Recap: Blake and Krystle are in bed together (blech) when the phone rings in the middle of the night. Blake stumbles out of bed and answers it, and it's some unnamed person calling from Chicago. Blake grumps to him/her that he hasn't yet received confirmation regarding the transfer of Cecil's funds, and he's worried 'cause he doesn't trust Cecil. The camera needlessly pans over to Krystle, who's in bed, pensively eavesdropping on the conversation. Suddenly, Blake's "hotline phone" rings [it's a rotary phone that sits beside his regular rotary phone - LOL] and whoever that caller is delivers good news: Cecil's funds were transferred to Blake's account ten minutes ago! Blake hangs up both phones and crawls back into bed. He spoons Krystle (blech) and orders her to schedule a lunch and invite Cecil so that the three of them can toast the loan with a celebratory glass of champagne.
The family is gathered in the breakfast room for their morning meal. Fallon asks Blake if there's any mention in the newspaper about the dinner party on Saturday night - and she's actually asking that as though it's a real question. Fortunately, the Denver press didn't consider Blake's private dinner party newsworthy, so Fallon babbles about another party she recently attended and sniffs about what a bore it was - though it wasn't a total bore, 'cause at one point she heard a couple whispering sweet nothings to each other in the shadows. "It was quite the scandal," she smugly recounts, because they're both married to other people. Krystle looks momentarily startled, then urges Fallon to reveal the identity of these nefarious adulterers...but Fallon loses her nerve and says that that would too much of a bore. Joseph alerts Krystle that Jeff Colby has arrived to see her, and Fallon wonders aloud what he could possibly want so early in the morning. After that, she wonders aloud if he's going to ask her to go skinny dipping again, and then throws a bagel across the table at Steven, jolting him back into consciousness. Jeff enters the room and, at Blake's urging, joins the family at the breakfast table. He tells Krystle he came by to apologize to her about skinny dipping in the pool during her dinner party, and Krystle smiles warmly and tells him that an apology isn't necessary, but accepted nonetheless. He says he must have had one too many bourbons that night, and Fallon guffaws and says he only had two drinks. She then rips off a piece of newspaper, pretends to roll it like it's a joint, and accuses Jeff of getting high from a doobie (and not from alcohol as he alleges) just before they went skinny dipping. Krystle and Blake find the schtick hilarious and chuckle indulgently at the spoiled nitwit, and Jeff shamefully admits to being stoned and that it's all his fault for letting things get out of hand. Fallon takes no responsibility for shoving the joint in Jeff's mouth that night and tells him he's too noble, and that he should try to be more like Steven: hardworking, depressed, and anxiety-ridden. Steven snarls at her to get off his back, then storms out of the room...and Blake rushes after him and asks how everything is going. Steven accuses him of trying to get him to give inside information on how to get control of Matthew's/Walter's oil leases, and Blake bitchily retorts that he already has an inside source at the rig and doesn't need Steven as a spy. Um, isn't it kind of dumb to reveal a covert spying operation to an employee of the people you're spying on? Krystle rushes outside to catch Steven before he heads off to work to give him a new book and a box of chocolates...which seems a tad weird. Steven tells her he likes her being part of his life, and assures her that eventually Fallon will come around and start behaving less cunty toward her. Apparently the brat has daddy issues and doesn't like sharing her ogre father with other females.
Over at the rig, a laborer named Eddie banters with Steven about how he could never be considered common-folk because he's a wealthy Carrington. True enough.
Inside the office trailer thing, Matthew and Walter discover that they're missing some important files. Walter grimly tells him that this sort of thing happened at another rig he worked at, and the guilty party was a young worker who passed along inside information to his uncle. At that exact moment, Steven enters the trailer and chit-chats with them about his day off yesterday, which he spent hiking. Walter glares at him suspiciously and asks him if he hiked anywhere near the office trailer, but Steven just scrunches his face in confusion and doesn't answer. Matthew gives him back the Emily Dickinson book he'd loaned to Claudia during the dinner party, and Steven tells him it was meant as a gift. Matthew says he wasn't sure if Claudia was supposed to return it 'cause the name "Ted" is inscribed inside. Steven pales at the mention of Ted, then grabs the book and beats a hasty retreat. Walter asks Matthew if he thinks Steven was really hiking on his day off, and Matthew sighs wearily and says he highly doubts Steven is a spy.
Steven places a covert call to Ted and makes plans to meet him at some out-of-the-way restaurant off of a highway exit. Ted agrees and looks super excited and hopeful. He strikes me as the needy type.
