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# 112 <5.14> Conundrum
 
 
(revised 08/09/2021)
 
 
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.

 

A pallet jack by the Clark company is used in the Falcon Crest Winery Building.

 
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.
 
Leon Taft's old car is a brown 1971 Chevrolet Impala Hardtop Sedan.
 
The Harvesters Grape Union Local 399 office is actually a former office building of Campbell Construction at the corner of East Transit Street and South Plum Avenue in Ontario, CA. That building was demolished around 2002; a parking structure sits in its place now.
 
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 white 1984 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, 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.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice from different angles (e.g. as a wide angle shot and in close-up), which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
 
All the exterior scenes near the Harvesters Grape Union Local 399 office are filmed in Ontario, CA in eastern Los Angeles. When Chase, Cole and Dwayne arrive, the camera is facing west on East Transit Street - while, towards the end of this scene, all characters plus Taft are standing on that street in the block between South Plum Avenue and South Sultan Avenue. Visible in the background is what used to be the Ontario Sheet Metal Company (camera facing west). The buildings in this area have been remodeled also.
 
Uncredited extra KATHRYN JANSSEN appears as the gray-haired lady from the Tuscany Valley again - this time at the fundraising luncheon for J.J. Roberts in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion.
Compare # 215 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.
 
Uncredited extra WALTER M. SPEAR appears as the bald and bearded Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time at the fundraiser for J.J. Roberts' campaign at Falcon Crest, again alongside the lady played by KATHRYN JANSSEN, his real-life partner (see above).
Compare # 124 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 048.
 
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.
 
Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again - this time as a guest at Richard and Terry's engagement party.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.
 
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.
 

PETER PAUL EASTMAN (uncredited extra) plays a white-haired gentleman, who is at the fundraiser at the Lomax Halfway House for Abused Girls in this episode.
Compare # 221 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.

 

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 "My 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.
 
 


 
 
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