Dynasty (2017) s03e14 Episode Script

That Wicked Stepmother

1 - Previously on Dynasty - Will you marry me? You know who's gonna tune in to see you and your unknown daughter? No one.
This woman killed my unborn baby.
There needs to be a price for her actions.
MICHAEL: Vanessa's back in town.
- If she ever found out about us - Michael, relax.
Last night can be our little secret.
See, there are plenty of other pharma companies I can buy.
But there's only one C.
And it will be mine.
BLAKE: Well, if it's war they want, it's war they'll get.
Wait, this is the music you're suggesting? "Sweet Caroline"? This is an engagement party, not a bat mitzvah.
Oy vey.
So, what are you thinking? I have a call out to John Mayer's people.
(SCOFFS) Really? He's a very talented blues guitarist, okay? Great.
So can we make some other decisions now? I need to get back to the hotel.
There's a lot I need to do between now and the party.
Well, we have to wait until Liam gets here.
And I don't know what kind of a mood you're in.
You're very cranky.
Is it because the married man - broke up with you? - Yeah, that's definitely part of it.
ALEXIS: I'm here! Ooh! I hope these are mimosas, because we have a party to plan and an engagement to celebrate.
Now, when I give my speech No.
No speech.
How did you even find out about this meeting? You weren't invited.
- It was in my calendar.
- How did it get in your calendar? I might have come by yesterday to sneak a peek at your schedule when your assistant was in the bathroom.
- I told Allison to keep an eye out for you.
- (SCOFFS) You know, this is exactly why I hate labor laws.
- Okay, guys, I don't have all day.
- (TABLET CHIMES) - What? - Liam isn't coming.
He said something came up.
- Is everything okay? - I-I don't know.
I mean, I thought it was.
London and the proposal it was amazing and so romantic.
But ever since we got back, he's been weird.
You know, being a newlywed myself - Oh.
Here we go.
- Oh, my God.
it's important to keep up that fiery passion or you risk losing the spark entirely.
Please never say "fiery passion" again.
Liam is probably starting to think of you as his wife, not his girlfriend.
It's not quite as exciting when one is "getting the milk for free," as the kids say.
No kids say that.
But you do have a point.
I mean, I suppose I could spice things up a little.
You know, remind Mr.
Ridley exactly how lucky he is.
Just the sister-in-law I was looking for.
For a moment, I almost forgot you were living here.
It was nice.
You might want to rethink your tone, all things considered.
I'm sure Blake would be very interested to hear about your mysterious hotel guest.
You followed me? I think you're focusing on the wrong issue, sweetie.
- What did you hear? - Hear? I didn't stick around long enough to catch the audiobook.
I know a cheater when I see one.
I made a mistake.
I was having an affair with that man, but I it didn't mean anything and I ended it.
That's why I went there that day.
Still, I'm sure your husband wouldn't like hearing about - your little mistake.
- Just tell me what you want.
I'm inviting Vanessa to live in the manor.
And you are going to welcome her with open arms.
Just please don't tell Blake anything.
Don't worry.
It will be our little secret.
I'm glad we could come to an agreement.
(SIGHS) I may have been a little harsh when I threatened to expel you from the loft.
You mean when you banished me and threatened to cut me out of the will? Well, you did burn down my vineyard.
We all do crazy things when we think we've lost something precious.
I know I have.
(CHUCKLES) I want you to move back, here where you belong.
That's very generous, but Mother and I are finally in a good place and I don't want to betray her trust by moving back here.
So I assume she's told you about Jeff? - His illness? - What illness? Well (EXHALES) whatever you used to poison him, it worked just a little too well.
He has some degenerative condition called, uh, neurotoxicity.
But I guess if your mother didn't tell you that, she must still not trust you completely.
Jeff is days away from having his offer to buy Carrington Atlantic accepted by the VKI board.
I can make them aware of his illness and prognosis.
Might stop the sale Seeing as I'm the one who poisoned him, that might put me in an unpleasant legal situation.
Which is exactly why I need an alternative strategy.
I think Jeff is blackmailing Dustin Sawyer, the current CEO of C.
