Dynasty

Season 9 Episode 1

Broken Krystle

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 03, 1988 on ABC
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Recovering from Sean's attempted murder on her life and his subsequent death, Alexis and Dex flee to Los Angeles. There, they regain the passion they once had. Jeff tries to keep Sammy Jo from entering his room after he and Fallon have just made love. Hearing a noise, however, she pushes past him and enters. To Jeff's relief, Fallon has put on her clothes and slipped out, undetected. Following Krystle's bizarre disappearance, Blake searches frantically for her. Finding smashed pictures of a smiling Krystle, he calls her doctor, fearing Krystle's mental illness may be developing. Adam withdraws into a drunken stupor, alienating his family and Dana. Intent on using Dana to help him regain his son, he apologizes for his behavior. But when Dana packs her things and leaves him, he suddenly realizes how much he truly loves her. Sammy Jo broods over Fallon's influence on Jeff's life and after leaving unanswered messages on his machine, she pays him an unexpected early morning visit. Groggy after spending most the night making calls to help find Krystle, he tells her about Krystle's disappearance. Sammy Jo mentions Krystle's favorite hideaway, an out of the way lake. Sensing she may have gone there, Jeff and Sammy Jo go after her. Finding tracks and Krystle's diary near the lake, they spot something floating in the water. Investigating closer, they are stunned when they discover a dead body.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • best episode in 5 or 6 years

    10
    After half a dozen years of delerious dumbness, a new producer was brought in to take over Season 9. It was too late the save the show, but it gave a dignified exit to DYNASTY, and made season 9 the first really solid year since Season 2.



    Linda Evans left early in the season, and Joan Collins is reduced to about 60% participation, yet the stories work almost better than ever, with all the Carrington skeletons falling from the closet.



    Ironically, Krystle isn't even seen in this episode, but her vanishing sends Blake into a frenzy to find her. While Sammy Jo and Jeff wind up finding something they didn't expect, and Blake didn't want.moreless
Marsha Clark

Marsha Clark

Dr. Susan Aames

Guest Star

Jack Bannon

Jack Bannon

Dennis Champlin

Guest Star

Mitchell Edmonds

Mitchell Edmonds

Detective Coe

Guest Star

Ben Piazza

Ben Piazza

Dr. Charles Hampton

Recurring Role

Virginia Hawkins

Virginia Hawkins

Jeannette Robbins

Recurring Role

Jessica Player

Jessica Player

Krystina Carrington

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Krystal is diagnosed with this "mystery" illness that turns out to be brain damage, Blake gets solemn and thinks back to her being thrown from and dragged by the horse many years before (the episode that caused her miscarriage). This is claimed to be when the doctor told them she might suffer head trauma, but this never happened. It was actually when Blake & Krystal were run off the road in their car by the man who's wife had been killed in the La Mirage fire that this later doctor made the prognosis.

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  • NOTES (6)

    • Linda Evans (Krystle) doesn't appear in this episode. This is the first episode of the series in which she does not appear.

    • David Paulsen who joins "Dynasty" as the executive producer and writer beginning with this episode, previously worked on "Dallas", and was hired to bring radical creative changes to the ratings-challenged drama.

    • On the E! True Hollywood Story, Joan Collins ("Alexis") states that during the final season of the series, producers asked her to take a paycut to continue the run of the series by limiting her appearances during the season. This explains why Alexis was absent from many episodes during this season.

    • There are some adjustments made to the opening credits for the ninth season. Linda Evans, Joan Collins, and John James, and Michael Nader's all remain the same as last season. John Forsythe, Gordon Thomson, and Heather Locklear keep the same column picture but their background pictures are different. Emma Samms gets a completely new new column and background picture. Leann Hunley goes back to the opening credit she had during the 1986-1987 season with just a column picture and no background one.

    • Beginning with this episode, ABC moved "Dynasty" from its Wednesday time slot to the Thursday 9:00 p.m. time slot, where it faced "Cheers" on NBC.

    • Leann Hunley (Dana) departs the cast and makes her final appearance on the show.

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