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Idea for Caress' Book: Too disturbing?

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Jimmy Todd, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Jimmy Todd

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    I thought Caress and her book had so much potential. It was a shame they both were tossed into the bin marked "wasted opportunities."
    Here are my ideas, which are very Knots Landing. First, change the name. The rip off of the Joan Crawford tell all was akin to stating, "We are no longer even going to pretend to try."
    Have some little juicy bits in it about Alexis, and at least one serious passage that reveals her humanity in some way, such as the complex relationship she had with her mother, and then two knock out punch reveals. The first is that Alexis had Caress framed and falsely imprisoned in South America to keep her from revealing the second truth.
    The secret is revealed at the midpoint of the last episode of the season. Before it is revealed to the audience it is all over the news and present as well as past characters are shownt reacting to it. For example, Nick Toscanni reads about it in the paper and mutters, "Well Blake, now I don't have to get revenge. Nothing could hurt you more than this." Krystle's former secretary, Tracy, is shown commenting on it to a coworker, "I'm so glad I don't have anything to do with those people now!"
    Kirby is seen hissing to someone, "That woman is disgusting!" Fallon, who would be on The Colbys by this point, would be sobbing in Jeff's arms.
    As for current characters on the show Adam is scheming with one of Blake's lawyers regarding his will. Dominique, who bankrolled the book and helped keep it hidden is scrambling to keep her involvement a secret. Dex confronts Caress, telling her this is too much because it hurts more people than just Alexis. Caress responds bitterly, "I meant nothing to those people while I was rotting in jail. They mean nothing to me now." Steven is with Krystle and tells her he will never be able to look at his mother the same way again. Krystle tells Steven that Alexis has brought nothing but misery into her and Blake's life and she has to find some way to get rid of her once and for all.
    The book's secret is revealed to the audience.
    Krystle springs into action to, first, try and keep the news from Blake so she can break it to him in as gentle a way as possible, and then to prevent him from leaving the mansion because she's afraid this time he really will kill Alexis.
    As for Alexis herself, she's in her apartment devastated to the point where she almost elicits sympathy
    She's drunk, disheveled, refuses to see anyone and her home is a mess after she became hysterical. However, the final 15 or so minutes of the show have it first look as if she'll kill herself, but then she slowly, meticulously puts on her makeup and get dressed. There is no music as she leaves her building, stared at by people and hounded by reporters. This is all done without sound. Her limousine is driving through the city until it reaches Blake's mansion. (Dex figures out where she's going and follows her.) The camera goes back and forth between her walking to the front door, to Blake pushing his way past Krystle and Steven who are trying to hold him back. Finally Alexis and Blake meet in the area in front of the staircase. Blake stops, glares at her with both rage and shock, while Alexis responds with only a look of raw hurt on her face. There is still no music or dialogue. The camera freezes with them staring at each other.

    So what's the secret? That Blake is not Fallon's father, nor is Cecil Colby. Her true father is Tom Carrington, Blake's own father. Tom had lusted after Alexis
    She resisted him, but Tom had some leverage on a key business deal that would make or break Blake. He basically uses it as a way to get Alexis to sleep with him. Akexis had in a moment of weakness revealed this yo Caress. Caress' book would back it up with some evidence that Alexis and Tom had bribed their way into having dates changed on Fallon's birth certificate and a doctor telling Blake Fallon was premature.
    Is that too "Jerry Springer" for Dynasty or would it set the stage for mew new storylines?
     
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    Certainly, the contents of "Sister Dearest" needed to be made public later in the series (like, during the gubernatorial race??) just as Sue Ellen's movie needed to be released after a year or two --- but neither show was interested in dealing creatively with the fall-out.
     
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    This all sounds *EXCELLENT*! Until...

    Ehhh... no. We already had Fallon's paternity called into question, we already had a blood test, I'd rather not re-tread that all again. Granted, it's certainly a good reason to elicit such a reaction from everyone... but I'd rather it be something else. Not sure what, at the moment, though...
     
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    That's the hard part, thinking of something shocking enough to be exciting, but not too over the line so that it ruins the character of Alexis.
     
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    Yeah, it is hard finding that right balance... say, but what ARE some "over the line" stuff? I ask because if we look at it, maybe we can dial one or two of the ideas down?
     
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    There are lots of little things that the book could have revealed -- like the details of that knife assault that was mentioned in her Season 5 murder trial.
     
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    I completely forgot about that. ^^
     
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    Oh, what if Caress' book revealed that Alexis framed Caress for the murder of Zach Powers' wife? Though that's not really shocking... Plus, Zach seemed just as concerned as Alexis about Caress getting out of jail, and that seemed an interesting detail to play up.
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    I kind of like the idea of something that has implications for both Blake and Alexis, like that during their marriage Alexis was involved in a hit and run that killed someone, and Blake had the whole thing covered up to avoid a scandal. Caress knew about it and reveals it in the book, which leads to the case being re-opened and eventually a trial.
     
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    If the book had revealed Alexis had done something as malicious as causing Krystle's miscarriage(not that exactly since Caress wouldn't even know about it) I think that would be too much. How could she recover from that? What other character would want anything to do with her?
     
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    Where Alexis has a dramatic outburst in the witness box and exclaims that her lawyer isn't making her look innocent enough and fires him on the spot. Then she demands Adam represent her. Then Blake is called and yells at the prosecutor that the victim was out to ruin him and was a friend of Cecil Colby had been taunting him for weeks. He was asking for it!!! Damn It!!! Blake goes into a frenzy and starts shouting down the judge too. His silver hair all askew.

    Of course both are convicted of manslaughter and are sentenced to 12 minutes of community service and then both are elected governor of Colorado. Then... a mysterious stranger arrives in Denver. THE END.
     
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    omg, Alexis has been possessed by the Pollocks - it's a Halloween miracle!
     
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    It would be awesome if it was something that affected all the major characters on the show in some way and was a season long arc.
     
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    Followed by the tabloid publication of Krystle's diary after it saves Blake's life by being in his coat pocket when Captain Handler shoots him (someone at the hospital steals it) thus slowing down the bullet.

    Similarly, the belt buckle Krystle gave Sammy Jo stopped the bullet directed at her when she was shot at Delta Rho by Mr. Gibson.

    Krystle's diary, and the details contained within, becomes a firestorm in the media. Just as The Collection and its background is revealed.
     
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    Aha, so now we know how the Dynasty bible ended up with so many plot holes. Someone shot it!

    But whodunit?
     
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    But whodunit? (echo echo)
     
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    Caress' book was just a fabulous-diva-with-idle-threat story, just like Dominique was going to tarnish (ahem) the precious Carrington name.
    Dynasty was never going to undermine Alexis, let alone a fictional writer within the story!
    But...if Caress had described Alexis as a saint, including lots of wonderful stuff she hadn't done...and then, after the spectacular publication, have a reporter "stumble upon" various inconsistencies….like she didn't really prevent a Kenyan tribe from dying and she didn't really stop WWIII and the Pandas she supposedly saved from extinction are in fact hanging in her closet...it would make Alexis look like a big fraud.
     
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    ...and show up Caress for the shameless gold-digging con artist that she was.
     
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    Who's been in jail for years (decades?). She didn't have a reputation to worry about.
     

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