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The Affair 

Blake is stunned to learn that Clay may be Ben's son; Jackie's attempt to reunite Dominique and Garrett fail; Sarah accepts her baby's death after witnessing the gravesite; Clay tells ... 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
Terri Garber ... Leslie Carrington
Cassie Yates ... Sarah Curtis
Leann Hunley ... Dana Waring Carrington
Christopher Cazenove ... Ben Carrington
Diahann Carroll ... Dominique Deveraux
Joan Collins ... Alexis Carrington Colby
Richard Lawson ... Nick Kimball
Troy Byer ... Jackie Deveraux (as Troy Beyer)


Blake is stunned to learn that Clay may be Ben's son; Jackie's attempt to reunite Dominique and Garrett fail; Sarah accepts her baby's death after witnessing the gravesite; Clay tells Leslie of their possible blood ties, resulting in her rage towards Ben; Alexis is treated to a night on the town on the back of Gavin Maurier's motorcycle. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance



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Clay's Jeep comes rushing along on a dirt road, screeching tires as he comes to a halt. After Blake gives him the news, as the Jeep pulls away, screeching tires again. Tires do not screech on dirt roads. See more »


Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: You seem to have the wedding well in hand.
Alexis Carrington Colby: Yes, I intend to give my son the perfect start in his new life.
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: Dana will be very happy to hear that.
Alexis Carrington Colby: [cold smirk on her lips] Well, at least one of my sons is involved with the right woman.
[Sammy Jo fights the urge to react to this, and turns away, heading upstairs]
Alexis Carrington Colby: Sammy Jo!
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: [whirls around] I'm here to pick up my son. If it's about Steven, I don't wanna hear it.
Alexis Carrington Colby: Why, because you're feeling guilty?
Sammy Jo Dean Carrington: I have nothing to feel guilty about.
Alexis Carrington Colby: Then how do you feel? Not ...
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Joan Collins might have, but Alexis wouldn't ever!
16 September 2017 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Climbing on the back of a motorcycle, that is.

This episode steers off course IMO because:

(1) Much time is spent on those outsider characters, the Deverauxs. Let's face it, they're not really part of the main story, they would not have made it as a spin-off, so they end up just wasting time. That said, Troy Beyer is better than the blonde schoolgirl the show had in #1.

(2) I of course do not like this empty rich-boy scheming gadfly who's new on the scene and after Alexis to fund his aviation dreams. He clearly sounds like he's speaking with a forked tongue, and a Dex he is obviously not, so Alexis carrying on after him only serves to bring down her image. I'm not faulting the Riding Through The Danger Zone idea, but that little bantam-weight peacock...

(3) Okay, so it WAS necessary, but all that graveside business... Well, at least, Cassie Yates can go home now.

(4) Heather Locklear underperforms in that second scene. Ooh terribly. Most terribly. The teary-eyed close-up salvaged it somewhat, but that frumpy bit preceding it. Ugh no! I'd have taken her aside, quietly whispering "deleting it, dear, we try again later this afternoon."

(5) and little baby darling Jessica Player, who has become so popular, it's not a DYNASTY #7 episode without you, sweet kid!

If Ben is to continue appearing, he shouldn't be such a wet cloth. Ben was a cardboard bad guy, but at least he had teeth, but now all of a sudden, just a wimpy shadow. Shape him up or ship him out!

The ominous way the episode ends foreshadows what could be expected with next week's season finale.

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29 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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