Dynasty

Season 7 Episode 1

The Victory

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 24, 1986 on ABC
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Moments from death under Blake's powerful grip, Alexis' life is spared as Krystle is able to restrain Blake's lethal temper, but not before he vows to regain the Carrington mansion. As searing flames ravage La Mirage, Amanda is rescued from the suffocating smoke by Michael Culhane, a nemesis from the Carrington's past. Phil Thorpe accuses Blake of being responsible for the death of his wife, a victim of the fire. A news crew is quick to tape the bereaved man's inflammatory remarks. The La Mirage blaze claims the life of Claudia. Ben receives a mysterious call from a female acquaintance. Unwilling to share in her mother's "triumph", Amanda flees to live with Blake. Upon seeing news clips of the La Mirage fire, Alexis begins to form an unscrupulous scheme, and Blake is the unwitting prey. Her plot unfolds as the Denver Mirror acquires a new publisher and a new headline for the morning edition--BLAKE CARRINGTON ACCUSED OF ARSON-MURDER!moreless

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  • Good things, bad things... in the season 7 premiere

    8.0
    It is a good episode but less good than preceding it ("The Vendetta" Season 6 Finale) which was excellent .



    Good things: 1/ the war between Alexis (with Ben) and Blake (with Krystle) continue! 2/ the fire at La Mirage is well made

    3/ the return of Michael Culane is a good idea…



    Bad things: 1/ After a new Steven, after a new Fallon and before a new Adam (in the Reunion), now a new Amanda! An unknown actress (unpopular Karen Cellini) played Amanda. Like Oxenberg, it’s a bad actress but she’s not very pretty and “royal” unlike Oxenberg… She leaves the show after only 13 episodes! 2/ The storyline between Clay, Amanda and Sammy Jo ends. It’s too bad after the big catfight between Sammy Jo and Amanda in next season finale… 3/ Budget cut in season 7 !!! No guest star in this season at the exception of Ricardo Montalban (a Colbys star) in one episode…



    A good episode but with Oxenberg as Amanda, this episode (and season 7) would have been better... tanguytanguymoreless
Alan Fudge

Alan Fudge

Phil Thorpe

Guest Star

Barbara Tarbuck

Barbara Tarbuck

Dr. Holton

Guest Star

James Ray

James Ray

Mr. Eckland

Guest Star

William Beckley

William Beckley

Gerard

Recurring Role

Troy Beyer

Troy Beyer

Jackie Deveraux

Recurring Role

Virginia Hawkins

Virginia Hawkins

Jeanette Robbins

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Although Alexis has bought Blake's house, she can not legally just throw him and Krystle out. By law, she would have to serve them with an eviction notice. Plus, all of the possessions in the house would not belong to Alexis, nor would the servants be expected to remain in her employed, although it appears in this episode that they go with the house.

    • If Fallon had spent millions of dollars renovating La Mirage only a few years before, wouldn't a sprinkler system have been a standard code requirement?!

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  • NOTES (4)

    • In the recap of the previous cliffhanger episode, producers replaced the clip of Catherine Oxenberg (Amanda) fighting with Heather Locklear (Sammy Jo) by the pool with a new clip featuring Karen Cellini as Amanda.

    • American actress Karen Cellini replaces Catherine Oxenberg in the role of "Amanda" in this episode. Cellini originally auditioned for a role on the spin-off series, The Colbys. But, after producers fired Catherine Oxenberg over salary demands, they noticed Cellini's resemblance to Oxenberg and hired her to replace Oxenberg. However, with Cellini now in the role, Amanda no longer has a British accent.

    • Former regular Wayne Northrop (Michael) rejoins the cast.
      "The Colbys" star Emma Samms (Fallon) guest stars in a flashback scene to re-introduce the character of Michael.

    • Kate O'Mara (Caress) does not appear in this episode.

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