Recap: Blake hovers over Krystle and begs her to pleeeeeease open her eyes - but she continues to lay stubbornly unconscious at the bottom of the staircase. Blake barks at Gerard to bring the car around so they can rush her to the hospital...and a few seconds later, Krystle's eyes begin to flutter and she starts moaning unintelligibly. Blake gently coos that despite her stunt double's back-breaking tumble down the long staircase, he's pretty sure that everything's going to turn out A-OK.
Nicole drops by Claudia's office at the La Mirage to ask her if she wouldn't mind storing important papers regarding her late husband's estate in the very secure office safe. Claudia just shrugs and is like, "Yeah, sure. What the hell" ... then is startled a few seconds later when she catches Nicole reentering the office for what looked like a sneaky opportunity to tiptoe behind her to learn the safe's combination. Nicole's like, "Oops, sorry!" and pretends she came back to retrieve a book she "accidentally" left behind. Weird.
Krystle is revived through smelling salts, then promptly goes into labor. Blake tells Gerard to cancel the hospital ride and call 911 for some paramedic assistance...then help him haul his wife back up to the master bedroom and hope to hell that someone in the mansion knows something about midwifery.
Nicole is chatting it up with the La Mirage bartender, fibbing about how she and Fallon Carrington were besties - just as Jeff walks up behind her and overhears. He asks her whassup with her lying about a friendship with Fallon, and Nicole's like, "Oops" and breezily "explains" that she was so bored just now that she decided 'why not tell a complete stranger I was good friends with my lover's dead ex/future wife?', and adds that Fallon was sooooo lucky to be his lady. She implores Jeff to not be angry with her, and he somehow overlooks the nonsensical weirdness of this entire scene and assures her he's still into the idea of doinking her.
Adam calls Steven from Turkey to tell him to pass along to Blake the following message: mission accomplished. Subtle. Steven seems surprised to learn that Adam had been in Turkey during much of the previous episode and stares perplexedly into space.
Blake and Claudia hover over Krystle as she moans about how frightened she is about losing the baby...and Jeannette decides that this would be the most appropriate moment to tiptoe inside the room and pass along to Blake Adam's mission accomplished message. Krystle pauses her labor to ask if by mission accomplished, Adam was referring to Ahmed's untimely death, and Blake tells her not to worry 'bout that now and instead focus on her increasingly frequent contractions. As the ambulance putters along the scenic route towards Carrington manor, Krystle lets out a few moans and shrieks before giving birth to a girl. Claudia, who was standing at the foot of the bed at the time so I'm assuming delivered the tot, contorts her face into a stricken expression and tells Blake she's not breathing. He jumps into action and gives the infant mouth-to-mouth while begging her to "breathe, please breathe!" Krystle wails, "Nooooo! It's happening again!" as the slow driving paramedics finally pull up to the mansion and stumble inside with their lifesaving gear.
After the commercial break, Dr. Harris informs Blake that Krystle suffered a minor concussion during her fall, and that the baby is in the NICU inside an incubator, struggling to breathe. Blake implores him to do everything "humanly possible and beyond" to save his daughter, then snaps, "Is that understood?!" and Dr. Harris somehow refrains from telling him to go pee up a rope since he and his highly trained medical team are already doing their best to keep the fragile preemie alive.
Blake stares at his incubated daughter through the NICU window when Jeff arrives at the hospital to express his concern for the newborn and his butt-kissing affection for Blake and Krystle - despite the dickish playboy antics he's been demonstrating during the last several episodes. After the two kiss and hug it out, Dr. Miller, a female pediatric specialist, informs Blake that his daughter is suffering from respiratory distress - but that since she's showing great tenacity as she struggles to breathe, she's pretty sure that the tiny gaffer will make it through this rough patch. Dr. Harris, meanwhile, warns Blake that the next few weeks are going to be very difficult emotionally, and that he's going to have to refrain from being his usual dickish self for Krystle's sake.
Alexis tells Steven she needs him to fly to Santa Barbara asap in order to handle the PR fallout from a recent oil spill. She's also sending Luke Fuller along on the trip 'cause, not only is she oblivious to the non-hetero electricity that's been crackling between them, she finds him to be an exceptionally bright and helpful young man. Steven stares into space looking both irritated and intrigued.
Claudia pops in on Steven to invite him to lunch, but Steven says he has to decline 'cause of his imminent business trip to Santa Barbara. He invites her to come along, but she declines and says she should probably stay in town so she can visit Krystle in the hospital and worriedly wring her hands about the preemie. Luke suddenly appears in the doorway and asks Steven what time he should tell the pilot to take off...and Claudia shoots him the stink-eye while knowingly clucking, "Mmm hmm.." Steven tightly replies that 2pm should be fine - and once Luke is out of hearing range, he swears to Claudia that this will be a strictly hanky panky-free business trip.
Alexis gets a phone call from someone in London, warning her that Blake has hired PIs to look into Amanda's paternity. It remains unclear why he and Amanda don't just get blood tests and resolve this tedious 'is Blake the father of yet another long-lost Carrington heir?' subplot.
Alexis arrives at the hospital with brightly wrapped gifts and festive balloons to welcome the birth of Blake's spawn...and also to chastise him for hiring PIs to look into her past. She insists that Amanda isn't his daughter and wails, "You won't take her away!", and Blake growls at her for causing him grief when he's worried sick about his preemie newborn, then tells her to get lost 'cause right now he can't stand the sight of her.
Krystle wakes up in her hospital bed and cries out, "My baby!" so Blake cooingly assures her that the tot is fine, though extremely teeny tiny, and is getting the best medical care. When Krystle asks him if he's being on the level with her, he promises he's not keeping anything from her...and that, on a different topic, he never actually meant for Ahmed to get killed. He then blames himself for her stunt double's spectacular staircase fall - but Krystle doesn't want to think about that now and is putting all of her mental energy towards willing her baby to survive.
Alexis is in her penthouse, sipping champagne while decked out in a ridiculously poofy white '80s gown. When she grumbles to Dex about not being in the mood for a dinner party with a bunch of boring bankers, he asks if she's in such a bad mood 'cause of her earlier squabble with Blake. She poutishly tells him that Blake hired PIs to investigate her, and Dex is like, "So? Do you have anything to hide?" and Alexis says she doesn't, and that she's continuing to stick to her story that a ski instructor impregnated her nine months before Amanda was born. Dex says he knows her well enough to tell when she's lying, and Alexis snarks back that she doesn't owe him an explanation, has a splitting headache, and zero desire to go to the bankers' dinner party. As she rushes upstairs to change out of her poofy monster gown, Dex storms onto the balcony and is startled to find Amanda standing there, staring at him with a wistfully poutish expression. She coquettishly says, "Hi" and remarks that it certainly does sound like Alexis is hiding something, then explains that she was out here getting some air when he and Alexis entered the room and started fighting...and rather than interrupt, she decided it would be more interesting to stay hidden and eavesdrop on their argument. She shoots him a blatant come hither look, runs her hand along his back, and asks if he'd to stay and talk - but when he gazes lustfully at her and caresses her face, she's all, "Ack!" and pulls away. He lets out a derisive snort and tells her to stop her damn teasing already and act like a mature adult...and she admits that, yep, he called her bluff, then scurries off like a frightened mouse.
Steven calls Claudia to report that his business trip is going to take longer than expected 'cause he's been sooooo busy calming down a lot of people about the oil spill. Naturally, Luke knocks on the door of his bungalow at that moment...and Steven tells Claudia Luke just arrived for a one-on-one meeting and assures her that, no, they haven't given in to their inevitable-but-yet-unspoken feelings of desire. Luke tells Steven that Claudia reminds him of a French film star (um, not) before he "accidentally" spills a drink all over Steven's shirt. After a few erotic seconds of dabbing at the wet shirt, Steven snappishly tells him to stop it, and that he's going to change into a clean shirt. He rushes into the other room and stares contemplatively at himself in the mirror.
Blake brings Krystle to the NICU to see her baby, at which she coos, "She's beaaaaautiful." Blake tells her that sooner or later they're going to have to officially name her and reminds her that they had agreed on Emma - but Krystle says she recently had a dream about a very brave girl she knew a long time ago who saved her and a bunch of other kids during a fateful boating accident...blah blah...and that girl's name was Kristina. So Kristina it is.
Amanda stops by the hospital to see Blake and extend her sympathies/concern/hopefulness about the baby's welfare, and Blake smiles goofily and says her uncanny ability to sense his moods reminds him sooooo much of Fallon. Even though it wouldn't take a genius to assume that Blake would be down in the dumps while his newborn is hanging on for dear life in the NICU. Amanda agrees that she feels pretty in sync with him and takes it as a compliment that she reminds him so much of his slutty eldest daughter.
Claudia calls Steven while he's showering...and naturally Luke enters the bungalow at that exact moment so he can answer the call and generate the maximum amount of suspicion to suggest that he and Steven are hooking up. Claudia looks upset, says she's not going to bother leaving a message...and when Steven emerges from the bathroom a few seconds later, he's oddly mystified that Claudia didn't want to so much as pass on a hello.
Claudia is aimlessly wandering the streets of downtown Denver when she happens to amble past Dean Caldwell's art gallery. He spots her, rushes outside, and invites her come in and join him for a cup of coffee...and in the next scene they're standing inside his gallery, chit-chatting about new artists. He asks her why she looks so bummed and correctly assumes it's 'cause of her untenable wife-beard situation with Steven, and she nods and says she feels as though he's slipping away. She tears up and says she feels empty and alone, and Dean tells her he cares and leans in for a smooch. She pulls away, but then decides 'aw fuck it, I've been a dutiful wife-beard long enough' and smooches him back.
Jeff goes into Nicole's purse to look for some spare cash to tip a delivery boy and is aghast when he finds a photo of Peter De Vilbis he helpfully signed To Nicole, From Your Loving Husband, Peter...and I have to wonder if anyone, in the history of picture-taking, has ever autographed a photo of themselves before passing it along to a close family member. Jeff gets angry at Nicole and demands to know why she's never bothered to mention that she's Eurotrash's widow.
Dr. Miller drops by Krystle's hospital room with a grim look on her face. She informs Krystle and Blake that Kristina's latest blood tests have revealed that she suffers from a wide assortment of health problems that could result in seizures, brain dysfunction, and even death. As the two gasp and contort their faces in expressions of horror, Dr. Miller says they'll give the baby some blood transfusions and hope that that does the trick...but that there's no guarantee, given that she's pretty much teetering on the verge of death.
Recap: Blake is on the phone, barking orders at a private detective in London to find out whether or not Amanda is his biological daughter. Krystle enters the room and asks him what he's doing up so late, so he explains that he's trying to find out whassup with Amanda's paternity, and that a recent spat with Alexis convinced him that he's Amanda's bio dad. Krystle refrains from asking why he and Amanda don't just get blood tests to resolve The Great Paternity Mystery, and instead asks him if he's so invested in this 'cause of how much he misses Fallon. Blake's like, "Dunno" and says he's not yet able to share his grief about Fallon's death with anyone, even her. Krystle's like, "But I'm your wiiiiiiife", then looks pensively troubled as she waddles out of the room.
Over at La Mirage, Jeff and Nicole are in bed, enjoying some post-coital champagne. Nicole urges Jeff to talk about Fallon, then mentions that she's seen photos of his ex/future late wife - but Jeff just flinches and says he has no desire to talk about the disloyal slut. Nicole pretends she has no real interest on the subject and suggests they go at it again, and Jeff perks up at that and rolls atop her and gives her a tonguey smooch.
We get an exterior shot of Istanbul to help with the transition to fake Turkey, where Adam is sitting at a poolside table being waited on by a bellydancer. Dominique sashays over and informs Adam that she's certain Rashid Ahmed is staying at his nearby villa, and that she has plans to get together with him later. Adam snarkishly retorts that she'd better deliver on her promise to Blake to get Ahmed to sign a letter that exonerates Blake from any wrongdoing regarding the South China Sea debacle, or else.
Ahmed receives Dominique in his luxury villa and smarmily goes on and on about how exquisite she is. He then says he knows she traveled to Turkey with Adam Carrington and that she's here to get him to admit that he screwed Blake over when he helped mediate the South China Sea deal with whatever unnamed country he was representing. Dominique offers to give him $7 million to confess his misdeeds and hand over the South China Sea leases, then reminds him that he owes her a personal favor 'cause of some past predicament involving a Greek tycoon. Ahmed makes a blech face at the idea of doing Blake any favors, but invites her to further persuade him over dinner. Dominique accepts his invitation, but makes it clear that she's in town to discuss business - not engage in any kind of Alexis-style hanky panky.
