Dallas Cliffhanger Classics: Season 6

Dallas Decoder celebrates “Dallas’s” classic cliffhangers with weekly summertime flashbacks. Collect all 14 images and share them with your friends.

Dallas, John Ross Ewing, J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Omri Katz, Ray Krebbs, Steve Kanaly, Sue Ellen Ewing


  1. Dan in WI says:

    For me the question has always been “what is your second favorite Dallas cliffhanger?” After all is it seriously in question which was the greatest? For me this is my second favorite. That is probably heavily colored by the fact it was the first one I saw. At my current age of 40 I was a bit young to see or appreciate the first seasons of this show. So this was the first I saw first run on TV and the first one I had spent a summer wondering what would happen.

    • Dan, I think this season cliffhanger probably ranks as my third favorite, after “Who Shot J.R.?” and Bobby’s deathbed scene. I remember how thrilling it was to see Southfork go up in flames. (And I was just one year younger than you at the time.)

      As always, thanks for your comments.


      • Dan in WI says:

        I didn’t realize we were only a year apart. I was always under the impression you’ve seen more of the show first run than I did.

        I do like the Bobby death scene. It was powerful. I just never saw it is much of a cliffhanger. It’s not like we were wondering if he’d survive or not. That scene was pretty final. I guess it’s all in one’s point of view.

      • Dan, I agree: Bobby’s death scene is less of a cliffhanger than the closing of a chapter. In fact, when it comes time to create the “Cliffhanger Classics” image in the coming weeks, I’m considering not posing a question. I have to noodle that a little further.

        As far as “Dallas”: I began watching around age 6. It sounds like you became a viewer during Season 6, so I guess I’ve got a few “Dallas” years on you.

        As always, thanks for your good insights.


      • Dan in WI says:

        Chris, I started watching Dallas at age 10. So yes you started earlier in life. I can’t imagine my mother would have approved at age 6 like you. She probably wasn’t really happy with the 10 I did start with. Frankly I can’t imagine liking this show at 6. Too much of it would have gone over my head. At that age the Flinstones were more my speed. Come to think about it they still are.

        Anyway if you are looking for a question to pose when you get to season eight you could go with “How will the show go on?” Answer: It will try to set up Jack Ewing in Bobby’s place and not really suceed.

      • Ah, yes. Poor Cousin Jack was doomed from the start. As far as me and “Dallas”: I have no idea what my parents were thinking, letting me watch that show at such an age. Moreover, why did I want to watch?! But I loved “The Flintstones” at that age too. And Looney Toons, of course.

  2. I’d have liked to put that god damned Barnes in there!

    r. j. (rory john) koopmans, president, ewing loil co. ltd. canada

  3. I remember at the time wishing Ray didn’t survive. At the time I thought he was a bit of a jackass. 🙂

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