‘Dallas’ Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2015

Here’s Dallas Decoder’s annual tribute to the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died during the past year. Notable deaths among the show’s extended family also are included. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com.   Merv Adelson Died September 8 (age 85) Adelson co-founded […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 6

There’s lots to love and little to loathe about “Dallas’s” sixth season. Performances Every cast member shines during Season 6, but Linda Gray’s performance during Sue Ellen’s alcoholic spiral makes her first among equals. Sue Ellen doesn’t just lose her self-respect; she comes close to losing her life when she drives drunk and crashes J.R.’s car. What […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘We’re Partners, Aren’t We?’

In “The Ewing Blues,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) stands in front of his bedroom mirror, holding an icepack to his swollen face, when a smiling Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) enters the room. J.R.: What do you find so amusing, Sue Ellen? SUE ELLEN: Well, I was just wondering whatever happened to your […]

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 […]