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The Subpoenas 

Bart's secret past yields triumph for Denver-Carrington, but Blake faces possible defeat in the courtroom battle with his brother, Ben; Dex rejects Amanda's affections; Alexis sabotages ... See full summary »


Irving J. Moore


Edward DeBlasio (teleplay) (as Edward De Blasio), Diana Gould (story) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
John Forsythe ... Blake Carrington
Linda Evans ... Krystle Carrington
Gordon Thomson ... Adam Carrington
Pamela Bellwood ... Claudia Blaisdel
Jack Coleman ... Steven Carrington
Michael Nader ... Dex Dexter
Catherine Oxenberg ... Amanda Bedford Carrington
Christopher Cazenove ... Ben Carrington
Kate O'Mara ... Cassandra 'Caress' Morrell
Diahann Carroll ... Dominique Deveraux
Joan Collins ... Alexis Carrington Colby
Troy Byer ... Jackie Deveraux (as Troy Beyer)
Richard Anderson ... Buck Fallmont
Jim Ishida ... Lin
Richard Roat ... Publisher


Bart's secret past yields triumph for Denver-Carrington, but Blake faces possible defeat in the courtroom battle with his brother, Ben; Dex rejects Amanda's affections; Alexis sabotages Caress' plans to publish a potentially damaging expose. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance






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12 March 1986 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Caress, biographical author of Alexis's life story, her sister. In real life, Joan Collins had a sister, Jackie Collins, a prolific author. See more »


Amanda Bedford Carrington: [entering Alexis's reception room, seeing her there] Oh!
Alexis Carrington Colby: [to Howard, her assistant, as she ignores Amanda] You can confirm my reservation.
[turns to go into her office]
Amanda Bedford Carrington: [going in after her] Mother! Mother!
Alexis Carrington Colby: [icily] What is it, Amanda?
Amanda Bedford Carrington: [softly] I just dropped by to see Steven.
Alexis Carrington Colby: [disinterested] Have you finished your business yet?
Amanda Bedford Carrington: [hopeful] Well, I also wanted to talk to you. It's over between Dex and me.
Alexis Carrington Colby: So I've heard.
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Referenced in Dynasty: I Answer to No Man (2018) See more »

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Catherine Oxenberg, the grace and beauty...
28 September 2016 | by RavenGlamDVDCollectorSee all my reviews

Once again, what I think of the story, or, rather, the shambles that is left of it, isn't of much concern to me. I am a fan of the young starlets of this show, Heather Locklear and Catherine Oxenberg. Gee, Heather must still have been busy cleaning up on her other regular job as T.J. HOOKER's Stacey Sheridan, because she is notably absent from this episode, having been on apparent leave since just before 'last week's' masquerade party, despite a seemingly sparked romantic interest having budded in that one. But Catherine Oxenberg still wears her flapper/GREAT GATSBY fancy dress outfit. That's quite nice, except for yarrghh! that ratty wig. Okay, I'm exaggerating, of course it's not ratty, but compared to the real thing, the glory that is European beauty daughter-of-a-Princess Catherine's real head of hair, that wig is an affront to behold, and much, much relief when it is finally discarded for that tearful scene where witchy old Alexis rejects her daughter's plaintive attempts at reconciliation. Amanda is just jaw- droppingly beautiful. Fake vs. Real, man-made vs. Nature, there is just no contest. Of course, she has a most beautiful, angelic face with soulful eyes that couldn't be marred even by that stiff-looking coarse hair-sprayed thing. But just look at her there in Alexis's office. The soft look, the forerunner of the Nineties look. You can just still hear the collective sighs running across the length and breadth of the U.S. of A. from every young teenage girl, "I wanna look like that...!"

She is one of the prettiest girls ever on film, it all happened donkey years ago, this particular episode is thirty years ago, but the significance of both her and Heather Locklear is that their style served as inspiration to an upcoming next generation. Farrah Fawcett-Majors in the mid-Seventies, these two during the DYNASTY years, later it would be Jennifer Aniston during the Nineties.

So, thirty years old or not, it helped shape the sense of style during the mid-Eighties.

If only the line of the script was as good as their choice of young starlet love interests... That would be asking too much though. :)

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