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  • S 9 : Ep 26

    Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar

    Aired 5/2/06

  • S 9 : Ep 22

    Cache 22

    Aired 5/11/89

  • S 9 : Ep 21

    Blasts from the Past

    Aired 5/4/89

  • S 9 : Ep 20

    Here Comes the Son

    Aired 4/27/89

  • S 9 : Ep 19

    No Bones About It

    Aired 4/20/89

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Forsythe

    Blake Carrington

  • Linda Evans

    Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington

  • Pamela Sue Martin

    Fallon Carrington Colby [Seasons 1-4]

  • Pamela Bellwood

    Claudia Blaisdel Carrington [Seasons 1-2; 4-6]

  • Al Corley

    Steven Carrington [Seasons 1-2]

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  • Dynasty was a larger than life soaps opera that purported to portray the lives of the wealthy rich while embracing the greed, glamour and excesses of the Reagan-era 1980s. The story set in Denver, Colorado, centered around the wealthy but troubled Carrington family, headed by the powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). In the premiere episode, Blake married his beautiful and sweet secretary Krystle (Linda Evans), much to the chagrin of Blake's spoiled daughter, Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin), and Krystle's ex-lover, Matthew Blaisdel (Bo Hopkins). Blake also had trouble dealing with the fact that his son Steven (Al Corley) was a homosexual and, at the end of the first season, Blake accidentally killed Steven's ex-lover when he found him and Steven in an embrace. In the second season premiere, Blake's world turned upside down. Not only was he on trial for murder, but his scheming ex-wife, Alexis (Joan Collins), re-entered his life to testify against him. After the trial, she ended up staying in Devener only to wreak more havoc against him and his new wife, Krystle. Initially, the show was dismissed as a clone of another primetime soap opera, Dallas, which also centered around a rich powerful family who made their fortune in oil. However, Dynasty distinguished itself from Dallas and the other primetime soap operas of its era by by embracing campy over-the-top storylines over realistic ones and larger-than-life fashions. By the end of the 1984-1985 season, Dynasty became the #1 TV show in the United States, beating out its rival, Dallas, and spinning off a second series, The Colbys (originally titled, Dynasty II: The Colbys). However, in subsequent seasons, ratings began to decline as viewers grew tired of the over-the-top storylines, such as Moldavia, Krystle's look-a-like. After 9 seasons and 218 episodes on ABC, the show was cancelled. Two years later, ABC aired a 4 hour mini-series, Dynasty: The Reunion, to wrap up the loose ends of the series, which ended with an unresolved cliffhanger. After its cancellation, the show was syndicated and eventually aired on SOAPnet, the ABC-owned 24-hour soap opera channel. The show received more interest in the new millenium with the airing of a satirical 2005 TV-movie, Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure; a 2006 cast reunion special, Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, and of course, the release of the first few seasons on DVD. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #19 in the 1981-1982 Season #5 in the 1982-1983 Season #3 in the 1983-1984 Season #1 in the 1984-1985 Season #7 in the 1985-1986 Season #24 in the 1986-1987 Season ABC Broadcast History: January 1981 - April 1981 -- Mondays 10:00 PM November 1981 - April 1983 -- Wednesdays 10:00 PM September 1983 - May 1987 -- Wednesdays 9:00 PM September 1987 - March 1988 -- Wednesdays 10:00 PM November 1988 - May 1989 -- Thursdays 9:00 PMmoreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (154)

    • Woman: This is where they went over. And that's where they landed. All the way down there. Adam Carrington must have sneaked up behind them... Krystle: Who are you talking about? Woman: Alexis Colby and Dex Dexter. It happened almost three years ago. You must have read about it. Krystle: Were they hurt? What happened to them? Man: Well, she got off pretty easy. Woman: They say she managed to turn in mid-air so she could land on top of him. He didn't fare all that well.

    • Krystle: Krystina, where is she? Alexis: She's safe with Fallon in California. And in case you're interested in the rest of your illustrious family, the wretched Sammy Jo, your little niece, is also broke. Krystle: Is she here in Denver? Alexis: What is this? The Spanish Inquisition? No, she's in New York. Modeling. Krystle: Modeling? Alexis: She's doing cheap jeans now. They pour her into them and she oozes out of them. Like lava.

    • Alexis: (to Krystle) What's the matter, dear? Was the Alpine air too heady for you or did you just wander away from the sanitarium and get lost?

    • Steven: Sammy Jo! Sammy Jo: What is it, Steven? Steven: I want to talk to you. (Sammy Jo and Arlen approach Steven) Alone. Arlen: Who is this? The gay ex-husband? Steven: How would you like a gay fist in your face?

    • Arlen: I'd like you to meet Alexis Colby. Sammy Jo: Weren't you my mother-in-law at one time? Alexis: Unfortunately, I was.

    • Krystle: I'm not here to gloat. Alexis: Perhaps you'd like to look at our new collection. We have some lovely things. Some of them might even fit you.

