LAST TIME ON DYNASTY: THE NEXT GENERATION
- Alexis gets news from Sally Bullock on their Venezuelan Oil project. She also informs Sally about an ultimatum she got from Patrick and Leslie.
- Eban Brummel calls Patrick and Leslie from Granville, Illinois wanting their help. Meanwhile Alexis gets a call from Eban’s chief business rival Arvin Blanchett about a plan she has to stop Denver-Carrington.
- In Texas on his grandmother’s behalf, Jesse Colby strikes a deal with Jackson Lee to acquire his great grandfather’s company Lee Oil.
- Patrick gets a call from Agent-in-Charge Smith of the FBI’s Denver Field Office about some paperwork concerning Krystina.
- At Easter Vigil Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, John Ross and Krystina renew their wedding vows.
- Monica Colby and Dana Waring-Colby come to the mansion to discuss something important with Patrick and Leslie.
Scene: FLASHBACK – Friday August 6, 1943 – The Roosevelt Hotel – 7000 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, California…..
General George C. Marshall (opens the door to his room): Connie Patterson! Please come in.
Constance Colby Patterson: Thank you, General Marshall. It’s an honor to meet you
General Marshall: It’s my pleasure. Your husband’s description of you doesn’t do you justice. Bob and I go back a long way to our days as Brother Rats at VMI and, please, call me George.
Connie: So…..General…..George…..what is you wanted to see me about. You said it was urgent.
General Marshall: Yes I did. I’m very impressed with your efforts in recruitment for the Woman’s Army Crops here in the Los Angeles area.
Connie: Well thank you. I must say, I’ve been overwhelmed by the number of enlistments. The numbers have far exceeded our expectations. So what is it you need from me?
General Marshall: I understand Bob is the commanding officer of a training film battalion here in the Los Angeles area.
Connie: Yes. That’s right. One of the key members of his staff is Major Ronald Reagan.
General Marshall: Yes, of course. I saw Knute Rockne All-American. It was a wonderful film.
Connie: So, again, George. What does all this have to do with me?
General Marshall: I was just getting to that. Some of the films your husband’s battalion are making training films showing simulations of the bombing of Japan.
Connie: Yes. That’s right. One of those films is being produced by Major Reagan.
General Marshall: Connie. What I’m about to talk to you about is a very closely guarded secret. I’ve only been able to tell a few people about, but I trust you implicitly, so, I’m going to tell you as well. Connie. The government has begun work on a top secret project called Manhattan. It involves the use of an atomic weapon as a means to end the war. We have scientists secreted in New Mexico working on this project day and night. There are German and Japanese agents operating all over the country and they would love dearly to get their hands on this information.
Connie: You know…..Bob did say something about scientists that escaped Nazi Germany before the war, but he never did tell me why they came here.
General Marshall: Well…..either he didn’t know the whole story or he was sworn to secrecy, but now you know why. Some of these scientists are working for our government on the Manhattan Project
Connie: I understand. But it seems to me that an all out invasion of Japan would be very costly in terms of lives lost.
General Marshall: That’s true, especially when you consider that the Japanese don’t surrender very easily and tend to fight to the last man. There are those at the War Department that believe that an invasion of Japan would cost hundreds of thousands of lives on BOTH sides and that using an atomic weapon would actually save lives.
Connie: I see. So, George. Where do I come in?
General Marshall: I’m glad you asked Lieutenant Patterson. As work on this project continues, our workforce is going to grow and that growth will include the need for switchboard operators and clerical staff. I have coordinated with Colonel Hobby, the Director of the Woman’s Army Corps and we feel that due to the highly secretive nature of this project, it would be better to have military rather than civilian women filling these positions. What I need from you is for you to be in charge of recruiting people for those duties nationwide. You can still base your operations here in the Los Angeles area, but the nature of your duties will require you to travel from time to time.
Connie: Of course, George.
General Marshall: Connie. With you new duties will come a promotion. Which brings me to a message from Colonel Hobby. Lieutenant Patterson. ATTEN…TION!…..(Connie comes to attention)…..Lieutenant Constance Colby Patterson. You are hereby promoted to the rank of Captain with all pay and privileges thereof.
Connie: Thank you, General Marshall.
General Marshall: As you were, Captain Patterson. Now. Connie. What do you say to lunch?
Connie: I say the Brown Derby. I’ll call Bob and have him meet us there.
(BACK TO THE PRESENT – Tuesday evening – the library of the Carrington mansion – 173 Wessex Drive – Golden, Colorado)
Leslie: So what is it you need from us?
Dana: We need your help in righting a serious wrong. Patrick. You’re the family expert in this sort of thing, which is why Monica and I have come to you about this.
Monica: Have either of you ever met my Aunt Connie?
