleted scene: When Julia and Lucas go into town, the scene initially started out with them getting into his car and driving away from his trailer. The scene was filmed at Stags' Leap (on a part of the property, which is now Quixote Winery; compare # 075), but removed in post-production.
 

In a wide angle shot, the Riner ambulance used by Spheeris' henchmen starts following Lucas and Julia. In the next frame, however, it cannot be seen through the back window of Lucas' car. In the next wide angle shot, the ambulance can be seen again. - Obviously, various takes of the scene were combined in post-production.

 
This scene in downtown Kellogue is filmed in front of a historic general store in downtown Yountville, CA, which houses a café nowadays. The same location will be used for a different purpose in # 131 (see there).
The lettering on the ambulance of the real Piner company (compare # 069) was changed to Riner in the series.
 

The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who was seen at various social events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072 and 076, is among the party guests in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion this episode. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.

 
Mistake: During Francesca's farewell party at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Joel and Terry first go past Richard and Pamela towards the living room. In their next close-up, they are still in the foyer and head towards the living room again. In the background, Greg and Pamela ought to be seen on their way towards the bar in the dining room - but they are nowhere to be seen.
Also, when Greg and Pamela turn around in the foyer, many guests can be seen in the dining room in the background, but after cutting to Terry and Joel, far less people are in the dining room.
Not the most careful arrangement of scenes in post-production!
 

The lady who works as a court reporter (uncredited; compare # 054) is a guest at Francesca's party.

 
The script suggested that the scene with Julia's abduction be this episode's cliffhanger (and not Gustav's handing the contract over to Francesca). The scene order was changed in the editing process.
 
 
# 079 <4.11> Going Once, Going Twice
 
Opening scenes:
According to the script, the first scene was to be Julia's arrival in Gustav's house. Whereas an early script draft staged the scene with a slightly drugged Julia in the living room, the revised final draft of the script staged it with a sedated Julia in the "hospital room", while Gustav and Spheeris are looking through the one-way mirror from their observation room. It was only in post-production that this scene was moved to the second position in this episode.
The first scene in the episode's final version - Chase and Maggie in front of the Gioberti House - was scripted as the second scene; a previous script draft spoke of it as a night scene in the living room.
 
Dialog mistake: Angela tells Chase about judge Stevens; according to her, "he" handles the case of Jasper's will. - It was not JANE WYMAN who confused the pronoun in her dialog. Her scene was filmed when the judge's character was supposed to be male. It was only later when the rĂ´le had to be recast and changed from the male version - Robert Stevens - to a female judge, Roberta Stevens. JANE's scene, however, was accidentally not changed.
 
Real life allusion: Pamela mentions the CIA.
 
Kellogue, the town where Julia stayed with Lucas lately, is, as this episode reveals, situated in Central Valley.
 
Series time frame: In de Bercy's faked TV news at "Brookside Hospital" (actually his home), Julia is said to have been convicted one year ago. This happened in # 046. As # 041 depicted the event around March 1983 and # 051 depicted the events around the beginning of September 1983 (compare there), this rough estimation seems to be correct because it is September 1984 now (see # 076).
 
Inside joke: Scriptwriter ERNIE WALLENGREN named the "Brookside Hospital" after Brookside (Guasti) Winery in Ontario, CA, which was used for many interior shots of the Falcon Crest Winery Building in seasons 1 and 2 (compare # 001, for instance).
 
In the County Board of Supervisors' meeting, Chase says this (1984) is an election year. - This is rather mysterious because this election will never be shown in the series - in contrast to the elections in 1982 (season 1) and 1986 (season 6). Besides, there must have been extraordinary elections in 1982 and 1983 (compare # 020 and 073).
An establishing clip of the Tuscany County Courthouse is used for a Tuscany County Board of Supervisors meeting again as in # 073 (check there for details).
 
Besides his burgundy Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL, Richard also drives a gray Aston Martin V8 convertible. License plate number: 2DXO926.
 
The shot of Richard near Terry's swimming pool 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).
 
This scene, which later also includes Joel, was originally staged inside Terry's house in early script drafts.
 
Season time frame: According to Richard, it was last week when Terry pointed the gun at him after confusing him with Joel. That happened in # 078.
 
Early script drafts contained the following scenes, which were omitted during the rewriting process:
  • After getting access to Francesca's suite at the Tate Hotel, Pamela waits for her there and - upon Francesca's arrival - requests that she return to the valley. Pamela also mentions she no longer loves Richard. Eventually, Francesca has Pamela ushered out by her bodyguard, Connors.
    Actor DICK DUROCK was originally cast in the small rĂ´le of Connors, Francesca's security guard. This would have been the opportunity for the actor to play off his commitment from # 078 (see there), which had not materialized. However, the rĂ´le of Connors was deleted also. The part of Richard's security guard in the current episode was not a real option for the actor either as the producers decided to have that guard played by a local hire in the Napa Valley rather than having an actor from L.A. fly to the Wine Country. DICK DUROCK will finally appear in # 080 (compare there).
  • Angela is having some iced tea with Terry near the Falcon Crest pool. She tells her that she strongly disapproves of Lance's interest in Lorraine. Angela even wishes to have a great grandchild - Lance and Terry's baby. When Terry is gone, Angela tells Chao-Li she hopes that Terry's nature will be enough to persuade Lorraine to part with Lance. - This "lost" scene, by the way, explains why Terry knew that Lorraine and Lance would be at Cyrano's in the later scene, which was kept.
 

The probate hearing about Jasper Gioberti's estate at the Tuscany County Courthouse is filmed at the Alhambra Municipal Court in eastern Los Angeles in the same courtroom that was used in # 057 (see there). This courthouse will also be used for shooting the courtroom scenes in # 085, 091, 092 and 098.

 
Lance and Lorraine have dinner at Cyrano's, the restaurant which was first mentioned in # 077 and will be seen very often in the course of this season (in # 082, 090, 091, 092, 093, 095, 097 and 098). It has a few dining rooms with different furniture; one of them with rose tablecloths, another one with blue tablecloths and different chairs. - Always the same set, of course.
The restaurant interior set, by the way, is the same set as the one that has been in use as the tasting room in the Falcon Crest Winery building since # 053. - Different set dressing is an easy way to cut down production costs. Also compare # 089.
 
Inside joke: Pamela mentions one of Richard's security guards named Pomerantz. He is named after SUSAN POMERANTZ, the producers' secretary.
A deleted part of a scene in this episode revealed that Pomerantz is the guard who already eavesdropped on Lance's phone call with Lorraine.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Brenda Jensen from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Chase and Maggie inside the Gioberti House (and not outside).
 
The San Francisco bank with president Carl Warren was named Security National Bank in early script drafts and Certified National Bank in later scripts. The final version of the episode did not mention any name though.
 
The filming location for Warren's office is an executive office of the Alhambra Municipal Court, CA.
 
First Federated Bank (First City Commercial Bank / First Federated City Bank in earlier script drafts), another San Francisco bank, is mentioned.
 
Fictional entity: Cloverfield Downs, another horse race track, is mentioned.
Early script drafts suggested a reference to Bayside Downs known from season 3, but the dialog was changed during script rewriting.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene at the Gioberti House in the evening before the bids for Francesca's Falcon Crest share are collected: Francesca comes over to Chase and Maggie and says she regrets that she has not met them earlier and has not spent more time with them; she tells them that she thinks they are the only genuine people she met in the valley. This scene was completely changed during the rewriting process. It was remodeled into the night scene with Chase and Maggie in their bedroom when they think about how they came to the valley and what has happened since then.
 
Deleted scene: Right before the auction at Falcon Crest, Riebmann is on the phone, discussing the delivery of 800,000 barrels of crude to Bremen / Germany when Spheeris enters his office and hands him the check for his bid on Francesca's Falcon Crest share. They briefly discuss Julia, who has started threatening to break out of the "hospital" and kill her mother. This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Francesca's share of Falcon Crest is worth approximately between $ 24 million (lowest bid) and $ 30 million (highest bid). So the total value of Falcon Crest at that time must be between around $ 72 million and $ 93 million (compare # 094).
 
 
# 080 <4.12> The Triumvirate
 
In the opening credits, the letter "M" has a strange shape in the episode title - in contrast to the regular design of the "M" in the Benguiat Book italics (e.g. compare the end credits).
 
The shot of Pamela on the terrace of Richard's house on Hilltop Road in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused part of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
 
Inside joke: J. Benson Landale, is named after JEFF BENSON, the LORIMAR Vice President - Television.
 

Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set - inconsistency: It becomes obvious this episode that the dining room window parapet is too high compared to the window in the real Villa Miravalle.

 

The gas station at Falcon Crest is situated right next to the Winery Building. That crew installed prop gasoline pumps on the Spring Mountain grounds for that purpose.

 

Cast and crew background: In this episode, the KRDC studio engineer is portrayed by TANIA HARLEY, the girlfriend and future wife of director REZA BADIYI.

 
Rumor has it that early choices for Charlotte Pershing - before JANE GREER was finally selected - were GINGER ROGERS and ALICE FAYE. But these ideas did not materialize. Another actress auditioning for the part was MARIAN McCARGO BELL, WILLIAM R. MOSES' real-life mother. But producers thought MARIAN was too young; in 1985, she won the rĂ´le of Harriet Roberts (compare # 110).
 
Deleted scene: Act 3 contained a scene with Spheeris and Gustav in his communications room in which they listen to a taped conversation between Angela and Greg and also realize that there is a problem with the surveillance at the Gioberti House - since the bugs were discovered by Chase. This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Inside joke: J. Benson Landale is waiting for Chase in front of Earl's Liquor Store (re: EARL HAMNER) on Skyler Road; this road was already mentioned in # 013. - Inside joke: Schuyler (pronounced exactly like Skyler), VA is EARL HAMNER's home town in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
 
The scene with Terry and Richard in his KRDC office was originally staged at the Turf Club in the script.
 
Early script drafts suggested the scene with Richard and Terry at the KRDC culminating in his wish to sleep with her. A later scene was to feature Richard with Terry in the bedroom at her house the next morning. These ideas were dropped during the rewriting of the script.
 
Deleted scene: Lance and Lorraine enter Richard's bedroom in his house. Lorraine explains that it is pure luxury; it includes a refrigerator with Beluga caviar, for example. This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 

The filming location for the living room at the Reardon Ranch in this episode is what used to be the Villa St. Helena in St. Helena, CA.

 

On their way to Richard's house on Hilltop Road, Ben and Chase drive along a road with a bend. It is located on the CBS-MTM backlot (behind stage 4). It was used for a different purpose in # 073 (see there) and will be used for various other purposes in future episodes; see # 089, 113, 121, 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 

Compared to episodes # 072, 073 and 086, yet another prop gate to Richard's Tuscany Valley home on Hilltop Road is used. Check # 072 for details.

 
Fictional entity: The phone number of the Tuscany Valley Cable T.V. company is (707) 555-3110.
 
