Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 21 – ‘Let Me In’

Dallas, Emma Bell, Emma Ryland, Harris Ryland, Let Me In, Mitch Pileggi, TNT

You’re a mean one, Mr. Ryland

“Let Me In” solves the dilemma of who will fill J.R. Ewing’s boots on “Dallas.” The answer: the audience, at least for now. By shifting the focus to the “Who Killed J.R.?” mystery and its corollaries, “Where’s Pam?” and the Barnes-Ryland conspiracy, this masterfully crafted episode gives us a chance to piece together a puzzle and try to outsmart everyone else, just like our hero used to do. Despite my own attempts to analyze the latest evidence, I still have no idea where “Dallas” is going with all of this, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun trying to figure it out.

Beyond the mysteries, “Let Me In” allows the audience to get inside the heads of several characters, beginning with Harris. His most revealing moment occurs during the scene with Emma in the darkened parking garage. They sit together in his SUV as Harris recalls the first horse Emma fell in love with as a little girl, and how it injured her when she ignored his orders to stay away from it. It doesn’t take long to realize the story parallels Emma’s relationship with Drew, who she is dating against her father’s wishes. This is why it’s so chilling when Harris reminds Emma how he had the horse put down (“that dirty animal”), and then flicks on his truck’s headlights to reveal Drew, lying on the floor of the garage, bloodied and beaten as two of Harris’s thugs hover nearby.

Everything about this scene is superb: scriptwriter Aaron Allen’s taut dialogue, Mitch Pileggi’s pitch-perfect delivery, Emma Bell’s convincing tears, the way director Millicent Shelton pans her camera across the garage and brings the SUV into the center of the shot. I also love how Pileggi and Bell are cast in a green glow, which lends the scene a kind of cinematic quality. The color might also symbolize the envy that motivates Harris. He doesn’t want Emma to stay away from Drew just because he believes the young man isn’t good enough for her; Harris is jealous of Drew, just like he’d be jealous of anyone who receives attention from his daughter.

This scene also resonates because it reflects one of “Dallas’s” central themes, which is how generational patterns are seemingly impossible to break. Cliff inherits Digger’s enmity toward the Ewings. John Ross strives to escape J.R.’s shadow while simultaneously trying to emulate him. Now we see history repeating itself within the family Ryland: Harris’s preoccupation with Emma is awfully reminiscent of his mother’s obsession with him. Yet it also seems as though Harris genuinely loves his daughter, even if he expresses it through control and manipulation. It allows us to feel a twinge of sympathy for him. (I’m not sure this show’s other villainous daddy, Cliff, loves his daughter Pamela, but that’s a debate for another day.)

Regarding Pamela: “Let Me In” does a nice job showing us her struggle to cope with the loss of her unborn children. In the nifty opening scene, we see alternating shots of Christopher tearing down the nursery at Southfork while Pamela assembles the babies’ room in her penthouse. She then sits alone amid the crib and stuffed animals, which tells us everything we need to know about her state of mind. It also offers a subtle nod to Pamela’s namesake aunt, who demonstrated similarly distressing behavior during her obsessive baby phase on the old show.

Rather smartly, “Let Me In” uses Pamela’s tragedy to generate sympathy for her character, who has engaged in some pretty unsavory practices since the new “Dallas” began. (In much the same way, Drew’s savage beating in this episode makes it easier to forgive him for his role the bombing of the Ewing Energies rig.) In this spirit, “Let Me In” also gives us the lovely scene where John Ross finds Pamela alone on her balcony, wraps his coat around her and brings her in from the cold. Allen, the scriptwriter, referred to this on Twitter the other night as an homage to “St. Elmo’s Fire,” but it also works as a metaphor for John Ross and Pamela’s relationship. These two bring out the warmth in each other. The passion they ignited at the beginning of the season has turned into something deeper, which is why the couple seems to have so many supporters among “Dallas” fans. I’m one of them. I started off rooting for John Ross and Pamela because I loved the idea of J.R. and Cliff’s children falling for each other, but now I see their relationship would make sense no matter what their last names are. They’re both driven characters with daddy issues. Of course they’d be drawn to each other.

