Episode 95: Domestic Intrigue
Blake believes Amanda is his daughter, or at least wants to believe it and will do anything to prove it. Krystle worries that Blake is just hoping Amanda is his daughter because he is still grieving for Fallon. Krystle wants Blake to open up, but he will not, it is just not who he is. Amanda visits Blake at Denver Carrington and he promises to help her find her father. Even better, he invites Amanda over to dinner.
At dinner, Steven and Amanda get into some ridiculous argument over the story Amanda had planted in the Chronicle. Blake gets the two to apologize to each other and it reminds him of how Fallon and Steven used to fight at dinner. It's a good thing Adam is in Istanbul or else he would have ruined the analogy.
Alexis does not approve of Amanda hanging out with Blake. Amanda let's her mother know that she will see who she pleases. Meanwhile, Alexis's helicopter-mothering of Amanda is straining her relationship with Dex. Dex is not able to make love with Alexis when he pleases because she is too preoccupied with Amanda. You probably should give Alexis a break, Dex. And, more importantly Dex, you really should not be flirting with Amanda, or take her bait.
Steven and Claudia are still experiencing a strain in their relationship but things appear to ease up when Steven catches Claudia with Dean Caldwell. Claudia had a great time dining with Dean, but she is a married woman and wants nothing more. Steven is actually jealous. Crazy. A little jealously helps because it does make Steven more attentive to Claudia. That is, until he awakes to find a magazine on his bed with the page opened to an article about Dean. I have to give the two credit for being so perfectly still that the magazine did not manage to move at all while the two slept. Oh, and how the magazine ended up on the bed and not the nightstand amazes me.
Back at Colby Co., Luke seems to be a more prominent member of the office as he tries to get Steven to help him with a press release so it will meet with Alexis's approval. Luke also invites Steven for a danish and coffee. Once again, Steven politely turns down Luke's request for food.
Blake is concerned about Jeff's playboy lifestyle, especially after Jeff brings Nicole over to the mansion. Blake wants Jeff to marry again and expand his family, but he also wants him to work. Jeff is just not ready to return to work. As a side note, Blake gave Jeff 15% of Denver Carrington which now means Blake is no longer majority shareholder - didn't he learn his lesson last time. Sorry about that distraction, while at the mansion, Nicole is intrigued by a photograph of Fallon that she talks to it about Peter.
While Dominique is making first contact with Rashid in Istanbul, Adam is enjoying the women and drink. Dominique does not like having Adam watch her. He needs to trust her and sit back and learn. (Adam does not know that Dominique is his aunt.) Adam is fine with that because he can still enjoy the women of Istanbul.
Dominique offers Rashid $7 million to retract his double cross of Blake. That is $2 million more than Alexis gave but Alexis gave much more - something Dominique is not willing to give. Blake tells Adam that Dominique can up the offer to $10 million but that they should also move on to Plan B just in case that does not work. Krystle over hears this mention of Plan B, but Blake assures her not to worry about it.
Before Adam moves on to Plan B, Rashid tries to get help from Alexis. Rashid does not want to leave Istanbul but Alexis does not want to help Rashid because she had already given him $5 million in Hong Kong. Even better, Rashid billed his hotel expenses to Alexis's account. Now, that is chivalry!
Well, Rashid rejects the $10 million and Adam moves on Plan B. Dominique gets wind of Plan B and wants to be in on it. The two, along with certain military personnel friendly to Blake, plant heroine in Rashid's villa and will have him arrested unless he signs the retraction. Rashid does sign the retraction but then pulls a gun on Adam and tries to escape. During the escape, Rashid is shot and killed, which was not part of the plan. At least Adam had the good sense to take the retraction.
News of Rashid's death makes it back to the United States. Krystle cannot believe it and thinks Blake is responsible for the man's death. Blake tries to explain that was not his intention but Krystle is in her holier-than-thou mode and runs from Blake. Blake gives chase and then the two get to the stairs. We all know what is going to happen - Krystle trips and falls down the stairs. Blake attends to her but she is non-responsive. Oh, and let's not forget she is 7 months pregnant. We all know what that means.
Blake: I'd like you to be married, happily married. I'd like you to give your son brothers and sisters - a real family.
Jeff: Not a family; a dynasty - just like the Carringtons.
Dex: Amanda, your mummy's been worried about you.
Amanda: So worried she kicked you out of her boudoir. (Kisses Dex) She made a big mistake.
Dex: You know something, Amanda, you should have your bottom smacked.