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Someone is attempting to frighten April as she continues to see Bobby while Sue Ellen gives Cally advice on how she will have to fight to make her marriage work.



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Episode credited cast:
Miss Ellie Ewing Farlow
Clayton Farlow
Cliff Barnes
Lucy Ewing
April Stevens
Carter McKay
Cally Ewing
Don Lockwood
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ran Barker ...
Pool Player
Sue Bugden ...
Danone Camden ...
Kendall Chapman (as Danone Simpson)
Sue Ellen Ewing


Someone is attempting to frighten April as she continues to see Bobby while Sue Ellen gives Cally advice on how she will have to fight to make her marriage work.

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Drama | Romance




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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: You have nothing to worry about. I have no intention of releasing the film - at the moment.
J.R.: What the hell does that mean?
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: It means the movie will be locked securely in a vault. However, if I think you're coming after me - or if you cross me for any reason - or if I feel you're not doing well for John Ross, or anyone else for that matter- or if I get up on the wrong side of the bed one morning - or if I'm simply bored - then I will release the movie. And then, J.R., you will be the laughing ...
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Sue Ellen's Last Payback(and Linda Gray's last episode)
21 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the conclusion of the 12th season of Dallas, Sue Ellen not only manages her own local movie studio, but she also has completed her seminal feature length autobiographical film that chronicles her 20-year long marriage to JR Ewing. Needless to say, JR doesn't come off looking too good by the end of Sue Ellen's feature film.

However, just prior to showing JR the movie she made which totally trashes him (and not without good reason) a rather dark, and short and kind of creepy looking guy who seems to be the full-time movie studio parasite asks Sue Ellen to completely abandoned her current life and family in Dallas and come live with him in London. Sue Ellen eagerly accepts the offer from the full-time movie studio parasite, then spends her last few days in Dallas tieing up a few loose ends before taking the London plunge with Mr Creepy Guy. First, she says goodbye to John Ross while having lunch at an upscale restaurant. Then later Sue Ellen ends her busy day by using her "Tell All" film to blackmail JR.

After JR and Sue Ellen watch their 20-year long "dysfunctional" marriage being played out before them on the big screen during a private screening at Sue Ellen's movie studio, JR threatens Sue Ellen with legal action to prevent her from ever releasing her autobiographical film to the general public. Sue Ellen responds by reassuring JR that her film will be locked away in a vault and never released to the public... IF! JR dedicates himself to becoming a better person in general. Which includes being a good father to John Ross, and to treat his new young hot trophy wife (Cally Ewing) a lot better than he treated her.

Then, Sue Ellen triumphantly rises to her feat and proudly walks out of the theater with Mr Creepy guy. Who apparently has been waiting quietly in the darkened theater by the exit for God only knows how long. Leaving a stunned JR sitting alone in the theater visibly upset that Sue Ellen got the last victory in their final showdown together. A rather intensely dramatic moment in an otherwise silly and unintentional self-parodying episode.

In other less significant story lines to conclude the 12th season of Dallas, Bobby's latest main squeeze April Stevens (played by Sharee J Wilson) is getting a series of disturbing phone calls from an anonymous man. Bobby then moves April from her apartment into the Southfork Ranch for her protection. However, April continues to receive harassing phone calls after moving to the Ranch from the same anonymous stranger. The episode ends without revealing the identity of the man who is harassing April over the phone, forcing the audience to wait until next season to find out who the mysterious caller is, and what he wants with April.

Finally, Cliff Barnes attempts to track down the location of his ex-girl friend Afton Cooper (played by Audrey Landers) to possibly reignite their ancient relationship. But, Cliff ends-up getting beaten and rolled by Afton's alcoholic ex-husband and his grifter girlfriend at a flop house in New Orleans.

I give this episode 8-out of-10 stars purely because it's Linda Grey's last episode as Sue Ellen after 12-years on the original series of 'Dallas'. Despite having a lot of scenes that are unintentionally campy and laughable.

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