Episode 37: The Roof
Fallon is upset that her parents had not told her about Adam. If she had known about Adam's kidnapping she may have gone through with the abortion. Fallon just realized that there are many people out there who hate rich people and show that hatred by stealing their babies. I guess it does not matter to Fallon that Alexis and Blake were not wealthy at the time of Adam's kidnapping.
Sometimes people kidnap babies for reasons other than money. As Susan reminds Fallon, it is always about her money but no amount of money is going to make her confess to a crime that she did not commit. There are a few scenes in this episode dealing with class. Jeff, while seeking the guidance of a neo-classical mausoleum, runs into the groundskeeper again - Alfred Grimes. When Al expresses condolences for the kidnapping of the child, Jeff just turns away. This pisses off Al who accuses rich people of having the police question him because he said an ill word about the wealthy. Maybe if Jeff was paying more attention to what Al was saying, he would have greater insight into the whereabouts of his child. Al happened to mention Dr. Toscanni (how would he know about him).
The police are able to track down Faruk Ahmed and Blake, of course, it as the questioning. At first, Faruk claims he was not at the Carrington estate. After the police tell him there is a witness and Blake does the obligatory roughing up, Faruk admits to being there to speak to Blake again about the deal but that he left after he learned that Blake had left town. Faruk then claims he did not kidnap the child and that he never lies. But, you just lied about not being on the grounds. ???
Cecil is starting to recover and even is visited by Jeff. Jeff, despite the difference, still loves his uncle and all that he has done for him. Cecil mentions that he put Jeff through Princeton. Funny, Steven went to Princeton. This seems like one of these plot lapses that we will learn about later. Hopefully Cecil will recover soon because he is so eager to marry Alexis - according to Alexis, of course.
The buzz around the kidnapping of L.B. has brought greater attention to the kidnapping of Adam. A reporter even wants to do a story on that kidnapping after getting a call from Billings from an articulate young man. So, all you need to do to pique a reporter's interest is be articulate and call long distance. Got it.
This articulate young man also has a horrible temper (as times goes by, one may so sociopathic) and believes that his grandmother's funeral is the best time to confront his grandmother's doctor about how he arrived in Billings. Michael/Adam tells the doctor how his grandmother stole him and that he is off to claim what is his, whatever that may be. On the flight to Denver, Michael/Adam gets the stewardess to make a reservation for him at the hotel they stay at for their layover, La Mirada. In return, Michael/Adam will buy her dinner. That is nice of him. It would also be nicer to tell her your name so she can make the reservation.
Claudia has left the mansion. Joseph cannot find her and Krystle notes she has taken most of her things. Krystle feels maybe Claudia has something to do with the kidnapping. At first, Blake believes Claudia left because she did not want to return to the sanitarium. Then, Blake comes to the realization that maybe Claudia did kidnap L.B. That is a worse case scenario since she is just crazy and is not doing it for the money.
Claudia and a bundle - which looks like a baby but never cries - check into this motel. When the manager of the motel sees a news bulletin about Claudia (which a picture of Claudia from the nursery that was taken a few days ago) she contacts the police.
Claudia overhears the manager and runs to the roof of the building. Atop the roof, Claudia tells the bundle, which she calls Lindsey, what a beautiful mountain they are on. The police send some individual with a soothing voice to speak to Claudia. It does not go well, so Fallon decides to talk to Claudia. Claudia is non responsive and keeps insisting that she had Lindsey.
Blake then speaks to Claudia and is actually getting headway. Then, Blake does something stupid by looking over at a police officer who is about to grab Claudia from behind. Claudia notices it and moves away from the cop. She trips and the baby goes off the building. As the baby falls you can clearly tell it is a doll (which you would expect regardless). Blake, Fallon, Jeff and Krystle are devastated until they get the news that really was a doll. Now, all Fallon wonders is where is her baby.
BTW, I absolutely love the doll scene - classic!
Faruk: So now you know how I felt when you turned down my offer; my beloved brother's offer. Well your daughter is fertile; perhaps one day there will be another child.
Blake: Miserable scum
Cecil: Hello Jeff
Jeff: How are you?
Cecil: You're a very intelligent young man I put through college. . .
Jeff: A pretty stupid question
Al Grimes: Boy oh boy. I mean Dr. Toscanni was right, you rich are all alike. Ain't ya? You put the cops on me. Me? A guy who could barely eek by? People like me can't even make a remark about the rich without them getting their heckles up or without them sending the cops to question us. Well, by God, old Alfred Grimes is going to tell them all to go to hell.
Fallon: I'm asking you to tell me how much do you want for my son.
Susan: Your money. It's always your lousy money, isn't it. Well, it's not going to buy a confession from me. There isn't enough money or decent wine in the world for that.
Adam: Heaven? Is that where they send thieves these days? Is that where they send an old lady who gave me all she could to make up for everything she robbed me of.
Blake: I didn't think it was possible she'd be involved. We have to face it, the baby could be in the hands of a deranged woman.