Dynasty (1981 TV series, season 6)

The sixth season of Dynasty originally aired in the United States on ABC from September 25, 1985 through May 21, 1986. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, revolves around the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado.

Dynasty
Season 6
Dynasty (1981) S6 DVD.jpg
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes31
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 25, 1985 (1985-09-25) –
May 21, 1986 (1986-05-21)
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Season six stars John Forsythe as millionaire oil magnate Blake Carrington; Linda Evans as his wife Krystle; Jack Coleman as Blake and Alexis's earnest son Steven; Gordon Thomson as Blake and Alexis's eldest son Adam; Pamela Bellwood as Steven's ex-wife, Claudia; Heather Locklear as Krystle's niece and Steven's ex-wife Sammy Jo; Michael Nader as Alexis's husband Dex Dexter; Catherine Oxenberg as Blake and Alexis's youngest daughter, Amanda; Michael Praed as Amanda's husband Prince Michael of Moldavia; Diahann Carroll as Blake's half-sister Dominique Deveraux; Ted McGinley as Clay Fallmont; and Joan Collins as Alexis Colby, Blake's ex-wife and the mother of Adam, Fallon, Steven, and Amanda. The season also features Maxwell Caulfield as Jeff's cousin, Miles Colby; Christopher Cazenove as Blake's brother, Ben Carrington; Kate O'Mara as Alexis' sister Caress Morell; and George Hamilton as con man Joel Abrigore.

A spin-off series, The Colbys, was launched in November 1985, starring John James and Emma Samms as their Dynasty characters, Jeff Colby and Fallon Carrington. To set up the new series, Dynasty introduced the series regulars of The Colbys, including Charlton Heston as wealthy Colby Enterprises CEO Jason Colby; Stephanie Beacham as his wife Sable; Tracy Scoggins as their daughter Monica, twin sister to Miles; Claire Yarlett as Bliss Colby; Jason and Sable's youngest daughter; Barbara Stanwyck as Jason's sister Constance Colby; and Ricardo Montalban as shipping tycoon Zach Powers.

DevelopmentEdit

The season six premiere episode "The Aftermath" garnered a 28.1 rating, higher than any other episode in the entire series, as viewers wanted to see who survived the "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger from the season five finale.[1] The only casualties were Steven's boyfriend Luke Fuller (William Campbell), and Jeff's love interest Lady Ashley Mitchell (Ali MacGraw). In the 2006 CBS special Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, Gordon Thomson stated that it was the "follow-up" that was the letdown, not the cliffhanger itself. John James stated in the 2001 episode of E! The True Hollywood Story featuring Dynasty that the Moldavian Massacre was when the show "maxed out" and "overdosed" on outrageousness.[2] Joan Collins was conspicuously absent from the season six opener, as she was in a tense contract renegotiation with the show, seeking an increased salary.[3] She returned to the series in the season's second episode.

Although still a top ten series, Dynasty dropped from first to seventh place in the ratings for its sixth season.[4][5] A spin-off series, The Colbys, was launched in November 1985, starring John James and Emma Samms as their Dynasty characters, Jeff Colby and Fallon Carrington.[6][7][8]

PlotEdit

Spurned by Blake, Alexis finds his estranged brother Ben and the duo successfully plot to strip Blake of his fortune. Alexis's sister Caress Morell also appears and causes trouble for Alexis. Steven's budding relationship with the closeted Bart Fallmont (Kevin Conroy) is ruined by Adam's business-motivated public revelation that Bart is gay. Krystle is held hostage and replaced by lookalike Rita (also played by Evans), who is working with a con man to rob Blake. Amanda, who has divorced Prince Michael, fights with Sammy Jo for the favors of Clay Fallmont. 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 has been accidentally set afire by Claudia.[9]

