Recap: Rock Hudson and Krystle are still in lip-lock mode - while, unbeknownst to them, a photographer is hiding behind a nearby tree, capturing the grisly moment on film. Rock stares down at Krystle with a look of anguish on his wrinkly face and moans about how much he's looooooved her ever since dumping her older sister. In fact, he's so in loooooove with her he named his boat after her - The Kristie - and says he'd loooooove for her to go sailing on it with him some time. LOL. Krystle tells him he's wonderful and that being at the Delta Rho makes her feel close to him - but since she has no desire to disrupt her pampered life of leisure at Carrington manor, she's going to continue sticking it out as goat daddy's trophy wife. Rock stares down at her with a look of dismayed sadness.
In Acapulco, Amanda declines a dinner invitation with Prince Michael over the phone, then tells Alexis she's not in the mood to see him tonight. Alexis is all, "Wha-a-a?" and reminds her that the royal dork is considered "the catch" of her generation, and that at best she's demonstrating poor judgement by not aggressively trying to sink her hooks into him. She asks Amanda if Dex's negative 'tude about the prince is affecting her desire to want to pursue him, but Amanda haughtily retorts that Dex's opinions don't interest her in the least...and that she has a sneaking suspicion that life in Prince Michael's royal orbit would end up being a dictatorial and chauvinistic cesspool.
Blake calls Krystle to tell her he wasn't happy about how their earlier phone conversation went. He explains that when Alexis was in his hotel suite and answered the phone, Lady Ashley Mitchell and Minister Han were also in the room. Krystle says she's fairly confident that he's not stepping out on her with Alexis, then apologizes for being snippy and explains she's mostly annoyed about being told not to come to Acapulco when it's clear he would have had plenty of down time to hang with her and Kristina. Fair point. Blake's like, "Whatever" and ends the call with a mumbley good night, leaving Krystle staring pensively into space and wondering aloud if things between her and goat daddy will ever be as A-OK as they were in previous seasons.
Alexis has decked herself out in a white dress with scarily ruffled sleeves and tells Dex and Amanda that she ordered room service for dinner...and invited Prince Michael to join them. A few seconds later, the food arrives...along with Prince Michael, who glances around the room and smarmily wishes Alexis, Dex, and Amanda a pleasant evening. As Amanda glares over at Alexis in annoyance, Prince Michael recalls running into Alexis earlier...and when she noticed his long face at the prospect of dining alone, she invited him to drop by her suite for some room service food. He then claps his hands at a couple of loitering manservants, and they hastily carry in several ginormous flower bouquets to serve as a lavish thank you to Alexis for her gracious invitation.
Blake and Lady Ashley are enjoying an after dinner drink in the hotel dining room. He thanks her for her help with the Chinese delegation...and she asks if, in exchange, he'd mind doing her a solid and allow her to take some photos of him for inclusion in her latest photo essay book: Portrait of a Creaky Billionaire. When Blake blushingly consents, she proposes sealing the contract with a dance...and he smilingly remarks that this is the first time a lady has ever asked him to dance.
While dancing, Lady Ashley babbles about the awesome marriage she had with her rich, late husband and coquettishly says that when one thing ends, another begins. Mmm hmm..
Dex asks Alexis why she's working overtime to push Amanda into Prince Michael's arms - and Alexis snarkishly asks if he'd rather she pushed Amanda into his arms. Dex pretends to look appalled by what she's implying and snaps, "What the hell are you talking about?" Alexis shoots him a look of disgust and says she's well acquainted with the male psyche...and that while she has no problem with a little harmless flirting [even between her own husband and daughter, weirdly enough], she's pretty sure his brazen lust for Amanda is grounds for divorce. Dex denies having feelings for Amanda or any other woman except his wife - but Alexis lets out a caustic laugh and says she doesn't buy that for a second. Dex sexily offers to prove how into her - and only her - he is, but she's like, "Nope, not interested" and bitchily announces that she's off to contemplatively walk on the beach by herself.
Jeff hand delivers a large envelop that just arrived for Krystle, and when she opens it she finds a photograph of Blake and Lady Ashley dancing after their after dinner drink in Acapulco. She stares at it pensively for a few seconds and wonders aloud who could possibly be interested enough in her dull-as-fuck marriage to goat daddy to be sending her this shit.
