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# 182 <7.27> As Tears Go by
 
 
(revised 02/13/2023)
 
 


 
 
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The episode title is an allusion to the song by the same name written by MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS and ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM. "As Tears Go by" was released as a single by MARIANNE FAITHFULL in 1964 prior to the ROLLING STONES' 1965 recording of the song.
 
Different footage: The preceding episode featured a different take of Angela telling Richard and Maggie that Frank came out of his coma (screen capture 1) in contrast to the recap before the main title (screen grab 2). Angela's expression on her face, her line (with an additional "just" in the recap) and the camera angle are slightly different.
 
Mistake in Richard's dialog with Brill, the alleged police detective (actually an impostor hired by The Thirteen): Richard says the "U.S. Congress" does not believ him. But the investigation of The Thirteen is actually conducted by the U.S. Senate. It was not DAVID SELBY's mistake, but a script error.
 
CINDY RIEGEL, whose last on-screen appearance was in # 146, receives credit as Cindy O'Connor although she cannot be seen on screen in the final version of this episode. There is, however, a voice-over scene left with her in that version: When Angela and Frank are watching a TV report about the hearing before the Senate Select Committee, Cindy's voice can be heard from the TV set saying she shredded documents. There is hardly anything else to be understood; Cindy's identity cannot be concluded from this scene either.
This background dialog comes from a longer scene filmed with Cindy for this episode: In the director's cut, Richard's former executive assistant can be seen giving testimony before the Committee. Obviously blackmailed or bribed by The Thirteen, she tells she shredded documents relating to the manipulation of the stock market for Richard; she confirms Richard was working alone and had never mentioned The Thirteen. Richard, however, makes it very clear to his attorney that everything is a lie and Cindy left before he even heard of The Thirteen. The scene culminates in an emotional climax when Cindy, on her way out of the hearing room, cannot miss noticing a disappointed Richard looking sadly at her; she ducks her head, goes off. A fabulous scene, which was unfortunately edited and partly amalgamated into a background dialog because, as many of JEFF FREILICH's show drafts, this episode was way too long for a one-hour program.
This makes it very clear why CINDY RIEGEL's name is still in the end credits.
 
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, appears in Washington, D.C. in this episode, obviously as a member of Richard's security team; first in the Senate Building in the hallway (screen capture 1), later in the hearing room (unpictured), then in front of Ryder's office (screen grab 2) and finally in the restaurant at the Watergate Hotel (picture 3). Not a wise decision to choose this extra because of his usual appearances as a Tuscany County A.D.A.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
 

Cameraman's mistake: When Angela, Chao-Li and the nurse are about to leave Frank's guest bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, the studio lights can be seen in the upper part of the screen for a fraction of a second.

 
The picture that is hanging on the wall in Frank's guest bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion is the same prop that was was previously used in various places: in Angela's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion in season 1; after that, in Lance and Melissa's bedroom in the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion between # 030 (see there) and 068; also in Richard's Whitewood Industries office in New York City (see # 019); also in Michael and Terry's bedroom in the McKay House (see # 058) and in Gustav's office (see # 077); and in the master bedroom in the Agretti Residence between # 116 (compare there) and the end of season 5. Even the frame is still the same.
 
Mistake: In his conversation with Melissa about Hobart in the guest bedroom at the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion, Frank first lifts his left hand in the wide angle shot, but lifts his right hand in the subsequent close-up.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
 

The filming location for Tucker's phone call with Carly is a phone booth in the Registry Hotel (Universal Hilton) in Universal City, CA.

 

The establishing shot of Washington, D.C. — stock footage from a film library — features a view of the U.S. Capitol (filmed in western direction). It was shot from the steps of the Russell Senate Office Building (see below) on Constitution Avenue NE.

 

Real-life allusion: In the hallway leading to the Senate Hearing Room, a picture of U.S. President ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809 – 65) is on the wall.

