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# 114 <5.16> Collision Course
(revised 12/04/2023)

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Opening, closing and end credits look like the ones in # 111. This is a phase of trying out video post-production at LORIMAR.
The interior set used as the Gioberti Winery is the same as the one that has been in use as the Falcon Crest Winery Building since season 3 — not an appropriate way to save money, especially since it has not undergone any redecoration (except the wine cases with the black Gioberti shield label).
The Gioberti shield label is visible for the first time in full detail in this episode. Detailed information about this wine label 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.
The pallet jack by the Clark company — the same prop that was used in the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 112 — is now used at the Gioberti Winery.
Cole reads the Gioberti label on a bottle of Chardonnay Reserve — as the Gianinni name is no longer mentioned, Chase must have bought out Connie in the meantime (compare # 110). However, it is never mentioned explicitly when Connie sold her winery shares.
Odd: After the front door of the Agretti Residence can be heard opened and closed, Cole enters the study by coming into view in the hallway from the right, which is the same way usually everyone entered in the previous episodes. But when Angela leaves, she heads out the door to the left, apparently away from the front door. Did she follow Robin for some reason or use a rear door in the vast Agretti Residence?
Real-life allusion: Lance compares Peter with HOWARD HUGHES (1905 — 76).
The built-in cabinets at the medical lab where Cole's blood sample is taken for the paternity test are the same as the ones used in season 4 in the interior set of the enology lab at the Falcon Crest Winery Building. The art department simply exchanged the countertops. Even the layout of the two separate counters in the room is the same as in the previous use.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again — this time as a messenger delivering a letter from Stavros Shipping Lines for Angela. For his second appearance in this episode, see below.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
Early script drafts suggested as the act 3 opener a scene in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study in which Angela attempts to lure Emma away from Dwayne by sending her to Paris under the pretense to have her favorite couturière, Madame Shirlee, design a bridal gown for her. But Emma sees right through her mother's plan. Inside joke: Madame Shirlee's name would have been an allusion to SHIRLEY CUNNINGHAM, the show's women's costume supervisor. This scene was omitted.
Mistake during Maggie's autograph party: When Maggie tells Angela to go down to line up again, Maggie holds a book in her hand; but no book is on the table. When Angela looks back angrily in the next frame, Maggie takes the book from the woman to her right, puts a book on the table aside and hands another one back to Angela.
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 filming location for the bookstore is Waldenbooks 808 in Sherman Oaks, CA in the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square mall (nowadays Westfield Fashion Square). The bookstore is out of business.
Robin sings "Hush, Little Baby", a traditional American lullaby, for Hope and Joseph.
Angela's current tea set is porcelain from the famous French city of Limoges.
Product placement: Miss Jones mentions Fortnum & Mason, the London delicatessen store.
Fictional entities: Chase sold 1,500 cases of his Chardonnay Reserve to the Alexis Hotel chain, 1,000 cases to Sea Wind Cruise Lines and 500 cases to various restaurants and stores. The total value of the 3,000 cases is $ 1.5 million.
The delivery entrance and loading dock of the Gioberti Winery is portrayed by the garages at the transportation department of the CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
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.
DAVID GUST, the tall, black-haired and mustached uncredited extra, who is best known for his rôle as an assistant district attorney (# 091, 092 and 154), but who also plays different characters in the series, portrays a worker at the Gioberti Winery in this episode. Not a wise decision to choose this extra because of his usual appearances as a Tuscany County A.D.A.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
Mistake: When the wine cases are put into the truck at the Gioberti Winery loading dock, the workers in the background are constantly changing their positions in an illogical way several times. In particular, DAVID GUST (marked red) and the muscular blond guy with the mustache (yellow arrow) are in completely different places in subsequent frames.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
Prop mistake: When Chase tells Hank, a laborer at the loading dock of the Gioberti Winery, to make sure the boxes of wine are secure in Dwayne's truck, as Hank puts one of the boxes down to start a new row, the stack of boxes in the fourth row from the right, move considerably back and forth (yellow arrow). They would never move like that under the weight of full bottles in the boxes. The carton bottle boxes are apparently all empty.
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again for a second time in this episode — now in his usual rôle as a Tuscany Valley gentleman in front of the Roman-Catholic community center in the valley. For his first appearance in this episode, see above.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
Angela's white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II is seen for the first time in a scene (except the main title).
A brick building, the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood in Greater Los Angeles in real life, is used as a Roman-Catholic community or retreat center where Angela meets Chris (also compare # 140 for this location). It remains a mystery if it is located on the grounds of one of the churches in the Tuscany Valley.
Edited scene: The segment with Chris in the courtyard of the community center was initially longer: When Angela is gone, Chris discovers that Father Bob has been standing nearby and must have overheard the key parts of his conversation with Angela. Chris says he does not know how to ever forgive Angela. But Father Bob reminds him that Christ even forgave his enemies. This part of the scene was edited in post-production.

Uncredited extra LARRY HUMBURGER appears in another rôle — this time as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 078.


Uncredited extra DOUGLAS MAIDA appears as Dave in this episode again — as usual, as a Tuscany Downs Turf Club waiter.
Compare # 224 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 034.

Tuscany Downs interior set: The walls were repainted dark green; the wooden elements are still the same. Compare # 116.

The scenes at the docks in San Francisco in this and the following episode are actually filmed at berth 228 of the Overseas Shipping Company on Terminal Island at San Pedro Harbor (Los Angeles).
Inside joke: Lance even mentions San Pedro.


The filming location for the fast food store where Dwayne and Emma are robbed is the former Baby Beef Burger in Lake View Terrace, CA, which no longer exists.


The vehicle Erin and her henchmen use when hijacking the wine shipment is a dark blue 1985 Lincoln Town Car.

The Art Déco style Tuscany Valley restaurant where Richard and Terry run into Chase and Maggie is actually what used to be the Touch on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood, CA, an entertainment complex with a restaurant and nightclub. It was owned by HUGH HEFNER in those days, but sold in the spring of 1986. It is nowadays owned by the CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER and, having been remodeled, now used as an office building.
Early script drafts contained a scene in act 4 in the Agretti Residence: Joseph comes into the master bedroom after a nightmare. As he does not find Cole, who is sleeping in the guest bedroom after the argument with Melissa about Chris, Joseph panics and thinks his father is dead. When Cole rushes in, Joseph forces his parents into an awkward situation, requesting that he may sleep between both of them in their bed. This scene was omitted.
Real-life allusion: Angela listens to a symphony by LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN.
Mistake in the scene with Angela and Chao-Li in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study: In the close-up of Angela after Chao-Li tells her Emma has gone out, Angela's head is tilted down left when the phone rings. In the very next frame, the far shot, her head is now looking at Chao-Li tilted slightly down right.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
Season time frame: J.J. Roberts' suicide (episode finale) takes place on Monday, 01/06/1986. This can be concluded from Jordan's statement in # 127 that J.J. had killed himself four months ago; the day when Jordan makes that statement is the first day of # 127, i.e. 05/06/1986 (see # 126 and 127 for how this date can be derived from the show).

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