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Season 5

Season Dynasty, Season 5
Num of episodes 29
Network ABC
First aired 1984-09-26
Last aired 1985-05-15
Ratings 1th place (25.0)
21,225,000 households
DVD edition Paramount video
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In the fifth season, Alexis is exonerated and her secret daughter Amanda Bedford (Catherine Oxenberg) comes to Denver and discovers that Blake is her father. Steven has married Claudia but leaves her for a man and Claudia starts an affair with Adam. The mariage of Blake and Krystle is in crisis after the birth of their daughter Krystina, Dominique struggles to be accepted as a Carrington and loses her husband Brady Lloyd (Billy Dee Williams) in the process, and Sammy Jo discovers she is the heiress to a huge fortune.

At the end of the season, an amnesiac Fallon, now portrayed by actress Emma Samms, reappears while the rest of the family go to Europe for the wedding of Amanda and Prince Michael of Moldavia (Michael Praed). The royal wedding is interrupted by terrorists during a military coup in Moldavia, riddling the chapel with bullets and leaving all of the major characters lying seemingly lifeless. It became the most talked-about episode of any TV series during the calendar year of 1985, with a viewership of 60 million.

During the season, the series attracted controversy when Rock Hudson's real-life HIV-positive status was revealed after a romantic storyline between his character Daniel Reece and Evans' Krystle. Hudson's scenes required him to kiss Evans and, as news that he had contracted AIDS broke, there was speculation Evans would be at risk.

Driven by the new head writer and producer Camille Marchetta, who had devised the wildly-successful "Who Shot J.R.?" scenario on Dallas five years earlier, Dynasty hit #1 that year.

Episode guide written by Paul Siciliano (long summaries) and Stian Presthus (short summaries).


89. Disappearance

Following a serious traffic accident, Fallon mysteriously vanishes. Dex and Steven bail Alexis out of jail. Sammy Jo attempts to seduce Adam. Alexis flatters Adam by suggesting he work with her defense attorney, Warren Ballard. Dominique's husband Brady arrives at La Mirage and finds his wife suddenly interested in staying in Denver. Steven accuses his mother of killing Mark Jennings and ruining Blake's business. Despite her pleas, Steven tells his father everything. Steven orders Sammy Jo from the mansion. She counters by promising she'll sue for custody of Danny. After duping Adam into letting Danny ride along with her to the airport, Sammy Jo dashes off, kidnapping her son.

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90. The Mortgage

Steven accuses Adam of conspiring with Sammy Jo to kidnap Danny. Blake arranges to take out a mortgage on the mansion. He little suspects Alexis has signed the note and will become the owner if he defaults. A cross-country search for Fallon has developed few leads. Warren Ballard and Adam prepare Alexis' defense. Dominique Deveraux makes her singing debut at La Mirage, with Blake and Krystle in attendance. Krystle quickly senses Dominique's hostility toward Blake. Brady declines the Carrington's hospitality as well. Jeff finds a truck driver who gave Fallon a lift to Portland, Oregon, the night of the accident.

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91. Fallon

To secure financing for his bankrupt company, Blake arranges to see Billy Waite, a notoriously underhanded oil man. Jeff continues his search for Fallon. Impatient with the progress her lawyer is making on her defense, Alexis fires Warren Ballard and retains Adam. Alexis visits Billy Waite in South America under the guise of concern about Blake's misfortunes. As she prepares to leave, the police arrive. She is arrested for fleeing to avoid prosecution and led away by the police. At an isolated religious retreat, Jeff learns Fallon is dead and that she died along with Peter DeVilbis.

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92. The Rescue

In Seattle, Jeff and Blake learn the woman who died in the plane crash with Peter DeVilbis cannot be positively identified, but the ring she was wearing is indeed Fallon's wedding band. Jeff creates a scene at Fallon's funeral. Steven meets Sammy Jo in Los Angeles, where she demands payment of $3O,OOO per month for Danny's return. After Claudia points out his behavior only isolates him from the family, Adam is moved to action. Adam breaks into Sammy Jo's motel room and retrieves little Danny.

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93. The Trial

Blake visits Dominique at La Mirage to discuss her recent revelation. She tells Blake that her mother was a long-time mistress of his father and has evidence to prove it. At Alexis' trial, a neighbor offers powerful evidence that incriminates Alexis. Along with Mark, she saw a woman on the terrace wearing a cape that has been positively identified as Alexis. Blake is called to testify and states that Alexis would indeed commit a violent act if sufficiently provoked. In a dramatic courtroom scene, Steven is called to the witness stand and he must tell what he knows or protect his mother.

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94. The Verdict

On the witness stand Steven testifies he saw Alexis push Mark to his death. Furious, hurt, and still claiming her innocence, Alexis disowns Steven. Dominique offers Blake $25 million for control of his company. Stunned, Blake offers her 40% of Denver-Carrington for $30 million. Jeff sees other women in an attempt to forget Fallon, but remains obsessed with his ex-wife. Dismissing her attorneys and deciding to represent herself, Alexis takes the stand and testifies she was not wearing the cape that incriminated her. The prosecution, however, proves it had been delivered to her and was found stuffed in a trash bin behind her building. The verdict is at last delivered: Alexis is found guilty.

