Recap: George Hamilton carries an unconscious Krystle up to the Delta Rho attic, places her atop a mattress, and orders Rita to swap clothes with her. As Rita twitches nervously at the sudden change in their nefarious plan, Sammy Jo reminds George Hamilton that Rita was supposed to have another week to psych herself up before having to impersonate Krystle...and he responds by quizzing Rita on the names of the servants and the fine art hanging at Carrington manor. When she answers his questions well enough, he says he's exiting the room now so that she can change into unconscious Krystle's outfit and slip into her life.
Blake is on the phone with Charlton Heston, and both men seem delighted about the new partnership. Blake insists that he be the one to make the formal announcement about the pipeline at a big shindig he'll host in Denver...and Charlton Heston makes it clear that while he isn't pleased about not being able to do that on his own territory, he's willing to easily give in and fly his brood to Colorado for the event. After the call, Barbara Stanwyck chides her brother for putting himself through the strain of such a big trip and advises him to instead spend his dying days seeing doctors and getting more tests done. He points out that everyone dies eventually, and that the pipeline project is waaaay more important than his mortality...and adds that working on something new and exciting makes him feel most alive. When Barbara Stanwyck tears up, he tells her not to be sad and just let him enjoy whatever time he has left.
Blake calls Alexis to invite her to the shindig, but she declines and says she has a previous engagement she can't break. When Dex enters her office, overhears the tail end of the conversation and asks whassup with her declining Blake's invitation, she explains that the shindig conflicts with their impending rescue mission in Moldavia. Dex offers to perform the rescue alone, but she refuses to be left behind and promises to keep mum about their plans.
Over in Los Angeles, Miles is trying to get a hold of Fallon, and gets alarmed when he learns that she checked out of her hotel. A few seconds later, his twin sister Monica enters the room and informs him that their father expects them both in attendance at a big Denver party - but Miles shakes his head and says he has far more important things to do. Monica rolls her eyes and asks, "That girl again?", and Miles says that if by that girl she means the hot looking woman he's been helping out of the kindness of his heart and who can't remember who she is or where she came from, then yes. Monica asks him if he's absolutely sure that her amnesia isn't some sort of scam, and he insists it's real and that he really really wants this budding friendship to blossom into a full on romance. Monica says she understands and will do her best to explain to their father why he's not at the Denver party, then warns him that it might be tough for him to get out of 'cause for some reason it seemed to be extremely important to him that the entire family be in attendance.
Blake tells Jeff that he convinced Charlton Heston to agree to have the pipeline project announcement party in Denver, then says he'd like to do something to memorialize Fallon...specifically donate $1 million to the local hospital so they can build a new paediatrics wing and name it after her. Jeff scrunches his face disapprovingly and says he hates the idea, just as he hates the way everyone assumes that Fallon is dead and gone. He makes it clear that he's still not convinced she's dead, then angrily storms out of the room.
Fallon is about to board a Phoenix-bound bus when Miles rushes over and tells her he had a hunch she'd try to flee Los Angeles without so much as a goodbye. He implores her to not leave, then invites her to come to a party in Denver with him and proposes he drive them there in his fancy Italian sports car. Fallon and says she couldn't possibly accept his offer, and reminds him for the umpteenth time that she has no idea who she is (a criminal possibly?) - but Miles insists that he really really likes helping her and that being with her makes him feel good, and that he has nothing better to do than drive her to Phoenix if she truly has her heart set on going there.
Over at Delta Rho, Sammy Jo is complaining about how badly botched Operation Swap Krystle for Rita has become, then worriedly wrings her hands about Krystle getting injured after being karate chopped on the back of her head. George Hamilton tells her to chillax, assures her that Krystle has nothing more than a bump on the head, and insists that Rita get over to Carrington manor asap so she can start pretending to be Mrs. Blake Carrington.
