Recap: Alexis wakes up alone in her penthouse bed, then gets up and restlessly wanders around the room. She picks up a framed glam photo of Amanda and glares at the 'To my beautiful mother' caption that Amanda (for some weird reason) scrawled on the photo.
Alexis heads over to Carrington manor to tell Blake that since Amanda is living under his roof and (presumably) looking to him for moral guidance, he's ultimately responsible for her hitting the sheets with her husband. Blake's like, "Uh, that's kind of a leap" and reminds her that she kept Amanda's existence hidden from him until she was a fully grown woman - but then agrees to handle their daughter's icky dalliance in his own way and in his own time.
Krystle wanks Blake about how Amanda needs the strength and support of her loving father, not least 'cause she had such a terrible upbringing...then adds that the tart will have both of them to lean on. Blake thanks her for being the perfect wife and partner and gives her a grateful hug.
Amanda drops by ColbyCo to sheepishly tell Alexis she never meant to hurt her when she jumped into bed with her husband. A glowering Alexis tells her she has nothing to say to her and that right now she loathes both her and Dex...and Amanda kind of perks up at that last thing and says that if she truly loathes Dex, she should tell him it's over so that he can move on with his hot young stepdaughter. Alexis lets out a bitter chuckle and tells her that Dex loves real women, not pale imitations...and when Amanda snaps back, "Is that why he left you?", Alexis reminds her that it was she who divorced him and dismissively says that the two of them deserve each other. Amanda sarcastically retorts, "Thanks, Mummy", and Alexis tells her to not call her that anymore 'cause she's no longer recognizing her as her daughter.
Over at Carrington manor, a womanservant is gleefully reading The National Informer with the headline I Was His Love Slave splashed across the front page above side-by-side photos of Krystle and George Hamilton. When she hears Blake shuffling towards the room, she hastily puts the paper onto the food table and pours him a cup of coffee...but he quickly spots the paper, glances at the headline, and asks the maid if the paper belongs to her. She admits it does - but that in her defense it's only her second day on the job...and Blake tells her that if she's interested in being employed for a third day, she'd be wise to not bring this kind of trash into the mansion ever again. Krystle enters the room a few second later, insists on looking at the paper that Blake's trying to conceal, then sighs at the raunchy headline and tells Blake not to worry about protecting her from it 'cause she was bound to stumble across it at some point. She then says what matters most is that they're home together and safe - but Blake vows to hunt George Hamilton and Rita down and make them pay for what they've done.
Dex is boozing it up at the La Mirage bar when Amanda wanders over to remark that the last time she saw him, he was rushing off to the airport to beg Alexis for her forgiveness. Dex informs her that Alexis flew to St. Thomas to get a quickie divorce from him, then moans that his now ex-wife means everyyyyyyything to him. He tells Amanda he didn't mean to hurt her and reminds her she has a spouse of her own, and she responds by irritably flouncing off.
Alexis is buffing her nails in her office when Dex drops by to express his joy and relief that she finally sent King Galen packing. Alexis admits that he was right about him all along and that she made a huge mistake trusting the royal scoundrel...and Dex perks up at that and points out that everyone makes mistakes, then coos about how much he misses her. Alexis coldly says that what he's missed is the point of this meeting, which is a discussion about her buying out his shares of the Lex-Dex Corporation. A crestfallen Dex tells her he refuses to be bought out and stubbornly reminds her that it's his company, so Alexis shrugs unconcernedly and says, in that case, she'll simply have to "go to war" with him as a businesswoman, then orders him to tuck his tail between his legs and run along.
Amanda is primping in her bedroom when Prince Michael bursts in to gush about how lucky he is to be married to such a stunning angel, then informs her that his father is en route to Lisbon to live in exile and has invited him to come along. He tells Amanda he declined the invitation in favor of staying where he belongs and where he'll hopefully grow into the man Blake believes he can become: a low-ranking member of the Carrington clan, head honcho at La Mirage, and his gorgeous wife's husband and lover. When he kisses her cheek and smarmily purrs, "Nothing stands between us now", Amanda pulls away, tells him she's getting a divorce, then petulantly blurts out, "I love Dex!" Prince Michael stares at her incredulously and recalls all the times he found her and Dex together during which she had swiftly denied that anything resembling hanky panky was going on...then ruefully says he'd been right all along. Amanda sheepishly apologizes for her infidelity and says she never meant to humiliate him, and Prince Michael mutters, "First my father, now you" before shuffling dejectedly out of the room.
