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"SUSPICIONS"- Blake suffers dizzy spells as Rita's slow poisoning takes effect. Anxious to secure the Carrington estate, Joel convinces Rita to administer the fatal dose. Joel professes his love to Krystle, who insincerely returns his affections in an attempt to win her freedom. When this fails, she desperately feigns illness in a second ploy to escape. An enraged Steven engages Bart Fallmont in hand-to-hand combat over the pipeline construction. Dex is granted full building rights. Claudia hastens to Oklahoma to fight for her oil well, leaving a bewildered Adam behind. Alexis receives a mysterious phone call from Caracas, where her imprisoned sister, Caress Morell, is set free in exchange for the "Alexis Carrington-Dexter Story". Sammy Jo discovers the empty vial of poison, and confronting an alarmed Rita, begins to suspect Joel's deadly plan. (Original air date 1-8-86)

"THE ALARM" - Galen plots to regain his throne while Elena, learning the counter-revolution is in jeopardy, solicits Michael's help. A mysterious woman visits Denver to conduct extensive research on Colbyco. Carress Morell, a journalist, is Alexis' sister. Alexis, noting Blake's loss of faculties, is ready to pounce. Adam forces Blake to grant him power of attorney. Adam boasts to Claudia, but she is suspicious, and continues her attempt to prove rightful ownership of the oil well. Sammy Jo learns that Joel and Rita plan to poison Blake and flee to South America with Krystle. After much soul searching, Sammy Jo warns Steven, but it may be too late. Steven arrives at the mansion just as Blake, stricken with an apparent heart attack, falls down the stairs. (Original air date 1-15-86)

"THE VIGIL" - After falling down the stairs, Blake is rushed to the hospital. Adam realizes that he has been written out of his father's will and desperately tries to convince a delirious and barely conscious Blake to sign a new document. Blake is able to flash back to the fatal moment of his illness and realizes that Rita is not Krystle. Galen continues his deceptive charade as he requests two million dollars from an unsuspecting Alexis and Dex is incensed. Elena's father is betrayed by Yuri and thrown into a Moldavian prison. Amanda catches Elena and Michael in a consoling embrace and explodes with jealousy. Rita panics when Blake demands to know who she really is. She flees to Joel, but finds Krystle instead. A vicious struggle ensues and unexpectedly, Sammy Jo appears and helps Krystle overpower Rita. Krystle and Sammy Jo race to escape but are abruptly cut off by Joel. (Original air date 1-22-86)

"THE ACCIDENT" - When Joel intercepts Krystle and Sammy Jo at Delta Rho, Krystle pretends to be Rita and escapes. Rushing to the hospital, she is finally reunited with Blake. The two receive a grand welcome home, but Krystle is haunted by nightmares of Joel. Blake vows to capture the fugitives. While attacking Joel, Rita steers their car over a cliff. Both are thrown clear and reconcile in Rio de Janeiro, only to plot a future impersonating scheme. Alexis plots Krystle's demise by publishing the kidnapping story with added "facts." A neglected Dex attempts to force Galen to walk and consults doctors who can prove the king a fraud. Elena turns to Michael when her father is killed. A jealous Amanda approaches Dex for love and revenge. Dominique's daughter, Jackie, returns from Europe. Claudia calls to Dr. Edwards and plans to re-establish her oil well. (Original air date 1-29-86)

"SOUVENIRS" - At Alexis' command, a reporter disguised as a nanny, sneaks onto the Carrington Estate to interrogate Krystle. Overcome by fear and memories, Krystle returns to the attic where she was once held captive. Blake reproaches Adam for his carelessness in permitting the malicious journalist onto the premises. Fallon returns home for consolation and support, hiding the fact that she was raped by Miles. Amanda informs a shocked Michael that she wants a divorce. Fearing damage to his own plans, Galen accidentally reveals his recovery to his son and insists that Michael save his marriage. Dex catches a "crowned" Alexis admiring herself as Moldavian queen. Amanda later finds a drunken Dex and leads him back to his room where the two make passionate love. Alexis learns that Caress is free and enlists Zach's help in preventing possible trouble. (Original air date 2-5-86)

