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# 132 <6.05> Perilous Charm
(revised 09/12/2022)

Different camera angles: The recap for the previous episode shows two close-ups of Maggie and Chase (second and third screen captures); these camera angles are missing in the scene in # 131 (first screen grab).

Edited scene: The scene with Chase and Cole on the Gioberti House veranda at the beginning of the episode was longer in the director's cut. Towards the end of the scene, Cole shares his grief with Chase about Maggie having been raped by Jeff. This part of the scene was cut in post-production.
Jeff's Del Oro suite is the same interior set as Skylar's (Kit's) suite. To save production costs there are changes in the furniture and doors only; the doors to Jeff's suite are completely made from wood (painted black) without any stained glass elements in the entranceway, and the sliding doors between the sitting room and the bedroom in the suites are different.
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.
Director's mistake: In the exterior scene on the veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Lance's Porsche 911 is parked on the driveway. But it cannot be seen in the angle shot from the foyer to the outside. The director apparently forgot to have the car brought onto the sound stage when shooting the interior scene.

Chase now drives a golden Porsche 928 S.

Early script drafts contained a scene at the pool at the Agretti Residence with Melissa telling Lance she does not want to see Julia because she still cannot forgive her for killing Carlo. This scene was omitted.
Tony makes a bid for Cunningham's vineyard (compare # 008 for this name). Since he will not buy any other vineyard than Keys Creek, the vineyard he will later bring in when he becomes a partner at Gioberti Enterprises, this has to be Cunningham's vineyard.
Angela's checks are issued by San Francisco Merchants Bank. As this name is to be read on the check form, this version of the bank name must be the right one. Only the characters say "San Francisco Merchant Bank" (as in the script, by the way); also compare # 121 on this issue.
Angela's bank details with the San Francisco Merchants Bank (legible on her checks) are as follows: bank routing number 1223-0984; account number 76811599. The other figures on the check are the check number.
A routing number in the U.S. actually consists of nine digits. The hyphen, which replaces one digit on the form, was apparently selected in order not to use a real bank routing number.

The filming location for the San Francisco Merchants Bank is the Bank of the West Branch on East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA.

The false name Kit uses when she cashes the checks is Leslie Norton. Also compare # 128, 147, 149 and 154.
BILL STRIGLOS, the actor who plays the teller at the San Francisco Merchants Bank in this episode, portrayed Bill, a KRDC employee, in season 4.

Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time as a guest at Chase's party.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.

Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again — this time as a lady with a small dog at the San Francisco Merchants Bank. MARTHA is in one of her "wild" and colorful personal outfits this time.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.

Uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — this time at the San Francisco Merchants Bank.
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.


The taxi in front of the Del Oro is a 1975 Ford Granada. It seems a bit odd that the Yellow Cab company (phone number: 236-2731) uses a white car instead of a yellow one. See # 135 for more details about this taxi.

N134JA is the license number of the jet (Dassault Falcon 20 F-5B) Kit wants to board to secretly leave the Tuscany Valley.
Mistake: When the passengers are boarding the jetliner, the various shots are from different takes: First, a man in a beige sports coat just wants to climb up the stairs to the aircraft. A white-haired woman in a lilac floral dress is the second person behind him. Behind her is a tall white-haired man carrying a suitcase. The next person is a smaller brunette woman in a lilac / white dress. After the cut, the close-up features the white-haired woman in the floral dress on the stairs, almost boarding already. The white-haired man behind her is nowhere to be seen anymore. While Kit is the sixth person in the line after the small brunette woman in the close-up, she was the seventh person behind her in the long 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 Tuscany Valley Airport is portrayed by the Napa County Airport in this episode again.
The location manager originally intended to film the scene at Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Greater L.A.

