Tony Cumson, Lance's father and Julia's (ABBY DALTON) husband, reappears after deserting them 12 years ago. Chase gets upset when Maggie takes a newspaper job working for Angela's ex-husband, Douglas Channing.
Maggie's news reporting assignment uncovers an extortionist threatening Falcon Crest workers. Lance fears competition from Emma's unborn child for the family fortune, but Emma falls down a flight of stairs and miscarries.
Angela schemes to force Lance into marrying Melissa Agretti despite his love for another woman. Chase finds incriminating evidenceagainst Angela, while she misleads him into believing that his father hated him.
Angela sets out to destroy Melissa Agretti's budding romance with Cole. Chase and Maggie persuade Julia to take Emma to apsychiatric clinic, but Angela stops Julia with the truth about Emma killing Jason Gioberti.