Episode 85: New Lady In Town
For now, the police believe that Mark committed suicide. He had been drinking (basically since he turned up in Denver), but no one could think of a reason why he would jump from the balcony. Krystle does not believe it is a suicide because Mark had told her how he was on top of the world despite those wanting to push him off. Alexis has little information for the police though it appears she was in the penthouse when Mark went over the balcony and did not hear a thing.
Blake is desperate to prevent the bank from foreclosing on Denver Carrington. He tells Jeff the bad news but wants to keep Fallon ignorant until after the wedding. Jeff does not want to lie to his wife. Besides, Fallon really does not care and believes Blake will somehow get out of this mess.
Blake and Andrew go through Blake and Denver Carrington's assets to see what can be sold to raise $100 million. Andrew notes that the football team is unencumbered and it has the best squad yet. Unencumbered? Did Blake ever pay back Logan Rhinewood/Cecil Colby? I don't remember that. Technically, I think Alexis owns a percentage of that team as Cecil's heir. Well, that is not important. Andrew suggests a mortgage on the mansion, which Blake considers. What Blake will not consider is selling any of Krystle's personal belongings.
Too bad for Blake, Krystle gave Andrew permission to sell Allegree. Unfortunately, Andrew was only able to get $1.5 million for Allegree (doesn't Peter still own half even though he is in prison) despite an asking price of $5 million. The vipers see a bargain sale. Blake has to swallow his pride and attempt to sell the shale oil extraction process to Alexis. Alexis is not buying. She would rather let that land go unused than to give Blake anything, for now. Blake needs to squirm for a little bit and then Alexis will make an offer for the shale oil extraction process.
Tracy's usefulness on this show, if there ever was any, has run its course. Alexis asks Tracy how she is coming along getting information from Avril Dawson. Tracy refuses to be the company whore, that is not what she signed up for when she decided to spy for Dex. Ooops! Tracy let that bit of information out and before Alexis could fire her, Tracy quits. That was a fruitful endeavor for Tracy at Colby Co. I wonder how she would describe her experience from Colby Co on her resume. From now on, Alexis will deal personally with Mr. Dexter.
Sammy Jo enters the mansion for her weekend with Danny carrying a boom box playing an instrumental of Michael Jackson's "Thriller". It is so 1980s. Krystle cannot but hear of Sammy Jo's arrival and she hopes that Sammy Jo will behave herself while she is at the mansion. That is not going to happen. Sammy Jo loves the mansion and will ensure that she will not leave it again.
But, who is there for Sammy Jo to bag? Adam is the only single one, (not that being single is a requirement) but he is engaged to Kirby. Fortunately, Kirby keeps putting off the wedding plans, a fact Sammy Jo over hears. And, even if Sammy Jo cannot nail Adam, who likes to walk around the mansion in short shorts, maybe she can get Steven back. If she cannot, she will definitely harass Claudia and let her know at every moment that she is Danny's real mother. Claudia takes it rather well. I would much rather have the slap fest again.
Claudia probably showed patience because she believed it would not last long as Sammy Jo will return to New York for her big cosmetics campaign. But, there is no campaign - a fact that Steven learns while he is New York City doing business on behalf of Colby Co. (Steven also is hit on by a guy who happened to be on the squash team with Steven while at Princeton. Was everyone at Princeton gay? Maybe Steven can set that guy up with Chris Deegan, wherever Chris may be.)
Sammy Jo lets Krystle know that she will be staying in Denver for an extended period of time and if Krystle does not like it, she can always take Danny and go to La Mirage. Krystle concedes the inevitable. The mansion will have to suffer instrumentals of 80s hits. Meanwhile, Steven confronts Sammy Jo about her lies. Sammy Jo tries to seduce her ex-gay ex-husband and when that fails, she threatens to take Danny. Steven will not allow that to happen! Steven really is in the right legally here.
Fallon's wedding day is fast approaching. The only problem is that Fallon's headaches have returned. Now, she is hearing deafening noises that no one else can hear. Remember, this is the result of getting hit by a car. Fallon keeps playing off the excruciating head aches as nothing more than fatigue. Such headaches before the season finale usually spells some sort of doom.
A new lady enters Denver with an entourage of luggage. Dominique Deveraux checks into La Mirage. At first there is a mix-up because Dominique needs a separate bedroom for her clothing, but Fallon takes care of her latest guest. Dominique appears very interested in the Carrington family and in Alexis Colby. Dominique already knows a great deal but tries to pump additional information about Alexis from Fallon. Fallon only warns Dominique that Alexis is tough as nails. Dominique seems to be up for the challenge.
Word must have gotten to Alexis about Dominique's interest in her because Alexis summons Dominique to her Penthouse for some champagne and caviar. But, it is not a social call. Alexis wants to know why Dominique is so interested in her and who exactly this woman is. Dominique criticizes Alexis's champagne for being burned and her choice of caviar. Pleasantries aside, Alexis demands to know who Dominique is and Dominique lets Alexis know that she will discover who she is in good time. And, so will we.
Dex: And, we may not be lovers anymore, but we can still be friends.
Alexis: Oh, how can two people still be what they never were in the first place.
Tracy: Look, I didn't sign on this ship of vipers to become the company whore. I already told that. . .
Alexis: To whom?
Tracy: To Dex, and now I'm telling it to you. About Dawson, if you want something from him, why don't you sleep with him. I hear that's one of your specialties.
Tracy: And don't bother to say it, "You're fired Miss Kendall," because Miss Kendall just quit.
Dominique: Junior suite? I specifically asked for a two bedroom suite. I don't sleep in my clothes nor do I sleep with them. I require one bedroom for my wardrobe and one for myself.
Steven: I'll come back when you're dressed.
Sammy Jo: Why? You've seen me in less than this before. How do you think we made a baby?
Dominique: I do appreciate you inviting me for a drink
Alexis: You weren't invited. I sent for you.
Dominique: You adore the south of France, even though you are prone to sea sickness on yachts.
Alexis: Only small yachts.
Dominique: It's burned.
Alexis: Is it?
Dominique: The champagne was obviously frozen in the bottle at some point.
Alexis: If the champagne is too burned for your taste, Miss Deveraux, don't drink it. That caviar, I trust, is not burned.
Dominique: I really wouldn't know. This is Osetrova and I prefer Petrosian Beluga.
Alexis: Who the hell are you, anyway?
Dominique: Who am I? You will find out very soon. Very soon. You said this wasn't going to be a social evening. So, whatever it was, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. Thank you, Mrs. Colby. Ciao, for now!