Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 107 — ‘The Big Ball’

No matter how often I see it, the next-to-last scene in “The Big Ball” always gives me goose bumps. Punk Anderson stands before a packed ballroom of tuxedo-clad oilmen and their gussied up wives and announces the establishment of the Jock Ewing memorial scholarship. “I don’t know what old Jock would have said about this, but […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Starting Over’

Dusty (Jared Martin) returns to the rodeo circuit in this 1981 publicity shot from “Starting Over,” a fifth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘We Have Four Sons, You Know’

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “Starting Over,” Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) summons Ray (Steve Kanaly) to the Southfork living room, where they sit across from each other. ELLIE: I know that in the past, you and Jock used to have these conversations, but in his absence, I, I guess I’ll have to be the one […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 87 – ‘Starting Over’

At the end of “Starting Over,” Bobby enters the Southfork foyer holding Christopher, the infant he believes J.R. fathered with Kristin. Bobby plans to confront his brother with the boy, but when Pam spots the newborn, she assumes her husband has finally found a child for them to adopt. “It happened!” Pam says after she […]