Overview of the points in time and periods of time as displayed in the episodes
 
In order to determine the points in time, please refer to the Episodes - Analysis & Interpretation - Behind the Scenes section (under the header "Time Frame" in each season).
This is an overview of the time frame as depicted in the plot of the show, it does not refer to the production dates. For production dates, please refer to the Production Office - Production Data - Episode by Episode section on this website.
 
 
 
Season 1 (1981-82)
 
 

# 001 <1.01>

  • Friday, 06/12/1981 (Jason Gioberti's death)
  • approx. August 1981 (the Giobertis' moving to Tuscany Valley)
 

# 003, 004 <1.03, 1.04>
 
approx. beginning of September 1981
 
 
# 006 <1.06>
 
approx. mid-September 1981
 
 
# 014 <1.14>
 
approx. mid-December 1981 (time of conception of Joseph Gioberti)
 
 
# 015 <1.15>
 
approx. mid-February 1982

 
 
 
Season 2 (1982-83)
 
 

# 019 <2.01>
 
approx. mid-July 1982
 
 
# 021, 022 <2.03, 2.04>
 
approx. end of July / beginning of August 1982 (Carlo Agretti's murder)
 
 
# 024 <2.06>
 
Wednesday, 08/04/1982 (full moon night)
 
 
# 025 <2.07>
 
approx. beginning of August 1982 (Joseph Cumson's birth)
 
 
# 027 <2.09>
 
approx. beginning of October 1982
 
 
# 028 <2.10>
 
Wednesday, 10/20/1982 (issue of document regarding the New Globe shares)
 
 
# 029 <2.11>

  • Monday, 10/25/1982 (beginning of episode)
  • Wednesday, 10/27/1982 (end of episode)
 

# 030 <2.12>

  • Thursday, 10/28/1982 (beginning of episode)
  • Friday, 10/29/1982 (New Globe board meeting)
  • Saturday, 10/30/1982 (Tuscany Valley Founders Day; end of episode)
 

# 031 <2.13>

  • Saturday, 10/30/1982 (beginning of episode)
  • Wednesday, 11/03/1982 (Melissa and Richard having lunch at the New Globe; end of episode)
 

# 032 <2.14>
 
a few days after 11/03/1982
 
 
# 035 <2.17>
 
approx. beginning of December 1982
 
 
# 037, 038 <2.19, 2.20>
 
approx. end of January 1983
 
 
# 040 <2.22>
 
approx. end of February / beginning of March 1983

 
 
 
Season 3 (1983-84)
 
 

# 042 <3.02>
 
approx. beginning of March 1983
 
 
# 051 <3.11>
 
approx. beginning of September 1983
 
 
# 054 <3.14>
 
approx. end of September / beginning of October 1983 (groundbreaking ceremony for Tuscany Downs)
 
 
# 055 <3.15>
 
approx. 2nd week of October 1983
 
 
# 056 <3.16>
 
approx. mid-October 1983
 
 
# 058 <3.18>
 
approx. middle / end of November 1983 (determination of the first racing date for Tuscany Downs)
 
 
# 060 <3.20>
 
approx. mid-December 1983
 
 
# 064 <3.24>
 
approx. beginning of January 1984
 
 
# 065 <3.25>
 
approx. beginning of February 1984 (opening day of Tuscany Downs)
 
 
# 068 <3.28>
 
Saturday / Sunday, 03/17-18/1984 (plane crash)

 
 
 
Season 4 (1984-85)
 
 

# 069 <4.01>

  • Saturday / Sunday, 03/17-18/1984 (plane crash; full moon night)
  • approx. 3rd week of March 1984 (end of episode)
 

# 070 <4.02>
 
approx. 4th week of March 1984
 
 
# 071 <4.03>
 
approx. end of July 1984 (2nd anniversary of Carlo Agretti's death)
 
 
# 076 <4.08>
 
approx. beginning / middle of September 1984
 
 
# 079 <4.09>
 
September 1984
 
 
# 085 <4.17>
 
approx. end of September 1984 (Maggie Gioberti's birthday)
 
 
# 088 <4.20>
 
Friday, 10/12/1984 (Melissa Agretti and Cole Gioberti's cancelled wedding)
 
