Finally… an exciting episode of Dynasty!
The season has been lackluster thus far, but I was really digging the rivalry between Kirby and Alexis over Adam of all people.
Who knew Adam would ever be such a hot commodity?
Alexis stooped to petty levels to throw Adam a birthday bash that rivaled Kirby’s, but Kirby outmaneuvered Alexis using sheer wit.
When I saw her arrive at the party drunk, I thought she was surely going to fall into Alexis’s trap and make an idiot out of herself while simultaneously sabotaging Adam’s chances with the Chief of Staff.
Instead, Kirby proved that she was just cunning as Adam.
She did have a little help from Anders, who played Alexis by pretending he was going to sabotage Kirby. Why would Alexis ever think that Anders would turn on his own daughter?
He might not be fond of their relationship, but he’d never intentionally hurt Kirby. It was fun to watch Kirby and Anders team up for a successful takedown.
Kirby not only pulled a fast one on Alexis, but she also made a good impression on the board, exposed Alexis’s true intentions when it came to stealing Kirby’s thunder, and made her look like a fool in front of the socialites she was trying to impress by allowing her to believe the sushi had been poisoned.
And she did it all without barely lifting a finger.
Now, that’s a girl you do not want to mess with and a worthy counterpart for Adam if there ever was one.
Alexis tried to make an impression with her first gala after securing Carrington Manor, but she looked like a madwoman knocking hors d’oeuvres out of people’s hands.
No one likes a clingy mother — just ask Liam — and Kirby made sure to call out her boyfriend for siding and listening to Alexis.
He promised that he wanted to have Kirby by his side as he advanced to the Chief of Staff position. It’s them against the world. I never thought I’d say this but wow, I really like them as a couple.
Of course, Alexis is hellbent on putting a dent in this union and invited Kirby’s ex-boyfriend Oliver to pay her a little visit. Will Oliver come between Kirby and Adam?
Another unexpected alliance was formed between Blake and Dominique. While it seemed like Blake was trying to sabotage Dom and Alexis’s excavation, Dom was actually playing Alexis and working with Blake in order to help him get the Manor back.
Honestly, Dom goes where the wind blows — that woman has no loyalty whatsoever.
But I’ll admit, this is the most excited I’ve been about her character arc in a while. We’ve only ever seen her butt heads with Blake, so it’s interesting to see them on the same side on the down-low.
And really, there’s no one left in Alexis’s corner.
Fallon struggled to maintain a work-life balance when it came to Liam, who was being a little clingy.
She decided to reach out to his college buddy Nash and ask him to occupy Liam for a bit, but that ended up biting her tenfold when Nash tried to make a move on her and then attempted to blackmail her.
You give a person a taste of a wealthy lifestyle and they try to grab a whole bite.
Nash didn’t just underestimate Fallon, he underestimated her whole relationship and naively thought he could blackmail Fallon.
No one blackmails Fallon. He clearly had no idea who he was messing with or that Fallon can hit back twice as hard when backed into a corner.
Fallon definitely tried to get Liam out of her hair, but she did it out of love. And she wasn’t afraid to own up to what she did because she was secure in her relationship.
It was sweet of Liam to defend her honor, but a punch coming from Fallon was even sweeter.
Aside from her little Nash problem, Fallon found herself making use of Blake’s business acumen to secure land in Europe for the European base of Fallon Unlimited. The only problem is that someone pulled their permits just as the deal went through… but who?
Who has an interest in sabotaging Fallon’s company? Could it be Nash? Or does this have Alexis written all over it?
If I had to guess, I would say it’s probably Laura van Kirk!
I even found myself digging Culhane’s storyline. We saw him struggle with coming to terms that he was a billionaire, and this was the extended version of that storyline.
By accident, Culhane was taken for the waitstaff at an event he was attending, which allowed him to bond with Mia.
The two definitely had chemistry, but she didn’t know his true identity.
When he finally went to fess up, she had caught on and figured it would be better if they remained friends.
Of course, this is the same Mia that has a connection with Jeff Colby, so a love triangle is bound to happen.
