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(revised 10/23/2017)
 
 
General Information
 
Nielsen Ratings: number 25 (of 96) on the TV series hit list.
 
A design update was developed for this season's main title (red and yellow). Further information about the show's visual identity is available here.
An ink drawing of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion was included in the show's logo only for the main title of the season première (# 099). From # 100 on, the usual falcon coat of arms will be back in that place again; it will no longer be in red, white and black, however, but only in red and black. Screen captures of the main title are available here.
 
Original storyline plans:
Angela was supposed to have a stroke. This idea did not materialize because JANE WYMAN was not fond of it.
 
Special guest stars the producers intended to hire for this season:
SUSAN GEORGE, SIMON MacCORKINDALE's second wife in real life, was considered to play Greg Reardon's secret wife. Producers planned a storyline to discover that the womanizing attorney was secretly married. But these plans did not work out.
BROOKE SHIELDS was considered as Greg Reardon's sister and a love interest for Lance, but the actress was not interested.
Refer to # 100, 118 and 127 for further information on plans for other celeb guests which did not materialize.
 
Familiar face at LORIMAR:
MORGAN FAIRCHILD appears as a special guest for this season to play Jordan Jennifer Roberts. She is a well-known LORIMAR soap opera star: On "Dallas", she portrayed Jenna Wade before the character was recast with FRANCINE TACKER and PRISCILLA BEAULIEU PRESLEY; on "Flamingo Road", MORGAN portrayed Constance Weldon Carlyle opposite DAVID SELBY. Contrary to popular myth, it was not DAVID's idea to hire MORGAN on "Falcon Crest" although he enjoyed working with her.
 
Location filming in the Wine Country was done for # 099 through # 110.
As usual, Spring Mountain Vineyards, Stags' Leap Winery, Shafer Vineyards and Inglenook are the major filming sites.
 
 
# 099 <5.01> The Phoenix
 
This is the first episode of the series to start with the regular practice of featuring a recap to remind the viewers of the previous episode's events before a very short sneak preview of the current episode - all prior to the main title.
 
The close-ups of vineyards at the very beginning of this season's main title are previously unused parts from a helicopter sequence filmed for # 052 - compare there for details.
 

The tree-lined Tuscany Valley country road in the main title (immediately after the show title) is actually Oak Knoll Avenue in the Napa Valley. Angela's white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II travels from east to west in the Napa Valley. The particular section of Oak Knoll Avenue filmed for that scene is very close to Highway 29.

 
The pictures of DAVID SELBY (taken during the shooting of # 100), WILLIAM R. MOSES and SUSAN SULLIVAN are specifically filmed for this season's main title. For the other actors' pictures in the main title, especially those coming from various scenes, see the information listed in the respective episodes.
 
The spelling of ANA-ALICIA's name is changed beginning this season: Both her Christian names are now combined with a hyphen. The reason is that the actress, who decided to drop her last name, ORTIZ, for her pseudonym, was tired of some people calling her only "ANA" because most of them believed "ALICIA" was her last name. ANA-ALICIA, however, prefers being called by both her Christian names.
 

The background picture of ANA-ALICIA's main title credit is stock footage. It comes from the main title of the predecessor, "The Vintage Years" (compare "The Vintage Years"; also see # 019).

 

The background picture of LAURA JOHNSON's main title credit shows the Shafer Vineyards outside Napa, CA - photographed from La Vigne Lana towards Silverado Trail during the filming of season 3 already.

 
The intro with a view over Tuscany Valley vineyards is stock footage taken from the balcony of the Napa Valley home, which portrayed Richard's house on Hilltop Road (compare # 048). This footage was taken during the 1984 location filming. This episode features a longer sequence with earlier and later parts of the shot that was already used before ROBERT FOXWORTH's main title card in season 4.
 

A unique aerial view of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is featured at the beginning of this episode. It is from a helicopter flight over the estate, which is closer to the grounds as the one used in the main titles of seasons 3 through 8. This particular sequence is exclusively used for the current episode.

 
Series time frame: Six weeks after the explosion of Richard's house (# 098). Giving respect to the interpretation in # 098 (also compare # 100), the opening of this episode must be on Saturday, March 2, 1985.
 
Strangely enough, the TV newscaster says Floyd Gilmore, Sheriff of Tuscany County, was interviewed immediately after the blast at Richard's. - Inconsistency: At the end of season 4, it was Dan Robbins, who was the sheriff. It will never be explained why he was replaced and how the new appointment could be done that quickly.
The writers had originally chosen Garbett as the last name for Sheriff Gilmore. This name was "borrowed" from TV producer JOHN GARBETT. Inside joke: He is executive supervising producer CLAIRE WHITAKER's son-in-law (married to her daughter, KRISTIN WALLENGREN).
 

Deleted scene: While the broadcast of the TV news is ongoing, the scene cuts to Maggie's hospital room: She is ready to be released, but she does not want to go with Chase because she does not remember anything. - This scene (a LORIMAR promo picture on the left) was removed in post-production.

 
Crawford, Cass and Anna's attorney, was originally named Chaleff in early script drafts.
 
The north wing of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion (housing the kitchen) is missing on the drawing of Falcon Crest Resorts, Cassandra's idea for remodeling the winery and vineyards into a hotel complex. - Does she intend to tear that part of the Mansion down?
The swimming pool is too big - unless she wants to enlarge it.
Besides, the winery building and the bottling building are not built in an exactly parallel line to the mansion in real life.
Apparently, Cass' architect (or rather the prop master!) was a little bit inaccurate.
 
The sun room is new to the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set. In that part of the set, there used to be a walk-in closet in the study (see # 053). - Inconsistency: It seems very strange that there are not only windows in the western wall, but also in the northern wall of the sun room (kind of circular arrangement) because the kitchen ought to be adjacent to the northern wall. The set designers paid less attention to details of the real house.
By the way, there is no sun room in the real Villa Miravalle at all; in that part of the house, there is a back stairway and a part of the vast kitchen area.
 
Richard's new home - his third Tuscany Valley residence - was actually a privately owned Napa Valley mansion. The same filming location was used as Francesca's home in Italy in # 075.
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.
 

Channing House interior set - inconsistency: The sitting room and bedroom have rectangular windows instead of the characteristic shape of the windows seen in the exterior scenes of the house.

 
Al Hurley's original last name was Scotty in original script drafts.
 
Jordan Roberts' original first name was Janet in the original season 5 bible. Also compare # 086 for the writers' previous idea to use the name of Janet Roberts in a different context.
 
From this season on, the newly established main wing of the Tuscany Valley (Memorial) Hospital complex will be seen. The private medical facilities are now called Queen of the Valley Hospital - Tuscany Valley Medical Center, as seen on the sign at the new main entrance in the first hospital scene.
An extension of the medical facilities was already discussed in # 046, but seemed to fail when Angela refused the start-up financing she had originally offered. The financing, however, must have been secured in some other way in the meantime.
The real-life location, the hospital in the city of Napa, CA, almost has the same name: Queen of the Valley Hospital - Napa Valley Medical Center.
 

Melissa is in a rather unusual, "luxurious" cell at the Tuscany County Jail: multi-colored linens on her bed, a lamp on the nightstand, posters on the wall and - most unusual - a TV set! The neighboring cell is not nearly as luxurious.
 
The art poster on the left comes from a real art gallery, Galerie Yoshii, in Paris and promotes a special exhibition of the works of artist MARGUERITE LOUPPE (1902 - 1998).
 
 
The Gioberti House interiors have changed a bit over the summer hiatus: Parts of the limestone walls in the dining room (around the cupboard / dishboard) are now roughcast and painted. The carpet and couch colors in the living room are more pinkish and pastel-like.
 
Chase tells Maggie he will sleep in his office. This room in the Gioberti House is never shown in the series. It must be the room with the French door to the west veranda (see # 019). The rooms behind the living room must be accessible from the door next to the staircase in the foyer - the door which also leads to the stairway to the basement. Also refer to # 024 in that context.
 
Lorraine was allergic to roses.
 

The scene at Lorraine's grave at the Tuscany public cemetery is filmed at the public cemetery in St. Helena, CA. It is in the same row of graves as Michael's, Linda's and Phillip's (# 069), branching off at 90 degrees.
 
Lance rides a red BMW motorcycle.

 
Chase about the Gioberti House: "This house is mine, my home, life estate. And 100 acres of some of the finest grape growing land in this country. They can't be taken away from me. And neither can the Falcon Crest name."
For the "life estate", compare # 098.
Interpretation: The 100 acres cannot refer to Chase's heritage only because the Gioberti Estate was only the original 50 acres of Falcon Crest. This can only refer to what Chase additionally bought in the meantime. As he only purchased the Whitaker Vineyards (# 055), that means they must be the additional 50 acres. - This hardly refers to the Gianinni Winery since Chase does not own the (whole) property yet.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained more dialog between Angela and Anna in the scene with them and Cassandra in the Wilder Advertising office. Originally, it transpired in their conversation that Angela and Anna went to elementary school together and used to be friends. But Angela remembers how Anna insulted their teacher, Miss Van Peer, and tricked her into believing it was Angela's misbehavior. That scene was shortened for the final version of the episode.
 
The Oakville Carmelite Monastery in Oakville, CA is used for the first time: as Convent Magdalena, River Bend, OR.
The same filming location will be used as the Tuscany Valley Parish Church from # 104 on.
The room at the Convent Magdalena where Julia makes her phone call is the dining room of the Carmelite Monastery in Oakville, CA.
 

License plate number of Lance's new silver Porsche 911 convertible: 2AQO518 - the same as on Lance's red Porsche 944 in the previous season.

 
The interior sets of the upper floors of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, which were newly built for this season (on CBS-MTM stage 16 while the first floor is located on stage 10), are different from the upstairs hallways shown in # 001, 004, 005, 031, 046, 063 and 066 (compare there). - It must be a different part of the house again. The most striking thing, however, is the same characteristic stained glass window again - the window known from many different places in the Mansion hallways.
Drawings of the Mansion (floor plans and architectural views) are available here.
 
The interior set of Lance's current bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is basically the same as the set of his old bedroom (e.g. featured in # 008 and 014), of Angela's (# 002), of Julia's (# 002 and 005) and of Lance and Melissa's (seasons 2 and 3; compare screen capture from # 023) bedrooms as well as of the guest bedroom (# 066). The only difference this time is that the door opens the other way round. - An easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like various bedrooms.
 
The barn at Spring Mountain is now used as the Falcon Crest Guest House. Since # 021, when Melissa got an old crib from the barn, the barn must have been rebuilt into a guest cabin. A blue sunblind was added to make it appear as a residential cabin.
 

License plate number of Anna Rossini's black Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham limousine: 1VLYLIM.

 
Inside jokes:
Marysville is the name of the small town where EARL HAMNER used to have a vineyard of his own at the beginning of the 1980's. It is a town in California whereas the town of Marysville in the series is located in Connecticut.
The character of Father Matthew from Marysville is named after a real-life priest by the same name, who used to dance in the theater with JANE WYMAN and Father BOB CURTIS.
 
The church used as the church in Marysville will also be used as a church in the Tuscany Valley in later seasons (# 153 and 207). - The filming location is the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, CA.
 
The headstones placed near the church are props although the real cemetery adjacent to the church yard could also have been used for this scene. The headstone behind Angela, by the way, is one of the three identical headstones from the Gioberti Family Cemetery; one of these was used as Jason Gioberti's gravestone (compare # 012).
 
The filming location for the gym at the Marysville Convent in this and the following episode is what used to be the Studio City Health Club, a small commercial gym close to CBS-MTM STUDIOS on Ventura Place in Studio City, CA. The building houses a restaurant nowadays.
 
Due to technical difficulties with the original film, the scene with GEORGE BRENLIN (Father Matthew) at the gym at the end of # 099 had to be reshot during the shooting of # 100.
 
Labeling name: Father Chris Rossini is given one of the most symbolic first names for a priest: Christopher (Greek origin) means "bearer of Christ".
 
Early script drafts suggested that the final scene of the episode - when Angela tells Greg the truth about Julia's first son - take place in the church in Marysville where Father Christopher baptizes a baby.
 
Like in CLIFF ROBERTSON's case in season 3, MORGAN FAIRCHILD's credit is in a special position: It is a closing credit between act 4 and the end credits. The background picture on her title card is previously unused footage from season 3 and features a view of the main driveway to Falcon Crest (filmed from Shafer Vineyards towards Stags' Leap outside Napa, CA; compare # 041 for details).
 
 
# 100 <5.02> Unfinished Business
 

Product placement: The speaker in Richard's KRDC office is made by Sony.

 
A radio talk show on KRDC is hosted by Miss LaFortune. - Inside joke: This is an allusion to the series' associate producer, VICTORIA LaFORTUNE.
 
Series time frame:
It is the anniversary of the plane crash. So the episode opens on 03/18/1985 (compare # 069 and 098). Melissa is released from jail after two months of imprisonment the next morning, i.e. 03/19/1985.
Terry says she and Michael were married only a couple of months when he died. Their wedding was during an unpictured time gap between # 064 and 065. # 065 depicted the events around the beginning of February 1984 (see there). As Michael died in the night between March 18 and 19, 1984, her rough estimation is correct.
When Maggie tastes a "sour" Agretti grape and Chase states it is early in the growing season, this is also in accordance with the period of time depicted in the current episode.
This episode depicts the events of four days. So the episode closes on 03/21/1985.
 
Fictional organization: Melissa has to do her community service at the Barkley Halfway House for Girls.
Inside joke: The organization is named after DEANNE BARKLEY, one of this season's writers.
 
The filming location for the Tuscany River where Lance and Terry wake up after spending the night together is the Napa River - not far from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Silverado Trail in downtown Napa, CA.
 
The Tuscany River runs, at least partly, parallel to the highway - just like the real Napa River.
 
Chase and Maggie stroll through the Agretti Vineyards when they meet Riley. These parts of the Agretti Vineyards (actually Shafer Vineyards in the Napa Valley) are located southeast of Jacqueline Perrault's grave (see # 041). This makes it very clear again that the walnut-tree-lined main driveway to Falcon Crest is surrounded by the vineyards of various wine growers; for details, check out # 021 and 046 (Agretti), # 041 and 043 (Falcon Crest - Gioberti Estate), # 035, 049 and 051 (Visconti and McKay / Ranson) as well as # 003 and 074 (Stone Briar / Gianinni). Also see # 101. A map of the original 50-acre founder's vineyard of Falcon Crest, the Gioberti Estate, and its neighbors is available for members here.
 
Although listed as "D." Riley Wicker in the script, Riley is introduced as "B." Riley Wicker. - The character's name was obviously changed at very short notice.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Chase wears a shirt he already wore in season 4 (# 097).
 
License plate number of B. Riley Wicker's car: BAK 629.
 

License plate number of Greg's blue Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC: 2BLA629 - the same number as on his BMW in the previous season.

 
The scene with Angela and Greg on the Falcon Crest driveway is filmed on the real Spring Mountain driveway.
The inconsistency in that scene, as comparatively shown on the aerial photo, can hardly be noticed: On her way to the Guest House (marked blue), Angela actually goes away from it (her direction marked red); the pick-up truck's position is marked green for better orientation.
 

License plate number of Cassandra's blue Lincoln Continental Mark VII: 2ALE185 - the same number Angela's former black Mercedes-Benz 600 used to have last season.

 
Fictional entity: An issue of another newspaper, Oakland Register, is featured.
 
Father Bob's counseling session for Melissa is filmed in front of the parsonage of the Church of Our Saviour in San Gabriel, CA - the filming location used as the Marysville convent in the previous episode and at the beginning of the current episode.
 
There is a brown sign on the right pillar of the veranda to the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion now. The owner of Spring Mountain, MIKE ROBBINS, had it installed, which upset the producers because he had failed to let them know. The crew noticed the change only after a couple of scenes had already been shot. The producers would have preferred to have the set decorators cover or blur the sign.
 

Angela does not yet have her new white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, which is known from the main title. She uses some other limousine (only door to be seen).

 

Product placement: An issue of the Time magazine with Peter Stavros on the cover is featured. That way, CESAR ROMERO is introduced as the owner of Stavros Shipping Lines one episode before he appears in person. - There will be another subtle promotion of the Time magazine in season 8 (see # 205).

 
A bunch of great movie stars was taken into consideration to portray the character of Peter Stavros: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS, Jr., LOUIS JOURDAN and GREGORY PECK. But all of these actors were not chosen in the end; the producers finally cast CESAR ROMERO in the rôle of one of the wealthiest men in the world. In case the viewers did not like him, producers planned to write him off before getting married with Angela and introduce another love interest to become her husband; cast suggestions for that new rôle included KIRK DOUGLAS and RICARDO MONTALBÁN (who later became Zach Powers on "Dynasty II: The Colbys"). But the audience loved CESAR ROMERO; this resulted in his becoming a regular the following season.
 
