Episode 143: The Cry
Like it or not, we get a whole lot of Amanda in this episode. Amanda is feeling more and more worthless and seems depressed to Krystle. To make matters worse, Amanda is walking around with a bottle of some really bright orange pills for insomnia. Amanda contemplates taking the whole bottle and just end it.
Instead, Amanda leaves the mansion but tells Krystle it is too see a friend. However, that is a lie. Amanda goes to La Mirage and drown her sorrows in ginger ale. Wait, why make up such an elaborate lie if you are just going to go La Mirage? Guess who runs into Amanda at La Mirage, her stalker, Clay. Why does Amanda feel guilty that Clay took the blame for her driving incident? And, why does Amanda tell the bartender about the driving incident when there is a reporter who hears the entire exchange?
Again, Amanda has no time for Clay, and Clay snaps that Amanda needs some sort of psychological help. So, who does Amanda turn to, Dex. Heck, Amanda is so desperate to talk to anyone that she is willing to go to a dive diner in rural Colorado. Unfortunately, Dex does not have enough time for Amanda. No worry, there are plenty of other members of the Carrington clan to ignore Amanda.
Meanwhile, Jackie has a creepy stalker of her own in the boarding house she is staying in. The guy invites Jackie to a movie but she politely turns him down and promise a rain check. When the guy comes in to cash that check, he notices that Jackie is packing. Someone is there to pick her up. He does not believe her and makes a hard play for her. Jackie was not lying. Dominique and Garrett burst in and make that guy take a hike.
Now that Jackie is safe from some faux stalker, Dominique feels it is finally the right time to tell Jackie that Garrett is her father. Jackie is not thrilled that Dominique has lied all the time. In fairness to Dominique, she did not want her daughter to have the stigma of being a bastard that Dominique had endured. I can accept that, and this still was a time when being illegitimate was kind of a big deal. At least Jackie did not freak out and break down like Lindsay did when she learned why her parents married in Season 1.
It has been a while since Adam and Steven had a confrontation so Adam asks Steven when he is going to step down from the Denver Carrington Board because of the hostile takeover attempt. Steven pretty much tells Adam to go to hell. Adam has even better success with Claudia as he turns over the oil well to her. Finally, Claudia got her damn oil well. Now that that unpleasantness is over, Adam is willing to take Claudia up on her offer of sex. Claudia seems game and reminds Adam that she is at La Mirage.
Caress finally goes to Blake with the information she has. Not only does Caress tell Blake that Ben was with Emily Fallmont the night of Ellen's death, but she gives him a copy of Sister Dearest. Good thing that Caress photocopied the manuscript. Alexis is not thrilled that Caress spoke to Blake. Something needs to be done with Caress. Ben realizes that Caress had not served her full sentence in that prison in Caracus. Hmmm. . . maybe it is time to do so.
You would think Blake should feel thrilled now that he has evidence that Ben and Alexis perjured themselves. For some creepy and dramatic reason, Blake has Emily meet him at his mother's tombstone. Emily admits the affair but is so distraught that Blake cannot make Emily come forward. How noble, and stupid, of Blake! This is war and Blake still demonstrates that he is a pillar of virtue. No wonder Ben is not afraid Blake would drag Emily's reputation through the mud.
Instead, Blake will find another way to destroy Ben and Alexis. He just needs $1 billion. Unfortunately, no banker is willing to raise the funds because of Blake's reputation as a result of the trial. Alexis gets wind of Blake's need for money and raises the money herself. She then gets Faruk Ahmed to meet with Blake and offer him a billion. Blake, why are you so stupid as to take Ahmed's offer? Do you not remember the history you have together? Krystle even believes this a bad idea. But, Blake needs for Krystle to trust him and she does. Moron. Regardless, Alexis is thrilled because now she owns the $1 billion loan that Blake has taken (plus the $250 million fee for the loan).
Back to Amanda. After Steven cancels lunch plans, Amanda visits her mother. Alexis is not thrilled that a reporter knows about Amanda's driving incident. To punish Amanda, Alexis decides to cut her out of her heart (but not her will). Amanda is tired of being treated like crap. She is finally going to do it and end it all. In a room at La Mirage, Amanda takes those pills for insomnia. Groggy, Amanda does one final stupid act - she calls Alexis (she should have called Blake). Alexis has no time for Amanda and has nothing more to say to her. Amanda is down with that, and she passes out.
Clay [to Amanda]: Has anyone ever told you that you have the makings of a spoiled brat?
Ben: Of which I'm sure she smiled her cool Caress smile.
Alexis: Yes, I almost smacked her in her cool Caress face.
Amanda: It's you that I wanted in my life.
Alexis: Oh really
Amanda: All those years I grew up without you, it was your love that I needed.
Alexis: How strange. I thought it was my husband's love that you needed.
Alexis: Faruk, that check is for $1 million, don't shed too many tears, it might blur the ink.