Up in the Delta Rho attic, a bound and blindfolded Krystle wakes up and moans, "Oh God, what is happening?!" She senses someone in the room with her and cries, "Who's there?", and George Hamilton tells her she had an accident, and that she shouldn't waste her time struggling against the ropes 'cause escape is futile. She asks him if she can have some water, so he briefly exits the room to bring her a little styrofoam cup filled with water...and when he returns and unties her hands, she removes her blindfold, stares at him in shock and exclaims, "You..?!" and says she recalls seeing him in Sammy Jo's building and later in downtown Denver. An alarmed George Hamilton tells her she should not have removed her blindfold, then glares at her as he ominously adds, "That was a mistake. A big mistake."
Jeff tells Blake he just got an improbable tip that a bus station clerk in Los Angeles spotted Fallon buying a ticket for Phoenix, and asks for permission to borrow the company jet so he can fly to Arizona and launch yet another Fallon search. Blake says he remains skeptical that his daughter is alive, and reminds Jeff that Fallon's jewelry was found in the wreckage of the plane most everyone assumes she was on when it crashed. Jeff says believes she's still alive and insists on keeping his never ending searches going, and Blake gives him permission to use the jet and offers to accompany him to Phoenix.
As Rita and Sammy Jo arrive at Carrington manor, Gerard informs Rita/Krystle that Blake has jetted off to Phoenix for the day, but will be home later. She's like, "Uh, thank you" and Sammy Jo adds, "Thank you Gerard." A few seconds later, Mrs. Gunnerson rushes over to tell Rita/Krystle that Blake is throwing a giant party next week for two hundred guests and they have to make a firm decision on the decadent type of rich people food that they'll be serving. When she lists a few fancy sounding options, Rita/Krystle stares back at her cluelessly, and Sammy Jo snappishly interjects that says they don't have time for that right now 'cause they're on their way up to the nursery to visit Danny. She then tells Rita that she's inviting herself to stay for dinner 'cause in order to get through the evening without a hitch, she's going to need all the help she can get.
Over at the Colby estate in Los Angeles, we get a lot of gratuitous footage of [Charlton Heston's wife] Sable rubbing lotion on her shapely legs before reaching for an expensive looking necklace as the camera slowly pans up to her face and reveals that it's the same actress who later plays Dylan's mom on Beverly Hills, 90210. She asks her husband why he caved to Blake and agreed to fly the family out to Denver for the party, so he explains that he really didn't feel like getting into a needless pissing match with Blake about it. He tells her he expects Miles to attend the party and take his "proper place" within the family firm despite his general doltishness when it comes to matters of business, then tells Sable he expects her to look especially hot on party night. She grins and purrs, "That's what I'm paid for" - yeesh - and the two start tonguing each other when their youngest daughter Bliss (yes, these two named their child Bliss), a pouty looking young blonde, enters the room. She's all, "Ick!" at the sight of their foreplay and informs them that she's off to Utah to go on a whitewater rafting adventure with friends. Charlton Heston's like, "Uh, no you're not, 'cause we're all going to a party in Denver to celebrate the new pipeline." Bliss argues that since she has philosophical problems with the pipeline project she shouldn't have to attend the grand announcement, but Charlton Heston makes it clear that her attendance will be required. Bliss poutishly argues that Miles isn't planning to attend and tattles that he just blew out of town with his new gal pal, and Charlton Heston assures her that Miles will be at the party and barks, "End of discussion."
Amanda arrives at the penthouse and tells Dex she just heard that he and Alexis declined Blake's party invitation, and he nods and says they both have more important things to do that night. Amanda's all, "But it's the social event of the season!", then gasps and correctly guesses they won't be attending 'cause they'll be too busy sneaking into Moldavia to attempt a rescue of Galen. Dex admits that, yep, that's the plan all right, then swears her to secrecy. Amanda moans, "It could get you killed" then presses herself against him concernedly - just as Prince Michael enters the room and witnesses the tender moment. He sarcastically asks his wife if anything is wrong, and she sheepishly says no and trails behind him out of the room...and as she's doing that, she turns around to shoot one last longing stare at Dex.
