Falcon Crest

Season 2 Episode 1

The Challenge

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 01, 1982 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Angela resists Chase's claims to half ownership of Falcon Crest. Lance, already bitter over the prospect of sharing his inheritance with Melissa, gladly accepts the assignment of keeping Chase off the vineyard property. Richard Channing, illegitimate son of Angela's late husband, prepares to take control of The Globe as the new chairman of the board, while Angela looks for a way to block him. The newspaper is only a small part of the vast portfolio called "The Company," held by Henri Denault, Richard's mentor and stepfather. Adopted at a young age, the desire to finally learn his mother's identity has motivated Richard to make the move to California and take over The Globe. When Cole shows up at the Agretti's demanding that Melissa acknowledge that she is carrying Cole's child and not Lance's, Carlo punches him in the face. After Gus dies in a gas explosion, Chase threatens Angela with an affidavit accusing her of complicity in Gus's death. He then forces Angela to agree in sharing the operation of Falcon Crest with him.moreless

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    E.G. Marshall

    E.G. Marshall

    Henri Denault

    Guest Star

    Silvana Gallardo

    Silvana Gallardo

    Alicia Nunoz

    Guest Star

    Mel Ferrer

    Mel Ferrer

    Philip Erikson

    Recurring Role

    Margaret Ladd

    Margaret Ladd

    Emma Channing

    Recurring Role

    Shannon Tweed

    Shannon Tweed

    Diana Hunter

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Angela: It's just a game! Life is a battle. A war to be won.

      • Chase: You know how Angela can get when she's pushed into a corner.
        Maggie: Yeah, she's pushed herself into this corner, and I don't think you should let her out of it.

      • Emma: I can't stay here. At meal time I am as hungry as a lion, but when I get to the table and see your faces I lose my apetite
        Julia: Are we really that grim?
        Emma: Grim is not the word. Lance is rude, Melissa is two faced, you are moody, and mother... is plotting the overthrow of the entire world.

      • Phillip: Angela, there's really no point in fighting this anymore.
        Angela: Fight! I haven't even begun to fight.

    • NOTES (4)

      • German episode title: "Die Herausforderung", meaning "The Challenge".

      • David Selby created the name of Richard Denault Channing, who in real-life, was a longtime Lorimar staffer.

        Edit: Actually the character of "Richard Channing" first appeared in the unaired pilot, "The Vintage Years," and was played by Michael Swan. However, the character was the son of Angela (and not her step-son), and, thus did not have the middle name Denault.

      • Beginning with this season, "Falcon Crest" became more serialized and abandoned the self-contained episode format of the first season. When the show premiered, creator Earl Hamner stated that he did not want the show to become another soap opera like "Dallas", however, by its second season, that is exactly what the show became.

      • David Selby joins the cast, and Ana Alicia becomes a regular star.

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