‘Dallas’ Memoriam: Honoring Those We Lost in 2015

Here’s Dallas Decoder’s annual tribute to the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died during the past year. Notable deaths among the show’s extended family also are included. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com.   Merv Adelson Died September 8 (age 85) Adelson co-founded […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 132 — ‘The Road Back’

With “The Road Back,” “Dallas” delivers the first hour of its seventh season and the most thrilling opening in its history. It begins with a nighttime shot of Southfork, which looks familiar against the dark sky except for the flames shooting out of the roof. Director Nick Havinga then brings us inside the house, where […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part 1’

J.R. and Sue Ellen (Larry Hagman, Linda Gray) are seen in this 1979 publicity shot from “Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part 1,”“Dallas’s” third-season opener.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Am No Longer for Sale’

In “Whatever Happened to Baby John, Part 1,” “Dallas’s” third-season opener, J.R. (Larry Hagman) sits next to Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), who is lounging near the Southfork pool, reading Texas Homes magazine. J.R.: Darling, I wish you’d try and take a little more interest in things. SUE ELLEN: Interest? In what? J.R.: Well, to start […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 30 – ‘Whatever Happened to Baby John? Part 1’

J.R., how do you do it? During “Dallas’s” first two seasons, you neglect your wife, mistreat your mistress, forge your daddy’s will, ruin your mama’s reunion with her long-lost brother, sabotage one brother’s attempt to reconcile with his wife and child, drive another brother out of the family business, ruin your rival’s political career and […]