Recap: At ColbyCo, Steven is bitchily admonishing Adam for his role in Danny's abduction when Alexis enters the office and asks her sons why they're arguing. Steven sourly replies, "Adam helped Sammy Jo disappear with Danny" - but Adam insists it wasn't his fault that Sammy Jo was able to trick him so easily. Steven growls about how there will be hell to pay if anything happens to his beloved tot, so Alexis points out that despite Sammy Jo's overall skankitude, she'd never do anything to harm her cash cow - I mean son.
Blake and Andy are at the Denver Lawlor Bank to beg for capital funding to build up "the new and improved Denver Carrington". The banker, Mr. Lawlor, goes over the list of Blake's assets, namely Carrington manor, and remarks on how difficult it would be to try to sell that monstrosity of a 40+ room mansion. Andy tells him that Blake isn't looking to sell the property so much as use it as collateral...and Mr. Lawlor mulls that over, says he's going to need a few days to decide how much money his podunk bank can reasonably lend. A few seconds later, Krystle calls Blake at the bank to alert him about Danny's disappearance.
Blake, Krystle, and Steven are discussing the missing Danny. Steven points out that since Sammy Jo has no money, she'll likely hit up someone she knows. Adam enters the room and says the police probably won't lift a finger to help, given that Sammy Jo is Danny's biological mother. Steven snappishly blames him for his son being snatched...and the two start bickering and look like they're going to start throwing punches. Blake barks at them to cut it out, then reminds everyone that it's times like this that they need to pull together in find strength in one another. He punches an arm in the air and decrees, "We Carringtons will prevail!" - LOL - and everyone in the room looks deeply inspired and dutifully bobs their heads.
Alexis calls Conrad, her private banker, and orders him to get the skinny on where/how Blake is looking to raise funds to refinance Denver Carrington.
Over at the La Mirage, Dominique tells Claudia she'd like to perform her boring lounge singing act in the La Mirage dining area...and Claudia says that while she loooooves the idea, she can't afford a singer of her caliber 'cause her entertainment budge is only 2K a week. Dominique waves her hand in the air and says she's A-OK taking the issue of money off the table 'cause she's mostly interested in knowing if her bland performance style is appealing to middle America. Claudia wanks her by gushing, "They'll love you", and Dominique cryptically says that by the time her Dynasty stint is over, she wants to have left her mark on Denver.
Alexis is meeting with the defense team for her upcoming trial: Adam and Warren Ballard. Ballard suggests that part of the strategy for her defense should be to try to see the case through the prosecutor's eyes - but Alexis scoffs at that notion and insists that the case is largely based on circumstantial evidence. Ballard disagrees and reminds her that she wrote a 100K check to Mark that smacks of blackmail, was in the penthouse at or around the time Mark was shoved off of the balcony, and - most disturbingly - had been hitting the sheets with him last season during their icky May-December affair. Alexis concedes that those are all good points - then is saved by the bell when Conrad calls to report that Blake has applied for a multi-million dollar loan from the Denver Lawlor Bank.
Jeff and the police are putting their heads together to go over various leads in the search for Fallon, which include a large number of crank callers.
Jeff ambles into the study at Carrington manor, where Blake is sitting by the fire and drinking tea. Jeff gives him an update on the police investigation...and then Blake tells him he's in the process of reorganizing Denver Carrington and is determined to land on his feet. Jeff offers to give him whatever money is currently in his trust, and Blake looks touched and says, "You're like a son to me" - but declines the offer and says he's pretty sure the bank loan will come through.
Steven calls Sammy Jo's friends to see if she's gotten in touch with any of them since snatching Danny last episode, but doesn't have any luck. Claudia massages his shoulders and urges him to come to bed.
Alexis summons Mr. Lawlor to her penthouse to tell him she heard he was considering loaning Blake money, and would like to "help out" by buying the loan so that the mansion, aka her children's heritage, won't be in danger of getting foreclosed on. Mr. Lawlor decides he sees no problem with handing over the loan to Blake's ex-wife without so much as giving him a heads up, and takes her up on the offer.
Krystle finds Blake moping around the kitchen, mulling over his financial conundrums, along with the disappearances of Fallon and Danny. Krystle sheepishly tells him she feels guilty about bringing Sammy Jo into their lives and wants to know what she can do to make up for it, and he tells her that continuing to love him as she's been doing (ew) is more than enough.
Alexis enters Steven's office as he's clearing out his desk. She poutishly asks him to stay 'cause she neeeeeeds him at ColbyCo, not least 'cause her murder trial is coming up. She insists she had nothing to do with Mark's untimely demise and begs him to not walk out on her...and Steven softens and says he'll continue on at the company until the police finally figure out who really shot the '70s porn 'stache gigolo.
