Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 198 — ‘The Wind of Change’

Who doesn’t get chills at the end of “The Wind of Change”? Pam takes the podium at the Oil Baron’s Ball and delivers a stirring tribute to Bobby, then announces she’s decided to not sell Christopher’s share of Ewing Oil to Jeremy Wendell. As Pam exits the stage to applause, J.R. — who’s been desperately […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 15 – ‘Act of Love’

“Act of Love” is the first “Dallas” script penned by Leonard Katzman, who becomes the show’s auteur, writing and directing more episodes than anyone else. It proves to be an inauspicious debut. My main gripe: When the episode begins, Sue Ellen and Cliff have been sleeping with each other for six weeks, so we never […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 9 – ‘Bypass’

“Bypass” has a little bit of everything – a health crisis, family squabbling, corporate intrigue. There’s not much romance, but there is a cattle drive. The small moments in this episode are among its best, beginning with Jock and Miss Ellie’s heart-to-heart in his hospital room. As he lies in bed, with medical tubes taped to […]