TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m an Alcoholic’

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In “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), clad in a robe, enters the hospital waiting room. Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann (Brenda Strong) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) see her and stand. SUE ELLEN: I started the fire. [Bobby’s face drops] ANN: [Stunned] What? SUE ELLEN: I was drunk, and I came […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 34 — ‘Denial, Anger, Acceptance’

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By “Dallas” standards, “Denial, Anger, Acceptance” is a relatively low-key episode. It includes an action sequence at the top of the hour, when Bobby and Christopher rescue Sue Ellen and Bo from the Southfork fire, as well as a trademark fake-out and unexpected death in the final scene. Mostly, though, the characters bide their time […]

Love Dallas? Join Tonight’s #DallasChat on Twitter.

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, August 19, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll discuss “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the midseason premiere of TNT’s “Dallas.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace

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Spoiler alert! “Dallas” surprised viewers this week when Juan Pablo Di Pace’s character, Nicolas Treviño, stood by and watched his partners in crime execute his lifelong friend, Drew Ramos (Kuno Becker). I spoke to Di Pace last week about Nicolas’s dark turn and what will happen next on the TNT drama. Dude, you killed Drew! I […]

The Dal-List: Another 15 Reasons to Watch TNT’s Dallas

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“Dallas” is back to finish its third season on TNT, beginning Monday, August 18. If Dallas Decoder’s earlier list didn’t persuade you to start watching this show, hopefully this one will. 15. “Dallas” is “Beach Read TV.” The world becomes a different place this time of year, don’t you think? Even when you’re not on […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 9

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the midseason premiere of TNT’s “Dallas”: Who survived the Southfork fire — and who started it? In the previous episode, “Where There’s Smoke,” Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) received a video of John Ross and Emma (Josh Henderson, Emma Bell) having sex […]

3 Days, 33 Episodes: Here’s How to Catch Up on TNT’s Dallas

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Did you promise yourself you’d spend the summer getting acquainted — or reacquainted — with TNT’s “Dallas”? Did you fail to keep this promise? Relax: You still have time. Grab your DVDs and downloads and have a marathon of your own this weekend. Here’s how to watch all 33 hours of the show before the […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Started the Southfork Fire?

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“Dallas’s” midseason finale ended with Southfork once again engulfed in flames. Is the fire an accident caused by the drunken Sue Ellen, who was trapped inside the burning home along with Bobby and Christopher? Or is the blaze the handiwork of ranch hand Bo McCabe, who blames the Ewings for all his troubles and was lurking […]

#DallasChat Daily: Should Sue Ellen Stop Drinking?

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Lots of “Dallas” diehards were unhappy when Sue Ellen fell off the wagon last season — but many other fans cheered because they know the character’s struggle with the bottle is the stuff of great drama. Has Sue Ellen’s latest relapse run its course — or is she just getting started? What should happen when […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Rodney Charters

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Rodney Charters is the director of photography — a.k.a. cinematographer — for TNT’s “Dallas,” which resumes its third season on Monday, August 18. The New Zealand native previously worked on “24,” where he earned two Emmy nominations, as well as series such as “Shameless” and “Nashville.” I spoke to Charters in the spring, as he […]

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