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# 037 <2.19> The Odyssey
(revised 05/06/2024)

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The original filming schedule planned for this episode to be shot between 12/30/1982 and 01/10/1983. JANE WYMAN called in sick on 01/06/1983, the day all the scenes at Mount St. Mary's University in Brentwood (see below) were scheduled to be filmed. Therefore, the guest cast involved in these scenes had to be sent home, and, after hastily rearranging the shooting schedules, other main cast members had to come to the studio on short notice to film other scenes from both this episode and # 038. Filming the scenes for # 037 at Mount St. Mary's was postponed to 01/10/1983, but JANE was still out sick that day, so shooting at Mount St. Mary's was rescheduled again — now to 01/13/1983, which was already in the period reserved for filming # 038 (01/11 through 01/19/1983). By amending the shooting schedule for # 038 to bring more scenes forward from that episode for an earlier shoot, the production staff managed to stay in the original filming schedule when wrapping # 038.
The ambulance at Julia's accident site is a Dodge Ram Wagon.
The fire truck is a customized vehicle based on a Chevrolet K-30 body.
Mistake: In subsequent frames, Chase is standing farther away from the fire truck first (long shot), but then all of a sudden quite close to it (close-up).
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot at least twice — as a wide angle shot and in close-up, which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
Visconti Winery is now Richard's — so after the merger with McKay, there is a winery on that site.
Cameraman's mistake: In the scene with Richard and Phillip in the executive office at the New Globe, the greenbeds of the sound stage at the studio above the office are visible for a short moment.
This error is visible in the original North American TV airing and the NTSC DVDs only. In the PAL version, the picture negative was in a different position in the film transfer (compare right screen grab), eliminating the flaw from the visible frame.
For more information about differences in the visible frame, consult the post-production section in the Show – Production Office – Making of information.

Uncredited extra GEORGE SASAKI appears as Dr. Fong at the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital again in this episode.
Compare # 222 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.

Edited scene: The segment with Richard and Diana in his executive office at the New Globe was initially longer. It started out on Richard on the telephone, speaking to a certain Mr. Rawlings, who is placing a bid for him at an auction to buy a first edition Beesely Children's Primer, a fictional historic children's book that, according to Richard, is the first manuscript ever set to type in the Colony of Massachusetts; Richard adds that there are only six copies sill in existence. This part of the scene had apparently no other purpose than emphasizing once more that Richard is a highly educated lover of objects of art and cultural importance with a focus on toys and other children-related items. That part of the scene was cut away in post-production.
Vickie and Nick meet at the Coffee Shop in Tuscany; compare # 035 for details about the filming location (the WARNER BROS. commissary). In # 035, a preceding exterior shot established that it is located on Main Street in Tuscany.
The establishing shot in the current episode shows the setting's exteriors with the distinct neon sign. This clip is older stock footage from a film library and shows the former Cugee's Coffee Shop at the northeastern corner of Lankershim Boulevard and Weddington Street in North Hollywood, CA. The structure was destroyed by fire January 28, 1981. A new building sits on the site now.
This episode, two vineyardists are mentioned, but will never be seen on the show and never mentioned again either: The Ristelli brothers — one of them is named Eric — own 400 acres of prime vineyards in the Tuscany Valley and usually sell their harvest to Falcon Crest every year. In early script drafts, the Ristelli brothers were named Martinelli.

When Angela argues with Emma about her new job at the New Globe, a part of Angela's dialog was dubbed in post-production. When Emma moves through the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer towards the living room, Angela's original line was "Now wait a minute!" But "Emma!" was dubbed in over in post-production.

The pond (scene with Cole and Linda) is portrayed by the lagoon on the backlot of THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS).
Emma becomes Vice President of Internal Affairs, at the New Globe.
The access code for the file "Richard Channing — Confidential" in the New Globe computer system is "PLRE".
The picture in the executive office corridor at the New Globe is the same prop that was used in the waiting area of the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital in # 033.
The filming location for the scene with Maggie and Vickie at the park in the Tuscany Valley is the Mineral Wells Picnic Area west of Griffith Park Drive in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
This scene was originally staged at the Pepper Pot Café, a café in Tuscany. This was changed when the shooting schedule was developed because it was easier to film in Griffith Park where Julia's "accident" was shot anyway.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman at the park in the Tuscany Valley.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
For the interior set of Emma's corner office at the New Globe, the art department installed two photographic backdrops (translights) of San Francisco behind the windows that do not exactly match perspective-wise: The backing behind the window on the left shows Yerba Buena Island (shot from the Financial District in eastern direction); the backing on the right features the Bay Bridge which connects Yerba Buena Island and the city (photographed from Nob Hill in eastern direction).

The establishing clip of Paris — a northeastern view over the Pont de Bir-Hakeim towards the Tour Eiffel — is stock footage from a movie library.

Real-life allusion: Phillip makes a reservation for a suite at the George V for his and Angela's stay in Paris — a real luxury hotel situated in a cross street of the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and now owned by Four Seasons.
The establishing shot does not show the real George V though. It is stock footage from a film library, featuring the Hôtel des Trois Couronnes in Vevey / Switzerland.
The filming location for Angela's suite is a room in the Brady Hall on the Chalon Campus of Mount Saint Mary's University; for more details about this location, see below.

Uncredited extra JACK DOUGLASS appears in this episode again — this time as a bellboy at the George V.
Compare # 130 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 032.


Product placement: In Paris, Phillip and Angela are having Champagne by Giesler & Co. from Épernay / France.

In the computer printouts from Richard's secret files Emma hands to Chase, a man named Marshall Evans is mentioned. That character, however, will never be seen nor mentioned again.
The establishing shots of Paris are stock footage from a movie library.
The first one shows a view of the Tour Eiffel with the Pont des Invalides in the foreground (filmed towards southwest).
The second one shows the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris (filmed towards northwest from under the Pont de l'Archevêché ).
The filming location for the Convent of Lorain — interiors (first screen grab) — and the Convent Sainte-Marthe — exteriors (second photo) and interiors — is the Mary Chapel with its adjacent building, the Brady Hall, on the Chalon Campus of Mount Saint Mary's University in Brentwood, CA. The chapel is used for the establishing shot of the Convent Sainte-Marthe at night; the interior shots are from the Brady Hall.
The church will later be used as St. Timothy Church of Tuscany Valley in # 066 (Angela and Phillip's wedding) and during seasons 4 and 5.
St. Martha's Convent must be the English translation of the nunnery's name. As the convent is situated in France, the original French name has to be Sainte-Marthe.
In Sister Marie-Thérèse's bedroom at the Convent Sainte-Marthe, there is an art poster of the 1508 pen-and-ink drawing "Praying Hands" by ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471 – 1528).
The original drawing is located at the Albertina in Vienna / Austria.
The character of Sister Marie-Thérèse was originally called Mary Xavier or Marie Ignatius in early script drafts.
According to an earlier draft of the script, Henri Denault was supposed to be a false name, whereas the character's real name was said to be Heinrich Gutmann. He was originally supposed to be the (fictional) Finance Minister of the Third Reich.
Season time frame: Sister Marie-Thérèse mentions Carlo Agretti saw her approximately six months ago. As Carlo was murdered at the end of July / beginning of August 1982 (# 021; compare # 019 and 024 for information on the time frame), this episode must be around the end of January 1983. This is in accordance with the characters' clothes: still coats and furs. Although it seems to be sunny during the scene with Cole and Linda in the boat, they wear pullovers. Maggie even wears gloves in the park. Two months must have gone by since # 035.

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