Falcon Crest

Season 9 Episode 22

Home Again

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 17, 1990 on CBS
9.0
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As Richard and Lauren enjoy their wedding at the winery, Richard agrees to sell Falcon Crest back to Angela on the condition that half will go to his sons in the event of her death. Lance, however, will receive ten percent now and the remainder after Angela's death. As the wedding reception draws to a close, Angela recalls all the people who passed through Tuscany Valley during the last decade and toasts the future of Falcon Crest.moreless

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  • adel_hamdy

    10
    hi all there
  • The End of the Gioberti Saga!

    8.0
    I agree...the last episodes were rushed, but it was done to accomodate Jane Wyman's return for 3 episodes and failing ratings. Jane Wyman wanted to return so that the fans could get a satisfying end to the show....they had stuck it out for nine seasons. Shw wrote the final soliloquy for the episode. It was almost like her own personal words. Having Angela back helped the series recapture some dignity before it's end. There are some unanswered questions and plots.....but as Angela hints, "Whatever problems come up in the future, will be handled in the future...It's all in the family!" I bet they have some biggies in the future.moreless
  • It was okay, if not a bit rushed

    5.5
    Having recently had the good fortune to be able to watch the complete Falcon Crest, all nine seasons, I think I know enough about this show to make a few comments. Thankfully we have Jane Wyman back as Angela Channing, having recovered from her coma at the beginning of this season. What struck me most is that the Angela we see here is rather confused. Okay, she's still scheming, but it all seems very half hearted. The Angela from the first 8 seasons of Falcon Crest would never have changed her will so easily, nor allowed the marriage between Richard and Lauren if she had really wanted it stopped. By this point Falcon Crest had really lost the plot, right up until Angela went into her coma the show stayed on a similar theme. It seems that the producers took the opportunity of Jane Wyman's departure to experiment with the formula. Unfortunately the new cast just didn't have the talent to pull it off for the most part. For me the ending of Falcon Crest is pretty abrupt and to be honest quite welcome after almost 20 episodes of pretty average television. If they'd still had the viewers I wish they could've gone on to make a decent 10th season where they could have sent it out with a decent pace and a great cliff-hanger just like the classics from Season 3/4 with the plane crash and season 6/7 with the apparent drowning of Chase. It was also a great shame that Emma didn't return for the final episode as she was one of the few surviving characters to last thoughout all nine seasons.moreless
  • Angela and Sharpe plot to destroy Richard and Lauren's relationship so Angela can regain full control of Falcon Crest.

    9.9
    This episode was exactly what the show needed after steering so far away from its core during the season. Jane Wyman\'s return was the reason and the only reason why it felt like the same old show again. Her brand of villany was unique and it was something that belonged on Falcon Crest. The battles between her and Richard, her and Pilar, and Lance and Richard are what made the show great. Far too much time was wasted on Lauren, Michael Sharpe, Genele and Danny. The only problem with this episode is that well liked members of the cast did not return for the good bye. Emma, Frank, Julia, and Stavros would have been great to see. Angela\'s farewell soliquy was absolute beautiful. It brought together nine years of conflict and put it to an end. Jane Wyman was that show and she proved that in the show\'s final moments.moreless
Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman

Angela Channing

David Selby

David Selby

Richard Channing (1982-1990)

Lorenzo Lamas

Lorenzo Lamas

Lance Cumson

Gregory Harrison

Gregory Harrison

Michael Sharpe (1989-90)

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Lauren Daniels

Kristian Alfonso

Kristian Alfonso

Pilar Ortega (1988-1990)

Bert Kramer

Bert Kramer

Phil Lentino

Guest Star

Aarika Wells

Aarika Wells

Mrs. Rogers

Guest Star

David Sheinkopf

David Sheinkopf

Danny Sharpe

Recurring Role

Norman Parker

Norman Parker

Julius Karnow

Recurring Role

Thom Adcox-Hernandez

Thom Adcox-Hernandez

Brian

Recurring Role

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    • Angela: Grandfather how long has it been since you came to the valley and planted your first vine from Italy? I remember how you used to hold me on the saddle, riding through the fields and teaching me about the land and the vineyards and how precious they are together seems like only yesterday.