“Let Me In” also gives us many moments of Ewing togetherness, beginning with the sequence where Bobby, Sue Ellen and the cousins huff out of the meeting with the state official who investigated the rig explosion. I don’t know about you, but I’m also enjoying the reprieve from Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe’s on-screen bickering; the scene where John Ross expresses concern for Christopher after the loss of the twins makes the characters feel like real, mature men. There’s also the terrific sequence where Sue Ellen warns Lee Majors’ character, Ken Richards, about crossing the family, which recalls one of Miss Ellie’s most memorable moments from the old show. I also like when Sue Ellen spots Emma in the bar, and when she tells Ann about it later. A lot of fans have noted the similarities between Lucy and Emma, but I wonder if Sue Ellen recognizes a little of herself in Emma’s self-destructive tendencies?

“Let Me In’s” other highlights include the arrival of Governor McConaughey, played to smirking perfection by Steven Weber, as well as the second appearance from Majors, whose conflicted character gets to become a hero when he alerts Sue Ellen to Harris’s connection to McConaughey. The captivating Emily Kosloski (Patrick Duffy’s daughter-in-law), in the meantime, does a brief-but-memorable turn as Rhonda, the club hostess who may or may not be the last woman to see J.R. alive.

I also love “Let Me In’s” two episode-ending montages. In the first, Bobby lets Sue Ellen in on the secret that J.R. was devising a master plan against the family’s enemies when he died. Duffy delivers his character’s recap over slow-motion scenes of Bobby and Sue Ellen examining the evidence. In the second montage, Harris sits in the governor’s office and gives McConaughey a lesson on the hunting habits of the Komodo dragon, explaining how it injects its prey with venom and waits for its slow death. As Harris speaks, we watch the Ewings make the unsettling discovery that the governor has used his office to stop the flow of oil from Southfork, effectively cutting off the family’s fortune.

This dramatic ending leaves me wondering how the Ewings are going to get out of this latest jam. I wonder something else too. What does Pileggi savor more: the nuts he’s munching in this scene or the delicious dialogue Allen has written for him?

Grade: A

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Dallas, Ken Richards, Lee Majors, Let Me In, TNT

Enter the hero

‘LET ME IN’

Season 2, Episode 11

Telecast: April 1, 2013

Writer: Aaron Allen

Director: Millicent Shelton

Audience: 2.6 million viewers on April 1

Synopsis: The state concludes a technical glitch is to blame for the rig explosion and fines Ewing Energies $1 billion. After Governor Sam McConaughey forces him to resign from his post, Ken lets Sue Ellen know the governor is in Harris’s pocket. Later, McConaughey’s administration seizes the Henderson property, cutting off the flow of oil from Southfork. Bobby determines Christopher will inherit Pam’s share of Barnes Global if she’s dead. Harris has Drew beaten when Emma refuses to stop seeing him.

Cast: Kuno Becker (Drew Ramos), Emma Bell (Emma Brown), Jordana Brewster (Elena Ramos), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Alex Fernandez (Roy Vickers), Julie Gonzalo (Pamela Barnes), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Castulo Guerra (Carlos del Sol), Christian Heep (Travis), Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing), Emily Kosloski (Rhonda), Lee Majors (Ken Richards), Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher Ewing), Jack O’Donnell (Emma’s friend), Mitch Pileggi (Harris Ryland), Natalie Quintanilla (Stacy), Jeffrey Schmidt (Scott Taylor), Brenda Strong (Ann Ewing), Steven Weber (Governor Sam McConaughey)

“Let Me In” is available at DallasTNT.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. Watch the episode and share your comments below.

Comments

  1. I really enjoyed this episode. I thought it was one of the best this season, up there with the funeral episode. You captured the high points nicely. I think television’s greatest strength is when it can “show” us information rather than “tell” us. There’s a lot of good “show”-based storytelling in this episode, especially during the opening sequence, which has no dialogue, and the scene with Mitch and Emma, which is punctuated so effectively by the moody setting and the discovery of poor battered Drew. It’s staged very nicely. I also really liked the scene with the government investigators. Despite the in-fighting among those present for control of Ewing Energies, when the company is attacked they circle the wagons and fight together with teeth bared. That’s what Ewings have always done, and it’s nice to see their particular brand of family portrayed so true to what we know it to be.

