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Royal Wedding

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Episode no. Season 5
Episode 29
Directed by Jerome Courtland
Written by Camille Marchetta & Susan Baskin (story), Edward DeBlasio (teleplay)
Production no. DY-115
Original airdate 1985-05-15 (ABC)
Ratings 2nd (25.9)
Episode chronology
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Plot Overview[]

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Cast[]

rest of cast listed by end credits order:

  • Joel Fabiani ... King Galen of Moldavia
  • Kerry Armstrong ... Elena, Duchess of Branagh
  • John Van Dreelen ... Minister
  • Billy Campbell ... Luke Fuller
  • Michael Gregory ... Nikolai
  • Gary Clarke ... Det. Sergeant
  • Carl Strano ... Yuri
  • Ari Barak ... Servant
  • Dick Durock ... Bodyguard (uncredited)

Crew[]

Produced by

  • Esther Shapiro .... executive producer
  • Richard Shapiro .... executive produce
  • Aaron Spelling .... executive producer
  • Douglas S. Cramer .... executive producer
  • E. Duke Vincent .... executive supervising producer
  • Elaine Rich .... supervising producer
  • Edward DeBlasio .... producer
  • Camille Marchetta .... producer
  • John B. Moranville .... associate producer
  • Ursula Alexander .... assistant producer

Info Alert[]

  • Emma Samms (Fallon) is added to the opening credits. Ali MacGraw (Lady Ashley) departs the cast and makes her final appearance on the show.
  • Contrary to popular belief, this is not the most watched episode of the series but actually the eleventh most-watched (tied with That Holiday Spirit (1984) and The Ball (1985).)

Production details[]

  • Deleted scenes: The Carringtons arrive at the palace with 4 limos; Sammy Jo explains to Rita that she is furious against Krystle and she will show her how; Krystle and Blake discuss the differences between Amanda and Sammy Jo; Yuri presents himself to Blake and Krystle; Steven blames Adam for making Claudia miserable; Claudia confides to Krystle that she believes any of the Carringtons care about her. [some of these scenes may not have been filmed - especially the first one]
  • Trimmed scene : Before Blake talks to Adam, he and Krystle remember the day when Fallon disappeared.
  • Unfilmed scene : Michael makes a first attempt to explain the situation with Elena to Blake but Blake has not time for this.
  • Filming Locations: Warner Hollywood studios; Harold Lloyd's Greenacres Estate (Beverly Hills).

Anecdote[]

  • Nolan Miller spent $150,000 for the costumes of this episode, especially Amanda's $10,000 wedding dress (heavy Italian silk satin with hand embroidered ivory and white flowers and pearls).
  • While Amanda's glittery diamond tiary was especially created to accent her veil, the glorious five-strand pearl necklace was a film prop used by Claudette Colbert in the 1930s.

Quotes[]

  • Alexis Carrington Colby [to Amanda]: As my beloved mother used to say, ''Rain is good for the farmers". ln this world, darling, you make your own happiness.

Photo Gallery[]

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