Dynasty - Season 6, Episode 17
Recap: George Hamilton tells Sammy Jo and Krystle (who he assumes is Rita) that he wasn't expecting to run into them at Delta Rho, and Sammy Jo nervously explains that "Rita" was extremely freaked out about Blake unexpectedly regaining consciousness...but that she feels a whole lot better now that they've talked it through. She adds that "Rita's" place is at Blake's bedside and quickly ushers Krystle out of the building, and George Hamilton just stares after them benignly and doesn't seem to sense that anything is amiss.
At the hospital, Blake tells Steven that something is definitely not right with Krystle and that, weird as it sounds, he doesn't believe the woman he's been living with for the last eleven episodes is his wife. When Steven scrunches his face skeptically, Blake insists that the real Krystle is out there somewhere and desperately needs help...and Steven's all, "Um, OK" and promises to get to the bottom of it.
Rita is banging on the attic door when George Hamilton opens it, assumes she's Krystle, and tells her he's sooooo looking forward to their new life together. He informs her that he has their phony passports ready for South America...and when he caps off the sentence with darling, Rita glares at him for a few seconds, then decides 'why not play along for a little while?', and tells him she's totes excited about living "a whole new life of love and romance".
Krystle and Sammy Jo race over to the hospital, where a crowd of police are waiting to question them about the kidnapping/doppelgänger scheme they just reported. Krystle agrees to tell the authorities everything she knows - but only after she gets a chance to check on Blake and see for herself that the old goat's still breathing.
Dex bursts into Alexis' office to complain again about the $2 million she gave to King Galen and warns that he's making a fool of her. Alexis snarkishly reminds him that it's her money, and that if he does anything to blow her 'Be in Charge of the Moldavian Banking Industry' plans, he's going to be one sorry mofo.
Krystle runs into Steven, who glares at her suspiciously and growls, "Who are you?" She assures him she's really her this time, and Steven seems satisfied enough with that and directs her to Blake's hospital room. She profusely thanks him for everything he's done for her family [since her kidnapping], and a perplexed Steven asks Sammy Jo what in blazes is going on - and she does the annoying TV tropey thing where, instead of answering, she just stares back at him mutely.
Krystle bursts into Blake's room and coos, "Ooooh Blake!" - but he just stares back at her warily and pulls his hand away when she tries to clasp it. Krystle assures him that she's really her, and that her evil doppelgänger is out of their lives forever. As Blake mulls that over, Krystle recalls his marriage proposal and her insecurities about whether or not she could fit into a mansion environment and his wealthy lifestyle...and Blake grins and says that, yep, he's convinced it's her, and the two hug tearfully as he begs her to never ever leave him.
While en route to the airport, Rita sassily tells George Hamilton that Krystle can't make it and sends her regrets...then lapses into her southern accent to prove that it's Rita he's talking to. She explains that Krystle duped him earlier when she escaped and took off with Sammy Jo, then admonishes him for lying to her about his icky feelings for her. George Hamilton chuckles and pretends that he had planned to dispose of Krystle before fleeing to South America alone - but Rita doesn't buy that bullcack and lunges at him, which causes the car to - ack! - drive over a cliff.
Alexis bursts into the hospital waiting room, where Krystle is nervously pacing, and snidely calls her "the bar room ballerina". Krystle snappishly tells her she can't see Blake right now 'cause he's resting, and Alexis reacts by calling her "a cold, unfaithful tramp" and reminds her of the time she and Dex caught her dancing with George Hamilton during the Roadhouse episode. Krystle's like, "He kidnapped me, dumbass" and explains that up until now he'd been holding her captive inside the Delta Rho attic while an imposter, who looks exactly like her, was substituting for her at Carrington manor. As Alexis chortles at the implausibility of a ridiculous even by Dynasty standards storyline, Krystle reminds her that at the roadhouse she had asked for a cigarette, despite not being a smoker, and did it so she could slip her a matchbook with help written inside. Alexis doesn't buy that and instead wonders aloud what she and her handsome captor were doing together in the Delta Rho attic during those long lonely nights.
Dominique and Garrett are canoodling in her bed at the La Mirage. He urges her to come to California with him - but she says she can't run away with him, then cryptically says there's one thing associated with their past that can't ever be erased...and somehow Garrett doesn't seem remotely curious about what the hell she's talking about, even though it wouldn't take a genius to make a reasonably educated guess.
Blake makes his triumphant return to Carrington manor, where the servants are lined up to butt-kissingly welcome him home. A police detective, who's waiting for Blake in the study, informs him that they located the wreckage of George Hamilton's car - but that no trace of him or Rita could be found, and suspects that they were thrown from the car before it plunged to the bottom of the canyon and exploded. Blake scrunches his wrinkly face concernedly and says he's not looking forward to telling Krystle about this latest development.
Krystle and Blake are hovering over Baby Kristina in the nursery, relieved that the nightmare of Krystle's kidnapping is finally over. Krystle tells Blake that George Hamilton threatened to hurt the baby, and Blake assures her he's hired extra bodyguards and promises that eventually the police are going to find and arrest her captor and doppelgänger.