Amanda drops by Blake’s swanky new office set and apologizes for her cheekiness in declaring that she's now going to go by Amanda Carrington. She explains that she mostly did it to irritate Alexis, then adds that there's something about her haughty bio mom that always seems to bring out the worst in her. Blake chuckles at her charming sass, then shoots her a goofy smile and tells her he'd consider himself a lucky man if he turned out to be her bio dad. He invites her to the mansion for dinner tonight and says that since he'd like to make it a super special occasion, she should find something extra dressy to wear. Amanda's like, "Kewl!" and heads out - just as Blake gets a call from Adam, who's calling to report that Ahmed rejected Dominique's offer of $7 million in exchange for the South China Sea oil leases and a signed confession. Blake orders him to up the offer to $10 million, then barks at him to get it done. Adam murmurs, "Sure, OK, whatever", 'cause he's suddenly distracted by the bellydancer he ordered so he could indulge in an evening of limber sex.
Blake returns home from work and finds Nicole standing in the conservatory, staring at a framed photo of Fallon. When Blake enters the room and stares at her questioningly, she explains that she's a friend of Jeff's, then expresses her condolences about Fallon's untimely death. Blake politely tells her to make herself at home, and to please ask Jeff to swing by the study before he leaves for the evening. Nicole's like, "Can do" ... and once Blake's out of earshot, she glares at Fallon's photograph and wonders aloud if her dead husband Peter told her (Fallon) whatever mysterious secret she (Nicole) is currently thinking about...and I have no idea what in blazes she's referring to.
Blake tells Jeff he misses him being at Denver Carrington this season and urges him to re-settle into his old life. Jeff says he's not ready to go back to work, and that he has a whole new world [of hooking up with every loose woman he rubs up against at the La Mirage] opening up to him. When Blake warns that he's being self destructive, Jeff petulantly snaps back that he had no problem tolerating this kind of behavior from Fallon for years, growls, "It's my life!", then storms out like the pissy little bitch he's morphed into in Season 5.
Amanda arrives at Carrington manor in an unflatteringly shapeless, poofy-sleeved pink gown and is greeted by a smiling Blake and Krystle. After everyone gushes about how gorgeous the other looks, Blake and Krystle steer Amanda over to the study, where they can all enjoy pre-dinner drinks with Steven and Claudia.
Over dinner, Amanda talks about the shock of learning that Alexis was her bio mom...and Steven snarkishly interjects to express how dickish he thinks it was of her to blab about this discovery to a reporter. When he accuses her of doing it to embarrass Alexis, Amanda snaps back that he's one to talk after he took the stand and testified against Alexis during her murder trial. Blake tells the two to stop quarreling, then gets a wistful look on his wrinkly face and says that their sniping reminds him of the fights Steven and Fallon used to have...and everyone nods with faraway looks on their faces while smiling fondly. LOL.
Alexis is primping in her penthouse bathroom when Dex arrives...and she grimaces at the sight of him and says she thought he was Amanda, then wonders aloud where her long-lost daughter went off to this evening. Dex bitchily retorts that he's soooo sick of hearing about Amanda all the damn time and suggests they put her out of their minds by getting busy between the sheets. Alexis makes a blech face and asks him to come back when she's more in the mood, and Dex scrunches his face into a hurt expression and calls her insensitive. On his way out, he runs into Amanda coming off the elevator and snappishly tells her that Alexis has been wondering where she spent her evening. Amanda chuckles at his ball-lessness at getting kicked out of Alexis' boudoir, then leans in and gives him a quick smooch. Dex pretends to get all incensed and says, "You need to have your bottom smacked" - and Amanda stares flirtily at him, gamely replies, "Any time", then sashays up the stairs in her shapeless gown while Dex stares after her lustfully.
Adam calls Blake to report that Ahmed has refused his offer of $10 million, and Blake gets irked and starts railing about Ahmed - a rant that Krystle overhears. She accuses Blake of being obsessed with his desire for vengeance, and that he's turning into an even bigger ogre than the ogre she accepted him as when they got married the second time around. Blake implores her to blindly trust his motives...and when she just stares back at him with a stricken expression on her face, he snaps, "You're not sure, damn it. Are you?" I'm guessing not.
Adam is having a one-on-one with some military general when Dominique drops by his hotel room and demands to know what he's plotting. Adam's like, "None of your business" and makes it clear he doesn't trust her, so Dominique reminds him that, without her, he doesn't stand a chance of getting anywhere near the elusive Ahmed.
Alexis tells Amanda she heard about her having dinner at Carrington manor, then reminds her that Blake is her sworn enemy and that she'd prefer it if she were not on friendly terms with him. Amanda snaps back that she'll see who she wants when she wants, and Alexis gets all contrite and apologizes for making mistakes that have been hurtful to her, but insists that it should simply be enough that she loves her. Amanda once again asks her to reveal her father's identity, then poutishly says, "If you love me, you'd tell me the truth."
Claudia runs into Dean Caldwell at the La Mirage and apologizes for giving him "wrong signals" the other night by accepting his dinner invitation. She tells him she's married, but Dean just shrugs and waxes on about what "a very special woman" she is - just as Steven wanders over to see whassup with his wife-beard chatting it up with a good looking stranger. Claudia introduces him to Dean, who fibs and tells Steven that he was just inviting Claudia to an art opening...then wisely beats a hasty retreat. Steven shoots Claudia a suspicious glare and remarks on what a friendly guy Dean is, and Claudia admits that she had dinner with him the other night, but insists it was strictly business.
Alexis is eating a scrumptious looking lunch in her office when Ahmed calls from Turkey. He tells her that Dominique and Adam are currently in Turkey, doing their best to get him to sign papers that clear Blake from any misdeeds related to the botched South China Sea deal. When he asks her if she has the full skinny on what Blake has up his sleeve, Alexis snarkishly reminds him that not only did she pay him $5 million while they were both in Hong Kong, he saddled her with the bill for the expensive hotel suite, the flowers he sent her, and all the clothes he charged to the room. She calls him a disgrace, snaps, "Call Blake yourself!" and slams the phone down. Hee!
Krystle is looking over paint and fabric samples for her spawn's redecorated nursery as she mutters a prayer helping her to be a good mother and loving trophy wife to her old goat of a husband.
Steven wakes up early and glances over at the magazine Claudia had been reading the night before. When he sees that it contains an article about Dean Caldwell, he stares contemplatively into space, then gets out of bed without waking Claudia and tiptoes out of the room.
Steven heads to his office and finds Luke wringing his hands about yet another press release that needs approval from the higher ups. Sounds like a chronic problem the head of PR really needs to sort out. He invites Steven to join him for coffee and a danish, but Steven declines.
Adam, an army general, and a team of soldiers arrive at the gates of Ahmed's Turkish villa. Dominique rushes over and tells Adam that Ahmed has only two guards protecting him, and Adam thanks her for the intel and tells her to wait for him back at the hotel. The general tells Adam that they're going to move in on Ahmed soon, and Adam nods his approval and reminds him that he doesn't want Ahmed to get hurt.
Ahmed is startled when Adam suddenly appears before him on the patio. Adam informs him that when Dominique was over earlier, she planted a package of heroin in his villa...then reminds him that Turkish laws about drugs are strict, and says if he doesn't comply with his demands, the police will be summoned to conduct a drug raid. Ahmed wearily signs the letter that absolves Blake of all wrongdoing related to the wretched South China Sea deal - then pulls a gun on Adam and growls, "Vengeance is sweet" while snatching the letter back. As he flees through the courtyard, Adam warns him he'll never escape all the military sharp shooters who have quietly infiltrated his villa - but Ahmed ignores him and makes a run for his helicopter. The snipers fire warning shots - but Ahmed continues to run to his helicopter and gets fatally shot in the torso. As he lays dying on the ground, Adam wanders over to stare down at him with a 'WTF were you thinking?' expression...and once Ahmed makes a final death flop onto his side, Adam grabs the signed paper from his hand. The general then check's Ahmed's pulse and declares him a goner.
Krystle happens to catch a newscast about Ahmed's killing and gets so upset that she storms over to Blake and demands to know if he and Adam plotted the man's death. Blake assures her he merely asked Adam to strongly urge Ahmed to sign the paper, but Krystle doesn't buy that and says she's sooooo upset that a human being is dead because of him. She runs out of the room and towards the staircase...then steps out of the way so her stunt double can be inserted into the scene to perform an extended body roll down the stairs. When she lands, unconscious, at the foot of the stairs, Blake shrieks, "Ooooh my God!" and yells at the nearest servant to call 911 to report yet another Dynasty pregnancy-in-peril.
Recap: Amanda poutishly complains to Alexis that she's been calling the wrong woman mother her entire life, then admonishes her for keeping the truth from her all these years. Alexis insists it was best for everyone, then recaps for viewers what happened off camera twenty-one years ago that has led us all to this implausible storyline: after being banished by Blake 'cause of her cheating ways, she quietly gave birth to Amanda and gave her to her cousin Rosalind so she wouldn't have to deal with the pesky scandal of being a newly divorced single mother. Amanda tells her she figured something was up when she requested a copy of her birth certificate and saw that it identified Alexis Carrington as her mother [there's a dead giveaway], while her father was listed as unknown. Alexis explains that her birth happened around the time that Blake gave her the dumperoo after catching her in bed with Roger Grimes...and soon after that, she jetted off to Switzerland, raw dogged it with a nameless ski instructor, and got herself knocked up. Amanda says she's miffed that she'll never know her father...and when Alexis insists that she really does loves her, Amanda retorts, "Prove it. Tell the world who I really am."
Over at the La Mirage, Blake asks Dominique for help locating Rashid Ahmed, 'cause he wants him to admit that he double-crossed him on the South China Sea oil lease debacle, and hopes that this confession will do something to help recoup all the millions he's lost. Dominique agrees to help, then asks Blake if he'll finally trust her and declare to the world that she's his sister...but he shakes his head and says he's not prepared to promise anything like that.
Steven is packing up his office at ColbyCo when his [spoiler] future gay lover, Luke Fuller, stops by. He tells Steven he's the new executive assistant to the PR director and for some reason needs someone at Steven's level to sign off on a press release. Steven snappishly says he'll do it tomorrow...but then immediately regrets his bitchitude and quickly looks over the press release and gives him the green light to publish it. Luke remarks on how stressed he seems and takes the liberty of straightening his tie - just as Claudia arrives, gives the two a knowing look, and gets introduced as Steven's wife-beard. After Luke hastily excuses himself, Steven tells Claudia he can't make lunch 'cause he's off to Alexis' penthouse to see what her mood is like now that she's no longer in prison for Porn-'stache's murder.
Steven tells Alexis he's all packed up and ready to leave ColbyCo, and that he knows she'll probably never forgive him for testifying against her at the trial - even though he was merely recounting what he thought he saw. Alexis admits that, yep, she was very hurt the day he testified, but that she could feel his pain both then and now...and since she's no longer behind bars, she'd rather not carry any grudges against her own children. She forgives him for his testimony, declares it the past, and insists that their future at ColbyCo is what's important now. Steven's like, "Hurray!" and promises to make it up to her.
Krystle drops by the La Mirage to invite Claudia to lunch, but Claudia says she's too busy working...plus she continues to be irked that Steven didn't confide in her about witnessing Porn-'stache's murder. Krystle assures her that Steven loves her, but Claudia's convinced that they're drifting apart...not least 'cause ColbyCo just hired a new gay PR guy who's clearly smitten with her formerly (?) gay husband.
At the penthouse, Alexis is hosting a little 'Welcome home from prison, me!' party and has invited Dex, Steven, Claudia, Adam, and Jeff to attend. As everyone toasts Alexis' freedom, Amanda is somehow able to saunter into the apartment (once again without a key or access code) clutching a newspaper. She smugly informs everyone that she just outed Alexis as her bio mom...and Alexis snatches the paper from her, reads the scandalous headline 'Alexis Colby Secret Revealed', and snaps, "You little bitch!" and gives Amanda a hard smack across the face.
Blake is reading the newspaper article over breakfast and says that Alexis will either have to sue the paper or admit that Amanda Bedford is her daughter...then chuckles and adds, "Either way, it's going to be quite a show." That it is, Blake. That it is. When Steven makes judgey remarks about Amanda's decision to go to the press, Blake tells him not to be so hard on her, and that she's probably having a difficult time adjusting to her new reality as Alexis' second long lost spawn. He asks what Amanda's like, incidentally, so Claudia describes her as elegant and feisty...in other words, a lot like Fallon.
Alexis and her adorable lapdog (!) are lounging in bed together, enjoying a leisurely breakfast when Amanda strides in and demands to know why she was summoned. Alexis tells her she needs to talk to her about some stuff, insists she fully deserved that hard face smack, and denies that giving her up at birth and then never ever mentioning her existence to anyone constitutes a betrayal. Alexis makes it clear that she'll tolerate no more public airing of their dirty laundry, then invites her to move into the penthouse...which makes sense, seeing as how Amanda just keeps wandering in and out of there whenever she feels like it anyway. Amanda squeals excitedly and says she's decided to change her last name to Carrington, since technically Alexis was still a Carrington when she gave birth...and Alexis rolls her eyes and dismissively retorts, "That's part of my past."
