Episode 38: The Wedding
Now that we know Claudia had a doll, Blake asks Jeff if there is anyone else who showed any interest in the baby. A lot of time and police resources could have been spared had Blake bothered to ask this question previously. Besides, all the other suspects have been cleared - it must be Grimes, the groundskeeper at the cemetery. The police, along with Blake and Jeff, rush to Grimes's residence. For some reason, the cops do not secure the back first and the old man makes a run for it, with the baby in his arms. As if Alfred Grimes will get far. He is cornered and hands the baby over to Jeff. Blake, at this point, decides to grab at Alfred's collar - a little late for that. At least Blake gets Al to admit that this was all Nick Toscanni's idea. (Are we still talking about him?) Blake vows to get revenge on Toscanni. (Aren't we supposed to forget about him?)
With the baby safe, Blake explains to Jeff that once he learned that the caretaker's name was Grimes, he had to have been involved because of that little incident that happened 16 years ago when Blake caught Alexis in bed with Roger Grimes. According to Blake, Blake must have beat up Roger Grimes and supposedly paid him off. This must be Al getting revenge for his son. Funny, Jeff known all of this Blake since he was at the trial last season when Alexis testified to this. (And those of us who watched Season 2 know this too) Actually, the testimony was that Blake crippled Grimes with a candlestick. Time, and new story lines fudge memories. Later on, we learned Grimes was killed by Fallon. Regardless, L.B. is safe and sound.
Now that Claudia has been cleared, it is time to ship her off to the Hackley Morris Sanitarium. This time, a nurse is going to stand guard over her as she packs. The Carrington clan, sans Fallon, and a few maids are there to see her off. Claudia says goodbye to the house and even accepts Krystle's friendship. It's a lot easier when you are leaving. Well, Claudia it has been fun - enjoy life in the sanitarium.
Claudia is not the only one shipped out of the house. Fallon, for better or for worse, just plain doesn't like Susan. Now, I can understand firing Susan. I mean your sole job is to care for a baby, and the baby was kidnapped under your watch. You should lose your job, Of course, it being Fallon, Fallon fired her in a more nasty manner. And when Jeff finds out, Jeff, being Jeff, accuses Fallon of firing Susan for no other reason than she had an affair with Nick Toscanni. Does it even really matter - Susan is gone which is fine since she really did not want to be there anyway.
Fallon feels her life has no purpose. Anyone could have told her that. She tells Blake that she wants to take L.B., move out, and find herself. There is no way in hell Blake is going to let Fallon leave the house. The last time one of his children went to find himself, he ended up gay. Who knows - maybe Fallon will return in flannel and listening to the Dixie Chicks. Still, Fallon wants something more. Blake won't let her work in the oil business but Denver Carrington has other holdings - Fallon is free to choose from them. Fallon chooses La Mirada, that sleepy hotel where Michael/Adam is staying. In fact, while visiting La Mirada, Fallon catches the eye of Michael/Adam (gross).
Fallon tells Blake she wants to run La Mirada and if Blake allows her to - she will remain in the mansion with L.B. Also, Fallon will delay filing for divorce but she wants separate bedrooms. Blake relents.
Fallon may already have a new suitor - her brother. Not that she knows it is her brother. Fallon runs into Michael/Adam again at the elevator at Denver Carrington. Alone, the two make some small talk and eye contact. They both profess how attractive the other is, probably because of their close DNA link, and narcissism. Fallon has an answer for everything except what is her name. Alot of the future heartache and disgust could have been avoided Fallon if you just would have said your name from the start.
Michael/Adam is at Denver Carrington to feel out Blake after he is able to lie his way into a meeting. Blake knows the premise is a lie and accuses of Michael/Adam of being the caller from Montana asking about the kidnapped child. Michael/Adam tells the story he was told about him being Adam Carrington. Unfortunately, but not unsurprisingly, the hospital records with the foot print were destroyed. Blake finds this nothing more than a farce and refuses to hear anymore of it. Michael/Adam is about to mention the silver rattle but changes his mind and pretty much goes off on Blake and claims that he is Adam Carrington but wants nothing to do with such a horrible family. Clearly, that temper shows that he is Blake Carrington's son. Again, a lot of heartache and tension could have been resolved had Michael/Adam swallow his pride and just mention the silver rattle.
Alexis is pissed off when some fat nurse tells her that L.B. was found alive and well. She let's Blake have it for constantly shutting her out of everything. Blake finds it nothing more than a mere oversight. Oh well, Alexis has news for them all. Things are going to change now that she is going to marry Cecil. Alexis saves her special venom for Krystle. It probably does not bother Krystle so much because in the end, Alexis is moving out of the studio (and deeding the title to L.B.). As far as Krystle is concerned, Alexis could marry Genghis Kahn as long as she stays off the estate.
Cecil actually seems eager to get married. That is, until the actual ceremony. Cecil stalls on saying "I Do", which does concern Alexis. But, it is all part of Cecil's evil master plan. Following the ceremony, Cecil starts going off on Blake. The two really do get off on destroying Blake. Cecil becomes agitated which is killing him, but Cecil does not care because he has set in motion the dynamic to destroy Blake, and probably Alexis. And that gives Cecil immense joy - so much joy that it kills him. Well, Alexis, I guess you will not be staying at Cecil's palazzo in Italy anytime soon.
Claudia: Goodbye to you, sweet house, take care. Be sweet to all of my kind friends, who sadly won't be able to join me.
Alexis: A total stranger, an obese nurse, a fat phantom in white tells me my own flesh and blood is alive and well. Not my family, not one of you - why?
Alexis: Yes, of course his son. Like the baby upstairs is his grandson and you're his wife. Fallon is his darling daughter and Steven is his embarrassment. Everyone is his, his, his. The past is over and nothing can change it. But, let me tell you something Krystle, the future is going to be very different because in a very short time this funkless family is going to be hearing from me, including you, and you especially are going to cringe at what you hear, Krystle Jennings Carrington - the oh so sterling once and maybe future secretary.
Blake: You're worthwhile.
Fallon: For a girl. In this house for how many years. Steven was the boy and Fallon was the toy, a decoration. Blake Carrington's adored little doll. And for Steven, it was always an open door into business and for Fallon it was just - a new car, a new filly. I want more and you can't buy for me what I want.
Adam: You're very attractive
Fallon: So are you
Adam: You have an answer for everything
Adam: Okay, what's your name?
Fallon: Uh, not always, always
Adam: My name is Michael, Michael Torrance and maybe I'll see you again at the hotel.
Cecil: Were you for a moment frightened that I wasn't going to answer, Alexis.
Alexis: I was only frightened for you, darling
Cecil: That I might have expired before the grand and holy moment. How could I when my wedding gift, a gift without peers is such that I do so. I can leap into my grave laughing, knowing that I've left you with power and money and with you and Blake at each other's throats. What's the matter, sweetheart, is this honeymoon talk upsetting you.