Episode 185 - The New Moguls
It is damage control time for the Carrington campaign following the video of Blake in a whore house. Krystle is angered by Alexis's antics and Blake wonders why people don't just focus on the real issues in the campaign - a common phrase for those who are in crisis mode. Krystle decides she will handle this matter for Blake. Hell, she was head of public relations for Denver Carrington for a while, so she should know what she is doing. Krystle goes to Cora for help. Cora is not willing to help but Krystle says something that gets in her head. It will not be good for business if people learn that they are secretly being taped. I don't know Krystle, some may pay extra for that service.
Krystle's prodding works as Cora shows up at the mansion and gives Blake and Krystle a copy of the tape. The sound has been damaged but it could still be of use. It looks like Sean's attempt to get rid of the tape have failed. Krystle wants Cora to come forward to tell the true reason why Blake was at the bordello but Cora feels that she lacks credibility. Gee, I wonder why. Why not use Cora's deposition then? That would be too simple. Instead, Krystle hires a lip reader who explains the conversation between Blake and Cora at a press conference. Crisis averted.
Alexis is not happy that Blake was so easily able to diffuse the damage she tried to inflict. Well, Sean told her that she should not go after a man like Blake with something so petty. If she is to strike Blake, it needs to be a knock out blow or else he will win. Alexis should know this by now. Two things: 1.) now doesn't everyone know that Alexis perjured herself and 2.) why has no one raided or shut down the bordello since prostitution is not legal in Colorado. I guess, for the latter, we can assume Cora knows too much so no one wants to rock the boat. Hell, you can't buy such free publicity.
We all expect there to be tension between the three siblings running Denver Carrington. Naturally, the assumption would be Steven and Fallon vs. Adam, but that assumption would be wrong. The three have a meeting where Steven informs them that he has looked over some oil deal with Vitron in Natumbe (a fictitious African country) and that he turned it down. Both Fallon and Adam liked the deal and cannot believe that Steven would make a decision without consulting them first. A decision needed to be made, and Steven made it. What is he supposed to do, wake them up to discuss it? That is exactly what Adam expects.
Fallon, meanwhile, believes that the final decision regarding Vitron has not been made. So, she speaks to Dex about it and Dex offers to check out the deal while he is Africa for an oil conference. Fallon is appreciative. In Natumbe, Dex meets with the oil minister, Harry Thresher, a man with whom Dex is familiar and does not trust. Dex wants in on the Vitron deal which seems weird since I did not know Dex owned any tankers to ship oil. Thresher refuses to let Dex in because it is a private deal. After leaving, Dex overhears that Thresher is contacting Sean back in Denver. That definitely piques his interest. Dex fills Fallon in on what he learned and tends to believe Steven may be right about rejecting the Vitron deal.
Jeff and Fallon continue to talk about getting a divorce. It was not like last time when Fallon got a drugged Jeff to sign a paper and she was off to Haiti. Ahh, the good old days. In any event, Jeff still wants it to work but realizes that it is futile when Fallon tells him that she does not love him anymore. Yeah, a lack of love is a good reason for divorce.
Our ambition mini-Alexis, Leslie, has spent her time creating a presentation to suggest a position for herself at Colby Co. When she goes to Alexis's office to show it to her, she finds Sean. Sean looks over the presentation and tells Leslie that he will recommend her for the position. That is so kind of Sean and he, of course, is not the kind of person that would expect something in return.
After making a fool of himself at the Fair, Josh goes to Delta Rho to apologize to Sammy Jo and brings a bouquet of flowers with him, just like the last time he apologized for making an ass of himself. Sammy Jo forgives him but Josh does not know when to quit and some how believes that Sammy Jo will now accept his wedding proposal because he asks again, with the help of a clown puppet. Sammy Jo turns him down again, and breaks the puppet. Sammy Jo tells Josh that she does not love him and is pretty much satisfied living a sexless lie with Steven.
Matters do not get any better for Josh. Steven notices Skip coming out of Josh's apartment. Apparently, the fact that Skip was arrested does not stop him from selling cocaine. Skip tells Steven that Josh is a cocaine addict. Steven does not want to believe it but commands Josh to take a drug test. Josh refuses and quits the team again. Sammy Jo cannot believe that Steven fired Josh and did not have the decency to tell her. She had to read it in the newspaper. Who knew Sammy Jo read the sports page? In any event, Sammy Jo tries to contact Josh but cannot get a hold of him. She eventually goes to his apartment where a bad instrumental of Thriller is blaring. Sammy Jo finds Josh unconscious and calls 9-1-1 and tells them that she believes it to be a drug overdose. It's been fun, Josh.
Alexis: You must understand, Krystle, that I can't allow my personal feelings about Blake to influence my newspaper.
Sammy Jo: Josh, I'm not ready to marry anybody.
Josh: No, you'd rather stay here and live a sexless lie.
Krystle: I'm trying to help my husband
Cora: We help a lot of husbands here but the kind of help your husband needs, I don't provide.
Alexis: Something wrong?
Sean: I don't like meeting hookers in dark allies.