Dynasty - Season 2, Episode 6
Recap: It's a dark and stormy night, and Blake is about to leave for Las Vegas on business. Krystle says she's worried about him flying during a thunderstorm, but he tells her it's an emergency. She grins and says that a less trusting wife would suspect him of rendezvousing with a "luscious chorus girl" (ew), so Blake goes along with the joke and pretends as though she just discovered his sleazy secret. She tells him she'd like to come along, but he says it's just an overnight trip so there's really no point. Fallon happens to walk past their room at that moment and hears Blake tell Krystle that the purpose of his trip is to meet with Logan Rhinewood. Fallon winces at the mention of the gangster's name, then smiles when she hears Blake tell his wife he'd prefer to take the trip alone. Incidentally, what the hell kind of name is Logan Rhinewood for a supposedly scary mob boss?
Nick's sister drops by his house to beg him to come home and give up on his Blake Carrington revenge fantasy. She reminds him that he moved to Denver three months ago and is no closer to proving that Blake had anything to do with their brother's death. She tells him to forget the past, but he snarks back that he can't - not after he saw Gianni hanging...or being hung (it's still unclear if the guy offed himself, was executed, or murdered). He grumbles about how Blake had the connections to keep Gianni alive and could have saved the poor sod if he'd been willing to make one phone call. Well...that definitely sounds like Blake. His sister asks him what he's going to do if he finds out that Blake really is responsible for Gianni's death, e.g. will he kill Blake? Nick mulls that over for a few seconds and says, "No. It's too good for him", then gets a faraway look in his eyes and says he wants Blake to suffer. Oh honey, take a number. That line is long and deep.
The Carrington jet is en route to Vegas when Fallon suddenly appears and pretends as though she's a stewardess. Blake asks her what the hell she's doing on board, so she explains that she got concerned when she heard that he was meeting with Logan Rhinewood, who she describes as "a gangster and a shark". Blake puffs up his little chest and informs her he's dealt with plenty o' gangsters in his day - and without her interference. He then says he knows she tried to make a deal with Cecil: a delay calling in the loan in exchange for a delay in her divorce from Jeff. Fallon says she just wants to help him out, and he barks back that he doesn't need her damn help...and she argues that he does, then wails about how Cecil is trying to hijack his football team. He explains that he's tried to get the money from elsewhere, but can't. He tells her it's nice of her to be so concerned about him, but warns her to stay out of the way once they arrive in Vegas. He declares that he's not afraid of Rhinewood or any man, then smiles indulgently at his idiot daughter and chuckles, "You are impossible!" and she giggles in response and says, "I know!"
Sammy Jo is in her bed at the Carrington mansion, unable to sleep because of the thunderstorm. She climbs out of bed and - clad in a skimpy blue t-shirt - runs down the hall to Steven's room. She creeps inside and stares down at him while he sleeps and goes, "Psst...Steven? Can we talk?" and explains to the clearly un-awake man that she's afraid, and then crawls into his bed and cuddles next to him. He must really be a heavy sleeper. The next morning, Steven wakes up and sees her lying beside him and is all, "Wha-at's going on?!" and for a few seconds, Sammy Jo looks like she has no idea how she got there. She tells Steven that she had a really scary dream last night and needed to talk to someone. She wanted to talk to her dad, but he's so far away and that makes her sad..and she looks over at Steven and says, "Like you are sometimes." She asks him what he's sad about, and he tells her it's a long, painful story, and she chirps, "I've got time!" and then giggles about how much that just sounded like a come on. Actually, it didn't really. Steven looks charmed and giggles along with her...and she jumps out of bed, opens the door to make sure the coast is clear, then rushes back to give him a quick kiss. Alexis happens to be walking down the hallway at that moment and sees Sammy Jo leaning over the bed, kissing her son. She quickly tucks herself in a corner of the hallway when Sammy Jo exits Steven's room and scampers back to her own room. Needless to say, Alexis does not look pleased.
