Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘My Pretty Little Ellie’

In “The Reckoning,” a sixth-season “Dallas” episode, Brooks (Donald Moffat) questions Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) during her testimony at the hearing to overturn Jock’s will. BROOKS: Mrs. Ewing, did your husband ever write you about the codicil? ELLIE: No. BROOKS: Nothing at all? ELLIE: Well, he told me on the phone that he had […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 118 — ‘The Reckoning’

Few moments on “Dallas” stir as many emotions for me as Miss Ellie’s testimony at the end of “The Reckoning.” Ellie, who is trying to overturn Jock’s will because it’s dividing her family, reads aloud one of the last letters he sent her before his death in South America. The words are sad and sentimental, written […]