I thought Caress and her book had so much potential. It was a shame they both were tossed into the bin marked "wasted opportunities." Here are my ideas, which are very Knots Landing. First, change the name. The rip off of the Joan Crawford tell all was akin to stating, "We are no longer even going to pretend to try." Have some little juicy bits in it about Alexis, and at least one serious passage that reveals her humanity in some way, such as the complex relationship she had with her mother, and then two knock out punch reveals. The first is that Alexis had Caress framed and falsely imprisoned in South America to keep her from revealing the second truth. The secret is revealed at the midpoint of the last episode of the season. Before it is revealed to the audience it is all over the news and present as well as past characters are shownt reacting to it. For example, Nick Toscanni reads about it in the paper and mutters, "Well Blake, now I don't have to get revenge. Nothing could hurt you more than this." Krystle's former secretary, Tracy, is shown commenting on it to a coworker, "I'm so glad I don't have anything to do with those people now!" Kirby is seen hissing to someone, "That woman is disgusting!" Fallon, who would be on The Colbys by this point, would be sobbing in Jeff's arms. As for current characters on the show Adam is scheming with one of Blake's lawyers regarding his will. Dominique, who bankrolled the book and helped keep it hidden is scrambling to keep her involvement a secret. Dex confronts Caress, telling her this is too much because it hurts more people than just Alexis. Caress responds bitterly, "I meant nothing to those people while I was rotting in jail. They mean nothing to me now." Steven is with Krystle and tells her he will never be able to look at his mother the same way again. Krystle tells Steven that Alexis has brought nothing but misery into her and Blake's life and she has to find some way to get rid of her once and for all. The book's secret is revealed to the audience. Krystle springs into action to, first, try and keep the news from Blake so she can break it to him in as gentle a way as possible, and then to prevent him from leaving the mansion because she's afraid this time he really will kill Alexis. As for Alexis herself, she's in her apartment devastated to the point where she almost elicits sympathy She's alcoholic, disheveled, refuses to see anyone and her home is a mess after she became hysterical. However, the final 15 or so minutes of the show have it first look as if she'll kill herself, but then she slowly, meticulously puts on her makeup and get dressed. There is no music as she leaves her building, stared at by people and hounded by reporters. This is all done without sound. Her limousine is driving through the city until it reaches Blake's mansion. (Dex figures out where she's going and follows her.) The camera goes back and forth between her walking to the front door, to Blake pushing his way past Krystle and Steven who are trying to hold him back. Finally Alexis and Blake meet in the area in front of the staircase. Blake stops, glares at her with both rage and shock, while Alexis responds with only a look of raw hurt on her face. There is still no music or dialogue. The camera freezes with them staring at each other. So what's the secret? That Blake is not Fallon's father, nor is Cecil Colby. Her true father is Tom Carrington, Blake's own father. Tom had lusted after Alexis She resisted him, but Tom had some leverage on a key business deal that would make or break Blake. He basically uses it as a way to get Alexis to sleep with him. Akexis had in a moment of weakness revealed this yo Caress. Caress' book would back it up with some evidence that Alexis and Tom had bribed their way into having dates changed on Fallon's birth certificate and a doctor telling Blake Fallon was premature. Is that too "Jerry Springer" for Dynasty or would it set the stage for mew new storylines?