The Best Episodes of Dallas (2012)

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2018

The next generation of the Ewing family - cousins John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing - clash over the family's oil business and vast fortune. Roll on drama, sabotage, secrets and betrayal. Everyone is back and then some!

Legacies

#1 - Legacies

Season 2 - Episode 15

In the electrifying second season finale, the Ewings unite to execute J.R.’s master plan. Twists and turns abound as each family member tries to ensure its success in ways that would make even a scoundrel like J.R. Ewing proud. When the shocking answer to the question “Who killed J.R.?” is finally revealed, the stage is deliciously set for new alliances and new battles to begin.

star 8.81
88 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Cynthia Cidre & Robert Rovner
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Revelations

#2 - Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the dramatic season finale, family bonds bring the Ewing’s together as a loved one faces a medical crisis. Christopher and Elena begin to learn that not everyone is who they appear to be, including the people closest to them. Long buried secrets are revealed as the past rears its ugly head.

star 8.55
75 votes
Writers: Cynthia Cidre, Robert Rovner, Robert Rovner
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Brave New World

#3 - Brave New World

Season 3 - Episode 15

A cartel faces consequences, as some lives are saved and others are lost, in the Season 3 finale. Also: Bobby and Sue Ellen forge a newfound alliance; Elena grapples with a deep betrayal; and John Ross discovers a shocking secret about J.R.

star 8.53
74 votes
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J.R.'s Masterpiece

#4 - J.R.'s Masterpiece

Season 2 - Episode 8

After a lifetime of scheming and dealing, J.R. Ewing finally meets his end. Shocked to learn from the authorities that J.R.'s death is the result of a random mugging, they strive to set aside their differences and mourn together. Accompanied by many characters from J.R.'s past, the Ewings bury their own. In a heartrending goodbye episode, Dallas bids farewell to the legendary J.R. Ewing... Only to uncover powerful evidence that leads to a shocking revelation worthy of one of televisions most iconic characters. As in life -- and now in death -- nothing is ever as it seems when it comes to J.R. Ewing.

star 8.51
80 votes
Writers: Cynthia Cidre
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Sins Of The Father

#5 - Sins Of The Father

Season 2 - Episode 3

When new evidence mysteriously surfaces pointing to foul play in Tommy's disappearance, Christopher aims to connect Pamela to the crime. J.R. and John Ross maneuver on two fronts to reclaim their birthright, including poisoning one family member against another. Pamela continues to push her father's agenda to gain control of Ewing Energies. As a new member of the family arrives at Southfork, Ann is pushed to the brink by Ryland's sadistic games and finally takes action.

star 8.50
67 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
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Love & Family

#6 - Love & Family

Season 2 - Episode 13

After Pamela proves her loyalty to John Ross, he goes out on a limb to let her in on J.R.’s master plan. But when Christopher’s suspicions about her seem to be right, John Ross begins to question if his trust was misplaced, leading Pamela to show her mettle in game-changing fashion. Meanwhile, Drew confides in Elena about a dark secret that leaves her forced to choose between her family and her love for Christopher. And Bobby continues his fight to keep Ewing Energies out of Cliff Barnes’ hands.

star 8.48
71 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: John Whelpley
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The Enemy Of My Enemy

#7 - The Enemy Of My Enemy

Season 1 - Episode 6

John Ross is bothered by the weight of having to do his father's dirty work and decides to move into Southfork. Strife continues to grow between Ann and Bobby when it is revealed she went to her ex for help with a family problem. Rebecca approaches Bobby and Christopher with information that she believes might help save the ranch.

star 8.45
74 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Gail Gilchriest
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Where There's Smoke

#8 - Where There's Smoke

Season 3 - Episode 8

Pamela's discovery that John Ross has been sleeping with Emma ignites a firestorm at Southfork threatening not only their relationship, but Bobby and Ann's. Christopher and Heather must deal with a drastic action taken by Bo; Elena and Nicolas' relationship is tested as Drew's arrival in Dallas continues to threaten their plans; and Emma takes a page out of her grandmother's playbook that ends in disaster.

