Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 6

Dallas, Emma Bell, Emma Ryland, Like Father Like Son, TNT

In control?

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Like Father, Like Son,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode:

• How will John Ross strike back against Sue Ellen and Bobby? In “D.T.R.,” last week’s episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) blackmailed Governor McConaughey (Steven Weber) into replacing the corrupt railroad commissioner Stanley Babcock (Currie Graham) with a new appointee: Bobby (Patrick Duffy), who now has the power to revoke John Ross’s Southfork drilling permit. John Ross (Josh Henderson) was furious and vowed to “blow right past” any roadblock Bobby puts in his way. John Ross, realizing Sue Ellen’s role in putting Bobby on the commission, also left his mother a nasty voice mail message, saying, “Now I know I’ve got another enemy I’ve got to look out for. I ain’t going to forget this.” What will John Ross do?

• When will the Rylands strike back against John Ross? Emma (Emma Bell) used incriminating evidence from Harris’s files to blackmail Judith (Judith Light) into giving John Ross access to the Ryland ships for his Arctic drilling venture. Judith wasn’t happy and expressed her frustration to Harris (Mitch Pileggi), telling him it’s time to break up John Ross and Emma. Harris assured his mother that Candace (Jude Demorest), the prostitute posing as John Ross’s secretary, is still laying the groundwork to frame John Ross for a sex crime. Will this be the week Candace puts her plan in motion?

• What’s next for Emma — and her parents? When Ann (Brenda Strong) saw John Ross coming out of Emma’s bedroom, she got into a fight with Emma and kicked her off Southfork. Ann immediately regretted the decision and turned to Harris, who blackmailed CIA agent George Tatangelo (Gino Anthony Pesi) into giving his family extra protection. Eventually, Emma came home and assured Ann she had stopped seeing John Ross, but Ann told Harris she isn’t sure if she believes their daughter. How long can Emma continue to deceive Ann — and will Ann and Harris continue to soften toward each other?

• What will Elena and Nicolas do with their clue? After Cliff (Ken Kercheval) called Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) and failed to mend fences with her, he urged Elena and Nicolas (Jordana Brewster, Juan Pablo Di Pace) to turn his daughter against John Ross. Meanwhile, Nicolas examined J.R.’s autopsy photos and noticed an unusual incision on his chest. Could this be a sign J.R. was receiving chemotherapy before he died, and if so, will Elena and Nicolas finally figure out he arranged his own “murder” and framed Cliff for the crime?

• What’s next for Christopher and Heather? As Christopher and Heather (Jesse Metcalfe, AnnaLynne McCord) grew closer, he learned her secret: She was once married to ranch-hand-turned-roughneck Bo (Donny Boaz) and the two of them have a young son, Michael. Christopher and the boy bonded over their mutual love of Transformers, but Bo didn’t seem very enthused about the idea that his ex-wife is dating a Ewing. Will he cause trouble for Christopher and Heather?

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


  1. Jennifer Irons says:

    My burning question is when will we see scenes between Patrick Duffy and Brenda Strong again? It has been too long since we have seen Bobby and Ann together!!

  2. Dan in WI says:

    When will JR actually be a part of the show again? We are five episodes into this season now and so far all he’s contributed is mementos. When Jim Davis died we got the creation and distribution of Ewing Oil voting shares. When Jock died we got the year long battle for Ewing Oil. So far all JR has given us this season is a belt buckle.

  3. I want to know, based on previews, if Elena and Nicolas will decide to work against Cliff Barnes. Elena, has made it annoyingly clear, does not like Cliff Barnes. Nicolas/Joaquin might be under the boot of Barnes and would like nothing more than to get out from under it.

  4. I heard that they were going to show deleted scenes of Larry Hagman this season .If this is true when ?

  5. Brandon Childers says:

    It’s obvious John Ross ls going to lock his mom up in rehab

  6. Brandon Childers says:

    I watch the preview and John Ross says he is taking ewing global public. Doesn’t that supermajority mean all Christopher has to do I’d say no

  7. We had J.R.’s picture, we had Sue Ellen using J.R. Ewing Bourbon with a bug in the stopper to trap a sitting Governor, we had a shrink tell John Ross “you are exactly like your father.” To which John Ross retorted: “you hear that enough, you start to believe it.” So we have J.R.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think that they should bring back John Ross’s brothers and have them contest JR’s will, they didn’t get a share of his estate, that will dilute John Ross’s share and hopefully give Sue Ellen a fighting chance.

    • Dan in WI says:

      I go back and forth on this kind of thing. James Beaumont was something of a guility pleasure for me. I liked the character even though I’m not sure he brought enough to the table. I do want to know what happened to him.
      That said I agree Pamela hasn’t had much screen time this season and that is as shame. I just don’t know if adding more cast is a good idea since screen time is already at a premium.

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