The Best Episodes of Dallas

A House Divided

#1 - A House Divided 8.83

Season 3 - Episode 25

The cartel members and J.R.'s banker are financially ruined after the nationalization of the Asian fields. Seth Stone, one of the cartel members, kills himself. J.R. moves to drive Kristin and Alan Beam out of town and he wants to put Sue Ellen back into the sanitarium. Pam and Bobby leave Dallas when Bobby learns that J.R. shut down an oil field to stop Cliff from having his portion of revenge based on an agreement between Digger and Jock which Cliff has found among Digger's papers. An unknown visitor calls on J.R. late at the office...

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Requiem

#2 - Requiem 8.44

Season 6 - Episode 18

After the plane crash, Rebecca dies, with Pam at her bedside. Clayton accuses J.R. of being responsible for Rebecca's death. The Texas Energy Commission rescinds J.R.'s variance and J.R. gets mad at George Hicks who tells him he was blackmailed by Bobby. Cliff feels guilty for Rebecca's death and seeks consolation from Afton. Katherine arrives from New York and accuses Donna of being responsible for J.R.'s losing his variance. J.R. takes up Driscoll's Caribbean deal. Mark Graison attends Rebecca's funeral but J.R. stays away. Pam makes a big decision.

Directors: Larry Hagman
Jock's Trial (2)

#3 - Jock's Trial (2) 8.42

Season 3 - Episode 23

Jock is bailed over the charges, and they hire a top trial lawyer. Miss Ellie makes her position clear with Matt. Sue Ellen falls apart after the news of Dusty's death, and hits the bottle again. J.R.s evidence at the trial is damning. Digger is slipping fast but makes a startling confession on his deathbed.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Home Again

#4 - Home Again 8.42

Season 2 - Episode 14

Ellie's brother Garrison, presumed dead, shockingly shows up at Southfork. Ellie, knowing the Ranch was supposed to be his, tells the family she will be giving Southfork to Garrison. The family is not happy and J.R, of course, insults Garrison, causing the old man, who does not want Southfork, to fight back.

Directors: Don McDougall
Julie's Return

#5 - Julie's Return 8.36

Season 2 - Episode 16

Jock is getting tired of being treated like an invalid. J.R uses his father's heart attack to keep him out of Ewing Oil. Ellie attempts to keep all stress out his life. When Julie Grey, Jock's former secretary, arrives back in Dallas, Jock is thrilled to spend a lot of time with her. She does not treat him like the family, and two renew their relationship. Discovering the friendship, and keen to keep Jock away from Julie, J.R. tells his mother. Ellie frets over how to to deal with the situation.

Directors: Les Martinson
If at First You Don't Succeed

#6 - If at First You Don't Succeed 8.33

Season 8 - Episode 3

J.R. tells Bobby about Cliff's arrest. Cliff is released on bail. J.R. reveals to Bobby how he set Cliff up on the offshore drilling. Cliff admits to Pam that he wanted to kill J.R. Sue Ellen invites Donna Krebbs for dinner and is reprimanded by J.R. Donna and J.R. have a confrontation about her "filling in" for Bobby at Ewing Oil. Jenna Wade is mad at J.R. for bugging Bobby's phone and for the shooting. Pam vows to continue the Barnes-Ewing feud. Sue Ellen tells Jenna the story of her and Dusty Farlow. J.R. tries to sabotage Donna's work at Ewing Oil. Martha Randolph confronts J.R. about what he did to her husband. J.R. feels like he has turned everybody against him, and he turns to Sue Ellen. Pamela and Sue Ellen have a terrible fight over the Barnes-Ewing feud and Cliff's alleged shooting of Bobby. After striking oil big time, Cliff has an invasion of salesmen in his office. Bobby gets impatient with his eyesight problem. Lucy visits the place where her mother used to work as a waitress.