star 8.40
82 votes
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Endgame

#9 - Endgame

Season 3 - Episode 14

Christopher scrambles to find Elena. Meanwhile, a cartel double-crosses Bobby; John Ross risks all to attempt a rescue; and Nicolas tries to prove himself by leveraging a deal with authorities, ultimately putting lives in jeopardy.

star 8.40
75 votes
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The Furious And The Fast

#10 - The Furious And The Fast

Season 2 - Episode 7

In the aftermath of John Ross and Sue Ellen’s coup to take over Ewing Energies, Bobby retaliates with his brother’s help, Gary (Ted Shackelford), leaving the family in a Mexican standoff. Meanwhile, Pamela is caught between Christopher and John Ross, as the cousins clash, with it all culminating in a winner-take-all car race.

star 8.40
65 votes
Writers: Julia Cohen
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Family Business

#11 - Family Business

Season 1 - Episode 9

John Ross learns the value of family when he must choose between blood and oil. Sue Ellen and Rebecca both find themselves victims of men who could destroy their lives. And the Ewing’s must once again rally around one another when a medical crisis strikes.

star 8.35
78 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
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Boxed In

#12 - Boxed In

Season 3 - Episode 13

In the wake of a devastating family kidnapping, Bobby puts everything on the line to save lives. John Ross and Pamela form a truce of sorts. Elena, who's been in hiding with Nicolas, finally learns the truth about his connections to the cartel, which sends her spiraling. Christopher desperately searches for Elena, fearing for her safety. And Bobby is forced to make a choice he never anticipated.

star 8.34
73 votes
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Truth And Consequences

#13 - Truth And Consequences

Season 1 - Episode 5

With tension mounting between the newly married Christopher and Rebecca, family ties begin to unravel when the deed to Southfork is revealed. In order to thwart J.R.’s schemes, Ann seeks help from someone in her past, and Christopher decides it is time to fight dirty.

star 8.32
89 votes
Directors: Randy Zisk
Writers: Robert Rovner
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False Confessions

#14 - False Confessions

Season 2 - Episode 4

With the future of Ewing Energies in jeopardy, Christopher does everything possible to keep a key deal alive. J.R. works to undermine Pamela, forcing John Ross to choose between a Ewing and a Barnes. Cliff Barnes returns to meet with an unlikely visitor.

star 8.30
69 votes
Directors: Stephen Herek
Writers: Taylor Hamra
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Denial, Anger, Acceptance

#15 - Denial, Anger, Acceptance

Season 3 - Episode 9

The mid-season premiere finds the Ewing family searching for answers as to who set the fire at Southfork Ranch and who will survive. While John Ross and Emma struggle with their role in Pamela's overdose, relationships among the family are forever changed.

star 8.27
78 votes
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Ewings Unite!

#16 - Ewings Unite!

Season 2 - Episode 9

As Bobby, Christopher and John Ross get to work on J.R.'s masterpiece, J.R.'s will has lasting ramifications for the family legacy and Southfork. Pamela proves her loyalty to John Ross by giving him information against her father, and Christopher's relationship with Elena is tested when Christopher resorts to a tactic worthy of J.R. Meanwhile, Drew is forced to betray the Ewings when a family member is threatened, and Sue Ellen uses her wits to get Gary out of Dallas.

star 8.27
82 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Bruce Rasmussen
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No Good Deed

#17 - No Good Deed

Season 1 - Episode 8

When murder hangs over the Ewing household, the family is forced to make decisions for the good of family. Christopher moves closer to his dream when a large oil company approaches him about rights to new methane technology. And the Ewings fight to protect Southfork from outsiders.

star 8.26
77 votes
Writers: Julia Cohen
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Hurt

#18 - Hurt

Season 3 - Episode 11

In a thrilling showdown, Elena finally confronts the Ewings for what J.R. did to her father and for framing Cliff. Sue Ellen, Pamela and Ann are shocked over the truths Elena exposes, realigning relationships and forcing Bobby to re-examine the steps he took to implement J.R.'s master plan. Meanwhile, Nicolas' plan to steal Ewing Global for the Cartel moves forward, setting the stage for a new battle.

