TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘J.R. Was My Husband!’

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In “Hurt,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Bum (Kevin Page) lets Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) into his home after she surprises him on his front porch. SUE ELLEN: You have something you want to tell me about J.R.’s death? You were J.R.’s most trusted friend. Once I remembered that, it was easy. BUM: Sue Ellen, I’m […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 36 — ‘Hurt’

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Bobby Ewing is the steward of Southfork, but Patrick Duffy is the steward of Bobby Ewing. In “Hurt,” Duffy steps behind the camera and directs his first “Dallas” episode in more than two decades, demonstrating how well he knows both his character and the mythology that defines this franchise. This is an hour rooted in […]

Love to Talk Dallas? Join #DallasChat on September 2.

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, September 2, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topic: “Hurt,” this week’s episode of TNT’s “Dallas.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to my Facebook […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 11

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Hurt,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will Elena do? In “Dead Reckoning,” the previous episode, Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) made Drew’s death look like a suicide, then stood by and watched as Carmen and Elena (Marlene Forte, Jordana Brewster) received the news […]

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 “Dead Reckoning,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Dead Reckoning”? Share them in the comments section below and read more editions of “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Dead Reckoning’

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Do you have a favorite coat in “Dead Reckoning,” this week’s “Dallas” episode? There were plenty to choose from. This segment was filmed in the winter, and the cold weather matches the somber mood perfectly. The atmospherics also allow the cast to bundle up in looks that fit their characters: John Ross (Josh Henderson) sports […]

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’ll Be Different’

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In “Dead Reckoning,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, John Ross (Josh Henderson) enters the hospital room, where Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) sits in bed, waiting for him. JOHN ROSS: I don’t want to be like this anymore. I don’t want to be the guy that … I don’t want to be the guy that could have done this […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 35 — ‘Dead Reckoning’

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“Dead Reckoning” is another episode about loss and how the “Dallas” characters cope with it. In this one, John Ross suffers the demise of his marriage to Pamela and his dream of “becoming” J.R., while Christopher bids farewell to his latest love and the Ramoses mourn Drew’s death. This is the TNT series’ strongest hour […]

Dallas Takes a Ratings Hit Against Tough Competition

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To the surprise of no one, “Dallas” took a hit in the ratings this week. The TNT drama’s latest episode, “Dead Reckoning,” debuted August 25, opposite NBC’s Primetime Emmys coverage. The result: The Emmys drew 15.59 million viewers — the annual broadcast’s second biggest haul in eight years — while “Dead Reckoning” drew 1.84 million, […]

Let’s Discuss Dallas! Join Our #DallasChat on August 26.

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, August 26, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topic: “Dead Reckoning,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to my Facebook page. I […]

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