Directors: Leonard Katzman
The Letter

#7 - The Letter 8.30

Season 7 - Episode 3

Katherine pressures Pam to leave Bobby for good, with J.R.'s help. Sue Ellen thinks John Ross needs psychological counseling. In a conversation with Katherine, J.R. makes it sound like he's not sincere about having ended the fight with Bobby for control of Ewing Oil. The child psychologist tells Sue Ellen she should resolve her problems with J.R. Ray feels like everything bad that happened to Mickey is his fault. Katherine tricks Pam into signing a letter; She then reads the letter to Bobby. making it look like Pam had told her lawyer that both she and Bobby would be better off if he would just let her go. The child psychologist recommends a day camp for John Ross. At the camp, Sue Ellen and J.R. meet Peter Richards who will be taking care of little John Ross. Pam tells Katherine that she wants to go back to Bobby and not let J.R. intimidate her. Bobby has a fateful meeting with Pam.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Jamie

#8 - Jamie 8.25

Season 8 - Episode 4

Bobby confronts deadly danger in his hospital room. Bobby's assailant is caught. J.R., Cliff, and Pam discover that Katherine is mentally disturbed. Lucy works as a waitress. Bobby's eyesight comes back and he's released from the hospital. Cliff romances Mandy Winger. Donna buys a small oil company but Ray is not too thrilled about it. Cliff suspects Katherine skipped bail. J.R. tries to explain to Bobby about the bugs in his office. Ray discovers Lucy's new job. J.R. fears he may have been underestimating Cliff. J.R. and Pamela have an unpleasant exchange about her dating so soon after Mark Graison's death. Jason Ewing's daughter Jamie arrives at Southfork.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Divorce - Ewing Style

#9 - Divorce - Ewing Style 8.23

Season 3 - Episode 21

Sue Ellen's plan seems to be working, but J.R. has made plans of his own. The investigation into the body found on Ray's land continues. Alan Beam pays the price for his failure. Sue Ellen hires a private eye to track J.R.s movements, but J.R has ways around that. Using the scheming Kristin, and the police, he starts to set Sue Ellen up as a drunk again in retaliation.

Directors: Leonard Katzman
The Red File (2)

#10 - The Red File (2) 8.21

Season 2 - Episode 18

Pam is sure that J.R is framing Cliff, and leaves Bobby and Southfork. Bobby holds J.R responsible, and promises to get to the bottom of things. Bobby goes to see Cliff, to see if he can help. Cliff is not happy to see any of the Ewings, and tells Bobby the only thing that can help is if the real killers are caught. Bobby is on the trail, and finds a key in Cliff's mail which was sent from Julie before her death. The key leads Bobby to a pawn shop where he find a briefcase containing important information.

Directors: Leonard Katzman
My Brother's Keeper

#11 - My Brother's Keeper 8.20

Season 7 - Episode 4

J.R. encourages Bobby to take a break from Ewing business, considering the divorce he's going through. Sue Ellen is happy to see John Ross having fun at the camp, and chats with Peter Richards. J.R. sabotages the Canadian drilling operation. Donna meets up with a former legal acquaintance. Ray and Aunt Lil wonder how to keep Mickey from getting depressed. Afton, Cliff and Mark take Pamela for a night out but Bobby and J.R. are there, with company. Mickey tells Lucy she shouldn't come to the hospital so often. Ray continues to feel guilty over what happened to Mickey. Afton is still very suspicious of Katherine's intentions. She thinks Katherine is after Bobby. Mickey tells Ray that he's rather die than live on a life-support system. Katherine discourages Bobby from going to the court hearing, where Pamela and Bobby are officially get divorced.

Directors: Leonard Katzman
Election

#12 - Election 8.15

Season 2 - Episode 8

Pam finds herself once again in the middle, between her brother and the Ewing family. Cliff Barnes is in a race for state senator, and the Ewings, especially J.R, are not happy. Pam puts her full support behind Cliff, but is tricked by J.R into giving damaging information away.

Directors: Barry Crane
Who Done It?

