Knots Landing Scene of the Day: ‘You Won’t Cheat Old J.R.’

In “Knots Landing’s” second-season episode “Designs,” Abby (Donna Mills) meets with J.R. (Larry Hagman) in his hotel room. J.R.: Now, you see? You didn’t need Gary after all, did you? ABBY: No, but I wanted him. J.R.: Disappointed? ABBY: I’ll live. [Rises from her seat, shows J.R. a legal document] J.R.: What’s this? ABBY: A […]

Critique: ‘Knots Landing’ Episode 30 – ‘Designs’

In “Designs,” J.R. once again visits “Knots Landing” and once again, the results are disappointing. These crossover episodes are almost never as good as they should be. On paper, occasionally sending “Dallas” characters to Seaview Circle makes perfect sense. “Dallas” was television’s most-watched series in the early 1980s, when “Knots Landing” was still struggling to […]