Dynasty Recap and Review: “Promises You Can’t Keep”
Fallon continues her plan of wanting to go into business for herself without Jeff’s backing and they meet with Tim, who they need to sign off on a renew for a lease for Morrel Corp but wants it for double the asking price. But it also didn’t help that Fallon snapped at the guy after a bad first impression.
In the business world, Fallon interviews a number of new assistants after she apparently fired her previous one over a fashion choice and by the end of the episode hires Sammy Jo as her new assistant. Steven gets a stable job but at the end of the episode, decides to change his mind to do something he’s actually passionate about; after disagreeing with Senator Daniels’ politics, he decides to run for senate.
Jeff finally tells his sister, Monica, about his plan to ruin the Carringtons after he realizes that the only way he’ll get back into Fallon’s good graces is if her and Monica make up. Monica isn’t too happy about this at first but ends up changing her mind about it and decides she wants the Carringtons to pay for what they did to their father just as much as Jeff does.
The Carringtons throw a re-election fundraiser for Senator Daniels, whose wife, Melissa, is played by one of my favorite actors, Kelly Rutherford. Apparently the senator takes a lot of bribes,one of which is between him and Blake Carrington. We learn all of this via Cristal’s old friend, Rick Morales, who plans on writing an expose on the senator’s illegal side deals.
At this fundraiser, Cristal finds out that Blake hasn’t just bribed the senator one time but has done it multiple times and has apparently done so for the good of Carrington Atlantic. We also find out that Senator Daniels is cheating on his wife with another woman and that is what Cristal gets her writer friend to write about rather than the political scandal. Fallon tries to make amends with Tim and ends up gambling up her company but is good enough at bluffing to getting the lease renew at the original asking price with the help of Monica.
Overall, I’m interested in seeing how a lot of these plotlines will play out: Steven’s senate campaign, Fallon’s business plans, and Jeff’s plan to take over Carrington Atlantic. Steven has always had the reputation of being the guy who sticks to his values so I’m wondering if any of those values will change during his campaign. I think Fallon is taking the right steps towards being a badass business women without the help of anyone but given that it looks like Jeff’s going to propose in next week’s episode, I’d say she has a lot coming her way.
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