The Art of Dallas: ‘Changing of the Guard’

Rebecca and Pam (Priscilla Pointer, Victoria Principal) embrace after learning Cliff survived his suicide attempt in this 1982 publicity shot from “Changing of the Guard,” “Dallas’s” sixth-season opener.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘To J.R. Ewing, Back in Power Again’

In “Changing of the Guard,” “Dallas’s” sixth-season opener, Holly and J.R. (Lois Chiles, Larry Hagman) sit at a table inside a darkened cocktail lounge. HOLLY: Well, what do you say? Do we have a deal? J.R.: [Leans forward] Well, it’s a very tempting offer. Especially coming from such a lovely young lady. HOLLY: It’s a […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 104 — ‘Changing of the Guard’

“Dallas” shakes things up in its sixth-season opener, “Changing of the Guard.” Miss Ellie ousts J.R. as president of Ewing Oil and installs Bobby in his place, the company’s executive suite gets a much-needed makeover and Sue Ellen suddenly begins sporting shorter hair. This episode also introduces an intriguing newcomer: Holly Harwood, played by Lois […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Michael Preece

No one “shot” J.R. Ewing more often than Michael Preece, who directed more than 60 episodes of the original “Dallas” series. He graciously agreed to share some of his memories of working on the show and with its biggest star, Larry Hagman. You probably worked with Larry Hagman more than any other director. How much […]