The Dal-List: Kristin Shepard’s 13 Greatest Moments

Dallas Decoder kicks off its newest periodic feature, “The Dal-List,” with a look back at the 13 most memorable moments featuring “Dallas” vixen Kristin Shepard, played by the magnificent Mary Crosby. 13. Leaving Rudy. Feeling neglected by J.R. (Larry Hagman), Kristin turned to old flame Rudy Millington (Terry Lester) – and for a moment, it […]

Linda Gray is Speaking Up — Just Like Sue Ellen Would

Atta girl, Linda Gray. In a candid interview with Ultimate Dallas last week, the actress expressed her disappointment with the amount of screen time her character, the indomitable Sue Ellen Ewing, has received on TNT’s “Dallas” revival. The cable channel has telecast five hours so far, and Gray has been missing from two of them. […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Nightmare’

J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seen in this 1980 publicity shot from “Nightmare,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘If You Need Me, I’m Here’

In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “Nightmare,” Ray (Steve Kanaly) visits J.R. (Larry Hagman), who is seated in his wheelchair in the hospital’s rehabilitation center. RAY: Look, something I gotta say, J.R. Been quite a few differences between you and I over the past couple years. Before that, we were friends for a long time. I just […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 57 – ‘Nightmare’

“Nightmare” refers to the bad dreams that plague Sue Ellen in this episode, but the title also describes J.R.’s change of fortunes. The shooting has weakened him, physically and otherwise. His friends pity him; his enemies taunt him. As “Nightmare” gets underway, we learn J.R.’s surgery has restored feeling to his legs, but he’ll have […]

Drill Bits: For Patrick Duffy, Edits Go with the TV Territory

TNT’s “Dallas” has given audiences lots of great scenes this season, but some of the best moments – like J.R. and Sue Ellen’s dance at the Ewing barbecue in “The Last Hurrah” – have been left on the cutting room floor. As Patrick Duffy sees it, that’s showbiz. “Several of my favorite scenes didn’t make […]