episode 2 "Conspiracy of Silence"

 

This episode pretty much follows the aftermath of Jeff finally finding Fallon, who just happened to marry his cousin Miles.  I mean it is so dominant that we don't even get a scene with Bliss (heck Claire Yarlett was not even in the opening).  How can I enjoy an episode without Bliss.  Now, an episode without Frankie would be far better.

Tony is way hotter than this guy.

As the shock dies down, the family welcomes Randall into the clan.  Jeff is pissed and takes out his frustrations on Miles.  As if Miles did this on purpose.  Anyway, Jeff wants his wife back.  Well, technically they were not married when Fallon drove off, but that matters little to Jeff.  Of course, Miles has no intention of giving up Randall which means we will have the cliche fighting between these cousins.  And, let me tell you, the fighting is hilarious mostly because Maxwell Caulfield's acting is so over the top and John James is pretty dramatic himself.  Jason (Charlton Heston not to be outdone in the over-acting department) will not have these two guys fighting and everyone has to be supportive until Fallon gets her memory back.  Then, the shit can really hit the fan.

Meet your mommie-in-law dearest

Meet your mommie-in-law dearest

Once Sable realizes that Miles married the Carrington heiress, she is ecstatic and will do anything to make sure this marriage works out.  Meanwhile, Jason is disturbed because he knows that Miles will lose out once Fallon gets her memory back and there is nothing he can do (besides, he is going to die soon anyway).  Connie has a great idea.  At 2:30 a.m., she calls Jimmy Lee, who happens to still be in the office, a top psychiatrist to work with Randall.  She also tells Lee to go home and get some sleep.  So, why would you call him so late, then?

Here we go

Here we go

I do like Monica's manicure

I do like Monica's manicure

Even better, Jeff decides it is finally the perfect time to call Blake since it is probably 3:30 a.m. in Denver.  Granted, with Rita/Krystle not putting out, Blake probably is up late most nights.  In any event, Blake is determined to fly out and see his daughter.  Maybe his presence will jog her memory back.  Well, it doesn't.  And, to make it better, Jimmy Lee recommends that the family not to push Fallon into getting her memory back.  So, every one is to act as if this is not Fallon Carrington and that she was not about to marry Jeff before she drove off.  This really does look like a formula for success.  And since Fallon is on The Colbys now, there is no point bringing her back to Denver - so Blake returns home.

Do rich people really hang around in bathrobes?

Do rich people really hang around in bathrobes?

Jeff really doesn't do a good job with not pressuring Fallon into getting her memory back.  He really is on her.  I guess being a partner in Colby Enterprises means you actually don't have to be in the office and you can ride horses with Randall.  Jeff also learns that Randall had to hock some jewelry.  He gets the slip and gives Randall the jewelry back in an attempt to jog her memory.  It does not work, but it does piss off Miles, who basically threatens him with a knuckle sandwich.

That seems like a small fist.

That seems like a small fist.

Miles really does have anger management issues.  Now that he is happily married, he is ready to get to work at Colby Enterprises.  No more polo grounds for him.  Jason is glad to see his son get on board and gives Miles his first assignment - to go to Hong Kong to find out who is telling the Chinese that Jason cannot ship all of their oil.  Well, Miles won't do that.  He can't leave Randall because Jeff will go in for the kill.  In an over the top exchange, Miles swears his father always asks him to do the impossible.  These two will have to come to terms eventually.

Miles is pissed, what a shock

Miles is pissed, what a shock

In non-Fallon related stories, Frankie arrives at the Colby Mansion to a cold reception from Jeff.   Jeff really has no time to make amends with his mother (who he calls Francesca).  Frankie tells Jeff that she had no choice but to give him up at 3, but she cannot tell him why.  Then what is the point of bringing this up anyway.  Seriously, there is a good reason to abandon your child.  I can't wait to hear this.  At least Connie agrees with Frankie that she had no choice but to leave Jeff.  Great.

Not thrilled to see his mother

Not thrilled to see his mother

All up at 2:30 a.m.

All up at 2:30 a.m.

We finally learn that Sable and Frankie are sisters, and Sable takes her sister to lunch to feel her out and to make amends of their own.  The lunch is rather pleasant with a few digs here and there.  Still, there seems to be no tension between the two.  Gee, I wonder why that will change?  We get hints of it as it seems Jason and Frankie had some sort of relationship/chemistry in the past.  Really?  And they still kind of carry a torch for each other.  Jason is married to Frankie's sister and has three children with her.  Meanwhile, Frankie has been widowed twice and has a hanging marriage proposal.  This really is going to cause the tension between Sable and Frankie.  What mature adults.

Yeah, that Matisse is going to cost $2 million

Yeah, that Matisse is going to cost $2 million

Frankie, really?

Frankie, really?

As for subtle sexual tension, Zach Powers is not just trying to muscle his way into Jason's business.  He definitely has his eyes set on Sable.  First, he pays her a visit at her gallery where he basically says he was there to see her.  Second, he happens to run into Sable at Colby Enterprises and asks her out for a drink.  Sable will not be giving into the indulgences of this playboy, even if they are riding an elevator together.  

Going in for the kill

Going in for the kill

Let me finish, by mentioning once again, no Bliss.  What a shame.

 

Memorable Dialogue

Connie (to Frankie): Lunch with your sister.  Well, I hope you're not the meal.

Sable (to Frankie):  Isn't it lovely we long have anything to fight over.

Zach:  That's why I'm here.
Sable:  I'm flattered that you should think so highly of my collection.
Zach:  It wasn't your collection that brought me here.

Jason (to Sable): Honey, I have already got Jeff on me, never mind your sister.

 

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