As Blake and Fallon face sentencing, Dynasty pits Cristal and Dominique against each other for control of the Carrington name, but only one can win.
A sentencing, a restraining order, and a wedding. It’s all in a day’s work on Dynasty, which gives us a glimmer of hope on Liam’s memory. But don’t worry, that hope immediately crumbles as Fallon fights with Liam’s mother and awaits her own legal fate over the Trixie situation. Meanwhile, Blake and Culhane duke it out behind bars, culminating in a jaw-dropping conclusion for both.
But it’s Cristal and Dominique’s low boiling feud that’s gaining traction. Will Dominique rise from the ranks to strike back, or has Cristal secure the bag? From powerful to powerless, we’re ranking Carrington manor’s best and brightest on their quest for control. Here’s how the power struggle stacked up in the latest episode of Dynasty Season 3. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)
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Culhane defied all odds and pulled off the power move of the century. When Blake waltzes into jail as Culhane’s cellmate (what are the odds!), they tangle over their shared history. Finally, Blake loses his cool in the jail yard, giving Culhane the opportunity to give Blake the punch he deserves.
Later, Blake threatens Culhane and uses language that confesses to his crime — always a wise decision behind bars. But here’s the plot twist: Their fellow cellmate, Joey, was an undercover agent. In one fell swoop, Blake incriminated himself and Culhane regained his freedom.
It’s been a rocky start for Cristal No. 3, but she’s not letting Dominique, Adam, or the legal system tell her what’s what. When Dominique attempts to steer their Carrington ship in the eyes of the media and when Adam snatches a coveted acting CEO role of a winery out from under her, what does Cristal do? She marries Blake maybe 25 feet from his jail cell (romance is alive and kicking, folks).
Landing that rock and the Carrington name shoves both Dominique and Adam to the side. And as an added bonus, she doesn’t have to testify against Blake. Win, win!
Like a sports fan in denial about their favorite team consistently losing, it’s a rebuilding year for Fallon. She’s lost her company, she’s lost her freedom (100 hours of it, at least), and she’s lost her relationship with Liam. From slideshows to sensory overload, she can’t seem to jog Liam’s memory, and the unfortunate arrival of his mother, Laura, doesn’t help matters.
Fallon receives 100 hours of community service for the Trixie situation, but she’s also slapped with a restraining order from Laura to remain 50 feet from her and Liam. Let’s just keep the faith in Liam’s brief remembrance of the night he met Fallon. Everything will be okay…. (*nervous laughter*) It’ll be fine, she’ll figure out a swift takedown for Laura… (*eye twitches*)
No one believes in Dominique as much as she does. She’s currently manifesting power more than she’s obtaining it, and that’s the kind of positive energy Dynasty needs.
Still, Dominique took her shot at some stellar power moves. She hires a cop to take photos of Blake getting aggressive behind bars to smear his name in the media. It’s genius and subtle, and even though Cristal takes her down a peg with the wedding news, Dominique’s got the moxie to reload and refocus.
You would think after the week Blake has had, he would fall off the leaderboard. But rest well knowing he hasn’t moved an inch. Like Dominique, he assumes he’s the most powerful player in every room. But the rich boy receives a reality check in jail, where you can request an expensive steak, but you can’t charm your way to bail.
Speaking of, Culhane’s scheme forces the judge’s hand in denying his bail, thus the hasty wedding. Blake won’t be locked up all season, but for now, he’s done for.
Sam and Anders stumble upon a room of historical treasures within the hotel. After speaking with a historical appraiser, they learn the hotel will be named a historical landmark thanks to the work of a famous artist. With this in mind, Sam decides to honor the artist with media coverage, come to find out from his granddaughter that he was a homophobic monster who advocated for conversion therapy. Cancel the media blitz, Sam!
Kirby finds herself back where she was last week. She visits Culhane in jail and asks if she can move into his apartment. Without hesitation, he agrees. So, what was all the tension about last week? Anyway, neither of them expected Culhane to be released so soon. He’s not crazy about Kirby’s redecorating, which includes Blake’s chessboard. Safe to say she’s homeless again.
Elizabeth Gillies and Sharon Lawrence have impeccable chemistry. As much as we should hate Laura and want her to stop interfering with Falliam, let’s hope she sticks around a while longer to continue to rile up Fallon. It’s always a good episode when it ends with “b–ch!”
Adam continues to be a snake and a flop. Hate to see it!
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Dynasty airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.