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# 002 <1.02> A Time for Saboteurs
 
 
(revised 11/02/2020)
 
 
Tentative title: The Grapes of Wrath.
This tentative episode title was a reference to the lyrics from "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by JULIA WARD HOWE (1819 - 1910).
 
Paul Salinger's original first name was Terry in early script drafts.
 
Paul Salinger's rental car is a beige / gray 1980 Ford Thunderbird. The license plate number os 247 PCE.
 
All exterior shots of the Tuscany Valley Airport in this episode are from what used to be the San Fernando Airport in Sylmar, CA in Greater L.A. This airport was closed down and redeveloped into a business park around 1985.
 

Oddly enough, the dining room chairs in the Gioberti House are different in this episode and # 006 (compare # 001). - Have the original ones been away for upholstering maybe while the Giobertis are settling in?

 

ROBERT FOXWORTH's picture on his main title card comes from a scene in this episode.

 
License plate number of Angie's light beige 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible (type R107): 963 XUJ.
 
This Mercedes-Benz 380 SL was a prop bought by LORIMAR from the old Mercedes-Benz Hollywood dealership on Sunset Boulevard specifically for the series; it was delivered to LORIMAR on May 18, 1981. The real vehicle identification number is WDBBA45A8BB003426. This car was used for seasons 1 and 2 as well as for the episodes of season 3 filmed in the Wine Country. On June 30, 1983, the picture car was sold to executive producer MICHAEL FILERMAN and remained in his posession until his death. The car was sold to a collector on eBay in July 2015. For later shots of Angela's Mercedes-Benz convertible, a different picture car of the same make and model was used.
 
Fictional entity: Angela reads a newspaper called Press Herald. It remains a mystery, however, if this is a local paper or a nationwide one.
 
The San Francisco Sun, The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Gazette, San Francisco Courier and San Francisco Bulletin were the original suggestions for the name of Douglas Channing's newspaper. None of them were given legal clearance for use by the de Forest Research company. Golden Gate Magazine, another suggestion, could not be used either because it was a real magazine. The name Evening Star sounded sort of small town and dorky to LORIMAR's administrative staff. So the writers finally named Doug's paper The San Francisco Globe.
 
Labeling name: Douglas (Gaelic-English origin) - "black water". Douglas reveals the beauty, grace and charm of the element water, but at the same time hides dark secrets (which will be revealed in later episodes of the show) - just like water often hides what lays on its dark grounds.
 
The filming location for Paul's motel in the Tuscany Valley (in previous script drafts called Valley Inn, in the final version unnamed) is the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel in Studio City, CA.
 
Deleted scene: The Patio Cafe at the Sportsmen's Lodge Hotel was the filming location for a scene with Julia and Paul at a Tuscany Valley café. This scene with a conversation about Chase and with Julia and Paul becoming closer was removed from the final version of the episode to stay in the one-hour program time frame.
 
The interior set of Angela's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same as the set of the guest bedroom (compare # 001). - An easy way to cut down production costs. The set is just propped with different furniture and filmed from different angles to portray the various bedrooms.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show - Production Office - Filming Locations - Movie Studios - Interior Sets section.
 
Paul Salinger's aircraft is portrayed by two different planes:
In the scenes filmed in the Napa Valley, it is a Bellanca 17-30 Viking 300, registration number N6676V (built in 1967; left screen capture).
In the scenes at the Tuscany Valley Airport (filmed at San Fernando Airport), a very similar model is used, a Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, registration number N3983I (built in 1972; right screen grab).
 

Product placement: The aforementioned plane, the Bellanca 17-30A Super Viking, has propellers manufactured by Hartzell as the name plate indicates.

 

The San Francisco restaurant with the red-brownish leather booths and the brown wood paneling where Angela and Douglas have dinner in this episode and in # 005 is actually what used to be the Hungry Tiger on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, CA. - This restaurant no longer exists.

 

The pump house at the Gioberti Estate is an exterior set built at THE BURBANK STUDIOS.

 

In the scene when Chase passes by Paul's airplane on the airstrip, ROBERT FOXWORTH and CLIFF POTTS are replaced by stunt doubles.

 

License plate number of the rental car (a black / gray 1981 Lincoln Town Car) used by Monash, the henchman of Paul's creditor, Thorpe: 658 QJB.

 
Monash and Kagle, Thorpe's henchmen, were originally called Jimmy and Roscoe in early script drafts.
 

The helicopter used to dry out the Gioberti Estate vineyard is a Bell 206 Jet Ranger.

 
 


 
 
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