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# 021 <2.03> Troubled Waters
(revised 06/17/2024)

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The nightly establishing shot of San Francisco — view towards Telegraph Hill with the Coit Tower — is shot from a balcony in the house with the apartment that will be used as Lori Stevens' home (compare # 023). The camera makes a clockwise move from a view in northern direction towards east (final position on the screen grab).
This episode marks the first appearance of uncredited extra PETER PAUL EASTMAN. He is a British actor who had countless minor rôles in hundreds of American TV and movie productions between the 1960's and 1990's. He was also the president of the Screen Extras Guild (SEG) between 1987 and 1992, which was dissolved after his tenure and became a part of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) afterwards. He portrays the maître d' at Luccio's in San Francisco in this episode. This player will appear in various other parts in the future.
Compare # 221 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
The filming location for Luccio's, the San Francisco restaurant where Angela and Carlo as well as Richard and Diana are having dinner, is a place at the corner of 10th Street and Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. It will be seen in # 029 again (Richard and Jacqueline). This restaurant no longer exists nowadays; the building was remodeled beyond recognition.
This episode marks the first appearance of uncredited extra KATHRYN JANSSEN. She is a British-American actress, who appeared as an extra in many TV series and movies between the 1960's and 1980's. She was the secretary of the Screen Extras Guild in the 1980's. She shared her life with another "Falcon Crest" extra, WALTER M. SPEAR (compare # 048).
She plays a gray-haired lady from the Tuscany Valley in the series and is a patron at Luccio's in this episode.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
Original script drafts had Carlo spit wine in Richard's face at Luccio's whereas, in the final version of the episode, Carlo takes his glass and only throws the wine in Richard's face.
Angela driving on the Falcon Crest grounds in her Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible just before she arrives at the Victorian Mansion is a reused clip from # 014 (compare there for details about the filming location in Malibu Creek State Park). Although this footage was not filmed as a mere establishing shot, the segment is suitable for a repeated use.

License plate number of Emma's blue-gray 1981 Ford Escort: 1BRN172.


In this episode, in parts of # 024, in # 028, 029 and 039, the interiors of the Falcon Crest Winery Building are portrayed by rooms at the former Brookside Winery (previously Italian Vineyard Company / Guasti Winery) in Ontario, CA.

The barn at Spring Mountain is used as a filming location for the first time; this episode as a storage, in later seasons as the Falcon Crest Guest House.
Mistake: In the wide angle shot in the Falcon Crest wine lab, Julia holds the wine glass by the bowl, in her subsequent close-up, however, by the stem.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
It remains a mystery if Emma has a car drivers license. In # 020, she tells the automobile salesman she knows how to drive. In this episode, Julia wonders if Emma can drive. In # 032, it will be revealed she applied for a drivers license in Austin, TX.
The sign to the right of the entrance of the Tuscany County Building is the regular sign known from season 1 again. Compare # 020 for further details about the changes concerning this prop sign.
The establishing shot of the Tuscany County Building, a clip that is used for the first time in this episode, features three noticeable cars:
To the very left of the frame, the black / beige 1971 Buick LeSabre, which has been known from # 013 (check there for details), is parked.
On the other side of the entrance, a beige / brown 1976 Ford Mustang II Coupé is parked; this car will be reused in a few more episodes (see # 022, 023, 027, 036 and 039).
When the camera zooms in on the building, the light yellow 1977 Ford Pinto Runabout, which has been known since # 001 (check there for details), drives by.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman, now driving by the Tuscany County Building in the aforementioned Ford Pinto Runabout (the extra's own car).
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
Uncredited extra NICK STEVENS appears in this episode again as Reuben Corsair — this time in the Tuscany County Board of Supervisors Hall, doing administrative work as an official again.
Compare # 182 for biographical information about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 008.
Uncredited extra JULIE SALLES participates again as the brunette Tuscany Valley socialite in her 20's — this episode as an official during the County Board of Supervisors meeting at the Tuscany County Building.
Compare # 167 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 020.

The filming location for the drive to the Agretti Residence (Lance's Porsche 944) is Oak Knoll Avenue in the Napa Valley, CA.

