Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing in Dallas, the new series
Sue Ellen's avoidance of her own baby becomes a source of conflict between her and J.R. and between Bobby and Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing, who have begun to think of the child as their own.
Seeing the pain Ellie is going through as workmen prepare to pump oil out of Southfork, Jock decides to sell the Asian oil leases even though it means losing millions. J.R. tries to stop him.
Big oil, big hats, big yee-hawwwww, hot.
This is how you do “Dallas.”
TNT’s “sequel series” — don’t call it a reboot — reunites original stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as those fussin’, feudin’, always entertaining Ewings.
Co-executive producer/ writer Cynthia Cidre’s smart take on the prime-time soap (1978-1991) pays homage to the past while moving the battle to the next generation.
In the new two-hour premiere, those upstart young’uns — J.R. and Sue Ellen’s son John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Bobby’s adopted son Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) square off for the future of Southfork and control of the Ewing fortune.
Violating Miss Ellie’s will, John Ross digs for oil on Ewing property and hits a gusher. Christopher wants to go green but the technology is treacherous.
“I am sick to death of this family devouring itself over money,” Bobby (Duffy) snaps.
He decides to sell the ranch to a land preservation group, rousing J.R. (Hagman) to all sorts of scheming.
Among those caught in the cross fire: Bobby’s wife, Ann (Brenda Strong, “Desperate Housewives”), Christopher’s fiancee Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo), and Elena (Jordana Brewster), John Ross’ girlfriend and Christopher’s ex.
Just about everyone — including white hat Bobby — is hiding something.
At 80, Hagman looks frail, but he chews every scene as if it were prime rib.
“Son, never pass on a good chance to shut up,” he advises his chip off the old scoundrel. Next week, in a moment that tips its Stetson to the infamous 1980 “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger, J.R. is confronted by a rifle-toting relative.
“Bullets don’t seem to have much of an effect on me, darling,” he drawls.
The other Ewings have not been forgotten. Look tonight for cameos from trashy niece Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and half-brother Ray (Steve Kanaly). Next week, that no-good Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) drops by with a proposition for nephew Christopher. Despite all the references to Bobby’s great love Pam, actress Victoria Principal has not committed to a return.
That’s OK. The new generation seems more than eager to fill some big boots.
J.R. decides that bringing Bobby back into Ewing Oil is the best way to keep Jock out of the office. J.R. also aims to get Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing a promotion to keep Bobby's mind off anything but his troubled marriage.
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing in her sexy black swimsuit is using work to hide from her own unhappiness. Ray seems to have found happiness at last when Donna Culver reenters his life.
Sue Ellen actively sees Dusty. Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing, the swimsuit babe, leaves town. An angry Bobby runs into Jenna, an old girl friend. Ray ponders if he and Donna have anything in common besides their love. J.R. gets angry and jealous of Sue Ellen's unexplained nights out. Kristin tries to take advantage of the situation to permanently enter J.R.'s life.
Posted by Victoria Principal fan at 8:42 AM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing in Dallas in her sexy blue swimsuit
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing awakens from a dream only to find that Bobby is really alive and everything that happened in the previous year was just her dream world.
J.R. doesn't have to go far to find grounds to divorce Sue Ellen. Ray tries to take his mind off his problems with Donna. Jenna's future plans are still uncertain. Cliff rallies together independent oil producers.
J.R. tries to talk Donna into taking up a lobbying position in Washington, and he endorses her at a public gathering. Ewing 12 on fire after an explosion. Ray and Clayton hire Wes Parmalee[Steven Forrest].
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing enjoys the sun in her sexy blue swimsuit. Hot Mandy has another confrontation with Sue Ellen over J.R. Jenna moves out of Southfork and has to face a disobedient Charlie. Sue Ellen hires a detective to spy on J.R and Mandy.
Miss Ellie is shattered by what she discovers in Wes' bunkhouse quarters. J.R. loses his temper as Sue Ellen's campaign against him gains momentum. J.R. makes plans to save the ailing oil industry.
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing feels a sense of déjà vu as she makes a major decision about her life. Charlie rebels against Jenna. Cliff gets half a million dollars and feels that he's on his way to gaining a share of Ewing Oil.
Miss Ellie orders Wes of Southfork and rejects his claims. Ray tracks Wes down, looking for answers. Miss Ellie reveals Wes' story to Jock's closest friend Punk Anderson. J.R., furious with Sue Ellen for having him and Mandy followed, offers her a divorce. J.R. and Mandy fall unwittingly into Sue Ellen's plot as her lingerie company employs a sexy model.
J.R. and Bobby are shocked when they turn to the Cattlemen's Bank for a multimillion dollar loan. Donna is in Washington, lobbying to assist the oil industry. Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing still loves Bobby. She is puzzled when she calls Ray and Jenna answers the phone. J.R. continues trying to raise the price of oil.
Clayton warns Wes that he will fight to keep him off Southfork and away from Ellie. J.R. and Bobby are convinced that Wes' claims are false until he pays them a visit at Ewing Oil. Ellie keeps her mind off of Wes by helping Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing plan her wedding.
Sue Ellen's plan to get even with J.R. goes better than she expected. The unexpected arrival of his ex-wife shakes Jack's contemplation of riches from his ten percent share of Ewing Oil. With fifty percent of Ewing Oil as a guarantee, J.R. and Bobby start expanding the business. J.R.'s meeting with B.D. Calhoun leaves him confident that oil prices will rise again
Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing and Bobby's bliss is shattered by an outburst from Ray on their wedding day. J.R. uses the outburst as a last attempt to get Jenna to the wedding. Wes shows up and refuses to leave until Ellie agrees to meet him later. Jamie attends the wedding with Jack and is shocked to see Cliff arrive with April.
Posted by Victoria Principal fan at 2:16 PM