|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, whom Cristal was close with. 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. They married quickly after Blake was arrested to ensure that she would not be subpoenaed to testify against him. Their relationship was great in the beginning but, like everything in the Carrington world, lies and betrayal tore them apart.
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. ("Even Worms Can Procreate")
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. ("The Butler Did It") At an unknown point, Cristal moved to the United States and began working at a health and wellness center in Sedona, Arizona. ("Twenty-Three Skidoo")
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.
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.
|Dynasty: Season 2 (22/22)|
|"Twenty-Three Skidoo":||"Ship of Vipers":||"The Butler Did It":||"Snowflakes in Hell":||"Queen of Cups":||"That Witch":||"A Temporary Infestation":||"A Real Instinct for the Jugular":||"Crazy Lady":||"A Champagne Mood":||"The Sight of You":|
|"Filthy Games":||"Even Worms Can Procreate":||"Parisian Legend Has It...:||"Motherly Overprotectiveness":||"Miserably Ungrateful Men":||"How Two-Faced Can You Get":||"Life is A Masquerade Party":||"This Illness of Mine":||"New Lady in Town":||"Thicker Than Money":||"Deception, Jealousy, and Lies":|
|Dynasty: Season 3 (20/20)|
|"Guilt Trip to Alaska":||"Caution Never Won A War":||"Wild Ghost Chase":||"Something Desperate":||"Mother? I’m At La Mirage":||"A Used Up Memory":||"Shoot From the Hip":||"The Sensational Blake Carrington Trial":||"The Caviar, I Trust, Is Not Burned":||"What Sorrows Are You Drowning?":|
|"A Wound That May Never Heal":||"Battle Lines":||"You See Most Things in Terms of Black & White":||"That Wicked Stepmother":||"Up A Tree":||"Is The Next Surgery on The House?":||"She Cancelled...":||"You Make Being a Priest Sound Like Something Bad":||"Robin Hood Rescues":||"My Hangover's Arrived":|
- On September 5, 2018, a new promo picture was posted along with some spoilers for the season. 
- 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.
- On September 4, 2019, TVLine released a first look at Daniella Alonso as the new Cristal Jennings.
- 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. ("You See Most Things in Terms of Black & White")
- She is one of the three characters to have been recasted.
- ↑ https://tvline.com/gallery/fall-tv-2018-season-premiere-spoilers/#!13/undefined/
- ↑ https://tvline.com/2019/07/29/dynasty-recast-daniella-alonso-cristal-ana-brenda-contreras/
- ↑ Dynasty Season 3: Daniella Alonso Debuts as New Cristal — First Look