|“||Fallon, I'm not doing this to blow up your world, I'm doing this because I remember my world won't be the same without you in it. Most importantly, I remember I was in love with you.||”|
|— Liam to Fallon ("A Used Up Memory")|
He first appeared in the fifteenth episode of the first season, as Sam's fake date to Fallon's wedding, but was later revealed as also being Fallon's "husband" in a convoluted plan concocted by Fallon to circumvent the Colbys' attempt for revenge on the Carringtons. However, Fallon and Liam's relationship does not end after their fake marriage fulfills its purpose, and after a series of ups and downs, Fallon and Liam realize their love for each other, though hurdles between their love are never-ending. They are currently in a serious relationship.
Jack Liam Ridley-Lowden was born to John and Laura Van Kirk in Atlanta, Georgia. He aspired to be a writer from a young age and never fit in with the Van Kirk way of life. While studying abroad in high school, he had a relationship with fellow student Heidi. Their relationship was on the rocks when they returned home. Now, seniors, Heidi had a secret affair with Liam's father which resulted in her pregnancy. Laura Van Kirk thought it would be best if Liam thought he was the father - to protect everyone involved. Liam's family thought the best thing to do would be to have the child but give the baby up for adoption. He agreed and never had any connection to the birth mother or the child since. However, unknown to him, she kept the baby and named him Connor. ("Is The Next Surgery on The House?")
After the death of Liam's father, his mother suffered a mental breakdown which triggered her berating him and trying to make him perfect. ("The Butler Did It")
He eventually estranged himself from the family and changed his name to "Liam Ridley", as a way of distancing himself from the lifestyle he disagreed with. His childhood was riddled with his mother trying to manipulate him into doing things he wasn't interested in, and a slew of family drama and dynasties. He dated Ashley Cunningham for two years before they broke up. As a Van Kirk, he still has his birthright to the dynasty one day.
Throughout the Series
- Main article: Fallon-Liam relationship
Knowing Jeff's sinister plan to take Carrington Atlantic away from Blake, Fallon enlists Liam, then a stranger, to marry her. The marriage prevented Fallon and Jeff's from being legitimate. To keep up appearances, Fallon and Liam pretend to be together for a few weeks per their contract. However, their relationship became a romantic one when Liam fell in love with Fallon. He asked her out on a date in Use or Be Used, but Fallon stood him up to confront Michael after she learned of his father's illness. She rejected Liam and decided to pursue a relationship with Michael, angry to learn Liam was not just a writer, but apart of the Van Kirk clan as well.
To sell CA to the Van Kirks, Fallon and Liam pretended once again to be married in "Twenty-Three Skidoo." She remained loyal to Michael but questioned her feelings, so she decided to end their charade by hosting a divorce party. ("Queen of Cups") Liam and Fallon shared a last kiss that sparked their passions, but she spurned him for Michael and cut her communications with him. Just as Liam began to move on with formal flame Ashley, Fallon buckled under the weight of Michael's lies and admitted her feelings for Liam. She attempted to recapture his attention but he rejected her for her behavior. ("The Sight of You") Fallon later purchased a publishing company in "How Two-Faced Can You Get?" but to her surprise, the company was selling Liam's book, resulting in an emotionally-charged feud. Fallon reads Liam's book, which isn't the Van Kirk novel he was working on in season one, but about Fallon. Near the end of the episode, "Life Is a Masquerade Party," they finally became a couple, and in "Thicker Than Money," Liam proposes.
After being assaulted in "Deception, Jealousy, and Lies," Liam suffered from a head injury resulting in retrograde amnesia. When Liam wakes up in the hospital, he doesn't recognize Fallon. ("Guilt Trip to Alaska") She attempts to jog his memory with artifacts from their past dates to no avail. Laura Van Kirk continuously thwarts her, finally accumulating in a restraining order against Fallon and betrothing Liam to Ashley. Fallon sends Sam to give Liam his original manuscript that details their relationship in "Something Desperate." Liam decides to not go through with his wedding to Ashley but is also disgusted by the girl depicted in the manuscript, and can't be with Fallon either.
Ashley is Liam's ex-girlfriend that he dated before he met Fallon. Ashley and Liam were in love and planned to get married before Liam called it off.
|Dynasty: Season 1 (6/22)|
|"I Hardly Recognized You":||"Spit It Out":||"Guilt is for Insecure People":||"Private as a Circus":||"Company Slut":||"I Exist Only For Me":||"A Taste of Your Own Medicine":||"The Best Things In Life":||"Rotten Things":||"A Well-Dressed Tarantula":||"I Answer to No Man":|
|"Promises You Can't Keep":||"Nothing But Trouble":||"The Gospel According to Blake Carrington":||"Our Turn Now":||"Poor Little Rich Girl":||"Enter Alexis":||"Don't Con a Con Artist":||"Use or Be Used":||"A Line From the Past":||"Trashy Little Tramp":||"Dead Scratch":|
|Dynasty: Season 2 (14/22)|
|"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 (15/20)|
|"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":|
- When Liam was eight, his mother left him alone on a mountain in Aspen for twelve hours, because she forgot he was with her. ("The Butler Did It")
- Liam Ridley is by far the only series regular not to be a character from the original Dynasty series.
- During the 2005 hunting season, Liam's father shot his dachshund Layla because he thought she was a fox. ("The Butler Did It")
- In You Make Being a Priest Sound Like Something Bad, Fallon mistakes Kelly & Donna to be his favorite band, but in reality, Liam's favorite band is The Kelly Sisters, with the song "Lovelorn" being his favorite from their repertoire.
- Liam was originally meant to appear only in 2-3 episodes of the first season.
- Liam mentions about having a sister in "The Butler Did It"
- Mentioned by Liam and Fallon at the beginning of "Ship of Vipers".
- Liam mentions that he is attending his aunty Lydia’s barbecue party in "Poor Little Rich Girl".
- She is mentioned to attend Liam and Fallon's engagement in "That Wicked Stepmother"
- As Mentioned in "That Wicked Stepmother" that Jocelyn is married 5 times.
- Adam mentions the engagement to Fallon in "Wild Ghost Chase"