LOS ANGELES, February 25, 2013 — Episode 6 of Season 2 of “Dallas” is upon us, and it carries extra poignancy. This is the final episode to ever feature Larry Hagman.
Mr. Hagman died a few months ago from cancer, having filmed six episodes of this season before he passed. Hagman’s character, J.R. Ewing was the greatest television villain of all time, and after this episode he will be gone forever.
The story arc for the original Dallas series pinnacled on November 21, 1980 when more than 76% of all television viewers, worldwide, over 350 millions persons, tuned into the season opening show titled “Who Shot J.R.?”
Now, 23 years later we bid good bye to J.R.
Last week saw the return of Venezuelan gangster Vincent Cano. J.R. told Cano last year, “my friends are in the state house. My enemies, you’ll never find.” When Cano went to prison, J.R. said “Life is lonely in prison, and I’m a very rich man.” Cano replied “So am I.”
Cano had John Ross beaten up last year, and now the entire Ewing family is in danger.
Meanwhile, Annie Ewing was convicted for shooting ex-husband Harris Ryland. The bitter situation made Christopher Ewing realize he did not want to spend his life fighting Pamela Barnes. He agreed to a more amicable divorce hearing. Cliff praised his daughter for getting Christopher to the table, advancing Cliff’s plan to seize Ewing Energies.
J.R. and Cliff want to continue their war but their children are torn between honoring their parents and just living their lives. John Ross and Pamela care about each other but Cliff convinced Pamela to reject John Ross.
As Bobby told J.R. last year, “No one lives forever.” By the end of Monday night J.R. will be gone. Savor his final moments, and enjoy this special episode of Dallas.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, and satirist. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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