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.
Recap: The mysterious woman from the previous episode - and I'm just going to rip the bandaid off and start referring to her as Dominique (Deveraux), 'cause her 'I'm a mysterious newcomer' schtick is quickly starting to grate - is sitting at the piano, entertaining the dinner guests with her lovely singing voice. I fast forwarded to the part where Alexis sweeps in and seats herself at the bar and orders champagne...and a few seconds later, the singing mercifully wraps up. Dominique nods at the obligatory applause, then sashays over to where Alexis is seated. Alexis sheepishly admits she now realizes she's a quasi-famous singer, and Dominique brags about how rich she is and how many properties she owns. Alexis asks her why she didn't tell her who she was when they had their riddle-filled one-on-one the other day, and Dominque says her ego was bruised when she (or anyone else in Denver, for that matter) didn't immediately recognize who she was and fawn over her...plus, she's enjoying skulking around Denver in fur draped coats, making her (Alexis) uncomfortable. As she stalks off in her glittery white pants suit, Alexis asks the bartender how long her sassy new cast mate is going to be a guest at La Mirage, and he says indefinitely.
Steven ambles down to the study, where Blake is pouring himself a cup of tea. Blake asks whassup with his obvious restlessness, so Steven tells him he's freaked out about possibly losing his son now that Sammy Jo has expressed that she suddenly wants custody of the tot. Blake is all, "Wuh?" and somehow refrains from reminding Steven that earlier this season there was an entire episode that centered around a judge officially giving him and his wife-beard custody of Danny after the two got married in Reno.
Sammy Jo is lounging in Morgan Hess's bed, munching pizza. When he enters his apartment, he looks surprised to see her there...so she explains that the janitor let her in 'cause apparently he remembered her from when she and Hess used to regularly doink. Interesting revelation...and ew. She holds up the bouquet of violets he has sitting on his nightstand and says, "They nearly did the trick on her, didn't they?" and the two recap for viewers that, off camera earlier this season, they had conspired to drive Claudia so crazy she'd have to be re-committed to the funny farm. Hess asks her how she'd react if he blabbed about their conspiracy to the Carringtons...and she says, on the upside, they'd finally realize she's not the stupid tart they think she is, then tells him how angry she still is about how they once humiliated her in court. Sammy Jo warns Hess that if he tattles on her he'll never see her again...and he quickly assures her he was just kidding, and that he still dreams about her and calls her "the most beautiful thing I've ever known". As he smooches her neck, Sammy Jo smiles smugly to herself.
Kirby drops by the penthouse to talk to Alexis, who snappishly tells her she's in a shitty mood and to just say what she came to say, then get the hell out. Kirby assures her it won't take long, then reminds her that she walked out on her when she brought her to her father's bungalow during The Check episode. Alexis is like, "Well, d'yuh" and says she tuned her out during that scene 'cause all she did was natter about her father's death, and Kirby's like, "Speaking of my father.." (fuuuuuuuck) and once again tells Alexis she's to blame for the man's suicide. Alexis refuses to listen and orders her to get out - but Kirby refuses, says she robbed her of the most important person in her life by driving him to suicide, then declares, "A life for a life." As Alexis rolls her eyes impatiently, Kirby pulls out her handgun and aims it at her - and Alexis gasps, "Oh God!" Kirby smugly retorts, "Oh yes, pray to him" and Alexis reminds her that her nutty mother committed a similar crime and was sentenced to a mental institution. Kirby yells at her to not to invoke her murderous mother...and her hands start shaking uncontrollably. Alexis tells her if she felt this strongly about killing her, she would have shot her at her father's bungalow, and Kirby says she had every intention of doing just that - but then lost her nerve when the pesky neighbor interrupted. Alexis urges her to shoot, egging her on by saying, "Pull the trigger and watch me die." Kirby looks stricken as her hands start to shake even more uncontrollably...but eventually she decides she can't commit murder after all and meekly puts the gun down. She tearfully asks Alexis if she's going to call the police, but Alexis assures her she won't if she agrees to not marry Adam and then moves to Paris while keeping mum about this conversation. If, however, she chooses to marry Adam, she (Alexis) will cut Adam off...which kind of seems like a pretty hollow threat 'cause doesn't he work at Denver Carrington and live in Blake's mansion? Kirby calls Alexis a bitch, and Alexis proudly concurs and urges her to learn from her bitchitude.
Sammy Jo is loading up on carbs at the mansion's breakfast buffet spread when Krystle enters the dining room and asks her if she told Steven she wants Danny back. Sammy Jo says yep, so an incredulous Krystle exclaims, "You can't be serious!", then urges her niece to grow up and says if she really cared about the tot, she'd do what's best for him. Sammy Jo insists that she's the best person to raise her son: not her (Krystle), Blake, or his gay son. She then flounces up to the nursery and orders the nanny to get Danny ready for some outdoor playtime.
Kirby is packing her bags when Adam drops by...and Sammy Jo happens to walk by at that moment and starts eavesdropping. When Adam sees all the suitcases, he asks Kirby what in blazes she's doing, so she tells him she's decided to not marry him and is moving to Paris. He asks her if Alexis had anything to do with this, and she says no and insists that she doesn't love him...which, considering he raped her, wouldn't actually be any kind of a stretch. Adam doesn't want to believe it and forcibly hugs and kisses her, so she accuses him of being all rapey again (!) and snaps, "Is that all you want from me?!" Adam looks miffed, says he tried to be decent to her, and accuses her of running back to the Frenchman who treated her like dirt. He then decides that that's what she's been to him all along: dirt. He storms out, and Kirby stares after him looking mournful.
Sammy Jo informs the nanny that she suddenly changed her mind about wanting to take Danny outdoors for some playtime...and the beleaguered nanny rolls her eyes in exasperation.
Jeff drops in on Fallon and gabbles about how much he'd loooove to take her on an African safari for their honeymoon, and she tells him she definitely likes the sound of that. The two then canoodle and coo about how awesome their trip will be, and how much beautiful love they plan to make...then smooch and exchange fervent I love yous.
Adam is broodily working out on a stationary bicycle in the mansion's workout room when Sammy Jo enters wearing a sexy red '80s workout leotard. She asks him if he wants to be alone...and when he says no, she says she'd enjoy his company 'cause she could really use a man's hands for some of her exercises. She demonstrates some of the moves, and - no surprise - he uses the opportunity to get all grab handsy with her again. After clowning around and giggling, the two stare deeply into each other's eyes and start smooching. Steven enters the room at that moment, looks icked out by the disturbing spectacle, and asks Adam to excuse him and Sammy Jo. Steven confronts his ex about the custody papers she just filed through her lawyer, then snarkishly says he's looking forward to telling the judge what kind of woman she really is. Sammy Jo insists she's not an unfit mother and that she wants to raise her son alongside a hetero man. Steven incredulously asks, "Adam..?" then grabs the towel that's draped around her neck and warns her that over his dead body will she or Adam be allowed to raise his precious child.
Dex drops by Blake's office to make him a low ball offer of $10 million for his football team. Blake calls the offer a joke and tells him he well knows that the team is worth five times that much. He dramatically rips up the check, and Dex shoots him a smug stare and stalks out of the room. That was completely pointless, Dex.
Steven and Claudia are lunching at the La Mirage and discussing the tedious custody subplot. Steven says he wants to take the issue to court to get full custody (which he already has), but Claudia warns him if he does that, he could lose Danny forever and insists that shared custody is better than losing the fight altogether...not to mention all the %$#@* screen time that's already been devoted to the custody of little Danny. Steven glances across the room and spots Sammy Jo and Adam enter the dining area and seat themselves at the bar.
