Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Could You Learn to Live with Sam?’

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In “Royal Marriage,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and Kit (Mark Wheeler) are in his apartment, seated on the sofa and talking about their future. KIT: Lucy, I can’t marry you. LUCY: [Flabbergasted] What are you talking about? KIT: I can’t go through with it. LUCY: I don’t understand. You said you loved […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 26 – ‘Royal Marriage’

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“Royal Marriage” is historically significant television. When this episode debuted in 1979, it offered one of prime time’s first positive depictions of a gay character: Kit Mainwaring, the closeted oil-and-cattle heir who becomes Lucy’s fiancée. “Dallas” goes out of its way not to scorn Kit. This was a mark of progress in the ’70s, when […]


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