Recap: Blake wakes up before dawn and feels around for Krystle, then quickly realizes she's not in the room. He puts on his robe and heads downstairs, where he runs into Joseph (who must work 24 hours a day). He asks his majordomo if he's seen Krystle, and Joseph tells him he just saw her drive off somewhere. Blake says he's pretty sure he knows where she went, then dashes upstairs to get dressed.
As Blake predicted, Krystle's at the hospital...and she's nervously pacing up and down the hallway. Blake arrives, runs over to her, and asks her whassup...and she wails that they won't let her see Claudia. Blake's like, "Well, d'yuh. It's 4:00am" then advises her to go home, chill the fuck out, and return to the hospital during visiting hours. Krystle wails that Claudia's injured because of her, so he assures her that Claudia will be fine, and informs her that he asked Nick to transport her to a private clinic. Krystle's all, "Wha-a?!" and says Claudia should be housed somewhere close to them. She cries, "She's all alone! She doesn't have anyone else! We can't just abandon her!" and Blake tries to squelch her mini meltdown with a hug.
Later that morning, Nick is escorting Claudia down a hallway at Carrington manor - and Krystle sees them and runs over and is all, "Hey Nick! Hey Claudia! It's good to see you!" Claudia glares at her and bitchily snarks, "Is it?" Krystle reaches out to touch her, but she violently jerks away and bellows, "Don't touch me!!" She then slowly backs into the guest bedroom and snarls, "Leave me alone...and don't touch me!" LOL. Krystle tries to follow her, but Nick stops her and says Claudia's just a little shaken up at the moment. He assures her he'll handle it, then goes in and closes the door, leaving Krystle to stare at it in pensive bewilderment.
Over at Denver-Carrington, Blake is snarling at Jeff because of the incompetence of his "Los Angeles people" for failing to track down Steven. He snarks, "What about the L.A. police?" and Jeff wearily says they haven't notified the police, and Blake glares at him and grumbles, "I told you to get in touch with the police!" Jeff glares back and retorts, "You also told me you wanted me to think and not be a yes man" and says there's no evidence that anything bad has happened to Steven. Blake instructs him to cancel whatever he's got scheduled today so that he can focus on finding Steven, and Jeff's like, "Uh, nooo" and tries to explain to the dickwad that Steven is a grown man and should be left alone to sort out his own life. He then gets up and stalks out, leaving Blake to grimly stare contemplatively into space.
Steven is, as it turns out, is sitting in a Santa Fe bar, guzzling beer with an odd new friend named Dwayne. Apparently, he's been talking Dwayne's ear off about how Sammy Jo accepted money from his mother to leave the marriage, fled to Los Angeles, and hooked up with a sleazy photographer. Dwayne suggests that maybe Steven didn't do such a good job of pleasuring her in the sack, and Steven mumbles, "I never heard a complaint." [Kind of a moot point, since Sammy Jo was strictly in that marriage for the gold digging, not sex with a straight-gay man.] Dwayne says his wife sounds like bad news and that maybe his mother did him a big favor. Steven guzzles more beer and grumbles, "My mother doesn't give a damn about anyone but herself" then apologizes to Dwayne for talking his ear off about his problems. He promises to keep his mouth shut from here on in, but Dwayne says it's important to express what's in his heart. The waiter comes by (hey - it's Miguel from The Young and the Restless!) and serves them another round of beers and asks for payment. Steven hands him a $100 bill, but the waiter can't change such a big bill, so Steven pulls out his checkbook. Dwayne glances down at the check and notices Steven Carrington written across the top and looks intrigued. The waiter tells him they don't accept checks and says, "No mon, no fun." Dwayne offers to pay the $2.50 tab [beer sure was cheap in 1982], and Steven thanks him and says, "I owe you one...if you're ever in Denver." Dwayne's like, "How about today?" and offers to travel to Denver with him and help out with the driving. He adds, "I've always wanted to drive a Rolls" and Steven's all, "Wuh? A Rolls?! What makes you think I drive a Rolls?" Dwayne just shrugs and says the watch he's wearing must be worth at least 5K, and Steven's like, "Uh, not quite." He then willfully ignores all of the giant red flags flapping around him and agrees to drive to Colorado with this shady character he's only known for a couple of hours. A delighted Dwayne heads over to a nearby pay phone and dials someone named Charlie. He smugly reports, "I got me a real live one. Steven Carrington" and reminds Charlie that Steven's father was recently on trial for killing his son's gay lover.