Krystle's obstetrician gives her a clean bill of health, and also gives her the OK to go back to her PR job at Denver Carrington. On her way out, she runs into Alexis, who weirdly assumes she was just at the jewelers (located next door to the doctor's) and even more weirdly warns her about how Blake will turn on her if she so much as makes one false move. Krystle smugly replies, "I don't make false moves" and climbs into her chauffeured car.
Back at the penthouse, Alexis tells Dex she wants to call off their romantic vacation so she can work things out with Amanda, and Dex gets miffed and grumbles, "But I already booked the yacht! Plus, I was going to propose!" When Alexis visibly flinches at the prospect of matrimony, Dex says that despite her being "married" to her children, business, and memories of Blake "there's been more fire between us than any man you've ever had in your life." Alexis concurs that, yep, things always get super hot whenever they hit the sheets, then makes it clear that she's saying no to marriage, not the fire. Dex tries to storm off angrily, but she pulls him toward her and coos, "Dex...Dex...don't go" ... and when he sullenly tells her to give him a reason to stay, she plants a big smooch on his lips and whispers, "Make love to me" and he perks up and looks all into it.
At the La Mirage, Amanda complains to Adam that her whole life has suddenly changed now that she's Alexis' long lost daughter...and Adam agrees that, yep, learning you have totally different bio parents decades later is definitely an adjustment. Jeff stumbles over and asks who "the blonde" is, then pretends he just remembered that her name is Amanda. That was a bizarre exchange. Adam growls at him to lower his voice and get lost...and once he's out of earshot, Amanda just shrugs and says she doesn't mind being at the center of an embarrassing spectacle. Adam remarks that she's a lot like Fallon...but way cuter and nicer to talk to - like a Fallon 6.0 - and then the two sit down at a table and stare at each other with intrigued expressions.
Post-doink, Alexis sneaks out of bed and tiptoes downstairs to call Rosalind in London. When she chides her cousin for allowing Amanda to travel to the U.S., Rosalind wryly tells her that Amanda is impossible to stop once she sets her mind to something (just like Fallon! LOL). Alexis warns her that if Blake happens to call and ask her about Amanda's bio dad, she's to reveal nothing...then warns that if she blabs the truth, she'll rat her husband out for his recent embezzlement schemes.
Krystle puts on a nun's habit style maternity frock and joins Blake at the breakfast table. He happily tells her that a well in Alaska struck oil last night, which means he doesn't have anymore cash flow problems. Krystle's like, "That's nice" and tells him how excited she is to return to work...and Blake stares back at her blankly and goes, "Work..?" then shakes his head and says, "Nope, I can't allow that." Krystle says the doctor gave her the OK to return to Denver Carrington, but Blake argues that it's too risky for her to be out in the world in her delicate condition, then points out that there's probably not much point to her coming back to Denver Carrington, since she's already seven months pregnant and would just have to leave again in a few weeks. Fair point. Krystle gets miffed and asks him if he thinks she doesn't fit in with his business anymore 'cause of what happened during the last episode with Hal Lombard, but Blake insists that his concern has nothing to do with that creep, and that her only job at the moment is to be a baby incubator until she's ready to deliver a healthy Carrington heir.
Claudia suggests to Steven that they take Danny to the zoo, but he declines and says he's too busy with work all weekend. Claudia moans about how she's increasingly feeling like an afterthought, and he snappishly retorts that he and Luke were just talking, not flirting...despite the total flirt vibe that was crackling between them while Luke was adjusting his tie.
Dominique informs Blake that she found Rashid Ahmed in Turkey, and he's like, "Great!" and orders her to fly there asap and somehow get him to confess to double-crossing him on the South China Sea deal so he can be all, "A-ha!" and hope it results in something positive happening for Denver Carrington.
Blake tracks down Adam in the mansion's workout room and tells him he wants him to accompany Dominique to Turkey 'cause he doesn't trust her and needs someone to keep an eye on her...and Adam's all, "Fuuuuuuuuck...why does it have to be me?" That's the spirit.
Dominique is dining at the La Mirage with Blake and Krystle when they notice Alexis and Amanda enter the restaurant. Amanda approaches their table and introduces herself, and wanks Blake about what a devilishly handsome silver fox he is. She informs everyone that she's officially changing her name to Amanda Carrington...and Blake's all, "But won't that be confusing?" (very funny, show), then says he figured she'd be a lot younger. When he asks her how old she is, Alexis interjects by snapping, "It's rude to ask a woman her age" and pulls Amanda away from the table and steers her out of the restaurant. Blake stares after them with a contemplative expression on his face.
Blake calls Rosalind Bedford and peppers her with questions about who Alexis was doinking around the time she got pregnant with Amanda - but Rosalind says that Alexis deserves her privacy and declines to reveal anything. A few seconds later, Krystle ambles into the study looking pensively disgruntled, and a contrite looking Blake says he doesn't want to quarrel anymore about refusing to reinstate her in his company. Krystle explains that she mostly wants to come back to Denver Carrington so they don't start drifting apart, but Blake just shrugs and urges her to think about the new life she's about to bring into the world...and to please shut up about her career aspirations.
Amanda is having breakfast at the penthouse when Dex breezes in and shoots her a stink-eyed glare mixed with raw desire. She asks him whassup with all the sexy hostility, so he comes right out and accuses her of sponging off of Alexis...then sourly says she fits right in with her brothers, who always expect "mummy" to solve their problems. Amanda retorts, "Mummy is our problem...maybe she's yours too" and makes it clear she's in Denver to stay, and that if he makes Alexis choose between them, he'll lose.
Jeff is approached at the La Mirage tennis courts by a woman who introduces herself as Nicole Simpson. She compliments his forehand and asks if she can play him some time, and the two agree to get together on the courts tomorrow morning. The two sit down and exchange chitchat - her husband recently died - and he perks up at her newly single status and invites her to have dinner with him tonight.
Later, Nicole stares at a photo of Peter De Vilbis and sadly says, "You died too soon", then leaves her room to meet up with Jeff for dinner.
Steven and Claudia are about to go out for dinner when Luke Fuller calls to inform Steven that there's been an oil spill in Santa Barbara that requires an immediate press release - which, in turn, requires Steven to go to the office so that he can personally sign off on it. I wonder why Luke can't just refer the signing off of these type of things to his boss, the PR director. Steven says he'll be there soon, then tells Claudia he has an emergency press release to attend to...and she gets angry and storms into the bathroom.
Claudia is sitting at the La Mirage bar, staring glumly into space, when a good looking man seats himself beside her and introduces himself as Dean Caldwell. He explains that he owns an art gallery and that they met at a charity ball last year. He then jokes about how miserable she looks and invites her to join him for dinner, and she's like, "Sure, why the hell not?"
Blake spots Amanda shopping in downtown Denver and asks his driver to pull over. He leaps out of his car and offers to help her with her packages, then tries to get the skinny on her father. She tells him she has no idea who he is, and repeats Alexis' nonsense about being fathered by a nameless ski instructor in Switzerland. When she reveals that she's twenty-one years old, Blake scrunches his wrinkly face in confused contemplation.
Blake marches over to the penthouse and snarls, "There was no ski instructor!" and points out to Alexis that the math doesn't support that lie. Alexis says she's furious that he spoke to Amanda without her consent and says she has nothing to do with him - but Blake says he's pretty sure that Amanda's his daughter [or, at the very least, Roger Grimes' daughter] and that he's determined to get confirmation of her paternity. As he storms off, Alexis cries, "You'll never prove it! Never!" and shakes her head dramatically from side to side.
Recap: Dex drops by the detention center to visit a despondent Alexis, who moans to him about how miserable and hopeless she is at the thought of spending the rest of her life behind bars. Dex vows to do everything in his power to free her - just as Adam enters the visitors' room and announces that he just filed for an appeal. Dex snarkishly reminds him that Alexis fired him as her attorney, and that the only reason she got convicted was 'cause he screwed the pooch on her case. When the two start bickering back and forth, Alexis yells at them to shut up and focus their energies on getting her out of this hellhole.
An attractive blonde, British-accented woman - our first glimpse of long lost Carrington daughter, Amanda! - shows up at the detention center to pay a visit to Alexis, but is told by the clerk-guard that she must first apply for permission. She's like, "Er, OK..?" and begins filling out the paperwork - just as Dex strides over and gives her an appreciative once-over. Amanda makes it clear that she too likes what she sees, then tells the clerk-guard to forget about her visit request, 'cause she doubts Alexis would want to see her anyway.
Steven is up late, working the phones to keep business running smoothly at ColbyCo. Claudia urges him to chillax and get ready for bed, and he perks up at the mention of bed and purrs, "Mmm...I like the sound of that." Claudia's all, "Ick" and refuses to indulge his horny impulses and chides him for always using sex to stifle his emotions...and he shoots her an irritated stink-eye and storms out of the room.
Blake invites Dominique over to the mansion to celebrate Denver Carrington getting back on its feet financially, courtesy of her sizable investment. He and Krystle usher her into the study, where they sip champagne and look over a map of prospective drilling sites. Dominique fights the urge to yawn and says she should probably get going now...and once she's out of earshot, Krystle tells Blake it's obvious he doesn't trust the woman. Before Blake can retort, he gets a phone call from Hong Kong and barks at whoever he's talking to, "I want Ahmed found quickly!", which was kind of random, but OK.
Dex is questioning a bartender at the La Mirage about who Mark Jennings mostly hung out with when he worked at the hotel. The bartender reports that, aside from his blechy May-December fling with Alexis, he only ever saw him hang out with disgraced ex-Congressman Neil McVane. Mmm hmm..
Back at the detention center, Alexis tells Adam she's miffed to hear that Denver Carrington is bouncing back after nearly going bankrupt...and Adam explains that it's only 'cause Blake got a ginormous infusion of cash from the extremely wealthy Dominique Deveraux. Alexis curses Dominique for putting a wrench in her plan to destroy Blake, then implores Adam again to pleeeeeeeease get her out of this wretched prison.
Steven is lunching with Hal Lombard in an effort to sweet talk him into accepting his bid for the oil drilling site, Flatlands Field. Hal informs him that Blake is also interested in the site...so Steven mulls that over, but decides that since he's going about the bidding process all fair and square, there's no reason Blake should get his panties in a twist if his bid fails.
Steven stops by the mansion to tell Blake he's been negotiating with Hal Lombard to acquire the Flatlands Field, and to make it clear he's doing this solely for the good of ColbyCo and not to deliberately piss him off. Blake says he also plans to woo Hal over the bid and predicts, "It's going to be one helluva fight", then asks Steven if he's doing this to get back on Alexis' good side. When Steven admits that, yep, that's the primary motivator, Blake warns him not to get sucked in by Alexis's manipulations - but Steven's like, "Whatever" and says he's still going to do whatever it takes to win.
Billy Dee Williams makes a surprising reappearance on Dynasty and drops by Dominique's La Mirage suite, demanding to know why she sold her casino and two nightclubs without telling him. She says she did it to free up the money so she could transfer it to Blake...and when Billy Dee scrunches his face in puzzlement and asks what her involvement with the old goat is, she tells him he's her half brother. Billy Dee's all, "Wha-a-a-a?!" and asks why she'd float him that much cash, so she tells him she did it so "he could regain his crown" so she could promptly snatch it away from him...and by it she means the company, his mansion, and whatever other valuable assets he owns. Billy Dee mulls that over and decides he likes the idea of Dominique getting everything she strongly feels she's entitled to and asks her if she really thinks she can bury Blake Carrington. She smugly replies, "I always get what I want" ... and then the two start going at it.
Jeff is in the La Mirage dining room, enjoying an evening of binge-drinking with his newest clique of pretty white friends. He spots Claudia doing some paperwork at the bar and ambles over to chat. When he remarks that he's been avoiding visiting Alexis at the detention center, Claudia counters with, "You've been avoiding a lot" and asks him if all this over-drinking is really the best way to cope with the loss of Fallon. Jeff snaps at her for lecturing him, then creepishly propositions her...and when Claudia shoots him a WTF? glare, he apologizes and sheepishly slinks back to his table.
Dex and Adam decide to join forces and follow up on various leads that could potentially exonerate Alexis - leads that Adam, for some reason, didn't think to follow up on during his prep for the trial. The two convene at the penthouse, where Amanda suddenly sashays down the stairs, shoots Dex a come hither grin, and casually strolls into the elevator. Dex is all, "The fuck was that?", then tells Adam he saw that hottie at the detention center earlier.
Dex pays Alexis another visit and tells her that a good looking blonde woman was wandering around her penthouse, and Alexis just kind of shrugs and says she can't imagine who that might be, and chalks up the home invasion to "a curiosity seeker". She quickly changes the subject to how hard it is for her to be caged up all day, and Dex assures her he's pretty sure that a key piece of evidence that will blow the Porn-'stache murder case wide open will reveal itself before the end credits start rolling.
Dominique tells Billy Dee Williams she knows he's been having financial trouble with whatever business he's currently running, and he sheepishly nods and says he didn't want to 'fess up to his failures. He then says he's worried about the state of their marriage 'cause he doesn't think she would have abandoned her plot to destroy Blake in favor of directing the necessary resources to help out her own husband...and when Dominique just stares quietly into space, he gives her a cheek kiss and exits the suite.
