Dallas Parallels: Fatal Falls

A beautiful woman feels mistreated by her Ewing lover. She is distressed, distraught, desperate. There’s a confrontation. Harsh words are exchanged. Before you know it, the woman has plunged to her death, leaving the police to sort out if this was a suicide or murder. Sound familiar? This scenario has played out on “Dallas” more […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Missing Heir’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) watches Cliff (Ken Kercheval) recover the dead woman’s body from the Southfork swimming pool in this 1981 publicity shot from “Missing Heir,” “Dallas’s” fifth-season opener.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Kristin is Dead’

In “Missing Heir,” “Dallas’s” fifth-season opener, J.R. (Larry Hagman) visits the Southern Cross ranch, where he speaks to Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) outside. J.R.: Sue Ellen, I have some bad news. I really don’t know how to start – SUE ELLEN: [Angry] Just start, J.R. J.R.: Something terrible has happened. I don’t know if you […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 78 – ‘Missing Heir’

In “Missing Heir,” “Dallas’s” fifth-season opener, we learn the dead woman floating in the Southfork swimming pool is Kristin, who notoriously shot J.R. one year earlier. This gives Mary Crosby the distinction of being the central figure in the two most-watched cliffhangers in “Dallas” history. But “Who’s in the Pool?” proves much less satisfying than […]