Dynasty - Season 4, Episode 14
Recap: Kirby's at the doctor's office, having her pupils checked and blood pressure taken...while Krystle waits for her in the waiting room. The doctor tells Kirby she has mild preeclampsia and prescribes bed rest, and warns that if she doesn't stay off her feet, she may have to be hospitalized. Kirby thanks him, then goes back into the waiting room and fibs to Krystle when she tells her that her fingers are only sausage-like 'cause she's suffering from tension.
Jeff breaks the news to Blake that he and Kirby are divorcing due to irreconcilable differences. Blake chides him for throwing away a marriage when a child is involved, but Jeff just kind of shrugs and says he's moving ahead with the divorce nonetheless. Blake offers to act as a mediator to help them resolve their differences, and Jeff somehow refrains from laughing at the idea of this belligerent old goat acting as a marriage counsellor, and politely tells him there's no possible way that his and Kirby's deeply-rooted [rape spawn] problems can be sorted out.
On the way to the stables, Krystle tells Blake that Kirby is just suffering from tension, and Blake furrows his brows and grumbles about how irresponsible she and Jeff are being in getting divorced, and adds that he gets the feeling Jeff is hiding something. Krystle stays mum about Kirby's rapist baby daddy quagmire, and the two mount their horses and trot off for an afternoon ride.
Fallon and Peter are canoodling naked in front of the fire in her La Mirage suite, soaking up some post-coitus afterglow. She gushes about how he's brought some much needed excitement into her life...and this emboldens Peter into unveiling his cocaine stash. Fallon looks puzzled and asks whassup with that, and he replies, "I think you should have a real party" but Fallon says she's not into snorting blow 'cause she's seen too many people ruin their lives with the powdery poison. She holds up her glass and says she's happy to stick with guzzling champagne. Peter says he finds coke to be very stimulating, and smugly says he'll eventually get her to change her mind about powdering the inside of her nose. Ack! Red flag alert, Fallon.
Alexis, who's gussied up in a shimmery white gown, calls the La Mirage restaurant to have a large bottle of Dom Perignon sent to the table where Steven, Claudia, Blake, and Krystle are celebrating Steven's birthday. Mark enters the living room and idly asks whassup, and Alexis smugly replies, "Keeping people off balance." Mark's like, "OK, whatevs" and says he's off to the gym...and passes Dex as he enters the penthouse decked out in a tuxedo. Alexis irritably reminds him that they were supposed to meet at the party/charity event, but Dex says he thought it would be much nicer if he picked her up and they made a dramatically grand entrance together. He notices that she's wearing the gaudy necklace he gave her during the previous episode and says it deeply pleases him, and she admits she's becoming fond of him too and gives him a sexy squeeze. Dex stares at her with creepish intensity and says he's a lot more than just fond of her, then breathlessly declares, "I'm falling in love with you." Alexis tells him not to say that 'cause it might spoil things between them...but then cancels her limo and gives him a long smooch.
During Steven's birthday dinner, Blake steps away from the table to talk to Fallon, who's stumbling around the La Mirage bar clutching a bottle of champagne. He tells her it looks weird for the hotel's owner to be openly carrying booze while visibly drunk, and she breezily explains that she's on her way to a friend's [coke and champagne] party.
The next morning at Carrington manor, Krystle tells Blake she's concerned about him sticking his big fat nose in Jeff's and Kirby's impending divorce - and Blake agrees that it's in no way his business to interfere in the lives of these adults and promises to back off. That is...uncharacteristically self-aware and considerate of him. Krystle tells him she'll meet him downstairs...and once he's out of hearing range, she gets on the phone and confirms her doctor's appointment for later that day.
Fallon enters the breakfast room, says good morning to Blake, and that she wants to discuss Adam - namely the obnoxious way he's trying to push her around while she's trying to do "something special and beautiful" at the La Mirage. Blake points out that the costs for the new addition are unnecessarily high, but Fallon insists she'll earn the money back from satisfied hotel guests and doesn't believe, as Adam does, that Peter's architect is being too extravagant. Blake says that Adam is super smart about real estate, and that he's been warned about Peter being a high roller - which is fine when he's risking his own funds, but he doesn't want Eurotrash to be influencing her. Fallon objects to the word influence, so Blake backs down and says he'll go over the cost sheets himself and talk to Peter as an impartial observer. Fallon goes, "Fine" and flounces off to the stables.
