Dallas Cliffhanger Classics: Season 12

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

Dallas, J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Sue Ellen Ewing

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  1. If they’d kept Linda Gray, this could have been a great storyline in Season 13, with the movie getting released, making it a big hit, turning Sue Ellen into a movie mogul (which would provide many potential new storylines for her, as all the wheeling and dealing and backstabbing that goes on in the film industry is prefect fodder for a soap opera) while J.R. and the rest of the Ewings deal with the bad publicity from the film.

    • I think season 12 was the last watchable season of the original Dallas – mainly because of the departure of Sue Ellen – I could just about put up with no Pam, Miss Ellie or even Bobby ( as in the Dream Season ) – but not Sue Ellen.

      • The absolutely should never have let Linda Gray go. In hindsight, I’m amazed that they let that happen, that Hagman, Duffy, and Katzman didn’t all fight to keep her. She was integral to the show. But, as I’ve said here before, Dallas, unlike most soap operas, was a very male-driven show, where the female characters were just there to support the male character’s storylines. And once they’d gotten Sue Ellen’s character to the point where they couldn’t realistically have her get back together with J.R., or fall of the wagon again, I think the writers just didn’t know what to do with her, which was a shame.

      • Very true, J.R. Thanks.

      • I feel your pain, Paul. There’s a lot about seasons 13 and 14 that I like, but they would’ve been even better if Miss Gray had stuck around.

    • If Linda Gray had stuck around, something tells me “Dallas’s” 13th season would have been a lot more fun.

  2. YOU KNOW PAMELA HAS ALREADY KILLED [HER BOYFRIEND/BROTHER]. I THINK SHE FINDS EMILY AND JOHN ROSS TOGETHER -THEIRS A FIGHT -EMILY IS KILLED-[SHE IS QUITE BORISH ANY WAY]AND BECAUSE SUE ELLEN IS SO FURIOUS ABOUT THE AFFAIR [HATING EMILY] AND WHAT SHE DID TO HIM. .JOHN ROSS MAKES IT LOOK LIKE HIS MOTHER KILLED EMILY – AND SHE IS TAKEN TO JAIL

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  1. […] • Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) will continue drinking in Season 3 after discovering John Ross is cheating on Pamela. According to Keck, “Sue Ellen’s struggle will climax in a midseason cliffhanger similar to one of the original series’ memorable season enders.” What could this mean? Is Sue Ellen going to wreck her car? Shoot someone? Make another movie? […]

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