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# 225 <9.20> The Return
(revised 09/17/2018)
JANE WYMAN returns for the three final episodes to help save the series end. So does CHAO-LI CHI.
Most parts of these three final episodes were filmed during the hiatus after CBS canceled the show after # 223.
Beginning this episode, DAVID SELBY plays his rôle much more intensely again. Now he seems to be old Richard again. - Is this caused by JANE's return, the short vacation between # 224 and 225 or by learning this trashy season and also the series will eventually come to an end soon?
The shutdown of Richard's company offices, Channing & Associates, is taken care of by Mancini Bros. Moving Company.
An old night clip of a short Lincoln Town Car limousine driving along a bend is reused. - In # 214, it posed as Sharpe's limo leaving Falcon Crest, now it is Richard's heading towards Falcon Crest. - Not an appropriate way of cutting down production costs.
License plate number: 3B086C7.
Editing mistake: The position of the limo, which is supposed to be parked on the driveway in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, and the view of the mansion from Richard and Lauren's point of view do not match. They both should rather be much closer to the mansion because the driveway is directly in front of it. - This is caused by the fact that the editors have stock footage of the house only.
The positive aspect about the shot, however, is that this is a previously unused clip of the house.
Genele now obviously lives in an apartment she rented. - What happened to the Agretti Residence?

Lighting mistake: One of the studio lights in the greenbeds above the interior set of the reception area in Sharpe's office is in the wrong position. Strange reflections on ANDREA THOMPSON are the result in the scene with Genele.

Angela was in room 159 at the Queen of the Valley Hospital.

Lighting mistake: Too many lamps in the corridor of the Queen of the Valley Hospital are switched on; a strange reflection from one of them on LORENZO LAMAS is the result in the scene with Lance, Pilar and nurse Natalie.

The initial script contained a scene with Lance and Pilar consulting with Angela's lawyer after she disappeared from the hospital. Lance concludes from that meeting that Chao-Li has been taking care of Angela in a secret place. The final version that went on the air, however, never explained where Angela was until she returned to Falcon Crest.
Mistake: Kevin's hands are in different positions in subsequent frames in the scene with Lauren, Michael and Kevin in Richard's kitchen because these are various takes combined in the editing process.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
Mistake: Richard touches Lauren's hand with both his hands first. In the subsequent frame (filmed from across), however, his left hand touches her shoulder. The footage is from various takes combined in the editing process.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
Mistake: Genele puts both her legs on the table in Sharpe's yard first, in the next frame (filmed from across), however, only her right leg is on the table. The footage is from various takes combined in the editing process.
This is the typical mistake just described again - check # 011 (Lance and Lori) for details.
License plate number of Michael Sharpe's black Lincoln Town Car Pullman limousine: 3N864A9.
The place where Angela and Sharpe meet in Tuscany is near CBS-MTM office building 5. - That is a multi-purpose building, last seen as the Meridian Children's Shelter (see # 208) and in the previous season as the Tuscany Interstate Bank (compare # 187).
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.
Season time frame:
This episode opens one day after the end of # 224.
Danny says he has been with Sharpe for six months - a very rough estimation considering he came to town towards the end of the previous year (# 215). It is hardly any later than mid-April 1990 now: # 222 depicted the events around mid-March, and only 13 days plus an undefined - but rather short - unseen period of time between # 222 and 223 (see there) went by since then.
Angela woke up from her coma more than one week ago according to day 5 of the current episode. As discussed in # 224 (re: the scene with nurse Natalie), this must have happened during # 224 or even # 223. It will be a mystery where Angela stayed in the meantime.

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