Season 6 - The Year of Doppelgangers

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  1. Ked

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    There was the Krystle/Rita storyline, yes. But here's what also could have happened during that same year:

    -I'm gonna go ahead and steal @Snarky's Ghost 's idea about Al Corley returning thanks to being involved in the attack on Moldavia, and revealing Jack Coleman as a fraud.

    -Fallon returning could be seen as a doppelganger story, in that she has amnesia and could end up battling a split persona, going back and forth between Fallon and "Randall Adams." Course, then there's the contributing factor of whether or not Fallon will be played by PSM or ES (the latter would make things more interestingly ironic).

    -Karen Cellini is hired a year earlier, but NOT to replace Catherine Oxenberg. Instead, Karen plays Kate Burrows, Amanda's friend, who has always been jealous of her. And when Amanda, thanks to some backing from Auntie Dominique, starts a career as a pop singer (I'm stealing this idea from... someone else, sorry that I can't remember whose idea this was), Kate decides she'd like to trade lives with Amanda. What's more, whenever Catherine Oxenberg sings, its actually Karen Cellini's voice dubbing her (supposedly, Cellini was a great singer and thus it'd be a chance for her to show off; plus it'd add some great ironic atmosphere to the whole plot). So instead of Amanda trying to commit suicide, Kate tries to stab her, and we get a very deadly catfight, ending with Amanda being forced to kill her friend... or Kate dies by accident. Whichever.

    -The season ends when Robin Sachs appears at the Carrington door, and announces himself as the real Adam Carrington, that Gordon Thomson has been an impostor this whole time.

    Who's next?
     
  2. ArchieLucasCarringtonEwing1989

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    Rita also having a niece like Krystle named; Cassie Mae, only she's refined and very upper class, she too has done some modelling but rather than cheap porn mags she's modeled for Tatler, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, however Rita is envious since Cassie Mae has lived a life of privilege and luxury with expensive European boarding schools, jet setting all over the globe, Cassie Mae however is fed up with her stuffy life and wants to be free to do her own thing, so she enlists Sammy Jo to impersonate her while she ducks out of society.

    As for the Adam doppelganger, could Robin Sachs be the fake Adam since only Gordon Thomson can play Adam.
     
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    I'll go on record and say that I love you. But I must also warn you--people have been locked up in the attic for less.

    Testify, testify!

    Could they have gone bigger than having a whole DYNASTY II?
     
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    Oddly enough, I actually think Robin Sachs was the most convincing re-cast of the bunch.

    Not that I condone it, you understand.
     
  5. Ked

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    Of course Robin Sachs would be the actual impostor. It'd be a scheme by Ben to drive Adam away to get him to stop interfering with his plans for Alexis.

    Wow. You're the second person on this site who's said that to me. I must have a more charming personality than I give myself credit for. :lmao:

    Good to know. X)

    I would have loved it if they redid the scene of the Colby family entering La Mirage by having them be greeted by almost the entire Carrington clan, so that each available family member has a "mirror" image:

    Blake - Jason
    Krystle - Sable
    Adam - Monica (the lawyers)
    Amanda - Bliss
    ???? - Garrett (I would have had Andrew Laird, except I always kill him off in the Moldavian Massacre in an attempt to up the causalities; perhaps Prince Michael could be in this category, as they both outsiders to the main families, and will soon be killed off in the La Mirage fire)
    Dominique - Constance

    I do remember, upon the first few viewings, thinking that Sachs' voice sounded identical to Gordon Thomson's. ^^
     
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    Nobody could smoulder like Thomson. Primarily because no sentient being ever could. Thomson’s smouldering out-camped every tired old cliche that la Collins could muster. All that was missing was the Eartha Kit styled feline drawl.
     
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  7. Ked

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    You know something, I just realized about my original post: the Carrington sons deal with impostors, while the Carrington sisters deal more with identity issues. ^^
     
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    Wow. You're the second person on this site who's said that to me. [/quote]
    What????? Who is my rival? I'll see them in court.

