Recap: During a meeting with (Cecil's attorney) Gerald Wilson, Jeff is dismayed to learn that Adam has made a business deal with the Ahmed brothers. He furrows his caterpillar brows and is all, "The fuck?!" and marches over to ColbyCo to confront his impertinent half-brother-in-law.
Adam's in his ColbyCo office, booking travel plans on the Concorde when Jeff storms into his office. He demands to know where Alexis is, and Adam explains that she's in New York - and that she left him in charge until she returns. Jeff admonishes him for "cooking up a deal" with the Ahmed brothers, then orders him to call it off...but Adam's like, "No can do" and says he's already given them his word. He stares at Jeff quizzically and remarks on how bizarre it is that he works for Denver-Carrington and owns half of ColbyCo...which is a fair point 'cause it really is an odd conflict of interest. Adam tells Jeff that his hatred for Faruq Ahmed doesn't even make sense anymore, since it was proven that he had nothing to do with kidnapping Baby Blake...and that's another fair point. Damn you, show, for making me side with creepy Adam. Jeff retorts, "The man is a crook. His brother is a crook" and Adam's like, "Well, d'yuh" and says that's par for the course in the oil business. Jeff wails, "What about decency?" and Adam laughs out loud at his adorable naiveté. Jeff bitchily invokes the duplicitousness of his double identity and sneers, "Adam Carrington...Michael Torrence...or whoever you are" and Adam gets snarly and snaps, "I'm Adam!" and reminds him that Alexis and Blake believe he's their son (mmm...Blake's still on the fence 'bout that). He chides Jeff for being unable to control his temper in a business meeting - plus, he can't seem to control his woman or fulfill her sexual appetite. Hee! Jeff's caterpillar eyebrows start furrowing wildly while Adam gleefully informs him that Fallon came onto him many times at the hotel before she learned they were brother and sister. [I really wish the writers would stop bringing up this near incestuous hook up. It's beyond gross.] Jeff declines to respond to Adam's mockery and snaps, "The Ahmed deal is off!" then storms out of the room.
Alexis finally gets a hold of Mark Jennings at the East Island Tennis Club in Long Island and asks him why he hasn't returned any of her messages. He goes, "What for?" and says he doesn't believe he's still legally married to Krystle. She chortles and poutishly calls him "a beautiful, stubborn man" - LOL - then invites him to join her for dinner later. He rudely declines, then abruptly hangs up the phone and rushes off to his next tennis lesson.
Over at Denver-Carrington, Blake is reading through some important documents while a barber stands behind him and trims his hair...and it's a truly bizarre visual. When the barber finishes, Blake checks out his haircut in the mirror, tells him he looves his 'do, then pays him and sends him on his way. Adam telephones in response to a message Blake left for him...and Blake sheepishly says it's been a week since their unfortunate dinner - during which they both said things they didn't mean. He invites Adam to lunch, and surprisingly Adam happily accepts his invitation. Blake says he'll pick him up shortly...and after he hangs up, he stares into space with a goofy looking smile on his face.
Mark is giving some post-lesson advice to one his clients - an attractive, flirty brunette - and threatens to paddle her "cute bottom" if she doesn't pay better attention to his instructions. Er...OK. Alexis suddenly appears on the court wearing a fabulous black and white tailored outfit and a large matching hat. After Mark dismisses the brunette, Alexis remarks that she's "pretty and nubile" and saucily asks him if she's good with her racket. He's like, "She's OK" then makes it clear that the answer is still no - to whatever she's asking. She says she wants him to leave New York and move to Denver, so he asks her if she really wants him to put Krystle through hell just so she can "gloat for some twisted reason" and she just stares back at him incredulously, 'cause...well d'yuh. He says he just wants Krystle to live her life in peace, and Alexis rolls her eyes derisively and looks disappointed that Krystle's first husband isn't a mean-spirited dickwad. She swiftly changes tactics and reminds him that he admitted to her the other night that he still carries a torch for Krystle...but he claims he was drunk when he said that. She says her investigator couldn't find any evidence to suggest that he's legally divorced from Krystle, so he explains that when they split up, he gave his last $100 to the "world's cheapest lawyer" to handle their divorce. Alexis informs him that this cheap lawyer filed a phony document, which means the divorce was never legal. She stares at him thoughtfully and says, "We still have a lot of talking to do about this."
