Episode 67: Dex
Gee, based on the title of this episode, I wonder what new character is being introduced? Why, it is Fransworth Dexter, better known as Dex, the son of Sam Dexter. Poor Sam Dexter had a heart attack and is not doing well. He has given Dex power of attorney and Dex will be attending the Denver Carrington board meeting (where Alexis will be eating crow). Before the meeting, Dex meets with Blake and asserts himself as his own man, and not some toady like Sam. Dex believes the merger with Colby Co is a great idea, but it is not going to happen.
Alexis is preparing for her smack down of Adam by drinking. Before she is able to make it to the penthouse, Jeff arrives at Colby Co and demands that Alexis return to him the stocks that she had taken. Even though it is late, Alexis gives in to Jeff's demand, especially since he would refuse to leave until it happened. Later, Jeff tells Blake that he is not done with Alexis.
Alexis returns to the Penthouse with Adam waiting for her. Based on the last episode, you really thought Alexis would let Adam have it, but Adam does have the upper hand. It would just be Alexis's word against his, and we all know who Blake and everyone else would believe. Alexis does not know what kind of man Adam is, but Adam assures Alexis that he is her son.
Alexis is not so sure about that, or hopes that she is not so sure. She gets a hold of information in Billings and asks for a Dr. Edwards. There must be like only three people in Billings because Alexis is able to contact him. Alexis flies off to Billings and speaks with Dr. Edwards. Dr. Edwards has finally got used to referring to Adam as Adam, and not Michael, and repeats that Adam arrived in Billings the same day Alexis's son was kidnapped and that Adam has no resemblance to his parents.
Alexis then mentions something about Adam is capable of attempted murder which prompts Dr. Edwards to violate doctor-patient confidentiality. Dr. Edwards tells Alexis that Adam had experimented with mind altering drugs when he was younger and that caused him wild mood swings. It is great to see Dynasty on board with Nancy Reagan's 80's campaign of just saying no to drugs. Who knew that such mind altering drugs could have residual effects years later and that is to explain for Adam's socialpathic behavior. At that point, Alexis feels compassion for her son, as if he was physically handicapped.
Before flying off to Billings, Alexis had another paranoid evening in her penthouse as she believes someone, Adam in particular, is there harassing her. She calls Steven which interrupts his contrived love making session with Claudia. Steven rushes over to assure his mother that no one was in her apartment, but how is Steven going to assure Claudia that he will be a devoted husband. Hey Claudia, remember it was your idea to get married in the first place just so Steven can keep Danny - why are you becoming clingy all of a sudden?
Being clingy gets you nowhere - ask Kirby. Does Kirby ever leave the bedroom? Further, does Kirby do anything else other than brush her hair? Jeff finally explains to Kirby why he was so secretive. Kirby is not satisfied since she is his wife and should have been included. But, Jeff could make up for it by making love to Kirby. Once again, Jeff sexually rejects Kirby (with the lame line of having so much on his mind) and then beelines it to La Mirage to have a drink with Fallon. Jeff wants to be with Fallon but Fallon does not want Jeff. We have all heard this before.
Fresh off his attack of Krystle, Mark once again apologizes. Krystle does not want to think about it anymore and tells Mark that they can be nothing more than friends. Mark really has no choice other than a change of scenery, and that change is finally agreeing to be Alexis's body guard, and nothing more than a body guard.
Blake continues his courtship of Krystle as if the two had never been married. Blake takes Krystle to the restaurant where they had their first date. But, when Blake escorts Krystle back to her suite at La Mirage, Krystle does not invite Blake in for a night cap. Taking this real slow I see.
As if it matters, there is another scene where Tracy shows contempt for being passed up as head of public relations to Krystle. Gee, Tracy worked on Madison Avenue and everything and is nothing more than the assistant of the bosses girlfriend.
Alexis's day of defeat has arrived as she attends the Denver Carrington board meeting to call off the merger. Alexis gives an excellent performance about how great Colby Co is and that Denver Carrington is just a dwarf in comparison and would bring it down. Blake does not mind because it means that the merger will never happen (though Colby Co still owns a hell of a lot of stock in Denver Carrington). Krystle was not impressed by Alexis's performance, but Dex sure was.
Dex goes to Alexis's office at Colby Co and kisses her. That's a great way to begin a business proposal. Dex believes there is a great deal of oil in the tar sands of Canada (there is) and wants to exploit this resource with Colby Co. In the end it looks like it will be a 50/50 partnership between the two, but with the sexual tension there - it will be so much more.
Alexis: You know that I loved your uncle.
Jeff: As a black widow. A merger with you is a signed death warrant - in marriage or business.
Jeff [to Kirby]: Love to me means more than just performance.
Alexis: Mark? I told you that I didn't like unannounced visitors of any kind, especially your kind. I'll have the doorman throw you out.
Alexis: Really? Well, it doesn't come as any surprise. I knew sooner or later you'd find the offer too tempting to resist.
Mark: The offer, or you?
Alexis: Ohhh. The job is yours, Mark, but I am way beyond your reach, as, obviously, is Krystle.
Alexis: Krystle, the typing pool is on the first floor, are you lost?
Krystle: I always know where I belong, Alexis. But, that's the ladies room - are you lost?
Krystle: Any notes I take will be for a press release. I'll be sure and send you a copy.
Alexis: Well, it's very considerate of you. I can't wait to read your first attempt at literacy.
Dex: Now that we know we have something in common, we can do business together.
Alexis: I don't like the word common, Mr. Dexter.