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95. Amanda

Adam and Dex vow to prove Alexis' innocence and begin a determined campaign. The woman who testified she had seen Alexis on the terrace with Mark had hosted a party that evening and snapped photographs. The negatives reveal it was Neal McVane who had framed Alexis for Mark's murder. Alexis is freed. Denver-Carrington is back in business. Alexis vows revenge on Dominique when she learns of her new partnership with Blake. Brady is stunned to learn of Dominique's true relationship with Blake. Upon returning home, Alexis receives a visit from a beautiful young woman named Amanda. She is Alexis' daughter.

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96. The Secret

Everybody learns about Alexis' "new" daughter. Blake starts checking her out and he finds out that Alexis was pregnant with Amanda before she left Denver after the divorce. Though Alexis denies it, he may be the father. Steven and Claudia fight more and more, and Claudia meets Dean Caldwell, who starts flirting with her. In the tennis court, Jeff comes in contact with a woman called Nicole "Nikki" Simpson, that seems to have had a relationship to the late Peter De Vilbis

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97. Domestic Intrigue

Amanda insists Alexis acknowledge their relationship and begs her to reveal her father's identity. Alexis tells her it was simply an anonymous ski instructor in Gstaad. Steven and Alexis reconcile and he rejoins Colbyco, where Luke Fuller, an attractive young man, has just been hired as public relations director. Claudia enters Steven's office to find Luke straightening her husband's tie. Amanda goes public with a front page story announcing she is Alexis' illegitimate daughter. Jeff meets an attractive young widow, Nicole, whose late husband was Peter DeVilbis.

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98. Krystina

Krystle goes into premature labor and delivers a baby girl, who suffers from respiratory problems. She names the child Kristina after a friend who once saved her life. Claudia is uneasy when Steven accompanies Luke on a business trip. After confiding in Dean Caldwell, he moves to hug her, and the two are soon in a passionate embrace. Amanda overhears Dex tell Alexis to stop hiding the identity of Amanda's father. Jeff finds a photo of Peter DeVilbis in Nikki's hotel room.

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99. Swept Away

Upon learning that he may be Amanda's father, Blake resolves to ask Amanda to take a blood test. Nicole tells Jeff there's a chance Peter DeVilbis may have been with another woman at the time of the crash. Under the pretense of a family outing, Alexis arranges to send Dex and Amanda to a ski lodge. With the tension growing between them, Amanda and Dex begin to fight. Their fury, however, soon turns to passion. Alexis finally arrives and announces the three are bound for London, where she and Dex will marry.

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100. That Holiday Spirit

A pretty rich horse breeder called Daniel Reece has Krystle's old horse Allegree, and he's going to sell it. Blake and Krystle tries to buy it back, Daniel wants to sell it especially to them, because he's an old acquaintance of Krystle. It turns out he was Krystle's sister Iris' old boyfriend, and Krystle doesn't like him. Dex and Alexis get married. Amanda talks to her foster mother, who tells her that Blake is her father.

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101. The Avenger

Krystle and Daniel get better along. Krystle also tells Blake that Daniel is Sammy Jo's real father. Jeff and Nikki search for a treasure which can also lead to Fallon. Blake gets a phone call telling him that his father, Tom Carrington, has had a heart attack. Steven and Claudia's marriage is breaking up, because Claudia suspects Steven of going back to being gay, together with his new PR-assistant, Luke, who is also gay.

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102. The Will

Steven wants to save his marriage. Alexis, Blake and Dominique go to see Tom Carrington. Dominique talks him into accepting her as his daughter and he includes her in his will, which Alexis don't like. Krystle wants to start working with horses. Jeff still searches for Fallon, convinced that she's alive. Krystina comes home from the hospital.

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103. The Treasure

Blake is jealous of Krystle, who now spends alot of time with Daniel. The relationship between Alexis, Dex and Amanda is a bit strange. Jeff and Nikki's search meets a dead end in Bolivia and it turns out Fallon's dead after all. Jeff is upset gets drunk and when he wakes up he's married to Nikki. Brady leaves Dominique

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104. Foreign Relations

Jeff and Nikki comes home from Bolivia and tells Blake and Krystle that they are married. Krystle is now dealing with Arabian horses together with Daniel, and someone is taking snap shots of them together. Steven has an affair with Luke. Alexis wants Amanda to move in with Blake and the rest of the family. Blake goes to Paris to negotiate with Ashley Mitchell to whom is is attracted. Krystle and Blake argue alot about not spending enough time together.

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105. Triangles

Krystle and Blake argue more and more and do not seem to agree. Blake goes to Acapulco on business, where he meets Ashley. This meeting is set up by Alexis. Steven wants to reconcile with Claudia.

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106. The Ball

Daniel and Krystle are getting better along, and when Krystle accidentally falls of her horse, he kisses her while checking if she's all right. Alexis, Ashley and Blake are all gathered in Acapulco and Alexis tries to spoil deals. Adam tries to get Claudia to divorce Steven.