Over lunch, Claudia chides Steven for not telling her that he witnessed Alexis tossing Mark over the balcony the night he was killed...and is also miffed that he chose to confide this in Krystle instead of her. She tells him that their marriage isn't worth anything if he's not honest with her [or goes back to doinking men], and an irked Steven tells her to not make a big deal out of this.
Dex enters the penthouse looking for Adam for another meeting of the minds. When there's no sign of him, he steps onto the balcony and is startled when he sees what appears to be Alexis standing near the railing. Adam steps out of the shadows and demonstrates that "the person" he thought was Alexis is actually a mannequin with a poofy brown hairdo that strongly resembles Alexis. He says, "We've been going about this the wrong way" and tells Dex he now believes that some nefarious person someone wanted Steven to think he witnessed Alexis committing the murder.
Adam and Dex decide to question Dina Hartley, the woman who testified about seeing Alexis on the balcony when Mark was murdered, and ask her to please recount everything that happened that night. She obliges and tells them that she was hosting a birthday party and snapped a bunch of photos - and Adam perks up at that and asks her if they could examine them. As he and Dex browse through the photos, they scrutinize one in particular, do a non-subtle double take, and ask Dina for permission to borrow the negatives.
Blake is wooing Hal Lombard at the mansion in an effort to secure the Flatlands Field when Krystle enters the room and is all "Ack!" by the sight of the creep. Hal walks over to her and expresses regret for her "interpretation of my behavior" and hands her a small token of his non-apology: a glittery bracelet. Krystle stares at him in utter incredulity and tells him she recently sold all of her jewelry - except for her wedding ring, which is all she wants or needs, then whirls around and stalks out of the room. Hal gets visibly upset and tells Blake that his cunty wife now owes him an apology - but Blake says she doesn't owe him shit and urges him to stick to business. Hal's like, "Fuck that" and says he was about to sign a letter of intent for Denver Carrington's successful bid on the Flatlands Field, but is now refusing 'cause of what a giant dickwad Krystle still thinks he is - LOL - and storms out.
Later, Krystle chides Blake for bringing that scumbag into their home after the creepy way he came onto her last time he was over, and Blake snarlingly points out that if she hadn't come home sooner than expected, she wouldn't have ruined his deal. He admonishes her for being naive about business, then comes right out and tells her she's "turning into a problem". Yeesh. Sounds like Blake's metamorphosing back into the douchewad husband he was during much of Season 1.
Adam and Dex get one of Dina's photographs developed as a blow-up and they're like, "Jackpot!" when they see that it shows a person standing next to Mark on the balcony who is clearly not Alexis.
Steven stops by the detention center to discuss ColbyCo business with Alexis, but she just glares hatefully at him and says he no longer works at the company 'cause she no longer has a son named Steven Carrington. Steven tells her he wishes he hadn't seen what he thinks he saw that night...but since he did, he had no choice but to tell the jury. He changes the subject to Hal Lombard and tells her that he scored Flatlands Field, but she looks unimpressed and says there's no amount of money that can buy her love...then snarkishly tells him to stay away 'cause the sight of him makes her sick. Ouch.
A dejected Steven returns to Carrington manor and runs into Krystle in the vestibule. He glumly tells her he just visited Alexis, and that she refuses to forgive him for testifying against her in court. Krystle reminds him that Alexis is extremely distraught at the moment, but is certain that deep down she loves her children and will eventually come around.
Adam and Dex march over to Neil McVane's apartment, barge their way inside, and accuse him of killing Mark Jennings. When McVane pretends he has no idea what they're talking about, Adam shows him the photo they just had developed, which shows McVane standing on the penthouse balcony wearing a poofy brown wig and Alexis' black cape. When Dex snarls, "Was it you??", McVane slumps into a sofa chair, stares contemplatively into space, and spacily says he worked very hard to get to the top...and that, in one fell swoop, Alexis destroyed him and made him into a laughingstock. [I notice he conveniently left out the part about the genesis for him becoming a laughingstock: his pedophile-esque affair with a governor's underage daughter.] He admits to becoming enraged at Mark for reneging on their plan to exact revenge on Alexis, so he retaliated by sneaking into the penthouse through the service entrance, found Mark standing on the balcony, quickly disguised himself to look like Alexis so that she'd be framed for the murder, and shoved Mark's stunt dummy to its death. He then glares up at Dex and Adam and growls, "He deserved to die!"
When Dex rushes over to the detention center to tell Alexis about McVane confessing to Mark's murder, she woots with joy while doing a lot of dramatic, side-to-side head shaking. LOL. She hugs Dex, tells him how happy she is that this tedious prison storyline is finally over, and gives him a big smooch.
Krystle tells Blake she's unpleasantly surprised to hear that Alexis was unjustly framed for murder, and Blake condescendingly tells her she's so childlike in the way she sees the world: as black and white. She refrains from smacking the old goat for talking down to her and tells him she's sorry he lost the bid for the Flatlands Field. He demands to know if he can count on her trust and support, or expect her to continue to challenge and doubt him...and Krystle says that while she loves him, she's not going to turn her conscience over to him. He shakes his head in dismay and growls, "Then I think we're in for a stormy time" and ambles out of the room while Krystle stares after him with a look of pensive concern.
Alexis makes a triumphant return to her penthouse, wearing an elaborate fur ensemble that she felt the need to deck herself out in for the short ride home from the detention center. Dex urges her to go upstairs and get some rest - just as Amanda comes sauntering into the living room. When Dex asks her why in blazes she keeps popping up in a penthouse she has no business being in, she explains that she's a guest on the tenth floor...which, I guess, implies that she's somehow able to wander into this private residence without a key or access code. When Dex threatens to call the police, Alexis says, "No, don't. I know her" and asks him to leave her alone with this mysterious stranger...and he just kind of shrugs disinterestedly and hops onto the elevator. Alexis haughtily asks Amanda what she's doing here, and Amanda says she heard she was in trouble and flew to Denver to see if there was anything she could do to help. When she punctuates that last thing with the word mother, Alexis stares back at her with a strange mixture of disdain and incredulity.
Recap: Inside the courthouse, Alexis hugs Dex and poutishly expresses her concern about Steven being called as a witness for the prosecution. Dex assures her that she can't be punished for something she didn't do - but Alexis argues that she's already been punished for something she didn't do by being forced to languish in a jail cell (for the past two episodes) while Porn-'stache's real killer roams free.
Blake tells Krystle he's off to the bank to beg Avril Dawson for more money 'cause apparently one of Denver Carrington's biggest oil fields is drying up, and he doesn't want his cash flow to dry up...plus, the next mortgage payment to Alexis is due soon and he doesn't want to risk foreclosure. Krystle tells him that Steven has been called to testify against Alexis, now that word has finally gotten out he saw what happened at the penthouse the night Mark's stunt dummy was pitched off the balcony. Blake scrunches his face concernedly and says it's going to suck for Steven to have to "crucify his own mother".
Jeff is playing tennis at the La Mirage with a cute blonde when a different cute blonde sashays over to invite him over to her suite for a private lunch. Jeff says he can't do lunch and suggests dinner, but she says she can't make it and will call him another time. The tennis blonde looks miffed and remarks on how many women he's currently juggling, then snarkishly adds, "No wonder Fallon divorced you." Haha! Jeff bitterly retorts that he should have gone ahead and cheated on Fallon 'cause she seemed to prefer being in the company of philandering hustlers. A few seconds later, he walks past a radio that just happens to be broadcasting a news report on Alexis' trial, and the report specifically mentions that Steven Carrington has just been called to testify.
Inside the judge's chambers, Adam snarks at Michael Cunningham for unexpectedly calling Steven to the stand, so Michael explains that he was only recently made aware of Steven's presence at the scene of the crime. Adam implores the judge to give him extra time to prepare for his cross-examination of Steven, but the judge refuses to drag out this tedious storyline any longer than necessary and tells him the trial will resume as scheduled.
Michael cross-examines Steven on the stand, dramatically asking him where he was when Mark's stunt dummy plunged to its death...and when Steven says he had just arrived at his mother's penthouse building, the courtroom spectators gasp and titter excitedly. LOL. He explains that he was there 'cause he was bringing over some papers Alexis needed to sign - but before he had a chance to enter her building, he was startled by the sight of Mark's stunt dummy being thrown off the penthouse floor balcony. Michael asks him if he saw the person who pushed Mark to his death, and Steven is forced to admit that, yep, he saw his mother on the balcony...even though it's a pretty long way up to the penthouse balcony from the ground level, and without a set of binoculars handy, I highly doubt it'd be possible for anyone staring up from the sidewalk to make a definitive, positive ID that could stand up as evidence in a murder trial. Alexis looks shocked by Steven's implausible revelation and springs up from her chair and shrieks, "That's a lie!" and asks Steven how he could dooooooo this to his own mother.
Adam cross-examines Steven by highlighting the many differences of opinion he (Steven) and Alexis had with respect to ColbyCo, then accuses Steven of falsely testifying against Alexis 'cause he wants to ship her off to prison in order to take over the company. Seems like a weak defense strategy, but OK. On re-direct, Michael asks Steven if he loves his mother...and Steven softly says he does, but that he's positively, undeniably, absolutely certain he saw her shove Mark's stunt dummy off the penthouse balcony. Michael asks how he knows this for certain, so Steven says he recognized her fluffy '80s 'do, along with the outfit she had on, which was the same thing she wore to Fallon's engagement party: a black beaded dress with a matching cape. For some reason, this detail causes much tittering among the courtroom spectators, and Michael adds to the drama when he needlessly asks Steven to re-confirm that the black beaded dress was the outfit he saw her in when he witnessed Mark's stunt dummy plunge to his death...and Steven's like, "Uh, yes..? Isn't that what I just said?" LOL.
Back at the Denver Detention Center, an enraged Alexis rails at Steven for giving such damaging testimony - and he retorts by insisting that he really did see her kill Mark. Alexis vigorously denies committing Porn-'stache's murder, throws it into Steven's face that she [obviously reluctantly] accepted his gay lifestyle when no one else in the family would, then shrieks, "Right now I disown you! I no longer have a gay son named Steven!"
Blake is summoned to the La Mirage by Dominique and joins her at her table in the patio restaurant for a decadent lunch. She hands him a check for $50 million and sassily declares that, in exchange for the investment, she wants 51% of Denver Carrington. Blake refuses and says it's always been a family held corporation...and when Dominique reminds him that she's claiming to be family, Blake clarifies that since he's the company's founder, he wouldn't be willing to give away 51% of the company to anyone for any amount. He offers her 40% of the company for an investment of $70 million, and she chirps, "Deal!" and the two shake on it. She gushes about how excited she is about getting in on a great oil deal...and when Blake promises to make her a fortune, she solemnly declares, "I want to be a Carrington at any cost", and Blake reacts by staring mutely into space as the two clink their glasses of champagne.
Blake drops by the detention center to give Alexis a check that covers the balance of the mortgage on Carrington manor...even though Alexis currently has no way of cashing the check. He changes the subject to Steven and urges her to look past her anger at their son and try to understand how agonizing it must have been for him to testify against his own mother. Alexis stubbornly refuses to forgive him, or any of her enemies for that matter, and vows that once she's done crawling her way out of this hellish predicament, she's going to make everyone pay for their treachery. So there!
Blake and Krystle are dining at La Mirage when a sleazy business associate of Blake's, Hal Lombard, stops by their table. He tells Blake he heard from Billy Waite that he's been trying to scrape together a giant loan to restructure Denver Carrington, then chides Blake for not coming to him to beg for money. Blake says he assumed that the loan would be too high risk for him, but that he'll keep him in mind next time he needs a large infusion of cash...which should be soon, considering how rapidly Blake seems to be burning through multi-million dollar loans. Hal looks satisfied enough with that, then starts bellyaching about the shitty living conditions he's enduring during his Denver stay, so Blake invites him to crash at Carrington manor. Hal's like, "Yippee!" and rushes off to pack...and when Krystle says that Hal seems like a nice guy, Blake warns her he's a sleazy cretin, and that he's only being nice to him 'cause he has the kind of cash he may need to borrow.
The next day, Krystle is called to testify at Alexis' trial...and when Adam asks her what her relationship is to the accused, she calls it strained...which I thought was a pretty mild descriptor considering the various 'punch and slap' cat fights the two have slugged it out in over the past three seasons. When Adam asks her about her last conversation with Mark, she testifies that he told her he felt on top of the world, but that he knew of someone who wanted to push him "off of that world" ... then is forced to admit that Mark never directly associated Alexis with that threat.
Over a luxurious looking lunch feast, Alexis tells Adam she really really wants to get on the witness stand and testify on her own behalf...and when he tells her what a boneheaded idea he thinks that is, she gets angry and snappishly fires him as her attorney.
Inside the judge's chambers, the judge cautions Alexis against defending herself in court. Alexis assures him that she knows all the risks, but somehow still considers herself fully competent to act as her own attorney.
