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DALLAS - CLIFFHANGER

Not only did Dallas invent the infamous JR but they also invented the season ending Cliffhanger. As each season drew to a close viewers were left on the edge of their seats with a finale that usually left one or several characters lives in the balance.
It was a cliffhanger that brought Dallas its fame around the world and that was the unforgettable episode where JR gets shot. Who would of thought one simple scene could of caused such hysteria, but it sure did.

The original idea for the ending of Season 2 was to have an angry Sue Ellen deciding to kill herself by making a lethal drink of vodka and barbiturates, in bursts JR drunk and looking for more to drink, he pushes her out the way grabs her drink and downs it in one with Sue Ellen watching silently on.But obviously they decided not to go with this, so they shot him instead.

So lets kick off with the Mini Series - not strictly a cliffhanger as the episodes at this stage were all self contained.

DALLAS - MINI SERIES

The Ewing Barbeque 1978 is in full swing -

Pamela and Bobby break the news to the family that Pamela is expecting the first Ewing grandchild and force enemies - Jock and Digger to shake hands. The news devastates poor Sue Ellen who feels her marriage is a failure - after all these years married to JR she is yet to fall pregnant.

The truce between Jock and Digger lasts approximately 5 minutes before old wounds are once again opened - Digger heads straight for the whiskey and does a solo dance perfomance to the 'Yellow Rose of Texas' . Meanwhile a drunk JR makes a bitchy comment that Pamela has slept around - resulting in Bobby punching his brother out, much to the amusement of a drunk Sue Ellen who watches with glee.

To escape the party dramas Pamela decides to spend some time alone at the top of the barn. Unforfunaelty she isnt alone for long as JR climbs up to see her. A drunk JR begs Pamela not to let Bobby leave Southfork. Pamela isnt having any of this and trys to get away from him. She backs away near to the edge......

Ooops - Pam falls back over the edge to the ground below. JR looks over to see poor Pamela laying flat out on the hay below. Sadly the accident causes Pam to loose her baby.

Cliff-Hangers
Mini series - Barbeque
Season 1 - John Ewing III pt 2
Season 2 - A House Divided
Season 3 - Ewing-Gate
Season 4 - Goodbye, Cliff Barnes
Season 5 - Ewing Inferno
Season 6 - End Game
Season 7 - Swan Song
Season 8 - Blast from the Past
Season 9 - Fall of the House of Ewing
Season 10 - The Fat Lady Singeth
Season 11 - Reel Life
Season 12 - Three, Three, Three
Season 13 - Conundrum
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EPISODE GUIDE
Guide to all 13 seasons and the 3 Dallas movies. Includes original air dates and ratings.

CLIFFHANGERS
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DALLAS RECAPS
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WHO SHOT JR
Find out all about the biggest cliffhanger in television history.

DREAM ZONE
WAKE UP and enter the dream of Pamela Ewing and find out what never really happened.


LOCATIONS
Delve into the world of Southfork Ranch and Ewing Oil.


OPENING CREDITS
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