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# 118 <5.20> Flesh and Blood
(revised 08/15/2022)
Post-production mistake: The character names of some cast members are printed in capital letters in the opening credits. This is the case with EDWARD ALBERT and JOHN CALLAHAN in this episode as it will be for the rest of the season; it will also be the case with ABBY DALTON in # 122, 123 and 125 through 127. The other cast members' character names, however, are and will be listed in the usual combination of one capital letter and small letters (compare CESAR ROMERO's credit, for instance), just as they have always been since the beginning of this season.
Different takes in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The moment when Cole asks Maggie in the Gioberti House living room if she thinks he and Melissa were abusing Joseph comes from different versions. In the sneak preview, Maggie's reaction is filmed from behind her; Cole finishes his sentence before Maggie shouts back: "You bet I do! In one fo the worst ways possible!". In contrast, her reaction is shown from across in the scene itself; her reaction is even faster than in the preview — she exclaims that phrase as Cole is finishing his sentence.

Post-production mistake: An old establishing scene of the Gianinni Winery is used with the Gianinni sign on the front door of the winery building. This is apparently wrong because the company has been called Gioberti Winery since # 114.

RONALD REAGAN, Jr. is said to have been chosen as the actor to play Eric Stavros. Rumor has it that this was JANE WYMAN's suggestion. But NANCY REAGAN is said to have had second thoughts about her husband's ex-wife and to have prevented her son from accepting the part. So the rôle went to JOHN CALLAHAN.
MARTIN CASSIDY, the actor who plays Barlow, a private investigator, beginning this episode, also portrayed Dr. Banks, Maggie's doctor at the Tuscany Valley Memorial Hospital (now QVH), at the end of season 2.
Season time frame: It is winter as the characters' wardrobe indicates. Particularly striking are Sofia's fur hat and Eric's coat.

The establishing shot of New York City — a nightly view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan — is stock footage from a film library. It is filmed from Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park — from a parking lot under the bridge west of New Dock Street.


When Jeff compliments Maggie on her book, she replies: "Thanks." SUSAN SULLIVAN's lips are already closed though when the "s" sound is heard. The script originally suggested: "Thank you." It remains a mystery what she actually said when the scene was filmed, but her final line was dubbed in post-production.

The New York City street where the limo with Maggie and Jeff (a blue 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham) is driving along is actually between the 1800 and 2000 blocks of the Avenue of the Stars in Century City, CA. The establishing shot is stock footage.
The actual scene inside the limo was filmed on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles near the Sheraton Town House Hotel, the camera facing west on Wilshire while the limo is moving in eastern direction.

As in # 008, the filming location for Sloan Wine & Spirits Wholesale and Retail is Cal Fame — Paramount Citrus Association in Mission Hills, CA in Greater L.A.


A pallet jack by the Clark company is used at Sloan Wine & Spirits.

Deleted scene: Towards the end of act 2, Chase is in his office with Riley and discusses the possibility of obtaining a restraining order against the sale of his stolen wine bottles. Riley says it might take a few days as the majority of Tuscany judges are on a legal convention in San Diego. This scene was removed in post-production.
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: The moment when Richard forces Terry to leave his sitting room is a close-up in the preview, but a wide angle shot in the scene itself.
Mistake: During Angela and Peter's lunch, Angela's right hand is in different positions in subsequent frames filmed from different angles. This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
Uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — first as a patron at the Tuscany Downs Turf Club. For his second appearance in this episode, see below.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
The establishing shots of New York City — both nightly clips of Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan from the corner of Adams Street and Plymouth Street in Brooklyn (under Manhattan Bridge; filmed towards northwest) — are stock footage from a film library.
Product placement: Jeff Wainwright mentions The Times, the newspaper.
The filming location for the New York City hotel (suite and restaurant) where Maggie is staying during her promotional tour for her novel is a room in the Sheraton Town House Hotel in Los Angeles. That location had already been used for different purposes in # 061 and 062 (compare there).
Uncredited extra SHARRI ZAK appears as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; this episode as a patron at the same restaurant where Maggie and Jeff are dining. What a coincidence that she just traveled to New York at the same time — or maybe negligent casting of extras.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.

The Sheraton Town House Hotel in L.A. also poses as the San Francisco nightclub where Jordan (as Monica) is approached by Terry.

Uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY's second appearance in this episode as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman is as a patron at the nightclub in San Francisco. For his earlier appearance in this episode, see above.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
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, is a patron at the San Francisco nightclub where Terry confronts Jordan in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
Early script drafts contained a night segment in act 3, immediately before the aforementioned nightclub scene, in which Terry is observing Jordan's apartment building. First, she sees Greg leave, then she follows Jordan to the nightclub. The scene was scheduled to be filmed in front of the Sheraton Town House Hotel in L.A., standing in for The Comstock on Nob Hill. The scene was omitted, however, in the final rewrite just before shooting.
The script did not contain the more "violent" parts of Richard and Terry's coming together in hot passion. It only suggested for their foreplay that Richard grab her wrists and, after she managed to break free, he take her by the neck, pulling her to him in a kiss after which they move to the bed and unbotton each other's clothes. DAVID SELBY and LAURA JOHNSON did some great improvisation in this scene though: Richard forcefully grabs Terry, lifting her up over his shoulders, carrying her to the couch and dropping her where they hungrily kiss as she rips his shirt open, tearing off all the buttons. It made their first sex scene much more hilarious.
The piano piece Eric plays in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room is the beginning of FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN's (1810 – 1849) étude Op. 10 No. 3, "Tristesse".
JOHN CALLAHAN only creates the illusion that he plays the grand piano. The piece was actually added to the scene from a professional recording during the music editing process.
The stolen shipment of Gioberti Winery Chardonnay Reserve was relabeled JS Chardonnay Reserve by Sloan Wine & Spirits.
Sloan Wine & Spirits is apparently the same company as Jack Sloan's company Lance had problems with in # 008. The Sloans, however, are portrayed by different actors; in # 008, Jack Sloan by JAMES SLOYAN; in # 118, Sloan (no first name mentioned) by ROGER HAMPTON. As a guy named Judd Sloan will be mentioned in # 121, it seems logical that this is the character from the current episode — apparently another member of the Sloan family.

License plate of the Sloan Wine & Spirits trailer Dwayne abducts: 1B 2226. Its identification code is 209.


One of the laborers at Sloan Wine & Spirits wears a promotional T-shirt of the Congoleum Classic, a women's tennis tournament in Palm Springs, CA, which was part of the 1983 WTA Tour and took place between 02/28 and 03/06/1983.


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