|Season 04 | Number of Episodes: 22|
|Premiere Airdate||May 7, 2021|
|Finale Airdate||October 1, 2021|
|Slogan||Watch Your Assets|
DYNASTY is back, which means the knives are out and so is the Carrington family backstabbing. After somehow surviving her bachelorette party in the third season finale, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) just wants to get married to Liam (Adam Huber) and have a nice, calm life. Those aren't two words usually associated with Carringtons, and they won't be this season either as the happy couple faces their biggest challenges yet. Danger and temptation are as abundant as champagne and diamonds! Speaking of holy matrimony, Blake (Grant Show) and Cristal's (Daniella Alonso) relationship hit some blasphemous turbulence last season as they each strayed, and this season they'll work even harder to make a marriage last. Unfortunately, the universe has other plans - as do multiple enemies - which throws their fate up in the air. Meanwhile, after playing double agent with his parents, Adam (Sam Underwood) realizes he needs to do whatever it takes to make a name for himself outside of his massive family shadow. As he ruthlessly climbs the ladder of success, things with girlfriend Kirby (Maddison Brown) get messy. In secret, where betrayal runs deep in the Carrington world, an unlikely partnership between Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) and her sister-in-law turned mother-in-law Dominique (Michael Michele) is formed as they set out to take back what they feel is rightfully theirs, even it means deceiving their husband-slash-son Jeff. At the same time, Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente) looks to expand his hotel and his heart, with help from Culhane (Rob Riley). Bonds will be forged and broken and friendships will be tested when they head down a darker path than expected. The road ahead is filled with betrayal, extravagance and deception for our favorite billionaire family, and that's on the good days. After all, as we've learned, there's always someone lurking around the corner ready to destroy a Dynasty.
|#||Image||Title||Writer(s)||Director||Airdate||No. in series|
|1||That Unfortunate Dinner||Libby Wells||Michael A. Allowitz||May 7, 2021||65|
|SEASON FOUR PREMIERE - Fallon and Liam plan their wedding, with some unsolicited input from Alexis, which leaves Fallon questioning if Alexis could be right. Alexis and Jeff have a photo shoot to announce their new "power couple" status. Dominique runs into hiccups with her new fashion line and turns to unexpected sources for help. Meanwhile, Blake is determined to work on his relationship with Cristal and Culhane advises Sam on his current state of affairs. Lastly, as Anders does some digging and is shocked by what he finds and Adam's confession to Kirby is met with surprising results.|
|2||Vows Are Still Sacred||Josh Reims and Jenna Richman||Michael A. Allowitz||May 14, 2021||66|
|ONCE A LIAR... - It's Fallon and Liam's wedding day and Blake sits her down for a father-daughter talk, but it is not fatherly wedding advice she was expecting, much to her disappointment. Blake continues to try and fulfill his obligations, but as other forces seem to be working against him, he reaches out to Cristal for help. Meanwhile, as things seem to turn to Alexis' favor, Dominique holds another card in her hand. Sam makes a sweeping romantic gesture. Lastly, Adam hosts an unexpected visitor.|
|3||The Aftermath||Christopher Fife||Pascal Verschooris||May 21, 2021||67|
|OLD TRICKS - Fallon and Liam prepare for their next step, but as unforeseen obstacles get in the way, Fallon gets creative. Meanwhile, Jeff and Alexis seem to reach an agreement, but Jeff is still suspicious and turns to Culhane for help. Lastly, Cristal makes a surprising decision.|
|4||Everybody Loves The Carringtons||David M. Israel||Andi Behring||May 28, 2021||68|
|THANK YOU FOR RUINING EVERYTHING; BRIAN LITTRELL GUEST STARS - Jeff and Alexis create havoc during Fallon and Liam's important interview which spurs a "brilliant idea" for Fallon. Culhane is given a high honor, and some major complications come to light so he turns to Adam and Kirby for help. Meanwhile, Sam enlists Brian Littrell as an extreme measure to impress Ryan, with unexpected results. Lastly, Anders and Blake work together.|
