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# 105 <5.07> Changing Partners
(revised 03/13/2023)
The establishing shot of the elegant department store in San Francisco where Terry is looking for a new dress actually features the 7th Avenue entrance of the original 1923 location of Barneys New York in Chelsea in New York City, NY. The main store moved to a Madison Avenue location in 1993, but a new flagship store of Barneys was re-opened at the historic location in 2016. The original entrance was remodeled though.
The footage originated while shooting "Berrenger's", a short-lived 1985 LORIMAR series about a luxury department store in New York.
Mistake: For the scene with Richard, Terry and Jordan on the terrace, an establishing shot of his house is used that was filmed for a scene in # 103. Several vehicles are parked on the driveway: Richard's stretched Lincoln Town Car limo, his Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL under the porte-cochère, Sheriff Gilmore's Chevrolet Malibu patrol car and Jordan's Jaguar XJ-S Coupé. In contrast to # 103, the scene in the current episode does not feature Gilmore. A wrong clip was selected in post-production.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Terry and Richard celebrating going into business together in Tuscany Downs in the Turf Club restaurant. During filming, it was decided that the terrace of Richard's home would be a more attractive location for the scene.
Terry buys half of Tuscany Downs for $ 30 million. So the total value of the company must be $ 60 million (including Richard's shares).

The filming location for part of the Agretti Vineyards in this episode is the Baldacci Family Vineyards outside Napa — just across the driveway to Stags' Leap.

Angela's nickname for Maggie is "Miss Goody Two Shoes".
Early script drafts contained a lovemaking scene between Lance and Apollonia in the bedroom of her house in the afternoon right before Lance's meeting with Richard at the New Globe (end of act 2). This scene was omitted.
Richard and Lance make a swap deal — not only trading their jobs (as radio station manager and publisher), but also their assets (KRDC and New Globe shares). Compare # 133.
Compared to seasons 2 through 4, the New Globe executive office is much bigger and has a third window now. The window opposite the double doors was moved (also compare screen grab 3 from # 106), so the desk, which is now across from the double doors, is centered between the two windows in the exterior wall behind it.
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.

During Delaney's tenure, the New Globe executive office is decorated with many b&w photos from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco.


The filming location for the Tuscany park (scene with Melissa, Joseph and Chris) is Crane Park in St. Helena, CA.


As in # 074 (details there), the foyer of Building 2 at the CBS-MTM STUDIOS is used as the KRDC foyer.


Product placement: A box of the 3M conglomerate (probably with office supplies) is visible in the KRDC foyer.

Pink is not one of Angela's favorite colors.
The spot where Chris and Cass meet is actually the former Riverfront (now Veterans Memorial Park); the bridge in background is the old Napa River bridge on 3rd Street in downtown Napa, CA. In # 137, the same park will be used; in # 156, the same bridge will be in a scene with Nicole Sauguet (Thames, London). Also compare # 164. Having undergone major reconstruction work in 1992, the bridge changed its looks (compare the 2004 photo). In the meantime, the park has gone through major redevelopment, and the bridge has been updated again.
This scene was originally staged in Cass' office in early script drafts. Only shortly before the filming, the decision was made to use an exterior shot.
In the scene with Chris and Cass near the river, Chris was dubbed in post-production. When he says "Thanks" after Cass gave him the photo of Dominic, his mouth clearly forms some other expression. According to the script, his original line was: "It will always mean a lot to me. Thanks." This part was apparently changed a few times.
An old black and white portrait of Dominic Rossini is shown this episode. Inconsistency: The man on the photo looks completely different from the bald and bearded Dominic as shown in the flashbacks last season (portrayed by JUSTIN de ROSA).
The shot of Chris near the bridge over the Tuscany River 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 county board of supervisors have the same conference room (actually in the old Napa City Hall), but the establishing clip now shows a new building after last season's faux-pas (the establishing shots of the courthouse; refer to # 073).
In season 4, the Tuscany County Board of Supervisors had the following members (compare # 073): Max Hartman (Chairman), Chase Gioberti, John Costello, Ramon Molina and Ann Brixie. This episode, Molina is no longer on the board; he is replaced by Paul Espinoza. There must have been another (by-)election in the meantime. Paul Espinoza (quite a common name), however, is obviously not the same character as the winery foreman at Falcon Crest in seasons 1 through 3.
Early script drafts suggested two other supervisors named Mary and Cal instead of Ann and Paul.
Gold Creek Canyon is situated in the Tuscany Valley.
The Agretti bedroom (a set that has been in use since # 076) is refurnished now.
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.
Omitted was a scene from early script drafts (act 4) in which Chase, in his office, is talking to Paul Espinoza on the phone, trying to persuade him to side with him on the board of supervisors. Maggie comes in and tells Chase that she tried to win Ann Brixie over on the phone, but had no success.
Melissa and Chris meet at the lake on the Agretti property (in real life near the former Inglewood Estate Winery (nowadays Sinegal Estate) in St. Helena. See # 027 for general information about the location and # 073 for details about the gazebo.
Melissa says her father had the gazebo — her favorite place — built for her 16th birthday. Inconsistency: In # 073, Melissa told Greg Carlo had built it for her mother.
Season time frame: As Melissa says at the gazebo, it is exactly two months after her first meeting with Chris, which was the first scene in # 101 and took place on 03/22/1985 (compare there). So the scene at the gazebo must be on Wednesday, 05/22/1985.
The shot of Melissa in the gazebo near the Agretti lake 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).
Product placement: At Crossley's, a sign for Löwenbräu beer can be seen.
It seems rather mysterious that the band at the cowboy bar — the name is Crossley's and will only be mentioned in # 137 — is able to play Apollonia's song, "Gimme that Sweet Country Lovin'", without having practiced at all.
The filming location for Crossley's Honky Tonk is what used to be Josey Wales, a disco in Vallejo, CA; the whole area south of Napa was redeveloped in the 1990's, and that place no longer exists.

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