TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Like Father, Like Son’

Ann Ewing, Bobby Ewing, Brenda Strong, Elena Ramos, Emma Bell, Emma Ryland, Jordana Brewster, John Ross Ewing, Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Like Father Like Son, Linda Gray, Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing, Patrick Duffy, Sue Ellen Ewing, TNT

The people who make “Dallas” gave us lots of drama to “fanalyze” in “Like Father, Like Son,” this week’s episode, but don’t overlook all the great looks from superstar costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin.

Top honors go to Emma Bell, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo, who all looked runway ready when Emma, Elena and Pamela hit the town for their girls’ night out. We never got a good glimpse of their outfits on screen, so this week’s collage includes a publicity shot of Brewster and Gonzalo in their fun, flirty print dresses. (For a good picture of the slinky green number that Bell wore in this scene, check out the latest edition of my “Drill Bits” news column.)

I’m also mad for the plaid necktie Josh Henderson sported during John Ross’s boardroom showdown and his confrontation with Sue Ellen. The tie reminded me of the one John Ross wore to J.R.’s funeral, which is appropriate since his ghost loomed so large in Henderson’s big scene with Linda Gray. Speaking of the magnificent Ms. Gray: I love the big, bold necklace she wore when Sue Ellen and John Ross clashed in her office at the top of the hour. The necklace looks like a wreath of crystals and so I imagine it’s pretty hefty, although it’s probably nothing compared to the heavy emotional burden poor Sue Ellen is carrying these days.

This episode’s other great look: the sexy sweater with the shoulder cutouts that Brenda Strong wore when Ann and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) sat on their den sofa and drank wine. What’s that, you say? You don’t remember that scene? Apparently it was cut from the episode, but TNT helpfully distributed a publicity shot from Bobby and Ann’s conversation, so I’m including it here. Here’s hoping the scene is included on the third-season DVD; not only do I want to know what Mr. and Mrs. Ewing are talking about, I want to see more of that sweater!

What were your favorite looks in “Like Father, Like Son”? Share your thoughts in the comments section below and read more “Dallas Styles.”


  1. That plaid tie is really sharp on John Ross. Good eye!

  2. I keep asking where can i get those big clear topaz or crystal earrings that Sue Ellen has worn a few times. Can anyone help me out?

    • Anonymous says:

      I am crazy for those earrings also!! Sure hope someone lets us know where to find them. Also the gray chunky stone choker that she wore. Please post if you find out where to get them.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sue Ellen looked great as always. John Ross suits are always beautiful fitted. Nothing is worse than a poorly tailored suit. Elena black and gold dress stood out. Only complaint? John Ross wore a striped suit and pattern shirt with no solid tie in one scene. I know people do it, but that is always a big NO to me. Regardless Rachel Sage Kunin kills it every episode and does a great job enhancing the characters, stories and glamour of the show.

  4. Sue Ellen looked wonderful as always. Elena stood out in her black and gold dress. John Ross suits are always well tailored. Nothing is worse that an I’ll fitting suit! Only complaint not a fan of striped suit with pattern shirt and no solid tie. That is a big NO for me even though I know people do it. Regardless Rachel Sage Kunin does an excellent job enhancing the characters, stories, and glamour of the show.

  5. That necklace gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “SUE ELLEN ROCKS”. Rachel Sage Kunin is really doing a perfect job all over the place!

    • Anonymous says:

      I believe that gorgeous grey necklace is made from huge labradorite stones. I have searched but not been able to locate any information in that piece.

  6. Very stylish blogpost C.B. Very smart & sound.

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