      I think of all the people who have passed through these vineyards-- there's Chase, Maggie, Cole, Vickie, and that feisty Melissa Agretti, and Erikson, killed in the plane crash that almost killed all of us but I was spared to carry on your heritage.

      Julia is safe and happy in the convent, and Emma and Frank will both be coming home soon oh, and Stavros. Oh, it was tempting, Grandfather but in the end, you knew I couldn't follow him and live in Greece. I couldn't leave Falcon Crest.

      Training Lance to take over has been a challenge, but I think he's coming around and for the first time, I think Richard and I are beginning to understand each other.

      Meanwhile, I'm going to do everything I can to keep the vineyards and the winery the jewel of the valley, just as you always dreamed they would be.

      Yes, the past has its place but I'll keep looking to the future. After all, there's a wedding today children are playing, more children are on the way, and of course, the land, always the land. People come and go, but the land endures.

      A toast to you, Falcon Crest and long may you live.

  • NOTES (13)

    • The final Line of the Series was "A toast to you Falcon Crest, and long may to live." and was said by Angela.

    • German episode title: "Glückliches Ende", meaning "Happy End".

    • Kristian Alfonso (Pilar) appeared in 44 of the 227 episodes.

    • Jane Wyman (Angela) wrote the final monologue which her character delivers in the final scene. It includes references to many of the characters who featured in the series throughout its run, including Chase, Maggie, Emma, Julia and Melissa Agretti.

    • With the completion of this episode, Jane Wyman (Angela) came in third place in appearances as she appeared in almost every single episode, between 1981-1989, and missed 3 episodes prior to this season, due to her health problems. When she had serious health problems during the 9th season, she was written out of the show for almost the entire season and that's when the cast/crew knew that she could no longer work. However, she came back (against her doctor's advice) to appear in the final 3 shows, for a total of 208 of the 227 episodes.

    • Jane Wyman ("Angela"), Lorenzo Lamas ("Lance"), Margaret Ladd ("Emma") and Chao-Li Chi ("Chao-Li") were the only 4 regular cast members to appear in every season.

    • After this episode, Jane Wyman will be retired from acting and having herself to focus on other charity & honorable events. She said on a Falcon Crest website that she and the rest of her cast will not comeback for a Falcon Crest reunion movie despite of the issues she had, the previous season.

    • David Selby (Richard) appeared in 209 of the 227 episodes, when he joined the cast in 1982.

    • When she series ended, actress Jane Wyman (Angela) missed 16 episodes this season despite of her health problems.

    • The show's producers knew it was the final season, even before the series was moved to Thursday nights, which is why they chose to wrap up the series. In addition to Jane Wyman's limited role on the series, David Selby ("Richard") had announced he was leaving the series and Gregory Harrison ("Sharpe") had only signed a one-year deal with the series, which included a deal with CBS to headline his own series the next fall ("Family Man," which lasted one season). By the time, the final episode aired, it was being promoted as the last episode.

    • This final episode of the series contained the 4 Falcon Crest worst enemies in this season: Angela, Richard, Genele and Michael.

    • Chao-Li Chi (Chao-Li), Margaret Ladd (Emma), Bob Curtis (Father Bob) and Susan Sullivan (Maggie) also appeared in every season. They didn't appear in every episode but were present at some point in every season.

    • With the completion of this episode Lorenzo Lamas (Lance Cumson) is the only cast member to appear in all 227 episodes. Jane Wyman (Angela) missed 19 episodes total, Margaret Ladd (Emma) and Chao-Li Chi (Chao-Li) missed 44 episodes. David Selby never missed an episode from the moment he joined the cast in 1982.

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