Episode 197:  Broken Krystle

 

As Season 9 begins, we can forget about that nightmare which was Season 8.  Blake is frantically searching for Krystle as he mysteriously tells us he fears that "it" has begun.  Blake's attempt to find Krystle have been thwarted by Krystina's scream, the cliche truck that pulls in front of Blake's car while he is in hot pursuit (which, you look at the speedometer, he is going 30 mph), and some hooker in a cheap Krystle wig that Blake encounters when he goes to the seedier parts of Denver.  In fairness, that woman may not be a hooker but why Blake thought his wife could possibly be wearing a leather mini-skirt is beyond me.  While in pursuit, Blake attempts to get into contact with a Dr. Hampton who is well aware of Krystle's medical condition.  

 So this is where the title of this episode came

So this is where the title of this episode came

The first day on the Krystle search is a dead end.  Blake decides to visit Jeff at the campaign headquarters (oh yeah, that's right, Blake was running for governor) and enlists Jeff's discreet help to get the police involved.  Jeff is willing to help and does not seem to question what is wrong with Krystle.  Jeff also informs Blake of the recount he is demanding because we need to clean up this storyline for some apparent reason. Face it - Blake lost, thanks to Alexis.  But, that was so Season 8.   

 Shouldn't you pick the crap off the floor before vacuuming

Shouldn't you pick the crap off the floor before vacuuming

 Lest we forget the campaign is over

Lest we forget the campaign is over

 

While Blake is looking for Krystle, we learn, and no surprise here, that Sean Rowan was the one shot in the struggle between he and Dex.  Alexis is so distraught that her own husband hated her so much that he tried to kill her on multiple occasions, that she agrees to spend a few days in Los Angeles with Dex to clear her head.  (Why is Alexis so surprised that someone tried to kill her?  It's not like Sean was the first.  Heck, two other members of Sean's family tried to kill her.  And so did Neil McVane and even Blake.)  Now, by clearing her head, Alexis and Dex meant having sex.  They are not in Los Angeles more than one day before Dex is in a towel, which of course, comes off.  The grieving Alexis later becomes intoxicated, professes her love for Dex and offers to carry him into the bedroom for a passionate night.  Unable to lift Dex, Alexis passes out on the floor.  And, Dex, ever the gentleman puts his jacket over her instead of carrying her to a more comfortable place to rest.  Dex does make up for it the next day, by forcing Alexis into the bathtub with him.  (BTW, bathtub sex is pretty nasty.  I mean the two of them are pretty much doing it amid Dex's funk.) 

 Another husband down

Another husband down

Before demanding the recount, Jeff has a little female problem with which to deal.  After proposing to Sammy Jo, Jeff decided to celebrate by having sex with Fallon.  In Jeff's defense, Sammy Jo had not responded so it wasn't like he was engaged at the time or anything.  Sammy Jo, of course, picked the perfect time to tell Jeff "yes" while Fallon was in his apartment half naked.  British Fallon, who this season is starting to act like American Fallon (finally!) , sneaks out of the apartment and instead of making the walk of shame back to the Carrington mansion, decides to wish Jeff a good morning.  Fallon notices the champagne and pretends to be surprised over the proposal.  When Fallon notes there is nothing more to say, Sammy Jo let's her know that she can say "good-bye".  And with that Fallon, bids the newly engaged couple adieu and leaves Jeff in an incredibly awkward position.

 The grieving widow

The grieving widow

 Yes, the grieving widow

Yes, the grieving widow

Sammy Jo already sensing there are problems is pissed when Jeff does not return her call in the first day of their engagement.  Really Sammy Jo, you should probably have known better than to accept Jeff's proposal, especially if that means you have a non-whiny Fallon with whom to deal.  Oh well, at least Jeff is a step up from her gay ex-husband, who no one can seem to find.  I guess with so many people leaving Denver of late, it slipped people's minds.  Also, if you want people to know you are leaving, you kind of tell them, and not just leave your father a letter on his desk.  Now, if only they had texting back then. 

 Time for the walk of shame

Time for the walk of shame

 Quite an engagement celebration

Quite an engagement celebration

Also leaving Denver is Dana after she pretty much sabotaged Adam's chances of getting custody of the child he had with the surrogate Karen Atkinson.  Adam is not a happy camper about being a less fit father than Jesse Atkinson and to prove it, he decides to get drunk.  Returning to the mansion drunk, he is determined to work things out with Dana, who is ready to leave, just so can he win custody of his child.  Dana wants nothing of it, but somehow succumbs to having sex with the intoxicated Adam, for no other reason than to sneak out of the mansion once he passes out.  Which is what she does.  (Passing by Fallon, Blake and Jeff as she leaves but without saying goodbye.  You used to be Blake's secretary.  Whatever, maybe LeAnn Hunley was paid by the line and at least the producers allowed her to appear in this episode unlike James Healey as they probably just used a dummy to be his corpse). 

 Dana kisses Adam goodbye

Dana kisses Adam goodbye

Nonetheless, Blake does not seem bothered by Dana's leaving the house as he is preoccupied with Krystle.  Dr. Hampton finally returns Blake's call and tells him to bring Krystle to Los Angeles as soon as possible but not to jump to any conclusions about her condition.  Blake would love to except for the fact that he can't find Krystle.  Dr. Hampton warns that they must find her because who knows of what Krystle is capable.  (I mean, she did make Krystina believe she was a real life witch - I wish they would have shown that.) 

 That hooker looks just like Krystle

That hooker looks just like Krystle

Blake is not the only one looking for Krystle the next morning.  Sammy Jo storms over to Jeff's apartment at 6 a.m. because he did not return her call and quickly figures out there is something wrong with Krystle.  She notes that Krystle liked going to this lake and Jeff drives her out there.  At the lake, they find tire tracks and Krystle's diary.  In the distance, Jeff notices a body floating in the lake, and the two cry out, fearing that it may be Krystle. 

 Shoulder pads serve as a flotation device

Shoulder pads serve as a flotation device

 

Classic Lines 

Alexis:  I'm sorry officer, but I get upset when somebody bursts into my bathroom and tries to kill me. 

Alexis:  I was in my bathroom, how many witnesses could there be?   (That is a point of contention)

Fallon:  Sammy Jo, welcome to what I'm sure is gong to be a long line of Mrs. Colbys.
Sammy Jo:  For a woman whose just lost her husband, I'm glad you're taking it so well.

Fallon:  Wedding gown.  You know Sammy Jo, you could borrow my old one - with a few alterations.
Sammy Jo:  That's very sweet of you, Fallon, but I've got Jeff and that's all I'll need from you.  
Fallon:  Really?  Well, I guess there is nothing more for me to say.
Sammy Jo:  Goodbye would be nice.

Fallon:  That was quite a performance.
Jeff:  Yours wasn't bad either.
Fallon:  Which one?  In the living room or in bed.

 We will be seeing more of you guys this season!

We will be seeing more of you guys this season!