The Art of Dallas: ‘Blocked’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) gets shoved into the Southfork swimming pool in this 1981 publicity shot from “Blocked,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘No Deal, J.R.’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “Blocked,” Clayton (Howard Keel) arrives in a hotel suite for a meeting with J.R. (Larry Hagman). J.R.: Well, I was beginning to think that you had changed your mind. CLAYTON: I heard a lot of stories about you, J.R. I heard you were a snake – but I never realized just […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 84 – ‘Blocked’

Howard Keel makes his ninth “Dallas” appearance in “Blocked,” but this is the first time we get a sense of who his character, Clayton Farlow, is. By the time the episode ends, two things are clear: Clayton has become a formidable foe for J.R. – and Keel has become the show’s best addition since Susan […]