The Art of Dallas: ‘Five Dollars a Barrel’

Sue Ellen and Clayton (Linda Gray, Howard Keel) are seen in this 1981 publicity shot from “Five Dollars a Barrel,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Finally Whipped J.R. Ewing’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “Five Dollars a Barrel,” Cliff (Ken Kercheval) is seated on the edge of his office desk when J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters. CLIFF: Come right in. Did you come to pay your note early? It’s not due until tomorrow. J.R.: [Steps forward] You know why I’m here. CLIFF: I just want to […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 86 – ‘Five Dollars a Barrel’

In “Five Dollars a Barrel,” Cliff takes over J.R.’s bank note and offers him an extension on his loan – in exchange for ownership of the oilfield that split up Jock and Digger’s partnership decades earlier. J.R. all but laughs Cliff out of his office when he hears these terms. But by the end of […]