I don't think Alexis is dead. It's obvious the producers/writers choose the burning face solution to recast the character once Nicolette Sheridan is gone. Alexis will be back in season 3 and then she will have her revenge on son dearest Adam! Adam is a poisonous snake, if Alexis acuses Adam of the burning he could say she's lying and reveal all about Alexis and Hank... So she'll shut up her silicon lips, go for a face reconstruction, maybe Fallon or Blake will pay for the surgery... and she'll be gone... for now. Couldn't agree more Willie!