Dallas

Season 13 Episode 8

Black Tide

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Nov 10, 1989 on CBS
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The Ewing family reels from the news that James is J.R.'s son, especially Cally; a tanker crash creates a P.R. nightmare for both Ewing Oil and Weststar, and Cliff investigates; Michelle tries to squeeze Carter and J.R.; Vanessa tries again to get her son to come back to Europemoreless

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    Lance LeGault

    Lance LeGault

    Al Halliday

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    Jack Rader

    Jack Rader

    Pete Reuther

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    Fred Holliday

    Fred Holliday

    Atherton

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    Deborah Rennard

    Deborah Rennard

    Sly Lovegren

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    Gayle Hunnicutt

    Gayle Hunnicutt

    Vanessa Beaumont

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    Deborah Tranelli

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    Phyllis

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Cally: Are you moving in?
        James: Cally, don't look so down. My mother's gone back to Vienna. Of course, now you'll be seeing a lot more of me.
        Cally: Well, in... in that case, um, welcome to Southfork.
        James: Thanks, I hope to be around here for a while. Uh, Cally? There's one more thing. Do I call you "Mom"?

      • Michele: Look, do me a favor, send my stuff over here. I'm moving in with Cliff.
        April: Talk about taking sides.
        Michelle: Listen, we both bought cruise tickets. Too bad you chose the wrong boat.

      • April: You betrayed the man I love.
        Cliff: Oh, ho, sounds like a Country and Western song. You want to hum me a few bars?

      • McKay: I'm going to give you something that money can't buy. You can call on me for one favor - anytime. Anything.
        Michelle: And what if I ask for that favor in cash?
        McKay: Then it would prove to me that you're a nickel-and-dime player and you don't belong in the game.
        Michelle: Okay, I'll take it. But believe me, I'll call on you for something big.
        McKay: I'd be disappointed if you didn't.

      • Michelle: We had a deal.
        J.R.: And you screwed it up.
        Michelle: You're not so bright yourself, J.R. If Cliff forms this investigation committee, he's gonna stick it to you and stick it hard.
        J.R.: He'll never get it off the ground.
        Michelle: Oh, he will. He's motivated, he's angry. You're his reason for living. He wants to sink you deeper than that tanker.
        J.R.: You gonna help him?
        Michelle: Think of Cliff as a missile pointed at your head... only it's my finger on the button. You made a bad mistake, J.R.

      • Bobby: I don't care what it costs. I'm tired of oil men being thought of as greedy and uncaring. Now, it's time we showed them what we're capable of.
        J.R.: Well, you'll show them that you're capable of gross stupidity.

      • J.R.: You're taking the fall or you're a dead man.
        Halliday: Well, now, you wouldn't be threatening my life, would you, J.R.? You could go to jail for that.
        J.R.: Ha ha ha. No, I never use physical violence. When I set out to destroy somebody, I tear their lives apart piece by piece. When I'm finished with you, you're going to beg me to put you out of your misery.

      • Cliff: (regarding J.R. and Cally) I'll give that marriage another six minutes.
        Michelle: Why are you so optimistic?

      • Lucy: (to J.R.) Oh, this is great. All these years of sticking it to Ray, calling him "half-breed." Now, you've got your own illegitimate son. Congratulations.
        Cliff: You got my congrats, too. Mm-hmm. God, it's kind of... kind of a miracle that none of your other little bastards haven't showed up before now. After all these years, you must have knocked up half the women in Dallas.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • After J.R. and Bobby do the interview with the TV station, J.R. opines that they could become the next "Huntley-Brinkley," referring to NBC's evening news from 1956 to 1970, co-anchored by Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.

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