Recap: Blake tells Krystle to stop staring longingly at a photo of Sammy Jo, and just accept the fact that the skanklet is never going to change for the better. Krystle says she refuses to believe that, then reminisces about when Sammy Jo was a sweet young girl. Blake reminds her that she's no longer a young girl, and urges her to be careful when she drops in unannounced on her in New York later this episode.
Adam tells Blake that he's off to Los Angeles to launch a full investigation into Charlton Heston's financials and health status, then says he's also going to stop off in San Francisco to pretend to check up on one of Denver Carrington's refineries.
Blake is irked when he finds Charlton Heston in the mansion's dining room, helping himself to the breakfast buffet spread. Charlton Heston tells him he wants an answer about the pipeline within a week, and reminds him he's going to need Colby Enterprises's tankers in order to get his oil out of the South China Sea. Blake says he hasn't made up his mind about the deal yet, but promises to consider the proposal carefully.
Claudia drops in on Steven, who's still in the process of packing up his stuff from Luke's apartment. She tells him she came by to bid him adieu 'cause she's off to San Francisco to get some time and space away from Denver and decide what she wants out of life. Steven wishes her well, says he'll always love her, and that he's sorry their ill-fated marriage didn't last more than two seasons.
Alexis has a one-on-one with Blake in his office to tell him that something is amiss between Amanda and Prince Michael. Blake says it's understandable, considering that Prince Michael just lost his country and his father - but Alexis says she doesn't believe that Galen is dead, and suggests they join forces to try and save him. Blake says he's skeptical about her theory that Galen is alive, prompting Alexis to cry, "He could be enduring torture as we speak!" At that moment, Blake's secretary interrupts the meeting to inform Blake, in full hearing range of Alexis, that Charlton Heston just called and left an odd message: a Colby Carrington pipeline beats shipping your oil to Chicago by mule train. Subtle, Charlton. She adds that Charlton is staying at the Brown Palace Hotel until tomorrow, and Blake thanks her for needlessly interrupting his meeting to pass along a message that easily could have waited 'til later. He turns his attention back to Alexis and tells her that she should accept Galen's death and not risk the lives of other men, but Alexis declares, "I'll prove he's alive!" and hurriedly flounces out of the room.
Alexis decks herself out in a white blouse with scarily poofy sleeves prior to summoning Charlton Heston over to her penthouse to tell him she heard about his interest in working with Blake to build an oil pipeline. She says she can convince Blake to agree to the project, but wants a favor in return: his help rescuing King Galen from Moldavia. To that end, she wants him to support an economic embargo so that Moldavia is cut off from receiving supplies and equipment and is therefore forced to release Galen. Charlton Heston tells her he's not interested in getting involved with anything like that, and that he specifically approached Blake (and not her) for the pipeline deal 'cause he's the CEO of a huge oil company and is "his own man". Alexis points out that she's become a respected businesswoman in her own right, aka not the party girl he used to know - but Charlton Heston just shrugs disinterestedly at the general notion of gender equality, says he doesn't believe she can "deliver Blake", and that he doesn't want to accommodate her save Galen request. He gives her credit for trying, condescendingly calls her "a very entertaining lady", and invites her to give him a call next time she's in Los Angeles.
Jeff arrives at Barbara Stanwyck's mansion, and the two greet each other warmly and marvel about long it's been since they've seen each other. She shows him the little drummer boy figurine he used to play with as a child and urges him to pass it along to his son, then tells him she's also giving him another gift: her entire holdings in Colby Enterprises, which makes up 50% of the voting stock and is worth $500 million. She tells him it's his turn to continue building up the company...and when he says he knows squat about Colby Enterprises, she points out that he must be a reasonably competent businessman, otherwise Blake would never have installed him as an executive at Denver Carrington. She says he's welcome to return to Denver and limit his involvement in Colby Enterprises to voting as a stockholder...or he could relocate to California and help get the wretched Colbys spinoff off the ground. As he mulls over the life-changing proposition, she urges him to hash it out with Charlton Heston before making a final decision.
Jonathan Lake enters the La Mirage dining room while Dominique is rehearsing a song...and when he claps delightedly, she tells him to get lost and that she doesn't welcome an audience when she rehearses (even when she's rehearsing in a hotel's open dining room with no authority to control the riff-raff from coming and going). Jonathan ignores her haughty 'tude and tells her he once saw her sing in Paris soon after his wife died and while he was contemplating suicide when trying to hammer out a peace treaty. In fact, he was on his way to drown himself in the Seine when he decided to enjoy one last glass of wine in a fancy club, and just happened to choose the very establishment she was crooning in at that moment. He was somehow so entranced by the loveliness of her voice that he instantly felt that life was worth living again...then tells her that since he's forever in her debt, he'd like to take her out to dinner. Dominique mulls that over, finally gets over her nonsensical dislike of him, and shoots him a warm smile.
Alexis is lounging on her couch when a dirty and disheveled Dex arrives at the penthouse and chuckles about spending the day working in an oil field. He asks her if she got a chance to talk to Blake about involving Dexter International in Charlton Heston's pipeline project, but she fibs and tells him she forgot 'cause she's been too preoccupied about Galen's fate. Dex gets irked at the mention of her ex and accuses her of being obsessed with the man. He forgoes taking a much needed shower, snaps, "Good night lady!", and storms towards the elevator.
When Rita has a freakout soon after getting a nose job, Sammy Jo snappishly orders George Hamilton to get her under control. He assures her that Rita will be fine as long as she's provided with all the inside info she needs to effectively impersonate Krystle Carrington....and then imperiously informs Sammy Jo and Rita that he wants this scam to rise to the level of being his masterpiece as a film director, and that he's determined to not let anything get in his way.
