Dynasty

Season 3 Episode 14

Madness

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 26, 1983 on ABC
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Jeff's temper continues to grow more volatile. Adam attempts to implicate Jeff in the Cecil Colby/Logan Rhinewood scandal. After learning that Blake and Krystle intend to adopt Steven's son Danny, Alexis demands custody of her grandson. Because Krystle's divorce from Mark is not yet finalized, Blake explains they must wait two months before adopting the child. Finding Fallon alone in Mark's hotel room, Jeff attacks his wife, calling her a whore. Mark arrives and rescues her. Concerned with his erratic behavior, Alexis decides to send Jeff away on vacation. Adam confesses to his mother that he's had Jeff's office painted with a lethal compound. He warns her that if she tries to remove it he'll implicate her in his scheme.moreless

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  • A crazed Jeff strangles Fallon, who wants out of their marraige; Alexis is outraged by Blake and Krystle's adoption of Steven's son and plans to fight it; Adam reveals his scheme to disorient Jeff with poison paint to Alexis.moreless

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    Another fine example of the series. Lots of good scenes in this episode. Although it would become repetitive in later years, in this episode, Blake confronts Alexis about her abandonmnet of her children in the past when Alexis threatens to sue for custody of Danny. He raises a lot of good points, like how come Alexis never tried to contact her kids in 16 years. Perhaps as part of foreshadowing, Krystle is worried in this episode that her plans to adopt Danny will hit a snag (which they do later in the series when Steven returns). The best parts of this episode were 1) Jeff's descent into madness when he accuses Fallon of cheating with Mark, then strangles her and 2) Adam finally revealing his poisoning of Jeff to Alexis and blackmailing her to comply. There were very few instances in the series when someone got the upper hand on Alexis, but the look on Alexis's face in this ep when she realizes that her long-lost son is just plain evil is absolutely priceless.moreless
Lee Bergere

Lee Bergere

Joseph Aynders

John Forsythe

John Forsythe

Blake Carrington

Linda Evans

Linda Evans

Krystle Carrington

Joan Collins

Joan Collins

Alexis Carrington Colby

Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin

Fallon Carrington Colby

Gordon Thomson

Gordon Thomson

Adam Carrington

Keith McConnell

Keith McConnell

Chester Smythe

Guest Star

Linda Phillips

Linda Phillips

Ellen

Guest Star

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman

Steven Carrington

Recurring Role

James Hong

James Hong

Dr. Chen Ling

Recurring Role

Kieu-Chinh

Kieu-Chinh

Sister Agnes

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Adam: There are vapors in the paint, now in the paneling, that, breathed over time, disorient the mind, the thinking processes. In this case... Jeff's case... they're working to keep him from being a stumbling block to both of us. Our plans that we've talked about endlessly together. And worked on so hard together.
      Alexis: My God. You're killing him.
      Adam: No, mother, I'm not killing him. There's no danger of that.
      Alexis: You're killing him!
      Adam: Now, mother, do I look like a murderer to you?
      Alexis: Oh, I don't know what you are sometimes.
      Adam: Well, thank you for that.

    • (Jeff finds Fallon in Mark's hotel room)
      Jeff: You heard about our son?
      Fallon: Yes, Jeff, I checked with Kirby when we landed at the airport. He's just fine.
      Jeff: And just to make double sure, you rushed right back to be with him, right?
      Fallon: I'm on my way.
      Jeff: Yeah, but you had to stop by here first. Our son is burning up with a fever...
      Fallon: Jeff, it was just...
      Jeff: Our son is burning up with a fever, but you had to fly off for lunch with a couple customers and then stop by your lover's room.
      Fallon: My what?!
      Jeff: Isn't that what this is? The guy you spend half your time with? The tennis bum who kisses you in swimming pools in front of a couple hundred people.
      Fallon: Mark works for me.
      Jeff: I'll be he does.

    • Alexis: Mark, if you're talking about an arrangement more permanent than the one we have, I'm afraid that that's impossible.
      Mark: Why? Because I'm broke.
      Alexis: Oh, no. No, it has nothing to do with money. It's just that...
      Mark: What?
      Alexis: Well, I can only handle one passion at a time.
      Mark: You're in love but not with me. There's that infamous other man.
      Alexis: Yes, there's another man. But it isn't love that I feel for him. It's hate. You see, Mark, hate is as strong a passion as love. And right now I have to make a choice and dedicate that passion elsewhere. So... if your motives are anything more than love in the afternoon, I think you better take this off. (Alexis points to a broach Mark has pinned on her)
      (Mark kisses Alexis)
      Mark: Do I open the champagne here or upstairs?
      Alexis: Upstairs.
      (Mark and Alexis kiss again)

    • Alexis: That is Steven's child and I will not stand by and see Krystle becomes its mother. I will fight you, Blake. I will take you to court and I will fight you.
      Blake: You will, huh?
      Alexis: Yes.
      Blake: You with your delicious maternal history?
      Alexis: You made me abandon Steven and Fallon.
      Blake: You left, Alexis. You left and you never contacted them. Not until the trial 16 years later. Remember that? On second thought, don't bother. I'll remind the court myself.
      Alexis: You forced me to stay away from them. You blackmailed me into it.
      Blake: Blackmail, all right. If that's what you want to call it. But I had good reasons. Damned good reasons.
      Alexis: You think you're holding all the cards now, don't you?
      Blake: I hope so.
      Alexis: You know something? You are pathetic. It's pitiful to see you like this. A man who wants to turn his own grandchild into his son. A whole... a whole pathetic and.. and pitiful attempt to regain your second youth.
      Blake: I won't even bother wasting my breath trying to explain this.
      Alexis: Well, do explain it. Will you explain it to me?
      Blake: All right, I will. Steven grew up with a mother who was no better than a tramp. His son is going to grow up with a decent woman as his mother. It's just as simple as that. Now, get out of here!

    • Fallon: I like it.
      Mark: What?
      Fallon: Oh, I've been admiring your watch ever since that day your phone was off the hook.
      Mark: Yeah, it's pretty nice, isn't it?
      Fallon: Yeah. I guess you're going to buy her something pretty nice in return. That mysterious lady you've been so occupied with.
      Mark: Maybe you're wrong. You see, pretty soon I'm going to be single again. And from what I hear, Fallon, you're, uh, headed in the same direction. What would you say if I told you that I really wanted to buy something for you?
      Fallon: I'd say the sentiment is sweet but...
      Mark: But what?
      Fallon: It'd be a real waste. I already have more jewelry than I could ever wear.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Love in the Afternoon
      Alexis tells Mark in this episode that their affair can't be anything more than "love in the afternoon."
      "Love in the Afternoon" was the slogan that the ABC network used for its daytime soap opera programming from 1975 to 1985 (during which time this episode aired). ABC was also the network which aired Dynasty.

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