Which Ewing Dies? New Clues Emerge in Dallas’s Big Mystery.

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There’s still no telling which Ewing will die during “Dallas’s” third-season finale, although executive producer Cynthia Cidre offered a helpful hint when she told Dallas Decoder the death will be storyline-driven. So whose demise would yield the most drama? Here’s how the loss of certain characters might affect the storytelling. Ann Ewing. Even if Bobby brings […]

Which Ewing Dies? Here Are Three Possible Scenarios.

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“Dallas” has thrown viewers for a loop with the promo for next week’s two-hour season finale, which declares, “One Ewing will die!”  Who will it be? I have no idea, but that won’t stop me from trying to figure it out. Here are three possibilities: 1. A “main” Ewing dies. In the promo, when the the […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 13

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will happen to Ann and Emma? The previous episode, “Victims of Love,” ended with drug cartel honcho Luis (Antonio Jaramillo) visiting the Rylands, where he revealed: a) he killed Candace, b) he was holding Ann and […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 12

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Victims of Love,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: Will Pamela pardon Cliff? In the previous episode, “Hurt,” Elena (Jordana Brewster) told the Ewings about Bobby’s scheme to frame Cliff (Ken Kercheval) for J.R.’s “murder,” as well as J.R.’s swindle against her father years earlier. […]

On Labor Day, Dallas Gets a Small Ratings Boost

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Labor Day brought “Dallas” a boost in the ratings, albeit a small one. The TNT drama’s latest episode, “Hurt,” debuted to 1.93 million viewers on September 1, according to Nielsen data. The audience included an estimated 509,000 viewers between ages 18 and 49, a group many advertisers target. Although viewing levels tend to dip on […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 36 — ‘Hurt’

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Bobby Ewing is the steward of Southfork, but Patrick Duffy is the steward of Bobby Ewing. In “Hurt,” Duffy steps behind the camera and directs his first “Dallas” episode in more than two decades, demonstrating how well he knows both his character and the mythology that defines this franchise. This is an hour rooted in […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 11

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Hurt,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will Elena do? In “Dead Reckoning,” the previous episode, Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) made Drew’s death look like a suicide, then stood by and watched as Carmen and Elena (Marlene Forte, Jordana Brewster) received the news […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Dead Reckoning’

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Do you have a favorite coat in “Dead Reckoning,” this week’s “Dallas” episode? There were plenty to choose from. This segment was filmed in the winter, and the cold weather matches the somber mood perfectly. The atmospherics also allow the cast to bundle up in looks that fit their characters: John Ross (Josh Henderson) sports […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 35 — ‘Dead Reckoning’

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“Dead Reckoning” is another episode about loss and how the “Dallas” characters cope with it. In this one, John Ross suffers the demise of his marriage to Pamela and his dream of “becoming” J.R., while Christopher bids farewell to his latest love and the Ramoses mourn Drew’s death. This is the TNT series’ strongest hour […]

Let’s Discuss Dallas! Join Our #DallasChat on August 26.

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, August 26, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topic: “Dead Reckoning,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to my Facebook page. […]

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