Dallas Burning Questions: Season 2, Week 3


Will she get caught?

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “False Confessions,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode.

Is Harris dead? At the end of “Sins of the Father,” last week’s installment, Ann (Brenda Strong) learned Harris (Mitch Pileggi) couldn’t be prosecuted for kidnapping their daughter Emma (Emma Bell) and went to his home to confront him. When Harris taunted Ann, she pulled a handgun from her purse and shot him, leaving him bleeding on the floor. Since Pileggi was added to “Dallas’s” opening credits three weeks ago, it seems unlikely Harris will die. Then again, this is the new “Dallas,” where anything can happen and usually does. So who knows?

What will happen to Ann? In a chat last week with Dallas Decoder and other bloggers, Strong said Ann was in “an altered state” when she plugged Harris. The trailer for tonight’s episode shows Bobby (Patrick Duffy) being arrested for the shooting. If Ann allows her husband to take the rap for a crime she committed, does that mean she’s still out of her mind?

• Will Pamela get caught? An update on “Dallas’s” other shooting storyline: After Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) gunned down Tommy last season, she turned to Frank (Faran Tahir) to dispose of the weapon and the body. Last week, the police discovered Tommy’s blood in Pamela’s old condo, and J.R. (Larry Hagman) urged Frank to expose her role in Tommy’s death. Will he?

• John Ross and Pamela: What will J.R. and Cliff say? Pamela believes she’ll snag a percentage of Ewing Energies during her divorce from Christopher, and she promised to share her piece of the company with her new lover/partner-in-crime John Ross (Josh Henderson). Meanwhile, John Ross seems to be falling for Pamela, unaware that J.R. is out to get her. Will John Ross be forced to choose between his father and his lover – and how will Cliff (Ken Kercheval) feel when he discovers his daughter has hooked up with J.R.’s son?

Will Christopher and Elena learn the truth about John Ross? Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) is angling to win a lucrative contract to fuel the city’s municipal fleet, unaware that John Ross is trying to undermine him. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) has vowed to call in Elena’s loan if she doesn’t strike oil on the Henderson property. This prompted Elena to ask for drilling help from her brother Drew (Kuno Becker), who recently returned to town with a chip on his shoulder. What Elena doesn’t know: John Ross has bribed her foreman to sabotage the Henderson project. Will John Ross’s schemes succeed?

Where’s Becky? When Pamela got frustrated with Tommy’s demanding sister Becky (Alex McKenna), she urged Frank to pay her off once and for all. Later, Becky didn’t show up for the court hearing where she was supposed to recant her false testimony against Christopher. Did Frank run Becky out of town – or did he make her disappear forever?

What “Dallas Burning Questions” are on your mind? Share your comments below and watch TNT’s “Dallas” tonight.


  1. The question of what will JR (assuming he lives long enough to find out) and Cliff think of John Ross and Pamela brings another question to mind. Do we know when Afton makes her appearance? I think it is safe to say she isn’t the least bit proud of the behaviour of her daughter. The qualities Pamela are displaying now are exactly the qualities of Cliff that drove Afton away despite her love for him. I can’t wait for the Afton/Pamela confrontation.

    Is Harris dead. No way. In the internet age there is no way that could happen and not leak.

    Will Christopher and Elana learn about John Ross. It has to happen at some point.

    • Like you, I’m eager to see Afton and Pamela’s scene(s). My guess is Afton’s episode will be telecast March 18 or March 25. I’ll see if I can find out for sure and report back to you.

      Thanks for your comments Dan!

  2. Harris Ryland did not press charges on Bobby for punching him. Instead he wanted an apology. Will Harris Ryland make a similar deal with Ann? If so, will she accept?

    Pamela Rebecca will probably get away with shooting that Tommy. It was self-defense. The investigation will bring out the facts. Cliff Barnes’ daughter will be portrayed as a hero not as a villiain, on the witness stand. Will we see Becky? If so, when? The old Washignton D.C. saying “It is not the crime, it is the cover up…” Will J.R. and Frank work together?

    • Good point about Harris asking Bobby for an apology. Something tells me he’s going to want more than an apology from Ann, though.

      Your reminder of the cover-up/crime expression made me laugh. Who would’ve ever thought Pamela would have so much in common with Richard Nixon?!

      Thanks Jump!

    • Yeah but Pamela is going to have a hard time making a self-defense claim in light of the cover up. Unless that gun ends up being owned by Tommy (and I’d say no since Pamela had it in a safe deposit box) none of the circustancual evidence looks like self-defense. We know otherwise but that is a different story.

      That said JR rightly points out rich people don’t go to jail…

  3. Will Bobby confess to help Ann? The episode is titled False Confessions.

    Will we get to see what JR plans were going to be for Ryland?

    What are the terms of Sue Ellen’s loan to Elena? Wonder if it was a percentage of her strike?

    Will Frank give that body to JR?

    Will John Ross betray jR with Cliff? If he does, WOW.

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