Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 144 — ‘Past Imperfect’

In “Past Imperfect’s” best scene, Clayton Farlow storms off the elevator at Ewing Oil, barges into J.R.’s office and shoves him onto the sofa. Clayton, who is newly engaged to Miss Ellie, has just discovered J.R. has been poking into his past — and he’s none too pleased about it. “When are you going to get […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘My Pretty Little Ellie’

In “The Reckoning,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, Brooks (Donald Moffat) questions Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) during her testimony at the hearing to overturn Jock’s will. BROOKS: Mrs. Ewing, did your husband ever write you about the codicil? ELLIE: No. BROOKS: Nothing at all? ELLIE: Well, he told me on the phone that he had […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 117 — ‘The Ewing Blues’

“The Ewing Blues” includes one of “Dallas’s” cleverest scenes. J.R. appears on a local TV talk show to tout his new chain of cut-rate gas stations, which is turning him into a hero in the eyes of the public. Cliff is watching the interview from the living room of his new townhouse, where a deliveryman […]