Dynasty (1981–1989)
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Krystle is followed by a mysterious stranger, Clay and Ben plan to leave Denver following the inconclusive blood test to determine Clay's real father; Blake and Alexis show their love for ... See full summary »


Irving J. Moore


Edward DeBlasio (teleplay) (as Edward De Blasio), Laurence Heath (story) | 3 more credits »

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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
Terri Garber ... Leslie Carrington
Leann Hunley ... Dana Waring Carrington
Christopher Cazenove ... Ben Carrington
Diahann Carroll ... Dominique Deveraux
Joan Collins ... Alexis Carrington Colby
Bo Hopkins ... Matthew Blaisdel
Richard Lawson ... Nick Kimball
Richard Anderson ... Buck Fallmont


Krystle is followed by a mysterious stranger, Clay and Ben plan to leave Denver following the inconclusive blood test to determine Clay's real father; Blake and Alexis show their love for Adam by adopting him legally, hoping to quell any of his lingering doubts of their love. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






Release Date:

6 May 1987 (USA) See more »

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USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Last appearances by Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux, Christopher Cazenove as Ben Carrington, and Ted McGinley as Clay Fallmont. See more »


Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: [upstairs, in her room] I didn't ask you to follow me in here, Steven.
Steven Carrington: I don't like to see you so unhappy.
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: Then why are you walking out on me?
Steven Carrington: Don't you understand? It can't work.
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: I love you, and it can work. But I'm sick and tired of lying awake at night, thinking of you and... and what we once had and what we might still have. Steven. Please, just leave me alone. Once and for all, leave me alone.
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there is gonna be a lot of explaining to do
23 September 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

And there goes Season Seven, ending on what has got to be the most unexpected return, with the person you have long forgotten about. No, I'm not gonna give the game away, suffice just to say, you'd never guess and you're gonna be surprised. But this twist is gonna take some serious explanation. The way it is presented here, I'm not entirely happy about it. That guy would never have done it this way, that's all I'm saying.

It's goodbye to Diahann Carroll, as Dominique Devereaux, and, no, no spin-off for you, you ol' fifth wheel you...! Suddenly toothless, in like a circus lion, out like a bleating little baby lambkin, Ben, back to points unknown, so bye-bye, good riddance, to Christopher Casenove before he becomes TOO much of an embarrassment. Last but not least, the one who might have had a great future here, Ted McGinley, off to Chicago and Marcy Darcy. (okay, that's a MARRIED WITH CHILDREN reference, but imagine, from Heather Locklear to ---)

Events take a turn for the weird as the wedding winds down. The mysterious M logo had me going "McVane" and "Maurier" but... Hell, with the big mansion, and what occurs, those intruders, for a moment there I thought of SCARFACE... which I just realized, is a really big clue as to the revelation at the end...

How I feel just now after watching: What a buncha tripe really, every conceivable oddity.

That sums it up.

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