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

GuestEdit

Cast notes
  1. ^ After "The Decision", James was transferred in The Colbys.
  2. ^ Bellwood did not appear from "The Divorce" to "Masquerade", and is not credited in the opening credits for those episodes.
  3. ^ Samms is credited in the opening credits from "Aftermath" to "The Decision", and in "Souvenirs", in which she appears.
  4. ^ Locklear did not appear in six episodes of season six, and was not credited in the opening credits for those episodes.
  5. ^ Caulfield is credited in the opening credits from "Aftermath" to "The Decision", and in "Souvenirs", in which he appears. In "The Titans: Part 1" and "The Titans: Part 2", Caulfield is credited as a special appearance with the rest of the cast of The Colbys.
  6. ^ Hamilton first appears in "The Homecoming".
  7. ^ Howard first appears in "The Titans: Part 2", but is credited in the opening credits from "The Titans: Part 1". He did not appear in twelve episodes of season six, and is not credited in the opening credits in those episodes. In "The Titans: Part 1" and "The Titans : Part 2", Howard is credited as a special appearance with the rest of the cast of The Colbys.
  8. ^ McGinley is credited in the opening credits from "Masquerade" to "The Choice (a.k.a.) The Vendetta", except from "The Vote" to "The Rescue" in which he did not appear.
  9. ^ Cazenove first appears in "Ben".
  10. ^ O'Mara is credited as a guest in "Suspicions" and "The Alarm" before she is credited in the opening credits from "Souvenirs" to "The Choice (a.k.a.) The Vendetta", except in "The Triple-Cross" in which she did not appear.
  11. ^ Carroll did not appear in eleven episodes of season six, and was not credited in the opening credits for those episodes.
  12. ^ a b Heston and Stanywyck are credited in the opening credits in "The Californians", "The Man", "The Titans: Part 1" and "The Titans: Part 2". The characters are subsequently series regulars in The Colbys.
  13. ^ a b Beacham and Scoggins are credited in the opening credits in "The Titans: Part 1" and "The Titans: Part 2". The characters are subsequently series regulars in The Colbys, and eventually on Dynasty.
  14. ^ Yarlett is credited in the opening credits in "The Titans: Part 1" and "The Titans: Part 2", although she appears only in the first part. The character is subsequently a series regular in The Colbys.
  15. ^ Montalban is credited in the opening credits in "Souvenirs". The character is subsequently a series regular in The Colbys.

EpisodesEdit

The Colbys was spun off Dynasty during season six.[6]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Rating
(households)
1181"The Aftermath"Robert ScheererStory by : Diana Gould
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
September 25, 1985 (1985-09-25)DY-11628.1[10]
The attack at Michael and Amanda's wedding leaves Lady Mitchell and Luke dead. Alexis goes missing after the attack; meanwhile, the rest of the wedding party is held captive in the palace. Sammy Jo reveals her plan to have Rita impersonate Krystle so that Sammy Jo can get control of the money her father left her. In Los Angeles, Fallon meets Miles Colby. Michael is told that his father is dead, but when Krystle discovers that it is not true, she is imprisoned in the palace dungeon.
1192"The Homecoming"Kim FriedmanStory by : Diana Gould
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
October 2, 1985 (1985-10-02)DY-11723.4[10]
Blake secures Krystle and Alexis's release and everyone returns to Denver for Luke Fuller's funeral. Adam presses Claudia to marry him. Alexis is convinced that King Galen is still alive. Sammy Jo meets Rita's boyfriend, Joel Abrigore.
1203"The Californians"Gwen ArnerStory by : Diana Gould
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
October 9, 1985 (1985-10-09)DY-11822.5[10]
Blake decides to enter into business with Jason Colby, Jeff's estranged uncle. Dex is angry when Alexis hints that he go on a mission to rescue King Galen. Rita seeks plastic surgery to look more like Krystle. As Fallon and Miles grow closer, Jeff receives a call from his aunt Constance Colby, urging him to come to California.
1214"The Man"Don MedfordStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
October 16, 1985 (1985-10-16)DY-11920.6[10]
Constance gives Jeff her half of the family business, Colby Enterprises. Krystle tries to make peace with Sammy Jo, while Sammy Jo moves forward with her plan to have Rita impersonate Krystle. The situation in Moldavia continues to put a strain on Amanda and Michael's marriage. Joel tells Rita that Sammy Jo can have her money, they are going after the Carrington fortune.
1225"The Gown"Robert ScheererStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
October 30, 1985 (1985-10-30)DY-12022.0[10]

Jeff tells Blake that he is moving to Los Angeles. Adam and Claudia get married. Krystle sees Rita for the first time at Delta Rho, with unexpected consequences.


