Episode 73: Lancelot
Kirby's transformation into an oompa loompa is explained by some electrolyte imbalance. The doctor orders that Kirby remain in bed until the birth of her child. Kirby tells Krystle that is was just fatigue. Krystle later learns from the doctor, who again has breached medical ethics, that he had told Kirby to rest. Kirby should have listened to the doctor as she passes out while playing the piano and Adam is there to nurse her. Kirby finally gives in and accepts Adam's proposal for marriage. Seriously, Kirby, you had been so strong.
Now that Kirby has agreed to marry Adam, it is time for Blake to know the whole truth. He had found out about the divorce from Jeff and Blake really wanted to talk to the two to stop it. Krystle tries to convince Blake that he should not interfere. Blake suspects Krystle knows more, and she does, but Krystle plays it off. Blake does agree with Krystle and will not try to get Jeff and Kirby to reconcile.
The point becomes moot when Adam tells his father that he had raped Kirby after having too much champagne. Forgetting his own rape of Krystle in Season 1, Blake chastises Adam for what he had done, but did not see fit to call the police. Adam tells his father that he will take Kirby and return to Billings where he can practice law. Blake will have none of that. He is going to keep Adam in his house and make sure he becomes a man. Adam, you should ask Steven how well that turned out. You know a man like Blake who only rapes women when the woman is his wife.
It is going to be a full house in the mansion as Steven has agreed to move Danny and Claudia into the mansion. This action, of course, does not sit well with Alexis. It must drive Alexis crazy that all three of her children are living with Blake. To Alexis, there is only one person to blame - Claudia. How could Steven even know that Claudia really saw this mysterious man? Claudia does have a history of being unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy. Steven defends Claudia and Alexis seemingly relents.
I understand Deborah Adair was a daytime sensation as the first Jill Abbott on the Young and the Restless, but what is the point of Tracy so far. Blake enters Krystle's office and sees Tracy there. Blake tells Tracy he has an engagement at 2 and needs his head of public relations there. Tracy tells Blake she will leave a note for Krystle. The problem is that Krystle never gets the note because Tracy then places it under Krystle's chair. Tracy attends the meeting on Krystle's behalf. Krystle finds it strange that she did not see the note and that it fell under the chair. Score one for Tracy. Really? Like Blake is going to fire his own wife. Tracy, you would do better to get Krystle to quit or hope she gets pregnant, even if the doctors are against it. Ambition may not be a dirty word for Tracy, but patience may be a better strategy.
Peter's cocaine habit has resurfaced. Fallon has known this man for at least a month now and did not know that Peter dabbled in cocaine. Does anyone really just dabble in cocaine? Fallon may smoke a joint and get wasted, but she will not try cocaine. Or did she? After telling Peter she will not touch the stuff she goes through La Mirage to get another bottle of champagne. Blake notices that Fallon is in some form of intoxication and tells her the owner of the hotel should not be seen in such a state. Fallon tells her father to chill.
The following day, Fallon talks to Blake about Adam and the planned annex for La Mirage. Blake tells Fallon to trust Adam's judgment. Still, Blake will go over the finances for the annex himself. Blake does believe the annex is too costly. Peter can be a high roller all he wants as long as it is with his own money. Blake wants to speak to Peter about the costs but only gets to talk with his lawyer.
Why couldn't Blake discuss the costs in Los Angeles where Allegree (there is a second e in the ending) wins a huge race with Blake, Krystle, Peter, and Fallon cheering? Allegree looks like it could be more trouble than it is worth, especially for Krystle. While Krystle is in Los Angeles, someone calls the mansion for her and tells Gerard to tell Krystle that she is going to lose everything she loves. The mystery man calls again upon Krystle's return but gets Blake. The voice tells Blake to go see Allegree. But, Allegree is missing. Fallon says someone took Allegree, but Blake corrects her by calling it kidnapping. No, Blake, Fallon is correct on the term - it is a horse.
Krystle is not alone in getting threats or at least creepy stalkers. Some mystery man who cocks his head in such a way that you cannot notice him in the shot purchases a violet at a flower shop. I thought it was to be for Krystle, but it is not - it is for Claudia Blaisdel. The flower is left at door and it spooks Claudia. The only person to ever give her that type of flower was Matthew and the card was signed, "Lancelot", the name Claudia gave to Matthew. Steven assures Claudia that Matthew is dead and this is a horrible joke. Claudia realizes this but wonders who would do such a thing to her. Who indeed?
Adam: Kirby and I were two very lonely people, we had some champagne, too much champagne.
Blake: Don't give me any damned excuses. Rape has nothing to do with that, it's got to do with violence. It's an act of abuse and violence. Another time, they would have dragged you out to the center square and horse whipped you; brand you an animal.
Fallon: So somebody came in the middle of the night and took Allegree.
Blake: I'm afraid the word isn't took, Fallon, it's kidnapped.