Episode 124 - The Proposal
The bitchy one-liners are beginning to the fly. Yes, they have always been a fun part of the show, but everyone is getting into the game. Alexis and Dex return with the ailing and unconscious King Galen. Galen will get the best medical care possible in Denver. Meanwhile, Blake has excellent news for Alexis. The Colbys premiered while Alexis was in Moldavia and in the first episode of that program, everyone learned that Randall was actually Fallon. Fallon is alive.
Just one problem, Fallon has amnesia and cannot remember anyone, even Blake. Alexis, as her mother, wants to fly off to Los Angeles to see Fallon. Blake convinces her to remain in Denver. For a change, Alexis actually listens to Blake and agrees to stay in Denver and focus on Amanda and her marriage to Michael. Of course the reason Alexis listens this time is because Joan Collins refused to appear on The Colbys.
As noted and as everyone knows, Michael and Amanda are having marital problems. Blake believes that with Galen being alive that things should be better between Michael and Amanda. Michael, on the other hand, believes that Dex is the problem and demands Dex to leave Amanda alone right after showing his gratitude to Dex for saving his father's life. Gee Michael, could you at least wait before you make an unreasonable demand. How is he supposed to leave his step daughter alone? Alexis speaks to Amanda about making things work with Michael. Amanda, instead, pouts about Alexis not being there for Amanda when Amanda was a child. Alexis is tired of hearing such nonsense.
Alexis is one for making marriages work in this episode. Alexis commands that Adam make his marriage to Claudia work even if the marriage may cause tension between Adam and Steven. Adam promises the marriage will work, but it does not stop Adam from unnecessarily antagonizing Steven over it. For some reason, Adam keeps needling Steven that he has Claudia (and Claudia has a real man) while Steven's boyfriend is dead. Is it because Adam is insecure or because he is a sociopath? Probably both.
After a run in with Sammy Jo, Claudia is determined to longer be the poor little Carrington. As luck would have it, she may no longer be poor. Walter Lankershim left Claudia the Lankershim 1 oil well in his will. Just like Sammy Jo, Claudia can become a self-sufficient woman based on inheritance. (Oh yeah, same goes for Alexis.) I could have sworn Walter sold his interest to Denver Carrington, but I could be wrong and I am too lazy to go look this up. Besides, what is done is done - Claudia is an oil baroness - well, not exactly.
The new oil baroness has agreed to move back into the mansion. If Steven was smart, he would get out. Now he has both ex-wives living in the same house with him. And, why is Blake allowing this? I mean you already disinherited Adam over this marriage, but you are going to let him bring his bride to the home. At least Danny still loves Claudia.
Why does everyone want to buy stock in Dominique's record company? Previously, Alexis pulled that stunt, and now someone is doing so in Los Angeles. Blake believes that it is Jason Colby who is doing it to squeeze Dominique and pressure Blake on the pipeline deal. Either way, Dominique does not like it. You know what else she doesn't like, Adam pressing her for information about Garrett Boydston. Dominique totally over-reacts to Adam's request of information on the man. Now, we all know there is more of a history between the two than just a cruise. At least Dominique gets it together with Adam and assures him that she really does not know the man.
Rita wants this stupid scheme to end (and I am sure so do the viewers). She can only keep Blake off for so long. Now, is it that Rita does not want to sleep with Blake or she is afraid that Blake will figure out it is not Krystle after making love? Do guys even notice such things? Anyway, Sammy Jo agrees. Let's sign over the money to Sammy Jo and call it a day. Oh, but Joel is not going for that since he wants a lot more than just a cut from Sammy Jo. Sammy Jo needs to learn that these plays have many acts and we have not come to the climax yet.
Joel's bright idea. He is no longer going to be a director, but he is going to act in this farce, also. Joel will pretend to be Rita's doctor to help Rita with her headaches. It is so perfect and it gets Joel into the mansion. Now, if Joel and Rita were smarter they would not have shown affection while in the mansion. Who gets to see it? L.B., of course. Rita tries to make a lame excuse of why she was kissing Joel, but even a little boy isn't that dumb.
Joel tells Rita to handle the young boy. At the same time, Joel gives Rita a barbiturate to give to Blake at those moments when Blake is feeling amorous. L.B. is about to tell Steven that he saw Rita kissing Joel, but Rita enters at the right moment and tells Steven that L.B. is now going through a lying phase (kind of old for that). Steven feels that they should just ignore his lies until he gets over it. Well, Rita did outsmart the child.
Now, can she outsmart, Blake? Ahh, she doesn't have to because she can now drug him. The first night, Blake is showing affection, so Rita drugs Blake. It is hilarious watching Rita cringe while Blake is touching her in bed, just waiting for the drug to take effect. Success!!!
Meanwhile, back at Delta Rho, Joel continues his creepy obsession with Krystle. Krystle is doing the worst job ever of trying to escape. I don't get why she is even trying. Krystle asks for a television and wants to know if Blake was sent the ransom note. Joel is not that dumb. If Krystle has a television, she will know that no one knows she has been kidnapped. Sammy Jo really is stupid because there comes a point where you expect the switch back and Krystle is just going to remain quiet. Think a few steps ahead here.
Alexis is starting to think a few steps ahead. With Galen safe and being in the United States, Alexis is very concerned with Galen's recovery. More concerned than she is about her marriage to Dex. When will Dex learn? Now, thanks to a business reporter, we get inklings that Alexis may become Queen of Moldavia. Really? Um, isn't that a country run by a revolutionary government. Anyway, in this hospital, Galen promises Alexis to make her the most powerful woman in the world - an idea that intrigues Alexis. I doubt the Queen of Moldavia would be the most powerful woman in the world. At the least, Margaret Thatcher would have something to say about that.
Dominique: I'm sorry, Adam, I am not in the dossier business this season.
Sammy Jo [to Claudia]: You, a fugitive from the sanatorium calling me names.
Rita [to L.B]: It's the man's birthday today and that kiss was his present.
Adam [to Steven]: Well, I think you should be happy for her. At least now she has a real man in her bed.
Steven [to Adam]: My congratulations to you, my condolences to Claudia.
Alexis [to Amanda]: You know I am sick and tired of your pathetic little Oliver Twist routine, your poor little me act.
Galen: I will get my country back and I will make you the most powerful woman in the world.
Alexis: What do you mean? [Galen falls asleep] Galen, what do you mean? The most powerful woman in the world. How? How?