Sunday, July 22, 2012

What I’m Watching: Dallas

Dallas: Season 1, Episode 7 “Collateral Damage” (C)

I think this is going to be my last trip to Dallas. With other, much better shows returning and other series providing the same entertainment without the over-the-top corniness, I think it’s time to abandon ship. This episode had a few notable developments, but things seem to be slowing down with J.R. out of town and everyone else still struggling to make heads or tails of the Southfork situation while getting distracted by other elements. It didn’t take long for the news of Rebecca’s pregnancy to reach Christopher since Elena just came out with it, and, as Rebecca put it, the fact that Christopher is the father of Rebecca’s child means that he’s going to have to reassess his priorities. Elena seems to have chosen which Ewing cousin she wants to be with, especially since she didn’t react negatively to Sue Ellen’s request for her help on John Ross’ behalf. Marta stealing Elena’s cell phone was an unnecessary time-waster, and all it served to do is implicate John Ross in a murder that’s going to make it pretty hard for him to see his oil promises through, which means that Vicente is sure to come after him for blood. Bobby wasn’t comporting himself too wisely around Harris, even after Harris had the charges against Bobby dropped, but fortunately he also didn’t fall prey to Harris’ trap, which might have undone the one solid Ewing union by revealing some torrid secret from Ann’s past. If I cared what it was, I might stick around, but I honestly don’t.

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