Richard vs Cole
Richard was a multi-layered complex character which made his so much more interesting than a stereotypical villain who was just bad. His introduction to the series gave the show new dynamism. By contrast, Cole was relatively boring. Richard was the more outstanding character.
Melissa vs Emma
I loved both characters and Emma played such a significant role in the early episodes which was when I first became a Falcon Crest fan. However, I can't get away from the fact that Melissa was the more interesting character who wasn't afraid to form alliances with anyone or to take them on in her quest to be the most powerful person in Tuscany Valley so she gets my vote.
Match 1: Richard Channing
Match 2: Melissa Agretti.
Yeah, Richard. I really liked Cole -- it's hard to make goodness interesting and he did a great job -- but then they kind of ran out of things for him to do. Richard was so mercurial that he was able to weather the ups and downs of the show and never stop being interesting.
Emma. Melissa's first few years when she was scheming and sexy and noirish were great, but then she got loud and shrill and stayed at that pitch until she was killed off. Emma was great in her first few years as well, and again in Season 9, and was pretty likeable the rest of the time.
If you want to vote in this round, you have 5 hours left. Who is your winner between Richard Channing and Cole Gioberti and between Melissa Agretti and Emma Channing? The vote closes at midnight UK time.
Chase Gioberti vs Lance Cumson
Chase's sanctimoniousness made him annoying. He thought he was a saint but was prepared to deal from the bottom of the deck when necessary while still insisting he was a good guy. Lance was by far the more interesting character. Initially, servile to his grandmother but willing to double cross her and just about anyone else if it gave him an advantage. I can even forgive him for bringing that Babbleonia woman into the series. My vote goes to Lance.
Angela Channing vs Maggie Gioberti
I'm sorry, I liked Maggie but she doesn't stand a chance with me against Angela, one of my all time favourite TV characters. My vote goes to Angela.
Chase Gioberti, Jacqueline Perrault's son
who started his Tuscany adventure full of optimism, a second chance to become a family again, far away from the immoral big city.
Little did he know that his dream was the beginning of a nightmare, and how this was going to affect his character and sense of morality.
Who suffered every suffering so gracefully, until she couldn't suffer no more.