|Season||Dynasty, Season 6|
|Num of episodes||31|
|Ratings||7th place (21.8)|
|DVD edition||Paramount video|
Overview[edit | edit source]
When the series resumed on September 25, 1985, viewers quickly learned that only two minor characters of the series had died during the the so-called "Moldavian Massacre: Steven's boyfriend Luke Fuller (Billy Campbell), who was mortally wounded saving Claudia's life, and Jeff's love interest Lady Ashley Mitchell (Ali MacGraw).
Though still a top ten series, Dynasty dropped from #1 to #7 in the ratings for its sixth season, which featured a lookalike woman named Rita who poses as Krystle (with both roles played by Evans), introduced Alexis' sister Caress (Kate O'Mara), and launched the spin-off The Colbys.
Presumed-dead heiress Fallon Carrington Colby reappears alive, suffering from amnesia and using the name Randall Adams. Drawn to California after recognizing the name "Colby," she meets playboy Miles Colby (Maxwell Caulfield), not realizing that he is the cousin of her ex-husband, Jeff. A mutual business venture brings the Colbys of California to the Denver mansion of Blake.
Spurned by Blake, Alexis finds his estranged brother Ben (Christopher Cazenove) and she and he successfully plot to strip Blake of his fortune. Steven's budding relationship with closeted Bart Fallmont (Kevin Conroy) is ruined by Adam's business-motivated public revelation that Bart is gay. Amanda, who has divorced of Prince Michael, fights with Sammy Jo for the favors of Clay Fallmont (Ted McGinley).
The May 21, 1986 season finale finds Blake strangling Alexis while the rest of the cast is in peril at the La Mirage hotel, which is accidentally set afire by Claudia.
Episode guide written by Paul Siciliano (long summaries) and Stian Presthus (short summaries).
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|118. The Aftermath|
|Ashley is killed in the terrorist attack. Luke is badly hurt and also dies a few hours later. The rest is held as prisoners, while Yuri and politicians he's got on his side take over the country. Sammy Jo makes a plan about getting Rita to play Krystle to get money. Fallon discovers the name Miles Colby in a paper and gets a funny familiar feeling about it. She then goes to see Miles.
|119. The Homecoming|
|Blake manages to get everybody out of Moldavia and back to Denver. Rita's ex-boyfriend, the director Joel Abrigore comes after Rita, and wants her back. He decides to help with the Krystle-plan. Luke's funeral takes place. Fallon is now getting good along with Miles and she tells him she can't remember who she is
|120. The Californians|
|Jason Colby, who is the brother of Cecil Colby, Philip Colby (Jeff's father), and Constance Colby (he's also the father of Miles Colby), gets to know that he's dying. He only tells Constance, who later gets in touch with Jeff. Jason also calls Blake (whom he hasn't seen in 20 years) and proposes a business deal. Blake turns it down. Claudia tells Adam she can't be with him any more.
Sammy Jo and Joel makes Rita look exactly like Krystle.
|121. The Man|
|Sammy Jo, Rita and Joel are almost done with their plan. They're going to kidnap Krystle, put her clothes on Rita and "exchange" the two of them. Jeff visits his aunt Constance, and she gives him her 50 % of Colby Enterprises, which other 50 % is owned by Jason. A man from Dominique's past shows up and pays her a visit. Adam will not let go of Claudia and goes with her to San Francisco
|122. The Gown|
|A nun, sister Mary Theresa, from Moldavia pays Alexis a visit, saying Galen is alive. Alexis
plans to go there looking for him. Adam and Claudia get married in San Francisco. Jeff talks to the police in Los Angeles and learns that they've seen Fallon. He's sure she's alive, and plans to take "LB" (little Blake) and move to California. Krystle comes to Delta Rho without Sammy Jo knowing it, and runs into Rita who is exactly like her. She tries to call Blake, but Joel manages to strike her down. Rita now has to step right into the part as Mrs. Krystle Carrington!
