The Best Episodes of Dynasty (2017)

Last Updated: Nov 8, 2018

The reboot follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will focus on Fallon Carrington, the daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.

Dead Scratch

#1 - Dead Scratch

Season 1 - Episode 22

As Alexis loses control of her plan with the Colbys, Fallon challenges Blake for control of the family's company only to learn she's not the only one with a claim to the throne. Sammy Jo and Steven prepare to tie the knot - but an unexpected guest causes all hell to break loose.

star 8.65
142 votes
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Enter Alexis

#2 - Enter Alexis

Season 1 - Episode 17

The arrival of Alexis has thrown the entire Carrington family into disarray. After Alexis receives a fortune from Grandpa's will, Fallon sets out to prove her mother weaseled her way into it. Meanwhile, Cristal tries to keep Alexis away from her already shaky marriage to Blake.

star 8.27
158 votes
Directors: Jeff Byrd
Writers: Sallie Patrick, Christopher Fife
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Poor Little Rich Girl

#3 - Poor Little Rich Girl

Season 1 - Episode 16

In the wake of a sudden Carrington death, Blake's temper pushes Cristal to make a bold decision regarding their marriage. Fallon's feud with Jeff goes public, forcing her to rely on her faux-husband, Liam, for support. Steven processes his grandfather's sordid past and decides how he wants to spend his future.

star 8.25
150 votes
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A Well-Dressed Tarantula

#4 - A Well-Dressed Tarantula

Season 1 - Episode 10

Cristal's efforts to mend her fractured marriage are complicated when a dangerous newcomer threatens to destroy everything she and Blake hold dear; Meanwhile, Fallon celebrates her golden birthday and gains control of her trust, forcing her to think about more than just what size champagne bottles to serve at her party.

star 8.12
165 votes
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I Answer to No Man

#5 - I Answer to No Man

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Fallon is taken hostage, the rest of the family must come together to enact a rescue mission — but coming together isn’t exactly what Carringtons do best. Out of desperation, Culhane turns to Jeff Colby for help, while Cristal is forced to choose between her old family and her new one.

star 8.07
161 votes
Writers: Gladys Rodriguez
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Promises You Can't Keep

#6 - Promises You Can't Keep

Season 1 - Episode 12

When the Carringtons host a lavish Casino Night party, Cristal and Blake's marriage is put to the test when an explosive secret from Blake's past surfaces. Meanwhile, Fallon must reconsider her behavior as she attempts to fix a professional blunder by accepting an indecent proposal.

star 8.06
156 votes
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Nothing But Trouble

#7 - Nothing But Trouble

Season 1 - Episode 13

After Fallon's declaration of professional - and romantic - independence, Jeff tries to reel her back in. As Cristal struggles with Blake's unorthodox moral compass, she finds herself in a gray area of her own.

star 8.06
156 votes
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Trashy Little Tramp

#8 - Trashy Little Tramp

Season 1 - Episode 21

When Blake thwarts Fallon’s attempts to take the company in a new direction, Fallon realizes that the biggest threat is actually Blake himself.

star 8.05
127 votes
Writers: Christopher Fife, Kevin A. Garnett
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Our Turn Now

#9 - Our Turn Now

Season 1 - Episode 15

After Fallon discovers that Jeff Colby's motives to marry her are not for love but for revenge, she is forced to continue with her faux engagement until she can save her family from becoming a casualty of the Colby-Carrington war. Sam pulls out all the stops to earn his citizenship and Steven’s love, while Cristal must choose between her role as a wife or her role as a stepmother.

star 8.03
160 votes
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Don’t Con a Con Artist

#10 - Don’t Con a Con Artist

Season 1 - Episode 18

When Fallon and Alexis fight for Steven's love, his relationship with Sam gets caught in the crossfire. Meanwhile, Cristal turns her attention to Culhane’s family and stumbles upon a terrible secret.

star 7.99
134 votes
Directors: Carl Seaton
Writers: Kevin A. Garnett, Paula Sabbaga
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Twenty-Three Skidoo

#11 - Twenty-Three Skidoo

Season 2 - Episode 1

On the eve of Carrington Atlantic’s 100th anniversary, our splintered family struggles to rise from the ashes to redefine themselves as past mistakes emerge, new alliances are forged, and the fate of the Carringtons’ legacy falls squarely on Fallon’s shoulders.

star 7.98
120 votes
Writers: Christopher Fife, Sallie Patrick
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The Butler Did It

#12 - The Butler Did It

Season 2 - Episode 3

Fallon gets in over her head and needs Liam and Culhane’s help. Kirby makes a shocking discovery that changes everything, while Blake wines and dines a new guest.

star 7.96
84 votes
Writers: David M. Israel, Paula Sabbaga
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Use or Be Used

