In Memoriam: Our 2016 ‘Dallas’ Tributes

Dallas Decoder remembers the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died in 2016. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com.   Anthony Addabbo Died October 18 (age 56) In the 14th-season episode “Smooth Operator,” Addabbo played John, a Hollywood wannabe who pitched Bobby on a […]

The Dal-List: Jock Ewing’s 15 Greatest Moments

Last month, Dallas Decoder critiqued “The Search,” the episode where “Dallas” bids farewell to the great Jim Davis. Here’s a look at 15 memorable moments featuring the actor and his mighty character, Jock Ewing. 15. Naming John Ross. The Ewings are in a waiting room at Dallas Memorial Hospital, where Sue Ellen has gone into […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Intend To Keep It’

In “Julie’s Return,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) and Julie (Tina Louise) chat in the Southfork living room. ELLIE: [Pours coffee, then sits] I’m glad you could come, Julie. Everybody’s out. We can talk. JULIE: Well, you knew I would. There aren’t many people in this world that intimidate me – […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 21 – ‘Julie’s Return’

Julie Grey is “Dallas’s” most aptly named character. She inhabits a world with no absolutes, where nothing is only black or only white. Julie is all gray. In “Julie’s Return,” J.R.’s onetime mistress and secretary blows back into town and renews her friendship with Jock. Like she did with J.R., Julie becomes Jock’s confidante, giving […]