Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 194 — ‘Those Eyes’

In “Those Eyes,” the Ewings finally take off their blinders where Sue Ellen’s drinking is concerned. She lands in a detox ward at the beginning of the episode, and one by one, Miss Ellie, J.R. and the people who love her most come to realize how destructive her alcoholism has become. Sue Ellen realizes this […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m So Sorry’

In “Deeds and Misdeeds,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) enters a hospital room, where John Ross (Omri Katz) lies in bed. SUE ELLEN: Hello, sweetheart. JOHN ROSS: [Turns to face her] Mama. SUE ELLEN: [Strokes his hair] My poor baby. JOHN ROSS: Where were you? SUE ELLEN: Well, I’m here. JOHN ROSS: Were […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 187 — ‘Terms of Estrangement’

Jack Ewing is a bad boy who makes a good impression. “Terms of Estrangement” introduces the character, a long-lost cousin who comes to town offering to sell J.R. information that could undermine Cliff’s efforts to snag a piece of Ewing Oil. Is Jack telling the truth? Who knows, and who cares? The newcomer, played with […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘With Family, You Play Fair’

In “Battle Lines,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) stands over John Ross (Omri Katz), who is cleaning his bike on the Southfork patio. JOHN ROSS: Are you going to see Uncle Bobby at the hospital? J.R.: Well, I might drop in on him this afternoon. [Looks at his watch] I’ve got an awful […]

The Dal-List: Classic ‘Dallas’s’ 13 Most Harrowing Kidnappings

The Ewings discover Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) have been kidnapped in “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. Fortunately, our favorite TV family has plenty of experience dealing with this kind of thing. Here’s a look at the 13 most harrowing kidnappings from the original series. 13. Lucy (1978). When the Ewings refused to let […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite ‘Dallas’ Wedding?

Everyone loves the weddings on the original “Dallas.” Do you have a favorite? Was it Lucy and Mitch’s 1981 extravaganza, or Miss Ellie and Clayton’s understated 1984 affair? How about J.R. and Sue Ellen’s remarriage in 1982, or Bobby and Pam’s second-time-around in 1986? Perhaps you prefer J.R. and Cally’s union in 1989, or Bobby […]

Dallas Parallels: Teach Your Children Well

J.R. imparts a lot of wisdom to John Ross over the years — and like all fathers, sometimes he has to repeat himself before the lessons sink in. In “Battle Lines,” one of the original “Dallas’s” eighth-season episodes, J.R. is leaving for work when he runs into John Ross on the Southfork patio. The little […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Southfork Should Be Yours’

In “The Quality of Mercy,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, John Ross (Omri Katz) is lying in bed when J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters the room. J.R.: You still awake? JOHN ROSS: Yes, Daddy. J.R.: Want me to tuck you in? JOHN ROSS: Yes. J.R.: [Kneels beside the bed, adjusts the blanket] You had a good day […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 132 — ‘The Road Back’

With “The Road Back,” “Dallas” delivers the first hour of its seventh season and the most thrilling opening in its history. It begins with a nighttime shot of Southfork, which looks familiar against the dark sky except for the flames shooting out of the roof. Director Nick Havinga then brings us inside the house, where […]

Dallas Cliffhanger Classics: Season 6

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