August 18, 2022

After a near-death expertise, together with a coma that lasted for a number of weeks, Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies) has a brand new lease on life on Dynasty Season 5. Now that she and Liam (Adam Huber) have seemingly skirted previous the marital points brought on by Eva (Kara Royster), Fallon’s psychotic assistant that attempted to destroy her marriage earlier than taking pictures her within the abdomen, they’re prepared to maneuver ahead in life. So, what comes subsequent for them? Primarily based on the final a number of episodes of the present, that reply is to have youngsters as quickly as attainable, as Fallon has been dreaming of her future household since being within the coma. Nevertheless, this can be a mistake, notably so early on, after what occurred between the couple over the past season and the place their relationship is at present at.


Fallon and Liam solely bought married in the beginning of Season 4, and weren’t actually in a relationship for very lengthy (on-screen, no less than) beforehand. Between pretend relationship, Fallon’s engagement to Culhane (Robert Christopher Riley), and Liam’s reminiscence loss induced by Adam (Sam Underwood) hitting him over the top with a flower pot, there have been a whole lot of obstacles to beat with little or no payoff. And, after they did get married, it was only some episodes earlier than extra obstacles offered themselves and created a risk to their new marriage that lasted for the remainder of the season, like Liam’s obsession with discovering out what occurred to his father and later the entire Eva/Colin debacle. In brief, there hasn’t actually been a lot time over the previous couple of seasons of Dynasty dedicated to exhibiting Fallon and Liam in a great place and on the identical web page.

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Their points haven’t been addressed or labored by means of. With Fallon taking break day of labor to heal after almost dying, she and Liam managed to get into a great place. However, now that she’s again at work, it doesn’t make the first subject of final season disappear. Fallon can develop into misplaced in her work, placing every part to the facet to cope with no matter disaster has offered itself at Fallon Limitless. She’s engaged on this, sure, but it surely’s not one thing that may be resolved in a single day. It’s one thing that’s going to take time, and we’re going to must see how Fallon handles being examined a number of occasions earlier than it may be understood that she has a greater grasp at dividing her consideration and ensuring she’s specializing in a very powerful factor.

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Introducing a child, when Fallon hasn’t even confirmed she will pay correct consideration to Liam when coping with work, is a mistake. It would create some fascinating content material and struggles for the characters, but it surely’s not going to do Fallon and Liam’s relationship any favors, which is what’s desperately wanted most of all. Plus, whereas Fallon is usually wrapped up in work, the identical may be stated for Liam on many events. The distinction is that Liam’s work finally ends up with him constantly leaving city. Regardless of the causes for this can be, that is one thing that needs to be addressed as nicely. Each Fallon and Liam grew up with absentee dad and mom that put their very own wants and needs forward of their youngsters, inflicting quite a lot of struggling and trauma. At this level, it’s exhausting to consider Fallon and Liam can be any completely different as a result of they always keep away from having troublesome discussions. Skipping the dialogue about what occurred with Eva and Colin, and the problems that arose of their relationship due to it, might need made the writers’ life simpler, however actually didn’t do the characters or the connection any favors. Different {couples} on the present have addressed robust subjects and fought by means of them for his or her relationship, like Blake (Grant Present) and Cristal (Daniella Alonso) coming again to one another and combating for his or her marriage after they each cheated. Not speaking about their points simply makes the wedding appear weak and in danger ought to one other complication come up.


Dynasty Season 5, Episode 7 highlighted a number of the points that stay between Fallon and Liam. With the intention to get a high-profile actress to comply with be in Liam’s film, the actress needed to shadow Fallon at work, which she allowed. However, after an ecological catastrophe that Fallon and Jeff (Sam Adegoke) have been tasked with cleansing up whereas maintaining it quiet, Fallon’s hijinks almost price Liam this one probability to make his film when the actress backed out. To avoid wasting Liam’s film, Fallon agreed to rent again the worker chargeable for the ecological catastrophe with a 40% elevate and a five-year contract, to cease the actress from backing out of the film. Fallon is so apprehensive about screwing issues up for Liam that she is prepared to tank her firm to make sure it doesn’t occur. In what world is {that a} wholesome response? There are clearly many unresolved points between Fallon and Liam that have to be addressed earlier than a baby is launched into the dynamic, in any other case it’s simply going to finish up being extra of the identical we’ve seen with Blake and Alexis, bringing their youngsters into their fights due to their points with one another.

They do have an actual probability to interrupt freed from the Carrington methods, to be correct and wholesome dad and mom to a well-adjusted youngster and never keep on the legacy of trauma that their dad and mom did unto them. However, first, the writers must put within the work on this relationship. Glossing over what occurred in Season 4 as a result of Fallon virtually died actually felt like an affordable excuse for the writers to maneuver on with out ever truly addressing the big points they created on this marriage. There’s no going again, no matter this being a cleaning soap opera. There are many alternatives to permit Fallon and Liam to develop, individually and collectively, to get their relationship into a greater place and nonetheless ship the identical wacky content material that the sequence thrives on. It’s not simply Fallon and Liam’s relationship that the writers gloss over the exhausting components with. As an example, it’s occurring once more with Blake and Cristal after the Rita fiasco, the place Blake’s ignorance that his spouse has been changed by a lookalike isn’t being addressed. However, it’s completely different with Fallon and Liam as a result of viewers know they are often and sometimes are essentially the most wholesome relationship on the present. As a result of they’re planning to start out a household of their very own, it’s one thing that might be disastrous if the writers don’t take the time to verify it may be completely different from the Carrington household. If not, it might come at the price of our love for Fallon and Liam as people and as a pair.

Dynasty Season 5 continues Fridays on The CW.


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