I suppose it's possible.
I want you to get that blackmail so I can use it as leverage.
If Jeff and I are on a level playing field, he won't win.
And once we get C.
, you and I can run the family dynasty together.
(QUIETLY): I can do it tomorrow night.
Jeff won't be at home.
I just need to keep Alexis out of my hair for a few hours.
I can handle that.
That looks relaxing? It's cupping.
Helps draw toxins out of the system and improves mental clarity.
I can't risk losing my edge.
Not until we close this deal.
Before you move on to leeches, may I remind you that everything is going according to plan.
And may I remind you this is Blake Carrington.
He's not gonna give up C.
without a fight.
(QUIETLY): Try not to worry so much.
You might pop a cup.
If Blake were up to something, we would know about it and I would be concerned.
Now, do I look like I have a care in the world? JENNINGS: It'll be the perfect time to get rid of her.
Alexis will be at Fallon's engagement party this weekend.
Consider it done.
And when you say "done"? Explosive under the car, remote detonator.
I'll plant the device when she's in the party, stand by for her to leave, and when she does (CLICKS TONGUE) detonate.
It'll look like a faulty gas tank caused the explosion.
She'll be driving a black SUV, but I'll text you the specifics.
Got it.
This will be our last meeting.
We can't risk being seen together.
No one knows we're here.
But, actually, there is someone I need you to avoid.
- Dominique Deveraux.
- What are you talking about? She followed me the other day.
She thinks you and I are having an affair.
I would just make sure she doesn't see you anywhere near that party.
Just to be safe.
- We're done here.
- Seriously? W She's already kind of crazy.
No one would even believe her.
- I-I'll pay you double.
- It's not worth it.
All it takes is one person picking me out of a lineup and I spend the rest of my life in prison.
This is not happening.
I'm sorry.
(DOOR OPENS, CLOSES) Got to keep myself entertained You're messing with my brain No.
LIAM: Hello? In here! Hey, sailor.
- Wow.
- (CHUCKLES SOFTLY) That outfit's, uh I really should've called ahead.
- Why? - Um (GASPS) Oh.
This isn't exactly what I meant when I said "spice things up," but, yeah, let's do it.
Liam, this seems like a bad time.
Uh, Fallon, this is Heidi from my high school study abroad program.
She's the one I told you about, remember? Yes.
Yes, obviously, I remember the woman you had an unplanned child with.
But I thought you mentioned that the two of you hadn't spoken since you decided to put the baby up for adoption.
So I guess I'm just wondering what she's doing here right now - while I'm in lingerie.
- We hadn't spoken.
Until they showed up the other night.
They? No, no, no, no, no.
- I'll just - Fallon, this is Connor, my son.
Well, he has your eyes.
I think.
No, no, no.
Keep your hand there.
Keep your hand there.
Adoption was the plan.
But when I gave birth to Connor, I just couldn't bear to give him up.
- So I decided to raise him, alone.
- Right.
You know, I've seen this movie before.
So, how much will it take for you to go back to wherever it is that you came from? California? - LIAM: Fallon, please - No.
I mean, really.
Why else would she show up with a Van Kirk heir as soon as you get engaged to a Carrington? I am only here because Connor wanted to meet his father.
How do we even know that that's your kid? I mean, maybe you just rented him for the weekend to extort my fiancé.
Who rents a child? People do it, okay? - It happens.
- LIAM: Okay, I I think that's enough for tonight.
(SIGHS) Yeah.
I should go.
Connor's waiting for me downstairs.
It was nice to meet you.
And congratulations.
- (DOOR CLOSES) - I know this is a lot to process.
But they're only in town for a few days, and I feel like I should spend at least some time with him.
Of course you do.
Because you're good and kind and painfully compassionate.
I understand.
I mean, I really don't, but, you know, in theory.
Heidi needs to go to Savannah for a meeting tomorrow, so she asked if I would spend the afternoon with Connor.
And then we'll go to dinner? I mean, if you put some sushi in front of me, I could probably eat it.
It's a date.
And maybe afterwards you can, uh, wear this outfit again? - This outfit? - Yeah.
