It's not that surprising as it was obvious when Nicolette arrived that Natalie's character was being sidelined. They made Cristal slutty and unlikeable and as the original Dynasty showed you need empathy for your core characters like Krystle and Steven for the audience to keep coming back. As the CW boss said, the drama is now watching the Alexis-Fallon relationship play out. I wonder who will be the love interest for Blake now? Lady Ashley?! Or maybe Mrs. Van Kirk.