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# 149 <6.22> Nowhere to Run
(revised 10/10/2022)

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Inside joke: As the episode title, JEFF FREILICH reuses "Nowhere to Run", the very same title he used for # 078 of "Knots Landing" in 1983.

Some of the last few frames from the previous episode are featured once again at the beginning of this episode — Meredith, Kolinski and Roland as well as Tony arriving in Carmel.

JOE STONE, who played Brown, one of Michael's kidnappers in # 142 and 143, now portrays the driver of Roland Saunders' limo.
JOE STONE is a key stuntman in seasons 6 and 7 and will be seen in various rôles. Compare # 183 for a complete list of appearances.

License plate number of Roland's black 1983 Cadillac Fleetwood limousine: 1LHW763.
It is, by the way, the same picture car that has been in use as Richard's limo since # 140 and that was also used as Kit's rental limo in # 141.

Mistake in the scene with Tony and Meredith in Saunders' limousine: In the exterior shot, no bushes and trees are visible in front of the car's windshield — in constrast to the the interior shot though. The segments are from different places on the driveway to the house in Topanga Canyon that served as Kit's hideout (see # 148) and were combined in the editing process.
The very same building on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) as in # 143 can be seen (bungalow 8). This time it is not Tuscany Valley Vintners Club, but Play Mountain Day Care Center in San Francisco (for Kit's son Nick). It is no longer painted white-gray, but yellow and now has a white fence around the area which is used as a public park in most other episodes (compare # 135 for the extensive use of this area).
Gabrielle's old wine cellar now owned by Angela is the same interior set as the one used as the Kibbler Beverages (a.k.a. Channing Incorporated) warehouse in # 145. It is a very cheaply built set: When filming towards the wine cases, only boxes were placed on the sound stage, even without the need for any walls.
What a faux pas: The prop label of Angelica 1985 Johannisberg Riesling (scene with Angela and Spence) is horribly misspelled in its entirety! It says "Johannesburg Reisling".
In a later scene (with Richard and Meredith), "Johannisberg Riesling" is spelled correctly on the wine cases.
Garth has his characteristic gray streak in his hair from this episode on. A screen grab from # 143 to compare.
He speaks German this episode: When he tastes the "wine" (the unfermented sediment) Angela sent to Richard's distribution company, he says: "Zum Kotzen!" ["Yuck, enough to make one puke!"]
Uncredited extra DOUGLAS MAIDA appears as Dave in this episode again — in a Del Oro polo shirt, but not at the spa. Angela uses Dave, like many others of her spa employees, to help prepare Vickie and Dan's engagement party.
Compare # 224 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 034.
In the scene when Chao-Li walks from the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion living room to foyer and drops the Ming vase, two awkward diagonal lines are visible in the foyer right above the pocket doors to the living room. These are awkward reflections of the equipment in the greenbeds above the interior set on the sound stage.
Early script drafts included an act 1 scene with Kit in San Francisco, purchasing paraquat, the insecticide she will later use to poison Roland's cigars, at a store called Bay City Chemical Supplies. She has the invoice sent to Tony's attention at Gioberti Enterprises. Writer JEFF FREILICH decided to omit this scene in rewrites because he finally felt it was inappropriate for Kit's relationship with Tony to make him the scapegoat in her attempt to kill Roland.
The filming location for the Tuscany Valley Farm Supplies, the downtown Tuscany store near which Maggie runs into Emma and Vince, is actually the former Montpellier shop in a little strip mall in Calabasas, CA in Greater L.A.
Saunders reveals Kit's real first name is Susan. More details about this in # 154.
At the Play Mountain Day Care Center, Kolinski sings "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", a traditional children's song and nursery rhyme.
Product placement: Kolinski wears Bullwinkle ears, a toy referring to cartoon character Bullwinkle J. Moose from the animated TV series "Rocky and His Friends", later "The Bullwinkle Show".
Chase mentions he bought the house he now lives in although, in # 141, he said he rented it. He must have purchased it in the meantime.

Product placement: The blonde Del Oro hotel guest has a Prince Pro tennis racket.

Early script drafts contained an act 2 scene with Dina giving Lance a massage of his neck in bed in a suite at the Del Oro. She demands that he leave Melissa. This scene was omitted in rewrites, but since ROBIN GREER had already been hired for this episode, she had to be paid without playing.
Season time frame:
This episode depicts only one day. It begins with the same scene as presented in the cliffhanger of # 148 (Saunders and Kolinski arriving at Kit's hideout in Carmel) on Saturday, 02/21/1987. Dan and Vickie's engagement party will take place at Falcon Crest on the evening of the same day; Saunders will be killed at that party. In # 151, Fred Wilkinson will confirm Saunders was killed Saturday.
Maggie put Kevin up for adoption on the morning of that very same Saturday. In the current episode, however, she says on the evening of that very same day Kevin's adoptive parents have had him for two days. Maggie's words seem mistakable. One possibility is that the formalities of the adoption process were finished two days before and she actually referred to that point of time.
The phone booth in San Francisco from which Maggie calls Father Bob is a prop on the backlot of CBS-MTM STUDIOS (nowadays RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
The location manager originally planned to shoot this night scene on the same lot that served as the locations for the Tuscany Valley Farm Supplies (see above) and the Tuscany Valley Inn (see below). This was changed on short notice though.

The interiors of the Tuscany Valley Inn are portrayed by Gaetano's Restaurant (nowadays remodeled into The Six Chow House) in Calabasas, CA in this episode. This location is in the same building complex as the one used for the Tuscany Valley Farm Supplies (see above).

Inconsistency: Saunders is supposed to be in the Falcon Crest Winery. The building, however, is not the Spring Mountain Winery Building, but the northern side of stage 4 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). Even if the entrance filmed in these scenes is considered as a back or delivery entrance to the Falcon Crest Winery Building, Angela looks into the wrong direction: Standing on the eastern veranda of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, she looks to the south, but the Winery cannot be seen from the front veranda as it is situated west of the Mansion. The camera, however, creates the illusion for the audience to see the winery from Angela's point of view.
Editing mistake: After Kolinski placed Tony's shirt stud back in dead Roland's left hand, the hand decontracts, and the button is released. When the party guests shockingly stare at the dead body in the later scene, Roland's hand, however, is back on his body. The editors accidentally reused a previous frame.
This episode marks the first appearance of a blonde woman (uncredited extra) who will be best remembered as the Coit Café cash counter lady from # 154.
She is a guest at Vickie and Dan's engagement party at Falcon Crest in this episode.
Compare # 195 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
Peter drives a white 1973 Rolls-Royce Corniche I Drophead Coupé (a convertible) now.
Real-life allusion: A radio announcement about an NBA match between the Lakers (a Los Angeles basketball team) against Houston can be noticed.
JEFF AUSTIN, the actor who portrays the San Francisco International Airport Ticket Agent, played a paramedic in season 1.
Kit and Nick's flight (number 564) from San Francisco via London to Zurich departs at 10:50 PM.

The ambulance in front of the Falcon Crest Winery Building is a Dodge Ram.


The establishing shot of San Francisco is a nightly helicopter view of the Golden Gate Bridge with the city skyline in the background (filmed in southeastern direction).


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