Recap: As the deadly flames inch closer to Krystle and Alexis, Mark Jennings appears from out of nowhere and bursts through the front door of the cabin. Krystle shrieks, "Mark!!", stumbles towards him, then tells him that Alexis is also inside and points to where she collapsed. He helps Krystle make it out of the cabin, then goes back inside and carries Alexis out. When all three are at a safe distance from the blaze, Mark tells Krystle that the front door had been locked from the outside, which suggests that someone locked them inside before deliberately setting the fire. Egads! Krystle gasps in shock, then stares back at him in pensive horror.
Moments later, an ambulance arrives and loads up Mark and the two burn victims and hightails to the hospital.
Kirby asks Jeannette (the maid) if there has been any word from Joseph - and Jeannette says no, then tells her that since he has the day off, she didn't expect to. That's interesting; I thought Joseph was too much of a devoted majordomo to ever take a day off from his bootlicking duties. Kirby bitchily snaps, "I didn't ask what you expected" and insists that he must have told her where he was going or when he'd be back. Jeff tells his wife to shut her rude pie hole, then hustles her over to the solarium and asks her whaddup with her being so jumpy and nervous, and reminds her that she can talk to him - not just Joseph - about whatever's bothering her. She snaps, "I'm fine!" and storms off, leaving a concerned looking Jeff staring after her with his furry caterpillar brows furrowed.
Blake enters the library, where Steven is waiting to have another of their tedious, father-son snipefests. Steven declares that Chris isn't moving out of his apartment and clarifies that he's his friend. Blake sneers, "Friend..? As in lover?" and Steven repeats, "As in friend." Blake says he doesn't believe him, but Steven makes it clear that he doesn't give a rat's ass what he believes and warns him to stay away from his apartment. Blake explains that the reason he had dropped by was to sign over some Denver-Carrington shares to Danny - and name him (Steven) as a trustee - but now that it looks like he's resumed his gay lifestyle, he's changed his mind 'bout that. He calls Steven an unfit parent and says he won't allow his grandson to grow up in an openly gay household. The two glare at each other before Steven storms out in disgust...and Blake scowls and barks, "You'll be hearing from me!" A few seconds later, the hospital calls to inform Blake that his wife is in the hospital after being trapped in a burning cabin. He's all, "Wuh? Burning cabin?" and says he'll be right there.
Blake's driver rushes him over to the hospital in his limo, and a nurse directs him to Krystle's room. He encounters Mark in the hall and demands to know what he's doing here, but Mark just shrugs and nonsensically mutters, "I'm here" and informs him that Krystle told him in the ambulance that she has no interest in seeing him (him being Blake). Blake narrows his beady eyes suspiciously and asks him what he was doing at the cabin in the first place, and Mark snaps, "That's none of your business!" Blake snarls at him to get out of his way - damn it! - then shoves him against the wall and barges into Krystle's room. He finds her asleep with an oxygen mask over her face, and when he gently touches her arm, she groggily murmurs, "Mark..?" Blake looks miffed, but still sits by her bedside...and a few seconds later she opens her eyes and seems happy enough the see the old goat. She hugs him and exclaims, "Oh Blake!" and tells him about the cabin fire, then mumbles something about a million dollar check. Blake's all, "Wuh?" so she explains that Alexis offered her a million dollars to get out of his life - but when she refused and tried to flounce out of the cabin, she discovered the door was locked just before she discovered that the cabin had been set on fire. Blake says he wants to take her home when the doctors release her tomorrow, but she's all, "Noooo!" Blake argues that she doesn't belong at the La Mirage and says he loves her and wants her to be his wife - but she says she needs to learn how to love herself first, and has no idea how long that process is going to take. Blake gruffly nods, then asks her whassup with her mumbling Mark's name while she was in her groggy state, so she explains that he saved her and Alexis from perishing in the fire. Blake glowers at her and asks, "What was he doing there in the first place?" but when Krystle just stares back at him mutely, he backs off and urges her to get some rest.
