Things have certainly gotten interesting since Alexis (Nicollette Sheridan) came to town on Dynasty. On the latest episode, 鈥淯se or Be Used,鈥 she sets her sights on blowing up Fallon鈥檚 (Elizabeth Gillies) life even more than she already has, all hidden behind the guise that she鈥檚 really trying to help Fallon. Uh huh.

Alexis鈥 main target is Liam (Adam Huber), Fallon鈥檚 new fake husband, for whom she is actually starting to have real feelings. Alexis thinks he鈥檚 a con artist. You know what I think? I think he might turn out to be Adam, the long-lost, kidnapped eldest Carrington child. I鈥檝e had that thought more than once, but the way this show edited the previous lies, and also juxtaposed Liam鈥檚 secret with Steven (James Mackay) going to Texas to look for his brother, makes me very suspicious.

Liam鈥檚 big secret is that he鈥檚 Jack Ridley, a journalist who has received a huge advance to write a tell-all book about a dysfunctional wealthy family. Alexis tells Fallon and Fallon assumes his book deal is about the Carringtons. Turns out, it鈥檚 for a book about his own wealthy family, which he explains to Alexis because Fallon won鈥檛 take his calls. He gives Alexis his manuscript, but she burns it and lets Fallon go right on thinking that Liam was a fraud out to dig up her family鈥檚 skeletons.

Meanwhile, Alexis is also trying to clean up Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke), who has spiraled a bit after the way Fallon duped him. I can鈥檛 quite figure out what her end game is here with Jeff, but I think everyone is going to be quite surprised when Liam turns out to be a Carrington, and that makes Fallon鈥檚 marriage to Jeff legal.

In fact, the way Alexis is working to get Fallon away from Liam makes me think she actually knows he鈥檚 her long-lost son. Hmm. That鈥檚 a tough one because I think even cold, heartless Alexis would have trouble playing it cool on that. So maybe she doesn鈥檛 know. But it wouldn鈥檛 surprise me if she did.

Interestingly, it seems like Alexis is trying to get Fallon to admit she loves Michael (Robert Christopher Riley) by spilling the beans about Michael鈥檚 father鈥檚 illness. But Michael鈥檚 mother asks Fallon to let her son go 鈥 and she鈥檚 not wrong to ask that. Fallon has really toyed with Michael鈥檚 emotions, and if she can鈥檛 go all in with him, she should stop messing with him. Fallon tries to do just that, but you know this love story is far from over.

Meanwhile, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley) is dead-set on Carrington Atlantic getting out in front of their power plant problem that gave over a dozen people cancer. Blake (Grant Show) pretends to go along with it, which gets Cristal to admit to a lawyer that she鈥檚 known about this since she came to work for CA. That now makes her personally liable, and Blake uses that as blackmail to get Cristal to keep her mouth shut. He then has some hired stooges shred all evidence of wrongdoing and warns Cristal that she should be very afraid of him.

I really wish this show would just decide to go with Blake as a villain 110 percent. He鈥檚 so much more interesting that way, but it鈥檚 like they鈥檙e worried about making him too unlikable, so instead he鈥檚 all over the map. I like this conniving Blake.

Overall, not the most interesting Dynasty episode ever, but there are only a few episodes left in season 1, and it set up what looks to be a pretty exciting three-episode wrap-up. I will give this episode one thing 鈥 that opening aerobics montage with Sheridan was amazing, as was Fallon鈥檚 response to it: 鈥淚 thought this was Steven鈥檚 going-away breakfast, not a retirement home revival of Flashdance.鈥

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