Nicole asks Jeff, who's just returned to their bedroom after a morning jog, if his early start means she'll be eating breakfast alone...and he's like, "Well duh. That's what happens when you sleep in past 9:00am." She asks him whassup with his shitty mood lately...and when he grunts something unintelligible, she chides him for closing himself off and not giving her a chance to prove what an amaaazing wife she can be, and someone who can come to mean as much to him as Fallon did. Jeff snappishly orders her to not utter Fallon's name in his presence, and Nicole sassily reminds him what a slutty dimwit Fallon was, and that she abandoned him on their wedding day and then died alongside her Eurotrash lover. Jeff becomes enraged at the smack talk about his ex-beloved and swings an arm behind him like he's winding up to slug Nicole across the face...and she's all, "Ack!", collapses into his arms, whimpers, "Sorry.." and explains that she has feelings for him that run just as deeply as the feelings he once had for Fallon. She tells him she's not above begging him to get naked and enjoy a morning romp between the sheets, but he coldly says he doesn't have time and needs to get to the office pronto. Ouch.
Blake receives another large envelop which contains a photograph of when Krystle and Rock Hudson took a tumble inside the hay barn and stared longingly at each other. He scrunches his face concernedly and calls up one of his flunkies to look into hiring a private investigator to trace these photo deliveries.
After wrapping up a game of backgammon, Prince Michael tells Amanda he gets the feeling there's someone (besides him) she's romantically interested in. When she weakly denies it, he tells her he's falling in love with her and amorously begs, "Let me love you" before pressing against her for an intense smooch.
Lady Ashley asks Alexis whassup with Dex and his nefariousness in trying to steal oil leases away from Blake by convincing the Chinese to do business with an unnamed company they don't trust, and then taking over the lease deals (that will inevitably be withdrawn) so they'll be under the control of ColbyCo and Dexter International. Alexis calls that accusation slanderous, then accuses Lady Ashley of being openly smitten with Blake. When Lady Ashley hotly insists she has zero interest in goat daddy, Alexis cackles about how she obviously just hit a nerve.
Dex staggers back to the hotel suite after staying out all night...and when Alexis confronts him about his nefarious plot to screw up Blake's oil lease deals, he confesses his guilt and says he figured it'd make her happy to acquire the leases. Alexis angrily retorts that she doesn't approve of him making decisions without discussing them with her first...and he growls about how sick he is of her control issues. Alexis snarks that he did this purely to soothe his guilty conscience for lusting after Amanda...and when he storms out, she screeches, "Don't come baaaaack!!"
Claudia arrives at Carrington manor to take Danny to the park and speak privately with Steven. She tells him she hopes he can get over his pissy attitude towards her so they can be on more friendly terms - but he poutishly says he doubts that's possible, then insists again he's finished with Luke and all things homosexual. He assures her he's committed to leading a normal hetero family life...and that if she refuses to resume their shitty marriage he'll be like, "Next!" and find another woman to settle down with. As Claudia ponders her indifference at being replaced by an unsuspecting new wife-beard, the nanny delivers Danny to the sitting room...and she coos at the tot about all the fun they're going to have in the park.
Over at Denver Carrington, Adam finds Jeff seated behind Blake's desk, reading a confidential file associated with the South China Sea deal. He chides Jeff for overstepping his authority and demands that he stop reading the file at once, but Jeff shoots him a seriously? look and reminds him that Blake put him charge of the company while he's conferencing in Acapulco. Adam snarlingly tells him that after his liquor/slutty women binge this season he's an unfit executive and father, to which Jeff wryly replies that it's hard to take criticism from someone who's so bankrupt in the morals department. He reminds Adam that he's a major Denver Carrington stockholder and as such wants him to get the hell out of Blake's office, and Adam glares at him hatefully before storming out of the room.