Personally, I think she and Culhane vibed more than she and Colby ever did. Plus, if she dislikes rich people so much, Colby is in the lifestyle way deeper than Culhane ever was or will be. Culhane even admitted that he fit in more with the volunteers than he did with the rich socialites.
Not to mention Culhane also deserves a solid romantic interest.
And finally, we saw another tease of the funeral that happens four months from the present timeline.
This time, Fallon was joined in the front row by Adam Carrington. Are we going to get snippets that reveal one character at a time until we find out whose funeral they are attending?
At this point, it could be anyone, but my money is still on the writers putting an end to the Steven storyline.
Otherwise, it’s either Blake, Alexis, or Kirby!
Who do you think is in the casket?
Dynasty Review – A Public Forum for All Her Lies (4×11)
There was a lot of business talk on Dynasty Season 4 Episode 11 as Fallon prepared to take Fallon Unlimited public.
It’s always exciting when Blake and Fallon team up for business, but I’m also excited to see Fallon finally step into her light and do things the way she’s always wanted to.
She has the charisma and the smarts to get things done without Blake’s toolbox of lies and deceit. That’s the old way of doing business — the Carrington Atlantic way, not the Fallon Unlimited Way.
Plus, we got to see Fallon belt out Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License,” and I’m constantly blown away by her incredible voice.
The episode didn’t touch on the funeral flashforward, so sadly, we don’t know who doesn’t make it through this season.
There also wasn’t any update of Liam’s quest to clear his father’s name, nor was there any follow-up on the Fallon Unlimited hack that allowed someone to spy on Liam’s every move.
These are the storylines I’m really interested in, but we have to settle for one featuring Dominique trying to get her designs into a fashion show.
Why is it that every storyline with her falls flat? She’s the weakest character.
Anders confronted Alexis and told her that he would turn his tape of Adam’s confession over to the authorities if she didn’t get rid of Oliver.
Alexis tried her best, but Oliver was adamant about staying. Eventually, Anders also gave up and kicked Kirby out of the Manor if she chose to continue seeing Oliver.
I know he means well with the tough love approach and he doesn’t want to stand around and see Kirby go down a dangerous and destructive path, but kicking her out pushed her directly into Oliver’s arms.
Of course, also Kirby made her choice when she told Adam that they were done. She didn’t even seem mad that Oliver took Alexis’s deal to break up her relationship. Instead, she turned it around on Adam that his family is toxic.
Seriously, Kirby? The man took money to ruin your life and you’re siding with him? That’s messed up.
I never thought I’d vouch for Adam, but he genuinely loved Kirby and wanted what was best for her. I don’t know how it’s possible that in the span of a few episodes, Kirby lost all her pizazz and vigor for life. Why is she no longer determined to make something of herself?
Where are Sam and Fallon to make Kirby realize she’s making a mistake?!
We got a bit of the old Adam back when he threatened and blackmailed one of the board members into approving his clinical trial for Cristal. It takes guts to threaten someone using their dying family member, but don’t put it past Adam!
Sam and Culhane dealt with the first hiccup of their partnership. I’m loving this business-savvy men storyline.
These two deserve big things. However, Sam’s agreement with Leo is definitely concerning. He jumped the gun on that one, and when he tried to reverse it and take some extra time to think about it, Leo basically threatened him saying that his goons were going to destroy his hotel.
Leo seemed shady from the beginning, but now, Sam was forced to re-enter the agreement simply to keep the hotel and their future club safe.
How do you think this will pan out?
Did you enjoy the episode? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Dynasty Review – I Hate to Spoil Your Memories (4×10)
The past had a way of catching up with everyone on Dynasty Season 4 Episode 10.
Ahead of her IPO launch for Fallon Unlimited, Fallon Carrington realized that she was the target of a cyberattack that stole important company information including customer’s financial information and emails.
From there, she collaborated with Jeff Colby in Operation: How to Catch a Hacker, which took them down a walk through memory lane.
Colby confronted Fallon about her bullying and manipulation throughout the years, though it was a bit forced. Is this the first time he’s ever dealt with Fallon? Terrifying her employees is her MO. It’s hardly a surprise that those are the tactics that have led her to become a successful businesswoman who always gets what she wants.
