Dallas Styles: Jock’s Medallion

In the famous painting of Jock that hangs at Southfork (and later, Ewing Oil) after the character’s death, he wears his signature gold medallion. The lion’s head, which dangles on a chain around Jock’s neck, reminds the world of his role as father of the Ewing pride. When Jock was alive, sometimes his own family […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘The Venezuelan Connection’

Jock and Ray (Jim Davis, Steve Kanaly) attend a Fort Worth cattle auction in this 1980 publicity shot from “The Venezuelan Connection,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re the One Who’s the Snob’

In “The Venezuelan Connection,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode, Lucy (Charlene Tilton) talks to Mitch (Leigh McCloskey) while he puts away dishes in his kitchen. MITCH: Lucy, look, it was nice of you to come here, but you’ve gotta understand one thing: being rich is a way of life for you. I’ll never have that kind […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 60 – ‘The Venezuelan Connection’

“The Venezuelan Connection” feels like the first half of one of “Dallas’s” two-part episodes. There’s a lot of setup here but not a lot of payoff. In the main storyline, Bobby hires May-December power couple Eugene and Sally Bullock to ship Venezuelan crude to Ewing Oil’s new refinery, only to learn the tanker sank en […]