Episode 198: A Touch of Sable
Jeff and Sammy Jo don't seem too upset about the body, so it must not be Krystle. Sure enough, when the police arrive, Detective John Zorelli turns the body, which Jeff decided to fish out of the lake, and we see it is a young man. Jeff finds it a perfect time to keep evidence from the police while Sammy Jo feels that informing the police may help them find Krystle. You know it is a bad day when Sammy Jo is the voice of reason. Sammy Jo proceeds to tell Sgt. Zorelli that Krystle is missing and that they suspected she came out to the lake. The suspicions are confirmed when Zorelli shows the duo a scarf, which Sammy Jo instantly recognizes as Krystle's.
Blake, meanwhile, gets a phone call from an officer at the Harmon Springs police force. They have found Krystle's rolls royce but she was not in it. Some two-bit hoodlum, Eddie McPhee, was driving it. Blake, along with Fallon who has nothing better to do, go down to meet the officer. Even though Blake wanted to keep matters discreet, he agrees to file a missing person's report (best part is that Blake noted that Krystle was wearing a white silk blouse and slacks - what else did she ever wear) and wants to get his hands on this McPhee character. As expected, while Blake and Fallon are in the station, another officer brings McPhee into their presence, which, of course, prompts Blake to demand answers. The police need to remind him of protocol.
After filing the missing person's report, Blake and Fallon return to the mansion and Jeanette informs Blake that some mysterious woman had called about Krystle but gave little additional information but Jeanette assumes she will call back. Well, that is very helpful. Too bad there was no caller ID back then. Blake later receives a call from this mysterious woman who claims to be Krystle's cousin, living in Dayton, Ohio and that Krystle is with her. The woman refuses to give any additional information and Blake promises to go out to Dayton immediately. Blake was in such a rush, he did not bother to wait for a report from Jeff and Sammy Jo about what was found at the lake - that may be important.
Blake lands at the airport in Dayton where he is greeted by Virginia Mathany, Krystle's cousin (to whom she did not bother to invite to any of her weddings to Blake). Virginia is short on information as she initially fears Blake may have had something to do with Krystle's erratic behavior. Virignia only contacted Blake after Krystle tried to call her dead mother. Virigina brings Blake back to her place, where Krystle is sleeping, and will continue to sleep throughout the episode so the producers will not have to pay Linda Evans for this episode.
As Krystle sleeps, Blake finally fills someone in somewhat about what is wrong with Krystle. It appears that not only did Krystle miscarry when she was thrown off the horse years ago (Virginia was aware of that because Krystle had wrote her a letter - but never invited her to the mansion), she hit her head and that is causing her erratic behavior. Wow, Alexis sure did create a lot of damage by firing that rifle to spook Krystle's horse. Krystle's behavior was so erratic that she rambled on a bunch of things to Virginia - like that she killed someone out by the lake. Blake became concerned (Fallon filled him in on the finding of the body) that maybe Krystle did kill someone - I mean Dr. Hamptom warned us that she could be capable of anything.
While Blake is couch surfing in Dayton, Alexis is still in Los Angeles making love to Dex, swearing to never trust any man again, and worrying about the mess Colby Co. could be in. Alexis asks Dex to help her out, and in return she will sell him this piece of property that he wanted. Dex is touched by Alexis's gracious offer - not really. Dex, at the least, would hope Alexis would give him the land for free. But, Alexis drives such a hard bargain, especially when she is so willing to offer herself up sexually.
No sooner has Alexis convinced Dex to come to her rescue, she finds another man to whom she is going to invest her trust (didn't she just say she would not do that again) - Hamilton Stone. The only problem is that Hamilton Stone is with her cousin, Sable, who had been spying on Alexis and Dex while they were dining on Rodeo Drive. Last we saw Sable on the Colbys, she was kidnapping Monica's son that Monica gave up for adoption. I guess she really must not have kidnapped him, because that is a crime in California and Sable would still be in jail. The kid, Scott Cassidy, was the son of a Senator - that would be a big deal. So, let's just say that Sable did not kidnap Scott, but took him out for ice cream before his mother Adrienne dragged him back to Washington D.C.
Alexis uses Dex to occupy Sable's time with a rumba, while she discusses her financial distress with Hamilton Stone. Alexis believe's Stone can get her nine oil tankers that are in Natumbe, that fictitious African country with all that oil. Dex had such a great time with Sable that he arrived back to the hotel to find Alexis in a towel. Alexis feigns jealousy only to inform Dex that she plans on going to Africa with Stone to help with the tankers. But before she goes to Africa, Alexis does want one last romp with Dex, and Dex is more than happy to oblige.
Sable pays a visit with Hamilton Stone before he leaves for Africa and lets him know that while he is capable of returning all 9 of the Colby Co. tankers, that 2 will be sufficient. Hamilton offers Sable a night cap in return but Sable has too much class for that. She has Hamilton Stone wrapped around her finger and encourages him to stay in touch.
Lastly, we have the big Denver Carrington board meeting that Steven fails to attend because he left Denver and told everyone by leaving Blake a note (which he has not found). Now, Adam knew ahead of time that Steven would not be there. How so? Because he found the letter addressed to Blake and read it (Steven also left another letter for Sammy Jo - who doesn't seen concerned yet as to where Steven is). Adam hoped that Steven would not return this time (his bi-annual departure as Adam noted, which is odd, since Steven only left once and that was before Adam left Montana and learned that he was supposedly a Carrington). Adam decided to use Steven's departure as an opportunity to call the shots at Denver Carrington and he embarrassed Steven at the board meeting we don't see.
What we do see is Fallon's anger at Adam's antics. Adam doesn't bother to tell his sister that Steven left but Fallon finds out for herself when she sees the partially burned letter that Adam tossed into the fireplace and Fallon instantly blames Adam for it. (Fallon's no dummy).
Dex: Are you making me an offer, or are you just tweaking my cheeks?
Alexis: Business before pleasure, Dex.
Alexis (to Sable): I understand you lost your husband too, traded you in for your sister, didn't he.
Dex: I wouldn't worry about Alexis, she'll find a way to land on her feet.
Sable: Or her back.
Alexis: I understand why you're not on the dance floor, Sable, you might trip over your tongue.
Sable: And which of her trained puppies were you?
Dex: Would you care to dance. With any luck it will be too noisy to talk.
Sable: Ohhh. . .I think I touched a nerve
Dex [to Alexis]: We have an open divorce.