Sammy Jo urges Rita to try on some of Krystle's favorite outfits, and Rita suddenly scrunches her face worriedly and asks if she's actually going to be able to pull this off...and by pull this off, she means fool old goat daddy in bed. Sammy Jo grins devilishly at that disturbing visual and gives Rita some woefully outdated sex advice: "It's like dancing. You don't lead, you follow."
While en route to Phoenix, Blake urges Jeff to stop this fool's errand and focus on starting a new life in California. Jeff tearfully apologizes to Blake for repeatedly putting him through this anguish, and says he's reluctantly coming to terms with the reality that he no longer has a life in Denver and is totally ready to move to Los Angeles and start fresh.
Sable is taking a sexy bubble bath when she decides to pick up the phone to call [her cousin] Alexis, who's in the middle of getting a massage. Sable asks her if the entire Carrington clan is going to be at Blake's party, e.g. Amanda and the prince...and Alexis wryly retorts, "He's a king, technically" and says that she won't be able to make it 'cause of a prior engagement. After the call, Sable climbs out of the tub, gets leered at by Charlton Heston, and drops her towel so the two can indulge in some steamy, middle-aged marital sex.
Over at Carrington manor, Rita/Krystle and Sammy Jo greet Amanda and Prince Michael for pre-dinner drinks. Rita/Krystle compliments Amanda's suit and pretty necklace, and Amanda gives her a funny look and reminds her that she and Blake bought the necklace for her as a wedding gift. Steven enters the room, looks miffed by the sight of Sammy Jo, and orders her to leave the mansion this minute. Rita/Krystle points out that she's Danny's bio mom and also an invited guest, and would like everyone to treat everyone well in this house. A few seconds later, Blake enters the room, gives Rita/Krystle a kiss, and accepts her offer to fix him a drink.
Back inside the Delta Rho attic, Krystle is uselessly banging on the attic door while crying helplessly.
Blake tells Rita/Krystle he wants the party to be a great success so he can impress the Colby clan. Rita/Krystle twitches nervously at the prospect of getting through the social engagement without anyone figuring out she's an imposter and says she'd like to invite Sammy Jo to stay at the mansion indefinitely. Blake says he's not thrilled with the idea and points out that it's really going to piss Steven off - but when Rita/Krystle says it's very very important to her, Blake easily caves and quips about how she has him wrapped around her little finger. He then remarks that she's been acting kinda weird tonight, and she explains that she's feeling off tonight 'cause she has a splitting headache.
George Hamilton enters the attic and chides Krystle for not eating her dinner. She begs him to let her go, but he says he can't do that and urges her to at least drink her milk...then gets a strange look on his darkly tanned face as he tells her his mother used to say that nothing was more nourishing than milk. A weirded out Krystle asks him who her doppelganger is and if she's being held here for ransom, but he pretends to have no idea what she's talking about, hands her a black shawl to wear, and spacily assures her that everything will seem a lot brighter in the morning.
Dex and Alexis are on a plane, en route to Moldavia. As he obsessively cleans his handgun, Alexis remarks on how she's feeling an emotion she doesn't usually experience: fear. Dex says he's going to take the opportunity of them facing possible death to get the truth out of her, then pointedly asks her if she's still in love with Galen. Alexis rolls her eyes and moans, "Oh God.." and insists that he (Dex) is the only man she loves. She then saucily suggests they enjoy the free time they have left, and strips off her clothes so they can indulge in a mile high romp.
Prince Michael informs Amanda that he'd like to spend the afternoon with her getting reacquainted. Amanda's like, "I've been saying for weeks we need to do that", and he perks up at that and says he wants to feel close to her again, then leans towards her for a kiss. She shoves him away and says she isn't able to explain what's currently troubling her...and Prince Michael assumes she's hung up on Dex, then roughly pushes her atop the bed to make clear that he's totes up for the kind of forcible marital sex that the Dynasty writers seemed to like defaulting to whenever a warring couple engages in a fierce argument. When she yells, "Nooooo!! Not like this!!", he bellows, "You are my wife!" - but she's able to easily push the tiny prince off of her and flee the room.
