Vicki after her grandmother's passing.

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  1. Gioberti84

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    After Jacqueline was killed maybe Vicki should have become a businesswoman, like her grandmother instead of moving away to New York until season 6. Vicki didn't get much storylines other than the love type and I liked Mario as her boyfriend but what about the businesswoman idea?
     
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    This would have been an interesting idea and Jamie Rose could've done it. When storylines were handed out Vicki wasn't high up in the queue. In the opening season Maggie and Chase's daughter was considering a move to France, to live with her grandmother Jacqueline. I'm glad this didn't happen. If Jacqueline had been around more in the valley she probably would have encouraged her favourite grandchild to do something more middle or upper class, other than being a grape picker. At that time the attraction for Vicki was more Mario (the boy next door) than a future harvest.

    However I could have envisaged her opening a dance school in San Francisco, similar to FAME. Since she was a terrific dancer. Ironically Jamie Rose has since written books about dancing. 'TPTB' in 1983 - '84 deemed there was no more mileage in Vicki. I disagree. With an extra dose of creativity the curly red haired / green eyed vintner's daughter was prime material, to be a younger Jacqueline and a dancing mogul to rule the world.


    Chase is working on Falcon Crest paperwork. He looks up and sees Vicki with her suitcases packed; at the bottom of the stairs, in the Gioberti castle, (a scene from season 2, 1982 - '83):

    Chase: "Do you mind telling me where you're going?"

    Vicki: "Please don't make this anymore difficult than it already is."

    Chase: "Ah, you're moving in with Nick Hogan."

    (Nick who is Chase's Board Of Supervisors' colleague has been dating Vicki, alas there is a twist. He is 20 - 25 years older than her).

    Vicki: "I thought it over and I decided you've been right all along. I needed to make a commitment."

    Chase: "Running away from home wasn't exactly what I had in mind."

    Vicki: "I'm not running anywhere. I'm making a choice. A choice to be with Nick."

    Chase: "Who's idea was this, his or yours?"

    Vicki: "Mostly mine!"

    Chase: "Damn it Vicki, can't you see the mistake you're making?"

    Vicki: "Dad I'm not a child anymore. I've grown up and I want to live my life my way and all I'm asking is that you'll let me do it!"

    Chase gives her his reluctant approval and says, "Vicki I'll be here if you need me."

    Vicki all tearful replies, "I know. I love you daddy!"

    Chase looking sad: "Love you too Vicki."
     
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  3. Chloe-Fusco

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    It was a shame that Vicki was so underused. Jamie Rose should have came back for the sixth year, irrespective of the circumstances at the start of the show's 3rd year. Dana Sparks was way too different.
     
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    Oh yeah. And maybe we would´ve also seen Vickie becoming a neo-nazi and baby trader too. Jacqueline´s influence was not to be underestimated...

    Now seriously, I did like Vickie and Jamie Rose in the first season, but they turned her into a taller, redheaded Lucy Ewing afterwards. It was 1982 and all they gave to a young woman was an affair with a married man. Come on, she was Maggie Gioberti´s daughter, but Vickie wasn´t even a rebel without a cause. She had no real ambitions...until she went under plastic surgery and began to look like Dana Sparks. Then she became an "ad hoc" young vixen, and she always reminded me (character and "talent" of the actress) of "Dynasty"´s Catherine Oxenberg, minus the royal pedigree. And 99,99 % of Dana´s dialogues were totally out-of-character for OR Vicki.

    If I had been the showrunner, she would´ve never left and I would have made her develop a truly strong personality and kick ass with the other women, especially Melissa and Auntie Terry (who she actually never met onscreen). "Falcon Crest" had two big families unlike "Dallas" or "Dynasty" in their golden years. That was a huge wasted opportunity for the writers to make the show stronger and deeper plot-wise in those 3 last years that eventually became a horrid memory for most of us.
     
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    Vickie (Jamie Rose) should have remained in the Valley / San Fran, with long lost Terri taking her under her wing. I could have seen those two becoming pally. Jacqueline wouldn't have hesitated to set her grand daughter up in some business then again Vickie never showed any real interest. Having too good a time with Mario and then Nick in season 2 was more her thing.
     
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    Terry? Her (sort of) aunt who worked as a prostitute in N.Y. for elder men? Perfect idea! Then Vickie should have taken Terry to that producer in San Francisco who tried to put her in an X-rated movie..."Tender cousins"...
     
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    Although Vicky irritated me initially (today, I think she was much better than I'd realized) I remember being angry when they wrote her out --- and I still find her scene with Cole by the truck (when tells him that she needs an annulment because Nick was already cheating on her) to be oddly moving, brief as it is, and I'm never sure whether I feel sorrier for the actress or the character she plays.

    I was even angrier when they re-cast her years later with clichéd '80s tough-chick, Dana Sparks... (Apparently, they'd asked Jamie Rose to return and she'd understandably refused --- but I wished they'd tried harder).

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    Then again, maybe she was fired for this dress:

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    Oh that frock must have been from Gran Jacqueline's wardrobe.
     
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    Oh, I dassn't think so!!
     

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