The filming location for the interiors of Stavros Shipping Lines is in building A of the Fort Mason Center at the marina in San Francisco.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears a dress she already wore in season 4 (# 071).
 
Agretti Residence set - inconsistency: There are now book shelves on the wall next to the door in the study. The fireplace is no longer in the left corner next to the French doors leading to the patio / terrace (as it used to be in season 4). It is in the right corner this season (compare the screen capture from # 101 and 113 where this can be seen even better than in the current episode).
 
The interiors of the wine cave at the Gianinni Winery are filmed at Stags' Leap for this and the following episode.
 

Fictional entity: Parkview Bank is one of the banks to foreclose on Richard. Their offices are in the Transamerica Pyramid - the real pyramid skyscraper - in San Francisco.

 

License plate number of the black Ford Bronco following Richard (Pamela's car as it will be discovered later): 1CZO923.

 
The filming location for the car chase (the black Ford Bronco following Richard's limo) is Oakville Cross Road in Oakville, CA, one of the east-west roads between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. Some parts of the scene are multiplied to make it appear longer.
 
 
# 101 <5.03> Blood Brothers
 
Tentative title: Vanishing Act.
 
Season time frame: This episode depicts the events of four days immediately after the end of the previous episode. So the episode opens on 03/22/1985 and closes on 03/25/1985.
 
Deleted scene: The original episode opener was a scene in the living room of the Gioberti House with Sheriff Gilmore asking Chase, Cole and Terry about the details of Maggie's disappearance and telling them that, legally, he cannot do anything about it since Maggie is a grown woman and free to choose where she goes. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Vineyards on either side of the boundary between the Shafer Vineyards and Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley pose as the Agretti lands again (scene with Melissa and Chris). When Chris goes off, the tree-lined driveway to Stags' Leap can be noticed; it poses as the main driveway to Falcon Crest in the series. For topographical information about the vineyards, refer to # 100.
This time, a part of the grounds near a little lake can be seen. In real life, the lake used to be a part of Stags' Leap. Nowadays, this particular parcel of land belongs to Quixote Winery.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears a blouse she already wore in season 4 (# 087).
 
As it can be seen clearly in this episode, the stained glass window in the front door of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion has been changed for this season: The "TP" initials (for Tiburcio Parrott, the man who built Villa Miravalle in real life) are gone. There are grapes in the center of the upper part of the entrance window now.
 
Peter's yacht is docked at the Forbes Island mole in San Francisco.
 
Early script drafts suggested the docks in Tiburon, CA as the filming location.
It was also suggested that the first scene of Angela and Peter's reunion - before their dinner on the yacht - be Angela walking past several fishermen, who dangle their lines in the water, at first not recognizing Peter, whose face is bearded and general appearance very bedraggled.
 

Product placement: On Peter's yacht, Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) is poured.

 
The shot of San Francisco - an aerial view over Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background (filmed in eastern direction) - is an earlier 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) and in # 071. 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.
 
Maggie and Richard have dinner at a restaurant on Ghirardelli Square. The name is not mentioned. It is not Cyrano's (refer to # 079 and compare the screen capture from # 091) because the glass elements behind the table are slightly different.
The restaurant interior set, by the way, is the same set as the one that has been in use as the Tuscany Downs Turf Club (refer to the screen capture from # 104). - Different set dressing (the glass elements here in frosted glass in particular) is an easy way to cut down production costs.
 

This episode, LORENZO's first pool scene was done with him wearing a bathrobe - even in the pool. When he gets out and changes the bathrobe, he turns aside so his tattoos cannot be seen. - The make-up artists obviously did not want to cover them this time (see # 047 in particular).

 
The filming location for the Barkley Halfway House for Girls is Grandview, an apartment house, in St. Helena, CA.
 
Lake Madigan (the Vallejo Water Protection Reservoir) on Wild Horse Valley Road outside Napa, CA can be seen from the Whitaker cabin, which is obviously located nearby.
Compare # 025 for more information about the use of the reservoir in other episodes.
 
The filming location for Simon Whitaker's cabin, now owned by Chase, is a little house on the grounds of a privately owned ranch in the Napa Valley.
The stairs to the deck of the cabin, as seen in the scene, were built by LORIMAR because the real entrance to the cabin, which is located at the side, was not a suitable perspective for the shooting. The cabin's owners are still appreciative for the expansion of their deck.
 
Inaccuracy: Richard refers to Henri as his stepfather, as he did in # 041. - Denault, however, was his adoptive father. This mistake will be made again in # 201.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco - a view from the 2400 block of Hyde Street in northern direction, Alcatraz in the background - is stock footage from a film library.

 
Cast and crew background: ELLEN GEER, who plays Doris, Melissa's maid, from this episode on, is the daughter of WILL GEER (grandpa Zeb Walton on EARL HAMNER's previous series, "The Waltons"). She also had a guest rôle on "The Waltons".
 

Product placement: During Angela and Peter's dinner on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, a bottle of Grand Marnier orange liqueur can be seen.

 
The small lake at Wild Horse Valley Ranch outside Napa, CA, which usually portrays the lake near the Falcon Crest Stables (compare # 025, 043 and 077), is used as a little lake behind the Whitaker cabin in this and the following episode.
 
Frank O'Neill, the former member of the Tuscany Fire Department, was called Frank Powers in early script drafts.
 
Edited scene: The segment with Chao-Li in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion at the beginning of act 3 was initially longer: At the beginning of the scene, his conversation with Angela in the dining room about the food for the dinner with Father Christopher evolves into a discussion if she is really certain that she is doing the right thing with Chris. This part of the scene was filmed, but edited in post-production so, in the final version, it starts with Chao-Li going through the foyer and opening the door for Richard.
 
As it can be noticed in this episode for the first time, the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room is now a bit smaller due to the conversion of a part of the northwestern wing of the house into the sun room (# 099).
 
After learning Christopher is his half-brother, Lance asks Angela provocatively if she had any bastards herself. - This line will get a really ironic meaning considering it will be revealed in the season 6 cliffhanger that Richard is her son.
 
Mistake: In the dinner scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room, Angela's and Emma's hands are in different positions in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The entry to the chapel - a chapel on the grounds of St. Timothy, as # 108 will show (see there) - is portrayed by the entry of the St. Helena Catholic Church in downtown St. Helena, CA.
 
 
# 102 <5.04> Echoes
 
Tentative title: Sins of the Father.
 
Season time frame: This episode opens the morning after the the previous episode. So it depicts the events beginning 03/26/1985.
 

The filming location for the first segment with Lance and Terry on the motorcycle is Oakville Grad Road in Oakville Calistoga, CA, the camera facing northheast.

 
The filming location for the later segment with Lance and Terry on the motorcycle is Oak Knoll Avenue in the Napa Valley (a combination of shots).
They both come to a stop quite near the place where Terry and Joel stopped their cars in # 077 (see there).
 

Product placement: Terry wears a crash helmet by Marushin.

 
In # 103, it will be revealed that Pamela placed the bomb in Richard's house. The current episode features a death threat in a KRDC radio show. Did Pamela commission someone to speak it? - It cannot be Pamela since it is not MARTINE BESWICKE's voice and the woman speaks English with an American accent. - Pamela, however, speaks British English.
 

The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra), who was sitting next to D.A. Caroline Earle in Lance's trial in # 091 (compare there) and 092 and who was seen at various other social events before, is having dinner at the San Francisco restaurant where Angela and Peter are dining in this episode.

 
Mistake: During Angela and Peter's dinner, Angela takes her hands off the table at first, but they are back on the table 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.
 
Real life allusion: Peter mentions the Prado in Madrid.
 
The shot of Angela at the restaurant 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: An electrohydraulic bed of a truck by Knapheide can be seen in front of the Gianinni Winery.

 
License plate number of Sheriff Gilmore's patrol car: 33598.
 

License plate number of Melissa's new red Corvette convertible: 2CAN296 - the same number as on her Porsche 911 Targa in the previous season.

 

The filming location for the place where Melissa and Chris happen to meet is on the grounds of to Stags' Leap Winery in the Napa Valley.

 
Maggie wears the same bracelet as in the night of the explosion of Richard's house. - Has it survived the explosion, or did Maggie have more bracelets of that kind?
 
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley County Fairgrounds is the Napa County Fairground in Calistoga, CA.
 

Chris drives a white Dodge Aries in this episode.

 
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: Angela lying in bed is filmed from different angles right before Anna sets fire to the Mansion.
 
 
# 103 <5.05> Ingress & Egress
 
An additional false gable resembling the Mansion's Victorian architecture was constructed to the southwest side of Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle only to be used for burning it down in this episode's fire scenes. Pyrotechnicians were in charge of setting fire to the false gable in order not to endanger the real Villa. Using that technique was cheaper in those days when video montage was much less advanced than nowadays. - These sequences will be used for # 186 again when the whole Mansion burns to the ground.
In all previous and most of the later establishing clips featuring western views of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, this additional gable is not there of course, which is quite misleading. Unfortunately, the editing staff made some mistakes and reused clips with the prop gable as establishing shot here and there in later episodes (for the first time in # 115; compare there) - making the audience wonder why there is an additional gable there in one episode and why it is gone in the next...
It is mysterious that there is no sign of the fire when Anna enters the Guest House.
 
The alarm system in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion grants the possibility to dial 911 and inform the police and fire department.
 
It seems somewhat illogical how the flames from the hallway only reached some specific spots in Angela's bedroom. The door is hardly on fire; inside the room, only some parts are engulfed in flames (particularly the table and the window).
 
The interior set of Angela's current bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the usual bedroom set (compare # 099) with a few modifications (particularly the fireplace opposite the bed).
 

Mistake: Whereas the windows are engulfed in flames in the exterior scene, the windows are not opened in the interior scene.
 

 

JANE WYMAN is replaced by a stunt double when Lance rescues Angela.

 
Mistake: The morning after the fire, a cameraman can be seen next to Sheriff Gilmore. In the precedent frame filmed from the opposite angle, however, the cameraman was nowhere to be seen.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Inside joke: Anna Rossini says the fire was probably caused by Angela smoking in bed. - This alludes to JANE WYMAN's heavy smoking.
 
License plate number of Sheriff Gilmore's patrol car: 784217.
 
Terry mentions "My Fair Lady", the musical.
 
First on-location filming at the third home used as the Agretti Residence (compare # 014 and 089 in particular): interiors (foyer and stairway in particular) and exteriors (terrace and pool). - It is a private residence in Encino, CA. From season 8 on, this house will be used for exterior scenes of the Agretti Residence again (see # 193).
In # 084, however, a different swimming pool was used for the shooting (compare there).
 
When Robin falls from the stairway in the Agretti Residence, BARBARA HOWARD is replaced by a stunt double.
 
Dr. Franklin, Robin's physician, was called Dr. Franko in early script drafts.
 
Post-production mistake:
The establishing clip of a closed and gated institution for mental patients, Shorecrest Clinic, creates the illusion the subsequent scene with Anna and Cass might take place there. The scene, however, takes place in front of the Tuscany County Courthouse (as usual portrayed by the Napa Valley Courthouse). In particular, a conversation between Cass and Chris in # 104 will make it clear this is a scene in front of the courthouse, indeed. The staff members of a psychiatric clinic apparently take Anna away after the court's ruling that she be institutionalized. The establishing shot of the Shorecrest Clinic must have been inserted accidentally.
This establishing shot, by the way, comes from a longer scene in # 022 of LORIMAR's "Flamingo Road" (filmed and aired in 1981): On that show, Eudora Weldon (BARBARA RUSH) stayed at the Shorecrest Clinic, a drug withdrawal clinic, in Panama City (compare the screen grab from "Flamingo Road": first row, right picture). In real life, Shorecrest Clinic is a luxurious private residence in Pasadena, CA.
 
Season time frame:
This episode depicts a period of at least two weeks - beginning around the end of march and closing around mid-April 1985.
There is a time gap either right before or after the scene with Anna and Cass in front of the courthouse. This becomes obvious in Melissa and Cole's argument when she says that Robin's fall from the stairway in the Agretti Residence (which was depicted quite early in the episode) was the previous week. - Some time having gone by is quite logical because the renovation of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion after the fire is completed within this episode (refer to the following episode when Peter wants to place the picture on the wall of Angela's completely renovated bedroom).
Maybe even some more time passed by right before the renewal of Chase and Maggie's wedding vows.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco shows the marina on Marina Boulevard with a view in southwestern direction towards the Palace of Fine Arts.

 

The filming location for scene at the tennis court (Lance and Chris) is the same property used as the Agretti Residence this episode (see above).

 

Product placement: Christopher wears a Fila sports outfit.

 
SARAH DOUGLAS was not re-hired for this year. Her character, Pamela Lynch, was recast for this episode. Plastic surgery was a necessary excuse to explain Pamela's new looks. It seems strange, however, that MARTINE BESWICKE is not nearly as tall as SARAH DOUGLAS. This problem is completely neglected by the writers. Fortunately, the new actress speaks British at least.
 

Peter drives a blue-gray Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible.

 

The establishing shot of San Francisco (before the nightclub scene) is stock footage from a film library. It features a view of Powell Street in southern direction towards Market Street.

 
Music: Although the show hardly ever uses contemporary music not specifically written for it, Apollonia's first scene at the nightclub features STING's 1985 song "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free".
 
APOLLONIA KOTERO was handpicked by LORIMAR President LEE RICH in order to attract younger viewers. Competing with "Miami Vice", which was airing at the same time, LORIMAR tried to bring fresh air to the series.
 
The outfits APOLLONIA wears on the show are designed by herself.
 
JOHN ZENDA, the actor who plays the manager of the San Francisco nightclub where Apollonia works this episode, also portrayed Nathers, a security guard at the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane where Julia was held in season 3.
 
The filming location for the nightclub where Apollonia works is what used to be the Sasch discotheque (nowadays Platinum Live Club) on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA (interior shots only).
The exteriors of the San Francisco street near the nightclub are actually from Coombs Street in downtown Napa, CA - at around street number 1015.
 
The filming location for Apollonia's small San Francisco Victorian, which is featured in this episode as well as # 104 and 106, is situated on Calistoga Avenue in Napa, CA.
Also see # 128 for this filming site.
 
Fictional entity: Apollonia mentions Icarus Records, a record producing company. - This could be an allusion to ancient Greek mythology (Daedalus and Icarus).
 
Mistake: At the Convent Magdalena, suddenly, a nun is climbing up the stairway in the background behind Chris and Julia (see yellow mark) although she was nowhere around in the precedent frame with the wide angle shot.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

The recording room at Icarus Records is actually the CBS-MTM STUDIOS scoring stage.

 
As in the previous season (see # 096), the Blainfield's, a San Francisco restaurant later also known as Coit Café, is featured this season again (both in the current episode and in # 110 with Lance and Apollonia).
The filming location is the northern terrace of the CBS-MTM Administration Building. Compare # 074 for the frequent use of this place.
 
The shot of Chase on the driveway in front of the Gianinni Winery 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).
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Maggie wears a pullover she already wore in season 4 (# 069).
 
This is the last episode featuring Maggie's Ford Thunderbird. It will never be mentioned why this car is no longer seen anywhere.
 
 
# 104 <5.06> Sharps & Flats
 
In the scene with Greg, Peter and Angela on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the various shots are from different takes: This becomes apparent because, in some frames, Greg sits closer to Peter than in others.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
For a short moment, a dog can be seen running along the driveway in front of the Mansion. It is a Golden Retriever by the name of Chardonney (sic; named after the Chardonnay grapevine) and belonged to Spring Mountain owner MIKE ROBBINS.
 
This is the only time the exteriors of the old First National Bank building in Napa are used as the Tuscany branch of the San Francisco International Bank. - Nowadays, this building houses a restaurant named Ristorante Allegria in real life.
 
Real life allusion: The scouts are mentioned.
 
Series time frame: Three months after the explosion of Richard's house and Connie's leaving the valley (# 098). Giving respect to the interpretation in # 098 (also compare # 099 and 100), the opening of this episode must be on Friday, April 19, 1985. - This time frame will be confirmed in # 111 when it will be mentioned that Maggie's amnesia lasted for three months (from the end of # 098 to the middle of # 104).
 
The filming location for the scene with Chase and Connie is part of Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley. The terraced gardens in front of the Gioberti Estate Guest House are approximately half way between the Gioberti House and the Gianinni Winery.
 
