Sam is openly gay. He is the nephew of Cristal Flores and Steven's husband. He is seen in episode one when he was in a bar where he meets Steven. After they met, they went to a hotel and hooked up in an elevator. However, in episode four, it is revealed that he was the burglar who robbed Blake's valuables. In episode five, after the robbery, Sam expressed remorse for his role in the robbery. So that's when he overheard about Steven's ex-boyfriend Ted that was offering someone a job and that Sam had to be the one to sign that application. Only to have a one night stand with Ted. Despite Steven being upset with him for what he did, he coldly but mercifully forgives him and put their relationship on a break. In the Christmas special, it is revealed that Cristal killed his father to defend her sister. Devastated and shocked to hear that his aunt kill his dad, Sam was disappointed and storms off. However, in episode ten, he helps his aunt to deal with his parents after realizing their true colors are stealing money and blackmail.
Sam is a free-spirited, fun, and easy-going young adult. He likes parties and doing whatever the newest trend happens to be. His carefree attitude initially is what puts him in a tough spot with Joseph Anders and the Carrington family. While he doesn't come from wealth, Sam integrates into the Carrington lifestyle much better than that of his aunt, Cristal. Sam doesn't have a regular job and is happy being the benefactor in his relationship with Steven. The only thing he cares more about then having a good time is his family. He is willing to go to great lengths to help his family, even having Blake robbed so that he could send money to his struggling mother back in Venezuela. This protectiveness is later shown with Steven, and eventually, Fallon. Unlike the Carrington's, Sam wants to give back to the less fortunate - he just wants to do it from a position of comfort.
- See main article: Sam-Steven relationship.
Sam grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived a simple but loving life with his mother and his aunt. On her wedding day, Cristal was very upset to see him and was scared that he'd exposed her past. She can be angry and concerned with him sometimes but she loved him deeply. On Christmas Eve, when Cristal exposed the whole truth about his dad and the way she killed him, Sam was shocked. However, his dad is revealed to be alive and tried to blackmail Cristal with the help of Iris. Sam saw the error in his father's ways and aligned himself with Cristal and helped stop his parents. Through their ups-and-downs, they cared for each other deeply. Sam was crushed when Cristal died tragically after being shot and burned in the Carrington barn.
When Sam arrived at the Carrington manor Anders was cold toward Sam and didn't approve of him or his relationship with Steven. Their differences seemed to outweigh their similarities. Anders wasn't fond of Sam's behavior, particularly his dancing and the way he accepted the Carrington's luxuries without doing anything in return for them. Anders later manipulated Sam to stop Ted from rekindling his relationship with Steven. When Claudia trapped them in the basement of the manor, they were forced to rely on one another and trust each other to escape. They eventually escaped when Steven picked the locks on both doors. They continued to build their relationship, which only became stronger after Steven left Atlanta. Anders became a father-figure in Sam's life, despite their ongoing banter with one another. Anders quit his work with the Carrington's to help Sam develop his new hotel, and eventually became his partner in the business. When Anders was confident that Sam could handle the company on his own, he left and returned home with a blessing from Sam.
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|Dynasty: Season 2 (22/22)|
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- The actor who portrays Sam, Rafael de La Fuente, is Venezuelan, just like the Machado family.
- He prefers to be called Sam Jones instead of, "Sammy Jo".
- Sam is bilingual, just like his aunt and his mother.
- He is a good dancer ("Rotten Things").
- Cristal becomes Sam's stepmother in law due to their respective marriages to Blake and Steven Carrington ("Dead Scratch").
- Sam entered the country illegally but has since been legalized as a citizen.
- Sam in one of four characters (Fallon, Michael, and Blake) to appear in every episode of the series to the date.
- He purchased a hotel with the money he received in his divorce settlement. This is the first business that Sam owns and operates. ("Deception, Jealousy, and Lies")
- In the 1981 "Dynasty" series, Sammy Jo was a nickname for Samantha Josephine Dean, who was a woman and early love interest of Steven Carrington.
- Making him a gender-bent version of Heather Lockclear's version of the character since the CW wanted to go very diverse with this new Dynasty series.
- In the original series, as Heather Lockclear's version of Sammy Jo, the character gave birth to a son known as Danny in 1982 from a brief marriage with Steven. In the reboot, Sam would have had a step-child with Steven, due to the latter's infidelity, however, Steven ended up not being the biological father.