 
# 091 <4.23>

  • Monday, 10/29/1984 (1st day of Lance Cumson's trial)
  • approx. beginning of November 1984 (Robin Agretti's arrival)
 

# 093 <4.25>
 
approx. end of November 1984 (time of conception of Hope Agretti)
 
 
# 094 <4.26>
 
approx. beginning of December 1984
 
 
# 095 <4.27>
 
approx. mid-December 1984
 
 
# 096 <4.28>
 
December 1984
 
 
# 097 <4.29>
 
approx. 2nd week of January 1985
 
 
# 098 <4.30>
 
Saturday, 01/19/1985, 22:00 (explosion of Richard Channing's home, 2055 Hilltop Road, Tuscany Valley)

 
 
 
Season 5 (1985-86)
 
 

# 099 <5.01>
 
Saturday, 03/02/1985 (TV report about the explosion of Richard Channing's home)
 
 
# 100 <5.02>

  • Monday, 03/18/1985 (anniversary of the plane crash)
  • Tuesday, 03/19/1985 (Melissa Gioberti's release from prison)
  • Thursday, 03/21/1985 (end of episode)
 

# 101 <5.03>

  • Friday, 03/22/1985 (Melissa Gioberti and Father Christopher Rossini's first meeting)
  • Monday, 03/25/1985 (end of episode)
 

# 102 <5.04>
 
Tuesday, 03/26/1985 (beginning of episode)
 
 
# 103 <5.05>

  • approx. end of March (beginning of episode)
  • Friday, 04/19/1985 (end of episode)
 

# 104 <5.06>
 
Friday, 04/19/1985 (beginning of episode)
 
 
# 105 <5.07>
 
Wednesday, 05/22/1985 (Melissa Gioberti and Father Christopher Rossini's date at the Agretti pond)
 
 
# 108 <5.10>

  • Monday, 08/05/1985 (civil lawsuit Angela Gioberti Channing vs. Richard Channing and Lance Cumson)
  • Friday, 08/09/1985 (Melissa and Cole Gioberti's church wedding)
  • Sunday, 08/11/1985 (Angela Gioberti Channing and Peter Stavros' cancelled wedding)
 

# 109 <5.11>

  • Sunday, 08/11/1985 (Angela Gioberti Channing and Peter Stavros' cancelled wedding)
  • Tuesday, 09/03/1985 (Hope Agretti's birth)
 

# 110 <5.12>
 
approx. September 1985
 
 
# 111 <5.13>
 
approx. beginning of November 1985 (end of episode)
 
 
# 112 <5.14>

  • approx. beginning of November 1985 (beginning of episode)
  • approx. beginning of December 1985 (end of episode)
 

# 113 <5.15>
 
approx. beginning of December 1985 (cf. # 112)
 
 
# 114 <5.16>
 
Monday, 01/06/1986 (J.J. Roberts' suicide)
 
 
# 116 <5.18>
 
approx. 3rd week of January 1986
 
 
# 119 - 121 <5.21 - 5.23>
 
Spring 1986
 
 
# 125 <5.27>
 
Sunday, 05/04/1986 (Maggie Gioberti's kidnapping)
 
 
# 126 <5.28>

  • Sunday, 05/04/1986 (Maggie Gioberti's kidnapping)
  • Monday, 05/05/1986 (Maggie Gioberti's rescue from Jeff Wainwright's cabin)
 

# 127 <5.29>

  • Monday, 05/05/1986 (Chase Gioberti's gunshot wound)
  • Tuesday, 05/06/1986 (Cassandra Wilder's death; Michael Channing's birth)
  • Thursday, 05/08/1986 (earthquake)

 
 
 
Season 6 (1986-87)
 
 

# 128 <6.01>

  • Thursday, 05/08/1986 (earthquake)
  • Saturday, 05/10/1986 (end of episode)
 

# 129 <6.02>

  • Saturday, 05/10/1986 (beginning of episode)
  • Sunday, 05/11/1986 (Chase Gioberti's release from hospital)
  • Tuesday, 05/13/1986 (end of episode)
 

# 130 <6.03>
 
Saturday, 05/17/1986 (party at the Gioberti Estate)
 