Jeff tattles to Blake about how Adam didn't actually go to the San Francisco refinery to check on a problem - just as Amanda enters the office to request a one-on-one with her father. Once Jeff is out of earshot, she tells Blake she can't stand being married to Prince Michael for another minute and would like to file for divorce asap. Blake scrunches his wrinkly face disapprovingly and says he wasn't thrilled about her jumping into marriage with a guy she barely knew, and is even less thrilled about her getting a quickie divorce. She explains that she's tried her hardest to make the marriage work - but is ready to throw in the towel, given that he continually treats her like garbage. Blake ignores that last thing and urges her to hold off on making any divorce plans 'cause he suddenly got a brilliant idea.
Miles and Fallon have stopped for gas when Monica calls Miles' car phone to inform him that their father has sternly decreed that, upon pain of death, the entire family must be at the all-important Denver party. Miles gives in and promises his sister he'll make an appearance with his lady friend, and Monica squeals happily and says she's soooooo excited to meet the mystery woman.
Dex, Sister Theresa, and Alexis (who's disguised as a nun) are speeding by jeep towards the Moldavian border. They go over their cover story one last time - the two nuns needed a ride to their convent in Dex's jeep (which seems like a ridiculously flimsy cover story, but OK) - as they arrive at the checkpoint. The armed soldiers look them over suspiciously, confer with each other for a few seconds, then demand that Dex get out of the jeep. A soldier then jumps into the driver's seat and tells the nuns he'll transport them to the convent, and Alexis stares worriedly at the now detained Dex.
Dex is hauled into the office of Moldavia's Interior Minister, who demands to know why he was sneaking across the border. Dex tells him some nonsense about wanting to discuss trade agreements - but the Minister doesn't buy it, demands to know who he's working for, and threatens to burn him with his cigar. Dex yells, "Nooooo!!" as he struggles with the guards restraining him, and the Minister says he's ordering him to be locked away in a dungeon cell until such time as he's ready to tell the truth.
Adam and Claudia return to the La Mirage for the first time since marrying and do the annoying TV tropey thing of lovingly calling each other Mr. and Mrs. Carrington. Adam demands that she profess how much she looooves him 'cause of how much he looooves her, and she assures him that she looooves him with all her heart and then some. He nods approvingly and tells her to pack up her bags and move [back] into Carrington manor while he heads over to Denver Carrington to inform Blake about their quickie wedding.
In the next scene, Blake is glaring at Adam and calling him out on his lie about checking on a refinery, and snarks that the only reason he travelled to San Francisco was to be with Claudia after promising to stay away from her. He snaps, "I don't tolerate lies from anyone. Is that understood?" then informs Adam that he went to the trouble of rewriting his will and left him an inheritance of one dollar until he proves he can be trusted. Adam's all, "The fuck?" and accuses Blake of manipulating his own family members with money, and Blake says he's in no position to accuse him of anything, given that he just betrayed his trust. Adam says he has no intention of grovelling just to be re-included in the will and storms out of the office.
Prince Michael informs Claudia that Blake has just appointed him Chairman of La Mirage and adds that he's sure that they'll work really well together. As she stares at him incredulously, he dismisses her from his orbit so he can return to his task of looking over the hotel's bookings and financial records.
Jeff and Little Blake enter the sitting room Rita/Krystle is lounging in. Jeff tells her he's planning on leaving his son behind in Denver while he goes to California to get settled. She makes a face and says the kid would be better off going with him...and when Jeff gives her a funny look in response, she hastily explains that she only said that 'cause he's such a great dad. Jeff says he's confident that he's leaving his son in good hands, and she pretends to not have a problem with the bowl-shaped hairdo kid being forcibly dumped on her.
In the Moldavian convent, Sister Theresa tells Alexis that the loyalists hope to restore the country's monarchy soon - just as Duchess Elena breezes into the room. When a confused Alexis asks what in blazes that traitor is doing here, Sister Theresa explains that she's a friend to the loyalists' movement and is here at great risk to her personal safety. Elena explains to Alexis that she had no idea at the time of the massacre that her father was behind the revolution, and is now doing everything she can to save King Galen, who's being kept prisoner by Yuri. Alexis asks her if she knows whether or not Dex is alive, and Elena comfortingly holds Alexis's hand and tell her she has no idea.
