Colbys Episode 10 "The Turning Point"

 

As if there was any doubt that Connie would be okay.  Granted, there is a little cranial swelling but she is not going to die, no matter how much Barbara Stanwyck hated doing this show.  Sable still feels guilty but everyone realizes it was just an accident.  Of course, this begs the question, what was Connie so desperate to ask Sable? Both Connie and Sable play it off as nothing.

You're not getting off that easily.

You're not getting off that easily.

Do hospitals really bandage people like that??

Do hospitals really bandage people like that??

Sable returns to the gallery to find the Matisse on display.  Her employees were impressed that she was able to score the painting even though she was outbid.  Of course, Zach is waiting for her in her office.  Zach tells Sable that it was a gift and that she must keep it and show it to the world.  Sable does not want to accept such a gift from Zach.  Zach not only wants her to accept the painting but wants to talk more about that kiss in New York.  He sees the passion there even if Sable wants to deny it.  Sable refuses to betray her husband as long as they are married.

The passion

The passion

Well, that may not last long as Jason finally tells Sable that he wants a divorce, even after she dropped the incompetency complaint against Connie.  That is not enough for Jason.  The spark is gone.  What they had is gone.  Sable seems pretty resigned to accept Jason's divorce until Miles convinces her to fight for Jason just like Sable encouraged Miles to fight for Fallon.

Jason doesn't want to hold her

Jason doesn't want to hold her

That expression!

That expression!

And how well has Miles fighting for Fallon gone?  Not at all, as Fallon finally accepts Miles request for an annulment.  Miles, predictably is pissed, but promises Fallon she will get her annulment.

How can yo ask for an annulment while his shirt is off

How can yo ask for an annulment while his shirt is off

What is poor Miles to do with his pent up anger?  Let's see I guess he can go to some surly bar down by the marina and find out more about the cause of the spill in San Miguel Harbor.  Jason has reliable evidence that Zach is behind the spill and gets Miles to find out some information so they can present Zach irrefutable evidence of his guilt.  Instead, Miles gets into a fight and returns home bloodied and drunk.  In that state, he tells Sable about Jason and Frankie which shocks Sable.  Now she knows why Jason wants a divorce.

Looking good!

Looking good!

Speaking of Frankie, she is in Rome with Roger when she learns of Connie's accident.  After some of the worst acting in the world (the way Katharine Ross says "oh no" after hearing of the accident is amazingly bad), Frankie tells Roger her concern for Connie.  Roger, no fool, figures out that Frankie is more concerned about Jason since she is in love with him.  Frankie admits that she once loved Jason but that she wants to have a happy marriage with Roger and believes she can make a great wife.  Does Roger have any other choice?  Yes, get away from Frankie as soon as possible.

Hmmmm . . .

Hmmmm . . .

The other reason for Jeff to contact Frankie is that he wants to see her, but does not tell her why.  Frankie is the only person who can tell Jeff whether Philip is his father.  Connie thinks Jeff should just put it behind him and accept that Philip is his father.  Besides, the letter is burned and the only people who know are he, Connie and Fallon.  That's right, Jeff told Fallon.  He also used it as an opportunity to kiss Fallon, which Fallon did not appreciate.  Little do they know that Sable knows, and she plans to use it.

Totally how I talk on the phone

Totally how I talk on the phone

Totally how I spend my evenings

Totally how I spend my evenings

Before we get to Sable's latest scheme, let's cover a few other points.  Monica flies Neil to San Francisco for dinner after Neil admits that Monica made a great decision by signing Wayne.  Wouldn't you know it - the two get fogged in and decide to share a hotel room to save costs for Titania Records.  Oh, just kidding, they shared a room to totally hook up.  In fact, the sex was so good that they decide to spend the entire day in bed since no one really needs to run Titania Records.

What the hell in Neil wearing

What the hell in Neil wearing

Naturally, a kiss over dinner leads too . . .

Naturally, a kiss over dinner leads too . . .

Bliss is back and Sean has accepted her mocking suggestion to get married.  Even though Sean is serious about marriage, Bliss is afraid to do so because she sees what is happening between Sable and Jason.  Is Bliss even home to notice it?  But, Sean is a man on a mission.  In fact, he is so serious about marrying Bliss that he even tells Jason that Zach Powers is his uncle.  Guess how well that went?  Not at all!  Jason assures Sean that he will do everything in his power to stop that marriage.  By the way, what is there to stop, since we don't even know if Bliss is on board yet.

Breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed

Enough of that, back to Sable.  Sable calls Arthur Gates and he suggests that the only way Sable can remain Mrs. Jason Colby is by demanding a price so high that even Jason won't pay.  Sable believes she has that price - Frankie's reputation.  Sable gives Jason one last chance to reconcile and when Jason turns down her latest overture, Sable goes ballistic.  She accuses Jason and Frankie of having an affair, of Frankie cheating on Philip and that she will publicly expose Frankie as a whore if Jason goes through with the divorce.  Sable, in fact, has proof.  Jason does not care.  He wants the divorce.  Well, the ball is in Sable's court.  Let's see what she will do.

Sable ain't playing

Sable ain't playing

But neither is Jason

But neither is Jason

 

Memorable Dialogue

Zach:  That kiss in New York told me more than you realize - you want me as much as I want you.

Sable:  My mother warned me against Greeks bearing gifts.
Zach:  I'm Spanish, not Greek.
Sable:  Spanish, Greek, a Trojan Horse is a Trojan Horse.  Now, please take your painting and go.  This Helen of Troy is staying put.

Neil:  Well, I'm only human.
Monica:  Well, you hide it beautifully.

Monica:  No, no tonight dinner is on me, unless that offends your, uh, male ego.
Neil:  Forget about my ego.  My wallet loves the idea.

Jason:  You tell her.  As for marrying her, I promise you this, I'll do everything I can to stop you and that is considerable.
Sean:  Mr. Colby, you don't know the first thing. . .
Jason:  You better get the hell out of here before I throw you out and I do believe I can still handle that personally.

I'm concerned too!

I'm concerned too!

Sable:  My God, it's almost funny.  Even now, I'm supposed to beg you for forgiveness after what you have done to me.
Jason:  What are you talking about?
Sable:  This
[throws book]  My God, how could you?  She's my own sister.
Jason:  Sable
Sable:  Go on, deny it, but I know all about your little trips to the Five Oaks Inn.  What was the plan, Jason, out with sister one and in with sister two.

Sable:   know what you think about Frankie - dear, sweet, saintly Frankie.   Oh, have I got news for you - the halo is a little off center.

Sable:  No, the truth is my sister, your mistress, is a tramp.  She cheated on Philip and she is going to cheat on you.  But, you are just one of a long line of dirty little affairs and I can prove it.
Jason:  We're finished.
Sable:  Jason, if you divorce me, I will tell the world just what kind of a woman my sister really is.
Jason:  I'm not divorcing you because of Frankie.  It's because I can't stomach you.  
[Sable slaps Jason]

Sable:  [To herself] You had your chance Jason and now, by Go, I'll make you eat your words.

 

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