Blake is snapping at Avril Dawson over the phone when Krystle enters his office. He abruptly ends the call and tells Krystle that the banks have foreclosed on Denver Carrington, which means he's lost the company he spend twenty-five years building. Krystle nonsensically says, "They can foreclose on a company, but not on a man", then wanks him for being the world's most awesome genius in the field of oil extraction. She urges him to start another company, and Blake grunts something unintelligible and snarlishly vows that one day the very banks that denied him his loan extension will be on their knees, begging him to take out loans. LOL. As Krystle gives him a comforting hug, he suggests they go home to their mansion and kick up their feet in front of the fire, and Krystle says she'll gather her things together and meet him by the elevator. A few minutes later, secretary Marsha buzzes Blake to let him know that a Miss Deveraux is here to see him. He says he doesn't know any Miss Deveraux - but a few seconds later, Dominique storms past Marsha and flounces into Blake's office. It's interesting that TV secretaries are never able to stop determined drop-in visitors from barging their way inside. Dominique continues her annoying riddle-speak and asks Blake if Villa Marini holds any special memories for him, and he tells her he was once there on business...and she adds that he was there doing business with Sheikh Ahmed. She asks him how he could have been taken in by such a shady con man, and Blake assumes she's a reporter and wearily says he's too tired this evening to "fence with a stranger". Dominique chuckles about how everyone in Denver is mistaking her for a reporter, then urges him to look her up. Blake sighs and says he couldn't give even the tiniest of rat's asses who she is or what she wants, then exits his office. Dominique studies the framed photo of Krystle on Blake's desk and says to an empty office, "Won't it just knock their socks off when they find out I'm a Carrington?!" Well, I don't know if socks will be knocked off...but it's possible this news might pique the interest of immediate family members and Carrington sycophants during the first few episodes of Season 5.
Dex drops by the penthouse yet again - and Alexis tells him she can't talk 'cause she's too busy getting ready for Fallon's wedding. Dex reminds her that during the previous episode she told him they were never friends...then starts nattering about the double standard he set up in expecting her to not screw around even if he were screwing around. Which is nonsensical and continuity-challenged, 'cause shortly before her Hong Kong trip, there was an entire scene structured around his declaration of fidelity to her:
Dex arrives with a wrapped gift and tells Alexis he has to fly to L.A. for business later today and would like her to accompany him. Alexis unwraps the gift and coos happily at the violet corsage inside - and Dex schmaltzily suggests she wear it during their L.A. trip. Alexis tells him it's lovely, but that she's too busy to travel with him today...and adds that he'll probably want to be unfettered during the trip so he can hit the sheets with all the hot L.A. women he's sure to rub up against. Dex is all, "Whoa.." and tells her he stopped whoring around ever since the two of them hooked up, pronounces, "I'm old fashioned that way", and cites his deep belief in fidelity. Alexis credits him for being so delightfully old fashioned, but says she's still unable to accompany him on the trip. Dex says, in that case, he'll conduct his business in L.A. as quickly as he can so he can hurry home and be with her...and the two cap off the scene with a yuckily intense smooch.
A delighted Alexis calls him "modern and gallant", and Dex coos about how much he neeeeeds her, calls her "a lot of woman" (LOL), and says that he and his shriveled balls would be honored to be with her on her terms. After a long smooch, she asks him to be her escort for Fallon's wedding. He happily agrees and promises to pick her up at 6pm.
Krystle arrives at the salon spa as Alexis is getting primped in the next booth. The beautician gushes to Alexis about the excitement of Krystle's pregnancy and the whole Carrington mystique, and Alexis chuckles and implies that the baby may not actually be Blake's. Krystle, who's close enough to overhear, is all, "Wha-aaa?", then takes the bowl of mud from her beautician and marches over to the booth next door. She snarks, "So, you like to sling mud, Alexis?" and mashes the mud across her face. Alexis cries, "How dare you!" even though she was likely there for a mud facial anyway.
Fallon is in her room, reclining in front of the fire and listening to the violent thunder storm outside. Steven drops by to tell her that all of the servants are working very hard in preparation for her wedding day...and then the two reminisce about their childhood, blah blah. He tells her he senses that something's wrong, so she tells him she's been having really bad headaches ever since cracking her skull during The Accident episode. She says the headaches don't happen all that frequently, then begs him to keep mum about it since she's sure they'll pass.
The camera then pans across the kitchen, where Krystle is admiring the lavish, four tier wedding cake, and all the rich people caviar snack trays.
A gaggle of loud women are primping Fallon as she stands in front of the mirror in her wedding gown...which, incidentally, looks nothing like the gown she had on during her most recent fitting. Krystle enters the room and gushes about how beautiful she looks, then gives her the same shiny penny that Fallon had given to her on her Wedding Day #2 to Blake. After Krystle leaves to change into her maid of honor gown, the women resume their loud primping...and Fallon gets overwhelmed, suffers a headache, and shrieks, "Stop it!!" They all fall silent and stare at her in shock, and Fallon apologizes and says she'll finish the rest of the primping herself. When she's alone in the room, she stares at herself in the mirror, then has flashbacks of when she rode on the dizzying carousel. Her vision gets blurry, and ominous music starts tinkling in the background as the camera pans across the room in a chaotic, tilted position...and this seems to go on for a loooong time. Fallon rips off her veil and stares at her reflection with torment etched across her face.
The wedding guests have arrived at Carrington manor, and Krystle is circulating among the crowd while decked out in her fantastic purple maid of honor gown. Alexis arrives with Dex, whose presence annoys Blake. He ambles over to him with a WTF? expression, so Dex explains that he was invited by the mother of the bride...and Blake says he can stay for the ceremony, but will be steel-toed once the reception kicks into gear. The Here Comes the Bride music starts up, and everyone stares up at the grand staircase in excited anticipation. When Fallon doesn't appear after several minutes pass, Krystle, Blake, and Jeff rush upstairs to see whassup. They find Fallon's gown and veil strewn across the floor, then hear a honking noise outside...which implies that in the midst of a violent thunder storm, Fallon somehow climbed out the window, then shimmied her way to the ground level and fled to her car. Jeff runs outside to drive after her, and Blake follows him out - but instead of doing anything useful, he stands in his driveway and gets rained on while screeching, "Fallonnnnnn!"
Sergeant Cooper and his sidekick police officer crash the non-wedding and demand to speak to Alexis in private. Dex insists on coming along, so the group heads over to the study. Alexis snarks about how tired she is of being questioned about Mark's death, so Sergeant Cooper informs her that he just learned about a bank account Mark opened shortly before his death, which contains a deposit of 100K...and when they traced the cash, they discovered that it came from a personal check she had written to him. Sergeant Cooper deduces that since Mark was 100K richer than anyone thought, he could not possibly have been suicidal...and that since he was clearly blackmailing Alexis, she must have pushed him over the balcony after an argument. Despite there being zero proof, witnesses, or the general implausibility of a smallish woman like Alexis being able to physically overpower a fit man Mark's size and toss him over the railing of a balcony. As he places her under arrest and orders his sidekick to cuff her, Alexis protests how ridiculous this is, then cries at Dex, "Do something!" so he rushes over to the nearest phone to call a lawyer.
Fallon is speeding through the rain looking tearful and tormented...and Jeff is in close pursuit. And we know that they're both driving very fast 'cause the camera keeps panning over to each of their speedometers. Jeff has to brake to avoid hitting a construction truck, and leaps out of his car and screams, "Fallonnnnnn!" It remains unclear why Fallon continues to haphazardly flee instead of heading straight to the hospital for another CT of her cracked skull.
At the local jail, Alexis is led into a holding cell and endures the indignity of other female inmates whistling and cat-calling her. Alexis tells the officer that her implausible arrest is a terrible mistake, but the officer doesn't care and tells her to make herself comfortable while the judge sets her bail. Alexis grips the bars and screeches, "Let me out of here!!"
Fallon suffers a headache while racing through the rain...and it looks like she's about to have a head-on collision with a large truck. She screams and swerves...and after a flash of light, the camera fades to black.
Farewell, Pamela Sue Martin!
Recap: Krystle is wearing a fancy pink negligee, sipping coffee while she pensively stares out of her bedroom window. Blake enters the room and tells her he's off to go horseback riding with Jeff so he can break the unhappy news about his dismal bank loan situation...and Krystle laments all of the unhappy Dynasty news lately, particularly Mark's supposed suicide. She tells Blake she finds it hard to believe that Porn-'stache would kill himself...and that the last time she saw him, he told her he felt like he was on top of the world, but knew someone who would like to push him off of it. Blake grunts in reply, then stares disinterestedly into space.
As Blake and Jeff trot around the estate on horseback, Blake tells Jeff that the banks have all refused his loan extension request...and that Alexis made him an offer to loan him the cash with the consequence of losing Denver Carrington if he can't pay up. He assures Jeff that he's refusing her offer 'cause he doesn't want to do business with the devil twice (the first time being Rashid Ahmed). Blake tells Jeff he'd like to keep the news from Fallon until after the wedding - but Jeff furrows his caterpillar brows in disapproval and argues that Fallon is a grown woman who can handle bad news, and insists that she has the right to know the truth.
