Recap: Krystle is dressed in a skimpy '80s style workout leotard - a clothing choice that seems purely gratuitous on the part of the writers/wardrobe people - when she enters the study where a worried looking Blake is reading over some documents. She shows him the latest edition of World Finance , which features his ugly mug on the cover, and warns him about the "ugly story" that Gordon Wales penned about him. Blake says he's not at all surprised and expected Wales to do "a hatchet job" on him, then tells Krystle he's far more concerned about his meeting with banker Avril Dawson, who he's going to beg to extend his $100 million bank loan. The good news: if Avril agrees to extend the loan, the other banks will likely follow suit. The bad news: if Avril doesn't, Blake's finances will be in the toilet. Krystle stares worriedly at Blake as he stares worriedly into space.
Alexis sweeps into her living room, and Mark wishes her good morning and announces that he's off to play tennis with Dex at the La Mirage. He invites her to tag along and watch their match...and when she says she couldn't possibly be less interested in doing that, he snidely jokes about how she'd much rather spend her time hatching nefarious plots, like whatever unholy acts she was committing with Rashid Ahmed in Hong Kong. He asks why she's so determined to ruin Blake, and she snippily reminds him that she gave him 100K during the previous episode to keep his mouth shut and suggests he start shutting it. After he slinks out, Alexis gets a call from Kirby to set up another private one-on-one, but Alexis says they have nothing more to say to each other and abruptly hangs up on the dimwit.
Alexis summons Adam to her office to complain about Kirby's weirdness during The Check episode, specifically that she needlessly drove the two of them to her family's bungalow to privately chat about the Paris job offer, but instead spent the entire time rambling about her dead father. She deduces that Kirby is as unbalanced as her nutty mother was - and Adam gets irked and accuses Alexis of being responsible for whatever mental trauma Kirby is enduring. Plus, he's less than thrilled to learn that she's been scheming behind his back to entice his [rape victim] fiancee to move to Paris. Alexis implores him to dump the unstable middle-class loser, but Adam snaps at her to stay out of their lives.
At La Mirage, Mark congratulates Fallon on her upcoming wedding and calls her future with Jeff destiny. He adds that he once thought they were destined to end up together - before Alexis ickily poisoned their relationship by getting naked and then leaping into his bed to make it look like she was hitting the sheets with him. Fallon shrugs at the disturbing memory and says that Alexis probably did them a favor since clearly there was no future for them, then spacily wanders off.
Blake and Jeff arrive at the bank to meet with banker Avril Dawson. The three schmooze it up for a few minutes before Blake comes right out and asks whassup with the extension of his loan. Avril says he can't approve an extension without consulting with the other banks, the loan being a whopping $100 million and all. Blake reminds him that his bank has made a lot of money with Denver-Carrington over the years, and Avril concurs but says it's complicated 'cause of how political the situation has gotten. He then holds up the issue of World Finance with Blake on the cover and says, "This says you can't do it" ... it meaning oil exploration in the South China Sea. Blake irritably reminds him that he's paid back every loan he's ever had - but Avril stands firm and insists on talking to the heads of the other banks before making his decision.
Krystle wanks Blake by reminding him he's always been able to turn things around to his advantage and win in the end - but Blake says he's very worried that this time will be different, particularly if all the banks turn down his request for an extension 'cause it means he could lose everything. Krystle reminisces about what he told her when he first proposed: if she didn't want to be married to a rich man, he'd give all his money away...but then find some way to make it back. Which is silly logic, 'cause then she'd still end up being married to a rich man - not that 'Bankrupt Blake' would likely be any less insufferable than 'Wealthy Blake'. Krystle smilingly says, "That's the kind of man you are. You're wiser and stronger than ever...a winner" then gives him a comforting hug. Blech. I find canoodly scenes between these two hard to stomach.
Alexis drops in on Jeff to tell him how thrilled she is about the wedding, and to gush about how nice it is to have something to celebrate amid Blake's money problems. She says it'd be a shame for Blake to drag him down and regrets that he's no longer at ColbyCo - but Jeff insists that he has a lot of faith in Blake, then politely tells his future mother-in-law to skedaddle 'cause he's off to meet up with his bride-to-be.
