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

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In “The Brothers Ewing,” J.R., Bobby and Ray join forces to protect the family business from the increasingly dangerous Cliff Barnes. You’d think by now we’d all be used to seeing the Ewings unite against their enemies, and yet it never seems to lose its punch, does it? Consider how the events of this episode […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 171 — ‘Charlie’

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On “Dallas,” children are seen and heard. The series often involves its youngest characters in major storylines, unlike other 1980s prime-time soap operas where kids are treated as little more than props. (Does Krystina Carrington ever do anything other than smile sweetly at Mommy and Daddy?) Of course, even when “Dallas” puts kids front and […]

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

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“Dallas’s” Oil Baron’s Ball episodes are fan favorites, and for good reason. Not only do they show the cast dressed to the nines, we also get to see the actors together in one place. (The Southfork barbecue and wedding episodes are pretty much the only other occasions where this happens.) The balls often are remembered […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 168 — ‘Homecoming’

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Even after all these years, it’s still strange to see Donna Reed play Miss Ellie. Reed’s first episode is “Homecoming,” and as soon as she enters the frame in the famous scene where Ellie and Clayton arrive at their airport upon returning from their honeymoon, you can see how different the newcomer is from the actress […]

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

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“Dallas’s” seventh season winds down with half the cast once again gunning for J.R. In the final scene, an unseen assailant enters the darkened Ewing Oil offices and fires three shots into the back of J.R.’s chair, except he isn’t sitting there — good-guy brother Bobby tumbles to the floor. It’s one of “Dallas’s” greatest […]

Poll: Which ‘Dallas’ Episode is the Best?

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Here’s a list of some of “Dallas’s” most memorable episodes. Vote for your favorite or share other choices in the comments below.

The Dal-List: 37 Reasons to Love ‘Dallas’

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“Dallas” debuted 37 years ago today. Here’s why we still love the Ewings. 37. “Digger’s Daughter.” Bobby marries Pam, Lucy and Ray take a roll in the hay and Jock calls J.R. a jackass. Could this show have gotten off to a better start? 36. Southfork. To a lot of us, the white house on Braddock […]

Poll: Who is ‘Dallas’s’ Second Greatest Character?

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J.R. will always be “Dallas’s” greatest character, but who’s the runner-up? Vote for your choice or share other options in the comments section. Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Poll: Who is ‘Dallas’s’ Greatest Couple?

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“Dallas” has given us many classic romantic pairings. Vote for your favorite or share other options in the comments section below.   Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

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

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The “End Game” cliffhanger is still powerful, especially when you watch the entire episode. In scene after scene, we’re led to believe everyone is gunning for J.R., just like they were four years earlier. The momentum builds until the final moments, when an unseen figure steps off the Ewing Oil elevator, enters J.R.’s office and fires […]

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