Bloom's office (the private investigator) is located in a San Francisco Financial District high-rise — in the One California Building (on the left in the screen grab).
The office itself is an interior set. The location manager had originally intended to film the scene in a real office in the bank building used as the San Francisco Merchants Bank (see above).
Early script drafts suggested as the act 3 opener a scene in the Gioberti House kitchen in which Chase tries to improve his relationship to Vickie during breakfast. He invites her to the ballet as the Joffrey Ballet (a leading U.S. ballet) will be in San Francisco the following month. They are talking about ballet in general and remember how Chase used to take Vickie to her first ballet teacher, Mrs. Fredericks, in New York every Saturday. This scene was omitted.

Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set — inconsistency: The window in Julia's bedroom is too big compared with the real windows of Spring Mountain's Villa Miravalle.

Mistake: The view of the tree-lined main driveway to Falcon Crest — a view over the vineyards of Stags' Leap to Shafer in real life — is an inconsistency. The intercut creates the illusion it was the view from Julia's room. But the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is not located near the main driveway as it is known from various descriptions of the places all over the series. A map of Falcon Crest and its neighbors is available for members here.
Prop mistake: In the wide angle shot of the Gioberti House kitchen when Maggie loads the dishwasher, the clock on the wall is missing. In the earlier scene of Maggie's late breakfast, it was hanging on the wall next to the door to the utility room (whose interiors are never shown in the entire series, by the way). The set decorator was apparently negligent.
The colorful abstract with antelopes hanging in Kathryn Anderson's apartment is the same prop that was previously used in Cassandra Wilder's office at Wilder Advertising during seasons 4 and 5 (screen capture 1 from # 099) and across from the door to Kit's suite in the Del Oro hallway in season 6 (compare # 133).
For LORIMAR's further use of this picture, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing – Decoration section.
The filming location for Maggie and Vickie's walk-talk (observed by Bloom) is at Spring Mountain in St. Helena, CA. They walk between the olive trees near the historic driveway northeast of the Victorian Mansion to the vineyard east of the Mansion. The building in the background is part of the former garage. It was obviously a long walk all the way from the Gioberti Estate to Angela's vineyard.
This area, by the way, is where Cole and Linda had their first sexual encounter in # 046.
License plate number of Peter's silver / brown 1977 Rolls-Royce Corniche I Drophead Coupé (convertible): 2NBO647 — the same as on Angela's white Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II this episode (but compare # 135)! What a shame of a prop!
Strange: Lance says he did not like Dan when they were in high school. Dan sat next to Melissa in school, as it was stated in # 131. In season 1 (# 011 in particular), it seemed that Lance did not even know Melissa. In # 145, Lance will remember a certain event with Melissa in the 8th grade in school; in season 8, it will be revealed Lance and Melissa were playing together when they were kids. Explanation: Most likely, Lance was not particularly interested in Melissa for some time when they were kids.
Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Lance wears a shirt he already wore in season 5 (# 104).
Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set — inconsistencies:
The replica of the eastern dining room window is a French door. The real dining room window to the east, on the contrary, is not a door, but just big three-casement window without being divided in so many panes. The wooden shades from the real Villa — replicated correctly during seasons 2 through 5 — are now gone.
The windows to the north in the dining room are not in an oriel (as seen behind Emma) in the real Villa, but there are just two single French doors on either side of a fireplace there.
Ragabashi, the TV preacher of a (presumably eastern) religion mentioned by Emma, was named Swami X in early script drafts.
When Tony and Julia are parked in his convertible atop the vineyards, Tony mentions they are on the top of River Road (Old Mill Road in early script drafts). It is a marvelous view over the finest vineyards of the valley from there; the tree-lined driveway to Falcon Crest is in the center of the picture. Refer to # 043 for the extensive use of this filming location atop Shafer Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Original storyline plans included Julia regaining her ability to see after Lance and Melissa's marriage and returning to her work at the winery. The new execs, however, decided to write ABBY DALTON off although she wanted to stay in the series.
Julia's assets: a $ 30 million portfolio. This must basically be her New Globe stock and the KBRR radio station (also see # 133).

