SoapLand - The Battle Of The Staircase Moments: The Result

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    Lots of dramatic and thrilling stuff happened on those staircases, and apart from that, it's the most theatrical setting of the SoapLand interiors.
    But what are the 5 standout scenes in the history of the prime time soap?

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    Only 5? The ones from "Dysentry" only would give us enough stuff for a Top Ten... (Love this subject though!)
     
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    Choose your favourites wisely, Toni. That's all I can say at the moment.
     
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    I'll have a go....some dramatic, some melodramatic.

    1. When KL's Karen showed up at Val's house with the twins in her arms. Lilimae shouted "Valene!", who then came downstairs in her bathrobe, sporting wet hair. Karen handed the babies to their mother, who was reunited at last with them. They sat on the bottom steps of the staircase in tears....and a nation heaved a collective sigh of relief.

    2. FC's Melissa in the foyer of Falcon Crest, setting fire to the place. Woman's cheese had totally slid off her cracker. :D

    3. Val attempting to console/counsel Laura on the stairs of the Avery home after Laura was raped. Val knows Laura is not being honest about the circumstances, but is "there" for Laura anyway.

    4. I'm not sure of the context, but I recall a vivid Dallas scene with (I'm guessing) Sue Ellen throwing a bottle of red wine (?) at JR, the red contents splattering all over the floral wallpaper. Very rarely do these shows get realistically messy like that.

    5. Dynasty's Alexis announcing the mansion is hers and tossing Blake and his...um, Krystle out.
     
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    1: Dynasty - season 6 cliffhanger where Alexis throws Krystle's belongings off the staircase and tells Blake to take "your blonde tramp" and leave, so he strangles her for her trouble.

    2: The Colbys - Sable pulls a shotgun on Jason, blows a hole in a table then scarpers up the stairs.

    3: Dallas - Sue Ellen hurls a bottle of wine at JR

    4: Dallas - Sue Ellen, sh*tfaced and pregnant, meets Lucy, high as a kite. They exchange pleasantries before Sue Ellen falls down the stairs prompting Lucy to join her on the floor for a chat.

    5: Flamingo Road - season one cliffhanger where, in the heat of a row, Fielding pushes Constance through a rickety bannister.
     
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    1. DYNASTY: Rita & Blake
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    "Krystle...help me! Krystle!"
    The way she steps down, and the horror on Blake's face when he realizes something's terribly wrong - it's what made this impossible storyline work.

    2. KNOTS LANDING: Lilimae
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    Ready to face the reality as she goes back to the place where Joshua died. And every step is a torment, emphasized by haunting vocal flashbacks.

    3. DYNASTY: Adam & Blake
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    The long-awaited showdown between father and son, and of course it had to happen right there and then.

    4. DALLAS: Sue Ellen
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    "Lady of the manor" dancing on the stairs. This woman knows everything about dramatic effects.

    5. FLAMINGO ROAD: Fielding & Constance
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    As if that marriage wasn't miserable enough!



    Initially I had planned to include FALCON CREST's Maggie and Terry's staircase argument, but Maggie's stroke (or whatever it was) looks a bit goofy, as if she were a stepford wife who suddenly stops talking because some wire has come loose. But I love the fight before that.
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    1. Lady of the Manor lol



    2. Oh if it had hit him!

     
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    Sarah's #2 clip is the scene I was referring to in my list (my #4). Seeing it again, I am a fan of the camera work as well. Hagman wasn't in as much danger of being hit as I originally thought, though I'm guessing that wasn't a glass bottle thrown at him.
     
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    It was. I sent it over from the Bushmills Distillery in Ireland after the Holly Harwood incident.
     
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    JR would have been better served if S'wellen had tossed a jug of Clorox at him; he could have used some disinfecting...;)
     
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    1. Return to Eden hands down, the last episode. Stephanie looking gorgeous, with her blood splattered white dress, with a gun in her hand when jilly screamed to everyone that Stephanie shot jake. Brilliant telly. Bravo! Loved it!!

    2. Dex and alexis get pushed over the balcony in dynasty's last episode. That should've got the freeze frame

    3. Pam, sue Ellen and jr in the cliffhanger of may 1981 argueing on the southfork stairs about taking john Ross away

    4. Sue Ellen throwing the red wine on the wallpaper. Needing changing anyway. If she hadn't done it I would have

    5. The lady of the manor sue Ellen, Pam and miss Ellie. We don't see that extra bit again do we were miss Ellie stands??
     
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    1. Dynasty - Alexis takes the mansion and kicks that blonde tramp out.
    2. The Colbys - Sable takes a tumble and says Jason beat her.
    3. Dallas - Lady of the manor, Pam, Sue Ellen & Miss Ellie
    4. Knots Landing - Val and Laura's chat on the stairs - The Lie.
    5. The Colbys - Sable's shotgun.
     
