Episode 60: The Arrest
This is the slowest burning cabin I have ever seen and that is fortunate for Krystle and Alexis who are rescued by Mark. Ever astute, Mark tells Krystle that the cabin was locked from the outside so someone was trying to kill them. Well, not them. Everyone knows who the target was - Alexis.
Alexis and Krystle are rushed to the hospital. Krystle is in pretty good condition and only needs a night in the hospital. Alexis, on the other hand, needs a little more time. The time is good for Alexis who, when she first awakes, is concerned whether her face was burned. Even almost being killed does not stop Alexis from being a complete ass to Adam. When Adam visits her, Alexis pretty much accuses him of setting the fire. All this does is draw Adam closer to Blake, which makes sense since Steven has definitively pulled away from his father. And, to add insult to injury, Alexis agrees to have Jeff, not Adam, run Colby Co in her absence and Alexis seems all too pleased to call Adam to let him know.
At least Alexis does not tell the police she suspects Adam of the fire. Alexis tells the police that many people were out to get her, and name Congressman McVane and Morgan Hess in particular. Alexis also throws out Blake's name. Why else would the police go to Denver Carrington to ask Blake for his alibi during the fire? Blake has the perfect alibi though, he was plotting with Andrew Laird to take Steven's son away from him.
For some reason, Steven likes to torture himself and goes over to the mansion to confront his father. There really isn't much else the two can say. I guess it is to remind viewers of where the two stood at the end of last season, which is where they always stand, antagonistically. Blake is determined not to let his grandson grow up in the environment that Steven is providing. We do learn that when Steven said he and Chris were friends, he meant just that, friends. Sure. How many bedrooms does his apartment have again?
Pamela Sue Martin returns to her Nancy Drew roots as Fallon decides to confront Adam about mercuric oxide and whether he used it to poison Jeff. Of course, Adam is not going to just admit it. But, Adam goes even further and convinces Dr. Jonas to tell Fallon that he was mistaken that Adam's first case involved mercuric oxide. Dr. Jonas reluctantly agrees and tells Fallon he mixed up Adam with some other bright attorney in Billings (which, by the way people, talk about it like it has like 200 people. In 1980, the town had 66,000 people). Fallon does not seem satisfied with this response. Go get em Nancy Drew!
Now that Kirby is certain Adam is her baby's father, she is not happy and is snippy with everyone. Any attempt by Jeff to get Kirby to tell him what is wrong falls on deaf ears. It is so bad, Kirby has a nightmare of Adam seducing her again. It is all pretty creepy to me. Kirby wants to speak to Joseph but no one has heard from him because it is his day off. Instead, she asks Jeannette how Krystle lost her baby. Jeannette does not want to talk about such unpleasantness but does tell Kirby she lost the baby after her riding accident.
This gives Kirby a bright idea, she is going to have a riding accident of her own. Now, if Kirby had watched more soap operas, she would have realized a fall down the stairs works just as well. Also, if Kirby keeps drinking a half of a bottle of wine instead of lunch, she would probably lose the baby anyway. Kirby drives out to the stable and has Tony (he is back) to get her the most restless horse which Kirby takes for a ride. As Kirby approaches a fence, she eases up on the horse who stops and Kirby goes for a fall, all the while with Kirby apologizing for what she has done.
Wait, this episode is called "The Arrest" and I have not mentioned who was arrested. It seems that when the detectives spoke to Blake, he suggested that Mark is the one who set the fire. Think about it, why was he out there in the first place? The police agree and they arrest Mark as he is helping Krystle check out of the hospital. Krystle wants Blake to help Mark but Blake cannot help but control his victorious smile. You better watch it Blake this could be a Pyrrich victory.