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8th Nov '17 7:27:22 PM pepsimax
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A reboot series with a new cast was picked up in May 2017.

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[[Series/Dynasty2017 A reboot series series]] with a new cast was picked up in May 2017.
5th Sep '17 2:07:54 PM JamesAustin
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A reboot series with a new cast was picked up in May 2017.
20th Feb '17 1:50:22 PM WaggishPony
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** Joel and Rita left the show in a way that almost guaranteed their returns. Namely, Joel had kidnapped [[spoiler: Krystle]] and believed that [[spoiler: her lookalike]] Rita was her, and having fallen in love with [[spoiler: Krystle]], he believed that Rita was her and wanted to leave for South America with "[[spoiler: Krystle]]", though [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]] had switched the women at the last second. With Rita's knowledge of Joel's feelings toward [[spoiler: Krystle]], she attacked Joel while he was driving, and they went over an embankment. A search party is employed to find them, in which they recover the crashed car, though both were missing. They didn't return, and the storyline was promptly forgotten.

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** Nick Toscanni (James Farentino)'s ultimate fate was left ambiguous when he left Blake for dead at the end of season 2. He left town, though nothing was stated about what actually happened to him.
** Daniel Reece (Rock Hudson)'s story arc, including the revelation of being [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]]'s father, was cut short because of Hudson's declining health.
** Joel (George Hamilton) and Rita (Linda Evans, though she also played Krystle) left the show in a way that almost guaranteed their returns. Namely, Joel had kidnapped [[spoiler: Krystle]] and believed that [[spoiler: her lookalike]] Rita was her, and having fallen in love with [[spoiler: Krystle]], he believed that Rita was her and wanted to leave for South America with "[[spoiler: Krystle]]", though [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]] had switched the women at the last second. With Rita's knowledge of Joel's feelings toward [[spoiler: Krystle]], she attacked Joel while he was driving, and they went over an embankment. A search party is employed to find them, in which they recover the crashed car, though both were missing. They didn't return, and the storyline was promptly forgotten.


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* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Aside from the Carrington family, the show frequently upgraded major characters for any given season, only for them to be PutOnABus or KilledOffForReal at the conclusion of their story arcs.
17th Feb '17 12:26:56 PM WaggishPony
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* CommutingOnABus: Sammy appeared sporadically during her first four seasons on the show (season 2-5), often going back and forth from Denver and New York, before she got off the bus permanently in season 6, remaining on the show for the rest of the show.

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* CommutingOnABus: Sammy Jo appeared sporadically during her first four seasons on the show (season 2-5), often going back and forth from Denver and New York, before she got off the bus permanently in season 6, remaining on the show for until the rest of the show.end.
17th Feb '17 3:41:35 AM WaggishPony
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** Joel and Rita left the show in a way that almost guaranteed their returns. Namely, Joel had kidnapped [[spoiler: Krystle]] and believed that [[spoiler: her lookalike]] Rita was her, and having fallen in love with [[spoiler: Krystle]], he believed that Rita was her, though [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]] had switched the women at the last second. With Rita's knowledge of Joel's feelings toward [[spoiler: Krystle]], she attacked Joel while he was driving, and they went over an embankment. A search party is employed to find them, in which they recover the crashed car, though both were missing. They didn't return, and the storyline was promptly forgotten.

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** Joel and Rita left the show in a way that almost guaranteed their returns. Namely, Joel had kidnapped [[spoiler: Krystle]] and believed that [[spoiler: her lookalike]] Rita was her, and having fallen in love with [[spoiler: Krystle]], he believed that Rita was her, her and wanted to leave for South America with "[[spoiler: Krystle]]", though [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]] had switched the women at the last second. With Rita's knowledge of Joel's feelings toward [[spoiler: Krystle]], she attacked Joel while he was driving, and they went over an embankment. A search party is employed to find them, in which they recover the crashed car, though both were missing. They didn't return, and the storyline was promptly forgotten.
17th Feb '17 3:40:48 AM WaggishPony
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* AbsenteeActor: On the parent show, everyone but John Forsythe.

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* AbsenteeActor: On AbortedArc:
** Joel and Rita left
the parent show, everyone but John Forsythe.show in a way that almost guaranteed their returns. Namely, Joel had kidnapped [[spoiler: Krystle]] and believed that [[spoiler: her lookalike]] Rita was her, and having fallen in love with [[spoiler: Krystle]], he believed that Rita was her, though [[spoiler: Sammy Jo]] had switched the women at the last second. With Rita's knowledge of Joel's feelings toward [[spoiler: Krystle]], she attacked Joel while he was driving, and they went over an embankment. A search party is employed to find them, in which they recover the crashed car, though both were missing. They didn't return, and the storyline was promptly forgotten.



* YouFailHistoryForever: In reality, Moldavia (the country where the terrorist attack takes place) was part of the USSR and definitely not a monarchy. Granted, ArtisticLicenseHistory and ArtisticLicenseGeography.