Dynasty was preempted by the fourth game of the 1985 World Series on October 23, 1985.[11]
1236"The Titans - Part 1"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
November 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)DY-12124.2[10]

Blake prepares for the arrival of the Colbys. Alexis and Dex fly back to Moldavia to rescue King Galen. Meanwhile, Krystle is held hostage at Delta Rho by Joel, while Rita takes her place at the mansion.


Dynasty was preempted by part 3 of North and South on November 6, 1985.[12]

Note: "The Titans" parts 1 and 2 originally aired as a special two-hour episode. This episode set the stage for the spin-off The Colbys.
1247"The Titans - Part 2"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
November 13, 1985 (1985-11-13)DY-12124.2[10]
Dex is captured by the Moldavian army, however, dressed as a nun, Alexis safely crosses over the border. Adam tells Blake about his marriage to Claudia and an angry Blake counters by telling Adam that he is changing his will to leave Adam $1. The Colby family arrives in Denver from California. Steven is upset when he learns that Rita/Krystle has invited Sammy Jo to stay in the Carrington mansion. Jeff spots Fallon during the party at the mansion.
1258"The Decision"Gwen ArnerStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Robert Seidenberg
November 20, 1985 (1985-11-20)DY-12222.4[10]
Dex and Alexis smuggle Galen out of Moldavia. Garrett Boydson, Jason Colby's attorney, hopes to rekindle a past romance with Dominique. Little Blake overhears a conversation between Rita and Sammy Jo and quickly realizes that she is not Krystle. Amanda tells Michael that she wants a divorce. Fallon and Miles make love as Jeff vows that once he finds Fallon, he will never let her go.
1269"The Proposal"Robert ScheererStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
November 27, 1985 (1985-11-27)DY-12320.6[10]
After gaining financial independence due to an oil well willed to her by the late Walter Lankershim, Claudia decides to move back into the Carrington mansion. Michael orders Dex to stay away from Amanda. The family discovers that Fallon is not dead, but alive and living in California with Miles Colby. Rita begins drugging Blake to avoid having to make love with him. Alexis is intrigued when King Galen vows to make her "the most powerful woman in the world".
12710"The Close Call"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Diana Gould
December 4, 1985 (1985-12-04)DY-12421.8[10]
Claudia and Blake have an argument when Blake lays claim to her oil well and she gets so angry that she agrees to Adam's plan to take control of everything Blake owns. With King Galen recuperating in Denver, he and Alexis begin to make plans to regain power. While Michael and Amanda attempt to fix the problems with their marriage, Dex and Alexis continue to fight about Galen. Joel tells Krystle that she has been replaced.
12811"The Quarrels"Kim FriedmanStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
December 11, 1985 (1985-12-11)DY-12521.4[10]
Rita is nervous when Blake schedules a doctor's appointment for "Krystle". Claudia considers suing Blake over possession of the oil well, but Adam convinces her that they can have more than just one well. Alexis witnesses "Krystle" get angry with L.B. Blake is left bewildered when Rita rejects him.
12912"The Roadhouse"Jerome CourtlandStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
December 18, 1985 (1985-12-18)DY-12620.0[10]
Alexis moves Galen into her penthouse to recuperate. Alexis and Dex are shocked to see Krystle with Joel at the roadhouse and when Krystle sends signs of help to Alexis, Dex senses something is wrong, but Alexis tells him to forget about it. In a desperate move to win back her oil well, Claudia tries to get in Steven's good graces, in hopes that he can persuade Blake to return it to her. Krystle has a violent reaction when she sees Rita with Blake on TV.
13013"The Solution"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Robert Seidenberg
December 25, 1985 (1985-12-25)DY-12717.7[10]
Galen lies to Alexis about the progress of his recovery. When L.B. tells Alexis that he saw Krystle kissing her doctor, Alexis tells Blake that Krystle is having an affair with Dr. Travers (a.k.a. Joel). Dominique is weak to Garrett Boydston's advances. Krystle realizes that Joel is becoming obsessed with her. Rita begins to poison Blake.
13114"Suspicions"Nancy MaloneStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Diana Gould
January 8, 1986 (1986-01-08)DY-12821.1[10]

