9 Questions (and Answers) About Dallas’s Future

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“Dallas” fans have questions about the show’s future. Dallas Decoder has answers. 1. “Dallas’s” third season has reached its midpoint. How’s the show doing? Creatively, “Dallas” has never been better. The performances are top-notch, the writing is strong and the pacing has slowed down. The show no longer moves at the speed at light, making […]

Dallas Cliffhanger Hits 3 Million Viewers

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DVR users have been boosting “Dallas’s” ratings all season long, and last week was no exception. “Where There’s Smoke,” the TNT drama’s spring cliffhanger, debuted to 2.1 million viewers on April 14, but during the next three days, DVR users boosted the audience to 3 million viewers. The episode — which featured the notorious three-way between […]

Dallas is Bringing the Heat. Now Let’s See Some Heart.

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Did “Dallas” go too far by showing John Ross, Pamela and Emma’s three-way in last week’s midseason finale? I say no. The scene put a fitting punctuation mark on a storyline that’s been building all year while continuing some longtime “Dallas” traditions, including the original show’s practice of pushing the envelope in its depiction of […]

It’s Time for #DallasChat. Everyone is Invited to Join!

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You’re invited to join Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, April 21, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll continue last week’s conversation about the Season 3 midyear cliffhanger — and discuss any other topics that might come up — so our theme will be: “Three for All.” Leave your suggested questions in the […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Julie Gonzalo and Emma Bell donned Pamela and Emma’s green corsets again in “Dallas’s” midyear cliffhanger, but this time around, the question isn’t who wore it better — it’s who used the lingerie more effectively? The corsets debuted earlier this season, when Pamela wore the sexy undergarment for John Ross on the night before their wedding. […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Southfork catches fire again in “Where There’s Smoke,” although much of the heat in this episode comes from Pamela’s ménage a trois with John Ross and Emma. It’s shocking to see her make out with her husband and his mistress, although Pamela’s sudden seizure at the end of the scene proves an even bigger surprise. […]

Recap: TNT’s Dallas Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Here’s what happened in “Where There’s Smoke,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • Pamela learned the truth about John Ross and Emma. While John Ross (Josh Henderson) met with contractors to discuss adding a “master suite” for him and Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) at Southfork, she checked her phone and discovered the video that showed him having sex […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 8

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Where There’s Smoke,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • How will the Southfork fire start? It’s no secret there’ll be another Ewing inferno in “Where There’s Smoke” — TNT’s promos for the episode show Southfork engulfed in flames. The question is: How does the blaze […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Like a Bad Penny’

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I knew I’d found my look of the week the moment Pamela turned up in that black-and-white dress in “Like a Bad Penny,” “Dallas’s” latest episode. The dress was a brilliant choice for Julie Gonzalo’s character for many reasons, beginning with its symbolic value: Pamela increasingly reminds fans of her mother-in-law Sue Ellen, who long […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best Dallas Sound Bites

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“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Like a Bad Penny,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Like a Bad Penny”? Share them in the comments section below and read more editions of “Say What?!”

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