Blake is driving a fancy red sports car when he picks up Adam in front of ColbyCo, and Adam's all, "Wuh? I figured you'd show up in your usual limo." Blake offers to let him drive his car, then suggests they have lunch at Fallon's hotel 'cause he'd like to check on the progress of her renovations.
Jeff returns to Denver-Carrington to tattle to Blake about Adam's shenanigans, but finds an empty office. Fallon flounces in a few seconds later and goes, "Where's daddy?" and he says he doesn't know...and the two start snarking at each other, blah, blah. Blake's secretary informs the two that Blake is having lunch with Adam, and Jeff mutters that he's "one hell of a takeover guy". Fallon says she can't stand Adam, so Jeff asks her if she doesn't admire him in a perverted way. She insists she loathes the man, so Jeff points out that he has a few things going for him: good looks [meh], charm [seriously?], and sexiness [not with that hair]. He asks Fallon if she found him sexy while he was staying at her hotel, and she haughtily snaps, "How dare you talk to me like this!" and he wryly retorts, "Knowing you, Fallon, I dare."
Adam and Blake arrive at Fallon's hotel, which is now called La Mirage. I love the way that rolls off the tongue: La Mirage. Over lunch, the two engage in small talk about how politically oriented they both are, blah blah...then somehow get on the topic of Jeff. Adam remarks that he's much too pretty for a man (hee! - he kind of is) but Blake argues, "Well, he is very much a man, I assure you" (meaning not gay like Steven) and Adam nods solemnly and says, "I know." That was a really weird exchange...and speaking of weird exchanges.. Fallon comes by their table to greet Blake and glare at Adam, and Adam says he never would have pegged his "sexy little sister" as a hotel tycoon. Fallon ignores the creepy remark and tells Blake she needs to go over some private business with him, so Blake tells Adam he can drive the red sports car back into town, then tells him it's a gift! Adam's like, "Thanks, but no thanks" and Blake's all, "Wha-a?!" and asks him why he's being such a hostile turd. Adam says that before he can accept any extravagant gifts, he has to believe that he (Blake) really believes that he (Adam) is truly his son. Once that happens, he promises to stop being hostile...and hopefully he'll also stop saying weird shit about Fallon being his sexy little sister because it's making me think he still wants to doink her even though he knows she's his sister.
Fallon rushes after Adam and chastises him for being rude to Blake. The two snark back and forth until suddenly she slaps him hard across the face. Awesome! He stares back at her with a stunned, enraged expression on his face, and she whirls around and dramatically storms off.
Mark decides he wants to get together with Alexis for dinner after all. He tells her that even if he and Krystle are still legally married, it's irrelevant 'cause whatever they had was a very loooong time ago. Plus, he doesn't think their relationship could ever stack up against what she has now: a mansion, jewelry, furs, happiness. True enough. Alexis tells him that Blake is a cold, arrogant, unfeeling douchewad...and what Krystle needs is love and tenderness. She urges him to talk to Krystle, then "warns" him that she'll probably be too proud to admit how desperately unhappy she is and how badly she needs help. She informs him that La Mirage is looking for a tennis instructor, and he shakes his head and says, "Forget it." Alexis challenges him to honestly declare that he doesn't still love Krystle...so he woodenly says, "I don't love Krystle" and Alexis calls him a liar. He then stares into space and has a flashback of when he and Krystle were together, and - ack! - her long hair "back then" was a disheveled rat's nest. He tells Krystle he loves her, and the two fall into bed and engage in some heavy petting. When he finally jolts himself out of his reverie, Alexis is staring at him curiously. He ambles off somewhere, and she stares after him with an evil grin on her face.
