Recap: Kirby continues to convulse while Dr. Winfield checks her vitals and barks orders at the nurses. A distraught Adam moans, "Oh dear God, please help her.." as Blake hustles him out of the room. In the next scene, the doctor informs the Carringtons that he hopes to have Kirby stabilized within a few hours - since her high blood pressure could cause her brain to implode at any moment. He says that as soon as she stabilizes, he'll perform a Caesarian - and Adam looks alarmed and says the baby isn't fully developed and therefore, as he himself said during the previous episode, wouldn't have a good chance of surviving. The doctor's like, "Well d'yuh", but that since Kirby's life is in serious jeopardy, he can't risk waiting much longer. He urges everyone to go home, since there's nothing any of them can do for Kirby for the next several hours. Blake tells Krystle that tomorrow he has an emergency closed door Energy Studies Commission Meeting in D.C. he probably shouldn't cancel, so he's going to head home and pack for that. Adam insists on overnighting it at the hospital...and when Krystle offers to stay and keep him company, he gives her a grateful hug.
Blake arrives home and tells his manservant he needs him to pack an overnight bag for his D.C. trip...then gets a call from Peter, who's about to fly out of LAX. Blake tells him he still doesn't like the idea of paying a ransom of diamonds to Allegre's kidnappers and keeping the police out of the loop, and Peter snarkishly reminds him that half of the ransom money is his...then says his flight is about to board and abruptly hangs up. Fallon, who has been eavesdropping from the doorway of the study, asks Blake why he's always so dickish to Peter...and Blake tells her he doesn't approve of the way Peter is handling the ransom request, and that (in general) the weirdo is starting to make the hair on his neck stand up. Fallon says she's chosen to ignore all the red flags flapping around her Eurotrashy inamorato and stupidly insists she's marrying a terrific guy - but Blake reminds her how little she knows about him, and that she's proven to be far too impulsive when it comes to marriage, as evidenced by her ill-fated elopement with Jeff in Season 1. Fallon insists that her second marriage has nothing at all to do with Jeff, then snarks at her father to just come out and say he doesn't approve of Peter. Blake tells her he can't formulate an opinion about a man he barely knows, then says he knows and loves her and doesn't want her to get hurt. Fallon poutsishly says that someone has been publicly badmouthing Peter and suspects Jeff - but Blake tells her that, in fact, Alexis has been the one tittering about a nasty scandal that Peter allegedly instigated. He then urges her to pay her mother a visit and learn as much as possible about her creeptastic future husband.
Over at the penthouse, Alexis is daintily eating scrumptious looking delicacies from a silver tray and admitting to Fallon that, yep, she's been telling anyone who will listen that Peter De Vilbis is a shady, soulless, shell of a hard-hearted douchewad. She says she was in Mallorca when she witnessed Peter publicly dump his rich young fiancee then jet off to Monte Carlo with a sexy starlet...and when the fiancee heard about the starlet, she tried to commit suicide. She tells Fallon she's very concerned about her hooking up with such a callous troll, but Fallon snaps, "Stay out of my life!", says she doesn't trust a word that comes out of her mouth, and reminds her of that weird scene when she crawled into Mark's bed while he was in the shower so that she could "catch her in the act" enjoying a glass of post-coital champagne. LOL. That awesome scene was as ickily repugnant as it was delicious to watch. She accuses Alexis of being jealous of her happiness, since she hasn't been able to find joy with a man since Blake threw her out of Carrington manor. Ouch. Mark emerges from his servant's hovel and stares at the ugly scene with an amused expression on his face...but Fallon ignores him as she whirls around, barks at her mother once more to stay out of her life, and flounces towards the elevator.
Krystle asks Blake if he'd like her to fly to D.C. with him, but he tells her he'd prefer it if she held down the fort at home - considering everything that's going on with Kirby, Allegre, and his idiot daughter. He then stares contemplatively into space and mutters, "Maybe I'm wrong about Peter...hopefully." Right. 'Cause he always seems like such a normal, non-creepish, appropriate kind of guy.
Jeff spots Peter at the La Mirage bar and offers a sarcastic congratulations about his impending nuptials. Peter grunts thank you...then looks irked when Jeff sits beside him and lectures him about giving Fallon flying lessons. Peter argues that Fallon is determined to learn how to fly...and that he's her instructor - in air and in bed - (ew), and Jeff dry-heaves in disgust and gives him a hard smack across the face, which was soooo super awesome to watch. The two start taking swings at each other until Fallon rushes over and breaks it up...then shames Jeff for not spending more of his spare time at the hospital with his convulsing wife.
