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

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In “Deeds and Misdeeds,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) enters a hospital room, where John Ross (Omri Katz) lies in bed. SUE ELLEN: Hello, sweetheart. JOHN ROSS: [Turns to face her] Mama. SUE ELLEN: [Strokes his hair] My poor baby. JOHN ROSS: Where were you? SUE ELLEN: Well, I’m here. JOHN ROSS: Were […]

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

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Sue Ellen’s scenes in “Deeds and Misdeeds” aren’t easy to watch. The previous episode ended with her taking her first drink in almost two years, and in this hour, she continues slipping back into her old habits. Sue Ellen leads everyone to believe her relapse was only temporary, yet she swipes a bottle of vodka […]

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

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In “The Ewing Connection,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby and Pam (Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal) sit and drink on her living room sofa. PAM: You know, right now, I can’t help but think about all those times we talked about moving away from Southfork. BOBBY: [Sighs] It is peaceful here. PAM: I think things would […]

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

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No matter how many times I see the “Dallas” characters come together during a medical crisis, it never seems to lose its dramatic punch. In “The Ewing Connection,” John Ross’s appendicitis produces one chills-inducing scene after another: Miss Ellie rushing upstairs after hearing the little boy screaming in pain, Ray bursting through the emergency room […]

Heard the News? The Next #DallasChat is Friday, Aug. 21

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Friday, Aug. 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since summer is the season of sequels, this chat will be a follow-up to our recent “Super Summer Spectacular.” Expect more questions about Southfork sunshine, swimsuits and sweaty Ewings. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s how it […]

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

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In “Terms of Estrangement,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) meets a stranger (Dack Rambo) at the Oil Baron’s Club, unaware that it’s his cousin, Jack. JACK: Well, Mr. Ewing, I’m glad you could find time to make this meeting. I think you’ll find it time well spent. J.R.: Well, I certainly hope so. […]

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

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Jack Ewing is a bad boy who makes a good impression. “Terms of Estrangement” introduces the character, a long-lost cousin who comes to town offering to sell J.R. information that could undermine Cliff’s efforts to snag a piece of Ewing Oil. Is Jack telling the truth? Who knows, and who cares? The newcomer, played with […]

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

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In “Sentences,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home and enters his bedroom, where Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is sitting on the bed. J.R.: Well, good evening. SUE ELLEN: Hello, J.R. J.R.: It’s kind of a surprise, seeing you sitting there on my bed waiting for me. Have you suddenly been gripped by […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 186 — ‘Sentences’

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Do you hate to see the judge send Jenna Wade to prison in “Sentences”? I do. Not because I think it’s unfair to punish Priscilla Beaulieu Presley’s character for a crime she didn’t commit. No, I’m sorry to see Jenna go to jail because I know she’ll be free by the end of the season. […]

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

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In “The Verdict,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Scotty (Stephen Elliott) is in court, where he pulls a handgun from an evidence bag and approaches Jenna (Priscilla Beaulieu Presley) on the witness stand. SCOTTY: A Beretta 380. A very interesting weapon. You knew Naldo was carrying this, didn’t you? JENNA: Yes, he showed me in the […]


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