Shouldn't Krystle, after all these years, realize that Alexis is not interested in the truth, and that she probably believes every word Krystle says? Why does Krystle think that Alexis needs a case or a skeleton? She'll use every opportunity to undermine Krystle (and her marriage) or she will simply create an opportunity. You know, like the witch hunts. It's about understanding the characters you write for. Alexis' hatred of Krystle isn't based on the belief that Krystle is an awful, adulterous, two-faced tramp. That's so not the point! OK, maybe in the very beginning she could have perceived Krystle as a gold-digger who had weaseled herself into Alexis' dynasty, although I usually had the idea that Alexis just pretended to perceive Krystle as that kind of person. It's almost like, pretending to be a snob. Either way, Krystle has proved over and over again that she's a True Saint, and that's why Alexis hates her. I feel they were ignoring the logic, the understanding between these two women, in order to justify the plots or - to be more specific - scenes like these. Although...if Krystle is a true saint, then she can't think like or be as cynical as Alexis. Does that mean this scene makes perfect sense?