Over at the hospital, a stressed looking Dr. Winfield is working overtime trying to stabilize Kirby. I think it's time to seriously consider unplugging her.
Alexis and Mark return to the penthouse after a night at the opera, and the two share a drink and compliment each other's hotness. Alexis asks him if he misses the days of yore when they used to regularly indulge in nooners...but instead of letting him answer, she seductively asks him to take off her gaudy necklace. He obediently does and then lifts her little hat veil (LOL) so he can lean in for a kiss - but she abruptly pulls away and instructs him to take the necklace to the jeweller's and get the clasp fixed 'cause it's been bothering her all night. Mark's all, "Wha-a?" ... and when Alexis ignores him and struts across the room to go upstairs to bed, he and his deflated penis dejectedly shuffle off.
Fallon and Peter are going at it in front of the fireplace in his La Mirage suite, which...ew. He orders her to tell him how happy she is that he's back from LA ('cause that's not weird)...and a few seconds later, he gets a call from the fake kidnappers. Peter tells them he has the $2 million in diamonds, as per the bizarre instructions, then warns whoever's on the other end not to harm the poor horse. After he hangs up, he tells Fallon he just received instructions on where to deliver the diamonds in exchange for Allegre...and Fallon offers to go with him in the absence of Blake, who's in D.C. on business. Peter refuses to endanger her, then caresses her face and orders her to wait in the suite so she doesn't put two and two together and figure out that he's up to no good.
Adam is pacing the hospital's waiting room when Jeff drops by to report that he looked in on Kirby and is keeping his fingers crossed that she'll somehow make it through this endless pregnancy-in-crisis storyline. He then remarks on how they've been enemies since their first interaction in the Siblings episode and admits to resenting his presence in ColbyCo and dickishly attempting to put him in his place. He assures Adam that he [is totally brushing off the fact that he's a vile rapist and] now sees him as an equal...but that all of their past cockswinging is unimportant in light of what's now happening with Kirby. Jeff recalls the way he blamed him for the poisoning that made him act so squirrelly for much of Season 3...and that it was later proven to be Alexis' doing. He apologizes for "wrongly" accusing him, and a mute Adam stares back at him with a stricken look on his face.
Jeff and Krystle share a brandy in the study and have a heart-to-heart. He laments that he had no right to marry Kirby...and that he's caused her nothing but heartache, since he's still in love with Fallon. He then stares mournfully into space and says it's not over with his fickle ex...but Krystle scrunches her face confusedly and says it has to be, 'cause her life is currently going in another direction. Jeff says he's pretty sure that Peter is going to hurt her, and that he feels helpless 'cause he can't do anything about it...and Krystle just stares back at him, her face contorted in her default expression of pensive concern.
Adam is sleeping in the waiting room at the hospital, dreaming and crying out, "Kirrrrrrby!" The nurse pokes him awake and asks him if he's OK...and he stares bewilderedly into space, then says he needs to see Kirby, pronto. When he enters her room, Dr. Winfield has determined that her blood pressure is still too high, then barks at the nurses to transport her to Intensive Care STAT! Adam encourages the unconscious Kirby to continuing fighting to keep herself and their rape spawn alive.
Fallon and Peter happily inform Blake that Allegre is back in his stable, safe and sound. Blake is irked that no one called him regarding the ransom drop-off, and insists that he had been reachable in D.C. Fallon pissily tells him he should be more grateful to Peter for risking his life to handle this crisis...and Blake sheepishly apologizes and says he's just happy that the horse is back.
Over at the stables, the trainer assures Blake that Allegre is fine and shows no sign of mistreatment. When the police sergeant arrives, Peter gives him his account of the ransom drop-off...after which he was told he could find Allegre in a nearby pasture. The sergeant is annoyed that he wasn't informed about the initial, scrapbook-esque ransom letter and snarks, "Maybe they don't play it that way where you're from" and Peter puffs up his little chest and nonsensically replies, "Maybe you don't know who you're talking to. I'm Peter De Vilbis. I'm not vun ov zuh trash you usually deal vis." Fallon quickly ushers Peter out of the stable and stubbornly refuses to get a clue about how weird he acts in every fucking situation...and Jeff quietly remarks to Blake that Peter's continued bitchiness is very odd, considering that the horse has been returned. Blake mulls that over and solemnly replies, "Maybe there's more to Peter than any of us knows."