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107. Circumstantial Evidence

Amanda meets prince Michael of Moldavia in Europe and has a romance with him, though he's engaged to the duchess of Brana in Moldavia and can't make any commitment. Daniel is crazy about Krystle and wants her. Claudia is slipping from Steven to Adam. Jeff and Nikki's marriage is not working out.

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108. The Collapse

It turns out Nikki and Jeff aren't married after all and she moves from the mansion. Krystle and Blake still have problems. Dominique starts vomiting on stage and faints.

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109. Life and Death

Dominique goes to hospital. Ashley and Krystle have a fight. Alexis has a plan to get Amanda and prince Michael to marry each other. Dex comes home from a secret mission with Daniel, and it turns out he has a past full of secret missions just like this.

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110. Parental Consent

Steven has problems choosing between Luke and Claudia. Alexis goes to Moldavia and meets her old very dear friend king Galen (Michael's father) and wants to make a deal with him including a marriage between Amanda and Michael. Someone is taking photographs of Blake and Ashley to make it look like Blake is having an affair.

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111. Photo Finish

Alexis manages to make an engagement with Michael and Amanda. It turns out Sammy Jo and Morgan Hess is behind the photographing of Blake and Krystle. But Sammy Jo's plan has worked out, because Krystle now takes Krystina and leaves Blake. In the mean time, Sammy Jo discovers an actress, Rita Leslie, who is Krystle's exact look-a-like, in a bar.

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112. The Crash

Adam manages to get Claudia to divorce Steven and he sleeps with her. Michael thinks Amanda is too insensitive and breaks the engagement. Blake is furious with Daniel and starts arguing with him just when he's on his way on a business trip. Blake refuses to go out of Daniel's plane, but Daniel's in a hurry and has no time to wait. They continue the discussion in the plane while flying. The argument gets into a fight and they accidentally strikes the pilot, who is left unconscious and the plane crashes in the woods.

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113. Reconciliation

Blake is the one with less damages after the plane crash and he gets both Daniel and the pilot to a cabin nearby the plane wreck. After a while Jeff manages to find them with a rescue chopper. Amanda and Michael suddenly have reconciled. Krystle tells Daniel that her sister Iris was pregnant when he left her, and that he has a daughter, Sammy Jo. Sammy Jo, who's now got Rita staying with her, does not know about her real father.

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114. Sammy Jo

Jeff is interested in Ashley and asks her out often. He suddenly discovers a picture she's taken, and Fallon's in it. Adam thinks Jeff's taking his place as Blake's son and is jalous. To create problems he does changes to a important document and gets Blake to blame Jeff. Daniel and Krystle goes to New York and Daniel meets Sammy Jo for the first time.

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115. Kidnapped

Jeff and Adam are certainly not getting along after the document incident. Michael and Amanda's wedding is up but the boss of Michael's security guards, Yuri, has scary plans. A kidnapping of Amanda is arranged, but she's saved by among others Dex and Michael. To prove that he loves him, Steven invites Luke to be with him in Moldavia at the wedding. Dex gets terrible news: Daniel was killed in one of his missions.

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116. The Heiress

Alexis, Michael and Amanda go to Moldavia to prepare a big wedding. They meet Elena, the duchess of Brana, who is pretty jalous. She manages to make Amanda believe she's having an affair with Michael. Galen wants Alexis to leave Dex for him. Daniel's will says Sammy Jo gets his farm, Delta Rho, and his fortune, though it's held in trust and Krystle has the control over it. This makes Sammy Jo furious. Fallon suddenly shows up in a police station in Los Angeles with amnesia.

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117. Royal Wedding

Steven promises Luke they and Danny will move in together when the wedding's over. Meanwhile Adam and Claudia look like they're meant for each other. Sammy Jo tries to make a revenge plan for Krystle, and gets a very good idea when she sees how good Rita is at playing Krystle. In Moldavia Elena confesses she's lying about the affair, and Amanda and Michael get married. But just after "I do", terrorists attacks the ceremony and everybody is left in a pile of blood. "Which of the Carringtons survived?"

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Main Cast

Special Guest Stars

Recurring Cast

Guest Star

  • Janet Brandt as Mrs Gordon (2 episodes)
  • Peter Mark Richman as Andrew Laird (1 episode)
  • Clive Revill as Warren Ballard (2 episodes)
  • Kevin McCarthy as Billy Waite (2 episodes)
  • Sally Kemp as Marcia (1 episode)
  • Basil Hoffman as Judge Drew Mayfield (2 episodes)
  • Jeff Pomerantz as Michael Cunningham (2 episodes)
  • Brynja McGrady as Amy (2 episodes)
  • Paul Burke as Neal McVane (1 episode)
  • Bradford Dillman as Hal Lombard (2 episodes)
  • Juliet Mills as Rosalind Bedford (2 episodes)
  • John Saxon as Rashid Ahmed (1 episode)
  • James Sutorius as Gordon Wales (1 episode)
  • Harry Andrews as Thomas 'Tom' Fitzsimmons Carrington (1 episode)
  • Hank Brandt as Morgan Hess (1 episode)
  • Kerry Armstrong as Elena, duchess of Branagh (2 episodes)