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The Dallas Decoder Interview: Linda Gray

Linda Gray’s eagerly awaited memoir, “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction,” includes her reflections on life, … [Read More...]

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The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. … [Read More...]

More Critiques

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 189 — ‘Deeds and Misdeeds’

Sue Ellen’s scenes in “Deeds and Misdeeds” aren’t easy to watch. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 188 — ‘The Ewing Connection’

No matter how many times I see the “Dallas” characters come together during a medical crisis, it never seems to lose its dramatic punch. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 187 — ‘Terms of Estrangement’

Jack Ewing is a bad boy who makes a good impression. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 186 — ‘Sentences’

Do you hate to see the judge send Jenna Wade to prison in “Sentences”? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 185 — ‘The Verdict’

Bobby Ewing fights to save Jenna in “The Verdict,” but the real man of the hour is Patrick Duffy. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 184 — ‘Trial and Error’

Jenna Wade has her day in court in “Trial and Error,” although I’m not sure why we should care. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 183 — ‘Dead Ends’

The title “Dead Ends” refers to Pam’s fruitless search for Mark Graison, but it also describes “Dallas’s” final batch of eighth-season episodes. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 182 — ‘Shattered Dreams’

It’s probably safe to say no “Dallas” episode would perform well on the Bechdel test, which some critics use to gauge sexism in movies. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 181 — ‘The Brothers Ewing’

In “The Brothers Ewing,” J.R., Bobby and Ray join forces to protect the family business from the increasingly dangerous Cliff Barnes. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 180 — ‘Sins of the Fathers’

You know J.R. Ewing is having a bad week when he gets kneed in the groin and it’s the least of his problems. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 179 — ‘Legacy of Hate’

Who doesn’t love the first scene in “Legacy of Hate”? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 178 — ‘Bail Out’

Bobby springs Jenna from jail in “Bail Out,” while Sue Ellen liberates her own tongue. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 177 — ‘Winds of War’

In “Winds of War,” J.R. insists he’s been faithful when Sue Ellen accuses him of cheating. He’s lying, of course, but why? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 176 — ‘Lockup in Laredo’

Jenna Wade goes to jail in “Lockup in Laredo,” which is cause for celebration as far as I’m concerned. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 175 — ‘Odd Man Out’

“Odd Man Out” is the 12th “Dallas” episode directed by Larry Hagman, who demonstrates once more that he’s as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 174 — ‘Déjà Vu’

What could be unholier than an alliance between J.R. Ewing and Cliff Barnes? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 173 — ‘Do You Take This Woman?’

“Do You Take This Woman?” marks the moment “Dallas” turns into a Lifetime movie. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 172 — ‘Barbecue Five’

“Barbecue Five” ranks among “Dallas’s” best barbecue episodes because it delivers almost everything we expect from a Ewing hoedown. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 171 — ‘Charlie’

On “Dallas,” children are seen and heard. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 170 — ‘Shadows’

The final scene in “Shadows” trembles with tension. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 169 — ‘Oil Baron’s Ball III’

“Dallas’s” Oil Baron’s Ball episodes are fan favorites, and for good reason. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 168 — ‘Homecoming’

Even after all these years, it’s still strange to see Donna Reed play Miss Ellie. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 167 — ‘Shadow of a Doubt’

Pam shifts into girl-detective mode in “Shadow of a Doubt,” searching for the truth about Mark Graison’s death. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 166 — ‘Family’

I want to like Jamie Ewing. Really, I do. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 165 — ‘Jamie’

Jamie Ewing arrives and Katherine Wentworth departs in “Jamie.” Is this a fair trade? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 164 — ‘If at First You Don’t Succeed’

The final scene in “If at First You Don’t Succeed” is another example of how music helps tell the stories on “Dallas.” … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 163 — ‘Battle Lines’

Bobby has lost his eyesight in “Battle Lines,” but J.R. has lost his mojo. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 162 — ‘Killer a Large’

“Dallas’s” seventh season winds down with half the cast once again gunning for J.R. … [Read More...]

More Scenes of the Day

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m So Sorry’

In “Deeds and Misdeeds,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) enters a hospital room, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Pam, I’m Sorry’

In “The Ewing Connection,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby and Pam (Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal) … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Can’t Lose’

In “Terms of Estrangement,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) meets a stranger … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Want You to Explain Mandy Winger’

In “Sentences,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home and enters his bedroom, where Sue Ellen … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Don’t Think So’

In “The Verdict,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Scotty (Stephen Elliott) is in court, where he pulls a handgun from an evidence bag … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Miss Her Too’

In “Trial and Error,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) enters Christopher’s darkened bedroom … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Very Rich, and Very Determined’

In “Dead Ends,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam and Sue Ellen (Victoria Principal, Linda Gray) sit in a restaurant … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Give Our Regards to Waco’

In “Shattered Dreams,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen and Pam (Linda Gray, Victoria Principal) are sitting in a Hong Kong restaurant … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘This is No Gentleman’s Game’

In “The Brothers Ewing,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Ray (Steve Kanaly) … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Going to Do It to Cliff’

In “Sins of the Fathers,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is undressing in his bedroom when he notices a fur-clad Sue Ellen … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re Babbling Like a Lunatic’

In “Legacy of Hate,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Phyllis and Kendall (Deborah Tranelli, Danone Simpson) are in the reception area at Ewing Oil … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘J.R. Ewing?!’

In “Bail Out,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) stands in her office doorway and greets pilot Gerald Kane (James Cromwell), … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Have Earned the Right to Be Here’

In “Winds of War,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is fixing a drink in the Southfork living room when Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) arrives … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Bastard’

In “Lockup in Laredo,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home from work and enters the Southfork foyer, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Never Fail to Surprise Me’

In “Odd Man Out,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) is seated at his desk at Ewing Oil … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Maybe We Ought to Work Together’

In “Déjà Vu,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters a seedy bar … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Be Nice to the Little Orphan’

In “Do You Take This Woman?,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is ranting in the Southfork living room, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Here’s to Picnics, Ewing Style’

In “Barbecue Five,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. and Mandy (Larry Hagman, Deborah Shelton) are seated in a private box at Texas Stadium, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Does That Ring Any Bells?’

In “Charlie,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated in a restaurant, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Can’t Do It, Mama’

In “Shadows,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie (Donna Reed) stands in the Southfork living room, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘That Blue Thing’

In “Oil Baron’s Ball III,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie and Clayton … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Not Going to Bury His Memory’

In “Homecoming,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters the Southfork kitchen, … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Are We Going to Cap Her Teeth?’

In “Shadow of a Doubt,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home and begins fixing a drink in the living room … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘To the Winner’

In “Family,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Jamie (Jenilee Harrison) joins J.R. (Larry Hagman), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘If I Can’t Have Him, Nobody Can’

In “Jamie,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) confronts Katherine (Morgan Brittany) … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘… Until Our Scores Are Settled!’

In “If at First You Don’t Succeed,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) arrives at the Ewing Oil building, where Pam … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘With Family, You Play Fair’

In “Battle Lines,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) stands over John Ross (Omri Katz), … [Read More...]

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Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Make J.R. Look Like a Saint’

In “Killer at Large,” “Dallas’s” eighth-season opener, a cheerful Cliff (Ken Kercheval) comes home and begins opening a bottle of champagne … [Read More...]

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