Deleted scene: After their walk, Connie and Chase arrive at the Gioberti Estate Guest House. Entering, she notices his unmade daybed and the partially unpacked luggage, indicating a semi-permanent residence in his office and separation from Maggie. He confesses he thinks that he and Maggie are finished, but Connie says she does not believe it and knows better than anyone how much he loves Maggie.
 

The filming location for the parking garage where Chris meets Cass is the Second Street Parking Garage in downtown Napa, CA (near the Napa Valley Courthouse).
This scene was originally staged in front of Cass' Nob Hill apartment building in San Francisco at night.

 
The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra), who was sitting next to D.A. Caroline Earle in Lance's trial in # 091 (compare there) and 092 and who was seen at various other social events before, is a guest in Tuscany Downs this episode.
 
Mistake: In this episode, he can be seen in two different positions at the same time, first on the balcony (behind the window where Peter is standing) and then in the opposite direction.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
 
Although APOLLONIA KOTERO is a real-life singer, the songs she presents in the series are specifically written for the show and never released on one of her albums. One of her songs is entitled "Red Light Romeo" (written by U.S. songwriter JON LIND, who later created MADONNA's "Crazy for You"). Her demo tape is named after her song "Fire in My Eyes".
 
The filming location for the San Francisco recording studio where Apollonia produces her demo tape is what used to be Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, CA where some of the scoring sessions for various "Falcon Crest" episodes were orchestrated and recorded. The facilities were rebuilt around 2007; the building houses the LA Sound Gallery now.
 
When Maggie's memories come back, she runs all the way to the Falcon Crest Winery Building in her nightgown; she enters the place where she thinks Chase and Connie might be - since Maggie cannot remember the period of time of her amnesia now. - Illogical: What is Chase doing at the Falcon Crest Winery this episode? Does he want to steal materials or equipment connected with his Champagne project (again)? How can he get access to it at night? He is no longer partner of Falcon Crest!
Part of the solution is that the segment became illogical because the director's cut included the following preceding scene, which was deleted from the final version: At night, Chase sees from the Gioberti Estate Guest House that Maggie leaves the Gioberti House, her nightgown blowing in the breeze as she moves through the darkness with an almost somnabulant stride. Following a wooden path, she reaches the Falcon Crest Winery Building, and he follows her. The final episode only kept the segment when they discover each other in the same room where Maggie had caught Chase with Connie in the season 4 cliffhanger.
 
Fictional entities: Regarding to Apollonia's demo tape, radio stations KPRW and KRKD as well as Turnstyle Records company in San Francisco are featured. KCPY radio station in San Francisco is also seen; this station's Tuscany Valley branch was already featured in # 053.
 
Real life allusion: Peter places a picture by PABLO on the wall above the fire place in Angela's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. - He apparently alludes to PABLO PICASSO.
 
An establishing shot of the St. Timothy Church of Tuscany Valley is featured (see # 066 for that filming location; also compare there for the problematic reuse of this nightly establishing clip, which was actually filmed for # 037).
The subsequent interior and exterior scenes, however, feature the rectory and church of the Tuscany Valley Parish Church. The Oakville Carmelite Monastery (see # 099) is now used as the filming location for the Tuscany Valley Parish Church, as it will be in # 108 and 110: interiors (foyer, conference room and office) and exteriors (rectory).
Obviously, the rectory and the small church must be situated on the grounds of the church and convent complex of St. Timothy.
 
Editing mistake: Between shots of Father Bob leaving the rectory office, a close-up of Melissa and Chris is inserted. This intercut results in a sort of delay in Father Bob's leaving the room.
 
License plate number of Connie and Antoine's burgundy / gray rental Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham limousine: 2895238.
 
Mistake: During Connie's farewell scene, the position of Maggie's head is totally different in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Al Hurley mentions he worked for Arlington (a real-life horse race track located in Arlington Heights, IL).
 
 
# 105 <5.07> Changing Partners
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Terry and Richard celebrating going into business together in Tuscany Downs in the Turf Club restaurant. During filming, it was decided that the terrace of Richard's home would be a more attractive location for the scene.
 
Terry buys half of Tuscany Downs for $ 30 million. So the total value of the company must be $ 60 million (including Richard's shares).
 

The filming location for part of the Agretti Vineyards in this episode is the Baldacci Family Vineyards outside Napa - just across the driveway to Stags' Leap.

 
Angela's nickname for Maggie is "Miss Goody Two Shoes".
 
Early script drafts contained a lovemaking scene between Lance and Apollonia in the bedroom of her house in the afternoon right before Lance's meeting with Richard at the New Globe (end of act 2). This scene was omitted.
 
Richard and Lance make a swap deal - not only trading their jobs (as radio station manager and publisher), but also their assets (KRDC and New Globe shares). - Compare # 133.
 

The filming location for the Tuscany park (scene with Melissa, Joseph and Chris) is Crane Park in St. Helena, CA.

 

As in # 074 (details there), the foyer of Building 2 at the CBS-MTM STUDIOS is used as the KRDC foyer.

 
Pink is not one of Angela's favorite colors.
 
The spot where Chris and Cass meet is actually the former Veterans Memorial Park; the bridge in background is the old Napa River bridge on 3rd Street in downtown Napa, CA. - In # 137, the same park will be used; in # 156, the same bridge will be in a scene with Nicole Sauguet (Thames, London). Also compare # 164. Having undergone major reconstruction work in 1992, the bridge looks slightly different nowadays (compare current photo). The park is now gone due to major redevelopment that started in 2008.
 
This scene was originally staged in Cass' office in early script drafts. Only shortly before the filming, the decision was made to use an exterior shot.
 
An old black and white portrait of Dominic Rossini is shown this episode. - Inconsistency: The man on the photo looks completely different from the bald and bearded Dominic as shown in the flashbacks last season (portrayed by JUSTIN de ROSA).
 
The shot of Chris near the bridge over the Tuscany River 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 county board of supervisors have the same conference room (actually in the old Napa City Hall), but the establishing clip now shows a new building after last season's faux-pas (the establishing shots of the courthouse; refer to # 073).
 
In season 4, the Tuscany County Board of Supervisors had the following members (compare # 073): Max Hartman (Chairman), Chase Gioberti, John Costello, Ramon Molina and Ann Brixie. This episode, Molina is no longer on the board; he is replaced by Paul Espinoza. - There must have been another (by-)election in the meantime. Paul Espinoza (quite a common name), however, is obviously not the same character as the winery foreman at Falcon Crest in seasons 1 through 3.
Early script drafts suggested two other supervisors named Mary and Cal instead of Ann and Paul.
 
Gold Creek Canyon is situated in the Tuscany Valley.
 
The Agretti bedroom is refurnished now.
 
Omitted was a scene from early script drafts (act 4) in which Chase, in his office, is talking to Paul Espinoza on the phone, trying to persuade him to side with him on the board of supervisors. Maggie comes in and tells Chase that she tried to win Ann Brixie over on the phone, but had no success.
 
Melissa and Chris meet at the lake on the Agretti property (in real life near the former Inglewood Vineyards in St. Helena; see # 073 for details).
Melissa says her father had the gazebo - her favorite place - built for her 16th birthday. - Inconsistency: In # 073, Melissa told Greg Carlo had built it for her mother.
 
Season time frame: As Melissa says at the gazebo, it is exactly two months after her first meeting with Chris, which was the first scene in # 101 and took place on 03/22/1985 (compare there). So the scene at the gazebo must be on Wednesday, 05/22/1985.
 
The shot of Melissa in the gazebo near the Agretti lake 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: At Crossley's, a sign for Löwenbräu beer can be seen.
 
It seems rather mysterious that the band at the cowboy bar - the name is Crossley's and will only be mentioned in # 137 - is able to play Apollonia's song, "Gimme that Sweet Country Lovin'", without having practiced at all.
 
The filming location for Crossley's Honky Tonk is what used to be Josey Wales, a disco in Vallejo, CA; the whole area south of Napa was redeveloped in the 1990's, and that place no longer exists.
 
 
# 106 <5.08> Storm Warnings
 
Tentative title: Storm Warning.
 

Dwayne calls his Freightliner truck Ursula. Its ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) number is 139807.

 
Cameraman's / editing mistake:
In the shot of Richard's New Globe office from behind Jordan, the exterior wall behind the filing cabinet is missing. - It is a swing set with movable walls to accommodate any production requirements.
In the frontal shot, the wall is back in its place. This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Compared to seasons 2 through 4, the New Globe executive office is much bigger now and has an additional window in the wall behind the desk (which is in a new position).
 
Real life allusion: Lance mentions BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.
 
The scene with Chris and Bob in the chapel is filmed in the real St. Helena Catholic Church; compare # 101 and, in particular, # 108 for more information.
 

The filming location for the phone booth (a prop) where Dwayne makes his phone call to Falcon Crest is the parking lot in front of what used to be Zebedee's Gourmet Burgers (nowadays Press St. Helena) in St. Helena, CA.

 
Chase's office is now in the Gioberti Estate Guest House (see # 043 for the filming location). This will become apparent only in # 117 when the establishing clip is inserted before an interior office scene.
Inconsistency: The window's dimensions do not resemble the architecture of the exteriors; neither do the skylights. - For this interior set, the old window elements from the bedroom of Richard's house on Hilltop Road were reused (compare the screen capture from # 069).
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Melissa wears a dress she already wore in season 4 (# 097).
The filming location for the scene in downtown Tuscany is a parking lot on Washington Street in Yountville, CA. The baby clothes store used to be a shop named Cocoons and is nowadays the Petit Logis Inn. The pavilion and clock tower (to be seen behind Melissa) are no longer there; a restaurant is there now.
 
The filming location for the Cooperage Club, the Tuscany Valley restaurant where Richard and Cass have lunch, is the former St. George Restaurant (nowadays Tra Vigne) in St. Helena, CA in real life.
Also see # 108 and 128 for this filming site.
The season 5 bible originally called the Cooperage Club the Wine Growers Club.
 

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 # 047.

 

The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra), who was sitting next to D.A. Caroline Earle in Lance's trial in # 091 (compare there) and 092, takes part in the celebration to introduce Terry as Richard's new partner in Tuscany Downs this episode. Also compare # 102 and 104.

 
Mistake: When Richard hands the flowers to Terry at the Turf Club, the wide angle shot shows his right hand at his cane; in the following frame, however, he holds the bunch of flowers in both of his hands. This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The shot of Lance near the Falcon Crest Guest House 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 view of the Tuscany Valley (directly before Angela and Peter's picnic) is from Calistoga Grade, a section of Highway 29 near Calistoga, CA, the camera facing southeast. This establishing shot will be reused in # 138.
 

The filming location for Angela and Peter's picnic is a vineyard south of Stags' Leap Manor (the Gioberti House) in the Napa Valley.

 
Product placement: Dwayne mentions cartoon hero Superman.
 
The shot of Terry in the Tuscany Downs Turf Club 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 wide angle version - filmed from a different angle - used this episode).
 
This scene was originally staged at Costello's County Building office. Due to budgetary reasons, the producers decided to use the existing Turf Club set though.
 

Rico's - the candy and ice cream store where the patrol car is parked to tap Terry and Costello's conversation at the Turf Club - is the northern terrace of the CBS-MTM Administration Building. Compare # 074 for the frequent use of this place.

 
 
# 107 <5.09> The Naked Truth
 
The Whitakers are invited to Angela's engagement party. According to Emma, they are out of the wine business as a result of Angela's doing. This must be a different Whitaker family - different from Simon Whitaker, who sold his land to Chase (# 055).
 
KRDC is renamed KBRR (Bay Rock Radio).
 
Cast and crew background: MARK WALLENGREN, who plays the KBRR program host this episode, is writer and supervising producer ERNIE WALLENGREN's brother. - He will serve as the bumper and sneak preview announcer for the following two seasons. MARK has also been a radio host in real life since these days.
Inside joke: Mark Greene (original script drafts: Mark Warren and Mark Wall), the character name of the radio program host, is a pun - a play on the name of MARK WALLENGREN.
 
The broadcast booth is actually located on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS scoring stage (also compare # 074).
 
Bad surprise for DAVID SELBY: Contrary to usual filming practices, MORGAN FAIRCHILD does not only pretend to hit him, but slaps him in the face, indeed!
This happens the second time to him, by the way (compare # 090).
 
The establishing shot for the Tuscany Valley restaurant where Angela and Robin meet is from what used to be the En Brochette (nowadays Il Cielo) in Beverly Hills, CA (exteriors - stock footage from a film library). The filming location for the interiors is the Main Street Bar & Grill (nowadays Downtown Joe's Brewery & Restaurant) in Napa, CA.
 
Season time frame: When Angela and Robin have lunch together, it is one week after Angela's invitation (last third of # 106).
 
Strange: Costello says this year (1985) is an election year. Chase, however, said the same about the previous year in # 079. In season 6 (1986), another election will take place.
 
Omitted was a scene early in act 2 in which Melissa and Cole enter their bedroom in the Agretti Residence, coming home from an expensive San Francisco restaurant called Belle Voir where they had 1972 de Muriac Champagne. They discuss setting a date for their church wedding.
 
Inside joke: Referring to Terry's help in collecting evidence against Costello, Maggie says Terry will probably be called for an interview by Barbara Walters. - BARBARA WALTERS is a famous U.S. anchor newsperson and, when this episode originally aired, was the ladyfriend of LORIMAR co-founder's MERV ADELSON; they got married May 10, 1986, but divorced in 1992.
 
Mistake: During Angela and Peter's lunch, Angela's right hand is in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from different angles.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
JANE WYMAN is replaced by a stunt double in parts of the scene with the flat tire of Angela's car.
 
The filming location for the scene is Dry Creek Road (just north of Harvest Lane) in the Napa Valley. The close-ups of the actors are partly filmed on some of the smaller roads nearby.
 
Omitted was a scene from act 3 in early script drafts: Richard and Cass are in bed in the bedroom in his house.
 
Mistake: In the scene at her Mercedes-Benz 380 SL, Angela has her right hand on her trunk lid and her left hand on her hip. This was not the case in the precedent frame.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
According to Angela, her car is "brand new" - but her light ivory Mercedes-Benz 380 SL looks the same as ever. She most likely bought a new one - yet the same model - after Joel's assassination attempt and must have registered the car with the same license plate as her previous one in season 4.
 

As it can be noticed near the right rear wheel of the Mercedes-Benz 380 SL, a hydraulic pump was used to lift the car. DANIEL GREENE did not really have to use his muscles...

 
The real Napa Valley Courthouse is the filming location for the interior scenes at the Tuscany County Courthouse in this episode and the next one. Courtroom B was also used for # 044.
 
LEONARD STONE, who played Harrison Albright from the Tuscany Valley Hospital board in season 3, now co-stars as Carl Fuller, a judge in the civil division of the Tuscany County Courthouse.
 

Mistake: Over a longer period of time, the very same people exit the courtroom in the background again and again, but are back in the room again in later parts of the scene. The most striking person is a blond woman wearing a dark flannelly blouse.

 
The filming location for the scene in downtown Tuscany (Costello being arrested) is the plaza near the Ristorante Allegria in Napa, CA. The clock tower to be seen in # 106 and 158 was located on that plaza until 1997.
 
The identification code of the patrol car taking Costello to jail is 8658.
 
The Tuscany River crosses a small corner of Falcon Crest land - Angela finally donates these 30 acres to the Tuscany county to build a reservoir there.
 
Real life allusion: Lance mentions British pop singer BOY GEORGE.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in Angela's study in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in act 4 in which Peter returns from a 2-day business trip from Los Angeles the night before the engagement party. In later rewrites, the dialog between Angela and Peter about her love for him was amalgamated into the earlier scene in the sun room (which was actually shot).
 

Product placement: At the engagement party, Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) is poured.

 

The swimming pool in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion was covered with boards to convert the area into a party grounds for Angela and Peter's engagement party.

 
Edited scene: The conversation between Greg and Jordan at Angela and Peter's engagement party - while talking about Angela's lawsuit against Richard and Lance, they are enjoying each other's company - was shortened in post-production to a short segment, a view from Richard's perspective, with hardly audible parts of dialog.
 
 
# 108 <5.10> Inconceivable Affairs
 
Tentative title: Something Borrowed, Something Blue...
 
The theme music is slightly changed; a few different musical instruments are used from this episode on. This is the first change of the main theme within a season - ignoring mere extendings or shortenings of the main title caused by actors being added or taken off during a season.
 
