Episode 33: The Shakedown
Blake has given Jeff a new task - to find Steven. No one can seem to find Steven in Los Angeles after he went in search of Sammy Jo. That is because Steven is on his way home. First stop, a diner in Santa Fe, which serves beer and doesn't take checks. Steven starts talking with this guy, Duane, who is nothing more than a hustler. Steven does not know this. Duane takes an instant liking to Steven when he sees him pull out his checkbook and realize that he is talking to Steven Carrington.
Duane bums a ride back to Denver with Steven. As the two enter Denver, Duane invites Steven to spend the evening with him in a hotel room. Steven declines and then tries to kick Duane out of his car. Duane demands $500 or else he will tell everyone, including Blake, that Steven picked him up for some sort of homosexual liaison. $500 is really cheap. Steven should have just accepted the shakedown. Instead, Steven decides to kick Duane's ass. The fight does not last long as the police arrive and Duane claims that Steven tried to pick him up for sex and then started beating him when he refused. Steven, wisely, invokes his Fifth Amendment rights.
Well, that gets to the title of this episode. Meanwhile, Krystle continues to tamper with the witness Claudia by inviting her to stay at the mansion. Why does Claudia agree? Whatever that bullet did, it made Claudia even crazier than before. She is determined to find Lindsey, which is pretty hard since she is dead. Claudia is also wearing some horrible bandage across her head. You got to give Krystle credit, she really is trying hard to assuage her guilt of shooting Claudia (even if it was an accident) and Claudia is not making it easier, especially when Claudia tells Krystle that she lost the baby as God's punishment for causing her to lose Lindsey. This is why you don't bring nuts into your home.
With Nick Toscanni frequenting the Carrington mansion, Fallon thinks she can see more of her man. She even flashes him her bathing suit (she totally lost the baby weight) that she will wear at the medical conference the two were to go to. Nick informs Fallon that he cancelled to care for Claudia. Fallon is disappointed and acts like a spoiled brat. Nick does not like that and tells Fallon to grow up. So, Fallon does by spending the evening, and then the night, with Jeff. Jeff is ready to make more of the relationship than Fallon is. Jeff, when are you going to learn. - sometimes sex is just sex.
Alexis is not thrilled with having Tony around the estate, especially when Krystle interacts with him on a daily basis. Therefore, Alexis convinces Cecil to hire Tony to work on his estate. It does not take much for Cecil to agree, even though Cecil seems to get off watching the video of Blake in that hotel room in Las Vegas when Blake was meeting with Logan Rhinewood.
Blake is disappointed to learn that Tony is taking a job with Cecil but when he mentions it to Krystle, Krystle tells Blake it is one of Alexis's machinations to get Tony to keep quiet. Blake asks Tony what the deal is and Tony tells the truth. Enraged, Blake confronts Alexis. Alexis tries to plead her case and even brings up the child the two of them lost - Adam. Blake says the two swore never to mention Adam. Alexis cannot help it. Well, Blake cannot help but threaten Alexis to leave the studio or else he will burn it with her in it. After Blake storms off, Alexis vows that she will not lose everything even though she lost Blake for the time being.
Nick: Fallon, call me when you grow up. If you ever do.
Claudia: You deserved to lose your baby. So, God chose it to happen. Can't you see how really simple it is.
Krystle: I was sick. I was pregnant with the child you made me lose.
Alexis: Please, you still don't believe that, do you?
Krystle: Oh yes, I do.
Krystle: You're the one who needs a psychiatrist, Alexis. No one can be as rotten and evil as you without being sick.
Alexis: How do you think I could kill a baby after what happened to our baby - Adam.
Blake: We swore never to talk about that.
Alexis: I can't. I'll never get over his lost.
Blake: I don't give a damn if this house is in your name. I'll burn it to the ground if I have to - with you in it.
Alexis: It's not going to end this way. I didn't fight this out to lose. I may have lost you now, but I'm not going to lose everything. Oh no. Oh no.