Prince Michael greets the Colby clan when they and their mountain of luggage arrive at La Mirage. Charlton Heston introduces his brood to Michael, including his lawyer and personal friend, Garrett Boydston.
Steven scrunches his face disapprovingly when Sammy Jo flounces into Carrington manor with her luggage in tow. She reminds him that her Aunt Krystle invited her to stay, then mockingly asks him if he's afraid she'll once again seduce him. He responds by shooting her a stony glare before stalking out of the vestibule.
Steven storms over to the study, where Rita/Krystle is staring at a framed photo of Krystle. He asks her if it's really true that Sammy Jo is moving in, and Rita/Krystle says she is and that it'll be good for Danny. When she insists that her niece has changed, Steven retorts that he's not entirely sure 'bout that...but snarks that she (Rita/Krystle) certainly has.
While lunching at La Mirage, Blake suggests they put off announcing a start date for the pipeline project and cites price wars and an oil glut. Charlton Heston disagrees with that approach and says he wants to set a date and get started building the pipeline asap.
Later, Blake tells Rita/Krystle it's time for them to get dressed for the party, and she tells him she's very nervous 'cause she knows how important tonight is to him. He assures her she'll do fine, gushes about how much he looooves her, then presents her with an extravagantly glittery diamond necklace. She gasps and exclaims, "Gawd it's fantaaaaastic!" in her "native" southern accent, and Blake just kind of smiles perplexedly at that weirdness as she catches herself and calmly tells him it's beautiful.
In the Delta Rho attic, Krystle is staring despondently into space when George Hamilton enters carrying a stack of books. He tells her he brought them to help her pass the time...then glances around the disorderly attic, glares at her disdainfully, and barks at her to clean up her mess.
Party time! As the Colbys and Carringtons schmooze and mingle, Dominque arrives at the mansion in a poofy metallic gown, looks stunned by the sight of Garrett Boydston (who's talking to Blake and the Colbys), and ambles over. Blake introduces her to the Colby brood...and when he introduces her to Garrett, she says they already know each other and adds, "Our paths have crossed."
Sable tells Rita/Krystle that the party is lovely and tries to engage her in a conversation about fine art, but Rita/Krystle gets flustered by her lack of expertise and quickly changes the subject. Claudia notices Steven mope over to the study, so she follows him and reminds him that they can still be friends despite her decision to marry his psychotic brother. Steven's like, "Uh, wrong" and reminds her that she had told him she was going to San Francisco to be alone, but instead married Adam...and now feels manipulated by the lie. Claudia insists that she and Adam are in love, accuses him of being jealous, and snaps, "I have Adam. Who do you have?" Ouch. Steven stares back at her with a stricken expression, then turns and dejectedly shuffles out of the room.
Steven returns to Luke's vacant apartment, stares longingly at a framed photo of Luke, and has a flashback of the two of them in Moldavia, discussing their plans to move in together after the royal wedding. When he snaps out of his reverie, he angrily throws a lamp onto the floor.
Alexis and Sister Theresa are called out to the convent lobby to be questioned by the revolutionary guards, who are searching for the American woman they suspect sneaked across the border in tandem with Dex. Alexis pretends she's a French nun and is able to answer back in French to simple questions like, "What is your name?" and "What order are you from?" ... and that seems to be enough to satisfy the guards, who are like, "Drats. We're looking for Dex's American wife, and we're fully convinced that this nun is French." LOL.
Dominique reminds Garrett that it's been twenty years since they've seen each other, then reminisce about their lusty time together on the Mediterranean when he was married and took her as his mistress. He tells her he's since divorced his wife, and she seems to perk up at that and says there's no one of any importance in her life right now...which I'll take to mean that things didn't work out between her and Jonathan Lake. She then snappishly tells Garrett "to leave the past in the past" before sauntering off.