Rock Hudson and a flunky named Pete are opening large wooden boxes filled with weaponry for the upcoming rescue mission in Paraguay when Charles and Dex saunter into the building. Dex tells Rock he's changed his mind about the mission and is eager to play G.I. Joe in Paraguay after all - but Rock warns him it's a dangerous job, and that he needs cool thinkers around him...not a man who's temporarily warm around the collar after arguing with his wife. Dex insists that he's totes dedicated to the mission, understands the risks, and knows that the team needs him...and Rock mulls that over and decides 'ah fuck it, why the hell not?'
Alexis drops by Blake's hotel suite and spars with Blake some more about the non-auctioned oil leases...blah blah...then offers him a special deal: she'll share with him the oil leases that Dex nefariously acquired from the Chinese and work in partnership with Denver Carrington. Blake agrees...and as they shake on it, he asks her why she's willing to settle for sharing the leases with him when she could have had them all. She scrunches her face into an uncharacteristically contrite expression and tells him she's tired of always being at war with the father of her children.
After a night of passionate doinking, Prince Michael joins Amanda in the shower and gives her a long sexy smooch. Later, over breakfast, she tells him she'll probably be heading back to Denver now that the conference is wrapping up...and Michael moans about missing the opportunity to acquire any of Blake's oil leases, and is heartbroken that she's about to leave Mexico. In the next breath, he warns her that when he gets home he prolly won't be calling her 'cause he'll be too busy with the preparations for his duchess fiancee's twenty-first birthday party. Amanda stares woodenly into space as she murmurs, "I see" ... and Michael hastily explains that he only proposed to the duchess 'cause his father ordered him to, and insists that he's not in love with her. He tells Amanda he cares for her very much and would somehow like the chance to prove it, but Amanda just shrugs indifferently and tells him to "save it" before rushing off to get dressed.
Blake is on the phone, attempting to trace the source of the Krystle/Rock photographs he's been receiving. When Amanda returns, he barks at her disapprovingly for staying out all night without calling...and she poutishly complains about everyone being so judgey towards her atop everything in her life simultaneously going to shit. A startled Blake asks her what's wrong, but she refuses to elaborate and tearfully presses herself against him for a comforting father-daughter hug.
Rock Hudson stops by Carrington manor to bid Krystle adieu before flying south. He gives her a number she can call if she needs to get in touch with him - but she tells him it won't be necessary 'cause they've already said everything there is to say. He sadly points out that he's just as rich and powerful as Blake and would never let the ogre separate her from her daughter...but when Krystle responds by staring pensively into space, he kisses her hand and coos, "I love you" before promising to come back for her someday.
Adam arrives downtown to help Claudia with a car problem...and when Claudia happens to look across the street, she notices Steven and Luke meet up on the street and then enter a restaurant together. She angrily mutters, "He promised me.." while she and Adam stare at each other incredulously.
Luke tells Steven he's accepted the fact that their relationship is no more, and that he's planning to resign from ColbyCo and get himself settled elsewhere. Steven tells him that while he totally digs him, he's turning his back on the gay lifestyle in favor of living life as a married straight-gay man in total denial about his sexuality. Luke shrugs and is all, "OK, dude. Good luck with that."
Lady Ashley enters the hotel dining room and joins Blake, who's getting ready to fly back to Denver. She asks him if she can start photographing him for her new book, then accidentally knocks over his briefcase that contains the photograph of Krystle and Rock Hudson. Blake grunts in irritation as he hurriedly gathers his scattered papers.
Over drinks at the La Mirage, Adam tells Claudia it's probably for the best that she saw Steven and Luke covertly meeting at a restaurant, 'cause now she can stop trying to save her hopeless marriage. Claudia grumbles about how much she hates that Steven lied to her about wanting to go hetero - but Adam urges her to chillax and clear her mind by getting some rest. She stares at him longingly, asks him to hold her hand, then says she doesn't want to be alone tonight...and he perks up at that and kisses her hand and cheek.
Krystle is reading by the fireplace when Blake returns to Carrington manor. He grimly tells her he has something to show her, then pulls out the photos he received of her canoodling with and smooching Rock Hudson. Krystle stares at the photos in pensive horror and explains that nothing more happened, then admonishes him for not trusting her. Blake furrows his brows and asks if she wants to remain his wife or run off with Rock Hudson...and, instead of answering, she just stares back at him in mute incredulity.
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