Dynasty Recap & Review: “Trashy Little Tramp”
On Friday night’s episode of Dynasty, Fallon starts working for Carrington Atlantic and tries to take the company in a different direction with a little push from Culhane, Cristal decides she wants to get a divorce from Blake, Steven brings home their long-lost brother, Adam, with opposition from Blake, and we finally figure out what Alexis’s plan is to take Blake down.
The majority of the business side of things in this episode was just about Fallon settling in to her new job and realizing that Blake’s really established this company, but not necessarily in a good way. Culhane starts working at Carrington Atlantic, unbeknownst to Fallon at first, but he pushes her to fix what’s happened to Clark County.
After this episode, and after seeing the promo for next week’s episode, Fallon’s definitely working towards a hostile takeover of this company and it looks like she might just get her way, given that Blake’s hidden some other criminal activities over the years, much like the Clark County situation.
Meanwhile, Cristal meets with her divorce lawyer, who I think is the same lawyer that was going to help her get rid of her and Blake’s prenup. Her lawyer suggests for her to get an apartment while she sorts the prenup issues out before she actually serves Blake the divorce papers. With a little meddling from Alexis, Blake finds out about this and threatens her again, which he can do because he knows all about her not-so-clean past. Honestly, it’s about time that she finally wants to divorce him. I get that Blake’s supposed to be manipulative and a little villainous, but I think the writers have taken things a little too far. At this point, it’s hard to see what Cristal saw in him in the first place.
Jeff Colby also starts to investigate Alexis’s claims from last week’s episode that he (and subsequently, Monica) is a Carrington. Jeff tells Monica about it and she’s suspicious but she goes with him to go talk to their grandmother, because apparently their grandmother had an affair with Tom Carrington, Fallon and Steven’s grandfather. At first, she denies it but then admits that it’s true, which means that Jeff and Monica are entitled to get a substantial amount of money that Tom left in his will to ALL of his grandchildren.
But probably the biggest storyline of the episode was Steven bringing Adam home, who actually goes by Hank. Steven and Alexis are really excited and emotional about it but Blake and Fallon are skeptical. Later, we find out that Blake only doesn’t believe that he’s his son because the kidnappers apparently cut off Adam’s finger. But then at a bachelor party that Hank throws for Steven and Sam, his prosthetic finger flies off his hand and that eliminates all of Blake’s initial suspicions.
But it turns out he was right: Hank isn’t really Adam. He’s really just Alexis’s much younger boyfriend or boy toy. But the way we found that out was pretty disturbing, watching a guy, who everyone thinks is the long-lost son, kissing who we think is his mom. But I was already pretty skeptical after the whole Liam situation, but after the prosthetic finger incident, I started to believe that he might actually be Adam, which made the reveal that much more alarming.
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