Dallas Parallels: Caught!

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History repeats itself during “Dallas’s” third season when Pamela finds John Ross cheating with Emma. It’s not unlike the classic scene from the original show’s sixth year, when Sue Ellen walks in on J.R. in bed with Holly. There’s one major difference, of course: Sue Ellen flees the scene of J.R.’s crime in tears — […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 6

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There’s lots to love and little to loathe about “Dallas’s” sixth season. Performances Every cast member shines during Season 6, but Linda Gray’s performance during Sue Ellen’s alcoholic spiral makes her first among equals. Sue Ellen doesn’t just lose her self-respect; she comes close to losing her life when she drives drunk and crashes J.R.’s car. What […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Truly Love You’

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In “Penultimate,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters his bedroom, where Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) sits in the bed. SUE ELLEN: I waited up to talk to you. J.R.: All right. SUE ELLEN: I want you to explain to me why this nightmare happened. J.R.: [Walks toward the bed] Sue Ellen, it was […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 130 — ‘Penultimate’

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“Penultimate” is an hour of misery and pain, but it contains love too. The story begins where “Dallas’s” previous episode ends, when Sue Ellen drives drunk and crashes J.R.’s car. The accident leaves her with a broken arm and some scrapes and bruises, while passenger Mickey Trotter fares much worse: He slips into a coma after […]