License plate number of Richard's new dark gray Jaguar XJ-SC Targa he has been driving since the season started: 2NDI859.


License plate number of Bob Welch's Dodge Ram B-Series Van of the Tuscany County Building Safety Code Department: 2K87732 (old blue license plate).

The stalls at Tuscany Downs are portrayed by the stalls of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA. For previous cases of use of this filming location, see # 047, 049, 067 and 081.
The location manager had originally intended to film the scene at the former Hollywood Park Turf Club in Inglewood, CA (compare # 065).
The left part of the barn at Spring Mountain Vineyards is propped and decorated as the Falcon Crest Guest House.
Dan's motorcycle is a black Honda VT 700 C Shadow.
The interior set of one of the hallways in the upper floors of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, which was newly built for this season, is different from the upstairs hallways shown in # 001, 004, 005, 047, 066, 099, 102 and 103 (compare # 066, 099 and 132 for more information). It must be yet another part of the house.
Mysterious: When Eric leaves his bedroom and walks along the hallway, he would have to run into the window of his room; the odd layout of the room becomes obvious when Kit enters the bedroom one moment later.
The interior set of Eric's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same as the one of Julia's bedroom in this episode. Only a few changes in the furniture and the position of the curtains were made.
Drawings of the Mansion (floor plans and architectural views) are available here.
Original storyline plans: It was also already decided in the season 6 bible that Julia would return to Convent Magdalena early in the season. However, her hysterical blindness would end in the morning of the day she returns to the nunnery, which she takes as a sign from God that her return to a peaceful life with the sisters has been a relief. The other family members realize that the guilt that had "blinded" her has been lifted with her decision. It remains a mystery why this interesting aspect was dropped when the script was developed from the bible.
License plate number of Maggie's new golden 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL (type W126): 2KRI905.
The filming location for the scene in downtown Tuscany (Maggie followed by Bloom) is downtown Yountville, particularly near what used to be Cocoons (nowadays the Petit Logis Inn) on Washington Street at the beginning of the scene. The parking lot next to the Cocoons (Petite Logis Inn) was already used in a scene with Melissa, Father Chris and Father Bob in # 106.
Inconsistency: The wide angle shots and the close-ups in the segment with Maggie's car show the same section of the street again and again. The crosswalk (as seen on the asphalt in screen grab 1) is quite close to the Cocoons; there are lots of box trees in pots in front of the Cocoons. While Maggie is driving and looking into the rear mirror, the camera features the Cocoons through the windshield after the cut (screen capture 2), with the box trees not in sight yet — although Maggie would have to have driven past the property already, judging from the previous angle and her speed. In the close-up of Maggie after the next cut, however, the very same box trees can be seen through the rear window of her car (screen grab 3).

The corner in Tuscany where Maggie turns left is actually the intersection of Humboldt Street (where she comes from) and Yount Street (where she turns into in northern direction) in Yountville, CA.


The scene, in which Maggie accelerated her car, is actually Yountville Cross Road, near the corner of Stags View Lane in Yountville, CA. The camera is facing west.

The filming location for the Tuscany Valley country road where Maggie finally confronts Bloom is Big Ranch Road outside Napa, CA, just south of the intersection with Oak Knoll Avenue.
In real life, Big Ranch Road and Yountvile Cross Road from the preceding segment are actually a few miles apart.

License plate number of Bloom's dark blue 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria: 1MRF065.

Season time frame: Vickie and Jeff go on a weekend trip. Giving respect to the season chronology as stated above, this must be the weekend 05/24-25/1986.
The cabin where Vickie and Jeff spend the weekend is the front of the Duchess Ranch, a former exterior set at CBS-MTM STUDIOS whose western side was used as Jeff's cabin between # 122 and 130 (check out # 122 for details).
Click here for a sketch of the multi-purpose use of this exterior set and its surroundings. 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.

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