Blake receives the fatal dose of poison; Sammy Jo discovers a suspicious vial; Krystle attempts two deceptive escapes; a fist-fight breaks out over the pipeline; Dex battles for construction rights; Claudia takes on the Carringtons; Alexis receives a call from a stranger.
A slanderous reporter causes Krystle's emotional breakdown; Fallon returns home concealing a disturbing secret; Amanda dtermines to divorce Michael; Dex and Amanda spend the night together; Alexis learns of her sister's release.
Blake's hunt for Rita and Joel intensifies; Alexis drives Dex and Amanda back together while Blake attempts to separate the two; Adam threatens to expose Bart's secret; Caress pays a visit to Alexis; a humiliated Alexis promises Blake's destruction.
Krystle and Alexis "mud wrestle" over Blake; Bart expresses his true feelings for Steven while a private investigator uncovers Bart's former love affairs; Garrett's suspicions about Jackie's Father grow; Alexis plans to destroy Blake as she retrieves Ben Carrington from a dark past.
Alexis brings Ben Carrington to the masquerade ball; Adam's scheme to blackmail Bart Fallmont is realized; Garrett confronts Dominique with his suspicion that Jackie is his daughter; Alexis learns of Caress' secret book.
Bart's secret past yields triumph for Denver-Carrington, but Blake faces possible defeat in the courtroom battle with his brother, Ben; Dex rejects Amanda's affections; Alexis sabotages Caress' plans to publish a potentially damaging expose.
Jackie discovers her father is listed as "unknown" on her birth certificate. Alexis buys the company planning to publish Caress' book. Fighting for his empire, Blake must endure the devastating lies of the one woman bent on his destruction--Alexis.
Blake loses the trial and now fears losing Denver-Carrington; Ben and Alexis pit themselves against Blake and Caress; Garrett learns that he is Jackie's father; a reporter's lies intensify the battle between Alexis and Blake.
Caress discovers Emily and Ben's secret and Blake is double-crossed by an old friend. Alexis schemes to turn the Chinese government against Blake; Claudia threatens to reveal Adam's power of attorney over Denver-Carrington.
Blake is tricked into borrowing money from Alexis; Jackie returns home to some shocking news; Blake learns the identity of the woman who can save his reputation; ignored by family and taunted by a reporter, Amanda attempts suicide.
The guilt-ridden Alexis fears she is too late when she finds Amanda unconscious; Dominique proposes to Garrett; Steven believes he may lose Danny to Sammy Jo and Clay; Ben makes special plans for Caress and Alexis.
Successfully proving Blake and Alexis dishonorable, Ben is given control of the South China Sea leases; Steven attempts to uncover Adam's secret; Dominique's wedding day approaches; Sammy Jo and Clay find romance by candlelight.
Blake attacks Alexis when she attempts to take over the mansion; an emotionally disturbed Claudia is trapped by a wall of flame; Sammy Jo and Amanda fight for Clay's affections; Dominique learns the truth about Garrett's first marriage.
Alexis' life is spared as Krystle is able to restrain Blake's lethal temper; as La Mirage burns, Amanda is rescued by a mysterious stranger; Claudia is claimed victim by the ravaging flames; Alexis turns the La Mirage fire into a scheme to bring Blake to his knees.
An incensed Blake discovers the morning headlines accusing him of murder and arson; Adam offers his loyalties to Alexis and Colbyco; Alexis acquires enough stock to assume control of Denver-Carrington; A devastating car crash leaves Krystle bloodied and unconscious.
As Krystle recovers from the accident, Alexis persuades the D.A. to suspect Blake of arson; Dominique offers Blake a 50 million dollar loan; Phil Thorpe threatens to murder Krystle in retribution against Blake.
Blake fires the La Mirage manager for withholding crucial information regarding the fire; Alexis offers a reward for the arrest and conviction of the arsonist; Michael Culhane continues to romance Amanda; Ben bribes the La Mirage manager to testify against Blake, resulting in his arrest for arson and murder!
Krystle's dizzy spells force her to see a doctor; Jackie remembers seeing the La Mirage blaze start in Claudia's room, proving Blake's innocence; Blake receives a letter from Caress, pleading for his help; a raging storm that strands Alexis and Dex alone in his trailer leads to a night of passion.
Blake's trip to Caracas to free Caress proves unsuccessful; Dex's proposal of marriage to Alexis is rejected; Blake catches Michael Culhane and Amanda in a passionate embrace and immdediatly fires the promiscouse chauffeur; Dex agrees to help Blake free Caress from prison.
Blake and Dex's plan to free Caress from prison succeed, as she returns to Denver with a fever for revenge; Sammy Jo is pregnant with Clay's baby and warns Steven no court would deny her custody of Danny; Michael Culhane asks an old friend, Zach Powers, to return to Denver.
Caress vows retribution for her years of imprisonment; Michael Culhane uses Zach Powers to acquire thirty percent of "The Crater" project; Sammy Jo tells a distraught Clay of her pregnancy; Caress blackmails Emily Falimont; Amanda moves in with Michael, against Blake's wishes.
A dying Emily begs Blake to use the letter she wrote to bring an end to Alexis and Ben's treachery; Clay and Sammy Jo are married, Nick Kimball relentlessly persues Dominique's affections; Blake rejects Michael Culhane's efforts for a reconciliation.
Using Emily's letter, Blake devises a way to regain his empire; Sammy Jo learns she is not pregnant, but keeps it a secret from Clay; fearing Michael Culhane's deceitful intentions, Blake shuts down operation on the Crater; at Alexis' grand Ball, Blake presents her and Ben with Emily's letter and proof of their perjury against him.
Alexis relinquishes control of Denver-Carrington and the mansion back to Blake; Ben battles Alexis for equal control of Colbyco; Michael Culhane and Alexis form an alliance against Blake; Dominique and Alexis get tangled in a savage cat fight; Alexis sends Adam to Australia to discover information on Ben's sordid past.