Alexis takes the stand and tells the jury the truth as she sees it. She testifies that on the night Mark fell to his death, he was drunk and propositioned her for sex...which she reacted to by telling him to get lost, and then went upstairs to shower and change for Fallon's engagement party. When she came back downstairs, Mark was no longer there, so she assumed he had left...and it was only when she arrived at La Mirage for her daughter's engagement party that she heard about his grisly splatting. When Michael cross-examines her, he asks her to confirm if she wore a black beaded dress with a matching cape...and she admits that, yes, she wore a black beaded dress, but not a cape. Apparently, it hadn't been delivered to the penthouse, so she opted to wear her fur instead. (This is surely a detail that will be important to us later.) Michael dramatically pulls the black cape out of a bag and says that the police had found it stuffed in a trash can near her building, then shows the jury a large rip in the cape and speculates about how it must have gotten ripped when Mark grabbed onto it for dear life. Alexis continues testifying that since Mark had long overstayed his welcome on Dynasty, he was becoming such a pain-in-the-ass for her that she gave him 100K just to get rid of him...and Michael perks up at that and asks her precisely how much of a pain-in-the-ass he was. Alexis takes the bait and instantly gets all heated as she rails to the court that Porn-'stache was a cheap hustler who was beneath contempt and, yes, deserved to die - and the courtroom spectators are all, "Wha-a-a?!" and begin tittering in earnest. LOL. Alexis stares sheepishly at the jury and adds, "But I didn't kill him!" while Michael grins smugly at the outburst he was just able to successfully provoke.
That evening, Krystle is unwinding on the couch while she watches news coverage of the murder trial. A man appears behind her and starts rubbing her shoulders - and when she realizes that the hands belong to Hal Lombard, she's all, "Ack!" and yells at him to stop touching her. Hal looks unfazed at his creepiness and says he'd really like to get it on with her despite:
Krystle orders him to get the hell out of Carrington manor, and Hal grins stupidly and cackles, "It's been a pleasure. Nearly", then saunters out of the room. What a weirdo.
Later, Krystle informs Blake that she threw Hal out of the house for making a blechy pass at her, and concurs about what a sleazy cretin he is. Blake chuckles and chides her for taking Hal so seriously and explains that it's the man's mission in life to flirt with every beautiful woman he stumbles across. Krystle somehow restrains herself from smacking him for the obnoxiously sexist remark and calls Hal's inappropriate behavior offensive and makes it clear that she never wants to see the creep again. Blake agrees and says that from now on he'll conduct business with Hal at the office...and Krystle looks appalled that he'd still be willing to do business with a scumbag like that.
During closing statements, Michael reminds the jury that Alexis had motive, opportunity, and capability to commit murder...and invokes Steven's bombshell testimony. Alexis closes by telling the jury that the prosecutor is ass-backwards wrong about her murdering abilities. She admits to being wealthy and self-centered even on the best of days, and is guilty of many egregious things...but murdering Mark isn't one of them.
Later, Alexis is lounging on her detention center bed when Adam drops by to tell her she did an awesome job on her closing statement...after the clusterfuckery that was her lawyer-less testimony. She cries, "At least I have one son who cares!" and the two hug.
Steven is wandering around Alexis' penthouse, then steps onto the balcony and looks down towards the street and has another flashback of Mark's stunt dummy hurtling towards the ground. Dex suddenly appears behind him, demands to know what he's doing here, and chides him for hating his own mother. As the two start bickering, Dex taunts Steven by accusing him of blaming Alexis for turning him "into the sniveling fag he's always been", and Steven's all, "The fuck you just say??!" and lunges at him. The two roll around the balcony, where Steven nearly gets thrown over the railing (!), then crash through the patio door and continue rolling around the living room. After punching each other in the face, the two idiots collapse on the carpet, too exhausted to fight anymore.
Alexis is told by the detention guard to get dressed 'cause the jury has reached a verdict.
Inside the courtroom, the verdict is passed to the judge, who passes it to his clerk. She declares that in the matter of Mark's unfortunate demise, Alexis has been found guilty in the first degree. Egads! Amid all the tittering among the courtroom spectators, the camera pans over the cast...and we see that Adam, Steven, and Dex are staring grimly into space, while Michael Cunningham and Krystle do little to hide their glee at the guilty verdict.
Recap: Alexis is lounging inside her cell at the Denver Detention Center, munching on caviar and other tasty looking delicacies, then washing it down with expensive champagne. Adam arrives at the jail, glares with disdain at her luxury food spread, and informs her that the guard who smuggled all this in for her just got fired. Alexis mutters, "Damn.." and says she had no choice but to bribe the now fired guard to bring in some high quality grub 'cause she couldn't bear the horrible prison food she was initially served. Adam asks her if she's ever heard of Michael Cunningham, then informs her that he's the Deputy District Attorney who will be prosecuting her case, and that he has an ax to grind against self-entitled rich people and will surely relish telling the jury all about her "privilege for a price" arrangements inside the detention center. Alexis scrunches her face concernedly, then says she'll just have to cling onto the hope that the jury couldn't possibly believe she's guilty of murder. Adam says he intends to handle her defense the way he sees fit and won't tolerate her micromanaging, and she smirks and warns that she may not be able to stop herself from offering a tiny suggestion or two. Adam snaps, "My way!" ... and Alexis rolls her eyes, unconvincingly replies, "Of course", and polishes off the rest of her champagne.
Krystle wanders into the mansion's games room and finds a troubled looking Steven shooting pool. She wanks him about how nice to her he was when she first became Blake's live-in trophy girlfriend, then says she'd like to return the favor and be a comforting sounding board for him. Steven contorts his face into a torturous expression and moans, "I've tried sooooo hard to wipe it out of my mind", then reveals that he saw Mark Jennings' killer. Krystle shoots him a stricken look of bewilderment and is all, "Say what?!", so he tells her that on the night of the murder, he had just arrived at his mother's penthouse building to drop off some papers and happened to see Mark's stunt dummy hurtling towards the ground...and when he looked up towards the balcony, he saw what appeared to be a man. Krystle asks him who it was, and somehow refrains from also asking why in the fuck he's never told any of this to the police, not least because his mother is on trial for Mark's murder - but he gets weirdly evasive and says, "Let's just forget about it." LOL. Krystle stares back at him in utter credulity as he reminds her that a moment ago she offered to be his friendly confidante...and that if she wants to stay in his good graces, she's going to have to keep her mouth shut about the bombshell he just dropped. What a bizarre, moody turd he is.
Dominique is in her luxury suite at the La Mirage, decked out in a flowy purple thing and playing the piano. Blake drops by to chide her for the abrupt way in which she delivered the startling news about her familial connection to him, then asks, "Who are you...really?" She gives him a condensed bio of herself and tells him that her father, Tom Carrington, had an affair with a seamstress (her mother), and to prove that Tom is indeed her father, she has a stack of postcards that Tom sent to her mother during the time they were allegedly hitting the sheets. She hands them to Blake, who glances at a couple of them, looks unimpressed, and points out that none of them is signed. Dominique insists that it's proof 'cause the messages on the postcards are in his (their) father's handwriting, and Blake calls her imaginative and says he's still pretty skeptical. Dominique haughtily retorts that since she was never accepted as a Carrington by her father, she now expects him to acknowledge her as his half-sister - but he's like, "Nah" and exits the suite.
Steven has a nightmare about Mark's killing and dreams that he sees Alexis standing on the balcony, which seems like a weird contradiction to his earlier claim to Krystle that the killer was a man. He wakes up in a cold sweat just as Claudia comes to bed, gives him a shoulder massage, and coos about how tense he's been lately. She urges him to open up to her more, but he says he's not interesting in talking anything out...and smoochingly mounts her despite her protests of him using hetero sex to block out his emotions.
Alexis arrives in court for the first day of her murder trial...and on her way to the courtroom, she's confronted by a sassy reporter named Philip Spaulding, who snidely asks her whassup with ColbyCo and refers to it as "a foundering ship". Alexis rails about his sick vendetta against her, then barks at Adam to immediately file a suit against him and "the rag he works for". Adam irritably reminds her that he's kinda busy defending her in the murder trial that's about to get underway, and grabs her by the arm and forcibly steers her towards the courtroom, where Michael Cunningham smarmily greets him and chuckles about his lack of trial experience. A few minutes later, court is in session...and Michael and Adam deliver their opening remarks. Michael claims that Alexis had motive and opportunity to kill her porn-'stache bodyguard, while Adam says that the case is a mockery based on weak circumstantial evidence.
Dominique invites Krystle over to the La Mirage to chit-chat and "make a friend inside the castle". Krystle comes right out and says she doesn't trust her, not least 'cause she's worried how she'll affect Blake, who's been hurt a lot this season. Dominique assures her that she has no intention of hurting Blake...but that it's nice to know her half-brother has such a protective, caring wife. She declares that one day she will be accepted as a Carrington and that someone (meaning Blake) is going to have to acknowledge her soon...or else.
A drunk Jeff is in bed, getting it on with a pretty blonde woman we've never seen before. He murmurs, "Mmm...you're so beautiful...God, I love you, Fallon..." and the blonde pauses the naked canoodling and goes, "Who the hell is Fallon?!" Jeff looks startled at having uttered his "dead" fiancee's name and breezily tells her that Fallon is just someone he knew when he was a kid. The woman reminds him that her name is Amy, then orders him to put his clothes on and get the hell out of her apartment.
Jeff drunkenly staggers into the mansion and accidentally knocks over a flower vase in the vestibule. Steven hears the commotion and ambles over, then lectures Jeff about how drinking is probably not the best way to deal with Fallon's death. Jeff grumbles that he really doesn't have much to grieve over, then growls, "She was a tramp!" and Steven responds by punching him in the face. Jeff accuses him of being in denial about what a tramp Fallon was for running off with her Eurotrash lover, then crawls upstairs to his bedroom to pass out.
During the trial, an elderly woman named Dina Hartley is on the witness stand, testifying that she lives directly across the street from Alexis' building and saw Mark standing on the balcony on the night of his murder. She adds that she saw someone on the balcony with him, but isn't sure if it was a man or woman, though she thinks it might possibly have been a woman. That sounds vague and unhelpful. For some reason Alexis gets so alarmed at the unstated implication that she was the murderer that she springs up from her chair and shouts, "What are you trying to do to me?! Liar!" LOL. She implores Adam to get the case dismissed, and he points out that he has no grounds to move for a dismissal and that she needs to keep quiet when court is in session. He requests a recess to confer with his client, and the judge grants him twenty minutes.
Adam steers Alexis into a private room and threatens to withdraw as her attorney if she doesn't immediately smarten up...and Alexis poutishly apologizes for her outburst and begs him to not abandon her. Adam says he won't accept a casual apology and that she's going to have to be more disciplined about keeping her mouth shut whenever the judge and jury is in hearing range...and fully put her trust in his hands. Alexis promises to obey, wanks him about what a brilliant attorney he is, and says she knows he'll get her acquitted.
Blake receives a subpoena from the District Attorney's office to testify at Alexis' trial, and he and Krystle are all, "Wha-at is this??"
The next day, Blake is on the witness stand, testifying that he and Alexis were married for nine tumultuous years before he filed for divorce after catching her in the sack with Roger Grimes...but conveniently leaves out the part about how he nearly beat Grimes to death with a large candlestick. Michael Cunningham asks him to describe "a certain incident" that occurred during a country club dinner, so Blake tells the court that Alexis had objected to something or other he'd said at dinner, then picked up a knife and shouted 'I'll kill you!' Michael perks up at the word kill, then dramatically leans toward Blake and needlessly asks him to clarify if kill means kill in "the commission of a violent act" sense of the word. Blake's like, "Er, yeah..?" and the courtroom spectators begin tittering excitedly. LOL. Michael asks Blake if he thinks Alexis is capable of violence...and after mulling over that question for a few seconds, he replies, "If provoked, yes."
Adam cross-examines Blake and invokes his conviction for manslaughtering Ted Dinard in Season 2. Blake admits that, much like Alexis, he had railed endlessly about being falsely accused and that his trial was a total miscarriage of justice. He's then forced to concede that Alexis probably didn't have much of a motive to kill Mark, remarking that the 100K blackmail check she gave him doesn't mean a whole lot to a woman as uber-wealthy as she is. After finishing with the cross-examination, Alexis poutishly thanks Blake for painting her in such a positive light...the recounting of the 'I'll kill you!' incident notwithstanding, I guess.
Dex drops by the detention center to visit Alexis, who's in an exuberant mood now that she's convinced herself that the trial is going well for her. She tells Dex that once this pesky legal proceeding resolves itself, she wants the two of them to go on a long romantic trip...and Dex looks into the idea, gives her an intense smooch, and the two earnestly exchange I love yous.
