Dynasty - Season 6, Episode 18
Recap: Alexis is home alone (with her adorable Shih Tzu!) and sipping champagne. She stares at a framed photo of Dex before striding over to pick it up and throw it across the bedroom while yelling, "Damn you!" LOL. A few seconds later, King Galen calls to ask her to stop by his suite asap...and she immediately rushes over and clucks about how terrible she feels about Dex attacking him. Galen points out that Dex never wanted him in their home, pretends he's sorry about how he's been nothing but trouble for her, and half-heartedly offers to move out. Alexis breezily says that Dex's pride was momentarily bruised, but that after a spat he always comes back to her. Galen murmurs, "If only I could walk, I'd walk out of your life", but Alexis insists that he's welcome to sponge off of her in her penthouse guest suite for as long as he's [fake] paralyzed. He thanks her and kisses her hand...and once she's exited the suite, he stands up and saunters over to the bar to fix himself a drink.
Over at Carrington manor, Krystle is laying in bed, gazing lovingly at goat daddy when he wakes up and goes, "Ack! Why are you staring at me?", so she tells him he's the most beautiful sight she's ever seen. After they smooch for a few seconds, a team of servants enters the room to deliver breakfast...and Blake explains to Krystle that he arranged this 'cause he wants her to take it super easy today. Krystle wanders over to the table loaded with breakfast food and glances at the accompanying morning paper featuring the headline Carrington Abductor Still at Large - Police Stymied and stares worriedly into space. Blake silently curses the headline before canoodling Krystle and assuring her that he won't allow anything bad to ever happen to her again.
Blake runs into Adam while clutching the newspaper and admonishes him for not keeping "filth like this" out of the press. Adam says he's doing all he can, but can't control what gets published in newspapers that's based on police reporting, to which Blake barks, "That's exactly what I expect of you!" and says he doesn't want Krystle to have to relive the doppelgänger nightmare. Adam half-heartedly promises to do his very best to suppress any further news articles.
Amanda is seating herself for breakfast at the La Mirage when Dex wanders over to complain about how much he sometimes wants to strangle Alexis. As Amanda clucks sympathetically, Prince Michael spots them together, makes a beeline over to the table, and orders Amanda to wait for him in his office. Once she's out of earshot, Prince Michael stares incredulously at Dex and says he doesn't want to find him alone with his wife ever again...and Dex snarls back that he's sick of being told what to do, then asks why he doesn't give his freeloading father the La Mirage's royal suite so that he no longer has to convalesce in his wife's penthouse, which is actually a pretty fair question.
Amanda reminds Prince Michael that she put off filing for divorce to see if their doomed-from-the-start marriage was remotely salvageable, but has decided that she simply can't take being his wife anymore. She announces that she's divorcing him, then flounces out of the office.
Alexis arrives at Carrington manor with a bouquet of balloons and explains to Krystle that she stopped by to drop off a gift for Danny. She then asks Krystle how much Blake enjoyed hitting the sack with her doppelgänger while she was being held captive by George Hamilton, and Krystle irritably insists that there were no intimate moments between Rita and goat daddy. Alexis murmurs, "Poor Blake" and surmises that if Rita was as boring in bed as she is, Blake prolly wouldn't have noticed the difference. Meow.
Fallon breezes into the study to greet Blake, and he happily rushes across the room to give her a fatherly hug. He remarks that she seems a bit off and asks her if anything's wrong, and she tells him she's just a little homesick and needs to freshen up, hopefully in her old room. She mentions that Steven filled her in on the wretched Krystle/doppelgänger storyline and asks Blake if there's anything she can do to help, so he suggests she have a heart-to-heart with Krystle, which he thinks will be "a good tonic". He then reminds her that he's always available if she ever needs to talk about anything that's bothering her, and she smiles at him gratefully and wonders aloud what women who don't have a father as awesome as him do during tough times...and as the two hug, she stares into space with a troubled expression on her face.
Krystle is angrily tearing through her lingerie closet when Steven enters her bedroom to see whassup. She demands to know if Rita wore her dainties, and Steven's like, "Duh, probably" and urges her to take it easy. She says she haaaaaates the idea of Rita wearing her clothes and sleeping in her bed...and when Steven says he's going to summon Blake to calm her down, she stops him, wails about how violated she feels, and begs him not to tell anyone about her wig-out just now.