|123. The Titans (1)|
|With help from Sammy Jo, Rita is now "put into" the Krystle part, while the real Krystle is a prisoner at Delta Rho. Nobody expects a thing. Alexis is sure king Galen is alive and wants to get him out of Moldavia. She gets Dex to help her. She disguises as a nun and gets into Moldavia, though Dex is captured by the guards.
|124. The Titans (2)|
|The deal between Blake and Jason is to be closed and a party is arranged at the mansion. Jason comes to Denver with his wife Sabella "Sable" Scott Colby (who is also Alexis' cousin), plus his daughter Monica, his sister Constance, and his lawyer, Garrett Boydston, who is a previous lover of Dominique's. Miles comes to the party too and brings Fallon as a date. Fallon recognizes the house without knowing why, and she gets frightened and leaves.
Jeff sees her disappear.
|125. The Decision|
|In Moldavia, Dex manages to escape and he saves king Galen, whose legs are paralyzed. They get out of the country with Alexis. Jeff and Blake finds out that Fallon is with Miles, but meanwhile Miles and Fallon has gone back to California. Blake is getting suspicious about Rita and understands something is wrong.
|126. The Proposal|
|Galen comes to Denver and is hospitalized. Jeff goes after Fallon to California, but leaves LB. Blake thinks Krystle (Rita) is sick and wants her to go to a doctor. Joel disguises as "Dr. Travers", and comes to "examine" Rita. Claudia receives a letter saying that Walter Lankershim (Matthew's old partner in 1981) is dead, and Claudia inherits his oil well, Lankershim-Blaisdel 1. To get out of sticky situations at night, when Blake wants to sleep with her, Rita drugs him.
Alexis visits Galen in the hospital and he promises he'll make her the richest woman in the world, if she helps him regain his throne.
|127. The Close Call|
|Krystle learns a bit more about what's happening, and that she has been replaced by Rita. Garrett's proposals to Dominique about getting back together again are useless. Joel comes to the mansion again to "examine" Rita, but what they really do is discussing what to do next. They also get a bit "intimate", and LB sees them kissing. Galen promises Alexis he'll make her billions of dollars within banking when he gets Moldavia back. As a part of this deal, Alexis decides to let Galen live with her and Dex. Dex does not like it. Blake finds new signs saying Krystle (Rita) is not herself, and he orders her to go to another doctor.
|128. The Quarrels|
|Blake takes Rita to see his own doctor, who says she is in tip top shape. Galen does everything he can from his wheelchair in Alexis' apartment to get Moldavia power back. He wants Michael to put Moldavia before Amanda in his life, and Michael obeys his father, against his own will.
|129. The Roadhouse|
|Joel decides to take the real Krystle out for a drink. In the bar they accidentally meet Dex and Alexis. Joel introduces himself as dr. Travers again. Krystle tries to get Alexis and Dex to understand what's going on, but she fails. After seeing Krystle and the "doctor" together, Alexis is convinced Krystle is unfaithful to Blake. Galen does not trust anyone in the fight for getting Moldavia back. Bart Fallmont does not have any intention of being co-operative with Denver-Carrington in the pipeline deal, after Adam's attempt to bribe him. Blake is getting suspicious about Krystle and understands something is wrong.
|130. The Solution|
|Joel tells Krystle he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Jonathan Lake takes Fallmont's side in the fight with the Carringtons. LB tells Alexis he saw "Krystle" (Rita) kissing "dr. Travers" (Joel), and Alexis confronts Blake about it. Blake now starts thinking divorce may be the best solution. Joel understands it's getting dangerous, and he finds his emergency solution: POISON, meant for Blake.
|In Caracas, Venezuela, Cassandra "Caress" Morrell, Alexis' sister, is let out of jail. She immediately starts working on her only goal; to publish a book that reveals all of Alexis' dirty secrets. Bart tells lies about the Carringtons on national television and Steven attacks him, which leads to a brutal fight. The poison starts affecting Blake and he has trouble concentrating. Alexis is very suspicious after seeing Krystle and Joel and confronts Rita. Sammy Jo finds out about the poisoning of Blake, and does not like it.