Blake suffers dizzy spells as Rita's slow poisoning takes effect. Anxious to secure the Carrington estate, Joel convinces Rita to administer the fatal dose. An enraged Steven engages Bart Fallmont in hand-to-hand combat over the pipeline construction. Dex is granted full building rights. Claudia decides to take the fight for her oil well into her own hands. Amanda is upset to learn that Elena is helping Michael. Alexis's sister, Caress Morell, is released from a Venezuelan prison in exchange for the "Alexis Carrington-Dexter Story". Sammy Jo discovers the empty vial of poison, and confronting an alarmed Rita, begins to suspect Joel's deadly plan.


Dynasty was preempted by The Sugar Bowl game between Miami Vs. Tennessee on January 1, 1986.[13]
13215"The Alarm"Kim FriedmanStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
January 15, 1986 (1986-01-15)DY-12920.4[10]
Galen plots to regain his throne while Elena, learning the counter-revolution is in jeopardy, solicits Michael's help. Caress arrives in Denver and immediately begins conducting extensive research on Alexis. Joel intends to flee to South America with Krystle, rather than Rita. Adam takes advantage of Blake's condition and tricks him into signing a document granting Adam his power of attorney. Adam boasts to Claudia, but she is suspicious, and continues her attempt to prove rightful ownership of the oil well. Sammy Jo forces Rita to tell her about the plan to poison Blake and Sammy Jo warns Steven. As Rita watches, Blake, stricken with an apparent heart attack, falls down the stairs at the Carrington mansion.
13316"The Vigil"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
January 22, 1986 (1986-01-22)DY-13024.2[10]
After falling down the stairs, Blake is rushed to the hospital. Unconscious, Blake flashes back to the moment before his fall and realizes that "Krystle" is not Krystle. Galen continues his deceptive charade as he requests two million dollars from an unsuspecting Alexis and Dex is incensed. Rita panics when Blake demands to know who she really is; she flees to find Joel, but encounters Krystle instead and a vicious struggle ensues. Sammy Jo helps Krystle escape from Rita, but they are blocked by Joel.
13417"The Accident"Kim FriedmanStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
January 29, 1986 (1986-01-29)DY-13123.9[10]
When Joel intercepts Krystle and Sammy Jo at Delta Rho, Krystle pretends to be Rita and escapes. Blake and Krystle are reunited, but Krystle is haunted by nightmares of Joel. While Krystle is furious with Sammy Jo, she decides not to press charges against her. Joel, believing Rita to be Krystle, reveals his plan to take Krystle to South America. As they are fleeing Denver, Rita fights with Joel and the car they are driving crashes; the police later inform Blake that no bodies were found in the wreckage. Alexis tries to prove that, while locked in the attic, Krystle had an affair with Joel and goes to a tabloid with the story. Dex attempts to force Galen to walk, but when he fails, it only drives Alexis further away from him. Dominique is surprised when her daughter, Jackie, arrives in Denver from Europe. Claudia tracks down Dr. Edwards in Montana.
13518"Souvenirs"Robert ScheererStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Diana Gould
February 5, 1986 (1986-02-05)DY-13220.2[10]
At Alexis's command, a reporter disguised as a nanny, sneaks onto the Carrington Estate to interrogate Krystle. Krystle is overwhelmed with the realization that another woman was living her life. Blake reproaches Adam for his carelessness in permitting the malicious journalist onto the premises. Fallon returns home for consolation and support, hiding the fact that she was raped by Miles. Three marriages are in serious jeopardy as Claudia sends Adam a letter saying goodbye; Amanda informs Michael that she wants a divorce and; after catching a "crowned" Alexis admiring herself as Moldavian queen, Dex leaves her. Galen accidentally reveals his recovery to his son and insists that Michael save his marriage. Amanda later finds a drunken Dex and leads him back to his room where the two make passionate love. Alexis learns that Caress is free and enlists Zach Powers's help in preventing possible trouble.
13619"The Divorce"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Susan Baskin
February 12, 1986 (1986-02-12)DY-13322.5[10]
Alexis catches Amanda and Dex in bed together and the next morning Alexis leaves for St. Thomas to get a divorce from Dex. Galen assures Dex that he has lost Alexis forever and now she will be his queen. Adam is dismayed to learn of Blake's plans to put Steven on the board of directors. While attending a party, Adam sees Bart Fallmont and Steven together and misinterprets it to mean something more. He immediately sets a conspiracy into motion to gather incriminating evidence against the senator. Garrett meets Jackie and after learning her age and the tragic story of having lost her father soon after her birth, Garrett suspects she might be his daughter. Back from St. Thomas, Alexis walks in on a phone conversation Galen is having and discovers he has been faking his paralysis. Enraged, she orders him out of her home and her life, but keeps the tiara and the crown jewels he had promised her.
