Recap: Jeff chases after Kirby as she races down the grand staircase. When he catches up with her at the front door, she snarkishly tells him she doesn't want him anywhere near her, then flees the mansion.
Blake and Krystle are aboard his private jet, en route back to Denver. She's giving him an impassioned pitch about how she wants Denver-Carrington's Marketing Department to launch a PR campaign to inform the public about all he's done for the oil industry. Blake shoots her a goofy, approving smile...but urges her to hold off on the PR, 'cause right now he's got much more cuddly desires on his mind.
Alexis is making travel arrangements for an upcoming business trip when Dex strides into her office. She asks him whassup with him showing up uninvited and unannounced, then reminds him that so far she's said no to everything he's proposed. He starts nattering about her incredible eyes, rockin' body, then gets weirdly descriptive about a ranch he owns in New Mexico. He leans toward her, hopeful for another smooch, but she pulls away and barks at him to get out. Her newest male secretary, Terry (whose name she thinks is Perry) saunters in and hands her a file, and she bitchily informs him that if he wishes to remain employed at ColbyCo, he'll start knocking before he enters her office...and Terry just shrugs and is like, "Yeah, OK, whatever" and saunters back to his post. LOL. Alexis redirects her attention onto Dex and makes it clear that she has zero interest in tar sands, dinner, or anything else he's trying to peddle, then flounces off to a meeting. Dex, meanwhile, stays behind to fix himself a drink and snoop through the file that Terry just delivered, and is intrigued when he sees that it's a tar sands report marked confidential. He looks it over before heading out, then needlessly informs Terry that he'll be waiting for Mrs. Colby at the right time and in the right place...and Terry just shrugs and is like, "Yeah, OK, whatever."
Kirby returns to the mansion to start packing up her stuff. Jeff storms into their bedroom and bitchily asks her if she forgot something...and when she tries to make a break for it, he barks, "Where do you think you're going. To Adam?!" [This is where I was going to insert a wry joke about how completely ridic it is to suggest that a rape victim would actually seek comfort in the arms of her attacker...but quickly realized I'd have to retract it, since Kirby - OMFG - accepts Adam's proposal of marriage in a future episode.] Jeff slams the bedroom door shut and snarls at Kirby for constantly throwing Fallon in his face - well, d'yuh, you two did sleep together in Montana - when all the time there was Adam. He asks her if Adam really raped her, then wonders aloud about the "sick little game" she played in marrying him. Kirby says she married him because she loved him...and also 'cause he proposed. Seems reasonable. She insists that Adam raped her, and despite the dickish things that are currently spilling out of mouth, surely he doesn't believe that she invited the attack. Jeff's like, "I kind of do, actually" and invokes the episode where she willingly attended an out-of-town conference with Adam and ended up alone in a motel room with him. Kirby explains that Adam tricked her into spending the night at that motel and insists she was terrified, but Jeff just scoffs and says she could easily have locked the door to keep him out. Kirby admits to flirting with Adam in the beginning 'cause she secretly liked the grab-handsy-ness and "being treated like a woman", but denies that she freely gave herself to him. She tells him she had no one to turn to after the rape...then sadly adds, "I still don't", and Jeff stonily declares, "I'm going to see Adam."
Mark carries Alexis' luggage downstairs and guesses by the cute, fur trimmed coat and matching hat she's wearing that they're traveling somewhere cold. She snootily informs him that he won't be coming along, and that he should just enjoy a paid holiday while she's gone.
Jeff arrives at the Carrington Plaza, still under construction, to confront Adam. He takes the elevator to the top level where Adam is quietly loafing...then unties his tie, steps off the elevator, and blurts out, "You raped her! And damn near destroyed her!" Adam nonchalantly retorts, "Did I?" and says, on the contrary, Kirby is a strong girl with a mind of her own. Jeff accuses him of forcing himself onto her - the way he's been doing to all of them, and Adam sneers and claims she welcomed him with open arms. Jeff advances on him and punches him in the face, and Adam falls backward, then glares up at Jeff and says, "If that was a blow for honor, you're too late" then scrambles to his feet and smugly adds, "She didn't have any to begin with." Jeff lunges at him and punches at him, but Adam manages to shove him away and give him a good rib kick. He snarkishly tells Jeff that Kirby is too good a woman to be his second choice...which seemed weird on the heels of the Kirby-never-had-any-honor jab. But then, the Kirby-never-had-any-honor jab seemed weird on the heels of the comment about her being a strong girl with a mind of her own. The two idiots chase each other around the unfinished level of the high rise and come dangerously close to the unsecured edge of the building. Jeff knocks Adam to the ground and grabs him by the crotch (!) and slowly drags him toward the edge. He tells him that his assault on Kirby resulted in impregnating her with his demon spawn, and Adam's all, "Wha-a?!!", is suddenly contrite about the attack, and says he had no idea he was the baby daddy. Jeff finally releases him and growls, "That's right...crawl. 'Cause that's how you're going to get through the rest of your life." As he stalks off toward the elevator, Adam struggles into a sitting position, and looks bewildered as he stares into space.