Series time frame:
One month before Robin is due to have her baby. This means this episode takes place eight months after Robin slept with Cole, which was in # 093. Giving respect to the time frame interpretation stated in # 091, 092 and 095, # 093 must have depicted the events around the end of November 1984, which means that Robin's baby is due approximately in the first week of September 1985. So this episode must depict the events around the first week of August 1985.
This leads to the following conclusions:
The civil lawsuit Angela vs. Lance and Richard taking place on Monday (as stated in # 107), must be on Monday, 08/05/1985 when the episode opens.
Cole and Melissa get married on Friday, which must be 08/09/1985.
Peter and Angela's wedding is scheduled for Sunday, which must be 08/11/1985 (last day of the episode and first day of # 109).
As the scene with Melissa and Chris at the Agretti gazebo (# 105) was on 05/22/1985 and the current episode opens around the beginning of August 1985, about two months must have gone by between the end of # 105 and the beginning of # 108. # 106 opens the morning after the final scene of # 105; only one week passed by between Angela's invitation (# 106) and her lunch with Robin (# 107); # 108 finally opens the night after Angela and Peter's engagement party, which took place on the last afternoon of # 107. All that make it very clear that there are some time gaps with unpictured events in the course of these episodes. Giving respect to the chronology, there can only be one time gap towards the end of # 104 - between the scene with the Tuscany County Board of Supervisors in session and the scene with Emma's first meeting with Dwayne at the cowboy bar - and another one in # 107 - between Angela and Robin having lunch and the scene with Terry and Costello at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
 
The Napa Valley Courthouse is used as the Tuscany County Courthouse again. The southern view of the building is featured only in this episode. The foyer with the stairway was featured previously in # 045.
 
The filming location for the scene in the rectory garden is the small terrace of the Carmelite Monastery in Oakville, CA.
 
JULIE CARMEN, who portrays Sofia Stavros, found out she was pregnant two weeks after she signed the contract for her guest starring rôle. When she told the producers, they decided to write her pregnancy into the plot.
 
The interior set used as the room where Sofia and Philippe are having breakfast is the Agretti bedroom, which has undergone minor redecoration for this scene - a simple way to keep production costs low.
 
Early script drafts called for Philippe Stavros to be Peter's son and Sofia's brother. In rewrites, however, the rôle was changed to Sofia's husband, Philippe Hubbert.
 
Apollonia and Walker McDowell have lunch at the Cooperage Club courtyard. The filming location is the Tuscan Courtyard of the former St. George Restaurant (nowadays Tra Vigne) in St. Helena, CA.
Later this episode, Apollonia is to be seen in an interior scene at the restaurant as well.
Also refer to # 106 for this filming location.
 
Real life allusion: Walker mentions singer NEIL DIAMOND in this and the following episode.
 
The Gioberti House interior set has changed: This season, a big window to the west veranda was installed in the living room; this detail can be seen particularly well this episode. Last season, there was a cupboard in front of the wall there. - In the real Stags' Leap Manor House, however, there are two smaller windows.
 
Early script drafts included a line in Richard's conversation with Cass (in bed in his house), saying that - besides his stepdaughter, Lorraine - he had a biological son, who died at birth. This part was omitted in the final version.
 
Mistake: Cole calls the church where he and Melissa get married St. Martin, but the establishing clip shows an exterior shot of St. Timothy.
The location used for the interior scenes is different from the one seen in season 3 (left screen grab). It is the St. Helena Catholic Church. This smaller nave was used for # 106, too; the entry was used in # 101. - So there must be a third church (besides St. Timothy Church itself and the Parish Church; also see # 104), i.e. this chapel, on the vast grounds of the convent.
 

The KBRR recording room with the grand piano is actually the CBS-MTM STUDIOS scoring stage (compare # 103 and 107 for another use).

 
Director's mistake: On her phone in her San Francisco apartment, Jordan only dials seven digits to call Greg, who lives in the Tuscany Valley - 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.
 
Emma and Dwayne have lunch at Pearl's, a burger restaurant.
The filming location is what used to be Zebedee's Gourmet Burgers (nowadays Press St. Helena) in St. Helena, CA. Compare # 106 for an exterior use of that location.
 
Mistake: Depending on the direction of the camera, the position and size of Dwayne's burger on the plate as well as the filling level of the drinks are different.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Fictional entity: Wallen & Green Publishers is the company publishing Maggie's book, "Sudden Friendship".
Inside joke: The name of the publishing company is a pun on ERNIE WALLENGREN's last name.
 
The character name of the Wallen & Green agent is "borrowed" from DAVID CALLOWAY, the show's camera operator, who will take over the job as the director of photography on the "Falcon Crest" set towards the end of the following season.
 
Maggie's novel begins with a quote from 18th century author JOHN GAY: "From wine, what sudden friendship springs." This inspired her for the selection of the book's title.
 

The filming location for Jordan and Greg's picnic is a vineyard at Stags' Leap Winery in the Napa Valley.

 

The scene with Chris and Melissa in the dining room of the Parish Church rectory is filmed at the Carmelite Monastery in Oakville, CA.

 
The scene on the Tuscany Valley country road where Peter is abducted is filmed on Yount Mill Road in the Napa Valley; going north on Yount Street from Yountville, the exact place is the first bend on Yount Mill Road.
 
License plate number of the white van used to kidnap Peter: 2J43624.
 
Sofia and and Philippe's rental car is a black 1980 Mercedes-Benz E (type W123).
 
 
# 109 <5.11> Strange Bedfellows
 
The episode title refers to a phrase first used in the play "The Tempest" by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564 - 1616).
 
The restaurant where Jordan and Greg have dinner is the Vintner's Court Restaurant at the Silverado Country Club on the outskirts of Napa, CA. Whereas these restaurant interiors are featured in this episode only, the Silverado Country Club, however, will be used as the filming location for the Del Oro in season 6 (see # 130).
 
The shot of Greg at the restaurant 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).
 
Greg refers to Jordan Roberts' father as "Julian J. Roberts". Harriet will also call J.J. Julian in # 110. - Inconsistency: On J.J.'s gravestone in # 127, the name is John Jordan Roberts. - Explanation: Maybe, his name is John Jordan Roberts, but he is commonly known as "J.J." with "Julian" being a nickname (for whatever reason) - one possibility to eliminate the inconsistency caused by the lack of coordination between writers and prop masters.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Maggie and Terry speaking about "Sudden Friendship" and Chase joining them briefly in the Gioberti House kitchen. Shortly before filming, it was decided to shoot it on the veranda.
 
This episode features the two establishing shots of San Francisco on the left. The first one (wide angle shot) is used to introduce a scene at KBRR, the second one is presented right before a scene at the New Globe. They are both supposed to establish San Francisco in general although they are pretty much focused on the white building.
It is a view over Market Street in northeastern direction. The distinct white building in the foreground (picture 1) and in the close-up (screen grab 2) is the Bank of America Computer Center.
These segments are from one helicopter shot taken 10/05/1981 - filmed the other way round: first, the close-up, then the wide angle shot. The producers originally planned to use the white building as the San Francisco Globe. This segment was filmed for a draft of the season 1 main title; it remained unused in the final version though. The production documents for the main title described this segment as follows: "Aerial - Establish city of San Francisco. Pan over white newspaper building and other modern high-rises. Pull back to establish panoramic view of S.F. with ocean in background."
 
The KBRR transmission range is 103.1 now (compare # 074 for KRDC).
 
Fictional entity: Music Channel will produce and air Apollonia's rock video.
 
This episode originally contained a scene with Chris coaching some teenagers at a basketball court; Cass comes by to tell him about her plans to marry Richard. This scene - filmed at the basketball court of St. Helena High School in St. Helena, CA - was removed from the final version to stay within the one-hour program.
 
Fictional entity: Miss Jones works for Kellogue Investigations.
 
Cast and crew background: JILL JACOBSON, who portrays Erin Jones, was married to supervising producer and writer GREG STRANGIS during her guest appearance on the show.
 
Early script drafts suggested as the act 2 opener a scene with Angela giving J.J. Roberts a tour through the Falcon Crest Winery Building, trying to persuade him to help Greg establish a political career. - The scene was omitted.
 
Richard's New Globe office is refurnished and re-designed now that he is back.
 

Walker McDowell stays in room 301 at the Riverview Hotel in San Francisco.
 
The filming location (exteriors and lobby) is what used to be the Fleabag Hotel in Crockett, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. The building was demolished in the 1990's.

 
The vineyard scene with Miss Jones and Phil McLish is filmed at Shafer Vineyards in the Napa Valley - southeast of La Vigne Lana (compare # 041). A Shafer building can be noticed next to Angela's car.
 
Early script drafts suggested that Richard abruptly terminate his relationship with Cass after she gave him her office building in San Francisco - before she tells him that she is pregnant. - The scene was changed in the rewriting process.
Also omitted was a corresponding scene in act 4 in which Richard learns that Cass did not do him a favor signing over the Bigelow Tower to him as she "mortgaged it all the way to Mars", as his line was scripted.
 
Amazing: Richard had a vasectomy years ago - according to # 058, long before he came to California. In the current episode, he says Dr. Lloyd did perform the vasectomy. That doctor now works in San Francisco. Coincidence?
 
The luxurious apartment house Jordan lives in (screen capture from # 110) is located at the southwest corner of Jones and Washington Street on Nob Hill in San Francisco. It is called The Comstock in real life.
The nightly establishing shot used in the current episode (unpictured here) is reused footage, which was first presented in # 033. All establishing shots of the building in this seasons are stock footage from the season 2 filming (1982).
 

The filming location for Chase's particular vineyard in this episode is one of the vineyards at Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley - behind the stone bridge leading to the driveways to the Gioberti Estate and to the Gianinni Winery.

 
Early script drafts suggested as the act 3 opener a scene with Lance and Apollonia in front of the Falcon Crest Guest House when they hop into Lance's car to drive to the Riverview Hotel. Then, the Porsche speeds by the Victorian Mansion. - This scene was omitted.
 
Early script drafts suggested Doris telling Melissa she will take Joseph to the county fair, shortly before Melissa goes riding where she will happen to see Chris at the lake. - This scene was omitted.
 

An old establishing clip of the Falcon Crest Winery Building is reused. The stained glass window above the main entrance still reads "Falcon Crest Winery" although it was redone with the letters "Falcon Crest" in season 3 (compare # 046 in particular, but also # 082 and 094). The editors were negligent.

 
Mistake: In the scene with Emma and Dwayne, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Emma's left hand is in different positions in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Early script drafts suggested that Jordan and Greg make love in this episode already, but that Jordan throws Greg out of her apartment when he tells her about his political collaboration with her father. - Their scenes were completely rewritten to develop their relationship more slowly, particularly without having an intimate relationship so soon.
 
For the scene with Melissa and Chris, the lake known from # 073 (details there), 076 and 105 (located at the former Inglewood Vineyards in St. Helena, CA) is reused. - Also refer to # 137.
 
Season time frame:
Robin is in labor at the end of this episode and will have her baby at the beginning of the next one (same day as the last one of the current episode). Giving respect to the time frame interpretation in # 108, Hope's birthday must be in the first week of September 1985. It is the same day when Chase's vineyards are inspected by Phil McLish - a Tuesday, as it will be stated in # 110 by Chase saying that the mealy moth must have been planted in his vineyard on Monday, the night before the inspection. Therefore, Hope's birthday must be Tuesday, 09/03/1985.
This makes it clear that there must be a time gap in the course of the current episode because the beginning of the episode is identical with the last day of the previous one (08/11/1985). It is most likely that some unpictured events took place after the day for which Angela's wedding was scheduled and before the night of Greg and Jordan's dinner.
 
Series time frame: It is a mistake that, according to Greg, Angela promised him to help him start a political career exactly 379 days ago. Her promise was in # 070, i.e. at the end of March 1984 (see there). But it is September 1985 now. - Apparently, she must have made a serious and concrete promise approximately half a year after their first talk about Greg's political career.
 
 
# 110 <5.12> False Hope
 
Dr. Marion Sanders, the QVH resident pediatrician, was called Marlene Sanders in early script drafts.
 
Historic allusion: Richard mentions Cleopatra.
 
Another one of Apollonia's songs is entitled "Fame and Fortune".
 

The sound stage where Apollonia's music video is filmed is part of sound stage 16 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS where many of the interior sets for the series are built. The equipment in the background is real production equipment.

 
The shot of Emma on the veranda 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 sign on Chase's winery building still says Gianinni Winery. So Connie must still own 50 % at that time.

 
Season time frame: Chase says it is late in the season. - Apparently, he refers to the upcoming grape harvest and makes sense because it is September 1985 now.
 
Early script drafts suggested a scene with Terry running into Richard at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club late at night. She makes a pass at him, but he rejects her flirtatious offer, telling her that he is not interested and suggesting that she better keep going out with Floyd Gilmore. - This scene was omitted in rewrites and replaced with the scene when Terry overhears the conversation between Al and his accomplice about the skimming operation at the race track.
 
Inside joke: Terry's attorney, Mr. Waxman, is named after JULIE WAXMAN, the former LORIMAR Vice President - Business Affairs.
 
Once again, the Carlyle of Nob Hill is featured (compare # 026). This time, the street number (1360) can be noticed. - This is, by the way, the real life street number of Bently Nob Hill in San Francsico.
 
MARIAN McCARGO BELL (Harriet Roberts from this episode on - Helen in early script drafts), WILLIAM R. MOSES' real-life mother, tried to win a rôle on "Falcon Crest" twice before.
The character of Maggie Gioberti being recast after the predecessor, "The Vintage Years", she first auditioned for that rôle. But the producers felt she looked too old for that character.
In 1984, she applied for the rôle of Charlotte Pershing, Maggie's mother. But this time, the producers thought she was too young.
 
Real life allusions:
Emma mentions ROBERT REDFORD and his movie "The Candidate".
Greg mentions French pantomime MARCEL MARCEAU.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Apollonia telling Lance about her upcoming tour in Lance's KBRR office. - Shortly before the filming, the scene was moved to the terrace of the Blainfield's restaurant.
Early script drafts suggested an additional scene in the KBRR broadcast booth when Lance tells Apollonia that he will not join her on her tour. The scene also featured Mark Greene, the radio program host known from # 107. - This scene was omitted.
 

Inside joke: Richard is seen with a little bonsai tree this episode as he will be in the following one. A bonsai tree will also be in his New Globe office for the rest of the season. - An allusion to EARL HAMNER's love of bonsai trees.

 
Early script drafts suggested that the episode cliffhanger be a shot of Hope in the neo-natal ICU with the camera zooming in on her name tag.
 
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.
 
 
# 111 <5.13> Fair Game
 
Opening, closing and end credits are slightly different in font shape (kind of wider) and color from the ones in the previous episodes (compare e.g. # 110). - From this year on (1986), post-production of all LORIMAR shows, especially of those particular sequences, is done on video instead of film although the episodes themselves are filmed on film reels.
 

Odd: Why is it that Lance and Melissa's wedding photo is now placed on the sideboard in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room? - It will be gone again in later scenes.

 
Terry's fortune is $ 40 million (including her vineyards and winery) - apparently without her Tuscany Downs share for which she had to get a $ 30 million loan.
 
Deleted scene: In act 2, Emma and Dwayne are having lunch (nearly cold hamburgers) in Chase's office in the Gioberti Estate Guest House while Dwayne is sitting at Chase's desk, looking over some shipping reports. When Chase enters and Emma leaves, Dwayne tells Chase how displeased Angela is about their cooperation. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Dinner at Falcon Crest is usually served promptly at 8:30 PM.
 

Lance reads the Billbox magazine.

 
Deleted scene: During Melissa and Cole's visit with Robin at the QVH, they talk about Hope being released the following day. When it is time for Hope to be nursed, Robin asks Cole and Melissa to leave to have some privacy to breast-feed her baby. When she cradles the little girl to her breast, it is a special moment between her and her child. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Real life allusion: Richard mentions U.S. President HARRY S. TRUMAN (1884 - 1972).
 
Producers' self-irony: Angela jokes Terry might go to Hollywood and try her luck in acting.
 
Apollonia's nickname is Apples.
 
Gioberti House exterior set - inconsistency: When Greg and Angela go down the stairs to the driveway, the replica of the driveway on the sound stage lacks to resemble the grade of the real driveway in front of the house.
 
 
# 112 <5.14> Conundrum
 
Richard was left a few hundred acres of land in Florida by Jacqueline; it is 10 feet under water and will not be worth anything. - Odd: When did she give it to him? There was no mention of it in her last will and testament. Was there an appendix with lists of assets, or were there any codicils? Did she give it to him before she died - maybe through Henri, and Richard only learnt it came from her after her death?
 

Lance uses the room in the Falcon Crest Winery Building that is well-known from many episodes (compare e.g. # 082) for his workout.

