Jared Martin, Forever ‘Dallas’s’ Lusty Dusty

Reading Jared Martin’s obituaries over the weekend, I was struck by how many emphasized his connection to “Dallas.” Entertainment Weekly, Deadline Hollywood and several other entertainment news sites mentioned the show in the headlines announcing his death, while the headers from the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter went so far as to also include […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Kill Me’

In “Those Eyes,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), lying in a hospital detoxification unit, covers her eyes when Dusty (Jared Martin) enters and sets on her bed. DUSTY: You have nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to be afraid of anymore. [Pulls her hands away from her face] Sue Ellen, I’m here […]

Dallas Parallels: Turning Tables

Who says you can’t beat a Ewing? As the original “Dallas” neared its end, two Westar board members invited J.R. to become the company’s new chairman. J.R. found the offer too good to refuse, so he sold his share of Ewing Oil to Cliff Barnes and accepted the offer to join Westar — only to […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Deserved to Be in ‘Dallas’s’ Credits?

As much as we all love “Dallas’s” opening credits, they aren’t without their quirks. Linda Gray and Steve Kanaly weren’t added to the title sequence until the second season, while poor Ken Kercheval had to wait until Season 3 to get star billing. By the time the show was winding down, the credits had become a […]

#DallasChat Daily: Did Sue Ellen Love Any of Her Suitors?

J.R. was the love of Sue Ellen’s life, but how much did she care for the men with whom she cheated during their marriage? Among her flings: J.R.’s arch rival, Cliff Barnes; little John Ross’s camp counselor, Peter Richards; investment banker Nicolas Pearce; and of course, everyone’s favorite rodeo cowboy, Dusty Farlow. Your #DallasChat Daily question: […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Story Should’ve Ended Differently?

Barbara Bel Geddes, Bobby Ewing, Dallas, Dusty Farlow, Jared Martin, Jenna Wade, J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Miss Ellie Ewing, Pam Ewing, Patrick Duffy, Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, Sue Ellen Ewing, TNT, Victoria Principal

Not every “Dallas” storyline ends on a satisfying note. What if you had the power to change the things that disappointed you? Would Bobby choose Jenna over Pam? Would Sue Ellen ride off into the sunset with Dusty? Would Miss Ellie have returned to Southfork after her travels abroad? How would you have written J.R. […]

The Dal-List: Classic ‘Dallas’s’ 5 Hottest Rolls in the Hay

The only thing the Ewings love more than a dip in the pool is a roll in the hay. In “Lifting the Veil,” TNT’s most recent “Dallas” episode, Christopher and Heather (Jesse Metcalfe, AnnaLynne McCord) got romantic in the Southfork barn, continuing a tradition that goes back to “Dallas’s” earliest days. Here’s a look at the five […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Starting Over’

Dusty (Jared Martin) returns to the rodeo circuit in this 1981 publicity shot from “Starting Over,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Do Like to Get Down in the Dirt’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “The Split,” a helicopter lands on the football field at the Cotton Bowl. Dusty (Jared Martin) exits and walks toward J.R. (Larry Hagman). DUSTY: Ewing. J.R.: Well, that was a very impressive entrance. You looking to see if I had any troops stationed outside? DUSTY: I didn’t come here to play […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 85 – ‘The Split’

Sending J.R. and Dusty to the Cotton Bowl for their big showdown at the end of “The Split” doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but who cares? The sequence is a logistical feat, and Larry Hagman and Jared Martin deliver terrific performances. This is one of those moments from the classic “Dallas” series that […]