Jeff tiptoes into Fallon's bedroom carrying a tray with orange juice and a single rose. He caresses her face with the rose, then wakes her up with a gentle smooch. She smiles sleepily and tells him she'd like him to wake her up like that every day...and he gets a sheepish look on his face and asks, "Would you like to be married to a pauper?" then tells her about Blake's loan extension conundrum. He says that if Blake loses Denver Carrington, he (Jeff) could lose his share of the company and a huge bundle of cash, but Fallon just shrugs and says she doesn't give a rat's ass how rich or poor he is...and the two start going at it.
Blake and Andrew are in Blake's office, going through boxes of papers to find assets that Blake could sell in order to raise the money he needs to pay off his monster loan. When Blake suggests selling his football team, Andrew suggests he bite the bullet and mortgage his estate, which is worth a fortune 'cause of its extensive grounds and forty-eight room (holy crap!) mansion. Blake mulls that over and reluctantly agrees - but refuses to sell off anything he's given as gifts to Krystle. He then remembers that he owns the rights to an exclusive shale oil extraction process, which would be highly valuable to anyone who holds shale oil leases...like Alexis, for example.
Sammy Jo, who's decked out in a red leather mini-skirt ensemble, is leading a small army of pissed off looking servants who got roped into transporting her luggage to her guest room at Carrington manor...and she's carrying a ghetto-blaster that's blaring a muzaked version of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I wonder if that's cheaper than paying for the license to play the actual song. When she enters her room, she flops onto the bed and lets out a weary sigh. Krystle pops by to say hey, and Sammy Jo complains about how there aren't any flowers in the room to welcome her, and Krystle counters by pointing out that it's customary for guests to give their hosts flowers as a thank you for letting them live in their mansion and sponge off of them indefinitely. She then warns Sammy Jo to not cause any friction during her stay, and Sammy Jo faux sweetly promises to not spoil a minute of her life.
Sammy Jo changes into a bright pink workout leotard and slides down the banister of the grand staircase. When her stunt double reaches the bottom, she tumbles onto the floor, and is helped to her feet by Adam...who's wearing nothing but short shorts. Yeesh. He introduces himself and gets all grab handsy with her...and she grins at him flirtily and says she likes the idea of having a friend in this big house, then announces that she's off to the gym. Adam stares after her, admiring her slender, leotard clad form.
Alexis is standing on her balcony, staring contemplatively into space. Dex drops by unannounced and says he took it upon himself to come over 'cause he figured she wouldn't want to be alone so soon after Mark's splatting. Alexis snaps back that she has three (four?) children she could call upon if she required any comforting...and Dex ignores her snarkitude and tells her he remembers seeing Mark in Hong Kong and that he seemed very happy with himself. He asks her if she and Mark had some kind of scheme going, and Alexis wearily denies it, then says she's too tired to spar with him and would prefer to be alone. Dex gently caresses her face and tells her that even though they're no longer doinking they can still be friends, but Alexis bitchily asks how they can be something they never were in the first place. Dex clenches his jaw and gruffly replies, "Good luck, Alexis" and makes a break for the elevator.
Alexis is chain smoking in her office when Tracy flounces in and offers some faux words of sympathy about Mark's death. Alexis cuts her off and asks her how things are going with Avril Dawson, and Tracy admits she hasn't made much progress on tapping that. Alexis shoots her the stink-eye and asks her what she thinks she's being paid for...and Tracy looks hopeful as she replies, "To do the best job possible?" Heh. Alexis snipes that clearly she's not trying hard enough, so Tracy snappishly says she didn't exactly sign up to be the company whore, then adds, "That's what I also told to..." before her voice trails off. When Alexis snippily asks, "To whom?" Tracy comes right out and says Dex...then tells Alexis that if she wants secret intel from Avril Dawson she should sleep with him herself, since rumor has it it's one of her specialties. Hee! Alexis coldly asks Tracy when she and Dex had this conversation, so Tracy gleefully says it happened while they were nakedly frolicking together in a magnificent bed in his Hong Kong hotel room...then decides to spill the beans altogether about how she and Dex conspired together to get her hired at ColbyCo, mostly so she could spy for Dex. She then preempts an abrupt firing by announcing that she's quitting this shitty job, and that she and stupid Dex - who's clearly still hung up on her - deserve each other. As Tracy storms out, never to be seen again on Dynasty, Alexis continues to puff on her cigarette while staring stonily into space.
A mysterious, well dressed woman decked out in a fur coat with lots of luggage in tow, arrives at the La Mirage and checks in. She's miffed when the clerk tells her she'll be in a junior suite and haughtily tells him she had reserved a two bedroom suite - one for her wardrobe, and one for her ('cause apparently they can't co-exist in the same room) - and if he can't accommodate her, he'll need to call another hotel who can. Fallon happens to walk by at that moment, so she introduces herself as the hotel's owner, and assures her that a two bedroom suite won't be a problem. The mysterious woman says she recognizes her name, and adds that she recently read an article about the Carringtons in an English magazine. She wanks Fallon by calling her "a lovely young woman" and tells her she's heard so much about her famous parents. Fallon's like, "Er, OK", benevolently wishes her a pleasant stay at the La Mirage, then ambles off. The mysterious woman stares after her and defiantly mutters, "I plan to have a memorable stay."
Sammy Jo is at the Carrington stables dressed in a flimsy jacket and short shorts - and I'm no horse expert, but is it wise to go horseback riding in short shorts?? She tells Tony she'd like to ride Snowflake...and as Tony dutifully heads off to saddle her up, Sammy Jo hears Adam and Kirby bickering just outside the stable, so she peeks around the stable door to eavesdrop. Adam tells Kirby he has to go to Las Vegas for a business meeting and proposes that she come along so they can have a quickie wedding afterwards. Kirby snarls, "That's a rotten idea" and reminds him that she married Jeff in a quickie Reno wedding, and that the marriage turned out to be a disaster. Adam points out that she married Jeff out of desperation when Fallon was temporarily off the market...then says he's getting exasperated that every time he tries to make plans for their future, she rebuffs the ideas as if they're repulsive to her. Which they may well be, not least 'cause he's a creepy stalker who raped her in Season 3. He says he wonders if this marriage is ever going to happen, and she snaps, "I've been wondering that too" and climbs into her car and drives off. Sammy Jo smiles gleefully, then tells Tony something has come up, and that she won't be riding Snowflake after all.
Alexis summons Steven to her office to tell him he needs to fly to New York pronto to handle some ColbyCo-related problem - but Steven points out that there's also problems brewing in Denver, namely that he can't get Dex to work with him or even answer his phone calls. Alexis promises to handle it, then tells him that since the corporate jet is out of commission, he's going to have to fly commercial. Egads!
Krystle asks Sammy Jo what time her flight back to New York is, and Sammy Jo pretends that the ad campaign she's [not] modelling in got postponed...which means she's going to stick around Denver for a little awhile. Krystle looks aghast at the prospect and asks, "How long is 'a little while'?" and Sammy Jo snarkishly says if she's not welcome at Carrington manor, she can always pack up Danny and take him to La Mirage. Krystle hastily says that that won't be necessary and that she's welcome to stay...and after she exits the room, Sammy Jo plays a muzaked version of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun on her ghetto-blaster and murmurs the lyrics. LOL.
Fallon finds the mysterious woman from the other day in the La Mirage dining room, eating breakfast. They chat about Colorado, blah blah...until the mysterious woman starts gabbling about Alexis being the richest woman in Denver, possibly in the country. When she starts digging for more intel on Alexis, an irked Fallon asks her if she's a society columnist looking for a story, and the mysterious woman chuckles and calls that amusing. Fallon warns her that Alexis is a tough old broad who doesn't tolerate being messed with, then excuses herself from the table.
Andrew tells Blake he was able to sell his horse Allegre...and when Blake bitchily reminds him that he gave Allegre to Krystle as a wedding gift, Andrew informs him that it was Krystle who ordered him to sell the animal. He tells Blake that word is out that he's short of cash, and urges him to make a move. Blake lets out a weary sigh, then buzzes his secretary and asks her to set up an appointment with Alexis asap.
Sammy Jo barks at the nanny to dress Danny so she can take him outside to play, and the nanny tells her that Mrs. Carrington (meaning Claudia, I'll assume) told her to keep him inside 'cause he's on the verge of catching a cold. Sammy Jo retorts that she's Danny's real mother and will be the one to make decisions for her son...and Claudia enters the nursery at that moment and tells Sammy Jo she'd appreciate it if she kept Danny inside 'cause she doesn't want the tot to get sick. Sammy Jo says he seems perfectly healthy whenever he's with her, probably 'cause he knows she's his mother (??) then insists on taking him outside to play. A furious Claudia makes a beeline to the nearest phone to call Steven in New York.