However, it did cause Fallon to take a step back and reassess how her behavior affected Colby back in the day. She came through with apologies, which, again, felt forced, but I’m glad we’re getting back to the roots of their relationship.
Plus, it seems as though Colby is getting back to his techie ways, which may finally give him a storyline.
Though he doesn’t seem to want to get involved in Fallon’s business, I have a feeling he’ll have no choice when it comes down to saving Liam.
While Colby thought he thwarted the hack on Fallon Unlimited (which I just realized is abbreviated to FU — clever) and chalked it up to never figuring out who was behind it, the final moments revealed Fallon’s emails were only targeted to get to Liam.
The person responsible is spying on Liam in hopes of stopping him from getting to the truth about his father’s murder.
Does this mean that in three months, Fallon is attending Liam’s funeral?
The episode once again kicked off with a flash-forward to a funeral. This time, we saw Sammy join Adam and Fallon, so he’s also crossed off the list of potential victims.
Sammy consoled Fallon, which leads me to believe the death involves Liam, however, since Adam is sitting next to Fallon in the front row, signs may also point to Kirby, who is headed down quite a destructive path.
Adam and Fallon are the closest people to Kirby, aside from Anders, of course.
Option three is that the funeral is for Steven, though, I would think Sammy would be more torn up about his ex-husband’s death if that was the case.
As previously mentioned, Kirby is in trouble. She’s getting way too close to “Ollie,” her ex from Australia.
While I can understand wanting so desperately to find your purpose that you go into a situation blindly, I’m disappointed in Kirby for making the same mistakes she previously made. Especially because Kirby is usually the bright one.
Kirby should realize that she’s feeding into old habits, but since she won’t, hopefully, Anders and Adam put aside their differences to save her from herself… and Oliver.
I love that Anders figured Oliver out without even lifting a finger. He even knew that Alexis was the woman paying him a hefty amount of money to woo Kirby.
Anders is a bloodhound; don’t mess with him, particularly when it comes to his daughter.
But how did Anders recognize Oliver if he was never present in Kirby’s life since he’s been working for the Carrington family all this time? Seems like a bit of an error on the writer’s part!
Adam also noticed the signs of drug abuse and called Kirby out on it. His approach may not have been all that great as it came off as jealousy, but at least he’s aware as to what’s going on.
Let’s not forget what Adam is capable of!
Also, since when is Kirby so passionate about modeling?
Blake and Cristal spent the episode making new memories by going racing and jetting off to Paris for a midnight dinner at the Louvre. Oh, to have money.
Sadly, having money can’t buy you a cure from a deadly tumor.
At first, Cristal decided she didn’t want to have surgery or undergo chemo if the risks were too high, but living her life to the fullest resulted in her and Blake renewing their vows.
It was a sweet way to start over in their relationship and put all the negative experiences behind them, but it was also the best time for Cristal to tell him the truth.
It’s a bit concerning that she won’t be transparent with her husband about her illness.
Instead, she asked Adam to find her a clinical to give her a fighting chance.
Despite the stage 4 diagnosis, I don’t think that Cristal is the one who will die at the end of the season. It seems too obvious, especially since she’s interested in fighting for her marriage and her health.
Sammy’s relationship crumbled after his cheating was revealed.
His relationship was never going to survive the”hot love triangle” with Fletcher. To be honest, he and Ryan were doomed from the start as they were never on the same page.
Things were always chaotic between them, so it’s probably for the best that they called it quits before things got even more serious.
It’s unfortunate because I did like Ryan for Sammy, though, the fact that he cheated so easily means he’s not ready to get into a serious relationship.
I am glad Fletcher is out of the picture. I never got good vibes from him.
Sammy’s love life has always been a bit spotty, and to be quite honest, I like Sammy’s business escapades more anyway.
His friendship with Culhane is sweet, and I’m excited to see what they accomplish when they go into business together.
Culhane took the idea of a silent partner literally, but it showed that these two are actually on the same page.
Build that multi-million dollar empire, boys!
And, again, this will finally give Culhane a storyline!
Also, how did Sammy not figure out that Ryan would be the stripper when they went to a strip club? Part of me thought that Ryan and Fletcher were in cahoots and trying to put Sammy on blast, but I’m glad that wasn’t the case!
