This is sort've in response to the thread "Should Lady Ashley have been in Season 4?" I gotta ask, why do we even need Lady Ashley in the first place? She was kind've superfluous, and didn't really add anything all that special or unique to the series. Dominique, on the other hand, was super gorgeous, super glamorous, and had super potential to be a very interesting character: first off, she was a self-made woman (a self-made *black* woman, no less). She made her fortune not by marrying a rich man or being the daughter of a rich man (well, she was the daughter of Tom Carrington, but she grew up without any financial support from him), but by her own merits. All those little speeches/rants Alexis gave about how she "worked hard" to get where she was were bullcrap and should have been given to Dominique, who could put her money where her money was. And what's more, I read that Dominique was originally intended to be a foil for Alexis; and somewhere on here someone complained that Alexis should have given up on Blake in Season 3 and moved on to another target. I agree with that sentiment, and Dominique coming in during Season 4 would have been a great time for her to come in and go head-to-head with Alexis, who was written at her most calculating during that year. Plus, you all know I would have made Dominique Kirby's mother instead of Blake's sister. I think that could have worked even better for her had she come in a season earlier: in Season 4, Kirby realizes she's carrying the rape-child of Adam Carrington. Enter Mama Deveraux, who wants to punish Adam by tearing away what he loves most: the inheritance he'll get from both his parents. Not only that, but this would mean Dominique and Blake are no longer related, and, while he's separated from Krystle this season, Dominique could move in on him (having lusted after him during her years as Alycia Anders, frumpy/lonely/frustrated housewife of the emotionally neglectful Joseph, who also should still be alive this year so they can have a reunion), thus also replacing Tracy. This could very well mean that Dominique has a catfight not only with Alexis, but also Krystle. Dominique could even have an interesting relationship with Fallon, starting off as a role model/mentor for her, but once she starts screwing around with Daddy Blake, well... Oh yes, and that would mean more scenes between Diahann and PSM. Oh! And better yet, we could get rid of Peter DeVilbis and replace him with Brady! HE'S the one whom Fallon has an affair with! Who wouldn't want all that?