Dallas: Season 1, Episode 9

Family Business (1 Aug. 2012)

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After Bobby has another tumor crisis, operated successfully but within an inch of his life, J.R. laughs away the women's moral appeal for the family to stand united, yet ends up signing ... See full summary »



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After Bobby has another tumor crisis, operated successfully but within an inch of his life, J.R. laughs away the women's moral appeal for the family to stand united, yet ends up signing over the Southfork deed to Bobby. John Ross now doubts the point in trying to please or at least impress his father enough to accept Christopher's offer to form a partnership, Ewing Energies, with Elena. J.R. believes Cliff Barnes's 'undervalued' right hand 'Smiling' Frank his weak point, but Bum finds no angle. Meanwhile Tommy tries in vain threatening Rebecca, who is winning Christopher back, with exposure as his college days lover, not sibling, and is told the deal concerning Chistopher's methane technology is lapsed by Smiling Frank. Harris Ryland expects Sue Ellen to be at his call or be exposed before the governor election. Written by KGF Vissers

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2 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a prime time example of Dallas building a strong show into a classic cliff hanger. There is only the finale left but we are building into a classic ending of this new installment of the series. I need the spoiler warning here because it is hard not too spoil something but this show ends with some more about Rebecca being revealed including a classic question, who gets shot? While it is not Who Shot JR, there is a question to start the finale, will Christopher still have a wife after getting married at the beginning of this season? JR is back and maybe even grumpier than usual. He signs the deed of Southfork back over to Bobby after getting veiled threats from Bobby's Wife Number 3" and then having Sue Ellen slap him around. This is the longest on camera work for JR in several shows.

Sue Ellen is getting black mailed in this one and that is something that might get resolved in the finale? John Ross and Christopher try to make peace with each other for Bobby's sake during this one. That is because after pleading for peace, Bobby is having a health crisis. Atr the end of this one you have to ask yourself if Bobby will survive the Finale next week? Will the peace treaty of sorts between John Ross and Christopher and Elena survive the finale? Yes, we have a bunch of good questions to be resolved in this last installment next week. Has this new effort been worth the ride for viewers? Ratings have gotten above Pawns Stars at times so they have done OK.

My understanding is that someone is going to drive one of Jock Ewing's classic cars from the original series into the Pawn Shop and Chumlee is going to have a tough decision to make on an upcoming episode. Stay tuned....

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