The filming location for the Tuscany Valley County Health Department is the Calistoga City Hall in Calistoga, CA.

The establishing shot of San Francisco's Financial District is shot from a balcony in the house with the apartment that will be used as Lori Stevens' home (compare # 023). It is filmed in southeastern direction.

The scene with Richard and Diana coming out of the toy store in San Francisco — Jack & Jean Bounay (Australia) — Designers & Makers of the World's Finest Rocking Horses — is filmed at the corner of Sutter and Taylor Street.
That particular building has been used for different commercial purposes since filming.
Originally, the producers intended to film the scene with Richard and Diana crossing Union Street towards Sutter Street.
The Nuñez house is for sale. Information is available at phone number (707) 555-1251.
Maggie says the Nuñez house is more than three miles away from the Gioberti House. In real life, the cottage is nearby as it is located on the Stags' Leap property (see # 019).
Mistake: When Vickie wants to have a shower after running home from the Nuñez house, she does not head towards the Gioberti House, but goes into the wrong direction.

Carlo's car is a gray 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL (type W116).


Diana's car is a white 1982 Chrysler LeBaron convertible (screen capture from # 026 because the model cannot be identified properly in the current episode).


Paul Espinoza's vehicle is a beige 1947 Chevrolet Advance-Design 3100 Pickup. Its license plate number is OBE 171 (a black vintage California plate with yellow lettering, but pretty worn-out).


The car parked on Main Street in Tuscany between the Giobertis' Jeep CJ-5 Convertible and Paul Espinoza's truck is a dark blue / silver 1979 Cadillac Coupé DeVille. The license plate number is 884 IOM.

The Tuscany Valley road Cole and Paul Espinoza drive along is actually Yountville Cross Road in the Napa Valley. It is a montage of various route sections: The first segment shows them driving from east (Silverado Trail in background) to west; in the later segments, they drive in the opposite direction.
When Cole takes a short cut to Falcon Crest on the Agretti land, it becomes apparent that the Agretti Vineyards — or at least parts of them — are situated south of the tree-lined driveway to Falcon Crest. These scenes were also shot in the vineyards at Stags' Leap.
The truck in the Agretti Vineyards is a green Ford F-Series pickup.
The Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion nursery is the revamped and redressed interior set of the usual Falcon Crest bedroom set. Compare especially # 001 (guest bedroom — basic information), # 002 (Angela's bedroom), # 005 (Julia's bedroom), # 014 (Lance's bedroom) and later # 023 (Melissa and Lance's bedroom). Contrary to the other bedrooms, the nursery set underwent more extensive changes; the door to the room is from the opposite side, the bathroom door is now a door to a walk-in-closet, and the usual door to the walk-in-closet now leads to another hallway with book shelves, for example.
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.
On-location filming for this and the next episode: exteriors and interiors (foyer and Carlo's study) of Agretti Residence (first location).
Prop inconsistencies: When Carlo is murdered, the wedding photo of Lance and Melissa is on a sideboard behind the couch. The floral fabric on the settee has a variety of colors, mostly dark green and red flowers on white.
When Cole later finds Carlo's body, the photo is next to the phone on a small side table right next to the sofa. The settee is also different, as the fabric gives away — the colors are not that dark, and the pattern is an ornament-like arrangement.
The reason is that the killing scene was filmed on the sound stage at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) with similar furniture that came from the prop warehouse whereas the segment with Cole finding the body was photographed on location with the real home's furniture.
Uncredited extra ROBIN BLAKE participates again as the middle-aged blonde Tuscany Valley socialite — this episode in front of The New San Francisco Globe.
This clip of the New Globe comes from the series of establishing shots filmed while shooting # 020; this is the only time filming was done for the show at that location. This establishing shot will be reused many times during the series; repeat uses of this exact same clip with ROBIN BLAKE will not be listed in this section.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 015.
The New Globe conference room, which will be in use several times this season, is the same interior set as Richard's office — an easy way to cut down production costs. Only minor changes are made and different furniture is brought in to make the same set look like a different room.

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