Jimmy Todd becomes Dominique

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In the first draft of episode 86 Dominique is called Jimmy Todd
and she invites Alexis to a glass of decent champagne

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I recall reading in the TV Guide entry for that week that her named was "Jimmy Todd".

Then it turns out she's actually Billie Cox in the form of Dominique Deveraux as played by Diahann Carroll.

DYNASTY was just so complicated!
 

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wasn't that Millie Cox?
 

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There´s also no rain on the wedding day, Fallon scratches her face until we see blood come to her cheeks.
Alexis tries to run when Cooper wants to arrest her. She beginns to pummel him when he stops her.
We see Jeff´s car speeding away as an police car approaches - that´s it. No drive through the rain.
 

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Basically they just changed everything all the time right up to the day they were shooting there were rewrites and recasts and lots of steaming shit. INSECURITY... No real vision or firm idea of what DYNASTY was. A style over substance thing for sure.
 

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Basically they just changed everything all the time right up to the day they were shooting there were rewrites and recasts and lots of steaming shit. INSECURITY... No real vision or firm idea of what DYNASTY was. A style over substance thing for sure.
And while I'm sure that happens all the time in TV production, it does scream of a particularly raging neurosis with DYNASTY.

So the last thing they needed was S.A.D. to prove it. Further.
 

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And while I'm sure that happens all the time in TV production, it does scream of a particularly raging neurosis with DYNASTY.

So the last thing they needed was S.A.D. to prove it. Further.
The thing is that now shows don't get away with it. Shows with all those issues last 2 seasons if lucky.
 

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Also... The bar at La Mirage is called The Matador Bar? Sure! That's what I got from the décor too.
 

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The thing is that now shows don't get away with it. Shows with all those issues last 2 seasons if lucky.
Shows today seem to have their progression -- and even their finales -- planned in advance of the series even premiering.

I've been watching S1 thru S3 of FALCON CREST, and while there are some fast ones and switcharoos pulled, too, which seem to defy logic, it's done with such hutzpah that you're just pulled along by the thrust of the thing.

But, to be fair, S2 of DYNASTY achieved the same thing. But once S.A.D. kicked in with S3, the smoke and mirrors was all too brain-deadeningly apparent.
 
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And sometimes they're trying too hard to be clever. And then I find it even more unforgivable when it fails to entertain.
Absolutely correct. And that "trying to hard to be clever" thing has really turned me against so many TV dramas over the last several years -- especially when all the characters are constantly trying to shock the others with their own unflinchingly realistic worldview with every line of every conversation. It's exhausting and doesn't tend to read true, no matter how earnest and artfully worded or competently acted.
 
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