|132. The Alarm|
|Joel makes false passports for him and Krystle and wants to take her to South America. Dex is more and more unhappy with Galen living in Alexis' apartment. Sammy Jo finally starts to realize that the plot has gone too far. Blake is mortally ill and falls down the stairs. Rita watches, but doesn't do anything to help him.
|133. The Vigil|
|Blake is brought to the hospital and his life is in great danger, but he survives. When he wakes up he remembers his fall accurate. He realizes that Rita is not Krystle. Rita unfortunately meets Krystle when she's looking for Joel in the attic and a catfight is on. Sammy Jo comes in and helps Krystle. Rita is left unconscious, locked in the attic, while Sammy Jo and Krystle escape. But they only get as far as to the front door where Joel is waiting.
|134. The Accident|
|Sammy Jo and Krystle make Joel believe that Krystle is Rita, and they escape from Delta Rho. There's a happy reunion with Krystle and Blake at the hospital. Joel and Rita decamp, but has a car accident. Sammy Jo tells the true story about their plan, but Krystle and Blake choose not to turn her in. Adam tries to find Claudia but with no luck. Alexis wants to make a scandal of Krystle's kidnapping and goes to the press saying Krystle and Joel are lovers.
|Krystle is very shook up after the kidnapping. After Alexis' spreading of rumors to the press, a reporter disguises as a nanny and comes to the mansion asking Krystle embarrassing and insulting questions, which makes Krystle's condition worse. Blake does everything he can to find Rita and Joel. Fallon comes home from California to visit, now recovering from the amnesia. But she's pretty depressed, and when Miles comes after her, it turns out he raped her the night before, though he didn't mean it. He wants Fallon to choose between him and Jeff. Both Dex and Amanda are hurt from marriage problems and as a result from that, plus Dex being extremely alcoholized, they sleep together. Alexis learns that her sister is released, and tries to get help to keep her in jail from an old friend and lover, Zachary "Zach" Powers.
|136. The Divorce|
|Alexis finds Dex and Amanda in bed together and decides never to forgive any of them. Dominique's daughter, Jacqueline "Jackie" Deveraux, comes to stay with Dominique. Garrett meets her and believes he is her father. Adam finds out about Bart Fallmont being gay.
|137. The Dismissal|
|Alexis divorces Dex, who is badly hurt, but now is together with Amanda. Amanda means Dex is the love of her life. Blake does not like this relationship and tries to separate them. Adam threatens Bart to reveal that he's gay. Caress and Alexis meet again. Alexis is also hurt after the divorce from Dex and realizes Blake is the one she's always loved. But these feelings vanishes quickly when she finds out that Blake under no circumstances will return her love Alexis curses him and promises to destroy him.
|Amanda and Dex continues their "turtle dove" relationship. Blake is in Hong Kong on business and Krystle represents Denver-Carrington meanwhile. After a press conference she fights with Alexis and they fall down a hill and get covered with mud. Caress meets Blake again for the first time in quite a few years. Alexis tracks down Blake's brother Benjamin "Ben" Carrington in Australia, and they make a plan to ruin Blake. Caress blames Alexis for putting her in jail and demands to stay in her apartment. Alexis warns her about crossing her paths.
|Alexis finds out about Caress' book. There are more disagreements between the Carringtons and the Fallmonts. The Fallmonts; Bart, his father (Buckley Clayburn "Buck" Fallmont), his mother (Emily Fallmont), and his brother (Clayburn "Clay" Fallmont) comes to a dinner party in the Carrington mansion, but this doesn't help to solve their arguments about the pipeline. Since there are no ways of co-operation, Adam reveals to the press that Bart is gay. Sammy Jo and Clay meet and are attracted to one another. Blake and Ben meet face to face again, and Ben tells him he's back to get revenge.
