Stars: Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Brenda Strong, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
Director: Michael M. Robin
Network: TNT, airs Wednesday nights
Original Telecast: June 20th, 2012

It takes no time at all for all the power playing and scheming to begin on DALLAS, just like where it left off 20 years ago. Quickly things become apparent that although nearly two decades have passed, very little has changed. There are a few new faces but the game is the same and oh what a game to be played.

J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) confronts son John Ross (Josh Henderson) about trying to screw him over in the plot to take over Southfork. He spares John Ross while letting him know who is boss and that the two will, like it or not, now work together for real in the takeover of the ranch from Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy).

Another cameo appearance by an old time DALLAS player Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) in an attempt to buy the ranch, fails for the old Ewing nemesis. Even sweet talking Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) doesn’t work for old Uncle Cliff. Cliff tells him he wants to invest in his gas hydrate project, which Christopher quickly declines; saying he knows this is all an attempt to screw his family.

Although Christopher’s demeanor suggests he is a good ‘ol boy he falters a bit when, after he discovers that his dad has cancer, he falls into the arms of Elena (Jordana Brewster) and they begin kissing.

Being watched by Christopher’s wife Rebecca’s (Julia Gonzalo) brother who tapes the incident and sends it to her so she will be more willing to betray Christopher in a yet unrevealed plan only backfires for dear brother Tommy. Christopher comes home immediately after to proclaim his love for his wife.

Although, John Ross does discover that Rebecca did in fact betray Christopher two years earlier. That information gives John Ross power worthy of a true master blackmailer

The plot continues to thicken, layers are beginning to unwrap and the characters are nicely intertwined which insure the pure DALLAS classic nostalgia. The familial way the family interacts is true to the DALLAS legacy. It feels like going home again.

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