Colbys Episode 9 - "The Letter"
Sable is still pretty clueless about what is going on between Jason and Frankie, but poor Miles does not have the heart to tell his mother what he had seen. Instead, Miles tries to shake some sense into his mommy by informing her that Jason just happens to be in London the same time that Frankie has flown back there. Sable refuses to connect the dots although she pretty much has an idea what is going on. Besides, she has to go to New York to bid on the Matisse. Once she gets the painting, her marriage will be back on track. Who knew that all it took was a Matisse?
Sable is prepared to go up to $2 million on the Matisse. There is just one snag. Some anonymous bidder has gone above $2 million. Sable is willing to go up to $2.4 million but loses out to the anonymous bidder. On a happier note, she happens to run into Zach Powers who claims to be bidding on a small Monet. After learning of Sable's loss, he offers her dinner in his penthouse but Sable cannot do it that night since she would be poor company.
No problem, Sable just has dinner with him the next night. It would be very intimate and romantic if not for the fact that Sable refuses to cheat on her husband. Sable also questions Zach as to what he wants from her since it appears he already got what he wanted from Jason (a piece of the action in the pipeline deal). Zach tells Sable that he fell in love with her the first time he saw her when he was a deck hand on the Colby yacht who just happened to walk in on Sable as she was dressing for her wedding. Sable totally remembers that incident and that Jason fired that deck hand. Zach claims it was worth it while Sable really wonders if that really was Zach or he just heard the story elsewhere.
As things are about to get too intimate, Sable pulls back and is about to leave until Zach has one more surprise for her - the Matisse. Yes, Zach was the anonymous bidder. Sable is livid because Zach knew that Sable wanted the painting and what her limit was. Zach believes Sable should be grateful because they raised the value of the painting. Besides, Zach wanted the Matisse to be a gift to Sable, not something bought with Colby money. Still heated, Sable swears she cannot be bought. And then the two kiss. But it ends there.
In London, Roger Langdon proposes to Frankie. Frankie does not have the opportunity to say yes before Jason comes knocking at the door. Always a quick one, Jason figures he has interrupted an intimate moment between Frankie and Roger. It is even more intimate than that as Frankie informs Jason that Roger proposed and that she has accepted. Well, isn't Frankie full of surprises. Defeated, Jason tries to put on a brave face but later tells Frankie that he loves her and the she cannot marry someone that she does not love. Frankie feels there is enough to build a happy marriage. Besides, and this is a big besides, Jason is married to her sister. I don't know why Jason thinks this will all work out somehow. His son hates him and what will his daughters think when they learn that he is intending to leave their mother for their aunt.
Just because it appears that Jason has lost Frankie, for now, it does not mean things will be fine between him and Sable. Besides, there is still that matter of the competency hearing against Connie. Connie still believes that letters Cecil has can lead to her victory. Now, if only those letters can be found. Adam finally locates the letters since Cecil, ever the sly one, put them under his Logan Rhinewood file. Oh, how I remember Logan so fondly. Jeff orders Adam to come to Los Angeles immediately with the letters. Jeff does realize that Adam is going to read these first. I mean, he does know who Adam is. I guess it does not matter if it means he gets to keep Connie's fortune.
Before we get back to the matter of Connie's fortune, let's cover a few other points. Connie begins to write a letter to Hutch to ask for his forgiveness and to see each other again. Isn't writing letters cute? Who does that anymore. In fact, there are a lot of letters in this episode, hence the title. Anyway, enough of that.
Jason is still trying to get the injunction lifted in San Miguel Harbor as they track down the Captain who just happened to disappear after the spill. Jason still believes it is sabotage which gives Miles the opportunity to make a snide remark about all the people who hate Jason. Alone, Jason tells Miles to mind his own business and not to get involve in his marriage. Miles will have none of that since he pretty much is in perpetual pissed off mode.
He is still pissed off at Fallon and pretty much tells her that he is never going to let her go. Meanwhile, Fallon just kind of hangs around the mansion and does nothing. She did somewhat apologize to Adam for accusing him of raping her. Gee, isn't it nice when you can seek forgiveness for such things. Still, she does not remember Adam as the brotherly type.
Romance is kind of heating up for Monica. She and Neil go to this cozy restaurant to discuss business which seems an odd place for a business dinner. What is also odd is the conversation the two have as they are finishing up. Monica wants to know if Neil resents her for being a woman. No, Neil resents her for being a Colby who had his job handed to her. Fair enough. We all know where this is leading to. As the two are prepared to leave, Neil says he hates working for such a beautiful boss and the two kiss. Ahhh, the classic love-hate relationship.
The following day, Monica is able to sign her first artist at Titania Records - Wayne Masterson. Monica almost blew the deal by making some insensitive remark about Wayne's blindness, but smooths him over with the picnic lunch she had prepared for him. Monica finally understands that Wayne does not want any special treatment because he is blind. There also seems to be a little spark between the two. Well, Wayne seems somewhat smitten with Monica.
Bliss. . . Oh that's right, she does not appear in this episode.
Back to the interesting stuff. Adam brings Jeff the letters and he and Connie read them together. Connie finally finds the letter she is looking for, one she wrote to Cecil where she says that she intends to leave Jeff her shares of Colby Enterprises. Well, that was over 25 years ago which totally proves that she was competent when she signed the shares over to Jeff. Excited, Connie decides to show Sable the letter but not reveal the contents. Sable has no time for Connie's riddles as she has a showing at the gallery.
When Connie leaves to gloat to Sable, Adam shares another letter with Jeff, one that he kept in his jacket. It seems Philip wrote a letter to Cecil where he claims that he is not the father of Frankie's baby. Adam revels in the fact that Jeff went through all of this trouble just to learn he is not a Colby. When Jeff asks Connie about that letter, Connie notes that Sable has won because her father's will prohibited her from giving her shares to anyone but a Colby. No, this must be one of Sable's games.
Connie does the classic of tossing the letter into the fireplace but it misses the flame, and she rushes to confront Sable. Sable, meanwhile, is rushing on her own to get to the art gallery and does not hear or see Connie chasing after her. Connie could have waited because Sable ends up accidentally hitting her. The ambulance is brought to the estate and Jason tells Sable he does not want her anywhere near his sister. Everyone else rushes to Connie's side.
Alone, Sable begs for Connie to survive and to forgive her. The tears of remorse turn to fascination as she notices the letter in the fireplace and reads it. Let this be a lesson - if you are going to burn a letter, don't just toss it into a fireplace, but set it on fire yourself.
Miles [to Fallon]: You're my wife and so help me God, I'll never let you go!
Jason: I love you.
Frankie: I won't break up your marriage and I won't break up mine. I am going to marry Roger.
Sable [to Zach]: I've never cheated on my husband, and as long as I'm married to him, I don't propose to.
Zach: I didn't want you to get your Matisse because of Jason Colby's money. I wanted this to be a gift from me.
Sable: You really thought you could buy me.
Zach: Not with all the money in the world.
Jason: If this spill is sabotage, I want to know who is behind it. Obviously, someone who wants to wreck my pipeline deal.
Miles: Or just someone who hates your guts. It may take a while to run down the list.
Adam: Fallon, maybe some day you will realize I really do want to be a brother to you.
Fallon: My memory is back, Adam. I can't say I remember you as loving and caring.
Adam: The good part - "and I know that the baby Francesca is carrying is not my child."
Adam: It's very simple. Philip wasn't your father. He says so right there. Who would have believed it, Jeff? After going through all this trouble to save your $500 million windfall [laughs] it turns out you're not even a Colby.
Sable: You're talking in riddles again, Connie, and I haven't got the time for that. I'm late.