I'm currently watching season 4 and, just as it has done in the past, Anders' transformation into a homicidal, suicidal nutjob stands out a mile as the moment that Dynasty really went down the toilet. Sure, season 3 wasn't perfect, and had it's contrivances and far fetched plots, poison paint and plastic surgery miracles etc. But they all had some logic and plausibility to them in a thoroughly soapy kind of way. But this story line is the first time I really thought, WTF is this bullshit?? There's so many things wrong with it. What I will say about season 3 is that it kept a pretty good momentum throughout but the last couple of episodes let it down. The finale wasn't as good as some of the highlights of the season and everything about the whodunnit cabin fire felt pretty last minute and contrived. 'Who shot JR' it ain't. But still it was entertaining enough, if a little anti-climactic after a reasonably strong season. But the resolution is appalling. They had to make him crazy because his actions made zero sense whatsoever so it was the only way to explain them. So we are supposed to believe that Alexis' threat is so devastating that it leads him to have a nervous breakdown and turn into a murderer? And that somehow he thought Kirby's father shooting himself would be better for her than hearing some old bit of gossip about her mother? Tbh I forget now what Alicia did that was so heinous, but then again, I don't really care. They totally shat all over Joseph's character. I mean, it's one thing to have him try to kill Alexis (twice), but for him to be so crazy that he was happy to torch Krystle as well was beyond ridiculous. This really is the moment for me where Dynasty went too far and served us up an irredeemable pile of shite. Interestingly, it's in the same episode that Anders shoots himself that Alexis new short hairdo is revealed. I've always had the theory that the cutting of Alexis' hair was a 'Samson' moment for Dynasty and from that moment on it was doomed, so this correlation pretty much proves my point.