#WhoShotJR: A Twitter Tribute to ‘Dallas’s’ Biggest Moment

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Ever wonder what “Dallas” would have been like if the Ewings had the power of social media at their disposal? No? Well, I do. To honor the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger resolution — which a record-setting 90 million people watched on this day in 1980 — I took to Twitter to recreate the scene in which […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘… Why is She the Mistress?’

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In “Close Encounters,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is at the Ewing Rodeo when she approaches Mandy (Deborah Shelton), who turns away. SUE ELLEN: Mandy. [Mandy turns back to face Sue Ellen.] I’m Sue Ellen Ewing. MANDY: I know. SUE ELLEN: May we talk? MANDY: Why? SUE ELLEN: [Steps closer] I have […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 200 — ‘Close Encounters’

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“Close Encounters,” the 200th hour of “Dallas,” is the kind of episode only this show could produce. Most of the action takes place at a Southfork charity rodeo, where the characters wheel, deal and confront each other over their various romantic entanglements — taking occasional breaks to climb into a saddle and test their calf-roping […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 199 — ‘Quandary’

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In “Quandary,” expectant parents Ray and Donna Krebbs deal with the news their child will be born with Down syndrome. Donna wants to have the baby, believing it would be wrong to terminate the pregnancy just because the child will be abnormal. Ray has strong feelings too: He candidly admits he isn’t ready to raise […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 198 — ‘The Wind of Change’

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Who doesn’t get chills at the end of “The Wind of Change”? Pam takes the podium at the Oil Baron’s Ball and delivers a stirring tribute to Bobby, then announces she’s decided to not sell Christopher’s share of Ewing Oil to Jeremy Wendell. As Pam exits the stage to applause, J.R. — who’s been desperately […]

On Nov. 5, ‘The Road to Happiness’ Leads to #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Thursday, November 5, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This chat will be about Linda Gray’s new memoir, “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction.” (If you haven’t read the book yet, don’t worry: You’ll still be able to participate in the discussion.) Are you […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Who Would You Like to Blame?’

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In “Mothers,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) stands in the office of Dr. Gibson (Bibi Besch), who is seated in a chair. SUE ELLEN: Why do I drink? Now that’s a good question, doctor. And it’s been a good question every time someone asks me. Even when you’ve asked me. [Sits on […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 197 — ‘Mothers’

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“Mothers” brings back Patricia Shepard, who visits Southfork and is stunned to discover her daughter Sue Ellen is being treated for alcoholism. Patricia’s arrival allows “Dallas” to delve into Sue Ellen’s past, drawing a connection between her troubled childhood and the addiction that now overwhelms her. The episode also examines the prickly relationship between Miss […]

‘Dallas’ Stars to Reunite at Autograph Show

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Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and several other “Dallas” stars are slated to participate in a Los Angeles autograph show next weekend. The Hollywood Show will be held from Friday, October 30, through Sunday, November 1, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. The other “Dallas” alumni scheduled to participate are Ken Kercheval, Charlene Tilton, Christopher […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Can Do It’

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In “Resurrection,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is in her room at the sanitarium when an orderly (Rex Ryon) enters. SUE ELLEN: What do you want? ORDERLY: Take it easy, Mrs. Ewing. It’s not what I want. It’s what I think you want. SUE ELLEN: What do you mean? ORDERLY: [Pulls out […]


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