Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 167 — ‘Shadow of a Doubt’

Pam shifts into girl-detective mode in “Shadow of a Doubt,” searching for the truth about Mark Graison’s death. She leaves no stone unturned, seemingly questioning everyone who shared a connection with her onetime fiancé — his maid, his lawyer, even his florist — and ultimately concludes Mark might still be alive. Victoria Principal brings the […]

Dallas Parallels: The Good Husband

The original “Dallas’s” pilot, “Digger’s Daughter,” opens with Bobby and Pam racing home to Southfork after their spur-of-the-moment elopement in New Orleans. Later, J.R. hints his younger brother doesn’t know his new wife as well as he should – a suggestion Bobby flatly rejects. As he declares in the episode’s final scene, “Pamela’s past is […]

Dallas Styles: Digger’s Hat

In “The Silent Killer,” Digger Barnes makes his first appearance on “Dallas” since “Double Wedding,” which debuted almost a year earlier. “The Silent Killer” also marks the debut of Digger’s hat, one of the character’s signatures. The hat looks like a cheap fedora. Notably, it isn’t a Stetson, the chapeau style favored by most of […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Those Weekly Wild Parties’

In “Double Wedding,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby (Patrick Duffy), emerges from the Southfork swimming pool and tells Pam (Victoria Principal) about his meeting earlier in the day with the church elders. BOBBY: [Drying off with a towel] Honey, you should’ve met that building committee. They were more interested in whether or not you and […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 11 – ‘Double Wedding’

“Double Wedding” focuses on the return of Pam’s long-lost first husband, but I’m much more interested in the subplot about Bobby’s bid to build a “wayward boys’” school for his family’s church. Yes, the Ewings are churchgoers. Who knew? Initially, Bobby seems poised to win the congregation’s business: Ewing Oil has donated the land for […]