Krystle tells Blake she's a little miffed at him for offering testimony that might help Alexis get off for murder. Blake reminds her that it's the jury who decides whether or not she's guilty...but Krystle's like, "Whatever" and says she hates that Alexis is never held accountable for her crimes - like, for example, the time she shot her skeet rifle and and spooked Krystle's horse and caused her to have a miscarriage. She says she has a bad feeling that Alexis really did kill Mark Jennings and that she's going to get away with it...despite Steven telling her earlier he's pretty sure he spotted a man standing on the balcony right after seeing Mark's stunt dummy hurtling through the air.
Steven has another flashback of Mark's stunt dummy plunging to its death and is so troubled that he climbs out of bed and gets dressed. He tells Claudia he needs to go out and get some air.
Steven stops by the Denver Detention Center early the next morning to declare to Alexis that he loves her no matter what happens in the next day or so. Alexis senses nothing amiss with that odd pronouncement and coos about how much she's always loved him...and that she can't wait to be acquitted and make a home-cooked meal for him.
As Alexis sashays over to the courtroom for day two of her trial, she runs into Philip Spaulding - but this time she's able to smugly point out that ColbyCo's stock went up (after it went down the day before). I'm not a stock expert, but isn't that generally how the stock market functions?
Michael Cunningham dramatically announces that he's calling Steven Daniel Carrington to the witness stand, causing a lot of excited tittering among the courtroom spectators. As the Dynasty cast members gasp in surprise, the camera pans around the courtroom to capture the various levels of shock on everyone's face.
Recap: Jeff and Blake arrive in Seattle, where the sheriff informs them that two bodies were found inside the wreckage of a crashed plane. The male body was confirmed as Peter De Vilbis...and for some reason he's assuming that the female body is Fallon. Blake points out that since DNA testing wasn't yet mainstream in the early '80s, it's possible that the dead woman isn't actually Fallon - but when the sheriff shows Jeff the ring they found on the female victim's finger, Jeff tears up and confirms that it's Fallon's engagement ring. He then curses his "deceased" fiancee for running off with her Eurotrash ex-lover, then hands the ring to Blake and bitterly says he has zero desire to keep it.
At Carrington manor, Claudia and Krystle are having breakfast and recalling their fondest memories of Lindsay (blech) and Fallon. Blake telephones to inform Krystle that the Seattle sheriff has confirmed that Fallon was one of the two plane crash fatalities, then says that he and Jeff will be jetting back to Denver with her charred, unidentifiable remains. Krystle moans, "I'm soooo sorry", and Claudia contorts her face into a mournful expression before bursting into tears.
Steven is in the attic, crying as he looks at his and Fallon's childhood toys. Blake tiptoes into the room and tells him that this type of devastating loss can bring the family together - but Steven argues that if by family he means Adam, then no way in hell is he willing to even be civil to the man, then whines again about how pissed he still is that Sammy Jo absconded with Danny under Adam's watch. He tells Blake that later in the episode he'll be meeting up with Sammy Jo in a Los Angeles diner, and Blake assures him he'll do his best to help wrap up this tedious kidnapping subplot and get the tot safely back into Carrington custody.
Jeff is broodily binge-drinking in the study when Blake ambles into the room and suggests they plan a small funeral for Fallon, with just family members and a sprinkling of loyal household servants in attendance. Jeff's like, "Fine, whatever...I really don't give a shit about the hussy's final goodbye" and continues to broodily binge-drink.
Adam gives Blake a condolence hug and reminds him that someone is going to have to break the sad news to Alexis. And speaking of Alexis, he informs Blake that she got arrested after she was caught leaving the country - jetting off to Caracas to visit Billy Waite - and Blake's all, "She did wha-a-a-at??", but decides to put a pin in that disturbing nugget so they can focus on mourning their daughter.
Blake drops by the Denver Detention Center, where Alexis is forced to wear standard issue prison garb. She poutishly asks if something happened to Fallon...and after stammering incoherently for a few seconds, Blake tells her it's been confirmed: their daughter was [presumed] killed in a plane crash. Alexis is all, "Nooooo!!" and lashes out at Blake for stealing her children [long before Dynasty began filming] ... then sobbingly falls into his arms and squeaks, "What are we going to dooooo?!"
Back at Carrington manor, Blake is receiving condolences from various visitors when Billy Waite calls to turn down his loan request. Blake angrily demands to know what Alexis said to him that made him want to kill the deal, and Billy's like, "Oops, looks like I've got another call, bye!" and abruptly ends the call. LOL.
The next morning, Little Blake is sitting at the top of the mansion's main staircase, clutching his teddy and staring sadly into space. Jeff lowers himself next to him, asks him how he's doing, and assures him that his mommy is in heaven and no longer suffering from headaches. Little Blake sadly says his beloved puppy also left him to go to heaven, but that he'd much prefer it if both his puppy and mommy came back...and Jeff tears up and gives his tiny son a hug.
Dex is at the Denver Detention Center, puffing on a cigarette and visiting with Alexis, who wails that it never occurred to her that anyone in law enforcement would think she was fleeing the U.S. when she flew to Caracas while being out on bail, despite the judge sternly warning her to not leave the state of Colorado or else. Dex hands her a cigarette and admits he's growing increasingly concerned about all the circumstantial evidence that's starting to stack up against her, but Alexis says she doesn't want to talk 'bout that right now 'cause she's far too sad about Fallon's faux death to worry about her prison problems. She pleads with Dex to get her out of the Detention Center...and when he helplessly says there's nothing he can do to make that happen, she bangs on the door and cries, "Please let me out of here!"
The Carringtons - including Alexis, who must have gotten a day pass from the Detention Center - gather at the cemetery for Fallon's funeral. After a brief intro from the minister, the camera pans across the faces of the grief stricken mourners, and then Blake and Alexis deliver tearful goodbyes to their dearly departed daughter. When the coffin starts getting lowered, Jeff angrily growls, "If you really loved me, you wouldn't have left me for that bum. You bitch!" - bwahahahahaha! - and Blake shoots him the stink-eye and snarlingly asks him what the hell he's doing, desecrating his daughter's funeral like a drunken fool. Jeff hangs his head in shame, then grabs a hold of Little Blake's hand and watches the tot drop a flower atop his mother's casket.
Blake is pacing around his bedroom, angrily mulling over Billy Waite's decision to reject his loan request. Krystle chides him for pushing himself so hard as his company's CEO, and assures him she's A-OK with taking a break from being a rich trophy wife and living in a ridiculous 40+ room mansion. Blake gets irked and says the mansion is important to him 'cause it's where his children were born and raised - but Krystle points out that the memories wouldn't suddenly disappear if he were to scale back on his housing accommodations. She reminds the old goat that they will always have each other, along with their in-utero spawn. Ew.
Steven meets with Sammy Jo inside a Los Angeles diner...and she's chowing down on an insane amount of food, which seems so at odds with her super-slender frame. Ahh, to have the metabolism of '80s Heather Locklear. She snidely tells Steven that Danny is currently staying with friends, far away from L.A., and that she'll hand him over for no less than 30K a month. Steven stares at her incredulously and whines, "I don't have that kind of money!", so Sammy Jo reminds him that he has an uber-wealthy mother who does have that kind of money. She says she'll call him in a few days to flesh out the hand-off/monthly payment plan, and he glares at her and warns that if anything happens to Danny, he'll kill her. Sammy Jo rolls her eyes and continues packing away the carbs...and as Steven exits the diner and gets into his car, we see that Adam is parked across the street, quietly staring.
Late that night, while Sammy Jo and Danny sleep in their Travelodge motel room, Adam sneaks in through the window that Sammy Jo stupidly left open and tiptoes over to Danny's crib. Sammy Jo wakes up, looks alarmed, then shoots Adam a sexy smile and urges him to sashay over and give her a smooch. Adam obliges, creepily coos, "You're such a pretty girl", then proceeds to gag her with a silk scarf and tie her hands behind her back. He saunters back over to the crib and tells the tot, "Uncle Adam has come to take you home" and leaves the motel room with Danny while a restrained Sammy Jo kicks and lets out muffled screams of protest.
Back at Carrington manor, Adam regales Steven, Blake, and Krystle with the story of his brave rescue of Danny...and Claudia pops into the room to confirm that Danny is healthy and doing well. A contrite looking Steven thanks Adam and extends his hand, and Adam shakes it and tells him the rescue was Blake's idea. Blake nods, then grimly remarks that he highly doubts the writers are completely done with the recurring 'Sammy Jo wants to somehow use Danny in exchange for money' subplot.
Dominique Deveraux travels (in a fancy black car) to her old stomping grounds: a working class neighborhood in northern Denver. She greets her Aunt Bessie, and the two boringly reminisce about her childhood...and then Dominique tells her she's going to need to rummage through her mother's old trunk while staring wistfully into space.
Sammy Jo calls Steven to admit her embarrassment at being outsmarted by the Carringtons, then laughs about how the mansion probably isn't going to be theirs for much longer. She then contorts her face into an angry expression and vows, "I'm not finished with this yet."
Krystle gathers the non-essential house-servants together to announce that they're being laid off due to Blake's money woes. When Blake gets wind of the firings, he chides her for not consulting with him ahead of time...so she reminds him that back in Season 1 he officially put her in charge of all the hirings and firings at Carrington manor. Blake mutters unhappily to himself as he stalks out of the room.
Blake is moping in the study when manservant Gerard (who I see escaped the first round of layoffs) announces that Dominique Deveraux has arrived to pay her respects for Fallon. A few seconds later, Dominique sweeps into the study decked out in her luxurious fur coat, tells Blake that she just suffered a loss as well, and remarks on how much the two of them have in common. When Blake just stares back at her in blank confusion, she spells it out by saying, "Our blood, our genes" and tells him they shared a daddy. As she shoots him a smug grin, he's all, "Wha-a-a-a??!"
Recap: Blake and Krystle discuss their upcoming trip to Caracas to visit Billy Waite, a wealthy American businessman who enjoys evading U.S. law enforcement [hence him establishing his home base in Venezuela] and raising stallions. Krystle tells Blake she has a bad feeling about him begging Billy for money 'cause of his shady reputation, but Blake says that desperate times at Denver Carrington call for desperate measures, and that he needs to tap into financial aid wherever he can find it.
Alexis drops by Steven's office to fish for info about where Blake and Krystle jetted off to, but Steven clams up and tells her it's none of her business. He poutishly calls her out for disregarding all of his research on a potential bid for Louisiana oil leases, and she snaps at him to grow a pair and aspire to become a somebody in the oil world. He snaps back that, unlike her, his main priority in life isn't making himself filthy rich, and Alexis retorts that being filthy rich helps buy protection for the people she loves. She then stares mournfully into space, laments her upcoming murder trial, and wails, "I didn't kill anyone!" LOL.
Jeff arrives in Portland in his ongoing search for Fallon. He shows her photo to a guy who runs a hostel and asks if he's seen her, and the guy unconvincingly says he hasn't...and we see that a woman (Emily) is carefully eavesdropping in the background while scrunching her face in a WTF? expression. After Jeff has ambled out of hearing range, Emily asks the guy why he lied through his teeth just now, and he says he gave his word to Fallon that he wouldn't tell anyone the next clue in the obnoxious Find Fallon Scavenger Hunt.
Claudia and Steven are having lunch in Claudia's office at the La Mirage - but Steven just picks at his food and says he's lost his appetite ever since Fallon vanished and Danny was abducted. Claudia says he should be hopeful that Fallon will eventually reappear, albeit as a British brunette, and that Sammy Jo will need money and be in touch...but Steven glumly says she can't guarantee any of that and dickishly invokes the grisly death of her daughter in a Peruvian jungle. Claudia reminds him that dwelling on Lindsay's demise is what caused her second bout of squirrelliness, an ordeal she'd prefer he not have to endure.
Dominique is leafing through her private scrapbook on Blake - interesting, I never pegged Dominique as a scrapbooker - but hastily puts it away when Claudia drops by her suite. She shows Dominique the promo ad for her La Mirage stint and says she'd like to write up a short bio in case any of her listeners actually show an interest in what might have inspired her to become a solo lounge act. Dominique snappishly says she doesn't share the details of her private life with anyone, and Claudia immediately backs off - 'cause I'm pretty sure she only really gave the tiniest of rat's asses about writing up a bio in the first place - and asks her if she has a closing date in mind. Dominique tells her to put a pin in that until further notice...and after Claudia leaves, she gets on the phone with J.J., her personal flunky, and leaves him a bitchy message asking how much longer she's expected to hang around Yokellyville. She ends the message by snapping, "Call me back!"
Blake and Krystle arrive at Billy Waite's fancy estate in Caracas, and Billy greets them and gushes over Krystle's exquisiteness. He offers to show them to their quarters, and makes it a point to mention to Krystle that Blake once stayed there with Alexis...and Krystle contorts her face into a pensively defiant expression and assures him she's totes fine with it.
Blake tells Billy he needs a total of a billion dollars for a re-do on the South China Sea oil lease project, and promises that the returns will be ah-maaaazing. Billy mocks him for being so broke that he has to run around the globe, begging shitbags such as himself for financing...and Blake eats crow and concurs, then wanks him about being a smart risk-taker and insists that there's a fortune to be made. Billy promises to think it over.
