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# 097 <4.29> Confessions
 
 
(revised 06/06/2022)
 
 


 
 
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The red Volvo 242 DL sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; it is on the parking lot of the park where Melissa and Richard meet.

 

The filming location for the Tuscany park where Melissa meets Richard is the Sylmar Recreation Center in Sylmar, CA.

 

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

 
Product placement: Damon orders a bottle of 1969 Château Margot at Cyrano's.
 
ALEX CURIE receives an acting credit, but has no on-screen appearance in this episode. According to the shooting script, this episode originally included a scene with the actor playing Felipe, a vineyard worker, on a Tuscany Valley hillside Chase and Connie are discussing to convert into a growing field for hybrid grapes. During the scene, Connie comes on to Chase after Felipe has left. This scene was deleted in the final editing process to stay in the one-hour timeslot on CBS (including commercials). The editors, however, forgot to remove ALEX CURIE from the end credits.
 
Product placement: Richard reads a Peanuts cartoon (Snoopy) to Lorraine.
 
In Maggie's New Globe office, the shelf unit made from stainless steel usually stands on the exterior wall across the door to the private elevator, i.e. almost in the corner next to the desk. The shelf unit is a good distance away from the window opposite the double doors; i.e. the window that has a sofa and a lamp on a side table in front (compare screen capture 1 from # 095). In the current episode, the shelf unit is still in that place during Maggie's conversation with Pamela (screen grab 2). Mistake: After Pamela exits, Maggie plays the cassette tape, which is seen through the camera lens from behind the shelf unit (screen capture 3), but the shelf unit now suddenly stands opposite the double doors. This means that the window would have to be behind the shelf unit now; this mobile element of the set wall — the window unit — was removed to get this camera POV. The sofa in front of the window was removed also. It remains a mystery though why the director decided to move the shelf unit to catch this angle.
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.
 

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

 
Strange: After Terry decorated Maggie's office with an abstract picture of pyramids by an artist named Kristin in # 095, this picture has vanished; it has been replaced with a different picture. Did Maggie not like it?
 
Actor DAVID PERCEVAL was originally cast in the small rôle of one of the waiters at Cyrano's. The part finally went to GILLES SAVARD.
 
Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time as a patron at Cyrano's. For this extra's second appearance, see below.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.
 

The red Chippendale chairs in this area of Cyrano's are the same props that were used to furnish the Tuscany Valley restaurant where Richard saw Lance and Lorraine in # 093 (screen grab from there).

 
Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again — this time as a patron at Cyrano's, sitting at the table with his colleague, Dr. Walkling, among others.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 014.
 

Uncredited extra RAY POURCHOT appears again — this time as a patron at Cyrano's (sitting behind Cole; back to back).
Compare # 177 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 091.

 
Editing mistake: In the fight between Melissa and Robin in the Agretti study, Robin stands next to the fireplace (left corner behind her as seen from the camera) in the first frame. But in the next frame, she takes a fall over a chair standing across the fireplace near the French door.
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.
A stunt double replaces BARBARA HOWARD in the fall.
 
Early script drafts contained Angela and Greg in the scene in the Gioberti House when Melissa, with Cole, Chase and Maggie's support, confesses to Sheriff Robbins that she hired Joel to drive a wedge between Lance and Angela: Chase is unhappy about Angela's presence; she enjoys that moment to humiliate Melissa. Angela, however, is angry with Greg because, with great self-confidence, he decided to represent Melissa as the counsel for the defense in her upcoming trial. The final script draft eliminated Angela and Greg from that scene.
 
The parking lot where Maggie and Greg surprise judge Holder in his limo is actually the parking lot of the San Fernando Courthouse in San Fernando, CA.
 
License plate number of judge Holder's silver stretched 1980 Cadillac Sedan DeVille limousine: 1HRA361.
It is, by the way, the same picture car that has been in use as Richard's limo since season 2.
 

The establishing shot of San Francisco — a view towards northeast over the bay — is a previously unused shot from the 1982 filming from a balcony in the house with the apartment that was used as Lori Stevens' home (compare # 023).

 
Series time frame: Pamela says she worked for Richard a little over two years. As it is approximately the second week of January 1985 now (compare # 098), it must rather be a little less than two years (# 041: March 1983). But her rough estimation was quite close.
 
Uncredited extra JACK DOUGLASS' second appearance in this episode is at the Tuscany County Jail as a Tuscany Valley County Deputy (without his mustache). For his first appearance in this episode, see above.
Compare # 130 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 032.
 
After her first appearance in her usual rôle as Dr. Lee Walkling (see above), uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears a second time in this episode — now as a nurse at San Francisco Metropolitan Hospital. This is the only time throughout the series that she plays a different character.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about her usual rôle as Dr. Walkling and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.
 
Fictional entity: Falcon Crest buys Webster Wine & Storage from Pamela.
 

The exteriors of Webster Wine & Storage are a building on the premises of the Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, CA (Cobalt Street near Hillside Drive).
 
The interiors, however, are portrayed by the drapery at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).

 
There is a photo of the Falcon Crest Cooperage — a building whose exteriors were used in # 071 (compare there) — on the wall in the office at Webster Wine & Storage.
The same prop used to be in several places in the Falcon Crest Winery Building: in Julia's lab in season 2 (compare # 029) and in the tasting room in season 3 (compare # 060).
It seems rather strange that another company (Webster) decorates their office with a photo of a Falcon Crest building — negligent set decorators.
 
Mistake: In the epsiode finale, the camera angles between Richard and Pamela change. First, Pamela is standing in front of the outer wall of the Webster Wine & Storage office, and Richard is standing across from her and said wall (screen captures 1 and 2). It is basically the same positions as seen in the following shot of both of them (screen grab 3). Then he starts to move and turns more towards her as she grabs his arm (screen grab 4), and they are standing both at an angle compared to the outer wall. But after the cut to the close-up of Richard filmed from behind Pamela's shoulder (screen capture 5), they are back in their earlier positions although the next cut (screen grab 6) features them in the correct positions compared to screen grab 4 again.
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.
 
 

 
 
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