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# 119 <5.21> Law and Ardor
 
 
(revised 01/16/2023)
 
 
JANE WYMAN does not appear in this and the next episode as she underwent major abdominal surgery. Due to the actress' illness, the writers created Angela's absence as a part of the plot.
Parts of this and the following three episodes, however, had already been filmed and had to be totally recreated. LORIMAR granted an additional budget for the revamped versions of # 119 through 122. The original production codes remained unchanged for the previously produced and unused episodes; the episodes that were recreated and aired got new production codes and show titles.
 
Previously produced version of # 119: Sudden Moves. The original script was quite different:

  • The main difference in contrast to the newly produced and aired version is, as in # 120, JANE WYMAN's absence. In particular, Angela and Peter's wedding was planned to take place in the original # 119 whereas it was postponed to # 122 in the final version. The original version of # 119 included funny battles between Angela and Peter over the place of the wedding, the honeymoon destination, a conflict about Angela's name (adding Stavros or not to her name) and a lavish wedding reception at Falcon Crest after a most intimate church wedding ceremony.
  • Inside joke: During one of Angela and Peter's arguments, Emma dryly remarks, alluding to EARL HAMNER's previous TV series: "Here we go. And just when I was starting to feel like 'The Waltons' around here."
  • The original plans contained a conversation between Peter, Angela and Father Bob about Peter's previous marriages because Father Bob needs to find out if he can marry Angela and Peter in church.
    In the earliest script draft, the writers played around with the idea of mentioning two annulled marriages before Peter married Eric's mother, a staunch Catholic. In a revised draft, the reference to the two previous marriages was kept, but Peter explains they were performed by civil authorities only, and only his marriage to Eric's mother was handled by the church. Father Bob sees no conflict for a church wedding of Angela and Peter when Peter explains that Eric's mother passed away when he was a child.
    When # 119 was revamped and Angela and Peter's wedding moved to # 122, all these references were dropped, which was a wise choice because they might have conflicted previously established facts about Peter's marriages: In # 101, it was established that Peter was married three times (before Angela) — twice divorced, and then a widower. He had his daughter Sofia with his first wife (who already had a daughter from a previous relationship, Skylar Kimball, as will transpire in season 6); after he divorced her, Peter married Eric's mother, an Austrian countess (as established in # 118); no detailed information was given about Peter's third wife though. It seems that the original script for # 119 might have established Eric's mother as Peter's third wife in error (instead of being his second one), so it was a blessing the reference was not kept in rewrites.
    It seems to be implied in # 122, however, that Peter's previous wives — at least the ones married to him in accordance with Roman-Catholic rites — must be dead. Otherwise, he would not be free for Angela in the eyes of the church. While it was already mentioned in # 101 that his third wife is dead, the deaths of his other two wives will be confirmed later in the series: Skylar's mother is established dead in # 128, and the death of Eric's mother is mentioned in a side note in # 158 when Vickie says that she left Eric the land in Nevada (which Eric loses to Richard in their poker game).
 
Inconsistency: Although the closing of # 118 and the opening of this episode is the same night, Cole's hair is considerably shorter now. It seems unrealistic that he went to a hair stylist to trim his hair on his way from Falcon Crest to the Agretti Residence. The reason for this continuity error is that WILLIAM R. MOSES got a new haircut during the short hiatus in filming over the Christmas holidays.
 
Mistake: In Robin and Hope's farewell scene with Cole in the Agretti Residence study, Cole and Hope are quite close to each other first. In the very next frame after the cut to the across angle, they are farther apart; also, Robin's right hand touching the baby is in a totally different position from before the cut.
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.
 
Another mistake of the same kind happens only a few seconds later: First, Cole's face is close to Hope's head. But in the very next frame shot from across, his head is farther away from the baby and looking up at Robin.
 

Channing House interior set: The door in Richard's bedroom is a door to a walk-in closet this episode. Inconsistencies: In # 103, 109 and 113, for instance, it led to a hallway (compare screen capture in # 113). In season 7 (compare # 161), it will be the door to the bathroom.

 
Chase's nickname for Angela is "Old Dragon Lady".
 
The exterior and interior establishing shots of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York are stock footage from a film library. They show what used to be the TWA Flight Center (previously terminal 5), which was closed down for air traffic in 2001 and has been used for exhibitions since; the characteristic building was designated a historic landmark in 1994.
 
Fictional entity: Maggie's flight from New York to San Francisco is operated by Sentinel Air.
 
The Sentinel Air terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport is actually a part of terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport.
At the time of shooting, it was exclusively used by TWA.
 
Violets are Maggie's favorite flowers.
 
The back of the otherwise unrecognizable magazine Maggie is holding is propped with an advert for Wade's Wintergreen, a fictional chewing gum brand. For more details about this typical 1980's prop, refer to the respective entry in # 056. Further information is also available in the Beyond the Show – Identical Names section.
 
Uncredited extra LARRY HUMBURGER appears again; this time as a passenger at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. — Coincidence or rater negligent extras casting? He will be later seen in San Francisco also.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 078.
 
Uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears as an extra again; this time as a passenger at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. — Again, coincidence or rather negligent extras casting? He will be later seen in San Francisco also.
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
The curly haired blonde played by uncredited extra BETTY JEANNE GLENNIE is at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in this episode. — Another coincidence or rather negligent extras casting? She will later be seen in San Francisco also (see below).
Compare # 175 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 
The fur Maggie is wearing in this episode is the same piece Jacqueline wore in # 024. It remains a mystery if this is an attempt of LORIMAR's wardrobe department to save production cost or if this was a deliberate decision since Maggie was bequeathed Jacqueline's jewelry, so it would not be surprising if the fur had been another bequest from her mother-in-law's estate.
 
