EPISODE 204: The Wedding
The title of the episode pretty much gives away what happens - Blake and Krystle renew their wedding vows. Krystle, however, throws a wrench into the proceedings when she forces Blake to sign divorce papers and a living will or else she will not go through with the wedding or have the surgery. Basically, the papers say that if Krystle is left comatose or without her faculties, the two are automatically divorced and Krystle is to be put into an institution and never to be seen by the family again. That is pretty harsh, but Blake has no option but to sign. With that unpleasantness out of the way, the family can move forward with the ceremony.
Well, there is one other unpleasantness, Virginia's choice of dress to wear. Sable has taken it upon herself to make over Virginia, and she can use it. Virginia finally opened up to Krystle about her past and why she was so rough with that pimp. Virginia was abandoned by her mother at 15, and forced to live on the streets. That still did not stop Virginia from attending Blake and Krystle's first wedding 9 years ago, but she stayed at the gates. Krystle asked why Virginia did not come in, I ask why Krystle did not invite her in the first place. Now, I am digressing. Virginia, after Krystle's encouragement, has become Sable's pet project for the wedding.
Krystle asks Sammy Jo to be her maid of honor and to accept Virginia into the family since Virginia has had such a rough life. Sammy Jo, seemingly forgetting her origins, reluctantly agrees. Krystle also asks Fallon to welcome Virginia to the family even if Krystle does not return, and Fallon agrees. Finally, Krystle has a touching moment with Krystina where she presents her daughter with a book of Krystle's thoughts that are to be read on each of Krystina's birthdays. Krystle reads a little from the entry from when Krystina turns 6 and promises to take her to the beauty salon so they can have matching bangs. Oh wait, they already have that. Sad.
Before getting back to the wedding ceremony, let's review the other stuff that occurred. Fallon is still having erotic dreams about Grimes, but now with a new twist. Blake is in the dream and he tries to shoot Grimes, but as Grimes noted, you cannot kill a dead person. Fallon confides in Dex about her dreams, and Dex takes the confidence so seriously that he tells Blake. The two ominously speak about the Grimes murder and that what is buried under the lake is bigger than Grimes.
On the trail of what is also buried in that lake is a scuba diver that Sable had hired to do some investigating. The very same scuba diver that Krystle saw while dining at the Carlton and remembered from her dreams of what happened at the lake. Sable was less than thrilled that he ran into Krystle. Here's a lesson for Sable, you should have sent the diver, Gibson, away weeks ago instead of having him hang around the Carlton while you are waiting for the police to leave the lake alone so you can send him back in for another dive. At least Sable wised up, and pretty much told Gibson that his services are no longer needed even though there is something more under the lake, like a passageway.
Since there is no point in paying Joan Collins for an episode in which she hardly will be featured, we just have Dex and Jeff working through matters at Colby Co. Dex has hired an old Vietnam buddy who has hacked into the computer accounts to see what Heath has been doing and then get him to do some wire tapping. Hey, whatever it takes.
We can return to the wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and Blake was excited because he got the suite in Paris he and Krystle had on their first honeymoon. The ceremony was not traditional as the reception came first and Sable introduced the made over Virginia to the family. All were impressed, and Adam, desperate, was the first to pounce. Dex and Jeff found her ravishing also. Dex warned Jeff to talk to her first before proposing. Dex, on the other hand, should wonder why Virginia, when they first met a few days ago, looked shocked. I am sure we will all learn what is going on there.
Sable pretty much was running the show and wanted more formality than Krystle had afforded. Wow, that was quick. Sable is already a member of the family and it seemed that Krystle had found her replacement. Strange indeed. (One quick side note, Sable meets Sammy Jo for the first time since the two never met on the crossover episodes because Sammy Jo was too busy prepping Rita to be Krystle's body double.) Even stranger, Krystina convinced Danny to dance with her in exchange for three frogs in a jar. The exchange is not the strange part. The strange part is remembering that Krystina is Danny's aunt.
All of this side stuff is important because there was little plot development. The writers decide to be totally cruel to Krystle as we learn, just as they are leaving that there will be no honeymoon. The doctors want Blake and Krystle to fly directly to Switzerland for the surgery. Really? I guess there was no money in the budget for fake Paris sets. Oh well, goodbye Krystle.
Fallon: Adam gives bad first impressions. Unfortunately, they are usually accurate.
Sable: Now Krystle, tell me exactly what you want to happen at the ceremony.
Krystle: Well, everybody is supposed to be himself
Sable: Well, that can be disastrous.
Blake: I'll sign your divorce papers.
Krystle: Thank you. . .Now, we can have our wedding.
Sable: Would you please tell Virginia that this is the only color lipstick for her dress.
Krystle: It's the only color lipstick for your dress.
Virginia: The color - it's just not me.
Sable: Thank the lord!