Dynasty power rankings: Has Fallon been setting Adam up to fail?

Dynasty -- "Shoot from the Hip" -- Image Number: DYN307b_0329rb.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Rafael De La Fuente as Sammy Jo and Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
Dynasty -- "Shoot from the Hip" -- Image Number: DYN307b_0329rb.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Rafael De La Fuente as Sammy Jo and Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

What are the Carringtons have for Thanksgiving? Drama with a side of sabotage. Dynasty celebrates its favorite holiday with a bang and surprising twist.

From being held at gunpoint to entertaining The Wizard of Oz fantasies, what’s left for the Carringtons to endure in the latest Thanksgiving episode of Dynasty? How about Adam leaving Cristal stranded on the side of the road without service and Fallon accidentally shooting Liam’s old friend and a prospective colleague during a turkey hunt? And to think some families spice up Thanksgiving by adding sausage to the stuffing.

As always, Fallon delivers the boldest shock of the annual Thanksgiving jaw-dropper, and it’s something Adam will never see coming. Too soon? 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!)

1. Fallon

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Before we get to Fallon’s best-kept secret and the real reason she’s topping the leaderboard, there’s no avoiding her latest master plan gone very wrong. She courts Landon the Third, a renown creative director and Liam’s old friend, to bring his talent to Fallon Unlimited. But she doesn’t send an email or call his people.

Fallon follows him down at a hunting lodge, where she hurts Liam’s feelings instead of being honest about her fears and accidentally shoots Landon’s butt. Needless to say, Fallon isn’t working with him, and Liam’s job offer in London was swiftly taken off the table.

But who has Fallon been working with this whole time? Nadia. This is why we love Fallon.

2. Cristal

For a minute there, it seemed as though Cristal was poised to lose the battle and the war in her bitter feud with Adam, but she pulled off the W in the end. Adam and Cristal’s bicker wears on Blake, especially since it could be his last Thanksgiving with his family as a free man.

The pair make peace by baking a pie together for Blake, but Adam burns the pie on purpose to force Cristal out of the house and miss the family picture. He didn’t expect Cristal to walk all the way home for dinner and defend him to Blake.

For dessert, Cristal threatens Adam with her knowledge of his relationship and secret scheming with Nadia. Pull Fallon in for the takedown, Cristal!

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Dynasty — “Shoot from the Hip” — Image Number: DYN307b_0171r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Sam Underwood as Adam and Daniella Alonso as Cristal — Photo: Annette Brown/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

3. Adam

Even though the future of his schemes now lies on shaky ground, Adam still has something of an upper hand. God love him, Blake continues to give his son the benefit of the doubt, but that very well may be the pity at play. No matter, Adam eats it up either way.

Sure, Cristal and Fallon might be circling Adam for the kill, and his girlfriend is being paid to play his therapist. But when has Adam ever not sneaked in a counter strike? Let’s not forget that even without his sight (which we can’t really trust he’s not blind), he managed to ruin Cristal’s day. What’s up his sleeve now?

4. Dominique

Dominique doesn’t just walk a fine line, she lives on it. It’s her city, her hometown, her neighborhood. She feels most comfortable playing a game of chicken with high stakes, which prompts her to rebuff Culhane’s deadline to tell Monica the truth about Vanessa. An ultimatum? Please!

Dominique trades Blake for a file of blackmail on Culhane for their financial truce. But the prospect of hurting Monica with the truth after their relationship starts to mend forces Dominique to keep quiet and sign that contract. Despite the truth ultimately coming to light, it’s not over for Dominique.

5. #SammyJoke

Once again, Sam runs into a PR nightmare at the hotel over Victor’s attack. The hotel isn’t particularly booked and busy, and Sam flirts with the idea of hiring a publicist to clean up the mess. But when he clashes with Fletcher, the handsome master of spin, he opts to do his own spinning on social media. Doesn’t #SammyJoke know social media apologies seldom make issues go away?

Again, Sam considers using Fletcher, but instead uses Anders’ loneliness as inspiration to open the La Mirage to the homeless for Thanksgiving dinner. Sam gets public approval back and a kiss from Fletcher.

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Dynasty airs Fridays at 9/8c on The CW.