Episode 129 - Suspicions
Wait, the other characters are finally becoming suspicious of the activities in the Carrington mansion. I guess with L.B. being shipped off to The Colbys, someone needs to pick up the slack. Besides, it is becoming more obvious that something is wrong as Blake is becoming more ill as a result of Rita's poisoning of him. Both Alexis and Dex see Blake being dizzy. Adam on the other hand decides to use Blake's illness to his financial advantage.
Before we return to the Carrington mansion craziness, let's summarize what else happened. Every time Michael and Amanda have a moment of affection and it looks like their marriage is on the right track, the writers throw a wrench into the relationship. This time, Elena is the one who is helping Michael with getting his father's throne back. Amanda is rightly upset that Michael has kept this information from her. Wrongly, however, Amanda makes a big deal about it and storms out of La Mirage. Michael chases her down to the mansion and refuses to stop working with Elena. Amanda informs her husband that he will regret that decision.
Dex tells Alexis that she received a mysterious call from Caracus. Alexis asks if the call is from a woman, but Dex tells her that it is a man. Dex is intrigued by the call because Alexis seems rather evasive about who she knows in Venezuela. Alexis has good reason to be evasive. We see a woman writing a novel in a Venezuelan prison. But, she will be in prison no more - a rich American has got her released two years early. The woman turns out to be Alexis's sister - Caress (even though she was named Cassandra) and the book she is writing is a tell all story of the life of Alexis. As for the title, Caress goes real original and wants to name it "Sister Dearest." A free woman, Caress wants to call her sister, but thinks better of it and will just show up in Denver. That is the best way to handle these matters since it makes for better television.
Bart and Jonathan are able to win the first legal battle with respect to the pipeline. Out on the court house steps, Bart smugly gloats and accuses Steven of lying. That pisses Steven off who demands an apology and is ready to fight Bart to get one. That's a sane reaction Steven.
I guess Steven really wants to fight Bart. After a run in with Sammy Jo where Sammy Jo basically tells Steven that he needs to get laid to relax, he sees a news item of Bart bad mouthing big oil, Blake and Alexis. Steven does not even bother to change out of his gym clothes and rushes to confront Bart who happens to be working out. The two have this great homo-erotic, quasi greco-roman wrestling type of fight. It is sweaty and filled with body doubles in bad wigs. In the end we learn who would be the top - Steven.
The legal battle over the pipeline also has Jonathan upset that he cannot get with Dominique. Jonathan, dude you need to give it up. Dominique has no interest in you, especially after you are trying to harm her financially. Dominique also reminds Jonathan that they did not have this great relationship that Jonathan is pretending. I guess there was a need to give a scene to Diahann Carroll.
And we know that Pamela Bellwood also needs a scene. We see her crocheting in bed when Adam returns and presents her with a gift - a promise to get her that damn well. How is Adam going to do this? Well, Blake is ill and has left Adam in charge of Denver Carrington. He will soon be able to take over and then he can give the well to Claudia. Claudia does not share Adam's dream and she will get the well on her own. So, Claudia is going to Oklahoma for a title search. Wait, the well is in Oklahoma - wow that was quite a commute for everybody.
As noted, Blake is starting to have dizzy spells as a result of the medication that Rita is slipping him. The medication is used to slow down Blake's already healthy heart. Alexis notices Blake's fatigue and tries to help him while bad mouthing Krystle and getting information on their relationship. Blake does not want to discuss such things with his ex-wife.
Alexis's suspicions that something is wrong with Blake are heightened when she learns that Dex finally was able to wear Blake down and get him to agree to use Dexter International to help construct the pipeline. Blake would never cave so easily. He would if he was being poisoned apparently.
Of course Alexis wants to get information from inside the mansion. At least she still has another grandchild there to visit and bring a gift. Making up for all those time Alexis was there just to see LB, Alexis brings Danny a huge stuffed bear. It gives Alexis the perfect time to pump Sammy Jo for information. But, Sammy Jo is evasive. Alexis remains suspicious because Sammy Jo seems to be fond of her aunt and child for a change.
Since Alexis is there, she decides to confront Rita/Krystle. Rita/Krystle pretty much acknowledges the relationship with Dr. Travers but tells Alexis that it is none of her business and to get out of her house. Rita/Krystle is pretty good at telling Alexis to leave and just as effective as Krystle in getting Alexis to leave. Blake unexpectedly shows up because he was not feeling well. Alexis totally knows something is up.
Joel, meanwhile, is planning to take Krystle to South America. Rita is going to be punked and she does not even see it coming. Rita wants to leave to South America with Joel once Blake is dead - but she cannot, she has to stay for a while as the grieving wife. Rita, you really should have thought this out ahead of time. Krystle is still trying to pretend to like Joel, but her acting is fooling no one, especially Joel. Her acting takes a turn for the worse when she pretends to have an appendicitis attack but fails to remember that the appendix is on the right side, not the left. Joel is not happy!
Since Blake is home early, Mrs. Gunnerson decides to prepare Blake her soup that will cure anything. Always helpful, Rita will bring the soup up to Blake. Before bringing it to Blake, Rita spikes it with some more of that medicine, but she drops the bottle. Rita gleefully feeds Blake the soup. Sammy Jo notices the bottle and confronts Rita about what she is doing. Rita plays dumb but even a blonde like Sammy Jo can connect Blake's illness to a bottle that says "Dangerous!"
Sammy Jo [to Steven]: Just because your playmate died and your ex-wife married your brother is no reason to take it out on me. So, why don't you go back and do some more push-ups. Better yet, why don't you find yourself a new boyfriend, then we all can relax.
Caress: Oh no, they named me Cassandra - I hated it. My name is Caress. Now, about the title, how does "Sister Dearest" sound.
Caress: Sometimes, surprise is the best form of attack.
Alexis [to Sammy Jo]: Oh what a touching display of maternal affection.
Alexis [to Sammy Jo]: Your sudden allegiance to your aunty Krystle is almost as touching as our new found devotion to your son, and just as suspicious.
Rita: And, I'm not going to listen to anymore of your crud.
Alexis: Crud? You can't even manage a liaison with a modicum of class Well, it just goes to show you can take the girl out of Dayton but you can't take Dayton out of the girl.