Alexis is in her office, decked out in a furry hat and blazer with matching fur on the sleeves (weird, considering the episode aired in May), reading the edition of World Finance that has Blake on the cover. When he enters her office for their scheduled appointment, she smugly assumes that he reconsidered her offer - but Blake says he's still turning down that offer, but has something he'd like to sell her: the coveted shale oil extraction process. Alexis grins and slyly asks, "Why would I bother with that?" so he points out that she has a vast number of shale oil leases that are currently unproductive and useless. She chortles, calls him "misguided and out of touch", then offers him $0. When he accuses her of bluffing, she reminds him that pre-Dynasty, he threw her out of his house and exiled her from her children...then says she likes that he's now at her mercy. She predicts that he'll be back soon enough to accept her first offer, then says that she has another appointment, and gets up to sashay towards the door.
In New York, Steven runs into his [I can only assume openly gay] friend from college, Owen Brancroft, who says he's trying to make it on Broadway. He extends his sympathies for Ted Dinard's Season 1 manslaughtering, then says they should get together for dinner some time. Steven accepts his invitation, then meets up with Ed Linden (Sammy Jo's portly, bespectacled sugar daddy from The Check episode, ew) and asks him when the ad campaign will be getting underway 'cause he'd like to have an idea when Sammy Jo will be leaving Denver. Ed tells him that the campaign was cancelled, and that he and Sammy Jo had a big fight - conveniently leaving out the part about how he backhanded her across the face - and complains that she left with the rent to her apartment unpaid. Which is weird, 'cause I figured that as her portly, bespectacled sugar daddy, he would have been covering those expenses. Steven stares back at him, horrified that he's now stuck under the same roof as his skanky ex-wife-beard.
Alexis returns home and is startled when she finds Sergeant Cooper and another police officer poking around her penthouse, looking for clues regarding Mark's demise. Sergeant Cooper asks Alexis to recount everything she remembers from that night, so she tells him that when she and Mark last spoke he was drunk, and then she got dressed and left the penthouse...which is kind of a glossed over version of events, but OK. Sergeant Cooper says he recently learned that she had visited Mark in his hotel room when he lived at La Mirage, then asks her why she failed to disclose that to him...so she says it happened so long ago that she didn't think it would have any bearing on the investigation. When Sergeant Cooper presses her to explain why she had visited Mark at the La Mirage, she brusquely says that their unholy coupling was personal and short lived.
Fallon is being fitted for her wedding gown while Krystle looks on...and the shop just happens to be next door to where construction men are drilling. Several minutes after they stop drilling, Fallon suddenly gets a headache and complains about the noise...and Krystle looks confused by her head pain. Fallon breezily says she's just tired, and that she'll continue with the fitting tomorrow.
Adam sees Sammy Jo trying to feed an uncooperative Danny, and looks charmed as the two lock eyes and smile at each other. Blech. He then goes upstairs and attempts to converse with Kirby, but she tells him to go away 'cause she's about to jump into the shower. When the camera pans inside the room, we see that Kirby is sitting on her bed, fondling her handgun.
As Blake and Fallon play pool, Blake says he heard that she wasn't feeling well earlier. She tells him she sometimes thinks she hears things - then suddenly gets a headache and conflates her head pain with her concern that marrying Jeff will be a huge mistake. She says she hurt him so much during marriage #1 and doesn't want to do that again, and Blake assures her that she won't, her being such a wonderful girl and all.
Sammy Jo is wrapped in a skimpy towel when Steven stops by her room for an unpleasant one-on-one. He flinches at her near nakedness - but then remembers that the writers have implied that he's into more of a non-hetero vibe this episode, so he throws a robe at Sammy Jo, orders her to cover herself, and calls her out for lying about being a model in the ad campaign. Sammy Jo admits to lying, then pretends she suddenly realized how much she loves Danny and has decided she wants to be a full time mother. Steven scrunches his face confusedly and is all, "Wha-at?", so Sammy Jo spells out that she wants Danny to be raised by his bio mom.
Alexis summons the mysterious woman from La Mirage to her penthouse to snippily tell her that she doesn't like people asking questions about her behind her back. When she assumes she's a journalist, the mysterious woman imperiously points out that she's too well dressed and bejeweled to be a mere journalist...and Alexis rolls her eyes and wryly retorts, "Anything can be rented these days." The mysterious woman touts herself as a very intelligent person, and that she wanted to check out in the flesh what she's heard so much about. She then lists all the personal tidbits she's gathered about Alexis Morell Carrington Colby: she's one of earth's most stunning beauties, she lives in a showplace penthouse, gets seasick on smallish yachts, was expelled from boarding school, and worked as a model in Europe. She adds that Alexis is vulnerable when it comes to her children, but ruthless with her enemies (of which there are many). The mysterious woman suddenly complains about the lackluster champagne she's just been served, and Alexis snarkishly warns her to tread carefully with her insults. She asks her who the hell she is, and the mysterious woman says she'll find out soon enough (ugh, not 'til Season 5), then gets up and strides over to the elevator. She says she enjoyed herself during this pointless one-on-one, chirps, "Ciao for now!" and steps onto the elevator, leaving a mystified Alexis staring after her.
Recap: Krystle is dressed in a skimpy '80s style workout leotard - a clothing choice that seems purely gratuitous on the part of the writers/wardrobe people - when she enters the study where a worried looking Blake is reading over some documents. She shows him the latest edition of World Finance , which features his ugly mug on the cover, and warns him about the "ugly story" that Gordon Wales penned about him. Blake says he's not at all surprised and expected Wales to do "a hatchet job" on him, then tells Krystle he's far more concerned about his meeting with banker Avril Dawson, who he's going to beg to extend his $100 million bank loan. The good news: if Avril agrees to extend the loan, the other banks will likely follow suit. The bad news: if Avril doesn't, Blake's finances will be in the toilet. Krystle stares worriedly at Blake as he stares worriedly into space.
Alexis sweeps into her living room, and Mark wishes her good morning and announces that he's off to play tennis with Dex at the La Mirage. He invites her to tag along and watch their match...and when she says she couldn't possibly be less interested in doing that, he snidely jokes about how she'd much rather spend her time hatching nefarious plots, like whatever unholy acts she was committing with Rashid Ahmed in Hong Kong. He asks why she's so determined to ruin Blake, and she snippily reminds him that she gave him 100K during the previous episode to keep his mouth shut and suggests he start shutting it. After he slinks out, Alexis gets a call from Kirby to set up another private one-on-one, but Alexis says they have nothing more to say to each other and abruptly hangs up on the dimwit.
Alexis summons Adam to her office to complain about Kirby's weirdness during The Check episode, specifically that she needlessly drove the two of them to her family's bungalow to privately chat about the Paris job offer, but instead spent the entire time rambling about her dead father. She deduces that Kirby is as unbalanced as her nutty mother was - and Adam gets irked and accuses Alexis of being responsible for whatever mental trauma Kirby is enduring. Plus, he's less than thrilled to learn that she's been scheming behind his back to entice his [rape victim] fiancee to move to Paris. Alexis implores him to dump the unstable middle-class loser, but Adam snaps at her to stay out of their lives.
At La Mirage, Mark congratulates Fallon on her upcoming wedding and calls her future with Jeff destiny. He adds that he once thought they were destined to end up together - before Alexis ickily poisoned their relationship by getting naked and then leaping into his bed to make it look like she was hitting the sheets with him. Fallon shrugs at the disturbing memory and says that Alexis probably did them a favor since clearly there was no future for them, then spacily wanders off.
Blake and Jeff arrive at the bank to meet with banker Avril Dawson. The three schmooze it up for a few minutes before Blake comes right out and asks whassup with the extension of his loan. Avril says he can't approve an extension without consulting with the other banks, the loan being a whopping $100 million and all. Blake reminds him that his bank has made a lot of money with Denver-Carrington over the years, and Avril concurs but says it's complicated 'cause of how political the situation has gotten. He then holds up the issue of World Finance with Blake on the cover and says, "This says you can't do it" ... it meaning oil exploration in the South China Sea. Blake irritably reminds him that he's paid back every loan he's ever had - but Avril stands firm and insists on talking to the heads of the other banks before making his decision.
