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# 095 <4.27> ...and the Fall
 
 
(revised 06/06/2022)
 
 


 
 
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Mistake: For the scene with Chase and Connie in the enology lab, an old establishing shot of the Falcon Crest Winery Building House is reused; it features the Giobertis' Mercedes-Benz 300 TD on the driveway with its old license plate from seasons 2 and 3 although it got a new one in season 4. Compare # 091 for basically the same mistake the editors made in post-production.
 

Prop mistake in the enology lab at the Falcon Crest Winery Building: When Connie and Chase discuss his loan and her past history with Michaelson, time stands still on the clock on the wall. The minute hand and the second hand do not move, and it is perpetually 2:17 PM although the scene lasts a couple of minutes.

 

Product placement: In Maggie's New Globe office, a Sharp radio can be seen.

 
One of the phone numbers of the KRDC radio station is (415) 555-6213.
 

The plane for Greg's flight to Canada is a Boeing 747. The clip is stock footage from a film library.

 
The number of Joel's grave at Camp Mary Jane, the Canadian drug rehabilitation institution, is 4451.
 
The filming location for Joel's grave is the brush behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) — near the heavily filmed bend (compare # 073).
 
The picture Terry acquired for Maggie's New Globe office was done by an artist named Kristin. That character, however, will never have an on-screen appearance.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Terry, Maggie and Melissa, the shots in Maggie's New Globe office are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because Terry is looking to the floor first, but directly into Melissa's face in the subsequent frame.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
 
Office building 5 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER; check # 082 for details) portrays the office and laboratory complex of the Falcon Crest Winery Building again. The back of this building can be seen in detail this episode.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.
 
Damon mentions the Tuscany Valley Racquet Club. It will never be seen on the show though.
 

Uncredited extra RAY POURCHOT appears again — this time as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
Compare # 177 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 091.

 
Fictional entity: Cass mentions Viteck Beer as one of Wilder Advertising's customers.
 
Uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK appears as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; this episode as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
 
Mistake: In the scene with Richard and Cass at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club, the shots are from various takes that were combined in the editing process. This becomes apparent because of the different positions when they touch each other's hands in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
 
Captain Alexis' original last name was Papageorge in early script drafts.
 
Angela mentions the owner of the California Rose freighter that is supposed to take Lance and Lorraine to Italy; the ship owner is named Peter Karzas, a character who will never appear on screen.
 
Scenic art: In contrast to the previous one (compare # 061), a new backdrop at the Gioberti House door is visible for the first time.
The previous backing with the farm house was removed. This new painting shows grass, bushes and trees. It is not the art department's best work either. Besides being too light, the painting also fails to resemble the real surroundings of the Gioberti House that were established early in the series.
 
Season time frame:
Melissa and Cole have been married for two months. As they got married in mid-October 1984 (see # 088 and 091 for details), it must be almost mid-December 1984 now. Since # 091, five and a half weeks must have gone by.
Michaelson has worked for his profit (related to the loan for Chase) for two weeks (since the beginning of # 094). So # 094 must have depicted the events around the beginning of December 1984.
 
Damon's check to Michaelson is in the amount of $ 22 million including a 10 % profit. That means Chase got a loan of $ 20 million. Since Chase did not have any personal money to invest in the expansion of Falcon Crest, this means the expansion results in an increase of Falcon Crest's net worth of $ 60 million ($ 20 million multiplied by 3). After the expansion, Falcon Crest's current net worth must be $ 135 million (according to # 094, the previous $ 75 million plus the increase by the expansion of $ 60 million). The capacity of the production facilities triples due to this expansion.
 

The establishing shot of Cyrano's in San Francisco is stock footage from a film library. It actually features Sal Anthony's in New York City, NY. This restaurant used to be on Irving Place, but moved a few streets in 2017; the building has been occupied by a different restaurant since.

 

Uncredited extra JACK DOUGLASS appears in this episode again — this time as a patron at Cyrano's (without his mustache).
Compare # 130 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 032.

 
The San Francisco Police Department parking lot (scene with Richard and Detective Fisher) is situated north of the Administration Building on the CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) grounds in real life. It is east of office building 2 and between office building 3 (cashier department) and the scoring stage.
In the background, the CBS-MTM (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building, which has been in use primarily as KRDC since # 074 (check there for details), can be noticed.
 
License plate number of the S.F.P.D. patrol car (a 1979 Dodge St. Regis) remaining on the police parking lot: 58632. It is the same number that is usually used on Sheriff Robbins' patrol car in the Tuscany Valley — not an appropriate prop policy.
The other three patrol cars are the same make and model. For one of them, see more details below.
 

License plate number of the ocher 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu taking Lance from Chinatown to the harbor in San Francisco: 432 MEG — the same as on Lance's red Corvette from # 011 on in season 1 and on his red Porsche 944 in seasons 2 and 3 — saving prop budget.

 

The identification code of the S.F.P.D. patrol car arriving first at Lance's Chinatown hideout is 369.
It is a 1979 Dodge St. Regis with the license plate number 05392.

 
For the Chinatown exterior set, first compare # 094.
It becomes apparent in this episode that Lance's room is in the corner part of the building complex (see yellow arrow). One part of the complex (street number 633) houses a supermarket, Sing Chong Market; another part of the building complex houses a laundry on the ground floor.
The fire escape that was used by Lance in the previous episode and that is now used by Lorraine is further right in the building complex (see red mark) and obviously accessible from a common corridor system in the building complex.
The right photo above, in contrast to the photo on the left, illustrates the change in the façades over the years. The fire escape used on the show is now gone; other fire escapes were installed. The same goes for the position of the balconies. Changes in exterior sets at THE BURBANK STUDIOS (WARNER BROS. STUDIOS) are made now and then to use the buildings on various productions without being recognized by the audience too easily.
 
The freighter, California Rose, is waiting for Lance and Lorraine to board at Pier 42 in San Francisco. The filming location for this and the following episode is a part of the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, the Reservation Point on Terminal Island close to the U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Department and the Immigration Station.
 
The alleged freighter is a passenger ship by the same name in real life. It was renamed California Rose in 1980, but built under the name MS Fru Inger by STORD VERFT in Leirvik i Sogn / Norway in 1949.
 
 

 
 
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