It's going to be the society wedding of the season. It's a shame you're no longer invited.
Fallon to Alexis about her wedding.
A Real Instinct for the Jugular
Season 02, Episode 08
Jugular (1)
Air date December 7, 2018
Written by David M. Israel & Francisca X. Hu
Directed by Matt Earl Beesley
Viewers 0.56 million (560,000)[1]
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A Real Instinct for the Jugular is the eighth episode of the second season and the thirtieth episode overall of the drama television series, Dynasty on The CW. It aired on December 7, 2018.


OLD HABITS DIE HARD – Fallon recruits her mother's help with wedding planning, only to realize that Alexis may have ulterior motives. Desperately missing Steven, Sam develops a complicated relationship with a member of the Carrington staff. Culhane discovers his dark side as he ventures into a new business partnership.



Guest Starring


  • Michael Masini as Keith
  • David Calhoun as Officer Rogers
  • Chantal Maurice as Joanna
  • Ryan King as Peach Man
  • Lauran September as Wedding Planner



  • This episode's title, along with its synopsis, writers and directors were revelead on November 16, 2018.[2]


  • The Swann House usage in the Hunger Games was mention by Fallon when she mention it's notable ventures besides from her parental grandparents wedding.
  • While Steven doesn't physically appear,  James' voice is used for this appearances as the character.


Fallon: I'm Fallon Carrington. I run this town. I make the rules and I always win, sometimes gracefully.
Mimi: Your daughter is quite an adversary, a real instinct for the jugular. You should have warned me.
Alexis: She's a modern woman. She knows what she wants and how to get it.
Fallon: Well, finish your tiny sandwiches, Mimi. This bitch has moves to make.





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  2. Dynasty - Episode 2.08 - A Real Instinct for the Jugular - Promo + Press Release
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