Do you think it was necessary that Melissa descended into a cuckoo character, in her later years in the show? While you could argue that FALCON CREST had more crazy overtones than the other three prime timers of the era Melissa's nervousness could have been attributed to the all conquering Angela. The accumulation of Melissa's mental illness was of course setting the FC mansion on fire (early in season 8), which at this point she owned. IMHO a truly sad end to a once feisty vixen (two thirds of the show's duration). Melissa is in a psychiatric unit, in 'Our Lady Of The Tuscany Valley' hospital. Angela is doing community service in the same hospital, this is her sentencing for dumping toxic waste at 'Tuscany Downs'. She has managed to use a Doctor's office, to do some of her wine business. The Doctor tells her Melissa needs attention in her room. Angela offers to help, (a scene from season 6, 1986 - '87): Melissa is in the hospital, after an incident with scissors. Melissa: "You're not listening to me. I'm not crazy." Angela: "Of course not! You were just practicing your sewing, which you're not very good at. I also hear that you won't eat." Melissa: "Not until they get me outta here." Angela: "Well I'm part of the food brigade. As a community servant it is my job to fatten you up."