Dallas

Season 1 Episode 3

The Price You Pay

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jun 20, 2012 on TNT
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  • Episode Summary

    Just as John Ross sets out to claim his birthright and make his father proud, J.R. decides to move back to Southfork, much to Bobby's dismay. Bitter Ewing family enemy Cliff Barnes (special guest star Ken Kercheval) returns and tries to reconnect with his nephew, Christopher. A startling family announcement offers an opportunity to heal old wounds.

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    • The Price You Pay

      7.0
      A little bit too much with the female characters right now. The original Dallas had a strong female presence, but they have not done enough to make these individuals unique and special just yet. It was a solid episode and I am glad for once it looks like they stopped the endless twists and turns of the cast.



      It was a developmental episode, and it was okay, but a little low on the action side.moreless
    • #103 'The Price You Pay'

      7.0
      Not as good as the first two episodes last week but still enjoyable. JR knows that his son set him up and makes sure John Ross trusts his old man now and that he's willing to do anything for his good old papa. Then our beloved JR moves back to Southfork and pretends to be on Bobby's side when John Ross shows up with Miss Ellie's journal claiming she spent some time in the mental institution (JR gave him the journal). Bobby decides to sell Southfork and he finally tells Christopher about his cancer.



      Meanwhile Cliff Barnes returns (looking terribly old and tired) and offers load of money to Christopher who turns him down. I loved the line Cliff said to him: "You're not one of them and you never will be." And I liked some of the Pamela-references. Rebecca's brother is annoying and he knows how to shoot at moving objects (!) and his little sister is the one who sent an email to Elena and destroyed her relationship with Christopher. Well, things are getting soapy. And no Sue Ellen in this episode :( damn it. It was slow but hopefully next week's episode will be better. (7.0/10)moreless
    Richard Dillard

    Richard Dillard

    Mitch Lobell

    Guest Star

    Sonny Carl Davis

    Sonny Carl Davis

    Dr. James Hirsch

    Guest Star

    John McIntosh

    John McIntosh

    Dr. Bennett

    Guest Star

    Leonor Varela

    Leonor Varela

    Marta/Veronica

    Recurring Role

    Faran Tahir

    Faran Tahir

    Frank Ashkani

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    Carlos Bernard

    Carlos Bernard

    Vicente Cano

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Bobby: (discussing the fake doctor's suggestion that J.R. should live with his family) This is a mistake. No, honey, if he's okay, then he will drive us crazy trying to control everything around here. And if he's not, we'll have to watch him 24 hours a day just to keep him out of trouble.
        Ann: You keep going. I'm gonna go make up the guest room.
        Bobby: No! It's a bad idea.
        Ann: And you're a good man. Just think, might be fun having J.R. at Southfork.
        Bobby: Oh, yeah! It'll be great having a rattle snake in the house.

      • J.R.: (reacting to Ann pointing a rifle at him) Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, darling.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Original International Air Dates:
        Canada: June 20, 2012 on Bravo Canada
        Latin America: July 2, 2012 on Warner Channel
        Norway: July 16, 2012 on TV2
        Turkey: October 7, 2012 on CNBC-e
        Czech Republic: January 8, 2013 on TV Nova
        Slovakia: January 9, 2013 on Markiza

      • Although credited, Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) does not appear in this episode.

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