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‘Dynasty’ Reveals Its Recast For Nicollete Sheridan As Alexis Carrington In Cliffhanger Moment

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Talk about a major soapy twist the reminds of some of the best and outrageous classics of the genre!  Friday’s episode of Dynasty offered up a shocker in an episode aptly titled and an oh-so clever one at that, “How Two-Faced Can You Get?”  And, as you watch the installment unfold, you think the “two-faced” in the title is about Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles) and Kirby’s (Maddison Brown) friendship when it comes to a certain man, but that was just the appetizer.

This episode served to reveal who is the replacement for Nicollette Sheridan in the key role of Alexis Carrington.  As viewers know, Sheridan announced her departure from the series to attend to personal family matters.  Dynasty fans last saw Sheridan on the March 22nd episode of the series.

SPOILERS BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO WATCH THE EPISODE BEFORE READING

In story, Adam (Sam Underwood) who is seriously psycho and hell-bent on major revenge has a face-off with his mother, Alexis (then played by Sheridan).  He confronts her and knows she fudged DNA evidence to make it look as if Hank was her true biological son.   Adam walked in on his mother burning the evidence of fake DNA test and interrupts her in the process.  After being caught, she fessed up to what she did … saying she did it all, because she was desperate to get her family back,

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Next, Adam tells her to burn the rest of the evidence, and while her back is turned and as she is kneeling in front of the fireplace, Adam pushes her face into the fire.  And that sets the stage for the reveal of the new actress set to play Alexis, since Alexis has to undergo extensive plastic surgery to heal her burns,   We also note on that episode that Adam poisoned his “other” mother with a fatal overdose of her medication, and apparently that mom was a drug addict.

Now on to the final moments of the just aired Friday episode.  We cut to a scene where in the hospital, the bandages are being removed from Alexis’ face.  And we see her exclaim how youthful she looks!  Then, Adam comes by with flowers for his mother, saying he wants to see how she looks.  When she turns around it is revealed that the part is now being played by Elizabeth Gilles who also plays Fallon!  Adam looks very happy!  How twisted!  Looks like these two plotted together to bring down the Carringtons; by changing Alexis’ face to Fallon’s? Stay tuned.

Gilles took to her Twitter account on Saturday and asked the fans, “How’d we feel about last night’s ?”

So, what do you think of  Elizabeth Gilles as the new Alexis, now that it looks like Fallon will have a doppelgänger? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Phil
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I think this was a brilliant move despite what others feel. It is so classic soap! I also think this is a storyline move and wouldn’t be overly surprised if this was a temporary casting move until another actress can take over the role.

mike
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mike

I did not think the show could get any worse, boy was I wrong.

su000
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I don’t know what Dynasty is so I don’t care LOL
It’s supposedly a soap?
I never heard of so it can’t be anything good..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

How have you never heard of Dynasty? You need to check it out! It’s all kinds of soap-y goodness!

Ann
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Ann

This show is going to he double hockey sticks….so sick of the Hope/Flo/Steffy/liam/Baby storyline ……

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I, for one, was shocked and am loving the twist of this cliffhanger! It was all kinds of soapy goodness, and I know that Liz Gillies is going to rock this storyline out of the park!

Rodd
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Rodd

I was surprised and yet, not. Weeks ago Adam gave the plastic surgeon a picture to use as reference when they were taking Alexis out of the room for surgery. It crossed my mind that it might have been Fallons’ picture. Still, seeing out that pulled it off was entertaining.

nora
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nora

yuck! I give up on this show.

Pjc
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Pjc

Not a fan…. The show was a great mix of soap drama and humor. I really enjoyed laughing and routing for Fallon or Alexis.

This plot is bound to fail and make the show a parody more than a dramedy. I was so hoping for a change in actress that wouldn’t be so farcical. Not sure what’s next since most stories are 2-3 episodes as opposed to an entire season.

Laughs will ensue but for a short period

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Just exactly how many times can one show jump the shark?!?!?!