Jeff drops by the penthouse to report to Alexis that he talked to some guy who runs a hostel in Portland, and that he's sure he was lying to him when he asked if he'd seen Fallon. He then remarks that he's been trying to call Blake, but can't seem to reach him in Caracas...and Alexis perks up and is all, "Car-a-cas?"
Krystle and Blake finish breakfast, then enjoy a leisurely stroll on Billy's sprawling estate. She asks if they can pleeeeease fly home today 'cause of how much she hates it here, but Blake says he has a strong hunch that Billy is going to agree to loan him money, so he'd prefer to stay in close vicinity so he can talk his ear off about the investment as much as humanly possible. Krystle's like, "OK, whatever, I just want us all to be happy and safe" and Blake says that the success of his deal with Billy will guarantee that.
Adam drunkenly stumbles into Carrington manor, loudly rambling nonsense while Steven glares at him in annoyance. He steers Adam over to the kitchen and asks whassup with his binge drinking, so Adam tells him he was at a party with Warren Ballard (Alexis' lead attorney) and had a lousy time. After briefly reminiscing about how much he loves and misses his rape victim/ex-fiancee, Kirby, he tells Steven he ran into a pretty young man at the party who said that he and Steven had been roommates in prep school and that he asked to send along his love and call him sometime. Mmm hmm...I wonder if that pretty young man was Luke Fuller, Steven's future boyfriend and Moldavian Massacre casualty. Steven stares back at him with an inscrutable expression on his face while silently contemplating the writers, who must have decided it's time to revisit featuring a gay character in prime time by laying the groundwork for the reemergence of Steven's non-hetero preferences.
Alexis lounges in her penthouse as she sips a martini and recalls Jeff's remark about Blake traveling to Caracas. She murmurs, "Caracas.." and makes a person-to-person call to Billy Waite.
Warren Ballard shows Alexis the local paper, which has published yet another unflattering article about her. He tells her it's a definite liability that she's so wealthy, not least 'cause the papers are portraying her as a rich person who's likely going to try to buy her way out of a murder conviction. Well, d'yuh. He urges her to hire a PR firm so she can attempt to live down her bad press, but she snappishly tells him that his advice is unhelpful and insists that she's innocent. She tells him she'd prefer it if he took a back seat during the pre-trial process and let Adam do most of the lawyering, 'cause she's somehow under the impression that the spectacle of her creepy son defending his mother in court would bring tears to the jurors' eyes. Ballard looks horrified, calls the idea foolish, and says he's deeply insulted that she'd even consider sidelining him. He snarks, "The Denver public is not so easily fooled" and Alexis barks, "You're fired!" and says she'll have his final check messengered to his office. Ballard stares back at her in stunned incredulity for a few seconds, then curtly wishes her good luck and heads for the door. On his way out, he snarkishly tells Adam he hopes he's not in over his head (he so is). Adam tiptoes over to where Alexis is sitting with her head buried in her hands and asks her if she fully grasps that she just fired the most famous criminal attorney in the country...and she tells him she does, but hopes to hell that micromanaging the handling of her criminal case will magically result in an acquittal.
Blake and Krystle return home from Caracas and find Alexis ambling around the mansion after wrapping up a nursery visit with Little Blake. Alexis snidely tells Krystle how shabby the mansion is looking and reminds her that she holds the note to the mortgage, which she somehow feels entitles her to spend time wandering around the mansion "checking, probing, and examining". She makes an ew face when she inspects a side table and uncovers dust, and an irked Krystle tells her to get out, then warns her not to come back unless she's invited. Alexis snipply retorts, "Don't worry, you can have Blake. I just want the mansion" - LOL - and says she expects the property to be kept in tip-top shape, like it was when she was the lady of the house.
Dex returns to the penthouse from his Wyoming business trip and explains to Alexis that he's been out of touch for so long 'cause his sister smashed up her car and then got sued by the victim. Alexis rolls her eyes 'cause she clearly couldn't care less about his sister's predicament...but then gets all canoodly with him after he plants a giant smooch on her lips.
Claudia complains to Steven that she feels shut out by him 'cause he hasn't spoken to her in days, and Steven counters by whining about how much time she spends at La Mirage. She explains that she's been trying to stay busy as a way to maintain her fragile sanity...and a few seconds later, Sammy Jo calls to tell Steven that she wants to meet him in L.A. for a serious discussion of the custody of little Danny.
Jeff returns to the Portland hostel to meet up with Emily, who gives him a clue in his tedious search for Fallon.
Alexis travels to Caracas to meet with Billy, who gets all touchy feely with her and gushes over her timeless beauty. He says it's no coincidence that she rushed right over to South America soon after learning that Blake had talked to him, and remarks on how her relationship with Blake has always been "passionate, possessive, and vindictive" ... and smirkily adds that she can't seem to live with him or without him. Alexis argues that since the divorce she's managed quite nicely without Blake in her life, then pretends to be genuinely worried about her ex's financial plight. She urges Billy to take a leap of faith and give Blake all of the financing he needs, and he promises to give it serious consideration. He then proposes they take a "siesta" after lunch, but she declines and sassily says she'd much rather ride one of his stallions. Haha! ... and ouch.
J.J. drops by Dominique's La Mirage suite to deliver all the secret intel he dug up on Blake. He tells her he lost a lot of money on the South China Sea debacle, and that he's been scouring the earth to raise funds from potential investors, but has largely gotten the cold shoulder. He adds that Blake's ex-wife owns the mortgage on his mansion and has been threatening to foreclose on him, and Dominique stares thoughtfully into space for a few seconds before informing J.J. that she has something in mind that will result in interjecting herself smack-dab in the middle of that explosive situation.
A small army of military men barge onto Billy's estate...and a Lieutenant Lopez informs Alexis that the American FBI has issued a warrant for her arrest 'cause they assume she fled to Venezuela to avoid prosecution for murdering a '70s porn 'stache gigolo. He says he has orders to escort her to the airport and put her on the next available plane to Miami, where she'll be held pending extradition to Denver. Alexis is all OMG! and looks behind her to see if Billy can be of any assistance...but is miffed to see that he quietly slinked inside his house soon after the military arrived. LOL. Alexis narrows her eyes in irritation, then climbs into the waiting limo to be ferried to the airport.
Jeff flies to Seattle to meet with a monk who recognizes a photo of Fallon. The monk says she's no longer crashing at the monastery and that he should ask the police to break some painful news to him.
Jeff is back at Carrington manor, sitting by the fire in the study and looking tearful. Blake wanders into the room and asks Jeff if he learned anything new in his search for Fallon, and Jeff wails, "She's dead!" Blake is all, "Nooooo!!" and the two men sniffle on each other's shoulder without Blake pressing Jeff to offer up any kind of explanation about exactly how Fallon allegedly expired.
Recap: At ColbyCo, Steven is bitchily admonishing Adam for his role in Danny's abduction when Alexis enters the office and asks her sons why they're arguing. Steven sourly replies, "Adam helped Sammy Jo disappear with Danny" - but Adam insists it wasn't his fault that Sammy Jo was able to trick him so easily. Steven growls about how there will be hell to pay if anything happens to his beloved tot, so Alexis points out that despite Sammy Jo's overall skankitude, she'd never do anything to harm her cash cow - I mean son.
Blake and Andy are at the Denver Lawlor Bank to beg for capital funding to build up "the new and improved Denver Carrington". The banker, Mr. Lawlor, goes over the list of Blake's assets, namely Carrington manor, and remarks on how difficult it would be to try to sell that monstrosity of a 40+ room mansion. Andy tells him that Blake isn't looking to sell the property so much as use it as collateral...and Mr. Lawlor mulls that over, says he's going to need a few days to decide how much money his podunk bank can reasonably lend. A few seconds later, Krystle calls Blake at the bank to alert him about Danny's disappearance.
Blake, Krystle, and Steven are discussing the missing Danny. Steven points out that since Sammy Jo has no money, she'll likely hit up someone she knows. Adam enters the room and says the police probably won't lift a finger to help, given that Sammy Jo is Danny's biological mother. Steven snappishly blames him for his son being snatched...and the two start bickering and look like they're going to start throwing punches. Blake barks at them to cut it out, then reminds everyone that it's times like this that they need to pull together in find strength in one another. He punches an arm in the air and decrees, "We Carringtons will prevail!" - LOL - and everyone in the room looks deeply inspired and dutifully bobs their heads.
Alexis calls Conrad, her private banker, and orders him to get the skinny on where/how Blake is looking to raise funds to refinance Denver Carrington.
Over at the La Mirage, Dominique tells Claudia she'd like to perform her boring lounge singing act in the La Mirage dining area...and Claudia says that while she loooooves the idea, she can't afford a singer of her caliber 'cause her entertainment budge is only 2K a week. Dominique waves her hand in the air and says she's A-OK taking the issue of money off the table 'cause she's mostly interested in knowing if her bland performance style is appealing to middle America. Claudia wanks her by gushing, "They'll love you", and Dominique cryptically says that by the time her Dynasty stint is over, she wants to have left her mark on Denver.
Alexis is meeting with the defense team for her upcoming trial: Adam and Warren Ballard. Ballard suggests that part of the strategy for her defense should be to try to see the case through the prosecutor's eyes - but Alexis scoffs at that notion and insists that the case is largely based on circumstantial evidence. Ballard disagrees and reminds her that she wrote a 100K check to Mark that smacks of blackmail, was in the penthouse at or around the time Mark was shoved off of the balcony, and - most disturbingly - had been hitting the sheets with him last season during their icky May-December affair. Alexis concedes that those are all good points - then is saved by the bell when Conrad calls to report that Blake has applied for a multi-million dollar loan from the Denver Lawlor Bank.
Jeff and the police are putting their heads together to go over various leads in the search for Fallon, which include a large number of crank callers.
Jeff ambles into the study at Carrington manor, where Blake is sitting by the fire and drinking tea. Jeff gives him an update on the police investigation...and then Blake tells him he's in the process of reorganizing Denver Carrington and is determined to land on his feet. Jeff offers to give him whatever money is currently in his trust, and Blake looks touched and says, "You're like a son to me" - but declines the offer and says he's pretty sure the bank loan will come through.
Steven calls Sammy Jo's friends to see if she's gotten in touch with any of them since snatching Danny last episode, but doesn't have any luck. Claudia massages his shoulders and urges him to come to bed.
Alexis summons Mr. Lawlor to her penthouse to tell him she heard he was considering loaning Blake money, and would like to "help out" by buying the loan so that the mansion, aka her children's heritage, won't be in danger of getting foreclosed on. Mr. Lawlor decides he sees no problem with handing over the loan to Blake's ex-wife without so much as giving him a heads up, and takes her up on the offer.
Krystle finds Blake moping around the kitchen, mulling over his financial conundrums, along with the disappearances of Fallon and Danny. Krystle sheepishly tells him she feels guilty about bringing Sammy Jo into their lives and wants to know what she can do to make up for it, and he tells her that continuing to love him as she's been doing (ew) is more than enough.
Alexis enters Steven's office as he's clearing out his desk. She poutishly asks him to stay 'cause she neeeeeeds him at ColbyCo, not least 'cause her murder trial is coming up. She insists she had nothing to do with Mark's untimely demise and begs him to not walk out on her...and Steven softens and says he'll continue on at the company until the police finally figure out who really shot the '70s porn 'stache gigolo.
Krystle presents Blake with a check for $4.5 million...and he's all, "Wha-a-a? Where did you get that kind of cash?" then looks around the bedroom and realizes that all of her furs and the chunkiest of her chunky jewelry pieces are gone. He gets peeved and snaps, "Those things weren't for sale!" then moans, "Wha-at's haaaaappening to us?" Krystle says she sold all of her tacky furs and gaudy jewelry 'cause she loves him and would like their marriage to be less sugar daddy and more partnership oriented. Blake mulls that over, apologizes for screwing the pooch so badly with that cursed South China Sea oil deal, and gushes about what a wonderful wife she is.
Sergeant Roscoe calls to tell Jeff that he thinks they found Fallon...and by thinks they found Fallon, he means he's pretty sure she's laying on a cold slab at the morgue, and could he please swing by to identify the body? When an ashen Jeff relays this info to Krystle, she gasps in pensive horror and offers to tag along.
When Jeff and Krystle arrive at the morgue, Sergeant Roscoe tells them they found the naked, badly bruised body of the woman (they assume is Fallon) near a rock quarry. The pathologist pulls the body out of the freezer thing...and Jeff stares at the dead woman's face, murmurs, "It's not Fallon", and abruptly exits the room. When Krystle rushes out after him, he presses his head against the wall and moans about how he's now going to live in dread of future morgue visits, and that sooner or later he's going to have to tell Little Blake that his mother may never come home.
Over at the La Mirage, Billy Dee Williams shows Dominique the telegram she just received: a lucrative offer to sing in a fancy Vegas hotel. Dominique says she's declining the implausible offer 'cause she prefers to stay in Denver...and Billy Dee Williams scrunches his face confusedly and says he doesn't get why she's wasting her talent in such a yokelly part of the country.
