Episode 218: Catch 22
Yay, it is season finale time. Actually, this is the series finale. Now, I realize there was a four hour special a few years later that ties up all loose ends, but it was horrible, so I don't count it. I guess that is not important here. Anyway, again let's get Tanner and Sammy Jo out of the way. Sammy Jo visits Tanner as he is playing basketball with the boys. Tanner is embarrassed to be without his shirt in the presence of Sammy Jo (I think she can control herself). But, he is not embarrassed to be intimately next to her at Delta Rho with a fireplace going. There, the two profess their feelings for each other and do kiss. Just do it, seriously.
Alexis and Blake call a temporary truce to attend to Fallon who is recovering from the revelation that she killed Roger Grimes. The truce lasts until Alexis and Blake put Fallon to bed. Alexis tells Blake she is aware of The Collection and that it is community property, so she is entitled to half. Why Alexis would want half the Nazi plunder is beyond me? Besides, the following morning Alexis goes to Sable and tells her that she has stopped pursuing Blake for the murder of Roger Grimes, so Sable can drop the lawsuit. Sable notes the timing is just a bit off. Fine then, Alexis invokes the name of Adolf Hitler and tells Sable to drop the lawsuit or else she will go after Blake with respect to The Collection.
Sable really doesn't have the stomach anymore to battle Alexis. She just wants to raise her new child free from the lies and deceit. She tells Blake that she is dropping the lawsuit against Alexis and Alexis will leave Blake alone with respect to The Collection. Blake could not ask such a thing of her, but Blake really has no choice.
Besides, it is best for Alexis to stay away from The Collection. Dex, Jeff and Zorelli figure out that Handler is somehow involved in the search for The Collection and we learn that Handler is working for some mysterious woman who is after The Collection. (Now, rumor had it if there had been a 10th Season, that mysterious woman would have been Dominique. It makes sense, though I don't see her desire to destroy the Carrington name. I thought it would have been way cooler if it was Claudia - they never did find her body at La Mirage.)
Who is the first to find The Collection - the kids. Actually, the secret fort Danny, L.B. and Krystina had been referring to all season was some mine shaft by the pump house where The Collection was hidden. Fallon begins dreaming of the lullaby she heard Krystina sing and it's source, some music box. Fallon convinces Krystina to take her to the music box. Unfortunately for them, Dennis Grimes was following them. He has found The Collection - much of which no one bothered to box - and is holding the two hostage until he can access it. Krystina won't stop crying so Fallon convinces Dennis to untie her so she can hold Krystina. Doesn't Dennis know that Fallon is a killer? I guess not, because the minute he does, Fallon hits him with a candelabra and then shoots him in the shoulder with the gun. The gun shot causes the mine to cave in, blocking the exit. Fallon is knocked out but comes to and assures Krystina that Dennis is dead. But, we see his hand move.
Sable and Alexis, along with their trained monkeys Adam and Monica, have a signing ceremony at the Carlton. Alexis has finally stopped Sable from destroying her financially. Dex interrupts the ceremony and announces that Sable is pregnant and is going to help raise that child. All of this amuses Adam, who cannot stop with the snide remarks. Dex counts them off and when Adam hits three, Dex pounces. Adam fights back and in the course manages to push Dex and Alexis into the railing which breaks - sending the two crashing into the lobby.
With Grimes in control of The Collection, Handler serves a search warrant on the Carrington Estate. Blake finds Handler and the two talk alone about getting to Fallon and Krystina. Handler is not that bright, because he turns his back on Blake when Jeff barges in. Blake whacks Handler and turns the table. That does not last long. As Blake gets Handler to bring him to his daughters, Zorelli busts in to get to Handler. A commotion ensues and Handler grabs an officer's gun. Zorelli shoots Handler and Handler shoots Blake. As the series ends, Blake is lying with a gut shot to the stomach on the steps of the Carrington mansion, attended by several people.
Sable: Just look at that. She's [referring to Alexis] playing mistress of the manor again.
Alexis [to Dex]: If you're feeling dirty, Sable is one flight down.
Alexis: Good morning, I won't have any coffee, thank you.
Sable: Not even laced with something.
Alexis: Well, I'm letting Blake off the hook.
Sable: Oh, how magnanimous since now even you know that he didn't kill the man.
Alexis: Sable, a deal's a deal
Sable: And timing is timing, that ship has sailed Alexis.
Alexis: Did you really think I wouldn't find out about the Stahl picture. The one that drained the color from your already pallid face.
Sable: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Alexis: Does the name Adolf Hitler ring a bell.
Alexis: I'll use my pen, thank you.
Sable: Whatever makes your writing legible, dear.
Alexis: It's called style, Sable. Some of us have it, some of us haven't
Sable: [Coughs] We'll I guess that concludes our business. Now, you can take your trained monkey and go play on some other street corner.
Dex: I was there for you Sable, I was there. I gave you a big shoulder to cry on.
Alexis: You gave her more than that.
Sable: Whatever you saw in that malignancy, I'll never know.
Alexis: How sweet, maybe now we can all have the pick of her next litter.