Episode 106: The Collapse
Blake is still pissed about the photographs of Krystle and Daniel. Krystle is more concerned about who is sending the pictures and trying to destroy their family. Krystle still has not shown Blake her photos of Blake and Lady Ashley. Why not? For maximum dramatic effect, of course. Even though Blake has a private investigator looking for answers, Krystle will figure this out on her own.
Naturally, Krystle suspects Alexis. Wasn't Alexis the one who was responsible for the pictures of she and Blake in Rome back in Season 2? When Krystle confronts Alexis, Alexis tells Krystle she has no idea what she is talking about and then becomes all cryptic about looking behind the lens and a bunch of other photography metaphors.
Who do we know that is into photography? That's right - Lady Ashley. Krystle does not know that until she sees Lady Ashley photographing Blake with Kristina in the nursery. Why would the statuesque Krystle feel threatened by the crooked Lady Ashley (and I mean literally crooked)? Also, why would Krystle suspect Lady Ashley of taking photographs of herself with Blake and somehow managing to take pictures of Krystle and Daniel in Colorado while she was in Europe and Acapulco?
Why am I questioning these inconsistencies? Krystle stops by Lady Ashley's room at La Mirage, of all places, to see pictures of Blake all over the room and to ask numerous questions about photography and envelopes. Krystle realizes that Lady Ashley uses a different type of envelope. Lady Ashley realizes that Krystle is suspicious of something and brings her concerns to Blake. A real woman would have let it drop - what kind of grace is that. There is no grace when you are a husband stealing hussy!
Blake is not happy with Krystle and confronts her in the mansion. We all know Blake's mantra - what happens in house stays in house. Funny, I do not recall that, it must be a new rule. Krystle had no business going to Lady Ashley. Oh, she didn't. Now is the time to present Blake with the pictures of he and Lady Ashley. Pow!!! Blake softens his stance, but Krystle is more intransigent and even refuses to go to Dominique's celebratory dinner.
Alexis has Jeff, Nicole and L.B. over for lunch at the Penthouse. L.B. is purposely antagonizing Nicole and she keeps losing her cool. Alexis is not impressed with Nicole, especially after she learns that Nicole was once married to Peter De Vilbis. Alone with Jeff, Alexis wants answers about this marriage. Jeff explains he was drunk, but Nicole loves him so he should make it work. Alexis has other ideas as she contacts people in Bolivia.
Funny, Dex is nearby in Paraguay - not that Alexis or Amanda knows this. Something in the jungle must be getting to Dex, because he is having this horrible nightmare of Amanda and Alexis begging him to choose between the two. I would be waking up in a cold sweat also, senor Dexter.
Claudia tells Adam that their love making was great but should not happen again. They should not fall in love because they will only hurt each other. Adam does not agree. Um, you do realize you just slept with your brother's wife. Claudia does not want to reconcile with Steven but she still wants to see Danny. Steven is still angry about Claudia's course of action and her unjust (cough cough) claims that Steven is gay.
Adam continues his pursuit of Claudia by reminding her that Steven is gay. Jeff happens to overhear Adam imploring with Claudia to be with him and thinks Adam is pretty scummy for going after his brother's wife. Of course Adam is scummy. Adam does not need to be lectured from Jeff, the outsider. At least he is Blake's true son. They get into some wiggle match after Adam clocks Jeff. Blake stops the wiggling and wants answers, but the two will handle it on their own.
So, Dominique's (finally she is back) plan to stop Alexis from her take over of Deveraux Group is to buy up shares of Colby Co. - a counter-takeover. Alexis thinks Dominique is being foolish and will do anything to stop the counter-takeover and to destroy Dominique. Blake warns Dominique that the key to all of this is Brady Lloyd. If he sells his shares to Alexis, Dominique is finished, but no one can find Brady.
It is a mad rush (okay it really isn't) to find Brady. Of course, Dominique is able to reach him first and to implore with him not to sell to Alexis despite the impending divorce. Now, there is no need to pay Billy Dee Williams for this episode, so we will just have his picture. Dominique convinces Brady not to sell to Alexis, and Alexis is not that happy. Dominique pays Alexis a visit to gloat and to give her a warning that she's still after her. Excellent!
Dominique celebrates her victory over Alexis with a family dinner at La Mirage. In fact, Dominique is so ecstatic, she is going to sing. Only problem, Dominique still has this persistent cough that she keeps ignoring. The coughing gets the best of her while she is singing and she collapses. Even worse, the napkin she was coughing into contains ketchup. Sorry, I mean blood. Blake commands an ambulance be called immediately because, again, no one else thought of that.
Alexis: I don't think you'd be so cheery after I've gone.
Dominique: Which may be in a moment, my dear.
Alexis: My beloved mother used to tell me to never make promises you can't keep. It's rude and impolite. In your case, Dominique, it's stupid and disastrous.
Krystle: Alexis, we've never liked each other.
Alexis: Well, it's an understatement, if I ever hear you utter one.
Dominique: I am here, Alexis, to give you some thing you would never give me - fair warning.
Alexis: Oh, how ominous.