  2. Stephan says:

    I unconditionally agree to your “A” mark. I loved this episode, enjoying the somewhat slower pace, and the focus on the relationships, which really allowed the actors shine.
    I had already made the Sue Ellen quote about siding with the Ewings or ending up among the casualties my new signature on the DALLAS forum.
    Thank you for pointing out elements of the cinematography, too. Panning was also used for a spectacular establishing shot of the Ewing Energies building – quite breathtaking really. But then that goes for the wole episode. I really can’t wait for next week and look forward to two episodes’ worth of new clues concerning our mysteries…

  3. Loved the review….this really was a fantastic episode.

    As I step back and examine it as a whole, I realize that Cidre has made this a true ensemble show. A lot of the characters have had some really strong scenes. All of our regular characters are so tightly woven Into the fabric of the stories. They all had some intense scenes and all delivered across the board.

    Did you catch that Drew almost let his big secret out to Emma? He had the 2 stones that represents the babies at the shrine. He told her that it was his fault. She automatically assumed he meant his father. He has referred to his father’s death enough that anyone who knows him (including the viewers) would make the same conclusion. I am not sure how long Drew is going to keep that secret. I think that, while flawed and troubled, Drew is a decent character and that secret is going to eat him up inside.

    Ryland and his wicked stories. The new writers are not afraid to embrace violence from their regular characters as we see once again in this episode. We really can’t say ‘they would never do that!, can we?

    I so love that we are getting to see the other side of Chris’ and JR3’s relationship. It has been great to see that there is more to them than intense competition, scorn, and disgust.

    This episode is so intense and so much happens….like most all of the episodes. It is hard to just focus on a few scenes ….so many…if not all…were important and so good. I always can watch each episode several times to absorb what all occurred.

    Excellent episode….and I can’t believe we only have 2 weeks and 4 hours left this season. OMG…what are we going to do…especially since they haven’t gives the green light to season 3. ( the bright spot there is that the rumors are the renewal will be announced after the season end)

    • Thanks Hel! I did catch Drew’s comment to Emma. That was a very lovely scene. I considered giving it “Scene of the Day” honors but couldn’t resist the one with Sue Ellen. And yes, I love how this has become an ensemble. It’s a very smart approach.

      As I mentioned, I also love how the show is allowing the audience to play J.R. We get to piece together his master plan alongside Bobby, Sue Ellen and the cousins. It’s a really fun, clever way to tell the story.

      This is a great episode all around. As you know, I often have quibbles with the show, but not this week. I’m just enjoying the ride.

  4. Morganmg says:

    Great review!
    The balcony scene immediately made me think of St. Elmo’s fire, but I had no idea it was deliberate.
    I liked this episode a lot, but a little frustrating. I hate seeing things go wrong, but I guess that’s part of the fun, when we see the swings prevail after all these odds stacked against them.
    Does anyone else feel like Elena’s character is starting to fall behind? I wonder what is in store for her. Now that Emma is being a “bad girl” and were starting to have sympathy for Pamela, I’m not sure who Elena can portray. I just don’t see a lot of chemistry with her and Christopher anymore.
    I like seeing Harris as the bad guy! Will Drew ever admit the truth?
    Look forward to next week.

    • Thanks Morgan!

      I’ll confess: I haven’t seen “St. Elmo’s Fire” in ages so that homage would have been lost on me. I’m glad Aaron Allen pointed it out.

      I see your point about things going south with the Ewings. Just don’t forget: This family is at its best when they’re on the ropes. I have a feeling we’re going to see the come out swinging during the next few weeks.

  5. joesiegler says:

    I have one big problem with this episode. What the HELL is Ryland thinking showing that he beat the crap out of his daughter’s boyfriend? That seems like an EPIC tactical error to me. I don’t see what positive will come out of that from Ryland’s perspective. To get where he is business wise, he can’t be a complete idiot, so why do this?

