Colbys Episode 8 "Fallen Idol"

 

I guess since Jason got to kiss Frankie and tell her that he still loves her after all these years (even after marrying her sister), Jason believes he can just talk to Sable and then he can start his life anew with Frankie.  Ahhh, if it was only that simple.  For a very wealthy individual, Jason is kind of delusional.  Frankie throws some cold water on all this talk and then leaves the Five Oaks Inn without telling Jason.  She does cry as she drives off but amazingly has no tears.

Jason sure moves quick

Jason sure moves quick

Funny, I don't see any tears

Funny, I don't see any tears

Catching his father making out with his aunt kind of bothers Miles.  Gee, I wonder why.  Anyway, Monica tells Miles that he should probably just stay out of it since what happens in ones marriage is no one else's business.  Miles rightly points out that everyone was involved in his marriage.  Speaking of that marriage - things are not going well as Fallon innocently kisses Jeff out of habit.  Of course Miles sees this because Miles has a habit of catching people kiss.  When Miles confronts Fallon, Fallon storms off and swears she should just go back to Denver.

Always catching others kissing

Always catching others kissing

Miles wants to tell his mother that he saw Jason with Frankie and is just about to when Sable is called away for lunch.  Oh so close.  After lunch, Sable stops by Zach's apartment to check out his art collection including some etchings and a Goya.  Sable also mentions that she is willing to bid up to $2 million on this Matisse that will be auctioned off in New York.  Zach uses the visit as an opportunity to hit on Sable, but Sable is too committed to Jason to be lured in by Zach.  It's a shame that Jason is not as committed.

It's how I talk on the phone

It's how I talk on the phone

Sable is a little delusional herself.  She really believes that she and Jason will make amends and will somehow do so even if she does not drop that case against Connie.  Sable is just so scared of divorcing as her parents had done and had scarred her.  She talks to Frankie before Frankie leaves for London and Frankie assures her that Sable and Jason will make amends (since Frankie is leaving, not that Frankie mentions that).  Now, some may view Frankie making a sacrifice by leaving and engaging in a selfless act of love for her sister.  Then again, Frankie should not have got that re-involved again with Jason in the first place.

You really do feel for Sable

You really do feel for Sable

When Jason learns that Frankie is leaving for London, he tries to get the plane delayed but it has already been cleared for take off.  With Frankie on her way across the pond, Jason decides to make amends with Sable and it looks like it will happen until Sable again refuses to drop the case against Connie.  Really?  Just drop the case Sable.  Sable then tries to plead with Connie to come to some sort of resolution but Connie wants nothing to do with that.  Besides, Connie has a plan to win her case against Sable - and it involves some letters that Cecil sent Alexis.  Now, we all know that Alexis will never appear on the Colbys but it is good to throw her name out there every once in a while.  Oh, I don't know how any old letters between Alexis and Cecil can help with Connie's competency hearing but there you have it.

Jason returns to his silver medal

Jason returns to his silver medal

Meanwhile, Monica decides to apologize to Hutch for accusing him of being a con man.  She also tells him that he should reach out to Connie because Connie truly loved him.  On her way home, Monica decides to stop at some honky tonk to get a ginger ale (since there was no bottled water).  There, she meets this blind singer, Wayne, and is instantly taken by his voice.  She wants Titania to sign him.  Neil, however, objects because Titania has no place in the niche country and western market.  Monica is the boss and believes Wayne has cross over appeal.  

Monica apologizes to her aunt

Monica apologizes to her aunt

Not out of place at all!

Not out of place at all!

Nikos does Zach's bidding and there is an oil spill in San Miguel Harbor.  Jason, of course, has to play the environmentally conscience CEO who cares more about the wildlife than how this will harm Colby Enterprises.  It's funny how Blake and Jason are these virtuous CEOs while the actual CEOs in this country do not even come close.  After doing studies, it is determined that the oil did come from one of Jason's tankers and now the commission is considering to ground all of Jason's tankers.  Well, not actually ground since they are in water - but you know what I mean.  Regardless, score one for Zach.

When will Sable learn

When will Sable learn

Miles continues to seethe over the actions of his father by making snide remarks.  Jason finally confronts Miles about his behavior and Miles tries to play it off until he learns that his father is flying off to London.  Miles knows exactly what Jason is doing and confronts his father about.  Jason tries to explain himself - really how do you explain to your son that you are in love with his aunt.  Miles wants to hear none of it and claims he is no longer Jason's son.  Of course, this does not mean he will move out of the house.  Let's not go crazy here.

 

Memorable Dialogue

Miles:  You running for something, Dad?  Because if you are, don't worry about the harbor.  Clean up your own act first.
Jason:  What the hell is that supposed to mean.
Miles:  It supposes to mean you are wearing that suit two days in a row.  You're slipping.

Sable:  You are so good, Frankie.  I want you to know that in spite of everything, I value you and love you and trust you almost more than anyone.

Monica:  Neil, I know you don't like me, and I'm not exactly starting up a fan club for you either, but, Dominique's put us in bed together and I'd like to make that work.
Neil:  Problem is, we both can't be on top - can we?

Sable:  And what am I supposed to say.  Dear Constance, I wish I had half your integrity, half your wisdom, half your sense of honor.
Connie:  But you do, Sable, you do.  Almost exactly half.

Miles:  No, you look - at yourself.  The great Jason Colby, my father, the paragon of virtue.  The man I look up to.  What has he become.
Jason:  That's enough.
Miles:  A hypocrite.  That's what.  I spent my life trying to be like you, act like you, think like you.  I loved you, Dad.  You were my idol.  The man to be proud of.  The man I wanted to be proud of me.  And for what, to watch him sneak halfway around the world to cheat on his wife.

 

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