Alexis regains consciousness and finds Steven sitting by her bedside. She touches the burn mark on her cheek and cries, "What happened to my face?!" and insists on checking out her reflection in the mirror, but Steven refuses to give her one and assures her that she's as beautiful as ever. Alexis clutches her forehead and wails that her vision is blurry, so Steven explains that she suffered a concussion, but that she's going to be OK. She asks about Krystle, and he tells her she's fine...then says that Fallon mentioned to him that Krystle was driving up to the cabin to meet with him. He asks his mother if she knows what that was all about, but she just pretends to look confused and says she has absolutely no idea.
Adam arrives at the hospital and barges into Alexis' room despite Steven's insistence that their mother needs to rest. Adam tells Alexis he's happy to see that she's alive, and she breathily retorts, "It was terrifying." She then eyes him suspiciously and says the flames were everywhere and that someone had deliberately locked the door from the outside before setting the fire. Adam's like, "OMG!" and Alexis warily asks him, "Does that really surprise you?" Adam says it does, then shakes his head in horror as he rhetorically (sort of) asks, "Who would set a fire and lock the door?" Alexis dramatically turns her head away from him, and he's all, "Wha-a?!", incredulous that she would think he would try to murder her just 'cause she threatened to cut him out of her will. Alexis says she wouldn't put anything past him after what he did to Jeff, but Adam points out that everything he's ever done has been for the purpose of winning her love...which, for various reasons, is kind of a disturbing statement.
Adam runs into Blake by the elevator and asks him if they could have an amicable father-son chat over a drink and attempt to be friends. Blake mulls over the notion of being friends with his creepy son and remarks how unusual that is among Carringtons. That said, he likes the idea of having at least one son who doesn't completely despise him and agrees to go out for a drink.
A police detective enters Alexis' room in an attempt to crack the case of the mystery arsonist. He asks her for a list of her various enemies, and (on camera, at least) she provides him with two names:
The detective asks her if there are any other suspects, and she suddenly gets a faraway look in her eyes and says, "It's frightening to think how many people there are out there who hate me enough to want me dead." LOL.
Over at Carrington manor, Fallon and Blake exchange good mornings, gush over Baby Blake's cuteness, and chat about how busy the La Mirage is with the medical convention in town. Fallon tells her father that she spoke with Krystle and learned that she'll be returning to her room at the La Mirage this afternoon. She implores Blake to convince Krystle to return to the mansion instead, but Blake tells her to stay out of it, then kisses her goodbye and heads off to work.
Fallon enters the solarium, where Kirby is eating breakfast and continuing to look wigged out about carrying Adam's demon spawn. Fallon asks her whassup with her sour mood, then acknowledges that it must be awkward for her to be living under the same roof as her husband's ex-wife. She then assures her that she could not be less interested in or attracted to Jeff. Kirby snippily tells her that her mood has nothing to do with Jeff; she's just not feeling well 'cause of the baby.
Blake arrives at Denver-Carrington and finds the police detective (who was talking to Alexis earlier) waiting in his office. He wants to discuss the cabin fire, but Blake says he knows nothing 'bout that, then orders him to beat it 'cause he has a lot of work to do. The detective says he wants to discuss possible suspects and asks him what he knows about Neil McVane, but Blake bitchily refuses to tell him anything and says he should go talk directly to McVane. When the detective asks him about Morgan Hess, Blake says he's never heard of the man.
Alexis studies the burn marks on her face (which are covered with white goo) and poutishly tells Jeff she's a wreck. Jeff's like, "Whatever" and tells her he's here to talk business, and proposes that she appoint him to run ColbyCo while she's out of commission. She likes the sound of that, so then he insists that she call Adam right now to let him know of this decision. He dials Adam's number at ColbyCo and hands the receiver to Alexis, and she brusquely informs her son that Jeff will be running the company until she's released from the hospital. Adam looks less than thrilled, but meekly agrees. After the call, Alexis tells Jeff that she now has a full grasp of Adam's psychotic personality, and knows how best to keep the nut in line.
Kirby is having a nightmare about Adam, and that he's telling her he knows she's carrying his demon spawn and can't wait to throw that fact in Jeff's face. She cries, "Nooooo!" as Adam tells her he wants to make deep, beautiful love to her (ick) and orders her to admit that she's totally into sexual assault. She screams, "Nooooo!" again just as Jeff enters the room and wakes her. He asks her what's scaring her so much, and she whimpers, "I dunno" as the two hug.
