Episode 178 - THe Announcement
Alexis must be really horny because she is relentless in her pursuit of Sean (she finally learns his name). Alexis's thank you meal at Sean's screening room goes okay, I guess. I mean, if you appreciate Sean's cryptic and ominous answers to Alexis's questions, then you had a great time. Hell, it was good enough for Alexis to offer Sean a room in the Carlton. Sean some how can afford a cabin and to rent a private screening room (with a guy who just sat there and waited for Alexis and Sean to finish their meal) but Alexis feels that Sean still needs a place to say. Sean declines. I want to say he does so politely, but he really does not do anything politely despite the Irish accent. Alexis knows where she is not wanted, eventually, and leaves. That is perfect for Sean who can now go back to watching Alexis's testimony at Blake's manslaughter trial and notes to himself about paying for the sins of the father when Alexis testifies that Blake paid off Joseph.
Well, Alexis must have done something right because Sean interrupts her lounging later that night and takes Alexis up on the offer for the room. Alexis not only gives Sean a room but she has his old clothes destroyed and buys him some new ones. Sean does not appreciate the gesture as he will not be manipulated by Alexis, but will stay in her hotel for free. We all know where this is leading - yup, in bed. Alexis does not waste any time with such things. She and Sean do it. It has been a while for Alexis, so it is good for her to release some tension because what is about to happen is going to make her angry again.
Did you know before this season that Alexis was politically active? I didn't. Yeah, she did form that charitable organization last season that we never really heard about. To make it even more incredulous, the party was considering Alexis to be their nominee but have turned their back on her because of the car crashing incident. No one wants a single crazy woman as their nominee. I just can't believe that that incident is what sank Alexis's chances within the party. There is so much else to choose from. Even better, the party switched support from a woman convicted of murder (later exonerated) to a man convicted of manslaughter (never exonerated). Yup, Blake. And Alexis is pissed about it. To be fair, Alexis needs to be pissed at Blake for something because this niceness between the two was really boring.
Before making his announcement to run for governor, Blake asks Steven to be his campaign manager now that Steven has agreed to remain in Denver. Steven turns down the offer because there are too many expectations for those in politics that Steven refuses to abide by. Fair enough. Blake then turns to Jeff, who would have been the logical choice from the start. I do love it when Jeff asks Blake why not ask Steven or Adam, that Blake forgets to mention that Steven said no. I may harp on this a lot during the season, but we never learn what party Blake is a member of, but if we recall Season 1, Jeff is a Republican. Side note, Republicanism was way different in the 1980s than it is now. Also, Season 1 is way different than any other season.
Since I am in the mood to digress, let's discuss another one of Fallon's flashbacks with the aliens. This time we actually get to see the alien's face and it appears they did some sort of medical experimentation on Fallon. I love how aliens can master interstellar travel and yet still seem to use "primitive" medical techniques and equipment. I guess they were too busy building the space ship to come up with a better design for a plastic syringe. Oh well. Jeff and Fallon have another argument over Fallon's space adventure (overheard by Leslie) with Jeff ending it like a man - he'll just pretend to believe Fallon and now they can all move on.
Fallon knows she is getting no where with Jeff. Steven notices something is bothering Fallon (pretty easy when she is sitting in the dark staring out the window) and she confides in him of her space adventure and Jeff's reaction. Steven sort of believes Fallon but definitely believes Fallon is sincere in what she claims what happened to her. And, to make it better, Steven pretty much tells Fallon that Jeff was a bad choice as a husband. Fallon should know better than to expect Jeff to be supportive in this matter - Jeff is too straight laced. Hell, Jeff turned Fallon that way too. Fallon pretty much agrees.
As noted, Leslie over heard the fight between Jeff and Fallon and she tells a hospitalized Dex about Fallon's adventure. Dex notes that Fallon has had a hard time of late (how would Dex know since he barely shared any air time with Fallon). Why even bother talking about Fallon when the two of you have so much promise together. Leslie escorts Dex home after his release from the hospital and the two get intimate. There is nothing wrong with doing the boss.
Steven returns to Delta Rho after his talk with Fallon rather late. It was so late that it continues to confuse Sammy Jo, she is blonde, of the nature of her relationship with Steven. I thought Steven spelled it out pretty well and we have been going over this for almost a year now, what more must Steven do - shadow puppets. That would be fun. Steven is understanding of Sammy Jo's confusion. Let's spell it out again - they are to raise Danny together and do family things but they are not having sex. That's kind of hard with Steven being gay and all. Okay, not that hard for Steven. Wait, I better stop before I confuse myself. Let's turn to the last child (since Amanda is still in England thinking about things).
Adam feels left out from the family. Good thing Adam does not learn that Blake asked Steven to be his campaign manager and that Jeff later accepted. Adam feels that he is being shut out from Blake because he has not provided him with a grand child. Gee, it couldn't be that Adam works for Colby Co. or that he is a psychopath? Dana tries to assure him that Blake is not shutting him out, but she is super pissed that Adam seems to just want a child to please Blake. Adam tries to persuade Dana that is not true. Dana, and I, are not convinced.
Well, we finally learn that Dana cannot conceive. Not that this comes as a surprise. What does come as a surprise is the doctor turning on some images which I assume are Dana's uterus to show proof of his findings. I really don't think that was a uterus. Anyway, the doctor is fascinated as to why Dana would want to know of her ability to conceive without having some previous knowledge or issue. Dana plays it off as wanting to know because Adam is so eager to start a family. Hell, Adam is so eager that when Alexis lets him know that Dana is at the doctor's office, he rushes over just in time to hear the doctor repeat that Dana is barren. I guess that is not the great news that Adam wanted to hear. Also, some one should be fired for allowing Adam to just burst in like that - medical privacy issues and all.
Since Adam and Dana were at the doctor's, they missed Blake's formal announcement done from his office. For spending so much time writing the speech of his life, it was just alright - pretty Reaganesque and the imagery was good. Wait, we can't say image around Blake, he does not like the word since it seems inauthentic. Alexis temporarily breaks away from sex with Sean to learn about the press conference. Before Blake formally announced, Krystle tells Alexis what is happening and Alexis is pissed.
Alexis does not bother to stay for the announcement but returns to her place to see Sean watching the speech. Sean does not want to compete with Blake so he offers to take her away for dinner (I am sure Alexis will be paying for that). With Alexis changing, Sean ominously tells the TV that no one gets away, no one. Gee, there is another person seeking revenge on the Carringtons.
Krystle: Alexis, it wouldn't be a surprise if you hadn't left the dinner party so early last night.
Alexis: Really, well maybe, just maybe, it was because the champagne was flat, the caviar was mushy and some of the company, to put it bluntly, was very very dull.