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# 125 <5.27> Consumed
 
 
(revised 01/11/2021)
 
 
"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.
 

Product placement: Melissa and Eric have Perrier-Jouët Champagne (Fleur de Champagne) in the den at the Agretti Residence again.

 

Post-production mistake: The establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion at night is one of the clips shot during the filming of the fire scene for # 103 (compare there), which includes the false gable that was specifically built and burnt down. - The same mistake occurred in # 115 already.

 
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 Falcon Crest truck in the background is a white Ford LN-Series.
 
 
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.
 

Mistake in the interior set of Jordan's duplex apartment: This episode gives away in detail that the big window in the living room has a round top. In The Comstock building (# 109), however, there are only windows with straight tops and no casements.

 
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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) 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 1979 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park with exterior wood trim: 1FFF281.
 
The truck behind Cole's rental car during his observation of Erin is a yellow Peterbilt 352.
It is one of several identical studio trucks (seen before in # 102 and 113; compare there) carrying production equipment to the set.
 

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 # 001 (Gus in the Gioberti House) for details.
 
Different footage in the sneak preview and the scene itself: When Maggie realizes that Jeff is about to enter her and Chase's bedroom in the Gioberti House, the episode uses different takes of the moment when she spins her head towards the door. This is primarily noticeable because Jeff is leaning against the door frame in a slightly different angle. He also holds the gun in a different way.
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.
 
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.
 
 

 
 
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