Recap: Blake is awakened in the middle of the night by Nanny Martha, who summons him and Rita/Krystle to the nursery asap 'cause she can't seem to do her job in getting Kristina to stop mewling. Blake wakes his wife and the two rush over to the nursery, where a hapless Martha is holding the weeping tot and insisting that the only thing that's going to quiet her down is being in her mother's arms. She hands the baby to Rita/Krystle, which only makes the baby cry harder - LOL - so Blake takes her and gives her a comforting cuddle. Blake asks Rita/Krystle if she's OK and says that even the baby has noticed that she's not quite herself lately, and Rita/Krystle breezily says it must be all the antibiotics she's been taking...'cause, yeah, that's a plausible explanation.
Alexis wakes up with her adorable Shih Tzu in bed beside her. She touches the pillow, sighs heavily, and gets up to phone Sam Dexter to see if he happens to know where Dex is - but Sam says he has absolutely no idea.
Blake remarks to Sammy Jo that Krystle has been acting very strangely lately and asks her if they've been arguing, and Sammy Jo says no and adds that she's probably just tired from the big pipeline party from three episodes ago. Blake grumbles that he doesn't think Dr. Travers is doing his wife any good, then informs Sammy Jo that he'll be at Delta Rho this afternoon to buy Krystle a white Arabian (Selina) to cheer her up. Sammy Jo's like, "No can do, Selina has been sold" ... and when Blake says he'll stop by anyway to see what else she has in stock, she tells him it's not a good idea 'cause the veterinarian is coming to examine the horses for a mystery ailment they suddenly all came down with. Blake's like, "Whatever" and says he really really wants to surprise Krystle with a brand new horse.
Over at ColbyCo, Dex asks Steven where Alexis is, so Steven tells him she's at the hospital, hovering over King Galen before he's wheeled off to the OR. Dex snarks, "And to hell with her business and her marriage", and Steven says he's been tasked with taking care of ColbyCo in her absence, but will leave the marriage for him to sort out. He then chides Dex for abandoning Alexis while she's been so preoccupied with Galen and suggests he maybe stand by her for a change, and Dex mulls that over while staring contemplatively into space.
At La Mirage, Garrett tells Dominique he'd like to talk business with her over dinner, but she haughtily touts herself as a serious business woman who prefers to not mix business with anything resembling pleasure. A dismayed Garrett and asks her why she's so determined to keep pleasure out of her life, apologizes for the way their affair ended twenty years ago, and remarks on the sadness she exudes as if something has gone very wrong in her life. Dominique bitchily says he'd be the last person she'd ever confide in...and after he exits her suite, she pulls out a photo of a young bi-racial girl - who I can only assume is hers/Garrett's love spawn - and stares wistfully into space.
Blake summons Adam to his office to snarl at him about the coalition of farmers and environmentalists who are trying to get a restraining order in order to put a stop to the Denver Carrington/ColbyCo pipeline project. He asks Adam if they have a legitimate claim, and Adam assures him that he didn't take any shortcuts with the legal work, and that surely he'll win back his trust once the pipeline goes into the construction phase. Blake just glowers at him and says he wants a progress report at every step of this new clusterfuck.
Sammy Jo warns George Hamilton that Blake is coming to Delta Rho this afternoon, but he doesn't seem worried and starts nattering about the next phase of his nefarious scheme: creating a dummy corporation. Sammy Jo's all, "Wha-a-a-a?" and says she'd really really like it if Rita went a lawyer and got her father's the will changed so that she can collect the entirety of her inheritance (minus their cut) and flee Denver. George Hamilton points out that that'd cause way too many alarm bells to go off, so they're going to need to transfer the money quietly and slowly. A few seconds later, the phone rings and the call gets picked up by his faux "Dr. Travers" answering machine. Blake leaves a snarky sounding message for "the doctor" to call him back asap, and George Hamilton smiles smugly at Sammy Jo and says, "See? I've thought of everything" ... to which Sammy Jo wryly replies, "Yes, you're a fucking genius, George." [Sorry - that was me being sarcastic.]