Leslie: I’ve never met her myself, but I know she and my father Ben knew each other and from what I’ve gathered, the relationship could be termed as combustible.
Monica: I’ve gathered the same thing, but I think combustible would be putting it mildly.
Patrick: I met Connie once. Wallops Island, Virginia in 1985. She was there with your father Jason when Colby Enterprises was working on the IMOS Project. Connie was a very feisty lady. I liked her. She even treated me to dinner.
Monica: What were you doing there?
Patrick: I was on loan to the project from the Navy. I was the lead recover diver. The first launch of the IMOS satellite was a dud and it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. I had to help locate the satellite so the R & D team could salvage it and figure out what went wrong.
Dana: Anyway. We need your help with this…..(hands Patrick Connie’s WAC Service Record).
Leslie: What is it?
Patrick: It’s Connie’s service record.
Monica: Patrick. The reason we’re here is because Aunt Connie was recommended by Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby for the Distinguished Service Medal in recognition of her contributions to the Manhattan Project. The recommendation is included in her service record, but for some unknown reason, the medal was never awarded.
Dana: We’re hoping that you can shed some light on this.
Patrick (looking over Connie’s service record): OK. I see the recommendation WAS made by Colonel Hobby in May of 1945. That’s where the trail goes cold.
Leslie: What do you mean, Hun?
Monica: Please. Enlighten us.
Patrick: OK. Oveta Culp Hobby was the first director of the Women’s Army Corps. She recommended Connie for the Distinguished Service Medal in May of 1945. She resigned in July of 1945.
Dana: How come?
Patrick (takes a deep breath): Well…..As Director of the Women’s Army Corps, Colonel Hobby worked tirelessly to get the Women’s Army Corps integrated into the Regular Army, a dream that wouldn’t be realized until 1972. She went on a series of speaking engagements and, basically, worked herself to the point of almost total exhaustion. She put her health in serious jeopardy and had to check herself into Walter Reed. Her place was taken by Colonel Westray Battle Boyce.
Monica: What are you saying?
Patrick: What I’m saying is that during the transfer of authority from Colonel Hobby to Colonel Boyce, Colonel Hobby’s recommendation for Connie medal might have gotten lost in the paper shuffle.
Dana: You mean an oversight?
Patrick: That’s exactly what I mean. An oversight. A bureaucratic SNAFU.
Monica: So what do we do about this?
Patrick: Just leave everything to me. We’re going to be going to Washington soon to meet with the new Secretary of Defense on another matter, so, we will get this taken care of then. Just leave Connie’s service here with us and we’ll put it in the safe in our office.
Monica: Thank you, Patrick. I really appreciate this…..(Monica hands him Connie’s service record)
(WEDNESDAY Miranda’ Outer Office – Denver-Carrington Center – 1954 Blake Carrington Plaza – Denver, Colorado)
Miranda (sees Patrick and Leslie getting off the elevator): Oh good. You guys are here. I want to make sure we have it straight who we’re waiting for. Krystina. John Ross. Chip. Danny. Sue Ellen. Catlin. Bobby. Ann. Krystle. Dex.
Leslie: That’s right. Fallon and Jeff make a dozen and the two of us makes an fourteen. What about Christopher?
Miranda: Christopher’s at the R & D Facility at the Colorado School of Mines and Tiffany’s over at Troxell Enterprises taking care of some financial stuff for them.
Patrick: Thanks, Miranda. When everybody gets here, let them know we’ll be using the conference room in the back.
Miranda: Of course, Patrick.
John Ross (comes in followed by Krystina, Chip, Danny, Bobby, Ann, Sue Ellen, Catlin, Jeff, Fallon, Krystle and Dex): We’re here, Brother-in-Law. What’s goin’ on?
Miranda: Patrick said you all will be using the conference room in the back.
Leslie: We’re glad you’re all here because what we have to talk to you about is very important.
Chip: Come on, Sister-in-Law. What is it?
Patrick: Well, Sissy. This concerns you.
Krystina: Me?? Why??
Patrick: I’m going to let Mom tell you.
Leslie: Krystle. You remember what you and Patrick and I talked about last night?
Krystle: Yes…..(then looks at Krystina)…..Darling do you remember when I was away at Le Clinique for about two years?
Krystina: Yes I remember. I went to live with Fallon and L.B. and Lauren and then Miles Colby started coming around a lot.
Patrick: Fortunately, that ended up being the case.
Sue Ellen: What do you mean fortunately?
Krystle: Well…..just before I left for Switzerland, Alexis came to me and offered to raise Krystina just in case something were to happen to me.
Krystle: That’s right. She was trying to manipulate Blake and me into signing away our parental rights.
John Ross: Which means Alexis was probably lookin’ to apply to the State of Colorado to adopt Krystina.