THE DIVORCE- Afraid that something may have happened to Dex, Alexis demands to be let into his room, only to find Amanda and Dex in bed together. Horror stricken, she vows to disown Amanda and storms from the room. Krystle confronts Alexis for initiating false rumors to a journalist regarding her captivity. Krystle overturns a table laden with food into a seething Alexis' lap. Galen assures Dex that he has lost Alexis forever and now she will be his queen. Alexis leaves for St. Thomas to get a divorce from Dex. Adam is dismayed to learn of Blake's plans to put Steven on the board of directors. While attending a party, Adam sees Bart Fallmont and Steven together and misinterprets it to mean something more. He immediately sets a conspiracy into motion to gather incriminating evidence against the senator. Garrett meets Jackie and after learning her age and the tragic story of having lost her father soon after her birth, Garrett suspects she might be his daughter. Back from St. Thomas, Alexis walks in on an unsuspecting Galen and overhears his scheme to use her and her money to regain the throne. (Original air date 2-12-86)

"THE DISMISSAL" - Blake becomes obsessed with apprehending Joel and Rita. A remorseful Sammy Jo offers Krystle a prize horse in restitution and promises a hesitant Morgan Hess a small fortune for the capture of the co-conspirators. Galen is exiled to Lisbon, and a hopeful Michael returns to Amanda, only to learn that she loves Dex. Alexis completely breaks relations with Dex, driving him back to Amanda. Blake tries to separate his daughter and Dex by tempting Amanda with a trip to Hawaii. Adam schemes to win political support by publicizing Bart Fallmont's sexual preferences. Steven protests and joins Bart for a drink. Posing as a journalist, Caress interviews Adam, and then makes a surprise visit to her sister as the final chapter of the Alexis Carrington-Dexter story nears completion. Alexis dreams she and Blake are together again. When her attempts to make that a reality fail, she vows to destroy Blake's power hold in Denver-Carrington. (Original air date 2-19-86)

"BEN" - A crisis in Hong Kong sends Blake overseas, leaving Krystle to speak beside Alexis at the co-company dedication. When Alexis publicly denounces Blake's character, a vicious argument ensues and lands the two enraged women in the mud. Although Bart and Steven cannot agree about the pipeline particulars, they are in mutual accord with their affections. Bart secretly admits that he and his old roommate were lovers, not knowing that a private investigator, hired by Adam, is also privy to the information. Garrett questions a nervous Dominique about Jackie's father. His suspicions grow when Dominique refuses to answer. Alexis learns of Ben Carrington's isolated existence in Australia. With vengeance as her inspiration, she lures the recluse back to Denver, hoping to pit the estranged brothers against one another. Upon her return, Alexis receives a housewarming gift that turns her blood cold; Caress has moved in. (Original air date 2-26-86)

"MASQUERADE" - Speaking at her own prearranged press conference, Alexis brashly announces a masquerade party fund-raiser at the Carrington mansion. Upon returning from Hong Kong, Blake reluctantly agrees to host the event in hopes of persuading ex-senator Buck Fallmont to reevaluate his stand on the pipeline. Intercepting a call meant for Caress, Alexis learns of her sister's spiteful plan to write a book on her tumultuous life. Garrett confronts Dominique with the fact that Jackie's father is listed as "unknown" on her birth certificate. Dominique denies Garrett's assertions that Jackie may be his daughter. At the masquerade ball, Bart Fallmont shows Steven the newspaper headline running in the next morning's edition, which claims that Bart had a homosexual lover. Steven immediately suspects Adam's treachery and a fight ensues. Alexis then sets her plan for Blake's demise into motion when Ben removes his costume and reveals himself as Blake's brother. (Original air date 3-5-86)