Claudia proudly tells Blake that she just inherited the Blaisdel/Lankershim oil well now that Walter Lankershim has finally kicked the bucket, and Blake's like, "Uh, about that.." and informs her that Matthew and Walter came to him for a loan that they ended up defaulting on, which resulted in the well becoming the property of Denver Carrington. When Claudia's all, "Wha-a-a-a?! You can't dooooo that!", Blake says he can 'cause he has stockholders to answer to. Claudia gets enraged and accuses him of being to make anything illegal legal, and Blake orders her to get the hell out of his office before she starts having a bigger freakout than the relatively mild one she's having right now.
As Galen is being prepped for surgery, Prince Michael tells Alexis he finally learned the reason she helped rescue his father from Moldavia: they were in love many years ago, but were prohibited by Galen's father from marrying. Alexis confirms that that's indeed true, then clarifies that she didn't rescue Galen so much because they were once in love, but because she desperately wanted to right a wrong that had been done to him by the revolutionaries. She then changes the subject to his marriage with Amanda and says she'd really really like it if they could kiss/make up and live happily ever after.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Amanda tells Dex that Galen is about to have surgery and that Alexis has been sitting vigil at his bedside for days on end...and Dex rolls his eyes at that last thing and pissily objects to how the hospital's immediate family only rule was somehow extended to include Alexis. Amanda contorts her face into an expression of misery and moans about what a ginormous mistake she made marrying Prince Michael, and that it's clear he only married her for appearances. She whines, "Pleeeeeeease help me", but he's like, "Sorry, I have too many damn problems of my own right now. "
After Galen is wheeled to the OR, Dex urges Alexis to head back to the penthouse with him - but she says she'd prefer to hang out in the hospital's waiting room and wring her hands worriedly until she gets an update from the surgeons. She tells him to go on home without her, and Prince Michael snippily tells Amanda to go home as well...and when she offers to stay and keep him company, he snaps, "What's the point? I'll call you if I need you."
Amanda follows her tiny rude prick of a husband to the waiting room to ask whassup with his incessant bitchitude, so he reminds her that she told her father she wants a divorce and that the last thing he wants right now is her pity. Amanda insists that, despite her recent desire to divorce him, she cares for him deeply and points out that he's been shutting her out. She implores him to share what he's feeling, so he blurts out, "OMG! I don't want my father to die!" ... and she assures him that Galen will be just fine, and that he should give her a chance to be his emotional support system. He apologizes for his general assholery this season and gives her a grateful hug.
Claudia rails to Adam about how Blake declared that Denver Carrington was the owner of her newly inherited oil well, and that he's denying her her rightful inheritance purely to be a dick. Adam's like, "Well duh, I told you so" and reminds her how many years' worth of anger towards Blake he has bottled up inside. Claudia laments no longer being independently wealthy, then commits to Adam's vague plot to seize all of the Carrington wealth and power for themselves.
Krystle is once again picking at the boards that are nailed across the window when she hears George Hamilton approach...and is all, "Ack!" when she sees that he's carrying rope. She scrunches her face into an expression of horrified misery and whimpers, "No...please don't", and he replies, "Sorry, just for a little while" and creepily advances on her as she cries, "Pleeeeeease..." He forces her onto a chair and ties up her hands and feet before muzzling her with a gag.
George Hamilton arrives at Carrington manor for another "house call", and Rita squeals with delight and rushes across the room to give him a hug. He hands her a single rose and warns her that right now Blake is at Delta Rho, buying her a horse, so she should do her best to look surprised when he presents it to her as a gift. Rita makes an ew face and says she'd much prefer jewelry, then tells George Hamilton she's been slipping Blake barbiturates every night so she doesn't have to endure the grossness of putting out for the old goat. George Hamilton nods approvingly and says, "Good. I don't want to share you with anyone" and promises to keep her well supplied with sleeping pills.