The outfit that your ten-year-old son saw me wearing? No.
This outfit is getting incinerated.
Don't let it get to your head, but you're really good at that.
I couldn't have done it without you.
Actually, I could've, but it wouldn't have been near as much fun.
(BOTH LAUGH) Um, where are you going? I have songs to write.
Speaking of which, I have a favor to ask.
- Name it.
- Actually, it was Dominique's idea.
Fallon said that she wanted to sign me to their record label, but then nothing happened.
So my mom thought you could talk to Fallon about it? She said you owed her a favor.
I know.
It's weird, right? Because she's your ex.
You know what, forget it.
I'll just tell Dominique - to do it herself.
- Uh, no! (CHUCKLES) It's fine.
It's fine.
I actually have to stop by Fallon's office anyway.
And I do owe Dominique a favor.
She gave me a great chiropractor.
Well, thank you.
(KISSING) (INDISTINCT CHATTER) Okay, so, uh, quick question.
Why do, uh, all of your ideas involve releasing live doves - inside my hotel? - Maybe because she's insane? An engagement party without birds is like a birthday without cake.
Pretty sure you just made that up.
The dress looks amazing.
But, what's with the stress-face? Oh, well, maybe it's because the two of you are planning my party without me? No one is trying to step on your toes, dear, but we're getting down to the wire and you have been a little uninvolved lately.
Well, maybe I've been, you know, busy, stressed out, I don't know, because of the new company, or my engagement, or my fiancé's baby mama and son showing up unannounced, or house-hunting - Wait, say that again.
- Stop, go back.
House-hunting? ALEXIS: Raising a child is no walk in the park.
They become your top priority.
How would you know? You skipped my tenth birthday because you thought Kenny G invited you backstage.
How many times do I have to tell you? That voice mail was very misleading.
Anyway, this is completely different, okay? Liam doesn't have to be a father just because he "suddenly has a son.
" Isn't that the exact definition of fatherhood? How do you feel about being this boy's stepmother? Uh I am not his stepmother! This is just temporary.
Besides, Liam has been with him all day.
I bet he can't wait to drop junior off with his mom, so we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Well, here comes daddy now.
No, no, no.
Don't do that, mm-mm.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Hey, so, we're a little late, - but I think if we - Wow! You look amazing.
Which is upsetting.
Just tell me the bad news.
Heidi got held up in Savannah.
I have to watch Connor for a few more hours till she gets back.
Seriously? I mean, can't somebody else do it? Like who? I'm the only reason he's here, Fallon.
Besides, he's already up in the suite playing with his Magna-Tiles.
All right, we're just gonna watch Adventure Time until Heidi gets back.
I don't know what any of those words mean.
- I'll see you later? - Okay, that's fine, I guess.
Just let me know when the kid's gone.
- Come here.
- Okay.
He canceled on you, right? - I can read body language.
- Hmm.
Yes, he did.
He has to go babysit Connor.
You know, this kid is really screwing with my weekend.
You're lucky if it's only one weekend.
He and mini-Liam are practically inseparable.
You'd better make sure this kid likes you.
Why? If daddy has to choose between his child and his bride-to-be, it's really no contest.
I should know.
(KNOCKING) (BOTH LAUGH) Whoa, uh Sorry, I didn't order any of this.
(SINGSONGY): But I did.
Right there, boys.
That's good, thank you.
Whew! Two is company but three's a party! (BOTH CHUCKLE) - Who are these for? - They're for you, silly.
- Why? - Why not? You've been doing great in school, right? Not really, I didn't do too good on my last vocabulary test.
Was the word "ungrateful" on it? I'm kidding, I'm kidding.
Play with the toys.
It'll be fun.
Fallon, what the hell's going on? Language! Well, you two have been having so much fun, that I decided this is where the party was.
I want to get to know your son.
I thought the three of us could have a little game night.
Wow, that's very considerate.
I am totally on board with everything that's happening here.
So, let's just go play some games, okay? Aw, pay up.
Thank you.
Come on.
All of it.
Thank you.
I'll show you how I go get it done - Yes! - Yes.