Krystle wanks Blake by reminding him he's always been able to turn things around to his advantage and win in the end - but Blake says he's very worried that this time will be different, particularly if all the banks turn down his request for an extension 'cause it means he could lose everything. Krystle reminisces about what he told her when he first proposed: if she didn't want to be married to a rich man, he'd give all his money away...but then find some way to make it back. Which is silly logic, 'cause then she'd still end up being married to a rich man - not that 'Bankrupt Blake' would likely be any less insufferable than 'Wealthy Blake'. Krystle smilingly says, "That's the kind of man you are. You're wiser and stronger than ever...a winner" then gives him a comforting hug. Blech. I find canoodly scenes between these two hard to stomach.
Alexis drops in on Jeff to tell him how thrilled she is about the wedding, and to gush about how nice it is to have something to celebrate amid Blake's money problems. She says it'd be a shame for Blake to drag him down and regrets that he's no longer at ColbyCo - but Jeff insists that he has a lot of faith in Blake, then politely tells his future mother-in-law to skedaddle 'cause he's off to meet up with his bride-to-be.
Steven is poring over a giant map when Dex enters his office to gripe about having to deal with him (instead of Alexis) regarding all matters related to the Lex-Dex Corporation. He snarks that he's partners with Alexis, not her sour-tempered momma's boy - and Steven counter-snarks that he needs to deal with the fact that he got dumped. When Dex grabs him and gets all in his face while glaring at him all scowly-like, Steven tells him to take his grievances directly to Alexis.
Alexis (who's wearing a cute little hat-veil!) finds Dex waiting for her in her office, and he tells her he wants to hear it from her personally if she's no longer running the Lex part of Lex-Dex. She breezily says they no longer fit together, but he disagrees and somehow still thinks they have something special between them. Alexis offers to buy him out of the corporation, which prompts Dex to chide her for throwing away their icktastic May-December relationship. He moans, "We had it all", calls her the most exciting woman he's ever known, and adds that he's pretty sure he's the best man she's ever had the privilege of getting boned by. He plants a big smooch on her lips...and at first Alexis resists, but then goes limp and looks all into it. When she pulls away, she concedes, "You have a way with lips" but stands firm about it being the wrong time and the wrong place...then tut tuts him for calling her a slut when he caught her in mid-doink with Rashid Ahmed in Hong Kong. She admonishes him for aggressively kissing her just now, then haughtily declares, "Nobody owns me, Dex. My mind and my body belong to me alone." She snidely adds that if he wants ownership he should buy it on the street where he belongs, which...ouch. She then tells him to get the hell out of her office, and he despondently slinks out with his balls visibly shrinking between his legs.
Sammy Jo arrives at Carrington manor carrying a stuffed toy for Danny, walks past several servants who make a half-hearted effort to stop her, and heads upstairs to the nursery. She snarks at the baby nurse to take a hike and says she wants to visit Danny alone...then snarks at Krystle when she enters the nursery to see what all the commotion is about. Krystle reprimands her for not calling before her impromptu pop-in, but Sammy Jo says she's not planning to stay long and just wanted to spend some quality time with her bio tot. As Krystle exits the room looking pensively concerned, Sammy Jo stares after her with a smug expression on her face.
Steven arrives at La Mirage and sees Sammy Jo checking in with a small mountain of luggage. He ambles over and says, "I heard you were here", and Sammy Jo boasts that now that she's a successful model, she can afford to pay $400 a night to stay at this ritzy hotel. She then decrees that Danny will be delivered to her at the La Mirage so that she can spend the weekend with him for a real mother-son visit, then snarks that he and Claudia are going to have to get used to the idea of having her around now that she's going to be making more semi-regular appearances on Dynasty.
Claudia tells Steven she's aghast at the idea of him handing Danny over to an irresponsible floozy like Sammy Jo, not least 'cause there's no decent security at the La Mirage. Steven says he can't keep Sammy Jo from seeing her son 'cause she has visiting privileges - but adds that he didn't expect her to ever return to Denver. Claudia suggests hiring security guards to watch over Danny while he's at the hotel, and Steven laments that he senses disaster with Sammy Jo's mother-son weekend.
Over at ColbyCo, Alexis tells Tracy that she did some checking into her slutty past and was pleasantly surprised to see how many sack-related connections she's fostered with rich, influential men. She tells her she'd like her to use her seductive charms on a banker named Avril Dawson 'cause she's pretty sure he has some useful intel she'd like to get her hands on...and wants Tracy to get on the sleazy assignment asap.
Krystle lunches with Sammy Jo at La Mirage and tells her that her sudden reappearance on Dynasty caught everyone by surprise...then assures her that she has every right to see Danny. She invites her to spend the weekend at the mansion 'cause the tot barely knows her and would prolly fare better in a familiar environment. Sammy Jo promises to think it over, then starts chowing down on her thick, juicy burger.
Avril Dawson calls Blake with not so good news: all the banks (including his) are turning down his request for a loan extension. As Blake stares despondently into space, Krystle gives him a canoodly assurance that he'll somehow find a way to fight back and win. Blake promises to do his damnedest, then pivots to a pleasanter topic and says he's really looking forward to Fallon's and Jeff's wedding.
The Carrington clan arrives at La Mirage for Fallon's and Jeff's engagement party...and when Sammy Jo spots them across the lobby, she looks less than thrilled. She walks over to Fallon and demands to know where her invitation is, then haughtily says, "As a Carrington, I should be at the top of the list." Fallon reminds her she's a skanky ex-Carrington and as such isn't even at the bottom of her list, then tells her to get lost. Sammy Jo retorts by lodging a complaint about the hotel - inadequate number of towels, dust everywhere - and Fallon tells her if she doesn't like her accommodations she can always get the hell out. As Fallon sashays to the dining room, a miffed Sammy Jo orders champagne and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. She's damn lucky to be able to pack in so many carbs and stay so slim, that Sammy Jo.
When Alexis returns to the penthouse to get gussied up for the party, a drunk Mark tells her he was planning to leave Denver an episode ago - but changed his mind and would like to continue his aimless, soulless life as her not-quite-gigolo bodyguard. Alexis snippily tells him she no longer needs a bodyguard...and Mark schmaltzily retorts, "But you do need a man" and decrees that from now on, they're going to share everything, including her bed. After forcibly smooching her for a few seconds, she shoves him away, calls him delusional, and orders him to leave Denver tonight. Mark chortles drunkenly and says she'll never be rid of him, to which Alexis snaps, "Watch me." She then heads upstairs to change while Mark staggers over to the balcony to continue drinking and enjoy the night air. He stares down at the traffic below and chortles to himself.
Alexis is about to enter her limo when her driver tells her there's been an accident around the corner. Alexis says she doesn't give a rat's ass 'cause she has an engagement party to get to - but then is delayed further when disgraced ex-congressman Neil McVane appears out of nowhere and tells Alexis he needs to have an urgent chat with her about money. Say wuh? She tells him they don't need to chat, then rolls up her window and orders her driver to hit the gas.
The engagement party at La Mirage is in full swing, and Blake remarks to Krystle that he enjoys seeing his children all together, celebrating happily. Alexis sweeps into the room wearing a glittery black gown...and when Kirby shoots her the stink-eye, Adam pleads with her to call a truce.
Tracy and Dex are enjoying more sexy sack time, and Tracy gigglingly wonders what Alexis would think if she knew they were regularly hitting the sheets. She tells him that Alexis had ordered her to go to bed with some banker named Avril Dawson tonight - but instead she chose to bed him. She then contorts her face into a pouty expression and says she hates that he once doinked Alexis, and no longer wants to work for the demanding bossy boots. When Dex insists that he needs her insider intel at ColbyCo, she accuses him of being obsessed with Alexis. Dex gets irked and hurriedly puts his clothes on, and says to give him a call once she calms down. He then orders her to do her duty to ColbyCo and meet with Avril Dawson tonight.
Krystle is freshening up in the La Mirage bathroom when Alexis enters and seats herself next to her. Alexis tells Krystle she's surprised to see her here considering her pregnancy...and Krystle's like, "Speaking of Blake's spawns" and says that Blake doesn't remember her having four children or a miscarriage...as she recently claimed. Alexis breezily replies that Blake doesn't remember anything that doesn't have a dollar sign attached to it. Smooth way to lay the groundwork for the grand entrance of long-lost Amanda in Season 5, writers.
