Episode 76: The Accident
Even though this episode focuses a great deal on Peter De Vilbis, the good news is that we actually do not have to see him or, even better, hear him. Claudia has jumped on the anti-Peter bandwagon and tells Fallon that Peter made a pass at her. Fallon thinks Claudia is over blowing it since Peter did not actually ask her to go to bed. It was just Peter's harmless flirting ways. Claudia allows it to drop. Hell, Claudia did her job.
Jeff continues his crusade as does Alexis. Alexis is able to track down the Princess Maria Elena and find out what actually happened between she and Peter. Alexis can report to Fallon that Peter left the princess after he found out she was pregnant and refused to have the abortion as Peter requested. If Peter did not want a child then, why should Fallon believe that he would accept being the step father to L.B. Wait a minute, Fallon is going to marry a man and she has not even introduced him to her son or even talked about the situation. Gee, she is impulsive.
Before we finish the De Vilbis fun, let's go over what else occurred. Tracy has decided that the patience route to the top of public relations at Denver Carrington is not going quickly enough so she is going to try, again, to bring Krystle down. If Alexis could not do it, I don't know what Tracy is thinking. Anyway, Tracy beds an old reporter friend from New York, Jeremy Thatcher. (BTW, Tracy has a little obsession with the Carrington family as she has article clippings about them on her wall.) Tracy gets the reporter to write and to publish an expose on Mrs. Carrington.
Since Krystle is above reading such rags as The Whisper, Tracy has the pleasure to show Krystle the article which paints her in a negative light. Honestly, it does not seem that bad but Tracy is willing to do whatever it takes to redeem Krystle's name. Krystle is inclined to let it go. Tracy finds that to make Krystle a better woman than she, since she would fight. Hmmm. . .maybe Krystle will have second thoughts about letting this story go unchallenged.
Claudia is still thinking about the violet and the card. She even tells Steven that she had a dream of Lindsey. Claudia knows it is not real and she is not losing her grip on reality, but she wants to know who hates her so much to do such a thing. Steven suspects, as we all do, that Alexis is behind this. Steven hints to his mother if she is responsible. Alexis claims she would never do something so cruel even if she has been rather critical of Claudia. Steven believes his mother.
In a possible sign of good faith, Alexis talks to Claudia about the situation and tells her to go to the police so they can investigate who is tormenting Claudia. Claudia, rightly, says there is no reason to go to the police because they will not be able to track an unmarked box and card. Besides, the complaint will be coming from the crazy lady on the roof. Why would the police believe she is not delusional again when her own husband has questions himself?
Acting as some sort of patriarch, Blake will wait to decide Adam's fate for poisoning Jeff until an appropriate amount of time has past after the loss of his child. How noble of Blake! Adam pretty much throws himself at the mercy of his father and is willing to accept any punishment that Blake sees fit. Funny, I do not remember this much drama when Adam told Blake that he raped Kirby. Maybe if Adam would have agreed to marry Jeff, Blake would have been more understanding.
Blake just does not understand why Adam would do such a thing and he goes to Alexis for help and a possible explanation. The two actually share a tender moment with respect to their son. Blake apologizes for accusing Alexis of poisoning Jeff and then asks what he should do with Adam. Blake just wants to understand. Alexis tells Blake of Adam's drug use as a teen and its residual effects. Blake concedes that what Adam needs is more love, and not more punishment. That's great - rape and attempted murder and we need to show Adam love and keep the police away. Sounds like a bleeding heart to me.
Blake's tender moment with Alexis comes at the wrong time for Dex. Blake, at the request of Sam Dexter, speaks to Dex about his romantic relationship with Alexis. Blake pretty much lets Dex know that Alexis is a shark and a user. Dex will make his own decisions, and just to stick it to Blake, he lets him know that Sam Dexter slept with Alexis while she was married to Blake. Blake does not seem to care.
No matter, Dex will show them. He arrives at Alexis's penthouse after Alexis spoke with Blake about Adam, and Alexis is not in the mood for company. Dex should take the hint, but he cannot help himself and proposes to Alexis. Alexis does not want to discuss it, she just had a moment with Blake. That sets Dex off who is determined to make Alexis forget all about Blake. Best of luck to you on that, Dex!
Okay, back to the De Vilbis mess. Blake and Jeff have their suspicions about De Vilbis. These suspicions only increase with Jeff learns from Tony that he had passed out that night Allegree was stolen after only one glass of wine. Tony is everywhere. Jeff and Blake believe that Tony may have been drugged and they try to get additional information from Jack, the trainer. Jack's story just does not make sense.
Jeff and Blake investigate whether Peter actually ever bought those diamonds. Jeff learns that Peter never did. Basically, Peter took Blake's $1 million and has transferred it somewhere else. Blake calls for a meeting with Jeff and Fallon at La Mirage. Jeff arrives first and tells Fallon about Peter's swindle. Fallon cannot believe it and she goes to see Peter's attorney. The attorney advises Fallon that Peter has left Denver and that he will not return. Further, Peter enjoyed the romance but, like all good things, it has come to an end.
Fallon is upset, and you know what that means, she is going to run off and get herself into an accident or something. Some drunk man leaves La Mirage because they will no longer serve him. Even though they will not serve him, they will let him drive off erratically. At least Jeff has the common sense to tell the guy that he should not drive, but not the common sense to call the police. Fallon runs toward her car and Jeff chases her asking what is wrong. Fallon does not want to talk about it and makes it to the street just in time for the drunk driver to hurl towards Jeff and Fallon. The two scream and you hear a crashing sound as Blake, who has just arrived, calls out "My God!"
Blake [to Dex]: Now I like to add something of my own. If you think what you're getting with Alexis is love, I wish you luck, my friend, because, by God, you're going to need it.
Dex: Whatever you really feel about Carrington, Alexis, I'm going to personally make you forget you ever met him. How about that!
Alexis [to Mark]: You know, really your opinions have absolutely nothing to do with me. So, why don't you just go and show off your legs on the tennis court.