Alexis is in her studio, painting another masterpiece. Joseph drops by with a manservant, who's carrying the box of wine she ordered...and he irritably tells her he'd appreciate it if she gave the wine store the correct address, since it accidentally got delivered to the main house. She rolls her eyes and says she'll write him a check...and while she's sitting at her desk, she looks out the window and sees Krystle talking to Tony the gardener. Krystle is brusquely ordering Tony to put fresh flowers in Claudia's room asap, and then Tony needlessly invokes the 'Alexis skeet shooting incident' during the Viva Las Vegas episode that resulted in her miscarriage. He sheepishly says, "Sorry for getting mixed up that day." Krystle glares at him and asks, "Are you saying she was shooting?" and he hangs his head shamefully and replies no, so Krystle snarks, "Then you didn't get mixed up." She says an apology doesn't wipe out a lie, and that if she could prove the lie she'd fire him on the spot. Joseph, who's impatiently waiting for his check, tells Alexis to speed it up 'cause he's got shit to do. She quickly finishes writing out the check, hands it to him, then rudely shoos him out of her studio. LOL. She then stands in her front doorway and beckons Tony to come inside for a little chat...and he sighs deeply and obediently trots over. She sits him on her couch and asks him if he enjoys working on the Carrington estate, so he says, "Very much" and when she asks him if Blake pays him well, he goes, "Enough." Alexis stares over at him with a pouty, suggestive expression and purrs, "Why don't we talk about better than enough?" and Tony perks up and looks intrigued.
Krystle stumbles into the kitchen and tells Joseph she wants to ensure that Claudia feels very comfortable while she's recovering at Carrington manor. Joseph's like, "Yeah yeah" and says he already knows what all of her favorite foods and beverages are. Krystle accidentally knocks over a cup, and Joseph asks her if she's OK 'cause she seems kinda nervous, and she snaps, "I'm not nervous! I don't need you to tell me I seem nervous!" Joseph's like, "Whatever" and informs her that the portly police lieutenant is in the study, patiently waiting to speak with her.
Krystle breezes into the study, and the lieutenant says he heard that Claudia Blaisel has been brought to the mansion to recover from her bullet wound. He tells Krystle he'd like nothing more than to wrap up this case, but first he needs to clear up "the question mark" that's hanging over him. He informs her that prior to the shooting, she was seen lunching with Claudia at the St. Dennis Club, and that Claudia got upset and left the table...so Krystle explains that Claudia had just learned that her crybaby daughter was presumed dead. The lieutenant then reminds her that when he was standing in the doorway of the hospital room, he overheard Claudia accusing her of stealing her husband, then goes, "Care to explain?" Krystle says that Nick has already explained that (he did?), then says Claudia was in a very confused state. He suggests they all go upstairs to talk to Claudia about it and get it straightened out. [Um...should you really question Claudia with Krystle in the room?] Nick suddenly enters the room and puts the kibosh on that plan and tells the cop that Claudia's in no condition to see anyone. The cop tells him that sooner or later Claudia's going to have to be allowed to talk to him, and Nick asks him why he doesn't just believe Krystle's account and call it a day. LOL. Instead of telling Nick to go pee up a rope and stop fucking obstructing justice, the lieutenant actually wastes his breath explaining that he kinda needs to get accounts from both people who were involved in the shooting in order to get a full report. When Nick refuses again to grant him access to Claudia, he mutters, "Fine" and leaves. Somebody really should report this lieutenant to his supervisor, 'cause a spineless dinkwhistle like that does not belong on any police force.
The lieutenant makes his way over to Alexis' studio and asks her what she can tell him about the relationship between Krystle and Claudia. She's like, "How should I know?" then proceeds to tell him about how Krystle had an affair with Matthew Blaisdel and was always virulently defensive about it. The lieutenant asks her if she's implying that Krystle would commit violence, and Alexis pretends to carefully contemplate this and then says, "We're all capable of violence if there's a good reason." She then tells him that Krystle once got really angry with her and violently tore her studio apart (ahh...the blessed cat fight), and the lieutenant looks intrigued.
Jeff meets Blake at the St. Dennis Club, and Blake apologizes to him for acting like such a douchebag earlier. He explains that he's just really concerned about Steven...as well as "the damn Rhinewood threat" to take over Denver-Carrington. He tells Jeff he's calling a board meeting later and wants the company to issue preferred stock to anyone who owns common stock. Or something like that. I guess the goal here is that it would make stock owners more likely to sell their shares to Denver-Carrington instead of Rhinewood. Jeff contorts his weird caterpillar eyebrows (which, once again, seem to have a life of their own), and his eyes shine with admiration as he tells Blake what a brilliant idea that is.
