Colbys Episode 6 "A House Divided"

 

Miles carries a limp Fallon into their bedroom as Adam is adamant that he did not rape his sister.  I mean, Adam would never rape anyone, would he???  At least this time, you have to believe him.  I mean, c'mon, he is going to rape his sister minutes before she is about to marry Jeff?  Yeah, he hates Jeff, but not that much.  Of course, Jeff feels the same about Adam which means the two of them fight - again.

Still down for the count

Still down for the count

Well, the doctor is finally able to get the truth out of Fallon.  It seems that Adam came to her room after she kicked out all those women gawking over her.  Adam tells Fallon how beautiful she looks and then puts his hand on Fallon's shoulders.  Fallon freaks out and Adam leaves.  Fallon created the false fantasy of being raped by Adam because she harbors incestuous feelings for her brother.  That totally makes sense.  Oh, and it never explains why Fallon was having these headaches before she ran off.  I guess those headaches magically cured themselves.  Or, even better, we are not going to discuss them.

I'm sure Adam is glad he came to LA for this.

I'm sure Adam is glad he came to LA for this.

Now that Fallon has her memory back, she will go back to Jeff and everything will be as it was.  Not exactly, Fallon wants time to herself, time to become one person again and then make her decision.  Jeff is very understanding.  Miles, on the other hand, handles it like one would expect Miles to.   He goes off on Fallon but insists that they pretend to be husband and wife because he does not want the gossip mill to have a field day with his failing marriage.  I am sure this will end well.

Of course

Of course

Meanwhile, Sable's continued meddling and goal of getting Jeff out of Colby Enterprises and the family is taking its toll on her marriage to Jason.  Of course, who does Jason speak to about his problems - Frankie.  Even Frankie does not believe that this is a good idea, but she really is too low energy to prevent it.  I don't see it, but Jason continues to harbor deep feelings for Frankie.  Heck, he even tells Miles about how he loved a woman when he was his age.  

Frankie, really, her?

Frankie, really, her?

I don't know what Frankie is trying to emote here.

I don't know what Frankie is trying to emote here.

While Jason confides in Frankie, Zach continues his pursuit of Sable.  Unable to get Sable to agree to lunch, Zach manages to get rid of Sable's lunch date and to take his place.  Sable is flattered and is fascinated by Zach.  She, however, puts up a strong front, when Zach alludes to the potency of oysters.  Sable likes the flirtation but she will not cross the line since she is a married woman.

Love how Sable drapes on that chair.

Love how Sable drapes on that chair.

Sable is not Zach's only pursuit.  He wants to destroy Jason Colby (probably some family revenge thing, it always is).  Jason and Zach sign a deal that will allow Zach to ship any oil that Jason cannot handle.  Jason, of course, believes that Zach will do something to his tankers, so he has Miles ensure that security is increased.  Little does Jason know, that he has an inside man - Bliss's boytoy, Sean.  It seems Sean is Zach's nephew and that requires Sean to do whatever Zach wants.  All the family is involved in this vendetta against Jason.  Sean may want out because he loves Bliss, but that will not be happening.

They look like a better couple.

They look like a better couple.

The poses!

The poses!

Back on The Big Valley, Hutch is pissed with Connie for depositing $200,000 in his account.  Connie knew he would be pissed but did it anyway.  Well, Hutch will not take any money from a woman and tells Connie that he sent the money back.  Connie apologizes and confides in Hutch how she is losing her grip.  Hutch doesn't buy it and believes someone is playing tricks on Connie.  Connie could not imagine who would do such a thing or why.  Gee, Connie maybe you are losing your grip.

Losing her grip?

Losing her grip?

Since Hutch sent the money back, the bank decided to call Connie to ask what to do.  Since Connie was not around, the banker spoke to Sable instead and gave the details of the transaction.  I am pretty sure banks do not operate that way, but whatever.  Once Sable gets Hutch's name, she has him checked out and finds out that Hutch has a criminal record.  Sable, of course, jumps to the logical conclusion that Hutch is a conman and is swindling Connie.  It does fit Sable's narrative nicely.  

Playing the patsy

Playing the patsy

Do it for the family

Do it for the family

When Sable tells Jason about how Connie is hanging out with Hutch, Jason is impressed that his sister has some tricks up her sleeves.  He is less thrilled when he learns that Hutch has a criminal record.  Finally, Jason becomes pissed when he learns that Sable has used this latest incident to get the ball running on having Connie legally declared incompetent and having Jason serve as a conservator of her affairs.  To Jason, family handles these things together and do not rush to the courts.  Jason feels Sable is no longer the same woman he married, so he leaves the bedroom since he does not sleep with strangers.  Why not?  Sleeping with strangers is fun.  Oh well, maybe for me.

Contemplate that painting

Contemplate that painting

 

Memorable Dialogue

Jason: Darling, do you have any idea how that sounds.
Sable: Like a concerned wife and mother I presume.  Desperate to save her family from this . . this parasite.

Jason:  I guess you can be married to someone for all these years and know her and love her.  Wake up one morning and find out she's a stranger.  
Frankie:  You shouldn't be saying things to me, Jason.

Zach:  Oysters, well my luck must be holding.  One hears only good things about the potency of oysters.
Sable:  Does one?  One should also remember that I am a married woman regardless of the potency of the oysters.
Zach:  Funny you didn't say happily married woman.

Sable:  Jason, where are you going?
Jason:  I don't think I know you anymore.  I don't sleep with strangers.

 

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