In 1984 author Patrick Mann published the FALCON CREST novel. IMHO the novel is a very thrilling supplement, to the T.V. series. You can read it on one of the first websites devoted to the California’s Tuscany Valley programme, namely the comprehensively brilliant ‘FALCON CREST A TRIBUTE’. The links to each batch of chapters are as follows: www.oocites.org/hollywood/Location/4127fcnove1.html www.oocites.org/hollywood/Location/4127fcnove2.html www.oocites.org/hollywood/Location/4127fcnove3.html www.oocites.org/hollywood/Location/4127fcnove4.html www.oocites.org/hollywood/Location/4127fcnove5.html I hope they are enjoyable, for you (courtesy of the tribute site)! Richard is making the most of the opportunity when he has Angela and her neighbour Carlo Agretti in the same room. He wants to show them how much he means business, in the Tuscany Valley, (a scene from season 2, 1982-‘83): Richard: “Actually, you know I’ve always wanted to have my own vineyard.” Angela: “A vineyard for sale in this valley is as rare as a fine Parolla!” Richard: “I’ve taken a fancy to your place Carlo.” Carlo: “Yes I know! I told the lawyers you sent over I wasn’t interested.” Richard: “I’m not giving up on you. I’m like a dog which grabs a cup and won’t let go.” Carlo: “My vineyards are not for sale and certainly not to you.” Richard: “My lawyers are preparing another offer. We’ll be in touch.” Carlo: “I told you I wasn’t interested.” Carlo and Richard continue their verbal exchange, now standing looking eyeball to eyeball. Richard: “Sooner or later, you’re going to change your mind. For your sake I hope it’s sooner.” Carlo: “Don’t threaten me!” Richard: “That wasn’t a threat, believe me. I save my threats for worthy opponents, not old men past their prime.” Carlo then splashes wine in Richard’s face. Angela is shocked and goes to leave the company.” Angela: “Carlo I will not be part of a public spectacle!” Carlo: “He’s after the whole valley. He won’t stop until he controls all of it, even Falcon Crest.” Angela: “That’s preposterous!” Carlo: “I know more about this young man than you do Angela.” Angela and Carlo leave. Richard dries the wine, off his face.