Recap: Krystle asks a clerk at the Singapore hospital where Blake might have gone off to, and he's like, "Dunno", but then pulls up Blake's hospital summary and shares two major points of interest:
The clerk suggests she talk to Dr. Chen, aka the physician who treated Blake, and adds that he'll be on duty later in the day. A few seconds later, Dex arrives at the hospital and informs Krystle he learned that just after the rig explosion, Alexis was rescued from the sea uninjured and brought ashore...and both agree it's extremely puzzling that neither Blake nor Alexis has gotten in touch with either of them.
Across town, Alexis and Blake are strolling along the grounds of the villa, reminiscing about how much this luxury property reminds them of where they honeymooned. Alexis likens this sojourn to a second honeymoon...and when Blake laments his inability to remember their lives together after 1964, she breezily assures him that eventually his memory loss will sort itself out...and, in the meantime, she'd like to spend some of her leisure time painting a portrait of his wrinkly mug.
Steven drops by Sammy Jo's hospital room to deliver a get well poster from Danny...and as Sammy Jo gushes about how thoughtful their son is, Steven points out that his drawings have been looking progressively happier since all the mommy-son time he's been allowed to have lately. Steven asks her how the fetus is doing, so she admits that she had been mistaken about being with child, and says that Clay reacted to that news by accusing her of deceiving him in order to force him into a marriage proposal. Steven clutches her hand and assures her that everything's going to be OK...and that, despite all the repeated nastiness they've lobbed at each other over the years, he strongly feels that they're suddenly able to enjoy a copacetic co-parenting relationship.
Krystle manages to get a few minutes with Dr. Chen to ask him where he thinks Blake might have wandered off to, so he tells her that Blake and Mrs. Carrington left the hospital together a couple of days ago. When Krystle's all, "Say wha-a-a-a?", he tells her he's too busy to play detective on her behalf - but that she should check the hospital register if she wants more information. In the next scene, Krystle meets up with Dex and tells him that, according to the hospital register, it was Alexis who signed Blake out...and both continue to agree that it's very uncharacteristic of their respective lovers to remain incommunicado for so long.
Alexis is decked out in a white frilly off-the-shoulder peasant blouse as she cooks up a storm in the villa's kitchen. She happily tells Blake how much she enjoys the simple things in life, e.g. cooking a meal for her beloved husband. Blake grins in response, gives her a kiss and a canoodle, then curses whatever forces inside his brain are continuing to prevent him from letting loose and hitting the sheets with his "wife". Alexis assures him it's no problem, then poutishly says she wishes it could always be this way between them. An oblivious Blake's like, "Why wouldn't it be?" and then ambles out of the room...leaving Alexis to stare concernedly into space as she murmurs, "Because it can't."
The next morning, Alexis joins Blake at the breakfast table while he reads the day's paper in order to get caught up on world events. When he notices an article that mentions both him and Ben being injured in the South China Sea oil rig explosion, Alexis takes the paper away from him and says she'd much rather he got caught up on their children. Blake's like, "Sure, OK" and asks her what Adam is like after spending much of his life as a kidnapping victim, so she describes him as a good lawyer and a bit of "a ladies man", while leaving out the alarming psychotic aspects of his personality, e.g. his rapey aggression towards Kirby and the time he tried to poison Jeff with toxic paint. Alexis goes on to tell Blake that Fallon is married to Jeff Colby and that they have a son named Little Blake...and that Steven [whose sexual orientation has, between 1964 and 1987, been the butt of immeasurable emotional carnage between father and son] sired a son named Danny.
Steven drops by Delta Rho to urge Clay to temper his anger at Sammy Jo regarding the whole 'oops, there's no actual baby' situation. Steven insists that Sammy Jo didn't consciously lie to him about being pregnant, and Clay says he has no idea what his next move will be, but that she's lucky to have such a loyal friend in her ex-husband.
