Episode 189 - The Rifle
Krystle cannot go to sleep because she is so consumed with stopping Alexis from destroying Blake. Blake just wants Krystle to drop this Alexis killed Cecil angle probably because he has a better recollection of the beginning of the third season. Besides, they cannot prove anything. Blake wants to win the governorship based on the rightness of his campaign and stands on the issues. Oh, it is so noble.
It appears Krystle may go along with Blake but then Gerald Wilson has a change of heart. Feeling the pressure mounting on her, Alexis tries to woo Gerald to take on Colby Co as a client. They continue the falsehood that Alexis fired Gerald shortly after taking over Colby Co. Gerald refuses to take Alexis up on her offer. In fact, Gerald is still bitter about his false firing that he breaks his ethical obligations (you still have one to a dead client) and provides Krystle with proof that Cecil changed his will shortly before he married Alexis (and when he died).
In the revised will, Cecil leaves his entire estate to Alexis. Funny, Cecil did revise his will, but only to make Alexis co-owner of Colby Co with Jeff because Alexis did not provide Cecil with an heir. [Episode 39 - The Will] Heck, if we are going to re-write history, let's go all out. Krystle is prepared to go public with this information but Blake stops her. The change of the will proves nothing more than that Cecil was madly in love with Alexis and just wanted to show how much he loved her. There is no evidence that Alexis pressured Cecil into marriage or into changing his will. [Besides, Cecil put Alexis in charge because he knew she would use the power to destroy Blake, unlike Jeff.] Krystle believes the innuendo would be enough to undermine Alexis. Blake still holds on to his noble concepts of public office and rebuffs Krystle.
This puts Krystle into pouting mode, similar to the time Blake insulted Krystle in front of Alexis after the lily pond fight. This time, at least, Krystle has not left the house. Instead she tries to ignore him while wearing some horrible outfit. Blake does not like it when Krystle is angry with him so he promises that he will use the information against Alexis but only if Alexis tries to attack him personally again. That is good enough for Krystle.
Krystle may not have to use the information against Alexis because Gerald Wilson seems to be telling others about Cecil's will, or at least that he knows of Alexis's skeletons. When a reporter interviews Alexis, he hints at the circumstances of Cecil's death. This angers Alexis but the reporter rightfully notes, that even speculation could cause a political scandal, let alone harm Alexis's business empire. Alexis is not thrilled about the prospect of either.
If Alexis was truly worried about her financial empire she would not have put Sean in charge. Sean's plan to go after the financial interests of the Carringtons and Colbys continues full steam as Fallon is completely confident on the Victron oil deal. Adam, meanwhile, finally shows his cards to Steven and throws his support behind the deal. As if there was any doubt. Adam's support leads to a lame fight between Adam and Steven in the mansion's gym (we've seen that before) which is broken up by Blake (we've seen that before). If Adam and Steven cannot get along, Blake might have to bring in an outside party to run Denver Carrington. Steven assures Blake that it will not happen again.
Blake probably should bring in that outside manager because Denver Carrington is going to put up $50 million for the Victron deal, same as Colby Co. Steven still does not support the plan but he has been outvoted 2-1 and respects the results of the vote. Sometimes, democracy just does not work. Steven, of course, is right in his suspicion. Thresher and Sean go over their plan how they will scam Denver Carrington and Colby Co. The first shipment of oil will be legitimate but subsequent shipments will be of a different product. It is so simple.
The one snag could be that Sean is not doing this for the money, unlike Thresher. That means Sean intends to stick with the plan longer than to make a quick buck and get out. Thresher wants to know what more Sean has planned but Sean assures him (or threatens him) not to worry about such details and just go through with their plan.
Since Leslie really is pointless, she forces herself to go with Sean to Natumbe where she spends her time in the hotel room. Dex stops by looking for Sean. Instead, Leslie uses it as an opportunity to seduce Dex. Why? Dex, not wanting mini-Alexis, rebuffs Leslie's advances. She had her chance and she blew it. Besides, Leslie will only hurt Dex. That is probably true. What we are left with is Leslie telling Dex and us that she will make it as her own person. Sure you will.
After her return from Natumbe, Fallon visits Jeff in his new bachelor pad. Fallon is concerned that she and Jeff have not told L.B. about their divorce and they need to sit with him. Before they are able to do so, L.B. over hears the two of them talking about divorcing and he blames himself. Since L.B. is some sort of prodigy, he manages to take a bus by himself down to Blake's headquarters to speak to his grandfather about getting his own place. If this did not work for Danny last season, why does L.B. think it will work for him this season? Oh yeah, L.B. was on The Colbys last year so he does not know about Danny's failed plans. I do love how children back in the day, when I was a child, could pretty much come and go as they please with little parental supervision and no one got arrested for child endangerment. Anyway, Blake tells Jeff and Fallon and the two agree to speak to L.B. that the divorce is not L.B.'s fault.
Speaking of Jeff, he is finally showing interest in why the pipeline construction is being delayed. If Jeff really was on the ball on behalf of Colby Enterprises, would he not know about the easement issues and all the other bitching Dex was doing why he was behind on the pipeline's construction? Jeff tells Steven that he will not accept these delays and wants reports and progress on the pipeline very soon.
Now that Alexis is feeling the heat about Cecil's death, she is reconsidering whether she really wants to run for governor. There is too much scrutiny in one's private life and the pastels. Let us not forget about the pastels. When Alexis tells Sean of her second thoughts on running for office, Sean gets pissed. Alexis is so close, why would she want to give up now. Who knew that Alexis is so close because she does not even seem to have a campaign headquarters? Of course, Sean just wants Alexis out of the way so he can destroy Colby Co.
A debate is coming up and that is where Alexis is going to decide whether she should remain in the campaign. Blake, on the other hand, actually prepares for the debate. Sean refuses to watch Alexis possibly drop out of the race. Instead, he goes up into the rafters with a rifle that he using target Blake. Didn't Sean tell his sister that he was not going to harm anyone but force them to harm each other? I guess it is time for Plan B. If Sean kills Blake then Alexis will nor drop out of the campaign and Sean can do as he wishes at Colby Co. Why not just kill Alexis? Also, how can you think shooting someone while hanging in the rafters is a good idea? You should be caught easily.
None of this matters for Sean. Just as Blake is about to take the podium, Alexis interrupts him (probably to drop out of the race) and is shot. Blake catches a slumping Alexis and turns her so that we can see the pool of blood on her temple. Why does everyone seem to get shot in the temple? That is where Sable was shot near the end of season 1 one of The Colbys. I wonder if Sable will send her fabulous turbans to Alexis as she recovers. I mean, we cannot believe for a moment that this bullet will actually kill her.
Alexis: I was just wondering what would you think if I withdrew from the campaign.
Sean: Withdrew? Why? What happened?
Alexis: Oh, nothing happened. It's just that . . . [sighs] I'm beginning to wonder if public office is really for me. I'm not going to have any freedom. I'm going to be projecting an image that, that isn't me. I'm going to have to wear these drab clothes. I'm going to have to wear those awful pastels that I hate.