 
Deleted scene: Towards the end of act 1, Lance and Chris arrive in front of the Harvesters Grape Union Local 399 office in Lance's Porsche 911. - This exterior scene was removed in post-production.
 
Agretti Residence interior set - inconsistency: The access to the nursery (third photo) looks different from the ones seen in the previous episode (first and second photos).
The reason is that, as an exception, several scenes in the previous episodes, including some in the Agretti nursery and some in the hospital, were filmed at the former MGM STUDIOS (from 1986 on, LORIMAR STUDIOS; from 1990 on, COLUMBIA PICTURES STUDIOS; nowadays, SONY PICTURES STUDIOS) in Culver City, CA.
 
Editing mistake: When Chase forces Leon Taft to stop his Cadillac, Chase's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD comes to a halt not nearly as close to the sidewalk in the first frame as in the subsequent frame.
All the exterior scenes near the Harvesters Grape Union Local 399 office are filmed in Ontario, CA in eastern Los Angeles.
 
Richard's nickname for Angela is "Spider Woman".
 
Prop inconsistency: Diana Nettles is an Oakland News reporter. But her article on Jordan not supporting J.J.'s campaign is published by the Oakland Register.
 
Producers' self-irony: Maggie says with her sister marrying her husband's brother she feels like in a soap opera.
 
Fictional organization: Jordan's pro bono counseling is for the Lomax Halfway House for Abused Girls.
 
The filming location for the Lomax Halfway House for Abused Girls is the back yard of a private residence on Chiquita Street in North Hollywood, CA. It was demolished in 1997 when the cul-de-sac was redeveloped with the building of new smaller homes. Although unrecognizable due to clever filming from different angles, the same house was also used as Vince Caproni's house and the interiors of Cole and Linda's home in # 056 (compare there) and will be used as Eve Reynolds' house in Yellow Springs, OH in # 135 (see there) and 139.
 

In this episode, the Gianinni vineyards are portrayed by the growing fields of Galleano Winery in Mira Loma, CA in Greater L.A. - just like the Falcon Crest vineyards in # 054 (see there).

 
The new Harvesters Grape Union Local 399 chairman, Frank Morales, was named Frank Hernandez or Luis Morales in earlier script drafts.
 
Post-production mistake: In the scene with Sofia in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, Angela wears a blue dress with the silver brooch. In the next scene at the Giobertis' (the next morning), she wears a white-gray suit. In the following scene with Chris in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, however, she wears the blue dress again. - The scenes were placed in the wrong order in post-production.
 
The establishing shot for the Gioberti House in the early morning was filmed during sesaon 4.
In the preceding season, however, it was never used as a day shot, but as a "day for night" - for the first time in # 069 (left screen capture). A "day for night" is a cinematographic technique to simulate a night scene while it was actually filmed in daylight; it is usually underexposed and processed through a special filter in post-production to create the illusion of darkness.
 
Compared to the previous years - refer to the screen capture from # 095 - Richard's New Globe office is a lot bigger now (see the part of the room with the settees).
 
The nightly establishing shot of Los Angeles (stock footage from a film library) is a northeastern view of downtown.
 
The filming location for the L.A. nightclub where Apollonia sings is located in Studio City, CA in real life. It is the former Queen Mary Night Club (nowadays Serra's Dine & Dance).
 
Another one of Apollonia's songs is entitled "The Angel from above".
 
Jordan's age can be concluded from this episode and the following ones: J.J. was abusing her for three years - that was 15 years ago according to Harriet, i.e. 1970. As Jordan implicitly explains in # 115, the abuse started at age 9; so the period of time she was molested was between 1967 and 1970. Considering that the abuse ended when Jordan was put to a boarding school at age 12 (see # 114 and 115), Jordan's year of birth has to be 1958. So Jordan is 27 years old now. - Inconsistency: This is in contrast to Jordan's statement in # 099: She said she made her first million before she was 30. That indicated she is over 30 now. That statement, however, could be construed as misleading - actually meaning that she was not 30 yet, thus eliminating the contradiction.
 
Season time frame:
The 1985 harvest takes place. It must be an extremely late harvest because - given the season chronology as stated in # 114 and 116 - so it has to be around the beginning of November 1985 now.
So # 110 and 111 must depict the rest of September and October - with a few unpictured weeks going by in # 110 most likely right before the conversation between Chris and Bob about Chris' leave of absence from the priesthood; and with another time gap in # 111 between acts 3 and 4. This becomes apparent because the end of # 111 must be around the beginning of November since Maggie's novel will be published "next month", which will be in # 113 - in December 1985.
Terry and Richard get married in act 4 of the current episode. Approximately one week must have gone by since the announcement of their wedding ("next week") at the end of # 111.
The end of # 112 and the whole plot of # 113 being in a very tight time frame, some more time must have gone by right before the final scene of # 112 (Robin's disappearance with Hope) because, according to the above, this event must take place in December 1985.
 
 
# 113 <5.15> Checkmate
 
Opening, closing and end credits are back to what they looked like before the change in post-production in # 111. Obviously, post-production of this episode was done on real film again.
 
The building Robin drives past in the opening scene is an exterior set on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS. - In # 082 (see there) and 084, it was used as the old B & G gas station in the Tuscany Valley.
Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings.
 

A bend is featured shortly after that scene. It is quite close to that building on the CBS-MTM backlot (behind stage 4). It was also seen in # 084 and 089 and will be used for various purposes in future episodes; see # 121, 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 

Product placement: The gasoline pump used by Robin is made by Wayne.

 
The gas station (scene with Robin) is on the lot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS; it is the transportation department. It will also be featured in # 117. Later, this part of the studio complex will be used as the Gioberti Winery (see # 114); at the end of season 7 and the beginning of season 8, it will be used as Cresant / Fixx / Tuscany Trucking (see # 176); in season 9, it will be a gas station again (see # 210).
 
The radio announcer talking about the search for Robin is MARK WALLENGREN, ERNIE WALLENGREN's brother. Also see # 107.
 

License plate number of Cole's jeep, which - this season - is a red / brownish Jeep Wagoneer with wooden decoration on doors: 21MW635.

 
Phone number of Tuscany Sheriff's Department: (707) 555-6314.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco (filmed during season 1) is an aerial view of Financial District with Geary Boulevard in the foreground (right); it is filmed in eastern direction.

 
Early script drafts suggested for the scene with Richard's discussion about Terry's fortune another accountant named Bert - besides Ernie. The choice of the names would have been an allusion to Ernie and Bert, the "Sesame Street" characters. - The rôle of Bert was omitted in rewrites.
 

The interiors of Richard's New Globe office have slightly changed: the red doors were re-done blue (compare # 109).

 

The lobby of the Carlyle of Nob Hill, the San Francisco hotel where Sofia and Phillipe have been staying, is actually the lobby of the Holiday Inn Burbank - Media Center in Burbank, CA.

 

The San Francisco pawnshop (scene with Robin) is actually the store to the left of the main entrance of the former Weddington Building in North Hollywood, CA. Lau's Restaurant (see below) was located to the right of the main entrance in the same building, which was demolished in 1987.

 
Julia's favorite Johannisberg Riesling is the 1981 Falcon Crest Johannisberg Riesling.
 
There seems to be some kind of patio behind the back door of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion set: When Julia and Lance enter the sun room through the back door, a wall can be seen - a wall made from brick (lower part), partly tiled (upper part). - This seems odd as the back door is actually supposed to lead directly to the backyard if compared with the real Villa Miravalle.
 
Robin wants to travel from San Francisco to Boston on the number 5323 bus of Transway Bus Lines. This entity was first introduced in # 025 and will be seen again in # 131.
 
The depot of Transway Bus Lines is what used to be the Tanner Gray Lines bus terminal at South Boylston Street between Miramar and West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles. The bus depot was demolished in 2005. The Visconti, a building with mixed use (commercial and residential), was contructed on this site.
 
Season time frame:
Maggie's novel, "Sudden Friendship", is published as a book. In # 111, the release was announced for "next month". It is December 1985 now (compare # 112).
According to Angela, Greg threatened to quit his job "about a month ago" (in # 109). - This is a completely inaccurate estimation because # 109 depected the events around September.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in act 3 with Jordan's counseling session for Frannie, Jordan's pro bono client (known from # 111), at the Lomax Halfway House for Abused Girls (known from # 112). - The scene was omitted.
 
The lake in the scene with Chris and Julia 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 was used for a different purpose in # 089 and will be used again in # 124, 144, 146, 153, 168 and 188 (see there).
 

The cupboard and the sideboard in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion dining room switched their places.

 
Season time frame: Emma announces she and Dwayne are going to get married on Valentine's Day - February 14, 1986.
 
Strange prop inconsistency: Next to the door in Richard's bedroom are some shelves now - but only this episode. In previous and later episodes, there was / will be a unique-looking armoire in that place.
 
Fictional entity: An issue of another newspaper, San Francisco Register, is featured.
 
Maggie and Robin meet at Lau's Restaurant in San Francisco; according to Robin, it is located at the corner of Eddy Street and Leavenworth Street. - It has been known from # 009 (details there) and 017.
The restaurant by the same real-life name used to be situated in North Hollywood, CA.
 
 
# 114 <5.16> Collision Course
 
Opening, closing and end credits look like the ones in # 111. - This is a phase of trying out video post-production at LORIMAR.
 
The interior set used as the Gioberti Winery is the same as the one that has been in use as the Falcon Crest Winery Building since season 3. - Not an appropriate way to save money, especially since it has not undergone any redecoration.
 
Cole reads the Gioberti label on a bottle of Chardonnay Reserve - as the Gianinni name is no longer mentioned, Chase must have bought out Connie in the meantime (compare # 110). However, it is never mentioned explicitly when Connie sold her winery shares.
 
Agretti Residence interior set: When leaving the study, all the actors go to the left side of the hallway although everyone used to go to the right only in all the previous episodes.
 
Real life allusion: Lance compares Peter with HOWARD HUGHES (1905 - 76).
 
Early script drafts suggested as the act 3 opener a scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study in which Angela attempts to lure Emma away from Dwayne by sending her to Paris under the pretense to have her favorite couturière, Madame Shirlee, design a bridal gown for her. But Emma sees right through her mother's plan. - Inside joke: Madame Shirlee's name would have been an allusion to SHIRLEY CUNNINGHAM, the show's women's costume supervisor. - This scene was omitted.
 
Mistake during Maggie's autograph party: When Maggie tells Angela to go down to line up again, Maggie holds a book in her hand; but no book is on the table. When Angela looks back angrily in the next frame, Maggie takes the book from the woman to her right, puts a book on the table aside and hands another one back to Angela.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The filming location for the bookstore is Waldenbooks 808 in Sherman Oaks, CA.
 
Angela's current tea set is porcelain from the famous French city of Limoges.
 
Product placement: Miss Jones mentions Fortnum & Mason, the London delicatessen store.
 

The delivery entrance and loading dock of the Gioberti Winery is portrayed by the garages at the transportation department of the CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).

 
Fictional entities: Chase sold 1,500 cases of his Chardonnay Reserve to the Alexis Hotel chain, 1,000 cases to Sea Wind Cruise Lines and 500 cases to various restaurants and stores. The total value of the 3,000 cases is $ 1.5 million.
 
Angela's white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is seen for the first time in a scene (except the main title).
 
A brick building, the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood in Greater Los Angeles in real life, is used as a Roman-Catholic community or retreat center where Angela meets Chris (also compare # 140 for this location). It remains a mystery if it is located on the grounds of one of the churches in the Tuscany Valley.
 
Edited scene: The segment with Chris in the courtyard of the community center was initially longer: When Angela is gone, Chris discovers that Father Bob has been standing nearby and must have overheard the key parts of his conversation with Angela. Chris says he does not know how to ever forgive Angela. But Father Bob reminds him that Christ even forgave his enemies. - This part of the scene was edited in post-production.
 
Tuscany Downs interior set: The walls were repainted dark green; the wooden elements are still the same. Compare # 116.
 

The scenes at the docks in San Francisco in this and the following episode are actually filmed on berth 228 of the Overseas Shipping Company on Terminal Island at San Pedro Harbor (Los Angeles).
Inside joke: Lance even mentions San Pedro.

 

The filming location for Walt's, the fast food store where Dwayne and Emma are robbed is Baby Beef Burger in Lake View Terrace, CA.

 
The Art Déco style Tuscany Valley restaurant where Richard and Terry run into Chase and Maggie is actually what used to be the Touch on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA, an entertainment complex with a restaurant and nightclub. It was owned by HUGH HEFNER in those days, but sold in the spring of 1986. It is nowadays owned by the CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER and, having been remodeled, now used as an office building.
 
Early script drafts contained a scene in act 4 in the Agretti Residence: Joseph comes into the master bedroom after a nightmare. As he does not find Cole, who is sleeping in the guest bedroom after the argument with Melissa about Chris, Joseph panics and thinks his father is dead. When Cole rushes in, Joseph forces his parents into an awkward situation, requesting that he may sleep between both of them in their bed. - This scene was omitted.
 
Real life allusion: Angela listens to a symphony by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN.
 
Season time frame: J.J. Roberts' suicide (episode finale) takes place on Monday, 01/06/1986. This can be concluded from Jordan's statement in # 127 that J.J. had killed himself four months ago; the day when Jordan makes that statement is the first day of # 127, i.e. 05/06/1986 (see # 126 and 127 for how this date can be derived from the show).
 
 
# 115 <5.17> Shattered Dreams
 
Tentative title: Chimera.
 
Post-production mistake: Emma and J.J. were both taken to the emergency room of the Queen of the Valley Hospital - at least if we believe the establishing shot. This is very strange because J.J.'s office, where he shot himself, is located in San Francisco. The officer speaking with Jordan is also from San Francisco as the shoulder patch on his uniform makes clear. Furthermore, the hijacking of Dwayne's truck (Emma was on) took place on their way from the valley to San Francisco. Richard later mentions he wants roses to be sent to Emma - to the Metropolitan Hospital! These San Francisco medical facilities make much more sense in this context!
Apparently, post-production mistakes were made: The film editors used stock footage of the QVH instead of the Metropolitan Hospital for the establishing scenes. This may have been caused by the post-production crew's use of a dated script version for selecting establishing shots because an earlier script version referred to the hospital in the Tuscany Valley.
 

Product placement: A cardiac monitor by Guardian can be seen in the ER.

 
All Metropolitan Hospital interior shots are filmed in the building complex of what used to be the Pacoima Hospital (nowadays Phoenix House Foundation) in Lake View Terrace, CA.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Chris and Lance at the harbor in San Francisco, Lance first closes his lunch box. In the next frame filmed from across, however, the lunch box is still (or again) open.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The interior set of the bedroom in Jordan's apartment is the redressed back part of the set of her living room - saving production cost.
 
J.J. Roberts' funeral at a San Francisco cemetery is filmed at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, CA (northern part of Los Angeles).
All the headstones are props. In contrast to this, there are only plaques lying in the lawn in the real cemetery.
 
Deleted scene: Act 2 included a scene with Terry and Floyd at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club with Floyd expressing how sorry he was that Terry got married with Richard. - The writers originally intended to develop a romance between Terry and Floyd, maybe even a love triangle including Richard. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Mistake: In his last scene, Chris' left hand is on Emma's chair in the sun room of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. In the next frame filmed from a different angle, however, he has his hand in the pocket of his pants.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Although the "priest from the East" (his colleagues' nickname for him) is very popular on the set, CBS demands - to the producers' dismay - KEN OLIN be written off.
 
Agretti Residence set - inconsistency: A moveable wall made from wood can be seen through the open French door. It has not been there up to the previous episode.
 

Post-production mistake: The establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion at night is one of the clips shot during filming of the fire scene for # 103 (compare there), which includes the false gable that was specifically built and burnt down.

 
The San Francisco nightclub where Jordan (as Monica) goes to is actually what used to be the Touch nightclub in West Hollywood, CA. Compare # 114 for a different use of the Touch.
 
According to previous script drafts, the original choice for the name of Jordan's "second personality" was not Monica, but Nicole.
 
Music: Although the show hardly ever uses contemporary music not specifically written for it, the scene at the nightclub features the 1985 song "Election Day" by ARCADIA, a DURAN DURAN offshoot band.
 
 
# 116 <5.18> Gambit Exposed
 
The main title credits are also post-produced on video now; refer to the screen captures to compare the slight difference. - From now on, the post-production will be done entirely on video. The episodes themselves, however, will still be filmed on film reels as usual.
 

Surprising: Jordan had sex and slept during the night, but her hairdo and make-up are in perfect order. - Did she comb and style her hair quickly before she went to the door? And did she not get rid of her make-up the previous night?

