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 […]

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 […]

The Dallas Decoder Guide to Household Safety

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No one should be surprised to see Southfork go up in flames in “Where There’s Smoke,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. The Ewings aren’t exactly the poster family for exercising care and caution around the house, are they? Here’s a look at the everyday, common sense practices they routinely ignore. Lock your doors. It sounds so simple, and […]

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 […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 32 — ‘Like a Bad Penny’

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John Ross has never reminded me of J.R. as much as he does in “Like a Bad Penny.” To salvage a botched business deal with a powerful sheik, John Ross competes against him in a high-stakes poker game and deliberately loses, even though it means gambling away his prized “J.R.” wristwatch. Except the watch is […]

Recap: TNT’s Dallas Episode 32 — ‘Like a Bad Penny’

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Here’s what happened in “Like a Bad Penny,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • Sue Ellen came home. Bobby and Ann (Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong) found Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) in the sanitarium and tried to talk the physician in charge, Dr. Monkia Englert (Gail Cronauer), into releasing her into their custody. Englert reluctantly agreed to let Sue Ellen […]

The Dal-List: 31 Things That Happen When You Watch Dallas

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What happens when “Dallas” fans watch the show? Here are 31 experiences we all share when we tune in to TNT on Monday nights. 1. You settle into your comfiest chair with a pint of ice cream and/or a tall glass of wine and think, “It’s ‘Dallas’ night. Life is good.” 2. The teaser scene […]

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