# 138 <6.11> Hot Spots
The shot of Dan in front of the Falcon Crest Guest House in the current version of this season's main title (right screen capture) is from an unused version of a scene in # 132 (compare the left screen grab for the version used this episode).
The filming location for the lake on the background picture of BRETT CULLEN's main title card is Big Bear Lake, CA; it was shot from Pine Oak Lane — a little further up north from the intersection with North Shore Drive — in northeastern direction. The clip was not specifically filmed for the series, but is stock footage acquired from a film library.
Since Cole left, Chase has been driving his red / brownish Jeep Wagoneer with exterior wood trim.
The Gioberti Enterprises pickup truck is a white 1981 Dodge Ram Crew Cab.
It is, by the way, the same picture car that was used in # 129 for Jeff's ride to the Tuscany Valley.
Prop: The New Globe issue contains an article on the front page with the headline "City Bond Issue Nears Approval" (yellow mark). It was already used in # 072 (compare there) and will reappear in # 142 and 147.
For more information about the use of generic newspaper articles or layouts in other productions, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Documents section.
The filming loaction for the high-rise where Angela and Peter's attorneys — Angela's lawyer, Frank McIntyre, in particular — are housed is the Bank of California (nowadays Union Bank of California) main building in San Francisco's Financial District.
In early script drafts, Robert Vernon, the corporate lawyer of Stavros Industries, was named Robert Brickland.
At the Del Oro gym, a poster with a photo for an exhibition by HARVEY EDWARDS (the artist doing photos and paintings related to dancing) can be seen. The exhibition entitled "Dance Is Work" took place at the Limited Edition Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA between May 5 and June 9, 1978.
Uncredited extra KEVIN G. TRACEY appears as the thick-eyebrowed Tuscany Valley gentleman again — this time in the Del Oro lobby (also later again in this episode).
Compare # 185 for a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 001.
Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time in the Del Oro lobby (also later again in this episode).
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 ROBERTA STORM appears in this episode again as Mrs. Winslow — this time in the Del Oro lobby.
Compare # 219 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 035.
Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again — this time in the lobby at the Del Oro alongside his colleague from the hospital, Dr. Walkling (also later again in this episode).
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.
Early script drafts contained a night scene in act 1 in which Kit comes to Richard's house, telling him she is not able to spy on Peter any longer. But Richard shrugs her off and, when Meredith brings Michael to the living room, starts lovingly taking care of his son. Kit storms out. This scene was omitted.
Uncredited extra NICK STEVENS appears in this episode again as Reuben Corsair — this time in the Del Oro lobby.
Compare # 182 for biographical information about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 008.
Fictional entity: Good Showing Maternity Fashions, a clothes store for pregnant women, is located on Market Street in Tuscany (as it can be concluded from the establishing clip showing Sonoma, CA).
The filming location is the former Cocoons store in Yountville, CA (for a previous use, see # 106). The building has been converted into the Petit Logis Inn in the meantime.
The two pictures on the wall in the corner with the sofas in Chase's Gioberti Enterprises office (one of them an abstract with horses) are props that were used in Richard's KRDC office in seasons 4 and 5 — cutting production costs.
For LORIMAR's further use of the aforementioned picture, check out the Beyond the Show – Props – Set Dressing – Decoration section.
The brunch scene with Chase, Maggie and Vickie on the deck of the Tuscany Valley Inn is filmed on the lower terrace of the Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, CA (compare # 023 and 129 for this location).
The original choice for the filming location was the patio of the former St. George in St. Helena (nowadays The Charter Oak; compare # 128), but was changed to the Auberge shortly before shooting.
Early script drafts suggested a scene in act 3 at the Del Oro sauna where Dan is hanging around. Vickie comes from her brunch fiasco with her parents. Frustrated, she seeks moral support from Dan — only to find him with a blonde female spa guest, who is trying to flirt with him. Vickie's frustration only grows. This scene was omitted.
Music score: In the scene when Richard waits for Maggie at the Gioberti Estate, MARK SNOW introduces "Richard's Theme", a very characteristic score composed by him. A much longer version is played later this episode when Maggie and Richard have a long telephone conversation. MARK SNOW — and other music composers — will make use of that theme several times in future scenes involving or referring to Richard this and the following season.
The portrait of Peter painted by Skylar (Kit) will never be placed on any wall.
The New Globe's postal address can be read on Meredith's envelope: The zip code is San Francisco, CA 94132. For the street address, see # 173.
For the filming location of the area where Meredith mails the envelope, refer to # 135.
The black / beige Buick LeSabre, a picture car that has been known since # 013 (compare there for details), is parked on the street near the park.
Also, the red Volvo 242 DL sedan (compare # 055 for details) is used as a prop again; this time, it is parked across the street from the park.
Early script drafts suggested something different for this scene in the park: Angela's Rolls-Royce, Chao-Li behind the steering wheel, drives by while Meredith pushes the stroller with Michael near the park. Angela rolls down the back window, demanding results from Meredith's espionage at Richard's house. Meredith tells her she does not want to be seen with her and will get back to her at a later time. Angela threatens to expose her if she does not bring her any results. This scene was completely changed in rewrites.
Early script drafts staged the scene with Vickie and Dan in the Del Oro lobby (she is drunk) in the Gioberti House. The place and some minor details in the dialog were changed in rewrites.
The interior set of Cole's bedroom in the Gioberti House Maggie wants to remodel into a nursery is the same as the one of Chase and Maggie's bedroom. Only the furniture was changed.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of many sets are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Interior Sets section.
In seasons 1 and 2, Cole had a different bedroom — he must have moved into a different room in the Gioberti House recently.
In the scripts, the scene with Maggie and Richard in Cole's room was supposed to be part of # 139. The decision to move it to the current episode was made in post-production.
Uncredited extra LARRY HUMBURGER appears in another rôle — this time as a patron in the Del Oro lobby.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 078.
Season time frame: According to Lance, Julia has not been gone for even two months. As she left around the end of May (compare # 132) and it must be around the beginning of September 1986 now (compare # 137), Lance apparently exaggerates to underline how much he disapproves of Tony's date with Skylar (Kit).
Early script drafts suggested that Tony do not stand in front of Skylar's (Kit's) Del Oro suite, while Stafford is threatening her, but that Tony call her through the house phone from the lobby and she shrug him off with an excuse. This was changed in rewrites.
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