Dallas Parallels: O Mother, Where Art Thou?

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If Christopher’s search for Pam on TNT’s “Dallas” reminded you of Pam’s search for Rebecca on the original series, you’re not alone. There are several similarities between the two storylines — and also one big difference, reminding us how history never repeats itself exactly, even on “Dallas.” This one is kind of complicated, so let’s take it […]

Here’s Everything That’s Happened on ‘Dallas,’ Ever*

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It’s never too late to start watching “Dallas.” If you missed the original show and the first two seasons of TNT’s sequel series, fear not: This post will tell you everything you need to know before Season 3 begins on Monday, February 24. (*OK, this isn’t really everything that’s happened on “Dallas.” For that, you’ll have to […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 2

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The second season of TNT’s “Dallas” was even better than the first. Here are my laurels, along with a few darts. Performances She spent Season 1 on the sidelines, but Linda Gray became “Dallas’s” star player this year. After losing the election, Sue Ellen maneuvered her way into Ewing Energies, then fought tooth and manicured nail […]

The Dal-List: 10 Reasons TNT Should Renew ‘Dallas’

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“Dallas” fans know who killed J.R. and what happened to Pam, but one question remains unanswered: Will TNT renew the show for a third season? To help the good people at TNT make up their minds, here are 10 good reasons to give “Dallas” another year. 10. “Dallas” is TNT’s most-watched show (right now). TNT showed […]

Drill Bits: DVR Users Give the ‘Dallas’ Finale a Big Boost

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DVR users have been boosting “Dallas’s” ratings all year – and they didn’t disappoint last week. “Guilt by Association” and “Legacies,” the last two episodes of “Dallas’s” second season, averaged 2.9 million viewers when TNT telecast them back-to-back on April 15. During the next three days, DVR users boosted the combined average for the two […]

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Shot Your Father, John Ross’

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In “Legacies,” “Dallas’s” second-season finale, Bobby and Bum (Patrick Duffy, Kevin Page) visit J.R.’s gravesite. BOBBY: Thank you, J.R., for taking care of all of us. Even from the great beyond. A Southfork pickup truck arrives. John Ross and Christopher (Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe) exit. JOHN ROSS: Don’t you think it’s about time you told […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 25 – ‘Legacies’

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Will it surprise you to learn that I like “Legacies”? Probably not, judging by some of the comments I’ve received on this website and others lately. Some of you seem to think I’m too generous to the new “Dallas.” If I am, it’s only because I genuinely love the show. I’m also the first to […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 24 – ‘Guilt by Association’

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Oh, how I wanted Victoria Principal to be under that hat. “Guilt by Association,” the “Dallas” episode that promised to reveal Pam Ewing’s fate, ends with Christopher spotting the woman he believes is his mother in the lobby of a Zurich bank. She’s wearing a wide-rimmed hat and walking alongside the doctor that Christopher believes […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Ends the Season with Bigger Ratings

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“Dallas” got a nice ratings boost on April 15 with a season-ending double feature that revealed what happened to Pam and who killed J.R. “Guilt by Association” the first of the evening’s two episodes, was seen by 2.82 million viewers, including 1 million adults between ages 18 and 49, an important demographic in TV ad sales. […]

‘Who Killed J.R.?’ ‘Dallas’ Solves the Big Mystery

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We now know who killed J.R. Ewing. In “Legacies,” “Dallas’s” second-season finale, the Ewings completed the execution of the master plan that J.R. (Larry Hagman) devised before his death. All of our questions were finally answered: • Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) learned Pam was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and went to Abu Dhabi to receive experimental treatments. […]