Episode 141 - The Vote
Things are not going well with Denver Carrington's stock - it keeps dropping. Rumor has it that investors have lost faith and confidence in Blake following the information that came out during the trial. Blake needs to stop the bleeding which means he will be purchasing Denver Carrington stock. Besides, Blake needs to make such purchases before Alexis does so. And, Alexis has every intention of buying the stock, discreetly, of course.
Out of a sense of fraternal kindness, Ben offers to bail out Blake and the stock as long as Blake puts Ben and Alexis on the Denver Carrington Board of Directors. Yeah, as if Blake will go for that. At the same time, Alexis decides to visit the Denver Carrington Boardroom and imagine how she will redecorate the place once she takes over Denver Carrington.
This marriage of convenience between Ben and Alexis is a recipe for disaster. Ben does not trust Alexis and expects one of them to double cross the other. That probably will happen, but for now, the two should enjoy a few martinis and plotting to destroy Blake. Ben wants a little bit more - like some romantic involvement. Alexis is more than willing to flirt and to kiss Ben, but she will not submit to him sexually. Such a tease.
Alexis's teasing reaches new heights when Dex arrives to the Penthouse with some papers he had signed. Alexis is too busy making out with Ben to pay Dex that much attention. And to think, Alexis went out to the pipeline site in a helicopter of her own. Again, that must have cost the producers quite a chunk of change.
Even though Alexis has some what warmed to Dex, she continues to ignore Amanda. Amanda feels worthless. She cannot get a job at La Mirage, she has Clay pestering her, and cannot get out of her funk because Alexis continues to reject her. Amanda talks to Krystle about her issues. Well, we all know what this means. Krystle is going to speak to Alexis about Amanda. We also all know that this is not a good idea. Regardless, Krystle says her peace while Alexis figures out how to work an electronic calculator.
Dominique still is concerned about Jackie and she finally contacts Garrett to see if he has heard from Jackie. Garrett has not and comes out to Denver to comfort Dominique and to check up on Blake to make sure he is financially sound. Dominique finally admits to Garrett that he is Jackie's father (worst kept secret ever). Garrett wants to drill Dominique for her deception but the more important issue is finding Jackie. Garrett has the bright idea of contacting the police. Wow! Why couldn't Dominique think of that?
It has been a while since we have seen Sammy Jo. She stops by the mansion to have a picnic lunch with Danny in the playroom. Steven still does not trust his ex-wife but he is starting to warm to her and accept her change of heart. For some reason, maybe to give Ted McGinley some face time, Sammy Jo invites Clay to the picnic. The three have a great time, and look like a happy family, a glimpse of which Steven notices and does not seem thrilled about.
Steven's other ex-wife, Claudia, finally has the goods on Adam. I guess Claudia had wasted all that time in Billings when she could have just snooped in Adam's office. Claudia finds a copy of the Power of Attorney that Adam got Blake to sign while he was poisoned. Maybe, Adam should have destroyed it. Then again, it could always come in useful. Claudia copies the document and tells Adam that they are now equal partners or else she will tell Blake what Adam had done. Claudia is finally learning how the game is played.
Caress is so determined to destroy her sister that she does not even bother to correct Blake when he continuously refers to her as Cassie. Caress finally tells Blake that she and Alexis were shopping in Chicago the day of the fire. Blake is appreciative of the information (and is a lot warmer to Caress this time) but he wants harder proof before going back to court. (Side note, Blake is not going to pursue an appeal because it will take too long. Stupid, at least it would delay giving the money to Ben.)
Alexis "convinces" one of the board members of Denver Carrington to call an emergency meeting to determine Blake's future as Chairman of the Board. The Denver Carrington Board is not a model of diversity - as Dominique pretty much covers every minority. Blake needs to come up with a plan to thwart having him booted and he has the perfect idea - a hostile take over of Colby Co.
That's right, Blake is going to officially have Denver Carrington to go after its larger competitor. He puts it to a vote and it is 5-5 with one person left to vote. Of course, that person is Steven, who works for Colby Co and is, once again, pitted between his parents. Steven does the right thing (I guess) and votes with Blake. Blake is excited, Denver Carrington is going to get Colby Co. Good luck with that.
Alexis: So what exactly do you want here, Krystle, a handout? Why don't you see one of my people in petty cash. Tell them I sent you.
Alexis: The day I answer to you, Krystle, will be the day that I let up on Blake and that will be never. Now, you see that door. You opened it when you came in. So, close it - behind you.
Blake: Alexis is out for blood. Well, that's just what she's going to get - blood - hers and my brother's.
Claudia [to Steven]: Your interest in me is very touching. But, whatever it is, is none of your affair, and that's a word I'm sure you're more than familiar with.