Dynasty

Season 2 Episode 1

Enter Alexis

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 1981 on ABC
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Jake Dunham's surprise witness turns out to be Alexis Carrington - Blake's first wife. She takes the stand and testifies against Blake; recounting an incident from several years ago, when Blake discovered her in bed with her lover, Roger Grimes. Alexis' testimony proves that Blake is a violent man, and things doesn't look too good. Fallon and Blake welcome Alexis with hate and rudeness, but Steven is friendly to her. Claudia wakes up in the hospital and discovers that Matthew has run off with Lindsay.moreless

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  • The episode that made history.

    10
    Imagine television without Alexis...



    One of the best things that ever happened to global television was the introduction of the villainess Alexis. Without her, Dynasty wouldn\'t have become the phenomenon it is.



    The intrigues, the cat fights, the extravaganza, Alexis was one of most powerful female characters of her time, and continues to be so now days.



    She came to town like a tornado, and create the biggest stir, without it Dynasty would be an absolute bore, that wouldn\'t last another season.



    the Pollocks, the writers that thought of Alexis, created a complex being, both evil and good, mostly misunderstood, driven by her desire to be loved by her children and family.



    I mean, is that to much to ask? ;-)moreless
  • Meet Alexis.

    9.0
    Finally, we get to meet the famous Alexis Carrington. I've been waiting for that ever since I started to watch the show, and for now it's true what they say about her. There is just something about how divine Joan Collins is in this role, and I'm hoping I'll enjoy the rest of the show with her.



    Fallon remains the same b***h we all love, and I'm not so sure on what the hell Steven is doing. I do, however, like that he is talking to his mother. I'm thankful that Claudia's family is gone, and now we'll have to see what she'll do all on her own.



    I like the growing bond between Blake and Krystle, and I'm hoping Krystle will have a much clearer had this season with Matthew gone. I pretty much doubt Blake will change even though he ends up getting freed.moreless
  • Joan Collins enters the show with strong stamina, and a performance that set the show for the rest of it's run.

    10
    As the trial gets worse for Blake as seen in the finale of the first season, a woman enters the courtroom, sure to seal the fate of the room. The woman is Alexis, Blakes ex-wife. She sets the standards for the show, as she struts onto the witness stand, and tells her side of the story, something her two children, Fallon and Steven, have never heard before. Joan Collins was meant for the role, as she speaks her words with strong conviction, and determination. Steven is eager to see his mother, but Fallon , being her fathers daughter, is insulted that her mother have the gall to disrespect the man she calls her father. Meanwhile Blake is suprised to no end, and the feirce testimony sends Krystal out of the room, feeling sick. Such drama in this season opener in so much a good thing for the show. It was at this shows season 2 opener, that the show saw the first day, of the rest of it's life.moreless
  • The beginning of the gravy train

    9.7
    When most think of DYNASTY, and when they think of it fondly, its Season 2, when all of the show\'s best elements came together.



    Although the intelligent sociopolitcal commentary of season 1 is subdued, Season 2 manages to get the balance right.



    In this episode, the evil ex-wife, Alexis, returns from the mists of the past to testify against Blake in his murder trial.



    She will soon move into the art studio right beside the house and drive everybody nuts.



    This made Season 2 of DYNASTY and the most fun, with the class-and-trash quotient just right.



    But enjoy it while you can, for once Season 2 is over, it all gets dumb and as rank 3-month old beluga on ice.moreless
Linda Evans

Linda Evans

Krystle Carrington

Pamela Sue Martin

Pamela Sue Martin

Fallon Carrington Colby

Pamela Bellwood

Pamela Bellwood

Claudia Blaisdel

Al Corley

Al Corley

Steven Carrington

John James

John James

Jeff Colby

Lee Bergere

Lee Bergere

Joseph Aynders

Lloyd Haynes

Lloyd Haynes

Judge Horatio Quinlan

Guest Star

Kale Browne

Kale Browne

Doctor

Guest Star

Terry Burns

Terry Burns

Clerk

Guest Star

Peter Mark Richman

Peter Mark Richman

Andrew Laird

Recurring Role

Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

Jake Dunham

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: In this episode, it is mentioned that Roger Grimes died six months ago (circa 1981). However, in Season 9, the story was that Roger died 20 years prior (circa 1968).

    • Goof: In this episode, when Alexis is talking with Steven in the courtroom, she says that she left 3 days before his 7th birthday and its been 16 years that she's been gone, which would make him 23. However, during an episode in the first season, Blake mentions that Steven is 24 years old.

    • In the last prior (season) episode, several of the cast members looked at least a little different since these weren't shot back-to-back. But the biggest goof detail of the "same moment" in the courtroom scene was that Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin) suddenly had bangs in this episode when her hair was one-length the season before!

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Fallon: You're even more beautiful and more ugly than that grand English lady I vaguely remember and whom I've tried very hard to forget existed these past sixteen years.
      Alexis: I'm glad to see your father had your teeth fixed, if not your tongue.

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