The worst episode of the entire series?

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  1. Jock Og

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    There is always one episode maybe two that long term fans of the show would deem as the worst of the series i.e. you just couldn't stand. On the old Falcon Crest forum we had a discussion, about this topic. So which episode did you dislike the most? Maybe the episode was one of the following or you have another to suggest:

    'Ingress & Egress', from season 5: When Apollonia joined the cast.

    'Stormy Weather', from season 7: For some people this was too much wink in the camera. However this episode saw all of the cast together trapped, in the mansion.

    'God Of The Grape', from season 9: IMHO absolute goo. Charley and his cohorts taking over FC, for an ancient Roman themed party. As if season 9 wasn't bad enough.

    'Pas De Deux', from season 2: For the Lana Turner advocates this episode saw her defeated terribly by arch rival Jane Wyman, as Angela.

    'Uneasy Allies', from season 8: With Melissa seemingly long since forgotten, Lance marries Pilar (an estranged bank manager who Michael Filerman shoehorned into the backstory).


    Anna Rossini; her daughter Cassandra and their accountant are visiting Angela, Chao-Li and Greg, to look at the Falcon Crest ledgers. The Rossinis with their majority share of the wine company have a plan to build a resort on the land, where the winery sits and the 500 acres of vineyards, (a scene from season 5, 1985 - '86):

    The meeting takes place in Angela's study.

    Angela to Anna: "Well what can I do for you?"

    Anna: "First of all I want a comfortable chair. This one is a disaster."

    Angela: "Your court order says you can look at my ledgers. It doesn't say I have to make you comfortable."

    Anna: "I think you ought to know I'm about to move into that little guest cottage, up near the winery. I think I can oversee things better from there."

    Angela: "Will you now. No one has stayed in that cottage for years. Watch out for the rats!"

    Angela then walks away from Anna and goes to her desk, where Cassandra is looking at her new business renderings.
     
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    I'm not sure if "Stormy Weather" was the single worst or not, but it was a perfect example of a good idea for FC done much too self-consciously to possibly work... and a metaphor for the series' flaws from the last half of its run.

    Now, what's wrong with that one???
     
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    Any episode featuring Melissa's singing career (and Angela making fun of it).
     
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    Hard to come up with just one really bad episode because my mind keeps going back to the final season and almost every episode in it could qualify as being the worst.

    No way was Stormy Weather a bad episode, in fact it was one of the best episodes of the later seasons because it forced the characters to be together and we got to see sides of their personality we don't normally see. For example, I loved seeing Angela and Richard bonding over a game of chess.
     
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    In the two last years there were too many bad episodes to choose, so I´d go for "Dark Journey", aka "The one with Vickie doing porn in San Francisco (almost)". It´s unbelievably bad, cringe-worthy bad. And so 70´s...
     
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    I remember watching 'Time Bomb' from season 9 when it aired and thinking how awful it was. It's the one where Lauren's husband straps some dynamite to himself and then blow's himself up. Dreadful rubbish.
     
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    Again, the idea was great; the execution was appalling.
     
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    It could have been Falcon Crest's "Noises Everywhere" (KL), but no, it had to be that ridiculous Cluedo story.
     
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    I think the finale is the worst. Apart from the first and the very last scene, there is 38 minutes of absolutly nothingness.
    That's even worse than the Dynasty Reunion.
    Because i've seen the final scene many times and know it almost by heart.. i think that's the only episode i would skip in a rewatch. Just an awful, boring mess.
    Sometimes i think the producers missunderstood when Jane Wyman said she wanted to write the ending and everyone else had left the building already:
    "Miss Wyman... but...but... we thought you were writing the entire last episode.."
    "Nope, just the final 2 minutes, guys."
    ":eek: So what do wo do now?????!"

    :lol:
     
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    Cole loses a friend in a car accident an feels guilty.

    Snore.
     
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    Some of the self contained episodes from the first season were boring, yet as part of a show about wine making they were miles ahead of the muck graped up in the ninth season. Finding Lauren I think the episode was called is probably the worst, in my opinion: Richard's new love interest runs away and he plus Sharpe spend most of the episode looking for the woman who replaced Maggie in the show. I wanted her to stay away, so so Pollyanna.
     
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    Or "Four Women", from Season 9 too. Was this when Genele eats dog food?
     
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    Rambo Channing being hunted by Carlton Travis' goons.
    It was a typical Falcon Crest tactic - first, get the Special Guest Stars and then write a story for them. Hate to say it but most of those storylines sucked.
     
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    I like it! Maybe I should change my name to Rambo Channing. :think:
     
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    Maybe you should ask mother dearest first:think:
     
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    Actually i think that episode was very good, especially the beginning. I could watch that over and over. :)
     
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    I have no objections. ;)
     
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    My choice would be any episode from later season 8 or the middle to latter season 9, minus the episodes with Jane Wyman.
     
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    :eck: :omg: :crazy:
     
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    When she wasn't around there was an enormous void. The finale would have been a stinker had she decided not to close the show. I mean Michael Sharpe, come on! I thought the last season 8 show was particularly poor, by Falcon Crest final show standards. The resolution was even worse.
     
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