When you watch seasons 6 & 8 back to back, missing out season 7 entirely it does feel that season 8 is nothing more than season 6 but from the bargain bin at the £ shop, Both seasons started off in the aftermath of a wedding that had been hijacked by terrorists, which both had failed outcomes. Season 8 either repeated old storylines from s6 or reused some of the season 6 pre retooled bible. Alexis aspiring to become governor of Colorado was similar to Alexis becoming queen of Moldavia, pre retooled season 6. Sean Rowan was basically given Ben Carrington's original storyline involving him marrying Alexis and trying to kill her, the whole contrived revenge for Kirby and Joseph thing was just TPTB's own take on it. Sammy Jo and Jeff hooking up, just smacks of Sammy Jo and Prince Michael as far as I'm concerned. Leslie sleeping with Sean, again was just a knocked off version of Amanda and Dex's affair, Leslie seemed to be reading scripts that seemed to have been really written for Amanda. Other storylines in season 8 also seemed to try and recapture missed opportunities from season 6, like the Fallon/Jeff/Leslie love triangle, should've been the Fallon/Jeff/Amanda triangle, Steven becoming the darker brother while Adam and Fallon are both at odds with him. So was season 8 nothing more than a self wishful thinking version of season 6?