 
# 131 <6.04>
 
Sunday, 05/18/1986 (beginning of episode)
 
 
# 132 <6.05>
 
Saturday / Sunday, 05/24-25/1986 (Vickie Gioberti and Jeff Wainwright's trip)
 
 
# 136 <6.09>
 
approx. 2nd week of August 1986
 
 
# 137 <6.10>
 
approx. last week of August 1986
 
 
# 138 <6.11>

  • approx. end of August 1986 (beginning of episode)
  • September 1986 (end of episode)
 

# 140 <6.13>
 
approx. 2nd week of October 1986
 
 
# 143 <6.16>
 
approx. 10/20 through 26/1986
 
 
# 144 <6.17>

  • 2nd week of December 1986 (beginning of episode)
  • Wednesday, 12/10/1986 (beginning of Maggie Gioberti's lamaze class)
 

# 145 <6.18>
 
approx. 2nd week of January 1987
 
 
# 146 <6.19>
 
approx. end of January 1987 (Kevin Gioberti's birth)
 
 
# 147 <6.20>

  • Monday, 02/16/1987 (Richard Channing's video taping of Kit Marlowe)
  • Tuesday, 02/17/1987 (end of episode)
 

# 148 <6.21>

  • Tuesday, 02/17/1987 (beginning of episode)
  • Wednesday, 02/18/1987 (Gabrielle Short and Chase Gioberti's first night together)
  • Saturday, 02/21/1987 (end of episode)
 

# 149 <6.22>
 
Saturday, 02/21/1987 (Kevin Gioberti's being put up for adoption; Roland Saunders' murder)
 
 
# 151 <6.23>
 
Saturday, 03/07/1987 (Meredith Braxton's telephone conversation with Richard Channing at SFO airport)
 
 
# 153 <6.26>
 
approx. end of March 1987
 
 
# 155 <6.28>
 
approx. April 1987

 
 
 
Season 7 (1987-88)
 
 

# 156 <7.01>
 
approx. April 1987
 
 
# 160 <7.05>
 
approx. end of April 1987
 
 
# 162 <7.07>
 
Wednesday, 05/06/1987 (Michael Channing's birthday)
 
 
# 163 <7.08>
 
May 1987
 
 
# 164 <7.09>

  • May 1987 (beginning of episode)
  • approx. July 1987 (end of episode)
 

# 165 <7.10>
 
approx. July 1987
 
 
# 168, 169 <7.13, 7.14>
 
approx. August 1987
 
 
# 170 <7.15>

  • Thursday, 02/11/1988 (Richard Channing's stag party)
  • Saturday, 02/13/1988 (Maggie Gioberti and Richard Channing's canceled wedding)
 

# 171 <7.16>

  • Saturday, 02/13/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Monday, 02/15/1988 (date on Angela Gioberti Channing's cheque)
  • Tuesday, 02/16/1988 (Maggie Gioberti running into Gabrielle Short at the Gioberti cemetery)
  • Sunday, 02/21/1988 (Maggie Gioberti and Richard Channing's wedding)
 

# 172 <7.17>

  • Sunday, 02/21/1988 (beginning of the stormy weather in Tuscany Valley)
  • Monday, 02/22/1988 (bald Interpol agent's death)
 

# 173 <7.18>

  • Thursday, 02/25/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Friday, 02/26/1988 (Suzanne Fixx's arrival in Tuscany Valley)
  • Saturday, 02/27/1988 (end of episode)
 

# 174 <7.19>

  • Sunday, 02/28/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Tuesday, 03/01/1988 (end of episode)
 

# 175 <7.20>

  • Wednesday, 03/02/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Saturday, 03/05/1988 (Angela Gioberti Channing's and Carly Fixx's birthday)
 

# 176 <7.21>

  • Sunday, 03/06/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Thursday, 03/10/1988 (end of episode)
 

# 177 <7.22>

  • Friday, 03/11/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Saturday, 03/12/1988 (Melissa Agretti and Richard Channing's "dirty dancing")
  • Monday, 03/14/1988 (end of episode)
 