#13 - Use or Be Used

Season 1 - Episode 19

The manipulative power games between Fallon and Alexis continue when Alexis — who’s grown highly suspect of Fallon’s new husband, Liam — meddles in Fallon’s love life. Meanwhile, Blake and Cristal spar over whether CA will take responsibility for the health crisis that is hurting Culhane’s family.

star 7.90
132 votes
Directors: Viet Nguyen
Writers: Jake Coburn, Jay Gibson
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Rotten Things

#14 - Rotten Things

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Carringtons’ plan for a peaceful holiday are spoiled by two new arrivals and the scandals they bring with them, including Cristal's sister, Iris Machado. Blake faces a power struggle with his own father; meanwhile Fallon attempts to reunite the Colbys.

star 7.90
193 votes
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A Line from the Past

#15 - A Line from the Past

Season 1 - Episode 20

While Alexis and Blake continue to battle, Alexis enlists in a surprising ally, Jeff Colby. With her loyalties torn, Fallon must decide if she helps save the company or come to the aid of Culhane’s family.

star 7.88
134 votes
Writers: Jenna Richman, Francisca X
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Guilt is for Insecure People

#16 - Guilt is for Insecure People

Season 1 - Episode 3

In a throwback to the '80s, when "greed was good," the Carringtons don their best costumes for their Charity Gala. Fallon fights her father Blake for the right to use the family name in her new business venture. When Cristal learns her sister is in danger, she's forced to choose between her old family and her new one.

star 7.84
299 votes
Directors: Kellie Cyrus
Writers: Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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A Taste of Your Own Medicine

#17 - A Taste of Your Own Medicine

Season 1 - Episode 7

Blake’s hopes for a perfect Thanksgiving are ruined when he clashes with both Fallon and Steven. Cristal’s challenging houseguest reminds everyone to be grateful for the ties that bind.

star 7.84
207 votes
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The Gospel According to Blake Carrington

#18 - The Gospel According to Blake Carrington

Season 1 - Episode 14

Suspicious that the Colbys may be up to no good, Fallon plays a dangerous game of charades; meanwhile, Steven finds himself unexpectedly channeling his darker side when he tries to help Sammy Jo, and Cristal must cover-up an impulsive mistake that threatens to implode her marriage.

star 7.81
144 votes
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Company Slut

#19 - Company Slut

Season 1 - Episode 5

Fallon and Cristal vie for the cover of a prestigious magazine; Steven's ex-boyfriend returns to town.

star 7.76
248 votes
Directors: Cherie Nowlan
Writers: Christopher Fife
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I Only Exist for Me

#20 - I Only Exist for Me

Season 1 - Episode 6

Cristal's houseguest puts Blake in an awkward position; Fallon zeros in on the one thing she wants more than anything.

star 7.76
234 votes
Directors: Lee Rose
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The Best Things in Life

#21 - The Best Things in Life

Season 1 - Episode 8

Everything is shiny and bright at the city’s Annual Tree Lighting, but behind the scenes, the Carringtons struggle with ghosts from their past; Fallon tries to move on from her former flame; Steven and Jeff band together to right an old wrong; and Cristal’s past resurfaces, threatening her future with Blake.

star 7.74
192 votes
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Spit It Out

#22 - Spit It Out

Season 1 - Episode 2

The spotlight falls on the Carringtons when it’s discovered that Matthew’s death may have involved foul play. The family members are then forced to swallow their own suspicions of each other and close rank to defend the clan. Meanwhile, Cristal struggles with what it means to be a Carrington; and Fallon begrudgingly helps cover up Cristal’s affair to protect the family name.

star 7.71
375 votes
Writers: Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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Ship of Vipers

#23 - Ship of Vipers

Season 2 - Episode 2

While Blake focuses on his own selfish endeavors, Fallon goes to desperate measures to sell Carrington Atlantic to the Van Kirks. Sam and Alexis are determined to validate their suspicions about Melissa. Meanwhile, Anders’ daughter Kirby befriends the Colbys in order to seek revenge on Fallon to make her pay for the past.

star 7.69
96 votes
Directors: Kenny Leon
Writers: Jenna Richman, Josh Reims
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Snowflakes in Hell

#24 - Snowflakes in Hell

Season 2 - Episode 4

After an earth-shattering reveal, the Carringtons scramble to keep the family together on an expedition abroad, with Fallon playing the unlikely role of peacemaker. Meanwhile, back home, Culhane is coerced into a dangerous endeavor.

star 7.67
69 votes
Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writers: Audrey Villalobos Karr, Hu Villalobos Karr
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Private as a Circus

#25 - Private as a Circus

Season 1 - Episode 4

The Carringtons' efforts to protect their secrets - from the world and from each other - lead them outside the protective cocoon of the Manor: Cristal and Blake to their belated honeymoon, Steven to Sammy Jo's rescue, and Fallon to confront old demons. They all face the same difficult choice: serve yourself, or save the family?

star 7.63
264 votes
Writers: Sallie Patrick, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
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