There isn’t much in the way of coherent thought after an ending like this one. Aside from the image of Charlie’s prone body half-in, half-out of the bathtub, well, the mind is mostly blank. "Dark Dynasty" was all about the family unit, in one way or another and the emotions – and thereby actions – that people are driven to as a result.
I’m trying like mad to suppress my outrage, the bitter screaming fan girl right now, so I can deliver a more balanced review. It’s awfully hard. I’m insulted. Just plain and simple. I’m insulted that Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming are still permitted, after a wealth of pitiful, poorly written, canon trashing scripts, to write for this show and continue to do further damage. I’m insulted that anyone thought that “Dark Dynasty’s” twist of events brought any excitement or shock value. I’m insulted that there’s little respect anymore for the legacy of this show. Most of all, I’m just insulted that my hour was wasted on this crap.
(Deep breath…happy place, happy place…everything will be okay…) There. Better now. Time to digress and break out for you my likes and dislikes of the episode with all four letter explicatives removed. It’s better this way.