Dallas: Season 3, Episode 25

A House Divided (21 Mar. 1980)

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J.R.'s friends, family, and business associates have had enough of his dirty dealings, and many of them vow revenge. Bobby is especially angry as he and Pam leave Southfork.

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J.R.'s friends, family, and business associates have had enough of his dirty dealings, and many of them vow revenge. Bobby is especially angry as he and Pam leave Southfork.

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The title comes from the gospel of Mark and was used by Abraham Lincoln describing a country that is half free and half slave. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." See more »

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All throughout this episode, J.R.'s office phone on his desk is a multi line business model, but the call he gets in the office before he is shot, he answers a regular 'home style' phone on his desk. See more »

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Sue Ellen Ewing: I wanna tell you something, Dr Ellby. You've been right all along. I can't rely on anyone else to do what I have to do.
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The episode that elevated "Dallas" to cult status!!!
4 July 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

Contrary to popular belief, "A House Divided" is the actual title of the episode that is mistakenly called "Who Shot J.R.?" Though the question is raised on this season-ending cliff-hanger when the oil magnate (Larry Hagman) is shot, the resolution would not be answered until several episodes into the next season.

As all are familiar, this installment has J.R. as his devilish best, ruining Cliff Barnes' (Ken Kercheval) intent on making a killing off of oil field Ewing 23, destroying former ally Vaughn Leland (Dennis Patrick), alienating himself from the members of the oil cartel, driving his brother (Patrick Duffy) and his wife (Victoria Principal) from the family home, threatening to send his wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), back to the sanitarium, and running both his assistant (Randolph Powell) and his mistress, Kristen (Mary Crosby), out of town.

And all this is done in under an hour.

J.R. was definitely a ruthless businessman and Hagman played him to the hilt for thirteen glorious seasons.


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