13720"The Dismissal"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
February 19, 1986 (1986-02-19)DY-13422.6[10]
Blake becomes obsessed with apprehending Joel and Rita. Krystle and Sammy Jo begin to heal their relationship when Krystle sees how remorseful Sammy Jo is. Michael informs Amanda that Galen has been exiled to Lisbon, but is devastated when Amanda cuts short his wish to resume their marriage by telling him that she loves Dex. Alexis completely breaks relations with Dex, driving him back to Amanda. Adam schemes to win political support by publicizing Bart Fallmont's sexual preferences, despite Steven's protests. Caress makes a surprise visit to Alexis. Alexis has a dream that she and Blake are together again, but when Blake puts a quick end to making it a reality, she vows to destroy Blake's power hold in Denver-Carrington.
13821"Ben"Kim FriedmanStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
February 26, 1986 (1986-02-26)DY-13519.8[10]
A crisis in Hong Kong sends Blake overseas, leaving Krystle to speak beside Alexis at the co-company dedication. When Alexis publicly denounces Blake's character, a vicious argument ensues and lands the two enraged women in the mud. Although Bart and Steven cannot agree about the pipeline particulars, they are in mutual accord with their affections. Bart secretly admits that he and his old roommate were lovers, not knowing that a private investigator, hired by Adam, is also privy to the information. Garrett questions a nervous Dominique about Jackie's father. His suspicions grow when Dominique refuses to answer. Still wracked with guilt over the debacle with Joel and Rita, a despondent Sammy Jo makes plans to leave Denver but she changes her mind after a compassionate plea from Blake. Alexis learns of Ben Carrington's isolated existence in Australia. With vengeance as her inspiration, she lures the recluse back to Denver, hoping to pit the estranged brothers against one another. Upon her return, Alexis receives a housewarming gift that turns her blood cold; Caress has moved in.
13922"Masquerade"Jerome CourtlandStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Robert Seidenberg
March 5, 1986 (1986-03-05)DY-13622.0[10]
Speaking at her own prearranged press conference, Alexis brashly announces a masquerade party fund-raiser at the Carrington mansion. Upon returning from Hong Kong, Blake reluctantly agrees to host the event in hopes of persuading ex-senator Buck Fallmont to reevaluate his stand on the pipeline. Intercepting a call meant for Caress, Alexis learns of her sister's spiteful plan to write a book on her tumultuous life. Garrett confronts Dominique with the fact that Jackie's father is listed as ""unknown"" on her birth certificate. Dominique denies Garrett's assertions that Jackie may be his daughter. At the masquerade ball, Bart Fallmont shows Steven the newspaper headline running in the next morning's edition, which claims that Bart had a homosexual lover. Steven immediately suspects Adam's treachery and a fight ensues. Alexis then sets her plan for Blake's demise into motion when Ben removes his costume and reveals himself as Blake's brother.
14023"The Subpoenas"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
March 12, 1986 (1986-03-12)DY-13722.6[10]
Alexis's surprise unveiling of Ben stuns Blake, but she has little time to relish her first victory when Ben threatens to be her fiercest adversary if their plans go awry. Amanda is crushed when Dex confesses that he does not love her. Furious at Adam for publicizing Bart's past illicit romance, Steven instigates another battle with his brother. Blake also reprimands Adam, but the story accomplishes its purpose as ex-senator Buck Fallmont withdraws the pipeline injunction. Claudia returns and moves out of the Carrington mansion. Her suspicions concerning her paternity growing, Jackie makes a call to Paris to request a copy of her birth certificate. Despite Krystle's queries, Blake refuses to discuss his estrangement from his brother. Blake is confronted by Ben, who has returned to Denver to contest their father's will. Having discovered Caress's sinister intentions, Alexis secretly buys the company contracted to publish the damaging expose. Unaware of her sister's actions, Caress continues to write and to fall prey to a merciless Alexis.
14124"The Trial - Part 1"Michel HugoStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
March 19, 1986 (1986-03-19)DY-13821.3[10]