DICK DUROCK, who plays the gate guard at Richard's home on Hilltop Road this episode, was the first actor to play Spheeris in # 039 and 040 before the part of Spheeris became well-known in season 3 when the character was portrayed by KEN LETNER.
Also compare # 078 and 079 for DICK DUROCK's acting assignment in the current season.
 
Original script drafts staged the scene with Chase and Ben almost being discovered by Lance and Lorraine outside Richard's house near the entrance (and not inside the house).
 
Early script drafts included Julia waking up at de Bercy's house and his posing as a psychiatrist in this episode. In the series' final version, this will be featured in # 081. A significant difference in the current episode's script, however, was that Gustav is sure that Julia knows the Gianinni House so he plans to tell her that he recently moved into it. This part of the original idea will not make it to # 081.
 
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.
 
 
# 081 <4.13> Winner Take All
 
Tentative title: Nothing Ventured...
 
Chase mentions the Park Wyndham, a restaurant with breathtaking views over San Francisco Bay. - Unfortunately, it is never shown in the series.
N.B.: The restaurant mentioned by Chase is a fictional entity. It is not the real hotel in San Francisco named Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel. This hotel was established in the 2000's and its similar name is purely coincidental.
 
Inside joke: Angela mentions judge Mitchell, who will never be seen on the show. - The character is named after unit production manager RON MITCHELL.
 
In this episode as well as in # 085, 086, 095 and 097, the filming location for the stables and stalls at the Reardon Ranch is the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. For previous cases of use of this filming location, see # 047, 049 and 067.
 
Historic allusion: Greg's first horse was named KING ARTHUR.
 
Edited scene: The act 2 opener with Gustav and Spheeris in the communications room was initially longer: It started out with Gustav splicing together tapes of the surveillance at Falcon Crest, which he would like to use to make Julia believe that Angela actually knows she is still alive. - This part of the scene was edited in post-production.
 
Music score: Composer DANA KAPROFF uses elements of SHIRLEY WALKER's "Melissa & Cole" score (compare # 076) in the scene with Melissa and Cole in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in this episode.
 

Although establishing clips of the first filming location for the McKay House have been in regular use again since # 075 (see there), the new exterior scene for the current episode is filmed at the second location (compare # 055) again - just as in # 078. - Is the McKay House supposed to be sort of a building complex consisting of wings in different style?

 
License plate number of Terry's yellow Lotus Esprit: 2EZI805. - This car finally got a license plate in the meantime (compare # 069).
 
Real life allusion: Angela and Emma see a VERDI opera according to Lance.
 

The railroad near the Tuscany Cross Road is mentioned this episode.
 
The filming location for the meeting between Ben and Chase near the Tuscany Cross Road is the brush behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS/FOX STUDIOS (CBS STUDIO CENTER); compare # 074 for the previous use as a dig site.

 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes, which were deleted in post-production:
  • At the end of Chase and Ben's meeting, it is revealed that Spheeris, in a car parked a good distance away, has been following them and watches them get off the van. With a huge telescopic lens, he takes a photo of Ben.
  • The original beginning of act 3 planned for Spheeris to show Gustav the photo of Ben. Spheeris explains that J. Benson Landale is an operative for the U.S. government. Gustav realizes that it must have been Ben who removed the wiretaps devices at the Gioberti House and thinks about having Ben and Chase killed at a later time.
  • Gustav has the doctored surveillance tapes (with Angela's voice, shouting "Julia! Julia!") played through hidden speakers in Julia's room at his house at night until Julia wakes up and believes she is losing her sanity. Then, he enters her room, offering her his "psychiatric" help again in order to get her completely under control.
 

Cameraman's mistake: On the window of Terry's car, there is a reflection of the camera's lights for a short moment before the car race.

 
When Lance puts in the reverse gear right before the car race, his Porsche and Terry's Lotus are closer together than in the previous frame when Lance first arrived.
 
The filming location for the car race is Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
 

Mistake: In the scene after the car race, when Lance kicks and hits Joel, the fight scene is a combination of frames from various takes. This becomes apparent because Joel's position - compared to the car - is different: first near the side mirror, then near the rear fender and finally approximately in the center of the passenger's side of Terry's Lotus.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.

 
Lance's Porsche 928 - different from the 944 model in the two previous seasons (right photo) - is a different prop from the one used in previous and upcoming episodes. Slight differences can be noticed in the front bumper and the adverse weather lamps.
 
 
# 082 <4.14> Suitable for Framing
 
Tentative title: Hunter's Moon.
 
This episode's director's cut featured as the opening scene a conversation between Julia and Gustav in his house: She tells him many details about her past. Among other things, "Dr. de Bercy" learns that Julia went on a one-week trip to Paris with her father in 1974. - This scene was shot, but removed in post-production. Following the editing, all other references to that scene were removed from the final episode also. By removing that segment, ABBY DALTON no longer appeared in any scene in the current episode.
 
The filming location for Lance and Lorraine's hotel room at the Tuscany Valley Inn in this and the following episode is a room in the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) in downtown Los Angeles, CA. This building will be used for various purposes in this episode (see below).
 
Deleted scene: Gustav's assistant, Renée Davenport, provides him with a dossier with Douglas Channing's itinerary for his 1974 trip to Paris (see above). - This segment was filmed, but removed in post-production. Therefore, PATCH MACKENZIE was no longer part of this episode; she will only make her first appearance in the final version of the show in # 086.
The final part of the scene in which Spheeris tells Gustav about Chase and Ben's upcoming trip to Paris was kept though.
 

The set designers did a poor job creating a faint painting supposed to resemble the surroundings as seen from the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion entrance; the surroundings - obviously a lake instead of the swimming pool - do not look like in real life at all.

 
Chase and Ben are on a Concorde flight from New York to Paris.
 
The establishing shot of the airport shows the AĂ©roport de Paris-Orly; it is stock footage from a movie library.
 
Ben and Chase stay at the Hotel George V in Paris, a real luxury hotel now owned by Four Seasons (compare Angela's stay in Paris in # 037).
 
 
The nun Chase and Ben speak with, obviously Sister Jeanette (called Corinne in earlier script drafts), has been in charge of the Sainte Marthe Convent for eleven years. - How is this possible? It is true Sister Jeanette was at Sainte Marthe in season 2 (# 037), but last season (# 056) Maggie met with her in a convent in New Orleans because Sister Jeanette had no longer been in France. - So she must have been in New Orleans just for a short period of time.
 
The filming location for Sister Jeanette's office at the Sainte Marthe Convent in Paris is a room in the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
 
ROBERT FOXWORTH pronounces the French names in this episode very well. - This is a very nice and convincing attention to detail: Chase was educated bilingually.
 
Edited scene: During dinner at Cyrano's with Emma and Angela, Gustav continues his strategy to win Angela's trust: Based on the information he got from Julia and Renée (see above), he makes up a lie, saying he met Douglas and Julia at a cocktail party for the British ambassador in Paris in the spring of 1974. - This part of the scene was removed in post-production.
 

The establishing shot of Dijon / France (stock footage from a film library) actually shows Avenue du Mont d'Arbois in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / France. It features a view in western direction to the church of town (Eglise Saint Gervais et Saint Protais).

 
The interiors of the small restaurant in Dijon / France are portrayed by the former St. Moritz Restaurant (nowadays Firefly) on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA, which already posed as the Tuscany Valley Inn (see # 075).
 
Real life allusion: Lydia Boulanger works for Interpol.
 
Historic allusion: Ben mentions France's Vichy regime of the 1940's.
 
 
Deleted scene: When Chase, Ben and Lydia leave the restaurant in Dijon, a "guest" by the name of Claude (marked yellow in the screen capture) grabs at a nearby phone and calls Spheeris. He tells him that, all according to plan, Lydia planted the false information that Richard is the current head of the cartel. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
Also edited was a part of Lydia's dialog in the preceding chat at the restaurant when she mentioned that misleading information to Ben and Chase.
 
The Tuscany Wine Growers Association is mentioned. Angela is the president.
 
Product placement: Joel mentions the Daily Express, the conservative British tabloid newspaper.
 
Edited scene: Joel calls - after phoning Lance - Marty, his accomplice, to set up the trap for Lance. - This part of the scene was removed in post-production.
 

The establishing clip of Geneva showing the famous Jet d'eau (filmed towards west) is stock footage from a movie library.

 
Klaus Weller (played by JAN-IVAN DORIN), the head of the Banque de Crédit Standard Suisse (original name of the Standard Credit Bank of Switzerland according to the door sign), the cartel's bank in Geneva, speaks impeccable German with no accent in the scene with J. Benson Landale in the foyer of the bank: "Schmeißt ihn 'raus! Los!" ["Throw him out. Go on!"]
 
The filming location for the Banque de Crédit Standard Suisse in Geneva / Switzerland is the counter area on the second floor of the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
 

The interiors of the Café Métropole in Geneva / Switzerland are portrayed by a different corner of the former St. Moritz Restaurant (nowadays Firefly) on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA, which already posed as a different restaurant this episode (see above).

 

The interior set of the garage near the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same as the interior set of one of the rooms in Falcon Crest Winery Building. - An easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made, such as the removal of the stairway, and different props are brought in to make the same set look different.

 
Stock footage from Spring Mountain in St. Helena, CA is used to establish a scene at the Falcon Crest Winery Building.
Post-production mistake: The old lettering, "Falcon Crest Winery", on the stained glass window in the front entrance gives away that this footage is from 1981 because the prop sign was changed after season 1 to "Falcon Crest" only. The same stock shot was mistakenly used in # 063. For details about the change of the lettering in the stained glass window, refer to # 046.
 

Tuscany Jewelry Exchange, a Tuscany pawn shop, can be seen when Charlotte sells her jewelry.
 
The filming location is an office on the second floor of the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) - just in the same area of the filming location for the Standard Credit Bank of Switzerland.

 
The abandoned B & G gas station in the Tuscany Valley Lance is told to come to (by Joel) is located near highway 8 behind the race track and near a spur line of the railroad. - Since there has been only one new highway (29) and the old Tuscany Highway (compare # 067), highway 8 must have been built in the meantime. This is not a big surprise considering the recent real estate investments in the valley (race track, condominium complexes according to the presentation of Carter St. John in # 060, etc.).
The exterior set used for the gas station in this episode and # 084 was located on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS. Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings. It is no longer there nowadays because most of the backlot buildings were demolished by the late 1990's to build more sound stages and office bungalows.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes in Riebmann's office building, which were deleted in post-production:
  • Towards the end of act 4, Spheeris returns: In Gustav's communications room, he reports about his mission in Europe. Gustav is not happy about having lost his friend, Klaus Weller. Spheeris says his death was an accident.
  • After that, they go into Gustav's studio: Lydia is waiting there, her face filled with guilt and anguish. Sie takes the $ 200,000 bribe from Gustav - she was assigned to make Chase believe that Richard is the cartel head in order to have the Falcon Crest owners at war with each other in the near future. She confronts Gustav because he had promised nothing would happen to Ben, whom she loved. After she exits, Gustav wants Spheeris to see to it that she is escorted back to France so she cannot bump into Chase on some local street corner in Tuscany.
 