Fallon snarkishly orders Tony to have Sampson ready for her to ride this afternoon - but Tony warns her that Sampson is far too frisky a filly to safely ride. Jeff, who's also hanging around the stables, concurs. Fallon says she can take care of herself, then smugly mentions that Peter is giving her a flying lesson later. Jeff says he doesn't like the sound of that, and Fallon accuses him of objecting to her having a new lover...and Jeff looks icked out by the disturbing visual as he stares concernedly into space.
Krystle tells her doctor - the same doctor Kirby saw earlier - that she's pensively upset with him for agreeing with Dr. Miller's findings, which are that she's as barren as the Sahara. He tells her that due to her uterus being all out of whack, she might possibly get pregnant, but won't likely be able to carry the baby to term. With that settled, he asks her how Kirby's bed rest is going, and Krystle's all, "Bed rest? Wha-a??" and tells him that, other than the sausage fingers, she had no idea anything was seriously wrong with her. The doctor tells her it's imperative that Kirby spend the rest of her pregnancy days resting, otherwise the consequences could be dire.
Blake asks Tracy if Krystle is in, and Tracy tells him that she had some kind of mysterious appointment. He grimaces and says that the Energy Studies Commission meeting just got moved up, and he needs his PR Director on hand in case the Commission people put him on the spot. Tracy dutifully jots down the new time and place of the meeting and promises to leave the message for Krystle...but when Blake leaves the office, she places the message onto the floor and smiles evilly.
Adam returns to Carrington manor to fetch some papers he forgot. He hears a weird noise coming from the nearby sitting room and quickly dashes over. He finds Kirby with her head slumped onto the piano keys - which was kind of a funny visual - so he picks her up, lugs her over to the hall, and calls for help. Krystle happens to enter the mansion at that moment, goes, "Ack!", and immediately calls the doctor.
Just before the Energy Studies Commission meeting is set to begin, Blake is pacing in front of the meeting room, checking his watch. Tracy arrives and tells Blake that Krystle never returned to the office, but that she'd be more than happy to fill in. He thanks her for her diligence...and then she gets all close and personal as she flirtily straightens his tie. OMFG the horror. He gigglingly thanks her, and the two head inside the meeting room.
Adam watches as Baby Blake and Danny are being spoon fed by their nannies, and grins at the cuteness. Maid Jeannette walks by and remarks to Adam how beautiful the little Carrington heirs are, and Adam spacily contemplates the notion of Carrington heirs as he makes his way upstairs to see Kirby.
Adam urges Kirby to remain on bed rest, then asks her why she ignored the doctor's orders. She rambles something about ever since the baby was conceived, they deserve whatever happens to them...and Adam says that what they deserve is a wonderful child. He chides her for endangering her health and declares that their baby will be a Carrington. Furthermore, he no longer wants to hide the truth of the baby's paternity, and plans to announce to everyone that he's the baby daddy. When he proposes marriage again, Kirby stares back at him with a forlorn, defeated expression.
Blake pops into Krystle's office to let her know she missed the Energy Studies Commission meeting this afternoon. She's all, "Wha-a?" but he tells her it's A-OK 'cause Tracy stood in for her perfectly. He says that Tracy left her a note about the meeting change, but Krystle looks around her desk and says there's no note. After Blake is called away to take a call from the governor, Krystle summons Tracy and asks her what happened to the note regarding the meeting. Tracy plays dumb and says she left it atop her desk...so Krystle looks around and finally spots it on the floor. She snarks, "How did it get down there?!" and Tracy looks fake contrite and says she must have forgotten to weigh the note down...and a draft must have blown it off the desk. Krystle irritably snaps that she got back to the office in plenty of time to attend the earlier scheduled meeting, and Tracy cowers and whimpers, "You're angry." Krystle backs off and assures her it's all fine, and thanks her for filling in. Tracy thanks her for being so understanding, then smirks to herself as she flounces out of the room.
Blake is annoyed when he learns that Peter has stood him up at their meeting. Peter's lawyer explains that Eurotrash had to suddenly jet off to Chicago to check out a hotel he's interested in purchasing. Blake grumbles to the lawyer about all the money that's being wasted at La Mirage on frivolities, so the lawyer explains that Peter likes to add luxurious surprises for his rich guests. Blake doesn't look at all impressed by that and tells the lawyer he needs to talk to Peter personally.