    It was so insane to recast a role for the reunion, especially when you bring in Kirby just for the connection of the role to the past. For me he was a Karen Cellini type casting--not that he was so awful (nobody could ever be)--but that he was cast just because he resembled the original actor--which made him even more of an impostor.
     
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    I wish I could come up with a Dynasty quote for this... but I can't. :lol:

    Exactly. I remember reading that Gordon Thomson knew about the Reunion project and let them know that he was interested in returning. Sure, he was already working on something else, I forget what, but surely they could have filmed scenes around Gordon's schedule? Could they just simply NOT be bothered?!

    Personally, I think recasting Adam was the worst of all the Carrington child recasts:

    -Al Corley left on his own because he didn't like where they were going with his character, and Steven was too important to simply stop using, so recasting him wasn't such a bad choice. Plus, they at least came up with an explanation for why he looked different.

    -PSM also left on her own for pretty much the same reasons, and didn't want to come back. And like Steven, Fallon's just too important not to have around, so recasting her isn't much of a travesty either. They didn't re-introduce the character or the new actress very well, so that's minus a few points. But at least Fallon got better in Seasons 8 and especially 9.

    -Catherine Oxenberg was fired over petty reasons and recast out of spite and desperation. There really wasn't much hope for Karen Cellini from the start. Plus from what I read, they didn't bother working with Karen to try and make the character work, being far more concerned with getting her hair right and getting her to stop smiling so much. The showrunners had gone from being careless and clumsy to outright stupid and vindictive.

    -Gordon Thomson was never fired like Oxenberg; he wanted to come back, unlike Martin; and yet, just because he was momentarily unavailable, he was recast. And that's rock-bottom terms of awfulness. I'm glad he won that lawsuit!
     
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    He played Mason Capwell on Santa Barbara, and I had even seen some episodes (although he wasn't my favorite actor in that role, he was decent). SB was happy to let him be on the Reunion because they liked the publicity they would get. But the production company gave no advance notice and expected SB to just reschedule everything around them--which was ludicrous, because a soap films for 20-22 hours a month worth of episodes and all the Reunion had to shoot was 3 hours worth.

    I hated how Robert Iger cancelled DYNASTY just to show it was his own network; every single one of the programs he green-lit tanked of course. At least 2 years later ABC admitted how utterly disrespectful they had been to the viewers who at one point had made them be the talk of the world. Yet to have a second chance and to blow it with a bad script and all around screw-ups like that, it reminds you of why DYNASTY faltered in the first place.
     
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    Who did they think they were? The DYNASTY of '85? Those glory days were long gone, they no right to make any demands or expect any entitlement like that! They were trying to rise from the ashes, they should have made every careful move to ensure their own success, even if that mean rescheduling themselves - especially if that meant they'd have the right actor for an important character!

    And to think, all DYNASTY really needed was a 10th season, and then it could have bowed out gracefully on a relatively high note.

    Blow it once, shame on you. Blow it twice, TOTAL HUMILIATION on you.
     
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    Thomson even had it written into his SB contract that he could have time off if DYNASTY ever did a reunion. But the DYNASTY brass always seemed so resentful and contemptuous of its actors, probably because they needed them. And their constant recasting efforts involving the secondary actors always seemed like an attempt just to prove they could do it.

    But despite 2 1/2 years to write it, the original team, now back in the saddle for the REUNION, still couldn't pull it off, the script seemingly pasted together by children.

    Well, actually it did --- Season 9 was definitely a high note. But, yes, they need just one more season so Paulsen (and not the Pollocks) could wrap it all up.
     
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    It may have gone out on a high note, but it didn't get to bow out gracefully - it was *kicked* out!

    Yes. Just a proper wrap up so it could lay itself to rest, knowing that it at least had a strong beginning and a strong ending, despite a... "meh" middle part.
     

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