Dallas Season 2 Finale: Who Killed J.R.? [SPOILER] Did + Favorite Quotes
[Warning: Massive spoilers from the Dallas season finale]
OK so many thoughts about the two-hour Dallas finale. First of all, what excellent episodes. So many twists and turns and ups and downs and things getting oh so clear then getting messy again. All of it was kind of exhausting…in a good way. Thoughts:
- Is Pamela the next Sue Ellen? Iâ€™m hoping being married to John Ross isnâ€™t going to drive her to drink. These two are my end game. But life in Dallas often turns on a dime. I saw this love between the newbie husband and wife and then…heâ€™s still sleeping with Emma.
- In my preview, I raved about Julie Gonzalo and Josh Henderson. But Iâ€™m going to have to say that I want to also rave about Emma Bell. As Emma, she can do the bad girl thing so incredibly well. Harris didnâ€™t even know what hit him.
- Speaking of which, it was great how the entire Ewing clan worked together to bring down Cliff and Harris. Those two villains both ended up in jail — one American the other a Mexican prison. JR must have been looking down (or is it up) from wherever he is and had to have been cackling over his whole family doing whatever they could to bring the Ewing haters down. They were all exhibiting J.R. tendencies. This was all a case of who could out-villain the other. Apparently, the Ewings can when they really put their minds to it.
- OMG. I love them having J.R. end his life on his own terms. He had been dying of cancer. Why not use this as an opportunity to set a plan in motion and that would ultimately frame Cliff Barnes for his murder? Who Killed J.R.? J.R. did. OK, technically, it was his friend Bum but he only did so on his orders. Wow. Wow. Wow.
- The show took the opportunity to instantly make Elena more interesting. Sure, she and Christopher arenâ€™t together right now but she learned that J.R. stole her fatherâ€™s (oil-producing) land right out from under him and gave him the barren land. I donâ€™t know who this Joaquin guy is but I canâ€™t wait to find out. The Ewings may need to be scared. And how great is it that even from a Mexican jail, Cliff can still be as much of a pain in the ass as ever. I wonder who the show is going to get to play Joaquin?
- Classic Pam (as opposed to Current Pam) is gone. She apparently died from pancreatic cancer. I guess that means weâ€™re never going to get Victoria Principal on this show. Boo.
- I must say, I enjoyed almost every aspect of this finale including the job that Jesse Metcalfe did.
- Iâ€™m OK if Drew Ramos never returns but he probably has the perfect opportunity to join Elena wherever she is. I think weâ€™re looking at a Ramos Revegenda next season.
- Just as Pamela is softening, Elena is hardening. Interesting twist.
- I loved Sue Ellen confronting the governor. And Patrick Duffy killed the scene out by J.R.’s grave where he revealed his older brother’s master plan to Christopher and John Ross.
- I wonder if Steven Weber will return in season 3. Iâ€™m assuming there is a season 3 but Iâ€™m cool with that.
- How can JR be such an awful person and people still find a way to love him?
- I love the sound of Ewing Global.
- Pamela questioning Roy Vickers was a good scene. He admitted that Cliff knew there were people on that rig when the bomb exploded. That Cliff knew she was on the rig. Barnes could be languishing in an American prison just as easily but he isnâ€™t.
- Next season is going to look hella different from this season which was way different from what we got last season. These writers/producers are great at that.
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Dallas â€œGuilt by Associationâ€ and â€œLegaciesâ€
Writer (“Guilt by Association”): Taylor Hamra
Writers (“Legacies”): Cynthia Cidre and Robert Rovner
Sue Ellen: â€œJust a little something I learned from J.R. If you canâ€™t count on someone to do the right thing. Donâ€™t give them the choice.â€
John Ross: Well, if I canâ€™t put him in jail. Iâ€™ll put him in the ground.â€
Christopher (to Elena): â€œYou know something? After all Pamelaâ€™s lies, her betrayal, you were the one person I thought I could trust. Always. Well, I guess I was wrong.â€
Christopher (to Elena): â€œThereâ€™s nothing left to talk about! Except when I get back here, you better be gone.â€
Governor McConaughey: â€œKen shouldâ€™ve known better than to ever trust you. You can never trust a drunk.â€
Sue Ellen: â€œThatâ€™s right. And I have been a drunk most of my life. I used alcohol to allow myself to do things I could never do. So…like lie and get taken advantage of by men like you. But today, I donâ€™t need a drink. This drink, governor, is for you. Youâ€™re going to need it. Because now that I have the goods on you, youâ€™re going to do what I want. So, letâ€™s discuss eminent domain.â€
John Ross: â€œHey, you ok?â€