Fallon and Peter De Vilbis are hanging out in LA, watching his race horse get a workout. The two talk in cryptic terms about horse pedigree, share sexy banter, blah blah blah...then later hit the sheets and eat strawberries.
Claudia drops by ColbyCo to tell Steven she can't decide whether her gown for the upcoming Carousel Ball should be pink, blue, or red. She says she's nervous about looking good 'cause they'll be sitting at Alexis' table, and Steven pretends to give a rat's ass about what color outfit she should buy and says he's sure she'll look fab in whatever gown she chooses. Claudia says that Alexis made it clear she's displeased with her frumpy "style", and has openly told her she needs to start dressing in a much more chic, glamorous way...and Steven's like, "Well, d'yuh" and urges her to take advantage of Alexis' fashion expertise. Claudia mulls that over and concedes that since she's the wife beard of Denver's most attractive executive, she should probably start dressing as though she deserves to be a member of society's elite.
At the airstrip, Alexis runs into Blake and Krystle, who have just returned from Los Angeles. Alexis cattily tells Krystle she enjoyed her latest press release about Denver-Carrington's financials and chuckles about how it was the best piece of fiction she's read in awhile. Krystle smilingly says, "I had you in mind when I wrote it." Alexis describes her claims that Denver-Carrington's growth outstrips that of ColbyCo as a delightful fantasy - and then Blake chimes in and tells her it's a fact everyone in the industry well knows. This shuts Alexis up, and she huffily storms off to her plane.
A bored Mark is drinking scotch and sitting at Alexis' desk with his feet up, idly dribbling a ball with his tennis racquet. Dude: get a life, or a hobby. Steven stiffly enters the penthouse to pick up some papers and snarkishly asks Mark to move his feet so he can get to the desk. Mark obliges him, then starts drunkenly rambling about the sad turn his life has taken (right?), and jokes about how they both work for the same piranha. Steven glares at him and tells him that if he hates his job so much he should quit, then forbids him to ever talk about his mother like that in his presence. Mark apologizes, blames it on the scotch, and tells him to ignore everything he just said. Steven's like, "Whatever, '70s porn star" and angrily stalks toward the elevator.
Steven drops by Krystle's office to commiserate about Mark's hostile behavior toward Alexis. He says it's obvious that the ex-gigolo hates Alexis, then admits that he once suspected him of starting the cabin fire. Krystle reminds him that Mark was the one who rescued both her and Alexis from that fire...then diplomatically tells him that Alexis has a very complex [and super bitchy] personality, and enjoys inspiring passion - not caring whether it's love or hate-filled.
Alexis arrives in Calgary and heads straight for the offices of Northwest Tar Sands, Ltd. She announces to the person who's sitting backwards in the office chair that she's here to see Angus Stewart. When the chair whirls around, it's - surprise! - Dex, and a stunned Alexis is all, "Wha-at's happening?" Dex informs her that Angus Stewart retired an hour ago - and that as the new owner of Northwest Tar Sands, Ltd, she'll have to negotiate the lease deals with him. Alexis haughtily says she will not deal with him...and Dex leans in close and sexily retorts, "You're as hungry for this as I am." He proposes a 60/40 cut - in his favor - then strongly urges her to snap up this "sale price". Alexis, who suddenly looks intrigued by the deal, says she'll accept those terms, and agrees to sign the papers first thing in the morning. She then tells him the name of the hotel she's staying at, and flounces out.