Blake slips into Fallon's office to call Andrew...and Alexis follows him to smugly inform him that rumors are starting to circulate about his loan extension request being turned down by every bank. She offers to give him the $100 million he needs under the condition he pays her back within six months...and if he's unable to do so, Denver-Carrington becomes hers. Blake gives her a hard no on that offer...and she poutishly warns him that he could lose everything. A few seconds later, a Sergeant Cooper enters the office to inform Alexis that Mark Jennings was found dead after falling from the balcony of her penthouse. Awww...poor Porn-'stache. The police are investigating whether the splatted man jumped or was pushed...and Alexis dramatically clutches her chest and stares worriedly into space.
Recap: Mark is in the penthouse, giggling and clowning around with a blonde woman he just hit the sheets with. She reminds him he promised to show her the spectacular view from the terrace...but when Mark suddenly spots the elevator button light up, he hustles her out the back exit, slapping her ass in the process. He then grabs the half empty bottle of champagne and two glasses and sneaks onto the terrace just as Alexis and Blake enter the penthouse after attending a party. Blake accuses Alexis of being in cahoots with Ahmed when he wrongly outed him as an arms deal broker...and Alexis vehemently denies the accusation - with a lot of dramatic head shakes, LOL - and chides him for always accusing her of stuff [she's actually done, but for which there's no smoking gun]. Mark sips on champagne as he gleefully soaks up the rancorous exchange...and eventually Blake gives up on the conversation and storms out.
Tracy is showering in her bathroom when a grim-faced Dex enters the room and joins her. She massages his shoulders, remarks on how tense he is, and asks him if he's still preoccupied with thoughts of Alexis. He sulks about being ignored by her at tonight's party, then poutishly adds, "No one turns their back on me and gets away with it!" He tells Tracy he wants to know every move she makes, then barks, "Understand?" and Tracy soaps his back and says when they're enjoying their sexy time, she would prefer he be mentally present with her, not whining like a scorned little bitch about getting snubbed by Alexis. He woodenly nods, and the two start going at it under the shower head.
Over at Casa Carrington, Fallon updates Kirby about the Uncorroborated Statements by Ahmed Situation, then breezily assures her that everything's going to be A-OK. Kirby asks her why she's so upbeat, then says it must be 'cause Jeff proposed. Fallon confirms that they've decided to give marriage another go, and Kirby congratulates her and pretends that by hooking up with her creepy rapist after divorcing Jeff, things have worked out perfectly for both of them.
Kirby flees to her bedroom to stare at her new gun...and when Adam comes knocking, she swiftly hides it in her underwear drawer. He informs her that he and Blake will be jetting off to the Far East in the morning, and that while he's gone she should plan their wedding and future with numerous spawn. Ew. Kirby mumbles something unintelligible, and the two start smooching and tumble onto the bed together.
Downstairs in the kitchen, Blake tells Krystle he feels bad for putting her through the terrible ordeal with the press, then grumbles about how Ahmed plays by a different set of rules. He says he's confident that the evidence is on his side, what with the signed contracts and whatnot, and insists that there was no arms deal.
Over at the penthouse, a drunken Mark bellows at Alexis to come downstairs...and when she appears at the top landing of the staircase, visibly irritated, he calls her a "world class liar" and demands a hefty payoff. He explains that he knows first hand she was doinking Ahmed in Hong Kong, and also that he overheard her offer Ahmed $5 million to kill the South China Sea deal with Blake. He reminds her that Blake isn't a typical enemy and taunts her by wondering aloud what he'd do if he knew for certain that she was behind this nefarious scheme. Alexis snappishly asks him how much his silence is going to cost her, and he just smiles in response. 100K, as it turns out.
Blake and Adam are aboard the private jet, en route to Asia...and Blake picks up the phone and barks at whoever he's talking to that he wants Rashid Ahmed tracked down asap. Adam gushes about how restrained he is for not immediately going for Alexis' throat, and Blake says he's not entirely sure she's involved in this, and has learned how important it is to be absolutely certain that he's directing his rage at the right target. He then says that Ahmed has plenty of reasons to hate him, and that he's determined to get himself out of this contrived mess that the world press has somehow swallowed: hook, line, and sinker.
Steven calls Claudia to tell her she needs to give a deposition about the recorded Matthew calls and flower deliveries so that the police can charge Morgan Hess with harassment (or whatever actual crime he's accused of) ... and Claudia is reluctant, but agrees. She then heads downstairs to the dining room, where Kirby is picking at a light breakfast of fruit. Claudia suggests they join forces and plan a surprise wedding shower for Fallon...and when Kirby makes an ew face and asks what they could possibly give a Carrington brat who's never been deprived of anything in her life, Claudia looks at her condescendingly and says, "How about love?" Kirby makes it clear she's not at all into the idea and says that since she no longer has status as a Carrington wife, she's going to say hell no to co-planning a bridal shower for her ex-husband's future wife.
Krystle is meeting with Gordon Wales from World Finance, who irritably says he got the wrong half of the story when he interviewed Blake during The Voice, Part 3 episode and declares the interview useless in terms of publishing. Krystle insists that Blake did not broker any kind of arms deal with Ahmed and snarkishly accuses him of looking to do a hatchet job. Gordon shrugs and says he's writing the article, with or without input from anyone at Denver Carrington, and warns that Blake's shenanigans are going to be this month's World Finance cover story...despite zero proof of them whatsoever. Egads!
Mark is admiring the 100K check Alexis made out to him when disgraced ex-congressman Neil McVane sneaks into the penthouse from the back door. For such a fancy building, it sure has shitty security. He snarkishly reminds Mark that they had an agreement to share any spoils that came along with blackmailing Alexis...and Mark discreetly slips his 100K check in his pocket and is all, "Uh huh.." He then tells McVane he should leave before Alexis catches him inside her penthouse...and to meet at an external location if there's ever a reason for them to talk.
McVane follows Mark to the bank and stares incredulously into space as Mark deposits his 100K check.
Steven drops by Alexis' office to sheepishly tell her that he finally found his study on the South China Sea project, the one he kept bitching at Adam for stealing, and says it had been misfiled. Boring mystery solved. Alexis is like, "Whatever, I don't give a shit" and informs him that now that she's no longer doinking Dex, he (Steven) is officially in charge of the day-to-day running of the Lex-Dex corporation. After he mopishly accepts the promotion and lumbers out of the office, Alexis gets a call from Kirby, who asks if the Paris job offer is still on the table. When Alexis says it is, Kirby says she'll swing by her penthouse in the morning and drive them to a secret location so they can chat in private. She then pulls her gun out of her underwear drawer and slips it into her purse.
Blake and Adam have arrived in Hong Kong and meet with a law enforcement official (I'll assume) who seems far too eager to do Blake's bidding. He tells Blake that Rashid Ahmed was last seen at an airfield bribing pilots into flying him out of the country. Blake grunts in response, then orders him to track down the government officials Ahmed was representing during the negotiations.
The next morning, Kirby drives Alexis to her father's bungalow, and an irritated Alexis asks what in blazes they're doing in this shitty part of town. Kirby proudly says she was born in this house, then starts nattering about Joseph and his loneliness (which he once tried to squelch by maintaining a scrapbook that documented Alexis' scandals) ... and Alexis shoots her a bewildered WTF? look and says she'd like to get down to business and discuss the Paris job offer. When Kirby ignores her and continues to natter nonsensically about Joseph, Alexis throws in the towel on the conversation and heads toward the door. An enraged Kirby opens her purse and fumbles around for her gun - but her murder attempt is thwarted when the neighborhood watchman appears at the front door. He asks Alexis if she's here to look at the house as a potential buyer, and Alexis chuckles at the notion of not living in pampered luxury in this middle class neighborhood, then asks him to please call her a taxi so she can get back to the right side of the tracks, pronto.
When Alexis returns to her office, she finds Tracy Kendall waiting for on the sofa, ready to pitch herself as ColbyCo's newest, superfluous PR person. She pretends it was a mutual decision for her position at Denver Carrington to be abruptly terminated and tells Alexis that she has the inside scoop on the inner workings of the company and had had all kinds of access to confidential information. Alexis asks her how she can be sure she won't one day sell her out, and Tracy says it's definitely possible and that, as Alexis once declared, life holds no guarantees. Alexis decides ah, what the hell and hires Tracy, who then makes a beeline to the nearest pay phone to excitedly inform Dex about her new job.