In California, Charlton Heston admonishes his sister for giving Jeff her shares of Colby Enterprises, and she argues that it's a helluva lot more sensible than giving them to his son Miles, who doesn't have the smarts or any interest in running a large company. Charlton Heston insists on forcing Miles into the role, and predicts that Jeff and Miles will constantly be at each other's throats...then makes it clear that, despite the doofusness of his idiot son, he'll always be Team Miles. Barbara Stanwyck says that as his father she'd expect nothing less, tearfully tells her brother she loves him, and informs him that Jeff is waiting outside. She exits the office, wishes Jeff good luck, and says his uncle is ready for an acrimonious one-on-one. Charlton Heston comes right out and tells Jeff he thinks that his sister made a huge mistake in giving him her shares...and the two bicker back and forth about [Jeff's late father] Philip, who Charlton Heston insists was a useless slacker who abandoned his family once he joined the army. He urges Jeff to let him buy up his shares so he can quickly get out of his life, but Jeff refuses to sell Barbara Stanwyck's gift and tells his uncle that he's stuck having him as a partner.
Krystle encounters George Hamilton when she enters Sammy Jo's building, and is visibly weirded out by the creepishly intense way he stares at her. Inside the apartment, Sammy Jo is coaching Rita on how to perfect her Krystle signature...and when Krystle knocks on the door and asks her niece to open up, Rita's all, "Ack!" and rushes into the bedroom to hide before Sammy Jo answers the door. Krystle puts her arm around her niece's shoulders and coos about how much she cares about her and knows how tough it was to grow up without a mom. She adds that Rock Hudson appointed her as his will's executor 'cause he wanted aunt and niece to develop a closer bond, and Sammy Jo says it's really been nice chatting and all - but that she has to cut it short on account of an important appointment. She hastily promises Krystle she'll call her next time she's in Denver...and after a disappointed Krystle leaves, Rita emerges from the bedroom and marvels about how what a class act Krystle Carrington is, and how newly intrigued she is by the prospect of impersonating her.
Claudia is decked out in a silky negligee, lounging in her San Francisco hotel room, when Adam arrives with a room service cart. She's all, "Wha-at are you doing here?" and reminds him that she left Denver so she could be alone to ponder her future - but he says he didn't believe she actually wanted to be alone, and that he missed her soooo much. Claudia says she thinks they're ass backwards wrong for each other and needs time to think, but he tells her she can't send him away 'cause he went so far as to lie to Blake about trouble with a refinery, and then called every hotel in San Francisco until he was able to track her down. He breathily declares, "Wherever you go, I'll always find you" ... and instead of pulling the plug on what's mostly been a creepy hookup, she looks strangely turned on by being relentlessly stalked by the weirdo. He presents her with an expensive looking necklace and insists she try it on immediately, then breathily assures her, "We can have it all" before mounting her atop the bed.
Jeff stops in at a Los Angeles police department precinct with a photo of Fallon, and a cop tells him that yep he saw her a few episodes ago, and that she claimed she didn't know who she was. Jeff gets angry and demands to know why he didn't do more to help her, and the cop says he deals with thousands of missing people and that he's waaaay too busy to spend too much time assisting one person. He tells Jeff that, fingers crossed, she'll turn up someplace where a missing persons report has been filed on her...and that in the meantime he'd like him to go away and stop hassling him .
Fallon is at the stables with Miles, petting a horse. She tells him she seems to have an affinity for horseback riding, then abruptly climbs atop the horse and races off. A worried Miles watches her steer the horse through an equestrian obstacle course - LOL - and after one of the jumps, she falls off the horse and gets the wind knocked out of her. Miles races over and concernedly hovers over her until she begins to stir. She grins at him, assures him she's fine, and that she's happy to learn that she now knows she has a love of horses and can't wait to find out who the hell she is. Miles retorts by declaring that he won't ever let her go, then plants her lips with an intense smooch.
Back at Carrington manor, Krystle tells Blake that Sammy Jo promised to call her next time she came to Denver...then says she got the distinct feeling that Sammy Jo was up to no good.
Rita arrives at Sammy Jo's apartment, decked out in fancy new clothes, for the grand unveiling of her more Krystle-like appearance. She excitedly tells George Hamilton and Sammy Jo that the old her doesn't exist anymore, then removes her hat and sunglasses and walks over to the nearest mirror. She gasps and calls her "new face" a miracle...even though her new hairdo is missing Krystle's trademark side wings - which, incidentally, makes her look a lot more like Bo Derek than her intended target. George Hamilton smugly tells her, "I told you so about doing the impossible."
Amanda urges a restless Prince Michael to come back to bed - but he's like, "Nah" and says he's not in the mood for sex. He complains that he feels as though they're exiled children, then bitchily reminds her that she has to accept the fact that they're not merely husband and wife 'cause they have responsibilities to his country and its people. Amanda asks her when the hell he's going to pay attention to her as his wife, then points out that they don't have anything if there's no love between them...and Prince Michael just stares forlornly out of the window and sadly tells her that until his country is free, he doesn't know what they have.
While shopping in downtown Denver, Krystle notices George Hamilton walking down the street with a shopping bag...and when he realizes she's recognized him, he hustles across the street. Krystle tells Blake she saw him outside Sammy Jo's apartment in New York, and adds that he's always staring at her as if he knows her. She then stares pensively into space and says, "He frightens me."
George Hamilton heads over to where Rita's waiting for him and shows her the fancy white dress he just bought for her. As she woots her excitement, he tells her he's no longer satisfied to settle for a cut of Sammy Jo's inheritance - he wants to go after Blake Carrington's money. All of it.
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