Season 9 Episode 1

Broken Krystle

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 03, 1988 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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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