(EXCLAIMS) Renegade, renegade (GRUNTING) Renegade, renegade I'll do it my way Okay, we're almost done, I swear.
Okay, and then it'll be my turn? Actually, I'd rather just play with my dad.
Hey! Yep, I'd rather just play with your dad, too.
ALEXIS: Are you gonna tell me why this couldn't have happened over the phone? Well, I wanted to see your face after I told you what I have to tell you.
As long as your wife isn't around.
I'm considering getting a restraining order after she tried to drown me in that pond.
After you tried to shoot her? Let's not quibble over details, Blake.
Listen, I called you here for a number of reasons.
The first one being, I want you as far away from that engagement party tomorrow as possible.
It's Fallon's party, not yours.
You can't keep me from my children.
Oh, I don't know, I've done it before.
I think I can do it again.
So, what, you're gonna put my picture on the wall, "don't let this woman in"? If you come anywhere near La Mirage tomorrow night, well, I'll just be forced to let the police know who really shot Mark Jennings.
You don't want to open that can of worms, Blake.
Don't try me.
Hey, hey, we're not done here.
No, I don't need to sit here and listen to your threats.
I've heard them all before.
Thank you so much for watching him.
- I hope it wasn't a problem.
- Oh, no, no, not at all.
We had a lot of fun.
Well, (CHUCKLES) I bet you are exhausted.
And you probably have a really early flight home tomorrow so Well, actually, I postponed our flight.
Savannah didn't work out, but I got an interview for a job here in Atlanta.
It's not my dream advertising job, but it pays well, and I don't know, I'm really considering it.
Well, that seems pretty reckless, I mean, don't you think? Atlanta schools are they're terrible.
Tell her, Liam.
Tell her how terrible they are.
Uh You know what, why don't you two come to the engagement party tomorrow night and we can talk about being in Atlanta.
- You know, the pros and cons.
- We'd love that.
I think it would be nice for Connor to have his father around more often.
Glad you could make it.
Can I offer you something to drink? STEPHANIE: Let's get right to it, shall we? I have another meeting.
Jeff? Adam, what are you doing here? Just going over some paperwork for the C.
Did Jeff ask you to do that? You know, when you say it like that, it almost sounds like you don't trust me.
Do you? Do you trust me? You're acting weirder than usual.
What's going on? Everything's fine.
I guess I thought we were finally being honest with each other.
- We are.
- But you think I didn't need to know that Jeff is sick and getting worse every day? That wasn't my secret to tell.
Especially when you're the one who poisoned him in the first place.
I apologized for poisoning him! And then I recorded that confession! I have proven my loyalty to you many times over, and yet, you still treat me like a a pawn in this game against my father.
- Maybe I chose the wrong side.
- Adam.
Wait! Look, I got to be honest, Dominique's antics drove Monica out of the state, so I'm not exactly leaping at the opportunity to sign her client/fake daughter.
I get it.
Dom can be difficult, but Vanessa is not.
She's talented, she's dedicated - we've been seeing each other.
- Oh! Okay, I get it.
You did something wrong and you're trying to make it up to her.
See? I told you when we were dating you needed to be more - communicative.
- Look, I'm being serious, Fallon.
And I thought you were already gonna sign her.
I was, I was, I just, you know, I wanted to see Dominique beg, a little, but it's fine.
We can make it official.
Ah, so Vanessa's been missing out on opportunities while you were busy being vindictive? Well, it sounds bad when you say it like that.
What if I let her sing at my engagement party? - Would that help? - Ah, so John Mayer backed out, huh? Oh, he's such a flake.
I hate his stupid, baggy clothes.
(LAUGHS) Vanessa will be thrilled.
Oh, and a word of warning, steer clear of Dominique.
Hmm, trust me I know.
I wish she would've just found fame and fortune in New York and then stayed there.
We all know she didn't move to Atlanta to be closer to her kids.
You're right.
Because deep down, everyone is selfish.
Including Heidi.
(CHUCKLES) Thank you, Culhane.
So fine So rare - Such style - Such flair She's got a look My mind can't erase Wow.