Blake pops by Fallon's room and tells her how nice it was of Jeff to stop by during breakfast. Fallon makes a face and says she thought his impromptu visit was "jerky", so Blake points out that she didn't find him hard to take during the Dinner Party episode. He jokes about how weddings might be contagious in this house, then tells her that Cecil recently revealed his great desire to see her and Jeff marry. Fallon looks irked and says that Cecil had no business bringing that up, then petulantly cries, "It's my life!" Blake tells her that he and Cecil just happened to stumble upon the topic of her impending marriage; however, if it happens, he says, "I'd feel very good about it." I'd feel very sorry for Jeff...but then, anyone who's dumb enough to marry a vapid twit like Fallon deserves whatever unspeakable horrors the union leads to.
Fallon is being chauffeured downtown by Michael. He asks her if they're going to hook up later, and she rolls her eyes and tells him to just shut up and drive. When he drops her off in front of Colbyco Oil Company, he tells her he can't get together with her tonight anyway 'cause he has a date. So na na.
Fallon flounces into Cecil's office, and he pretends to look happy to see her and offers her a glass of "an amusing white wine", which she declines. He notices her petulant frown and invites her to sit down, and she tells him she's miffed at him for telling Blake that she and Jeff are getting married. He looks puzzled and asks, "Why is that a bad thing?" so she tells him she doesn't think she can go through with marrying the dumb oaf. They're so different, plus he doesn't make her naughty parts tingle - even a little. Cecil glares at her and reminds her about their agreement, and Fallon says she'd much rather marry him. Seriously? Ick. Cecil pretends that the idea doesn't totally repulse him and explains that such a marriage wouldn't benefit either of them. He sternly says, "We made a deal. And a deal is a deal." Fallon stubbornly retorts that she doesn't think she'd be good for Jeff and that they'd drive each other insane. She and Cecil, on the other hand, would be magic together. She reminds him about the night they doinked, and he nods and woodenly reminisces, "That night. It was very good between us." LOL. After a few seconds, he shakes off the disturbing memory and says that people like them (rich, self-absorbed douchebags?) don't put personal pleasures first; they do what's best...and what's best is him bailing Blake out and her marrying Jeff. Fallon looks deflated and tells him she'll take a glass of that amusing white wine now. She sullenly remarks that Jeff hasn't even proposed to her yet, but Cecil tells her he's confident of her resourcefulness and will make it happen.
Fallon makes a surprise visit to Jeff's office, and he looks genuinely pleased to see her. She glances around his office and makes snarky comments about the tacky artwork hanging on the wall - which he vows to immediately destroy - then invites him to lunch. He frowns and tells her he has a meeting, then pauses, brightens, and says, "With you!" The two head out to lunch, and Fallon informs Michael that his chauffeuring services are no longer needed, since she's leaving with Jeff. He cheekily tells her to try to stay awake. After Fallon departs, Michael enters the Colbyco building. He tells the receptionist that Fallon forgot her purse somewhere, then starts flirting with her. He asks her what she does with her nights, and she gives him a hopeful look and says, "I dine." Blushing, she writes down her phone number, hands it to him and says, "Pick me up at 7:00." After that, the two introduce themselves to each other - LOL - and we learn that her name is Jennifer.
Cecil's over at Carrington manor for the celebratory lunch. Cecil toasts Krystle for marrying the second most awesome man in Colorado...him being the most awesome. He says he wants to give her a special wedding present...and after a really big buildup, he tells her that his gift is advice. He explains that Blake is a hunting animal [not to mention a big jerkoff], and that for him the chase is more exciting than the prize. Cecil's actual "gift" to Krystle is this: figure out what Blake wants the most, and don't ever give it to him. Sounds reasonable. Krystle scrunches her face in confusion and tells him that that's not very friendly advice, and she doesn't understand such unpleasant talk. She insists that she loves Blake and wants to make him happy and didn't marry him for his money. Cecil wryly tells her that that was her first mistake...then quickly backpedals and says it was wrong of him to say that. He urges her to heed his advice, then mumbles something about not being able to fight off the pack forever. Cecil's weird. Doesn't he die of a heart attack or something while doinking Alexis?
Ted arrives at the highway exit restaurant to meet Steven. He laughs at Steven's casual, oil rigging attire and jokes about how he's working for "the enemy camp". He admits that he didn't actually have any business in Denver, and that he just came to hang out in the hope that he (Steven) would want to get back together and return to their life in New York. He sadly tells Steven how lonely he is in their apartment, and Steven admits that he too is lonely. Ted says he's not seeing anyone, though he's been hit on a few times - and Steven cuts him off and snaps that he's not interested in hearing about who's been hitting on him. Ted asks him why he left New York so suddenly, and Steven says that he's trying to find himself, sort out his life and "put it all together". He adds that his father isn't handling his gayness very well - in fact, he's being a gigantic douchewad about it. Steven tells Ted he hasn't forgotten about all their memories, then strokes his face. A second later, he abruptly gets up and says he has to go...and Ted tells him he's leaving tomorrow and hopes he'll change his mind and come back to New York with him. He asks Steve if they can stay in touch, but Steven doesn't answer. As he exits the restaurant, we see that Eddie from the oil rig is also there, eating dinner with his wife. He obviously witnessed the entire exchange between Steven and Ted, and now his tiny brain is attempting to process the situation.
