# 187 <8.04> Jeopardy
JANE WYMAN does not appear in this episode because she fainted and fell over a cable on the set due to her health problems.
The scenes, which were supposed to include her character, are described in detail in the following paragraphs, giving respect to the chronological order within the episode.
The number of Lance's inmate photo at the Tuscany County Jail is 5021541108 88.
The last six figures are the date of the mugshot — 11/08/88, i.e. Tuesday, 11/08/1988. See below for more details about this seasons's time frame.
The interiors of the Tuscany County Jail are actually office space in CBS-MTM office building 5 (the writers' building) whose exteriors are used as the Tuscany Interstate Bank this season (see below).
The scene pictured on the left is filmed in room 101 A on the first floor. When Lone and Pax speak privately to Lance later, that scene is filmed in the same room, just from across.
Uncredited extra BENJIE BANCROFT appears in this episode again — this time at the Tuscany County Jail.
It is his last appearance on the show. He was featured in different rôles in previous episodes (compare # 012, 013 and 030).
For details about the extra, compare # 012.
Judge Leeds is mentioned, but not seen. Apparently a suggestion by STEPHEN BLACK & HENRY STERN, who worked on the set in season 3 when the rôle was introduced.
Last minute script changes due to JANE WYMAN's absence (see above): The scene with Lone, Pax and Lance in the Tuscany County Jail was originally staged in Angela's Del Oro suite. Angela's lines were slightly changed and taken over by Lance.
The exteriors of the Tuscany Interstate Bank are portrayed by the front of CBS-MTM office building 5 (for the heavy use of this building also refer especially to # 091, 094, 095, 139, 160, 173, 174, 176, 195, 208 and 225).
Phil Tindall is the manager of the Tuscany Interstate Bank now. It seems to be the same bank as the Tuscany Valley Bank (compare # 050 and 157) because this bank is the Channing family's "home bank" now, which the Tuscany Valley Bank has always been (as it was made clear in # 164, for example). Explanation: Tuscany Interstate Bank is most likely the new name for the same bank after it was taken over by the Glenbraddoch Corporation. This finding is also confirmed by the fact that early script drafts spoke of it as the Tuscany Valley Bank, indeed. The fact that Glenbraddoch owns the bank will be revealed in # 192.
LORIMAR's original blueprints of this set and many others are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Exterior Sets section.
Blueprints of the bank's interiors and many other sets are available for DFCF members in the Show – Production Office – Filming Locations – Movie Studios – Interior Sets section.
According to earlier script drafts, the original last name for Miguel Aviles was Diaz.
Last minute script changes due to JANE WYMAN's absence (see above): In the scene with Philip Tindall and Pilar in the Tuscany Interstate Bank, Angela was replaced by Ken Lone with only minor adaptions in the dialog.
The CBS-MTM administration building (refer to # 074) is used as the Tuscany County Courthouse again.
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.
Mistake: In the scene in front of the Tuscany County Courthouse, the positions of the extras are mysteriously changing from one frame to the subsequent frame. This happens several times. Just one example is the white-haired lady (yellow arrow) who is once on the left behind Lance and then on the right.
In the usual process of making a movie or a TV show, scenes are shot from different angles (e.g. as a wide angle shot and in close-up), which bears the risk of inconsistencies. Compare # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for the advantages and disadvantages of this shooting procedure.
As the New Globe front page in # 188 will show, the name of the D.A. pressing charges against Lance is Victor Field. In the end credits of this and the next episode, however, the name is misspelled "Fields". The name of his son, Charley Field, however, will be spelled correctly.
Last minute script changes due to JANE WYMAN's absence (see above): The scene with the New Globe's report about Lance having hit the reporter in front of the courthouse was originally stage in Angela's Del Oro suite with Angela, Lance and Pax in attendance. The final rewrite moved it to Lance's suite and replaced Angela with Ken Lone with only minor adaptions in the dialog.
According to Richard, Peter Ryder is staying at the Fairmont on Nob Hill in San Francisco — a real luxury hotel, in front of which Angela and Phillip talked about Richard in season 2 (compare # 019) and which was also used as a filming location for the "Hotel" TV series.
Daylilies are R.D. Young's favorite flowers.
Uncredited extra LENNART JAKELL appears in this episode again as the distinguished white-haired Tuscany Valley gentleman — this time as the maître d' at the Del Oro Spa Restauant.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 022.
Inside joke: In the scene with Frank, Nick and Ben at the Del Oro Spa Restaurant, there is a real bottle of Spring Mountain white wine on the table. It is from the Napa Valley location portraying the Victorian Mansion, the Winery Building and the Guest House. The bottle is from the wine estate's "Spring Mountain's Falcon Crest" product line with a specific label featuring a painting of the Victorian Mansion. Compare the right picture of the label albeit from 1980.
Detailed information about this wine label and many others is available in the Show – Production Office – Wine Label Gallery section. Previews are available for the general public; for DFCF members, the wine labels are available in high resolution.
Last minute script changes due to JANE WYMAN's absence (see above): The scene with Frank, Nick and Ben having dinner at the Del Oro Spa Restaurant originally included Angela and was intended to be Frank's dinner party to introduce his dear old friend to his family. In the script drafts, Angela states that she has always found the rooms at the Agretti Residence a bit small, but that there are plenty of them — wondering why Nick and Ben are staying at her hotel, trying to push them closer to a familial bond with Frank. When Angela had to be removed from the segment, the whole dialog was rewritten.
