Episode 75: A Little Girl
It seems that nobody likes Peter, and with good reason. He really is an ass. Blake tells Fallon that he really does not know anything about Peter but that he heard rumors. Fallon believes that Jeff is bad mouthing Peter to Blake, but it turns out to be Alexis. Fallon goes to Alexis and Alexis tells Fallon she is aware of a story where Peter had been engaged to a princess but then left her for a French actress. The princess was so devastated that she almost committed suicide. Fallon does not want her mother's interference, just like how she interfered in her relationship with Mark.
It was only a matter of time that the tension between Peter and Jeff would result in some sort of physical altercation. Jeff, for some reason, decides to engage Peter in conversation at La Mirage. Jeff wants Peter to stop giving Fallon flying lessons because Fallon is prone to running off and wrecking things like a car. It probably is harder to run off and get into a plane and wreck it. Peter assures Jeff that he is a great instructor in the air and in bed. That sets Jeff off, but Fallon quickly stops Jeff from doing more than just back handing Peter. Besides, why isn't Jeff with Kirby, she still is his wife!
While Blake is in Washington at a closed door meeting, Peter receives a call from the horsenappers. Peter is to follow their instructions if he ever wants to see Allegree. Peter wants to contact Blake but Fallon tells him to just do it. Peter does so without a hitch and Allegree is returned. Blake wishes he had known ahead of time. So, do the police. When the police question Peter, Peter gets short tempered (typical of euro-trash). Blake and Jeff wonder why he got so short-tempered when Allegree was returned unharmed. Why indeed?
Tracy apparently knows some one important because that person tells her about the deal Lex-Dex Inc. did in the last episode. Tracy uses this knowledge to ingratiate herself with Blake. Blake is grateful and Tracy seems smitten. Blake summons Dex and basically tells him that he will now throw him off the Denver Carrington Board for dealing with Alexis. Dex is fine with that.
Since Dex is hanging out at Denver Carrington, he decides to pay Tracy a visit for no apparent reason other than to create a relationship between the two. Sam Dexter had always spoken highly of Tracy (really). Dex then lays out the truth to Tracy about how she is ambitious and should be running the public relations department until Blake decided to put his wife in charge instead. Dex also uses that Wyoming charm on Tracy and Tracy, being the ambitious career gal that she is, is just as intrigued and flirtatious.
It has been a while since Alexis screwed with the ex-congressman, Neal McVane, so she agrees to meet with him at her office. Alexis makes it appear that she is willing to hire Neal as her lobbyist with respect to the tar sands in Canada. Instead, Alexis asks Neal for his expertise on who she should hire. This enrages Neal. Fortunately, Mark arrives to escort out Mr. McVane.
Mark escorts Neal to a sleazy strip club/bar which is playing a horrible instrumental of Air Supply's "Even the Night Are Better". Since they are there, the two enjoy a drink together. Neal knows Mark hates Alexis as much as he does but killing Alexis is too good for her. Instead, blackmail is the appropriate route and who better to have the goods on Alexis than her body guard. Mark does not want to get his fingernails dirty in Neal's scheme but Neal assures him that Mark will not.
While speaking with Krystle at La Mirage, Claudia is presented with another plain white box as a gift. Don't open it, Claudia. She does, and once again it contains a purple violet and a note signed from Lancelot. Claudia tells Krystle that Matthew used to send her violets and sign the card, Lancelot. Claudia is starting to believe that Matthew is punishing her for her affair, and now marriage, to Steven. Krystle thinks that is crazy and it is just a horrible prank. Still, Claudia cannot let it go, especially if it means that Lindsey may be alive. (Do we really want Lindsey to be alive and come back.) Why doesn't everybody try to determine the source of the prank instead of telling Claudia to forget it?
Kirby's headache is a bad sign. There is no option left, an emergency c-section needs to be done or else the lives of both the mother and child are at risk. The trauma has brought Adam and Jeff a little bit closer as Jeff is honest with Adam that he purposely returned to Colby Co to thwart Adam's plans and that he had some hostility toward Adam over Kirby, a woman he had no business marrying. Adam considers telling Jeff the truth about his poisoning.
In fact, keeping that secret is traumatizing Adam. Blake has forgiven him for raping Kirby (I did not realize Blake was a court of law) but will Blake forgive him for poisoning Jeff (attempted murder and rape all in a season's work for Adam)? While at the hospital chapel, Blake joins a distressed Adam. Adam tells Blake that he is the one who poisoned Jeff. Before Blake could react, the doctor arrives and tells Adam that Kirby survived the surgery but that the little girl she would have had did not. Adam breaks down.
Fallon: Alright, mother, exactly what kind of scandal and when did you invent it?
Alexis: Oh darling, I invented a few in my time and with very good reason. But, this is not one of them.
Peter [to Jeff]: She's determined to learn. I'm her instructor. A very good instructor in the air and in the bed. So, she tells me. What's the matter? She never told you about that.
Cop: Well, in this country, it's customary to call the police when a crime is committed. Maybe, they don't play it that way where you're from.
Peter: And maybe you don't know who you're talking to - I'm Peter De Vilbis. I'm not one of the trash you usually deal with.
Alexis: Well, come all the way in Neal, unless you got a nostalgia for that particular spot. That is where you tried to strangle me one memorable night.
Alexis [to Neal]: Get out of my sight you miserable has been.