The BEST Episodes of Dallas
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019
The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?" A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.
#1 - Blast from the Past
Season 9 - Episode 31
Angelica offers J.R. a deal. Sue Ellen worries over J.R.'s safety in his dealings with Angelica, a woman who's wanted for murder. Jack pulls out of the horse venture despite Clayton and Ray's disappointmeant. Tony calls Ray "dad" for the first time. J.R. sends Sue Ellen flowers and buys her a ring. Mark and Pam get married. J.R. tries to outmanoeuvre Angelica but tragedy strikes as Angelica plants bombs at Ewing Oil and in Jack's car. Meanwhile, Pam get a shock in the shower.
#2 - Swan Song
Season 8 - Episode 30
Sue Ellen gets drunk at the Ewing victory party. Donna tells Ray about her pregnancy. J.R. reassures Mandy Winger that the problem with Sue Ellen will be resolved. Jenna can't wait to get married and Bobby is confused about who he should marry. Sue Ellen assures Clayton and Miss Ellie that she stopped drinking. Mitch and Lucy remarry. Cliff considers an annulment of his marriage to Jamie. Dusty reappears. Pam tells Bobby he has to marry Jenna. J.R. asks Sue Ellen to agree to end their marriage. Bobby proposes to Pam. Jamie surprises Cliff during their conversation about annulment. Then as Bobby leaves Pams house, a car drives straight towards Pamela, Bobby pushes Pam out of the way and the car hits him. The crashes and the driver is revealed to be Katherine Wentoworth who is dead. Bobby is rushed to hospital where he dies of massive internal injuries.
#3 - A House Divided
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...
#4 - Who Done It?
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."
#5 - Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie
Season 7 - Episode 29
The Ewing family learns of Mark Graison's death. Bobby and Jenna hold off their announcement. Jenna fears that Mark's death may bring Bobby and Pam together. Pam gets a letter from Mark which reveals the real cause of the plane crash. A phone call from Dusty raises the tensions between Clayton and Jessica. Clayton tells Ray and Donna the truth about Dusty and Jessica's diary. Pam and Bobby talk about their years together and the divorce. Pam learns about the letter which Katherine wrote and which led to Pam and Bobby's divorce. Pam has a showdown with Katherine. Miss Ellie and Jessica disappear and the Ewings fear Ellie is in serious trouble.
#6 - Jock's Trial (1)
Season 3 - Episode 22
Cliff is put in charge of the investigation into the possible murder on Southfork and pursues the Ewings. Miss Ellie continues to fight the park development. Digger's back, and drinking again - he's found unconscious at Cliff's. Sue Ellen turns to Bobby as she becomes further embroiled in J.R.s plan. Then she hears some devastating news.
#7 - The Wheeler Dealer
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.
#8 - Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2)
Season 3 - Episode 2
Jock is set up by a hoaxer, Bobby thinks Cliff may have taken John Ross, and hunts him down. J.R gets a call from Ames and Garr claiming they have the child and demand a ransom. Pamela, Bobby and Cliff work together to find the baby, leading them to a bereaved mother.
#9 - End Game
Season 7 - Episode 30
Tension rises at the Ewing residence as the search for Miss Ellie and Jessica continues. Clayton and J.R. have a fight over Clayton's mentally unstable sister. Bobby confronts J.R. over his plotting with Jessica to stop the wedding. Cliff seeks Jordan Lee's help in getting another crew for his offshore drilling. Ellie is rescued from Jessica's clutches. Sue Ellen feels sorry for Pamela after Mark's death. Clayton and Ellie decide not to postpone the wedding, despite the recent events. Clayton tries to figure out Jessica's mental state and her motive for kidnapping Ellie. Pam learns that Jenna Wade and Bobby will be getting married. Clayton and Miss Ellie get married. Cliff is mad to learn that Pam left Dallas without saying where she's going. Ellie and Clayton go on a cruise to the Mediterranean. Katherine makes a scene during an angry exchange with Bobby. J.R. reveals the setup on the offshore drilling to a completely stunned Cliff. Edgar Randolph reappears in Dallas vowing revenge on J.R
#10 - Ewing Inferno
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.
#11 - Ellie Saves the Day
Season 3 - Episode 12
The drilling in Asia run into serious trouble because of a typhoon and the banks demand their loan back. The Ewings are shocked to learn J.R. has mortgaged Southfork. However, the ranch has substantial oil reserves below. Will Miss Ellie allow drilling on Southfork to save Ewing Oil?
#12 - Requiem
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.
#13 - Battle Lines
Season 8 - Episode 2
J.R. suspects Cliff Barnes in the shooting of Bobby and he pressures the police to find answers fast. Vaughn Leland tries to patronize Cliff but he threatens to file a complaint against Vaughn about unfair banking. Pam questions Cliff about his marrying Afton. Bobby asks Ray and Donna to check the office phones for bugs. Bobby tells Jenna they can't get married until he regains his sight. Sue Ellen is touched by J.R.'s brotherly loyalty during Bobby's incapacitation. Cliff and Sly have an honest exchange about J.R.'s setup. Bobby fears J.R. will take advantage of his absence at Ewing Oil and he asks Donna to watch over things for him at the office. J.R. asks Sue Ellen whether it was her who tried to kill him. Sue Ellen reveals to J.R. that there was no "affair" with Peter Richards. Pam tells Bobby about Katherine's devious trick in writing the letter which led to their divorce. Donna and J.R. draw their battle lines, as do Pamela and Jenna. Cliff celebrates his offshore strike with Jordan Lee.
