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How I would combine two of the best ideas around here

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Ked, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Ked

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    Grant Jennings had come up two different ideas for two important story points in Dynasty, and I just thought of a way to make them overlap with one another. Here'a refresher:

    As per usual for the doppelganger story, Adam gets involved and assists with a lot of the technical issues, and uses the fake Krystle to his advantage. And when Joel and Rita take off, Adam helps Sammy Jo out by vouching that she had no involvement of her New York roommate was impersonating her aunt, saying that SJ confided in him that she too thought "Krystle" was acting strangely, and that she and Rita stopped being roommates months ago and hadn't been in contact.

    Adam and Sammy Jo come out of the situation smelling like roses, although both are all too aware of how close they cut it and decide to "play nice" for the time being.

    Later on, when Sammy Jo and Amanda are having their pool-fight, Jackie sees them, and hurries back inside to get help in separating them. Jackie finds Adam and Steven and tells them what's happening. Adam is amused when he hears, and the two brothers follow their cousin out...

    ...only to find Amanda floating face-down in the water.

    Adam goes from amused to horrified in an instant, and he pushes past Steven and literally dives into the water to fish out his little sister. Adam carries Amanda up the pool's steps while Steven assists him in laying her down. Adam performs CPR (no jokes about him kissing his other sister, please) while Steven tells Jackie to run inside to get the hotel's doctor.

    Jackie begins to run in... except she suddenly starts to feel whoozey. At first, Steven thinks she might just faint from seeing a relative like this, except Jackie suddenly topples over into the pool. Steven pulls her out, startled and confused and beginning to grow scared.

    Adam succeeds in resuscitating his sister, and Amanda vomits up the champagne. Steven does the same to Jackie, and she too vomits up the champagne.

    Both brothers are relieved at rescuing both girls, but are soon left with two mysteries: why did Jackie faint like that, and was it Sammy Jo who tried to drown Amanda?

    Of course, they find out the champagne was poisoned, and Sammy Jo later insists that she and Amanda stopped fighting on their own, exchanged a few more insults, before SJ stomped out of the pool, leaving Amanda behind to pout.

    Amanda confirms that she and Sammy Jo did stop fighting and that SJ did leave... except Amanda remembered getting struck from behind and held down under the water, which is what caused her to pass out. So she doesn't know who her attacker actually is... and the security cameras don't help: the area of the pool where Amanda and her attacker were is in the camera's blind spot. And although the camera did show Sammy Jo walking away from the pool, there are still plenty of areas where she could have returned that are out of range.

    Alexis latches onto the idea that it really was Sammy Jo and demands blood (and whether she's being figurative or literal is never clarified). Krystle comes to her niece's defense (which intensifies Sammy Jo's guilt) and tries to mediate between her and Amanda in order to make peace. Blake is in the middle: as enraged as he is over Amanda being attacked, he's still living off of Sammy Jo's charity (he, Krystle and Krystina have taken residence in Delta Rho, now that Blake has lost his business and mansion) and therefore can't bring himself to believe that she is his daughter's attacker.

    Amanda herself isn't sure, although she's certainly suspicious and guarded whenever she's around Sammy Jo. Steven is the same.

    Adam, however, confronts Sammy Jo in private, reminding her that he knows "what she's capable of", with her shooting back, "Don't you dare throw that in my face! You're in it just as deep as I am!"

    And who should overhear this conversation but Dominique? Now, from another standpoint, these words shouldn't mean anything to Dominique, given how vague they are. Yet Miss Deveraux gets to show off how cunning she really is as she goes back over the months to figure anything out.

    Later on, Dominique visits Delta Rho again to see Sammy Jo about potentially buying a racing horse, and then casually mentions, "So, you and Adam are responsible for the whole doppelganger incident?"

    Sammy Jo looks up with wide eyes. "How did you find that out?!"

    "You just told me, dear. Just now," Dominique replies with a perfect smile.

    Sammy Jo sighs and slumps her shoulders. "What do you want?"

    "For now, nothing. Just that you be in my debt. I have nothing to gain from this at the moment. Just wait. I'll contact you when I need something."

    I think I'd have it be Season 10 when Dominique comes a-calling.


    As for Amanda's attacker, she receives a threatening note, saying how she's had two chances to die at La Mirage (her suicide, and her attempted drowning), and how the third time is the charm.

    The attacker is soon revealed to be Duchess Elena, who is looking to avenge the death of Prince Michael - because here I'm stealing Snarky's idea for the prince's death, but giving it a twist: in the beginning of S6, Michael started an affair with Sammy Jo, but Alexis put a stop to it; SJ then revealed she was pregnant with Micahel's baby and wanted "royal compensation," only for him to have her kidnapped and her baby aborted; only instead of waiting till S8, it's at the Masquerade Ball at the Carrington Estate that Sammy Jo attacks Michael, and accidentally pushes him against the tiger's cage so the large feline can maul him; SJ flees the scene, and Elena, crazed with grief, puts all the blame on Amanda for "taking him from his home to this horrible place!"

    Elena attempted to drown Amanda and pin it on Sammy Jo, but with her next attempt on Amanda's life, she's found out and arrested - or killed in self-defense. Whichever.
     
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    The murderous Duchess reminds me a bit too much of Lady Jessica.
     
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    I don't know who that is. :lol:
     
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    Because you couldn't even make it past season one. :huh:
     
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    Yes I did. I started Season 2 but I just got so bored I couldn't go on.
     

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