Later, Alexis confronts Krystle about her "peculiar little niece", and Krystle stonily reminds her that her name is Sammy Jo. Alexis derisively replies, "Oh yes, the girl with the most bizarre name, prone to the most bizarre behavior: sliding down banisters at her age." Krystle tells her that whatever Sammy Jo does is none of her bidness, so Alexis argues that seducing her straight-gay son is her bidness. Krystle's all, "Wuh?" so Alexis fills her in about Sammy Jo spending the night in Steven's room. Krystle tells her she's jumping to conclusions, which is itself bizarre behavior, and Alexis retorts, "Is it? Is it?" while dramatically shaking her head from side to side. LOL. She looked kinda funny doing that. Krystle chides her for insulting a member of her family, then asks her if Sammy Jo is "too common" for her rich son...and Alexis haughtily retorts, "You can hardly claim they come from the same sort of stock." Krystle gleefully tells her to brace herself for another connection that will soon link Steven to her family, and when Alexis scrunches her face in confusion, Krystle gleefully announces she's pregnant, then promptly flounces out of the house. Alexis puffs on a cigarette and stares after her in shocked bewilderment.
A lanky looking thug named Ray Bonning shows up at Blake's hotel room and says he's an executive vice president of Rhinewood Enterprises. Blake is miffed that Rhinewood didn't show, and Ray is about to explain why when Fallon suddenly strolls into the room. Ray's like "The fuck?" so she explains that she was getting bored waiting around. Ray tells her that this is a private meeting to which she was not invited, and Blake growls at her to leave, but she refuses and says that the AC in her room isn't working, and so she's just going to hang out here. Ray refrains from throwing her out and decides that his thugs aren't going to work Blake over after all, and the two sit down at a table and get down to business. Ray explains that Logan couldn't make it 'cause he suddenly came down with a fake ailment, but it's all good 'cause he's been authorized to speak on his boss's behalf. He tells Blake he wants to buy his football team, but Blake snarls that the deal was for 45% of the team, not the entire thing. Ray chuckles and tells him the team stinks, so then Fallon chimes in and points out that they only lost by one point in the last game - plus, they have a hot new quarterback! Ray tells her he's not impressed with the quarterback, so then Fallon tells him his clothes are ugly (yes, she really did). Blake barks, "Fallon!" then tells Ray this meeting was a waste of time, and stands in the middle of the room with his arms crossed like a petulant teenager. Ray immediately caves and concedes, "A deal's a deal" and pulls out a check for the agreed upon $9 million (for 45% of the team)...and Blake smugly basks in the glow of his impressive negotiating skills.
Ray calls Logan Rhinewood after Blake's private jet takes off and announces that the deal is done. He assures his boss that they'll get the other 55% of the team soon...they're just gonna have to take it one step at a time. Ho hum.
On the Denver-bound private jet, Blake asks Fallon whassup with her gloomy aura. He tells her that when he paid the hotel bill, he noticed that there were no phone charges for her room...and she admits she hasn't spoken to Jeff since sneaking aboard the jet, though she did leave him a vague note informing him she'd be out of town for a day or two. She then comes right out and tells Blake she's avoiding her husband and that marriage with him totally blows. Apparently there's no excitement, surprises, or sense of danger with Jeff. She tells Blake she'd much rather be with someone like him: challenging and unpredictable. OMFG, that's...so disturbing on so many levels. Blake chuckles and tells her, "You don't know how lucky you are. You've never lived with me as a husband. If you did, you'd change your mind pretty quickly." Well d'yuh. Any woman with an ounce of even mediocre self esteem wouldn't tolerate Blake's sexist douchebaggery for more than a week.
Nick and Claudia are about to go horseback riding together. They notice the stable manager leading a pretty white horse somewhere, and when they inquire about it, the stable manager tells them that Mrs. Carrington has it booked for later. Fantastic.
Krystle drives over to the stables in her fancy new Rolls-Royce and passes Sammy Jo rollerskating in short shorts and purple tube socks. Sammy Jo rolls over and admires her car, then says she wishes Steven would drive his Porsche more...and his nasty-ass pickup truck less. Krystle raises her eyebrows and asks her if she's gone driving with Steven, and Sammy Jo says they once went out for pizza and then gushes, "He's awful naace." Krystle puts on her most serious-pensive expression and tells her niece she doesn't want her to get hurt, and Sammy Jo correctly assumes that her aunt is aware that she spent the night in Steven's room in nothing but her skimpy blue t-shirt. She assures Krystle that nothing happened, and Krystle pretends like she believes her.