What did you think of the episode?
Who Will Die on Dynasty Season 4?
Dynasty kicked off the season with a flash-forward that revealed a funeral is on the horizon.
But who isn’t going to make it out of the fourth season alive?
We know that Fallon and Adam are both alive. In the premiere episode, we saw Fallon sitting by a coffin, which led fans to believe it was Adam’s funeral. In a subsequent episode, Adam joined her indicating that it may be someone that means a great deal to both of them.
Obviously, fans have been trying to figure out the overarching mystery of the season.
There have been a few close calls with Kirby getting stabbed on Fallon’s wedding day and Alexis and Dominique getting trapped in the mines under the manor.
We likely won’t get an answer until the final episode of the season, but Dynasty Season 4 Episode 9 dropped little hints here and there that are allowing us to narrow down the victim’s list.
There are a handful of people who could potentially be in the line of fire — here’s who we suspect.
In order to drive a wedge between Kirby and Adam, Alexis called Kirby’s former Australian lover, Oliver, who has quite a colorful past. I don’t think that Kirby ever truly got over him but rather left him because his lifestyle and drug addiction were too dangerous. Oliver easily capitalized on the fact that Kirby was bored with her life and felt like she wasn’t pursuing a fulfilling career.
When he offered her a smidge of fun, she took it without hesitation. Kirby ignored all the red signs including his suggestion to do a “bump of energy” in the bathroom. Oliver is going to lead her down a bad road, which could result in her death.
This would explain why Fallon and Adam were the only two at the funeral for now as she was closest with the both of them!
Cristal has been diagnosed with a stage 4 brain tumor that Adam (who I still can’t take seriously as a doctor) diagnosed as “inoperable.” In short — she’s dying, so it wouldn’t be surprising if everyone was attending her funeral. Though, I feel like that might be a little too obvious.
Liam’s quest for the truth is taking him on a risky journey. After learning that his father’s death might not have been an accident, Liam decided to dust off his title of investigative journalist and seek out the truth.
Corinne, the SEC reviewer, informed him that his father was caught up in a powerful insider trading ring and wanted to expose it but, as she noted, she didn’t pursue it because “things got scary.”
If what she’s saying is true, Liam will obviously be crossing some very dangerous people. If he doesn’t play his cards right, it could very well be him in the casket, which would explain why Fallon was the first one at the funeral.
Fallon was understandably concerned with his decision, and it would be pretty disappointing if the writers killed him off as #Falliam, the strongest couple on the series with the biggest fandom, didn’t even get a proper goodbye!
This was my initial guess as it would tie up the story that’s been left without any closure. Adam has become a permanent fixture on the series — I’ve even grown to like him somewhat — and yet no one has any idea what he did to poor Steven back in Europe. Steven is barely even mentioned. The best thing for everyone would be to just end his storyline, and the only way to do that permanently is with his death.
Blake’s the patriarch of the series, so it’s hard to imagine it without him, but there’s a chance that he wasn’t being completely honest when he told Adam that he forgives him for playing a role in the refinery explosion that led to Alexis’s attack on CA, which he said was “key” in destroying his life.
What if Blake was just telling Adam what he wanted to hear because Cristal was listening in on the conversation and he wants to show her he’s a changed man? What if he really wants to punish Adam, and Adam, who has wanted nothing more than his father’s approval, figures it out and turns on him? We know that he’s not above murder.
When Alexis thought she was going to die trapped in the mines, she confessed to Dominique that she had a fling with a yoga instructor and got pregnant. She jetted off to Europe to have the baby and gave her to a distant relative to raise on her own. “I have a second cousin who I barely know who is actually my daughter,” Alexis noted. In the original, we know that Blake and Alexis had a daughter named Amanda, so it’s likely that she’ll be making an appearance in the near future.
What if her arrival is short-lived as getting to know her family proves to be deadly? I don’t think Adam and Fallon would ever enjoy sharing the spotlight.
The Carrington family has been known for doing some pretty ridiculous things. What if they faked a death for their own benefit? Maybe it was to keep Liam safe or to restore the Carrington dynasty to all of its glory?
Whose funeral do you think they’re attending?
Let us know in the comments below!
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