Dynasty (1981–1989)
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Oil 

Krystle learns the ways of the rich as she prepares to marry Blake. Matthew comes back from the Middle East. Claudia leaves the mental hospital.

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Margaret
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Krystle learns the ways of the rich as she prepares to marry Blake. Matthew comes back from the Middle East. Claudia leaves the mental hospital.

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Drama | Romance

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TV-PG
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12 January 1981 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shay Duffin was the original actor chosen for playing Joseph. He even shot the first pilot along with George Peppard in April 1980. When the pilot was re-shot in October 1980, Duffin was replaced by Lee Bergere. See more »

Quotes

Fallon Carrington: [after being thrown off her horse into the water] I know you, Blake Carrington, you paid that horse to dump me.
Blake Carrington: I didn't have to pay him, he works for me.
Fallon Carrington: [panting] Is there anybody in Colorado who doesn't work for you?
Blake Carrington: Oh, a few people, but not for long.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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'Oil' (the three first episodes) - strong, thematically rich pilot
5 August 2014 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

I'm just starting to watch "Dynasty" and am already enjoying it quite a lot. The music, sets and costumes are rich, characterization is concise and varied. With the children of oil dynasty magnate Blake: sassy and rambunctious Fallon (who also brings an aura of playful sexiness to the screen) and homosexual, introvert Steven (who brings with him a more thoughtful and problematic atmosphere), the show has established an intriguing, well-drawn pair of characters who will probably keep me watching the show for some time from now on. Less interesting, if well-made, was the plot revolving around the oil rig and the ex-flame of Blake's wife-to-be, Krystle. It sure served to show that Blake's oil empire is not built on philanthropy, but at the same time felt a little more clichéd than other parts of this all in all beautiful 3-part pilot that is well worth watching if one can muster some love for 80s TV.


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