I think they're making Blake/Cristal kind of boring as they build up to the revelation that Cristal has been engineering this entire plot from the get-go. It occurs to me that Cristal was the one who gave Blake the idea to open a soccer franchise. She made it seem like it was his idea, of course, but she went above and beyond the make the team/stadium happen, all while claiming she wanted nothing to do with her evil father and shady family. She even enlisted Sam to drug the chauffeur and vandalize the car to make everyone think the feud between the Floreses and the Carringtons threatened to destroy the Carringtons. So then she brokered a truce (for a conflict she made an effort to gin up), then helped Blake get gambling legalized in Georgia to "grease the wheels" for her family to get their hooks into the team. During all this she was Blake's right arm, despite having said for so long that she wanted nothing to do with shady goings-on involving her family. She claimed to be a worker at a health spa yet had all these skills in...other areas. You never knew just what clever idea she'd come up with next to help Blake get what he wanted. After Michael confessed to her that he had a bunch of dirt on Blake, the State Senator lady miraculously arrived wearing a wire, and Blake's now under arrest, while Cristal's role in the caper is conveniently not mentioned. So now the team is without a General Manager/Owner to run day-to-day operations (he's under arrest) and who would be the logical person to run things in his absence? Why, Cristal of course. And if the FBI or whoever starts applying pressure, she could "accidentally" reveal too much information and send Blake up the river for good (and end up with immunity from prosecution for her trouble). I would not be surprised if she set Blake up to get arrested and has been playing him all along. The plan: manipulate Blake to spend all the money to start up the team, and the Flores family can reap the rewards (via online gambling, among other questionable pursuits). Her interactions, not only with Blake but with Sam, Michael, even Fallon and Steven have been all over the place (or at least seemed to be). Of course such a revelation would severely curtail Cristal's stay on the show, but I've never seen a soccer team as a long-term family business anyway.