Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 64 – ‘Executive Wife’

In “Executive Wife,” Pam feels hurt by her mother’s rejection and needs Bobby’s support, but he’s too busy running Ewing Oil to notice. For a moment, Pam allows herself to be tempted by another man: magazine publisher Alex Ward. Sound familiar? It should. Pam and Bobby went through the same scenario in the third-season episode “Jenna’s […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 48 – ‘Sue Ellen’s Choice’

In “Sue Ellen’s Choice,” our heroine wrestles with two options: She can leave J.R. for Dusty and lose custody of her son, or she can stay married and keep the baby. If other possibilities exist, “Dallas” doesn’t present them. Sue Ellen ultimately chooses to stick with J.R., and I suppose we should admire her for […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Owe Sam More Than That’

In “Jenna’s Return,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Ray and Donna (Steve Kanaly, Susan Howard) are sitting on her living-room floor, where Ray just won another round of backgammon. DONNA: You have to at least give me a chance to get even. RAY: No, I don’t. You’ll have plenty chances to get even some other time. […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 47 – ‘Jenna’s Return’

Bobby’s first love resurfaces in “Jenna’s Return” – and so does his chauvinistic streak. In this episode, Pam’s boss is so impressed by her performance at The Store, he invites her on a business trip to Paris, but instead of being happy for his wife’s success, Bobby sulks. Making matters worse: While Pam’s away, Bobby […]