|5||New Hopes, New Beginnings||Jason Ganzel||Geary McLeod||June 4, 2021||69|
|FAMILY IS ALL THAT MATTERS - With her new position as self-appointed head of the family, Fallon finds that with power comes great responsibility, and they don't always go as imagined - or wanted. As Fallon works to repair her image, she leaves Alexis and Adam in her wake. Jeff and Dominique have a true heart-to-heart as Jeff delivers some unexpected news. Meanwhile, Culhane turns to Sam for help and Sam gets more than he bargained for. Lastly, Blake goes to extremes to fight for Cristal.|
|6||A Little Father-Daughter Chat||Aubrey Villalobos Karr||Star Berry||June 11, 2021||70|
|WHO'S THE BOSS - With Blake and Fallon's new agreement in place, Fallon sets out to make sure everyone knows who's the boss. Adam heads back to the hospital to undo the damage done by Fallon as competition sparks between the siblings as to who has the bigger job. Sam complains to Culhane about his relationship and Culhane admits he's uncomfortable with his new status. Cristal and Blake make headway towards reconciling but Blake realizes it's going to take more than a happy hour to win her back. Liam experiences writer's block. With Kirby feeling Adam has grown distant, she shows up at the hospital unannounced and is met with quite a surprise. Also starring Alan Dale.|
|7||The Birthday Party||Katrina Cabrera Ortega||Kenny Leon||June 18, 2021||71|
|THANK YOU FOR THE DRAMATIC REVEAL - Blake warns Fallon about mixing marriage and business. As Liam wants more time with Fallon, she comes up with a "fool proof" plan to keep Liam occupied. Blake and Dominique finally see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Kirby and Alexis vie for Adam's attention as Adam continues his quest to become Chief of Staff, at any cost. Sam consoles Kirby as he shows her a different perspective. Lastly, Culhane volunteers for a charity event, with unforeseen results.|
|8||Your Sick and Self-Serving Vendetta||Libby Wells||Melanie Mayron||June 25, 2021||72|
|COLLATERAL DAMAGE - As Fallon continues to work on expanding Fallon Unlimited, she crosses paths with an old college friend, who is more than what he seems. Sam throws himself into his work to occupy his time. Culhane and Jeff support each other until they realize they both want the same thing. Dominique and Blake secretly scheme together. Fallon and Liam work together with surprising results.|
|9||Equal Justice for the Rich||Bryce Schramm||Melanie Mayron||July 2, 2021||73|
|LAURA LEIGHTON GUEST STARS - Fallon and Blake brainstorm ideas for the Fallon Unlimited IPO which leads to a meeting with Corinne Simon, an SEC officer, and a figure from Liam's past. Corinne shares some information that leaves Liam both confused and disappointed. Meanwhile, Jeff and Culhane's friendly agreement becomes a fierce competition. Lastly, Alexis and Dominique are seemingly nowhere to be found.|
|10||I Hate to Spoil Your Memories||Elaine Loh||Ayoka Chenzira||July 16, 2021||74|
|A GIRL'S GOTTA DO WHAT A GIRL'S GOTTA DO - As Fallon prepares for the Fallon Unlimited IPO, she and Liam make some startling discoveries and call in the one person who can help - Jeff. Blake and Cristal commit to making new memories, with Blake unaware of the reason why Cristal is suddenly so adventurous. Meanwhile, Kirby continues her modeling assignment with Oliver as Adam becomes increasingly jealous, and Anders very suspicious.|
|11||A Public Forum for Her Lies||Liz Sczudlo||Jay Karas||July 23, 2021||75|
|MY WAY - A Fallon prepares for her impending IPO, she reluctantly turns to Blake for help. Anders confronts Alexis and about her machinations and Anders regales her with his plans for retaliation. Meanwhile, Sam and Culhane hit some roadblocks in their new partnership. Dominique receives a potential break in her fashion career. Lastly, Adam becomes frustrated with Cristal.|
|12||Everything But Facing Reality||Garrett Oakley||Brandi Bradburn||July 30, 2021||76|
|I'M STARTING TO THINK YOU MAY NOT BE CRAZY - Dominique plans to launch her new fashion line as she and Alexis once again vie for the same thing, with nothing going as planned for either of them. Meanwhile, as Sam and Culhane continue their business partnership they find themselves running into a very unusual roadblock. Liam's research turns up some interesting facts and he and Fallon devise a plan to find more information but someone seems to be one step ahead of them so they once again turn to Jeff for help. Blake embarks on a new adventure.|