Prince Michael rushes over to Dex's La Mirage suite and takes a swing at his wife's lover, but Dex easily blocks the blow and warns that he's physically capable of breaking him in two. Prince Michael whimpers, "You already have", and Dex is all, "Sorry about balling your wife, dude", and a deflated Prince Michael slinks out of the suite.
At Delta Rho, Sammy Jo presents Krystle with the gift of a white stallion that's worth $1 million and says it's the least she can do to replace all the money that Rita and George Hamilton stole from the Carrington household. Krystle's all, "Awww..", but says what she really wants is for her to learn from all the terrible shit she's pulled and go about changing her life. Sammy Jo mulls that over and earnestly says she wants to make her proud, and Krystle grins back at her and gives her a happy hug.
Blake summons Amanda to Denver Carrington to discuss a business proposal: accompany him to Hawaii to view some Denver-Carrington construction sites. Sounds riveting. Amanda mulls that over for a few seconds, declines the invitation, and says it sounds like an idea he suddenly hatched in order to get her far away from Dex. When Blake's like, "Well duh", Amanda moans about how special Dex is to her...and Blake warns that he's a sleazy womanizer who's merely using her to help forget about Alexis, who he well knows won't allow herself to be easily forgotten.
Steven and Adam seat themselves in an outdoor café near the courthouse...and [within hearing range of Bart Fallmont], Adam tells Steven he's looking to knock Bart off his pedestal by investigating any still-in-the-closet skeletons. He then cackles about the spark flying body language between him (Steven) and Bart at Chris Deegan's office party and how Bart "couldn't keep his hand off you", and Steven calls that "such a damned lie!" and says he'd prefer to battle with Bart in an honest fashion through the court system and not stoop to digging into the irrelevance of the man's sexual orientation. Adam rolls his eyes and says he has work to do...and as Steven gets up and ambles in the opposite direction past Bart's table, Bart stops him and says he couldn't help but overhear his conversation and appreciates him not joining Adam's dirty quest. Steven urges him to come clean and out of the closet and points out that he can't be blackmailed if his secret's out in the open, but Bart worries about losing everything he's worked for, and thanks Steven for keeping mum about his gayness.
That evening, Dex summons Amanda to his La Mirage suite and tells her he now thinks he was a fool to send her away, and declares his marriage to Alexis dunzo. Amanda poutishly asks what would happen if Alexis were to suddenly change her mind, but Dex tells her to forget about her ma (as well as the ickiness of him having doinked them both), then caresses her face and leans in for a kiss. Amanda moans, "I waaaaaaant to believe you", to which Dex coos, "I waaaaaaant you" before planting her lips with a big smooch.
Adam enters Steven's office while he's finishing up a phone conversation with Claudia, and Adam's all, "Wuh?" and demands to know what they were talking about and where his estranged wife is holed up. Steven refuses to reveal anything and tells Adam he's only willing to be cooperative with him on matters pertaining to business.
Sammy Jo is playing with Danny at Carrington manor...and is about to take him outside for a walk when they run into Amanda, who threatens to phone Steven and ask him if she's authorized to leave the mansion with her son. Sammy Jo shoots her the stink-eye and snappishly says it looks like she's taking over the role of The Witch of Carrington Manor for Fallon now that she's off starring on her own spin-off show.
In the La Mirage dining room, Caress is trying to get Adam to spill the beans on why King Galen left for Portugal, as well as why Dex and Alexis are no longer married. Adam suddenly recalls that he once noticed Caress stalking Alexis at the La Mirage during The Alarm episode and demands to know who she is and what she wants. Caress fibs and says that she and Alexis are old friends who parted on bad terms, but that she really really wants to reconcile so they can become close again.
Sergeant Landers is at Carrington manor, questioning Sammy Jo about the whereabouts of George Hamilton, which she insists she has no idea about. Blake bitches at Sergeant Landers to try harder in the search for his wife's kidnappers, and he's like, "Yeah, whatever" and promises to be in touch if he happens to stumble across any leads. Sammy Jo wails about how this is all her fault - but Blake says that, on the contrary, he appreciates all she's doing to help the police.
Sammy Jo summons Morgan Hess to Delta Rho to tell him she needs him to fly to Rio de Janeiro asap and try to locate George Hamilton and Rita. Hess assumes she's up to no good, as usual, and says, "No thanks, you're trouble" ... so Sammy Jo reminds him that he used to not be able to say no to her, then promises to prostitute herself by giving him a roll in the hay if he's able to track down the two fugitives.
