Colbys Episode 7 - "The Reunion"
Jason leaves the guest bedroom the following morning, and guess who he runs into - Frankie. Frankie, always quick on the uptake even if she lacks emotion, wonders if Jason was sleeping in the guest room because of the words she had with Sable a few days previously. Get over yourself, Frankie. Jason, of course, tells Frankie about Sable's legal action to have Connie declared legally incompetent. Frankie defends her sister that she is just trying to protect Miles. No matter. Besides, when Jason finally realizes that Frankie is going to go riding, he decides to join her. As the two ride, Jason asks Frankie to join him for a few days at the Five Oaks Inn because the two had such happy memories there. Seriously?!? One night away from your wife, and you are ready to put the moves on her sister. Frankie, wisely, believes this not to be a good idea even if Jason is insistent. Oh, did I mention that Miles, who happens to be jogging with a few dogs (and no shirt, of course), sees the intimacy between his father and his aunt, and instantly becomes suspicious.
Things really are not going well for Miles. Fallon does not even want Miles to help with a zipper. Fallon feels that she needs to be alone until she can become a whole person again. Even better, Fallon wants to return to Denver since her family, especially her child, is there. That's actually a great idea, but Connie ruins it by suggesting that Fallon move into the pool house. Okay, that is actually a horrible idea but Fallon buys into it. Besides, if Fallon just calls Blake, he will come immediately to Los Angeles. Sure enough, Blake does come to Los Angeles and brings L.B. with him. L.B. is excited that he has his mother back and does not seem confused at all that he met this lady a few weeks ago and no one told him that it was his mother then. Besides, he can go swimming.
Blake and Fallon have a touching reunion. Of course, Blake asks Fallon to return to Denver for the time being, but Fallon feels she needs to be in Los Angeles. Why?? Further, Fallon tells her father that she is torn between Jeff and Miles. For Blake, this is a no brainer - Fallon belongs with Jeff. Fallon loves Jeff and is only grateful to Miles. It is not that easy for Fallon.
Miles may make the decision a little easier for Fallon since he promises to give Fallon an annulment if she wants one since in California you can get an annulment if you enter into a marriage with amnesia. That is good information to know. Sable is not thrilled that Miles offered Fallon an annulment. I mean, this is all that Sable is fighting for. Miles decides to put on his big boy pants and tells his mother not to interfere with his decision. But, mommy knows best.
Meanwhile, Blake and L.B. are not the only crossovers (Alexis will never ever appear). Dominique comes to Los Angeles to see her two top executives at Titania Records fighting over some punk bank. Monica, of course, gets the last word and wants to drop the punk band that Neil was prepared to launch. Score one for the ladies.
At least Monica is successful in that endeavor because her next action is a huge mistake. Miles and Monica discuss Sable's impending legal action against Connie and wonder if they can do something to prevent this matter from being aired in the courts. Monica is actually concerned that Connie is being conned by Hutch and goes up to the ranch to confront the two. Alone with Hutch, Monica takes an aggressive stance while Hutch has no clue that Connie is actually a Colby and a very wealthy woman. Connie appears and dismisses Monica after Monica has divulged her secret. Hutch feels like a fool and pretty much tells Connie that it is over. Connie is pretty devastated that she can no longer play the Big Valley on the weekends. Great job, Monica.
Still, Connie has other issues to deal with - namely the summons that was served on her for her competency hearing. Sable tells Connie that this will all go away if she would only rescind her gift to Jeff. Connie will do no such thing and assures Sable that she will win this battle even if Sable's lawyer will make Connie look like an old fool. Sable is confident that she finally has the upper hand against Connie and is more than willing to use it.
Back on Sean's houseboat, Bliss pretty much does nothing but hang around and feed Sean strawberries. Sean really is in love with Bliss and wants to end the deal with Zach. Zach goes on some tirade about family being important but allows Sean to go. Besides, Sean provided all the information Zach needs to get some revenge against Jason. Apparently, environmental authorities are going to closely monitor Jason's oil tankers while they are docked in San Miguel Harbor. If there is even a cup of oil in the harbor, they will shut down the operation. Luckily for Zach, he knows a captain of one of Jason's ships and offers to pay him to make sure there is a spill of some sorts. The captain, Nikos, does not want to continue to be indebted to Zach so he promises to do Zach's bidding for free. Ahh, Zach is a clever one. If those tankers are unable to sail, then he will be able to ship Denver Carrington's oil from the South China Sea. (Putting aside that there are issues with the pipeline.)
Even though Sable believes she has the upper hand against Connie, she definitely is on the losing end with Jason and Frankie. Desperate, Sable goes to Frankie and pretty much begs for her to leave and take Jeff with her so she can rebuild her family. Ever the martyr, Frankie actually agrees to Sable's wishes. But, since Frankie is such a tool, she will not go to London directly. No, Frankie needs to spend a few days up the coast first. Gee, I wonder where Frankie is going to go. You got it, the Five Oaks Inn. Of course she would go to the place where she had such happy memories with Jason.
Further, when Jason gets wind that Frankie has left but has driven up the coast first, he immediately heads to the Five Oaks Inn with the hopes of finding Frankie. Doesn't Jason have a huge empire to oversee. Sure enough, Jason finds Frankie and the two reminisce about the love that they shared. Yes, Frankie loved Jason's brother, Phillip, but the bond she felt with Jason was intense and even stronger. Jason, after all these years, continues to carry a torch for Frankie and tells her that he loves her. Frankie just wants to be held by Jason. The two kiss. And, to make it better, the kiss is witnessed by Miles, who suspected something between Frankie and Jason. Yeah, this is getting good.
Jason [to Sable]: What about her future? You going to chain her up in the attic - old crazy Connie?
Connie: Let me explain.
Hutch: Explain what? That you get your kicks slumming on weekends playing misery lady.
Connie: You can't win, Sable.
Sable: Not this time Constance. For the first time since I came to this house, I have the upper hand. And I intend to use it to the fullest.
Sable: Please go away. Let me just get the pieces of my life put back together again. Please, Frankie, take Jeff and go.
Jason: Do you still love me Frankie? Do you? When I thought I was dying, the worst thing was thinking I'd never see you again. To get to hold you again. I can't let you go this time. I love you, Frankie. I want you.
Frankie: Hold me, Jason. Hold me.