    • That’s a good point, Joe. Maybe Ryland allowed his emotions to get in the way of his common sense? It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this.

    • Ahhh….see i think it was a great move for him that he showed Emma that he beat the crap out of Drew. When you want to terrorize someone into staying under your control, you have to be willing to fully demonstrate just how far you will go. Showing her a brutilized Drew, retelling the story to her about how he had put down her favorite horse, the dirty animal, after the horse had hurt her, and all the while telling her he loves her……that is a pure move of terrorism. That is a highly effective and brutal way of keeping his victimized daughter in line.

    • Brandon Childers says:

      Drew and Emma can testify against him now, I see the end of the Harris character before this season. It is after all JR’s masterpiece

      • Brandon, that’s a good point about Harris being the target of J.R.’s masterpiece. If the show is going to give J.R. one last victory this season, that might mean Harris has to go down.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think he made the point that he would kill Drew Ramos too, just as he did the horse.

  6. When she was embracing Christopher, Pamela Rebecca insisted that he promise her the he will take full revenge on the person responsible for the deaths of their children. This looks bad for Drew Ramos and the relationship between Christopher and Elena Ramos.

    One question I have about the end of the show – was that South Fork or a different Ewing Energies drill site? John Ross mentions drilling for oil on South Fork and Bobby says that it would take too long to get everything going. Perhaps the land Drew Ramos is trying to strike oil on turn up something big. This would prove his father was right all along and the Ewings really need some quick cash right now, like a billion dollars worth.

    Bobby was hesitated before letting Sue Ellen in on J.R.’s plan. I am sure he still remembers Sue Ellen still calling in the loan she made to Elena and then taking her shares of Ewing Energies. Bobby really pleaded with her not to do that. Still who better to have on your side than Sue Ellen Ewing. If there is one person who knows how to implement a plan concocted by J.R. Ewing, it is her. I think it’s great that Sue Ellen referred to herself as a Ewing.

    Harris Ryland is such a dope. When he was telling his komodo dragon story to the Governor, I was thinking about how J.R. already got the bite on him. The Ewings know that there is a clear link between Harris Ryland, the Ryland trucking company, and a mexican drug cartel, all thanks to J.R.. It was Ryland that had his man strong-arm Drew into making a bomb and planting it on the EE rig. He tells that other story about killing Emma’s horse when she was a child. This had a strong implication that Drew would end up dead too. Emma’s obedient “Yes daddy” response seemed to satisfy him. Drew gut beat up something fierce. I bet he was wishing he shot Harris Ryland back at South Fork when he had the chance.

    The Ewings have some tough challenges and are at a very low point. The twins and J.R. just passed and they are about to lose everything. Harris Ryland, Cliff Barnes, and the Governor of Texas all have the upper hand against them right now. I feel that even though J.R. is dead, he is still taking care of business.

    • Jump, at the end of “Let Me In,” the Ewings went to the Henderson drilling site, which is adjacent to Southfork. You might remember that at the end of last season, Elena had the idea of “slant drilling” from the Henderson site to get to the oil flowing underneath Southfork.

      We saw crotchety Mrs. Henderson, played by Margaret Bowman, in one of the first-season episodes (https://dallasdecoder.com/2012/09/07/the-best-worst-of-tnts-dallas-season-1/) The state official who greets the Ewings at the end of “Let Me In” makes a sarcastic remark about her (“Charming woman”).

      • Yes, and Sue Ellen owns the lease that controls the mineral rights to the property. That sucks that the Governor took the land from Mrs. Henderson just to screw over the Ewings.

        By the way, you are so right about the komodo dragon story. Ryland is so cocky and sure that he is the komodo and the Ewings are the buffalo. LOL…he fails to realize the ultimate Komodo Dragon was JR and although he is dead …..he has already bit him and Cliff…LOL…that is such a fitting story!!!

      • J.R. is the Komodo dragon! I love it!

