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# 103 <5.05> Ingress & Egress
(revised 08/15/2022)

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An additional false gable resembling the Mansion's Victorian architecture was constructed to the southwest side of Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle only to be used for burning it down in this episode's fire scenes. Pyrotechnicians were in charge of setting fire to the false gable in order not to endanger the real Villa. Using that technique was cheaper in those days when video montage was much less advanced than nowadays. These sequences will be used for # 186 again when the whole Mansion burns to the ground.
In all previous and most of the later establishing clips featuring western views of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, this additional gable is not there of course, which is quite misleading. Unfortunately, the editing staff made some mistakes and reused clips with the prop gable as establishing shot here and there in later episodes (for the first time in # 115; compare there) — making the audience wonder why there is an additional gable there in one episode and why it is gone in the next...
It is mysterious that there is no sign of the fire, such as a reflection in the background, when Anna enters the Guest House.
The alarm system in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion grants the possibility to dial 911 and inform the police and fire department.
It seems somewhat illogical how the flames from the hallway only reached some specific spots in Angela's bedroom. The door is hardly on fire; inside the room, only some parts are engulfed in flames (particularly the table and the window).
The interior set of Angela's current bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the usual bedroom set (compare # 099) with a few modifications (particularly the fireplace opposite the bed).

Mistake: Whereas the windows are engulfed in flames in the exterior scene, the windows are not opened in the interior scene.


JANE WYMAN is replaced by a stunt double when Lance rescues Angela.

In early script drafts, Cass runs back to the Falcon Crest Guest House after discovering the fire and calls the fire department from there, much to Anna's dismay.

The red fire engine arriving at Falcon Crest first (left screen grab) and the white one (screen captures below) are both 1963 Ford C-Series vehicles.

Mistake: The morning after the fire, a cameraman can be seen next to Sheriff Gilmore. In the preceding frame filmed from the opposite angle, however, the cameraman was nowhere to be seen.
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 Piner ambulance is a 1975 Ford Econoline.
Subtle advertising: Piner is a privately owned ambulance company in the Napa Valley, CA.
The deputy's police car arriving at Falcon Crest is a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu with a 9C1 patrol car package.
Inside joke: Anna Rossini says the fire was probably caused by Angela smoking in bed. This alludes to JANE WYMAN's heavy smoking.
Mistake: When Anna is taken into the sheriff's custody, Angela and Emma are looking towards the patrol car from the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion veranda, i.e. to the side. In the subsequent close-up, however, they are looking straight at whatever happens right in front of them.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.

License plate number of Sheriff Gilmore's patrol car, another 1980 Chevrolet Malibu with a 9C1 patrol car package: 784217.

Terry mentions "My Fair Lady", the musical.
Early script drafts — also for # 102 as this plot originated there — contained Richard's idea to have Jordan announce publicly that he is in a coma in the Queen of the Valley Hospital, trying to lure the assassin to his hospital room for another murderous attack. In this episode, the scene with Richard and Jordan discussing security issues was longer in early drafts: Al comes in, announcing Angela is there for a visit. Richard lapses into a "coma" in the perfectly equipped hospital room immediately. When Angela is alone with him, she pats him on the shoulder, expressing she may have wished jail or bankruptcy on him, but not getting shot like a dog in the road. "Don't let this stop you, Richard. I still want the satsifaction of running you out of the valley myself." When she leaves, Richard's face breaks into a little smile. This idea was dropped in rewrites.
First on-location filming at the third home used as the Agretti Residence (compare # 014 and 089 in particular): interiors (foyer and stairway in particular) and exteriors (terrace and pool). It is a private residence in Encino, CA. From season 8 on, this house will be used for exterior scenes of the Agretti Residence again (see # 193).
In # 084, however, a different swimming pool was used for shooting (compare there).
When Robin falls from the stairway in the Agretti Residence, BARBARA HOWARD is replaced by a stunt double.
Dr. Franklin, Robin's physician, was called Dr. Franko in early script drafts.
Post-production mistake:
The establishing clip of a closed and gated institution for mental patients, Shorecrest Clinic, creates the illusion the subsequent scene with Anna and Cass might take place there. The scene, however, takes place in front of the Tuscany County Courthouse (as usual portrayed by the Napa Valley Courthouse). In particular, a conversation between Cass and Chris in # 104 will make it clear this is a scene in front of the courthouse, indeed. The staff members of a psychiatric clinic apparently take Anna away after the court's ruling that she be institutionalized. The establishing shot of the Shorecrest Clinic must have been inserted accidentally.
This establishing shot, by the way, comes from a longer scene shot for # 22 of LORIMAR's "Flamingo Road" (filmed and aired in 1981): On that show, Eudora Weldon (BARBARA RUSH) stayed at the Shorecrest Clinic, a drug withdrawal clinic, in Panama City, FL (compare screen grab 2 from "Flamingo Road"). In real life, Shorecrest Clinic is a luxurious private residence in Pasadena, CA. The segment with the closed gate — as used in the current "Falcon Crest" episode — was not featured in "Flamingo Road" though.
Season time frame:
This episode depicts a period of at least two weeks — beginning around the end of march and closing around mid-April 1985.
There is a time gap either right before or after the scene with Anna and Cass in front of the courthouse. This becomes obvious in Melissa and Cole's argument when she says that Robin's fall from the stairway in the Agretti Residence (which was depicted quite early in the episode) was the previous week. Some time having gone by is quite logical because the renovation of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion after the fire is completed within this episode (refer to the following episode when Peter wants to place the picture on the wall of Angela's completely renovated bedroom).
Maybe even some more time passed by right before the renewal of Chase and Maggie's wedding vows.
The establishing shot of San Francisco shows the marina on Marina Boulevard with a view in southwestern direction towards the Palace of Fine Arts.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Peter and Cassandra in her San Francisco office. It was decided during the filming on distant location though that Peter's yacht would be a more appealing setting.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Melissa and Cole discussing Robin's (extended) stay in front of the Gianinni Winery when Melissa drops off Cole in her car. Rewrites relocated the scene, and it was finally filmed inside the Agretti Residence.
In the following scene, according to early script drafts, Cole is working off his anger at the Gianinni Winery by lifting heavy Champagne cases and restacking them against the wall, leaving Chase wondering what the reason for his frustration might be. This scene was omitted in rewrites.

