Episode 195 - The Proposal
I am sure no one has had more nightmares about people trying to murder them than Alexis. This time, Alexis dreams about Sean sneaking into her bedroom and stabbing her. Awake, Alexis tries to convince herself that Sean is dead, that she is going to win the election and that Adam will win custody of his son. Without giving away too much, it looks like Alexis is batting 0 for 3 on that score. Instead of convincing herself than Sean is dead, maybe Alexis should hire some extra security. Granted, things did not end well for Alexis's last body guard - Mark.
As we all know, Sean is alive and well and is prepared to kill Alexis. Dressed in a suit for some reason, Sean sneaks into Alexis's suite while she is walking the dog. Can you actually see Alexis clean up after her dog? I would love that scene. Good thing that Alexis was walking the dog because Rio (that's the dog) comes running in and scratching at the door where Sean is hiding. Before Alexis can see what is bothering Rio, Dex arrives and offers to take Alexis to lunch. Phew! Alexis's life is spared as Sean snuck out through the window. Yes, apparently Alexis is on the first floor of the Carlton.
Meanwhile, Alexis does not want to leave any loose ends, so she finally decides to take care of Leslie. Wait, Leslie was still working at Colby Co? You think she would have wised up and left. Anyway, Alexis calls Leslie to her office and fires her, but is kind enough to give Leslie the bracelet as her severance package. For some strange reason, Leslie later goes to Alexis at her suite to ask for a second chance. Leslie really needs money which means she was unable to hock that god awful bracelet or go work at Denver Carrington. As least Leslie's begging allows Alexis to call Leslie the company whore. If Leslie could be the company whore, then Alexis should hire her since Kendall rejected that position back in Season 4.
Dana cannot make up her mind about what she wants as she tells Adam that they need to present a united front if they are to win custody of the child. Even better, Dana claims she wants the child just as much as Adam which does not explain her outburst in court. Adam has no time for Dana - he is going to win this battle on his own, and on his own terms. Adam tries to reason with Karen and even offers to move her and her children into the mansion so they could share custody. That's not going to happen.
Back at court, it appears that the judge is about to render his decision. He is somewhat bothered about the child being sold, but knows that Adam and Dana had their hearts in the right place. He is also bothered by the fact that Karen is a single mother. And with that, Karen's attorney informs the court that Karen and Jesse have just decided to reconcile. Well, that sets everyone off, and for good reason. It does seem like a stunt. The judge is not thrilled and puts off rendering his decision.
Since Jeff and Sammy Jo have been on a few dates it is natural for Jeff to propose to Sammy Jo. Sammy Jo is shocked by how quickly Jeff has moved which means Sammy Jo really does not know Jeff. Just ask Kirby how quickly Jeff proposed. Sammy Jo does not give Jeff an answer right away. Smart move Sammy Jo.
Danny over hears Jeff's proposal and tells his father. Steven asks Sammy Jo about Jeff's proposal but it really is none of his business. Steven is concerned that Jeff will hurt Sammy Jo because Jeff has always loved Fallon. (Best part is that Steven tells Sammy Jo that Fallon and Jeff have shared seven years of marriage and two children. I guess it is seven years if you include the three to four years they were not married.) Sammy Jo knows this and that is why she did not answer Jeff right away. Sammy Jo goes to Auntie Krystle for advice and in her polite way, Krystle tells Sammy Jo to give her decision some thought. At the very least, it will make family occasions more awkward then they already are. While giving advice, Krystle has another headache.
Steven tells Fallon about the proposal, and Fallon is upset by it. Why? The divorce was Fallon's idea. I guess Fallon's ego is slightly bruised since Jeff found a replacement so quickly. Fallon tries to push it out of her mind - besides it is election day. Then finally, we have Steven and Jeff talking about the proposal (got to use the title as much as possible in these recaps). Jeff offers to back off if Steven wants Sammy Jo. Oh come on, Jeff, it is so easy to make such a sacrifice when you know Steven likes the boys. Steven just leaves Jeff and starts to write another good bye letter.
As noted, it is finally time for the election results. Things are looking great for Blake as he jumps out to an early lead. Everyone is quick to congratulate Blake, but Blake believes it is a little too soon to declare victory. Heck, Alexis is even willing to accept defeat and tells Dex that she will pay Blake a visit to concede personally. Dex has other things on his mind, like rekindling their romance. Instead of going to her campaign headquarters, Dex and Alexis decide to spend a little alone time. The two finally make it over to the mansion just to learn that Blake's lead had been cut in half and that anyone can still win. Of course, the winner cannot be decided yet - there is still one more episode this season.
This has to be one of the weirdest election days in history as neither candidate makes it to their campaign headquarters, and Blake has time to wait for Adam to show up at the court house. Adam is hoping to catch the judge and plead with him before he leaves for the day. As a lawyer, Adam knows that such ex parte communications with a judge are unethical. Then again, how serious was Adam since he appeared at the Harmon Springs courthouse, and the earlier proceedings were at the Denver courthouse. Blake convinces Adam to return home and that he will support him whatever the judge decides.
When Blake finally decides to make it to his campaign headquarters, he stops by Adam's room to see if he is willing to join, but Adam is no where to be seen. Meanwhile, Karen and Jesse decide to pay the baby doll ward a visit even if it is after hours. Since the nurses at this hospital have no problem breaking the rules, they let Karen and Jesse in to see the child, but the child is not there. Karen becomes a wreck and yells out that Adam could not have taken her child. Gee Karen, most of them are dolls anyway, no need to be so upset.
Dana (to Adam): No, I'm sick and tired of listening to you. We could have had it all, and now we have nothing. For as much as I have loved you, that's how much I hate you right now. Goodbye.
Alexis: I'm sorry, Leslie, but I'm afraid there is no room at Colby Co for somebody with your particular skills. However, I might be willing to write you a letter of recommendation listing all of your special talents, starting with, um, company tramp. Or should that be company slut, which do you prefer.
Alexis: I don't care what you need, Leslie, you're just a whore. That's the word I was looking for - company whore.
Alexis: I have never conceded defeat in my life. Not to Blake Carrington and I'm certainly not going to start now.