Dynasty (1981–1989)
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An incensed Blake discovers the morning headlines accusing him of murder and arson; Adam offers his loyalties to Alexis and Colbyco; Alexis acquires enough stock to assume control of ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Forsythe ... Blake Carrington
Linda Evans ... Krystle Carrington
Gordon Thomson ... Adam Carrington
Jack Coleman ... Steven Carrington
Michael Nader ... Dex Dexter
Heather Locklear ... Sammy Jo Dean Carrington
Ted McGinley ... Clay Fallmont
Wayne Northrop ... Michael Culhane
Christopher Cazenove ... Ben Carrington
Karen Cellini Karen Cellini ... Amanda Bedford Carrington
Joan Collins ... Alexis Carrington Colby
Alan Fudge ... Phil Thorpe
Norman Alden ... Guard
Charles Champion Charles Champion ... Security Guard
Paul Du Pratt Paul Du Pratt ... Smitty


An incensed Blake discovers the morning headlines accusing him of murder and arson; Adam offers his loyalties to Alexis and Colbyco; Alexis acquires enough stock to assume control of Denver-Carrington; A devastating car crash leaves Krystle bloodied and unconscious. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: [in stables] Clay, meet Valez. This is my son's favorite horse.
Clay Fallmont: He's a beauty. And you're phenomenal, you know that?
[she gives a radiant smile]
Clay Fallmont: Yesterday, I find you pouring over your accounts, now you're playing vet to an Arabian.
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: Ah, it's just a scrape.
[looks up at him, smiling]
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: But I'm glad you came by. Maybe we can go for a ride or something.
Clay Fallmont: Well, that's kind of what I had in mind, a ride. Or something.
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20 April 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

I maintain that the show has only one point in its favor, the very watchable Sammy Jo (Heather Locklear) and that all the other characters have lost their sparkle, if they ever did have any, that is. As for Alexis, what a nightmare vision, that funeral thing (to keep the flies away?)(kidding!), ooh I could just see Blake's dream, that awful wicked wanton witch... But okay, the awful Alexis does serve to heighten interest. As for Ben, that gormless idiot, how could anybody see him as an asset to a company? He is despicable, loathsome beyond contempt, obviously a weakling (I don't mean physically) in every fiber. I also fail to see how the scriptwriters could expect us to swallow that Blake, wise Blake, would bother to give the time of day to a known blackmailer, even if he saved his daughter's life, so the return of this Season One character Michael is just another bone that sticks in the throat. And then there's the new Amanda. Oh for shame! The new Amanda... If it was 1986 again, I'd drop her a note and say "Don't bother, it's hopeless, pack your bags, and leave with a shred of dignity." Do not try to step into the shoes of real- life royalty (or damn near that, anyway!) Even as a new character, Karen Cellini just isn't DYNASTY material, yet she has to take the place of Catherine Oxenberg? Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. At least the other impostor isn't in this episode, hopefully she has vamoosed over to THE COLBYS. Another good thing is that the fifth wheel, that irksome lounge-club jazz singer, was also skipped over, burn victim daughter Jackie included, the last thing the script needs now.

I signed on to see Heather Locklear continue being a blond angel knock-out, and there with the horse, she is just an absolute California Dream-Girl De Luxe!

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