      • Brandon Childers says:

        I agree, what I believe is Ryland explained exactly what JR and the Ewings are going to do to him, wait, wait, attack Ryland goes down and as Carlos Del Sol put burns

      • Another thing that surprised me was after John Ross said they will drill on South Fork, Bobby’s only objection was that it would take too long to get the drilling started. I think the change of attitude towards drilling on SOuth Fork reflects the dire situation they are in. Looks like John Ross was right all along.

    • Dan in WI says:

      Jump> I too thought Drew might strike oil and redeem himself by saving the Ewings with it. But from a timing standpoint that is problematic.
      Remember John Ross did get to the point of pumping Southfork oil from Southfork land last season. Then they reversed course and went with slant drilling from the Henderson land instead to honor Miss Ellie’s wishes of no drilling on Southfork.
      That said there are capped wells now on section 18 as well as section 40. (Though the section 40 wells are probably old and not in the best of shape at this point.) If Bobby says it would take too long to uncap section 18 I don’t see how Drew could save the day because he has yet to even strike.
      It’s a nice idea but if they actually execute it they’ve already written themselves into a corner where it is no longer plausible.

      • Dan – If Drew discovers oil on his land, he can leverage the find into money. Either by selling it or borrowing against it. I do not see anyway a person who is responsible for the deaths of two children can redeem himself. I Do not think Christopher or Pamela Rebecca will ever forgive him.

      • Brandon Childers says:

        I can actually see Christopher forgiving Drew, Drew did it to protect Elena, and I could see Christopher eventually forgiving him. HE was backed into, and he thought know was going to be there. Plus Drew could be a lot of help in taking down Ryland and even Cliff

      • joesiegler says:

        I don’t see Drew as responsible – not directly anyway. When he made the bomb (under duress, no less), he was told nobody would be on the rig, that he’d be just attacking equipment.

        Two people, Cliff Barnes, and the guy who technically pushed the button are the more direct ones. Cliff was given warning, and the possibility to not make this happen, and went ahead anyway. Even the button pusher had his doubts. I’d say those two are more directly responsible than Drew.

      • Dan in WI says:

        Wether we see Drew as responsibile or not is not the point. He does and saving the day would help his conscious.

        But if Drew could borrow against a strike the Ewings could just as easily borrow against Southfork Oil as well if stating an intention to drill on their own land.

        Then again Harris/the Governor might just claim eminant domain against Drew and/or Southfork next….

      • If this governor pulls the eminent domain trick again, I think the Ewings should start an impeachment campaign.

      • Brandon Childers says:

        That is what I said, and he would need a reason to season all of SF it is suppose to be like 400,000 acres. I have a feeling the season will be the end of the Governor for sure, and I am hoping Ryland goes down too. I think Cliff Barnes wont be burned to badly, just his nature.

      • Brandon Childers says:

        I believe there are restriction on Southfork. The Governor would be outed in a heartbeat if he took three properties away from the Ewings, and it would be a slam dunk corruption charge for the Ewings to use. even though he is corrupt they would need a ligitimate reason to obtain all that and SF is suppose to be over 100,000 acres they would have to make an offer, and they wouldn’t be able to get SF oil if they took SF because Bobby, Gary, Sue Ellen, and John Ross own the oil weather they own the land or not.

      • I agree, Joe. Thanks.

      • Brandon Childers says:

        Yes, and he did it to protect Elena, Christopher appears to be very forgiving

      • Dan in WI says:

        Would trying eminent domain on Southfork get the governor in trouble? Maybe. Maybe not. The Henderson deal seems just as underhanded and it looks like he’ll get away with it. But let’s suppose the governor could not survive an eminent domain attempt on Southfork. So what? Harris appears to own the governor. So if Harris says do it (if only to buy time before the courts struck it down) I’m guessing the governor would have to do it.

  7. Although I miss J.R. being the bad guy, well, it is what it is – Mitch is very good at what he does. Which this has been odd for me to watch. I watched him for years on X-Files. Although I did not watch the entire series, he was a GOOD guy on that show. So to see him be just an awful human being is bizarre to me. But the accent, the bald head, the tallness…he is a perfect villain.

