Who needed to be the resident drunk?

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    They'd all drink here and there, of course -- I even want Krystle to flirt with alcoholism in late-Season 7 after Blake's & Alexis' shacking up in Singapore.

    But which character seems like they need to have the biggest issue with alcohol?

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    You're saying DYNASTY needed it's own Sue Ellen Ewing?
     
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    I always thought she had the hallmarks of being a great drunk.​
     
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    Steven should have turned into an alcoholic in season 8. At least, it would have given him something to do that year.
     
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    I dunno
    No, it needed someone to remind the other characters how stupid they all are.
     
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  6. Willie Oleson

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    Jack Coleman playing a drunk? On Dynasty? It's a fascinating idea.

    I think Prince Michael had lots of reasons to drink.
     
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    Jeff, he already showed signs early on when he got drunk at Cecil's birthday party and told everyone what he thought of them. Jeff took to the bottle again when Fallon "died". I would have had Jeff be a functioning alcoholic. When someone finally addresses the issue (Fallon?) Blake and Alexis would adamantly deny it. Ironically, it would be Adam (due to his history with drugs) who would try to help Jeff.
     
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    I always did think that Kirby should have gotten drunk more often; she was quite cute in the scene where she gets a little sloshed before Adam has his way with her.
     
  9. Snarky's Ghost

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    And speaking of Mommie Dearest, I want Caress -- Kate O'Mara -- drunk and abusive to her daughter (Leslie's her kid -- I've got it all worked out) and anybody who comes within slapping distance when she's on a bender.

    Vulgar, regal and horrific. Somebody on the show needed to be that.

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    Mrs Gunnerson developed a sherry wine dependency in the late 60s. By the 70s her souflees refused to rise and by the 80s she was adding all kinds of things to the Carrington diet.....
     
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    Rather than have Caress be an alcoholic, I would have Ben drug her (while he, Caress and Alexis are living in the re-decorated mansion).The drug would make Caress appear to be an alcoholic but she would insist she doesn't have a drinking problem (just like an alcoholic would) and no one would believe her. I want scenes of a disoriented Caress roaming the halls of the mansion filmed in Dutch angles. Ben would eventually convince Alexis to commit Caress to an asylum. The asylum would not be like Betty Ford, it would be a snake pit. Once the drugs wear off, Caress would wise-up and go along with the "treatment program" (which would be barbaric) and spend the rest of her time plotting her revenge against Ben.
     
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    Please let sweet Caress go in peace. She was the only normal person in this show...and the only one who seemed to be happy if only for sponging off her sister´s caviar and champagne...

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    ...and using her furs too.

    (Is that in the background Kenny Everett disguised as Cupid...?)

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    Joseph should have been a closeted alcoholic. Nose in the air to others, but having his own little secret in the meantime.
     
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    I'd forgotten that Alexis had implied during late-S6 that Caress had a habitual drinking problem.

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    Caress should have drink a lot to forget her horrible years in prision, to forget she´s the poor sister of the richest woman in this world, to forget all this dirty things that happened on Zach´s yacht ... she could have been his secret affair who helped him killing his rich wife ...
     
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    Is it possible to be an alcoholic in prison? You'd need some really good contacts, and Caress wasn't doing so great. Somehow I can't see alcohol being her priority.

    Maybe it would have been a smart move to keep Matthew Blaisdel in season 2, and gradually turn him into a nasty alcoholic who shows up regularly at the Carrington mansion - sometimes to see Krystle, sometimes to see Claudia.
    Lindsay would be living with grandma, until the dust has settled.
    It's not completely nonsensical, and it would manipulate the viewer into thinking that Krystle was indeed better off with Blake. Lord knows she needed a good reason.
    And the Blaisdel story wouln't have ended so abruptly.
    Toscanni would be just Toscanni, no cookie-cutter revenge plot, and the fight at Sky Crest would be between Blake and Matthew.
    And then he would disappear and take Lindsay with him.
     
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    Toscanni was a remplacement for Matthew as Bo Hopkins was not interested into returning into season 2.
     
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    Recast him!
     
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    OK but give us a name ! ;)
     
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    Why not him? (Re)casting is a beech!
    Here in a scene when NuMatthew tries to seduce Krystle...
    ...but in comes Steven instead...​
     

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