|140. The Subpoenas|
|Dominique warns Ben about involving too much with Alexis, but it doesn't help. Ben sues Blake and demands his share of the inheritance from their father, which means 125 million dollars. The fight is on. Dex realizes his affair with Amanda is a mistake and wants to brake up with her, which hurts her deeply. Alexis prepares to stop the publishing of Caress' book. Blake and Ben argues over their mother's (Ellen Lucy Carrington) grave, and it seems Ben is to blame for her death.
|141. The Trial (1)|
|In court, Ben and Alexis lie about Ben and Blake's mother's death and says Blake is responsible. According to them, Blake was supposed to watch their mother (who was hurt), but ran off to sleep with Alexis. After this false testimony, things don't look too good for Blake in the trial. Jackie checks her birth certificate and finds out her father is "unknown". Alexis tells Caress that she knows about the book, and to stop it she's bought the publishing house.
|142. The Trial (2)|
|Jackie runs away from home after knowing Dominique's lied about her father. Buck Fallmont tries over and over again to get closer to Amanda, who pushes him away every time. It turns out that Ben is responsible for his mother's death, cause he was the one supposed to watch his mother the day she died, but instead he was with Emily Fallmont having sex that day. Another witness is Caress, who was with Alexis the same day. But even though this stuff turned up, Ben and Alexis win the trial. Blake is furious and wants to destroy Alexis.
|143. The Vote|
|Caress tells Blake she wants to help him prove Alexis' testimony was false. Alexis and Ben's "professional" relationship is getting closer to a sexual one. Amanda suffers after the break-up with Dex and Krystle tries to help her. Dominique tells Garrett he is Jackie's father. Claudia finds the contract Adam made Blake sign when he was ill from the poison, that gives Adam control over Denver-Carrington, and she threatens to tell Blake unless Adam does what she says. Though Blake lost alot of money in the trial, he's fighting back and planning to take over ColbyCo.
|144. The Warning|
|The fight between Alexis and Blake continues. Alexis works with dirty tricks and is now setting Blake up, creating a conflict between him and the Chinese government. Buck still fails trying to be Amanda's "friend". After a car accident involving them both, he takes the blame for her. Emily is very nervous, thinking that the truth about the affair she had with Ben is going to come out. Ben fools Blake and manages to get his hands on one of Denver-Carrington's smaller companies.
|145. The Cry|
|Blake learns about Ben's relationship to Emily. Ben and Alexis plans to get Caress out of their way. Jackie returns home and learns Garrett is her father. Amanda's condition is bad, cause she feels she's not loved by anyone. She takes a huge doze of sleeping pills and looses consciousness.
|146. The Rescue|
|Alexis finds a drugged, unconscious Amanda and gets her to the hospital where she later wakes up. Alexis now forgives Amanda for the incident with Dex. Dex recognizes Ben from somewhere, and decides to find out who he really is. Ben "takes care" of Caress by managing to send her back to the prison in Caracas. He also gets his hands on the script for her book. Garrett and Dominique decides to get married. What Alexis thinks is her chance to hit Blake (by getting him in trouble with the Chinese) turns out to be a plot made by Ben to fool her.
|147. The Triple-Cross|
|Blake gets in trouble with the Chinese, and Alexis says she's got nothing to do with it. Adam and Steven has big trouble co-operating while Blake is away. Alexis talks to minister Han in the Chinese government and tries to get him to give her full control over Blake's 75 % of t he oil leases. Adam and Claudia's marriage is in ruins and Claudia threatens to blackmail Adam with the information about his scam. Ben reveals to Alexis that he's been co-operating secretly with the Chinese and now gets his hands on the oil leases. Alexis swears she'll get both him and Blake.