  8. Brandon Childers says:

    Does anyone else think Harris has gone to far to point that the producers can’t even redeem him. I see Harris going down for good. It would be a payoff to JR and Larry Hagman’s portrayal. Harris should go to jail or get caught again. He is not like Cliff he is expendable in my opinion. Who agrees it would be a disappointment to JR’s legacy if his masterpiece to burn Harris Ryland didn’t work?

    • I don’t know, Brandon. I think Cliff is the one who is irredeemable at this point. Harris hasn’t gone as far as Cliff, in my view. What do others think?

  9. Dan in WI says:

    Christopher is tearing down his nursery in an almost berserker rage while Pamela is first assembling hers. Who is more screwed up right now?

    That was an interesting welcome home exchange between Bobby and John Ross. Bobby still doesn’t seem too happy about it and when I read between the lines of John Ross’ response he seems to be reserving the right to resume hostilities once this season’s storylines are wrapped up.

    I get nothing when I Google TESHA. If they can continue to make up bureaucracies why couldn’t we keep Braddock County?

    That Miller Lite product placement was sure pretty blatant and it was cheesy. They even made sure to serve the beer with the full label facing the camera. I kind of miss the days of Ray Krebs or Archie Bunker having a “beer.” But if it pays the bills and buys an extra guest star then by all means.

    Did we ever see a scene where Elena tells Christopher she didn’t want the babies? I’m trying to think of one. Or maybe that happened off screen. It’s okay if it did. I’m just wondering if I should remember one or not.

    First Emma gives a smirk that is inappropriate when her father reads her Drew’s rap sheet. Then when she thinks she has been stood up she flocks to the creepy old guy hitting on her. Stop me if I’ve said it before. She is really screwed up.

    Sue Ellen really channels JR when she dresses down Ken Richards.

    We all seem to think it means something whenever anything is seen or mentioned. What will come of Sue Ellen first seeing Emma in the bar and then briefly mentioning it to Ann? Will the two end up as some sort of sobriety buddies? Right now Sue Ellen addressing the situation with Ann is a bit pot calling the kettle black.

    Okay everything that woman Carlos Del Sol brings by the house says is suspect. If she says JR was a gentleman we know she’s lying. JR was a hound. I have to wonder if she even met him. And why is Carlos bringing her around? He should have at least coached her better than that. I think Bobby is on to it now. Look at the way he perks up in a suspicious way when that off description of his brother is pedaled.

    So Harris owns the governor and by extension the TESHA investigative board. It’s another parallel to the classic show when Cliff was on that investigative committee looking into the Ewing/Westar tanker collision.

    What exactly was Harris Ryland eating during his Komodo dragon story? Whatever it was the way he was eating sort of hunched over was actually quite distracting. I cringed every time he was on camera during that sequence. Don’t do that again.

    Why exactly is the seizure of the Henderson drilling site so immediately a problem in regards to the TESHA fine? What happened to the appeal?

    • Thanks for your comments, Dan. Am I the only one who thinks J.R. was kind of gentlemanly? I know he was a playboy in his heyday, but even then he was charming and suave. A lot of people seem to be seizing on the “gentleman” comment, but that didn’t really raise alarm bells with me. I’ll be curious to hear what others thinks.

      As far as Elena: There is a scene at the beginning of this season’s second episode, “Venomous Creatures,” when Christopher is refinishing his crib in the Southfork driveway. Elena approaches and I believe she acknowledges she wishes she and Christopher could focus on their careers. I believe she says something like, “But life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I think that might be the conversation Christopher alludes to in “Let Me In” before Elena slaps him.

      • Brandon Childers says:

        I thought of him as a gentleman too. I agree with you. Even in the old Dallas he treated the women he bedded with respect, it was Sue Ellen he treated do horribly

      • Dan in WI says:

        Gentleman is not the word I would use. I’d go with chauvinist. There was always that touch of condescention that went into the way he used the word “darling.” Plus go back and check out the interactions between JR and Stephanie Rogers. It included comments about women pleasing their men and being in the kitchen as I recall.

