Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Could You Learn to Live With Sam, Too?’

Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Kit Mainwaring, Mark Wheeler, Royal Marriage

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’

Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Kit Mainwaring, Mark Wheeler, Royal Marriage

“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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