The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 6

There’s lots to love and little to loathe about “Dallas’s” sixth season. Performances Every cast member shines during Season 6, but Linda Gray’s performance during Sue Ellen’s alcoholic spiral makes her first among equals. Sue Ellen doesn’t just lose her self-respect; she comes close to losing her life when she drives drunk and crashes J.R.’s car. What […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Barbecue Three’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) observes the inaugural meeting of the Texas Energy Commission in this 1982 publicity shot from “Barbecue Three,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Back Off, Barnes!’

In “Barbecue Three,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, Cliff and Jordan (Ken Kercheval, Don Starr) lead a mob of angry oilmen in confronting J.R. (Larry Hagman) at the Ewing Barbecue, where he stands on the patio with Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). CLIFF: J.R., we want to talk to you. J.R.: Well, Barnes, I’ve got a business. […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 115 — ‘Barbecue Three’

In “Barbecue Three,” J.R. finally reveals his plan to win the contest for Ewing Oil: He begins flooding the market with cut-rate gasoline, hoping to drive up his half of the company’s profits. This ignites a firestorm within the cartel, prompting Cliff and a band of angry oilmen to come to the annual Southfork barbecue […]