The filming location for scene at the tennis court (Lance and Chris) is the same property used as the Agretti Residence this episode (see above).


Product placement: Both Christopher and Lance wear Fila sports outfits.

SARAH DOUGLAS was not re-hired for this year. Her character, Pamela Lynch, was recast for this episode. Plastic surgery was a necessary excuse to explain Pamela's new looks. It seems strange, however, that MARTINE BESWICKE is not nearly as tall as SARAH DOUGLAS. This problem is completely neglected by the writers. Fortunately, the new actress speaks British at least.

Peter drives a light blue 1978 Rolls-Royce Corniche I Drophead Coupé (a convertible). In early script drafts, he was supposed to arrive at Falcon Crest by helicopter.

Mistake: During the reception at the Gioberti Estate to celebrate the renewal of Maggie and Chase's wedding vows, Maggie is in a conversation with Terry at the cake buffet first. In the subsequent frame, a scene with Chris and Melissa, Maggie is immediately visible in the background with Cole though.
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 establishing shot of San Francisco (before the nightclub scene) is stock footage from a film library. It features a view of Powell Street in southern direction towards Market Street.

Music: Although the show hardly ever uses contemporary music not specifically written for it, Apollonia's first scene at the nightclub features STING's 1985 song "If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free".
APOLLONIA KOTERO was handpicked by LORIMAR President LEE RICH in order to attract younger viewers. Competing with "Miami Vice", which was airing at the same time, LORIMAR tried to bring fresh air to the series.
The outfits APOLLONIA wears on the show are designed by herself.
JOHN ZENDA, the actor who plays the manager of the San Francisco nightclub where Apollonia works this episode, also portrayed Nathers, a security guard at the California State Hospital for the Criminally Insane where Julia was held in season 3.
The filming location for the nightclub where Apollonia works is what used to be the Sasch discotheque on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA (interior shots only). That building has been used by different nightclubs since filming. A different area at Sasch was already used for a different purpose in # 051 (compare there).
The exteriors of the San Francisco street near the nightclub are actually from Coombs Street in downtown Napa, CA — at around street number 1015.
The filming location for Apollonia's small San Francisco Victorian, which is featured in this episode as well as # 104 and 106, is situated on Calistoga Avenue in Napa, CA.
Also see # 128 for this filming site.
Fictional entity: Apollonia mentions Icarus Records, a record producing company. This could be an allusion to ancient Greek mythology (Daedalus and Icarus).
Mistake: In the scene with Chris, Angela and Julia on the grounds of Convent Magdalena, Angela's left hand is outward and her pointer finger is angled upward against Julia (whose hands are below) in the far shot (screen capture 1 plus the very same, but enlarged frame right next to it for better viewing). In the subsequent close-up, her hands are together and below Julia's though; Angela's hands are also closer to her own body than before.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
Mistake: At the Convent Magdalena, suddenly, a nun is climbing up the stairway in the background behind Chris and Julia (see yellow mark) although she was nowhere around in the precedent frame with the wide angle shot.
Again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.

The recording room at Icarus Records is actually the CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) scoring stage.


Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again — this time as a piano player in the recording room at Icarus Racords.
Compare # 213 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.

As in the previous season (see # 096), the Blainfield's, a San Francisco restaurant later also known as Coit Café, is featured this season again (both in the current episode and in # 110 with Lance and Apollonia).
The filming location is the northern terrace of the CBS-MTM (RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building. Compare # 074 for the frequent use of this place.
LORIMAR's original map of this part of the studio lot is available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.

The forklift of the Gianinni Winery is a Komatsu FG-Series.

The shot of Chase on the driveway in front of the Gianinni Winery 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).

Antoine de Muriac and Connie Gianinni arrive in a stretched burgundy / gray 1984 Cadillac Sedan DeVille limousine.

Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Maggie wears a pullover she already wore in season 4 (# 069).

This is the last episode featuring Maggie's Ford Thunderbird. It will never be mentioned why this car is no longer seen anywhere.
It seems odd that, contrary to previous episodes, the car does not have a front license plate in this episode.


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