"THE SUBPOENAS" - Alexis' surprise unveiling of Ben stuns Blake, but she has little time to relish her first victory when Ben threatens to be her fiercest adversary if their plans go awry. Amanda breaks down when Dex confesses that he does not love her. She later finds strength and reassurance from Steven, only to be crushed again by an unforgiving Alexis. Furious at Adam for publicizing Bart's past illicit romance, Steven instigates another battle with his brother. Blake also reprimands Adam, but the story accomplishes its purpose as ex-senator Buck Fallmont withdraws the pipeline injunction. Despite Krystle's queries, Blake refuses to discuss his estrangement from his brother. Blake is confronted by Ben, who has returned to Denver to contest their father's will. Having discovered Caress' sinister intentions, Alexis secretly buys the company contracted to publish the damaging expose. Unaware of her sister's actions, Caress continues to write and to fall prey to a merciless Alexis. (Original air date 3-12-86)

"THE TRIAL: Part I" - After purchasing the company contracted to publish Caress' book, "Sister Dearest," Alexis savors crushing her sister's grandiose dreams of literary fame and fortune. Jackie learns that her birth certificate lists her father as "unknown." Dominique, called to testify at Blake's trial, has no time to explain and Jackie leaves in tears. Vying for the inheritance he was denied, Ben accuses Blake of maliciously turning their father against him. Blake's rise to power is exposed by the incriminating testimony of those closest to him. Despite Ben's inflammatory accusations, Blake's case remains strong until Alexis takes the stand against him. (Original air date 3-19-86)

"THE TRIAL: Part II" - Blake's hopes are renewed when a key witness, Franklin, admits that Alexis paid him to alter his testimony. But Franklin later arrives in court intoxicated and is unable to answer any questions. Angered by the drunken witness, the judge rules in favor of Ben, and Blake is forced to surrender one-fourth of the family estate. Blake vows to appeal and is determined to track down the mysterious woman who can clear his name. Bart is dropped from the senatorial race when newspaper headlines announce his homosexuality. Bart is relieved, but Steven is outraged and argues with a remorseless Adam. Bart's father, Buck, turns to Blake for advice. Dex offers Clay Fallmont a job on the pipeline. As Blake and Dex review construction particulars, a rancorous ex-employee orchestrates a potentially fatal accident. Buck Fallmont's wife, Emily, is ready to confess that she and Ben met the night of Ellen Carrington's tragic death. Fearing discovery, Ben warns Emily of the scandal that would result if she divulges the truth. Trapped, Emily remains silent, and Ben and Alexis celebrate sweet revenge. (Original air date 3-26-86)

"THE VOTE" - Blake is forced to relinquish one-fourth of the Carrington estate when the court rules in favor of his brother, Ben. Accused of causing his mother's death, Blake fights to prove his innocence. Blake tries to save Denver-Carrington, which has plunged in the stock market since the trial. At an emergency board meeting, Blake is nearly deposed as chairman when Martin Gaines, a board member, rallies opinion against him. Blake proposes a Colbyco takeover and wins back support, with Steven casting the deciding vote. Dex discovers Alexis and Ben "intimately" involved in planning Blake's destruction. Caress offers Blake her help and some disturbing information that could prove Alexis' court testimony false. When Jackie runs away, a distraught Dominique turns to Garrett and acknowledges that he is Jackie's father. Amanda sinks into a dangerous depression when she is unable to find a job and is continually rejected by a cold Alexis. Hungry for a story, reporter Gordon Wales provokes Blake into a rage with talk of the trial. (Original air date 4-2-86)

"THE WARNING" - Determined to find the identity of the mystery woman Ben was in bed with the night of his mother's death, Caress begins to solve the mystery. When she witnesses a secret rendezvous between Emily and Ben, her suspicions are proven. In a desperate attempt to raise the money for the leveraged buy-out of Colby Co, Blake temporarily relinquishes control of Krystle Holdings to Bob Ashrnore in exchange for a 100 million dollar loan. The demise of Blake's empire continues when Bob Ashrnore places a congratulatory call to Ben, celebrating their successful coup over the unsuspecting Blake. As Ben's plot to ruin his brother unfolds, Alexis prepares to present the Chinese government with falsified records showing Blake to be cheating them of royalties from the China Sea leases. Claudia threatens to reveal Adam's power of attorney over Denver-Carrington unless the title to the oil well stolen from her is returned. (Original air date 4-9-86)

