Colbys Episode 5 "Shadow of the Past"
Before we begin the recap, it should be noted that the show is no longer called "Dynasty II: The Colbys", but just "The Colbys". Granted, I do not think I ever used the Dynasty II title, but felt that I should throw that out there just in case it ever appears on Jeopardy - and it won't.
I can't believe it, a distraught Fallon actually drives off and does not end up in an accident. She drives to a hotel and contacts that horribly dressed shrink, Jimmy Lee. Jimmy Lee recommends and Fallon agrees to go to his clinic to find herself, with the help of some truth serum. Of course, while Fallon is off, it is a perfect opportunity for Miles and Jeff to scuffle, again. Gee, can't these two act like adults. I will have to say that John James is starting to pick up some of Maxwell Caulfield's acting skills - and that is not necessarily a compliment.
Now that Fallon remembers who she is, Sable is concerned that Miles may be pushed out and the merger between the Colbys and the Carringtons will be undone (but if Fallon returns to Jeff, then wouldn't it, oh well). Sable tries to push Miles to be more assertive and not rest on the belief that love conquers all. Miles has little interest in being this head of some powerful Carrington/Colby clan - he loves Fallon and wants her.
Meanwhile, Monica is ready to become a record label magnate and her own woman but has little courage to tell her own father that she is leaving Colby Enterprises. When Jason notices Monica packing the things in her office (why bring the law books, by the way?), Monica tells Jason that she is ready to be challenged and to get off the pedestal that Jason has placed her. There is some dialogue about women's empowerment and all that (see below). Jason really has no choice but to accept Monica's decision.
Of course things will not be entirely easy for Monica over at Titania Records, as she meets Neil Kittredge, the man who believes he should be in Monica's chair. He makes a few snarky remarks about it, but he is pretty good looking, so we can let that pass.
Since Bliss does actually make an appearance, it should be noted it was only to complain that she is the misfit in the family and has no talent other than dating men of whom her parents will disapprove. I could have told Bliss that.
Sable continues on her plan to make Connie believe she is losing her grip on reality. Sable slips that silver bracelet that Connie thought she had lost into one of her purses and then manages it so that Connie finds it at the breakfast table with Sable and Jason sitting there. Jason, too busy with work, does not seem to notice. The discovery of the bracelet does throw Connie for a loop and Sable makes it even better by asking Connie if she forgot that they were going to go riding.
Connie changes for the ride and when Connie isn't looking, Sable loosens the saddle. Too bad Connie does not ride the horse, as Frankie, a last minute addition to the ride, jumps on the horse and gallops off (despite Sable's protestations). Of course, Frankie cannot control the horse but is rescued by Jeff, who also happens to be riding by. When Jeff attends to Frankie, he actually calls her "mother" which is all that Frankie wanted. Almost dying was worth it. I guess this is the time where I should mention that Frankie tells Jeff that she gave him up because Cecil kept pressuring her to raise Jeff as a Colby. It seems after Philip died, Frankie did not want to feel like the black sheep of the family so she left. It doesn't seem plausible to me, since her sister would be living with her. But, it is what it is.
Frankie is fine from the fall, but when the family talks about what happened, Connie is upset that she did not properly tighten the saddle even though she swore she did. Finally, Jason is paying attention and Sable fills him in about the other "memory lapses" Connie has seemed to have.
I guess it is time for Gordon Thomson to get an extra pay check as Adam makes an appearance on the Colbys. He is there to check out Zach Powers and see how her elbowed his way in the deal. After that meeting, he becomes insistent on seeing Fallon, which is pretty odd since he and Fallon were not that close. We left Fallon at the hands of Jimmy Lee and the truth serum. As the truth serum takes effect, Fallon remembers that on the night of the wedding to Jeff, she was in her room and some strange man came in and raped her. What?!? Some one just happened to be in the Carrington Mansion who just happened to rape the bride. Oh yeah, it does not explain the head aches Fallon had been having before snapping.
Who could have raped Fallon? She tells Jimmy Lee that she could not remember but once she returns home, she does. Upon seeing Adam, Fallon remembers that Adam is her brother and that he raped her on the night of the wedding. Now, we all know that Adam is not beyond raping a woman, but this is even too much for me to swallow.
Sable: And yet you insist on behaving like an outside. It's almost as if you don't want to be one of us.
Bliss: Well, maybe that's because there is no room left in the fabulous Colby clan for the misfit. Tell me mother, how do you shine in this family. How do you get any attention when your father is one of the richest men in the world, your mother is one of the chicest, sister is a legal brain and your brother is an international champion. Who cares about a brat with no special talent when they're around.
Adam: I'm here to see my sister.
Jeff: Why? Why now? Why are you so anxious to see her?
Adam: You may be the self appointed guardian of the family portal but you are not a Carrington - I am.
Jason: There's a lot more to life that giving orders to a board room full of men.
Monica: And women. . .There are women in boardrooms now.
Jason: Yes, I know that. I put three of them on mine.