Krystle presents Blake with a check for $4.5 million...and he's all, "Wha-a-a? Where did you get that kind of cash?" then looks around the bedroom and realizes that all of her furs and the chunkiest of her chunky jewelry pieces are gone. He gets peeved and snaps, "Those things weren't for sale!" then moans, "Wha-at's haaaaappening to us?" Krystle says she sold all of her tacky furs and gaudy jewelry 'cause she loves him and would like their marriage to be less sugar daddy and more partnership oriented. Blake mulls that over, apologizes for screwing the pooch so badly with that cursed South China Sea oil deal, and gushes about what a wonderful wife she is.
Sergeant Roscoe calls to tell Jeff that he thinks they found Fallon...and by thinks they found Fallon, he means he's pretty sure she's laying on a cold slab at the morgue, and could he please swing by to identify the body? When an ashen Jeff relays this info to Krystle, she gasps in pensive horror and offers to tag along.
When Jeff and Krystle arrive at the morgue, Sergeant Roscoe tells them they found the naked, badly bruised body of the woman (they assume is Fallon) near a rock quarry. The pathologist pulls the body out of the freezer thing...and Jeff stares at the dead woman's face, murmurs, "It's not Fallon", and abruptly exits the room. When Krystle rushes out after him, he presses his head against the wall and moans about how he's now going to live in dread of future morgue visits, and that sooner or later he's going to have to tell Little Blake that his mother may never come home.
Over at the La Mirage, Billy Dee Williams shows Dominique the telegram she just received: a lucrative offer to sing in a fancy Vegas hotel. Dominique says she's declining the implausible offer 'cause she prefers to stay in Denver...and Billy Dee Williams scrunches his face confusedly and says he doesn't get why she's wasting her talent in such a yokelly part of the country.
Mr. Lawlor tells Blake he's prepared to offer him a loan of $12.2 million, using Carrington manor as collateral...and skips mentioning the part about how Alexis now holds the note on his mortgaged mansion. Blake happily accepts the check and tells Andy that between this loan and Krystle's fur/jewelry money, he's in a position to start buying back oil fields.
Billy Dee Williams and Dominique bicker about her decision to stay in Denver. Fuuuuuuck. She tells him "there's an issue of birthright" she's currently looking into and promises to be less vague about this dull-as-fuck storyline in the near future. Bill Dee Williams says he wants to know now, then grabs her and snarls, "Tell me!" She whirls around and shoots him the stink-eye, and he shoots an angry glare back at her and before storming out of the suite.
Alexis and Dex are having breakfast in the penthouse, and she's less than pleased when he tells her has to jet off to Wyoming to attend a board meeting. He sexily struts off just as Adam arrives to inform Alexis that the trial date has been set for sometime in November. He says that the 100K check she gave Mark is going to be a UGE problem for their defense, and Alexis irritably mutters, "I should have killed Mark before giving it to him." When Adam stares back at her with his eyebrows raised, she chuckles nervously and says it was just a figure of speech.
Dominique is in her suite, primping for her evening singing gig. Billy Dee Williams returns and tells her he can't stick around Denver any longer 'cause he has a business in Los Angeles to run, and implores her to return to California with him in the morning. Dominique declines, and he's all, "Whyyyyy are you throwing your career away?" ... and when she doesn't retort, he dejectedly exits the suite.
That evening, Blake, Krystle, and Claudia arrive at the La Mirage to listen to Dominique's lounge music. Blake greets Dominique and apologizes for being such a rude dickwad the last time they spoke. He then introduces her to Krystle and politely says, "I hope we meet again" ... and Dominique smugly retorts, "We will. Believe me" and flounces off. As Blake stares after her in puzzlement, Claudia says she gets the distinct feeling that the weirdo has something against him.
As Dominique performs, a pissed off looking Billy Dee Williams sits at the bar and drinks, while Jeff stands at the back of the room and cries while having flashbacks of him and Fallon hitting the sheets in a Montana hotel.
Later, Jeff informs Krystle that Sergeant Roscoe just informed him that he has a strong lead in the search for Fallon. He asks her to please pass that info along to Blake.
Blake pays a visit to Avril Dawson to smugly inform him that Denver Carrington is back in business, thanks to a sizable loan he just secured from the Denver Lawlor Bank. Avril says he already heard all about it, and that he didn't expect Alexis to bail him out. When Blake is all, "Wuh?", Avril gleefully explains that his vindictive ex-wife now holds the note on his mortgage. Bwahahaha!
Blake storms over to ColbyCo, where a smug Alexis tells him that this is her way of getting even with all the shitty stuff he's ever done to her. Blake bitchily reminds her that she has a murder trial looming and hopes she'll be found guilty and rots in prison. He growls, "I can't wait for that day" and storms out of her office.
Jeff and Sergeant Roscoe question a truck driver who claims he picked up a hitchhiking Fallon shortly after her accident. He says she was headed to Portland...and Jeff furrows his caterpillar eyebrows and tells the sergeant, "I guess this means I'm off to Portland."
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