#13 - Who Done It? 8.10

Season 4 - Episode 4

Sue Ellen's fingerprints are identified on the gun that was used to shoot J.R. and she is arrested. Feeling abandoned by the family, her bail is posted by an unknown source and she seeks solace from Kristin. Bobby continues to find obstacles to him doing business. Dr Ellby puts Sue Ellen under hypnosis to try and remember what happened the night J.R. was shot. What she remembers solves the mystery of "Who Shot J.R."

Directors: Leonard Katzman
The Wheeler Dealer

#14 - The Wheeler Dealer 8.08

Season 3 - Episode 24

J.R.'s Asian fields mature and the bank loans are paid off, but there's danger on the horizon. Sue Ellen is lost in an alcoholic haze. Pam is confused and needs to find out about her past. Kristin reaches the end of her tether and contacts Alan Beam. Whilst Pam, Bobby, Jock and Ellie go to see Amanda, J.R. makes a bold, dangerous move to protect his assets.

Directors: Alexander Singer
The Silent Killer

#15 - The Silent Killer 8.05

Season 3 - Episode 3

Sue Ellen's mother, and predatory sister, Kristin, arrive at Southfork for a visit to see baby John Ross, much to Lucy's displeasure. Digger Barnes is back in Dallas visiting Cliff and Pam, but he's not well. He's diagnosed with a genetic disease which affects the whole family. Though they know that John Ross may be Cliff's son, he and Pam decide to keep the disease a secret. Meanwhile, J.R starts to take a closer look at Sue Ellen's baby sister...

Directors: Irving J. Moore
The Red File (1)

#16 - The Red File (1) 8.00

Season 2 - Episode 17

J.R is not happy that Cliff is back in public office. He attempts to use Julie to get info about Cliff. She is tired of J.R, and decides she will actually help Cliff. She calls him and leaves him a message that she will fill him in on all the Ewings' secrets. Cliff heads to Julie's but does not find her. After a run in with Ames and Garr from the cartel, Julie ends up falling from the roof of the building.

Directors: Leonard Katzman
The Quality of Mercy

#17 - The Quality of Mercy 8.00

Season 7 - Episode 5

Bobby confides in Phyllis about his divorce and Lucy confides in Sue Ellen about the situation with Mickey. J.R. tells John Ross that he will get Ewing Oil back for him. Pamela moves back into Rebecca's house, and Cliff offers her a job at Barnes- Wentworth. Cliff recruits Sly as a spy in J.R. 's office. Mickey slips into a coma and is put on a life-support system. Mark proposes to Pamela. A lonely Bobby dates Katherine Wentworth, but also bumps into Holly Harwood, to Katherine's ire. Aunt Lil says she will not be coming to the hospital to see Mickey anymore, now that he's on life-support. J.R. tells a stunned Sue Ellen that Peter Richards has a crush on her. Ray and Aunt Lil are found in Mickey's room with the respirator unplugged.

Directors: Nick Havinga
Morning After

#18 - Morning After 8.00

Season 7 - Episode 9

At the Oil Baron's Ball,Cliff publicly announces his own Willard Barnes Foundation, and that Jock stole from Digger. A fight erupts, involving J.R., Cliff, Bobby, Ray, Mark Graison, Peter Richards, and many other guests. Bobby and Jenna are in love again. Peter overhears J.R. telling Sue Ellen that Peter has a crush on her. Jenna tells her daughter Charlie that they will be seeing a lot of Bobby. Pam starts work at Barnes-Wentworth. Mark continues to see Pam and wants to talk about marriage but Pam doesn't. Sly continues to spy on J.R. for Cliff Barnes. Paul Morgan tells Donna Krebbs that Ray is not a good match for her. Cliff uses Pam's attractiveness to conclude a business deal. Peter Richards tells Sue Ellen that he doesn't want anything to happen between him and her. Katherine tells a stunned Bobby that she's been in love with him ever since she saw him. She also questions Bobby about why Jenna Wade came back into his life. Donna talks Ray into going for their second honeymoon.

