Dallas (1978–1991)
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Conundrum 

J.R. is drunk and dejected; he has lost his business to Cliff Barnes, his son has moved to England, and the ownership of his beloved home was given to Bobby. He wants to end it all, when an... See full summary »

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... Bobby Ewing
... Michelle Stevens (credit only)
... J.R. Ewing
... Clayton Farlow (credit only)
... Carter McKay
... Cliff Barnes
... James Beaumont (credit only)
... Cally Ewing
... Liz Adams (credit only)
... April Stevens Ewing (credit only)
... Kristin Shepard
... Sue Ellen Shepard
... Adam
... Ray Krebbs
... Nicholas Pearce
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J.R. is drunk and dejected; he has lost his business to Cliff Barnes, his son has moved to England, and the ownership of his beloved home was given to Bobby. He wants to end it all, when an otherworldly creature calling himself "Adam" offers to show him what a world where J.R. Ewing was never born would be like. In this alternate reality, Gary would be the first son and would run Ewing Oil -- into the ground but become a successful lawyer. Jock would kill himself over it, leading to Miss Ellie's death "from a broken heart" two years later. Sue Ellen would be a successful soap opera actress married to Nicholas Pearce. Kristin Shepard would be a con artist, while Bobby would be a divorced deadbeat dad with a gambling addiction. There would be a third Ewing son named Jason, a conniving, manipulative real estate broker who got into the business by selling off Southfork. J.R. sees more of what a world where he was never born would be like: Ray Krebbs does not know that Jock is his real ... Written by Attmay

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3 May 1991 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode since Dallas: Jock's Will (1982) to feature all four of Jock's sons: J.R., Bobby, Ray and Gary. See more »

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[observing Sue Ellen telling off her slimy agent]
J.R. Ewing: Go on, Sue Ellen. Tell that scumbag off.
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Features Dallas: Blast from the Past (1986) See more »

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Dallas deserved a much better ending
7 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

After years of memorable moments which included the iconic Who Shot JR? episode Dallas ended on a disappointing and bad note. The finale tried to have elements of 'Its A Wonderful Life' or perhaps even a 'A Christmas Carol' to show JR how life would have been had he been out of the picture. The burning question is why? Why do such a type of finale which ended up being hugely disappointing. Dallas had gone down in the ratings over the years but millions had tuned in for its finale due to its legacy and memorable moments, boy must have they been disappointed.

Many wanted to see a family reunion of some sort or perhaps some sort of twist as Dallas started shocking cliffhangers. With such a rich family history, the cast still being alive and talented producers it is bizarre to end this great show in such a manner. The large cast was not really included and it was painful to watch the villain everyone loves to hate swim in self-pity. The alternate realities of Sue Ellen and other characters was dull, lackluster and unimpressive. Why would be want to see completely different and non Dallas story lines? Ones that don't involve oil, backstabbing and revenge? This was the producers chance to end this show on a high note as millions would be tuning in. Conundrum has to be the most disappointing finale for a TV show. Gladly Dallas:JR Returns which was a TV movie gave us a Dallas and JR that we would have liked to see.


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