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The Butler Did It
Season 02, Episode 03
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Air date October 26, 2018
Written by David M. Israel & Paula Sabbaga
Directed by Pascal Verschooris
Viewers 0.56 million (560,000)[1]
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So a crazy person said something crazy to you, and you're accepting it as gospel.
— Fallon to Steven about Kirby


The Butler Did It is the third episode of the second season and the twenty-fifth episode overall of the drama television series, Dynasty on The CW. It aired on October 26, 2018.

Synopsis

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE — Fallon gets in over her head and needs Liam and Culhane's help. Kirby makes a shocking discovery that changes everything, while Blake wines and dines a new guest.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD


Cristal is uncomfortable when she realizes that Blake sees her as a substitute for his deceased wife. Ada Stone blackmails Michael with the escort's testimony against Fallon. Fallon meets Liam's imperious mother Laura, hoping to win her over, but Fallon eventually eviscerates Laura over her abusive treatment of Liam. Kirby attends court-ordered counseling sessions with Dr. Nick Toscanni, who is secretly working with Alexis to find out what Kirby remembers regarding her banishment from Carrington Manor. Kirby realizes that Alexis started the fire in Fallon's room to get rid of her, and learns that Alexis and Anders had a one-night affair that led to Alexis' pregnancy. Kirby reveals the affair publicly, and Anders confirms that Steven is his biological child, devastating the Carringtons. Now that she believes her baby is no longer a Carrington heir, Melissa admits that Steven is not the father.[2]

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

Co-Starring

  • Robert Arbogast as Dr. Toscanni
  • Natalie Karp as Mrs. Gunnerson
  • Ashley Dougherty as Leah
  • Kimberly Maxwell as Maid
  • Mayer Stern as Flight Attendant
  • Marisa Hampton as Young Fallon
  • Sydney Bullock as Young Kirby

Notes/Spoilers

  • Joseph Anders is the titular character of the episode.
  • This episode's title along with its synopsis, writers and directors were revealed on October 5, 2018.[3]
  • Blake has brunch with Cristal Jennings, to hear about her relationship to his late wife.[4]
  • On October 20, 2018 promotional pictures for the episode were released via SpoilerTV.[5]
  • On October 26, 2018, a few hours before the premiere of this episode, Sharon Lawrence, who plays Laura Van Kirk (Liam's mother)[6] revealed this is the episode her character debuts in.[7]

Trivia

  • Katherine LaNasa who made her debut as Ada Stone this episode is the real-life wife of Grant Show.
  • The Falliam Storyline in this episode is one of Elizabeth Gillies's favourite Falliam storyline.
  • Promotional stills reveal there was a deleted scene featuring Alexis and Sam, as well as Blake and Cristal.
  • The "Dr. Toscanni" that Kirby consults is a reference to Dr. Nick Toscanni, who was a main character in the original Dynasty series.
    • The fact that a Carrington child might not be Blake's is a reference to the storyline in the original series, where it is suspected that Fallon is Cecil Colby's daughter.
  • The line George says to Fallon about tennis is a line that Krystle says to her friends in the Season 1, Episode 08: The Bordello in the original series.
  • The title of this episode comes from a line said in the original Dynasty series, first said by Alexis to Anders in the Season 3, Episode 24: The Cabin.
    • Part of the original line was used by Melissa Daniels in this episode.
  • The expression "low level vaginal climber" was inspired by writer Paula Sabbaga's mother.[8]

Quotes

Kirby: "I'm back, bitch, and now I'm your problem."

Alexis about Melissa: "She's not getting any money in the divorce so when she looks at Steven she sees dimples and dollar signs."

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