Dallas Review: Beautiful Enemies

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"Sins of the Father" juggled the players on Dallas in such a way that when they landed, former friends became enemies and enemies banded together.

Christopher's Evidence

Complications for Elena. When I'd heard that a family member would arrive in this episode I had high hopes for another Ewing to darken South Fork's doorstep.  Instead we got Drew.

Elena's big brother had a problematoc past and it appeared his future would be filled with disappointment if John Ross has anything to do with it.

Drew's out to avenge his Daddy's death after the man spent his life chasing oil that just wasn't there. And now a Ewing holds the title to his family's land, which he's bound and determined to get back. This left Elena in the middle of what could end up being a Ewing/Ramos feud.

Was I the only one seeing the similarities between Drew and Elena's story to that of the original Cliff/Pamela/Digger Barnes? I've always liked Elena but when she was cooing about Christopher being her soulmate while John Ross was still in the room I couldn't help but roll my eyes.

Mamma Bear. Once again J.R. was right. Hearing about John Ross' heartbreak and humiliation was just enough to get Sue Ellen riled. With the rest of her life in shambles, she could take her anger out on Elena.

Sue Ellen may know when she's getting played by J.R., but her son may be an entirely different matter.

Pamela or Rebecca? Are we now suppose to call her Pamela? Not that I don't love the history but didn't she legally change her name to Rebecca?  

It looked like Cliff's clean up crew could have done a better job, but then again he always did go cheap. J.R. was right. Frank's stealthy ninja skills were slipping. Or perhaps he just hoped to have a way of taking the spoiled princess down if he needed it.

Like a bloodhound, J.R. could smell a weak link a mile off and exploit it as he told Frank in this Dallas quote:

J.R.: It's a rare and beautiful thing when enemies share the same enemy. | permalink

Speaking of enemies, how wonderful was it to see Bobby go to J.R. to take down Ryland? When the chips are down, you go to your brother... and when you need to take down a piece of sleaze like Ryland, you go to the master devil himself.  

But J.R. may not have the chance to work his delightfully despicable magic. I knew Annie had a gun in her purse the moment she walked in the door. I knew she'd pull it on Harris. I just didn't think she'd actually shoot him. I cheered when she did.

A few side notes…

  • Hearing Ryland's mother call Annie the egg donor made me want to slap her. I can't imagine what Emma has turned out like being raise by those two arrogant, selfish bastards.
  • How funny was it to watch J.R. google himself and laugh over the results?
  • Does anyone else hate Christopher's sneaky secretary?
  • Where the heck is Cliff Barnes?

Will Annie have to pay the price for shooting Ryland? Is Ryland dead or alive? Will Tommy's death come back to haunt Pamela?  So many questions left unanswered leaving me already anticipating next Monday's Dallas.

Sins of the Father Review

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Dallas Season 2 Episode 3 Quotes

She deserves to have you in her life. Fight for her.


Keep those boys in line.