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# 164 <7.09> Hunter's Moon
(revised 01/14/2019)
Dr. Mark Daniels, the doctor examining Lance at the QVH, mentions another medical facility in San Francisco, the San Francisco General Hospital. This facility, however, will never be seen in the series.
The Randolph Vineyards are located downhill next to Falcon Crest.
Ellen and Jim Randolph's home is actually a private residence in St. Helena, CA. The house was renovated and a second dormer window added in the 1990's. - The swimming pool and pool house used as part of Melissa's property (compare # 156) are also located on the very same estate.
Different takes in the sneak preview and the scene itself: In the conversation between Melissa and Angela in the den at the Agretti Residence, the sneak preview shows a different take (left screen grab) with Melissa saying (as scripted): "I am going to have my own wineries, Angela, and they're going to be better than Falcon Crest." In the scene itself, in contrast, she says: "I am going to have my own winery, Angela, and it's going to be better than Falcon Crest."
Early script drafts contained an act 1 scene at the Gioberti Winery in which Tony and Maggie discuss her idea for a new wine. As a side note, Maggie expresses her sympathies, which leaves Tony startled as this is the moment when he actually learns of Dina's death. He decides to run over to the Del Oro to see Lance. - This segment was omitted during rewrites. The only thing that was kept was Tony's line that he learnt about what happened from Maggie when he actually sees Lance at the spa.

A branch of the Tuscany Valley Bank (Phil Tindall is the manager; compare # 156) is located in a high-rise in a business park on the outskirts of Tuscany. - In real life, it is the Ventura Place office high-rise in Studio City, CA opposite CBS-MTM STUDIOS.


On the first floor of the Tuscany Valley Bank high-rise, there is a restaurant by the name Santo Pietros (see red neon advertising). This was an actual restaurant at this filming site and was used as a filming location itself for # 166 (see there).

Candlestick Park in San Francisco is used as the stadium of Eddie McDowell's baseball team between this episode and # 167.
Product placement? Signs for Bud Light beer, Marlboro cigarettes, Coca-Cola and Sony are in the stadium. The big question that remains, however, is whether this "advertising campaign" was fully intentional (and paid for) since these ads most likely were permanent banners in the stadium during that time and were not removed specifically for shooting.
According to early script drafts, the original choice for the last name of Liz and Eddie McDowell was O'Neal or McGregor / MacGregor.

CHAO-LI CHI's picture on his main title card comes from a scene in this episode.

The filming location for the scene with Richard and Liz strolling along the lake is the Palace of Fine Arts Lagoon in San Francisco.
The location manager had originally staged this scene at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. It was relocated for unknown reasons though.
Fictional entity: The Japan-based Takahama Company wants to purchase Liz's baseball club.
In early script drafts, the company was called Iganaki.
A conversation between Liz and Richard reveals that he speaks four languages. - Besides English, these are most likely French, German and Italian since he was raised in Switzerland.
Early script drafts contained an act 2 scene in which Angela runs into Dan and Tucker near the spot where the fence is built between Falcon Crest and Melissa's vineyards. The first meeting between Angela and Tucker since he left the valley makes it very clear that they cannot stand each other. This scene was omitted in rewrites.

The scene with Maggie and Alison in the Gioberti Winery is the series' last scene ever to be filmed at Stags' Leap.

The San Francisco bridge Lance drives along is the same location as the one used in # 105 and 137 (as the Tuscany River Bridge) as well as in # 156 (as a London bridge); refer to these episodes for details about this Napa location.
The later segments of that scene are filmed in San Francisco - on Marina Boulevard and Broderick Street (where Lance parks in front of the garage of a townhouse).
The identification code of the S.F.P.D. patrol car checking on Lance and following him is 395.
According to earlier script drafts, the original choice for the name of the character of Howard Graves was George McIntyre; the original choice for Takahama was Inagaki or Kaneshigi.
During Melissa's farewell party from The Max, soul music is played ("Nowhere to Run" by MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS; 1967). From this episode on, primarily MOTOWN songs will be played at the nightclub. They do not only match The Max's style, but also had reasonably priced license fees for LORIMAR as HOWARD LAKIN stated in an exclusive 2007 DFCF interview. Early script drafts suggested "Bad Moon Rising" (written by JOHN FOGERTY and performed by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL) for that scene.
This episode, Richard wears the same shirt he already wore in # 138 despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy. He will also wear it again in # 169.
The doctor Tony speaks to in the toxicology lab at the San Francisco Police Department is named Dr. Andy Barnett in early script drafts and later Dr. Andy Kenderson in the script. His name, however, is not mentioned on the air in the current episode. RUSS BORDEN, the actor portraying him, already played Dr. Lloyd in # 109 and will play him again in # 211. So he obviously appears in the very same rôle in this episode. He may just have switched jobs - first being Richard's physician (# 109), then working for the police (current episode) and finally working at the QVH (# 211).

As in # 140, the Queen of the Valley Hospital is referred to as Tuscany Community Hospital again (see file in the computer system). - Not a carefully prepared prop!

The phone number of the San Francisco taxi company (scene with Lance) is (415) 552-1300. - Despite the usual habit of the movie industry to use the "555" prefix for on-screen telephone numbers (compare # 005), the production company used a real prefix in the current episode.

Melissa's new vineyards she just acquired from the Randolphs are portrayed by the Leonardini Vineyard of Whitehall Lane Winery & Vineyards in St. Helena, CA (compare # 163 for details).


The assistant district attorney (played by an uncredited extra) known from # 154 (see there) and other episodes (also compare # 158) is a guest at the Coit Café this episode.

Lance is supposed to meet Claudia at the Palace of Fine Arts - all scenes are entirely filmed on location in San Francisco:
One scene, for example, is filmed in front of the Palace of Fine Arts (first two groups of photos: first and second pictures), another scene is filmed at the Marina (third photos in each group of pictures) and yet another one in a little park on Vallejo Crest (Russian Hill summit) with a nice view towards the Bay Bridge (third group of photos).
Mistake: In the scene with Maggie and Kevin in the bedroom of Richard's house, the close-ups are from different takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Maggie's hands are behind the baby's back in Kevin's close-ups, but hold the baby's arms in her close-ups filmed from across. This mistake happens several times during the scene. Only two examples are pictured here.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
Deleted scene: The director's cut contained an act 4 scene with Maggie and Alison at the Tuscany Valley lake near the borderline of the Gioberti Winery and Falcon Crest. They discuss Richard's marriage proposal to Maggie, who still has her doubts because she does not know a lot about his lurid past, but says she just cannot help loving him. Filmed at the lagoon area at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (CBS STUDIO CENTER; compare # 089 for details), this scene was removed in post-production.

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