The Smoke House, a steak restaurant in Tuscany, is mentioned. It will never be shown, however.
Peter Ryder's office in Washington, D.C. is actually office 206 C on the second floor in the writers' building at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (building 5).
Garth is dressed in an overall of a blind company named Dome Exterminators (original name in early script drafts: Capitol Exterminators) in order to get access to Senator Ryder's office in Washington, D.C.
The small wooden cask on the desk in Peter Ryder's office is the same prop that has usually been on Angela's iconic desk in her Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion study until the end of season 7.
Mistakes: Garth says (as scripted) that he found the card with the coded contact information ("International Herald Tribune") for John Remick in Ryder's office in the Rolodex under the R's, right where one would expect John Remick to be.
The biggest mistake the prop guys made was that the card was not placed in the order the script defined. The close-up of Garth taking the card out revealed that it was not filed under R, but under I (which would apparently be the correct position for "International Herald Tribune").
The second mistake was that, although the script advised for a Rolodex (the patented rotating card file device) on Ryder's desk, the prop department used a simple index card box.
Season time frame: This episode continues on the last day of the previous episode (Lance's arrest), which is Tuesday, November 8, 1988. The day of Richard's "invitation" for John Remick is November 18, 1988. As it is published in an advert on November 14, 1988 in the real International Herald Tribune newspaper (product placement) — fictional prop phone number of the classified ads department: 555-0784 — the place for the meeting is Moscone Park in San Francisco. From these dates, it can be concluded that some days remain unseen — both in # 186 (most likely between Melissa's death and her funeral) and in the current episode (most likely right before 11/14/1988). Friday, 11/18/1988 — also the airdate, by the way — is the final day of the current episode.
Inside joke: 11/18 is SUSAN SULLIVAN's birthday. Just look at her eyes when DAVID SELBY mentions that date.
John Remick's back is seen only. He is no longer portrayed by ED MARINARO.
Café Lobo, the street café in Ensenada / Mexico where John is killed, was the rear of the CBS-MTM commissary facing St. Elsewhere Street on the backlot; that part of the studio complex was completely revamped around 2002. The same building portrayed the Cafe Dubrovnik in # 169 (compare screen grab) — with a few changes in the decoration.
Real-life allusion: Ben reads "Madame Bovary", a real book by GUSTAVE FLAUBERT.
Wonderful improvisation: DAVID SELBY and CARL HELD work very well together as it can be seen in the funny conversation about where John Remick was shot (Richard: "Where?" — Garth: "In the head." — Richard mumbling...).
Emma hates artichokes. She loves cassoulet.
Penny Calloway mentions two of Michael and Kevin's fellow kindergarten students: Amanda Carter and Robby Lawrence; two characters who will remain unseen on the show.
The newly furnished Agretti den, which could be seen only from the patio last episode, is now presented in detail; the fireplace is now really huge (also compare the right screen grab from # 190).
This prop fire place was already used as the fire place in the tasting room of the Falcon Crest Winery Building in # 004. Then, however, a capital "G" for Gioberti was engraved on the plaque whereas the Agretti coat of arms is now on the fireplace (see #201).
GARIBALDI, the national Italian war hero from the 19th century, is mentioned in Melissa's last will and testament.
DAVID GUST, the tall, black-haired and mustached uncredited extra who is best known for portraying a Tuscany County A.D.A. (compare # 091 and # 154 in particular), is in Moscone Park in San Francisco in this episode.
Compare # 187 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
This extra played a number of different characters in various episodes; compare # 063, 064, 071, 073, 074, 075, 076, 081, 085, 087, 091, 092, 100, 102, 104, 106, 110, 114, 115, 118, 120, 122, 123, 128, 130, 136, 140, 142, 144, 146, 147, 154, 156, 158, 160, 164, 167, 168, 173, 174, 176, 180, 182 and 183. This episode marks his final appearance on the show.
For details about the extra, compare # 063.
The filming location for Moscone Park in San Francisco is the Recreation Park in Monrovia, CA. Richard's Jaguar is driving on Shamrock Avenue in northern direction at the beginning of the scene (camera's POV from across, facing southeast) and makes a right into East Lemon Avenue. The building in the background during Delaney's close-ups is the Boys & Girls Club on the park grounds.
Last minute script changes due to JANE WYMAN's absence (see above): The script drafts contained a scene with Angie and Frank in her Del Oro suite, discussing why Melissa gave executorship over her estate to Nick. Towards the end of their conversation, Frank expresses his confidence that Nick will be easy to convince to give Falcon Crest back to her. Angela was replaced with Nick in the rewrite, which moved the scene to the Agretti patio. The dialog was significantly altered.
From the Agretti Residence patio, Frank looks over the vineyards facing the walnut tree lined driveway to Falcon Crest / the Gioberti Estate. This view is an old clip from Shafer Vineyards' La Vigne Lana towards Stags' Leap, which was inserted into the current episode.
This view reveals the Agretti Residence must be located north of the main driveway to Falcon Crest. Club members can get access to a map of the Gioberti Estate and its neighbors here.
The last name of the guest star playing Kenneth Lone, RYAN MacDONALD, is misspelled with a space between "Mac" and "DONALD" although there is actually none since the name is written with a medial capital ("D") after the prefix. The same error will occur in # 188, 191 and 204. This typo seems equally unusual as the awkward way of writing the name in the end credits of # 185 (compare there). This mistake seems even more surprising, considering the performer's name was spelled correctly in # 079 and 184.
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