Adam snarks at Steven about the restraining order that might possibly affect construction of the pipeline, and Steven tells him to chillax so they can work through the situation in as smooth a manner as possible. Adam declares that since he's a lawyer he should be in charge - but Steven argues that he's not his subordinate and that they're going to have to tackle this boring-as-fuck crisis as equals.
At the penthouse, Dex is guzzling a beer when Alexis returns home and announces that Galen made it through surgery and is in recovery. She then tries to canoodle Dex - but when he just glares at her in response, she chides his sulkiness and purrs, "I don't want to fight, I want to make love." Dex stubbornly retorts that he's not her lapdog, so Alexis chuckles over his wounded male pride, fondles his chest, and breathily coos about how badly she wants to hit the sheets with him right now. Dex's penis perks up at that prospect and he moans, "Oooh Alexis.." and mounts her atop the couch, where the two start going at it.
Over at Carrington manor, Rita and George Hamilton are going at it on the bed when Little Blake bursts into the room, stares mutely at the dry humping spectacle for several seconds, then quietly retreats. Rita's like, "Fuuuuuuck.." and says she can't keep up this charade much longer, but George Hamilton just shrugs and assures her that no one will listen to the kid, and that he considers their impersonation scheme to be a work of art. He tells Rita that her next assignment is to find out where Blake keeps his will and other family documents, then suggests that they indulge in a romp 'cause they're probably not going to get another chance for a long time.
Blake is at Delta Rho, looking over the Arabians with Sammy Jo and one of the ranch hands. Sammy Jo glances nervously at the nearby building where an imprisoned Krystle is struggling with the ropes binding her hands and feet. Eventually, she manages to free herself, then picks at the window boards some more and loosens a large screw. She stares through the peephole, is startled to realize that she's being held captive at Delta Rho, and spots Blake and Sammy Jo. She cries, "I'm in here! Blake!" ... and when it's clear he can't hear her, she starts weeping uncontrollably.
A despondent Krystle is slumped on the floor when George Hamilton returns to the attic. She angrily calls him out for lying to her about not being at Delta Rho, then says she just saw Blake buy a horse from Sammy Jo. George Hamilton confirms that that is correct, and that since a doppelganger has taken her place at Carrington manor, Blake has no idea she's even gone. He snarls, "No one is looking for you, so no one will find you. That just leaves you and me" ... and as he's saying that, he creepily caresses her face. Krystle's like, "Ew" and shoves him away from her, and he responds by getting extra grab-handsy and glaring menacingly at her.
Alexis drops by the hospital to visit Galen, who thanks her for everything she's done for him since the Moldavian Massacre. Alexis leans in and is all, "Tell me more about that thing you said about me becoming the most powerful woman in the world" so he tells her he's willing to sign off on ColbyCo being in control of the entire banking industry in Moldavia (LOL, say what?!) - but only if he's able to regain power as king. [That sounds like a big if.] Alexis mulls that over and says that mounting a counter-coup d'etat sounds like a super fun challenge.
Alexis tells Dex that she's invited Galen to move into the downstairs part of the penthouse so he can recuperate in more luxurious surroundings, and Dex says he hates the idea of having her ex-lover installed in their home and doesn't get why she's being so overly accommodating to the king. Alexis explains that he made her an exciting offer that could be worth billions - but Dex looks unimpressed, says he's through arguing about her fixation on Galen, and storms out of the penthouse.
Blake drives Rita/Krystle over to the stables and says he has a surprise for her, then asks his ranch hand bring out Selina. Rita/Krystle pretends to look delighted at the sight of the white Arabian and flatly says, "Oh...a horse", and tentatively wanders over to pet it. The horse senses her dislike of it and makes an unhappy whinnying sound, and Rita/Krystle backs off and says that the horse's weird reaction to her must somehow be related to her chronic headache. Blake gets pissy, says it's obvious that Dr. Travers is doing fuck all to make her better, and that he's determined to get to the bottom with whatever's ailing her...and as he storms back into the car, Rita/Krystle stares worriedly into space.
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