    • Aaron Spelling [played by Nicholas Hammond]: thirtysomething? I don't get it. What's so engaging about watching a bunch of yuppies whine for an hour? Candy Spelling: Come to bed, honey. Aaron Spelling: And they're ugly!

    • Winston Flecther: Have you caught an episode of The Colbys recently? Joe: Uh, no sir. Winston Fletcher: The storylines are unbelievable. What's next? Aliens?

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    Notes (488)

    • There is also no mention of Ben's daughter, Leslie, and Dominique's daughter, Jackie.

    • A different actor (Cameron Watson) is playing the role of Bart Fallmont, who was originally played by Kevin Conroy in the original series.

    • In addition to not mentioning Amanda, there is also no mention whatsoever of Blake's siblings, Ben Carrington and Dominique Deveraux. Other character who are also not mentioned include Caress (Alexis' sister), as well as Sable and Monica Colby.

    • Jeff and Fallon divorced for the second time in the series eigth season. However, in the reunion, which takes place three years after their second on-air divorce, Jeff and Fallon are still legally married (but separated) and Fallon is reunited with Miles (her ex-husband who once raped her)!!

    • Michael Brandon and Jeroen Krabbe received brand new credits because they are both brand new to the cast.

    • The opening credits for the reunion use the same pictures of John Forsythe, Linda Evans, John James, Emma Samms, Heather Locklear, and Joan Collins from season 9. Kathleen Beller, Al Corley, Maxwell Caulfield, and Robin Sachs receive new pictures because none were present on the show when this format of credits was used.

    • In the final season of the series, Krystle divorced Blake (it was part of her living will while she was in the coma). However, in this reunion movie, they reconcile as if they are still legally married.

    • Gordon Thomson was originally to reprise his role as Adam in the mini-series, but due to scheduling conflicts with his role on the daytime soap opera, "Santa Barbara," he was replaced at the last minute by British actor Robin Sachs. Thomson later filed suit against the producers, but settled out of court.

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    Trivia (47)

    • Unlike Emma Samms replacing Pamela Sue Martin in the role of Fallon in 1985 (when the producers simply cast a new actress), Jack Coleman's replacement of Al Corley in the role of Steven in early 1983 was explained on-screen as a result of plastic surgery. Now Al Corley is back and Steven reverts to his previous face he had lost in the oil rig explosion with no explanation whatsoever.

    • The building Alexis is shown working has a sign in front that says "Colby Enterprises." The sign should say "ColbyCo" Colby Enterprises is the company that is located in Los Angeles and run by Jason Colby. ColbyCo is the company that is located in Denver and run by Alexis.

    • Heather Locklear did not appear in the Moldavian massacre scene as suggested by the movie.

    • Catherine Oxenberg's character Amanda was not disfigured in a car accident to allow for introduction of her successor Karen Cellini. It was Pamela Sue Martin's Fallon (Amanda's sister) who got a new face (Emma Samms) following the fourth season finale crash. Karen Cellini was introduced in a scene where Amanda is being rescued from "La Mirage" hotel fire by her father's former driver (in the seventh season premiere).

    • According to the movie, Richard Shapiro wrote every word of every dialogue of every episode of "Dynasty" working day and night on his typewriter. Actually, there was a team of writers who came up with respective storylines. The Shapiros would help create a "Bible" prior to each season, determining the general creative direction of the drama for the year in question.

    • This is the episode in which Steven realizes he is bisexual.

    • Jeff is away on a business trip to Paris, France.

    • Krystle's name on the Fleur Furrell receipt is spelled "Krystal Jennings" .

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    Allusions (4)

    • Love in the Afternoon Alexis tells Mark in this episode that their affair can't be anything more than "love in the afternoon." "Love in the Afternoon" was the slogan that the ABC network used for its daytime soap opera programming from 1975 to 1985 (during which time this episode aired). ABC was also the network which aired Dynasty.

    • Lolita After learning that Congressman McVane is having an affair with a seventeen-year-old senatorial page, Alexis refers to them as "Neal McVane and his Capitol Hill Lolita." Lolita is a novel by Vladimir Nabokov, first published in 1955, about an adult male, Humbert Humbert's obsession with an underage girl. The novel has been adapted to film twice in 1962 by director Stanley Kubrick and in 1997 by director Adrian Lyne. The name "Lolita" has entered pop culture to describe a sexually precocious young girl.

    • During the interview, Krystle asks Alexis if she has ever held any real job she mentions "social worker". In the classic Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever" Joan Collins played social worker Edith Keeler.

    • Title: Here Comes the Son This is a reference to the Beatles song "Here Comes the Sun", written and sung by George Harrison.

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Where has Dynasty Gone?

    By JillWill7225, Aug 17, 2015

  • Has anyone ever noticed this?

    By AntonioPadilla, Jun 24, 2015

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    By andybluebear, Feb 08, 2015

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    By sremnes, Oct 19, 2014

  • forever love this show!

    By PeterTinkerBell, Jun 22, 2013

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