Gary Tilden is waiting at Carrington manor when Dominique returns home. She looks less than thrilled to see him and makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with him or his people, not least 'cause she doesn't require backing from anyone for her music career, given that she now owns the best studio in town. A miffed Gary strongly urges her to change her mind and [I assume?] agree to become a singing sensation within their criminal network - but she refuses and sternly orders him to leave. He snarlingly tells her that she'll be hearing from his people soon, then angrily stalks out.
Krystle phones Adam to let him know that it was Alexis who checked Blake out of the Singapore hospital, and Adam's like, "Hmm...that's weird" and continues to not let on that he's heard from Alexis several times since the rig explosion. Krystle laments that she can't seem to get the local police interested in helping her find the missing couple, and Adam says he strongly feels that his parents are fine. Krystle says it's obvious he knows a whole lot more than what he's telling her - but he denies that and says if he did happen to know which villa they've been holed up in for the past two days, he can only assume that their involvement is purely business-related. Smooth, Adam.
Later, Dex tells Krystle that he's increasingly suspicious about what might be going on between Alexis and Blake while they're off the grid, mostly cause Alexis is "a damned attractive woman" and that he could never quite shake the feeling that she never fully fell out of love with Blake. Krystle's like, "Well d'yuh", but then argues that Blake would never allow himself to be seduced by his she-devil of an ex-wife, and that she can't bring herself to believe that his past love for Alexis could have been ickily reawakened in any way, shape, or form.
Blake is sitting by the pool, posing, while Alexis paints his portrait. When she finally lets him look at the work of art, he remarks on the sadness she captured in his eyes, likely because he's lost twenty years' worth of memories that need to be filled in. He assures her that the sadness has nothing to do with present company...then pokes at his temple while muttering in frustration, "This thing...this terrible feeling that I haven't come around yet." Alexis breathily says she doesn't want this part of their lives to end - but he points out that eventually it has to, 'cause there's so much more of their lives to look forward to. He then pulls her into hug, and she stares despondently into space while breathily agreeing, "Yes, there's soooooo much more."
Back at the hospital in Denver, Sammy Jo packs up her things and sadly tells the nurse that she's opted to arrange a ride home without the aid of her shitty husband.
Nick Kimball calls the mansion and asks for Dominique, and Gerard tells him that she's over at her recording studio and is likely to be there all day.
Clay is surprised to find Sammy Jo sitting in the living room, stewing, and says she could have let him know she was ready to be picked up from the hospital. He sheepishly tells her he now regrets the things he said to her at the end of the previous episode, and she's like, "As well you should, they're hard to forget." Clay moans about how bummed he is that he's not about to become a father after all, and Sammy Jo says that after listening to him bellyache for two episodes, it's time for them to focus on her feelings, which are that for awhile it seemed as though he mostly just liked hitting the sack with her - until he suddenly proposed after the news of her [false] pregnancy - a proposal that came on the heels of him imploring her to get an abortion. She somehow assumed that he proposed marriage because he loves her - with or without a baby - but ever since her recent horse accident knocked some sense into her, she no longer believes that and wants to file for an annulment pronto.
Dominique is at the studio rehearsing when two of Gary Tilden's goons walk in unannounced and start smashing instruments. One of the goons tells her that certain people are unhappy that she hasn't been more cooperative...and when Dominique sassily orders them to get the hell out, one of the goons gives her a hard face smack and sends her reeling backwards. As she stares back at him in shocked bewilderment, Nick Kimball enters the room, sees what's happening, and picks up a guitar and hits the goons with it. He then single-handedly fights them both off until they decide they've had enough of an ass-kicking and flee.
Nick escorts Dominique home to Carrington manor and tells her he'll see to it that her studio gets extra security, and also assures her that the goons won't be back to terrorize her. Dominique thanks him for coming to her rescue and invites him to help her up the staircase. When they arrive at her bedroom door, she gives him a grateful cheek kiss...and when he asks her if she'd like him to stay awhile - mmm hmm - she declines and tells him she'll be just fine.
