The Colbys Episode 11 "Thursday's Child"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Sable shows Jason Philip's letter to Cecil

Frankie convinces Jeff that Philip is his father

Bliss ends her relationship with Sean

Hutch visits Connie

Miles rapes Fallon after giving her an annulment

Jason asks Frankie if he is Jeff's father

Sable is impressed with me today. . .

She's backing off harassing me for now!

She's backing off harassing me for now!


The Colbys Episode 10 "The Turning Point"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Connie survives the accident

Jason tells Sable he wants a divorce

Jeff decides to go to Frankie to find out who his father is

Sean tells Jason that Zach Powers is his uncle

Neil and Monica end up in bed

Fallon agrees to Miles's offer for an annulment

Miles tells Sable about Frankie and Jason

Sable threatens to expose Frankie is Jason divorces her

Two episodes done in one day. . .

I would be surprised too!

I would be surprised too!


The Colbys Episode 9 - "The Letter"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Frankie accepts Roger's marriage proposal

Zach outbids Sable on the Matisse

Connie finds the letter to defeat Sable in court

Monica and Neil kiss

Miles continues to rage

Zach gifts the Matisse to Sable

Jeff learns Philip is not his father

And someone is happy I am back to writing these things:

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The Colbys Episode 8 - "Fallen Idol"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

An oil spill in San Miguel Harbor could harm Colby Enterprises

Frankie leaves for London

Sable still refuses to drop her suit against Connie

Monica discovers a blind country star

Miles confronts his father over his affair

Jason doesn't take it well after Miles calls him out. . .

You kind of brought this on yourself

You kind of brought this on yourself


The Colbys Episode 7 - "The Reunion"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Fallon is reunited with L.B. and Blake

Miles offers Fallon an annulment

Hutch learns Connie's true identity

Sable refuses to stop the legal proceeding against Connie

Zach has a plan to sabotage Jason

Jason confesses his love to Frankie before she leaves for London

Connie feels the rage. . .

I am moving quicker.

I am moving quicker.


The Colbys Episode 6 - "A House Divided"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Fallon realizes Adam did not rape her but she ran off because of incestuous feelings for him

Jason drifts further apart from Sable

Zach insists Sean will help him in his vendetta against Jason

Zach continues to pursue Sable

Sable learns about Connie's relationship with Hutch and believes he is a conman

Jason leaves Sable in bed when he learns she started to have Connie declared legally incompetent

Monica hangs out in her room like. . .

Love those heels!

Love those heels!


The Colbys Episode 5 - "Shadow of the Past"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Bliss feels like a misfit

Monica settles in at Titania Records

Sable schemes to make Connie believe she is losing her mind

Francesca falls from a horse

Fallon claims that she was raped by Adam the night of her wedding

Someone is not thrilled about my procrastinating. . .

Sorry!

Sorry!


The Colbys Episode 4 - "Family Album"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Hutch spends his life savings to be with Connie

Blake forces Jason to work with Zach

Sable schemes to undo Connie's gift to Jeff

Monica accepts Dominique's offer at Titania Records

Randall learns she is Fallon after LB shows her some family photographs

Miles still has anger management issues . . .

I am doing these recaps as fast I can

I am doing these recaps as fast I can


The Colbys Episode 3 "Moment of Truth"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Jason learns that he has six months to live before learning it was all a mistake

Sable encourages Randall to have a baby

Jason prevents Frankie from returning to London

Jason warns Sean about hurting Bliss

Zach tells Jason about his father

Sable tells Jason that there should be no more secrets between them

Sable has a dramatic flare even when reading . . .

Too much fierceness

Too much fierceness


The Colbys Episode 2 - "Conspiracy of Silence"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Everyone agrees not to push Fallon into getting her memory back

Jeff and Miles fight over Fallon (this will be happening a lot)

Frankie tries to make amends with Jeff

Zach Powers tries to seduce Sable (this also will be happening a lot)

Sable is eager to purchase a Matisse for the Colby Collection

As always, Miles is pissed, but makes great faces:


The Colbys Episode 1 - "The Celebration"

by Paul Siciliano


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In this episode:

Jeff moves to Los Angeles to find Fallon and work at Colby Enterprises

Sable is not thrilled with Connie's move

Frankie, reluctantly, decides to return to Los Angeles

Connie has a secret rendezvous with a cowboy

Jason warns Zach about interfering in his business

Miles finally returns home and informs the family that he has married Randall/Fallon

Sable is also not thrilled about how long this took me:

Sorry, I won't let it happen again

Sorry, I won't let it happen again


Just A Tease

by Paul Siciliano


There is never a wrong way to call someone a slut, but there definitely is a right way.  

