Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 94 – ‘My Father, My Son’

Toward the end of “My Father, My Son,” J.R. persuades Sue Ellen to join him and John Ross on a visit to what he calls “the kiddie park.” The family’s afternoon plays out in a montage of scenes: We see Daddy and Mommy watching their little boy on the swing set, J.R. and John Ross […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘The Split’

Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) bikes home after retrieving the mail in this 1981 publicity shot from “The Split,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Do Like to Get Down in the Dirt’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “The Split,” a helicopter lands on the football field at the Cotton Bowl. Dusty (Jared Martin) exits and walks toward J.R. (Larry Hagman). DUSTY: Ewing. J.R.: Well, that was a very impressive entrance. You looking to see if I had any troops stationed outside? DUSTY: I didn’t come here to play […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 85 – ‘The Split’

Sending J.R. and Dusty to the Cotton Bowl for their big showdown at the end of “The Split” doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but who cares? The sequence is a logistical feat, and Larry Hagman and Jared Martin deliver terrific performances. This is one of those moments from the classic “Dallas” series that […]