I was thinking of the scenes in Dynasty that are so rich and layered, they establish not just character(s) but also dynamics, history, etc. One of my most memorable is this one. It starts (not in the clip) with Alexis flattering Mrs. Gunnerson and demonstrating how familiar she is with her superb cooking, but also how she is used to being seen as the mistress of the house by her. Perhaps she even hired her. Then in comes Joseph, who has clearly aligned with Blake because he knows which side his bread is buttered, and who already had a confrontation with her last episode and displayed his haughty nature, yet here he is prepared to be more professional and gives a matter-of-fact answer ("I am afraid this is all out of the question") when in comes Krystle. And while until very, very recently (two episodes in fact) Joseph insinuated Krystle is an outsider and he won't discuss Blake's past with her, now he looks rather satisfied to have Krystle deal with Alexis. Of course the sea change is that Joseph now knows Krystle is carrying Blake's child--she is an outsider no more. And even that is conveyed with his willingness to let Krystle lead the battle against this outsider. The dialogue is of course sparking, with both women and characters at their sharpest, but what I really love is at 1:45 when Alexis tries to escape the confrontation with pretending to remember she forgot to tell Hilda about wine glasses. This is Alexis, we come to know, who is so adept at social maneuvering she can fib her way through difficult situations. And then Krystle gives her a steely look, because she is after all, as Alexis and others in the mansion have called her, not to the saddle born, and she is used to direct, straight-forward confrontation. Alexis knows her bluff has been called, demurs, and in a lower voice states "maybe...later." That delivery of Alexis wanting to save face and pretend like Krystle has not gotten the upper hand is so quintessential second season Alexis, putting appearances above everything and not really wanting to antagonize someone until she has measured their strength and firepower. Both the writer(s) who gave Alexis that line and Collins in her delivery are just resonating greatly in delivering so much about the character in so little, same as Evans with that determined, cold stare down she delivers, successfully using her towering physique over Alexis/Collins to put her in her place--amazing direction, also. The subsequent dialogue delivers Krystle a verbal victory, but one has already been scored with that scene.