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# 123 <5.25> Dangerous Ground
(revised 06/07/2021)

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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
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, appears in the restaurant where Richard and Julia are having lunch this episode.
Compare # 183 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
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.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of the den set and many other sets are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Interior Sets section.

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

"Entrance to the Grand Canal from the Molo, Venice", the CANALETTO painting, which was on an easel in Paolo Bellini's house in # 119 (compare there for details), is now on the wall next to the door in Melissa's den. It is the very same prop as in # 119, even the frame is the same.
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.

PETER PAUL EASTMAN (uncredited extra) plays the maître d' at the Tuscany Valley restaurant where Richard and Terry have dinner in this episode.
Compare # 221 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.

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.

Louella, the real estate agent, drives a burgundy Jaguar XJ (Series III).
The same picture was previously used in # 078. For a complete list of episodes compare there.

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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) 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.

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