In the car chase between Angela and Joel, the same portion of the road is filmed twice; first with the cars driving to one direction, then with the cars driving to the opposite direction. - A simple way to prevent the filming equipment from being moved in too many different places and to save on production costs.
The filming location is at the corner of Griffith Park Road and Mount Hollywood Drive in Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.
 
New license plate number of Angela's light ivory Mercedes-Benz 380 SL: 2ABM740.
 
Where Angela is forced off the road and where the patrol car arrives later is actually Zoo Drive in Griffith Park, just east of the Riverside Drive junction. The very same spot was used for Julia's faked car crash in # 036 (compare there).
 
The identification code of the Tuscany Valley patrol car following Angela and Joel is 4078. - This patrol car, by the way, is the same prop used as in # 069. Only the sign on the doors (Truro County, CO, in # 069) was replaced.
When Lance is arrested shortly after that, the first patrol car arriving near the phone booth is 4078 again. But Deputy Duffy, who got out of car 4078 at the crash site shortly before, is not here. Another cop gets out of the car now. - Most likely, Duffy stayed with Angela for first aid, and his colleague picked up the other policeman in the meantime.
 
New license plate of Lance's red Porsche 928: 2AQO518.
 
Contrary to # 081 (compare there), Lance's Porsche 928 is the usual prop again in the scene in front of the gas station. During the assassination attempt and later near the phone booth, however, it is the prop from # 081 again. - Apparently, the prop used for the stunt scenes was an old second-class car to be demolished. This is also the reason why not very much damage to the car can be seen in the scene at the gas station compared to the later scene near the phone booth; the damage is only painted on the vehicle in front of the gas station.
 
When Lance is arrested on a parking lot near a park in Tuscany, a part of the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS with a small park between bungalow 8 and the back of office building 5 is featured for the first time in the series. There is also a characteristic fence in the background. In the episodes to come, this part of the backlot will be used for a vast variety of purposes in various episodes - filmed from different angles.
The fence will be used on a prop photo in # 086; near Dina Welles' house in # 147; on the Del Oro grounds in # 155; during the fire at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in # 186; when Cookie and Lance talk about their baby in # 195; near Richard's house in # 218.
The small park - portraying both a park in Tuscany and a park in San Francisco - will be featured in # 135, 138, 151, 155, 169, 174, 176, 179, 208, 221 and 227.
The back of office building 5 will be used as the office and laboratory complex of the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 091, 094 and 095; the parking lot behind the building will portray a street in Tuscany in # 160 and 174 and the Del Oro Spa & Country Club parking lot in # 179.
Bungalow 8 (on the left as seen from the phone booth in the current episode) will pose as the Tuscany Valley Vintners Club in # 143 and as Play Mountain Day Care Center in San Francisco in # 149.
Refer to the episodes listed above for details.
 
Episode time frame: This episode depicts the events of at least five days: Chase's trip to Europe started in Monday with his flight to Paris (according to # 081) and was over on Friday after his stay in Geneva.
 
 
# 083 <4.15> Vicious Circle
 

The filming location for the interiors of the Tuscany County Jail are rooms in the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

 

The filming location for the kitchen in the Agretti Residence is the kitchen in the Hancock Park mansion in Los Angeles usually portraying the McKay House (compare # 055).

 
BUCK McDANCER, the actor who plays the security guard at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club this episode, also portrayed David Hatch, the airplane leaser at the Tuscany Valley Airport in # 070.
He will appear in many more rĂ´les; please see the references in # 086, 127, 168 and 179. Changes in his hairdo, glasses and a false moustache help make him look completely different when needed.
BUCK's main profession is performing stunts; from this season on, he serves as a stunt double for many cast members in countless scenes. In seasons 5 through 8, he will be the series' stunt coordinator.
 
Familiar faces at LORIMAR: RONNIE CLAIRE EDWARDS, who guest-stars as Maxie McCoy, formerly had a recurring rĂ´le on EARL HAMNER's previous show, "The Waltons", where she played Corabeth Godsey.
Maxie McCoy's original last name was Malone in early script drafts.
 
Maxie mentions real-life horse race tracks: Del Mar (Del Mar, CA) and Bay Meadows (San Mateo, CA).
 
Historic allusion:
Greg mentions SHAKESPEARE's "King Lear".
Angela quotes from it: "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!"
 

The dining room scene at Riebmann's house, the old Gianinni home, is filmed at the former Los Angeles Design Center (Title Exchange Building) in downtown Los Angeles.

 
Herb Boutilier's office in Washington, D.C. is the redressed set that is usually used as the anteroom to the New Globe executive office.
 
Real life allusion: Charlotte mentions the Hialeah Race Track in Miami.
 
The mix-up of stock footage of the previous McKay exteriors with current interior scenes filmed at the Generaux / Guerrero residence continues (compare # 081).
 

No time can be seen on the display of the radio alarm clock in Richard's bedroom.

 
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda set - inconsistency: There are too many high bushes in front of the veranda set. The bushes at the real Villa Miravalle are much smaller.
 
Inside joke: Greg mentions the name of a horse in the sixth race at Tuscany Downs: Easy Ernie. - ROD PETERSON, this episode's writer, hoarsed around with the first name of his stepson, supervising producer ERNIE WALLENGREN.
 
Angela says they just painted and papered up the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion upstairs hall. - Probably, she alludes to the Mansion's renovation during the time the family was away at the beginning of the season (for Julia's funeral; compare the general information for the renovation of the interior sets).
 
The Tuscany Valley street in the cliffhanger scene (Richard and Joel during the thunderstorm) is actually in front of the Mill at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).
 
Season time frame: Since # 081, a little more than one week, but less than two weeks must have gone by. In # 081 - the end of the episode was a Saturday (car race between Lance and Joel) - it was mentioned that Terry and Joel's wedding was scheduled in two weeks. During the current episode, it was mentioned the wedding was scheduled for next Friday. Before that, however, Richard takes Joel to the drug rehabilitation camp at the end of this episode. The Friday of the proposed wedding, by the way, must be the Friday in the week after Chase's return from Europe (compare # 082).
 
 
# 084 <4.16> Insult and Injury
 
Tentative titles: Sparkling Death / Champagne Roulette.
 

Mistake: When Maggie climbs down the stairs in the Gioberti House, a moving shadow can be seen on the landing in the background - ROBERT FOXWORTH started moving towards the stairway too early before the stage direction for Chase's appearance.

 
2 and 7 are the last two figures of the code number of the alarm system in the Gioberti House.
 
In # 080, Richard and Terry made a deal: Richard will provide Terry with phony divorce papers and will get this year's harvest from her vineyard in return. In the current episode, however she says he gets control of her vineyard for one quarter of the market price. - Explanation: As Terry will continue to own the McKay Vineyards in season 5, this can refer to his getting control only in fact by paying one quarter of the market price for her crop; "control" in that context must refer to the fact she cannot make any profit from her vineyard until the next harvest due to the sale of this year's crop. As far as their agreement in # 080 is concerned, the deal apparently must include both the phony documents and the money for the grapes. Terry certainly would not have agreed to obtain only the phony divorce papers in return for her crop even though her complete fortune was endangered by Joel's threats.
 
Season time frame: Joel has been gone for three days (since the end of # 083).
 
Angela to Greg: "If I'd had a son, he would be worthy of my father's legacy." - This line will get a really ironic meaning considering it will be revealed in the season 6 cliffhanger that Richard is her son.
Besides, Angela adds: "It's just a shame that Julia didn't have more children." - Inconsistency: Although the audience will learn about Christopher only next season, Angela has known about him since he was born. What is she up to with this line? As seen from the production process, however, this is a natural problem: At that time, the writers apparently had no idea they would come up with the Rossini storyline later.
 
Mistake: Richard takes the photo of Lorraine with his left hand first, but holds it with his right hand 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.
 

A privately owned estate in Encino, CA portrays the interiors (entry and sitting room) of Greg's ranch home.

 

The establishing shot of the Golden Gate Bridge (filmed towards northeast) is stock footage from a film library.

 

The bend near the B & G gas station on the CBS-MTM backlot (behind stage 4) was used for a different purpose in # 073 (see there) and will be used for various other purposes in future episodes; see # 089, 113, 121, 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 
Mysterious: Why is Lance so surprised about Maggie being at the old B & G gas station? Chase and Maggie's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD is right in front of the building.
 
The Agretti pool is featured for the first time: There is a wooden white pool house in background. This is the only time this privately owned property in Encino, CA (the same estate as the one used as Greg's ranch home this episode, by the way) is used as the Agretti pool. - In later episodes, the pool will look completely different (compare # 103 and 130).
 
Historic allusion: Jean-Louis (Gustav) wants to go to the ballet with Emma to see SHAKESPEARE's "Romeo and Juliet".
 
Seafood is Emma's favorite.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Emma, Gustav and Angela in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, the difference in how Emma wears her vest in the wide angle shots and the close-ups can be noticed.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

A room at the Encino estate portraying Melissa's pool and Greg's home in this episode is used as Lance and Lorraine's (new) Tuscany Valley Inn room.

 
Mistake: In the scene with Lance and Lorraine, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Lorraine's left hand is in different positions in the subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Maggie goes to the Blainfield's, another San Francisco restaurant, with Charlotte. The interior shots are from the Black Forest Inn (nowadays Wilshire Restaurant) in Santa Monica, CA. - Beginning in # 096 (see there), the Blainfield's terrace will be featured quite frequently.
The final shooting script included Chase in the restaurant scene. According to the production report dated 11/05/1984, ROBERT FOXWORTH was unreachable for his scene though. The segment was rewritten on the spot in order to shoot without him; Chase's dialog was taken over by Maggie with slight alterations. The master had been printed by the time ROBERT finally showed.
This also resulted in the deletion of an earlier scene in post-production: In that scene, Chase, Charlotte and Maggie were about to leave for the restaurant after Maggie realized that her pearls are nowhere to be found.
 
The exteriors of the Black Forest Inn are used as the terrace of the unnamed San Francisco restaurant where Richard and Melissa meet.
 
Director's mistake: Lance dials not enough digits to call Lorraine at her KRDC office from Falcon Crest. For a call from the Tuscany Valley to San Francisco, he would have to dial 1 (415) plus the seven digits of the phone number.
 
 
# 085 <4.17> Acid Tests
 

The establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Winery Building at the beginning of this episode is from an unused take of the respective scene in # 076. - Since many scenes needed several takes, the editors got a lot of "superfluous" footage, which they could sometimes easily use in parts as establishing clips.

 
Mistake: In the scene when Cole packs the Champagne bottles into boxes to dispose of them, it is not WILLIAM R. MOSES' arm in the close-up. The close-up was filmed separately, using a stand-in to save time.
This becomes apparent because of the dark hair on the arm in the close-up - BILLY MOSES has bright blond hair.
 