|148. The Vendetta|
|Caress desperately tries to get help from her jail cell in Caracas and sends a letter to Blake. An engagement party for Dominique and Garrett is held at La Mirage, but in the middle of it Dominique finds out that Garrett has been lying to her all the time about being married when they had their affair many years ago, and she doesn't want to see him again. In the mean time, Claudia is in her room upstairs, hurt and angry with all the Carringtons who have betrayed her. She lights one candle for each Carrington, but she accidentally puts fire to the curtains and soon the whole room is on fire. Blake and Krystle comes home from the party and discovers Ben and Alexis in the mansion. Alexis tells them that the Chinese government has given the South China Sea oil leases to Ben, and that Blake now is flat broke. As a little "bonus", Alexis has just bought the mansion. Blake flips out and starts strangling Alexis.
Starring[edit | edit source]
- John Forsythe as Blake Carrington
- Linda Evans as Krystle Carrington / Rita Lesley (17 episodes)
- John James as Jeff Colby (8 episodes)
- Pamela Bellwood as Claudia Blaisdel (25 episodes)
- Gordon Thomson as Adam Carrington (30 episodes)
- Jack Coleman as Steven Carrington
- Michael Nader as Dex Dexter
- Catherine Oxenberg as Amanda Carrington
- Michael Praed as Michael of Moldavia (18 episodes)
- Emma Samms as Fallon Carrington (9 episodes)
- Maxwell Caulfield as Miles Colby (9 episodes)
- Heather Locklear as Sammy Jo Reece (25 episodes)
- Ted McGinley as Clay Fallmont (8 episodes)
- Christopher Cazenove as Ben Carrington (11 episodes)
- Kate O'Mara as Caress Morell (15 episodes)
- Ken Howard as Garrett Boydston (13 episodes)
- Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux (28 episodes)
- Joan Collins as Alexis Colby (30 episodes)
Special Guest Stars
- George Hamilton as Joel Abrigore (17 episodes)
- Ricardo Montalban as Zachary 'Zach' Powers (1 episode)
- Charlton Heston as Jason Colby (4 episodes)
- Stephanie Beacham as Sable Colby (2 episodes)
- Tracy Scoggins as Monica Colby (2 episodes)
- Claire Yarlett as Bliss Colby (1 episode)
- Barbara Stanwyck as Constance Colby Patterson (4 episodes)
- Virginia Hawkins as Jeanette Robbins (4 episodes)
- Betty Harford as Hilda Gunnerson (4 episodes)
- William Beckley as Gerard (16 episodes)
- Joel Fabiani as King Galen of Moldavia (12 episodes)
- Calvin Lockhart as Jonathan Lake (7 episodes)
- Kerry Armstrong as Elena, duchess of Branagh (5 episodes)
- Kevin Conroy as Bart Fallmont (8 episodes)
- Troy Byer Bailey as Jackie Deveraux (11 episodes)
- Pat Crowley as Emily Fallmont (4 episodes)
- Richard Anderson as Buck Fallmont (3 episodes)
- Jim Ishida as Lin (6 episodes)
- Peggy Walton-Walker as Barbara (3 episodes)
- Ashley Mutrux as LB Colby (8 episodes)
- Jameson Sampley as Danny Carrington (10 episodes)
- James Sutorius as Gordon Wales (2 episodes)
- Billy Campbell as Luke Fuller (1 episode)
- Carl Strano as Yuri (2 episodes)
- Theodore Bikel as Warnick (3 episodes)
- Paul Shenar as Justin Dehner (1 episode)
- Richard Roat as Creighton (5 episodes)
- Robert Symonds as Dr. Jonas Edwards (1 episode)
- Hank Brandt as Morgan Hess (1 episode)
- Anthony Zerbe as Crenshaw (2 episodes)
- Warren Munson as Judge Stanley Thurlowe (2 episodes)
- William Traylor as Dan Franklin (2 episodes)
- Carole Cook as Cora Van Heusen (1 episode)
- Kabir Bedi as Farouk Ahmed (2 episodes)
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