Episode 131 - The Vigil
Blake is rushed to the hospital and it is touch and go for a while, but there is no doubt that Blake will survive. Much of the action in this episode occurs in the hospital or revolve about this story line that is about to come to an end.
The doctors ask Steven if Blake is on any medication but Steven has no information. Sammy Jo does and she provides the doctors with the lab results to show what medication Rita had been using to poison Blake. Steven wants to talk to Sammy Jo about what she knows, but Joel gets to her first and threatens to accuse Sammy Jo of being the ring leader in the plot to kill Blake. Thus, Sammy Jo plays dumb with Steven.
It looks like Sammy Jo and Rita are about to unravel, but Joel is going to make sure that the two keep it together. His calmness is almost creepy, but someone needs to be strong or else this whole plan will crumble. Oh wait, it pretty much has.
For some apparent reason, Jonathan was the one to contact Dominique to let her know that Blake was in the hospital. How the hell does Jonathan know? Anyway, Jonathan is there to greet Dominique at the hospital and escort her to see Blake. Dominique has a tearful talk with Blake and leaves his room and happens to see Garrett, who was in Denver to have a meeting with Blake. Garrett is there to comfort Dominique, a comforting that Jonathan sees and realizes why Dominique has pulled away from him. Now we know why Jonathan just happened to learn about Blake's condition.
Adam is probably the last Carrington to learn about Blake's condition (well, other than Fallon, who they decide not to bother to tell). Adam has such concern for his father. Oh wait, he has concern for his inheritance. Blake cannot die while Adam is still cut out of the will. Things are no better for Adam when he gets a call from Claudia in Oklahoma regarding that damn well. Claudia is pissed that Adam (on behalf of Denver Carrington) signed the letter rejecting Claudia's claim for that damn well. Adam assures Claudia it does not matter because he has Blake's power of attorney. Again, Claudia hangs up on Adam.
No time at the hospital would be complete without an arrival from Alexis. Alexis rushes to Blake's bedside but not before she confronts Rita/Krystle and accuses Rita/Krystle of causing Blake's illness. Rita/Krystle tries to pull it off - it is just Alexis being dramatic as always. Alexis reminds Blake of the four children that they have together and that they need him.
Before we continue the vigil at the hospital, let's cover a few other minor plot developments. Galen asks Alexis for another $2 million to help him get back his throne. Alexis is a little apprehensive about giving the money but is still willing to do so. Dex, on the other hand, objects and let's Galen know of his objections. Dex cannot wait for the day that Galen can walk again so he can leave. Neither can Galen. One problem, Galen is able to stand - I wonder when he will let the others know about that.
While working at La Mirage (with the Moldavian crest behind him), Michael is interrupted by Elena who is upset because her father, though part of the revolution, has been arrested and jailed. Michael is only sympathetic because it is Elena's father and he comforts her. Now, we all know what this means. Yup! Amanda enters the office just in time to see Michael holding Elena. Amanda knows what this means and leaves after a snippy remark.
When is Dex going to learn that he will always be second in Alexis's heart after Blake. Alexis is not in the mood to make love with Dex because she is too concerned about Blake. Now, Dex probably should be a little more sensitive. But, Dex has his pride and now he is actually third - following Blake and Galen. Once again, Dex storms off. Alexis does not seem that concerned.
After a tough night, the doctors inform Dominique and Rita that Blake is going to live. Dominique is pleased and Rita tries to play off that she is happy, but she knows the shit is about to hit the fan. Things are worse for Rita because the doctors know that Blake was taking a heart medication that he was not prescribed. Rita claims not to know why Blake was taking that medication. No need to worry, Blake will provide more information when he wakes up.
With Blake going to live, Joel is ready to take Krystle to South America right away. There is the issue about the passports which require two more days to be forged. Phew! The forger offers expedited services for a larger fee. What choice does Joel have?
Sammy Jo figures that it is time to get out of Denver. She packs up her hideous (but very 80s) wardrobe. While packing, Danny enters and begs his mother not to go. It is so touching. Sammy Jo also has a flash back to a concerned Krystle and changes her mind. She is not going to leave Denver. I am not sure about that Sammy Jo.
With Blake recovering, Rita decides to see the man she almost killed. Blake comes to but claims that Rita is not Krystle. Yes, Rita looks like his wife but that is not his wife. Rita tries to convince Blake differently, but Blake is working himself up so Rita bolts. Rita rushes to Delta Rho to find Joel but Joel is no where to be seen.
Rita suspects Joel took Krystle out again and goes to the attic. Surprise, Krystle is there. The two get into an awesome drag queen fight. While they are fighting, Sammy Jo arrives and knocks out Rita for good. Sammy Jo convinces Krystle to get out there before Joel arrives. Wouldn't you know it - just as they open the final door for freedom, there is Joel asking the two where they think they are going.
Alexis: So now I am warning you, you and that quack lover of yours.
Rita/Krystle: You, you have done nothing but make trouble for Blake to get what you want.
Alexis: Blake and I have always fought because that is the passion between us. But, it's always been eye-to-eye and never behind the back. Don't worry about looking over your shoulder for me, Krystle, because when I finally decide to destroy you, it's going to be face to face.
Adam [to Blake]: Don't you dare die. You thought I couldn't be the son you wanted me to be so you cut me out of your will to punish me. Well, father, I am your son, a true heir. I'm a Carrington and you owe me so don't you dare die.
Alexis: Where are you going?
Dex: What difference does it make? You won't be alone. You'll have your memories of Blake and your future with Galen to keep you company.