Dallas

Season 1 Episode 2

Hedging Your Bets

8
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 13, 2012 on TNT
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7.6
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  • RETURN TO SOUTH FORK RANCH

    The New Dallas: Ten Gallons of (Welcome) Straight-Up Soap

    No matter whether you were a fan of the original series or you're a newcomer to South Fork, I think you will find a lot to like in this “continuation.” It is a saga, in my opinion, worth continuing...

  • Episode Summary

    The plot to take control of Southfork gets complicated when two-timing affairs and blackmail arise, and J.R. starts to ask one too many questions. Christopher and Elena bury their feelings in order work together on a business deal. Meanwhile, Christopher's new bride may be hiding her own secrets.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Who's Zooming Who

      9.5
      Is anyone save Bobby and Ann not trying to double-cross one another? The opening promised things unfolding at a fast clip and they most certainly are. John Ross, being not nearly as savvy as his old man, is already losing control of his double cross of Bobby because he is about to be blackmailed by his mistress. Newlywed Christopher is struggling to prove to his dad that he must back out of selling South Fork, but we see that isn't going to be his biggest problem as he is, apparently, being set up by his new bride for something the viewer is not yet privy to.



      Who's foolin' who? Practically everyone. But, while ole' J.R. may be a physically a shell of his former self he's still sharper than most on his worst day. He knows John Ross is up to something and with a visit south of the border it all snaps into focus that he can't depend on John Ross. The episode ends with a galled look on J.R.'s face. It doesn't take The Mighty Kreskin to get it: J.R.'s back! This is a lively paced and well played out second episode which is better than the quite solid series opener. Right on track!moreless
    • Soapy goodness

      8.0
      Now this was an episode, it managed to be even better than the last one and what a great cliffhanger. So many twists and turns.

      - This episode managed to be a great showcase for JR, who stole the show.J.R. hasn't changed. He is still a conniving, sob. Larry Hagman has always managed to portray his character to perfection.

      - I loved the final twist. Now that was a good reveal and cliffhanger. I am already loving Marta del Sol as a villainess.

      - A lot of promising developments.

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    • Hedging Your Bets

      7.0
      A bit of a step-down from the pilot, but still good television and still a welcome return for this show. I think they are already having John Ross work too hard and screw over too many people. This should have been saved for down the road, not done immediately.



      But the twists and turns are why we love this show and this is still fun summer television.
    • Good Old Times

      10
      The first two episodes provided me with a really warm and fuzzy feeling. It all came rushing back (has it really been that long ago?) and my expectations were exceeded by miles. The creators respectfully bowed to the Grande Dame of TV history and managed to pick two really well cast actors for the roles of John Ross and Christopher Ewing. Talk about chemistry! Normally, I would cringe when to characters try to smolder each other with looks but with the Ewing boys it really works. And we've just seen the tip of the iceberg here. There are so many layers still uncovered and I can't wait to get deeper into the new DALLAS. It's a great cast, great writing, great acting and great entertainment. All of which make good television.

      At the end of this episode I groaned in frustration because I instantly wanted more. That doesn't happen too often anymore. So consider me hooked after two episodes. I can really recommend this dish if you were hesitant up until now.

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    • Hedging Your Bets

      10
      Hedging Your Bets was another perfect episode of the new continuation of Dallas. I really enjoyed watching as the story picked right up and the drama grew even more intriguing as more about each player is revealed. It seems there are many with their own agendas and with a phenomenal cast, great characters and a glamorous background, it all comes together quite nicely. I loved the twist at the end as J.R. learned just how alike he and his son are. I certainly look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
    Castulo Guerra

    Castulo Guerra

    Carlos Del Sol

    Guest Star

    Richard Dillard

    Richard Dillard

    Mitch Lobell

    Guest Star

    Alan Ackles

    Alan Ackles

    Dillon Cosgrove

    Guest Star

    Brett Brock

    Brett Brock

    Clyde Marshall

    Recurring Role

    Leonor Varela

    Leonor Varela

    Marta Del Sol

    Recurring Role

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