A group of Asian men who represent the unnamed government that was represented by Ahmed during the South China Sea negotiations drop by Blake's Hong Kong hotel suite to discuss the Uncorroborated Statements by Ahmed Situation. They inform Blake that they had no idea Ahmed would accuse him of investing the $100 million for arms purchases...but when Blake implores them to make a public statement to that effect in, the group's leader (Mr. Lin) says that silence is a much more effective weapon - LOL - and that he doesn't want to inflame a dangerous situation. Blake stares at him incredulously and demands to have his $100 million back - but Mr. Lin refuses and says his government has already allocated the cash to various projects throughout his unnamed country. Haha!
A drunken Mark drops by Krystle's office to schmaltzily tell her she's looking more beautiful than ever, and to announce that he's leaving Dynasty on account of his character having long outlived its usefulness back in Season 3. Krystle wishes him well, and the two share a chaste goodbye hug.
Back at Carrington manor, Jeff and Fallon joke about becoming paupers if the Uncorroborated Statements by Ahmed Situation doesn't get remedied quick. She says it's prolly not a good idea to plan a large wedding with Blake's finances so close to collapsing, but Jeff argues that she deserves the wedding of her dreams...and the two start smooching.
Fallon lunches with Alexis at La Mirage, and says that Ahmed's double-crossing of Blake may have had something to do with Blake blaming Rashid's brother Faruq for Baby Blake's kidnapping in Season 3. Fallon implores her mother to ask Rashid to rescind his false statements about Blake's $100 million, but Alexis poutishly says she has no influence over Rashid, then changes the subject to Fallon's engagement party and wedding. She offers to pay for both now that Blake has suddenly found himself on the verge of bankruptcy.
Sammy Jo makes a reappearance (yay!) and sexily greets her portly, bespectacled sugar daddy when he drops by her apartment. She clutches a glittery black dress and proudly calls herself "New York's famous new model" and thanks him for keeping his promise to launch her modeling career. Sugarpops winces and is like, "Uh, about that.." and tells her that the cosmetics board recently convened and decided to cancel the campaign for which she was to get an exclusive contract. She freaks out, accuses him of not fighting hard enough for her, and threatens to tell his wife about their icky extramarital arrangement. She then steps aside as her stunt double is inserted into the scene to absorb several nasty looking backhands across the face from Sugarpops. He calls her "a little whore", tells her she's way out of her league, and warns her to keep her mouth shut.
Sammy Jo calls Steven as he and his wife-beard are getting ready for bed. She asks him how Danny is doing, fibs about landing a fabulous modeling contract, and promises to keep in touch. After the call, Steven tells Claudia what Sammy Jo said...and Claudia wonders aloud why his skanky ex-wife would suddenly want to be in touch after all this time. My best guess is that she finally got some time off from filming T.J. Hooker.
Blake tells Fallon he's pretty sure he'll get his $100 million back and therefore insists on paying for an extravagant wedding. Fallon apologizes for ever doubting him, then excitedly heads upstairs to work on her guest list. Blake gets all schmaltzy with Krystle, who chides him for treating her like a child and not being straight with her about the situation with his finances. He stares pensively into space for a few seconds, then admits that, yep, time is running out...and if his creditors were to call in the $100 million loan, he'd definitely lose Denver Carrington. Krystle stares at him worriedly and leans against him in a comforting cuddle. Ew.
Recap: Krystle sweeps down the main staircase in a silky blue negligee/robe ensemble and into the dining room, where Fallon is finishing up her breakfast. The two briefly chat about Little Blake's second birthday party, a momentous occasion that will take place on the Carrington estate this afternoon. Fallon then heads over to the nearest phone to call her doctor to make an appointment to get her head checked asap.
Jeff bursts into Blake's office to tell him he needs help handling the many calls he's been getting regarding the South China Sea leases 'cause apparently every oil company is super excited by the potential of drilling in the Far East and wants in. A gleeful Blake says he's not quite ready to do any deal-making yet, then announces that he's off to San Francisco to look over his latest over-the-top, superfluous purchase: a survey ship outfitted with deep sea sonar equipment. A few seconds later, Adam enters the office clutching a geological map of the South China Sea and tells Blake he has suggestions regarding where they should start drilling. Blake happily chirps, "Let's just do it!" and Adam excitedly replies that it's soooo heady being part of something so UGE.
Krystle flounces into her PR office and finds Tracy in the process of returning various reports that she had borrowed for the Hong Kong press conference. Krystle snarks that she got what she deserved when Blake fired her after ickily trying to seduce him, and Tracy counter-snarks that she was merely following in her (Krystle's) footsteps: stroking her goat daddy of a boss's ego in the hopes that one day she'll become his trophy wife and live a life of extravagant leisure. Krystle reacts by smacking her hard in the face (!) and haughtily snaps, "The game is over!" - but Tracy argues that the game isn't over so much as it's on a time out.
Fallon is at the doctor's having her eyes examined. The doctor tells her that her reflexes are normal and suggests that her chronic headaches are the result of tension. When Fallon argues that she hasn't been tense lately, he agrees to schedule a brain scan.
Blake arrives at the private airstrip to depart for San Francisco and, by scripted coincidence, spots Alexis returning from Hong Kong. He ambles over to say hello and politely asks how her trip to the Far East went. She tells him it was faaaaaabulous, and flashes the large diamond ring she's wearing and breezily adds that she bought many lovely things while on her exotic "shopping spree". She tells him she happened to catch his press conference with Rashid Ahmed - aka the secret lover she definitely didn't hit the sheets with while in Hong Kong - and Blake thanks her for introducing them and wryly says he's pretty much willing to do business with any low-life douchebag if it'll provide him with access to vast amounts of oil. He dickishly taunts her about how Denver Carrington will soon be the number one oil company in the universe, then saunters off to board his plane. Mark makes a smirkish remark to Alexis about the way she fibbed just now about not being in contact with Rashid Ahmed during her trip, and she chides him for eavesdropping and bitchily orders him to transport her luggage to the penthouse pronto.
Upon arrival at ColbyCo, Alexis is informed by her newest hot male receptionist that Morgan Hess was detained by the police...news she shrugs at disinterestedly 'cause clearly she doesn't give a rat's ass about the problems of her former PI. She finds Steven in her office placing a bouquet of roses on her side table, and he eagerly asks her how many oil leases she was able to secure while in Hong Kong. She grimly says she never had a chance 'cause Blake has them all tied up...and Steven whines yet again about how upset he is that he did so much of the legwork on the South China Sea report, which Adam promptly stole for the purpose of benefiting Denver Carrington. He tells his mother how puzzled he is that she's not putting up any kind of fight about the oil leases, but she just cooingly urges him to reconcile with Blake, them being father and son and all. Steven says he's pleasantly surprised by her uncharacteristically kind disposition towards Blake, then kisses her goodbye and saunters out. Alexis then goes through her stack of mail and finds a telegram that reads: Explosion tomorrow, Rashid Ahmed. Subtle, Rashid. She smiles evilly and murmurs, "A thousand blessings on your head."
Over at the mansion, Adam is barking at someone on the phone to get him enlarged maps of the South China Sea. Steven overhears him, calls him a common thief, and bitches at him for enjoying the fruits of others' labors. OMFG, get over the boring loss of your South China Sea research paper already, ya dullard.
Steven heads over to the mansion's wood paneled workout room, where Jeff is exercising his upper body. The two chat about Little Blake's party, then reminisce about birthdays past. Ho hum. Adam suddenly bursts into the room to continue his conversation with Steven - but when he sees that Jeff is there, he abruptly halts the conversation and mumbles, "We'll settle the matter later."
Later, Adam enters Jeff's office to show off his newly enlarged South China Sea maps. Jeff asks him whassup with the weird vibe between him and Steven in the workout room earlier, so Adam explains that Steven keeps accusing him, ad fucking nauseam, of stealing his research for the South China Sea report. He claims it's not true, then wanks Jeff by telling him he stands to make a fortune as a result of Blake's genius deal-making.
Blake summons Kirby to his office for an elaborate fish lunch. He tells her he got a call from Lieutenant Taylor, aka the cop who allowed her to read her father's suicide note. He chides her for going down that path and says that Joseph's dying wish was for her to never know anything about what was in that note, then urges her to find a way to forgive Alexis for the terrible things she's said and done...her being Adam's mother and all. Kirby pretends to be willing to consider that - but in the next scene, she makes a beeline over to the nearest pay phone in the lobby to call the gun range and book her first training session on how to pump lead into those who have done her wrong.
