Here’s Everything That’s Happened on Dallas, Ever*

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It’s never too late to start watching “Dallas.” If you missed the original show and the first two seasons of TNT’s sequel series, fear not: This post will tell you everything you need to know before Season 3 begins on Monday, February 24. (*OK, this isn’t really everything that’s happened on “Dallas.” For that, you’ll have to […]

New Dallas Episode Titles Surface

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The titles and airdates for the first six episodes from “Dallas’s” new season are starting to pop up on TiVo and online TV listings. Stop reading now if you don’t appreciate breathless speculation about even the tiniest “Dallas” tidbits. Here are the titles and dates: “The Return,” February 24; “Trust Me,” March 3; “Playing Chicken,” March 10; […]

Dallas Parallels: Requiems for the Heavyweights

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The funerals of J.R. and Bobby Ewing were filmed 28 years apart, but they draw upon similar themes, including the idea that grief and anger are sometimes indistinguishable. The episodes also show how each brother becomes unmoored when he loses the other, demonstrating how essential their relationship is to the “Dallas” mythology. Bobby’s funeral is […]

Dallas Parallels: Hostage!

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No two “Dallas” episodes invite comparison as much as “Winds of Vengeance” and “Blame Game.” Both segments — which debuted in 1978 and 2013, respectively — depict armed intruders invading Southfork and holding the Ewings hostage. The two storylines play on common themes, including stubborn pride and misguided justice, but the episodes also demonstrate the […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 140 — ‘Morning After’

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The characters on “Dallas” usually have affairs when they fall in lust or in love, but neither scenario is true for Sue Ellen Ewing and Peter Richards. Their romance is based on their mutual neediness. Sue Ellen, having been betrayed by J.R. once too often, needs to be reminded of what life was like before […]

Dallas: Season 3 Begins February 24 on TNT

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“Dallas” will begin its third season on Monday, February 24, at 9 p.m., TV Guide reported today. The series will telecast eight episodes and then take a midseason break before resuming in the summer. Altogether, the season will consist of 15 hours. “Dallas,” which will start its third season more than 10 months after its second-season finale, […]

Audrey Landers, Charlene Tilton to Return to Dallas

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Audrey Landers and Charlene Tilton will appear on TNT’s “Dallas” next season, Dallas Decoder has confirmed. The actresses will reprise their roles of Afton Cooper and Lucy Ewing in an episode that will also feature an appearance by Steve Kanaly, who discusses his career playing Ray Krebbs in a new interview with our site.

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Steve Kanaly

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Steve Kanaly will be in Texas this week to film his latest guest spot as Ray Krebbs on TNT’s “Dallas.” I spoke to him recently about what it’s been like to walk in Ray’s boots for the past 35 years — and what the future might hold for everyone’s favorite cowboy. I’m so excited you’re […]

Dallas Parallels: Drama Mamas

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When Emma began popping pills and chasing boys on TNT’s “Dallas,” a lot of fans were reminded of Lucy’s antics on the original show. The two women share at least one more similarity: Both have strained relations with their long-lost mamas. In the 1979 episode “Secrets,” Valene goes to Lucy’s college campus and approaches her […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 6

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There’s lots to love and little to loathe about “Dallas’s” sixth season. Performances Every cast member shines during Season 6, but Linda Gray’s performance during Sue Ellen’s alcoholic spiral makes her first among equals. Sue Ellen doesn’t just lose her self-respect; she comes close to losing her life when she drives drunk and crashes J.R.’s car. What […]


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