Blake compliments Fallon on the fabulous remodeling job at the La Mirage. She apologizes for upsetting him earlier, but insists that she can't bring herself to believe that creepy Adam is really his long lost son. Blake assures her she'll always be his favored child and doesn't want her to worry that Adam will replace his affection for her. Fallon says the way he's trying to win Adam over is icking her out, then wonders if subconsciously he's trying to replace Steven. Blake reminds her that Steven made it clear he doesn't want anything to do with their family...but he's hopeful he'll change his mind and return to Denver as a straight man. He reiterates to Fallon that he doesn't want her to be suspicious about Adam, then urges her to show him the respect he deserves as a Carrington son...and she mulls that over while staring contemplatively into space.
Krystle's in the nursery, cuddling Baby Blake, when Jeff enters the room. He also gives the tot a cuddle, then reminisces about how young he and Fallon were when he first fell in love with her. He acknowledges that they got married for the wrong reasons and says the only reason they're even on speaking terms now is 'cause of the baby. Krystle says she's supportive of Fallon's career choices and says maybe they could still end up together. He's like, "Nah, it's over" but then admits he's having a problem falling out of love with the nitwit. Krystle looks contemplative and says, "In a way we don't" and tells him it's possible to love more than one person in life. She then tells him about how she married her first love and thought she'd never recover from the breakup when it ended...but then things improved when she landed her millionaire sugar daddy.
Mark is giving tennis lessons to another lovely woman, this time a blonde. He stares at her from across the court...and suddenly he's imagining that she's Krystle in a tennis outfit, and he just stands there, gazing lovingly at her. The blonde woman asks him whassup with his vacant staring, so he quickly ends the session so he can enjoy another uninterrupted Krystle flashback. This time it's of their wedding night in a cheap motel (classy!), and Krystle is faking a grisly sounding Ohio/Midwestern accent. Mark coos about how beautiful she is, then tells her not to be nervous about losing her maidenhead...even though she looks pretty old to still be a virgin. She bats her big doe eyes at him and says in her breathy sounding voice, "I trust you, Mark. With my body, my heart, and my soul." He promises to be gentle, and the two engage in foreplay for what seems like a really loooong time. When Mark transports himself back to present day Dynasty, he continues to look lost in thought.
Krystle enters the study while Blake studies various baby photos of his kids, desperately trying to detect a resemblance between Adam and his other children. I wonder why he doesn't insist on a blood test, the way he did when he and Fallon weren't sure if they were really father and daughter. He tells Krystle he's still very annoyed that Adam wouldn't accept the red sports car...plus he just moved into Alexis' swanky penthouse - and Blake is paranoid about her poisoning Adam's mind against her. He also continues to be annoyed that Fallon doesn't believe Adam is really a Carrington...and the reason it irks him so much is 'cause he thinks she always has such awesome intuition about people. (He'd probably call that into question if he knew how close she came to doinking her brother.)
The next morning, Krystle heads over to the La Mirage with a gigantic fur thing slung over one shoulder - which, for some reason, I find totally distracting in this scene. She bitches at Fallon for upsetting Blake about the whole Adam situation, and Fallon retorts, "What does any of this have to do with you?" Krystle snarks back that she's part of this family and will refuse to let it go, since it's causing Blake pain. She snaps, "Keep it up and you'll be hearing from me!" and then she and her gigantic fur storm out of the room. LOL.
