Episode 119: The Man
Krystle is very concerned about Sammy Jo even though Blake tries to convince Krystle to forget about her niece. I could have sworn that a couple years ago, Krystle thought Sammy Jo was a lost soul, but Blake still had faith in her. Whatever. In any event, Krystle is so concerned about Sammy Jo that she decides to fly out to New York to see her niece without even telling her she is coming.
Fun times are going on in New York as Rita is recovering from her nose job and is trying to learn her role as the next Mrs. Carrington. It does not seem to be going well and Joel is losing patience. He needs more information from Sammy Jo about Krystle. Really, how much about her Aunty Krystle does Sammy Jo know? There is bound to be tons of errors. Then again, the writers make errors too, so why does it matter.
As Krystle approaches Sammy Jo's apartment, she passes Joel who gives Krystle an interesting look. Krystle knocks just as Rita and Sammy Jo are practicing Krystle's signature. Sammy Jo gets Rita to hide before she lets Krystle in. Why hide her? Krystle has already met Rita. Sammy Jo finally lets Krystle in but tells Krystle she should have called first (Krystle should have) but that she will talk to Krystle as soon as she is back in Denver. It's not like Krystle lives across the street. So, Krystle basically flew two thirds across the country for no reason. This is why you call first.
Jason really wants an answer from Blake about the pipeline deal. Jason is so determined that he helps himself to breakfast at the Carrington mansion. Blake is more open to the idea as he has Adam go out to Los Angeles to perform due diligence. Jason gives Blake a week to make his decision and reminds Blake that the only way that oil in the South China Sea is going to get to the United States (and then the pipeline will take it to Chicago from Los Angeles) is on Jason's tankers.
Jason is emphatic of coming up with creative alternatives for Blake on how to ship his oil, that he leaves a message with Blake's secretary that the oil can be transported by mule for all he cares and that he expects an answer. The secretary feels that this unimportant information needs to be shared with Blake while he is meeting with Alexis. Alexis overhears about the pipeline deal and decides to arrange a meeting with Jason.
You would think Alexis would use this information to get herself involved in the pipeline deal. But, Alexis is too obsessed about King Galen to worry about business. Alexis tells Jason that she will get Blake to agree to the pipeline deal if Jason will put economic pressure on Moldavia. Jason turns down the deal only because he does not believe that Alexis can deliver Blake. Dex learns of Alexis's meeting with Jason and believes that Alexis made a pitch to Jason to have Dex involved in the pipeline. Oops, Alexis forgot about that. Dex is not thrilled since Alexis seems more concerned about King Galen than her own husband. It looks like separate rooms tonight.
Claudia's trip to San Francisco is not just business. She needs some time away to think about her life and to stop leaning on men. Granted, if Claudia does not want to make the mistake of marrying a gay man again, San Francisco is the place to go. Before leaving, Claudia visits Steven at Luke's apartment (Steven is prepping Luke's stuff for Goodwill) and the two express that they will always love each other. Claudia has no peace in San Francisco, however, as Adam finally finds her and presents her with a beautiful necklace. The two make love. No time for Claudia to think. Just when Claudia seems lucid, some Carrington goes ahead and ruins it.
Real quickly, Jonathan Lake interrupts Dominique while she is rehearsing. Dominique is not thrilled, but Lake tells Dominique a story that touches her heart. While in Paris, Lake's wife passed and he thought about suicide. Before throwing himself into the Seine, Lake stopped for one last drink and that is where he saw Dominique perform and he decided to live. Since Dominique saved his life, he owes her and wants to show his gratitude by taking her to dinner. I can't believe Dominique bought this story, but a free dinner is a free dinner.
So, Connie's deal for Jeff is her share of Colby Enterprises and some little drummer boy toy that Jeff loved as a child. Jeff cannot believe that Connie is giving this gift to him. How will Jason take this? Well, not well, of course. Jason really cannot stop Connie. Oddly, Connie has a point here. Jason is about to die and Miles is in no place to take over Colby Enterprises. (Monica is, but who cares about a woman.) Jason feels that his son will grow into the position. Yeah, a lot of people grow into the CEO of a billion dollar corporation.
Jason feels he can buy Jeff out of Colby Enterprises, but Jason's rough attitude gives Jeff another idea. He is actually going to come to Los Angeles and actively participate in the corporation's activities. I don't know why Jason is so afraid of Jeff. Hell, Cecil left Jeff with half of Colby Co. and he did a good job with that until he traded his interest in that with Alexis's in Denver Carrington.
Since Jeff is in Los Angeles, he goes to the only police station in the second largest city in the United States and finds the one officer who actually dealt with Randall/Fallon. The officer believes he saw the woman but cannot remember for sure since there is a lot of missing people and crime in Los Angeles. Don't worry, the missing person's report is in the computer so when she turns up again, the cops will contact Jeff (not if she is going by Randall).
Randall/Fallon is at the stables with Miles, and Miles is being his aggressive annoying self. Randall/Fallon has a great rapport with a horse so she feels the best idea is to ride the horse equestrian style. Fallon does a decent job even though she is thrown. Fallon realizes she knows how to ride, it is another piece of the puzzle of who she is. Miles does not care if Randall/Fallon figures out her true identity because he will never let her go. Kind of stalkerish.
As Blake and Krystle are window shopping in a posh area of Denver, Krystle sees Joel coming out of a store. Not suspicious at all, Joel hides his face and quickly crosses the street. Krystle swears she has seen this man before - maybe like yesterday. The realization does not come to Krystle until she is back at the mansion. Krystle is scared of this man. And she should be, Joel presents Rita (who now looks like Krystle and not Vida Boheme) with a dress that Krystle would wear. The plan is ready. Sammy Jo will get money and Joel and Rita will get a cut. Oh no, Joel tells Rita that they are not getting a cut of Sammy Jo's money, but all of Blake's money.
Jason: Alexis, you can't deliver Blake Carrington, and I can't put a whole country out of business, not ever a small one.
Alexis: Do I sense the sweet smell of profit.
Dex: You don't want a mere husband in you bed, Alexis. What you want is a king. Good night, lady.
Rita: Krystle Carrington, that's some act to follow. That's not just a signature or money. That's real flesh and blood. By God, I'm gonna do justice by her.
Fallon: Miles, you really are the only one who cares but I got to find out who I am.
Miles: If you do, I got news for you, I'm not letting you go ever.
Joel: We can't have a Krystle Carrington look-alike shopping in a dime store.