|13||Go Rescue Someone Else||Josh Reims and Christopher Fife||Heather Tom||August 6, 2021||77|
|SECRETS - Fallon confides in Anders that she worked that she hasn't heard from Liam as it's unlike him to not come home. Blake becomes enraged when he finds what Adam has been keeping from him and makes a rash decision. Culhane and Sam work together to find a way out of a very precarious situation, with dangerous results. Meanwhile, Jeff needs help in securing his next venture and turns to a very unlikely source for help. Lastly, a tragedy strikes the Carringtons.|
|14||But I Don't Need Therapy||Aubrey Villalobos Karr||Brandi Bradburn||August 13, 2021||78|
|PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE - Dominique is disappointed in the sales for her new business and Jeff advises her to remain patient, but Dom has other plans. Fallon and Sam are faced with a very difficult task. Kirby wants to jump back into modeling, ignoring the concerns of her friends. Meanwhile, Adam turns to drastic measures to impress the hospital board. Blake takes Cristal on another adventure, determined to get what he wants. Lastly, Culhane and Sam receive a surprise.|
|15||She Lives in a Showplace Penthouse||Katrina Cabrera Ortega||Heather Tom||August 20, 2021||79|
|CLOSER - With Fallon occupied by her business ventures, Liam is left feeling neglected and Fallon and Alexis are at odds once again. Meanwhile, Senator North continues to be an opposition to Blake's airport so Blake takes matters into his own hands, after receiving advice from an unexpected source. Dominique tries her hand at haute couture and bonds with Cristal in the process. Consequences from Culhane and Sam's actions lead to an unexpected outcome, and Adam left in disbelief.|
|16||The British Are Coming||David M. Israel||Grant Show||August 27, 2021||80|
|GRANT SHOW MAKES HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT; NENE LEAKES GUEST STARS - Blake makes a life changing announcement, in more than one way. Fallon calls on Nene Leakes to help stir the pot of competition in the online shopping world. Alexis attempts to make amends with Fallon and Adam, yet they are both suspicious of her motives. Sam and Culhane have very different ways of processing recent events. A new arrival to Atlanta raises many questions.|
|17||Stars Make You Smile||Jason Ganzel||Michael A. Allowitz||September 3, 2021||81|
|SUSPICIOUS MINDS - Fallon remains hyper-focused on Fallon Unlimited, but realizes she needs some time with Liam. Kirby returns to the Manor and begins to make amends with those she hurt, with help from Sam. Culhane and Jeff form a new partnership. The recent turn of events causes Blake to become curious about new developments and asks Adam for help. Alexis warns Amanda about Blake.|
|18||A Good Marriage in Every Sense||Bryce Schramm||Elizabeth Gillies||September 10, 2021||82|
|ELIZABETH GILLIES DIRECTS - Blake continues on his quest for the Senate and turns to someone very unexpected for help. Fallon continues to learn more about Amanda with the help of an old friend and a reluctant Adam - and finds out all is not what it seems. Cristal gets a surprise visit, with life-changing results. Jeff and Dominique can't see eye-to-eye. Meanwhile, Kirby continues on her healing journey which results in quite the surprise.|
|19||Everything Looks Wonderful, Joseph||Libby Wells||Brandon Lott||September 17, 2021||83|
|IF ONLY - Someone from Dominique's past returns, and Jeff wants answers. Blake takes Amanda under his wing, but she has other ideas, and he has other motives. Sam and Culhane divulge a secret to the Carringtons. Meanwhile, as Fallon and Liam think about what to do with their struggles, Fallon takes an unexpected journey.|
|20||You Vicious, Miserable Liar||Elaine Loh||Robbie Countryman||September 24, 2021||84|
|RUNNING AWAY - Fallon, Sam and Kirby take a trip to Los Angeles in the hopes of settling the unsettling, resulting in some very bad ideas. Adam presents his research to the board, who is impressed, but there is more in store for him. Meanwhile, Jeff remains annoyed that Dominique is nowhere to be found and exhibits disturbing behavior. Culhane tries to fix Blake's mess and is surprised by the results. Cristal has a heart-to-heart with Amanda.|
