Wishful Storytelling: Why Now is The Perfect Time For Warner Horizon to Do Knots Landing 2.0
At the wedding, Greg is transfixed by the maid of honor. Meg's adoptive sister—and Greg's volatile ex-lover Paige Mathison (Nicollette Sheridan)—returns to California for the first time in over a decade-and-a-half to stand up for her sister at the altar.
Greg says it's good to see Paige. She warns him to hold off on that sentiment, considering she's also back in town to accept a position running the powerful environmental think tank started by Karen. Karen is retiring, but wants to know the group is in good hands, and will be remaining on its board of directors.
The organization's key mission is to stop Sumner Group from developing the stretch of beach where Karen and Val frolicked so often in their 30's and 40's. Once a driven businesswoman, Greg wonders what could have happened to transform Paige into a tree hugger like her stepmom. Paige crisply informs him she's a changed woman, who actually cares about the world she will one day leave behind.
Unnerved by her encounter with Greg, Paige makes a quick phone call to her mother Anne (Michelle Phillips) in London. She asks how Zack is doing. Anne informs Paige that her son is doing just fine. He keeps pestering his grandmother about when he can get his drivers' license. Paige makes a remark about not believing her son is already 16, before glancing across the tented reception area in Greg's direction. She quickly hangs up.
Greg's live-in lover Abby (Donna Mills) attends the wedding on his arm. She's none-too-pleased about Paige's return. Abby has millions invested in turning the beach into a yuppie-friendly live/work/play development. She isn't about to let Karen and Paige stop her efforts, nor does she plan to give up her place in Greg's bed to the woman she considers a "6" on the Abby Scale.
Abby is also ticked about Greg is taking such an interest in Meg after all these years. She realizes he's getting on in years, and she's been quietly assuring her son Brian Cunningham (Brian Austin Green) that once Greg retires, he will take control of Sumner Group.
Brian currently serves as V.P of Acquisitions. Abby worries that Meg and her new husband Bobby coming to work at the company could spell trouble for her son. When Abby learns about all of the oil being pumped by the Dallas Ewings—and Gary owning a third of Southfork's mineral rights—she starts to wonder if it isn't time to consider reconnecting with another former husband.