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This article is about the real Cristal Flores. You may be looking for Celia Machado.

Cristal Carrington (previously Jennings; née Flores) is a main character on Dynasty. She was portrayed by Ana Brenda Contreras in the second season and recast with Daniella Alonso as of the third season onwards.

Cristal entered the Carrington's lives following the death of Celia Machado, who Cristal was close with.[1] She helped Blake cope and comes to terms with Celia's death and the part of her life she kept hidden. Through this, Cristal formed a bond with Blake that soon turned romantic. They were quickly engaged and he helped her assimilate to her new lifestyle.[2] They married quickly after Blake was arrested to ensure that she would not be subpoenaed to testify against him.[3] Their relationship was great in the beginning but, like everything in the Carrington world, lies and betrayal tore them apart.

Biography

Early Life

Daughter of Silvio Flores, Cristal grew up in a powerful and wealthy Mexican family that held great influence over her life. She married Mark Jennings, a professional soccer player for one of her family's teams, but after a falling out between Cristal's family and Mark, she was forbidden from being with him any longer. To get the point across, Mark was involved in an accident as well as framed for soccer match-fixing, resulting in him being banned from the soccer profession.[4]

Cristal was patient at a hospital in Mexico when she met Celia Machado, a volunteer at the hospital. When Cristal heard about Celia's shortcomings in Venezuela, and her dream to come to America, Cristal gave Celia her identity so she could start a new life. Cristal thought her life was over and didn't think she would need her identity much longer.[5] At an unknown point, Cristal moved to the United States and began working at a health and wellness center in Sedona, Arizona.[6]

Personality

Cristal is a kind-hearted woman with a soft demeanor. She wasn't interested in money when she came to Blake, and helped him cope with the death of his wife. She encouraged Blake to be the best version of himself and to stop having illegal activity. She felt for Sam and helped him cope with the loss of his Aunt. She believes in spiritual activities such as ghosts and psychics. Cristal played nice with Alexis, despite Alexis' racist remarks and rude attitude toward her.

However, the longer she was around the Carrington family, the harder she became. She began looking the other way and even partaking in the illegal activity that she once sought to stop. When Aleixs returned to the Manor, Cristal became jealous and schemed to expose Alexis for her treacherous behavior. During a murder-attempt that caused a horse-back riding accident, Cristal's ex-husband Mark Jennings was murdered and Cristal miscarried her child. She became jaded after the incident and was hell-bent on finding out what happened to her child and ex. She was heartbroken and spiraled into a pit of depression. When she walked in on Blake beating Nathan Macintosh, she turned her back and even helped to cover up his murder at the hands of Blake.

After Nathan Macintosh was proven innocent of murdering Mark and Cristal's unborn baby, she became hell-bent on finding out who did. When she found out Alexis was behind the murder, she wanted Alexis to pay the same price Mac did - death. Blake's refusal to harm Alexis or punish her in any form drove Cristal to take matters into her hands. She hired a hitman to murder Alexis, and when their plan failed, she recruited her brother to do the job. Despite her morals and religious beliefs, Cristal went through with her plan. However, Alexis wasn't harmed but Berto was. This lead Cristal to finally let go of some of her anger regarding the situation and try to become a better person.

Part of her redemption was opening a veterans clinic at Atlanta General. Her role quickly became complicated when she began to harbor reciprocated romantic feelings toward the hospital's priest. She had conflicted feelings about Collins, her loyalty and vows to Blake, and her religious beliefs as a Catholic woman. Upon discovering Blake's affair, Cristal gave in to her desires and cheated on Blake.

Series

Cristal keeps tabs on Celia Machado following her marriage to billionaire Blake Carrington and subsequent murder. When the public discovers that Celia was using a stolen identity, many women start coming forward claiming to be the "real" Cristal Flores. Cristal's coworker jokes that she should step in and claim the stolen identity, unaware that she is, in fact, the real Cristal.[7]

She later went on to visit the Carrington Manor and was mistaken for a nurse, which allowed her to gain entry at the front gate. Once inside, she met with Blake, and explained that she knew Cristal before her death, then showing a photo of them together, revealing that Cristal Jennings knew Cristal Flores before her death even giving her own identity so that Celia would be able to move to the States when they met in a Mexican Hospital since Cristal thought she was going die at the time. However, she pulled through and lived. After this, she moved to Arizona and got a job at a spa. However, Blake buys the spa forcing Cristal to come back to Atlanta like Blake hoped she would since he wants to start a relationship with her.

Blake and Cristal's budding relationship results in a feud between Cristal and Blake's ex-wife, Alexis, who has been trying to win Blake back.[8] Despite Alexis' attempts to win Blake back, he proposes marriage to Cristal on Thanksgiving.[9] Taking notice of Cristal's interest in soccer, Blake purchases a professional soccer team for Cristal as an engagement gift, planning for the two of them to run the team together.[10]

Cristal later discovers that she's pregnant, but she's unsure who the father of the baby is due to having slept with her ex-husband during the brief time in which she was away from Carrington Manor. She decides to keep this a secret from Blake, who is ecstatic about having another child.[11] Thanks to Alexis' meddling, Blake learns that he might not be the father of Cristal's child. This causes a rift in their relationship, and add salt to the wound, Alexis invites Mark Jennings to the manor.[12]

