Dallas: Season 9, Episode 31

Blast from the Past (16 May 1986)

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The happiness on Pam and Mark's wedding day soon fades as J.R.'s attempt to outwit Angelica may have come too late to save Jack's life and jeopardizes Sue Ellen's life as well.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jenna Wade (as Priscilla Beaulieu Presley)
Ben Stivers


The happiness on Pam and Mark's wedding day soon fades as J.R.'s attempt to outwit Angelica may have come too late to save Jack's life and jeopardizes Sue Ellen's life as well.

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When Victoria Principal opens the shower door in the infamous Bobby shower scene, actor John Beck was the one in the shower. The shock to Pam was supposed to be that he had been killed. The shot of Patrick Duffy was inserted later. Actually Pam would not have been shocked to see Mark (John Beck) in the shower considering that his character had been brought back during the "dream season" and she had married him earlier in the very same episode. See more »


J.R.: [Angelica secretly arms the bomb in her suitcase and hands it to J.R] This stuff looks authentic...
Angelica Nero: I guarantee you it is!
J.R.: You had me worried there for a while,
Angelica Nero: About what?
J.R.: About doing business with the woman wanted for murder...
Angelica Nero: I'm not wanted for murder... I am wanted for questioning.
J.R.: Same difference! If you weren't guilty. you'd answer those questions,
Angelica Nero: Let's just say that if I did not kill them, somebody else would have... they deserved to die! As do you and Jack!
J.R.: Does that mean you're going ...
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Referenced in Dallas XXX: A Parody (2012) See more »

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The show's most controversial episode
7 October 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

The powerhouse nighttime soap's ratings were down and much of the blame could lie in the departure of "good" son Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) a year earlier. Seeking a way to bring some life back into the show, the producers came up with an "ingenious" way of bringing him back: let everything that happened this season be part of a highly detailed "dream" by Pam (Victoria Principal).

Thus, everything that occurred in this episode from Angela Nero (Barbara Carrera) blowing up the Ewing Building with Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) in it to Jamie Ewing (Jennie Lee Harrison) expiring in an exploding car were other "figments" of Pam's vivid nocturnal images.

The last scene when Pam awakes and goes to the shower to meet Bobby standing, saying "How are you doing?" is one of television most memorable surprises and has been parodied by other shows, especially the final installment of "Newhart," ever since.

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