Episode 126:  The Quarrels

Not only is this Rita/Krystle story line not ending, it is becoming even more incredulous.  If that is possible.  Creepy as ever, Joel decides to treat Krystle to a bath.  Krystle will do anything to leave the attic.  There is only one catch, Joel refuses to leave the bathroom.  Krystle convinces Joel to at least turn around and promise not to touch her.  Joel agrees and, for reasons that is beyond me, Krystle gets into the bath.  Joel controls himself and even allows Krystle to enjoy the bath alone.  

 Is the close-up of Linda Evans's breasts necessary

Is the close-up of Linda Evans's breasts necessary

While Krystle is in the bath, Sammy Jo decides to bring Danny out to Delta Rho even though she is not permitted to do so through her custody agreement with Steven.  Joel chastises Sammy Jo for bringing Danny into this situation.  Sammy Jo is beginning to have cold feet and does not want any harm to come to Krystle.  A little late now Sammy Jo.

  I can't believe you got in the tub Krystle

 I can't believe you got in the tub Krystle

Since Sammy Jo took Danny to Delta Rho, Steven is pissed.  Steven heads off to Delta Rho to retrieve Danny and Sammy Jo is shockingly accommodating.  Before bringing Danny back to the mansion, Steven decides to take Danny to see the horses.  Meanwhile, Joel is marching Krystle across the yard.  Wait a minute, there is plenty of people that work at Delta Rho who would probably recognize Krystle.  Maybe if Krystle would have screamed out earlier, she could have got Steven's attention.

 Seriously, Krystle - you can totally take Joel in a fight

Seriously, Krystle - you can totally take Joel in a fight

Instead, Joel forces Krystle into the stable and hides with her with his hand over his mouth.  Again, there are other people in the stable but no one seems to notice Joel gagging Krystle with his hand.  Once the coast is clear, Joel lets go of Krystle but threatens harm to Kristina if she says anything.  It's one thing to have this body double story line.  It is an entirely other thing to have it drag out so long with such amateurish capers.

 Watch out Rita!

Watch out Rita!

Rita is not fairing any better.  Blake, in the middle of the night, makes an appointment for Krystle to see his doctor, Sid Tyler.  Rita is not thrilled with the idea.  She is also not thrilled with LB driving his car in the mansion.  After LB hits Rita, Rita swears at LB (LB looks scared - but he always does) and drags him by the arm.  Fortunately for LB, Alexis stops this as she is at the mansion to see LB and give him a gift (I guess Danny was not deserving).  Alexis is her normal snippy self with Rita, but Rita is unable to respond as cleverly as Krystle would have.

 How are you going to get out of this one Rita

How are you going to get out of this one Rita

Of course, Alexis goes to Blake to tell him about Krystle's aberrant behavior.  Blake does not want to hear any of this, but Alexis warns Blake that she is right about Krystle.  There is some good news for Blake and Rita/Krystle, the tests from the doctor come back and Rita is fine.  This is cause for celebration, and by celebration, Blake expects some sex.  Before the act, Rita tries to get Blake to drink the laced Brandy, but he would rather make love to his wife.  Instead of just submitting, Rita pushes away from Blake, runs down the hall and locks herself in another room.  That won't be suspicious at all.

 Yeah, I don't get these story lines either, Claudia

Yeah, I don't get these story lines either, Claudia

Claudia will not let that damn well go.  She has spoke to the lawyer who drew up Walter's will and she believes that the well is hers and she is willing to sue Blake for it.  Adam convinces Claudia not to sue and antagonize Blake over one well when the two of them can have it all.  Adam is starting to earn back Blake's trust, especially after Adam informs Blake that he knows who is behind the injunction of the pipeline - Bart Fallmont, an environmental lobbyist and son of a Senator.

 Reconciliation????

Reconciliation????

Amanda and Michael have a reconciliation until Amanda ruins it by suggesting that she and Michael can work together to make La Mirage a world-class resort.  Michael does not want his future to be La Mirage - it is still Moldavia.  Amanda, on the other hand, does not want to provide an heir for a throne that does not exist.  Michael wants Amanda to trust him, but Amanda will not and hates being ordered around.

 Making yellow look good!

Making yellow look good!

Speaking of Moldavia, Galen believes that he can get his throne back and will use Alexis and her money to do so.  Alexis naively believes that once she gets Galen back on the throne, she will become the exclusive banker to the country.  Dex believes Alexis is a fool and the Galen will just nationalize the bank after he becomes king again.  Alexis cannot believe that Galen would screw her over.  Oh, but Galen would and tells Michael that he will do so, but Michael must remain quiet about his schemes.

 Alexis dreams of the power - what a cheap TV in the back

Alexis dreams of the power - what a cheap TV in the back

Ahhh, Alexis, when will you learn.  I love it when Alexis claims to be this powerful woman who made it to the top despite her gender (she inherited it from her husband of five minutes) but is always being screwed over by men that she loves and has been loyal to.  At least Dex will not leave her side this time, he is going to remain in the Penthouse just to make sure that Galen does not screw her over.  In the meantime, we are all being screwed over as these story lines have yet to be dropped.

 

Memorable Dialogue

Alexis:  Why do I need a kingdom when I already have an empire.

Alexis:  I've worked hard for what I've achieved and even harder to hold onto it.  And because I'm a woman, I've had to fight every step of the way.  And, now when I walk into a room, men stand - not because I'm a lady but because the best has entered and I'm not going to apologize for that.

Alexis [to Rita]:  I just can't wait for the day when I see you walking out of this house carrying the same two cheap plastic suitcases that you walked in here with.

 

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