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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 23 “John Ewing III, Part 1”

Whoo-boy! Sue Ellen heads to the sanitarium for the first time. Lucy kicks drugs after one heartfelt talk with Bobby. Miss Ellie reads J.R. for filth. It’s a doozy of an episode, so let’s dive right in! Breakfast of Champions Sue Ellen pulls into a parking lot of the clinic and pulls out a flask before her OB-GYN appointment. Holy Crap. That is some next-level drinking there. But that’s all we need to see for now.  We cut to The Store where Lucy is buying…

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DALLAS — Season Two, Episode 17: “The Red File, Part I”

Oh, my! I love and hate this episode. I wish Julie had stuck around longer, but when you cross J.R. AND the Cartel … well, clearly your life expectancy on this show (in fact your life expectancy, period) goes down! It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood … Julie and J.R. are having a lovely stroll on a pier and apparently, they’ve been strolling and “inspecting offshore rigs” (clearly code for “banging each other senseless”) for three days. Julie wants to know if J.R. is…

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DALLAS — Season Two, Episode 16: ” Julie’s Return”

Is Jock having an affair? Did J.R. forge his daddy’s will? Are we about to see what’s REALLY in the Red File, once and for all?!?! Let’s saddle up and down to SouthFork! Décor For Gold Diggers, By Julie Grey We don’t waste any time building up Julie’s reappearance. She’s on the phone to Victor at the Cattleman’s Club asking him to tell her the next time Jock comes to lunch. Did people do this sort of thing? Was a maitre’ d expected to give…

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DALLAS – Season Two, Episode 15: “For Love or Money”

The cat’s out of the bag … and J.R. finds out about Cliff and Sue Ellen –  and we see Kristin for the first time and it’s NOT the Kristin we’ll grow to love/hate. And we meet Sue Ellen’s golddiggin’ momma! Buckle up … the broncos are kickin’ down at the ranch! “Golddiggers ‘R Us … How can we find a sugar daddy for you today? It’s breakfast and  Sue Ellen’s mom calls. Ostensibly, she wants to visit SouthFork, but really, she wants to get…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 10: “Act of Love”

An odd title, for a Dallas episode, but what do I know? This episode turns up the heat between Sue Ellen and Cliff AND sets up the long-running subplot of who is John Ross’s daddy REALLY! As we shelter in place and sew masks out of chiffon, let’s travel back in time and sit a spell at SouthFork and enjoy the good ol’ days with the Ewings. Just another day in TV paradise. Jock’s been out ranchin’ and Miss Ellie’s waiting with some OJ. He…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 4: “The Winds of Vengeance”

WARNING: This is one of my least favorite episodes. I read the novelized version of Season One, and the creepy humiliation of Sue Ellen still terrifies me. Even by 1970s standards this is exploitive and gross and I considered not recapping it, but Ray’s coat alone warranted some TV archaeology. Dear God. J.R. and Ray are in a cheap motel sleeping with some women they picked up in Waco. Ray wears a terrifying faux-Native American, gray and sunset-colored coat. I’m glad J.R. isn’t classist, but…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 2 – “Lessons”

There’s a lot of lessons to be unpacked here. It’s a snowy day at Southfork and Lucy rides a horse out to the mailbox to steal and then burn a letter from school about her truancy. If this was really how schools addressed truancy in Texas in the 70s, I see what they’ve had so many issues about including facts in their history books now. My school called my mom if I missed one period.

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DALLAS Season 1 – Episode 1 – “Digger’s Daughter”

I still want to live here. It can’t be overstated how much Dallas impacted my life. I was 13 years old when it came on, and I don’t think my parents let my brother and me watch the pilot. But soon, every Friday night after the Dukes of Hazzard, we were all glued to the television set. I fell in love with Dallas in a way even Star Trek couldn’t touch. I wanted to explore in Federation space, but I wanted to LIVE at Southfork.…

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