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# 124 <5.26> Cease and Desist
 
 
(revised 09/06/2021)
 
 
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.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice - 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.
 
"Cease and Desist", the episode title, alludes to the restraining order Maggie is filing for in court to keep Jeff away from her.
 

The brush where Jeff watches the Gioberti House from a distance 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.
It is an establishing shot that originated in # 110 (screen capture 1). This clip was modified for the use in the current episode by applying an overlay for the "through binoculars" effect from Jeff's POV (screen grab 2). Post-production was careful enough to black out Riley's car, which was on the original clip.
 
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Chase wears a cardigan he already wore in season 4 (# 081).
 
The cabinet, 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.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Exterior Sets section.
 
The lake where Li-Ying places her seismology equipment is portrayed by the lagoon at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (compare # 113 for details).
LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Exterior Sets section.
 
Cole explains the property line between Falcon Crest and Chase's land is 60 yards up from their point at the lake.
 

The off-road vehicle of the seismology lab of the University of California at Berkeley Li-Ying uses is an orange 1980 Jeep CJ-5.

 

The red Volvo 242 DL 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.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice - 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.
 
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.
 
License plate number of Jeff's rental car, an orange 1974 Dodge Colt Coupé: 590 KWK.
 
The filming location for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery is a grassy area within 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.
 

Uncredited extra KEVIN TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again - this time as a guest at the celebration of the Agretti Stavros Winery groundbreaking.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.

 
Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again - this time in her gray wig as a Tuscany Valley socialite again, who is now a guest at the groundbreaking ceremony of Melissa and Eric's winery.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
 

Uncredited extra KATHRYN JANSSEN appears as the gray-haired lady from the Tuscany Valley again - this time at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery.
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 groundbreaking of the Agretti Stavros Winery, again as a couple with the lady played by KATHRYN JANSSEN, his real-life partner (see above).
It is his last appearance on the show. He was featured on various occasions in previous episodes (compare # 048, 053, 083, 088, 096, 098, 112 und 113).
For details about the extra, compare # 048.
 
Uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK appears as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; this episode as a guest at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Agretti Stavros Winery.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 053.
 
 


 
 
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