Directors: Michael Preece
The Reckoning

#19 - The Reckoning 8.00

Season 6 - Episode 15

J.R. and Bobby unite against Miss Ellie in her effort to overrule Jock's will. Pam's siding with Miss Ellie causes more tensions with Bobby. If Miss Ellie wins in court, the old will of 15 years ago shall become effective. Sue Ellen discovers Mark Graison's obvious interest in Pamela and tells J.R. Ray and J.R. have another confrontation. J.R. and Bobby try to convince Punk Anderson to be on their side in the court battle over the will. Sue Ellen questions Pam about her marriage and Mark. Miss Ellie testifies in court that Jock was mentally incompetent when he wrote the codicil to the will.

Directors: Bill Duke
For Love or Money

#20 - For Love or Money 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 15

Sue Ellen's mother and sister arrive in Dallas, and just in the nick of time. Sue Ellen catches J.R with another woman, and moves in with her family. She also hooks up again with Cliff for support. J.R is not happy, but finally decides he wants his wife home, even if the baby she is carrying is not his!

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Ewing vs. Ewing

#21 - Ewing vs. Ewing 7.92

Season 4 - Episode 20

Clint puts his feelings for Sue Ellen on the line. Donna and Ray try to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie only to find their problems run deeper than the Takapa project. As J.R. accelerates his efforts to sell Ewing Oil to Westar, Leslie Stewart's ex-husband shows up in Dallas. Cliff learns Pam's secret, and meets up with Afton Cooper. Jock and Miss Ellie finally come head to head.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Taste of Success

#22 - Taste of Success 7.91

Season 4 - Episode 5

Kristin gives the police J.R.s pack of lies, the case is closed, and she and is banished to California. J.R.s brush with death has not mellowed him, and he fights dirty to regain control of Ewing Oil. Bobby gives the order to reopen Ewing 23 but needs a refinery. He works hard to try and buy one but is thwarted at every turn.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Mother of the Year

#23 - Mother of the Year 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 13

Pam is getting closer to baby John Ross. The section 40 well on Southfork is uncapped. Jock takes control, and wants to sell the Asian field leases, leaving J.R. feeling undermined and rejected. Sue Ellen feels no-one cares about her, and she can't feel for her baby in return. A disturbing discovery is found where Ray is building his house.

Directors: Larry Hagman
The Fourth Son

#24 - The Fourth Son 7.90

Season 4 - Episode 7

Bobby's oil tanker sinks with over 600,000 gallons and is not insured. Cliff is seeing Donna with a view to working for Dave's campaign. Bobby does some detective work and finds out how devious J.R.'s plan really is. Amos Krebbs, whom Ray hasn't seen or heard from since he was three, shows up at Southfork with some very disturbing news for the entire Ewing family.

Directors: Irving J. Moore
Ewing Inferno

#25 - Ewing Inferno 7.90

Season 6 - Episode 28

Ray pressures Sheriff Washburn to find the hit-and-run driver. Holly wants to pay J.R. his $20 million in instalments but J.R. objects, rightly detecting Bobby's hand. J.R. gets a slap in the face from Pam during an argument over her French trip. Mark convinces Pam to vote with Katherine and give the drill to Bobby. Mickey's condition continues to be very serious and Aunt Lil even goes as far as to say that perhaps it would have been better if he had died on the spot. J.R. tells Bobby that they should consider stopping the fight for control of Ewing Oil. Pam wants a divorce. Clayton convinces Ellie to take a break from family problems and go away with him. Sue Ellen tells J.R. to stay away from John Ross. Katherine tries to console Bobby after he gets the news about the divorce. Ray learns that Walt Driscoll was driving the car that hit Mickey and Sue Ellen. Ray and J.R. engage in a terrible fight, causing a major fire at Southfork. Sue Ellen, J.R., John Ross and Ray are trapped as the fire engulfs the house.

Directors: Leonard Katzman