Prince Michael tells Amanda he just got word from his contacts in Moldavia that Alexis and Dex sneaked into the country, and that Dex has been captured. Amanda clutches her chest and mumbles, "I knew it wouldn't work", and Prince Michael's all, "Say wuh? You knew?!" She tells him she wanted to tell him about the rescue mission, but was sworn to secrecy by Dex...and Prince Michael says he's furious with her for keeping this information from him, accuses her of being in love with Dex, and bitchily storms out of the room.
Rita/Krystle is dancing with Charlton Heston when Blake cuts in and tells her that the man is a shark, though not close to being a sleazy slob like Hal Lombard. When Rita/Krystle scrunches her face confusedly and goes, "Who..?", Blake reminds her that Hal Lombard creepily came onto her last Season while she was pregnant with Kristina. Ew.
Dex is being chained to the wall in his dungeon cell, then shrieks in torment when the guards start lightly torturing him. Noooooo!!
Alexis is praying in the convent chapel, openly regretting the way she's wasted her life indulging in self-serving pursuits. She begs God to pleeeeeeease keep Galen be safe...and, oh yeah, also let Dex make it through this rescue mission alive.
At the party, Jeff chats up Monica Colby, and the two talk about old times (aka, growing up together in California). She tells him that Miles has a new lady love and that the two should be arriving any second now for a dramatic reveal.
Miles and Fallon have just crossed the Denver city limits and are speeding towards Carrington manor.
Claudia pulls Blake aside to tell him how miffed at him she is for appointing Prince Michael as the new overlord of La Mirage. Blake just shrugs and says he was going to tell her all about it, but wasn't able to 'cause she was on an unexpected honeymoon. Claudia snappishly says she's not OK with being treated like this, then storms out of the room and over to Adam to order him to take her home. He stares back at her in puzzlement and says, "Uh, this is home", and she's like, "Fine. I'll leave by myself then!" and heads for the front door.
Blake tells Charlton Heston that he just got a cable from the Chinese, requesting confirmation of his ability to transport the oil that's being drilled...and translates this to mean that the Chinese have doubts that Colby Enterprises owns enough tankers to get the job done. He accuses Charlton Heston of bluffing his way through this deal, and Charlton Heston denies that and says if he wants out to just say so. Blake mulls that over, decides 'ah fuck it' and says he'll move ahead with making the announcement about the pipeline project after all.
Krystle puts a makeshift dummy in her mattress bed when she hears George Hamilton approach the attic door. He enters the room, looks suspicious at the sight of the lumpy bedding, and quickly spots Krystle standing behind the door clutching something in her hand to strike him with. He grabs her by the neck and subdues her by choking her for a few seconds, then releases her before turning around and silently stalking out of the room. He's definitely one weird guy.
Blake announces the imminent launch of the pipeline project and calls it "a proud moment" for both companies, and the party guests clap heartily as Charlton Heston concurs and makes a toast. After that, Blake invites Barbara Stanwyck to dance, and the two reminisce about old times - until Blake stiffens when she makes mention of his brother, Ben Carrington.
Jeff stares forlornly around the room at all the in-love looking couples he's surrounded by, then quietly ambles out of the room. Blake notices, follows him out, and finds him in one of the sitting rooms, staring at a framed photo of Fallon and murmuring, "I love you, Fallon. I always have and I always will." Blake chides him for refusing to move on with his life - but Jeff says he's now in full agreement that Fallon is gone and never coming back. A few seconds later, he peers out the window and sees that Miles and his lady friend have arrived...then squints his eyes disbelievingly and gasps when the lady friend appears to be Fallon. He cries, "OMG! It's Fallon!!" and rushes past Blake to run towards the front door. As that's happening, Fallon stares up at the mansion, gets a bad vibe, and shrieks, "I can't go in there!" and Miles just kind of shrugs and goes, "OK, I guess we're leaving now" - LOL - and the two drive off just as Jeff bursts out of the house and stares hopelessly at the departing Italian sports car.
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