SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of “Dynasty”, be forewarned that spoilers lie ahed.
Nicollette Sheridan’s final episode of “Dynasty” aired on Friday, and the former “Desperate Housewives” star exited the show in a blaze of glory — literally.
Sheridan, 55, announced last month she had made the difficult decision to leave the show in order to “spend precious time with my terminally ill mother,” which she added “is more important to me right now.”
According to TV Line, Sheridan’s final episode saw her character, scheming Alexis Carrington (played in the original “Dynasty” by Joan Collins) admitted to her misdeeds when her long-lost son Adam learned the truth: that she had tried to pass off her former lover Hank as Adam in order to bilk her ex, Blake, out of millions, with the real Adam walking in on her as she burned the DNA results she paid to have faked.
Surprisingly, Alexis confessed to everything, even describing her own actions as “despicable,” and offered Adam an apology.
Adam accepted her apology — or at least pretended to, before grabbing Alexis by the head and pushing her into the burning fireplace.
As The CW has announced they’ll be recasting the role, having Alexis’ face burned in the fireplace will presumably require enough plastic surgery so that when Alexis returns, it will make at least some semblance of sense when she’s played by a different actress.
While The CW hasn’t yet revealed who’ll be taking over the role, in her earlier statement, Sheridan sent her best wishes to whoever replaces her. “I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me,” she said.