Richard Danner
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Richard Danner

Is this Dynasty or PASSIONS? HOW STUPID. What a dumb plot. This show won’t make it past the 3rd season. Sad. It had potential to be great. And REALLY bad casting of Adam Carrington. He is slimy and wimpy. Steven also gone, and the plot with the REAL Cristal Flores. DUMB AS HELL.

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Original ‘Dynasty’ Star, Bo Hopkins, Dead at 80

Another celebrity death in the news this Memorial Day weekend. Original ABC Dynasty cast member, Bo Hopkins (Ex-Matthew Blaisdel), has passed away at 80-years-old.

The news came from Hopkins wife of 33-years, Sian, who shared his death for the first time with The Hollywood Reporter.

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From the report, Hopkins actually passed away three weeks ago on May 9th after suffering a heart attack at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys.

On Dynasty, Bo Hopkins, Linda Evans (Krystle) and Pamela Bellwood (Claudia) had one of the long-running stories, since Krystle and Matthew begun an affair after Claudia had a mental breakdown. Blake would always see Matthew as his adversary.  Hopkins played the recurring role from 1981-1987.

In addition, Hopkins had a long and accomplished motion picture and television career with notable highlights including his roles in the films: American Graffiti, The Wild Bunch, Midnight Express and White Lightning, and on television on: The Rockford Files, Barnaby JonesCharlie’s AngelsFantasy IslandThe A-TeamScarecrow and Mrs. King, and Murder, She Wrote and more.

Bo’s final film appearance would be in 2020’s in Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, who he worked with decades ago on American Graffiti.

Hopkins is survived by his children, Matthew and Jane.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Bo Hopkins and his family in the comment section. But first, watch Bo in ‘Dynasty’ as Matthew returns and takes the Carringtons hostage.

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The CW Cancels ‘Dynasty’; Show Will End With Current Fifth Season

As some had suspected, with ailing ratings and virtually no promotion, the CW’s reboot of Dynasty has been canceled.  The primetime soap will end at the end of its current fifth season, meaning no season six as die-hard fans and the cast and crew had hoped for.

Dynasty has been a soap on steroids, with snappy dialog, over-the-top storylines, and some wonderful performances especially from series lead, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon).  Elizabeth tweeted upon the news of the cancellation: “SO PROUD OF MY BEAUTIFUL DYNASTY FAMILY!!”

According to Deadline, the show had been kept in production partly because of the revenue it generated with its deal with Netflix.

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The cast includes: Daniella Alonso as Cristal Carrington, Elaine Hendrix as Alexis Carrington Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo Jones, Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Michael Michele as Dominique Deveraux, Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as Jeff Colby, Maddison Brown as Kirby Anders, Adam Huber as Liam Ridley, Eliza Bennett as Amanda Carrington and Grant Show as Blake Carrington.

CW’s Dynasty was the reboot of the classic 80’s ABC primetime version, which aired from 1981-1989, with a modern twist to several of the characters and stories.

So, sad to know there will be no more Dynasty on the CW? Do you think the show could be shopped somewhere else? Comment below.

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Pej Vahdat Joins the Cast of ‘Dynasty’ as Dex

CW’s Dynasty is beefing up its cast with the news that Pej Vahdat has been cast in the role of “Dex”.

As Dynasty fans know, the character of Dex Dexter was originally played in 1983 through1989 by the late Michael Nader in the ABC version of the primetime soap opera.

Now in the 2022 version, Vahdat’s Dex is said to be a ‘suave, handsome, charming hedge fund manager.’  According to Deadline, Dex has a chance encounter with Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) which will change her life in more ways than one.

Joan Collins, the original Alexis Carrington and Michael Nader made quite the on-screen pair on the original Dynasty.

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If Vahdat looks familiar you may have seen him on: Showtime’s City on a Hill,  FX’s The Old Man, and recurring roles on Empire, The Village, Bones and Shameless. 

The role of Dex is said to be “heavily recurring”.  No word yet on when he will first be seen in the role. Stay tuned.

So, what do you think about Pej as CW Dynasty’s new Dex? Comment below.

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