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# 071 <4.03> Strangers
(revised 06/06/2022)

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The big tattoos on LORENZO LAMAS' right shoulder and upper right part of his back were covered with beige shoe polish again. The skin on these parts, however, appears slightly darker than the rest of his body this time. Also see # 035.

Deleted scene: In the Gioberti House living room, Chase and Maggie are talking about the upcoming visit of Maggie's father when Terry appears and says she will not be able to welcome their father as she has an appointment with her lawyer. She announces to come over in the evening though. This scene was dropped in post-production.
Fictional entity: Chase mentions the Wine Growers Magazine.
Familiar face at LORIMAR: ANDY DUGGAN appears as special guest star playing Paul Hartford. The actor was an old friend of EARL HAMNER's, who played John Walton on "The Homecoming", EARL's 1971 CBS Christmas special, the groundwork for EARL's — and LORIMAR's — first big hit TV series, "The Waltons".
Inconsistencies: Whereas Paul Hartford was described as short and very bald by Chase in # 029, he is surprisingly tall now. In # 047, Chase also called Maggie's father Charles. Is his name Paul Charles Hartford?
Like with the Joel / Eric inconsistency (compare # 070), script supervisor LEE WALKLING warned the producing staff not to change the established name (Charles). In a memo, executive script consultant CLAIRE WHITAKER explained to her that the change from Charles to Paul would always bother her personally. Unlike in the Joel / Eric case, however, she did not give any reason for the alteration. Interestingly enough, however, CLAIRE added in the memo: "Maybe we can assume he is Charles Paul Hartford."

License plate number of Paul Hartford's 1963 dark gray / light gray Clark Cortez RV: New York 895N-EBG (second screen grab from # 072).

LORIMAR's prop overview lists the photo of Gustav's parents as a picture of Johann and Frieda Riebmann. In the final version of the episode, however, the first name Gustav's late mother is not mentioned.
The shot of San Francisco — an aerial view over Financial District and the Oakland Bay Bridge in the background (filmed in eastern direction) — is a later part of the same helicopter flight that delivered footage of San Francisco in the second main title version of season 2 before DAVID SELBY's card (compare # 028); earlier footage from the same flight will be presented in # 101. It is stock footage from a film library though and from an earlier time than 1982 because the 101 California Building has not been built yet.
In the scene with Lance and Terry in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion swimming pool, the big tattoo on LORENZO's right shoulder is visible. The make-up department did not cover it because it was not supposed to be seen in the water. Besides, LAURA JOHNSON was supposed to cover it; her embrace, however, only covers the tattoo towards the end of the scene.
Lake Madigan (the Vallejo Water Protection Reservoir) on Wild Horse Valley Road outside Napa, CA is used as the lake near Cross Creek in the Tuscany Valley again; this time Melissa is riding on her horse there. Compare # 025 for the use of this location in other episodes.
Mistake: When Lance arrives in his 1981 Porsche 928 S — the new model he has been having since the beginning of this season as a replacement for his previous Porsche 944 — in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, it becomes apparent that the exterior and interior shots were combined in the editing process because Lance holds his key in his right hand in the exterior scene, but suddenly in his left hand in the subsequent frame in the interior scene.
The Tuscany Federal Savings building is located at the Plaza in Sonoma — on the right corner of the block opposite the city hall's ("Falcon Crest": Tuscany County Jail's) front. The street number is the same as in real life: It is 500 Broadway. The street sign is visible in this episode and particularly the following one. It is the actual street sign from Sonoma. This means that, in the show, the bank is situated at 500 Broadway at the corner of Market Street in Tuscany.
Uncredited extra KATHRYN BRYAN HAMPTON appears as Kathy, a Tuscany Valley inhabitant, again — this time, she passes by the Tuscany Federal Savings. For her second appearance in this episode, see below.
Compare # 165 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 020.

License plate number of Pamela's golden 1984 Dodge 600 convertible: 1ENO748.


Cameraman's mistake: On the window of Padgett's car, there is a reflection of the camera for a short moment.

License plate number of Padgett's blue 1984 Plymouth Reliant: 1KFV345.
Next to the Tuscany Federal Savings on Market Street, there is a clothes store by the name The Total Look. It is a real shop in Sonoma, but no longer occupies that building.

The major filming location for the scene with Padgett shadowing Pamela is downtown Sonoma, the streets around Sonoma Plaza in particular (1st Street East, East Spain Street and East Napa Street). These streets pose as Market Street in Tuscany in the series.


The filming location for the gas station and car wash in Tuscany where Pamela shakes off Padgett is located at the corner of Sonoma Highway and Ramon Street in Sonoma, CA. The gas station and many structures around have been remodeled since filming.

Edited scene: The segment with Buzz Whitehead coming to Falcon Crest was initially longer: Before his arrival, Emma and Angela are talking in the study about having lost Julia and Phillip. Emma has the idea to adopt a child. This part of the scene was removed in post-production to avoid the idea of the adoption this season.
The character of Buzz Whitehead was called Billy Whitehead in earlier script drafts.
Mistake in Gustav's arrival scene in the valley:
In the limo, he and Spheeris ride along the street (screen capture 2), which will be called River Road in # 132 (actually the driveway to Shafer Vineyards outside Napa, CA in western direction). After that, they drive up a little knoll and look over River Road (screen grab 3). That very knoll was behind them before the cut though (yellow arrow on screen capture 2), which means they drove in the wrong direction.
From the knoll on River Road, they look towards the tree-lined driveway to Falcon Crest and the Gioberti Estate (Stags' Leap in the Napa Valley). Gustav mentions these are the vineyards of Falcon Crest. Inconsistency: The knoll is the place where Jacqueline's grave has been located since # 041 (screen grab 1); but strangely enough, that prop is nowhere to be seen in this scene.
License plate number of Gustav's black 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 limousine: 437 PKU. It is the car he and Johann had in Argentina (compare # 069); he obviously moved it to the valley.

