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Dynasty – Shoot from the Hip (3×07)

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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, but if you’re a Carrington, it’s also a time of revenge.

On Dynasty Season 3 Episode 7, that revenge came from Cristal Carrington after she realized she was being played by Adam, again.

Adam and Nadia teamed up to get her out of the picture, literally, in order to convince Blake that Adam was the only family member he could rely on.

But this back-and-forth game of pettiness was expected from Adam and Cristal.

They’ve been going at each other’s throats for weeks now; it brought nothing new to the table.

What wasn’t expected? The revelation that Fallon was paying Nadia to “get close” to Adam.

I had to pick my jaw back up off the floor.

Why did I ever doubt our girl?

Nadia has been suspicious since her arrival, but we’ve all been speculating that she had it out for either Fallon or Cristal.

It never even crossed my mind that she could have been tasked with cozying up to Adam, though, it does explain why she’s so eager to help him out with his deranged plans.

Fallon’s motives aren’t entirely clear yet, but it’s reassuring to know that she’s not always one step behind Adam.

For the longest time, it felt like she was getting consistently played by him when in reality, she’s been playing the long game.

Allowing Adam to believe that his relationship with Nadia happened organically makes it easier for her to manipulate him.

And that’s what she’s been doing since she arrived. It explains why she told Adam that Blake signed over everything in his will to Cristal.

As she said, she’s got him “wrapped around her finger” so whatever she suggests, he’s likely going to follow her lead.

Let’s just hope that Nadia isn’t actually falling for him.

There was a brief moment where Cristal let her guard down and tried to help Adam bake a pie, and it was kind of nice.

If she hadn’t seen him holding hands with Nadia, they probably could have buried the hatchet.

Showing Adam kindness seemed to encourage him to be a better person, at least temporarily.

They could have made a dynamic team if they could’ve put aside their competitive nature.

I doubt it’s possible to rehabilitate someone who pushed his own birth mother into the fireplace, but his blindness is giving him a new perspective.

At the very least, I don’t immediately want to change the channel whenever he’s on-screen. That’s an improvement.

You could smell Sammy’s love interest from a mile away.

It’s so cliche that any male character that gets introduced is immediately going to be Sammy’s squeeze.

Fletcher’s motives seem pure for now, but one can never be too careful on a series filled with backstabbing and drama.

We have to keep Fletcher at arm’s length because it’s not just Sammy who could get hurt, it’s his business, too.

Sammy was able to generate some positive buzz for himself and the hotel by feeding the homeless the most lavish dinner ever.

And it was a solid idea, no doubt.

But apparently, one good idea convinced Anders that he wasn’t needed to help manage the hotel anymore.

From a logical standpoint, this doesn’t make much sense. Sammy still has no idea what he’s doing, but from a storytelling perspective, there’s only so much Anders can do when he’s limited to interactions with Kirby, Sammy, and sometimes Culhane.

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Dynasty Review – The Sensational Blake Carrington Trial (3×08)

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Dynasty The Sensational Blake Carrington Trial Review

There was absolutely no order in the court on the midseason finale of Dynasty.

And that’s exactly what we expected considering the new and improved Alexis Carrington Colby made her epic return on Dynasty Season 3 Episode 8.

DA Erica Brown truly had an ace up her sleeve when it came to the secret witness.

Though Alexis’ moment of glory was brief, there’s no doubt she’s going to put a wrench in Blake’s murder trial when episodes return in 2020.

Blake and Anders prematurely celebrated his win, but Alexis serves as a reminder that he’s made plenty of enemies over the years that will gladly watch him go down.

Elaine Hendrix is a perfect new Alexis.

Maybe it’s because she’s been vying for this role since embracing the gold-digging socialite Meredith Blake on the Parent Trap in 1998, or maybe it’s because she looks like a slightly older Fallon.

Whatever it is, it’s working for her.

Unfortunately, Alexis’ testimony won’t just hurt Blake, it’ll hurt Anders by proving that he lied under oath about killing Mack as “self-defense.”