Thank you.
You look good, too.
Have you seen Connor or Heidi yet? I have not, but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for them.
Oh, God, there's my Aunt Jocelyn and her fifth husband.
Don't worry, I won't force you to make small talk.
She winks my way And I could die JENNINGS: Fallon? Congratulations.
Your father and I are so happy for you.
That's nice, but we can skip the formalities.
I know that Blake is only here so he can rub elbows with Liam's relatives on the VKI board.
I admit that he can sometimes let a mission get the best of him, and I know things between us haven't been great since the trial.
Oh, you mean since you lied to me about Blake (WHISPERS): killing an innocent man? At one point, you and I were getting close.
And considering all the awful things your real mother has done, I should've been kinder to you.
You deserve better.
I'm sorry.
Well, I appreciate the sentiment, but Alexis has actually been less awful lately.
Maybe it's more than just a phase this time.
Fingers crossed.
Does she know how much I care STACEY: Uh, excuse me, Ms.
Carrington? Just wanted to say thank you for inviting me.
Congratulations to you and your fiancé.
Oh, that would mean so much more to me if I had any idea who you were.
Are you one of Liam's friends? Actually, she's a friend of mine.
Fallon I don't want to.
Thank you for believing in Vanessa.
We are thrilled to be a part of Broken Glass Recording Artists.
"We"? I don't remember you signing anything.
So you sent the invite.
Tricks aren't gonna close the deal.
And I'm still waiting to see some footage of Cristal.
Now that Vanessa's moving into the manor, it's going to be impossible for Cristal to avoid the cameras.
And once you hear Vanessa sing, you're going to forget all about her anyway.
Vanessa's the real star.
(PHONE VIBRATES) You haven't seen your ex-wife around, have you? No.
No, why? Since she has tried to kill me, I just like to be aware when she's in shooting range.
Well, you don't have to worry about that.
What do you mean? She's not coming? I know how difficult it's been for you, being around her given everything that's happened, so I warned Alexis to stay away.
She's not gonna show her face here tonight.
Aw Who is that a photo of? What do you mean? Well, I mean it's not me.
It's not Liam.
Maybe Liam was just a very dark-haired child.
Okay, fine, I didn't have time to get baby pics of him, so I used some of mine.
But I mean, how cute was I? Hold that thought.
Here, here, here.
Hey! I am so glad you guys could make it.
Fallon, hi.
This is for you and Liam.
- Oh.
- It's a candle.
I couldn't afford anything on your registry.
Actually, I have a gift for you.
Sort of.
I wasn't really looking for a date.
No, no, no.
No, he's not.
Heidi, this is my old friend, Luke Tennant.
Luke has an advertising agency, and he is desperately in need of a new graphic designer to join his team in San Diego.
And I told him you would be absolutely perfect - for the position.
- Wow.
I I'm-I'm flattered.
But we were really considering giving Atlanta a try.
- I mean, we just got here.
- Listen, why don't you just talk to him, let him tell you all about your dream job, and I'll take Connor to go get some punch.
Well, okay Go talk.
Go talk.
- Okay.
- (LAUGHS) So? DUSTIN (RECORDED): Stephanie.
Glad you could make it.
Can I offer you something to drink? That is the current CEO of Carrington Atlantic bribing the regulations enforcer of the Department of Natural Resources.
If this gets out, it's gonna ruin him, and now you have it, not Jeff.
You can tell him all about it when you bid for C.
Well done.
Great job.
You can have it but I want something in return.
I'm listening.
Your seat on the board of directors at Atlanta General.
You're gonna be busy running C.
, and I want to practice medicine again.
A board position, it guarantees me job security and some power there.
That's the deal.
(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) Well, I'm proud of you, son.
Never give a valuable commodity away for free.
Well, I learned from the best.
I'll make the phone call right now.
And then we will have a drink.
This is cause for celebration.
What about Fallon's engagement? Oh, yeah, yeah.
That, too.
So nice to see you.
Wish I could say the same.
Can I get you anything? A drink? A record deal? My kidney? - What's this about? - You know exactly what this is about.