Kirby is in bed, reading, when Jeff drops by for a visit. He says he had no idea she was so ill, and that he would never have agreed to a divorce if he'd known. He offers to call it off so he isn't walking out on her while she's bedridden, but Kirby snaps, "It's a little late for white knights" and tells him she's made other plans. She announces that once their divorce is final, she's going to marry Adam. Ew! Gross! Blech! Jeff furrows his caterpillar brows and goes, "WHAT?!! Are you crazy?!" and Kirby's like, "Well, d'yuh."
Over in the study, Blake bellows, "You raped that girl?!" and Adam "explains" that he and Kirby were two very lonely people who had too much champagne. Blake growls, "Don't give me any damned excuses!" and says that rape is an act of violence and abuse. He says if this were another time, he'd horsewhip him and brand him an animal...kind of like what should have happened to him after he raped Krystle in Season 1, the boorish hypocrite. When Blake learns that Kirby's baby is a result of the assault, he realizes that this icky secret must have been the thing that Jeff declined to tell him. Adam then tells his father that, completely insane as it may be, Kirby has agreed to marry him. As Blake moodily stares into the fireplace, Adam offers to take Kirby and their spawn and move to Billings - but Blake snaps, "No! You're not going anywhere!" and orders him to stay at Carrington manor and learn what it is to behave like a man, a Carrington. LOL. Adam agrees to stay, tells Blake he loves him, and promises to change his rapey ways. He imploring adds, "Please belieeeeeve me" then flees the room, leaving Blake staring concernedly into space.
Alexis tells Steven she's irked that he's moving into Carrington manor, so Steven explains that he's putting the safety of his child above all else. Alexis says they could still move into a duplex in her building, but Steven points out that he and Claudia would still have to take the baby to a public park, whereas Carrington manor has extensive grounds on which Danny can safely play. When he tells her his mind is made up, Alexis poutishly retorts, "Well, as long as it's your decision - not your wife's" then accuses him of indulging Claudia's fears and paranoia. She asks Steven if he's ever even seen this strange man from the park, then reminds him that Claudia has a history of mental squirreliness and did time at the funny farm on two separate occasions. Steven admits he's never seen the creepy park man, but insists that Claudia has a firm grip on reality. Alexis drops the issue and assures him she'll always be around to help him with his problems.
Blake, Krystle, Fallon, and Peter are at the track in Los Angeles, watching Allegre race. It's a nail-biter (not really), and the four loudly cheer when Allegre wins, then get a group photo taken with the jockey. Fallon gushes to Krystle about how exciting this is, and Krystle asks her if things between her and Peter are serious. Fallon says they are, and that she'd totes marry him in a heartbeat if he asked. Yikes. I guess she wasn't as turned off by the coke as I'd be.
Adam whines to Blake about how slowly Kirby's/Jeff's divorce is going, and Blake wryly says he should know first-hand how glacial the pace of these things can be, him being a lawyer and all. When Krystle enters the dining room, Gerard brings in a telephone and tells her she has a mystery caller...and when she looks alarmed, Blake mans up and says he'll answer. The caller tells him to check on Allegre, then abruptly hangs up...and in the next scene, everyone rushes over to the stables to see whassup. They're shocked to discover that Allegre has disappeared. The distressed trainer says that someone must have come into the night and stole - nay, kidnapped - the horse. Eeeek! The camera pans from face to face - Krystle, Blake, Fallon, Peter, Tony - and they all look suitably concerned. Krystle, of course, looks pensively concerned.
A mystery man buys violets in a flower shop, then leaves the store without collecting his change.
Steven and Claudia are packing up the rest of their things from the apartment...then get amorous and start canoodling on the bed. Nope, still no heterosexual chemistry there. They're interrupted by the doorbell, and find a small box on the doorstep with Claudia's name on it. She brings it inside, opens it, and finds violets. She remarks that it's been a very long time since anyone sent her violets...and when she reads the message on the card - Remember? Lancelot - she's like, "OMG!" She explains to Steven that Matthew always used to send her violets [though never during Season 1], and that Lancelot was the nickname she gave him when they were first married. Steven stupidly replies, "But Matthew is dead" and deduces that someone must have sent her the violets as a practical joke. Claudia looks rattled and wails, "Who would do this to meeee?!" and Steven's like, "I dunno" and gives her a comforting hug.
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