 
Uncredited extra NICK STEVENS appears in this episode again as Reuben Corsair — this time at the Russell Senate Building in Washington, D.C.
# 035 established him as a wine critic, which is in accordance with his work as a juror at the wine tasting symposium in Rome in # 008. He seems to live in the Tuscany Valley and plays a part in the local county administration (as seen in # 021 and 025).
It is NICK STEVENS' last appearance on the show. He was featured in previous episodes (compare # 008, 021, 025, 028, 035, 041, 042, 044, 053, 066, 075, 076, 120, 124, 128, 136 and 138).
For details about the extra, compare # 008.
 
As the previous episode, also the current one makes it very clear that parts of the sets are movable walls that can be rearranged or completely removed. Two parts of the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study set are not put in their exact places this time (see yellow mark).
Although this problem occurred occasionally in previous years, too, it can be noticed particularly often in the current season.
 
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: When Emma appears in the Senate Hearing Room, the sneak preview also shows a close-up of her when she tries to get away from the bailiff (left screen grab), but the scene itself features a wide angle shot from the greenbeds of the sound stage only.
 
A female senator in the hearing is called L. Walkling as the name sign reveals (yellow mark on the left screen grab).
Inside joke: The name is "borrowed" from script supervisor LEE WALKLING. On the right photo from the set, the real LEE WALKLING is sitting in "her" place shortly after the interior set was built for # 181.
Senator Lee Walkling is portrayed by uncredited actress SHIRLEY ANTHONY (also in # 181 where she is far less prominent in the background only). This player has appeared in multiple episodes already — as an extra particularly in the background of many social events. As the current episode reveals, Senator Walkling is a member of the U.S. Senate and, as such, obviously one of the two Senators representing the State of California; she obviously resides in the Tuscany Valley or the San Francisco Bay Area. It is known from # 060 that she worked as a doctor at the Tuscany Valley Hospital at the time. So her full name including her academic degree is obviously Lee Walkling, M.D.
Compare # 207 for a summary of biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.
 
The blonde woman (uncredited extra) who is best remembered as the Coit Café cash counter lady (# 154) is among the audience in the hearing of the Senate Select Committee in Washington, D.C. again in this episode; also see # 181.
Compare # 195 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
 
Richard giving testimony before the Senate Select Committee seems to be of particular interest to the people from San Francisco Bay Area. The lady, who worked at the cash counter at the Coit Café in # 154 (compare # 151, 154, 158, 167 and 174 for this uncredited extra) obviously found it so interesting that she decided to come to Washington... The solution is: She obviously changed jobs as # 183 will reveal where she will be seen as a reporter in front of the Tuscany County Courthouse.
 
The shot of the Capitol as seen through the back window of Rosemont's limousine features Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in Washington, D.C. While the limo is driving in northwestern direction, the view through the back window is in southeastern direction. It is stock footage from a film library added to the background via blue screen.
 

Uncredited extra KATHRYN JANSSEN appears as the gray-haired lady from the Tuscany Valley again — this time at the Tuscany Valley Airport.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 021.

 
Product placement: The Tempo magazine (compare # 153) is presented again when Lance holds an issue of it in his hand at the Tuscany Valley Airport.
 
The back of the Tempo magazine is propped with an advert for Wade's Wintergreen, a fictional chewing gum brand (screen grab 2 is enlarged). For more details about this typical 1980's prop, refer to the respective entry in # 056. Further information is also available in the Beyond the Show – Identical Names section.
 
The interior set portraying the interiors of the Tuscany Valley Airport is identical with the one used as the hallways in the Justice Department and in the San Francisco Metropolitan Hospital in # 175, as the airport waiting area in # 176, as the hallway in the California Museum of Science and Industry in # 179 and the hallway to The Thirteen's previous conference room in # 180 — with only minor redecoration to minimize production costs.
 
