The Carrington's are always throwing lavish parties and Dynasty Season 1 Episode 12 is no different.
Blake is hosting a fundraiser for Senator Daniels, which Cristal initially supports.
That is until she finds out that her previous co-worker Rick Morales is going to write an expose on the Senator. He claims to have many sources who can attest to the Senator taking bribes from clients; one of those clients being Blake.
Cristal confronts Blake who admits that it was only one time and helped him get full custody of Fallon and Steven from their mother Alexis.
He made sure Alexis was deemed a flight risk and the judge ruled the case in Blake's favor. He then let the kids think that their mother left them, which is why they can never find out the truth.
Cristal becomes defensive of her husband and assures him that she'll do everything in her power to shut the story down, including threatening to end Rick Morales' career.
"You're just like them," he tells Cristal.
Later, upon meeting Daniels' wife, she realizes that Blake lied to her; he's been bribing the Senator on multiple occasions. That's what the event is for.
Cristal confronts Blake who admits to doing shady things in the name of business.
Putting her PR skills to the test, Cristal informs Bob Channing, Rick's boss that the Senator has been having several dalliances.
The person scandal is much juicier than the political one so everyone wins; Rick gets a hitting story, the Senator is ruined and forced to withdraw from the campaign and his wife gets revenge.
Realizing that time is precious, Fallon tries to make good with her bestie Monica, but she's not into it.
Things take a weird turn when her brother Jeff insists Monica makes up with her because that's the only way he can weasel his way into a marriage with Fallon.
Monica is initially confused so Jeff finally tells her the truth about his interest in Fallon: he's getting revenge for his father, who is in jail because Blake set him up after having an affair with their mother.
Yeah, I guess that's a good enough reason to want to destroy someone. But to destroy their innocent daughter in the process?
It's below him, according to Monica.
Fallon finds herself in a bit of a pickle after she chews out a guy when she catches him looking at her behind.
The man, who assures he was just looking at the bacon stuck to her behind, turns out to be the man her and Jeff are meeting with.
He's a key player for the company, but unfortunately, the incident forces him to re-think the partnership.
Fallon assures Jeff she'll find a way to fix this and when she realizes he's a huge poker fiend, she invites him to Casino Night at the mansion.
The two engage in a game of poker and he proposes that they up the stake. Monica comes through to help her former bestie by secretly telling her what cards he has so that Fallon can pull her bluff long enough to secure the deal.
The guy proves to be a creep regardless as part of the deal included him getting Fallon for a weekend in Vegas.
Fallon thanks Monica for her help and it seems like these two are back on the right track. Monica even punches Jeff for trying to destroy her friend.
The next day, she tells him she's on board with milking Fallon out of her money.
Steven and Sammy Jo have successfully moved out, but their struggling to find gigs.
Steven finally accepts one proposal, but he's definitely not excited about it and Sammy informs him that if he's going to break free from his family and start fresh, he should do something worthy.
Casino Night makes him realize that there's no one good in office and much to Sammy and Fallon's surprise, he declares his Senate run.
If his name can get him anywhere, hopefully, it gets him a role that can help ensure change.
As for Sammy, he proves himself as a worthy assistant for Fallon.
With Sammy and Culhane on her side, it seems like Monica and Jeff won't be able to get their revenge after all.