Yes, yes been away far too long, but finally got around to purchasing the Colbys and will begin commentary soon.  Ideally, I will be finished before the reboot of Dynasty begins.  And, yes I will watch it.


Top Scenes - Sable vs. Alexis

by Paul Siciliano


Episode 214 - Tales of the Tape

There have been excellent diva rivalries on Dynasty. (And we will get to them.)  Alexis vs. Krystle being the most notable.  But there was Alexis vs. Dominique and even some minor ones like Claudia vs. Sammy Jo and Fallon vs. Sammy Jo.  I've decided to start with the rivalry between cousins Alexis and Sable that made Season 9 great.

Alexis finally met her match in Season 9 as Sable stormed into Denver to get revenge on her cousin for telling Jason that Monica and Miles were not his children.  Truth be told, Sable pretty much had Alexis on the ropes all season.  Of all the scenes between the two, I chose the one where Sable finally has Alexis beat (and Colby Co in her grasp) and is more than happy to share the good news.

Let's put aside that legally this is not how matters are done, this is just great camp and Stephanie Beacham and Joan Collins play it perfectly.  In an odd way, I felt that Joan Collins acting was much better with Beacham than with Linda Evans.  Alexis's facial expression when Sable and Monica barge in, is priceless (still not as awesome when Alexis was told to wear pastels in Season 8).  Also, Alexis's kicking of the chair and attempt to tear the ex parte order is comical.

What can be said about Beacham's portrayal of Sable.  Beacham gets the camp of the series and the utter ridiculousness of the dialogue.  The way she says "fascinating unpleasant things about Colby Co." is gold.  No one on the show delivered the lines better than Beacham.  And let's not forget the laugh at the end which is aided by a nice diva pose.

It is a shame that Sable showed up in Season 9 when ABC was prepared to kill the show (and put it against the ratings powerhouse of Cheers).  Had Sable arrived in Season 8, maybe the show could have lasted a few more seasons.  Then again, America may have just moved on.  Nonetheless, the Sable vs. Alexis battle made for a very entertaining send off to the series.


Top Scenes - Claudia on The Roof

by Paul Siciliano


Episode 37 - The Roof:

Nothing makes good camp than some ridiculous surprise or twist, especially when the premise is pretty far-fetched to begin with.  During Season 2, our favorite emotionally fragile Claudia had improved after Matthew took Lindsay and ran off.  Unfortunately for Claudia, she was being used by Cecil who was aware that Matthew and Lindsay had died in South America but kept her hoping that she would be reunited with her daughter.

When Claudia learned the truth, she began to regress.  After failing to killing to Cecil Colby, Claudia just hung around the mansion pining for Lindsay who was not a baby in her mind.  It was perfect since there was a new baby in the mansion - Little Blake, Fallon and Jeff's son.  

Part of the Season 2 cliffhanger saw the kidnapping of L.B. and many possible culprits, including Claudia.  It is strange that Claudia was still regarded as a suspect since she spoke with Jeff and Fallon after the baby went missing.  Is Claudia that clever?  Maybe she was because we see Claudia checking into a hotel with a baby in her arms.  

After the Carringtons assume Claudia is the kidnapper, they go to the press and the hotel owner immediately calls the police.  Claudia notices this and decides to take her baby and hang out on the roof.  Why?  The police get no where with Claudia but Blake does.  Just as it looks like Blake is about to get Claudia to turn over the baby, an incompetent police officer is seen by Claudia approaching her and she trips, causing the baby to go off the roof.

How awesome is that.  There is this baby tumbling to its death.  The family is hysterical as they believe Little Blake is falling to his death.  But, Claudia didn't have Little Blake.  No, she had a doll wrapped in Little Blake's blanket.  Great!  Seriously, is the show going to kill off a baby like that?  Poor Claudia was so far off the reservation that she treated a doll as her daughter.  (Where did she get the doll?)  And no one noticed that she had a doll.  It was the quietest baby ever.

After the hysteria subsides, Fallon comes to the realization that someone else has her baby and she passes out into Blake's arms.  Meanwhile, Claudia is passed out into the arms of the negotiator.  I mean, she did lose her doll.  Great.  Nothing like blending over dramatic acting, with a campy sub-plot.  And, to top it off, we are still left to wonder who has Little Blake.