 
Early script drafts contained scenes of Lance's trip to Europe in act 1: a plane landing at Nice Airport, shots of French countryside on his way to Monaco and finally of a hotel in Monte Carlo (all stock footage). This was to be followed by Lance's arrival at the hotel, speaking to the concierge. - These scenes were omitted. Only the interior scene of Lance's arrival at the hotel was shot (the filming location being the same as the one for the Bonarc Casino and the gaming room at the Stavros Château; compare below below), but removed in post-production.
 
Richard mentions Terry's redecorating of the Turf Club costs a lot of money. So this is the explanation for the new green walls as seen in # 114 for the first time.
 

The establishing shot of Monte Carlo - a nightly view over the harbor, Port Hercule (shot in northeastern direction) - is stock footage from a film library.

 
The exteriors of the most prominent casino in Monte Carlo / Monaco, Le Casino de Monte-Carlo, (stock footage from a film library) are used as the Bonarc Casino.
 

The Bonarc Casino interiors are shot at the private residence in Los Feliz (Greater L.A.), which nowadays belongs to actress KIRSTIE ALLEY.

 

Mysterious: Why is the currency on the chips at the Bonarc Casino (U.S.) Dollars instead of French Francs, the official currency in Monaco in these days? - Considering they all speak English, is this a special area in the casino for American visitors? But if so, why are Sofia and Philippe in that area?

 
It is the 21st annual Connoisseurs International Wine Tasting Symposium. Falcon Crest won it six years in a row (1980 - 85).
 
The establishing shot of the Kauai hotel where the wine symposium is held actually shows the Halekulani Hotel in Waikiki on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is stock footage from a film library and was filmed between late 1976 and 1982. In 1982, the hotel complex underwent major remodeling: Many of the guest bungalows were torn down and replaced by large towers. Only the center part of the building complex still exists today.
 
The interiors of the Kauai hotel are filmed at the Sheraton Premiere (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA.
 
Season time frame: Shortly after Robin's return in # 114, Cole had a paternity test for Hope arranged. He receives the results now. According to # 114, the test was supposed to take at least two weeks. So it must be approximately the third week of January 1986. Later, Cole's statement in # 125 will confirm that it is 1986 now: He will speak of the wine symposium in Hawaii "this year"; # 125 is in 1986 without a doubt.
 
Edited scene: The scene with Jordan and Richard in his New Globe office was originally longer: Towards the end of the scene, the secretary announces Greg through the intercom. He enters and warns Richard, while Jordan is still present, never to use what he knows about Jordan's difficult childhood against her. - This part of the scene was cut away in post-production.
 
License plate of Philippe's blue-gray Mercedes-Benz S-class: Monaco P2584.
 
Peter Stavros' Château in Monaco is actually a privately owned home in Pasadena, CA. Both exteriors and interiors are filmed there (exceptions: Peter's "prison", which is a set, and the gaming room - see below).
 

The gaming room at Peter's Château is actually a room in the private residence in Los Feliz, which also portrays the interiors of the Bonarc Casino (see above).

 
Edited scene: The scene with Cole trying to persuade Melissa to sell the Agretti crop to the Gioberti Winery was originally longer: It started with Cole receiving Chase's phone call from Kauai before dawn, Chase telling him about winning the award in the wine symposium. - This part of the scene was edited in post-production.
 
Mistake: Melissa says she was in jail for six weeks - but it was eight weeks (see # 100).
 
Jordan (as Monica) forgot documents about Terry's winery at Harry's Hide-away Adult Motel off Fremont Street in San Francisco.
 
Inside joke: Harry's Hide-away Adult Motel is named after this episode's director, HARRY HARRIS.
 
 
# 117 <5.19> Finders and Losers
 
Tentative title: Gyres and Gimbles.
This tentative title is a quote from "Jabberwocky" from a book by LEWIS CARROLL (1832 - 1898), "Through the Looking Glass". "Jabberwocky" was quoted by Julia and Richard in # 052, by the way.
 

The establishing shot of Monte Carlo - a view over the harbor, Port Hercule (shot in northeastern direction) - is stock footage from a film library.

 
JOHN McLIAM, the actor who plays Karl Beck in this episode, also portrayed commissioner Harold Witken, who presided the preliminary hearing about Jason Gioberti's death in season 1.
According to earlier script drafts, the character's name in the current episode was origianlly Martin Beck.
 
The net worth of Karl Beck Vineyards (20 acres) before the phylloxera disaster was about $ 500,000.
 
Early script drafts did not contain the scene with Richard and Jordan in his New Globe executive office, but with Richard and Cindy instead: He is furious because the plans for Terry's winery can nowhere be found. Cindy goes to her desk in the reception area and calls Jordan, who says she has no clue where she put them. At the same time, Greg is at Jordan's apartment; she called him before because she does not remember what happened the previous night. But Greg has to tell her that he does not know either since he was not with her. He realizes that Jordan has no idea what was going on and must have had a blackout. - This scene was completely rewritten; in particular, the developments around Jordan's blackouts were paced more slowly over the next few episodes.
 

Harry's Hide-away Adult Motel is actually what used to be the Steele's Motel in Sherman Oaks, CA. It was located at the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Colbath Avenue, but demolished in 1988.

 

License plate number of Jordan's dark gray Jaguar XJS coupé: 2DBU849.

 
The establishing shot of the border between the U.S. and Mexico - located on Interstate 5 at San Ysidro (San Diego) to Tijuana / Mexico - is stock footage from a film library. The area was rebuilt in the meantime and looks completely different nowadays.
 
The establishing shot of the city of Tijuana itself is also stock footage from a film library.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Angela and Greg learning the truth about Karl Beck's vineyards from Chase in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion sun room when Chase comes over. - In the final version, this scene takes place in Chase's office in the Gioberti Estate Guest House.
 
Angela and Greg take a Concorde flight from New York to Paris to travel to Monaco quickly.
 
License plate of Captain Esteben Fierro's patrol car in Tijuana / Mexico: Mexico 738 RHN.
 
While the establishing shot with a view of the city of Tijuana is stock footage from a film library, the gas station and the parking lot for the trucks in Tijuana / Mexico is actually the tranportation department of the CBS-MTM STUDIOS: It is the same place that was used for the scene with Robin at the gas station in # 113; compare there for the frequent use of this place.
 
Mrs. Felton's conversation about Joseph's behavior in preschool was scripted with Cole in the Agretti Residence in early drafts (instead of with Melissa as in the final version).
 
Mistake: The shape of the plug and wall outlet at Peter's château is wrong: They are in the typical U.S.-like shape (flat plug contacts; picture of left outlet) although the scene plays in Monaco where the plug and plug-in would have to be in the typical shape of continental Europe (cylindrical plug contacts; right photo). - This is, of course, caused by the use of a U.S. filming location (compare # 116).
 

Product placement: In Jordan's apartment, there is a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) on the table.

 
Early script drafts suggested that Angela and Greg be escorted to the Stavros Château by French flics, who would then investigate the Philippe Hubbert case. - This idea was dropped in rewrites. French police would have made no sense at all because they have no jurisdiction in Monaco, a sovereign state.
 

License plate of Angela and Greg's black Peugeot 505 rental car: Monaco P2584 - the same number as on Philippe's blue-gray Mercedes-Benz S-class in the previous episode. - Prop master's negligence!

 
Early script drafts suggested that, before fleeing from the Agretti Residence, Joseph wet his bed. - This idea was dropped in rewrites.
 
When Joseph leaves the Agretti property to run away, it seems that he is running through an average neighborhood of middle-class homes rather than through the Wine Country! The fence and door to the property seem to be rather inappropriate for the property.
As far as the filming site is concerned, this scene is not shot at any of the real places used as the Agretti property. It is just a prop fence installed on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS. The very same prop fence, by the way, will be used as the fence around the Gioberti Family Cemetery for seasons 6 and 7 (beginning in # 147; compare there).
 
 
# 118 <5.20> Flesh and Blood
 
Post-production mistake: The character names of some cast members are printed in capital letters in the opening credits. This is the case with EDWARD ALBERT and JOHN CALLAHAN in this episode as it will be for the rest of the season; it will also be the case with ABBY DALTON in # 122, 123 and 125 through 127. The other cast members' character names, however, are and will be listed in the usual combination of one capital letter and small letters (compare CESAR ROMERO's credit, for instance), just as they have always been since the beginning of this season.
 

Post-production mistake: An old establishing scene of the Gianinni Winery is used with the Gianinni sign on the front door of the winery building. This is apparently wrong because the company has been called Gioberti Winery since # 114.

 
RONALD REAGAN, Jr. is said to have been chosen as the actor to play Eric Stavros. Rumor has it that this was JANE WYMAN's suggestion. But NANCY REAGAN is said to have had second thoughts about her husband's ex-wife and to have prevented her son from accepting the part. So the rôle went to JOHN CALLAHAN.
 
MARTIN CASSIDY, the actor who plays Barlow, a private investigator, beginning this episode, also portrayed Dr. Banks, Maggie's doctor at the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital (now QVH), at the end of season 2.
 
Season time frame: It is winter as the characters' wardrobe indicates. Particularly striking are Sofia's fur hat and Eric's coat.
 

The establishing shot of New York City - a nightly view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan - is stock footage from a film library. It is filmed from Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park - from a parking lot under the bridge west of New Dock Street.

 
The New York City street where the limo with Maggie and Jeff is driving along is actually between the 1800 and 2000 blocks of the Avenue of the Stars in Century City, CA. The establishing shot is stock footage.
The actual scene inside the limo was filmed on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles near the Sheraton Town House Hotel, the camera facing west on Wilshire while the limo is moving in eastern direction.
 
Deleted scene: Towards the end of act 2, Chase is in his office with Riley and discusses the possibility of obtaining a restraining order against the sale of his stolen wine bottles. Riley says it might take a few days as the majority of Tuscany judges are on a legal convention in San Diego. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The moment when Richard forces Terry to leave his sitting room is a close-up in the preview, but a wide angle shot in the scene itself.
 
Mistake: During Angela and Peter's lunch, Angela's right hand is in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from different angles. This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
The establishing shots of New York City - both nightly clips of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan from the corner of Adams Street and Plymouth Street in Brooklyn (under Manhattan Bridge; filmed towards northwest) - are stock footage from a film library.
 
Product placement: Jeff Wainwright mentions The Times, the newspaper.
 
The filming location for the New York City hotel (suite and restaurant) where Maggie is staying during her promotional tour for her novel is a room in the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles. That location had already been used for different purposes in # 061 and 062 (compare there).
 
The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite (played by uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK), who was seen at various events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076, 078, 085, 093 and 098, is a guest at the same restaurant where Maggie and Jeff are dining. What a coincidence that she just traveled to New York at the same time - or rather negligent casting of extras.
 
The Sheraton Town House Hotel in L.A. also poses as the San Francisco nightclub where Jordan (as Monica) is approached by Terry.
 
Early script drafts contained a night segment in act 3, immediately before the aforementioned nightclub scene, in which Terry is observing Jordan's apartment building. First, she sees Greg leave, then she follows Jordan to the nightclub. The scene was scheduled to be filmed in front of the Sheraton Town House Hotel in L.A., standing in for The Comstock on Nob Hill. The scene was omitted, however, in the final rewrite just before shooting.
 
Real life allusion: Eric plays a piano piece of FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN.
 

As in # 008, the filming location for Sloan Wine & Spirits Wholesale and Retail is Cal Fame - Paramount Citrus Association in Mission Hills, CA in Greater L.A.

 
The stolen shipment of Gioberti Winery Chardonnay Reserve was relabeled JS Chardonnay Reserve by Sloan Wine & Spirits.
Sloan Wine & Spirits is apparently the same company as Jack Sloan's company Lance had problems with in # 008. The Sloans, however, are portrayed by different actors; in # 008, Jack Sloan by JAMES SLOYAN; in # 118, Sloan (no first name mentioned) by ROGER HAMPTON. As a guy named Judd Sloan will be mentioned in # 121, it seems logical that this is the character from the current episode - apparently another member of the Sloan family.
 
License plate of Dwayne's trailer (identification code 209): 1B 2226.
 

HANK WOESSNER, the uncredited actor who plays a worker at Sloan Wine & Spirit this episode (see yellow arrow on right screen grab), previously portrayed a security guard for Richard in # 079 and 102.

 
 
# 119 <5.21> Law and Ardor
 
JANE WYMAN does not appear in this and the next episode as she underwent major abdominal surgery. Due to the actress' illness, the writers created Angela's absence as a part of the plot.
Parts of this and the following three episodes, however, had already been filmed and had to be totally recreated. LORIMAR granted an additional budget for the revamped versions of # 119 through 122. The original production codes remained unchanged for the previously produced and unused episodes; the episodes that were recreated and aired got new production codes and show titles.
 
Previously produced version of # 119: Sudden Moves.
The main difference in contrast to the newly produced and aired version is, as in # 120, JANE WYMAN's absence. In particular, Angela and Peter's wedding was planned to take place in the original # 119 whereas it was postponed to # 122 in the final version. The original version of # 119 included funny battles between Angela and Peter over the place of the wedding, the honeymoon destination, a conflict about Angela's name (adding Stavros or not to her name) and a lavish wedding reception at Falcon Crest after a most intimate church wedding ceremony.
 

Channing House interior set: The door in Richard's bedroom is a door to a walk-in closet this episode. - Inconsistencies: In # 103, 109 and 113, for instance, it lead to a hallway (compare screen capture in # 113). In season 7 (compare # 161), it will be the door to the bathroom.

 
Chase's nickname for Angela is "Old Dragon Lady".
 
The exterior and interior establishing shots of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York are stock footage from a film library. They show what used to be the TWA Flight Center (previously terminal 5), which was closed down for air traffic in 2001 and has been used for exhibitions since; the characteristic building was designated a historic landmark in 1994.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie's flight from New York to San Francisco is operated by Sentinel Air.
 
The Sentinel Air terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport is actually a part of terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport.
At the time of the shooting, it was exclusively used by TWA.
 
Violets are Maggie's favorite flowers.
 
On the cover of his novel ("Consumed"), the correct spelling of Jeff's name can be seen: Jeffrey Wainwright. - The spelling of the last name in the credits is wrong: "Wainright".
 

A private residence in Brentwood, CA (Greater L.A.) poses as the mansion of the Bellini Vineyards.

 
Paolo Bellini was originally named Paolo Baldassari in the earliest script drafts.
 
Real life allusion: Bellini's paintings are by Flamish artist ANTHONY VAN DYCK (17th century).
 
Product placement: Richard mentions Aspirin, the medicine.
 
The establishing shot of San Francisco International Airport (filmed in northeastern direction) is stock footage from a film library. - This building has undergone major changes since an extensive remodeling in 1994.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie's flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles is operated by Con West airline.
 
The Con West terminal at San Francisco International Airport is actually a part of terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport (see above for more details).
 

The curly haired blond lady waiting at San Francisco International Airport was seen at various events in the past (see # 066, 088 and 091). She is played by an uncredited extra.

 
Season time frame: It seems to be spring of 1986 because Melissa is bathing in the sun in her patio. Eric, however, states that a sun tan is hard to get this time of year.
 
 
# 120 <5.22> Hidden Meanings
 
Previously produced version of # 120: Lies and Loves.
 
When Gilmore, Chase and Richard leave the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, they are filmed from the veranda stepping down to the driveway - with the veranda railing to be seen. The bushes and trees along the driveway, however, look different from the ones at Spring Mountain; especially, the palm trees are missing. Considering it is after mid-season, a time when location filming in the Wine Country usually did not take place anymore, this is an exterior set. A few parts of the Mansion set on stage 10 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (the veranda pillars and banisters) were moved to Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades to shoot this scene.
 

Cameraman's mistake: In the scene on the driveway in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the boom microphone can be seen in the upper right corner of the screen.

 

Maggie stays at the Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. (again - also see # 085). This is obvious due to the establishing shot even though the name of the hotel is not mentioned explicitly.

 
Early script drafts planned for Jeff to tell Maggie that his mother was murdered (instead of Sarah Baker, his alleged fiancée). The writers had a different sordid perversion in mind for Jeff, his own mother having been the victim. - These plans were changed in later script revisions.
 
Deleted scene: The original act 2 opener was a scene in which Eric descends the stairs in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in the morning, joining Lance in the living room, who is reading the latest New Globe edition with a scandalous cover story about Angela's disappearance, headlined "What Is Peter Stavros Hiding?". Eric asks if he can borrow Lance's Porsche because his Ferrari is being held up in customs on its way to the U.S. from Europe. - Removing this scene in post-production led to losing the explanation why Eric drives Lance's Porsche in the following scene.
 