Blake bellows for Joseph and tells him he needs to speak with him in private, so the two head over to the study. Blake waves a letter in the air and barks, "What the devil is this about?" and Joseph says it's about exactly what it says it's about: he's resigning. Blake snaps, "Why? Are you being mistreated in this household?" (like...aside from the tongue lashing he's getting right now) and demands to know if he's taken another job...'cause if he has, he'll match the offer. Joseph wearily explains that he's resigning because of his daughter, Kirby. Apparently, she broke off her engagement to some rich guy in France and wants to return to the States. Joseph haughtily declares that he intends to travel to France and force Kirby to marry the rich guy...and Blake chuckles condescendingly and tells him he's a snob, and advises him to be more concerned with his daughter's happiness than the wealth of her future husband. He then says he remembers Kirby well, and recalls how headstrong she is - much like Fallon. He sadly reminds Joseph how he drove Steven away...and that he appears to be going down an equally hostile path with Adam - and urges his majordomo to learn from the many mistakes he's made while behaving like an overbearing douchetard. He grants Joseph permission to invite Kirby to live at Carrington manor, and Joseph perks up and says he likes the sound of that. Blake sanctimoniously says they both have to welcome their children back into their lives, then hands him back the resignation letter.
Fallon skips over to the tennis courts at La Mirage in her tennis outfit, and - surprise! - Mark Jennings is there. Fallon watches him as he performs a series of fancy moves with tennis balls, so I'll assume he's auditioning for the job as tennis instructor. When he finishes, he jogs over to where she's standing and invites her to join him for a drink...and in the next scene, the two are sitting on the outdoor patio, discussing his awesomeness at tennis. He tells her he's a top pro - exactly the kind of man she's looking for. She looks impressed and tells him to get dressed and to meet her in her office so they can talk business.
In the next scene, they're sitting in her office...and it looks as though the job is a lock - until he accidentally drops an old photo of Krystle. He explains that she's his ex-wife who now lives in Denver and recently married a rich old goat named Carrington. Fallon's all, "Wha-a?!" and rushes out of her office...and a bewildered Mark just stares after her in puzzlement.
Fallon rushes over to Alexis' penthouse and asks her what she's up to regarding Mark Jennings. Alexis pretends not to know what she's talking about, and the two talk in mind numbing riddles for the next several minutes. Fallon reminds her mother that she mentioned needing to hire a tennis instructor...and then by magic Mark Jennings showed up, looking for a job as a tennis instructor. Alexis grins gleefully and advises her to "consummate the deal" and hire him...then informs her that Mark is Krystle's present husband 'cause the two never officially divorced. Fallon stares back at her in mute shock, and Alexis smugly says she should be thanking her for this lovely surprise. Fallon stares off into space, looking pleased yet contemplative.
Gerald Wilson grimly informs Jeff that Adam just fired him from ColbyCo. Apparently, Adam was enraged when he learned that Gerald tattled to Jeff about his deal with the Ahmed brothers and promptly canned him. In the next scene, Alexis is railing at Adam (while Jeff gleefully watches), telling him she didn't authorize Gerald's firing. Adam argues that he betrayed them, but she disagrees and says that Gerald was vital to ColbyCo. She makes it clear that from now on he has to check with her before firing anyone else. Jeff takes the opportunity to announce that he's quitting Denver-Carrington and returning to ColbyCo, and Adam pales and is all, "Wha-a?!" while Alexis coos with delight. She pours three glasses of champagne and toasts the continued prosperity of ColbyCo while Adam glowers at Jeff.
Over at Carrington manor, Blake tries to convince Jeff to stay on at Denver-Carrington and assures him he could still protect his interests at ColbyCo without having to work with Alexis...but Jeff reminds him that half of Denver-Carrington is owned by ColbyCo (from the Rhinewood stock buying debacle), so he'll do his best to protect both companies - despite the fact that they're in direct competition with each other.
Adam is still sulking about having to work with Jeff, so Alexis tells him to lighten up and waxes on about what a great guy Jeff is, both professionally and personally. Adam petulantly says he sees the man as an obstructionist who will kill every plan they want to implement...and Alexis asks him how he came to that conclusion without really knowing the man. Adam guzzles his wine and stubbornly declares that Jeff Colby is an enemy to both of them, and Alexis sharply retorts that she knows exactly who her enemies are and how to destroy them, then makes clear that she (not he) will be the one to decide whether or not Jeff is a real threat. You go, girl!
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