star 8.26
78 votes
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Trial And Error

#19 - Trial And Error

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ryland continues his onslaught of Ann, exposing secrets from her past that threaten to destroy her. Meanwhile, John Ross' plot to take over Ewing Energies solidifies; Christopher changes tactics with Pamela Barnes; and an enemy from the Ewings' past resurfaces.

star 8.22
68 votes
Writers: John Whelpley
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Like Father, Like Son

#20 - Like Father, Like Son

Season 3 - Episode 6

On the heels of Bobby's appointment as Railroad Commissioner, John Ross scrambles to find the funds to keep the Arctic lease deal alive, even if it means betraying those who love him most. Sensing an opportunity, Elena and Nicolas get Pamela and John Ross out of the office to divide and conquer. Meanwhile, things get complicated for Christopher and Heather and Ryland's plot to keep Emma and John Ross apart takes an unexpected turn.

star 8.22
74 votes
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Blame Game

#21 - Blame Game

Season 2 - Episode 6

John Ross continues to persuade Sue Ellen to help him take control of Ewing Energies. Christopher and Pamela Rebecca work with their lawyers to settle their divorce. With Drew’s help, Christopher makes a startling revelation that could change the fate of Ewing Energies. And the whole family comes together when an outsider tries to undermine them all.

star 8.21
71 votes
Directors: Jesse Bocho
Writers: Gail Gilchriest
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Venomous Creatures

#22 - Venomous Creatures

Season 2 - Episode 2

With Christopher and Bobby at the helm of Ewing Energies, and Elena working to gain a stronger foothold within the company, J.R. and John Ross strike a deal to wrestle control of Ewing Energies away from them. Meanwhile, Pamela Rebecca Barnes schemes with John Ross to take half of Christopher's shares in Ewing Energies to fulfill her father's desire for revenge against the Ewings. And Ryland's mother, Judith, (Judith Light) proves to be just as evil as her son.

star 8.20
70 votes
Directors: Steve Robin
Writers: Aaron Allen
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Guilt By Association

#23 - Guilt By Association

Season 2 - Episode 14

When John Ross and Pamela make a shocking discovery about an enemy’s whereabouts the night J.R. was killed, Bobby is compelled to reveal more of J.R.’s master plan to them and ask for their help in a surprising way. Meanwhile, Christopher heads out to search for his mother, but as an unexpected secret comes to light, a rift drives Christopher and Elena apart. At the same time, Sue Ellen makes an impassioned plea to convince Ken Richards (Lee Majors) to do the right thing, even though it may have dire consequences for him.

star 8.19
78 votes
Directors: Jesse Bochco
Writers: Taylor Hamra
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Battle Lines

#24 - Battle Lines

Season 2 - Episode 1

The battle for Ewing Energies heats up as Christopher and John Ross clash over opposing visions for the company. As Christopher seeks to gain the upper hand in his divorce from Rebecca Sutter, a game-changing revelation turns everything on its head, causing the entire family to put their differences aside and rally together -- except for John Ross, who uses J.R.'s dirty little tricks to take revenge on Christopher and Elena. Meanwhile, Ann is blackmailed by her ex-husband, Harris Ryland, forcing her and Bobby to confront a shocking secret from Ann's past.

star 8.18
82 votes
Writers: Cynthia Cidre, Robert Rovner
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D.T.R.

#25 - D.T.R.

Season 3 - Episode 5

The honeymoon is over for John Ross, as Bobby and Sue Ellen try to use the Governor to stop John Ross from becoming just like his father, J.R.... a move that could divide the family forever. Meanwhile, Christopher discovers surprising details about Heather's past; Cliff persuades Elena to try a new tact in her quest for justice; and Judith, Ryland and Ann try, with varying degrees of success, to get Emma under control.

star 8.13
75 votes
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