Jeff is drowning his sorrows at the La Mirage bar when Claudia ambles into the hotel carrying shopping bags. She asks him whassup, and he cryptically tells her he keeps running into brick walls he can't get around. Claudia offers to be a sounding board if he needs to talk out his problems - but he just gets a faraway look in his eye and babbles about how he'd love to be a child again, 'cause it was far less complicated. Claudia's like, "OK, weirdo. Just do whatever's best for you."
Jeff returns to the mansion looking for Kirby - but all of her clothes are gone, and there's a note on the night stand that has a flight number for Paris on it. Jeff rushes to the airport.
Adam is in his office, staring at his bloodied face in the mirror. Tracy pops by and is like, "OMG! What happened to your face!" and Adam jokes that he jumped off a skyscraper. She invites him out for a bite to eat and/or a drink, but he tells her he has something important on his mind, doesn't feel like being "Prince Charming" for her tonight, and would like to be alone. Tracy's like, "Er...OK, then" and tiptoes out, leaving Adam sitting alone and staring into space.
Jeff is dismayed when he learns that the Paris flight has departed...but when he looks around the gate, he sees Kirby dozing off in one of the seats. He pokes her awake and tells her they need to talk, and she tells him she decided not to run away after all...and that she's finally acknowledging she's been pretending to be something she's not and has lost herself in the process. Jeff reminds her that another life is involved now, and that as her husband he can't just let her run off...but Kirby wearily says she has zero desire to be married to someone who views their marriage as a duty. She fully accepts that they never really belonged together, 'cause it was always clear that his heart was with Fallon. She firmly announces she's through pretending and running, then picks up her bag and heads toward the exit. Jeff stops her and says, "The baby deserves a name" and Kirby says the baby will have her name (hee!), then walks out...and Jeff stares after her with his eyes glazed over.
Blake and Krystle return to the mansion after a night at the movies. She remarks on how quiet the mansion is...and Blake explains that he gave the servants the night off, then suggests they go into the kitchen and whip up something home-cooked to eat.
Jeff tells Kirby he'll move his things to a bedroom down the hall...and a few seconds later, they encounter Adam, brooding on the staircase. He tells Kirby they have to talk, and she disagrees and heads upstairs (haha!). Adam contorts his face into an anguished expression and yells, "I didn't know!" then tells Jeff they have unfinished business. Jeff disagrees and says it was a mistake to not have killed him when he had the chance.
Blake and Krystle are in the kitchen eating omelets, and Blake is blathering about wanting to keep the romance between them alive, and says they always seem to know what the other is thinking, blah blah... He says he looooves that she now shares his everyday life, including his joys, frustrations, and challenges. Krystle's like, "Uh huh...well, I should probably get going now" - LOL - but Blake begs her not to make him say goodbye to her again and asks her to pleeeeease stay with him tonight. Ick.
Alexis drops by Dex's hotel room as he's chillaxing in a shirt that's unbuttoned almost to his navel (squee!!) and chilling a bottle of champagne. He seals the tar sands deal with a forcible smooch, and Alexis assures him she's no longer miffed about it 'cause grudges are for children. She thanks him for the flowers he sent to her hotel suite, along with the dinner invitation, then gazes at him hungrily and says, "What woman wouldn't succumb to such a gallant?" Dex pops the cork (mmm hmm..) and pours two glasses of champagne, and the two embrace and get all touchy-feely-kissy with each other. He breathily tells her that he deliberately ordered a cold supper in case they get hungry after their romp...and Alexis acts like she's all into it - then abruptly asks him to hold her glass of champagne, and proceeds to gather her coat and purse. She crisply pronounces, "No one takes me to the cleaners and to bed in the same day, Mr. Dexter" then bids him goodnight and sashays out of the room. Dex is all, "Wha-a?", then can't help himself from chuckling at her sass.
Blake is lounging on a rug in front of a fireplace, surrounded by roses and candles. Eww. Krystle sweeps into the room wearing a blue negligee with matching silk robe, and Blake leers at her with a goofy smile on his face. He hands her a glass of champagne and toasts "to this night and to us", then produces a ring box, opens it to reveal a crazy ginormous diamond ring, and pops the question. Krystle smiles serenely and says yes...and then the two start going at it - a superfluous visual I could have done without.
Why, Krystle?? Whyyyyyyyyyyy!!