Thursday, November 25, 2010
I was very happy to see your top choice in last week's poll as I couldn't agree more - Alexis' "sister dearest" Caress Morrell, played by the classy Kate O'Mara, was bursting with little used potential and should have stayed on "Dynasty" longer (or at least - kept coming back).
Caress was brought back in early season 7, after being very well received as part of the major show overhaul in the second part of season 6. Her character helped unveil a bit of Alexis' back story and "Dynasty" was always more interesting when it tapped into its major character's past.
Unfortunately, the producers felt they needed to switch gears midway through season 7 (and as I already mentioned in other threads - I'm not a big fan of those season 7 changes) and her storyline was dropped "Dynasty" style - Caress went to Australia to dig up some dirt on Ben and we never heard back from her.
Here is now the rest of your list of the characters who never overstayed their welcome:
CARESS - 32% (29 votes)
KRYSTLE - 25% (23 votes)
AMANDA - 25% (23 votes)
CECIL - 14% (13 votes)
CLAUDIA - 14% (13 votes)
DOMINIQUE - 13% (12 votes)
MATTHEW - 12% (11 votes)
BEN - 10% (9 votes)
JOSEPH - 7% (7 votes)
DANA - 5% (5 votes)
I would assume that Amanda that got 25% of votes was the more popular Catherine Oxenberg and not her unfortunate successor Karen Cellini.
The exit that seemed to bother you the least was LeeAnn Hunley's season 9 premiere rushed farewell.
Her on-screen hubby Gordon Thomson said on the radio last year he was very sad to see her go and thought she should have stayed on the show longer.