Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 11

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Hurt,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will Elena do? In “Dead Reckoning,” the previous episode, Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) made Drew’s death look like a suicide, then stood by and watched as Carmen and Elena (Marlene Forte, Jordana Brewster) received the news […]

‘Dallas’ Takes a Ratings Hit Against Tough Competition

To the surprise of no one, “Dallas” took a hit in the ratings this week. The TNT drama’s latest episode, “Dead Reckoning,” debuted August 25, opposite NBC’s Primetime Emmys coverage. The result: The Emmys drew 15.59 million viewers — the annual broadcast’s second biggest haul in eight years — while “Dead Reckoning” drew 1.84 million, […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 10

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Dead Reckoning,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: Is John Ross and Pamela’s marriage over? In “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the previous episode, Pamela (Julia Gonzalo) was rushed to the hospital, where she recovered from her drug overdose. John Ross (Josh Henderson) apologized to his wife for hurting […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Denial, Anger, Acceptance’

The Ewings weren’t dressed to the nines in “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” but that doesn’t mean their clothing should be overlooked. We can learn a lot about the characters, even when they aren’t runway ready. Consider the brown coat Brenda Strong wears when Ann arrives at the hospital and lies to Bobby about her whereabouts earlier […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best Dallas Sound Bites

“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Denial, Anger, Acceptance”? Share them below and read more “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m an Alcoholic’

In “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), clad in a robe, enters the hospital waiting room. Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann (Brenda Strong) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) see her and stand. SUE ELLEN: I started the fire. [Bobby’s face drops] ANN: [Stunned] What? SUE ELLEN: I was drunk, and I came […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 34 — ‘Denial, Anger, Acceptance’

By “Dallas” standards, “Denial, Anger, Acceptance” is a relatively low-key episode. It includes an action sequence at the top of the hour, when Bobby and Christopher rescue Sue Ellen and Bo from the Southfork fire, as well as a trademark fake-out and unexpected death in the final scene. Mostly, though, the characters bide their time […]

‘Dallas’ Returns, and So Do Most of This Season’s Viewers

“Dallas” fans are nothing if not loyal. The TNT drama’s midseason premiere drew 1.97 million viewers on August 18, essentially matching its audience from the winter and spring, when the series averaged 1.99 million viewers on Mondays nights. The episode, “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” was seen by approximately 567,000 viewers between ages 18 and 49, a group […]

Love Dallas? Join Tonight’s #DallasChat on Twitter

You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, August 19, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll discuss “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the midseason premiere of TNT’s “Dallas.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 9

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the midseason premiere of TNT’s “Dallas”: Who survived the Southfork fire — and who started it? In the previous episode, “Where There’s Smoke,” Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) received a video of John Ross and Emma (Josh Henderson, Emma Bell) having sex […]