Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘With Family, You Play Fair’

In “Battle Lines,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) stands over John Ross (Omri Katz), who is cleaning his bike on the Southfork patio. JOHN ROSS: Are you going to see Uncle Bobby at the hospital? J.R.: Well, I might drop in on him this afternoon. [Looks at his watch] I’ve got an awful […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 163 — ‘Battle Lines’

Bobby has lost his eyesight in “Battle Lines,” but J.R. has lost his mojo. The eldest Ewing brother is unusually angsty in this episode: He’s guilty because he believes the bullets that blinded Bobby were meant for him, he’s nervous because his would-be assassin is still on the loose, he’s depressed because his scheme to […]

Dallas Parallels: Teach Your Children Well

J.R. imparts a lot of wisdom to John Ross over the years — and like all fathers, sometimes he has to repeat himself before the lessons sink in. In “Battle Lines,” one of the original “Dallas’s” eighth-season episodes, J.R. is leaving for work when he runs into John Ross on the Southfork patio. The little […]