Steven is poring over a giant map when Dex enters his office to gripe about having to deal with him (instead of Alexis) regarding all matters related to the Lex-Dex Corporation. He snarks that he's partners with Alexis, not her sour-tempered momma's boy - and Steven counter-snarks that he needs to deal with the fact that he got dumped. When Dex grabs him and gets all in his face while glaring at him all scowly-like, Steven tells him to take his grievances directly to Alexis.
Alexis (who's wearing a cute little hat-veil!) finds Dex waiting for her in her office, and he tells her he wants to hear it from her personally if she's no longer running the Lex part of Lex-Dex. She breezily says they no longer fit together, but he disagrees and somehow still thinks they have something special between them. Alexis offers to buy him out of the corporation, which prompts Dex to chide her for throwing away their icktastic May-December relationship. He moans, "We had it all", calls her the most exciting woman he's ever known, and adds that he's pretty sure he's the best man she's ever had the privilege of getting boned by. He plants a big smooch on her lips...and at first Alexis resists, but then goes limp and looks all into it. When she pulls away, she concedes, "You have a way with lips" but stands firm about it being the wrong time and the wrong place...then tut tuts him for calling her a slut when he caught her in mid-doink with Rashid Ahmed in Hong Kong. She admonishes him for aggressively kissing her just now, then haughtily declares, "Nobody owns me, Dex. My mind and my body belong to me alone." She snidely adds that if he wants ownership he should buy it on the street where he belongs, which...ouch. She then tells him to get the hell out of her office, and he despondently slinks out with his balls visibly shrinking between his legs.
Sammy Jo arrives at Carrington manor carrying a stuffed toy for Danny, walks past several servants who make a half-hearted effort to stop her, and heads upstairs to the nursery. She snarks at the baby nurse to take a hike and says she wants to visit Danny alone...then snarks at Krystle when she enters the nursery to see what all the commotion is about. Krystle reprimands her for not calling before her impromptu pop-in, but Sammy Jo says she's not planning to stay long and just wanted to spend some quality time with her bio tot. As Krystle exits the room looking pensively concerned, Sammy Jo stares after her with a smug expression on her face.
Steven arrives at La Mirage and sees Sammy Jo checking in with a small mountain of luggage. He ambles over and says, "I heard you were here", and Sammy Jo boasts that now that she's a successful model, she can afford to pay $400 a night to stay at this ritzy hotel. She then decrees that Danny will be delivered to her at the La Mirage so that she can spend the weekend with him for a real mother-son visit, then snarks that he and Claudia are going to have to get used to the idea of having her around now that she's going to be making more semi-regular appearances on Dynasty.
Claudia tells Steven she's aghast at the idea of him handing Danny over to an irresponsible floozy like Sammy Jo, not least 'cause there's no decent security at the La Mirage. Steven says he can't keep Sammy Jo from seeing her son 'cause she has visiting privileges - but adds that he didn't expect her to ever return to Denver. Claudia suggests hiring security guards to watch over Danny while he's at the hotel, and Steven laments that he senses disaster with Sammy Jo's mother-son weekend.
Over at ColbyCo, Alexis tells Tracy that she did some checking into her slutty past and was pleasantly surprised to see how many sack-related connections she's fostered with rich, influential men. She tells her she'd like her to use her seductive charms on a banker named Avril Dawson 'cause she's pretty sure he has some useful intel she'd like to get her hands on...and wants Tracy to get on the sleazy assignment asap.
Krystle lunches with Sammy Jo at La Mirage and tells her that her sudden reappearance on Dynasty caught everyone by surprise...then assures her that she has every right to see Danny. She invites her to spend the weekend at the mansion 'cause the tot barely knows her and would prolly fare better in a familiar environment. Sammy Jo promises to think it over, then starts chowing down on her thick, juicy burger.
Avril Dawson calls Blake with not so good news: all the banks (including his) are turning down his request for a loan extension. As Blake stares despondently into space, Krystle gives him a canoodly assurance that he'll somehow find a way to fight back and win. Blake promises to do his damnedest, then pivots to a pleasanter topic and says he's really looking forward to Fallon's and Jeff's wedding.