Michael is chauffeuring Blake somewhere while he (Blake) rants on the car phone to someone about Matthew's and Walter's funding source. He gruffly orders whoever he's talking to to figure out who's extending him the necessary credit and "do something about it" and not bother him with this business unless it's finished.
At the Pike State Bank, Michael's in a private meeting with a banker. Wait, that can't be right...but yet, there he is. Michael tells him that Blake is very troubled that his bank has been extending credit to Walter and Matthew, so the banker asks, "What are you going to do about it? Sue?" and Michael ominously says he's just letting him know. He picks up a framed photo of the banker's children that was sitting on his desk and says they look really healthy...and that it would be a shame if they got into an accident. He then glares at the startled banker and says he'd like to tell Blake that credit for the rig operation will be withdrawn by the end of the day. After he stalks off, the banker stares at the photo of his kids and looks worried.
At the rig, Matthew gets off the phone with the Pike State Bank and tells Walter the bad news: their credit has been cut off.
Michael is standing before Blake in his plush office, looking sheepish. He admits that he did, indeed, threaten to physically harm the banker's children if he didn't withdraw credit to Matthew and Walter...then says he saw it in a movie once. What a dumbfuck. Blake tells him that the banker called him to inform him about his threats, then snarls that the man could have phoned the FBI and landed them both in jail. He calls Michael "an idiot driver", and Michael bows his head and says he knows he's probably fired, but explains, "I was just trying to help you...give you the best I've got." Blake orders him to sit down...then stares at him contemplatively, gets a faraway look in his eyes, and says he reminds him of himself when he was younger. He applauds the chauffeur's psychotic tendencies and offers to pay him $100 more a week if he's willing to completely sell what's left of his tattered soul and do more shady crap for him. He sternly warns the chauffeur, "It will go unquestioned" and that he demands loyalty, which he values more than life itself. He then narrows his beady little eyes at Michael and warns him to never ever cross him. Ever. Never.
Fallon and Jeff are on Blake's private jet, listening to music from the opera Carmen. She dances seductively for him and demands that he join her, and then the two start making out on the couch. When the plane goes through a bit of turbulence, Fallon calls the pilot and snarks at him for not being able to fly "this thing" properly. After that display of rude bitchiness, Jeff gazes into her eyes and moans, "I love you, Fallon." What a hopeless tool.
At the rig, a few of the men are playing cards inside the trailer, while Steven reads. Eddie enters and asks them if they're all safe, and they give him a weird look. He looks down at Steven's box of chocolates and remarks that someone's been eating his bon-bons...but he hopes they saved the tutti-fruttis for Steven. Walter tells him to shut up and get some rest, and Eddie says he's taking no chances sleeping in the same room with Steven. Eddie then turns his attention to Steven and asks him who the guy in the restaurant was, and Steven quickly retorts that that's none of his business. Eddie insists it is, then tells the other guys that they're cooped up with "a damn prevert" (no that's not a typo...and no one bothers to correct his pronunciation). He rants to the guys that Steven and his restaurant friend were touching and practically kissing...so then Steven gets mad and lunges at him, and Matthew steps in and breaks up the fight. Eddie gets offended and accuses Matthew of defending a prevert, and when Matthew tells him not to push it, Eddie calls him a prevert and says that maybe his prevertedness is the reason he drove his wife crazy, and it's how she ended up at the funny farm. Matthew slugs him in a stilted, awkwardly choreographed fight scene...and when he finally knocks Eddie out, Steven makes a run for it.
Matthew exits the trailer to talk to Steven...and Steven jokes that he could have taken Eddie on. Matthew chuckles and asks him what that whole thing was about, and Steven tells him that Eddie saw him with his former lover at a restaurant, but that he's not ashamed of their love. He still wants to work at the rig if it's OK with Matthew, and Matthew's like, "Sure, whatever."
It's the middle of the night when Blake and Krystle are awakened by a ruckus in the hallway. They jump out of bed, open their door, and find Fallon and Jeff being loud and annoyingly boisterous. They announce that they just flew back from Vegas, and Fallon blurts out, "We're married!" Blake and Krystle are thrilled with the news, and Blake gushes about how wonderful it is. Krystle attempts to congratulate Fallon, but Fallon ignores her and clings onto Blake in a very tight, desperate looking hug.
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