Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘This is No Gentleman’s Game’

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In “The Brothers Ewing,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Ray (Steve Kanaly) stand in the Southfork living room. J.R.: Well, gentlemen, I don’t know what you two are thinking, but I figure we got a good chance of losing this lawsuit that’s coming up. RAY: It sure seems like […]

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 […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Going to Do It to Cliff’

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In “Sins of the Fathers,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is undressing in his bedroom when he notices a fur-clad Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) exiting hers. J.R.: Sue Ellen? SUE ELLEN: Oh, you’re back. Good. Have a nice dinner. J.R.: Where you going all dressed up like that? SUE ELLEN: I’m having dinner […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 180 — ‘Sins of the Fathers’

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You know J.R. Ewing is having a bad week when he gets kneed in the groin and it’s the least of his problems. Such is our hero’s fate in “Sins of the Fathers.” The assault-by-patella occurs when J.R. tries to force himself upon Sue Ellen and she strikes back as only she can. He’s also […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re Babbling Like a Lunatic’

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In “Legacy of Hate,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Phyllis and Kendall (Deborah Tranelli, Danone Simpson) are in the reception area at Ewing Oil when Pam (Victoria Principal) storms off the elevator. PHYLLIS: Pam? PAM: Is J.R. in his office? KENDALL: Uh, yes, he is but — [Takes a step toward her] PHYLLIS: No, Kendall. J.R. […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 179 — ‘Legacy of Hate’

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Who doesn’t love the first scene in “Legacy of Hate”? Pam storms into J.R.’s office and demands to know why he sent her on a wild goose chase for her presumed dead fiancé, Mark Graison. J.R. plays dumb and denies everything, which only infuriates Pam more. She vows to get even by joining Cliff and […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Have Earned the Right to Be Here’

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In “Winds of War,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is fixing a drink in the Southfork living room when Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) arrives home and stands in the doorway. SUE ELLEN: Why don’t you pour one for me? I know you’re not used to drinking alone. J.R.: [Turns to face her] Well, […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 177 — ‘Winds of War’

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In “Winds of War,” J.R. insists he’s been faithful when Sue Ellen accuses him of cheating. He’s lying, of course, but why? Is he trying to spare his wife’s feelings, or is he trying to spare himself the embarrassment of another marital implosion? Does he want Sue Ellen to stay at Southfork because he fears […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Bastard’

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In “Lockup in Laredo,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home from work and enters the Southfork foyer, where Jamie (Jenilee Harrison) is ending a phone call with Bobby. J.R.: Did I just hear you say you talked to Judge Samuelson? JAMIE: Yes. Bobby needed to get in touch with him. J.R.: Well, […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 176 — ‘Lockup in Laredo’

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Jenna Wade goes to jail in “Lockup in Laredo,” which is cause for celebration as far as I’m concerned. This is when Stephen Elliott arrives as Scotty Demarest, the high-dollar super lawyer who defended Jock Ewing against murder charges during “Dallas’s” third season and returns here to do the same for Priscilla Beaulieu Presley’s character. […]

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