Inside joke: Cole is on the phone with a Champagne customer named Ahern. The name is "borrowed" from second assistant director NEIL AHERN.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in which Lance and Lorraine secretly meet on a quiet street in order to go to the Bridgewater Hotel, which is overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Prop requirements suggested two unknown cars for them: A rental car for Lorraine so she can cover her tracks; an unknown car for Lance since his Porsche was impounded by the police. - This scene was omitted.
 
Real life allusion: Terry mentions the Kentucky Derby, a real event.
 
Lorraine was in room 701 at the Bridgewater Hotel with Lance. After the previous corresponding scene was omitted, this is only referenced in dialog between Pamela and Lorraine.
 
Mike Harris says he will live at the Dorchester Hotel in London - a real hotel.
 
Fictional entity: Charlotte stays at the Kincora Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.
 
Real life allusion: Richard mentions QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
 

The establishing shot of Los Angeles is stock footage from a film library and features Downtown. The camera faces south.

 
In the shot of Alexander Nikoláou's yacht from the outside, he and Chase are sitting in a different angle from the one seen in the subsequent interior scene.
 
The filming location for the scene is the Marina Del Rey harbor.
 
Chase mentions Jacqueline and Alexander Nikoláou were married for 10 years; according to # 084, it was during the time when Chase was in high school and college, i.e.: in the 1950's because, as widely known, Chase was born in 1939 and went to the Air Force Academy in 1958. - Inconsistency: Giving respect to Phillip’s research about Jacqueline's husbands (see # 012) - in which Alexander remained unmentioned - the only period of time for Jacqueline and Alexander's marriage can be between 1951 and 1958. But this is not a period of ten years. - Chase's estimation was rather inaccurate.
Very detailed family trees straightening out problems like this are available here.
 

License plate number of Chase's white Buick rental car in Los Angeles: 1JTA841.

 

In the exterior scene when Chase is kidnapped, there is a reflection of a member of the filming crew on the door of the limousine.
 
The filming location for the kidnapping scene is a parking lot in downtown Alhambra, a community in Greater Los Angeles.

 

The theater where Chase is taken to secretly meet Alexander is actually located in Alhambra, CA, too.

 
Inside joke: Alexander's assistants in the scenes with Chase are called Robert (on the yacht) and David (at the theater). - They are named after ROBERT FOXWORTH and DAVID OPATOSHU.
 
Camellias are Emma's favorite flowers.
 
Cameraman's mistake: On Maggie's rental car, there is a reflection of the camera's lights for a short moment (yellow arrow). A short moment later, the shadow of a crew member stepping out of the picture can be noticed (red arrow).
 
Edited scene: Maggie and Charlotte's farewell scene at the park was longer in the director's cut: Towards the end of the scene, they discuss Angela's knowing about Charlotte's gambling addiction. In the end, Charlotte gives Maggie a birthday present: Her bracelet, which was a gift from Oliver. - That part of the scene was cut in post-production.
 

The filming location for the San Francisco yacht harbor where Emma and Jean-Louis go for a walk is the Marina Del Rey harbor.

 

Maggie and Chase stay in room 2225 at the Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. This is obvious due to the establishing shot even though the name of the hotel is not mentioned explicitly.

 
Early script drafts contained a scene with Maggie, Richard and Alma Miller in the Gioberti House: Richard tries to persuade Maggie to return to his radio station. This scene was omitted.
 

The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who was seen at various social events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076 and 078, is at Cyrano's in this episode. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.

 
The scene with Maggie entertaining Angela, Emma, Melissa and Terry with coffee and cake at Cyrano's was staged at the Turf Club in early script drafts.
 

The very tall man with black hair and a moustache, who entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071, who was seen at the Turf Club in # 073 and 075, who was at the Farrell County Adoption Agency in Washington, D.C. in # 074 and who was a guest at de Bercy's housewarming in # 076, is in the hallway of the Tuscany County Courthouse this time. This man played by an uncredited extra will appear in many more episodes and will probably be best remembered as an assistant district attorney in the Tuscany County Courthouse during Lance's trial (compare # 091) and Tony's trial in season 6 (compare # 154).

 
Mistake: In the courthouse scene with Richard, Maggie and Emma, the shots in the corridor and the courtroom are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Richard is the first one to enter the courtroom in the scene filmed from the corridor, but is the last one to enter in the subsequent frame filmed from inside the courtroom.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The shot to establish the Chinatown restaurant in San Francisco where Richard and Holder are dining is stock footage from a film library. It features Grant Avenue (filmed in northern direction) at the intersection with Pacific Avenue.
 
The filming location for that eatery is the former Don the Beachcomber restaurant in Marina Del Rey, which served as a filming location for two different restaurants in # 032 already.
 
Season time frame:
According to Richard, they are harvesting in the north valley for his Francesca table wines project.
According to Melissa, she and Cole are going to get married next month. - As their wedding seems to be scheduled for the second week in October 1984 (see interpretations in # 088 as well as # 091), it must still be the end of September now.
It is Maggie's birthday - around the end of September.
 
 
# 086 <4.18> The Showdown
 

Product placement: The press photographer uses a Canon camera.

 
Richard rented and leased winery space and equipment from the Tuscany Vintners Associate Winery.
 
License plate of the Mack truck rented by Richard: GD 74S2.
 
The roads the tanker truck is driving along are actually roads in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
The place where the truck comes to a stop and where the wine is drained is the southern end of Mineral Wells Road at the intersection with Griffith Park Drive. The camera faces north on the screen grab. This spot - filmed in southern direction though - is known from # 067 (compare there) as the Old Tuscany Highway. When Chase and Angela arrive in the current episode, they park their cars on Mineral Wells Road in Griffith Park and walk down towards Griffith Park Drive.
 

Cameraman's mistake: When the truck with Richard's wine is abducted, there is, for a short moment, a reflection of the camera's lights on the van used by Riebmann's squad.

 

BUCK McDANCER, who portrays Neil, one of Gustav's henchmen in this and the following episode (this episode hardly recognizable as the driver of the abducted wine truck; screen capture from # 087), also portrayed two different rĂ´les before and will play various other characters in the future; compare # 083 for details.

 
As an alternative to Angela being knocked out by Richard, the script also suggested Angela knocking out Richard with her purse.
 
Chase's Champagne was worth $ 1 million.
 
Real life allusion: Emma mentions ROBERT REDFORD.
 

The fence seen on Richard's black and white photos of the cartel staff ("outside de Bercy's estate") is the very same fence on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS backlot that is used for various other scenes (check out # 082 for details).
Inside joke: Baker and Hansen, the cartel staff members, are EARL HAMNER and ROD PETERSON.

 
The filming location for the scene with Jean-Louis' yacht in the San Francisco Bay is Marina Del Rey, CA.
A popular place for filming; the brown building in the background, by the way, was also used by LORIMAR as Abby's office on "Knots Landing".
 
The horse that usually portrays Small Virtue is a brown horse with a white blaze. Only in this episode, however, it is a darker horse without a blaze.
 

The filming location for the scene with Richard and Pamela on the bridge near the San Francisco marina is actually the Ballona Creek Bridge in Playa Del Rey.
Inside joke: Executive producer EARL HAMNER (playing Baker) passes by in the background behind Richard and Pamela. Obviously, Baker, the cartel operative, follows them.

 

The establishing shot of the barrel room in the Falcon Crest Cooperage is previously unused footage filmed in 1982; it is an earlier part of a scene from # 019 (Lance and Chase enter).

 
Season time frame: The Agretti grapes will be harvested "tomorrow".
 
Inside joke: Maggie grins and asks Chase if he would like to go bowling rather than to relax a bit. - ERNIE WALLENGREN, one of this episode's writers, made regular arrangements with a bowling alley for cast and crew meetings after work.
 

The filming location for the street where Richard's limo (with Richard, Chase and Greg) drives along is Forest Lawn Drive in Los Angeles. In the exterior shot, the camera faces west; the Forest Lawn Memorial Park can be seen in the background.

 
When Renée Davenport introduces herself to Angela, she uses the false name Cheryl Russell. The writers' original choice for the false name was Janet Roberts in early script drafts.
After they decided against that name, by the way, the writing staff later considered Janet Roberts as the name for MORGAN FAIRCHILD's character in season 5. It became Jordan instead of Janet in the end though.
 
This episode's director's cut included additional scenes, which were deleted from the final version to stay in the one-hour program frame:
  • Act 1: In a commercial hot tub at the Tuscany Valley Inn, Lance and Lorraine get a surprise visit from Angela. Again, she demands that Lance terminate his relationship with Lorraine.
    The filming location is what used to be L.A. Waterworks, a commercial hot tub company, on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA; nowadays, the building houses a different company.
  • Act 3: Terry gets a massage from John (played by BRETT CLARK) in her back yard when Greg appears. After the masseur has left, Greg and Terry start making love hungrily. - The result of this scene's deletion is that it transpires only in # 088 that Greg and Terry have started a relationship.
  • Act 4: During dinner at a Fisherman's Wharf restaurant in San Francisco (filmed at a restaurant in Playa Del Rey, CA), Lorraine is unable to tell Lance that she is pregnant. Lance notices that she has no appetite though, but thinks she might be worried because of his upcoming trial.
 
 
# 087 <4.19> Retribution
 

A completely different location is used as the Gianinni House (exteriors and interiors); compare # 075. The estate used this episode is newspaper publisher HARRY CHANDLER's former residence in Los Feliz area in Los Angeles.

 

The filming location for the street where Richard's limo (with Richard, Chase and Greg) drives along is the street where HARRY CHANDLER's former home is located in Los Feliz (Los Angeles).

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco is a southeastern aerial view over Fisherman's Wharf with the Hyde Street Pier in the foreground and Financial District in the background. It is footage taken during the filming of season 3; the helicopter flight continues from the footage presented in # 053 (an aerial view of piers 47 and 45).

 
Mistake: In the scene with Maggie and Lorraine, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Maggie's left hand is in different positions in the subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

Father Bob's office at the St. Timothy Church's rectory is actually also one of the rooms in HARRY CHANDLER's former home.

 
This episode's director's cut included another scene with Gustav and Renée: After he questioned Angela and Julia about the Myrna Mine, he enters the observation room where Renée is waiting and says they will explore the mining shafts and tunnels while Julia and Angela will be left well-guarded in the house. - The segment's part in the observation room was removed in post-production.
 

Again, LORENZO's tattoos are covered with beige shoe polish. In the hotel room scene, however, the darker color of these parts can be noticed. - Check out # 035 for general information on this problem.

 

Inconsistency: In a living room scene at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, there are several photos to be seen on a sideboard in the background. One of them is a photo of Julia - the outdoor photo taken during # 076. How can a photo taken at that time be at Falcon Crest if no one besides Emma knew Julia was alive?! - The set decorators were not careful enough.

 
Early script drafts called for more details of Chase and Greg's way through Riebmann's house. After breaking into it, they move through the cavernous cellar, which is well-stocked with bottles of wine. This segment was omitted during the script revisions.
 

MICHAEL PREECE, who, as many other times, directed the previous episode, plays one of Riebmann's henchmen, Arnold, in this episode.