After purchasing the company contracted to publish Caress's book, ""Sister Dearest,"" Alexis savors crushing her sister's grandiose dreams of literary fame and fortune. Jackie learns that her birth certificate lists her father as ""unknown."" Dominique, called to testify at Blake's trial, has no time to explain and Jackie leaves in tears. Vying for the inheritance he was denied, Ben accuses Blake of maliciously turning their father against him. Blake's rise to power is exposed by the incriminating testimony of those closest to him. Despite Ben's inflammatory accusations, Blake's case remains strong until Alexis takes the stand against him.
14225"The Trial - Part 2"Don MedfordStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
March 26, 1986 (1986-03-26)DY-13920.2[10]
Blake's hopes are renewed when a key witness, Franklin, admits that Alexis paid him to alter his testimony. But Franklin later arrives in court intoxicated and is unable to answer any questions. Angered by the drunken witness, the judge rules in favor of Ben, and Blake is forced to surrender one-fourth of the family estate. Blake vows to appeal and is determined to track down the mysterious woman who can clear his name. Bart is dropped from the senatorial race when newspaper headlines announce his homosexuality. Dex offers Clay Fallmont a job on the pipeline. As Blake and Dex review construction particulars, a rancorous ex-employee orchestrates a potentially fatal accident. Buck Fallmont's wife, Emily, is ready to confess that she and Ben met the night of Ellen Carrington's tragic death. Fearing discovery, Ben warns Emily of the scandal that would result if she did. In the meantime, Blake makes plans to destroy Alexis by staging a corporate takeover of Colbyco.
14326"The Vote"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
April 2, 1986 (1986-04-02)DY-14021.1[10]
The accusations leveled against Blake at the trial cause the value of Denver-Carrington stock to plunge. At an emergency board meeting, Blake is nearly deposed as chairman when Martin Gaines, a board member, rallies opinion against him. Blake formally announces his takeover plan for Colbyco and wins back support, with Steven casting the deciding vote. Dex discovers Alexis and Ben ""intimately"" involved in planning Blake's destruction. Caress offers Blake her help. While searching Adam's office, Claudia discovers the document giving Adam Blake's Power of Attorney and uses it to blackmail Adam. When Jackie runs away, a distraught Dominique turns to Garrett and acknowledges that he is Jackie's father. Amanda sinks into a dangerous depression when she is unable to find a job and is continually rejected by a cold Alexis.
14427"The Warning"Don MedfordStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Diana Gould
April 9, 1986 (1986-04-09)DY-14121.0[10]
Determined to help Blake, Caress attempts to discover the identity of the mystery woman Ben was with the night of his mother's death and, eventually, learns that it was Emily Fallmont. In a desperate attempt to raise the money for the leveraged buy-out of Colby Co, Blake temporarily relinquishes control of Krystle Holdings to Bob Ashmore in exchange for a 100 million dollar loan. The demise of Blake's empire continues when Bob Ashmore places a congratulatory call to Ben, celebrating their successful coup over the unsuspecting Blake. As Ben's plot to ruin his brother unfolds, Alexis prepares to present the Chinese government with falsified records showing Blake to be cheating them of royalties from the China Sea leases. Claudia threatens to reveal Adam's power of attorney over Denver-Carrington unless the title to the oil well stolen from her is returned.
14528"The Cry"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Scott M. Hamner
April 16, 1986 (1986-04-16)DY-14219.2[10]
Desperate for a loan, Blake accepts an unexpected offer from Middle Eastern financial magnate Farouk Ahmed that has a staggering fee, not knowing that Alexis is his actual creditor. Caress informs Blake that Emily was the woman with Ben the night of the fire and leaves with him her expose, ""Sister Dearest"" as additional ammunition against Alexis. Blake confronts Emily, who breaks down and confesses her guilt. Seeing her torment, Blake promises to fight Ben without benefit of Emily's testimony. Struggling on her own, Jackie reconsiders her rash action of running away. Returning home, Jackie is shocked to learn that Garrett is her real father. Adam succumbs to Claudia's blackmail and transfers ownership of the disputed oil well over to her. Feeling ignored and having received yet another berating at the hands of Alexis, Amanda becomes more and more despondent and attempts suicide.
14629"The Rescue"Nancy MaloneStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Dennis Turner
April 30, 1986 (1986-04-30)DY-14319.5[10]

