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# 134 <6.07> Double Jeopardy
(revised 09/12/2022)

Eric now drives a black 1970 Ferrari 365 Daytona Spider convertible (type 365 GTS/4).

Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion interior set: The foyer was redone; parts of the wooden decoration were removed, the remaining parts are painted white now. It remains a mystery, however, how Angela had that renovation made so quickly from one day to another. Neither will there be any explanation if this change is one of the steps in the renovation after the earthquake.
From the standpoint of the production process, the following illustrates the reason for the set changes:
This episode underlines the typical process of how the first twelve episodes of a season are produced. Since season 3, the usual habit has been as follows: The interiors for the first six episodes of a season are filmed on the sound stage; this is followed by all the location work in the Wine Country for the first twelve episodes before the crew returns to Los Angeles to shoot the interiors for episodes 7 through 12 of the season. In season 2, this habit was quite the same, but with ten episodes instead of twelve. The second six-episode block of the current season, which begins with this episode, features a vast number of newly built or remodeled interior sets. For the changes in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion see above; for those in the Agretti Residence, refer to the later statements; new sets are also introduced for the Del Oro (lobby and gym), Lance's New Globe office, the Falcon Crest Guest House, etc. The interior sets that had been built for the first six-episode block on CBS-MTM stage 10 were removed during the Napa and Sonoma Valley filming so that the sound stage could make more profits by being rented out to other productions.
Click here to learn more about the making of the series.
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.

The pickup truck of the laborers taking Vickie to the hospital is a white 1981 GMC Sierra Classic C-3500.


Product placement: The woman and the man in tennis outfits at the Del Oro are carrying Wilson rackets.

Del Oro lobby interior set — inconsistency: Whereas the entrance (including the glass elements on either side of the door) are a perfect replica, the hallway to the suites is in an inaccurate position. As the photo of the Silverado Country Club main building shows, there is no such wing leading from the front of the building to a side wing.
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.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Peter and Kit in front of the Del Oro. The decision to move it to the lobby was made shortly before production of the episode began.

Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time as a patron at the bar in the Del Oro lobby.
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 extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again — this time as a patron at the Del Oro lobby bar. He is in the company of one of his colleagues from the hospital agian, this episode Dr. Walkling.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 014.
Skylar (Kit) stays in suite 333 at the Del Oro.
The Meredith Braxton character was originally intended to be a same-sex love interest for Erin Jones. However, due to objections from JANE WYMAN, the lesbian story was changed to them being sisters instead.
Garth, Richard's "right-hand man", is added to the cast without any explanation. He is just there one day.
In their early season 6 bible, ERNIE WALLENGREN and GREG STRANGIS intended to give Richard's loyal server, David (an inside joke on DAVID SELBY's name), a bigger rôle. MITCHEL EL-MAHDY, who had played Richard's manservant in seasons 3 and 4, however, had left the series at the end of season 4. When the original script drafts for this episode later suggested David as the first name for Garth's character, it remained unclear if the writers wanted to recast David or even introduce another character by the same first name. JEFF FREILICH finally decided to remodel the character into Garth.
CARL HELD speaks Garth in British English with a German accent to make the rôle's background even more mysterious.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Richard, Erin, Garth and — later — Kit in the living room of Richard's house. The decision to move it to the terrace was made shortly before production of the episode began.
While early script drafts housed the plastic division of Stavros Chemicals in Long Beach, CA, the final draft established it in San Francisco.
The real Royal Oak Restaurant at the Silverado Country Club is used as a filming location (scene with Angela and Peter at the Del Oro Bar & Grill).
Early script drafts included Lance in that restaurant scene, learning about Angela's guilt in Dan's mother's automobile accident.
In contrast to what many viewers would like to construe, Dan Fixx's mother is not Elizabeth Bradbury from # 011. Although both Elizabeth and Dan's mother were paralyzed in automobile accidents caused by Angela, they are different persons. Elizabeth was run over before Jason married Jacqueline in 1939 whereas the accident to Dan's mother only happened after he had been born, i.e. in the 1960's!
Agretti Residence interior set: Again, a newly designed den is introduced (blue walls) — although the den had just been redone between # 122 and 123 (compare the screen capture from # 125).
The rooms in the Falcon Crest Guest House have changed: During an argument with Cass in # 103, Anna climbed up a few stairs to a door leading to the center part of the cabin where the bedroom(s) is / are located. Now that Dan resides here, the stairs are gone, and the living room looks completely different. Also check # 146.
The Police Department building where Gilmore and Richard come out is the real Police Department of St. Helena, CA. This filming location was also used for # 076 as the Kellogue Police Department.