Alexis flounces over to Delta Rho and finds Sammy Jo hanging in the main house. She informs Sammy Jo that she hired a PI to look into the doppelgänger/kidnapping scheme and has somehow already learned that Sammy Jo discovered Rita in a New York bar. When she threatens to report her findings to the police, Sammy Jo says she's willing to spill the beans and confirms that George Hamilton kidnapped Krystle and soon became attracted to her - but that the sentiment was definitely not mutual. Alexis perks up and asks if the two hit the sheets...and when Sammy Jo makes a blech face and says she highly doubts it, Alexis points out that it could have happened, admonishes Sammy Jo for generally being a liar, and sashays out of the room.
At Carrington manor, Krystle chides Sammy Jo for getting involved with Rita and George Hamilton...and a sheepish Sammy Jo explains that she did it 'cause she was angry and wanted her inheritance money, and that the scheme quickly got out of control. She says she's willing to accept that she'll be prosecuted and likely sent to prison, and Krystle mulls that over and says she believes she's telling the truth...and that she prolly won't press charges 'cause of her role in helping her escape from the wretched attic.
Amanda drops by the penthouse to whine to Dex about how shittily her marriage is going...then says she knows that he too is having problems with Alexis. She says they've both made mistakes and flirtily points out that their problems could have a common solution, but he disdainfully reminds her that she's a married woman.
While in bed later that night, Dex urges Alexis to bail out of her deal with King Galen, and Alexis rolls her eyes in annoyance and says she's sick and tired of him nagging her about her business dealings with Galen. Dex stubbornly retorts that he's determined to prove that Galen is faking his paralysis.
Adam arrives in Tulsa and drops by Claudia's hotel room, where she's doing some paperwork. When he happily greets her, she accuses him of lying to her and explains that she found the official Denver Carrington letter in which he threatened to sue her if she didn't drop her relentless pursuit of the ownership of the Blaisdel/Lankershim oil well. Adam tries to brush that off and tells her they need to stick together, then natters nonsensically about his lonely, drug-fuelled upbringing in Podunksville Montana, where his only friend was a kindly man named Dr. Edwards. He tells Claudia that if they join forces in their misfittedness they can show the Carringtons who they are - but she says she no longer trusts him 'cause he lied to her, then yells, "Get oooooout!"
Adam returns to Denver and fibs to Blake about a pretend business trip he just took to Colorado Springs while Claudia is visiting a friend in New York. Blake says he's still quite shaken about Krystle being kidnapped and barks at Adam to make sure that there's zero publicity about her ordeal.
Claudia calls Billings, Montana to inquire about a Dr. Edwards, then stares contemplatively into space.
King Galen is sitting in his wheelchair, reading the newspaper, when Dex storms into his suite to snark about how he's onto him and knows he's bleeding his wife of her money. He says he's talked to paralysis experts at the hospital and doesn't believe he hasn't made any progress - and Galen looks amused and wryly says that his insights into his current physical condition are fascinating. He asks Dex what motive he'd have for faking...so Dex snarls that he's a fraud, demands he stand up, then yanks him out of his chair. LOL. Galen pretends his legs don't work and fake collapses - just as Alexis bursts into the suite and is all, "The fuck is going on here?!" She rushes over to tend to Galen while yelling at Dex to get out...and when he asks her if she's absolutely sure she wants to throw him out, she hisses, "I'm damn sure!"
Krystle storms over to ColbyCo to admonish Alexis for threatening to report Sammy Jo to the police, and makes it clear how furious she is about her suggesting that any consensual hanky panky went on between her and George Hamilton. Alexis chuckles and says she doesn't buy her innocent act, considering how long she was held captive...and Krystle shoots her the stink-eye, says she loathes her even more than when they used to cat fight, and that she should consider this warning to stay out of her bidness an unmistakable threat.
Dominique returns to her La Mirage suite and is stunned to find her daughter, Jackie, waiting for her. When Dominique's all, "Wha-a-at are you doing here?", Jackie says she got expelled from her fancy Switzerland school for missing curfew...and that she missed curfew 'cause she stayed out all night to watch a meteor shower. Dominique's like, "OK, I guess that's believable" and says if it's really the reason she was out all night, she'll have her reinstated in the school in no time. Jackie poutishly says she doesn't want that, and that she'd much prefer to attend school in the U.S. ...and Dominique mulls that over and decides she's A-OK with that decision.
Krystle is having a nightmare and wakes up yelling, "Noooooo!!", which causes Blake to come running into the room to see whassup. She hugs him and whimpers about how George Hamilton had told her she'd never see him (Blake) or their daughter again...and Blake suggests they jet off to Hawaii for a week - but she clings onto him and says she never wants to leave the safety of Carrington manor ever again.
Alexis tells Steven she's pretty sure that Krystle got it on with George Hamilton during her captivity - but Steven says that Krystle would never willingly cheat on Blake, refrains from pointing out that if anything had happened, it most likely would have been an act of sexual violence, and urges her to drop the matter. Alexis ignores that last thing and references Patty Hearst and her "hostage syndrome" - OMFG - then says she has to rush off to an appointment.
Alexis is in a meeting with the editor of The National Informer, telling him she's sitting on a fascinating story, the headline of which should be Krystle Carrington: Love Slave. The editor looks intrigued as Alexis tells him the story of a tall, dark, and handsome man kidnapping Krystle and imprisoning her in an attic, then grins lecherously and says, "It sounds delicious!" Alexis agrees that, yep, forcible confinement is indeed delicious and assures him that everyone will want to read the sordid details of her archenemy's ordeal.
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6/12/2021 04:11:06 am
Finally the faux Krystle storyline is over and we get to meet another Carrington relative, Jackie! But I'm not pleased Sammy Jo went unpunished
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