Episode 168: The Shower
The Carrington family saga continues and it continues to bore me. It's alright but this is not the show we have come to love the past six seasons. Everyone is getting along in this episode even Dominique and Alexis. Hell, Alexis was even somewhat civil to Sammy Jo.
The real focus of this episode is Adam's continuous decline as he is struggling with the knowledge that he is actually Michael Torrence. Hell, we are even subjected to the scene from Season 3 where Michael's grandmother made him claim that he is Adam Carrington. What a great mind fuck right before her death. Yes, I know it does not make sense.
Well, everyone notices Adam's decline, especially Dana. And, she cannot do anything to help Adam. She has loved/stalked this man all of her life and now she cannot reach him as they reach her final goal - marriage. Dr. Edwards cannot tell Dana about Adam's problems even though Dana remembers that Adam had left school for a semester amid rumors that he had a breakdown. Adam does not appreciate Dana talking to Dr. Edwards, or anyone for that matter, about Adam's condition.
You know that Adam's drinking is eventually going to catch up with him, and it does. Fortunately, Adam is only busted for driving while intoxication. It could have been much worse. Who does Adam turn to to bail him out - his brother Steven. And Steven actually shows some interest in Adam's well-being. What the hell is happening? Adam is somewhat appreciative to Steven but he is not ready to speak to anyone about his change in demeanor (or return?).
Meanwhile, Sarah has no problem telling everyone that she attempted suicide. That's not odd at all. Blake still does not like Sarah hanging around but she and Krystle are becoming better friends. And, that is a good thing because the nurse Krystle hired to care for Krystina, Nurse Johnson, is a total nightmare. She is a know it all who really does not like to work. Maybe, she enjoys the mansion lifestyle too much. Well, her tenor as nurse does not last long when Blake fires her after Nurse Johnson refuses to be criticized on her job performance. Why is any of this important? Gee, I guess it will allow Sarah to spend even more time with Krystina.
Other "developments" include Clay and Leslie drawing closer together. Ben has let down his objections to the two becoming an item and Sammy Jo is all for it. Maybe some one should step in and bring up the fact that Clay may be Ben's son. I guess no one knows or knows how to count to 9. Whatever.
Sammy Jo apologizes to coming on to Steven but she cannot get over her feelings for Steven and she confides in Dominique about wanting more with Steven. The best part is that Sammy Jo keeps saying about all the past good times she had with Steven. Funny, I do not recall any of these good times they had together. Collective amnesia I believe.
Yeah, this is a pretty crappy recap. Then again, this is a pretty crappy and uneventful episode. Oh yeah, Michael gets Blake to buy his interest in the crater so he can use the money to get after Alexis along with the help of Neal McVane. Why is Michael even around anymore? His appearance this season is pointless but it keeps dragging on.
How does this ho-hum episode end, with Adam drunk and going to Dana's place following her shower. Adam decides to drink the left over champagne in a tea cup and accuses Dana of smothering him and that there will not be any wedding. Hmmm. . . does Dana have to give the shower gifts back.