Dallas Parallels: Turning Tables

Who says you can’t beat a Ewing? As the original “Dallas” neared its end, two Westar board members invited J.R. to become the company’s new chairman. J.R. found the offer too good to refuse, so he sold his share of Ewing Oil to Cliff Barnes and accepted the offer to join Westar — only to […]

‘Dallas’s’ Ratings Dip, But It’s Not All Bad News

It’s a good news/bad news week where “Dallas’s” ratings are concerned. First, the bad news: The TNT drama’s latest episode, “Boxed In,” debuted to 1.86 million viewers on September 15, according to Nielsen. The numbers are down 3.9 percent from the previous week, when “Victims of Love” debuted to 1.93 million viewers. In the advertiser-prized category […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 13

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: What will happen to Ann and Emma? The previous episode, “Victims of Love,” ended with drug cartel honcho Luis (Antonio Jaramillo) visiting the Rylands, where he revealed: a) he killed Candace, b) he was holding Ann and […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Victims of Love’

The Ewings took their company public in “Victims of Love,” and with the whole world watching — even Wolf Blitzer was tracking their every move — each member of the family suited up for success. “Dallas’s” ace costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin dressed the Ewings in outfits that fit their characters perfectly: Bobby (Patrick Duffy), the silver-haired […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best ‘Dallas’ Sound Bites

“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Victims of Love,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Victims of Love”? Share them below and read more “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Goodbye, Daddy’

In “Victims of Love,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) enters the prison cell where Cliff (Ken Kercheval) sits at a table. CLIFF: [Rises] Pammy, I knew you would come. Thank you. They sit across from each other. PAMELA: I’m sorry. I’m sorry for helping the Ewings put you in jail, for failing to […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 37 — ‘Victims of Love’

“Victims of Love” puts the emphasis on corporate wheeling and dealing, but look past all the chatter about IPOs and SECs and you’ll see this is really an episode about the characters and their daddy issues. Pamela punishes Cliff by leaving him in prison, John Ross loses control of the family business by repeating one […]

‘Dallas’ Sees Another Small Uptick in the Ratings

“Dallas’s” latest episode, “Victims of Love,” debuted to 1.934 million viewers on September 8, according to Nielsen. The audience included an estimated 538,000 viewers in the advertiser-prized demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49. The numbers are up slightly from one week ago, when “Hurt” debuted to 1.931 million viewers, including 509,000 adults between […]

What Did You Think of ‘Dallas’ This Week?

You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, September 9, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topic: “Victims of Love,” this week’s episode of TNT’s “Dallas.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to […]

The Dallas Decoder Guide to the McKay Family

Carter McKay, Dallas, George Kennedy

The McKays are back! The family that feuded with the Ewings during the original “Dallas’s” later years is slowly creeping back into TNT’s sequel series: Hunter, a McKay grandson, was introduced earlier this year, while this week’s episode, “Victims of Love,” will bring back Tracey, who’s now played by Melinda Clarke. Need a refresher on […]