"THE CRY" - With his reputation destroyed after the court battle with Ben, Jim Ellison, the influential Eastern money broker, refuses to loan Blake the one billion dollars needed to rebuild Denver-Carrington. Unexpectedly, Middle Eastern financial magnate Farouk Ahrned offers to loan Blake the money for a staggering fee. Desperate for the capital, Blake accepts, not knowing that Alexis is his actual creditor. Through furtive investigations, Caress discovers that Emily Fallmont was with Ben the night of Ellen Carrington's death. She quickly relates this information to Blake, and leaves with him her expose, "Sister Dearest" as additional ammunition against Alexis. Blake confronts Emily, who breaks down and confesses her guilt. Seeing her torment, Blake promises to fight Ben without benefit of Emily's testimony. Struggling on her own, Jackie reconsiders her rash action of running away. Returning home, Jackie is shocked to learn that Garrett is her real father. Amanda becomes more and more despondent as she is continually pushed aside by family members for more important business matters. When a reporter then threatens to disclose the car accident cover-up in which she was at fault, Amanda swallows a bottle of pills. (Original air date 4-16-86)

"THE RESCUE" - Feeling guilty over her cold treatment toward Amanda, Alexis rushes to La Mirage, only to find Amanda unconscious next to an empty bottle of barbiturates. Forcing the nearly lifeless girl to walk, a remorseful Alexis begs her daughter's forgiveness. At the hospital, Alexis and Blake stand over a comatose Amanda. Even as each blames the other for their daughter's suicide attempt, they reaffirm their commitment to the other's destruction. Dominique proposes to Garrett and the two make plans to marry. Steven fears losing custody of Danny if Sammy Jo marries Clay Fallmont. Caress demands ten percent of Ben's inheritance in exchange for her silence regarding Emily Fallmont. Ben agrees, but secretly arranges to have Caress extradited to Caracas. Alexis prepares to call in her one billion dollar loan to Blake to gain control of his South China Sea leases. Calling her contact, Kai Liu, Alexis schedules a meeting with the Chinese Oil Ministry. But she is yet unaware of Ben's own scheme with Liu, who now has possession of the damaging manuscript, "Sister Dearest." (Original air date 4-30-86)

"THE TRIPLE-CROSS" - Secure that his South China Sea leases will cover him, Blake purchases increasing amounts of Colbyco stock. Taking advantage of his precarious situation, Alexis falsifies Blake's oil production figures. Blake is faced with financial ruin when Chinese Oil Minister Han accuses him of cheating and intimates that the leases may no longer be extended to him. Dex reveals Ben's suspicious past to Alexis. Disregarding the warning, Alexis, along with Blake, falls prey to Ben's treachery. Using the court scandal and "Sister Dearest" to blacken the reputations of the Denver-Carrington and Colbyco powers, Ben gains sole control of the South China Sea leases. Steven attempts to investigate Adam's guarded files, but the records are destroyed before he can uncover the secret he knows his brother is hiding. Dominique makes wedding plans. Passionate feelings grow when Sammy Jo and Clay spend a candlelit evening together. (Original air date 5-14-86)

"THE VENDETTA" - Blake is shocked when newspaper headlines announce Ben's acquisition of the South China Sea leases. Sure of Ben and Alexis' collusion, Blake greets the co-conspirators with copies of "Sister Dearest," which he vengefully hands out to the hungry press. Claudia informs Blake that while ill, he gave Adam power of attorney to turn the Lankershim One oil well over to her. Disturbed that the well is nearly dry, Claudia becomes lost in a dreamlike past. Locking herself into a candlelit room, she accidentally sets the room ablaze. Sammy Jo and Amanda fight for Clay's affections during Dominique's engagement party. When a vicious struggle lands both women in the pool, Amanda holds a helpless Sammy Jo under water. Dominique's happiness is shattered when she learns that Garrett was never married before. After manipulating Ben into giving her one half of the leases, Alexis plots her ultimate revenge. Calling in her one billion dollar loan, Alexis renders a stunned Blake financially impotent. When he is unable to repay the money and refuses to relinquish the equivalent in Denver-Carrington stock, she takes over the mansion. Legally powerless to stop her, Blake breaks into a fiery rage and grabs Alexis by the throat. (Original air date 5-21-86)

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