Dynasty power rankings: Can Blake outsmart Fallon’s rush to sell Carrington Atlantic?

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Blood may be thicker than water, but in the season 2 premiere of Dynasty, Fallon battles Blake’s ideas on selling Carrington Atlantic. Who came out on top?

When we last left the Carrington family in the season 1 finale of Dynasty, they were hosting what could go down in history as the worst wedding ever. Not only did one of the grooms discover he may have gotten a powerful woman pregnant (oops!), but the family wound up locked in the stable house as it caught fire. Oh, and Cristal was shot and left — literally — for dead. But that cliffhanger ended up a very poorly kept secret.

In the season 2 premiere of Dynasty, the Carringtons brush the rubble from their designer duds and pick themselves up for a fresh start. Fallon moves forward with Culhane (finally!) and the intention to sell Carrington Atlantic to Liam’s wealthy family. Meanwhile, Blake returns from sabbatical a little worse for the wear but no less tolerant of Alexis’ tricks. Who’s leading the pack? Here’s how the power struggle stacked up in the season premiere. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

1. Blake

You wouldn’t expect Blake to hold the most power given everything he’s lost in such a short amount of time, but men of questionable morals like Blake Carrington always seem to find a way to rise above. Although he may not approve of Fallon’s method’s to sell the company as CEO, he can still use what limited shortcuts he has at his disposal.

By announcing the sale of CA to the Van Kirks, he effectively squashed Fallon’s hopes to wash her hands clean of the company and still pretending to be married to Liam. Unfortunately, he’s not as strong around Alexis’ mist.

2. Fallon

Sure, Fallon might be down, but she’s never out. Between the first and second seasons, Fallon has seemed to have grown up quite a bit, as she sounded dangerously like the voice of reason in “Twenty-Three Skidoo,” and that’s not a role she’s most comfortable taking.

She found love with Culhane and it has dulled her sharpest edges — temporarily, at least. Despite accepting Culhane’s proposal, she jets off to New York with Liam and the Van Kirks. Fallon will have something up her sleeve to shove it to Blake and come out of the potential CA sale a winner.

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3. Alexis

Try as she might, Alexis ranks right in the middle of the power hierarchy. She has the skill to exact her sketchy schemes, but her execution is mighty messy. Seeing as her plan with Hank Sullivan, the man she hired to pose as kidnapped first-born son Adam, did not go anywhere near swimmingly, she’s regrouping in a big way.

With Cristal six feet under, she’s back in her old bed with Blake, inching closer to the millions she so craves. But do her loyalties lie with getting back together with Blake, paying off her debt to Hank, or running off with a big score?

4. Kirby and the Colbys

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves and say that Kirby’s alliance with scorned one-fourth Carrington cousins Jeff and Monica Colby holds any power over the manor. But how could they not? Each of them is armed with pretty spectacular ammo that could shatter the cracked foundation of the Carrington family.

There’s no telling what these three have planned, but it could involve Kirby winning over her father, Anders, who has banished her from the manor until the fire drama dies down. Legend states Kirby once attempted to burn the place down. Now she’ll do it metaphorically.

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5. Cristal Jennings

A flurry of women claiming to be the “real” Cristal Flores have flooded the manor gates expecting a payout following Cristal’s death. Blake even sends one away with 500K. Apparently, that precedent could come back to bite their floundering empire as Cristal Jennings, an employee at a health and wellness center in Sedona, Arizona, watches coverage of the Carrington scandals. With a glint in her eye and flick of her hair, Cristal Jennings appears primed to make her grand arrival to stir the pot. It’s the perfect time to infiltrate this fragile dynasty.

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Honorable Mentions:

  • Melissa Daniels, the former senator’s wife, looks to make her own move on the Carrington fortune via Steven. She’s supposedly pregnant with his baby thanks to a sexual bribe last season, and Blake publicly lets the cat out of the bag to Sammy Jo at the CA 100th anniversary party. Sam takes it well, but this doesn’t bode well for Melissa.
  • Hank clearly doesn’t know who he’s messing with as he tries to extort Alexis. He may have power over Alexis now, but she will soon flip it right back on her rogue, fire-starting partner in crime. It’ll be quick and probably painful.

Which character do you think has the power this week? Let us know in the comments!

Dynasty airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW.