Episode 59: The Cabin
Season 3 has come to a close and what better finale than to line up a bunch of people pissed off with Alexis. We all know what that means - someone is going to try to kill her, again. But who, and how? Before we line up the suspects let's cover a few other matters.
Kirby is excited to be pregnant and is looking forward to having her own place with Jeff where they can raise their child. Fallon hopes that Kirby's child and L.B. will be close since they will be brothers. But, they really won't be brothers - more like cousins. When Kirby goes to the doctor to see a sonar of the child she discovers that she is actually 3 months pregnant. The doctor tells her not to worry since pre-marital sex is more common. Ah, if that was the only problem. Kirby and Jeff never had sex three months ago, that is when she was raped by Adam. Obviously, Kirby is very much upset by this turn of events.
Now if Adam is so smart, as Dr. Jonas Edwards tells Fallon, why would he not suspect being the father of Kirby's child. Who learns they are pregnant after one month, or shows signs of morning sickness? Well, maybe Adam is not so smart. Adam heads over to La Mirage to see Dr. Jonas and ask him why he is in Denver. Once again, Dr. Jonas asks Adam how he is feeling and about the breakdown and some horrible event that happened as a result of his dabbling with drugs (remember kids, just say no).
Fallon sees the discussion between Adam and Dr. Jonas and tells Adam that she thought he told her he did not know Dr. Jonas. Obviously, Fallon must have been mistaken. After Adam storms off, Dr. Jonas tells Fallon how smart Adam is and how in his first case as an attorney, Adam was able to get his client off because he proved that he was being poisoned by mercuric oxide and was temporarily insane when he choked and assaulted his boss. That sounds familiar to Fallon who goes to the doctor who treated Jeff and asks if Jeff could have been poisoned by mercuric oxide. The doctor was about to go into surgery but promised to look into it later.
Steven decided to open up his home to his friend, Chris Deegan. Now, I don't get whether they are using friend as a euphemism for something else or in the genuine sense. No one really emphasizes the word friend unless you are trying to downplay the gay love aspect of things. It doesn't really matter anyway, well not for Blake that is.
Blake has decided to give Danny an equal number of shares of Denver Carrington that he gave L.B. Andrew is weary of doing so, especially since he is putting Steven in charge of the shares. Blake believe Steven would never transfer the shares to Alexis, like the crazy Jeff did. Blake goes over to Steven's apartment to give the papers to Steven, and who, of course, answers the door, Chris Deegan. Blake really should call before showing up at Steven's unannounced to avoid these things. In a predictable twist of fate, Danny's nurse maid could not come into work, and Steven was off to visit Claudia at the sanatorium, so Chris agreed to watch Danny for the day.
Blake puts two and two together and is not happy with the situation. He wants Chris to leave immediately and he will watch Danny until Steven gets home. Chris is fortunate in that Blake is much calmer than he was with Ted Dinard. Just as Blake is manhandling Chris to leave, Steven arrives and throws Blake out of his home. But, this does not stop Blake. No, he tells Andrew that he wants to sue for custody of his grandchild. Andrew pretty much knows this is not a good idea, but what can he do.
Now on to Alexis and the people who want to do her harm. First up, Congressman McVane. McVane still looks like hell and probably hasn't sobered up since the expose of his affair. McVane wants Blake to convince the party to put him back on the ticket but Blake does not have that kind of influence. McVane also wonders why Blake tried to stop him from killing Alexis. Good question! Blake wants McVane to sober up and McVane agrees, he needs to be sober because he has word to do. Not cryptic at all.
Next up, Mark. At La Mirage, Mark makes a lame plea to Krystle that the two of them should return to Ohio (and away from these rich people in Denver) as friends. Again, genuine friends, or Chris and Steven friends? Krystle wants to make her life in Denver as Krystle Grant. Mark has other plans. He confronts Alexis at her penthouse and once again demands her to clear things up between he and Fallon. Alexis will have none of that and kicks him out of her place. Predictably, Mark threatens Alexis before he leaves.
Just for fun, let's throw in Morgan Hess. Remember last time we saw Hess there was someone following him. It looks like Hess owes $45,000 for some gambling debts and he has the crazy idea that Alexis would bail him out. That's not going to happen. Hess is on his own. Before Alexis throws Hess out of her office, she insults his attire - which is a fair critique. Hess threatens Alexis before he leaves.
