Episode 188 - Images
So many episodes this season open with Blake and Krystle working out and wearing a ton of clothes to do so. I really can't believe people wore such things in the 1980s. Yes, I realize this has nothing to do with the episode - it is just an observation. Anyway, Krystle tells Blake that she wants to go after Alexis the way she has gone after them, but Blake wants to win this election based on the issues not character assassination. How noble of Blake. This does not stop Krystle, however, from finding out whether Alexis had anything to do with the death of Cecil. Maybe Krystle should have read Caress's Sister Dearest. Instead, in order to get the goods, Krystle finds those from the past with first hand knowledge. It also requires a little rewriting of history.
Krystle first meets up with Gerald Wilson, former head counsel at Colby Co. Gerald claims that he despises Alexis because she fired him soon after Cecil's death. Funny, that never happened. Heck, it was even a mini-story line. Adam had fired Gerald which pissed off Jeff and when Alexis learned the truth she reinstated Gerald and chastised Adam. In fact, if my memory serves correctly, Gerald Wilson showed up in either Season 5 or 6 and still serving as head counsel at Colby Co. Regardless, Gerald refuses to help Krystle because it would violate his ethical obligations.
Another person unwilling to help Alexis is Dr. Lowden, Cecil's doctor at the time of his heart attack. A nurse over hears Krystle speaking to Dr. Lowden about Cecil's death and she is willing to help Krystle. The nurse remembers how rude Alexis was to her so she is more than willing to discuss the peculiar nature of Alexis and Cecil's marriage. Finally, the priest who performed the ceremony was willing to talk to Krystle about the wedding. Granted, I don't know much the priest could say other than Cecil was a bit hesitant about saying "I do."
While Krystle is snooping into Alexis's past, Alexis feels she needs to hire an image consultant to help with her campaign, and Alexis hires the best - Russ Kelton. Russ does not approve of the image Alexis wants to portray and tells her that she needs to be more humble and even wear pastel. Alexis initially balks at the idea of wearing pastels. Maybe she should rethink this running for governor business.
Russ also suggests that Alexis have her children by her side as she runs. Of course, he means only three of her children. Alexis asks Steven, Adam and Fallon to support her. Fallon and Steven refuse since they already committed to Blake. Adam is willing to help. I guess Amanda was too busy thinking to even ask. Alexis is upset that all of her children are not supporting her and she blames Blake. This, of course, makes Alexis go to Blake's campaign headquarters and blame him, once again, for turning the children against her.
With Alexis busy accepting to wear pastels [it is a difficult process], Sean is having free reign over at Colby Co. He tells Adam about the Victron Deal and how Colby Co. should get involved. Adam still has not committed to the deal but he is beginning to warm to the idea because it will annoy Steven. Blake hints to Steven about tension between he and Adam and Steven eventually believes that Fallon has spoken to Blake about the Victron Deal. Fallon says she has not and then decides to visit Natumbe to check out the deal herself.
With Dex at her side, Fallon speaks to Harry Thresher who assures them that Natumbe is experiencing a glut of oil and they need someone to help ship it out. Colby Co is already on board but there is always room for Denver Carrington's millions. Dex still is not entirely sold but Fallon is still firm on moving forward. Heck, Fallon is so confident about the deal's prospects that she enjoys a nice belly dance in some bar in Natumbe. Why there is a belly dancer is beyond me. Also, why Fallon was wearing the outfit she was is beyond me. Anyway, after a man propositions Fallon, Dex takes the drunk Fallon back to the hotel with a smart man taking pictures of the entire scene. Way to keep it professional Fallon.
Adam, meanwhile, is trying to get in touch with Dana who has become Sammy Jo's new best friend and is staying at Delta Rho. Dana finally speaks to Adam and Adam forgives her for what happens and blames himself for what he did to Dana at such a young age. It seems to hint that Adam forced himself on Dana which would kind of make him a serial rapist. Who knows what he was apologizing for. Anyway, he is just glad that they are back together and Dana is glad that she can no longer be blackmailed by Sean.
Adam is pissed when he learns that Sean blackmailed Dana but nothing really comes of it. Sean denies it and then claims it is in the past and that they should all just move on. Wait, that is all it takes to get out of this mess? How about going to your mother and tell her about the scum bag she married and put in charge of Colby Co. Oh well, I guess we can all move along.
Sean is not completely out of the woods. Leslie follows Sean to Joseph's tombstone where we learned that someone added a y to Joseph's last name because it is now Aynders - kind of like Ayne Rand. Funny, how there always seems to be a caretaker at a cemetery who knows everyone's business. Leslie learns that Joseph was the Carrington butler who killed himself. Leslie uses this information to blackmail Sean into a more prominent position at Colby Co. Sean gives into Leslie but realizes he may have under estimated her.
Even though Krystle did not learn much about the death of Cecil and that Blake does not approve of this tactic, Krystle goes to Alexis and suggests to her that she killed Cecil for his fortune. Alexis claims that Krystle cannot prove it, but Krystle does not need to prove it. All she needs to do is drop the insinuations in the press and the story will take a life of its own. If Alexis does not want to feel the heat then maybe she should withdraw from the race. Alexis feels Krystle is just bluffing, but is she? Hmmmm. . . Oh, and it also allows for more flashbacks from Seasons 2 and 3 which is a good way to save on production costs.
Alexis: I'm known for my excellent taste
Russ: Good, but now you got to start to underplay it. Go for pastels.
Alexis: [With disgust] Pastels?
Sean: Look, I really don't have time for your small talk right now, Leslie. Save it for the bedroom, okay.