Angela's line in her dialog with Lance about the key is partly looped. This can be concluded from the different sound quality and will become really obvious in the recap at the beginning of # 184 (see there for details).
Her lopped line in the current episode is: "That key is going to destroy Falcon Crest. I think one of us should be there to see what it opens." In contrast, her original line when the scene was filmed was: "That key is going to destroy Falcon Crest. I think one of us should be there when she finds it. Don't you?"
 
Uncredited extra GAYLE FRANK, who plays a court stenographer in the series, is a patron in the restaurant at the Watergate Hotel this episode. Is she in Washington, D.C. by coincidence, or as a part of her stenographer's work for the FBI (see # 180)? Or is this maybe negligent extras casting?
Compare # 215 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 017.
 

Uncredited extra LARRY HUMBURGER appears in another rôle — this time as a member of Richard's security team at the Watergate Hotel restaurant in Washington, D.C.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 078.

 
The filming location for the mine near Hobart is the same as the one used for the Myrna Mine in # 087.
It is the caves at Bronson Canyon in Hollywood, CA. The prop doors, however, were changed.
 
The shot of Washington, D.C. as seen through the back window of Rosemont's limousine features Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest again. While the limo is driving in northwestern direction, the view through the back window is in southeastern direction (see above). Again, it is stock footage from a film library added to the background via blue screen.
 
Deleted scene: The director's cut contained the following scene early in act 3, which was removed in post-production: On the Senate hallway, Angela hands a gift for Michael to Maggie. It is a child's backpack shaped like a teddy bear with a zippered compartment. The press loves the scene with Angela as the loving grandmother as opposed to her earlier merciless performance on the witness stand. The zippered compartment of the backpack actually holds a secret note with the address of the Thirteen's headquarters so Garth can eavesdrop on Angela's meeting with them.
 
Different camera angles in the sneak preview and the scene itself: When Maggie enters Peter Ryder's office to talk to him and John Remick, the sneak preview features a close-up of Maggie (left screen grab), but the scene itself is a wide angle shot.
 
Lance is scared of spiders and hates them.
 
Angela buys her suit in a store at the Trump Tower in New York.
The interior shots are filmed inside the bungalow that housed the wardrobe department at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
 
MARTHA MANOR appears again in this episode — as the clerk at the dress shop at the Trump Tower in New York. Since it is a small speaking rôle, she receives billing for it in the end credits of this episode.
Compare # 202 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about MARTHA MANOR, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited extra BARBARA SMITH appears in this episode again as the platinum blonde Tuscany Valley socialite — apparently working as a reporter during the hearing in Washington, D.C. (as in # 181).
For details about the extra, compare # 066.
Compare # 221 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
 
During the Senate hearing in Washington, D.C., Garth is with Angela in New York doing his surveillance of The Thirteen's conference. But as seen in the series of intercuts with scenes of the Senate hearing, Garth is among the hearing audience at the same time. Can "magic Garth" travel from one place to another in just a second, or is it an editing mistake in post-production to create an intercut between those two scenes?!
 
Another senator in the hearing is called J. Rigg as the name sign reveals (yellow mark on screen grab 1 above).
Inside joke: The last name is "borrowed" from writers' assistant NANCY RIGG.
Senator Rigg (played by the uncredited gray-haired and bearded extra PAUL LeCLAIR), who sits to Ryder's right, was not part of the Senate Select Committee in the previous episode though. In # 181, Senator Contreras (portrayed by uncredited extra BOB D'ARCY) was sitting in his place — compare the red arrow on screen grab 2 above and on the right screen capture in the following paragraph. Contreras, however, is now sitting to Ryder's left in # 182 (screen grab 3 above) — just where a different white-haired senator used to sit in # 181 (green arrow on screen capture 2; uncredited extra PETER PAUL EASTMAN, who is playing various rôles on the show — compare # 221 for a list of appearances throughout the series and # 021 for details about the extra). Later in the current episode, Contreras is gone, and the white-haired senator from # 181 (PETER PAUL EASTMAN) is back in his place again (green arrow on screen grab 4). Towards the end of the episode when the committee is not in session anymore and Richard goes to the bench, however, Contreras' name sign is in the very same place where he used to sit in # 181 and at the beginning of this episode.
 