Mr. Lawlor tells Blake he's prepared to offer him a loan of $12.2 million, using Carrington manor as collateral...and skips mentioning the part about how Alexis now holds the note on his mortgaged mansion. Blake happily accepts the check and tells Andy that between this loan and Krystle's fur/jewelry money, he's in a position to start buying back oil fields.
Billy Dee Williams and Dominique bicker about her decision to stay in Denver. Fuuuuuuck. She tells him "there's an issue of birthright" she's currently looking into and promises to be less vague about this dull-as-fuck storyline in the near future. Bill Dee Williams says he wants to know now, then grabs her and snarls, "Tell me!" She whirls around and shoots him the stink-eye, and he shoots an angry glare back at her and before storming out of the suite.
Alexis and Dex are having breakfast in the penthouse, and she's less than pleased when he tells her has to jet off to Wyoming to attend a board meeting. He sexily struts off just as Adam arrives to inform Alexis that the trial date has been set for sometime in November. He says that the 100K check she gave Mark is going to be a UGE problem for their defense, and Alexis irritably mutters, "I should have killed Mark before giving it to him." When Adam stares back at her with his eyebrows raised, she chuckles nervously and says it was just a figure of speech.
Dominique is in her suite, primping for her evening singing gig. Billy Dee Williams returns and tells her he can't stick around Denver any longer 'cause he has a business in Los Angeles to run, and implores her to return to California with him in the morning. Dominique declines, and he's all, "Whyyyyy are you throwing your career away?" ... and when she doesn't retort, he dejectedly exits the suite.
That evening, Blake, Krystle, and Claudia arrive at the La Mirage to listen to Dominique's lounge music. Blake greets Dominique and apologizes for being such a rude dickwad the last time they spoke. He then introduces her to Krystle and politely says, "I hope we meet again" ... and Dominique smugly retorts, "We will. Believe me" and flounces off. As Blake stares after her in puzzlement, Claudia says she gets the distinct feeling that the weirdo has something against him.
As Dominique performs, a pissed off looking Billy Dee Williams sits at the bar and drinks, while Jeff stands at the back of the room and cries while having flashbacks of him and Fallon hitting the sheets in a Montana hotel.
Later, Jeff informs Krystle that Sergeant Roscoe just informed him that he has a strong lead in the search for Fallon. He asks her to please pass that info along to Blake.
Blake pays a visit to Avril Dawson to smugly inform him that Denver Carrington is back in business, thanks to a sizable loan he just secured from the Denver Lawlor Bank. Avril says he already heard all about it, and that he didn't expect Alexis to bail him out. When Blake is all, "Wuh?", Avril gleefully explains that his vindictive ex-wife now holds the note on his mortgage. Bwahahaha!
Blake storms over to ColbyCo, where a smug Alexis tells him that this is her way of getting even with all the shitty stuff he's ever done to her. Blake bitchily reminds her that she has a murder trial looming and hopes she'll be found guilty and rots in prison. He growls, "I can't wait for that day" and storms out of her office.
Jeff and Sergeant Roscoe question a truck driver who claims he picked up a hitchhiking Fallon shortly after her accident. He says she was headed to Portland...and Jeff furrows his caterpillar eyebrows and tells the sergeant, "I guess this means I'm off to Portland."
Recap: The police have arrived on the scene of Fallon's car accident and are studying the remains of her smashed up car. Jeff pulls up, sees the wreckage, and moans, "Dear God, let her be all right." He races over to the ambulance, but is startled when he sees that the only injured person being treated by paramedics is the truck driver who hit Fallon's car. He runs over to her smashed up car and tells police that the woman who was driving is his ex/future wife. The policeman says there's no trace of her anywhere, then invites Jeff to sit in the back of his squad car so they can put their heads together and figure out why in blazes Pamela Sue Martin would voluntarily leave her lucrative Dynasty role for what ended up being a pretty disappointing acting career.
Over at Carrington manor, Blake is staring worriedly out of the bedroom window when Krystle enters the room and tells him she finally cleared the mansion of the last of the wedding guests. Blake grumbles about how much he hates waiting around and wishes he'd gone with Jeff instead of just uselessly standing in his driveway and getting rained on while yelling, "Fallonnnnn!"
At the local courthouse, Dex and Steven are bickering about the best way to handle Alexis's arrest. A few minutes later, she's brought in, still decked out in the off-the-shoulder poofy red gown she wore to Fallon's wedding, and stands before the judge. She haughtily complains to him about the indignity of being forced into a cell with a bunch of wretched women, and the judge tells her to shut it so they can sort out her bail. He tells the prosecutor and defense attorney that while he thinks the basics of the case are sketchy at best, he believes the police had good reason to arrest her, then sets the bail at $2 million. Alexis gasps and asks Dex how fast he can come up with that kind of cash, and he says he'll have it in an hour or so and gives her a reassuring cheek kiss. Alexis then turns to Steven and poutishly contorts her lips as she breathily coos, "What's happening to us? To Fallon?" then presses herself against him and stares perplexedly into space.
Over at Carrington manor, Sammy Jo holds a framed photo of Danny and rhetorically asks Adam why she ever agreed to give up custody of him. Adam suggests she find a way to share custody with Steven, then shrugs disinterestedly at her predicament and says he should prolly go upstairs and find a way to comfort Blake during this difficult time. Sammy Jo pleads with him to stay with her and sexily purrs, "I think about you day and night" ... and Adam looks momentarily intrigued by being wanted so badly by such a smokin' hot skanklet - but makes it clear he's not interested in them hitting the sheets 'cause he doesn't want to incur the wrath of Steven. Sammy Jo says they could always doink in secret, and he chuckles and jokes about that being "the wine talking", then beats a hasty retreat.
After posting bail, a weary looking Alexis arrives at her penthouse with Dex and Steven. She asks Steven to please keep her updated about Fallon's disappearance, then lights up a cigarette to decompress. She moans to Dex about how tired, drained, and depleted she is, then breathily implores him, "Hold me. I need you tonight" and Dex indulges her with a super tight hug.
Back at the mansion, Jeff wanders into the kitchen, where Blake is pouring himself a cup of tea. Jeff informs Blake that Fallon's smashed up car was found by the side of the road, but that there was no trace of her. Blake suddenly gets all snappish and demands to know if he checked with the local hospitals, then admonishes him for giving up on the search so quickly...and Jeff says that yeah he did check in at all the local hospitals and has been searching alongside the police for the last five hours, and somehow refrains from telling the cantankerous old goat to suck on it.
The next morning, Alexis reads the newspaper, the cover of which features the latest tragedy to befall the Carringtons. Blake drops by the penthouse to tell Alexis that the police have organized a special task force to work around the clock in search of Fallon, which apparently they do as a matter of course for missing rich people. He asks Alexis if she can think of anywhere their daughter may have run off to, and she says she honestly has no idea - but recalls that Steven told her Fallon had once complained of terrible headaches. She stares mournfully into space and says she regrets not paying more attention to her...and a defeated looking Blake concurs and sadly shuffles out of the penthouse.
Jeff is in the nursery, reading Little Blake a story. Little Blake suddenly blurts out, "Where's mommy?" so Jeff tells him she'll turn up at the end of Season 5 so that viewers can have plenty of time to adjust to a British brunette being recast in the role. Blake enters the room to canoodle his grandson and tell Jeff how desperate he is to find out what happened to Fallon. Jeff says he's going to put up a 100K reward for information leading to her safe return, then solemnly promises Blake that he's going to bring her home.
Over at ColbyCo, Alexis tells Adam that she too is putting up a cash reward for information leading to Fallon's safe return. She comes right out and asks him if he thinks she killed Mark, then looks appalled when he silently mulls over the safest way to answer that tricky question. She tells him she wants him to be on her defense team, 'cause she trusts that he'll do his best, them being mother and son and all. Adam agrees, but says she's going to have to reveal every blechy detail about her May-December hookup with the '70s porn-stache gigolo.
Blake is moping around the mansion when he decides to go for a drive in one of his luxury cars. Krystle sees him heading for the door and insists on accompanying him.
Blake drives over to one of the oil fields he currently has up for sale, and then he and Krystle amble around in the dirt as he reminisces about the founding of Denver Carrington, twenty-five years ago. When he sadly adds, "Now it's gone", Krystle points out that while the money is gone, he still has his family (minus Fallon for now), then coos about how much she loooooves him. Blake gets all prickly and accuses her of staying with him purely out of pity, and she's all, "Wha-a-a?" and says he's going to have to get it through his thick skull that, hard as it might be for anyone who's witnessed for the past four seasons what a soulless dickwad he can be toward his own family members, she really does love him for him.
Dominique Deveraux is luxuriating in her luxurious La Mirage suite when her husband, Billy Dee Williams, pays her a surprise visit. He asks her what on earth she's still doing in Denver, so she tells him she's here to take care of business...and by business she means possibly purchasing this hotel. In the meantime, she's going to try getting a gig performing as a singer in the La Mirage dining room so that she can better connect with middle America.
Sammy Jo is loading up on carbs at the mansion's daily breakfast buffet. She asks Adam if he'd like to take her and Danny on a picnic later, but he politely declines and says he's too busy. Steven enters the room, decked out in a Princeton sweatshirt and extremely short shorts, snappishly tells Sammy Jo he needs to talk to her - but she retorts in an equally snappish tone that she has no time for him, then storms out of the room. Steven sourly asks Adam if he's tapping that, and Adam assures him he's not getting his penis anywhere near that dicey situation, not least 'cause he respects their brotherhood and newly established friendship. Gerard enters the room and reports to Adam and Steven that Blake was up all night pacing, but finally managed to fall asleep. Adam glumly stares into space and remarks, "Losing an empire must be depressing", and Steven points out that what's probably tormenting Blake is the contrived mystery surrounding Fallon's disappearance.
Krystle brings Blake a pot of coffee and tells him he needs to stop moping around the bedroom and get his shit together. He mulls that over and promises to do his best to snap out of his funk in the next day or so.
Steven gets a call at the office from Claudia, inviting him out to dinner and movie later. He tells her he'll probably be too busy working, then starts sorting through a stack of ColbyCo financial reports.
Steven drops by the penthouse to tell Alexis she's busted, then explains that he discovered a bookkeeping "error" of $5 million. When she sheepishly tries to deny any wrongdoing, he accuses her of withdrawing the money so she could take it to Hong Kong and use it to pay Ahmed to tank the South China Sea oil deal and leave Blake saddled with the $100 million debt. Alexis admits that, yep, that's pretty much exactly what happened - but insists that Blake drove her to it 'cause of his smug douchebaggery. Steven looks unmoved and says he's going to head over to Carrington manor and tattle on her to Blake asap.
In the nursery, Sammy Jo is bickering with Claudia and Danny's nanny about the safety of a (sharp edged) toy truck the tot was playing with. Sammy Jo barks at the nanny to give the toy back to Danny - just as Steven enters the room and glowers at his ex-skank. He asks the nanny to please take Danny elsewhere, then tells Sammy Jo he's so fed up with her shit that he wants her out of Carrington manor within the hour. Sammy Jo snaps that she's suing him for custody of Danny, and he wearily retorts, "We'll see you in court. Now get the hell out of here."
Sammy Jo storms downstairs and runs into Krystle. She tells her that Steven just kicked her out of the mansion and would like her to sashay upstairs and reverse his decree...then looks faux contrite and whines that she has no place to go. Krystle shrugs disinterestedly and says that's her problem, and that she'll find a way to cope as she always does.
Billy Dee Williams drops by Claudia's La Mirage office to inquire about his wife getting a singing gig at the hotel, and Claudia says that since she's already familiar with her lovely singing voice, she doesn't see a problem with agreeing to that boring arrangement.
Sammy Jo tells Adam she's flying back to New York asap and would like him to drive her to the airport...along with Danny so she can savor as many last minute hugs from the little gaffer as possible. When Adam looks unsure about granting her this favor, she appeals to his sensitivity as a father for the two minutes he parented his ill-fated baby with Kirby. He stares sadly into space for a few seconds, then agrees.
Steven tracks down Blake, who's horseback riding on the estate, and tells him all about how Alexis betrayed him in Hong Kong, and that he has hard proof she paid Ahmed $5 million to ruin their oil deal. Blake perks up at that and says he always suspected she was behind that fiasco, and promises to give her a lesson she'll never forget. He growls, "I'll bury her like she's tried to bury me."
Krystle is delighted to see that Blake is back to his usual self, and grins happily as he gabbles at her with renewed vigor about how he's going to get things shaking over at Denver Carrington, and then deal with issuing a statement to the press regarding his disappeared daughter.
At the airport, Adam pulls over and walks Sammy Jo, who's holding Danny, inside the terminal. Sammy Jo suddenly stops and tells Adam she left something in the car and that she'll meet him inside...then quickly hails a cab, climbs inside with Danny, and looks pleased with herself for so easily outsmarting Adam.