Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 119 — ‘A Ewing is a Ewing’

The most unsettling moment in “A Ewing is a Ewing”: Holly Harwood arrives for an after-hours meeting at J.R.’s office, where he chastises her for telling one of Harwood Oil’s top customers that J.R. has become a silent partner in the company. Holly expresses regret — not for letting the cat out of the bag, […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘That’s Funny. You Never Showed It.’

In “Fringe Benefits,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen and Pam (Linda Gray, Victoria Principal) leave a dress shop together.  PAM: Have you decided on the color of your dress yet? SUE ELLEN: Mhmm. PAM: [Playfully] Well, you’re not going to tell me, are you? SUE ELLEN: Well, I would like it to be a […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 112 — ‘Fringe Benefits’

In “Fringe Benefits,” Afton sleeps with sleazy Gil Thurman to ensure he’ll sell his lucrative oil refineries to her boyfriend Cliff. Is this yet another example of Afton allowing a man to use her, like she did when she had her doomed fling with J.R.? Perhaps. But Afton’s actions also demonstrate how much she has […]