Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 60 – ‘The Venezuelan Connection’

“The Venezuelan Connection” feels like the first half of one of “Dallas’s” two-part episodes. There’s a lot of setup here but not a lot of payoff. In the main storyline, Bobby hires May-December power couple Eugene and Sally Bullock to ship Venezuelan crude to Ewing Oil’s new refinery, only to learn the tanker sank en […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 43 – ‘Return Engagements’

“Return Engagements” is an exercise in efficient storytelling. During the course of this episode, Gary and Valene reunite, remarry, reconcile with his family and decide to relocate to Southern California. Who says “Dallas” is slow-paced? Much of this feels rushed and underwritten, but there are some exceptions, beginning with the monologue Miss Ellie delivers when she […]