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 […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Barbecue Two’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seen in this 1982 publicity shot from “Barbecue Two,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘They Say That Jock is Dead’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “Barbecue Two,” J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes down the stairs at Southfork, where a dazed Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) holds the telephone receiver. J.R.: Mama? ELLIE: [Hangs up the phone] That, that was Punk. Jock was … flying in from the interior by helicopter. It crashed. They’ve been … they’ve been […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 89 – ‘Barbecue Two’

My favorite scene in “Barbecue Two” is small but meaningful. Sue Ellen is in the living room of her new townhouse, arranging a plant on a windowsill. She’s wearing an unbuttoned yellow shirt over a green tank top, jeans with rolled-up cuffs and white sneakers. The house is in disarray. Cardboard boxes and newspapers are […]

Drill Bits: For Patrick Duffy, Edits Go with the TV Territory

TNT’s “Dallas” has given audiences lots of great scenes this season, but some of the best moments – like J.R. and Sue Ellen’s dance at the Ewing barbecue in “The Last Hurrah” – have been left on the cutting room floor. As Patrick Duffy sees it, that’s showbiz. “Several of my favorite scenes didn’t make […]