Suspect number four - Adam. Alexis's own son, how does he become a suspect? Well, Alexis has been playing favorites with her sons. When Adam asks Steven why he wastes his time with Claudia and horrible relationships, Steven pretty much tells Adam to pound sand. Alexis sees the two of them fighting and assumes, correctly this time, that Adam is at fault. Adam hates it that Alexis chooses Steven over him. Alexis does not care since it is her prerogative to play favorites, just as it is her prerogative to change her will. In fact, Alexis calls her attorney, Gerald, in front of Adam to schedule an appointment to change her will to give Steven Adam's share of her empire. Now, that's cold! Then again, Adam did ensnare Alexis in his scheme to poison Jeff. All's fair.
And finally, we have the mild mannered and the very stiff Joseph. When Joseph returns Alexis's earring at her penthouse, he is very apologetic. Whatever it is about Kirby's mother, Joseph does not want Kirby to know. He even tells Alexis that he will do anything to protect his child. Even murder? Joseph, that would be so out of place and cliche. Oh that's right, Joseph is not the butler, he is the majordomo.
Now that we have the suspects out of the way, let's get to the act itself. Alexis is glad that Krystle has left the mansion and has moved into La Mirage. Krystle is just a distraction from Alexis's plan to merge her empire with Blake's and to share more than just a business. Alexis claims that Blake really does not love Krystle or else he would not have humiliated her in front of Alexis at the lily pond as he did. Call me crazy, but I think a little scolding is a lot less humiliating than being banished from your children.
Anyway, Alexis sees this as her opportunity to get rid of Krystle once and for all. She calls Krystle (excellent split screen) and tricks her to coming to Steven's cabin to meet Steven to talk about Danny and Sammy Jo. Krystle reluctantly goes and with good reason. Within two minutes at the cabin, if that, Krystle realizes that Alexis set this whole thing up. Alexis's plan - she will give Krystle $1 million to leave Denver for good. Alexis really should know that Krystle could not be bought off.
When Krystle tries to leave, the door is locked. It seems someone pad locked the cabin and set it on fire. The two women are trapped. At least Krystle has the common sense to try to get out a window, but there is no escape. Meanwhile, Alexis eventually figures to turn on the tap water, but there is no water. I am surprised she did not try to use her champagne to douse the flames. As the fire becomes more intense, Alexis is knocked out and Krystle tries to revive her while screaming out (not really effective in the woods) .
Alexis: I've come to make peace, Blake.
Blake: Oh really, did you check your hatchet with my secretary outside.
Alexis: He's hurt. That's what it is and you've managed to hurt him again, haven't you? What did you finally call him a faggot.
Adam: I never used that word.
Alexis [to Adam]: Just remember this. It it my right to play anything I wish, just as it is my right to change anything I wish - my clothes, my hairstyle, my will.
Alexis: Save your breath, Mr. Hess, I don't finance fools.
Hess: You'll be sorry, Mrs. Colby.
Alexis: Mr. Hess, may I strongly suggest you stop watching those old movies on television with those cliche lines. And, may I also suggest that when and if you do get the money from whomever, you buy yourself a new jacket. Don't you ever get sick of that atrocious eye sore you're wearing.
Alexis: How did you get up here?
Mark: Doorman knows me. Why not? I've have afternoon rendezvouses in this cesspool before.
Joseph: And believe this isn't mere talk on my part. I would stop anyone who'd hurt my child.
Alexis: Stop, as in murder, Joseph. I can just see the headlines now - The Butler Did It
Steven: Now you get out of here, dad, or I swear this time I'll be the one on trial for murder.
Blake: Andrew, I'll be damned if I let two gays raise that baby.
Alexis [to Krystle]: Alright, I realize I should never have under estimated your native intelligence even if you are, what is it, an ex-stenographer.
Krystle: You're finally trying to buy me off.
Alexis: Krystle, life is a market place - people buy, people sell. I am a master of both.
Krystle: You're a master of disgust, Alexis.
Krystle: You married Cecil for it. You tried to buy Danny with it and you bought off Sammy Jo with it. And now, you're trying to use it to get Blake. Well, I don't need your money, Alexis because I am rich in something you don't even know how to spell. The word is integrity.