Episode 182 - The Testing
Now that Blake has won the primary, he is preoccupied with which child he needs to turn over the reigns of Denver Carrington. Now, I don't know why this should be a difficult decision since Steven is basically running the company. Adam works for Colby Co. and Fallon has not seemed to do anything productive since she has returned to Denver. Still, we need to waste an episode of Blake agonizing over the decision and testing his children. Well, except for Amanda and Krystina.
After Jeff lets Blake know about Fallon's incident in the desert, Blake speaks to Fallon about it and offers her the opportunity to run the cosmetics division of Denver Carrington. Why would Denver Carrington have a cosmetics division? They must be the makers of Forever Krystle and Forever Carrington because no one else would be willing to admit to that now. Fallon does not appreciate the job opportunity from her father because she believes it is nothing more than to serve as a distraction from her alien encounter. Fallon just needs to get into line with the rest of the family and just move past the alien encounter. Besides, Blake is running for governor and it will not help the campaign to have a daughter talking about aliens. I wonder if Fallon passed Blake's test.
Adam's test is a bit easier - it is just a bunch of questions that we do not hear. All we hear is Adam telling Dana that he believes Blake is ready to give up the reigns of Denver Carrington. At least it gives Adam the opportunity to admit that Dana is not actually having his child and that they are using a surrogate. Blake seems pretty cool with it as long as Adam and Dana are cool with it. Alexis took the news with her usual understanding - oh wait.
Blake really does not have the opportunity to test Steven because Steven is so busy with his football team. Why does this team even need a coach since Steven seems to be the one to motivate/chew out the star quarterback, Josh. Hell, Steven also studies game film and is willing to tell Josh what he had done wrong in their last victory. Blake witnesses Steven demanding excellence from Josh and to minimize his mistakes. That seems to be enough for Blake as he calls the children together and tells them that he is putting Steven in charge of Denver Carrington. Yeah, as I said, not a surprise here.
What else is not a surprise? Leslie's pursuit of Jeff and it really is pretty easy. Jeff needs to go to New York to get an endorsement for Blake. Jeff asks Fallon to come with him but Fallon refuses. Leslie, on the other hand, hitches a ride, and uses it as an opportunity to get closer to Jeff. She also plays a few phone games. First, she makes it appear that she is "with" Jeff. Second, she then encourages Jeff to call Fallon and Fallon, predictably, hangs up on Jeff because she believes he is spending his time with another woman (which he is). That is all Jeff needs to tell Leslie to spend the night with him. Way to keep the marriage vows Jeff.
Josh decided to sleep in at Delta Rho. Does he not have practice? Sammy Jo tells Josh that what they did was a mistake and it cannot happen again. We have heard this story before. After Sammy Jo picks a fight with Steven, she rushes over to Josh's place which is probably where they should have done it the first time. Josh knows what Sammy Jo wants, but Sammy Jo runs off because, you can guess it, she made a mistake. Good thing that Sammy Jo left because she happened to pass Skip Maynard in the hall. Why is the old quarterback visiting Josh? Oh, it appears he is a drug dealer and has some cocaine for Josh. Great!
With Blake's primary victory, Alexis needs to plan her next move to stop Blake from becoming governor. Alexis feels if she can convince Dunbar to run as a third party candidate it would destroy Blake's chances (the other major party candidate is James Rayford). That could work. Meanwhile, she gives Sean a position at Colby Co, Vice President of Internal Affairs. Yes, it is a bullshit position, but what the hell, it seems that is what Sean has been doing anyway. Sean is reading up on all the Carringtons based on newspaper articles. It's a shame he could not rent Seasons 1-7 on DVD. Anyway, why is Sean so interested in all of this?
Yes, Sean is in Denver for revenge. Sean agrees to meet his sister Victoria at Joseph's old bungalow. Why would they meet there? It seems that Joseph had two additional children that no one ever mentioned - Sean and Victoria. Sean has come to Denver to get revenge for Joseph's suicide and Kirby's rape. According to Victoria, Kirby has moved on so so should Sean. But, Sean cannot. However, he is not going to harm them, he is going to make them harm each other. As if they need help with that.