Dynasty power rankings: Where does Fallon go from that major decision?

Dynasty -- "What Sorrows Are You Drowning?" -- Image Number: DYN310a_0615b2.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon and Alan Dale as Anders -- Photo: Josh Stringer/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC.
Dynasty -- "What Sorrows Are You Drowning?" -- Image Number: DYN310a_0615b2.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon and Alan Dale as Anders -- Photo: Josh Stringer/The CW -- © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. /

While Alexis and Cristal recreate an iconic fight, Dynasty sets Fallon on a path of enlightenment as she teams up with Adam to save Kirby… and herself?

What do you do when you find out your father’s a murderous liar and you helped him walk away from a life sentence? If you’re Fallon Carrington, you channel your unquenchable thirst for good karma into a mission to save your friend from the strongholds of a cult. Dynasty finally tracks down Kirby at a wellness commune, where Fallon realizes what she might really want.

Elsewhere, Blake’s mission to reenter society takes a devious turn, Culhane goes for a risky business move, and Alexis and Cristal take their war to the lily pond. 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. Culhane

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During an Atlantix meeting, Jeff gives Culhane his shares in the company (due to his secretly declining health), which already puts Culhane miles ahead of anyone else. He holds so much power as the majority owner.

In an effort to exert that power, he hosts a few big shots on the company plan to lock down naming rights, but all they seem to want are the perks of the pitch: a plane ride, champagne, etc. Culhane ends their luxury retreat, in a rant recorded and leaked to press by Sam, and shows them exactly what they’re missing when the community supports the stadium.

2. Fallon

When trouble strikes, who does everyone always call to help clean up the mess? Fallon. It’s always Fallon. She starts the episode hurling scotch glasses at Blake for lying to her about Mac’s murder and ends as an entirely new person. Anders asks her to find and save Kirby from Joel, a “wellness guru” running a cult.

Unfortunately, she needs Adam’s medical credentials to pose as a doctor applying for a job. Fallon pulls out all the stops, even singing a song, to convince Kirby to come home, but she stays. After getting kicked out, Fallon sneaks back to offer Kirby an apology. Showing her growth, her humanity, was all the convincing Kirby needed. And it was all the convincing Fallon needed to move out of the manor, away from her father.

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3. Cristal

Here’s one that’s debatable. Cristal isn’t a formidable power player, but when it comes to Alexis, she’s got the leg up. Suddenly reliving memories of losing her unborn child in the accident, Cristal goes riding and finds a Carrington-branded bullet near the scene of the murder. She goes full Nancy Drew, piecing clues together from the gardener and Anders and whomever else will field her questions.

Before long, suspicion lands on Alexis. A confrontation in the backyard leads Alexis’ house of cards to come crumbling down. She confesses to Cristal during a reenactment of the original Dynasty’s iconic pond fight. But Cristal can’t do anything with the truth without incriminating Blake.

4. Blake

Speaking of Blake, he’s up to some menial, rich white guy thing. Free from his trial, he looks to regain access to a yacht club because, you know, priorities. He hosts a party at the manor, during which he blackmails the club’s gatekeeper with information that could tarnish his business reputation.

This is how Blake Carrington gets away with literal murder and gets whatever he wants. No wonder Fallon wants nothing more to do with him. If there’s any power to be found for Blake, it’s that he’s now capable of taking his next murder victims out to sea. All aboard?

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5. Sammy Jo

Look, no one calls Sam “Sammy Jo” anymore, but we should bring it back, okay? Anyway, aside from helping Culhane pull off his power move, Sam makes moves of his own in his relationship with Fletcher. Even though they have taken things to the next level, Fletcher seems to be dragging his feet in taking it to the level Sam wants… which is really just having a conversation and learning each other’s middle names.

Sam doesn’t want their whole relationship to revolve around sex and business (the Carrington M.O.). Like another low boiling queer relationship on TV, Sam sets healthy boundaries with Fletcher, but ultimately learns Fletcher’s middle name.

Honorable mentions:

We have no choice but to stan Alexis. She’s back and a bigger hot mess than ever. Nothing ever seems to go her way, which is beautifully comical. As it stands, she’s in a decent position with Cristal’s back against the wall. But she’d better duck from the incoming revenge.

Jeff’s health appears to be in a rapid decline. How has he still not proven that Adam did this to him? How does no one else know? How can we let Fallon start to let her guard down around her brother? But back to Jeff, does Alexis know about his health?

Kirby didn’t seem like she completely drank the Kool-Aid, but she also doesn’t seem particularly thrilled to be back at the manor. What’s next for Kirby now that she’s broke (maybe?) and unemployed?

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