Lady Ashley Mitchell quite simply is DYNASTY

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  1. Tony

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    Lady Ashley certainly defined Dynasty at the peak of its success, 1984-1986. And she did Die-Nasty ;)

    As one ABC exec said, I think it was Brandon Stoddard, "we don't need another Ali MacGraw on Dynasty just for the sake of it."

    But since Dynasty was an escapist, jet setting fantasy, I think we needed more Lady Ashley type figures, rather than the home spun Sarah Curtis we got in the later years.



     
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  2. Ked

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  3. Willie Oleson

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    Charlotte Rampling or Julie Christie would be my first choices.
     
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    Vapid, incoherent - and lost. Yup. She was the perfect incarnation of what the show had become.
     
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    Bravo!!!!
     
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    In the defense of the actress, her role was slashed to ribbons when Forsythe demanded that Blake and Krystal never have an affair on one another (which I highly agreed with), so....there went most of her storyline and they had to fit her in somewhere until she departed.
     
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  7. Michael Torrance

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    It was a ridiculous demand and even more ridiculous was the granting of the demand. Spelling was famous for dictating to actors they must "honor their contract." His contract had nothing about story, so they should have hauled him over the coals into whatever storyline they wanted. All it did was guarantee that Linda Evans became more and more of a wallpaper. I am not that upset over Lady Ashley, but Singapore was ruined because of his demands.
     
  8. Willie Oleson

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    It's Static Story Telling (afraid to change anything - and in fact, the only thing that changed were the actors faces)
     
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  9. Ked

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    I honestly never minded that Blake and Krystle never cheated on each other... but I think they still could have gotten away with having Blake sleep with Alexis in Singapore. After all, Blake had amnesia and thought he was still married to Alexis. He didn't even remember Krystle even existed! Krystle herself would have understood and forgiven him, though she'd have held it against Alexis. Besides, I think Krystle would be far more worried if Blake had fallen back in love with Alexis... and if they delayed him regaining his fully memory, and prolonged Blake and Alexis getting along... well, come on, there's plenty of drama right there!
     
  10. Snarky's Ghost

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    ABC didn't want them to cheat on each other either.
    Or at least have Alexis taunt Krystle that it might have happened... and maybe claim she's even about to have Blake's change-of-life baby!
     
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    Well, neither do I. So that's one page we're both on. :lol:

    Of course, that would/could/should have happened too. Or rather, it would happen continuously instead of just the one scene the two women shared. I just don't know if Alexis would claim pregnancy, though. ...Not unless she honestly believed she was (when actually it was menopause ;) :lol:).
     
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    Yeah, and the cheating plot was way overdone on DYNASTY anyways.

    Joan would never do it. Willingly. But you could trick her. You could shoot a scene where she's quoting someone else's pregnancy announcement, and then use the audio in a scene between she and Blake!

    Joan would be furious. But by the time it aired, she would've lost the alleged fetus in the avalanche cliffhanger Spelling cancelled.
     
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  13. Ked

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    Yup. Overdone in most soaps, really...

    :bah: Good one.

    That actually would have been an interesting thing for Dynasty to do: occasionally trick the actors like that. Just to keep them on their toes. Bwahahaha!
     
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    Or maybe Adam could do it for her. "Mother is not feeling well, lately".
    I would have liked to see more scenes between him and Krystle.

    Speaking of babies, what if Amanda (played by Julianne Moore) was Blake and Lady Ashley's child?
     
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    I like that. :)

    That would provide a more likely introduction of Amanda, except I much prefer all of Blake's children either being with Alexis or Krystle.
     
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    But Alexis would hate Ashley's daughter:dance:
     
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    But people assume the two could only break up by cheating. For instance, in Singapore he would believe he was sleeping with his wife.
    Also, if a different character, an actually fleshed out one, had come in either for Blake or Krystle, they could have decided to divorce their spouse without cheating on them. For instance, Krystle could have left Blake for Matthew of season 1. There was a history and a connection. And maybe Blake could have had that with someone else who did not keep seeing him as a ruthless manipulator. Instead, they lobotomized Krystle and kept them together like she was his Stockholm syndrome wife. The worst was when they gave her Kristina and realized they closed all venues story-wise for her, so they came up with Rita Linda Evans had to come up with Rita.
     
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    :lol: Alexis already hated Amanda, even before she slept with Dex... nope, that does it. Amanda has to be Alexis' daughter. I can't give up that classic moment of Alexis walking in on Dex in bed with her own daughter.
     
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  19. Willie Oleson

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    But that's not very soap-y. We need to see how that passion develops otherwise it's not convincing enough.

    If Ashley had been a very clever woman (meaning: if the show had very clever writers) then she could have manipulated Krystle into a less popular position.
    Imagine Blake and his intelligent, funny ex-lover, together with their lovely daughter Julianne Moore - so very lovely. But Ashley and Julianne would do stuff that would make Krystle look inconsiderate, selfish and a nagging bitch.
    And is Alexis the only one who can stop it? And would she?
     
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    Alexis could have been the precedent to those fake pregnancies later seen in "Desperate Housewives" and "Glee". Fake pregnancy belly designed by Nolan Miller, of course...

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    Imagine this with Alexis and Blake:
    "Oh Blake, that awful wife of yours has tried to kill
    my baby with one of her tacky nail files..."
    "What the devil Krystle...wait, what?"​
     
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