 
The Myrna Mine, where the Riebmann Treasure is hidden, is located near route 8 on the north side of the Falcon Crest property.
The filming location for the mine is the caves at Bronson Canyon in Hollywood, CA.
 
Edited scene: The scene with Gustav and Renée in the mine shaft, when they are packing the gems shortly before Richard arrives, was initially longer: Gustav explains that, on their way to Geneva, they will have a stopover in the Cayman Islands where the gems will be deposited safely. - The final part of this scene was shortened in post-production.
 
The Gustav Riebmann / Nazi treasure storyline was not very popular with the audience during the series' original run. CBS received letters from viewers who were turned off by a Nazi character being a part of the main cast. EARL HAMNER, however, never intended Gustav to be a Nazi. He was supposed to be a later generation that inherited those Nazi-like qualities.
A lady executive at CBS forced the producers to wrap up this story at very short notice. From that perspective, it is clear for everybody to understand why things happened so fast in this episode and why writers ROD PETERSON and ERNIE WALLENGREN had to end that storyline that abruptly within two episodes. Unfortunately, some very interesting plans for all the characters involved in the cartel got lost that way, too.
 
 
# 088 <4.20> Forsaking All Others
 
Music score: Composer DANA KAPROFF uses SHIRLEY WALKER's "Melissa & Cole" score (compare # 076) in the first scene with Melissa and Cole in the Agretti Residence bedroom in this episode. Elements of that score are also used during Melissa and Cole's wedding ceremony at the end of the episode.
 
Deleted scene: Act 1 contained a night scene in the Gioberti House master bedroom: Chase and Maggie are happy that the cartel is finally history, but Chase wonders if it was the right decision to keep quiet on Julia for now. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Real life allusion: Angela mentions journalist HARRY REASONER (1923 - 1991).
 
Product placement: Angela mentions Peter Rabbit, a children's book character.
 

According to Richard, Serafino's Cafe (Renaldo in earlier script drafts), a food takeaway, has the best hot dogs in San Francisco.
 
The filming location is Ocean Front Walk under the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA.

 
There is a change in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda set: The two small windows (main tower / first floor) are finally made to look like stained glass, matching the real ones in the Villa (compare # 039). Refer to the photos from # 074 and 040 to compare.

The veranda set, however, is different from the real Villa in two respects: First: Whereas the tiles on the floor of the entranceway are now properly replicated, the single step from the veranda to the entranceway (also see # 040) is gone. Secondly: In real life, there is a lamp above the front door; the set on the sound stage being without a ceiling, however, only two lamps could be installed on either side of the entranceway. Fortunately, the real Villa has also been propped with these two lamps for the outdoor scenes since the beginning of this season.
Now and then in this and the following seasons, the editors, however, use old establishing clips of the Mansion without these lamps out of negligence (e.g. compare the screen capture from # 070).
 
Wilder Advertising is housed on the 20th floor of the Bigelow Tower in San Francisco.
Inside joke: Bigalow (same pronunciation) is a character name from the 1980 movie "Raise the Titanic" starring ANNE ARCHER and DAVID SELBY.
 
Labeling name: The writers' choice of the first name for Cassandra Wilder foreshadows her manipulative character, particularly revealed later in her seduction of Richard. Cassandra (Greek origin) means "the lady who entangles men".
 
This episode's director's cut contained the following scenes in act 2, which were filmed, but removed in post-production:
  • Chase and Cole uninstall the alarm system in the Gioberti House dining room. Chase says he will no longer wear a gun. Melissa arrives with Joseph and asks Chase if he would like to give her away in the wedding ceremony since her father is dead. It is an awkward situation for Chase, but he agrees, and she surprises him with an embrace.
  • Emma is feeding Apollo on the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda. When Julia joins her, Emma says she has thought about freeing the falcon, but Julia says that somebody might try to hunt him, and Falcon Crest is at least a place where he is taken care of. The sisters speak about Gustav, and Emma says how much she wanted someone to love her and someone to make love to. Julia tries to cheer her up by reminding her that, as Melissa's matron of honor, she might catch the bride's bouquet.
 
The script suggested Cassandra be a smoker. The final version never showed her smoking a cigarette though.
 
The exterior shot of the Medical Arts Building in San Francisco where Lorraine wants to have an abortion is actually from the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA.
 
Melissa's favorite perfume is Jasmine.
 
The San Francisco restaurant where Melissa's bridal shower takes place is the Black Forest Inn (nowadays Wilshire Restaurant) in Santa Monica, CA in real life.
In # 084, it was used as two different restaurants. Different corners were filmed every time to make it look like completely different places.
 

For the first time, an establishing clip of Ghirardelli Square - the San Francisco chocolate factory and shopping complex - is shown. It is stock footage from a film library.

 
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley Wedding Courtyard where Melissa and Cole want to get married is Lawry's California Center (nowadays the Los Angeles River Center & Gardens) in Los Angeles.
 
At the wedding site, Lance arrives in a red Porsche 928. This must be either a new car, which is identical to his previous one, or it is his old one, which had been impounded, but was returned to him by the police and repaired in the meantime.
 

The curly haired blond lady who is a guest at Melissa and Cole's disastrous wedding was seen at various social events in the past (see # 066). She is played by an uncredited extra.

 
Season time frame:
Cole and Melissa's wedding that ended up in a disaster must have been scheduled for Friday, 10/12/1984:
# 085 depicted the events around the end of September 1984. According to # 087 (depicting just a few days), Cole and Melissa were going to get married "next week"; at the beginning of the current episode, Melissa said: "This time next week, we will be married." In # 088, Lorraine's appointment for the abortion and Richard's meeting with Cassandra are scheduled for "Friday"; the wedding is scheduled for the same day. The only logical conclusion is that it cannot be a later date than Friday, 10/12/1984; otherwise, it would rather have to be "this week" in # 087 than "next week". On the other hand, it cannot be Friday, 10/19/1984 because the periods of time mentioned in the following episodes until Robin's visit would be too short in that case - giving respect to the fact that Robin's visit was scheduled to begin with her mid-term break and, therefore, not later than the beginning of November 1984 (arrival: end of # 091; compare there). Taking into consideration that Melissa mentions two and a half weeks to Robin when she arrives, that would make Melissa and Cole's wedding date approximately 10/14 or 10/15/1984. Since a few days went by between the original date they had set for the wedding (# 088) and their real wedding day (# 089), the original date must have been 10/12/1984.
 
 
# 089 <4.21> Recriminations
 
Tentative title: Reconciliations.
 

The wooded glen in the Tuscany Valley where Greg and Melissa are riding and where Melissa and Cole finally get married is located on the Disney Ranch (Golden Oak Ranch) outside Santa Clarita, CA.

 
Allusion to the movie industry: Melissa says she feels like KATHARINE ROSS in "The Graduate" - "kidnapped" from her own wedding.
 
Deleted scene: Act 1 included a night scene in the Gioberti House master bedroom before Cole's arrival: Chase and Maggie are talking about how Melissa was left standing at the altar; Maggie says her heart goes out to her.
 
The scene in the Gioberti House kitchen with Chase and Maggie began with Alma Miller and Joseph being present. This initial part was removed in post-production, and LESLEY WOODS remained unseen in the entire episode.
 

Compared with seasons 1 and 2, a new filming location is used as the Agretti Residence in this episode as well as in # 091 and 098. This episode, however, features interior scenes (foyer, stairway and living room) only.
This second location is also a privately owned home in Pasadena, CA.

 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes, which were deleted:
  • Melissa comes to the Gioberti House to see Joseph. Maggie tells her that Cole has gone camping with him. Melissa replies that Cole better not try to prevent her from seeing Joseph. If he does not honor her visitation rights they agreed upon, he will find himself in court.
  • In his KRDC office, Richard is warned by Pamela not to trust Cassandra. She says he should not let his hormones affect his judgment. She feels that Cass has hidden motives.
 

The bend at the Reardon Ranch is located on the CBS-MTM backlot (behind stage 4). It was used for different purposes in # 073 and 084 (see there) and will be used for various other purposes in future episodes; see # 113, 121, 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 

The shot of San Francisco at dawn - a helicopter view over Financial District and the Golden Gate Bridge in the mist in the background (filmed in northwestern direction) - is stock footage from a film library.

 
The restaurant interior set in the scene with Pamela and Lorraine (obviously not Cyrano's this time) is the same set as the one used as the tasting room in the Falcon Crest Winery Building and as Cyrano's (compare # 079). - Different set dressing is an easy way to cut down production costs.
 

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

 
N4076Z is the license number of the plane in which Connie Gianinni arrives in the Tuscany Valley.
 
Deleted scene: The act 3 opener was supposed to continue the preceding scene with Chase, Maggie and Connie at the Tuscany Valley Airport: Connie climbs into the waiting limousine while Maggie and Chase talk about Sam and Mary's wish for Connie to take over the Gianinni Winery one day. Chase mentions that Connie studied enology in Paris. - This scene was removed in post-production, leaving the final version without any reference to details about Connie's years at university.
 

The Tuscany Valley lake in the camping scene with Cole and Joseph is portrayed by the lagoon at CBS-MTM STUDIOS, which had been built as an exterior set for the TV show "Gilligan's Island". - In 1995, the lagoon was removed from the backlot. The lagoon building (an office structure named after the lagoon) sits now where the lagoon used to be.
It will be used again in # 113, 124, 144, 146, 153, 168 and 188 (see there).

 
# 061 and 074 giving misleading information on Joseph's age, this episode is even worse: Cole says Joseph is four. - Inconsistency: As Joseph was born in # 025, he cannot be older than two now. Another reference in # 160, however, will make the confusion perfect.
 

The library at Greg's ranch (featured in this episode and # 091) is the real library in the home portraying the Agretti Residence in the current episode.

 

The Gianinni family cemetery in the Tuscany Valley is located on the Disney Ranch (Golden Oak Ranch) outside Santa Clarita, CA.

 

Father Bob drives a blue Chrysler.

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco's Financial District is an aerial view filmed in western direction.

 
During Melissa and Cole's wedding ceremony, it is revealed that Cole's middle name is Hartford, his mother's maiden name. - Inconsistency: In # 026 (see there), his name was just Cole Gioberti according to his passport.
 
 
# 090 <4.22> House Divided
 
The Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion bedroom Lorraine (& Lance) sleep in is not a set, but a real room - on the upper floor of the very same location used as the Gianinni House in this episode and # 087 (portrayed by HARRY CHANDLER's former home). Check out the photo of the hallway in front of the bedroom from # 087. - As the main stairway in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion goes the other way round, this is apparently supposed to be the back stairway, which was mentioned only once before in # 066. For a back stairway, however, this staircase seems to be way too big.
 
Angela talks about her first pregnancy and refers to Julia. - Compared to # 155 which will reveal Richard as Angela's first child, this statement seems to be rather odd. Has Angela possibly tried to forget about her real first pregnancy, or does she not "count" her first son because she believes he died in childbirth. - From the standpoint of program practices, however, the problem is apparently caused by the writers not having developed the season 6 cliffhanger by this time.
 