Cecil is sitting in his secret "mission control" lair at ColbyCo, re-watching the videotape of his meeting with Blake from the previous episode. He suddenly clutches his chest and makes a comical oow face, then quickly pops a pill and chases it with a few gulps of water. [Thanks for the foreshadowing, writers. It would have been really weird if Cecil suddenly dropped dead with no prior indication of any heart health issues.] He stops the tape and exits the room, which appears to be located adjacent to his office. A few seconds later, Alexis drops by to tell him that the front lawn on his estate looks like shit. She proposes he hire a more creative gardener and has someone in mind: Tony Driscoll. She also suggests that since he's so interested in marrying her, he should install her there as Lady of the Manor. Cecil looks intrigued and sexily fondles her leg.
Claudia is having a minor meltdown as she frantically searches through drawers. Nick enters the room and asks her whassup, and she tells him she needs to find the phone book so she can call the passport office and then travel to South America and find Lindsay. Nick advises her to wait until she's stronger before she flies off, half-cocked, to track down her dead daughter...then says he needs to do a quick neuro check. He sits her down and shines a pen light in one of her eyes, and she wigs out and cries, "What are you doing?! Get that needle out of my eye!" He tells her it's just a pen light, then gives it to her so she can see for herself that it's nothing dangerous. She suddenly bursts into tears, and he assures her she'll be OK...and explains that she suffered a trauma, which will take time to heal. He urges her to get some rest and promises to look into getting her a passport. After he leaves the room, she crawls into bed and continues to weep.
Nick exits the mansion, and Fallon runs out after him. She opens the trench coat she's wearing and flashes him with the hideous one-piece bathing suit she's wearing underneath. She saucily tells him it's a preview of their upcoming trip to the Caribbean. He winces and says he had to cancel that trip, and she's all, "Wha-a?! Why?" He tells her he has to care for Claudia, since apparently her entire future depends on the kind of treatment she receives right now. Fallon pouts and goes, "But what about our vacation?" and tells him that some other flunky at the hospital could just as easily sort out Claudia's various emotional disorders. Nick angrily retorts that she's behaving like a selfish whiny brat and barks, "Stop it!" She says, "Oh great - is that what you really think of me, doctor?" and he replies, "Yes." She stares at him with a look of utter incredulity, and he glares back at her and snarks, "Call me. When you grow up. If you ever do." Fallon shoots him the stink-eye, then flounces back into the mansion and slams the door. Awesome!
Fallon is suddenly at the hospital, cuddling her baby as she bottle feeds him. She coos at the little gaffer and tells him he's so tiny and pretty, and then apologizes for all the trash-talking she did about him during her pregnancy. LOL. Suddenly, Jeff enters the room and smiles goofily at the two of them. He happily reports that the baby is gaining weight and getting stronger, then tells Fallon she too has grown into a beautiful woman...much different from the scrawny kid who used to climb trees with him. (The fuck, Jeff??) He says he can't wait to bring their son home so they can start acting like a real family...which is weird, since the two have been hating on each other for the last several months, vowing to get divorced as soon as Blake will allow it.
Fallon and Jeff head over to the St. Dennis Club, where they cozily hold hands. He tells her that when he looks at their son, he sees so much of her in him...and she says she hopes the kid picks up on her terrific virtues (bwahahaha!). Jeff says he'd like them to go home and discuss which college the baby should attend...and after giggling about that for a few seconds, he tells her he wants to go someplace less crowded, namely her bedroom. (The fuck, Jeff??)
Krystle calls Blake at the office, and he tells her he's just wrapping up some stuff and will be heading home soon. He coos, "I love you a lot" and Krystle smiles and says, "I love you a lot too." She then heads down the hall to Claudia's room. The nut appears to be fast asleep, so Krystle covers her with a blanket and tiptoes back out.
Jeff and Fallon arrive at the mansion and sneak up the stairs, narrowly missing running into Krystle. They enter her bedroom and start kissing, and she warns him, "This doesn't mean anything." Meanwhile, Claudia enters Krystle's room (does no one at this mansion knock?) and looks all spaced out and smiley. She says she finally figured it out, and Krystle's all, "Wuh?" so Claudia tells her that God caused her to lose her baby 'cause she deserved it...and also 'cause it was in exchange for her losing Lindsay. As Krystle stares at her nutty house guest in bewilderment, Claudia says, "That's how simple it really is" and heads back to her room. Damn Nick for not unplugging her when he had the chance.
