Episode 58: The Threat
The following morning, Blake tries to act like nothing happened with Krystle, but Krystle continues to give Blake the semi-silent treatment. Krystle still feels shut out and wants Blake to mend his relationship with Steven, especially since Steven is coming to take Danny away. Even before Blake is able to explain himself completely, Joseph interrupts with the newspaper. There is a must read article for Blake, the Denver Chronicle finally broke Alexis's story on Congressman McVane's affair with a 17 year old girl. Blake has no time for Krystle's concerns now, he needs to get to his office.
Steven does come to take Danny and Krystle tries her hardest not to break down. At least she has the grace to wait for Steven to leave before she cries as the camera pans up to Krystle in the empty nursery. It was well done and there were no microphones in sight.
Steven has moved into his new place with his son and nursemaid. Steven has better news as Sammy Jo has agreed to the divorce and to give Steven full custody of Danny which will take effect in 90 days. Why would there be a 90 day wait??? Oh, something must be stirring. Steven is grateful for the work Chris Deegan has done for him. Steven also tells Chris that he is gay and wondered why Chris never said anything before. Chris had not been living in a coma, even though he just moved to Denver, and was well aware of Steven's situation.
Chris pays Steven a visit at his new apartment and admits to Steven that he is also gay. He had fought his feeling by marrying a woman back east but it did not work out so he has moved to Denver to come out of the closet - I guess. In the meantime, he is staying at a hotel. We all know what this means. Until that moment, the two friends decide to enjoy some dry sherry.
Mark is finally able to get a moment alone with Fallon to explain that Alexis set up the entire scenario of her in his bed. Fallon, no stranger to sex, does not believe Mark and even if it was true, why would she go to such lengths unless they had slept together previously. When Fallon asks Mark if he ever slept with Alexis, his silence is all the answer the Fallon needs.
Alexis tries to explain herself to Fallon and says she did it for Fallon's own good because she needs to be with a good man like Jeff, not some tennis bum. But, a tennis bumb is perfect for Alexis. Fallon refuses to listen to her mother and calls her Alexis. She also chastises Alexis and herself for going along with Alexis's schemes to break up Blake and Krystle (like they need help). The part that really pisses off Alexis is when Fallon refers to Krystle as a decent woman.
Set off by Fallon's kindness for Krystle, Alexis goes to confront Krystle who happens to be sitting at the lily pond. Alexis taunts Krystle as Mrs. Jennings and for her inability to have a child. Krystle cannot take it and throws Alexis into the pond. The two wrestle. Blake arrives to stop the nonsense. Or, as we like to say, the awesomeness. Krystle refuses to speak to Blake as he berates her in front of Alexis.
Later that evening, Krystle decides to leave Blake and to move into La Mirage. Blake tries to plead with Krystle, but she does not feel a part of Blake's life and needs time to sort things out. The following morning, Blake pleads with Krystle to return and he even gives her the final divorce decree for the marriage to Mark. In a part I love, Blake referred to men as complicated as they are just made up of love and work. Shockingly, that insight was not enough to convince Krystle to come home.
Adam visits Fallon at La Mirage to ask for her to be friends and to help him with his relationship with Steven. Fallon really has little interest in doing so. None of this important, what is important is that the conversation is interrupted by an employee about getting a suite for a doctor at an upcoming medical convention. Who is that doctor? Apparently the only doctor in Billings, Dr. Jonas. The name sparks Adam to a flashback of Dr. Jonas's last visit and mentioning of Adam's drug issue and breakdown. I love flashbacks for scenes that took place only a few episodes ago. The writers must thing we have a short attention span.
Kirby finds out why she has not been feeling well - she is preggers. Jeff is excited to hear the news. Kirby is happy to be having a baby but does not like that she is already experiencing morning sickness and dizziness, it seems so soon for a person 1 month pregnant. Kirby asks her father if her mother was the same way but Joseph could not recall. Alexis overhears this father-daughter moment and uses it as an opportunity to tell Joseph that she will tell Kirby about her mother. Joseph tells Alexis that she would never do that. Apparently, Joseph has forgotten who this woman is, maybe he needs a refresher by going through his scrap book. Hmmmm. . . What's the deal with Kirby's mother?
Alexis is just making friends left and right. Adam tells Alexis he wishes he had known what she was going to do with McVane because he would have stopped her. Alexis can handle herself. Or can she? McVane goes to Blake after the news breaks and Blake tells McVane that he suspects Alexis is the one who peddled that story about McVane's Lolita. Alexis will not speak with McVane, but that does not stop McVane from barging into Alexis's office late at night after her new assistant, Bernard, leaves.
McVane is looking haggard with that fake five o'clock shadow. He rips the phone cord from the socket while Alexis is talking with Blake. Alexis knows this will not go well and as she tries to escape, McVane corners her and begins to strangle her. Somehow, Blake makes it to Alexis's office in time to save Alexis and send McVane on his way. Blake really does not believe in calling the police when someone is being strangled - first Jeff, and now McVane. Alexis is grateful and Blake warns her that next time she may not have someone to save her, especially since Alexis is going around destroying people's lives. Geez, and all this before the season finale. I wonder what is going to happen then.
Chris Deegan: Life in the closet is life in the closet, no matter what the map says.
Alexis: I'm talking about a woman who has done everything in her power to alienate my daughter from me - namely you.
Krystle: Alienate? That's a word they invented for you, Alexis. You never stopped trying to destroy my marriage and you've got your son and his father barely speaking to one another.
Alexis: Is that really of so much concern to you, Mrs. Jennings. You still are you know?
Krystle: Get out of here, Alexis.
Alexis: Get off of your property, but it really isn't your property, is it, Mrs. Jennings?
Krystle: Get out!
Alexis: I know what's wrong with you. The empty armed Madonna mourning the baby that she couldn't have and the baby she almost got to adopt, gone now. That is it?
Krystle: Oh, you miserable bitch!
Blake: No matter what the provocation is, I will not have my wife acting this way. A common brawl in the lily pond - with her. You look like a couple of female mud wrestlers.
Krystle: But, as it is, I was closer to you, closer to the core of your life when I was your secretary. And don't bother calling one of the servants - I haven't forgotten how to carry my own bags.
Alexis: Oh God, he was trying to kill me. Oh, Blake thank you for saving me.
Blake: Well the next time, there may not be anyone around to do it.
Alexis: Next time?
Blake: If you go on ruining other people's lives, I wouldn't give a dime for your chance for holding on to your own.