Tracy tells Blake that, according to her secret sources, an oil rich plot in Wyoming owned by Oscar Stone was just purchased by Lex-Dex, Inc. Blake says he's deeply impressed by her loyalty and overall work performance, and Tracy flirtily giggles and says, "I'll be sure to keep it up!" and compliments the "lovely warmth" emanating from him that always makes her feel so welcome at Denver-Carrington. OMFG, I can't even fathom where the writers think they're going with this unholy flirtation.
Disgraced ex-Congressman Neil McVane arrives at ColbyCo after being summoned by Alexis. She shoots him a smug smirk and reminds him that he tried to strangle her in this very office, and he sheepishly says it happened a long time ago and hopes she can just let bygones be bygones. Alexis is like, "Er, not" and tells him she's looking to hire a D.C.-based consultant for when her Canadian tar sands deal comes through...and McVane perks up and reminds her of how well connected he is in D.C. Alexis rattles off the names of two prospective consultants and asks him which of them he'd recommend, and McVane looks crestfallen and tells her that he would be the best person for the job and barks, "You owe me!" Alexis says she doesn't owe him a damn thing...and a few seconds later, Mark enters her office to drop off her newly repaired necklace. Not sure why he wouldn't have just taken it straight to the penthouse. Alexis orders him to escort the ex-Congressman out of the building...and when McVane protests about being dicked around purely for her amusement, she growls, "Get out of my sight, you miserable has-been!"
Mark escorts McVane to the nearest strip club, and the two order a drink and moan about the shittiness of living sad, testicle-free lives under Alexis' thumb. McVane openly tells Mark he'd kill Alexis if killing wasn't too good for her...but figures he can bring her to her knees by hitting her in the checkbook. Mark says he doesn't want to hear him trash-talking his boss, so McVane reminds him that Alexis had him arrested after he rescued her from the cabin fire...then warns him that Alexis will throw him away like yesterday's news once he's outlived his usefulness to her.
Kirby is being wheeled into surgery for a Cesarean. Steven comforts Adam, assuring him she'll be OK...then regales him with stories of how brave and sassy Kirby was when they were kids...blah blah. Adam thanks him for his kindness and says it's nice to have a brother, then grimly says, "It'll take a miracle to get Kirby through this."
Dex sexily strides into Alexis' office after spending the day in Utah, and gives her an intense smooch. He tells her that Blake has summoned him to Denver-Carrington, but assures her that nothing and no one will kibosh their land deal with Oscar Stone.
Claudia is chatting with Krystle at the La Mirage when she gets another delivery of violets with a Love, Lancelot note. Ugh. This again. Looking ashen-faced, she explains to Krystle that Matthew used to send her violets and that her nickname for him was Lancelot (despite it never being in the script throughout the entire first season), then recalls the last time she saw Matthew - the Season 1 finale when he mercifully absconded with Lindsey off-camera. She asks Krystle if she's seen him since then...and, if so, does he hate her for marrying a gay straight man? Krystle gives her a funny look and reminds her that Matthew was killed off after his storyline was deemed by producers to be lame-ass and unwatchable, but Claudia says she has doubts that he's really really dead, and is worried he's trying to punish her. She wonders if it's possible for Lindsey to still be alive [OMFG...I sure as shit hope not], then gets teary and clutches the violets.
Dex admits to Blake that he and Alexis (aka Lex-Dex, Inc.) signed a deal with Oscar Stone, and Blake snarkishly reminds him that he's on the board of Denver-Carrington - which makes such a deal a YUGE conflict of interest, and threatens to kick him off the board. Dex shrugs, challenges him to do it, says his joint ventures are none of his business, and stalks out of his office. A few seconds later, Blake's secretary buzzes to inform him that Kirby was just taken into surgery...and Blake's like, "Ack!" and immediately rushes over to the hospital.
Adam is in the chapel, praying for Kirby, when Blake enters and seats himself beside him in the pew. Adam natters about how alone he feels deep inside 'cause of what a psychotic shithead he's been since first appearing on Dynasty...then confesses to being the mastermind behind Jeff's paint poisoning. Blake scrunches his face in confusion and says that can't be 'cause he saw Alexis' name on the toxic paint purchase order, and Adam explains that he duped Alexis into signing it...and fervently hopes he can be forgiven. As Blake processes the shocking confession, Dr. Winfield enters the chapel to inform them that Kirby is alive...but that her baby girl didn't make it. Adam looks tormented and starts wailing, and a discombobulated looking Blake half-heartedly pats him on the shoulder. Awkward.
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