# 178 <7.23>

  • Tuesday, 03/15/1988 (beginning of Maggie Channing's alcohol withdrawal)
  • Friday, 03/18/1988 (delivery of Vickie Stavros' letter from the prison in Geneva / Switzerland; Angela Gioberti Channing's meeting with Rosemont)
  • Thursday, 05/19/1988 (finish of Maggie Channing's alcohol withdrawal)
 

# 179 <7.24>

  • Friday, 05/20/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Saturday, 05/21/1988 (Chase Gioberti's 3rd codicil is read)
 

# 180 <7.25>
 
approx. end of May 1988
 
 
# 181 <7.26>

  • approx. end of May 1988 (beginning of episode)
  • approx. end of June 1988 (the Channings' trip to Washington, D.C.)
  • Saturday, 06/25/1988 (Madame Malec's murder)
 

# 182 <7.27>

  • Saturday, 06/25/1988 (Madame Malec's murder)
  • Sunday, 06/26/1988 (collapse of the mine shafts in Hobart)
 

# 183 <7.28>

  • Sunday, 06/26/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • approx. end of June 1988 (Richard Channing's faked death)
  • approx. end of August 1988 (Angela Gioberti Channing's visit to Richard Channing in Europe)

 
 
 
Season 8 (1988-89)
 
 

# 184 <8.01>

  • Thursday / Friday, 10/20-21/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Friday, 10/28/1988 (Richard Channing's return)
 

# 185 <8.02>

  • Friday, 10/28/1988 (Richard Channing's return)
  • Sunday, 10/30/1988 (Emma Channing's conversation with Richard Channing about R.D. Young)
  • Monday, 10/31/1988 (publishing date of R.D. Young's advert in the New Globe issue)
  • Tuesday / Wednesday, 11/01-02/1988 (fire at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion)
 

# 186 <8.03>

  • Tuesday / Wednesday, 11/01-02/1988 (fire at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion)
  • Thursday, 11/03/1988 (Melissa Agretti's death)
 

# 187 <8.04>

  • Monday, 11/14/1988 (advert in the International Herald Tribune; John Remick's murder)
  • Friday, 11/18/1988 (Peter Ryder's death)
 

# 188 <8.05>

  • Friday, 11/18/1988 (Peter Ryder's death)
  • Saturday / Sunday, 11/26-27/1988 (Maggie Channing's weekend with Penny Calloway in Mendocino)
  • Sunday, 11/27/1988 (meeting of Lance Cumson with Nick and Ben Agretti at the lake with the mill near the Agretti vineyards)
  • Tuesday, 11/29/1988 (Angela Gioberti Channing's blackmailing Nick Agretti)
 

# 189 <8.06>
 
approx. December 1988
 
 
# 190 <8.07>

  • Friday, 12/23/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Sunday, 12/25/1988 (Angela Gioberti Channing's Christmas dinner at the Del Oro)
  • Sunday / Monday, 12/25-26/1988 (Pilar Ortega finds the picture of Lisa Ortega at Cesar Ortega's)
 

# 191 <8.08>

  • Friday, 12/30/1988 (beginning of episode)
  • Monday, 01/02/1989 (end of episode)
 

# 192 <8.09>

  • Monday, 01/02/1989 (Party at the Tuscany Herald)
  • Thursday, 01/05/1989 (release date of the first issue of the Tuscany Herald)
 

# 193 <8.10>

  • 02/06-12/1989 (Emma Channing's announcement of her wedding)
  • Saturday, 02/18/1989 (Emma Channing's wedding)
 

# 194 <8.11>

  • Saturday, 02/18/1989 (Anna Cellini's visit to the Agrettis)
  • Wednesday, 02/22/1989 (end of episode)
 

# 195 <8.12>

  • Wednesday, 02/22/1989 (beginning of episode)
  • Thursday, 03/02/1989 (end of episode)
 

# 196 <8.13>

  • Thursday / Friday, 03/02-03/1989 (beginning of episode)
  • Sunday, 03/05/1989 (Richard unmasked as the owner of Troilus)
 

# 197 <8.14>

  • Sunday, 03/05/1989 (beginning of episode)
  • Wednesday, 03/08/1989 (Ben Agretti's and Gabriel Ortega's car accident)
 

