The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 2

“Dallas” was still figuring itself out during its second season, which means there was plenty to hail and heckle. Performances Although every member of the ensemble has great moments this season, no one is as consistently wonderful as Barbara Bel Geddes. Miss Ellie becomes a somewhat frustrating character as “Dallas” progresses – she too often […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m So Scared, Cliff’

In “Kidnapped,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) passes through Southfork’s foyer before dawn and notices Cliff (Ken Kercheval) standing on the porch. PAM: [Through the window] Cliff? Cliff, didn’t you sleep? CLIFF: No. Did you? PAM: [Joins him on the porch] I’m so scared, Cliff. You like now, don’t you, since you got to […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 18 – ‘Kidnapped’

New rule: If you’re watching “Dallas” and a Ewing becomes a crime victim before the second act, chances are it’s going to be a lackluster episode. So far, crooks and lowlifes have been front and center in three installments: The first-season episode “Winds of Vengeance” (two working Joes hold the Ewings at gunpoint and threaten to […]