Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 13

Boxed In, Dallas, John Ross Ewing, Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing, TNT

Friends or enemies?

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

What will happen to Ann and Emma? The previous episode, “Victims of Love,” ended with drug cartel honcho Luis (Antonio Jaramillo) visiting the Rylands, where he revealed: a) he killed Candace, b) he was holding Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) hostage, and c) he would kill Ann and Emma if Harris and Judith (Mitch Pileggi, Judith Light) don’t double their drug shipments. The previews for “Boxed In” show Bobby turning to Harris for help dealing with the cartel and being told Luis has Ann and Emma. Will the Ewings and the Rylands work together to save them?

Who’ll control Ewing Global? Why does Bobby need Harris’s help dealing with the cartel, you ask? Because in “Victims of Love,” Hunter McKay (Fran Kranz) took a majority stake in Ewing Global during its initial public offering. After Bobby learned Hunter is a puppet for Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) and the cartel, he turned to his old flame Tracey (Melinda Clarke) and asked her to try to persuade Hunter, her nephew, into snitching on the cartel. Unfortunately, when Bobby and Tracey arrived at Hunter’s apartment, they found his dead body hanging from the ceiling. Bobby and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) believe the cartel is behind Hunter’s “suicide.” If they’re right, can they prove it?

Where does Pamela go from here? Pamela blamed John Ross (Josh Henderson) for the Ewing Global IPO debacle, telling him he had ruined her father’s company. With encouragement from Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), Pamela also went to Mexico to visit Cliff (Ken Kercheval), where she let him know she wasn’t going to get him out of prison. Instead, Pamela gave Cliff the deed that Elena (Jordana Brewster) secured in her bargain with Bobby, then bid her father farewell. Will she see him again? Will we?

Who is photographing Nicolas and Elena? Nicolas whisked Elena away to a cabin in the woods, unaware that a mysterious figure was photographing their every move. Meanwhile, after the Ewings confirmed Nicolas’s true identity and his connection to the cartel, Christopher called Elena and left her a voice mail urging her to get away from her boyfriend, unaware that Nicolas intercepted the message. In the “Boxed In” trailer, Elena is seen confronting Nicolas, telling him she knows he “used” her to pay his debt to the cartel. Is it over for these two?

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

Comments

  1. My big question: Are we going to see Bobby play action hero (a la the final range war showdown with Carter McKay) to rescue Ann and Emma? I’m not sure he can pull off the black clad ninja thing anymore that he did back then…

    We certainly haven’t seen the last of Cliff (if there is a season four) but obviously we’ll need another plot twist for him to get out. Maybe Pamela too (a la John Ross) will neglect to lock up the pardon for Cliff and someone else will romance it out of her purse… (Man John Ross was an idiot. At least JR always kept the red files in a safe.)

    I suppose there is a small chance that Ann, Emma or both won’t survive their captivity or it could stretch into a proper season ending cliffhanger but I don’t see either happening.

    Is there any potential that John Ross and Christopher will be accused of Hunter’s murder? They were likely the last people to both visit Hunter and leave fingerprints doing so.

    It can’t be “over” between Nicholas and Elena because if there is a season four we have the inevitable paternity storyline yet to work through. Meh. I’m still firmly in the tired of the Ramos clan camp.

    • There is the pardon… But, Bobby may need to get Cliff out to help in this cartel thing as well… And as far as we know, someone still has JR’s letter basically “acquitting” Cliff. THAT could be his ticket.

      • I’m not sure who has that letter at this point. It could still be Elena or it could be Pamela. I guess it is possible that Joaquin has a copy too at this point…

  2. EXCITED ABOUT TONIGHT’S EPISODE, I HAVE HI HOPES THAT DALLAS WILL BE GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE AT SEASON FOUR, I HAVE SEEN INTERVIEWS WHERE THE CAST IS VERY HOPEFUL AS WELL AND THAT GIVES ME HI HOPES. I AM NOT SURE I AM TIRED OF THE RAMOS CLAN AT SOUTHFORK I THINK THEY BRING A NICE CHANGE OF MIXTURE TO THE CAST, BUT I AM HOWEVER OVER THIS DRUG CARTEL BUSINESS IT IS TIME FOR NEW STORIES AND I BELIEVE CYNTHIA AND HER TEAM CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

    • Don’t worry. Cidre will keep foisting Elena and Carmen Ramos on viewers, if there is a season 4. The Ramoses add nothing to the show. It is a waste of the actors (who are fine) as well as the show’s budget that could be better spent on another Ewing or two…Lucy, Gary, Ray, Lucas, etc. It’s the Ramos characters who are boring and extremely annoying. Again, the actresses are okay, but not here.

  3. Elena gave Bobby the letter, but who knows how many copies she made.

  4. There are alrady pictures of the next episode on spoiler tv so ann,emma are fine.

    • That doesn’t mean that all of us want those spoilers. Many of us go into this with no more fore-knowledge than the teaser at the conclusion of each episode. (And sometimes that is too much.)
      Please don’t post something like this without making it very obvious you are posting a spoiler.

  5. John Ross like his dad can get boxed in. But remember when he was told in Year II that he was “getting more & more like his father all the time” C.B. & he responded “You hear that enough, you begin to believe it?” Well, his Jock & J.R. dna is going II kick in & he will shine here. Its what we need, we need son John Ross Ewing the IVth to shine & be so evil, so dirty, so underhanded, & so manipulative just so we can have a Sason IV! Come on boy git II it!

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