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# 050 <3.10> Double Dealing
(revised 10/10/2022)
In the opening scene in Angela's study in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Phillip dryly says: "Gathering rusebuds while ye may...". This is an allusion to the very similar first line ("Gather ye rusebuds while ye may") in the poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time" by ROBERT HERRICK (1591 – 1674).
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Chase wears the same outfit he already wore in season 2 (# 024).
In the script, the scene at Richard's New Globe office with him and Pamela discussing his plans for a race track in the valley contained a line in which he tells Pamela to send Maggie some congratulatory flowers for her successful New Globe article about Bayside Downs. While shooting the scene, DAVID SELBY halted production and spoke with director GWEN ARNER that he had trouble with this line, so it was dropped. There is no documentation, however, if DAVID felt that flowers for Maggie could be too early in the process of developing the characters' friendship into something more or if he simply wanted less emphasis on the fact that Richard used Maggie to — unwittingly on her part — promote the idea of a race track for the valley through her article.
Terry says to Lance that, with the Giobertis owning half of Falcon Crest, she is using their share of the swimming pool. Considering that # 053 will reveal Angela is the sole owner of the Victorian Mansion (including its facilities on that parcel of land, of course), this is legally inaccurate. It is obviously just Terry's provocative and flirtatious excuse to be near Lance.
Richard's plans for Tuscany Downs: The race track shall be located right next to the state highway. According to Sheriff Turk Tobias (in # 007), there is only one highway in the Tuscany Valley; as seen in # 028, this highway is road number 29 and becomes Main Street in downtown Tuscany.
Props: Although the race track was not even part of the original bible for season 3, the staff and crew added some hints foreboding Richard's passion for horses in preparation for the Tuscany Downs storyline very early: In # 021 already, Richard purchased a colonial marionette — a horse. In # 043, a white horse on a table in the corner between the sofas in his New Globe office stands out between all the other new — mainly Asian — decorative objects. Along with Maggie having been assigned to writing a report about Bayside Downs for the New Globe in # 048, this prop is also a foretaste of the race track storyline, which is explicitly addressed in the current episode for the first time. By the way, from the following episode on, there will be an even bigger polychrome horse on the shelves in the corner behind that table between the settees (screen grab 3 from # 051); that horse will be seen for the last time in # 064. These props are rented from prop department at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) and will no longer be available for the filming of season 4 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (CBS STUDIO CENTER).
Prop address: Dr. Lantry lives at 7014 Outpost Road in the Tuscany Valley.
Inside joke: Writer ROBERT L. McCULLOUGH "borrowed" the street name from his own address. While working on the series, he and his wife, SUZANNE HERRERA, lived at 2055 Outpost Road in Hollywood, CA. For a similar inside joke, also compare # 049.
License plate number of the "Yellow Cab" used by Chao-Li to kidnap Lantry, a 1973 Plymouth Fury: 1Z72946. The identification code of the taxi is 6.
An advertising sign for The Buckhorn, a cocktail bar in Petaluma, CA, is on the taxi. The bar, which exists in real life, however, will never be shown in the series.
Deleted scene: The scene with Emma and Maggie in the Ford Thunderbird originally started with Maggie picking up Emma in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion. That first segment of the scene was deleted from the final version of the episode to remain in the one-hour timeslot on CBS (including commercials).
Maggie's car is filmed driving along the same section of the road — with the bridge in background — twice to create the illusion of a longer drive during Maggie and Emma's chat. The scene was filmed on Yountville Cross Road in the Napa Valley. The camera faces west while Maggie is driving. The bridge towards the end of the segment is the Napa River Bridge on Yountville Cross Road.

Prop mistake: In the scene with Dan and Michael in front of the Tuscany County Jail, the crew forgot to dress the sheriff's usual patrol car with the Sheriff Department's logo.

The interior set of the Sheriff's Office at the Tuscany County Jail is the same as one specific area in the Tuscany Valley Hospital (left screen grab from # 049). Even the counter at the reception is the same. The art department only redressed the set. Its identity is further obscured by filming the Sheriff's Office from an unusual angle in this episode.
Fictional entity: The Tuscany Valley Bank is mentioned for the first time.
The establishing shot of San Francisco before the restaurant scene with Richard and John Osborne — eastern view towards Telegraph Hill with the Coit Tower — is previously unused footage shot from a balcony in the house with the apartment that was used as Lori Stevens' home during season 2 (compare # 023).
In early script drafts, the scene with Richard and John Osborne at a San Francisco restaurant was originally staged on Richard's Hilltop Road property, with Richard sitting in the jacuzzi on one of the decks.

The light yellow 1977 Ford Pinto Runabout, which has been known since # 001 (see there), is parked in front of the restaurant.


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


When Richard points at the future race track site from his balcony, the direction is not in accordance with his earlier statement the race track shall be located right next to highway 29 because Richard looks to the east of the valley whereas the highway is located west.

Inconsistency: Pamela says Richard has not been working for the cartel for the last two years — an extremely inaccurate estimation. Since # 019, no more than a little over one year has gone by.
Mistake: In the scene with Cole and Linda, the close-ups are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Linda's hand is on Cole's left shoulder in one moment, but suddenly no longer there in the subsequent frame filmed from across.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
The scene with Terry and Michael's first kiss is filmed at Stags' Leap. This also illustrates that parts of the McKay Vineyards are adjacent to the Gioberti Estate (also see # 043, 049 and 051).
The main gate to Richard's new residence is shown in daylight. Refer to # 049 for the filming location.
The subsequent scene in front of Richard's house is from the usual Napa Valley filming location (compare # 048). It is one of the rare occasions when parts of the house are not completely off camera.

License plate number of John Osborne's burgundy Continental Mark VI: 1BON208.


Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Richard wears the sports coat ("Prince of Wales" style) he already wore in season 2. For more details, compare # 043 when he wore it for the first time again in season 3.


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