Season 3 Episode 21

The Vote

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 23, 1983 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Blake: Oh, by the way, Alexis, if that's the outfit that you do business in, you're gonna have to be a hell of a lot more dazzling before I let you rob me blind.
      Alexis: Just what exactly does that mean?
      Blake: You heard me. If you think you're gonna rob me out of anything, you're very much mistaken. Because I've got Neal McVane working for me in Washington. I've got powerful contacts all over the world. I know the oil business. And you? Well, you're just a rank amateur in this business, so watch out. I've got weapons that'll blast you right out of this town.
      Alexis: Well, we'll see about that.
      (Blake leaves in the elevator)
      Oh, I hate you, Blake. Oh God, I hate you!
      (Alexis throws a martini glass at the elevator)

    • Fallon: Look, why don't we go in the kitchen and tell Mrs. Gunnerson to take the night off and we'll make something goofy like hot dogs and baked beans and sauerkraut?
      Krystle: It just so happens I was raised on goofy dinners like that.
      Fallon: Oh. Maybe that's why you're so ugly.

    • Alexis: No, I've been very worried about you. Ever since you told me that, uh... what's his name? Mark? Mark Jennings had followed you to Haiti to become your good friend.
      Fallon: Why should that bother you?
      Alexis: Because... (Alexis takes a puff of her cigarette)... of the type of man that he obviously is.
      Fallon: That being?
      Alexis: Do you really want me to tell you?
      Fallon: Yes, I really wanna hear it.
      Alexis: Well, he's a male tramp.
      Fallon: Okay, Mother, you've said it. I don't buy it.
      Alexis: Fallon, after what you told me, I had Jennings thoroughly investigated. I found out that after he left Krystle, he embarked on a career of living off wealthy women. Accepting gifts in return for nocturnal favors. Throw in matinees, too. Not only in New York, but all over Europe.
      Fallon: So what?
      Alexis: So what? Well, do you really want him to do the same thing here? I mean, it would be a pity if he created a scandal at La Mirage after it's doing so beautifully and is so successful.
      Fallon: Mother, I hired Mark because I like the way he plays tennis. And that's why I'm keeping him.
      Alexis: Keeping him? Watch what you say, darling. There are those that might misinterpret it, semantically.

    • Jeff: What are you trying to pull? Highway robbery? Those reserves are underestimated by thirty per cent.
      Adam: Whoa, get off your bronco, Mercedes cowboy. I had an independent survey made.
      Jeff: I know the company that made it. They're crooks. They'd certify antyhing for a buck.
      Adam: They charged a lot more than that for an honest survey.
      Jeff: Honest? Look me in the eye and say that.
      Adam: All right. I look in you eye and what do I see? That maybe your head is still a bit screwed up. Well, I can understand that. Kirby can really get a man going. She is, as they say, one sexy doll.
      Jeff: What?
      Adam: Didn't you hear me?
      Jeff: Don't you ever talk about my wife that way again. Do you hear me?
      Adam: Sorry. That was chauvinist of me. What I meant to say is, she is one sexy woman, one very sexy woman. I ought to know.

    • Krystle: Blake, last night you said to Steven that... that it wasn't right for Danny to grow up with his own father as an example.
      Blake: Well, that's true, isn't it? That baby deserves the kind of influence that you could give him rather than the kind my son would surround him with.
      Krystle: That's not the issue. Because it doesn't matter what Steven's lifestyle is.
      Blake: You mean his gayness? That is the polite word they're using for it nowadays, isn't it?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Lolita
      After learning that Congressman McVane is having an affair with a seventeen-year-old senatorial page, Alexis refers to them as "Neal McVane and his Capitol Hill Lolita."
      Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first published in 1955, about an adult male, Humbert Humbert's obsession with an underage girl. The novel has been adapted to film twice in 1962 by director Stanley Kubrick and in 1997 by director Adrian Lyne. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious young girl.