|21||Affairs of State and Affairs of the Heart||Liz Sczudlo||Geoff Shotz||September 24, 2021||85|
|ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL - Blake considers dropping out of the senatorial race and Culhane is devastated by what this would mean to the schools. Kirby offers to help Culhane and Cristal has other plans for Blake. Alexis confronts Dominique about her secret and proposes a deal. Fallon and Liam get away for a weekend together but things don't end up as either one thought they would. Jeff continues behaving erratically. Adam calls in a favor from Sam.|
|22||Filled With Manipulations and Deceptions||Josh Reims and Garrett Oakley||Pascal Verschooris||October 1, 2021||86|
|SEASON FINALE - Blake and Cristal work together on the new obstacles threatening Blake's senatorial campaign. Fallon turns to Amanda for help regarding Liam and their marriage. Sam, Culhane and Kirby work on the finishing touches for the opening of The Sahara Club, as Sam gets advice from an unexpected source. Alexiscontinues her scheming as Dominique worries about Jeff's health. Adam finds himself in yet another precarious position.
THE CW GIVES EARLY ORDERS TO 13 CURRENT SERIES FOR NEXT SEASON
Network Gives Early Renewals for the 2020-2021 Season to "All American," "Batwoman," "Black Lightning," "Charmed," "DC’s Legends of Tomorrow," "Dynasty," "The Flash," "In The Dark," "Legacies," "Nancy Drew" "Riverdale," "Roswell, New Mexico" and "Supergirl"
Ahead of Its Midseason Debut, "Katy Keene" Receives Order for 13 Additional Scripts
January 7, 2020 (Burbank, CA) —The CW Network today renewed 13 of its current scripted series for the 2020-2021 season, as well as ordering 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which will make its debut on February 6, 2020 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network.
"These early orders for next season give our production teams a head start in plotting out story arcs and a jump on hiring staff, and this also provides us with a strong foundation of established, fan-favorite CW shows to build on for next season," said Pedowitz. "We’ve been thrilled with the creative direction of all three new series, and even though we are in the very early stages of our new full stack streaming strategy, which allows viewers to catch up on our new shows from the beginning, we’re already seeing incredibly positive results from our multiplatform viewership for NANCY DREW and BATWOMAN."
The current series being ordered for the 2020-2021 season include second seasons of BATWOMAN and NANCY DREW, as well as ALL AMERICAN (Season 3), BLACK LIGHTNING (Season 4), CHARMED (Season 3), DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season 6), DYNASTY (Season 4), THE FLASH (Season 7), IN THE DARK (Season 3), LEGACIES (Season 3), RIVERDALE (Season 5), ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (Season 3), and SUPERGIRL (Season 6). Specific premiere dates for each series will be announced at a later time.
Additionally, in advance of its series premiere next month, The CW has ordered 13 additional scripts of KATY KEENE, which is based on the Archie Comics characters and stars Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chen.
- On May 24, 2019, Paula Sabbaga, one of Dynasty's head writers, revealed that they were saving Steven's political career for a season four arc.
- On January 7, 2020, The CW gave Dynasty an early renewal along with 12 other series. 
- Josh Reims said in May 2020 that the writers had been building to Fallon and Liam's wedding all season, and it was "frustrating" to not be able to film the last two episodes of season three. Hoping to use reworked versions of the two scripts to start the fourth season, Reims teased Blake going to war with Alexis, Jeff and Adam; Sam's new relationship with Ryan; and the return of the Moldavians.
- Reims also assured viewers that Fallon and Liam's marriage would happen in the first few episodes of the fourth season.
- On May 14, 2020, The CW revealed that Dynasty would not air new episodes until January 2021, at the earliest, due to the effects of the the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. They also released a message showing their support for the LGBTQIA+ community and stating that any person who posts hateful messages on social media accounts operated by The CW will be blocked immediately.
