Which characters had potential but ended up disappointing you in some way or another? To start this off, I would have to say Dominique Deveraux. The award-winning Diahann Carroll was unbelievably beautiful and her acting was good, but I think the problem with her was the writing, or the way the writing turned out to be more specific. Dominique came in strong at the tail end of Season 4, but once she was "accepted" into the Carrington "dynasty", she didn't really have a whole bunch to do. She had her romance with Brady and Garrett, and her relationship with Jackie, of course, but these weren't necessarily the most interesting of storylines. When I first got into Dynasty several years ago, I watched several videos and read as much as could about the show, and I was led to believe that Dominique was one of the show's better and more interesting characters. The clips I watched of her and Alexis' "spats" (or cat fights) also made me feel that she was going to give Alexis a run for her money. When Dominique first came in as the "mystery lady" or sorts, she was dynamite! Dominique was to be the show's black villain, but she was written wrong to be as evil as Carroll wanted her to be. Making her Blake's half-sister was the mistake, I think. Once she was on Blake's side (so to speak), she was a part of the "goody-goody clique", and the only time she was even close to being a "baddy" was her occasional confrontation with Alexis. Had she been connected to Kirby or Joseph or someone else, perhaps she could have been a more vindictive than she ended up. Second, I would probably have to go with Cassandra 'Caress' Morell. Being Alexis' younger sister obviously gave her potential to be evil, and the writers at least tried to have her live up to her big sister (if only partly). She came in during the second half of Season 6 (along with Blake's brother, Ben), at a time when the producers were wanting to "fix" the show because of ever-declining ratings. I really liked how she was brought in--the whole locked away in prison scenario, and her meeting up with Alexis again. I wish her book Sister Dearest had been published, but it's obvious the writers didn't want anyone to be "beat" Alexis in the long run. The writing for Caress was always pretty good, and Kate O'Mara's acting was great, but it always seemed to me that the writing for her was just never finished. I always felt like she was propped up to do something mega-big, but it just never went all the way through. What could have been done with Caress? Well, I think had the writing went on to have all of her dirty dealings go through, she could have done something of greater significance. Caress probably had more potential than Dominique, but she ended up probably having a smaller impact, although her story was probably better overall. Which characters didn't live up to their potential for you?