If you plan on holding our mistake over my head forever, maybe I should just rip the Band-Aid off tell Vanessa what happened.
Have you lost your mind? Vanessa finding out about our drunken hookup is the last thing anyone wants.
And there she is.
Hi, sweetheart.
How are you feeling? Nervous, but excited.
You two look fantastic.
Squeeze in.
Let's get a photograph of Atlanta's latest power couple.
SAM: Hey, buddy.
Should he really be playing with that? Don't worry, it's not the good stuff.
Did you tell Vanessa she could perform here tonight? Yes.
Well, John Mayer is dead to me, and now that Vanessa is on my label, I thought any publicity helps.
Well, a little notice would have been nice.
Now I have to rethink the introduction.
LIAM: Fallon.
Can I talk to you for a minute? - Please? - Yeah.
Did you ask a friend of yours to offer Heidi a job in California? - Well, she said she needed work.
- In Atlanta.
Well, excuse me for trying to do something nice for someone.
I knew there was a reason I didn't do that kind of thing more often.
You weren't being nice.
You were trying to send her back to California, because what, you're jealous of a ten-year-old? I'm not jealous.
I was trying to do what was best for us something that you clearly do not care about anymore.
- (POPS) - WOMAN: Ow! Sorry.
Who gave the child alcohol? I can't deal with this right now.
Hey, buddy, can I see that? Come on.
Let's go find your mom.
SAM: Hello, everyone! Welcome to Fallon and Liam's engagement party.
Or retying-the-knot party.
Anyway, you get it, they are getting married.
And I want to welcome the happy couple to to, uh to enjoy some music! So, why don't we all travel back in time to the opening of this hotel just a few months ago, when a little-known bartendress randomly sang us a song.
Back by popular-ish demand, please put your hands together for Vanessa Deveraux! (APPLAUSE) I would like to dedicate this song to my stepmother, who has always believed in me, and to a special man in my life, Michael Culhane.
This one's for you.
(UPBEAT INTRO PLAYING) I've been looking to the skies of lately Wonderin' how you came into my life, yeah This is something I could want completely Even though I can't tell in your eyes Do you want, do you want Do you want me? Do you want, do you want So? (LAUGHS) Yes, your daughter has a great sound, but I'm afraid we're gonna have to pass on the project.
- What? - I'm sorry, but it's not for us.
Why the hell not? I got you access to the Carringtons like you wanted.
- And a talented soon-to-be pop star.
- Look, people don't watch these shows to see talent.
They watch them to see celebrities bitch-slap each other over bottles of rosé.
You and your daughter aren't exactly trending worldwide.
There's no drama, no scandal, not even with the Carringtons.
To me.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) (WHISTLING) I told Jeff we needed to put in a moat.
Blake told me he asked you not to come tonight.
Yes, uninviting me to my own daughter's engagement, a party I basically planned.
Just when you think he couldn't stoop any lower.
He was wrong.
You should be there.
Fallon still cares about you for some reason, and I care about her, so I'll make sure it's okay.
I'm sure it's too late.
The party is probably over.
Actually, I've barely seen Fallon and Liam, so I think there's plenty of time left to enjoy the festivities.
That's very big of you, Cristal.
I guess there is an ounce of decency underneath that veneer of evil.
- Thank you? - I'll go get dressed.
You know the way out.
VANESSA: So that's Broken Glass Recording Artists, but you can catch the single on my website.
- How dare you! - Sweetie, it's not what it looks like.
I-I mean, it is, but let me explain After all of that crap about how you thought of me as your own child, you go and screw my boyfriend?! You have every right to be angry, - but it was never my intention to hurt you.
- MICHAEL: You filmed me without my consent I should have you arrested! I'm sorry, are you feeling a little betrayed right now? Vanessa, it was Save it! I am done with both of you.
There you are.
"Momager cheats with pop singer daughter's loaded boyfriend.
" Now, that's the kind of drama I meant.
This is a reality show.
I'm glad my weakness for men with abs makes you giddy.
Well, your weakness is now your strength.
Consider your show sold.
I'll have contracts sent over right away.
