I don't know why but I've been thinking about this all day long, and the more I thought about it the more I liked it. Yes, the very idea itself kinda shocked me since I've always rated it as Dynasty's worst season finale ever. Could it be a post-crash-syndrome? Is it possible to consider things differently because of a traumatic event? Either way...Matthew's story never had a satisfactory closure. He was sort of missing in the jungle. So, to bring him back and then have him die doesn't really tarnish the memory of a previous great storyline. Actually it's a very sad story because he was very ill and delusional and the last thing he wanted to do was to take Krystle with him - and then he got killed by Steven, of all people. I still think that the way it was done was a bit messy and it should have focussed more on the drama rather than the danger and excitement. But the idea that a long lost Dynasty character returns after 6 years is very exciting and I think his limited storyline worked better than to make him a regular character for the entire season since Krystle was never going to leave Blake, so it would have been a waste of time for them to rekindle their romance. I also like the idea of Alexis having her first emotional breakdown especially with devastating results. And it happened, but unfortunately it all looked painfully hilarious. So, in essence, I think it was a good story, but the "how" left a lot to be desired.