Dynasty Recap and Review: “The Best Things in Life”
Recently, the CW decided to create a remake of the 1981 show, Dynasty, and they’re now on their eighth episode. Here’s my recap and review of last night’s episode:
Last night was their pre-Christmas episode where a lot of revelations came out. We all finally find out more about Cristal’s past, including Blake, things escalate in the investigation against Stansfield, and the love triangle, or square, is finally addressed in a more direct fashion.
In the previous episode, Blake tells Cristal that he wants a baby with her and she seemingly agrees but we find out that she has an IUD that prevents her from being pregnant for another two years, which she apparently after she’d gotten pregnant and had a miscarriage years ago. Which is also why she needed to steal money in the past. All of this was finally revealed not only to the audience but to Blake, who, in my opinion, definitely should’ve known sooner. But Blake’s still not convinced she’s telling the whole truth and decides to investigate further by inviting Cristal’s sister to Christmas, which will be the premise of next week’s episode.
Steven teams up with Jeff to continue to investigate Stansfield which is later interrupted by Steven getting kidnapped by his own father, apparently for his own good. But despite the warning, he still wants to catch Stansfield. But this investigation and plot line comes to an end in this episode when Jeff makes a deal with him to retire to the Bahamas with the help of his money in exchange for his cousin to become his replacement.
Also in the middle of this setup, Steven finds out that he accidentally and indirectly got a man killed in the past and that his father had Stansfield help him cover it up. This seems to send Steven over the edge as he’s seen snorting some kind of drug in a limo at the end so it’ll be interesting to see what he’ll be like in upcoming episodes, especially given the fact that he’s really been the mediator and moral compass so far in the show.
Meanwhile, Cristal receives a threat demanding $30,000 in the form of an ice box with fish heads in it, from these exporters that her and her sister apparently stole money from a long time ago. Later in the episode, she gets the money needed with the help of Anders which indirectly is why she decides to finally tell Blake about her past at the end of the episode.
Fallon also tries to make nice with Kori, Culhane’s new girlfriend, but it doesn’t go over well, which was expected considering the fact that she’s his ex-girlfriend. This all blows up at the annual tree lighting ceremony where the love triangle, or square really between Fallon, Jeff, Culhane, and Kori. It ends with Kori dumping Culhane and Jeff offering Fallon a friends with benefits type relationship, with of course she’s all for. Personally, I’m still not sure if I’m #TeamCulhane or #TeamJeff. But we’ll see how that changes in the future.
Samantha Nguyen covers entertainment news for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter @sngyenthai
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