The filming location for the scene with Melissa on her horse and Eric in Lance's Porsche 911 at the Tuscany Equestrian Center is Will Rogers State Park in Pacific Palisades. Compare # 090 for a previous use of this location.
Original plans suggested Griffith Park as the filming location for this scene.
 
The identification code of the patrol car in the park in Tuscany is 5693 - it is the same car seen in # 098.
 
The director's cut of this episode contained the following scenes in act 2, which were deleted:

  • In the study at the Agretti Residence, Cole is reading the "Mother Goose" fairytale with Joseph during a visit. When Melissa enters, she suggests joint custody for Joseph to Cole, who is surprised.
  • In Richard's New Globe office, he and Chase are discussing whose grapes they can buy instead of the Agretti crop. Jordan is late for the meeting because of Terry's visit at her apartment in the scene before.
  • Richard and Jordan are suspicious to see Peter Stavros at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club, glancing around like a prospective buyer. Peter, however, just smiles and tells them he has always been a fan of race tracks and that he finds this one particularly pleasant.
 
Music: Although the show hardly ever uses contemporary music not specifically written for it, the scene with Melissa and Eric at the nightclub features BRYAN ADAMS' 1985 song "Heaven".
 
Mistake: In the scene with Maggie and Jeff at the Bonaventure Hotel, the position of Maggie's left hand is different in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Sal Serafino, a Tuscany Valley vintner with one of the best harvest, is mentioned. - That character, however, will never appear nor will he be mentioned ever again.
 
Mistake: Richard dials the phone number first with his left hand, but in the close-up with his right hand.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Season time frame: Jordan says she started to work for Richard six months ago (in # 099). - This is a continuity error in the story editing process. Jordan started to work for Richard in # 099, i.e. the beginning of March 1985. If her statement in the current episode were correct, it would be the beginning of September 1985 now, which is obviously wrong - giving respect to the season time frame as stated here.
 
Fictional entity: Larry mentions that he and Monica (Jordan) met at Rusty's Tavern in San Francisco.
 

In the final scene with Peter and Greg in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, the original picture negative of a close-up of Peter is damaged, resulting in a blur on the film.

 
 
# 121 <5.23> In Absentia
 
Chicago is Chase's favorite city.
 
Real life allusion: Chase mentions the Chicago Bears, the football team.
 
Fictional entity: The Fenwick Winery in the Tuscany Valley is bankrupt.
 
According to Eric, Carl Reed owns a small winery in the valley. - Considering Carl has not been mentioned since season 2 and obviously sold Stone Briar Winery to Sam Gianinni in the meantime (see # 074), what other small winery is his now?
 
The establishing shot of Chicago, IL is filmed in northwestern direction first. Then the camera pulls back and comes to a stop, facing north on the Wrigley Building and Michigan Avenue. It is stock footage from a film library.
 
The lobby of the Chicago hotel where Maggie and Jeff are staying is the lobby of the Sheraton Premiere Hotel (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA in real life. - Compare # 116 for a different use of that location.
 

Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: In the fight between Eric and Lance in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study, the sneak preview shows a close-up of Lance looking down on Eric lying on the desk (left photo); this camera angle is missing in the scene.

 

The establishing shot of Chicago - a view over the Chicago River in eastern direction with the Marshall Suloway Bridge in the foreground (bottom of the frame) - is stock footage from a film library.

 

Maggie says she has cramps in her hand from signing so many books during the autograph party for her book. SUSAN SULLIVAN gestures with her left hand to underline that - which is illogical because Maggie is right-handed as it is known from many other scenes.

 
Maggie loves pizza.
 
The filming location for the scene with Richard and Erin in front of the San Francisco Investment Company is the Universal City Plaza Building in Universal City, CA. - This building will be used again in # 182 and 183 (compare there) - as the Thirteen's New York headquarters.
 
Richard's current favorite "restaurant" is a hot dog takeaway in front of the San Francisco Investment Company. - In # 088, he liked the hot dogs at Serafino's best.
 
Product placement: Richard mentions book heroine Nancy Drew.
 
Real life allusion: Richard mentions MATA HARI.
 

Product placement: The toy car Eric gives to Joseph is a miniature replica of a Mercedes-Benz SL.

 

The bend on the Agretti property is actually located behind stage 4 on the CBS-MTM backlot. It was also seen in # 073, 084, 089 and 113 (see there) and will be used for various purposes in future episodes; compare # 135, 137, 148, 172, 174, 176, 180, 191, 192, 196, 207 and 213.

 
Deleted scene: Towards the end of act 2, Maggie and Chase celebrate in the Gioberti House living room Maggie's return from her book promotion with Terry and Richard. While Richard opens a bottle of Champagne, the phone rings, but when Maggie picks it up, nobody says anything, and a moment later, there is just the dial tone (obviously, Jeff called, but Maggie has no clue). When Richard mentions to Chase that it must be stimulating to be married to such a creative woman, Terry cynically adds: "Instead of being stuck with her sister..." It is an awkward moment when everybody realizes how pointedly she alluded to the attraction between Richard and Maggie. Terry's next remark is almost equally bad: She suggests that Cole get back together with Melissa or at least use his bedside manner to charm away the Agretti crop from her for Richard and Chase's partnership; she also says he can dump her afterwards. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 

The patio restaurant in San Francisco where Greg and Jordan have lunch is the patio of the Sheraton Premiere Hotel (nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA (see more above for this location).

 
Mysterious: Richard calls the Tuscany Downs Turf Club bartender (played by SAM VINCENT) Johnny. But Melissa called him Sam in # 082; Greg called him Lee in # 096. - The writers were quite negligent with this supporting rôle.
 

Post-production mistake: The courthouse scene in judge Leeds' office is introduced by an establishing shot of downtown San Francisco. - The editors apparently used wrong stock footage because judge Leeds' chambers are in the Tuscany County Courthouse.

 
Season time frame: It still seems to be spring of 1986 because Maggie wears a polo neck pullover, a coat and gloves at the beginning of the episode. When the hearing at judge Leeds' chambers takes place at 6:00 PM, it is dark outside.
 

Product placement: Melissa pours Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) on the patio of the Agretti Residence.

 
The San Francisco Merchant Bank is mentioned for the first time. - Inconsistency: In contrast to the references in dialog by most characters, # 132 will reveal the name is San Francisco Merchants Bank as it is seen on a check; Byron Adams, the bank manager, will also refer to it as San Francisco Merchants Bank in # 127.
 
The late harvest of the 1954 Falcon Crest Riesling is one of Angela's favorite wines.
 
Angela's favorite dessert is lemon squares.
 
Angela loves "Fidelio", the opera by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN.
 
 
# 122 <5.24> Unholy Alliances
 
Tentative title: Couples, Matched and Mixed.
 
Deleted scene: When Angela leaves the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study after calling Sheriff Gilmore (act 1), Emma confronts her in the foyer. Angela now confesses to her that she had Dwayne's truck with Chase's wine shipment hijacked. She says she did not know that Emma would be there and apologizes for what happened. Emma forgives her. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
The number of Angela's inmate photo at the Tuscany County Jail is 976530300 86.
 
Inside joke: In contrast to JANE WYMAN, Angela Channing hates smoking as the scene with Angela in jail illustrates.
 
Edited scene: The scene with Angela and the hooker in jail was originally longer. In the director's cut, Angela is harrassed by the hooker and asked why she is in there. When Angela replies "first degree murder", the hooker leaves her alone. - This part of the scene was cut in post-production.
 
Early script drafts suggested for the end of act 1 the visit of a triumphant Melissa with Angela in the jail. - This idea was omitted in rewrites.
 
The phone number of the Tuscany Valley Real Estate Agency helping Jeff find the cabin is (707) 555-3741.
 
The cabin Jeff rents is the side wing of an exterior set at CBS-MTM STUDIOS near the heavily filmed bend behind stage 4 (see # 084 for details); the front of the set will be used as Dan Fixx's home and another house in seasons 6 and 7 as well as the Ortega home in season 8. Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings. Due to massive reconstructions on the studio lot, the set is no longer there nowadays.
 

Lighting crew's mistake: In the scene with Jeff in his cabin, reflections of the studio lights can be seen in the upper left corner of the screen.

 
Jeff's gift to Maggie is an English first edition of DANTE's "Divine Comedy". - DANTE is Jeff's favorite author besides Maggie.
 
Season time frame:
The last two figures of the number on Angela's inmate photo (86; see above) indicate the year.
Some time must have gone by between the scene with Angela and Peter in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer and their wedding.
 
The Malibu Courthouse in Malibu, CA is used as the filming location for the interiors of both the Tuscany County Jail and the Tuscany County Courthouse in this episode.
 
Early script drafts contained an act 2 scene in which Chase and Richard wish D.A. Caroline Earle good luck near the door to the courtroom shortly before Angela's trial begins. - This scene was omitted in rewrites.
 

The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who is among the spectators in the courtroom, was seen at various events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076, 078, 085, 093 and 098. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.

 

The Tuscany County Courthouse stenographer in Angela's criminal trial (played by an uncredited extra) is the same court reporter known from various court proceedings (see # 054, 057, 078, 091 and 098).

 
Different versions in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The sneak preview of the moment when Angela provocatively "rejects" Peter in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer is from a different take than the scene itself. This becomes obvious because Angela turns round at the end of her dialog in the sneak preview followed by a cut to Peter. In the scene itself, however, the camera remains on Angela who stays in the foyer.
 
The Tuscany Valley Mission (another Catholic church in the valley) where Angela and Peter get married is the real San Fernando Mission Rey de España in Mission Hills, CA north of Los Angeles. - In # 154, this mission will be used again as a Swiss convent (see there).
This wedding was originally intended to take place in the previous version of # 119. Early drafts of that previous version said that Angela wanted to get married there because it was the church where her grandparents, Joseph and Tessa, had gotten married. - Unfortunately, this little detail was not included in the final version of the current episode.
After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, San Fernando Mission had to be renovated completely. The previous main altar had to be replaced by a new one in baroque style.
 
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The moment when Angela exchanges her wedding vows with Peter is a close-up in the preview, but a wide angle shot in the scene itself.
 
Deleted scene: Act 3 originally opened on Chao-Li taking the last two suitcases for Angela and Peter's honeymoon towards the door when Lance descends the stairs, saying he will drive them to the airport because he has to go to KBRR anyway. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Jill Harris' society columns in the newspaper mentions "Last Tango in Paris", the movie by BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI, as Emma reads at the breakfast table.
 

The interior set for Dr. Kramer's office consists of elements (walls and doors) of the KRDC / KBRR radio station office, which was used until the previous episode.

 
Deleted scene: In the director's cut, act 3 culminates in a scene at the Gioberti Winery at night: At Dwayne's request, Maggie comes to the winery to sign a shipping manifest because neither Chase nor Cole was available. When Dwayne drives off, Maggie hears some strange noises, including the scrape of leather soles of shoes on the concrete floor and a bottle breaking. The lights go out, and nobody reacts to her when she asks if anyone is there. She finally threatens to call the sheriff and runs from the winery, fleeing into the night towards the Gioberti House. Unbeknownst to her, Jeff Wainwright steps into sight between the barrel rows, looking dreamily after Maggie. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Julia and Richard in his New Globe office in which they discuss her options of a retrial or being pardoned, in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion during a vist that Richard pays to Julia. - The location was changed in rewrites.
 
Early script drafts staged the scene with Lance and Jordan (Monica) at a bar in San Franscisco. - The choice of the Tuscany Downs Turf Club was made in rewrites.
 
Cameraman's mistake: When Maggie is anxiously waiting for Chase in the Gioberti House, parts of the filming crew's equipment (placed on the stairway) can be seen moving in the mirror in the foyer.
 
The aforementioned scene was originally staged in the Gioberti House bedroom in early script drafts. - This idea was changed in rewrites.
 
 
# 123 <5.25> Dangerous Ground
 

Different camera angles: The recap for the previous episode shows a close-up of Peter during his wedding with Angela; this camera angle is missing in the scene in # 122 (see there).

 
Lance has a new bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion: It is the first new interior set without using the previous wall elements (compare # 099). - His bed, however, is still the same.
 

LORENZO's tattoos are covered with make-up again; but the camouflage is too dark. Compare # 047 for this problem in general.

 
Real life allusions: Maggie mentions the writers JAMES JOYCE (1882 - 1941) and F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896 - 1940).
 
Early script drafts suggested an act 1 scene in the Gioberti House kitchen in which Terry apologizes to Maggie for her proposal that Cole seduce Melissa to secure the Agretti crop (deleted scene in # 121). Towards the end of the scene, Chase appears and overhears Terry saying that Richard somehow rescued Tuscany Downs from bankruptcy. - This idea was omitted.
 
Mistake: In the restaurant scene with Richard, Julia holds the fork in her left hand and the knife in her right hand in the wide angle shot. In the subsequent close-up from the left behind her, however, she holds the fork in her right hand only.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 

The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra), who was sitting next to D.A. Caroline Earle in Lance's trial in # 091 (compare there) and 092, appears in the restaurant where Richard and Julia are aving lunch this episode. Also compare # 102, 104 and 106.

 
The Chinese first name Li-Ying means "beautiful gemstone necklace".
 
At age 9, Jordan stayed at the Plaza Hotel in New York with her parents - a real hotel.
 
Real life allusion: Jeff Wainwright is a Harvard University graduate.
 
In Maggie's book, "Sudden Friendship", the character Chad Armanino is modeled after Chase Gioberti. - Armanino was the last name the writing staff originally intended to use for Francesca's grandmother (compare # 076).
 
Agretti Residence interior set: A newly designed den is used for the first time - with pinkish walls instead of the overall wooden decoration (compare the screen captures from # 125). The upper parts of the frames of both the shelves and the doors are no longer formed in a typical Tudor style décor, but just have a straight frame now. - Apparently, this is supposed to be a completely new room.
 

Product placement: An issue of the Vogue magazine (among others) is on the table in Melissa's den.

 
Real life allusion: Peter mentions NAPOLEON.
 
Li-Ying refers to the heavy earthquakes in China in 1975 and '76. - At least in 1976, there was a heavy tremor there, indeed.
 
The filming location for the real estate offer (Emma and Dwayne are looking at a Tuscany Valley home in an elegant neighborhood) is a Spanish style mansion in Pasadena, CA.
 
Emma's assets have a total value of at least $ 30 million because Emma says she could afford ten houses at $ 3 million each.
 
JERRY HOFFMAN, the actor who plays Frank, the gun salesman this episode, also portrayed the Tuscany Valley County Deputy serving Lance the divorce papers in season 3.
 
Early script drafts suggested an act 4 scene in Tuscany Downs: Cole enters the Turf Club where he happens to see Lance. Having a drink together, they are recalling their relationships with Melissa and everything they found annoying about her. They burst out in laughter. When two attractive women enter the Turf Club, Lance wants to get them as dates for him and Cole, who is dragging his feet about new love interests, but the ladies head right towards two other guys, their dates.
 
Mistake: In the scene in the Agretti Residence den, the blueprints for the Agretti Stavros Winery are on the floor in front of Melissa and Eric at the beginning, but suddenly behind them towards the end of the scene although nobody touched the drawings.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie finds details about Wainwright's past in the Boston Evening Examiner, a newspaper.
 
The name of ALAN BUCHDAHL, who does the voice overs as the Tuscany Downs race track announcer, is misspelled in this episode's end credits (BUCKDAHL); compare the correct spelling from previous episodes.
 
 
# 124 <5.26> Cease and Desist
 
The recap for the previous episode shows some frames that were missing in the previous episode - a close-up of Chase being worried about the old Boston newspaper clippings on Jeff and Maggie and Chase embracing (second and third screen captures). The cliffhanger of # 123 closed on a close-up of Maggie (first screen grab). - The scene in # 123 used to be longer, but had to be shortened to match the usual one-hour program schedule (including commercials); the "superfluous" footage was used for the recap.
 
"Cease and Desist", the episode title, alludes to the court order Maggie is getting in court to keep Jeff away from her.
 
The brush where Jeff watches the Gioberti House from is actually located near the heavily filmed bend behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER); compare # 113. The pictures of the Gioberti House as seen from Jeff's binoculars is stock footage edited in between the current segments.
 
The cupboard, which used to be in the Gioberti House living room in the previous season and which was removed after the window had been installed (refer to # 108), is now used as a prop in Dr. Kramer's office as this episode shows in detail. - A measure to cut production costs.
 
Real life allusion: Chao-Li mentions the Chinese Revolution (1930 - 49).
 