Alexis is tormented by dreams of Dex and the various times she's angrily clawed his cheek, along with the shock of walking in on him and Amanda doinking in his La Mirage suite. Her dreams then turn to flashbacks of when Blake slathered sunscreen on her shoulders while they were stuck in a northern Italian villa during Season 2...and she wakes with a start, stares longingly into space, and purrs, "Oooooh Blake. It's always been you." Oh dear.
The next morning, Alexis sweeps into Blake's office decked out in a long fur coat, and wanks him about how handsome and vital he is. When he's all 'the fuck are you talking about?' and grumbles at her again for sending the faux nanny to the mansion in order to get juicy captivity intel from Krystle, she breezily says she has more important things to discuss, namely Steven's bright idea to donate some of the pipeline land to the state of Colorado so that it can be formally designated a wildlife sanctuary. She points out that this would offset the damage a pipeline would do to the wildlife in the area, serve as good PR for their venture, and delude people into thinking that Denver Carrington and ColbyCo are pro-environment [despite being two giant oil companies that are generally in the business of destroying the environment]. Blake says he likes the idea and agrees to come by her office at around 6pm to hash out the details.
Caress tells her editor she really really wants to dig up more dirt on Alexis before going to print with her trashy tell all book, and smilingly says it's time Alexis got a visit from her loving sister.
At ColbyCo, Alexis greets Caress with an air kiss before the two sit down for light lunch salads and a side of passive-aggressive bitchy talk. Caress explains that she never liked the sound of Cassandra and therefore gave herself a far more sensual sounding name, then asks Alexis how she manages to look so fresh after all the marital hell she's been through in her life. Alexis retorts that her life has been a fairytale compared to her wretched fate of rotting away in a Caracas prison cell for the last five years...and Caress points out that she got two years off for good behavior and is utterly delighted to be free. When Alexis asks her what her plans are, she says that for now she's just enjoying her freedom and will prolly return to England at some point...but that she wants to hang around Denver for awhile and get reacquainted with her sister.
Krystle drops in on Dex at his La Mirage suite to discuss the 'What the Fuck Were You Thinking Doinking Amanda? Situation', but Dex says he doesn't want to talk about it and points out that Amanda is a fully grown woman who can make her own decisions. Krystle's just about to argue that Amanda is actually more of a vapid woman-child tartlet with no decision-making ability to speak of, when Amanda - ack! - emerges from the bathroom clad in a towel. She poutishly tells Krystle to pass along to Blake that she has her heart set on coupling up with Dex, and Krystle's all, "OK. But gross."
Alexis breezes into Steven's office and announces that she's giving everyone at ColbyCo - him included - the day off 'cause of how hard they've all been working lately. Steven scrunches his face confusedly and is all, "Um, OK..?"
By the time Blake arrives at ColbyCo, Alexis is in the building alone with the lights dimmed...and she shows Blake the 1961 bottle of wine she selected so that they can toast to better times. Blake's like, "This is all kinda weird", then tells her he loooves Steven's wildlife sanctuary proposal, but stipulates that Denver Carrington should reimburse ColbyCo for the animal sanctuary. Alexis smiles and chirps, "Deal!", wants him to take note of how easy she is to deal with, and points out how much the two of them have in common. Blake argues that they haven't had anything in common for the last twenty years or so, but she insists that they could accomplish so much together by merging their individual oil companies to become one powerful oil company. Blake makes an ew face and says that merging with her would be a living nightmare - LOL - but Alexis argues that they have a unique passion from which sparks always fly. An icked out Blake tells her he turned off that passion many years ago, to which Alexis blurts out, "I divorced Dex. It's over" and that all of her marriages post-Blake have all failed 'cause she can never seem to recapture the kind of magic they once had. Blake makes it clear that he has zero romantic interest in her and is only willing to deal with her in the boardroom (not the bedroom), prompting Alexis to start railing about how every man she's ever loved has tried to control her, but that she "broke that mold" and now vows to break him. Blake shakes his head and says he feels nothing but pity for her, and she hisses, "Save your pity" as he beats a hasty retreat. Alexis glares into space while vowing to make Blake pay [for, I guess, not suddenly want to get back together with her after twenty years] by enlisting the help of someone who loathes him more than anyone else in the world: his brother, Ben Carrington. She then shakes her head dramatically while crying, "You're going to regret this, damn you!" LOL.
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