- However on October 29, 2020 the CW released their their starter 2021 schedule and Dynasty is being held for Spring/Summer 2021 TV schedule. 
- On June 25, 2020, Michael Michele confirmed during her Instagram live that production of the fourth season would commence in late-August or early-September.
- On August 24, 2020, Michele revealed during her Instagram live that the shooting had been postponed tentatively to October of 2020.
- On September 18, 2020, Meredith Markworth-Pollack, the show's head costume designer and stylist, revealed that she won’t be returning for the fourth season.
- Arin Burke was later hired as the series costume designer.
- On September 26, 2020, Michael Michele posted a picture on Instagram informing the fans that production for the fourth season has begun.
- On October 15, 2020, Elizabeth Gillies filmed her first scene back as Fallon.
- On October 18, 2020, Maddison Brown revealed via an Instagram post, that she will be shooting her first scene as Kirby the following day, that is, October 19, 2020.
- On October 25, 2020, Michael Michele revealed via a picture on her Instagram Story, that she would be shooting a scene with Elaine Hendrix the following day.
- On October 13, 2020, Jermaine L Rivers was cast as Henry. 
- On November 5, 2020, Daniella Alonso went on a podcast and revealed that she is pregnant with her first child ever. She also revealed the following details:
- She would take a week's absence before the show officially goes for a Christmas break.
- Her pregnancy won't be affecting Cristal's storyline in any capacity.
- The cast are very helpful and careful while shooting with Daniella and have been taking care of her.
- On November 10, 2020, Sharon Lawrence revealed on her official Instagram page that she would be back as Laura Van Kirk. 
- On December 5, 2020, Michael Michele revealed that the season would have 22 episodes with her character appearing in 17 of them.
- On December 12, 2020 Adam Huber gave interview via Empire Conventions and revealed the following information about the upcoming season:
- Liam would be absent from the fifth episode of the season.
- There are going to be big dramatic moments this seasons. He says "In every episode so far there have been dramatic moments. [...] There is a lot of good stuff coming. We have to. We didn't finish the last two episodes of Season Three, you guys have been waiting long enough, so we're gonna start with a bang."
- He alluded to the fact that Liam will sing in the season.
- The season has a black and white episode much like the previous season.
- Falliam took but we won't be seeing the trip.
- The Wedding (referring to Fallon & Liam's wedding) would happen.
- He expresses his wishes to see independent Liam and wants him to be a character who stands on his own and not depend on other characters too much.
- There will be scenes between Liam and Jeff Colby.
- On December 15, 2020, Wakeema Hollis confirmed on her official Instagram account that she would be returning as Monica Colby. 
- On January 11, 2021, Michael Michele informed fans on her official Twitter account that Dynasty had resumed filming after the Christmas Holidays. 
- On February 10, 2021, Luke Cook was cast as Oliver who is Kirby Anders (Maddison Brown)'s ex-boyfriend.
- According to Deadline and The CW, Cook plays Oliver, Kirby’s (Maddison Brown) ex-beau from Australia, a photographer who has come to town for a shoot, but has ulterior motives. They reconnect but his late-night partying and drug habit quickly take Kirby down a dangerous road. 
- On March 7, 2021, Grant Show confirmed that his Melrose Place co-star, Laura Leighton would be guest starring in an episode this season during an interview with Studio 10.
- On April 24, 2021, Michael Michele (Dominique Deveraux) went live on her official Instagram account and revealed the following information:
- Michele was shocked that Grant Show revealed that someone was dying. However, she didn't talk about it further.
- Michele revealed that the season will have catfights.
- Episode 15 was about to be shot and they had read the scripts for episode 16 as well.
- Dominique will have a lot of scenes with Fallon Carrington (Liz Gillies) in episode 16.
- We got a few Dominique and Cristal (Daniella Alonso) scenes particularly in episode 15.
- Dominique would absent in 5 episodes of the season.
- The Stella McCartney "Elle Envers Printed Belted Jumpsuit" is her favorite clothing she ever wore on television.
