Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 122 — ‘Legacy’

“Legacy” opens with Pam, having decided to separate from Bobby, packing up her Porsche and driving away with little Christopher. It’s a landmark moment in the life of the series. “Digger’s Daughter” shows Bobby and Pam arriving at Southfork as newlyweds, and now she has spent her last night under that roof as his wife. Soon […]

Dallas Parallels: Fatal Falls

A beautiful woman feels mistreated by her Ewing lover. She is distressed, distraught, desperate. There’s a confrontation. Harsh words are exchanged. Before you know it, the woman has plunged to her death, leaving the police to sort out if this was a suicide or murder. Sound familiar? This scenario has played out on “Dallas” more […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Ewing-Gate’

Kristin and J.R. (Mary Crosby, Larry Hagman) are seen in this 1981 publicity shot from “Ewing-Gate,” “Dallas’s” fourth-season finale.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Keep Out of My Way, Pamela’

In “Ewing-Gate,” “Dallas’s” fourth-season finale, J.R. and his security guard Gibson (Larry Hagman, Bill Boyett) enter the Southfork foyer, where Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) holds John Ross (Tyler Banks). J.R.: Sue Ellen. Where you going? SUE ELLEN: I’m going for a drive. J.R.: I called the office from the airport. Phyllis said she had talked […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 77 – ‘Ewing-Gate’

In “Ewing-Gate,” J.R. finally beds hard-to-get Leslie Stewart, but the experience turns out to be less than he expected. “It wasn’t worth the wait,” J.R. tells her in a flash of post coitus candor. After watching this episode, I know how he feels. Although “Dallas’s” fourth season is much better than I remembered overall, the […]