The establishing shot of the Tahiti hotel where Melissa and Cole spend their honeymoon is stock footage from a film library. It actually features the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort on Moorea, another French Polynesia island, which is a neighboring island of Tahiti.

 
The scenes at Reardon's ranch (corral, stables and stalls) for this episode as well as # 092 and 093 are shot at Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, CA.
 

The restaurant scene (Melissa and Cole's honeymoon in Tahiti) is filmed at the Chart House, a restaurant at the Pacific Ocean beach in Malibu, CA.

 
Bad surprise for DAVID SELBY: Contrary to usual filming practices, KATE VERNON does not only pretend to hit him, but slaps him in the face, indeed!
 
Fictional entities: Cassandra mentions three wine oriented magazines: The Wine Grower, Great Wines Magazine and Arbor Vitae.
 
Deleted scene: After the scene with the promo shooting in the Falcon Crest Winery Building, Angela and Emma were supposed to head out: Emma tells Angela she thinks that Damon is a knock-out. Then, they run into Chase and Connie, who are on a tour through the winery. Angela realizes what a perfect match Chase and Connie could be. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 

License plate number of Terry's rental car, the white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II: 713NJP.

 
The characters of Cass and Damon's parents were called Rebecca and Rafael (instead of Anna and Dominic) in earlier script drafts. Also compare # 094 for another tentative name for Anna.
 
 
# 091 <4.23> The Trial
 

The Tuscany County Courthouse interiors are portrayed by Alhambra Municipal Court in eastern Los Angeles again (compare # 079).

 
Inside joke: The name of D.A. Caroline Earle is a portmanteau of the first names of EARL HAMNER and his daughter, CAROLINE, who is the show's production coordinator.
 

The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra), who is sitting next to D.A. Caroline Earle in Lance's trial in this and the following episode, entered the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071, was a guest at the Turf Club in # 073 and 075 as well as a guest at de Bercy's housewarming in # 076. He was also seen in the hallway of the Tuscany County Courthouse in # 085.

 
The number of Lance's criminal case is 8524.
 
Office building 5 on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS backlot (compare # 082) is used as an exterior set to portray a part of the Falcon Crest Winery Building complex; a sign near the exterior stairway can be seen stating that the offices are on the first floor and the laboratories on the second floor. - The establishing front shot of the real winery, however, is a 1983 clip with Chase and Maggie's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD parked on the driveway. This old clip created the illusion the building from the current scene might be a side wing, an annex or something similar. The problem about the old clip, however, is that the car has the previous license plate from seasons 2 and 3, not the current one.
 
According to early script drafts, Angela - instead of Greg - was to take part in the meeting in Cass' office about a possible Falcon Crest promotional campaign.
 

Among the jury members in Lance's trial, there is an Asian man (played by an uncredited actor), who was named Fong and was featured several times in # 036 - even in the same outfit - and at Richard's housewarming at the McKay place in # 035. He was also featured as a doctor at the Tuscany Valley Hospital in # 048 and as a spectator in the Tuscany County Building in # 054.

 

One of the jury members is the curly haired blond lady who was seen at various social events in the Tuscany Valley (see # 066 and 088). She is played by an uncredited extra.

 

The Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer in Lance's criminal trial in this and the following episode (played by an uncredited extra) is the same court reporter known from the inquest about Jason's death in # 017 and 018 (see # 054) and from the custody suit about Joseph in # 057 (see there). Also compare # 078.

 
Chase mentions he and Doug Eberhart worked together at Trans Atlantic Airlines. The only airline Chase worked for was referred to as AIA in season 1 (compare # 001). Trans Atlantic Airlines must be a subsidiary of AIA. - Original script drafts of # 001 already referred to it as Trans Atlantic, but the episode - as it was filmed - spoke of AIA.
 
Real life allusion: There is a book about American landscaping painter EDWARD HOPPER on the table in the sitting room in the Agretti Residence.
 
Product placement: Richard mentions the "Who Is Who" encyclopedia.
 
Season time frame:
Lance's trial started at the beginning of this episode. According to Greg's statement at the end of # 091, the first day of the trial was a Monday. As it was mentioned in the last third of # 089 that the trial would start in two weeks, this two-week period must have gone by between that point of time and the beginning of the current episode.
Melissa and Cole have been married for two and a half weeks (since # the end of # 089) according to the information given at the end of the current episode. Since, according to Melissa, Robin wanted to come visit during her mid-term break - which is usually scheduled at the end of October / beginning of November in U.S. colleges - it must be around the beginning of November 1984 now (Robin's arrival). This seems to be quite accurate, giving respect to the fact that Cole and Melissa got married shortly after the date they had set originally for their wedding (10/12/1984; see # 088).
This means the first day of Lance's trial must have been Monday, 10/29/1984.
 
 
# 092 <4.24> Justice for All
 
Season time frame: The jury members have been trying to find a ruling in the Lance Cumson case for two days (since the end of # 091).
 
Editing mistake: In the restaurant scene with Emma and Damon, he puts the cork from his left hand into his right one while the waiter pours the wine in the first frame (filmed towards Damon). Damon's hands are still closely together when the cut to the next frame follows: In that frame (filmed towards Emma), Damon already grabs at the wine glass with his left hand.
 
The filming location for this San Francisco restaurant is a place at the corner of 10th Street and Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. The place houses the Santa Monica Seafood nowadays and was remodeled beyond recognition.
A different area of this restaurant was used as Luccio's in season 2 (compare # 021).
 
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda set inconsistency: The horizontal beam atop the pillars has little wholes for decorative purposes in the real Villa (see mark), which are missing in the set.
 
The Asian jury member in Lance's trial (see # 091) is portrayed by another Asian extra (uncredited, too) in this episode.
 
The Pacific Center for Creative Learning in Santa Monica, CA stands in for the criminal division of the Tuscany County Courthouse for the exterior scene in this episode because the filming in the Napa Valley concluded in # 080.
 
License plate number of Richard's burgundy Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL: 2HAI367.
 
Terry drinks her coffee with cream and sugar. Previously, she used to drink it black (# 049).
She does not like blueberry filling in cakes and pastries.
 
An establishing shot of the International Building in San Francisco is used for the Bigelow Tower, the building where Cassandra's company is housed; that clip will be reused in a couple of future episodes as well, e.g. # 099. The shot comes from a scene filmed for # 027 (Richard and Diana).
 
Fictional entity: Helios Food, a food and drinks distribution company, is introduced. Original script drafts suggested the name Chariot Foods.
 
Inside joke: Bradford Linton (according to early script drafts, Jack Linton), the CEO of Helios Food, is named after LORIMAR program executive JEFF LINTON.
 
DONALD MAY, who guest stars as Bradford Linton, is CARLA BORELLI's (Connie Gianinni) husband in real life.
 
In early script drafts, Richard threw his cognac snifter across the room in the Turf Club after Cass rejected him and left. In the final version, he just slams his fist on the bar counter.
 
The prop sign known from the Tuscany County Courthouse courtroom in # 046 (check out details there) is now on the wall in judge Holder's office.
The judge's chambers are located at the Alhambra Municipal Court in real life.
 
Due to an establishing clip of Ghirardelli Square before the restaurant scene with Cass Wilder und Bradford Linton, it becomes apparent that Cyrano's is located in San Francisco.
 
In early script drafts, judge Holder's lines during the sentencing included a reference that Lance will serve his time at the state penitentiary at Chino, CA. The final version does not give away the name and location of the prison.
 
 
# 093 <4.25> Devil's Harvest
 

This episode's intro is the helicopter flight over Falcon Crest from an earlier position (before the street and the reservoir are visible). This aerial view was shot during the Napa Valley filming of season 3 specifically for its main title. Parts of it have been used in various episodes since then. The longest coherent segment from this helicopter flight has been in use since season 4 towards the end of the main titles.

 
Fictional entity: KRFJ is the name of the TV station producing a news editorial about Lance's conviction in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
 
Falcon Crest currently produces 20 million gallons of wine and champagne.
 

The filming location for the path on the Agretti grounds where Melissa and Robin go for a walk is actually located near the lagoon at the CBS-MTM STUDIOS.

 
The unnamed Tuscany Valley restaurant in the scene with Lance, Lorraine and Richard is the Brentwood Inn in Los Angeles in real life.
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who was seen at various social events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076 and 085, is among the guests in that restaurant this episode. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.
 
Music score: Composer ROGER BELLON uses SHIRLEY WALKER's "Melissa & Cole" score (compare # 076) in the scene with Melissa and Cole at the Falcon Crest Winery Building after Robin's departure.
 

The establishing shot of Chinatown in San Francisco is stock footage from a film library. It features California Street at the intersection with Grant Avenue (towards north) with the distinct Sing Chong Building at the corner where the Chinatown Wax Museum was housed in these days.

 
Although Chase and Connie's work place in the Falcon Crest Winery Building is a different lab from the one Julia used to work in, the same stained glass window is in there. - The window was reused for the new interior set to save production costs of course.
 
License plate number of the patrol car (with Deputy Duffy and his colleague) following Angela: 908529.
 
The Tuscany Valley road (scene with Angela's car followed by the police) is actually the entrance to Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades, CA.
 
Mistake: The scene begins with a close-up of Angela in which the white fence can be seen in the background, i.e. she has already passed that curve. In the following wide angle frame, however, she is seen driving along that very same bend again. - The shots are from different takes on the same section of the road combined in the editing process.
 
Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills is used as the psychiatric clinic Cass and Damon's mother is in (room number 207). The building is only filmed for an establishing exterior shot.
Original script drafts spoke of the character as Elizabeth Rossini; her name, however, was later changed to Anna. Compare # 090 for another tentative name for Anna. Original drafts of the script for the current episode had the right side of Anna's face badly scarred by the fire Cass has been dreaming of so often.
 
 
# 094 <4.26> The Decline...
 
The outdoor scenes of the Chinatown street in San Francisco where Lance is hiding are filmed on Hennesy Street and parts of Tenement Street on THE BURBANK STUDIOS backlot. Despite minor changes (e.g. street lights, windows and the different positions of fire escapes), the façades basically still look the same nowadays.
The night scene, by the way, shows the same place where Chase, Cole and Julia were looking for Charles Fong in # 036 (compare there).
As CBS-MTM STUDIOS have no similar exterior sets, it was necessary to return to WARNER BROS. for these scenes in the current episode and in # 095.
 
Director's mistake: On the public phone in the Chinatown building, Lance only dials seven digits to call Falcon Crest - only the phone number without an area code. The Tuscany Valley area code, however, is different from the one of San Francisco, which the director apparently forgot in stage directions.
It is equally odd that a public phone is installed on the fourth floor of an apartment / business building.
 
According to what Lance dials, the phone number of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is 555-2599. The area code is (707).
 
Chase's share of Falcon Crest is worth $ 25 million. So the total value of Falcon Crest at that time must be $ 75 million. This is most likely a realistic market value compared to the bids in # 079.
 
Early script drafts suggested another scene about the Helios Food deal: A discussion between Chase, Maggie, Cole and Connie in the Gioberti House living room - right before the scene with Angela, Greg, Richard and Chase in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco - a view down east on California Street from the corner of Sansome Street - is previously unused footage, which comes from the location shooting of season 2.

