Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Be Nice to the Little Orphan’

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In “Do You Take This Woman?,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is ranting in the Southfork living room, where Miss Ellie (Donna Reed), Clayton (Howard Keel), Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), Ray (Steve Kanaly) and Donna (Susan Howard) are gathered. J.R.: I knew it. I knew that girl was trouble the […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 171 — ‘Charlie’

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On “Dallas,” children are seen and heard. The series often involves its youngest characters in major storylines, unlike other 1980s prime-time soap operas where kids are treated as little more than props. (Does Krystina Carrington ever do anything other than smile sweetly at Mommy and Daddy?) Of course, even when “Dallas” puts kids front and […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Can’t Do It, Mama’

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In “Shadows,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie (Donna Reed) stands in the Southfork living room, where J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) stands. ELLIE: Bobby, J.R., ever since Clayton and I returned from Greece, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. It’s not easy for him to move into this family. […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 170 — ‘Shadows’

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The final scene in “Shadows” trembles with tension. Miss Ellie summons J.R. and Bobby to the Southfork living room, where she tells them she’s going to take down the painting of Jock that has hung there since his death. Ellie wants to make her new husband, Clayton Farlow, feel more comfortable in their home by […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

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Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. I was honored to interview him recently, and I’m excited to share our conversation with my fellow “Dallas” fans. It’s been eight months since “Dallas” was canceled. How’s life treating you? Well, it’s been more than a year […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Not Going to Bury His Memory’

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In “Homecoming,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters the Southfork kitchen, where Bobby (Patrick Duffy) sits at the table, drinking a beer. J.R.: Hi, Bob. When did you get in? BOBBY: [Sighs] About an hour ago. J.R.: [Opens the refrigerator, peers inside] How was the play? BOBBY: It was good. J.R.: For a […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 168 — ‘Homecoming’

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Even after all these years, it’s still strange to see Donna Reed play Miss Ellie. Reed’s first episode is “Homecoming,” and as soon as she enters the frame in the famous scene where Ellie and Clayton arrive at their airport upon returning from their honeymoon, you can see how different the newcomer is from the actress […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 167 — ‘Shadow of a Doubt’

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Pam shifts into girl-detective mode in “Shadow of a Doubt,” searching for the truth about Mark Graison’s death. She leaves no stone unturned, seemingly questioning everyone who shared a connection with her onetime fiancé — his maid, his lawyer, even his florist — and ultimately concludes Mark might still be alive. Victoria Principal brings the […]

Linda Gray Tackles New Roles — and a New Book

PERFECT MATCH - When a young couple has opposing visions of their wedding day, two competing wedding planners are brought in to arrange the perfect event. As the wedding day approaches, the clashing wedding planners find romance of their own and discover that opposites can produce the most surprising results.  Photo: Linda Gray  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Katie Yu

Linda Gray has spent the past six months playing four roles on two continents. The iconic “Dallas” star appeared in a London stage production of “Cinderella” during the holidays, then came home to California to film a cable movie, an independent feature film and a new online soap opera. She also wrote a book. Hey, […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘To the Winner’

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In “Family,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Jamie (Jenilee Harrison) joins J.R. (Larry Hagman), Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Jenna (Priscilla Beaulieu Presley) for dinner at Southfork. SUE ELLEN: Well, I think it’s time that we welcomed Jamie officially. So I’d like to propose a toast to the newest member of the Ewing […]

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