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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. The eldest … [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 … [Read More...]

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The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 7

“Dallas’s” seventh season clocks in at 30 hours, making it the show’s longest season yet. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 161 — ‘End Game’

The “End Game” cliffhanger is still powerful, especially when you watch the entire episode. In … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 160 — ‘Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie’

What do I love about the final scene in “Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie”? Oh, pretty much everything. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 159 — ‘Love Stories’

I don’t remember how I felt about Mark Graison’s death when I saw “Love Stories” as a kid, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t move me now. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 158 — ‘Turning Point’

Am I the only one who feels sorry for Katherine Wentworth in “Turning Point”? … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 157 — ‘Blow Up’

“Dallas” delivers its share of camp over the years, but “Blow Up” manages to pack more silliness into a single episode than virtually any other. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 156 — ‘Strange Alliance’

“Dallas” is at its best when J.R. is at his worst. In “Strange Alliance,” our hero schemes against virtually everyone: … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 155 — ‘The Unexpected’

Lady Jessica Montford makes her memorable debut at the end of “The Unexpected,” sweeping into the Southfork living room on the arm of brother … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 154 — ‘Fools Rush In’

One reason Larry Hagman is so damn good is because he knows what the audience wants and how to give it to us. Take … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 153 — ‘And the Winner Is …’

Is Cliff Barnes the most lovable jackass in television history? I … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 152 — ‘True Confessions’

In “True Confessions,” Pam brings Christopher to Southfork to visit Miss Ellie, who bends down and greets the child with a hug … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 151 — ‘When the Bough Breaks’

“When the Bough Breaks” marks another turning point in the life of Sue Ellen Ewing. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 150 — ‘Where is Poppa?’

No matter how many times I see the Ewings rush to the hospital when one of their own gets sick or injured, it always moves me. Besides … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 149 — ‘Twelve Mile Limit’

The final scene in “Twelve Mile Limit” begins with a shot of a man in a brown suit carrying a big bouquet of flowers into Edgar Randolph’s hospital room. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 148 — ‘Eye of the Beholder’

At the end of “Eye of the Beholder,” Miss Ellie tearfully tells Clayton that she had breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy years earlier. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 147 — ‘Some Do … Some Don’t’

The first scene in “Some Do … Some Don’t:” Donna and Lucy are making muffins in the Southfork … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 146 — ‘Offshore Crude’

The “Offshore Crude” scene where Sue Ellen goes to Peter’s apartment to break up with him is one of “Dallas’s” sillier moments. … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 145 — ‘Peter’s Principles’

Since I began re-watching “Dallas’s” seventh season for the first time in years, I’ve been surprised by how interesting I find … [Read More...]

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Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 144 — ‘Past Imperfect’

In “Past Imperfect’s” best scene, Clayton Farlow storms off the elevator at Ewing Oil, … [Read More...]

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