#14 - Unchain My Heart
Season 13 - Episode 15
Cliff gives a television interview following the committee's decision on the tanker collision. Bobby gives April an engagement ring but then they break up over three Ewing Oil fields which April bought behind Bobby's back and then unknowingly sold to Weststar. Cliff meets public relations expert Stephanie Rogers. J.R., Cally and John Ross travel to Pride, Texas to help Miss Ellie put the town back on the oil map. Clayton remains sceptical about the new Pride venture. James and Michelle make up. Bobby warms James against doing business out of Ewing Oil offices without his knowledge. Bobby thinks he saw Pamela.
#15 - The Fourth Son
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.
#16 - The Sting
Season 12 - Episode 10
After Miss Ellie's decision to sell Section 40 to McKay. Wendell decides to sell most of his Weststar stock to make the purchase. McKay pressures Wendell to have his son Tommy released from prison. Ray leaves Southfork and goes back to Europe. Bobby tells Tracey that problems with her dad are separate from their relationship. The sheriff from Haleyville shows up at Ewing Oil and warns J.R. Sue Ellen tells Wendell off when he proposes to her. April and Lucy uncover Casey's con game. McKay gets a phone call from Tommy. J.R. wants to be oil partners with April. Tammy questions Cliff about Jamie. McKay makes up with Tracey as they anticipate Tommy's return. Kimberly Cryder tells McKay that she's got controlling interest in Weststar. Cally shows up at Southfork and announces she's J.R.'s wife.
#17 - Wedding Bell Blues
Season 12 - Episode 16
It's wedding day for J.R. and Cally as a tornado is announced in the Southfork area. Sue Ellen takes Don Lockwood on a "field trip" to Southfork. Carter McKay wants Tommy to work at Weststar. Bobby is glad that J.R. kept his promise to Cally. Cliff opens a piece of mail for J.R. and a fight erupts between J.R., Cliff and Bobby. J.R. meets Don Lockwood. J.R. warns Sue Ellen to stay away from Cally. Lucy warns Tracey against being involved with Bobby. Tommy makes a pass at April and then goes into a rage when she turns him down. Cliff asks Don Lockwood about him and Sue Ellen. Cally tells J.R. that she and Sue Ellen plotted to trick him into the marriage.
#18 - John Ewing III (2)
Season 2 - Episode 24
Sue Ellen is not happy in the sanitarium. Bobby visits her, and thinks that Cliff is the father of the baby. J.R visits, which does not make Sue Ellen any happier. She bribes a nurse for alcohol, and escapes, only to end up in a car accident.
#19 - The Oil Baron's Ball
Season 7 - Episode 8
Aunt Lil testifies at Ray's trial and tries to take all the responsibility for Mickey's death. Pam convinces Katherine to go to the Oil Baron's Ball. Ray is found guilty of killing Mickey Trotter and is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. Sue Ellen comes to J.R.'s bed but then humiliates him by saying that she just used him sexually and that's as far as their marriage will go. Sue Ellen talks Peter Richards into going to the ball with Lucy and Bobby talks Jenna into going with him. At the ball, J.R. is very happy to see Bobby with Jenna. Cliff tells Katherine that Jenna's daughter Charlie could be Bobby's child. Pam and Jenna have an unpleasant exchange about Bobby. Cliff is honored as Oil Baron of the year and he warns J.R. that he will tell everybody "the truth" about Jock and Digger.
#20 - The Dark at the End of the Tunnel
Season 10 - Episode 27
Bobby, Ray, and Miss Ellie sell their Ewing Oil holdings to J.R. Pam returns her 25 percent of Barnes/Wentworth to Cliff. April enjoys her new wealth and buys a restaurant. Ray shows pictures of Margaret to Jenna and Charlie. Wendell gives the Justice Department data on Ewing Oil and B.D. Calhoun. Sue Ellen uses Mandy Winger to test J.R.'s fidelity. Cliff makes a scene at Ewing Oil. Phyllis breaks down upon hearing the news that Ewing Oil is being dissolved. Just as Miss Ellie gets her hopes up for the family's future, she gets terrible news from Washington. Clayton has a violent confrontation with J.R. and is knocked unconscious.
#21 - My Brother's Keeper
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.
#22 - Divorce - Ewing Style
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.
#23 - The Prodigal Mother
Season 4 - Episode 9
Bobby is trying to recover the devastated Ewing 23 field, but J.R and Jock oppose his plan. Pam believes she has at last found her mother, but things are not as simple as they might seem. Cliff continues to support Dave Culver's career. Lucy proposes marriage to Mitch and J.R. stumbles into a scheme which he intends to use to put Bobby in trouble with Jock.
#24 - The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire
Season 14 - Episode 21
Michelle is arrested for Hillary Taylor's murder. Cliff and J.R. jockey to take control of Ewing Oil. Jory heads back to Malilbu after her mother's funeral. Carter McKay and Dusty Farlow give J.R. a little payback. With Southfork feeling lonely and forever changed, J.R. drinks himself to oblivion and contemplates life...
#25 - Mothers
Season 9 - Episode 6
J.R. wants to nominate Bobby as Oilman Of The Year. Mark Graison wants to fund a medical research center. Sue Ellen's mother Patricia arrives at Southfork and meets Clayton Farlow. J.R. harshly rejects Wendell's buyout offer. Jack confronts J.R. about the burglary in his apartment. Patricia questions J.R. about his marriage to Sue Ellen . Mark acts as a go-between for Pam in her business dealings with J.R. and Wendell. Jack is interested in Jenna Wade. Sue Ellen's mother visits her at the sanitarium. Mandy Winger disappears. Patricia and Miss Ellie have a fight about J.R. and Sue Ellen. Pam makes a decision on Wendell's offer which gets J.R. depressed.