# 198 <8.15>

  • Wednesday, 03/08/1989 (Ben Agretti's and Gabriel Ortega's car accident)
  • Thursday / Friday, 03/09-10/1989 (end of episode)
 

# 199 <8.16>

  • Wednesday, 03/15/1989 (beginning of episode)
  • Thursday, 03/16/1989 (shareholders meeting at Glenbraddoch)
  • Friday, 03/17/1989 (Richard Channing's kidnapping Angela Gioberti Channing)
 

# 200 <8.17>

  • Friday, 03/17/1989 (Richard Channing's kidnapping Angela Gioberti Channing)
  • Saturday, 03/18/1989 (board meeting at Glenbraddoch)
  • Sunday, 03/19/1989 (Angela Gioberti Channing's telephone call with Lance Cumson; Anna Cellini's death)
  • Monday, 03/20/1989 (end of episode)
 

# 201 <8.18>

  • Monday, 03/20/1989 (beginning of episode)
  • Tuesday, 03/21/1989 (Nick Agretti's return from Italy)
  • Thursday, 03/23/1989 (Lance Cumson's audit at the State Department)
  • Friday, 03/24/1989 (Samantha Ross' releasing Angela Gioberti Channing)
 

# 202 <8.19>

  • Friday, 03/24/1989 (Samantha Ross' releasing Angela Gioberti Channing)
  • Friday, 03/31/1989 (Pilar and Lance Cumson's failed attempt to pick up Lisa Vargas; child custody lawsuit about Michael and Kevin Channing)
 

# 203 <8.20>

  • Friday, 03/31/1989 (Angela Gioberti Channing taken to the psychiatric ward)
  • Monday, 04/03/1989 (Samantha Ross' "arrest" in Paris)
  • Tuesday, 04/04/1989 (first day of the lawsuit in Angela Gioberti Channing's competency case)
 

# 204 <8.21>

  • Tuesday, 04/04/1989 (first day of the lawsuit in Angela Gioberti Channing's competency case)
  • Monday, 04/10/1989 (last day of the lawsuit in Angela Gioberti Channing's legal competency case)
 

# 205 <8.22>

  • Monday, 04/10/1989 (Angela Channing Agretti's return to Falcon Crest)
  • Wednesday, 04/12/1989 (SEC delivers the prosecution papers to Richard Channing)
  • Saturday, 04/15/1989 (Richard Channing's arrest)

 
 
 
Season 9 (1989-90)
 
 

# 206 <9.01>
 
approx. 1st / 2nd week of September 1989
 
 
# 207 <9.02>
 
Friday, 09/15/1989 (full moon night; Charley St. James' attempted murder of Angela Channing Agretti)
 
 
# 208 <9.03>

  • Friday, 09/15/1989 (full moon night; Charley St. James' attempted murder of Angela Channing Agretti)
  • approx. end of September / beginning of October 1989 (end of episode)
 

# 209 <9.04>

  • Tuesday, 10/17/1989 (Richard Channing's first working day at Murdy & Sampson)
  • Friday, 10/20/1989 (Falcon Crest's payback of the loan to the Tuscany Bank)
 

# 210 <9.05>
 
November 1989 (end of episode)
 
 
# 211 <9.06>
 
November 1989
 
 
# 212 <9.07>
 
at least end of November 1989
 
 
# 214 <9.09>
 
Sunday, 12/24/1989 (Christmas dinner at Falcon Crest; Ian St. James' death)
 
 
# 215 <9.10>
 
Sunday / Monday, 12/24-25/1989 (beginning of episode)

  • Wednesday, 12/27/1989 (the police inform Emma about Charley St. James' disappearance)
  • January 1990 (civil lawsuit Michael Sharpe vs. Emma St. James)
 

# 216 <9.11>
 
approx. 1st / 2nd week of January 1990
 
 
# 217 <9.12>
 
Tuesday / Wednesday, 01/16-17/1990 (beginning of episode)
 
 
# 218 <9.13>
 
approx. end of January 1990
 
 
# 222 <9.17>
 
approx. mid-March 1990
 
 
# 225 <9.20>
 
at least mid-April 1990
 
 
# 227 <9.22>
 
approx. May / June 1990 or mid-July 1990