Episode 48: Danny
The episode really focuses on Danny - gee I guess the title gives that away. Before we get to that story line, let's cover the other stuff. Jeff is going crazier thanks to the paint job in his office by Adam. Now, Jeff is hearing Fallon's voice pleading with Jeff not to strangle her. Now, we all know Jeff would totally want to strangle Fallon for what she has done to him, so can we really blame the paint job. I guess we have to. Everyone is beginning to notice Jeff's change in behavior but they all suspect it has to do with work.
Alexis thanks Mark for the night of passion with a watch. That kind of seems like prostitution. But, the next session is on the house - or in Mark's hotel suite. The sex was worth it for Alexis even if she was forced to drink warm white wine from a jug. In the midst of their love making session, Fallon knocks on the door, but Mark will not let her in. The last thing Fallon needs to discover is that Mark is sleeping with her mother. Later, Mark tells Fallon that he would take her if she wants. Oh, Mark, mother and daughter - not a great combination.
Kirby is still resisting Adam's very aggressive pursuit of her even if she claimed that she gave into Adam that one time (great re-write of the plot - I still call it rape). Joseph once again warns Kirby to stay away from the men in the house. Kirby, however, does not want to, she deserves more than being the downstairs servant. She deserves to live the upstairs life, the life she became accustomed to in Paris while having an affair with a married man. The life she deserves and wants. And wanting is half the battle. But, is it worth being with Adam?
Alexis finally decides she is going to go work at Colby Co and wants updates from everyone on what is happening. Adam does not seem thrilled with the prospect of having Alexis around, but he does have some plan in the works, as he tries to find out how many shares of Denver Carrington, Blake has given to L.B. (why would you give a baby shares). Harold, the Colby Co lawyer, warns Alexis that she should keep Adam on a tight leash because of his impetus nature. That is quite the understatement.
Now onto Danny. The last thing Sammy Jo (I am not calling her Samantha) wants is to raise the child. She pretty much offers Danny for sale to Krystle. She doesn't say it in so many words but threatens to take Danny to New York with her (while she pursues her modeling career) and find someone there to raise Danny. There is like eight million people, so it should not be so hard.
Krystle goes to Blake with the dilemma and Blake has a solution. He offers Sammy Jo $100,000 to take Danny to New York and be a mother to him. Blake is not going to buy the child. Sammy Jo does not want to raise Danny and will dump the child on Blake and Krystle for free. Blake is kind enough to offer Sammy Jo a stipend while she pursues her modeling career. We can't have a Carrington living on welfare.
Alexis, on her own, decides she is going to take care of Sammy Jo. She first speaks to Blake and becomes furious when she learns that Sammy Jo offered to leave Danny with Blake and Krystle. Oh, Alexis cannot have her grandson being raised by Krystle. She offers Sammy Jo more money than Blake offered. Sammy Jo doesn't want Alexis's money. In fact, she gets greater satisfaction of having Alexis watch Danny being raised by Krystle that no money could replace. Alexis is checkmated on this one. Sammy Jo really is good at out-maneuvering Alexis.
Before she leaves, Sammy Jo shows some compassion and regret over her baby peddling and genuinely offers to have Blake and Krystle adopt Danny. Sammy Jo knows she cannot be a mother and Krystle can give Danny what he deserves and what she cannot do. Krystle reluctantly accepts but is very excited. Blake tells her the legal process of adoption. Krystle is concerned that the two are not married, but that can be easily rectified.
You know what cannot be rectified, the prospect that the biological father is still alive. There is some man in a hospital in Singapore with a heavily bandaged face who was rescued in the Java Sea as he was clinging to some wreckage. The man's face was severely damaged and has required plastic surgery. You are a complete moron, or just not paying attention, if you don't know who this mysterious man is.
Blake: I'm going to arrange a monthly support for you.
Sammy Jo: I guess it wouldn't look so great in every newspaper in the country if somebody named Carrington had to go on welfare - would it?
Kirby: Just because I gave in to you once doesn't mean it's going to happen again.
Adam: Don't give me that Kirby. You wanted me that night as much as I wanted you.
Kirby: I didn't. I don't.
Adam: Then why did it happen.
Blake: Well, she's going to New York to become a model and she's leaving the baby to be brought up by Krystle and me.
Alexis: She's leaving the baby to be brought up by Krystle. How dare you turn over my own flesh and blood to an ex-stenographer.
Alexis: Now listen to me you little tramp.
Sammy Jo: I really wish I had time to jerk you around, Alexis. I'd love to let you throw money at me trying to outbid Mr. Carrington for Danny.
Sammy Jo [to Alexis]: What's the matter, didn't one tramp hear what the other tramp just said.