Episode 45: The Locket
The news from the Java Sea is not good. There are five men missing from the oil rig explosion and they are presumed dead - Steven included. Blake refuses to believe that his son his dead. He is going to go to Indonesia himself and find him. Krystle wants to come along, but Blake needs to do this alone. Oh Blake, if you had only been privy to Krystle's flashback to when she was married to Mark and told him that she loves being needed, maybe you would change your mind. Besides Blake, why rush off to Indonesia when your pseudo-wife is dealing with her younger and more attractive husband.
As always, Krystle is shut out. Fallon wants to be alone also as she mourns Steven in Steven's room. Funny, they redecorated Steven's room while after he stormed off. Alexis and Adam come over to the mansion and Alexis finds it a perfect opportunity to blame Krystle for Steven's death because she brought that tramp Sammy Jo into his life. Hmmm, I do not remember Steven blaming Sammy Jo for his departure and didn't Alexis pay Sammy Jo to leave. Krystle has no time for such selfishness.
Adam uses his trips to the mansion as not only a way to move closer to Fallon, but to hit on Kirby. He practically insists that she have dinner with him. Kirby is not interested, but Adam does not care - she will come around eventually.
Really? Well, Kirby is too interested in Jeff to give Adam another look. After Fallon and Jeff have one of their traditional verbal sparrings, Kirby comforts Jeff. Joseph happens to see Kirby's hand on Jeff's cheek. Since Kirby has no intention of listening to Joseph, maybe Joseph could reason with Jeff. Too bad Jeff is becoming more and more paranoid with whom to reason. Joseph stops by Jeff's office to talk about Kirby. Jeff becomes irate, grabs Joseph and claims Joseph is accusing him of rape. Back off, dude. Joseph is understanding as Jeff is beginning to believe maybe Cecil's spirit is tormenting him because Jeff turned his back on him. Those fumes are working.
Krystle speaks to Mark personally about the divorce and Mark is agreeable - he will not fight Krystle. Heck, maybe the two can be friends. Krystle would like that even though she had just told Fallon that she wanted Mark out of her life.
You know who also wants to be friends with Krystle, Frank Dean, Sammy Jo's father. He stops by to make sure his daughter gets the money that she is entitled to as a result of Steven's death. Krystle throws him out of the mansion. Frank decides to sleep in his car in front of the Carrington Estate and confront Krystle at La Mirage. Why? Oh, so Mark can save Krystle and strengthen their bond. Mark further strengthens the bond by returning Krystle's locket that she got from her grandmother that Mark had pawned. True love.
Even though Blake wanted to go to Indonesia alone, it never happens that way. Alexis will not be shut out and surprises Blake in the first class lounge on plane going to Bali, even if Alexis could not get a first class ticket. Alexis makes this all about herself (and scares away all other patrons) but Blake puts her in her place by telling her that Steven is not dead and he wants to hear none of it.
In Bali, Blake and Alexis speak with some bigwig who is trying his best. The oil rig manager survived but is in some hospital in Southern Borneo (don't worry if you cannot find these places on a map, one was provided during the show). Blake wants to talk to the man, but the bigwig won't be able to find a pilot because a typhoon is moving into the area. Later, the bigwig tells Blake that the typhoon turned course and he will fly Blake out there. Blake is grateful.
But, Blake is not grateful to have Alexis around. Alexis asks Blake that they should spend the evening comforting each other. Blake accuses Alexis of using this as nothing more as an opportunity to destroy his marriage to Krystle. Alexis is offended and warns Blake that there is more to this Mark-Krystle saga but that she doesn't want to spoil the ending by telling any of us. Oooh. . . foreshadowing!
Krystle: Don't shut me out. You need my now.
Blake: I don't need anybody to help me fight my battles, Krystle.
Krystle: Not even me.
Alexis: It's right here in this room where Steven told us all how much we failed him. Then he left and now he's never coming back.
Fallon: As I recall it, mother, he told us all to go to hell.
Adam: Oh, I came on pretty strong. It happens sometimes, especially when I meet a girl who turns me on as much as you do.
Kirby: You know you keep talking like that and another apology will be in order.
Alexis: I absolutely detest this place [referring to Bali]. My room is full of insect; the entire hotel staff don't speak ten words of English between them.