In comparison to the previous episode (compare the right screen capture), the Senate Select Committee has a new member in this episode: the stout man with the glasses sitting to Horton's right (blue arrow on left screen grab).
 
A shot of the southwest entrance of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. — stock footage from a film library — is used to establish in which building of the Senate the hearing takes place.
 
Season time frame:
This episode continues Saturday, 06/25/1988 and closes Sunday, 06/26/1988. Compare # 181 for details.
John says it was nearly a year ago when he first came to Tuscany. This is a rather inaccurate estimation because he was in Tuscany in April 1987.
 
GORDON HODGINS appears in his first speaking rôle (with billing in the end credits) in this episode — as a reporter at the Senate hearing in Washington, D.C.
It is his final appearance on the show. He was featured on various occasions in previous episodes, most times as a Tuscany Valley gentleman (compare # 014, 016, 017, 023, 030, 031, 034, 035, 036, 037, 039, 041, 042, 044, 047, 052, 053, 057, 058, 062, 063, 065, 066, 075, 076, 079, 081, 085, 088, 091, 094, 114, 128, 131, 145, 153 and 180), but also in a variety of other rôles (compare # 001, 004, 008, 009, 012, 022, 030, 031, 035, 057, 060, 063, 065, 066, 111, 113, 114 and 119).
For details about GORDON HODGINS, compare # 001.
 
Uncredited extra ROBERTA STORM appears as Mrs. Winslow in this episode again — this time in the hallway in the Russell Senate Building with a big camera and flash, indicating she is working as a press photographer now.
Compare # 219 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 035.
 
The Thirteen's new headquarters is located at 13 Park Avenue, New York. The filming location is the Universal City Plaza Building in Universal City, CA, which was already used in # 121 as a San Francisco high-rise.
 
The lettering on Garth's fully equipped surveillance van — a blue 1980 Ford Econoline — is "Seabrook Security Systems Inc. — Complete Electronics Systems: Homes, Stores, Offices; (714) 555-6789"; it is a blind company.
In early script drafts, the original choice for the blind company was Acme Office Supplies. "ACME" (abbreviation for "A Company Making Everything") is a heavily used term in the movie industry for fictional entities, avoiding commercial identification.
 

In the more dangerous parts of the scene with the first cave-in in Hobart, CA which lets Lance and Melissa collapse through the mine shaft into the strongbox vault, LORENZO LAMAS and ANA-ALICIA are replaced by stunt doubles JOE STONE and DONNA GARRETT respectively.

 

The establishing shot of Washington, D.C. at dusk — stock footage from a film library — features the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. It was photographed from West Potomac Park near Independence Avenue SW and the Kutz Bridge in southeastern direction.

 
Mistake: In the close-up of the scene in the hearing room of the Senate Select Committee when Senator Ken Horton is skeptical about Angela's report of her meeting with The Thirteen, his right arm is at his side as he is leaving. In the subsequent long shot, however, his arm is on Angela's shoulder, and Horton is apparently directly behind Angela now in contrast to the preceding frame.
This is a mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
 
Another senator in the Senate Select Committee is named K. Latka according to his name sign, which is visible towards the end of the episode. The name is "borrowed" from KEN LATKA, the LORIMAR employee in charge of the film transfer in post-production. Senator Latka, who is seated next to Senator Dr. Walkling at the very end of the bench, is played by an uncredited very small gray-haired extra.
 
Score: In this and the preceding season, the mandate for each episode usually was to use a new music score (with the exception of certain recurring character themes). For the sneak preview for next episode (presented after act 4 and before the end credits), however, MARK SNOW reuses the same music cue he already used for the preview for # 158 at the end of # 157.
 
 

 
 
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