episode 175 - The siege, Part 1

 

Luck would have it for Alexis that just as her car plunges into the river, a man happens to be driving by.  He rescues Alexis and Alexis's make-up remains absolutely flawless throughout.  Alexis regains consciousness in the hospital and is determined to find the man who saved her life.  She may also have to take care of that stealing a car thing.  Anyway, Alexis manages to track down the mystery man, Sean, who happens to be vacationing in a cabin and has an Irish accent.  Sean really wants nothing to do with Alexis, and he keeps calling her "lady" kind of like what Mark used to do.  In any event, Alexis will not allow Sean to brush her off so easily.

 Flawless

Flawless

 Alexis should have just stayed in the hospital

Alexis should have just stayed in the hospital

The post-reception at the Carrington mansion really is not much fun as Matthew is holding the Carrington family hostage.  Good thing Adam and Dana left.  Matthew seems different this time and he has some issue with headaches.  Matthew tells the family that he survived the crash and was nursed back to health by some natives who like to wear tuxedos.  In return, Matthew taught them better farming techniques which Matthew must have learned some where.  Anyway, they are now a close knit community and they are willing to do anything for each other, include die for one another.  Speaking of dying, we do learn that Lindsey did die in that accident.  I guess we can assume Matthew knows what had happened to Claudia because he does not even bother to ask about her.

 Yeah this whole hostage thing is giving me a headache too

Yeah this whole hostage thing is giving me a headache too

It should be noted that Matthew instantly recognized Steven despite Steven having plastic surgery during Matthew's absence.  Matthew asks Steven if his father still hates gays but Steven informs Matthew that Blake has changed.  Matthew is skeptical.  I am skeptical of this whole kidnapping thing.  Does Matthew really think that Krystle is going to want to return to some jungle in South America.  I mean, will she be able to wear her furs.  

 Didn't Matthew notice that Steven changed

Didn't Matthew notice that Steven changed

So the whole time during this hostage crisis, we get the typical happenings with Matthew trying to be kind to Mrs Gunnerson, Jannette and Gerard with everyone feeling uneasy and trying to come up with a plan to escape.  We also learn that there is talk that Blake is considering a run for governor.  And, of course, Dex gets his ass kicked a few times.  When will Dex learn.  Anyway, Blake and Krystle have the bright idea to pretend the two are fighting and that Krystle will go to South America with Matthew and his followers (who occasionally add face paint).  Matthew buys into it but Blake needs to leave the grounds.  With one of the armed gunman, Blake crashes his car into a police car and tells them the family is being held hostage.  The police agree to help Blake to rescue his family.

 Calm down Blake

Calm down Blake

Leslie is too impatient to wait for Blake's plan to work so she has a better idea.  She is going to seduce one of the guys and take his gun.  That seems like a job Sammy Jo may be better at.  Hell, why not let Steven do it, since Blake believes it is hard for Steven to be celibate.  Why Leslie tries to seduce him in English and with Scotch is beyond me, but I guess sex is a universal language.  Leslie takes the man into one of the bedrooms and is about to grab his gun when Matthew puts an end to it.  The guy slaps Leslie a couple of times and here comes Dex to the rescue.  Dex gets into a fight with Matthew and appears to be badly hurt.  Dex makes a run for it, breaks through a door but is shot as he runs across the yard.  Poor Dex.  This does throw a wrench into Blake's plan.  Why can't they just be patient?  

 This is your bright idea, Leslie

This is your bright idea, Leslie

Meanwhile, in California, following the cancellation of The Colbys, the police locate Fallon's car in the desert but cannot find Fallon.  Jeff also arrives.  I guess we are to assume that Frankie is okay because Jeff did not seem to concerned about the fate of his mother.  I really want to believe that Frankie is dead.  Even though multiple police officers cannot locate Fallon, Jeff is able to do so.  Fallon is passed out in front of some gate in front of some house.  Is this still the desert?  Why would one have a gated residence there?  Also, it really is inconsiderate of the aliens to drop Fallon off miles away from her car.  Maybe they did so in order to avoid the police.  Who knows?  Still kind of rude.

 I really never should have gone on  The Colbys

I really never should have gone on The Colbys

 Really, the aliens left Fallon here!

Really, the aliens left Fallon here!

When Blake's plan does not seem to be working, he tells the police to allow him to go into the house to see where his family is.  The police give him three minutes.  Well, they could give Blake all the time in the world that he wants because the family is gone.  After shooting Dex, Matthew decided the best thing to do was to move the Carrington clan.  Great, so we have another episode to resolve this.  I almost wish Lindsey was alive so she could be crying about how horrible her father is behaving.  Okay, I went too far.  Glad Lindsey is still dead!  Next time, take Frankie with you!

 No more weddings for Dex

No more weddings for Dex

 

Memorable Dialogue

Matthew [to Blake]:  Well, I hope you live up to the expectations of whoever votes for you.  On second thought, I hope you live.

 

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