Episode 55: The Downstairs Bride
Kirby and Jeff finally return to Denver, and it is not the least bit awkward. Oh wait, of course it is. Kirby is overly concerned about Fallon's feelings but should actually care about her father. Joseph is not happy about the marriage. At first you would wonder why, but then it all makes sense when Joseph and Kirby finally talk. Now that Kirby has gone from the downstairs to the upstairs, she is Joseph's superior. In a very poignant moment for Joseph he asks Kirby what he should call her now that she have moved on up. I get it, Joseph wanted Kirby to marry up, just not within his household.
Blake is happy for Jeff although he worries that it may have been too soon and that he is still feeling the effects of the neuro-toxin. Jeff assures him that he did so in clear mind, unlike when he signed over LB's shares. Jeff wants to sue Alexis, but Blake will not allow it because it can ruin Jeff's career to admit that he was temporarily insane. Blake will handle Alexis in his own way to stop the merger. A;exis moving forward with the Board meeting now that Sam Dexter has been found and returned to Denver.
Of course the most awkward encounter for Kirby and Jeff will be with Fallon. Fallon knows her marriage with Jeff did not work, so she shouldn't feel too upset, but of course a part of her will. She does tell Jeff that she is happy for he and Kirby and probably does mean it. It only becomes more awkward since Kirby is LB's nanny and now step-mother. Predictably, Fallon catches Kirby telling LB that she loves him as if he were her own son. Not good. Not good at all.
At least Fallon has an endearing Mark to help ease the blow. And boy does he ease it, on her couch in her office. I much prefer Mark the tennis pro stud, than this Mark who keeps trying to convince us that he is more than a just a stud horse - who is buying it? Accept your lot in life.
Steven is really going to go through with this crazy idea that he can bring Sammy Jo back to Denver and the two can raise Danny like a real family. The last thing Alexis wants is for Sammy Jo to return so she suggests that Adam go speak to Steven. Why would Steven listen to a man he just met even if it his brother? Also, Adam's abrasive attitude really does not mesh well with Steven and Steven takes offense at Adam's meddling.
Krystle sees Adam's interference and commands him to the study. Krystle learns that it was Alexis's suggestion for Adam to talk to Steven, which is no surprise for Krystle. More importantly, Krystle sees Adam shaking as he holds his glass of scotch. Hmmm. . . that is what the good doctor from Montana was referring.
While Adam was at the mansion, he decided to congratulate Kirby on her nuptials. Wait, that did not happen. Adam calls Kirby a fool for marrying Jeff and accuses her of doing so for the money. Kirby is just like Adam (which really is not a compliment to Kirby) and the two will be together - that night when Adam raped Kirby proves it. Creepy much.
Wait, wasn't I talking about Steven - how did I get sidetracked. That happens a lot. In any event, Steven goes to New York to try to convince Sammy Jo to return and that goes as expected. Sammy Jo does not want to return to Denver and play house with a gay man who may occasionally make love to her but really fantasizes about men. I mean she won't do it without the Carrington fortune, and Steven shows no interest in that.
Sammy Jo also let's Steven know that she has no interest in getting to know Danny and would have aborted him had she not been so scared. Also, Sammy Jo thinks Steven should let Blake and Krystle raise Danny so Steven can do as he wishes with other men. Steven returns to Denver to be whisked to his mother's penthouse where Alexis still tries to convince Steven to come work at Colby Co. Steven cannot decide on what to do career-wise until he decides what to do with Danny.
Well, Steven has finally made his decision with respect to Danny and Blake is not pleased. Anytime Blake and Steven have a conversation in the study, it does not go well. Maybe they should try the solarium. Steven is going to move out with Danny and raise his son as a single parent. Blake does not want that, especially when the parent is a gay. Krystle tries to calm the two but it does not work. Steven has made up his mind, but Blake will not accept it. Krystle tells Blake he must see Steven's point of view or else the two of them could lose both of them forever.
Jeff: What was so wrong? You mean you were just trying to make a little joke. I mean, that is you, Fallon, isn't it - the smart talking Carrington. What are you thinking right now? Here today, gone tomorrow? C'mon, let's hear it.
Fallon: Well, today just is not my day for quips, okay .
Joseph [to Kirby]: I have a question for you - from this moment on, what am I supposed to call you - Mrs. Colby? Madame? Your Royal Highness? Huh, don't answer that. As the majordomo of the household, I'll come up with the proper form eventually.
Adam: You are so dumb, you are so dumb Mrs. Colby. Mrs. Colby? Is that a first?
Kirby: No, Mr. Carrington and a bellboy in Reno beat you to it.
Adam: Don't walk away from me Kirby. And don't try to walk away from the truth. You married Jeff Colby for his money and his name and you aren't fooling anybody. Especially not me. You see, we are cut from the same calico cloth.
Blake: Well, just what every tired businessman needs - a lovely lady on the floor next to a fire, a pitcher full of martinis.
Sammy Jo: If you want to do your thing with other guys, go do it. But, if you really give a damn about you son - let him grow up with a straight family. Don't stick him with you for a father .
Steven: Did you really try to sell him to my father like a piece of goods.
Sammy Jo: Let's just say I thought about it. I never got anything else from you - did I?
Blake: Well, I don't. There stands my son, obstinate as always. My son, who. . . Steven, all we want for this child here is to be surrounded by a real family. A whole family and not some. . . some. . .
Steven: Say it. You can speak plainer than that, Dad. You don't want Danny to have a gay for a father. Well, don't worry because your grandson will be able to choose for himself who and what he wants to be when he grows up.
Blake: Yes, with you as an example?
Steven: No, Krystle, don't. Don't get him to apologize to me. Don't get him to say, "I'm sorry son, I didn't mean it," because he did.