Episode 103: Triangles
We have plenty of references to Lady Ashley and Daniel Reece in this episode but we see neither of them, which is not necessarily a bad thing. There is no sense paying Ali MacGraw and Rock Hudson for an additional episode if they are only going to do a lame scene or two.
Blake and Adam return from Paris and Adam is doing his best to not let Jeff know that he was the one who almost sabotaged the deal with the Chinese. There is now a trust issue between Blake and Adam, a wedge that Alexis hopes to exploit in her attempt to get in on the South China Sea action, but Adam is not going to help him mother. She will need to find someone else to do that.
That is exactly what Alexis intends to do, and she intends to use Lady Ashley. Does Alexis not realize that Lady Ashley does not like her? Then again, does it really matter. Alexis tries to contact Lady Mitchell but she has a horrible time returning phone calls. At the same time, Alexis notices a photograph of Blake that Lady Ashley sent him and senses that the good Lady has a crush on Blake. Those suspicions are confirmed when Alexis invites Lady Ashley to go to Acapulco with her for some big oil conference and Lady Ashley accepts after learning Blake will be there.
Amanda finds it unbearable living in the Penthouse with Alexis and Dex, especially when the two have the gall of being intimate with each other. Amanda arrives at the mansion late and asks Blake if she could move in. Of course, Blake will allow it. At the same time, he wants to know what is bothering Amanda, especially after Dex comes to the mansion to apologize to Amanda. Amanda does not want to talk to Blake about it and Blake allows it to drop for the time being. Blake does have a great idea for Amanda, she should join him in Acapulco where Blake is going to auction off 25% of his South China Sea oil leases so that he can raise funds to develop oil the region.
It looks like everybody is going to Acapulco. Alexis is going to go to bid on the leases. Dex is going to go to convince Blake to work with him on refining some of the oil. Krystle wants to go and bring Kristina with her. Blake does not think that is such a great idea since it is all business and he won't have time to spend with Krystle. Blake needs to make a small gesture to Krystle soon enough or else he is going to lose her (okay, that will not happen). I bet Krystle will be less than thrilled if and when she learns that Blake invited Amanda.
At least Krystle has her Arabian horse breeding to keep her busy, and to keep her close to Daniel Reece. (and to bore those of us who could care less about horses) Krystle is called out after a colt falls ill. The veterinarian suggests putting the colt down but we know Krystle will never allow that to happen. We also know that the colt will pull through. Yawn! While attending to the colt, Daniel is arriving in a helicopter and wants to speak to Krystle, but Krystle leaves. She is trying to avoid the temptation.
Nicole is starting to become more comfortable in the mansion and Little Blake is becoming more comfortable with her. It is a slow process. At least she can have sex with Jeff in the meantime. Enjoy it while it lasts because this plot is going to nowhere.
How many years is Steven going to be torn about his sexuality. He does not want to move further with Luke for fear of hurting Luke. Just look at what happened to Ted Dinard. Does Luke want to end up dead? Steven decides he wants to reconcile with Claudia and gently lets Luke down. Of course, after he breaks up with Luke, he hugs him and Claudia just happens to pop in at that moment.
Steven tells Claudia that he was just ending things with Luke and wants to reconcile with Claudia. Funny, Claudia did not know Steven had something with Luke. Ooops. Steven claims he was alone and needed someone to turn to - just like Claudia. Then Steven throws in Claudia's face that she knew what she was getting into when she married Steven. True, but when is Steven going to stop the charade.
If Steven is not going to make a decision, then Claudia should. Even though he has an ulterior motive, he is totally correct when he tells Claudia that she needs to divorce Steven. Time to face reality, if no one will say it directly. Steven is gay, will always be attracted to men and will inevitably fall in the arms of a man over and over again.
Brady pays another visit to his wife to let her know that someone is buying too many shares in her company. Brady believes it is Blake, but Dominique knows it is not her brother since the two are now close. Brady is confused. I would be too. I guess this whole revenge thing on Blake is over, but why not fill in your husband. Dominique knows it is Alexis and she confronts her. Alexis agrees to stop purchasing shares in Dominique's company if she sells her the 40% interest in Denver Carrington, give up being executor of Tom's will and leave Denver. That is not going to happen.
Brady does get some shady character to help Dominique prevent the take over, but Dominique already found someone, Blake. Brady is not thrilled that his wife has a brother to turn to and, like a whiny bitch, breaks it off with her. He also slightly pushes her away but Dominique somehow manages to stumble 10 feet. Dominique, if Brady is going to dump you over this, you are better off without him!
Alexis: I'm disappointed in you, Blake. One should always try to separate business from displeasure.
Blake: I'm not asking you to change anything for me. I was thinking about you. What was your life before Claudia, what is it like now? Maybe, you're throwing away your one chance to be. . .
Steven: To be what. . . normal?
Claudia [catching Steven hugging Luke]: One of these days, I'll learn to knock.
Luke: And all the trapping of a normal life.
Luke: Normal is loving someone, Steven. Sharing and growing together.
Alexis: Dominique, wasn't there a singing nun by that name.
Dominique: If there was, you better start praying to her.
Dominique [to Alexis]: I have no intention of crawling into the gutter with you. You should know I'm a street fighter and I can get very dirty.
Brady [to Dominique]: You want Blake Carrington, you can have him, but you can't have both of us.