      • Dan in WI says:

        Chris: Good call on the first episode crib assembly scene for Elena making those want to focus on a career comments. That one slipped my mind.

      • JR could certainly be very nice and charming when he wanted. He also could be the perfect gentleman and be very polite. Was he always? No! But he could be. I had no problem with her saying he was a gentleman to her. He has shown not a shred of interest in any woman other than Sue Ellen since this new series started. He has been nice to Elena, Ann. I think in his old age it really hit him hard that he wasted time chasing women he never cared about and totally ruined his relationship with Sue Ellen and as a by product, his relationship with JR3. I think 70+ year old JR would have loved to go back and chat with 40 yr old JR. I do not believe in any form or fashion he was intent on doing anything but get info on that girl.

        People can change. A friend of mine’s Dad was a long time ‘hound’. He has been married multiple times. His last marriage has lasted for a while. My friend told me that it took old age to finally teach him fidelity! She didn’t believe he would ever change his stripes, but he has become a quite devoted husband now.(my friend took a good while of waiting/watching to believe, and she does now)

  10. I think the whole “gentleman” comment was simply to reassure us that JR was serious about what he said in the letter to Sue Ellen. Despite what he said to Bobby and Anne about getting Ryland for them, he’s just after Ryland for what he did to Sue Ellen. Helping Bobby is just a side benefit.

    That medical examiner has got to show up again at some point.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The MillerCoors product placement applies to all beer products on all original TNT & TBS series. It’ll include cans, bottles, barware, tap handles, and trucks.

    http://adage.com/article/media/millercoors-strikes-product-placement-pact-tnt-tbs/240451/

  12. Please can someone enlighten me as to who mrs Henderson is ? Who the land belongs to ? I must have lost the plot ( no pun intended ) in the earlier episodes . And please tell me they are not stopping this fantastic viewing drama , as I heard it has been axed due to a fall iin numbers of viewers. It’s superbly written and acted. I’m gripped !

    • Brandon Childers says:

      Mrs, Henderson is the women who owned the ranch that boarders SF, Elena bought some leases on her ranch, and Sue Ellen took them back, and the governor stole it. TNT hasn’t announced anything about the future of the series

  13. Sam in IA says:

    I don’t have anything to add about last Monday’s episode. Great all around, setting the stage for the next couple of weeks. One thing I will say, I am suspecting that the Ramoses are going to come through to save the day for the Ewings.

  14. Ooh, I like that idea, Sam. Thanks!

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  8. […] “Let Me In,” one of the new show’s second-season episodes, chronicles the emotional fallout from Pamela’s miscarriage. The hour opens with alternating shots of Christopher tearing down the nursery at Southfork while Pamela decorates the room she had set aside for the babies in her home. The montage ends with her sitting alone in the room, holding a stuffed animal and wearing a blank expression — not unlike Pam’s scene in The Store’s baby department. Later, John Ross comes to Pamela’s penthouse and finds her sitting on the balcony, entranced. She isn’t suicidal, but it nonetheless brings to mind Pam standing atop the tall building. (Indeed, “Let Me In” scriptwriter Aaron Allen has said he took inspiration for this scene not from “Dallas,” but from the 1985 film “St. Elmo’s Fire.”) In the next scene, John Ross brings Pamela inside and expresses his concern for her (“We are all worried about you”), just like Bobby did with Pam after her breakdown. […]

  9. […] shots are priceless. (Director Millicent Shelton, who also helmed last season’s Harris-centric “Let Me In,” is smart enough to keep cutting back to him throughout Judith’s antics in the arena.) I also love […]

  10. […] — who also wrote “Let Me In,” the episode where Harris stifles Emma’s bid for independence — uses “D.T.R.” to return to […]

  11. […] a.m. In “Let Me In,” Harris reveals his fondness for: 1) TV nature documentaries, 2) Almonds, and 3) Hunting […]

  12. […] evil, but then she showed vulnerability again when she suffered a miscarriage and then went through a bout of depression in the aftermath. But the absolute best thing the series did in Season 2 was pair up Pamela and […]

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