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# 104 <5.06> Sharps & Flats
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 
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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) 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.

 
DAVID GUST, the tall, black-haired and mustached uncredited extra, who is best known for his rôle as an assistant district attorney (# 091, 092 and 154), but who also plays different characters in the series, is at the Turf Club again in this episode.
Compare # 183 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
 
Mistake: In this episode, this extra 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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.

 

Peter's limousine is a black stretched 1983 Cadillac Sedan DeVille; it is a custom extended limousine by Dillinger Coachworks / Dillinger-Gaines.
It remains a mystery why Peter, who usually drives himself, had two security guards on motorbikes escort his limo just this time.

 
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.
 

Mistake: For the night scene when Connie and Antoine have dinner with Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti House, the establishing shot was not chosen carefully since the camera zooms on the turret of the living room while the following scene is staged in the dining room. The editors were negligent in post-production.

 
Product placement: During dinner, the Giobertis, Connie and Antoine sample various bottles of wine and Champagne. One of the Champagne bottles is apparently Dom Perignon with its distinct shield-shaped label.
 
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.
The channel identifications starting with the letter "K" indicate that the stations are west of the Mississippi. Just as a side note, channel identifications east of the Mississippi begin with the letter "W" in the U.S.
The filming sites for the radio stations are located in San Francisco: KPRW is actually a part of the Golden Gateway Commons, an apartment and office complex near the Embarcadero. KRKD is actually the Filbert Landing office building on Filbert Street. The filming location for KCPY is the main entrance to the Telegraph Landing apartment complex at the eastern end of Lombard Street.
 
"Babylonia", Angela's derogative name for Apollonia, is an allusion to biblical narratives: the Whore of Babylon in the Book of Revelation from the New Testament where that symbolic female figure represents permissive sexual attitudes, decadence and a wrong and transient way of life in general, leading to the downfall like in Babel a.k.a. Babylon where, according to the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, God took measures to confuse the population's communication so they were unable to understand each other. - Angela's choice of the derogatory name underlines the fact that she feels Apollonia's appearance and clothing was too flamboyant and her behavior too strange and confusing. In contrast to her own conservative lifestyle, Angela regards Apollonia's seductive and provocative sexuality as an omen for Lance's possible downfall.
 
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.
Altough the picture somewhat resembles certain paintings by PABLO PICASSO in style, the prop seems to be neither a real painting by PICASSO nor a replica of one of his artworks.
 
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 Sedan DeVille 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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 

Product placement: For their amorous afternoon tête-à-tête, Maggie and Chase prepare a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne).

 
The filming location for the Tuscany Downs counting room is a room at the former Evergreen Recording Studios in Burbank, CA (nowadays LA Sound Gallery; details above).
 
Al Hurley mentions he worked for Arlington (a real-life horse race track located in Arlington Heights, IL).
 
 


 
 
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