The Dallas Decoder Interview: Michael Preece

No one “shot” J.R. Ewing more often than Michael Preece, who directed more than 60 episodes of the original “Dallas” series. He graciously agreed to share some of his memories of working on the show and with its biggest star, Larry Hagman. You probably worked with Larry Hagman more than any other director. How much […]

The Dal-List: Kristin Shepard’s 13 Greatest Moments

Dallas Decoder kicks off its newest periodic feature, “The Dal-List,” with a look back at the 13 most memorable moments featuring “Dallas” vixen Kristin Shepard, played by the magnificent Mary Crosby. 13. Leaving Rudy. Feeling neglected by J.R. (Larry Hagman), Kristin turned to old flame Rudy Millington (Terry Lester) – and for a moment, it […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Full Circle’

Kristin (Mary Crosby) checks into a posh hotel in this 1981 publicity shot from “Full Circle,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Mama, You Didn’t Take Any Licorice’

In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “Full Circle,” Cliff (Ken Kercheval), dressed in a three-piece suit, nervously straightens his apartment when there is a knock at the door. He opens it, revealing Rebecca (Priscilla Pointer). REBECCA: Hello. CLIFF: Hi. Come on in. REBECCA: You look wonderful. CLIFF: You too. Maybe I should have known who you were […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 76 – ‘Full Circle’

The famous scene from “Full Circle” – when Cliff tearfully offers his estranged mother a bowl of licorice, her favorite candy – is one of my earliest “Dallas” memories. I was 7 when this episode debuted, and I remember watching it and feeling sorry for Cliff. All these years later, the moment still moves me. […]