Bobby finds a compromise on the Tapaka project, but this fails to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie. Ray and Donna confront Miss Ellie about what they suspect is the real problem. J.R. makes ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
Reviews

Watch Now

From $0.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Bobby finds a compromise on the Tapaka project, but this fails to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie. Ray and Donna confront Miss Ellie about what they suspect is the real problem. J.R. makes arrangements to sell Ewing Oil. Pam tells Cliff their mother is still alive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

3 April 1981 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Very Touching Episode
9 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This review DOES contain spoilers!

I've been watching DVD's of the original DALLAS for a while now, right from the beginning up through Season Four. Of course, the series went on for many more seasons, but if it were going to end early, this would have been a great way to end it.

In the preceding episodes of this season, Jock and Ellie have been driven apart by (apparently) the argument over the Takapa land deal. Also, it has been discovered that Ray Krebbs is really Jock's son. Things come to a head in "Ewing vs. Ewing" when Donna and Ray bring Jock and Ellie together, and Ray sets everything straight.

Barbara Bel Geddes was an amazing actress! Ellie's beautiful and heart-wrenching scene at the end actually brought tears to my eyes! She recognizes that Gary is not ever coming back to Southfork, she accepts Ray fully into the family, and begs Jock's forgiveness for her misunderstanding. Jock, in his last real scene of the series, smiles and tells Ellie "there's nothing to forgive." It is a beautifully acted and directed scene, made even more poignant by the fact that we see very little more of Jim Davis, who was also a wonderful actor.

(As an aside, I strongly feel that Ralph Waite would have been an excellent choice to step into the role of Jock. Some readers may think of him only as mild-mannered John Walton (The Waltons) but trust me: he knew how to be just as gruff and domineering as Jim Davis was. Oh, well …)

I almost think I could stop watching at this point, because so many things are resolved here. But what's going to happen with J.R.'s plan to sell Ewing Oil? What about Cliff and Pam's mother? And what mischief will Afton bring into the mix? Time to move on …


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
J.R. Ewing timmytony80
1976 timmytony80
Morgan Brittany did a great Joan Collins impersonation!! dallasdallasdallas
So was there a lesbian thang going on between Sue Ellen and Jamie? dallasdallasdallas
You could tell Donna Reed and Larry Hagman didn't have chemistry dallasdallasdallas
Favorite JR / Jock Quotes? the_notorious_bid
Discuss Ewing vs. Ewing (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page