- Elizabeth Gillies made her directorial debut this season.
- It was revealed Gillies is directing the eighteenth episode.
- On May 4, 2021, Kara Royster was cast as Eva, Fallon's latest assistant- and major troublemaker in her life.
- According to TVLine and The CW, Royster will play Eva, officially described as Fallon’s “newest assistant and protégé. Fresh out of Wharton Business School, Eva becomes the assistant Fallon never knew was possible: sweet, smart and fully dedicated to her job. But like Fallon, Eva is also ambitious, cunning, and beautiful. Has Fallon hired a mini-me… or a major troublemaker?”
- On May 5, 2021, Adam Huber gave an Instagram Interview with Tommy Didario and revealed the following information:
- The Falliam Wedding won't be as extravagant as the weddings which had happened before.
- Someone will try to stop the wedding, and someone else will steal the spotlight from the couple.
- Liam will be doing detective journalism and will dig up stuff about his father- particularly his father's death.
- There will be issues between Liam and Fallon which may result in the couple breaking up.
- This season is the best season according to Huber.
- There is one big surprising turn of events for Liam this season.
- He hasn't sung a song yet but hopes for that in Season 5.
- There hasn't been a pregnancy storyline for Fallon and Liam but he is open to it.
- On May 7, 2021, During Rafael de la Fuente's Instagram takeover, it was revealed that Grant Show will be directing the seventeenth episode of the season.
- However, Show actually directed the sixteenth episode of the season.
- On May 7, 2021, Josh Reims gave an interview with Tvline, and revealed the following information: 
- The person dying is obviously not Fallon.
- As the season progresses, we’ll see a few more people at the funeral to rule them out. We’ll find out in Episode 13 whose funeral it is.
- They are making Blake and Cristal strong this year and would see them working together more than they have in the past.
- Sam and Ryan have an relatively long love story with the writers able to lock down Lachlan Buchanan for a few episodes.
- Trixie’s brother Evan is going to make the Fallon and Liam wedding an affair to remember.
- On May 7, 2021, Elaine Hendrix too gave an interview with Tvline, and revealed the following information: 
- On June 3, 2021, Josh Reims gave an inside scoop with Tvline and gave the following details: 
- Michael Michele and Sam Adegoke wrapped shooting on July 24, 2021. Whereas Maddison Brown, Sam Underwood, Rafael de la Fuente, Adam Huber and presumably the whole crew wrapped shooting on July 28, 2021.
- The Characters played by Elizabeth Gillies, Grant Show, Rafael de la Fuente, Sam Underwood and Robert Christopher Riley have appeared in all the episodes of the season.
- This is the final season to feature Alan Dale as a series regular.
- In a January 2020 podcast episode on the Zach Sang Show, lead cast member Elizabeth Gillies stated that she wishes to direct an episode this season.
- In the same interview, Liz confirmed that Fallon's wedding gift to Liam is a song - which Liz and her now-husband Michael wrote themselves. The song is titled "More Than Me" and is performed acoustic as opposed to a large band as previously planned, though a full version will be released in the future.
- Similar to its preceding seasons, Season 4 has a slightly different opening theme, as remixed by Paul Leonard-Morgan. The actual music was composed by Bill Conti and Tom Hooten.
- This is the first season to premiere in May.
- Due to COVID-19 protocols, filming for the season is slower than previous seasons.
- Liz Gillies confirmed the 22 episode order in an interview with Zach Sang.
- Dynasty does not include a COVID plot line, opting instead to continue in a pre-pandemic world.
- After three seasons of constantly having to adjust her breasts for outfits, Liz requested less cleavage-revealing outfits this season which production allowed for the most part. She said it was a personal choice and found that it's much warmer in the winter. She donned this break her "hiatits".
- Her hiatus stopped the week of March 15, 2021, when Fallon wore a white floral Markarian dress. Liz said partially in her caption, "the girls are free and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. The best dress always wins."
- The Hiatits begins from the seventh episode of the season and ended at the eleventh episode of the season.
- This is the first season in which the main cast has no changes from the previous season.