Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Very Rich, and Very Determined’

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In “Dead Ends,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam and Sue Ellen (Victoria Principal, Linda Gray) sit in a restaurant overlooking the Hong Kong skyline. PAM: Quite a view, isn’t it? SUE ELLEN: Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s almost a shame that we have to leave. Pam, I’m really sorry about how it turned out for you. […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Give Our Regards to Waco’

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In “Shattered Dreams,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen and Pam (Linda Gray, Victoria Principal) are sitting in a Hong Kong restaurant when a man (Bruce Baron) approaches. MAN: Howdy. Did I hear that Chinese fellow call you ladies Ewing? SUE ELLEN: Why? MAN: Well, excuse me, ma’am. I’m forgetting all my manners. My name’s […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 182 — ‘Shattered Dreams’

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It’s probably safe to say no “Dallas” episode would perform well on the Bechdel test, which some critics use to gauge sexism in movies. (To pass, a film must have at least one scene where two women talk to each other about something other than a man.) Nevertheless, there are times the series manages to resist […]

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 […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 178 — ‘Bail Out’

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Bobby springs Jenna from jail in “Bail Out,” while Sue Ellen liberates her own tongue. After discovering J.R. has cheated on her yet again, she stops playing the dutiful wife and begins speaking her mind, even if it means telling loved ones things they don’t want to hear. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen […]

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 175 — ‘Odd Man Out’

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“Odd Man Out” is the 12th “Dallas” episode directed by Larry Hagman, who demonstrates once more that he’s as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. The main storyline finds Bobby depressed because he believes Jenna dumped him to reunite with her ex-husband Naldo; little does Bob know Naldo is actually […]

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