Chip: And if that application had gone through, Alexis would have turned her into another one of her little robots that would have automatically done her bidding.
Patrick: Just ask Jesse and just ask Adam.
Krystle: My God!
Fallon: Typical Mother!
Dex: This is Alexis’ style. This what is she does. She thinks she can always manipulate people into doing her bidding. Hell! She even tried to do it to me.
Sue Ellen (starting to get up): WHY THAT GREEDY NARCISSISTIC…..BITCH!!! I’M GOING TO GO OVER THERE AND…..
Catlin (puts his hand on his wife’s shoulder to sit her down): Sue Ellen…..don’t!
Bobby: Catlin’s right, Sue Ellen. Don’t do this. I think we need to hear the rest of the story.
Chip: I agree with Uncle Bobby, Mama. You’d only be bringin’ yourself down to Alexis’ despicable level.
John Ross: What??? Come on, y’all!! The bitch has gotta pay for this!!
Patrick: Don’t worry about it, Brother-in-Law. She will. This just gives us some extra added leverage. There’s also the matter of…..this!…..(hands a bunch of documents to Jeff)
Jeff: My God! This is an application to the State of Colorado for adoption of a minor child.
Patrick: That’s right.
Krystle: Where did you get this??
Leslie: When Smitty and Jubal Valentine were searching Alexis’ penthouse for anything that might connect Alexis to the Holocaust, they found this application in her desk drawer.
Patrick: We got it from them.
Fallon: You mean it was forgotten about for over thirty years??
Patrick: That’s exactly what I mean.
Krystle: Would there have been any way Alexis could have been stopped…..I mean legally?
Danny McCarty: Krystle. Alexis is not a blood relative of Krystina’s. There’s no way that the courts would have allowed such a thing to take place.
Fallon: Fortunately, those papers were never filed and Krystina was able to come and live with me in Malibu.
Jeff: With Fallon being a blood relative, having Krystina live at our house in Malibu was the logical choice.
Bobby: So what do we do? Do we confront Alexis with this?
Patrick: Not yet. The papers were never filed anyway. Besides. We’ve got other fish to fry with Alexis, including one VERY big one with your friend Sally Bullock.
(FRIDAY morning – Miranda’s Outer Office – Denver-Carrington Center – 1954 Blake Carrington Plaza – Denver, Colorado)
Miranda: Patrick. Leslie. Good! You guys are here!
Patrick: What’s going on?
Miranda: I just got off the phone with Office of the Recorder of Deeds in Edgar County, Illinois.
Leslie: Then you have some news on the land that was supposed to have been deeded to Arvin Blanchett.
Miranda: Yes I do, Leslie and have I got news for you.
Patrick: Miranda. You didn’t talk to some underling, did you? I know you and I know you don’t talk until you’re talking to the head honcho.
Miranda: No, Patrick. I assure you. I talked to the Recorder of Deeds himself.
Leslie: So, Miranda. What’s your news?
Miranda: Edgar Country has no record whatsoever of a plot of land being deeded to Arvin Blanchett.
Patrick: What??? Miranda, are you kidding me right now???
Miranda: No, Patrick. I’m not. I had them run the records three times and they came up empty each time. Whatever documentation Blanchett says he has, it’s as fake as a Three Dollar bill.
Patrick: What can we say, Miranda? You’re a jewel.
Leslie: Is there anything else?
Miranda: Yeah. Ed McCormick’s in your office.
Patrick: Ed McCormick’s here??
Patrick: Ed. What brings you here?
Ed: Well…..Miranda told me about Arvin Blanchett and how he was looking to put on over on Eban Brummel with the phony deed to that resort land and that kind of inspired me to do my own checking.
Leslie: And you got here that fast.
Ed: Well, Kiddo. There was that. Miranda told me about this days ago, but there’s more and I don’t think you’re going to like it.
Patrick: What is it we’re not going to like, Ed?
Ed: I did a little more digging into Arvin Blanchett and your suspicions were correct, Pat. This guy is connected with some pretty bad ass mothers.
Patrick: Please, Ed. Enlighten me.
Ed: His involvement with bad guys goes back a pretty long way. To begin with, he was involved in an oil deal in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. This was in the last 70’s to early 80’s. He was working with a dummy company in Italy called Avanti Corp.
Leslie: Avanti Corp.
Patrick (nodding his head): Zach Powers.
Ed: Well it get better. You guys do know who was on the board of Avanti Corp. don’t you?
Ed: That’s right. Alexis. You know that lease deal he was involved with was with Libya, which means our friend Arvin Blanchett was working with Muammar Gaddafi.
Patrick: That makes him a traitor.
Ed: Yes it does. There’s more on the Alexis front too, but before we dive into that, I heard Alexis is in a little hot water over Krystina.
