Episode 53: Reunions In Singapore
Just in case you are completely oblivious and think there is a chance that Ben Reynolds is really not Steven Carrington, you should be certain by the opening credits. Jack Coleman finally makes the opening credits, and for a reason that is only apparent to the producers of the show, they make him have the same background and action as Al Corley had in Season 2. It's even better when Emma Samms replaces Pamela Sue Martin, but that's for another episode.
In any event, Blake is going to fly to Singapore himself to bring home Steven (everyone is certain that the man is Steven). Krystle actually has a really good idea and tells Blake she should fly to Singapore with him and bring Danny. I actually do believe that would be a good idea. Blake will have nothing of it. Besides, it would totally ruin the dramatic ending to the episode.
Blake is greeted by Alexis at the airport, but Alexis is not going with Blake to Singapore this time. Instead, she decided to greet Blake at the airport to tell him that she is going to find those AWOL Board Members and the merger will go through. She couldn't phone that? If she did, she would not have the chance to meet Congressman McVane on the tarmac and implore him to join her side and accept the merger. (Alexis claims she has spoke to the SEC to approve the merger - again, that is the wrong agency.) Congressman McVane tells Alexis he is not getting between the her and Blake and will not help her.
This infuriates Alexis who returns to her office and gives a call to our neighborhood private investigator, Morgan Hess. She wants Hess to get all the dirt she can on Congressman McVane to make sure he loses re-election. It really should not be hard to find dirt on a Congressman. That is money in the bank for Hess.
Jeff is feeling much better. So well, in fact, that he pays Alexis and Adam a visit in his old office that Alexis has taken over and has redecorated. Jeff is pissed that he signed over LB's shares to Colby Co and his voting rights to Alexis. Alexis tries to assure him that he did the right thing and this is for the best of all involved. Jeff is leery any time Adam is involved. Good instinct Jeff.
Jeff does mend fences with Fallon who really wants to be Jeff's friend. Hell, he is welcome to stay at the mansion as long as wants. Jeff agrees - his son is there as well as a very special girl in his life (gag). Meanwhile, Fallon has become more smitten with Mark. Things get awkward when Mark interrupts a moment between Fallon and Alexis. Mark is formal with Alexis while Fallon sees very happy to see him. Alexis knows that look (does she ever) and pumps Fallon for information about the nature of her relationship with Mark. Even if Fallon and Mark did not sleep together, this does not please Alexis. It was only a matter of time before a man comes between Alexis and Fallon.
Fallon is not the only one who has moved past the divorce, so has Jeff, and with Kirby. When Jeff learns that Kirby is accompanying Adam on a business trip, Jeff is not pleased because he knows what a shark Adam can be. Kirby tells Jeff that it is only for a day and she can handle herself. Well, apparently, Kirby cannot. On the ride back, and with Kirby asleep, Adam finds a secluded hotel. He tells Kirby that the car broke down and that he got two rooms for the night.
Kirby knows Adam is up to something, which one would considering Adam did rape Kirby. Kirby phones the house and tells Jeff to come rescue her. Jeff makes it just in time, as Adam had Kirby pinned up against the door telling her how the two belong together. Adam plays it off and gives Kirby to Jeff - how nice of him. Kirby cannot understand why men only want to use her for sex (me either). Jeff doesn't and has even bigger news, he asks Kirby to marry him. What? Seriously? It's been like what, a week? Maybe the neuro-toxin is still affecting his brain.
On the flight to Singapore, Blake has a flashback of his last encounter with Steven, when Steven threatened to break an expensive vase and told the family he was gay. For some reason, they decided to re-shoot the scene with Jack Coleman. Why not use the footage from Season 2? I mean the change in Steven's face is explained by plastic surgery. I get re-shooting other scenes when Pamela Sue Martin and Catherine Oxenberg are replaced, but there is no need to do so with Jack Coleman. And, also why shoot Jack Coleman from behind (because we are still under the facade that this may be Ben Reynolds) and with the family in a different position than the original. In fact, why have the flashback at all other than to kill time.
In Singapore, Steven feels the pressure that the doctor is on to him, so he wants to get out as soon as possible. The doctor convinces Steven to stay one more day by lying. Steven discovers the lie and bolts. It is pretty hard to bolt while using a cane. Just as he leaves, Blake finally arrives and enters to see Steven's room empty. Steven is returned and when he goes to talk to Cassidy, he is also met by Blake. Steven does not pretend to be Ben anymore. Steven is ready to walk out on his family again (this time with a cane) which is fine with Blake, but can Steven walk away from his son.
Adam [to Kirby]: But instead of trying to understand me, you're trying to play some stupid game - the hard to get special. Well, it doesn't exactly suit the girl who I knew very well - the might she wasn't all that hard to get.