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# 140 <6.13> Missed Connections
(revised 09/12/2022)

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Tentative titles:
  • Missed Connection
  • Missing Connections
Prop mistake: The name badge of the second nurse at the Queen of the Valley Hospital — Tuscany Valley Hospital reads "M. Blaine". This character's name is unknown, but it is certainly not M. Blaine because a different nurse from the Carmel Community Hospital in # 134 was already wearing the same name badge. It is a prop LORIMAR negligently used for various purposes: In # 060 (compare there), they already propped nurse Karen Winslow with this badge.
The Park West Restaurant in Tuscany where Chase and Gwen have dinner is actually a part of the Commissary at CBS-MTM (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
Also compare # 071 (as the Tuscany Valley Airport commissary) and # 128 (scene with Richard and Erin). The different decoration makes it clear that it is a different Tuscany restaurant in the current episode. Beginning in # 163, this location will portray a different place called Nick's Diner.
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 at the Park West Restaurant in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
Product placement: Chase and Gwen drink Budweiser beer.
Mark, Chase's campaign manager, says Maggie was taken to "Tuscany Community Hospital" — but the establishing shot we see right after this is the QVH front. As the QVH is the only medical facilities in Tuscany Valley, Mark probably just was not exact with his wording. The real reason, however, is the writers and producers confused the terms; the situation will be even more confusing in # 143 (interpretation see there).
The hospital interiors are filmed at Pacoima Hospital in Lake View Terrace, CA, as in the previous episode (see # 127 and 128 for this location in particular). The exterior shot at the entrance is from the Lake View Professional Center on the same site (see # 135 for that part of the location).
Uncredited extra ROBERTA STORM appears in this episode again as Mrs. Winslow — this time as a patron at the Park West Restaurant in Tuscany. For her second appearance in this episode, see below.
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 SHARRI ZAK appears as the gray-haired Tuscany Valley socialite with the pony tail again; this episode in her day job outfit as a nurse (compare # 053) at the Queen of the Valley Hospital — Tuscany Valley Medical Center again.
Compare # 202 for biographical details about this rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 009.
Music score: Composer ROGER BELLON uses elements of MARK SNOW's "Maggie's Theme" (compare # 137) in the scene with Maggie and Chase at the hospital in this episode.
Richard has a new (additional) limo from this episode on. It is a black stretched 1983 Cadillac Fleetwood Limousine. It is slightly different from the one in the previous epsiodes (compare # 128), the element between the first and second doors on each side being black in particular (in contrast to being silver in the other model). The limo used between # 128 and 135 was a rental car in the Napa Valley while the current picture car was rented by LORIMAR in L.A. (for details about this rental, compare # 154). Richard will keep the other limo as well, however, as the use of a new establishing shot of his house in # 141 will indicate (both the other limo and his Jaguar are parked on the driveway); although used for the first time in # 141, the clip was shot earlier during filming in the Wine Country, of course.

A new armoire is now in the bedroom in the Agretti Residence; compare # 139.


Despite LORIMAR's "new wardrobe for new season" policy, this episode, Lance wears a suit and tie he already wore in season 2 (# 021) and season 4 (# 077).


Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time 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.

The scene when Angela returns from the Agretti Residence was initially longer: It began with her and Chao-Li entering the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion foyer. She shows the emotional wear after her disappointing conversation with Lance, but has not yet let down her guard. When Mrs. Whitaker approaches with some business matters to discuss, Angela pulls away, asking her to hold all calls until she tells her otherwise. Chao-Li is concerned when Angela enters the study alone and closes the doors behind her. This part of the scene was cut off in post-production, which resulted in the scene beginning with Angela in the study, shortly before Dan enters.
Eric is staying in suite 44 at the Del Oro.
The southern view of the CBS-MTM (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building is used as the Tuscany County Administration Offices.
Refer to # 074 for the heavy use of this filming location.
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.
Uncredited extra ROBERTA STORM's second appearance in this episode as Mrs. Winslow is in front of the Tuscany County Administration Offices. For her first appearance in this episode, see above.
Compare # 219 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 035.

Gwen Fuller drives a blue-gray 1984 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible.

The filming location used for the exterior scenes at the Del Oro golf course is not Silverado in Napa this episode, but the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms in the City of Industry, CA in Greater L.A. In the scene with Guy and Kit, the building in the background (left photo) is the Club House St. Andrews in real life.
The Tuscany Valley park where Meredith meets with Green in two scenes is also located on the premises of that golf club. The gazebo from the second scene is the golf club's wedding gazebo in real life.
Early script drafts contained the following scenes in act 3, which were omitted:
  • In the sitting room in Richard's house, he tells Meredith that he had Erin's message on his answering machine analyzed. The lab found out that someone had edited separate recorded elements together.
  • Vickie comes to Chase's office at Gioberti Enterprises to ask him to stay away from Maggie for a while as their confrontations obviously mean a lot of stress for Maggie. Chase is surprised that Vickie is so considerate about Maggie's welfare.

The inner courtyard of the Roman-Catholic community center in the Tuscany Valley (scene with Melissa and Father Bob) is the same location as used in # 114, the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood in Greater Los Angeles.


Contrary to the wardrobe and make-up departments' usual efforts to hide LORENZO's tattoos for his Lance rôle, the one on his right shoulder can be seen — the sleeve of his polo shirt is a little too short.

Season time frame:
Lance and Dina's affair begins this episode; this is around the second week of October 1986 as it can be derived from # 144 (see there).
As # 139 and 140 have quite tight episode time frames, the biggest part of September must have gone by during # 138; several days — or even weeks — must have gone by, most likely between night 1 and day 2, night 2 and day 3, night 5 and day 6 and between night 6 and day 7 of # 138.
In a Queen of the Valley Hospital hallway, there is a Côte d'Azur poster published by the French tourism authority in 1962. It was designed after an original by PABLO PICASSO (1881 – 1973).
In the same Queen of the Valley Hospital hallway, there is a poster with an artwork by HENRI MATISSE (1869 – 1954). It is a replica of his 1912 painting "Les Capucines à la danse II" ("Nasturtiums with The Dance II").
Spoiler: Kolinski already mentions the name Saunders as the man who is after Kit.
Inside joke: Saunders' name is another allusion to ALFRED HITCHCOCK's "Vertigo" with KIM NOVAK: BARBARA BEL GEDDES' character mentioned a Professor Saunders in that movie.
During the conversation between Stafford and Kolinski, the "Sinfonies de Fanfare — Rondeau" from the first "Suite de Symphonies" by JEAN-JOSEPH MOURET (1682 – 1738) plays from the TV in the background; the French music composer is from the Baroque era.
Angela mentions SHAKESPEARE's "Romeo and Juliet".
Real-life allusion: In that context, she refers to a ballet of that piece with dancers RUDOLPH NUREYEV and MARGOT FONTEYN.
The dining room in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion has some new furniture: The dinner table and chairs are now in a dark brown color whereas they were in a light color right after the refurnishing process after the earthquake.

The bar at the Tuscany Valley Inn (scene with Tony and Chase) is the actual bar of the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms in City of Industry, CA. Compare above for more filming at this resort for the current episode.


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

Inside joke: Another allusion to "Vertigo" is the scene when Kit writes the suicide note. This reflects KIM NOVAK's scene with her character's letter to Scottie in HITCHCOCK's movie.

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