And I'll have my lawyer look over your offer and consider it.
Consider? We've been negotiating for weeks.
And I imagine I'll be considering offers from multiple networks now.
You'll just have to get in line.
You remember Jamison Van Kirk.
We were just discussing my acquisition of a little company that VKI purchased last year.
I'm surprised to see that you're still here after your mother's adult film debut.
Well, she is your sister.
Uh, would you excuse us? Jamison and I need to talk over the sale of my company back to its rightful owner me.
Y-You know what, I'm out of punch.
I think I'll just go If you're referring to the soon-to-be-renamed Carrington Atlantic, last I checked, my bid is the only one being considered.
Well, not for long.
Did you really think that you could turn my own son against me? No.
But I could.
What is this? What the hell are you doing here? Don't worry, it'll all be clear very soon.
You couldn't come up with your own blackmail, so you tried to steal mine? I mean, wow, you have really lost your touch.
No, I haven't lost anything.
Adam gave me your recording.
- Yeah, I'm the one with the power here.
- ADAM: You sure? You might want to listen to the full recording.
You see, at first, your offer to come back was enticing.
Then Mother quickly made me realize that you'd turn on me.
So instead, I told her and Jeff everything, and together, we devised our own scheme.
But hey.
Thanks for the seat on the hospital board.
How could you double-cross me like this? Like I said, I learned from the best.
SAM: Hey.
Where's Liam? It's time for the couple's toast.
Well, that's gonna have to be postponed.
Liam is off somewhere with his son.
You know, I guess.
I don't know.
We had a fight.
Listen, I don't want to automatically assume that it was your fault, but I assume it was your fault? ALEXIS: There you are.
My daughter is getting married.
I am so excited for this wedding.
I have so many ideas.
No, I don't want any more advice from you.
- This is all your fault.
- What's my fault? I think I've been an angel.
Oh, really? If you hadn't gotten into my head about Liam and Connor, then maybe my fiancé and I would actually be speaking and this wouldn't be the worst engagement party ever.
When we blame others, it's usually because we're afraid to look in the mirror.
The only time I'm afraid to look in the mirror is when you are standing behind me.
- Well, if you want me to go, then I'll just - Yes.
I want you to go.
I don't know why I ever took advice from you.
As if you have any idea how to keep a family together.
I'll get my gift bag and go.
Can you believe I ever listened to her? No.
I also can't believe you didn't ask me.
I mean, the guy who grew up without a father and always felt this void in my life.
Listen, right now Connor needs a dad a lot more than you need a fiancé.
And if you love Liam, you need to do what's best for him, - not you.
- (SIGHS) Fine.
Now, do you really think this is the worst engagement party ever? Liam and I aren't speaking, I'm almost positive Connor blinded one of the guests, and everyone here just watched a sex tape starring my ex-fiancé and my half aunt.
This sucks.
WOMAN: Cristal.
This is the part where I apologize for acting like a total lunatic.
I'm listening.
I'm sorry, Liam.
I panicked.
All of a sudden, you had this new family, and I started to worry that maybe I - wouldn't fit in anymore.
- Fallon.
But I had no right to get between you and your son, okay? I'm just gonna have to hope that you have enough love to go around.
I appreciate the apology.
But if I'm being honest, I'm not sure I can do this.
That seems a little extreme.
I know I messed up, but I do feel like we can work through this.
No, no, no, no.
Hey, hey.
Not us.
I mean I don't think I can be a father.
So you don't want them to stay? I mean, I've been trying to play it cool for Connor's sake, but I've been freaking out since they showed up.
Well, you could've fooled me.
I thought the two of you were already bonded for life.
He seems great.
But I never wanted kids.
And now I feel like it's my responsibility to be a good parent.
I'm not even sure I know how.
I mean, it's not like I had any training.
- My own mother didn't even show up tonight.
- Oh, well, Cristal and Alexis are both here.
You can have either one of them if you want.
I know this isn't what you signed up for when you agreed to marry me.
But this is my problem to deal with.
No, it's not.
No, this is our problem.
Okay? And it's not like it's gonna be full-time.
