Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 128 — ‘Tangled Web’

Sue Ellen refuses to believe Holly Harwood’s claim that she’s sleeping with J.R., so Holly invites her to visit her home and see for herself. At the end of “Tangled Web,” Sue Ellen accepts the challenge. Our heroine, clad in a huge fur coat, parks her car in Holly’s driveway, where J.R.’s Mercedes sits. She […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 69 – ‘The Quest’

Things are never quite what they seem in “The Quest.” Several characters go through this episode under false impressions, usually because they’re being duped by the people closest to them. Consider J.R., who continues to pursue Leslie, not just because he finds her sexually desirable, but also because he believes she has his best interests at heart. […]

Dallas Styles: Pam’s Perm

In “Start the Revolution with Me,” Victoria Principal sports a new hairstyle – a frizzy permanent, one of the fashion fads of the early 1980s. The look demonstrates how Pam is always ahead of the curve, and it also gives “Dallas” a chance to show how cool Miss Ellie is. She’s the only character to […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Have a Trashy Mouth’

In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “Start the Revolution with Me,” J.R. (Larry Hagman) comes home late to find Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) seated at their bedroom vanity. J.R.: Well, you’re up late. Been out? [Places his cowboy hat atop the armoire] SUE ELLEN: Why, yes, J.R., I have been. J.R.: Anybody I know? [Removes his jacket, […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 68 – ‘Start the Revolution with Me’

“Start the Revolution with Me” feels a bit like a 1980s version of “Mad Men.” Not only does this fourth-season “Dallas” episode feature lots of talk about advertising, it also shows the Ewings wrestling with changing gender roles, just like the “Mad Men” characters do. In the episode’s first act, Leslie Stewart, J.R.’s new public […]

Dallas Styles: Lucy’s Wedding

Lucy’s wedding in the fourth-season episode “End of the Road, Part 2,” gives the “Dallas” cast a chance to dress up and show off like never before. No one rises to the occasion quite like Linda Gray, who gets to wear two outfits. When the ceremony begins, Sue Ellen wears a brownish-gray satin dress with shoulders […]