Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 119 — ‘A Ewing is a Ewing’

The most unsettling moment in “A Ewing is a Ewing”: Holly Harwood arrives for an after-hours meeting at J.R.’s office, where he chastises her for telling one of Harwood Oil’s top customers that J.R. has become a silent partner in the company. Holly expresses regret — not for letting the cat out of the bag, […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 82 – ‘The Sweet Smell of Revenge’

I’ve always considered Pam’s mental breakdown in “The Sweet Smell of Revenge” to be out of character for her. The woman who tries to jump off a high-rise rooftop in this episode isn’t the strong, spirited heroine I fell for when “Dallas” began. On the other hand, the show deserves credit for taking a creative […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 71 – ‘The New Mrs. Ewing’

“The New Mrs. Ewing” is probably supposed to refer to Donna, who marries Ray in this episode’s fourth act, but it could easily apply to any of “Dallas’s” women. There’s something new about all of them in this installment. Consider Sue Ellen, who is depressed at the top of the hour because Dusty has sent […]