Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Want That Little Insect to Bite’

In “The Buck Stops Here,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated in his office at night when Harry (James L. Brown) knocks on the door. HARRY: Evening, J.R. J.R.: Come in, Harry. HARRY: [Enters the room, closes the door behind him] What’s up? J.R.: Two very important deals were stolen out from […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 141 — ‘The Buck Stops Here’

“The Buck Stops Here” memorably ends with Pam Ewing and Jenna Wade competing against each other in a mechanical bull-riding competition. It’s an appropriate metaphor for these characters, whose lives go up and down but rarely move forward. For example, during the course of this episode, we learn Pam is still hung up on ex-husband […]