Heidi seems like a good mom, and you'll be a great dad.
And I will - I will be an interesting stepmother.
- (LAUGHS) I can't make any promises.
I don't know.
Fair enough.
Come on.
Let's go out there, tell everyone how much we love each other - and shut this party down.
- (LAUGHS) Deal.
If you don't mind, I would like to say a few words about the man I cannot wait to marry.
Liam, it's been a rocky road.
We've dealt with more than some couples do in a lifetime, and we made it, which I think is pretty impressive.
I love that no matter what life throws at us, you always have my back.
And I will always have your back.
You are the love of my life.
(APPLAUSE) LIAM: And, uh, thank you all so much for being here to celebrate with us tonight.
Oh! Oh, oh, oh.
Oh, and I know that some of you were at our divorce party.
Well, truthfully, that was just for show.
But this is the real deal.
And to quote Liam's favorite band, Starship, formerly known as Jefferson Starship, "Nothing's gonna stop us now.
" I wouldn't say it's my favorite band.
(EXPLOSION) (PEOPLE GASPING) (CAR ALARMS BLARING) (EXCITED CHATTER) Someone call 911! The doctors say your burns are mostly second-degree, that you'll make a full recovery.
I guess it just feels like I'm dying.
(LAUGHS, GRUNTS) What's wrong? The fire department cleaned up and left the scene.
It's being reported as an accident for now, but They won't find anything that can lead them back to us.
I made sure of that.
- We're safe.
- I'm so sorry, Beto.
This is all my fault.
- If I hadn't - Hey, hey, I'm all right.
Tell your husband I said thanks for putting me up in his hospital.
Blake doesn't know.
He'd already left the party.
And he's not gonna find out if I can help it.
(KNOCK ON DOOR) I have nothing else to say to you.
Then you can just listen.
You may not see it now, but everything I did, I did for you.
Everything or everyone? You're signed to Fallon's record label, have a room waiting for you at Carrington Manor, and after that little fiasco tonight, you're trending on Twitter.
With all that publicity, I was able to sell House of Deveraux.
You're going to be a star.
You sold the show? Sometimes you have to sink pretty low before you can rise to the top.
I said I would do anything to ensure your success, and I have.
All right.
I'm game.
You can continue to manage me and play your part, and I will play mine by controlling my urge to strangle you.
Save it for the cameras.
We start filming next week.
And let me know when Culhane comes crawling back.
I have a few ideas on how best to handle him.
DUSTIN: Stephanie.
Glad you could make it.
Can I offer you something to drink? STEPHANIE: Let's get right to it, shall we? I have another meeting.
My name is Adam Carrington.
I want to confess that I poisoned Jeff Colby with the intent to make him sick or kill him.
And I did so at the request of my father, Blake Carrington.
Mother ALEXIS: See what we can accomplish when we all play nice? And don't worry.
Blake's not gonna tell anyone about your condition.
He won't risk incriminating himself.
Nevertheless, I'm still surprised that you - betrayed your father.
- For a while, - I thought I wanted to be just like Blake.
- (PHONE VIBRATING) And then I realized I could be so much better.
JEFF: Well, I'm glad you chose the winning side, because I just got word - Dustin signed off on the deal.
- (GASPS) As soon as the board approves, C.
's ours.
Gentlemen, I love when a plan comes together.
Cheers to that.
Well, tonight got out of control really quickly.
Least it wasn't my car.
Or our sex tape.
You really are a "glass half full" type.
As long as the glass is filled with champagne.
So, that black outfit you said you incinerated - (CHUCKLES) - Did you really? - Liam.
- What? Hey, buddy.
Uh, what are you doing here? Where's your mom? She said to wait for you.
Why don't you go play some video games for a little while, buddy, okay? Let me see if I can reach her.
Oh, Liam.
"Liam, I love my son, "but I have sacrificed "more than I ever thought to raise him.
I'm sorry, but it's your turn to be the parent now.
" "You and Fallon can provide "the stable, loving home I never could.
Please forgive me and look after our boy.
" She's gone.
(WHISPERS): Well, what are we supposed to do with him now? I
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