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# 201 <8.18> Enquiring Minds
(revised 06/17/2024)

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JANE WYMAN is replaced by a a photo double, MELODY McCORD, in the opening scene when Angela attempts to smash the window with the ashtray (filmed from behind her).
Error: MELODY wears the same pullover as JANE and a "Angela wig", but MELODY is wearing jeans, which are visible for a short moment on the lower frame, whereas JANE wears black dress pants during the scene.
Special effect: For the moment when Angela throws the ashtray against the window, the crew protected the location's real window with a Lexan window, a transparent polycarbonate material, that was put in front of the actual window.
Pilar mentions the Tuscany Limousine Service, a rental business for stretched limos.
Mysterious: How can Lance know which one the genuine deed is when he burns one of those documents from Angela's safe?
The script's stage directions explain it without giving any advice how to put this on film: Lance recognizes the original by a trace of dried blood, which he remembers is his from a cut he got in the mine, which, however, was not part of any scene in # 182 and 183. It is exactly that deed he burns.

The Agretti coat of arms, which has been on the fireplace since the beginning of this season, can be seen in detail for the first time.

50 % of Malcolm's Glenbraddoch stock is 2.5 million shares.

Cameraman's mistake: When, after Nick's return from Italy, he and Ben enter the living room in the Agretti Residence guest wing, one of the studio lights is visible on the upper part of the frame right next to the fireplace for a split second.

Mistake: In the lunch scene with Maggie and Cynthia at the Del Oro Spa Restaurant, the position of Maggie's hands is different in subsequent frames (wide angle and close-up shots). Once again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemetery) for details.
Uncredited extra PAUL VAN appears in his usual rôle as the mustached Tuscany Valley doctor again — this time as a patron at the Del Oro Spa Restaurant.
Compare # 227 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of all his appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 014.
Talking to Samantha, Angela refers to Henri Denault as Richard's stepfather. But he was his adoptive father. Another writing mistake or another one of Angela's tricks to confuse the Melissa look-alike? The writers, by the way, confused the term in # 041 and 101 already.

Agretti Residence exterior set: The patio is accessible from the kitchen as well, as it can be seen this episode. Although the patio seems to be in the same place in the layout of the house as in # 189, it seems to be much longer than the previous patio that was accessible from Melissa's den.


The San Francisco office of the State Department is in the same building where Gioberti Enterprises used to be housed. Refer to # 131 for the filming location.

The interior set of Martin Randall's office (the governor's aide in the State Department) consists of the same wall elements and book shelves as Cynthia Wallace's office and the marriage commissioner's office (both from # 197; compare there). The walls were just rearranged, and the set underwent a minor redress to save production cost.
License plate number of Maggie's white Jeep Wagoneer: 2NCI671.
The filming location for the construction site of the new Glenbraddoch Winery, previously the grounds of Heller Vineyards, is actually the building site for the new sound stages 18, 19 and 20 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER). In the wide angle shot, the eastern border of the lot (adjacent to the Los Angeles River) is on the left of the frame. # 204 and 205 will also feature that same construction site.

At the Glenbraddoch Winery construction site, a white 1984 Toyota Pickup Truck carrying construction materials is visible. Its license plate number is 3MOO844. It is the same vehicle as seen at the Channing Ranch gate in # 199 (compare for an earlier use of the same picture car in a different "rôle").

The filming location for Harris Rare Books — Fine Used Books Bought & Sold is Bargain Books in Van Nuys, CA again. In this and the following episodes, exterior shots are featured, too.

Uncredited extra SHIRLEY ANTHONY appears as Dr. Lee Walkling again — this time as a customer at Harris' bookstore.
Compare # 207 for biographical details about this minor rôle and a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.

Mistake: In the bookstore scene with Christopher Harris and Nick, Harris holds the deed with his right hand at the bottom at first; in the subsequent frame filmed from across, however, his hand is on the top of the deed. Once again, this is the typical mistake caused by the particular close-up filming technique — check # 001 (Chase and Maggie at the Gioberti Family Cemeteryd) for details.
The interiors of the San Francisco International Airport are filmed in the foyer of the CBS-MTM (RADFORD STUDIO CENTER) Administration Building, which was used as the foyer of the New Globe Executive Office Annex in # 071 (see there) as well as various hotel lobbies in # 147 and 153. Compare # 074 for the heavy use of this filming location.

Uncredited extra LENNART JAKELL appears in this episode again as the distinguished Tuscany Valley gentleman — this time at the San Francisco International Airport.
Compare # 227 for a list of appearances throughout the series.
For details about the extra, compare # 016.

Another mystery novel by R.D. Young is called "Efrem Babcock: Rhapsody in Black".
For more titles of his novels, see # 184, 186, 188 and 189. Another book title the script writers created, but never got to use on the show was "The Reluctant Murderer".
Interesting prop: The layout of the label on the Falcon Crest bottle of white wine is the same as the famous layout from season 1. It is sort of surprising that the art department modified the old template. The wine variety, however, is not legible in this episode because the bottle is not shown in a close-up. The right picture is a sample from season 1 (albeit with the Cabernet Sauvignon lettering known from # 004 and 008 in particular).
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.
The interiors of the San Francisco Federal Building where Pilar, Willi and Malcolm testify before the SEC (Security & Exchange Commission) are the same as the foyer of the KRDC building — the foyer of building 2 at CBS-MTM STUDIOS (now RADFORD STUDIO CENTER).
The establishing shot is the same exterior footage as in # 175 (see there).
As it strikes the audience this episode, KRISTIAN ALFONSO, who is 5' 1", usually stands on a little platform in close-ups with taller people — DAVID SELBY (6' 3") in this scene — to make her look taller. This technique becomes obvious in this episode because her real height is seen just the next moment.
Pilar gets 3 million shares of Richard's Glenbraddoch stock.

Amazingly good prop: When Garth and Richard are monitoring Angela and Samantha, the right screen features an interior view of the main entrance of the New Globe Executive Office building (stock footage of The MacArthur, formerly known as Park Plaza Hotel, in Los Angeles). The only question to remain unanswered is why Angela and Samantha are expected to leave through this door of the building complex because Angela was kept in the penthouse of the Channing Enterprises Headquarters building (compare photo on the left).

Season time frame:
This episode opens Monday, 03/20/1989 although Angela, at the beginning of the episode, says she had "been locked up for four days" (since the 17th). Obviously, she counts the current day in as well because the episode chronology makes it very clear that the episode closes on Friday, 03/24/1989 (with no unseen days or nights).
On day 4, Lance turns to the State Department in his search for Angela — the sixth day after "she entered Greece", i.e. Thursday, 03/23/1989. It is also mentioned in that context that Angela called Lance "four days ago". All this is correct because she phoned him on Sunday, 03/19/1989 (night 3 of # 200).
On evening 4, Claudia — impersonating Angela — comes back from Greece. This matches with the data in Angela's passport (# 202). One evening later, Samantha sets Angela free.
Strange: Taking Anna's body to Italy and burying her there happened in an extreme rush. Given Anna died in night 3 of # 200 (03/19/1989) when she asked Nick for an overdose of morphine, Nick's return from the funeral in Italy on day 2 of the current episode (03/21/1989) seems to be very early.
Frank's chronological order of events is incorrect in the current episode. On day 1 (March 20), he says Angie phoned Lance "three days ago" although she called him on March 19. On day 3, Frank tells Nick he had seen three of the deeds at Falcon Crest "yesterday" although that happened on day 1 (i.e. "the day before yesterday"). It seems Frank (or rather the writing staff) does not care a great deal about dates.

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