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# 147 <6.20> Hat Trick
(revised 06/17/2024)

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The establishing shot of San Francisco is a nightly helicopter view of the Financial District (filmed towards east), starting on the Transamerica Pyramid in the center.


The slides of Kolinski in an unknown place and of Saunders and Kolinski in Istanbul / Turkey (still photos in Meredith's presentation) are shot outside stage 8 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).

The slide of Tony and Kolinski on a San Francisco street (still photo in Meredith's presentation) is shot on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, just around the corner from CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).


Prop inconsistency: The chair on the old photo of Kit, Roland and Nick (Paris, 1977) is Angela's chair from her study. The background on the photo is the French doors in Roland's (previously Kit's) Del Oro suite (redecorated with a different curtain). What a prop policy again to reduce production costs!
All scenes with KIM NOVAK for this episode were filmed 12/05/1986, which was actually a shooting day during the regular shooting schedule of # 146. This was done to accomodate the actress' request for a longer Christmas break.
The Tuscany Land Company, Angela's front, is now called Tuscany Land Corporation. But compare # 148.
Brandon Tame Vineyards is mentioned — another company taken over by the Tuscany Land Company, which, however, will never be mentioned again.
The interior set for Peter's suite at the Tate Hotel in San Francisco is the same as the one used for Henri's, the restaurant where Vickie and Chase had lunch in # 144 and where Lance and Tony will have lunch in # 148. Only a few changes in the furniture were made to save production costs.
As hinted in the previous episode, Peter gained some information about a secret concerning Richard in Switzerland — alongside a sworn statement of a Geneva banker.
Original storyline plans: Richard was supposed to be involved in a securities fraud eleven years ago. The final version that made it to the screen, however, does not contain this piece of information. The writers deliberately created a mystery in this episode because the final draft for the season 6 cliffhanger was still to be developed at that time. So it remains a mystery in this episode if Peter's research refers to the information about Richard's true identity from Douglas' safe deposit box which will be revealed in # 155.
The kitchen in Chase's new home is the same interior set as the one used as the Gioberti House kitchen. In order to lower production costs, a few props were exchanged and mobile white walls were installed next to the cupboards and the refrigerator to hide the limestone walls of the Gioberti House set. The den leading to the Gioberti House dining room was equally hidden by mobile walls creating the illusion of a hallway in Chase's house.
Early script drafts suggested an act 1 scene in Maggie's hospital room: Dr. Randall says that Maggie and the baby can be discharged and that they will get the results of the paternity test in two days. When the doctor leaves the room, Maggie says she will name her son Kevin. Vickie reminds Maggie of her decision to put the baby up for adoption in case it is not Chase's and suggests that she rather not give him a name at this time at all. This scene was omitted in rewrites, but parts of Vickie's dialog were moved to the later scene with her, Maggie and Alma Miller in the Gioberti House.
Melissa's roses are in bloom although it is only February (details at the end of this episode). Apparently, she must have bought them from a greenhouse just to destroy them. This underlines she is really out of her mind right now.
The filming location for the backyard of the Agretti Residence is the garden of Guasti Villa (see # 145).
Early script drafts staged this scene in the Agretti Residency study. Shortly before filming began, a script revision moved it to the garden.
The exteriors of the Tate Hotel in San Francisco where Kit is hiding in this episode are footage of the Registry Hotel (previously Sheraton Premiere; nowadays Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA in real life.
The interiors are filmed in the foyer of the CBS-MTM (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building, which was used as the foyer of the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071 (see there). Compare # 074 for the heavy use of this filming location.
Kit uses another false name: Madeleine McKittrick. Inside joke: This is a portmanteau of names alluding to KIM's dual rôle in HITCHCOCK's "Vertigo" again: Madeleine was the first name of one of her characters in that thriller, McKittrick was the name of the hotel on Eddy Street in San Francisco where the character resided. This name is also a suggestion by KIM NOVAK.
Additional information on her character names is available in # 128, 149 and 154.
Scenic art: The painted backdrop that has been in use at the Gioberti House door since the beginning of season 5 is now visible from another angle for the first time. For the earlier angle, compare # 119.
In contrast to the previous ones (compare # 061 and 095), this 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.
The producers intended to rehire HENRY JONES as Chase's attorney, B. Riley Wicker, for this episode. The negotiations, however, failed. Therefore, a new lawyer, Len Potts (played by JOHN RIXEY MOORE), is introduced in this episode.

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 and back can be seen for a short moment.