Pamela: â€œI was just thinking how screwed up everything is. I married you. I love you. And now I worry that every time you look at me youâ€™re connecting me to what my father did.â€
John Ross: â€œYou are not responsible for anything he did. And it doesnâ€™t change the way I feel about you.â€
Pamela: â€œYou want me to frame my father?â€
John Ross: â€œFor something that he did.â€
John Ross: â€œYou and I…we both deserve justice.â€
John Ross: â€œNot too shabby for Digger Barnes.â€
Pamela: â€œOh my God.â€
John Ross: â€œWhat is it?â€
Pamela: â€œItâ€™s Pam Ewingâ€™s death certificate. Christopherâ€™s mother is dead.â€
Pamela: â€œPlease. Just tell me it was unintentional and Iâ€™ll go.â€
Roy: â€œHave other children. Forget your father. There was nothing unintentional about it.â€
Sue Ellen: â€œYouâ€™re married?â€
John Ross: â€œSurprise…â€
Sue Ellen: â€œYou should have told me. I should have been there to witness my only son…and my new daughter.â€
John Ross: â€œYou okay with this Christopher?â€
Christopher: â€œAt least thereâ€™s one good thing to come out of all this. Congratulations.â€
Pamela: â€œThatâ€™s my fatherâ€™s gun.â€
Bobby: â€œThatâ€™s the gun that killed my brother.â€
Christopher: â€œYou know the one thing I thought we had between us…was trust. How do I ever trust you again, Elena?â€
Cliff: â€œWhat have you done, Pamela?â€
Bobby: â€œIâ€™ve waited for this moment for a long time, Cliff.â€
Cliff: â€œWhat moment would that be?â€
Bobby: â€œThe moment our feud is over.â€
Christopher: â€œWell, why donâ€™t you welcome me to the board, Uncle Cliff? Because Iâ€™m now 1/3 owner of Barnes Global.â€
John Ross: â€œAnd so am I…along with your daughter.â€
Pamela: â€œJohn Ross and I are married. With our combined shares, you are now the minority shareholder in your own company.â€
Sue Ellen: â€œWhich gives our family control of Barnes Global and Ewing Energies, again.â€
Cliff: â€œOh, Pamela. You have just made the most grievous error of your young life.â€
Cliff: â€œWhat the hell is going on?â€
Sue Ellen: â€œYou are under arrest, Cliff. J.R.â€™s body was exhumed in Dallas. Two slugs were found in his chest cavity which match a gun registered to you.â€
Cliff: â€œI didnâ€™t kill J.R! I didnâ€™t kill J.R.! I didnâ€™t kill, J.R.! I didnâ€™t kill J.R.! I did not kill J.R.!
Cliff: â€œI have never done anything that the Ewings asked me to do and Iâ€™m not gonna start today.â€
Cliff: â€œWho killed J.R.?â€ Bobby: â€œYouâ€™ll never know, Cliff.â€
Bobby: â€œThank you, J.R., for taking care of all of us. Even from the great beyond.â€
Bobby (reading J.R.â€™s letter to John Ross and Christopher): â€œâ€˜And talk to Bum. Heâ€™s the final and most important piece to the puzzle and the best friend that I didnâ€™t deserve to have.â€™â€
Christopher (reading J.R.â€™s letter out loud): â€œâ€˜I can never make up for all the terrible hurtful things I did to you, Bobby. And I have no excuses either one of us would believe. But I hope in the quiet place in your heart where the truth lives, that my jealousy — as powerful as it was — was nothing compared to my love for you. Goodbye, baby brother.â€™â€
John Ross: â€œIâ€™m sorry. I…uh…Iâ€™m confused. Who shot my father, Uncle Bobby?â€
Bum: â€œI shot your father, John Ross. He only had a few days left and he asked me to do it. He said thatâ€™s the way it had to be. Itâ€™s the hardest thing I ever had to do. Please believe that J.R.â€™s last act was an act of love for his family. And for you.â€
John: â€œThe only person who could take down J.R…was J.R.â€
John Ross: â€œThank you, daddy, for watching over us. I love you.â€
Emma: â€œThis has nothing to do with the Ewings. This is me.â€
Harris: â€œThis isnâ€™t my Emma. This isnâ€™t the girl I raised.â€
Emma: â€œIt is. Because Iâ€™m exactly my fatherâ€™s daughter.â€
Harris: â€œOh, Annie. I bet youâ€™re enjoying this.â€
Ann: â€œActually, Iâ€™m not Harris. Because Iâ€™m not a sick sadistic prick like you are.â€
Cliff (to Elena): â€œYou can be my proxy for the third of Barnes Global that I still own. Make the Ewings pay for their sins against your family.â€
John Ross: â€œTo the shrewdest oilman who ever lived. May all who enter Ewing Global feel your gaze and remember that…you never go against a Ewing.â€
Sue Ellen: â€œNo truer words, John Ross.â€
Bobby: â€œSo, howâ€™d it go with Emma and Harris?â€
Ann: â€œI think Emmaâ€™s going to be OK. And Harris — he looked like someone who could use a hug.â€
Ann: â€œYouâ€™re still the best man I know.â€
Bobby: â€œYou need to get out more.â€
Sue Ellen: â€œNow, you be nice to that bride of yours. Treat her right. Itâ€™s not easy being a Ewing bride in this family.â€
John Ross: â€œWhat do you take me for, Mama? A scoundrel?â€
Emma: â€œThat lookâ€™s gonna cost you.â€
John Ross: â€œDarlinâ€™, trust me, Iâ€™m willing to pay the price…just…donâ€™t tell my wife.â€
So many great lines from both episodes. Hopefully, TNT will renew Dallas sooner rather than later.
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