Paul has a subscription to The Archaeological Quarterly, a fictional professional journal.

The shot of Lance in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study in this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of the scene in this episode (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley lake where Chase and Paul go fishing is actually a part of Lake Hennessey in the Napa Valley, CA. Compare # 069 for a different use of that location.

Odd: Chase wears a California Highway Patrol cap.

The cartel headquarters in the valley, the De Bercy Land Development, is an inconspicuous small white building located in downtown Tuscany. It is actually located at the Plaza in Sonoma — opposite the city hall's (on the show: Tuscany County Jail's) front right next to the entrance of today's Sonoma Court Shops. Nowadays, the building — repainted and partly refurbished — houses a store.
Right next to de Bercy's office, by the way, there is a Tuscany store called Silk & Indigo.

The two soldier-themed pictures in Gustav's office are the same props that were previously used only in # 046 as pictures in Michael Ranson's office at the Tuscany Valley Hospital. Screen grab 3 from # 077 serves as a better comparison shot.

The desk in Gustav's office is the same prop that was used as Dr. Michael Ranson's desk in his office at the Tuscany Valley Hospital in season 3. Previously, the same prop was used as Ms. Smith's desk in her office at Smith, Plenn and Hogstedt in # 049.
For LORIMAR's further use of this desk, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing – Tables & Desks section.

In front of Gustav's office building, the usual light yellow Ford Pinto Runabout, a well known picture car, drives by. Compare # 001 for details.

Prop: The chair at Gustav's drawing desk in his office is one of the chairs usually used in the tasting room at the Falcon Crest Winery Building (compare screen grab 1 from # 061). These chairs are also used in the turret area of the Gioberti House living room.
Gustav names the falcon sculpture he will give to Angela as a present "Eventual Conquest".

Cameraman's mistake: When Chase arrives in his Mercedes-Benz 300 TD in front of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, there is a reflection of parts of the production crew on the metal body of the exterior mirror.

Director's mistake: In the exterior scene on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Maggie and Chase's Mercedes-Benz 300 TD is parked on the driveway. But it cannot be seen in the shot from the foyer to the outside. The director apparently forgot to have the car brought onto the sound stage when shooting the interior scene.
Mistake: When Chase says goodbye to Emma in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer, he grabs at her left hand in the close-up while she is holding the book in her right hand. In the subsequent frame, however, she is holding the book in her left hand, and he reaches out for her left hand (again).
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
The Tuscany Valley Airport cafeteria where Alan Caldwell meets Buzz Whitehead is a part of the real-life Commissary at CBS/FOX STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). Also compare # 128 and 163.
The curly haired blonde played by uncredited extra BETTY JEANNE GLENNIE is sitting in the airport cafeteria in this episode.
Compare # 175 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 015.

The interior scene in the entranceway of the New Globe Executive Office Annex is filmed in the CBS/FOX (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building. Compare # 074 for the heavy use of that building, especially exterior shots.

DAVID GUST, the tall, black-haired and mustached uncredited extra, who will be best remembered for his rôle as an assistant district attorney in # 091, 092 and 154, but who will also play different characters in the series, enters the New Globe Executive Office Annex in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.

Uncredited extra JACK DOUGLASS appears in this episode again — this time at the New Globe Executive Office Annex.
Compare # 130 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 032.

Melissa uses a public phone booth near the Tuscany County Jail. This, however, is not a front view of the Sonoma City Hall, which portrays the jail building, but a view of the west wing — the four wings of the building are identical.
Carlo Agretti's grave at the Tuscany Valley Public Cemetery is actually a grave at the St. Helena Public Cemetery.
Series time frame: It is the second anniversary of Carlo Agretti's death. As Carlo was murdered towards the end of July 1982 (compare the interpretations in # 019 and 037), it must be the end of July 1984 now. This means that quite some time must have gone by either between # 070 and # 071, during # 071 or during both possible time periods — four months altogether. Probably some events remained unseen, most likely between Johann's death and Gustav starting to burn his bridges in Argentina (his preparations to move are featured at the beginning of this episode). Although Chase and Angela — from their subjective perspective — feel it is still close to the plane tragedy, quite some time must have gone by. This is also confirmed by the statements in # 076 (see there).
Maggie and Chase's party takes place in the winery according to Angela. But it is not the Falcon Crest (Main) Winery Building, which is usually portrayed by the Spring Mountain Winery. It is the Cooperage located on the Falcon Crest grounds. The location used for it is the place in front of the Inglenook Stone Château, a winery in Rutherford, CA, whose barrel rooms have been used for interior scenes since season 2.
Uncredited extra KATHRYN BRYAN HAMPTON appears as Kathy, a Tuscany Valley inhabitant, for a second time in this episode (for her earlier appearance, see above) — now at Chase's party; he greets her friendly in the background. KATHY (also her real-life nickname) carries her own camera equipment and takes many photos during the party (while filming).
Compare # 165 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 020.
Interesting prop: Chase presents his Champagne: Falcon Crest Gioberti Brut Champagne.
The label is an adapted version of the old label on Jason's private reserve (# 015). Like in # 030 on the Giobertis' horse buggy during the Founders Day Parade, it was amended with crossed swords over the falcon logo instead of Jason's "X".
Detailed information about this wine label from the current episode and many others is available in the Show – Production Office – Wine Label Gallery section. Previews are available for the general public; for DFCF members, the wine labels are available in high resolution.

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