Early script drafts contained an act 2 scene in Eric's Del Oro office: Eric is playing darts when Melissa bursts in. Still angry about Lance's affair with Dina, she wants Eric to make love to her, but he refuses. She leaves angrily. That scene was rewritten and changed to Melissa's aggressive behavior with the ax.
Real-life allusion: When Melissa wants to use the ax to break into the spa gym, Eric mentions LIZZIE BORDEN (1860 – 1927), who is known for her brutal ax murders.
The Gioberti Family Cemetery exterior set (this time built on a grassy area behind stage 4 on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS, nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) can be seen for the first time again since # 012: The cemetery obviously has been redecorated with new gravestones and plaques (compare Jasper's grave for example); a new fence and gates were built around the graves. These changes may have been necessary due to damages during the earthquake.
Whereas thirteen graves were shown in season 1 (Jason's and Jasper's graves as well as other headstones from the distance — best seen in # 012), this episode shows eight headstones only: Jason Gioberti (front row) and one unidentified headstone; Lily Travers and Jasper Gioberti (second row); a headstone which is not shown in a close-up and the grave of Joseph & Tessa Gioberti (third row); two more unidentified headstones (back row). Two of the four unidentified graves might be Vesta Gioberti's (see # 030) and Paolo Gioberti's (see # 204). But where are the two additional unidentified graves from season 1? Is it possible that Joseph and Tessa used to be buried in two separate graves in those days before they were replaced into one?
Also check future set changes in season 7 (compare especially # 183 for details) and in # 207.
Click here for sketches of how the Gioberti Family Cemetery changed over the years.
Early script drafts contained more details about the Gioberti family history in that scene. The following lines from Angela's dialog were eliminated in the final script revision: "Joseph and Tessa hadn't been married a year when she tried to run away. He had Chao-Li's grandfather find her and drag her back. Joseph gave her a scar on her forehead that she carried all her life. That was the same night my father was conceived."
The filming location for the scene with Tony, Kolinski and Meredith in an outer Tuscany business district is at the corner of Carpenter Avenue and Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, CA near CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
Meredith confuses Kolinski's Rolls-Royce model (a Silver Spirit) with a Silver Shadow.
Product placement: Kolinski has a 357 Magnum gun.

Cameraman's mistake: In the scene with Chase and Richard in Chase's Gioberti Enterprises office, the boom microphone can be seen on the upper frame in a few segments.

Early script drafts contained a reference to Richard's history in the scene with Saunders and Kolinski talking about Meredith and Richard in the Del Oro suite. The following lines from Kolinski's dialog were eliminated in the final script revision: "You remember that cartel of businessmen and financiers that was busted up in Geneva a few years back — the one that got its start in Vichy / France? [...] Channing helped run it. When he got tired of it, he helped destroy it. We're playing with fire, Mr. Saunders."
After an establishing clip of the Gioberti House, Maggie and Emma are seen in the garden with Kevin. The building in the background is not the Gioberti House. It is supposed to be another building or one of the guest houses on the property. The filming location for this scene is the same property that has been in use as Gabrielle Short's house since # 145, the Guasti Villa in Ontario, CA (see there).
Early script drafts staged this segment in the Gioberti House living room as a night scene. It was changed to an outdoor scene shortly before filming.

The establishing shot of San Francisco features a view of the city with the Palace of Fine Arts (center, right) and various neighborhoods, including Marina District, Russian Hill, Nob Hill and Telegraph Hill (from right to left). It is filmed from Marina Drive near the Presidio in eastern direction.

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) as well as in # 138 and 142. The article entitled "At 91, Another First" (red mark) was already used in # 074 and 086.
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 scene with Melissa attacking Dina on her motorcycle was filmed on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) — in the distance, the fence (compare # 086) can be seen; Dina walks along bungalows 6 and 7. Also compare # 150 for the heavy use of this area.


Uncredited extra ARLENA HOLLARMAN APISA appears in this episode again as Helen, the Del Oro Spa & Country Club chief receptionist.
Compare # 223 for a list of appearances throughout the series.


The curly haired blonde played by uncredited extra BETTY JEANNE GLENNIE is in the Del Oro lobby in this episode.
Compare # 175 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 015.

Uncredited stand-in MARTHA MANOR appears as an extra again — this time as a witness to Emma and Vince's wedding. She is wearing the same brunette wig in this scene as in # 144.
Compare # 213 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
Season time frame: The video of Kit Richard will present to Peter later is taped on Monday, 02/16/1987 (next to last day of this episode). So this episode closes on Tuesday, 02/17/1987, which is the first day of the following episode.
Inside joke: Richard has Kit taken to a hiding place outside Carmel, CA. In those days, KIM NOVAK actually lived near Carmel.
Fictional entity: Huffman Moving & Storage takes care of Gabrielle's move.

Cameraman's mistake: In the scene in front of Gabrielle's house, the boom microphone can be seen on the upper frame for a short moment.


Gabrielle's pickup is a black / white 1973 Chevrolet C-10.
It is, by the way, the same picture car as the one used as the Tuscany Valley Agricultural Bureau pickup in # 109.

The Tuscany Land Company's limousine is a stretched black Mercedes-Benz S-Class (type W126; customized stretch version though).
The limo is, by the way, the same picture car as the one used as Philippe Hubbert's limo in # 116.
The limo's license plate number is 2BCO976, which is the same number as on Chase's GMC High Sierra Pickup in one scene in # 134 (compare there) — not an appropriate prop policy.
License plate number of Chase's red Porsche 928 S4: 2CSI908.
The Gioberti Winery shipping and receiving area — another building after the expansion of the company (see # 144) — is portrayed by a building in the winery complex of the Guasti Winery (Brookside Winery) in Ontario, CA. It is the second delivery ramp on the northern side of the main winery building.
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 in Gabrielle's house after her eviction in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.

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