There are a lot of season 1 fans on here, which was the year Dynasty was closest to the Shapiros' original vision. They were interested in the rivalry between the Carringtons and the middle class Blaisdels, and in critiquing power and wealth as much as, or more than, celebrating it. So what would it have been like if the first season had been a roaring success and the Spelling/Pollocks retooling not taken place? I think we can make a few guesses: - Alexis would have just done the six-episode arc that was originally planned for the character. Without Alexis as the female villain, Fallon wouldn't have turned nice. - Matthew would have stayed in it and we would have been encouraged to cheer him on to beat Blake in business, and maybe even win Krystle back. What effect would that have on him? Would he have become as ruthless as Blake? - Blake would have stayed flawed. Any other thoughts? What future storylines might the show have gone for on this model? And could they have kept it going?