 
Fictional entity: An issue of another newspaper, The Oakland Star, is featured.
 

Cameraman's mistake: In the wide angle shot of the Gioberti House kitchen, the camera is pulled too far back from the set. For that reason, it becomes apparent the exterior wall behind the oven and cupboard is missing. - It is a swing set with movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.

 
Chase's nickname for Angela is the "Wicked Witch of the West" - as Maggie likes to call her (see # 031).
 

The Tuscany street where Melissa and Pamela meet is east of office building 5 on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS backlot. See # 082 for the heavy use of this building for various purposes.

 
Fictional entity: Hinman, Boyer & Michaelson Investment Bankers are introduced.
 
Newspaper vendor Li-Chung's original name was Li-Chao in early script drafts. The writers, however, came to the conclusion that their initial intention of an allusion to "Chao-Li" was too flat a joke.
 

The San Francisco bar where Pamela offers Greg information about Richard is actually Michael's Los Feliz Restaurant in Los Angeles.
The place used to be the Los Feliz branch of the legendary restaurant chain The Brown Derby between 1940 and 1960.

 
All interior shots of Greg's ranch house in this episode are no sets, but real rooms in HARRY CHANDLER's old in Los Feliz home, the filming location used as the Gianinni House in # 087 and 090 and one of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion bedrooms in # 090 (compare there). Greg's study will also be seen again in # 096.
 
According to earlier script drafts, the name of Connie's ex-lover, Larry Michaelson, was originally intended to be George Michaelson.
 
Stock footage from Spring Mountain in St. Helena, CA is used to establish scenes at the Falcon Crest Winery Building.
Post-production mistake: Old clips from different years were used, which can be noticed because the first establishing shot (from 1981) shows the old lettering "Falcon Crest Winery" on the stained glass window in the front entrance whereas the second clip (from 1983) shows the lettering "Falcon Crest" only; besides there are trees on either side of the front door in the later clip. For the change of the lettering in the stained glass window, refer to # 046. For a similar mistake, see # 082.
 

As in # 091, office building 5 on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS backlot is used again as an exterior part of the Falcon Crest Winery Building complex. This time, a nearby parking lot can be seen - which is near the CBS-MTM fence (see # 082 for details).

 

License plate number of Larry Michaelson's blue-gray Buick: 1LUU675.

 

License plate number of Lorraine's black Alfa Romeo Spider convertible: 2BQI284.

 
 
# 095 <4.27> ...and the Fall
 

Product placement: In Maggie's New Globe office, a Sharp radio can be seen.

 
One of the phone numbers of the KRDC radio station is (415) 555-6213.
 
The number of Joel's grave at Camp Mary Jane, the Canadian drug rehabilitation institution, is 4451.
 
The filming location for Joel's grave is the brush behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS - near the heavily filmed bend (compare # 073).
 
The picture Terry acquired for Maggie's New Globe office was done by an artist named Kristin. That character, however, will never have an on-screen appearance.
 

CBS-MTM office building 5 (check # 082 for details) portrays the office and laboratory complex of the Falcon Crest Winery Building again. The back of this building can be seen in detail this episode.

 
Damon mentions the Tuscany Valley Racquet Club. It will never be seen on the show though.
 
Fictional entity: Cass mentions Viteck Beer as one of Wilder Advertising's customers.
 
Captain Alexis' original last name was Papageorge in early script drafts.
 
Angela mentions the owner of the freighter that is supposed to take Lance and Lorraine to Italy; the ship owner is named Peter Karzas, a character who will never appear on screen.
 
Season time frame:
Melissa and Cole have been married for two months. As they got married in mid-October 1984 (see # 088 and 091 for details), it must be almost mid-December 1984 now. Since # 091, five and a half weeks must have gone by.
Michaelson has worked for his profit (related to the loan for Chase) for two weeks (since the beginning of # 094). So # 094 must have depicted the events around the beginning of December 1984.
 
Damon's check to Michaelson is in the amount of $ 22 million including a 10 % profit. That means Chase got a loan of $ 20 million. Since Chase did not have any personal money to invest in the expansion of Falcon Crest, this means the expansion results in an increase of Falcon Crest's net worth of $ 60 million ($ 20 million multiplied by 3). After the expansion, Falcon Crest's current net worth must be $ 135 million (according to # 094, the previous $ 75 million plus the increase by the expansion of $ 60 million). The capacity of the production facilities triples due to this expansion.
 
The San Francisco Police Department parking lot (scene with Richard and Detective Fisher) is situated north of the Administration Building on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS grounds in real life. It is east of office building 2 and between office building 3 (cashier department) and the scoring stage.
In the background, the CBS Administration Building, which has been in use primarily as KRDC since # 074 (check there for details), can be noticed.
 
License plate number of the old ocher car taking Lance from Chinatown to the harbor: 432 MEG - the same as on Lance's red Corvette from # 011 on in season 1 and on his red Porsche 944 in seasons 2 and 3 - saving prop budget.
 
The identification code of the S.F.P.D. patrol car arriving first at Lance's Chinatown hideout is 369.
The license plate number: G05 392.
 
For the Chinatown exterior set, first compare # 094.
It becomes apparent in this episode that Lance's room is in the corner part of the building complex (see yellow arrow). One part of the complex (street number 633) houses a supermarket, Sing Chong Market; another part of the building complex houses a laundry on the ground floor.
The fire escape that was used by Lance in the previous episode and that is now used by Lorraine is further right in the building complex (see red mark) and obviously accessible from a common corridor system in the building complex.
The right photo above, in contrast to the photo on the left, illustrates the change in the façades over the years. The fire escape used on the show is now gone; other fire escapes were installed. The same goes for the position of the balconies. Changes in exterior sets at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) are made now and then to use the buildings on various productions without being recognized by the audience too easily.
 

The freighter is waiting for Lance and Lorraine to board at Pier 42 in San Francisco. - The filming location for this and the following episode is a part of the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, the Reservation Point on Terminal Island close to the U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Department and the Immigration Station.

 
 
# 096 <4.28> Cold Comfort
 

The establishing clip of the Golden Gate Bridge with the city in the background (filmed towards southeast) is previously unused footage, which was taken while filming season 1 in San Francisco. An earlier part of this helicopter flight was used in # 058 (see there).

 
The name of the frighter that was supposed to take Lance to Italy is California Rose.
 
The San Francisco Metropolitan Hospital is featured for the first time. - In real life, it is part of the building complex of the Pacoima Hospital (nowadays Phoenix House Foundation) in Lake View Terrace, CA (previously a northern part of Pacoima, CA). This concrete building will later also be used as Tuscany Valley Hospital (compare # 198). A different part of the institution - built of brick - was used as the Tuscany Valley (Memorial) Hospital in seasons 2 and 3 (see especially # 025 and 041). A photo of an aerial view of the part of the building complex used in the current episode was seen in Dr. Lantry's office in # 042 (compare there).
The clips later shown in this episode, however, are filmed at different medical facilities in Greater Los Angeles, the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital (nowadays Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro) in San Pedro.
 
WARREN MUNSON, who played Glasser (a banker) in season 3, now guest-stars as Dr. Shratter.
 

The San Francisco street where Lance makes the phone call to the hospital at night is actually the portion of West 8th Street in San Pedro, CA near street number 1447.

 

Joseph's bedroom at the Agretti residence is portrayed by a room in HARRY CHANDLER's old house in Los Feliz. It is the same house which was used for various purposes in # 087, 090 and 094 (compare there; best known as the Gianinni home).

 
Early script drafts contained a scene in act 1, which did not make it to the final version: Late at night, Chase tells Connie in the Falcon Crest Winery Building that he is concerned that the Helios Food deal might fail. When Maggie enters to pick up Chase, she does not become aware how disappointed Connie is that her evening with Chase is over.
 
The San Francisco restaurant yard where Maggie and Pamela have lunch is actually the northern terrace of the CBS-MTM Administration Building. In # 145, the name of the restaurant can be seen on a menu: It is Blainfield's whose interiors were seen in # 084 (see there); from # 155 on, that restaurant will be called Coit Café (compare there).
Refer to the information on # 074 about the extensive use of this filming site.
Original script drafts staged the scene at a public park in San Francisco.
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who was seen at various social events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076, 078, 085 and 093, is on the terrace of the Blainfield's restaurant this episode (yellow mark on the screen capture above). That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.
 
Other actresses considered for the rĂ´le of the San Francisco Metropolitan Hospital nurse (portrayed by FRAN BENNETT) were LINDA HOY and MARY BETTEN; the latter was finally cast as nurse Novak for # 198 (see there for details) and 199 (season 8).
 
Mysterious: Greg calls the Tuscany Downs Turf Club bartender (played by SAM VINCENT) Lee although he was called Sam by Melissa in # 082.
 
Series time frame: Maggie and Chase celebrate their anniversary in this episode. With the interpretation in # 095 in mind, it must be still December 1984. In season 2, however, they celebrated their anniversary in # 038, i.e. January 1983. - Explanation: Maybe one anniversary refers to the day they first met or started their relationship, and the other one could be their wedding anniversary; another possibility might be that both days are their wedding anniversaries, the one referring to their legal wedding, the other referring to the day when their marriage was blessed by the church.
 
Maggie mentions the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. - Without the name being mentioned, it was seen for the first time in # 019 (see there).
 
Early script drafts suggested different elements in the storylines:
  • Greg secretly searches bank employee Carl Warren's (RYAN MacDONALD; known from # 079) file cabinet at the Tuscany Bank for the records of deposits and withdrawals of Melissa's account (act 3). Later script revisions replaced the character of Carl Warren with a different banker by the name of Phil Davis. In the final version of the episode, Greg only mentions his investigation in dialog.
    Production documents indicate that producers thought about an actor by the name of BRIAN CUNNINGHAM to be cast as Phil Davis.
  • Also removed from the final shooting script was a scene with Damon at his father's grave at the Tuscany Valley Public Cemetery (act 4).
 
Lance's inmate number at the Tuscany County Jail is 534.
 
 
# 097 <4.29> Confessions
 

The filming location for the Tuscany park where Melissa meets Richard is the Sylmar Recreation Center in Sylmar, CA.

 
Product placement: Damon orders a bottle of 1969 Château Margot at Cyrano's.
 
ALEX CURIE receives an acting credit, but has no on-screen appearance in this episode. According to the shooting script, this episode originally included a scene with the actor playing Felipe, a vineyard worker, on a Tuscany Valley hillside Chase and Connie are discussing to convert into a growing field for hybrid grapes. During the scene, Connie comes on to Chase after Felipe has left. This scene was deleted in the final editing process to stay in the one-hour timeslot on CBS (including commercials). The editors, however, forgot to remove ALEX CURIE from the end credits.
 
Product placement: Richard reads a Peanuts cartoon (Snoopy) to Lorraine.
 
Actor DAVID PERCEVAL was originally cast in the small rĂ´le of one of the waiters at Cyrano's. The part finally went to GILLES SAVARD.
 