On the cover of his novel ("Consumed"), the correct spelling of Jeff's name can be seen: Jeffrey Wainwright. The spelling of the last name in the credits is wrong: "Wainright".
 
Saving production cost at LORIMAR's wardrobe department: The fur coat "Monica" wants to buy is the same piece that Chase gave Maggie for their anniversary in # 096.
 

A private residence in Brentwood, CA (Greater L.A.) poses as the mansion of the Bellini Vineyards.

 
Paolo Bellini was originally named Paolo Baldassari in the earliest script drafts.
 
In Paolo Bellini's house, the painting "Entrance to the Grand Canal from the Molo, Venice" (oil on canvas) by CANALETTO a.k.a. GIOVANNI ANTONIO CANAL (1697 – 1768) is on an easel.
 
Furthermore, the painting entitled "Philip, Lord Wharton" (1632; oil on canvas) by Flemish artist ANTHONY VAN DYCK (1599 – 1641) hangs on a wall in Paolo Bellini's house.
It is implied that Bellini's paintings are all originals. In real life, the originals of both aforementioned artworks are located at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
 

Richard mentions Aspirin, the medicine. He shows a bottle of the tablets made by Bufferin to Jordan.

 
The establishing shot of San Francisco International Airport (filmed in northeastern direction) is stock footage from a film library. This building has undergone major changes since an extensive remodeling in 1994.
 
Fictional entity: The flight tickets in the scene with Jeff and Maggie are from an airline named Transcon.
The Transcon name was also used beyond "Falcon Crest"; check out the Beyond the Show – Identical Names section for details.
 
Fictional entity: ConWest is the airline Maggie and Jeff check in with for their flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
The fact that the tickets are issued by Transcon (see above) is not necessarily a prop mistake, by the way, because Transcon and ConWest may be partners in an airline alliance or offer a code-share flight.
 
The ConWest terminal at San Francisco International Airport is actually a part of terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport (see above for more details).
 
The curly haired blonde played by uncredited extra BETTY JEANNE GLENNIE is waiting at San Francisco International Airport in this episode. — Another coincidence or rather negligent extras casting? For an earlier appearance in this episode, see above.
Compare # 175 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 026.
 
After his earlier appearance at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in this episode (see above), uncredited extra LARRY HUMBURGER appears a second time in this episode; now as a passenger at San Francisco International Airport. — Coincidence or rather negligent extras casting?
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 078.
 
After his earlier appearance at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in this episode (see above), uncredited stand-in GORDON HODGINS appears a second time an extra in this episode; now as a passenger at San Francisco International Airport. — Again, coincidence or rather negligent extras casting?
Compare # 182 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Scenic art: In contrast to the previous ones (compare # 061 and 095), a new painted backdrop at the Gioberti House door is visible for the first time.
This new painting shows rows of vineyards with some fallow land in between them. It is not the art department's best work either. Besides being too light, the painting also fails to resemble the real surroundings of the Gioberti House that were established early in the series.
It is, by the way, the same backdrop that has been in use at the entrance of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion since the beginning of season 5 (compare # 099). Saving on production cost is one thing, but using the very same background for two different properties is not very convincing though.
 
Season time frame: It seems to be spring of 1986 because Melissa is bathing in the sun in her patio. Eric, however, states that a sun tan is hard to get this time of year.
 
Prop mistake: When the camera features a close-up of Angela's passport in this episode's cliffhanger, parts of her alleged date of birth are legible on the left (yellow arrow): "... 19, 1921". This is an apparent inconsistency caused by negligence of the prop department. 1921 is way too late for Angela's year of birth. It was established (especially in seasons 1 and 4) that Angela was Jasper's oldest child. In particular, the old black and white photo Cole got from his Italian relatives and handed to Angela in # 008 showed a striking age difference between Angela and Jason of at least five to six years. The old photo of Jason and Chase at the Gioberti Estate seen in # 003 was taken by Jacqueline on July 11, 1950, shortly before Jacqueline left the valley for Europe and took Chase with her. It could also be derived from the information in # 012 about Chase joining the Air Force Academy in 1958 and from his getting married with Maggie in 1959 (as seasons 3 and 4 implied) that Chase was born in 1939. Had Angela actually been born in 1921, as the date in her passport suggests, Jason's year of birth would have been approximately 1926 or 1927, which would make Chase's birth in 1939 an impossibility. It was also established in # 075 that Angela was trying to rebuild Falcon Crest after Prohibition, which ended in 1933. It seems unrealistic that Angela would have helped Jasper rebuild the wine estate at age 12. For all these reasons, it is pretty obvious that the passport is an inconsistent prop. Although Angela's age was never mentioned explicitly in the course of the series, the show always implied that Angela was born in 1914 — the year when JANE WYMAN was allegedly born (the year at least LORIMAR and the writing staff had considered to be correct). Just as a side note, some more information on the mystery about the actress' real age is available in the In Memoriam... – Cast – Obituaries section.
In a later episode, Angela's birthday will be established as March 5 (compare the notes on the season 7 time frame in # 175), by the way.
Angela's passport in this episode, however, gives away some more dates on the right (yellow mark), which are not contradicting previously established facts or other points in the plotline: It was issued on October 15, 1983 and will expire October 14, 1988.
 
 

 
 
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