Elsewhere on the estate, Alexis is skeet shooting when Steven stops by. She's off her game today and can't seem to hit her target, but Steven takes a few shots and successfully blows a few of the clay disks apart. Alexis compliments his skill and says that because he's been brought up as a spoiled Carrington, it stands to reason that he's able to do 'rich people things' well. She then tells him she's been talking to Blake about his future, inheritance, and finding the right girl to settle down with. She says he never really had the chance to do that during his college years...or the gay year he spent in New York. She tells him there are plenty of nice, eligible girls in Colorado who probably wouldn't mind being a gay man's beard...and they may not be virgins, but nor are they tramps. Steven says he doesn't need anyone to fix him up with girls and insists, "I can take care of my own needs." Alexis looks as puzzled as the rest of us are about his ever-shifting sexual preferences, then asks him if he thinks Sammy Jo is a major ho. Steven's like, "Um, no", so Alexis tells him she saw the little tart sneaking out of his room early this morning. Steven explains that nothing happened and that she only came to his room 'cause she was frightened of the thunder, then tells his mother that what he does in his bed is his bidness. Alexis says she's only trying to help him find the right girl, then adds, "It's the only way we can erase the past" and Steven looks as irked as he used to while having these same sorts of annoying conversations with Blake and snappishly asks, "My questionable past?!" and Alexis replies, "Exactly." Wait...I'm confused. Wasn't Alexis totally accepting of Steven's gay(ish) lifestyle, like five episodes ago? Let's take a moment to examine this troubling inconsistency..
Excerpt from the Enter Alexis episode recap:
"She tells him he's a good, handsome man - and this causes Steven to raise his eyebrows and repeat, "Man..?" He says he doubts his father would agree, but Alexis tells him not to be ashamed of his gayness and that it doesn't make him any less a man."
So there. Suck on that, writers. Alexis tells Steven that his gay relationship never should have happened...nor should the tragedy that ended it. She says she regrets not being around to help out after Ted was killed...but whatever 'cause she's here now. Steven sardonically retorts, "To help shape me up?" and she looks him straight in the eye and says, "Yes."
Jeff is in his ColbyCo office, packing up his things...and Cecil bursts in and asks him whassup. Jeff tells him he's leaving the company 'cause of how he excluded Blake from the offshore deal (how could he possibly still care so much about this?), as well as the abrupt way he called in the loan on Blake. Cecil explains that the board made him call in the loan, but Jeff lets out a caustic laugh and says he ain't buying it. Cecil mumbles something about how he's been a father to him ever since his father was killed, then reminds him that he's the last of the Colbys and will one day have to take over "the empire". Jeff tells his uncle he doesn't give a rat's ass about the empire and says it was a mistake to work here, as was his marriage to Fallon. He now regrets that boneheaded decision and plans to address the issue with his idiot wife next time he sees her. Yay Jeff! You go!
Alexis spots a pensive looking Krystle riding around the estate on the pretty white horse. She glares at her, then glances down at her skeet shooting rifle and suddenly gets a wonderful, awful idea. She hides behind a tree and fires off the rifle, then watches as the white horse goes ape-shit, throws Krystle to the ground, then drags her behind it for awhile. Alexis peeks from behind a tree and watches the mishap with mute satisfaction.
Nick and Claudia are riding together, having another one of their boring conversations. She tells him she's thinking about getting a job, and is planning to talk to Blake about possible opportunities. When Nick makes a blech face, she explains that the old goat has been really kind to her, and that he's hired people to search for her missing daughter. Nick starts asking probing questions about...well, I dunno 'cause I kind of checked out during this scene, and Claudia gets mad and rides off alone. A few seconds later, Nick notices Krystle's white horse trotting around with no Krystle atop. He asks the horse where Krystle is, then grabs its reins and takes it with him to look for her. A minute later, he finds her laying on the ground unconscious, and rushes over and checks her pulse.
Krystle's sitting up in her bed, waiting for the doctor to arrive. Joseph apologizes to her for not warning her more about "that animal", but Krystle insists she's fine. She tells Nick she feels really dumb for falling, then sheepishly admits she knows fuck all about horseback riding. He asks her if she's in any pain, and she assures him she's not...but says she can't seem to stop shaking. He tells her it's normal, so she allows her nerves to go wild and starts crying...and Nick caresses her face as he soothingly tells her to let it all out.
