Stars: Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo
Writer: Taylor Hamra
Director: Marc Roskin
Network: TNT, airs Wednesday nights
Original Telecast: June 27th, 2012
The revamping of DALLAS can be summed up in one phrase – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Like in the first version of DALLAS, this DALLAS is one full of interwoven subplots and drama, including – the best part – cliffhangers!
While John Ross (Josh Henderson) and J.R. (Larry Hagman) conspire to steal Southfork from right underneath Bobby (Patrick Duffy), J. R. schemes to cut his own flesh and blood out of the deal entirely. J.R. is not a changed man and soon all those thinking the gray-haired senior citizen has softened in his old age will be in for a shocker. A leopard doesn’t change his spots and J.R. Ewing will never be a morally kind, honorable human being.
Meanwhile, poor oblivious Bobby and his wife Ann (Brenda Strong) begin packing up Southfork and decide to throw a goodbye to Southfork BBQ.
First John Ross tries blackmailing his cousin’s wife Rebecca (Julia Gonzalo) into helping him seal the deal on the Southfork purchase. Rebecca fails and has no choice but to come clean to Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) before John Ross tells Christopher of her deception. Rebecca seems to have gotten herself in a bind with three men. Her brother, whom she is supposedly plotting with in order to steal from Christopher, Christopher, whom she has actually formed real feelings toward and John Ross who is set on using her to his own advantage to get what he wants. Yes, Rebecca is in quite a pickle.
And in true DALLAS fashion, we end with Rebecca confronting Christopher about her true wheelings and dealings…and then cut to black! Ahhhhh…such a teaser!
I remember the producers torturing me and forcing me to wait a week to see what happens 25 years ago and here they go again. Damn those producers! The plot thickens, twists and takes a detour so one more week we wait to see where it eventually is headed. It doesn’t get better than that!
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