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# 219 <9.14> Brotherly Love
 
 
(revised 09/17/2018)
 
 
Since the new producers apparently have no more use for Chao-Li, CHAO-LI CHI is removed from the main title until he will return in # 225. This policy is also hard to understand for the actor.
 
The current episode brings this season's weird writing to a climax:
At the beginning of this episode, it seems Michael Sharpe does not know scrambled eggs. - Where did he grow up?!
Then, a both crazy and disgusting almost-incest-like storyline makes its way to the screen. It seems the writers had to rush to create an idea hastily and bring it to an end just at the end of this episode hastily again.
Pilar and Lance's relationship to Sydney is presented as sort of parent-like - but they are just eight / eleven years older than her.
Finally, this episode's trashy writing culminated in creating an affair between Richard and Genele in the original script draft (sex in the shower). Fortunately, DAVID SELBY refused to play the scene because he thought it was out of character for Richard. So at least that part of the script was changed.
After one of the most troubled episodes of the season (# 211), the current episode is similarly bad, thus resulting in the show's loss of another 500,000 viewers.
 

Exterior and interior shots of Sharpe's new house are featured for the first time. It remains unanswered, however, if it is located in Tuscany, on the outskirts of San Francisco or maybe in Sausalito where his yacht is.

 
Michael Sharpe's nickname for Lauren is "Earth Mother".
 
Michael Sharpe's favorite meal is lasagna.
 
Cast background: WENDY PHILLIPS had her husband, SCOTT PAULIN, guest-cast as Joey Walts.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Lauren and Joey in Sharpe's kitchen, Lauren has some teaspoons in both her hands first (filmed towards her); in the subsequent frame, however, her right hand is on the coffeepot (filmed towards Joey). These close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details about this troubled filming technique.
   
Real life allusion: Danny mentions band leader OZZIE NELSON.
 
A San Francisco restaurant named Micenzo's is mentioned; Lauren and Joey are said to have had lunch there.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Danny and Lance in the Falcon Crest Winery Building office, several envelopes are on Danny's desk (filmed towards him) in one moment; in the subsequent frame, Danny holds these letters in his hands (filmed towards Lance). This happens several times during the scene. These close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
In the background of all scenes in the Falcon Crest Winery Building, the bottling machine is running all the time - this will also be the case in the following episodes until the show ends.
 
Product placement: Lauren mentions the TV game show "Wheel of Fortune".
 
Mistake: In the scene with Sharpe and Lauren having breakfast, Lauren puts her fork down and uses the napkin (filmed towards her) in one moment; in the subsequent frame, she holds the fork again (filmed from behind her). These close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details about this troubled filming technique.
 
Joey and Sharpe have been friends since they were 12 - according to Joey, for 25 years. This has to be just a rough estimation because, as Michael stated, Joey is 39 years old. - Or is the script writer unable to count and calculate?
 
Mistake: In the scene when Lauren leaves Sharpe's house, Lauren's right hand is in different positions on Sharpe's chest or shoulder in subsequent frames. These close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process.
Again, this is a result of the troubled close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
 
 


 
 
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