Alexis is lounging about her penthouse, watching TV and munching on raw broccoli and dip. Mark tells her she looks as though she has the inside scoop on some big news that's about to break - but she just shoots him a withering stare and tells him to take his Bloody Mary drink and get lost. As he slinks off to his hovel with his shriveled set of balls, Dex enters the penthouse with his cheek still scratched up from their Hong Kong rumble. Alexis groans at the sight of her cuckolded ex-lover and says it's too late for him to apologize - and he sneeringly retorts that if he were here about an apology, it would be to get one from her. She glares at him and snaps, "Goodbye, Dex" - but he reminds her that as business partners of the Lex-Dex Corporation, they have a lot of stuff to work out. Alexis rolls her eyes and says she'd be happy to buy him out...and he retorts by tossing his penthouse key into her bowl of dip. Very mature, Dex. He informs her that Tracy Kendall was just fired by Blake and that she's bitter, unemployed, and likely willing to share useful intel about Denver Carrington. Alexis remarks that Tracy is an attractive lady and suggests that Dex hire her for his own purposes - but he pretends to not be remotely interested in tapping that and stalks out of the penthouse.
Over at Carrington Manor, Fallon is watching Jeff transform himself from resident Dynasty hunk into a clown in preparation for Little Blake's party. When the phone rings, Fallon quickly snatches up the receiver (no doubt 'cause she's anxiously expecting a call from her doctor), but it's just Alexis, asking when the party starts. Jeff asks her whassup with her visible nervousness, but she breezily assures him she's fine.
Party time! Little Blake's party is in full swing with a juggler, pony rides, a carousel, and a bored looking mermaid who's lounging beside the swimming pool. Interesting choice. I wonder who thought a live mermaid would fit into a carnival themed child's birthday party?? Blake schmaltzily tells Krystle that when their spawn turns two, they'll have an even grander party than this.
Alexis makes her grand entrance to the party decked out in a flowy lavender dress and a matching wide-brimmed hat. When Blake ambles over to greet her, she coos about how eager she is to buy some oil leases in the South China Sea, and he promises to make a deal with her if the offer is good. She credits him for being a fair man, and reminds him that they'll always be connected through their children and grandchildren...and Blake grunts something unintelligible before wandering off.
Kirby runs into Jeff, who's now a full-on clown, and the two exchange some light-hearted banter about what a dashing clown he is. From a few feet away, Adam glares at them with his pointy face scrunched in disapproval...and when Jeff wanders off to entertain a small group of children, an irked Adam tells Kirby he'd like to have a discussion right this minute about what their future child would inherit. When Kirby gives him a weird look and is all, "Huh??" he makes it clear how annoyed he is about her friendly disposition towards Jeff, then bitchily storms off. Kirby runs into Alexis and asks her if the Paris job offer is still on the table, and Alexis says it is, then reminds her that when the offer had been made, she'd turned it down flat. Kirby agrees that, yep, that had been her initial reaction...but that she's much more open to it now that the Dynasty writers have gotten so bored with her character that they declined to renew her contract for Season 5.
As the party wears on, the toddler guests seem to be having fun with all the games and pony rides. Blake proudly tells Krystle he bought a survey ship he wants to re-christen Krystle before they set sail aboard it next week, and Krystle pretends to look thrilled by the odd gift and gives him a happy hug. Claudia, meanwhile, is happily posing for photographs with Alexis while Steven snaps away. Steven says he's thrilled that his wife-beard and mother appear to be getting along and now feels bad about suspecting Alexis of sending Claudia violets and making those weird Matthew calls.
Fallon calls her doctor, who tells her that the test results indicate she has a healthy brain, and just enough brain cells to rub together. She looks visibly relieved and thanks him - just as Jeff enters the room and grumbles about how he's fucking done being a birthday party clown.
Alexis enters the kitchen and criticizes the staff for their choices of party snacks. Krystle overhears her and nicely asks one of the servants to prepare a plate of caviar for Alexis...then pulls Alexis aside and admonishes her for ordering her staff around. She then makes it a point to decline a glass of champagne and smugly tells Alexis she's giving up alcohol for the next nine months, and Alexis makes an ew face and correctly guesses that she's carrying Blake's spawn. When Krystle reminds her that she was responsible for her losing her first child and isn't about to let her anywhere near this one, Alexis rolls her eyes and snidely retorts, "Stop playing Mother Earth, Krystle. When you’ve given birth to four then you can crow." Krystle scrunches her face confusedly as she mentally counts Alexis' offspring and goes, "Four? What are you talking about?" ... and Alexis pretends she was mistaken about the number of children she's delivered 'cause she accidentally added in a faux miscarriage.
Upstairs in the nursery, Jeff presents Fallon with a ginormous sapphire ring and tells her it once belonged to Grandmother Colby. Fallon oohs at its beauty and puts it on her ring finger...and when Jeff asks when the wedding is, she replies, "Whenever you say." The two smooch while Little Blake coos happily from his crib.
Alexis arrives at her penthouse and gets a call from Morgan Hess, who's in the lobby of her building and insists on talking to her.
Kirby is at the gun range, getting her first shooting lesson. The instructor gives her tips on how to properly squeeze the trigger...and when he suggests she imagine that the paper target is a person who's done her harm, she pictures Alexis bitchily telling her she's not fit to mix with rich people like the Carringtons. She pulls the trigger multiple times, and the impressed instructor says she shot her target right through the heart.
Morgan Hess thanks Alexis for bailing him out of jail and arranging for a lawyer, but says he's worried that he could still get his PI license suspended. Alexis tells him she couldn't give the tiniest of rat's asses 'bout that and accuses him of attempting to frame her for the gaslighting plot against Claudia. Hess gets angry and threatens to tell Steven it was all her idea, but she argues that Steven wouldn't believe him and that he should pack up his threats and leave. When he begs her to pleeeeease help him retain his license, she mocks his fugly plaid jacket and he angrily retorts, "Someday someone will get you good!" She snaps, "Goodbye!" and reminds him she's still alive and kicking, despite the two murder attempts that we know about.
Over in the library at Carrington manor, Blake and Krystle are all gussied up 'cause apparently Fallon had requested that everyone show up for dinner in black tie. Seems weird to dress up so elaborately in one's own home, but then I've never been a mansion dweller. Steven and Claudia arrive, along with Adam...and when he asks if anyone's seen Kirby lately, they all just stare back at him blankly and tell him they have no idea where she could be. When Fallon and Jeff make their entrance, Fallon flashes her ginormous ring and excitedly announces that she and Jeff are getting married. Again. Everyone's all, "Awww!" and Steven offers the happy couple a toast.
Senior Manservant Gerard slips into the library to inform Blake that Andy just phoned to tell him to turn on the TV asap. The Carringtons then gather around the television set, where the news anchor is talking about how Blake Carrington got himself involved in what is now unfolding as an international incident. Apparently, Rashid Ahmed is now claiming - without a shred of proof, I can only assume - that the $100 million that Blake paid to secure oil leases was actually for the purpose of buying arms for one government to use against a rival government...and I wonder why the show didn't at least make up names of fake countries in order to reduce confusion. The faux conflict has resulted in a counter reaction from various other unnamed countries - LOL - and naval forces have moved into the South China Sea to prevent a full-scale war, which means there can be no oil exploration by Denver Carrington or any affiliated oil companies. The news anchor wonders what this will mean for Blake, a self touted genius of a business man. An enraged Blake starts railing about how he's a scapegoat who got tricked by that sneaky Rashid Ahmed, then announces that he's off to his office to deal with this crisis...and I guess that's that for Fallon's engagement party.
The press is waiting at Denver Carrington 'cause apparently they had nothing better to do at this time of night but to wait around the lobby in the hopes that Blake would show up...and the reporters simultaneously shout questions at Blake as he and Krystle shove through the crowd to get to the elevator. Krystle promises to arrange a press conference as soon as they have more information, while Jeff starts working the phones. When Adam enters the room, Blake tells him they both need to fly to Hong Kong tomorrow to straighten out this contrived mess, then wonders aloud why Ahmed would double-cross him this way, especially after he received such a huge commission. He recalls that Alexis told him earlier that she hadn't seen Ahmed while she was in Hong Kong, but quickly suspects that she was lying and is somehow behind all this.
Alexis, meanwhile, is enjoying a luxurious bubble bath in her penthouse while talking on the phone with Ahmed. She giggles about their successful plot in bringing Blake down, then tells him to enjoy his next move.