9 Questions (and Answers) About Dallas’s Future

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“Dallas” fans have questions about the show’s future. Dallas Decoder has answers. 1. “Dallas’s” third season has reached its midpoint. How’s the show doing? Creatively, “Dallas” has never been better. The performances are top-notch, the writing is strong and the pacing has slowed down. The show no longer moves at the speed at light, making […]

Dallas Cliffhanger Hits 3 Million Viewers

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DVR users have been boosting “Dallas’s” ratings all season long, and last week was no exception. “Where There’s Smoke,” the TNT drama’s spring cliffhanger, debuted to 2.1 million viewers on April 14, but during the next three days, DVR users boosted the audience to 3 million viewers. The episode — which featured the notorious three-way between […]

Dallas is Bringing the Heat. Now Let’s See Some Heart.

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Did “Dallas” go too far by showing John Ross, Pamela and Emma’s three-way in last week’s midseason finale? I say no. The scene put a fitting punctuation mark on a storyline that’s been building all year while continuing some longtime “Dallas” traditions, including the original show’s practice of pushing the envelope in its depiction of […]

It’s Time for #DallasChat. Everyone is Invited to Join!

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You’re invited to join Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, April 21, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll continue last week’s conversation about the Season 3 midyear cliffhanger — and discuss any other topics that might come up — so our theme will be: “Three for All.” Leave your suggested questions in the […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Julie Gonzalo and Emma Bell donned Pamela and Emma’s green corsets again in “Dallas’s” midyear cliffhanger, but this time around, the question isn’t who wore it better — it’s who used the lingerie more effectively? The corsets debuted earlier this season, when Pamela wore the sexy undergarment for John Ross on the night before their wedding. […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best Dallas Sound Bites

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“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Where There’s Smoke,” this week’s episode.  What are your favorite lines from “Where There’s Smoke”? Share them in the comments section below and read more editions of “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘We Could’ve Worked, Annie’

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In “Where There’s Smoke,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Ann and Harris (Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi) walk out of his house. ANN: It’s crazy, everything that’s happened in that house, not to feel — HARRIS: Repulsed? ANN: [Sighs] Afraid. Every time I came here when I was young, even when things were good between us, I […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Southfork catches fire again in “Where There’s Smoke,” although much of the heat in this episode comes from Pamela’s ménage a trois with John Ross and Emma. It’s shocking to see her make out with her husband and his mistress, although Pamela’s sudden seizure at the end of the scene proves an even bigger surprise. […]

Drill Bits: Cliffhanger Gives Dallas a Ratings Boost

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“Dallas’s” midseason cliffhanger brought the show its second biggest Monday audience this year. The episode, “Where There’s Smoke,” debuted to 2.1 million viewers on April 14, including 714,000 viewers in the advertiser-prized demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49. This is “Dallas’s” most-watched Monday telecast since the third-season premiere, “The Return,” drew 2.7 million […]

Recap: TNT’s Dallas Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Here’s what happened in “Where There’s Smoke,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • Pamela learned the truth about John Ross and Emma. While John Ross (Josh Henderson) met with contractors to discuss adding a “master suite” for him and Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) at Southfork, she checked her phone and discovered the video that showed him having sex […]


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