Krystle tells Dex she intends to hire a local private investigator to locate Blake, and Dex is like, "I doubt it'll help, but whatevs." Krystle then gets a call from Jeannette, who telephoned on behalf of Kristina, who apparently misses her and goat daddy something awful. Krystle promises the tot they'll both be home soon and that in the meantime she should be a good girl for Jeannette.
Back at the villa, Blake gushes to Alexis about what a beautiful day it is, and she agrees that it's been a very special time for them...and that if anything happens to change their situation, nothing could erase the joy they've shared together for the last episode and a half. Blake scrunches his face confusedly and says he doesn't believe that anything could possibly interrupt their bliss, then obliviously gives her a contented canoodle.
Krystle meets with a private investigator and immediately tasks him with finding her missing husband.
Blake suffers another headache and tells Alexis he's going to take a walk by himself. He then ambles out of the room, leaving Alexis staring after him worriedly.
The private investigator tells Krystle it took him about a minute to learn that a lady from Denver matching Alexis's description rented a villa just outside the city a couple of days ago. He gives Krystle the address and wishes her good luck in wrapping up the inanity that is the 'Even though Blake didn't hit his head during the oil rig explosion, he somehow thinks he's still married to Alexis' storyline.
Sammy Jo informs Steven that she and Clay are annulling their week-long joke of a marriage, insisting it's for the best. Steven assures her he was serious about her and Danny spending a lot more time together, adding that he too would like to be part of that togetherness 'cause lately he's been craving the love and comfort of a family.
When darkness falls, Alexis worriedly calls out Blake's name - just as Krystle storms inside the villa, demanding to know where Blake is. Alexis pretends to have no idea what she's talking about, says she rented this house to enjoy some alone time, and that she wants her to get the hell out. She says that, as far as she knows, after being released from the hospital Blake had decided to travel elsewhere - when he suddenly appears on the terrace and stares at the two of them confusedly. Krystle's like, "Hurray! You're here!" and runs over to hug him...but after a few seconds, she realizes that he's just staring back at her blankly. Blake glances over at Alexis, who has lit a cigarette and looks both distressed and amused by the spectacle unfolding in front of her, and asks, "Who is this lady?" Alexis ignores the question and tells Krystle she needs to leave 'cause she's upsetting Blake, so Krystle takes it upon herself to tell Blake..
By scripted coincidence, Krystle's driver suddenly realizes he has a flat and is in the process of changing the tire when Krystle flees the villa and tearfully says she neeeeeeds to get on the road asap. Blake, meanwhile, tiptoes back into the living room and asks Alexis if the mysterious blonde lady is gone, then says there was something about her that made his brain cells want to start re-invigorating. Alexis decides that this idiotic-from-the-get-go jig is finally up and admits that, yeah, the blonde is his current wife... and Blake stares back at her in stunned bewilderment while her eyes tear up.
A stressed looking Krystle continues to anxiously wait for her driver to finish changing the tire.
When Blake asks Alexis what happened to their marriage, she tells him it ended after several wonderful years together...completely skipping over the part where he exiled her from Carrington manor after catching her in bed with Roger Grimes. She confesses that she initially pretended they were still married 'cause she wanted him to sign over 50% ownership of the South China Sea oil leases to her - but then stupidly realized she cared less about the leases than she was enjoying their temporary trip down memory lane. Blake makes it clear how fuckin' pissed he is that she deliberately kept his life in limbo, then gets so overwrought by the deception that he clutches his forehead as his brain recombobulates itself back to its default settings, and the memories of his marriage to Krystle come flooding back. He's like, "Yay! I'm back to being me again!" and races outside - just as Krystle's driver hits the gas. When the car stops in front of the gates to wait for someone to open them, Krystle hears Blake calling her name, so she hastily climbs out of the passenger seat. The two run towards each other, pause to stare into each other's eyes, and tearfully embrace. He professes his love for her while she tells him that he's her entire world...and a foiled Alexis watches the tender moment from the terrace above.
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