The sixth season of the primetime soap begins with the aftermath of the 'Moldavian Massacre' from the season five finale. Those who survived are separated and held at the palace as the terrorists assume power before Blake finally secures the family's release and return from Moldavia. When the family gets home, a lookalike woman named Rita poses as Krystle. Siblings run rampant as Alexis' sister Caress comes into the picture, as well as Blake's estranged brother Ben. Ben and Alexis eventually plot to strip Blake of his fortune. Steven's relationship with closeted Bart Fallmont hits a roadblock when Adam publicly reveals that Bart is gay. In the season finale, Blake attacks Alexis when she attempts to take over the mansion, Sammy Jo and Amanda fight for Clay's affections and Dominique learns the truth about Garrett's first marriage and the family is in danger at the La Mirage Hotel when an emotionally disturbed Claudia accidentally sets it on fire.