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* YouFailHistoryForever: ArtisticLicenseGeography: In reality, Moldavia (the country where the terrorist attack takes place) was part of the USSR and definitely not a monarchy. Granted, ArtisticLicenseHistory and ArtisticLicenseGeography.
17th Feb '17 3:29:33 AM WaggishPony
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* YouFailHistoryForever: In reality, Moldavia (the country where the terrorist attack takes place) was part of the USSR and definitely not a monarchy.

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* YouFailHistoryForever: In reality, Moldavia (the country where the terrorist attack takes place) was part of the USSR and definitely not a monarchy. Granted, ArtisticLicenseHistory and ArtisticLicenseGeography.



* ChildByRape: Subverted; Kirby's pregnancy with Adam's child ends in a stillborn birth.



* DeathIsCheap: Pulled on [[spoiler: Fallon and Steven]] because their "deaths" were never permanent, even though they would be instantly fatal if the show went with a more realistic approach (e.g. [[spoiler: plane crash and gas explosion, respectively]]). And don't forget [[spoiler: the entire wedding party at the "Moldavian Massacre"]].



* SerialSpouse: Alexis has been married four times, the longest marriage being with Blake at seven years.



* StraightGay: Steven. In particular demonstrated by his penchant for getting into fights with some of the other guys on the show, especially his brother Adam. He possessed no stereotypically gay attributes, which was fairly notable for a show that aired during TheEighties.

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* StraightGay: Steven. In particular demonstrated by his penchant for getting into fights with some of the other guys on the show, especially his brother Adam. He possessed no stereotypically gay attributes, which was fairly notable for a show that aired during TheEighties. Also, several other gay characters (often Steven's exes) can qualify under this trope because they lack stereotypical mannerisms.
17th Feb '17 3:20:15 AM WaggishPony
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* CommutingOnABus: Sammy appeared sporadically during her first four seasons on the show (season 2-5), often going back and forth from Denver and New York, before she got off the bus permanently in season 6, remaining on the show for the rest of the show.
16th Feb '17 8:07:36 PM WaggishPony
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* {{Cliffhanger}}: Once a season. The show ended on one, as well, which left the fates of [[spoiler: Adam, Alexis, Dex, Blake, Fallon, and Krystina]] in the balance.

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* {{Cliffhanger}}: Once a season.OnceASeason. The show ended on one, as well, which left the fates of [[spoiler: Adam, Alexis, Dex, Blake, Fallon, and Krystina]] in the balance.



* FishOutOfWater: Krystle, upon arriving to the Carrington household. Not helped by how Blake is quite {{Workaholic}}

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* FishOutOfWater: Krystle, upon arriving to the Carrington household. Not helped by how Blake is quite {{Workaholic}}the {{Workaholic}}.



* KarmaHoudini: Adam was never arrested after raping Kirby; in fact, Kirby almost ''married'' him even after that happened.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dynasty_characters#Overview The OtherWiki has a whole list dedicated to the many cast members of ''Dynasty'']].



* ManipulativeBastard: More than a few.

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* LukeYouAreMyFather: Dominique eventually told [[spoiler: Tom Carrington]] that she was his daughter.
* ManipulativeBastard: More than a few.few, including Adam, who was almost a KarmaHoudini as well.



** [[Spoiler: Claudia was moved to a mental hospital in early season 3 after being accused of kidnapping Fallon and Jeff's baby son (though in reality, it was a baby doll) and dropped the "baby" off the roof of an apartment building. She returned once later in the season, before rejoining the cast from season 4 until her death at the end of season 6.]]
** [[Spoiler: Fallon disappeared after a car crash at the end of season 4. She was presumed dead in a plane crash in the following season, though later turned up alive later in season 5, with a [[OtherDarrin different actress]]. She then appeared for the first couple episodes of season 6 before moving to the show's spin-off ''The Colbys'' for two seasons, before permanently returning in season 8.]]
** [[Spoiler: Steven left Colorado at the end of season 2. He moved to an oil rig, which blew up in an explosion, leaving him presumably dead. He was later discovered alive, with a [[OtherDarrin different face after surgery]]. His intended PutOnABus moment in season 7 was averted, and he stayed until the end of the following season, where he left Denver. He returned for the miniseries.]]
** [[Spoiler: Amanda was PutOnABus to England in the middle of season 7 "to think", when the actress was let go from her contract. She never returned nor was she mentioned again.]]
** [[Spoiler: Kirby Anders, ex-wife of Jeff and ex-fiancee of Adam, left for Paris after Alexis blackmailed her when Kirby attempted to shoot her, the end of season 4, the same episode Pamela Sue Martin (the original Fallon) left the show. She returned for the mini-series seven years later.]]
** [[Spoiler: Jeff left for ''The Colbys'' in early season 6. He returned in season 8, after that show's cancellation, and stayed on permanently.]]
** [[Spoiler: Krystle started to lose her mind at the end of season 8. In season 9, she only appeared in six episodes before receiving neurosurgery and being placed in a ConvenientComa in a Swiss hospital for the remainder of the show. She returned for the mini-series in 1991.]]