Oh, Anders.

Anders’ loyalty is impressive but it’s misplaced and naive.

He thinks of Blake as a son, which explains why he’d perjure himself, but Blake doesn’t deserve his kindness, especially not at the expense of Kirby.

Blake has always been a devious person who would throw anyone under the bus to protect himself. This trail proved that he is the monster the public is painting him out to be.

He destroyed Fallon (although, she didn’t do herself any favors by throwing the gavel) with the spoiled brat narrative and then threatened and exiled Kirby.

None of that is okay. If Fallon is acting like a “chip off the old Blake,” it’s because she’s been exposed to this behavior her whole life.

Read the full review at TV Fanatic.

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Dynasty Review – A Used Up Memory (3×06)

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How many shady people can take up residence on a single show?

Well, Dynasty Season 3 Episode 6 proved that the answer is a whole lot and then some.

It’s hard to tell who’s the shadiest at this point. Is it Evan Tate? Is it Adam Carrington? Is it his nurse Nadia?

Is it Dominique? Or is it self-help speaker Joel Turner?

Every single one of these people is working an angle and has a hidden agenda, and quite frankly, it’s becoming a little hard to keep up.

Even Blake Carrington is up to no good, but that’s honestly the least surprising part of the episode.

There were some wholesome parts of Liam and Fallon’s rekindled relationship that balanced out the episode rather nicely.

Liam finally got his memories back and remembered he loved Fallon.

At first, his approach was rather confusing as he invited her to dinner, but then kept insisting he just needed some help remembering.

But by the time Fallon launched her new company, Fallon Unlimited, he was fully himself again and ready to win her back.

He made yet another grand gesture that called back to their divorce party, one of my favorite Fallon episodes, and the one where she first realized the extent of her feelings for him.

Once again, they were in a room surrounded by people, but all they saw was each other.

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Dynasty – Mother? I’m At La Mirage (3×05)

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There’s always a party on Dynasty.

Fallon was on her worst behavior on Dynasty Season 3 Episode 5 as she attempted to get her company, Femperial, back from Kirby, and went to extreme lengths to make her seem ill-fit for the role.

It was all very sad, even for Fallon, who spoke of “women empowerment” as she started pumping Kirby with alcohol to then shame her and make her out to be an alcoholic.

Every one of the Carringtons does questionable things, but this girl-on-girl crime had to be the lowest of them all.

Sabotaging a judge (classic Cristal) is one thing, but attacking someone that’s supposed to be your friend is even worse.

Kirby deserves a cold shoulder or two; she didn’t play nice when she broke Fallon’s trust and took Femperial from her, but Fallon took it too far.

There were other ways to get her message across or, crazy idea, just start a new business.

Although, I’m not at all upset with Fallon’s hilarious and snarky quips towards Kirby. When she called her a wombat, I damn near lost it.

Femperial isn’t established anyhow, Fallon never cared about books, and we know she has the money to invest in something else that’s near and dear to her heart.

But that’s the thing — Fallon had absolutely no idea why she was acting the way that she was until Kirby pointed it out.

She was subconsciously trying to get back to Liam by throwing herself into her career.

At first, it seemed like she was merely trying to stay busy, but in reality, she wanted to become his editor so she could make him fall back in love with her.

When you look at it from that angle, Fallon’s desperation made sense; this was her last shot at getting her man back.

Once Kirby made Fallon aware of that, Fallon knew it was time to make like Elsa from Frozen and let it (and Liam) go.

And in true soap-opera fashion, the moment she moved on with Evan was the moment Liam began to get his memories back.

Both Fallon and Liam made poor decisions when it came to this amnesia situation.

Fallon overloaded him to make him remember their love while Liam gave up on their relationship too quickly because he couldn’t remember.

What about just giving it some time without making any rash decisions?

The doctors warned that Liam’s memory loss could take a bit of time.

They created this mess entirely on their own.

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