Patrick: Not yet, but she’s going to be.
Ed: I heard what Smitty and Jubal found was a real doozy. An application for adoption of a minor child.
Patrick: That’s right. Krystina. We’ve already discussed it with Fallon, my mother and the Ewings.
Leslie: When Sue Ellen found out, she about went ballistic. She had to be restrained from going over to Alexis’ office and tearing her apart.
Ed: Anyway. About the additional news on the Alexis front.
Patrick: Can’t wait to hear this.
Ed: You’re going to love this. It seems that our friend Alexis was behind the scheme to swindle Eban Brummel out of the land to build Fallon’s resort on Lake Brummel.
Patrick (nodding his head): I knew I smelled a rat.
Leslie: So Alexis is going to try and stop her own son from building her own daughter’s resort just so she can settle what she perceives to be a score with us?
Ed: That’s the long and the short of it. Are you going to confront her with this?
Patrick: You bet your ass we are! Is this it?
Ed: No. It looks like Alexis and Sally Bullock are going to be getting their project in Venezuela off the ground before too long, so, as they say, you better be ready to stand by to stand by.
Patrick: I know. We’ve been keeping the Navy up to date on what’s going on. We’re just waiting to find out when it will be time to move. What about Tatangelo? Is he on the ground down there?
Ed: He is and he’s the best man for the job. Like I told you. He knows Latin America and he speaks fluent Espanol.
Patrick: All right. Just keep abreast of things and keep us posted.
Ed: Will do, Pat.
Patrick: Oh! Ed. there’s one more thing…..(gets Connie’s Service Jacket out of the safe)
Ed: What’s that, Pat?
Patrick: Connie Colby’s Service Record. She was recommended for the WAC Distinguished Service Medal towards the end of World War II, but, somehow, the recommendation got lost in some sort of bureaucratic SNAFU and the Medal was never awarded.
Leslie: I know we told Monica that would get taken care of.
Patrick: We did, but we’re going to Washington next week on Weekend Warrior Duty, we’ll get this taken care of then. I’ll clear it with Chris and we’ll meet with SECDEF and get this resolved.
Leslie: Sounds good.
Ed: Pat. Do you want me to get with some of my contacts at the Pentagon and see what we can do about getting this thing speeded up.
Patrick: Yeah! As a matter of fact, that would OUT…..standing! Thanks a lot, Ed. I really appreciate this…..(hands Ed Connie’s Service Jacket)
Ed: Not a problem Pat. I’m on it!
(FRIDAY afternoon – Alexis’ office – Morell Enterprises, Inc. – Granite Tower – 1090 18th Denver, Colorado)
David: Mr. Colby. Good. You’re back from Texas. Your grandmother is in her office and she’s expecting you.
Jesse: Thank you, David…..(walks into Alexis’ office)…..Hello, Grandmother. I have good news from Texas.
Alexis (comes over and kisses her grandson on the cheek): Hello, Jesse dahling! Yes! I heard. Mr. Lee called me from Texas just a little bit ago and told me the wonderful news.
Jesse: And we got some the best leases in the Gulf. Better than some of the Denver-Carrington or Ewing leases. Jackson said these could be some of the biggest strikes in the Gulf.
Alexis: Has your lovely girlfriend Alex Rubio heard anything yet from the head buyer at Neiman Marcus?
Jesse: Nothing yet, Grandmother, but I gather from Jackson Lee told us, the news should be good.
Alexis: Wonderful. Denver-Carrington and, especially, Patrick and Leslie Jennings, won’t know what hit them. Everything is going according to plan. I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when I come into their office first thing Monday morning and deliver the news about our new Texas oil deal to them in person….(sits back in her chair)…..Oh! Popeye the Sailor Man your days are numbered…..and you too……company whore!
(MONDAY morning – Miranda’s Outer Office – Denver-Carrington Center – 1954 Blake Carrington Plaza – Denver, Colorado)
Alexis (flashing a fake smile as she approaches Miranda’s outer office): Well…well…well…..Good morning, Secretary. It’s been far too long!
Miranda: Not long enough, Dragon Lady! What the hell are you doing here???
Alexis: Well…..Apparently, I was summoned here. I have some wonderful news and I can’t wait to share it your bosses. So I think I’ll just go into their office and deliver the news in person.
Sue Ellen (comes out of Patrick and Leslie’s office flashing a fake smiles as Miranda smiles in the background): Well…..hello, Alexis! I’m so glad you could make it.
Alexis: Well…well…well…..Sue Ellen. The Ewing Saddle Tramp. What are YOU doing here?
Sue Ellen: Why don’t you come join us, Alexis? I believe we have some things to discuss!
Alexis: Oh my God!