Alexis enters the mansion and tells Joseph she has a baby gift for Krystle. That's...kind of diabolical. Joseph tells her that the lady of the manor is not available 'cause she just suffered an accident, and Alexis fake gasps, "How terrible!" Nick, who's eavesdropping a few feet away, tells Alexis that Krystle can't have visitors for awhile, so Alexis asks him to please let her know how Krystle is doing once he gets word from the doctor. She contorts her lips in a funny looking pouty expression and then says, "I really do care." LOL.
Blake and Fallon arrive in Denver. Blake tells his daughter to go to the mansion and inform Krystle he'll be home once he gives Cecil the what-for and rubs the $9 million check in his face. Fallon giggles and agrees to do the favor.
Blake is in Cecil's office, ranting about how he (Cecil) has been resentful of him ever since he first arrived in Colorado. Blake smugly accuses his former friend of hating the fact that he was "a new wildcatter, a self-made man" even though he didn't quite have Cecil's brand of polish. Cecil openly admits he's rich snob, then recalls that Alexis was the person who got him (Blake) to circulate among Colorado's elite...and that it was she who introduced the two of them. Blake reaches into his pocket and pulls out an envelop, which Cecil assumes is a sales contract for the football team. Blake then starts bitching about how their friendship has been a sham, and tells Cecil to "choke on it", along with this $9 million check. Cecil's all, "Wha-a?!" when he realizes the loan has just been paid in full. What a lame-ass storyline. Just as Blake is about to storm off, Cecil's secretary buzzes to announce that there's an emergency call for him. He snatches up the receiver and goes, "Krystle..?? What happened to her?!"
Fallon has just finished showering and is bickering with Jeff about Vegas. He's mad that she didn't tell him where she was going, blah blah...and she asks him who the hell he is to dare question her. He barks, "Your husband, babe! Obviously the last guy on the list!" - LOL - and then grabs her by the hair and and smooches her hard before storming out of the room. Fallon storms out after him, clad only in a towel, and suddenly becomes intrigued by the sight of Nick, who has just exited Krystle's room. She asks him what kind of shrink he is, then starts acting all coquettish, and he flirts back and asks her if the towel she's wearing is part of a new Paris line. She giggles, mutters a few words in French and eyes him seductively as he ambles off down the hall.
Nick arrives home to a very cozy atmosphere. Fallon is there - ack! - lounging on his couch in a skimpy red dress. She tells him she climbed in through his window, and he asks her if he's supposed to be surprised by this unexpected pleasure. Fallon invites him to take advantage of her, then walks over to him and presses her body against his, and the two start making out. Post coitus, the two lay by the fire and Fallon suddenly blurts out the name of a soccer player she once doinked in Milan...and the two discuss the tradition of long Italian names, blah blah. Fallon says she could use a few more names, and Nick suddenly gets snappish and goes, "You people never get enough of anything!" Fallon, who doesn't seem fazed by the weirdness of that outburst, tells him she likes him and that he's solving all of her personal problems (huh?). She asks him what took him so long to get to Denver, and he gets a faraway look in his eyes and replies, "It doesn't matter. I'm here now." It's really odd that no one ever notices what a weirdo this guy is.
Back at the mansion, Krystle tells Blake that the doctor instructed her to avoid horses for the rest of her pregnancy. Well d'yuh, isn't it a general consensus that horseback riding is an unsafe thing for pregnant women to be doing? Suddenly, Krystle scrunches her face in pain, and Blake immediately grabs the phone and calls for help. In the next scene, she's in the back of an ambulance, clutching Blake's hand. He tries to assure her she'll be OK, but she wails that she's losing their baby and then starts crying. He shakes his head in denial while she moans, "Oh God! Blake!"
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1/27/2021 08:04:47 pm
What made Alexis's act even more diabolic is that it distracted people from how much they retconned about this episode from Jeff and Cecil being the "last of the Colbys" (there's actually enough of 'em to make a spin-off) to Blake being a "self-made man" (he inherited all of this from his grumpy, equally-curmudgeon father.)
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