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** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Claudia was moved to a mental hospital in early season 3 after being accused of kidnapping Fallon and Jeff's baby son (though in reality, it was a baby doll) and dropped the "baby" off the roof of an apartment building. She returned once later in the season, before rejoining the cast from season 4 until her death at the end of season 6.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Fallon disappeared after a car crash at the end of season 4. She was presumed dead in a plane crash in the following season, though later turned up alive later in season 5, with a [[OtherDarrin different actress]]. She then appeared for the first couple episodes of season 6 before moving to the show's spin-off ''The Colbys'' for two seasons, before permanently returning in season 8.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Steven left Colorado at the end of season 2. He moved to an oil rig, which blew up in an explosion, leaving him presumably dead. He was later discovered alive, with a [[OtherDarrin different face after surgery]]. His intended PutOnABus moment in season 7 was averted, and he stayed until the end of the following season, where he left Denver. He returned for the miniseries.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Amanda was PutOnABus to England in the middle of season 7 "to think", when the actress was let go from her contract. She never returned nor was she mentioned again.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Kirby Anders, ex-wife of Jeff and ex-fiancee of Adam, left for Paris after Alexis blackmailed her when Kirby attempted to shoot her, the end of season 4, the same episode Pamela Sue Martin (the original Fallon) left the show. She returned for the mini-series seven years later.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Jeff left for ''The Colbys'' in early season 6. He returned in season 8, after that show's cancellation, and stayed on permanently.]]
** [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Krystle started to lose her mind at the end of season 8.8, as a result of a brain tumor. In season 9, she only appeared in six episodes before receiving neurosurgery and being placed in a ConvenientComa in a Swiss hospital for the remainder of the show. She returned for the mini-series in 1991.]]
** [[spoiler: Dominique left town at the end of season 7, to re-establish her music career in Europe.
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16th Feb '17 8:01:38 PM WaggishPony
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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Fallon, late in season 5 (after having been declared dead and buried earlier on in the season). It turned out that it was another woman with a strong physical resemblance to her who got killed in the {{Cliffhanger}} car crash at the end of season 4; Fallon herself was inflicted with amnesia.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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[[spoiler: Fallon, late in season 5 (after having been declared dead and buried earlier on in the season). It turned out that it was another woman with a strong physical resemblance to her who got killed in the {{Cliffhanger}} car crash at the end of season 4; Fallon herself was inflicted with amnesia.]]



* BetaBitch: Sammy Jo could be considered this to Alexis. Alexis has always knocked down Sammy Jo for her "immature" scheming, which becomes HilariousInHindsight, considering that the actress who portrayed Sammy Jo, Heather Locklear, would go on to play another iconic AlphaBitch, Amanda Woodward, on ''Series/MelrosePlace''.



* CliffHanger: Once a season.

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* CliffHanger: {{Cliffhanger}}: Once a season.season. The show ended on one, as well, which left the fates of [[spoiler: Adam, Alexis, Dex, Blake, Fallon, and Krystina]] in the balance.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Amanda's [[OtherDarrin second actress]], Karen Cellini, was American and didn't attempt to have an English accent for the role, unlike the original actress Catherine Oxenberg.



* PutOnABus: Most of the actors who are credited for a single season on the show as a regular often receive this treatment. Amongst the main cast, here are some examples:
** [[Spoiler: Claudia was moved to a mental hospital in early season 3 after being accused of kidnapping Fallon and Jeff's baby son (though in reality, it was a baby doll) and dropped the "baby" off the roof of an apartment building. She returned once later in the season, before rejoining the cast from season 4 until her death at the end of season 6.]]
** [[Spoiler: Fallon disappeared after a car crash at the end of season 4. She was presumed dead in a plane crash in the following season, though later turned up alive later in season 5, with a [[OtherDarrin different actress]]. She then appeared for the first couple episodes of season 6 before moving to the show's spin-off ''The Colbys'' for two seasons, before permanently returning in season 8.]]
** [[Spoiler: Steven left Colorado at the end of season 2. He moved to an oil rig, which blew up in an explosion, leaving him presumably dead. He was later discovered alive, with a [[OtherDarrin different face after surgery]]. His intended PutOnABus moment in season 7 was averted, and he stayed until the end of the following season, where he left Denver. He returned for the miniseries.]]
** [[Spoiler: Amanda was PutOnABus to England in the middle of season 7 "to think", when the actress was let go from her contract. She never returned nor was she mentioned again.]]
** [[Spoiler: Kirby Anders, ex-wife of Jeff and ex-fiancee of Adam, left for Paris after Alexis blackmailed her when Kirby attempted to shoot her, the end of season 4, the same episode Pamela Sue Martin (the original Fallon) left the show. She returned for the mini-series seven years later.]]
** [[Spoiler: Jeff left for ''The Colbys'' in early season 6. He returned in season 8, after that show's cancellation, and stayed on permanently.]]
** [[Spoiler: Krystle started to lose her mind at the end of season 8. In season 9, she only appeared in six episodes before receiving neurosurgery and being placed in a ConvenientComa in a Swiss hospital for the remainder of the show. She returned for the mini-series in 1991.]]



* SoapOpera

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* SoapOperaSoapOpera: One of the [[TropeCodifier trope codifiers]].
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