Falcon Crest

Season 7 Episode 28

Last Dance

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 06, 1988 on CBS
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Frustrated that he has been unable to prove that Senator Horton is a mole for The Thirteen, Richard leaves Washington for home with Maggie and Garth. As they cross that state border, two gunmen open fire on their limo. Garth's expert driving saves them. The limo is bullet-ridden and the passengers are not hurt, but in another part of town Rosemont and Gray Suit watch as Eric Stavros is pumped full of chemicals. The Thirteen is going to turn him into a killing machine. Angela comes home accompanied by Richard's security men. She's off again once she learns that Melissa and Lance are trapped in that underground bank vault in Hobart. At the drill site, Frank Agretti conducts the rescue mission. Underground, Melissa is delirious over her deed: Falcon Crest might actually belong to her. Above ground, several rescue workers resurface coughing up hydrogen sulfide fumes. Frank realizes his efforts may be in vain. Dan Fixx arrives and volunteers his help. Mr. Gray Suit shows up for his regular psychiatrist's appointment only to discover that Richard lurks behind the chair, gun in hand. Gray Suit is whisked out a window and taken to a waiting car. Richard and Garth then interrogate him until he confesses that The Thirteen has decided to kill Richard, his family and Angela in order to protect their autonomy. Eric is waiting at the Channing home when Maggie arrives with Vickie and Emma. Stavros demands to know where Richard is. Maggie lambastes him for the way he maligned Richard at the hearing and has the security men throw him out. Moments later, an inquisitive cop stops him. Eric blows the lawman away, as target practice. They're running out of oxygen, but there's still enough left for what may be Lance and Melissa's last kisses. They profess their love for each other and the sound of a drill reaches their ears. Dan hears their screams for help and locates them. With the aid of a harness, Dan rescues Melissa, but Lance slides back into the cave in a rush of rocks and debris. Angela is pulling for Lance at the drill site and the paramedics tend to Melissa. Restored, Melissa discovers that her deed to Falcon Crest is missing. She accuses Angela of stealing it. "Falcon Crest has always been mine," she says. Angela doesn't know what she's talking about. After Lance is rescued, the family returns to Falcon Crest to celebrate. Eric lies in wait upstairs. Angela almost goes up, but the doorbell interrupts her. Richard comes in and informs her of a security team he's placed around the house. Chao Li spots a shadow outside the window and shouts at Angela and Richard. Shots ring out. Richard pushes his mother to the floor, but she's hit anyway. It's only a flesh wound. Richard alerts his team to look for the mysterious gunman. Angela rests on the couch, waiting for the doctor. Touched by his care for her, Angela tells Richard she loves him. Richard is in a state of shock. Melissa berates her Uncle Frank for having taken the deed from her and accuses him of siding with Angela. Frank doesn't think Melissa needs Falcon Crest; if she were to stake a claim to it, she would hurt Lance and Angela. Lance joins them and warns Melissa is she opts for revenge; he will turn away from her. Dan is stunned when Carly tells him that she is not his sister. He insists she remain his "sister" until they both have time to figure out the implications of their relationship. Richard goes to New York to meet with The Thirteen. He offers his life in exchange for the safety of Maggie, Angela, and his children. All he asks is twelve hours to say goodbye to everyone. And he doesn't want to know when or how he'll be killed. The Thirteen's vote is unanimous. Richard reminds them that if they don't honor their end of the bargain, he will see to it that they join him in hell. Richard gives his sons a farewell hug and gets into bed with Maggie. They profess their profound feelings for each other and reflect on their life together. After his wife drifts off to sleep, Richard dresses and leaves. Waking on the dewy grass outside his home, he comes across Eric, who shoots him. Richard falls to the ground. Everyone is devastated. At the funeral, Maggie is poised in her grief. Angela stares weakly at Richard's grave. Two months after the funeral, the court decides Angela must give her home up to Melissa. Angela leaves court with Lance and Frank Agretti. Melissa is only too happy to answer the press's questions, but she's got one eye on Angela's departing limo. At Falcon Crest, Angela takes one last walk down the staircase. Marshals stand waiting as Melissa arrives to move in. There is no welcome and no welcoming committee. Frank ignores his niece. Angela takes one look at the house and tells Melissa, "I'll be back." Rosemont is yanked of a street in Bangkok and pulled into a van driven by Garth. "You're the last one on Mr. Channing's list," Garth informs him. Rosemont has left his new ruby stickpin in the dirty street. In a dimly lit church, Angela lights the last of thirteen memorial candles and she asks a cloaked figure, "Haven't you waited long enough? When are you going to tell Maggie you're alive?" The figure retreats.moreless

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    Susan Sullivan

    Susan Sullivan

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    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

    Steve Mineer

    Steve Mineer

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    Melody McCord

    Melody McCord

    Melody

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    Joe Stone (II)

    Joe Stone (II)

    Bodyguard

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    Rod Taylor

    Rod Taylor

    Frank Agretti

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    Mariska Hargitay

    Mariska Hargitay

    Carly Fixx

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    Charles Frank

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