Episode 196 - Colorado Roulette
Since it is now apparent that neither Blake nor Alexis intend to go to their campaign headquarters, we might as well end this governorship nonsense by noting that Rayford wins. Just in case the writers next season want to keep it alive, Jeff informs Blake and Alexis that there are some suspicious returns in a part of the state and Jeff will be asking for a recount. None of this matters since there are more important matters at hand - such as another missing Carrington baby.
Karen and Jesse initially believe that Adam kidnapped his own son because he is no where to be found. Adam eventually makes it to the police station to get into another fight with Jesse. The two need to stop and find out who would kidnap a Carrington child. Turns out it was Sean. Since Sean had no intention of raising a child of his own, he goes and fetches Leslie and brings her to a cabin where the baby is staying. He just left the child there - he is going to be a great father. Sean makes it seem like the two of them are going to cash out on the child by seeking a ransom. However, his true intention is to have he and Leslie raise the child so the Carrington family can be tormented as to whether the baby is dead or alive.
The plan does not go as Sean intends as Leslie contacts the family as soon as Sean is asleep. Leslie might have wanted to wait until Sean had left the cabin before contacting anybody. In any event, Sean catches Leslie on the phone and pretty much beats the hell of her. He then takes the child and her car and drives off. Good thing the police put a trace on the call, but it will take some time to pinpoint the exact location. Once the police have a general area, Adam and Steven head off to it. Fortunately, they have a phone in the car so the police can contact them once they know the exact location.
So the police are finally able to trace the call and they let Adam and Steven know from where the call came, but they don't want Adam to enter until the police arrive. Hey, if you did not want Adam to go there in the first place, then why tell him where they are at? When Adam and Steven arrive at the cabin, Sean and baby cannot be found, but they do find Leslie lying on the floor, messed up. She tells them that Sean has taken her car and the baby. Steven wants to stay with Leslie but Leslie tells him to go and help Adam. Steven promises to get Leslie help (hell the police are coming anyway). In any event, we never hear of Leslie again.
It seems Sean did not get that far and to make matters worst, his car blows a tire. You do have to appreciate him yelling at the child to shut up as they are driving off (and he did put the seat belt on). Adam and Steven catch up to Sean who has now taken to foot. Sean places the baby in a canoe but is unable to get away as Adam jumps him. The two of them begin to fight and knock the canoe which is now floating onto the lake. Oh, and it has a leak. Steven finally shows up and yells to Adam that the canoe is in the water. With Steven and Adam distracted, Sean runs off and steals Adam's car.
Adam and Steven swim out to rescue the baby. For some strange reason, Adam decides not to push the canoe back to shore but to grab the baby and swim with him in his arms. Not smart. The police finally arrive as they get out of the water. Adam and Steven share a special moment and Adam asks Steven to be the godfather once he gets custody of the child. Steven is honored to do so. There is just a couple of issues. One, there is no guarantee that Adam is going to get custody. And, more importantly, Steven is planning to leave Denver.
Steven cannot bare to tell his father that he is going to leave town but did write him a nice letter. The two share one last special moment in the library where you could can see the pain in Steven's face as he pretty much says goodbye to his father without saying goodbye. Blake knows something is up but will not ask his son outright. See you later Steven. At least you got a better exit than Leslie.
British Fallon is finally starting to act like old American Fallon as she does not want to see Sammy Jo and Jeff get married. Sammy Jo tries to talk to Fallon but Fallon is making it difficult and this is even before Sammy Jo has agreed to marry Jeff. Krystle tries to speak to Fallon later and reminds her that she is the one who divorced Jeff. It is clear that Fallon does not want Jeff but also does not want any one else to have him.
Fallon finally goes to visit Jeff at his bachelor pad to harass him about his proposal to Sammy Jo. Fallon then goes on about how Jeff always controlled her and refused to support her when she had the incident in the desert. Angered, Fallon slaps Jeff and that naturally leads to the two of them ending up in bed. Gee, what could make this more awkward. Oh, how about a knock on the door after the act. Jeff gets up to answer it and it happens to be Sammy Jo with champagne and two glasses. She has agreed to married Jeff and seals it with a kiss. She couldn't taste Fallon on Jeff's mouth. Good job Jeff.
I kind of skipped over the fact that Karen is awarded custody of the child, but was there ever any doubt about that. Heck, Dana did not even bother to show up, or even appear in this episode.
At least Blake did come to support Adam or maybe to use the pay phone since there are no phones at Denver Carrington. Krystle's headaches are getting worse which leads Blake to contact a doctor in Los Angeles who had examined Krystle years ago. Blake is afraid that something bad is happening to Krystle. His biggest fears are realized when he returns to the mansion and his bedroom is trashed. Blake beckons Jeanette but all Jeanette knows is that Krystle just left. Blake pulls himself together enough to tell Jeanette to straighten up the room and keep quiet. Alone, Blake laments that he thought he had more time with Krystle. Maybe Krystle just went to the market, no need to be so dramatic Blake.
The fact that Sean is alive and on the loose does not seem to bother Alexis as she enjoys a nice bubble bath (with champagne) before Adam's 9am hearing. Alexis's bath is interrupted by Sean wielding a gun. He fires two shots - one for Joseph and one for Kirby. Then he commands Alexis out of the tub and to the safe. Fortunately, Dex learns that Sean is still alive and that Alexis has not met him as she promised. He rushes over to the Carlton to find Sean with Alexis. The two begin to fight while Alexis looks on helplessly. The two struggle and the gun goes off. Alexis looks on in horror. What else is she going to do - contact the police or something?
Thus, Season 8 has finally come to an end.
Sammy Jo: And, if I do marry Jeff. . .
Fallon: If? Why so tentative? Not sure you love him, not sure he loves you, not sure there's enough money involved.
Sammy Jo: You're way off the mark, Fallon. I wonder - who do you hate more - me because I got him or yourself because you threw him away.
Blake [to himself]: My God, Krystle, I thought we have more time.