The Carrington clan arrives at La Mirage for Fallon's and Jeff's engagement party...and when Sammy Jo spots them across the lobby, she looks less than thrilled. She walks over to Fallon and demands to know where her invitation is, then haughtily says, "As a Carrington, I should be at the top of the list." Fallon reminds her she's a skanky ex-Carrington and as such isn't even at the bottom of her list, then tells her to get lost. Sammy Jo retorts by lodging a complaint about the hotel - inadequate number of towels, dust everywhere - and Fallon tells her if she doesn't like her accommodations she can always get the hell out. As Fallon sashays to the dining room, a miffed Sammy Jo orders champagne and a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. She's damn lucky to be able to pack in so many carbs and stay so slim, that Sammy Jo.
When Alexis returns to the penthouse to get gussied up for the party, a drunk Mark tells her he was planning to leave Denver an episode ago - but changed his mind and would like to continue his aimless, soulless life as her not-quite-gigolo bodyguard. Alexis snippily tells him she no longer needs a bodyguard...and Mark schmaltzily retorts, "But you do need a man" and decrees that from now on, they're going to share everything, including her bed. After forcibly smooching her for a few seconds, she shoves him away, calls him delusional, and orders him to leave Denver tonight. Mark chortles drunkenly and says she'll never be rid of him, to which Alexis snaps, "Watch me." She then heads upstairs to change while Mark staggers over to the balcony to continue drinking and enjoy the night air. He stares down at the traffic below and chortles to himself.
Alexis is about to enter her limo when her driver tells her there's been an accident around the corner. Alexis says she doesn't give a rat's ass 'cause she has an engagement party to get to - but then is delayed further when disgraced ex-congressman Neil McVane appears out of nowhere and tells Alexis he needs to have an urgent chat with her about money. Say wuh? She tells him they don't need to chat, then rolls up her window and orders her driver to hit the gas.
The engagement party at La Mirage is in full swing, and Blake remarks to Krystle that he enjoys seeing his children all together, celebrating happily. Alexis sweeps into the room wearing a glittery black gown...and when Kirby shoots her the stink-eye, Adam pleads with her to call a truce.
Tracy and Dex are enjoying more sexy sack time, and Tracy gigglingly wonders what Alexis would think if she knew they were regularly hitting the sheets. She tells him that Alexis had ordered her to go to bed with some banker named Avril Dawson tonight - but instead she chose to bed him. She then contorts her face into a pouty expression and says she hates that he once doinked Alexis, and no longer wants to work for the demanding bossy boots. When Dex insists that he needs her insider intel at ColbyCo, she accuses him of being obsessed with Alexis. Dex gets irked and hurriedly puts his clothes on, and says to give him a call once she calms down. He then orders her to do her duty to ColbyCo and meet with Avril Dawson tonight.
Krystle is freshening up in the La Mirage bathroom when Alexis enters and seats herself next to her. Alexis tells Krystle she's surprised to see her here considering her pregnancy...and Krystle's like, "Speaking of Blake's spawns" and says that Blake doesn't remember her having four children or a miscarriage...as she recently claimed. Alexis breezily replies that Blake doesn't remember anything that doesn't have a dollar sign attached to it. Smooth way to lay the groundwork for the grand entrance of long-lost Amanda in Season 5, writers.
Blake slips into Fallon's office to call Andrew...and Alexis follows him to smugly inform him that rumors are starting to circulate about his loan extension request being turned down by every bank. She offers to give him the $100 million he needs under the condition he pays her back within six months...and if he's unable to do so, Denver-Carrington becomes hers. Blake gives her a hard no on that offer...and she poutishly warns him that he could lose everything. A few seconds later, a Sergeant Cooper enters the office to inform Alexis that Mark Jennings was found dead after falling from the balcony of her penthouse. Awww...poor Porn-'stache. The police are investigating whether the splatted man jumped or was pushed...and Alexis dramatically clutches her chest and stares worriedly into space.