Episode 2: The Honeymoon
Thanks to more political unrest in the Middle East, Blake and Krystle cut their honeymoon short. Back in Denver, Blake, along with his lawyers, are in full panic mode trying to resolve the situation. Denver Carrington has too much tied up the region, including six tankers. Krystle wants to feel useful, but Blake has no need for her in such matters. Krystle should just take a page from Fallon's playbook and just sneak in. Fallon will do anything to help her father - and if it could undermine his marriage to Krystle, even better. No wonder, Fallon suggests that Blake invite Matthew Blaisdel over to try to coax the leases out of him and Walter. It may prove more successful that trying to undermine their business.
Krystle is not thrilled to learn that Blake invited Matthew and Walter to the mansion. She feels it is some sort of test. But, more is bothering Krystle. It is difficult to be the mistress of the house when Joseph likes playing that role. The staff pretty much ignores Krystle's requests. Well, that is a problem Blake can handle. In the late of night, Blake has Joseph assemble the staff and he insults them while reminding them that Krystle is not dispensable, unlike them. And, to drive the point home, Blake fires the gardener for not bringing flowers to the bedroom as Krystle requested. Krystle did not want the gardener fired, but Blake assures her that he will ask for his job back and Blake will give it to him. The staff will believe Blake is a hard man, but a fair one. Don't worry, Krystle- Blake will teach you to be a bad ass.
Matthew surprises Claudia with a car. Claudia does not think she is ready to drive just yet. Matthew tries to tip toe around the issue, but Claudia forces him to admit that he doesn't like being married to a mental patient. Claudia overcomes her fear of driving and goes out to the rig to surprise Matthew with lunch. Matthew is not there, but Steven Carrington happens to be there. The two have some sort of weird connection - you know in a mental patient-homosexual sort of way. Steven has no time for lunch with Claudia but he does have time to take a sandwich.
And Steven takes that sandwich to the bar where Matthew, Walter and the men are hanging out. Matthew is trying to convince the guys to stay on the rig, even if it is difficult to pay them. Just as the men are about to walk, Steven comes in and says he will work with Matthew. Apparently, in order to win the respect of the men on the rig, you need to fight one of them. Yes, Steven got his ass kicked, but at least he now has a job that does not involve Denver Carrington. When Steven breaks the news to his father that he is working with Matthew Blaisdel, Blake is less than thrilled and insults Steven in Krystle's presence. Maybe Krystle has not realized the bad ass she has married.
Realizing that her father is in trouble, Fallon decides to pimp herself out to a man who reminds her of her father and who can help him - Cecil Colby. While Cecil enjoyed the one night stand with Fallon, he has no intention of pursuing that relationship further. In fact, he wants to pimp Fallon out to Jeff. So, if Fallon wants to help her father, she needs to marry Jeff. Fallon's incest issues in this series are classic.
Andrew: You know, Fallon, most little girls realize by the age of 6 that they can't grow up and marry their daddies.
Cecil: You listen to me my dear - passion dies, power remains.
Cecil (to Fallon): Let's just say, at my age, vengeance is as sweet as sex.