The first season of the primetime soap begins with oil tycoon Blake Carrington marrying his former secretary, Krystle. Krystle's former lover, Matthew, returns to town and causes more problems when he tells Krystle that he's still in love with her. Blake's daughter Fallon does not support his marriage, and chooses to marry childhood friend Jeff Colby just for her father's benefit. Blake's estranged son, Steven, also returns and causes problems when his ex-lover, a man named Ted, comes to town as well. Despite having an affair with Matthew's wife, Claudia, it is the death of Ted at the hands of his father that lands Blake on trial for murder. The season ends with the arrival of a mystery, surprise witness called by the prosecution.