Fallon calls out Adam on his lie about not knowing Dr. Edwards, and he tells her she somehow must have misunderstood it when he outright told her he had never heard of the doctor. Fallon says that Dr. Edwards told her he had been involved in a case about chemical poisoning - mercuric oxide to be exact - but Adam denies that and says the closest thing to that he's ever worked on as a lawyer was a mineral rights case. He refers to Dr. Edwards as a "dotty, inept old man" who doesn't know the first thing about mercuric oxide, and insists that he had nothing to do with Jeff's poisoning. Fallon pretends to believe him and apologizes for bringing it up.
Adam is sitting at a table with Dr. Edwards, ordering him to deny knowing anything about the mercuric oxide case. He "explains" that Fallon begrudges him for being her long lost brother and that if she thinks he tried to poison Jeff, she'd run straight to Alexis with this information. Dr. Edwards is like, "But that would be lying" so Adam says he's come a long way since his psychotic break and wants to do him proud the next time he unexpectedly drops in on him in Denver. Dr. Edwards mulls over the nonsensical request and agrees to lie for Adam.
Kirby asks Jeannette if she's heard from Joseph yet, and Jeannette tells her he's not expected back at the mansion until this evening. Kirby abruptly changes the subject and asks her how Krystle lost her baby, so Jeannette tells her that she was thrown from her horse during a ride - then chides her for being so worried about her pregnancy. She urges Kirby to look forward to having her baby, not fear losing it.
Fallon runs into Dr. Edwards as he's checking out of the La Mirage. She tells him she spoke with Adam, and that he told her he had nothing to do with a mercuric oxide case back in Billings. Dr. Edwards concurs with that and says he must have been confused when he told her that Adam was involved, and that it was actually a different young attorney who had handled the trial. He quickly toddles off to avoid further questioning, leaving Fallon staring after him suspiciously.
Blake pays a visit to Alexis in her hospital room. He reminds her how delusional she was in the previous episode when she proposed that the two of them resume their relationship, then snarks that a police detective insinuated that he had set the cabin fire. Alexis explains that he had pressured her to name names, and that the detective knew all about their antagonism stemming from the merger situation. Blake says he has an airtight alibi: when the fire was being set, he was in a meeting with Andy at the mansion. He then implies that she set fire to the cabin in order to kill Krystle after trying to buy her off, which is a totally nonsensical theory considering that she too was locked inside and nearly died. He then reminds her that he'd warned her that someone was going to finish her off if McVane didn't do it first, and Alexis stares contemplatively into space while scrunching her face concernedly.
Back at the hospital, Mark helps Krystle pack up her stuff - in multiple designer suitcases even though she was only there overnight - while they wait for her discharge papers to arrive. Mark tells her how much her being alive matters to him, and she stares back at him with pensive gratitude. The detective enters the room and informs the two that he's been investigating the fire and has determined that whoever set it traveled to the cabin on foot from the main road. He then asks Mark what he was doing there, and Mark says he wanted a private talk with Alexis and somehow knew she was going to be there at that exact time. The detective declares that he had motive to kill Alexis and opportunity to do it, and is therefore under arrest. Mark's all, "Wha-a?!" and asks him if Blake had anything to do with this, and the detective's like, "Yeah, we talked." LOL. Two officers handcuff Mark and usher him out of the room and read him his rights...while Blake, who's standing just outside the room, gleefully snickers. Krystle urges the old goat to stop them and insists that Mark saved her life - but he tells her that Mark simply played the hero after setting the fire. Krystle disagrees and points out that half the people in Denver had motive to kill Alexis.
Kirby arrives at the stables, and insists on riding the most ill-tempered horse available. We then get to see lots of superfluous footage of her and her horse leaping over streams, fences, and tree logs. When Kirby approaches a long white fence, she murmurs, "Forgive me, Jeff" then throws herself off the horse while simultaneously hurling herself into the fence. After that, she lays on the ground motionless...and hopefully dead.
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