‘Dallas’ Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2015

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Here’s Dallas Decoder’s annual tribute to the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died during the past year. Notable deaths among the show’s extended family also are included. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com.   Merv Adelson Died September 8 (age 85) Adelson co-founded […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 7

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“Dallas’s” seventh season clocks in at 30 hours, making it the show’s longest season yet. Does quantity equal quality? Performances If Cliff Barnes were played by anyone other than Ken Kercheval, we’d probably hate him. Cliff is foolish, petty, self-centered — yet throughout the seventh season, Kercheval brings a startling amount of vulnerability to the […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘… The Rest is a Piece of Cake’

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In “True Confessions,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, Edgar (Martin E. Brooks) approaches J.R. (Larry Hagman), who is seated in a French restaurant, eating. J.R.: Oh, hello, Edgar. You were late so I decided to start without you. EDGAR: I wouldn’t eat with you anyway. I’m only here because you demanded it. J.R.: Well, I can […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Hello, Edgar’

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In “Twleve Mile Limit,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters Edgar’s hospital room and places a bouquet of flowers at the foot of the bed, just as Edgar (Martin E. Brooks) awakens. J.R.: Hello, Edgar. [Removes his hat] Thought I’d bring a little something to brighten up your room. EDGAR: What are you […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 149 — ‘Twelve Mile Limit’

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The final scene in “Twelve Mile Limit” begins with a shot of a man in a brown suit carrying a big bouquet of flowers into Edgar Randolph’s hospital room. We don’t see the mystery man’s face until he places the basket on a tray table and the camera pans up, revealing that it’s J.R. “Hello, […]

Dallas Cliffhanger Classics: Season 7

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Dallas Decoder celebrates “Dallas’s” classic cliffhangers with weekly summertime flashbacks. Collect all 14 images and share them with your friends.

The Dallas Decoder Guide to Politics, Ewing Style

Sue Ellen is the latest Ewing to hit the hustings. (Photo credit: Bill Matlock/TNT)

The Republicans are in Tampa and the Democrats are headed to Charlotte, but the real political heavyweights are in “Dallas.” Here’s a look at some of the gladhanders, grandstanders and gurus who’ve courted the Ewings’ support – and occasionally, their wrath – on the original series, its “Knots Landing” spinoff and TNT’s “Dallas” revival. MAYNARD […]