Editing mistake: In the fight between Melissa and Robin in the Agretti study, Robin stands next to the fireplace (left corner behind her as seen from the camera) in the first frame. But in the next frame, she takes a fall over a chair standing across the fireplace near the French door.
A stunt double replaces BARBARA HOWARD in the fall.
 
Early script drafts contained Angela and Greg in the scene in the Gioberti House when Melissa, with Cole, Chase and Maggie's support, confesses to Sheriff Robbins that she hired Joel to drive a wedge between Lance and Angela: Chase is unhappy about Angela's presence; she enjoys that moment to humiliate Melissa. Angela, however, is angry with Greg because, with great self-confidence, he decided to represent Melissa as the counsel for the defense in her upcoming trial. - The final script draft eliminated Angela and Greg from that scene.
 

The parking lot where Maggie and Greg surprise judge Holder in his limo is actually the parking lot of the San Fernando Courthouse in San Fernando, CA.
 
License plate number of judge Holder's gray limousine: 1HRA361.

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco - a view towards northeast over the bay - is a previously unused shot from the 1982 filming from a balcony in the house with the apartment that was used as Lori Stevens' home (compare # 023).

 
Series time frame: Pamela says she worked for Richard a little over two years. - As it is approximately the second week of January 1985 now (compare # 098), it must rather be a little less than two years (# 041: March 1983). But her rough estimation was quite close.
 
Fictional entity: Falcon Crest buys Webster Wine & Storage from Pamela.
 

The exteriors of Webster Wine & Storage are a building on the premises of the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA (Cobalt Street near Hillside Drive).
 
The interiors, however, are portrayed by the drapery at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).

 
There is a photo of the Falcon Crest Cooperage - a building whose exteriors were used in # 071 (compare there) - on the wall in the office at Webster Wine & Storage.
The same prop used to be in several places in the Falcon Crest Winery Building: in Julia's lab in season 2 (compare # 029) and in the tasting room in season 3 (compare # 060).
It seems rather strange that another company (Webster) decorates their office with a photo of a Falcon Crest building. - Negligent set decorators.
 
 
# 098 <4.30> The Avenging Angel
 

The establishing shot of the corral at the Reardon Ranch before LAURA JOHNSON's main title card is from an unused take of the respective scene in # 085. - Since many scenes needed several takes, the editors got a lot of "superfluous" footage, which they could sometimes easily use in parts for other purposes.

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco is a southwestern aerial view over piers 1, 2, 3 and 5 in the foreground and with the Financial District in the background. It is footage taken during the filming of season 3; this is an earlier part of the same helicopter flight that also delivered footage presented in # 053 (an aerial view of piers 47 and 45) and # 087 (Hyde Street Pier).

 
Deleted scene: Emma and Lance are visiting with Lorraine in the hospital (act 1). Emma gives Lorraine her and Angela's wedding present: a ticket for her honeymoon with Lance - a cruise on a private yacht that used to belong to Cornelius Vanderbilt. When Emma leaves, Lorraine tells Lance that her headache is getting worse and that she is very sleepy. - This scene was removed in post-production, which also meant losing the groundwork for the deterioration in Lorraine's condition.
 
In early script drafts, another Helios Food executive named Mr. Barkley discussed the acquisition of Webster Wine & Storage with the Falcon Crest co-owners in Angela's study in the Victorian Mansion. - The final shooting script replaced that rĂ´le with the existing character, Bradford Linton.
 

The nightly establishing clip of San Francisco features an aerial view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the city in the background (filmed towards southeast). It is previously unused footage, which was taken during the 1983 filming in San Francisco.

 
NEIL ELLIOT, who played the Central Hollywood Studios payroll clerk in season 2, now co-stars as the Maître d' at Cyrano's.
 
Deleted scene: Angela and Emma are holding a vigil with Lance at the hospital when Richard arrives (act 2). In the waiting area near the operating room, Dr. Shratter joins them and says that Lorraine slipped back into a coma as the hematoma, which she sustained in the fall, became aggravated. Angela asks Richard if he notified Stephanie. He tells her she is somewhere in China; the U.S. consulate in Beijing is trying to locate her. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 

The Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer in Melissa's criminal trial (played by an uncredited extra) is the same court reporter known from various court proceedings (see # 054, 057, 078 and 091).

 
Fictional entity: Unified Soft Drink is a Falcon Crest competitor in the Helios Food project.
 
WOODY ENEY, who played D.A. Hawkins in season 3, now guest-stars as Marc Lansing, president of Unified Soft Drink.
 
The character of Mark Lansing was originally called Mark Fuller in early script drafts.
 
In early script drafts, the scene with Lance seated desperately at Lorraine's bedside and Richard, unbeknownst to Lance, standing in the doorway to her hospital room, was supposed to show more of Richard's despair also. It was scripted that he tells Lance that she was his whole world as a little girl and how he taught her how to walk at his and Stephanie's summer house in Martha's Vineyard, MA. - This scene was drastically changed rather shortly before filming.
 

The Tuscany Valley socialite, who was seen at various social events in # 053, 057, 058, 072, 076, 078, 085 and 093, is among the party guests in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion this episode. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.

 
Deleted scene: When Cole comes home to the Agretti Residence after the party at Falcon Crest at night, Melissa is packing her suitcase for her jail term. They are having an argument about Robin because Melissa wants her to move out and Cole, however, would like to keep an eye on her during her pregnancy. In the end, they reconcile and make love. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
This episode and the following one indicate that Chase did not actually own the Gioberti Estate, but that he was simply the beneficiary of a life estate, i.e. a life tenant. In this episode, Greg mentions that the Gioberti House "was left to Chase in a life estate", which is why no one can touch it even now that Chase has lost his third of Falcon Crest. In the season 5 première, Chase will mention to Cole that the Gioberti House and the surrounding vineyard are his "life estate".
A life estate is a concept to designate the ownership of land for a certain period, usually the tenant's lifetime or, in case of a successive life estate, the lifetimes of several persons in a row. The measuring time can also be limited by certain other stipulations, such as a specific point of time. In legal terms, the basic form of a life estate is an estate in property that ends at death of the tenant(s) when there is a reversion to either the original owner or the designated owner determined in the deed that established the life estate. During his / her / their possession, the life tenant(s) has / have the right to enjoy the benefits of ownership of the property, including income derived from rent or other uses of the property (except ownership transfer to a third party), but must also pay for estate taxes and duties. Since a life estate ceases to exist at the death of the respective person's life, this temporary ownership agreement cannot be left to heirs (intestate) or devisees (testate), and the life estate cannot normally be inherited unless the life estate agreement allowed the first life tenant to pass the life estate on to a designated person (successive life tenant). At the end of the respective life (or lives), the property involved in a life estate is typically reverted to the ownership of the remainderperson named in the life estate agreement.
The series never discusses in detail when the Gioberti Estate was put in a life estate. Giving respect to Jasper Gioberti's two different wills and various codicils (compare seasons 1 and 4), however, the only logical conclusion is that Jasper must have established the life estate in his final last will and testament from 1969, which was opened and declared valid after Francesca's arrival in season 4. The life estate agreement could not have been part of Jasper's original will as presented in # 001 because a life estate agreement would have been contradictory to Phillip's explanation that the Gioberti Estate would be passed on to the heirs of the first of Jasper's children to die (Angela or Jason) as those heirs were to gain full - and not just temporary - ownership. Also, the fact that the life estate was first mentioned after Jasper's new will had been opened, indicates that it must have been a term in an appendix or codicil to Jasper's latest last will and testament. This means that Jasper, in his will dated 06/06/1969, declared that the Gioberti Estate will be passed on to Jason as a life estate and, after Jason's death, to Chase, and after Chase's death to his heirs (the property transfers to Chase and then to Chase's heirs being successive life estates); after the death of Chase's heir(s), the Gioberti Estate was to fall into the ownership of the remainderperson(s), the owner(s) of the Falcon Crest estate. This life estate agreement also enabled Chase to name the person(s) to enjoy the benefits of the life estate after his death up until their death(s) when the life estate finally ceases to exist. In season 7, Chase will first name Maggie (as his heiress by his will), then Angela (as his new heiress by the second codicil to Chase's will). With Angela being the owner of Falcon Crest in season 7, obtaining the successive life estate in the Gioberti Estate will lead to all proprietary rights of the whole estate returning into one single hand.
N.B.: In contrast to the Gioberti Estate, full ownership of the Victorian Mansion was left to Angela by Jasper in his will. The Mansion was given to Angela separately from any other part of Jasper's fortune, which is why it was no longer part of Falcon Crest and why Angela could not be thrown out of the house in season 3 when Chase took full ownership of the winery and vineyards (as explained by Angela in # 053). For the same reasons, she will not be thrown out of her house by Cassandra and Anna in season 5 and by Michael Sharpe in season 9. Melissa evicting Angela at the end of season 7, however, will have different reasons (compare # 183).
 
Season time frame: Falcon Crest purchased Webster Wine & Storage last week (at the end of # 097).
 
Series time frame: Melissa is sentenced to two months of imprisonment. As she will get out of jail the morning after the anniversary of the plane crash, i.e. 03/19/1985 (# 100), the day when she is arrested in the current episode must be Saturday, 01/19/1985. - This is in accordance with the party at Falcon Crest (regarding to the Helios Food deal) being hosted on Friday, which must be 01/18/1985.
 
The identification code of Sheriff Robbins' patrol car is 5693.
 
The second location for the Agretti Residence (compare # 089) is used again - entrance and driveway this time. It is, however, the final use of that filming site.
 
When Cass remembers the fire at the Rossini house in flashbacks (partly reused dream sequences from previous episodes, in particular from # 096), the frames of the doors and windows are only fixed to the greenbeds of the sound stage. Gas mains were attached to these frames, and fire was set to them.
 

The explosion of Richard's house (01/19/1985, 10:00 PM) is filmed on a site, which is different from both the usual Napa Valley location (compare # 048, 069 and 070) and the Los Angeles location (compare # 058).

 
Music score: Shortly before the explosion of Richard's house, composer DANA KAPROFF uses a score he already used in # 063 in the scene with Spheeris breaking into Pamela's apartment.
 
An alternate version of this season's cliffhanger was filmed. Publicity stills LORIMAR and CBS sent out to the press for this episode picture parts of the previous versions:
"Desire", the photo with Chase, Connie and Maggie, shows an alternate camera angle. In that version, Maggie steps down to the winery rather than entering through the door.
"First embrace", the famous photo of Richard and Maggie, is from an alternate cliffhanger version without the explosion of Richard's house. In the alternate version, their embrace was to take place in front of Richard's home at daylight. - The photo was taken in front of a gray-white brick wall on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS lot representing Richard's home on Hilltop Road.
 
Original storyline plans:
A man in his late 20's who would be welcomed for his boyish good looks and gentle and polite manner was supposed to turn out as a psychopathic rapist towards the end of the season. - The storyline was dropped for season 4, but later remodeled into the Jeff Wainwright storyline in season 5.