Falcon Crest

Season 7 Episode 25

King's Gambit

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Apr 15, 1988 on CBS
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King's Gambit
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At Falcon Crest, Maggie has a premonition of her husband surrounded by a sinister group of men. Richard is awakened in his home by a contingent of FBI men who have come to question him after the collapse of three foreign banks. Looks like The Thirteen's plan to destroy the world economy is beginning to take shape. Richard tells the Feds The Thirteen is out to drive the stock market into another crash. He can't prove it, though. Richard is chagrined to find the files in his office missing and his secretary replaced. Taking the FBI to The Thirteen's headquarters in New York, Richard finds that the elevator only goes to the twelfth floor. He takes them to the nearest conference room, but it's filled with toy salespeople. On a flight back to the U.S., Vickie barks at the attendants when she finds that her husband isn't with her. Eric doesn't seem to miss Vickie. He's detained in Geneva with Madame Malec, Richard's Communist buddy from Yugoslavia who helped him find Vickie when Dimitrov kidnapped her. Madame is training Eric to join The Thirteen. Her agenda includes seduction and brainwashing. Eric is a good student. He takes exams in Madame's bed while Vickie storms around Tuscany blaming everyone for keeping her husband away from her. Maggie tells her daughter while she's breaking valuables that none of this would have happened if she and Eric hadn't tried to rob Richard. When Vickie finally finds her man, some sex shuts her up but, after a quickie, Eric dispatches his wife and heads to an adjoining room- and Madame Malec. Angela wants the key to Melissa's treasure and she wants Lance to butter her up. Lance won't trail his ex so the grape queen throws a phony charity benefit at the house for the Frank Agretti Cancer fund. As Frank's only surviving relative, Melissa is forced to attend. Angela tells her erratic nemesis that Lance still loves her; this bit of gossip is music to Melissa's silly ears. But what about Dan? On the road, Dan stops for gas and coffee, and his friend Red places a timing device full of nitroglycerin under his rig. Carly is in hot pursuit of her brother. She finally catches up to him, driving alongside and convincing him to pull over. Dan bolts from the truck and, minutes later, it explodes. Dan and Carly catch Red. He's arrested. Maggie dances with Senator Peter Ryder at Angela's bogus charity fete and is shocked to learn that he is John Remick's brother. He wants her help in finding John. She'd like to find Richard first, but he's off being interviewed by the FBI and Maggie can't get any information out of Garth. One night at Falcon Crest she awakens to find a man's hand over her mouth. It's Richard, who updates her on his confession with the federal agents. Maggie's already told Peter Ryder that she's going to stand by her man, criminal charges or not. She leaves Falcon Crest and goes back to Richard, despite Emma's pleas to divorce him. Returning from his near-disaster on the road, Dan Fixx gets back to Tuscany in time to see Melissa going out on a date with Lance. Maybe they'll discuss what Melissa has learned on her trip to the Wells Fargo Key Company. It's something about a stagecoach from the past. Will Lance try to help? Ryder discusses Richard's imminent arrest with the FBI agents. They think Richard knows about Kathryn Anderson and Remick's disappearance and has been using this business with The Thirteen as a cover. Senator Ryder thinks the group does exist, but he doesn't know how Richard fits in. The FBI sends him home until they know more and pays a visit to the Channing home. Richard is handed a subpoena to testify in front of the Senate Select Committee. "We have enough proof to put you away," they tell him.moreless

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Susan Sullivan

Susan Sullivan

Maggie Gioberti Channing (1981-1989)

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips

Lauren Daniels

Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson

Genele Ericson (1989-90)

Kristian Alfonso

Kristian Alfonso

Pilar Ortega (1988-1990)

Gregory Harrison

Gregory Harrison

Michael Sharpe (1989-90)

Jane Wyman

Jane Wyman

Angela Channing

Ursula Andress

Ursula Andress

Madame Malec

Guest Star

Oliver Darrow

Oliver Darrow

Flight Attendant

Guest Star

Robin Lynn

Robin Lynn

Helen Wagner

Guest Star

Charles Frank

Charles Frank

Senator Peter Ryder

Recurring Role

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay

Carly Fixx

Recurring Role

Carl Held

Carl Held

Garth

Recurring Role

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