Alexis finds an unconscious Amanda at La Mirage and rushes her to the hospital. Dominique proposes to Garrett and the two make plans to marry. Steven fears losing custody of Danny if Sammy Jo marries Clay Fallmont. Caress demands ten percent of Ben's inheritance in exchange for her silence regarding Emily Fallmont; Ben agrees, but secretly arranges to have Caress extradited to Caracas to finish serving her prison sentence. Alexis prepares to call in her one billion dollar loan to Blake to gain control of his South China Sea leases. Calling her contact, Kai Liu, Alexis schedules a meeting with the Chinese Oil Ministry. But she is yet unaware of Ben's own scheme with Liu.


Dynasty was preempted by ABC Wednesday Night Movie Alex: The Life of a Child on April 23, 1986.[14]
14730"The Triple-Cross"Don MedfordStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Diana Gould
May 14, 1986 (1986-05-14)DY-14420.5[10]

Secure that his South China Sea leases will cover him, Blake purchases increasing amounts of Colbyco stock. Taking advantage of his precarious situation, Alexis falsifies Blake's oil production figures. Blake is faced with financial ruin when Chinese Oil Minister Han accuses him of cheating and intimates that the leases may no longer be extended to him. Dex reveals Ben's suspicious past to Alexis. Disregarding the warning, Alexis, along with Blake, falls prey to Ben's treachery. Using the court scandal and ""Sister Dearest"" to blacken the reputations of the Denver-Carrington and Colbyco powers, Ben gains sole control of the South China Sea leases. Steven attempts to investigate Adam's guarded files, but the records are destroyed before he can uncover the secret he knows his brother is hiding. Dominique makes wedding plans. Passionate feelings grow when Sammy Jo and Clay spend a candlelit evening together.


Dynasty was preempted by Part 4 of North and South Book II: Love and War on May 7, 1986.[15]
14831"The Choice (a.k.a.) The Vendetta"Irving J. MooreStory by : Diana Gould & Scott M. Hamner
Teleplay by : Edward De Blasio
May 21, 1986 (1986-05-21)DY-14521.9[10]
Blake is shocked when newspaper headlines announce Ben's acquisition of the South China Sea leases. An irate Claudia confronts Blake and accuses him of siphoning oil from the Lankershim One oil well causing it to go dry and then reveals to Blake that Adam tricked him into signing the Power Of Attorney document. Sure of Ben and Alexis's collusion, Blake greets the co-conspirators with copies of "Sister Dearest", which he vengefully hands out to the hungry press. Farouk Ahmed calls off Blake's $1 billion loan, but demands his $250 million fee; he informs Blake that Alexis was behind the loan and when Blake confronts Alexis, she demands the $250 million in Denver-Carrington stock. At Dominique's engagement party, Sammy Jo and Amanda fight over Clay and end up falling into the pool, Amanda holds a helpless Sammy Jo under water. Dominique's happiness is shattered when she learns that Garrett was never married before.In her room at La Mirage, Claudia, becoming increasingly more unstable, accidentally sets the room on fire, while the engagement party continues below. Blake and Krystle arrive at the Carrington mansion and are greeted by a gloating Alexis, who tells Blake that she has bought all of his holdings, including the Carrington mansion; a vengeful Blake lunges for Alexis's throat.

ReceptionEdit

In season six, Dynasty was ranked #7 in the United States with a 21.8 Nielsen rating.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

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