Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 122 — ‘Legacy’

“Legacy” opens with Pam, having decided to separate from Bobby, packing up her Porsche and driving away with little Christopher. It’s a landmark moment in the life of the series. “Digger’s Daughter” shows Bobby and Pam arriving at Southfork as newlyweds, and now she has spent her last night under that roof as his wife. Soon […]

The Dal-List: 15 Great ‘Dallas’ Scenes Featuring Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman made magic every time he appeared on “Dallas,” so coming up with a definitive list of his greatest scenes feels like an impossible task. Instead, let’s just call this a list of 15 performances I love. 15. Welcome to the family. On the day Bobby brings Pam (Victoria Principal) home to Southfork and introduces […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 3

“Dallas’s” third season offers lots to celebrate – and a few things to curse. Performances Larry Hagman and Linda Gray do mighty impressive work in Season 3, but even they can’t touch Jim Davis and Barbara Bel Geddes. Since I began re-watching “Dallas,” the nicest discovery has been how good Davis is as Jock, especially […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re a Parasite!’

In “Mother of the Year,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) visits Cliff (Ken Kercheval) at his apartment, where he asks about baby John’s wellbeing. CLIFF: Look, Sue Ellen, please tell me what’s going on. SUE ELLEN: [Gets up from her chair, walks away from Cliff] I’m fine, the baby is fine – […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 42 – ‘Mother of the Year’

Larry Hagman directed “Mother of the Year,” and despite his limited experience behind the camera (Hagman’s most notable pre-“Dallas” directing credit: “Beware! The Blob”), he makes this episode the third season’s most inventive entry. Consider the moment J.R. learns he’s struck oil in the Pacific. Hagman opens the scene with J.R. staring at his office […]