Steven and Dwayne arrive in Denver, and Dwayne's like, "Nice!" and suggests they go to a specific street block downtown. He then looks over at Steven suggestively and asks, "How about it?" and Steven looks back at him blankly and goes, "How about what?" and Dwayne says, "How about you and I checking into a hotel?" Steven declines, and Dwayne says it's obvious he likes him...and that he just wants one night. Steven declines again and says he wants to go home, but Dwayne insists, "I know you like me" and says he knows when a guy is coming onto him. He then says he knows all about the Dinard murder trial and theorizes that the only reason he got married was so he could clean up his uptight family name. Steven abruptly swerves onto a side street and orders Dwayne to get out of his car. Dwayne says it's going to cost him, and that the price is $500 (no that's not a typo). He tells Steven that if he doesn't fork over $500, he'll go public and tell everyone that he tried to force him into a homosexual liaison. Steven snarks, "Are you shakin' me down?" and Dwayne laughs at him for being "quick"...as I continue to laugh at Dwayne for shaking down the son of a well known millionaire for a measly $500. Hell, even I could afford to be blackmailed for that amount. Steven pulls Dwayne out of the passenger seat and starts punching him...and, by scripted coincidence, a police car appears. The officers restrain Steven, and Dwayne tells them he tried to kill him after he refused to have sex with him. One of the cops arrests Steven and reads him his rights, and Steven just mutely stares into space before he's taken away.
Alexis enters the Carrington kitchen as Krystle is heating up some milk. She asks Krystle how Claudia's doing, and Krystle curtly says she's feeling better. Alexis starts gabbling about how she must finally understand the pressure that Blake was under during his trial, then reminds her of the way she walked out on him that day in court. Krystle says she was pregnant with the child she (Alexis) caused her to lose. Alexis goes, "Please. You don't still believe that, do you?" and Krystle replies, "Yes, I do." Alexis tells her she's mentally ill and suggests she book some therapy sessions with Dr. Toscanni. Haha! Krystle tells her she's rotten and evil and that she's the one who's in desperate need of a psychiatrist, then orders her to get out of her house. Damn. I was hoping for another delicious cat fight.
Jeff and Fallon lay in bed, enjoying the afterglow. Jeff says he doesn't remember their sex being this good before, then says, "Sometimes you have to be apart to realize what you had." Fallon tells him not to get "too heavy" on her, and he ignores that and tells her his extra-marital hookup is over. She's like, "That's nice...and it's your business." Jeff says he wants everything on the table, and for there to be no more secrets between them. He asks about her relationship with Nick, and she says she really doesn't want to discuss that right now...then says she has zero interest in learning about the woman he used to doink on the side. Jeff switches gears and tells her that their son is a huge miracle, and that their love for him has brought them together and is giving them a second chance. She tells him that one doink doesn't change anything, but he insists that it does and wants the three of them to be a family. (The fuck, Jeff??)
Blake arrives home, and Joseph greets him and informs him that Tony the gardener has given notice and will be moving on to Cecil Colby's estate, where he was offered the job of Head Groundskeeper. Blake heads upstairs and asks Krystle if she heard about Tony's imminent departure, and she caustically says it's merely a ploy by Alexis to send him away in order to ensure that he stays quiet. Blake scrunches his face in confusion and is all, "Wha-a?!"
Blake asks Tony to join him in the study and offers him a drink. He tells him he doesn't want him to quit, then urges him to tell him everything that's been going on for the last several weeks.
Tony must have totally spilled the beans, 'cause Blake storms over to Alexis' studio and tells her he knows all about her accusations against Tony for the theft of her silver desk set. He calls her "vicious and ruthless" and that she was determined for Krystle to not have his child. Alexis claims that she dropped the skeet shooting rifle and it accidentally went off...but Blake doesn't buy that and accuses her of firing it on purpose. Alexis insists that she's not capable of such a thing...especially after what happened to their baby, Adam. [Take special note, recap readers: this is the genesis of when long lost Carrington baby #1 comes out of the woodwork.] Blake grumbles, "We swore never to talk about that" and she says she'll never get over his loss. Blake snaps at her for trying to resurrect the past in order to excuse the present, and she wails, "I love you! Why do you hate me so much?!" and he's like, "Duh, 'cause you killed my child." He says he no longer wants to see her anywhere on his estate, and that he'll burn her studio to the ground if that'll get her out. He then violently tosses her onto the couch and storms out. She cries, "Blake!" then positions herself in front of the camera and dramatically mutters in a breathy voice, "It's not going to end this way. I didn't fight this hard to lose. I may have lost you now, but I'm not going to lose everything. Oh no...oh no..." LOL.
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