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    My Top 5:

    1- Jock overhears that JR and Bobby had a plane accident and is comforted by Miss Ellie ("Survival")

    2- Sue Ellen throws away the necklace JR has given to her when she learns Christopher might be his son ("Adoption")

    3- Dynasty´s Dana walks downstairs to marry Adam ("Shadow Play")

    4- Flamingo´s Constance bites the dust (literally) in the first cliffhanger.

    5- Dynasty´s Claudia says goodbye to everybody and their mothers (Season 3´s "The Wedding")
     
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    1. Dynasty - Alexis sends Blake and Krystle packing



    2. Dallas - Sue Ellen throws the bottle of wine at JR

    3. Falcon Crest - Melissa gives up Joseph then finds his teddy on the stairs.



    4. Dallas - JR gives Jamie a dressing down after Sue Ellen dresses her up.



    5. Dynasty - Sammy Jo slides down the banister
     
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    1. Alexis takes the mansion and sends Blake and Krystle packing - DYNASTY
    2. Val finally gets her babies - KNOTS LANDING
    3. Lady of the manor - DALLAS
    4. Sable tumbles down the stairs and blames Jason - THE COLBYS
    5. Sue Ellen throws a fine bottle of red - DALLAS
     
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    1) JR standing on the stairs in disbelief, when Ellie receives the phone call about Jock’s chopper going down and that he is presumed dead – DALLAS.
    2) Alexis ordering Blake and Krystle out of the mansion – DYNASTY.
    3) Melissa standing at the top of the stairs, after she sets fire to the FC mansion – FALCON CREST.
    4) Chao-Li tumbles from the top to the bottom step, in the final season 6 episode – FALCON CREST.
    5) Sue Ellen throws the red wine at JR, when she receives a mouthful of his hateful spiel – DALLAS.


    Lance and Lorraine arrive at Falcon Crest. They are greeted by Angela, via Chao-Li, with Greg Reardon in the background, (a scene from season 4, 1984 – ‘85):

    Chao-Li: “Your grandmother is not to be disturbed!”

    Lance and Greg are about to come to blows. Chao-Li does referee, just as Angela appears, from the second storey of the Falcon Crest mansion.

    Angela with a face like thunder looks down at Lorraine and Lance: “Now stop that and listen to me! You’re not welcome here Lance Cumson and neither is that little tramp that is with you.”

    Lance: “You leave her out of this.”

    Angela: “She is out of it and so are you!”
     
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    1. Dynasty - "Take this junk and your blond tramp and get out of my home"

    2. Knots Landing - Val gets her babies

    3. Dallas - Sue Ellen throws red wine at JR

    4. Dallas - Jock learns about Bobby's and JR's plane crash

    5. Dallas - Lady of the manor (that music :lol:)


    I found this great clip of Dynasty, if anyone still needs some inspiration:

     
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    :thank: Can't believe I forgot Blake's walk upstairs, before he killed Ted Dinard.
     
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    1. Double staircase action from the DALLAS Season 3 finale: First Sue Ellen carries John Ross downstairs in a bid to take him off the ranch only for JR to intercept her and order his armed guards to drag her away. Then Pam appears at the top of the stairs for a confrontation with JR. "You slime, you make me sick." "Keep out of my way Pamela or I'll destroy you. I'll destroy anybody who tries to take my son away from me!"

    https://dallasdecoder.com/2012/10/0...ybody-that-tries-to-take-my-boy-away-from-me/

    2. Mama Ryland tumbles down the stairs during a fight with her son -- did she fall or was she pushed?
    It's New DALLAS meets Old FALCON CREST!

    3. KNOTS Season 4: A dishevelled Gary returns to the beach house after a drunken binge and half-collapses on the staircase. Abby stands above him at the top of the stairs, dressed for bed but still immaculately made up. As she scowls contemptuously at him, she could be Cersei Lannister in a '80s Lorimar version of GAME OF THRONES - but instead of ordering his beheading, she tosses a blanket at him and issues the following edict: “Don’t you come near me. I mean it."

    4. THE COLBYS -- Sable gets the elephant gun out of the hall closet and waits at the top of the stairs for Jason before randomly opening fire on a flower arrangement.

    5. DYNASTY -- Blake staggers onto the Carrington staircase complaining about a pain in his chest and reaches out to “Krystle” for help. To his bewilderment, she backs away from him. After he tumbles past her down the stairs, Rita forces herself to keep walking up them as if he weren’t there. We then see her from below, peering through a crack in a door, shrouded in guilt and shadows.

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    That's great -- a staircase fetishist's dream!




     
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    Maybe that perfect flower arrangement was the symbol of everything she stood for, everything she worked for.
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    I thought it had a lot of subtext.



    Anyway, I'm going to take the elevator to my underground Battle Calculation Centre, and I'll post the results a.s.a.p.
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