Aha, so there was some kind of closure. How bizarre! Everything is relative, I suppose. Michael Sharpe can't speak for every American, but it carries more weight when it's being said on a wine soap opera. To me it looks like an extenstion of the St. James brothers' unholy approach of what Falcon Crest stands for (or in this case, doesn't). I could interpret it as some kind of treachery towards the Falcon Crest fans, however, the show itself had squandered that precious legacy and wonderful Tuscany atmosphere a long time before season 9 happened. But it still feels very confronting.