During the second season of DYNASTY, Blake calls Cecil Colby "a man who would stab his mother in the back to make a deal!" (or words to that effect) and Cecil really blows up. Naturally, they did nothing with this, and Cecil was dead within months. But could there have been a subtext to this exchange? And could it have been useful to the spin-off? I envision Cecil's mother being invited to Denver by Cecil, circa 1959, and while they're emerging from some swanky location -- like the Denver Opera House -- his mother is assaulted by a vagrant who sticks a stiletto in her back, grabs her purse, and is never found. Later, it is revealed that only weeks before her untimely death, that ColbyCo was in trouble, and that she had changed her will to make Cecil sole heir to her family's timber company, cutting out his other siblings almost entirely. Cecil's relationship with them had always been strained, but the California Colbys become convinced that Cecil manipulated her into leaving him her entire company, and then lured her to Denver to knock her off to reap immediate benefit from the new will. Jason, in particular, is convinced. Connie and Phillip aren't so sure -- in fact, Phillip, who had his own obvious problems with Jason, was friendlier with Cecil to begin with, which is why his crypt was in Denver which Jeff visited back when he believed Phillip was dead and his biological father. Sable suspects Cecil was innocent, too, but was none too sure that his grasping, showgirl wife -- "Choo Choo" Colby who Cecil married on the rebound from Alexis marrying Blake -- wasn't involved. A couple of years later, Choo-Choo is killed in a grisly car accident, her vehicle hit by a locomotive unseen by Choo-Choo in the thick mountain fog as she made her way back from a Denver club to Cecil's Nine Oaks estate a few miles west of the city. She is decapitated, her head found days later some 300 feet from the railraod crossing. Cecil believes for years that Jason had Choo-Choo knocked off, and Jason believes the same about Cecil -- that she was punished or silenced, respectively. I can just hear Sable later conveying the scandal in hushed purrs to Monica or even Fallon.