Blake and Mark take a paternity state, Mark being allowed to stay at the manor as they wait for the results to come back, and Cristal struggles with the lingering feeling that she still has for her ex-husband. The paternity results come back and it's confirmed that Blake is the father. Before Mark leaves the manor, however, he goes on one final horseback ride with Cristal. Cristal asks Mark if he thinks she's making the right choice, choosing to be with Blake, but before he can reply, he's shot in the head. Cristal's horse, meanwhile, is startled, and she's dragged across the field.[13] Cristal loses the baby and Alexis, the culprit behind Mark's murder and the loss of Cristal's child, comforts her in her time of grief. Alexis frames Blake's hitman, Mac, for the crime, and Cristal assists Blake in killing Mac and covering up his murder.[14]

Cristal devotes more of her time to assisting Blake in the development of their co-owned soccer team, The Atlantix. With the help of her brother, Beto, she secures the stadium needed for their team.[15] Cristal's family wants more involvement in The Atlantix, insisting she bring a player of their choosing into her team, but she refuses to allow their corruption to expand into her aspiring business.[16] Cristal's attempts to keep Blake and her father away from one another incidentally puts them at war with one another. She finally invites her father to the manor where Blake and Silvio draw a truce, and they decide to get into business with one another.[17]

Blake and Cristal work together to get gambling legalized in Georgia, knowing it'll bring better business to The Atlantix, but Michael Culhane learns that they achieved this by bribing politicians.[18] Culhane gets Blake arrested thanks to a taped confession, and Cristal stands by Blake's side.[19] Cristal objects to Blake's plan to frame her father for his crime, so she goes to the FBI. She seemingly did it to inform on Blake, but in actuality, she helped frame Culhane for illegal activity. She succeeds and Culhane is arrested. She and Blake secretly plan to get married, but Fallon crashes the wedding to confront Cristal for her lies and for the two of them framing an innocent man. As this goes down, however, divers discover two bodies in the lake, one of which is Mac's.[20]

Blake is arrested for the murder of Nathan Macintosh. Cristal marries him in a private ceremony and assumes control over the Carrington dynasty in his absence.[21]

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Relationships

Blake Carrington

Cristal Jennings entered Blake and the Carrington's following the death of Celia Machado, Blake's first wife whom Cristal was close with prior to Celia moving to America. Cristal helped Blake cope and comes to terms with Celia's death and process the part of Celia's life she kept hidden. Through this, they formed a bond with one another that soon turned romantic. They were quickly engaged and he helped her assimilate to her new lifestyle. They were married after Blake was arrested for murder. They married quickly to ensure that she would not be subpoenaed to testify against him.

Cristal is often the only person pressuring Blake to be the best version of himself and to stay out of criminal activity. However, Cristal's complicated relationship with Blake's ex-wife Alexis often seeps into Cristal's relationship with Blake. The majority of their fights are either over suspicious business deals by Blake or Alexis's involvement in their lives. Their relationship has slowly become more distant, leaving both of them to have affairs.

Appearances

Trivia

  • On September 5, 2018, a new promo picture was posted along with some spoilers for the season. [22]
    • Sallie Patrick, the series' executive producer teased to TVLine that the reboot’s second season finds the Carringtons “rising from the ashes and redefining themselves after some major life changes.” The biggest being the arrival of the real Cristal, played by Ana Brenda Contreras, who has come to clear the air, as some mistruths have been circulating, so she’s coming to set that story straight. However, she’s not going to uncomplicate things.
  • On July 29, 2019, Daniella Alonso was cast as Ana Brenda's replacement for the role of Cristal.[23]
  • On September 4, 2019, TVLine released a first look at Daniella Alonso as the new Cristal Jennings.[24]
    • Josh Reims promises a “seamless transition,” and that she’s being written “a little more real and a little less scary, which is how we were writing Cristal last year.”
  • After her introduction in Season 2, Cristal has appeared in all episodes thereafter.
  • Cristal is allergic to pork.[25]
  • She is one of the three characters to have been recasted.

Gallery

References

  1. Ship of Vipers. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 2. The CW.
  2. That Witch. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 6. The CW.
  3. Caution Never Won A War. Dynasty. Season 3. Episode 2. The CW.
  4. Even Worms Can Procreate. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 13. The CW.
  5. The Butler Did It. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 3. The CW.
  6. Twenty-Three Skidoo. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 1. The CW.
  7. Twenty-Three Skidoo. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 1. The CW.
  8. Queen of Cups. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 5. The CW.
  9. That Witch. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 6. The CW.
  10. A Real Instinct for the Jugular. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 8. The CW.
  11. A Champagne Mood. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 10. The CW.
  12. Battle Lines. Dynasty. Season 3. Episode 12. The CW.
  13. Even Worms Can Procreate. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 13. The CW.
  14. Parisian Legend Has It.... Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 14. The CW.
  15. Motherly Overprotectiveness. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 15. The CW.
  16. Miserably Ungrateful Men. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 16. The CW.
  17. Life is A Masquerade Party. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 18. The CW.
  18. This Illness of Mine. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 19. The CW.
  19. New Lady in Town. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 20. The CW.
  20. Deception, Jealousy, and Lies. Dynasty. Season 2. Episode 22. The CW.
  21. Caution Never Won A War. Dynasty. Season 3. Episode 2. The CW.
  22. https://tvline.com/gallery/fall-tv-2018-season-premiere-spoilers/#!13/undefined/
  23. https://tvline.com/2019/07/29/dynasty-recast-daniella-alonso-cristal-ana-brenda-contreras/
  24. Dynasty Season 3: Daniella Alonso Debuts as New Cristal — First Look
  25. You See Most Things in Terms of Black & White. Dynasty. Season 3. Episode 13. The CW.

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