Dallas TNT episode guide season one

Dallas TNT Episode Guide episode one


“Pilot: Changing of the Guard”

Episode 1 of 10

Episode Title:Changing of the guard

US Air date:  6/13/12

Network: TNT

Synopsis :

Two decades since viewers last saw them, the Ewings are back. Television's first family of drama, sabotage, secrets and betrayal are gathering at Southfork Ranch for the upcoming wedding of Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher, to Rebecca Sutter. Although the occasion is joyous, an old family rivalry crosses generations after secret oil drilling on Southfork results in a major gusher. Everyone has his or her own agenda when the fight over oil and land threatens to tear the Ewings apart once again. 

Directed by Michael M. Robin 

Written by Cynthia Cidre 


Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos
Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing
Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher Ewing
Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter
Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing
Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry Hagman as JR Ewing
Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing
Callard Harris as Tommy Sutter
Marlene Forte as Carmen Ramos

Guest starring:

Leonor Varela as Marta Del Sol
Steve Kanaly as Ray Krebbs
Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing
Ryan Rutledge as Dr. Glaser


Finally after a rather long hiatus we revisit the Ewing family. The opening scenes take us back to Southfork Ranch in 2012 where we get an overhead shot of drilling on the ranch.

Elena Ramos is asleep and is woken by the sound of a bleeping machine going crazy, alerting her to something BIG about to happen. She shouts for her boyfriend John Ross to wake up.

Everyone waits around looking anxious/excited as crude begins to gurgle out of the ground and then explodes into the air to cheers from the workmen.

The oil rains down on an elated Elena and John Ross. Elena runs over to check her oil measurement machine (whatever the technical name is) - "She's blowing at 10 thousand barrels John" Elena screams out. Woo Hoo....everyone is very excited.

Everyone is very excited and hug.

Elena -" How are you going to tell Bobby [Uncle of John Ross], nobody has ever been allowed to drill on Southfork?"

John Ross - " I've staked everything on this, all I've ever wanted , hey trust me"

They kiss and cheer, as we pan out to see an overview of the drilling.

Meanwhile back in Dallas.....

Bobby Ewing waits in his doctors office looking worried. The doctor arrives with some news.

The doctor informs Bobby he has a gastric stromal tumor, a very rare form of cancer. "It's terrible piece of news to deliver on a mans birthday" the doctor states.

Bobby asks the doctor not to tell anyone , the Doctor reluctantly agrees and suggests starting oral chemo. Bobby explains his son is marrying in a couple of days and he doesn't want the news on anyone's shoulders, especially his sons. Bobby explains he has family business to attend to before anyone knows he is dying...............

The opening credits roll


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