Dynasty power rankings: Fallon can’t convince Steven not to leave Atlanta

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Dynasty -- "Snowflakes in Hell"-- Photo: Jace Downs/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

After Dynasty’s baby shower fallout, Steven runs off to Paraguay, but Fallon and whole family soon follow. Can she persuade him to come home?

Once the wheels of the Carringtons’ private planes touched ground, Paraguay didn’t know the storm it had coming. Dynasty doesn’t waste any time unpacking the various life-changing reveals that took place at last week’s disastrous baby shower. Instead, the Carringtons take what should be a healing charity trip to South America, but the trip breaks more than it mends.

When Steven opts to take his payout money and run to Paraguay with Sam, Fallon drags the whole messy bunch to prove they can still be a family at home. However, some things can’t be forced. Who’s leaving town, who’s back in town, and who’s made a deal with the devil? Here’s how the power struggle stacked up in the latest episode of Dynasty Season 2. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)

1. Steven

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At first you might think that Steven doesn’t hold any power this week. For starters, he’s basically being steamrolled by Fallon, and his trio of parents aren’t exactly handling the news with maturity. But that’s why he’s the most powerful Carrington. Everyone’s looking to Steven to know how to feel, think, and move forward. They may not like his decisions, but he’s doing what he believes is best for himself. In the end, the dysfunctional home-building trip to Paraguay motivates Steven to move there… without Sam. He can’t just be leaving, right?

2. Fallon

As the self-appointed alpha dog of the Carrington family, Fallon takes it upon herself to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the paternity scandal. She kicks Alexis back into her Airstream trailer, manages the shareholders’ payout meeting, and goes into overdrive when Steven announces his move to Paraguay. Only Fallon would create a fake contract supposedly drawn when she and Steven were kids to convince him to stay. But this week, Fallon’s power comes from her willingness to accept Steven’s journey and reconcile with Alexis. There’s nothing more dangerous than a nice Fallon.

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3. Kirby

Has anyone else grown to love Kirby? She does low key bad things, but she’s hard to hate because she’s so fun to watch. Obviously, she revels in the fruits of her labor, namely bringing down Alexis a few pegs. But she doesn’t revel too long before cooking up her next plan of attack. While at the manor, she steals some information off of a computer and uses it to send a little gift to Paraguay to frame Alexis for reckless extravagance. A war of the wits with Alexis could drop some jaws, but let’s see Kirby raise some hell and exert her power with more flair.

4. Blake

Unfortunately, Blake holds a lot of power this week, but he uses it to boss Anders around as a means to settle the score. Season 2 Blake hasn’t been very endearing. Hot tip, Blake: Overpowering someone to make yourself feel better doesn’t yield the desired results. Ever. But he’ll soon get a taste of his own medicine with the return of Cristal (more on that later). The sale of Carrington Atlantic puts Blake, and the rest of the family, in an interesting position of powerful powerlessness. Use it wisely!

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5. Alexis

It’s hard to root for Alexis, isn’t it? She’s made her bed and made a total mess of it. Every bit of trouble she’s in is because of her own bad decisions. Let’s face it, though. She does have a good heart… somewhere deep down there. But power? She’s fresh out of that. First, she’s banished from the manor by Fallon, and then she’s handing her entire $200K insurance check to Hank. As a cherry on top, Kirby pulls a prank on Alexis involving a luxurious tent set up on the Paraguay campsite in Steven’s name. Still, she’s getting a second chance from Fallon. All bets are off.

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Honorable Mentions:

  • Culhane fell into Ada Stone’s trap, and now he’s in way too deep. He competes in an underground rich guys poker match with a bug in his ear just to take photos of a ledger for Ada. Later, he picks a fight with Jeff to get them kicked out before an FBI raid. Ada has Culhane’s life and future, that now doesn’t include New York, in her hands.
  • Following the reveal of his past discrepancies, Anders is at the mercy of Blake. He cleaning dirty shoes, dodging flying glass, and giving his best to Blake’s whims. In turn, finding his own replacement isn’t an easy task.
  • That is, until Anders puts a call into Cristal Jennings, and she makes her grand comeback to the manor. She talks to Blake, gives him pills (what were they?!), and inspires him to forgive Anders. Someone just might climb her way back up the leaderboard next week…

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