Dex returns to the penthouse while Alexis is seated at her desk doing some paperwork. She asks him if he's gotten the aggression out of his system...and he tells her he really doesn't want to fight anymore and just stopped in to pick up some of his things. He stubbornly adds that he refuses to move back in as long as King Galen is living in the penthouse, then heads upstairs to pack.
Fallon finds Steven pumping iron in the mansion's exercise room, and the two hug and reminisce about how they used to get into trouble as kids. When he senses her veiled distress and asks what's wrong, she non-answers by suggesting they stay up late tonight talking while pigging out on chocolate cake. Mmm...chocolate cake.
Alexis gets a call from Caracas, informing her that her sister has been released earlier than was expected from prison...and she responds by looking aghast and staring perplexedly into space.
Caress is in a meeting with who I'll assume is her book editor, who smarmily tells her she's as stubborn as she is beautiful. Caress insists on complete secrecy surrounding her upcoming tell-all book, and that she can't wait until the entire world knows the true story about Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter. [No doubt the entire world is breathlessly awaiting hearing the true story of a Denver-based business woman.]
Miles drops by Carrington manor unannounced to see Fallon, who looks less than thrilled by his unexpected presence. She snarls that she came to Denver to get away from him after he raped her, and he "explains" that he only committed the assault 'cause he loves her...then sheepishly adds that he can't defend his actions. As she glares at him in momentary disgust, he insists that there's nothing he wouldn't do for her - just as Blake appears in the doorway of the study and tells Miles he has no idea what they're talking about, but doesn't want to see his daughter hurt. Miles insists that he loves Fallon and only strives to make her happy...and will do as she wishes and head back to L.A. tonight. After he slinks off, Fallon hugs Blake and wails, "I don't know what to dooooo!", so Blake urges her to discover the answer by listening to her heart [and hopefully not contemplate resuming a relationship with a man who's capable of sexually assaulting her...the way, uh, Krystle did after his grisly attack of her in Season 1].
Late that night, Alexis slips into her office to place a call to Ricardo Montalbán (!) ... and after the two briefly reminisce about how it's been more than five years since they've seen each other, she tells him she just found out that Caress was released early from the Venezuelan prison and neeeeeeds him to fly to Denver asap to involve himself in the matter. He tells her he can't 'cause he's in the middle of something important - but she snappishly retorts that there's nothing more important than dealing with her sister's unexpected freedom.
The next morning, Prince Michael breaks it to his father that Amanda is filing for divorce...and King Galen's all, "Wha-a-a?" and tells him he can't let that happen and that he should do everything possible to make her happy. He then gets up out of his wheelchair and paces the room, prompting Prince Michael to stare at him in stunned bewilderment. Galen's like, "Oops...um, turns out I can walk again" and admits that, yep, he's been faking his paralysis for the last several episodes, and insists it must remain a secret. Prince Michael correctly assumes that he's manipulating Alexis into allowing him to continue to "recover" in her penthouse and finance the bottomless pit that is his quest to reclaim the Moldavian throne...then contorts his face into an expression of disgust and accuses his father of using everyone in his life. An irked Galen says to not judge him while he's in the process of getting their country back, but Prince Michael just sneers, "You make me sick."
Over lunch at La Mirage, Fallon tells Alexis that she "feels split down the middle" when it comes to deciding who she likes better: Jeff or Miles. Alexis makes it clear that she's Team Jeff and reminds her that Jeff looooves her, knows her for who she is, and never gave up the hope of finding her alive. Fallon mulls that over for a few seconds before changing the subject and asking Alexis if Dex has come crawling back to her yet, and Alexis admits he hasn't, then natters some nonsense how she's done her best to 'play the game' in a man's world.
Adam receives a goodbye forever and don't try to find me letter from Claudia. Haha! Adam crumples it up and calls up the Tulsa hotel where she was staying, but learns that she checked out and gave no forwarding address. [Incidentally, does anyone ever give a hotel clerk their forwarding address when they check out?] Gerard, meanwhile, enters the room to inform him that some old lady is here to interview for a [non-existent] nanny job, and a vexed Adam barks at him to just send her up to the nursery.
Krystle enters the nursery and is surprised to find the prospective nanny (who's clad in a black cape) hovering over Kristina's crib. She tells the old lady that there aren't currently any openings for a nanny, and the old lady clucks regretfully and says it's too bad 'cause she'd loooove to look after her angel baby...then coos at Kristina that she must have missed her mommy when she was being held captive by a madman. She then blushingly giggles about how handsome George Hamilton is, heard that he "has a sexy way with women", and asks Krystle if the doppelgänger storyline ever made her feel violated, depressed, or cheapened. Krystle shoots her a WTF? look and demands to know who she is, and the old lady responds by chiding her for not being willing to spill the beans to the press and reveal a single salacious deet of her captivity, which is turning out to be "the story of the year". Krystle correctly guesses that the woman is a reporter, demands to know how dare she enter the mansion under false pretences, and bellows, "Get out!!" She then calls out to Blake, who rushes in and hastily summons a security guard to physically remove the cheeky interloper.
King Galen is visiting with Alexis in her living room, wanking her about how ravishing she is before showing her some of the Moldavian Crown Jewels that were saved from the revolutionaries on account of the items were being refitted in Switzerland at the time of the coup. He tells her they could be hers if she agrees to become his queen, and she stares hungrily at the jewels, but then breathily insists she loves Dex and that her marriage is important to her. Galen's all, "Yeah, whatever" and says it wouldn't hurt for her to at least try on one of the pieces...and Alexis picks up the jewel encrusted tiara and solemnly places it atop her head while contorting her face into a hilariously awed, earnest expression. Galen caresses her face - just as Dex enters the penthouse and sarcastically apologizes for interrupting her coronation. He then marches across the living room and calls Galen scum before lunging at him, and Alexis blocks him with a hand swipe that leaves deep red claw marks on the side of his face, and barks at him to get the hell out of her penthouse.
Ricardo Montalbán arrives at Carrington manor to make an offer to Blake regarding making his fleet of oil tankers available so that he can more easily transport oil out of the South China Sea. Blake says he currently has pressing personal business to attend to, but will let him know if he's interested in taking him up on the offer.
Amanda finds a scratched up Dex slouching at a table in the La Mirage dining room, smoking a cigarette and guzzling hard liquor. He tells her he's in no mood for company 'cause he just had a terrible fight with Alexis and is going to cope with his failing marriage by making a public, drunken spectacle of himself...and Amanda takes that to mean she's more than welcome to seat herself at his table and order a glass of champagne to celebrate her imminent divorce from her princely prick of a husband. When she wonders aloud why it has to hurt so much, Dex says that the trick is to not give a rat's ass...and to guzzle however much alcohol his liver can possibly tolerate.
Blake storms into the workout room to bark at Adam for allowing a reporter to infiltrate the mansion. He bitchily informs Adam that it was his business to know that the faux nanny was really a reporter, then guilts him by adding that Krystle is extremely shaken. Adam shrugs apologetically and says it was a mistake, and Blake growls that he's made more than his share lately - just as Gerard pokes his head into the room to inform Blake that Krystle has just gotten into her car and driven off.
Krystle is in the Delta Rho attic, quietly wandering around the room while audio snippets of George Hamilton threatening her baby play inside her head. A few seconds later, Blake appears in the doorway and asks her what in blazes she's doing here, so she explains that she had to come back to her attic prison one last time to know that she could be in this room and freely walk out. She points at the little mattress bed and tells him she used to lay on it and think about them being together again one day, then tearfully asks him to hold her tight. After a quick hug, she declares she's ready to go home.
Dex is now completely drunk and rambling at Amanda about how he never should have moved to Denver in the first place. As he downs the last of his whiskey, Amanda helps him to his feet and steers him up to his hotel room, where he collapses, face-first onto the bed. Amanda sits next to him and whispers, "It was always you, Dex" and strokes his back...and he perks up at her sensual touch, rolls over, and gives her a passionate smooch.
Alexis asks Ricardo Montalbán why Caress got an early prison release, and Ricardo urges her to not get so worked up about it and says she's probably on her way back to England, never to be heard from again. He schmaltzy calls Alexis ravishing and "the most exciting woman I've ever known", to which Alexis replies that she's a very happily married woman...and that their hook-up, steamy though it was, is firmly in the past. She declares that Dex is her present, and that their union is perfect and forever.
Over at the La Mirage, Dex has mounted Amanda, and the two are going at it while hungrily smooching.
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8/1/2021 03:38:49 am
It’s striking how casually rape was treated back then. Fallon is torn between Jeff and the man who raped her? Doesn’t say much for Jeff, or for the writers.
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