The interiors of the Tuscany Police Department are also filmed inside the real St. Helena Police Department.

The tree lined road where the sheriff's car drives along is highway 29 near Beringer Vineyards north of St. Helena, CA in real life. The patrol car's route to the Gioberti House, which began in front of the Police Department on Main Street in St. Helena (Polo Road in Tuscany in the series) in southern direction, is a combination of various filming sites with the highway scene filmed farther north. Stags' Leap — where the Gioberti House is filmed in particular — is not situated anywhere near this route.
License plate number of Sheriff Gilmore's patrol car, the 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan (identification code 6583) he has been driving since # 128: 99986. This is the same license plate number that used to be on the patrol car from # 126 and 127 (a 1984 Plymouth Gran Fury), which was totaled during the earthquake in # 127.

Comparing previous and later episodes (screen grabs from # 130 and 136, for instance), it becomes apparent that the cabinet with the rifles and guns is in the pantry between the dining room and the kitchen in the Gioberti House only in the current episode.


The car chase (Chase and Cole as well as Gilmore chasing Wainwright) is primarily filmed at Stags' Leap: First, the driveway to the Gioberti House is featured, then the stone bridge to the Gioberti Estate and finally the walnut tree lined Falcon Crest main driveway.
After that, the one way leading from Stags' Leap to the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley is featured.
After the cars drove along the one way up to nearly the end of the driveway, the producers use a trick to create the illusion of a longer car chase: The vehicles drive along the one way again. Only the beginning of the segments is presented from different angles (screen grabs on the left) to deceive the audience.
The final part of the truck driving along a country road and the explosion on the bridge, however, is filmed at a different private estate on Silverado Trail outside Napa, CA.
Illogical: The bomb goes off under the bridge with a big blast. In the close-ups, however, only the upper part of Chase's vehicle is in flames; but the bridge is not engulfed in flames.
Inconsistency: New license plates of Chase's gray GMC High Sierra — 2BCO976 in the scenes filmed at Stags' Leap (car chase), but 2RXI940 on the bridge. The license plate number used to be completely different in the past.
The different license plates in the current episode result from two pictures cars being used; in the explosion scene, a "double" (an old write-off picture car) was blown up. The prop guys could have been more diligent with the license plate numbers though.
New license plate of Cole's red 1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with exterior wood trim: 2MRO968. This number has been mounted on Cole's vehicle since the beginning of this season, but is legible well only in this episode.
The filming location for the scene with Erin and Richard near the Oakland Bay Bridge is situated near piers 26 and 28 at The Embarcadero in San Francisco.
The ship taking Erin to Borneo is the SS American Lark, a type C7-S-68d container ship according to the classification of the United States Maritime Administration. It was built for the United States Lines company, finished and delivered in 1969. It later went by the name Horizon Crusader and was scrapped in 2010.
Early script drafts contained the scene with Cole and Joseph pulling Cole's new sailboat on a trailer in front of the Gioberti House (initially intended to be presented towards the end of the episode). The scene was deleted from the current episode in post-production and used as the episode opener of # 135 instead.

In the scene with Angela and Lance in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the chandelier in the foyer is swinging in the background. Another light aftershock?

Episode time frame: After Erin being sent to Borneo, a few days must have gone by without being presented on screen because Meredith says in the final scene that Erin was due in Rio three days ago — and the New Globe sub-headline in that scene says that it has been two weeks since Wainwright was killed.

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