The restaurant at the Tuscany Lakeside Marina (scene with Greg and Harriet) is actually Boccaccio's Restaurant in a mall named The Landing at the Westlake Village Marina northwest of Los Angeles.
 
Byron Adam's office at San Francisco Merchants Bank (just his desk and a window and wall with wooden decoration to be seen; also featured in # 127) is the same interior set as the one used for Chase's office in the Guest House at the Gioberti Estate.
 

F. WILLIAM PARKER, the actor who plays Byron Adams (screen grab above) beginning this episode, also portrayed Blair, a New Globe editor, in season 2.

 
Richard and Erin meet at the Tuscany Lakeside Marina. The scene is also filmed at The Landing at the Westlake Village Marina (see above). The building they pass by actually houses Westlake Yacht Club.
 

The Tuscany bungalow Emma and Dwayne think about to purchase is portrayed by bungalow 9 near the park on My Three Sons Street on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS. - It will be used for various purposes in future episodes (see # 142, 155 and 161). - Due to major construction work on the backlot, the bungalow looks different nowadays.

 

The lake where Li-Ying places her seismology equipment is portrayed by the lagoon at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (compare # 113 for details).
Cole explains the property line between Falcon Crest and Chase's land is 60 yards up from their point.

 

The red Volvo sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; this time, it is parked on the car park of Lakeside Shopping District, a Tuscany shopping mall where Jeff is harassing Maggie again.

 
In the sneak preview, a close-up of Jeff harassing Maggie at the parking lot of the Lakeside Marina is shown. - In the scene in the episode itself, however, a wide angle shot from a different point of view of that moment is shown.
 
The scene at the Tuscany Lakeside Marina is also filmed at The Landing, the mall at the lake in Westlake Village, CA (see above). Behind the Giobertis' Mercedes-Benz, a delicatessen named Lakeside Marina Gourmet & Spirits can be seen. That very real-life store still exists nowadays, but moved to a different part in the building complex of The Landing when it underwent renovation and expansion.
 
The filming location for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery is a grassy area withing the eastern loop of the Racetrack Road at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA.
 
Different weather conditions during filming: While it is rainy and misty in the establishing shot, the subsequent segment with Melissa and Eric is in broad daylight.
 

The gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite, who is a guest at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery, was seen at various events in # 053, 057, 058, 062, 066, 072, 076, 078, 085, 093, 098 and 122. That lady is played by an uncredited extra, SHARRI ZAK.

 
 
# 125 <5.27> Consumed
 
"Consumed", the episode title, alludes to the title of Jeff's novel.
 
Early script drafts suggested B. Riley Wicker with Maggie, Chase and Cole in the Gioberti House in the opening scene. - He was replaced by Floyd Gilmore in script revisions.
 
After that scene, early script drafts planned for Jeff to watch the Gioberti House from a wooded area in the distance - with a binocular matte similarly to the effect in # 124. - This idea was dropped in rewrites.
 

The interiors of the garage on the Falcon Crest grounds are portrayed by a corner in the transportation department at the CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays CBS STUDIO CENTER).

 
The filming location for the site of Emma and Dwayne's future home in a forest clearing near a dam in the Tuscany Valley is in the West Camellia Forest of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, CA.
 
The filming location for the reservoir in the Tuscany Valley foothills where Li-Ying, Cole and Lance are picnicking is the Upper Franklin Canyon Reservoir in Franklin Canyon in Beverly Hills, CA. For a similar use of this location, see # 013. For a different use, see # 029.
 
Mistake: During Li-Ying, Cole and Lance's picnic, their hands are in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from different angles. This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Season time frame: In this episode, Cole's statement about the wine symposium reveals that # 116 depicted the events in January 1986 (see there).
 

The filming location for the law library at the Tuscany County Courthouse is the Glendale Courthouse law library in Glendale, CA.

 
Early script drafts called for Riley to be in the act 2 scene in the Gioberti House, discussing the surveillance of Richard with Chase and Maggie. - Script revisions replaced Riley with Cole in that scene.
 
Melissa hates sautéed squid.
 

License plate number of Cole's rental car, a brown Mercury Colony Park: 1FFF281.

 

Richard and Miss Jones meet at Bud's Red Hots, a hot dog takeaway in Tuscany. It is located in front of the Hendricks Building Supply Company known from # 017.
The filming location is the corner of Chandler Boulevard / Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA.

 
Early script drafts suggested that both Riley and Cole perform the surveillance of Richard. - Script revisions deleted Riley from that scene.
 

The garden at Convent Magdalena in River Bend, OR is portrayed by the Promenade at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge, CA both in this and the following episode.

 

This is the first time the hallway to the kitchen between the foyer and the sun room in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion can be seen.

 
A Tuscany flower store and delivery service is named Ashley's Florist (delivering Jeff's flowers for Maggie).
 
Mistake: In the scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Angela touches Li-Ying's hand with both her hands. In the subsequent frame filmed from a different angle, Angela's right hand, however, is on Li-Ying's left arm.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
Deleted scene: In the director's cut, there was an additional scene at the end of the episode: In the original cliffhanger, Jeff and Maggie arrive at his cabin. He tells her that she has to rewrite the final chapter of his book with him. So far, it reads:

"She lay quietly on the floor, breath gone, eyes open - the steady drumbeat of her heart now replaced by utter silence. Soon she would be just another statistic on a police blotter. A thin line of chalk would mark the spot where she died. Blood and hair samples would be collected and placed in countless tiny bottles. Flashbulbs would pop, questions would be asked. But right now, in the stillness of the moment, he knew why he had killed her. It was because he had loved her..."

This scene was removed in post-production.
 
 
# 126 <5.28> Captive Hearts
 
"Captive Hearts", the episode title, alludes to the title of chapter 28 of Jeff's book, "Consumed".
 
Inside joke: The final chapter of Jeff's book, which he wants to rewrite with Maggie this episode, being the 28th chapter, is no coincidence. - This is the 28th episode of the season. WILLIAM SCHMIDT, this episode's author, enjoys adding subtle allusions to his writing.
 
The establishing shot of Reno, NV is filmed in southern direction from the northeastern corner of North Virginia Street and West Commercial Row. It is stock footage from a film library. The Reno sign is now remodeled; the Fitzgerald's Hotel & Casino was also rebuilt in 2013-14.
 
Previous script drafts suggested a different setting for Emma and Dwayne's attempt to get married: Whereas this episode features the Arabesque Chapel in Reno with Reverend Mustafa and his wife, Fatima, the original drafts spoke of the Chapel of Bliss with Reverend Luke and his wife, Esmerelda.
 
The establishing shot of Boston, MA is stock footage from a film library. It is filmed from the Charles River Reservation Park and features the Longfellow Bridge (in eastern direction) first, then panning towards Beacon Hill (in southeastern direction).
 
Inside joke: Interesting prop photo - Sarah Baker, who was stalked by Jeff, is DONNA SCHMIDT, the real-life wife of story editor and writer BILL SCHMIDT.
 
Edited scene: The final scene in act 1 was originally longer: When Cole leaves the Bakers' house, James accompanies Cole to the door. Out of Helen's earshot, he tells him that Jeff had taken Sarah to his family's hunting cabin somewhere in Vermont, but when the D.A. tried to prove that this was the place where he kept her, he found out that the cabin burned to the ground the day after Sarah's body was found at her Boston apartment, and any evidence was charred. - This part of the scene was cut in post-production.
 
The San Francisco restaurant where Richard and Erin meet is actually what used to be Michael's Los Feliz Restaurant in Los Angeles. Compare # 094 for a previous use of that location.
The same location is used later this episode in the scene with Jordan (as Monica) and her date, Fred.
The place used to be the Los Feliz branch of the legendary restaurant chain The Brown Derby between 1940 and 1960.
 
Ace Rent-a-Car is the name of the Tuscany rental car company where Jeff rented an automobile.
 
Deleted scene: The act 2 segment when Gilmore leaves the Gioberti House was initially longer in the directors' cut: Melissa arrives with Joseph because it is Cole's day with his son according to their joint custody agreement. Chase asks Melissa to keep Joseph under a pretense, without telling her about Maggie's abduction. - This scene was removed in post-production.
 

During a little tremor, it is the only time all through the series that the door next to the staircase in the Gioberti House foyer is ajar. It leads to some other first floor rooms (compare # 019 and 099) and to the stairway to the basement.

 
Edited scene: The act 3 scene in the Agretti Residence study, when Eric and Melissa talk about the cost projection for building the Agretti Stavros Winery, was initially longer: It started with Melissa telling Eric that something strange is going on at the Gioberti House and that the Sheriff was there. - This part of the scene was also cut (compare above).
 
Inside joke: The last name of Pete Spellman, the FBI agent assigned to the Wainwright case, is "borrowed" from the show's location manager, JEFFREY T. SPELLMAN.
 
Edited scene: The act 3 scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion with Chao-Li and Li-Ying was initially longer: It began with Emma and Li-Ying entering the house and Li-Ying thanking her for spending the day with her. - The part of the scene with Emma was cut off in post-production.
 
Early script drafts suggested as the act 4 opener a day scene at the Agretti Stavros Winery construction site with Melissa and Eric cuddled together in a sleeping bag, obviously having gotten a kick out of spending the night there together. - This scene was omitted during script revisions.
 

The filming location for the construction site of the Agretti Stavros Winery in this and the following episode is the construction site of GTE (General Telephone & Electrics) in Thousand Oaks, CA. The building finished long after the shooting is nowadays owned by the Verizon company, which bought GTE out.

 

Lighting inconsistency: There seems to be too much light in the trailer on the construction site of the Agretti Stavros Winery. It is a night scene.
This interior scene is filmed at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA.

 
License plate number of "Monica's" (Jordan's) new red convertible: 1DUN916.
 
License plate number of the patrol car following "Monica" (Jordan): 99988.
 
"Monica's" (Jordan's) car is filmed driving along the same section of California Road in the Tuscany Valley multiple times in both directions to create the illusion of a longer drive.
The scenes involving "Monica's" car are filmed near Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA - very close to the meadow where the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery was filmed for # 124.
 
Erin Jones' description where Maggie is held captive: Four miles north at the Peterson Cross Road, there is a country road. The cabin is a mile down that road. - Inside joke: The Peterson name alludes to executive supervising producer ROD PETERSON.
 
 
# 127 <5.29> The Cataclysm
 
In the original CBS broadcast, this episode aired on a Thursday night instead of the usual Friday night timeslot.
 

Cameraman's mistake: During Chase's conversation with Maggie near Wainwright's cabin, there is a reflection of the microphone in Chase's sunglasses.

 
Melissa's nickname for Angela is the "Wicked Witch of the Tuscany Valley". In # 031, Maggie used almost the same nickname ("Wicked Witch of the West").
"Wicked Witch of the West" is an allusion to the children's novel "The Wizard of Oz" by L. FRANK BAUM and the stage play and film version by the same name where this name was first used.
 
Real life allusion: In Sheriff Gilmore's office, a picture of U.S. President ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809 - 1865) is on the wall on the left next to the door.
 
All San Francisco Metropolitan Hospital interior shots are filmed in the building complex of what used to be the Pacoima Hospital (nowadays Phoenix House Foundation) in Lake View Terrace, CA.
The establishing shot (exterior view), however, is stock footage from a different location, the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Diego (formerly San Pedro Peninsula Hospital). Although these facilities were introduced as "Metropolitan Hospital" in season 4, the script wrongly refers to it as "Memorial Hospital"; no name will be mentioned at all in the episode as aired. This writing inconsistency will lead to another question in # 128 (see there).
 
For J.J. Roberts' grave, a different cemetery from the one known from the funeral in # 115 is used this time (compare that episode and see the left screen grab).
The new location for the current episode is Pierce Brothers Valley Memorial Park in Westlake Village, CA. All headstones are props. The real cemetery has plaques lying in the lawn only.
 
The London cemetery where Cassandra Wilder's grave is located is actually the famous cemetery in the Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood, CA. All the headstones are props here, too. In contrast to this, there are only plaques lying in the lawn in the real cemetery.
 

Real life allusion: There is a picture of U.S. President GEORGE WASHINGTON (1732 - 1799) in judge Robert Archer's office.

 
Inside joke: Judge Robert Archer is named after CBS best boy electrician, BOB ARCHER.
 
Fictional entity: Eric mentions the Royal Hotel in Monaco.
 
Real life allusion: One of the deputies who are on their way taking Jeff Wainwright to psychiatric observation mentions the state penitentiary in San Quentin, CA.
 

BUCK McDANCER, who portrays one of the Tuscany Valley County Deputies (driver) this episode, also portrayed various rôles before and will play various other characters in the future; compare # 083 for details.

 
Different takes: The scene in the current episode when Peter, Angela and Julia are surprised by the earthquake in the Falcon Crest Winery Building contains Peter's dialog only (last screen grab). The sneak preview before the main title, however, also featured close-ups of Angela and Julia with their respective dialogs (the first four screen captures).
 

Mysterious: Where does the wooden beam come from that crashes into the stained glass element of the front door in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion? There is no such element around the entranceway of the Mansion that could have possibly fallen down.

 

DANIEL GREENE is replaced by a stunt double during the final frames when parts of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer collapse in the earthquake scene.
LORENZO LAMAS, MARGARET LADD and JOHN CALLAHAN are replaced by stunt doubles in some frames during the quake, too.

 

JANE WYMAN, CESAR ROMERO and ABBY DALTON are replaced by stunt doubles during some frames in the earthquake scene.

 
The scenes with Jeff Wainwright in the patrol car, Greg and Jordan in Greg's Mercedes-Benz and both of them being taken hostage by Jeff (on California Road in the Tuscany Valley) are filmed near Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. It is the same place where "Monica's" car crash was filmed in # 126 - very close to the construction site of the Agretti Stavros Winery (compare # 124), which means it is being built on California Road.
 
Deleted scene: The director's cut contained one more scene with Greg, Jordan and Jeff: While Greg and Jordan are forced by Jeff to give him a ride in Greg's car, Jeff regards Jordan for a beat: "You're a very pretty lady. I've always had a soft spot for blondes..." Both Jordan and Greg react to the menacing tone in Jeff's voice. - This scene was filmed, but removed in post-production.
 
Season time frame:
As it can be concluded from # 129 (details there), the earthquake takes place on a Thursday. Richard's son, Michael, was born - as it can be derived from the phone call Cindy received from the London hospital - on day 2 of # 126, i.e. in the second week of May 1986 (given it was after the usual time of pregnancy); this can be concluded from the fact that Cassandra got pregnant in # 108 - at the beginning of August 1985. # 126 depicts only two days; # 127 depicts three days; the last day of # 126 is identical with the first one of # 127. Therefore, Michael was born Tuesday, 05/06/1986, and the earthquake takes place on Thursday, 05/08/1986.
J.J. Roberts shot himself to death four months ago as Jordan says two days prior to the quake. So he died on 01/13/1986 (at the end of # 114).
 
Original storyline plans:
Initial plans for the dramatic final weeks of the season included a turning point in the marriage of Angela and Peter. Their marriage should have fallen into a crisis; the producers thought about Peter starting an affair with a local widow and Angela being stuck in a financial disaster. These plans were dropped in the script doctoring process.
The writers also originally planned to introduce a crazed killer, who was supposed to be stalking the family. He was thought to be out for revenge, but his motives were intended to be disclosed only in the dramatic final weeks of the season. This idea was dropped, too.
Shortly before the earthquake, Peter receives an unpleasant phone call in the season finale. - The producers' idea was to reveal the following season that the person who called was Peter's brother, whom they intended to be portrayed by movie star ANTHONY QUINN. They planned exploiting a long-lasting feud between the two brothers. As the negotiations with the star failed, the phone scene turned out to be meaningless.
LORIMAR thought about luring new big name guests into the following season, including AUDREY HEPBURN and - one of DAVID SELBY's favorite colleagues in the movie industry - CATHERINE DENEUVE. These plans, however, were dropped with the show's era under the aegis of EARL HAMNER coming to an end.
ROBERT FOXWORTH wanted to leave the show. Chase's struggle for survival after being shot was the preparation for writing him off.
 
The season finale is SIMON MacCORKINDALE's last episode of "Falcon Crest". He leaves in order to spend more time behind the scenes as a producer and director. - Although SIMON was taken into consideration by United International Pictures to replace ROGER MOORE in the 1987 movie "James Bond 007: The Living Daylights", his career never became bigger than in his "Falcon Crest" days; in the end, TIMOTHY DALTON won the James Bond rôle.
 

EARL HAMNER, the series creator and executive producer, quits his regular producing duties after 127 episodes. He will be back next season, however, as a creative consultant.

 
Executive supervising producers ROD & CLAIRE PETERSON also leave the crew.