Dallas

Season 4 Episode 23

Ewing-Gate

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM May 01, 1981 on CBS
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J.R.'s southeast Asian dealings may cost him Ewing Oil—and his freedom; Dusty tries to convince Sue Ellen to leave J.R. and take John Ross, too; Cliff discovers a dead woman in Southfork's pool

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  • J.R. faces charges for his role in overthrowing a Southeast Asian government. Kristin demands more money, Sue Ellen approaches Pam, who smuggles John Ross off Southfork. The season ends when Cliff finds the body of a brunette woman in the Ewing pool.moreless

    9.7
    The cliffhanger is a very creative one, involving not the "Whodunit", but the identity of the victim in the Southfork pool. J.R. threatens three brunettes: Sue Ellen, Pam, and Kristin. On top of this, he fires his brunette secretary, Louella. Who is the brunette in the pool? This actually turned out to be Dallas's highest rated season ending episode ever. Plenty of anger, viciousness, and intrigue would carry fans through the summer of 1981. One downside was J.R.'s anticlimactic forgiving of the double-crossing Leslie Stewart. The spectacular crash expected between the two never happened and she never ended up in the pool--or anywhere else. She was never mentioned again.moreless
Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal

Pamela Barnes Ewing

Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing

Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes

Eleanor 'Miss Ellie' Southworth Ewing

Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy

Bobby Ewing

Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Sue Ellen Ewing

Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval

Cliff Barnes

Len Birman

Len Birman

Claude Brown

Guest Star

Jay Varella

Jay Varella

Senator

Guest Star

William Boyett

William Boyett

 

Guest Star

Susan Howard

Susan Howard

Donna Krebbs

Recurring Role

Audrey Landers

Audrey Landers

Afton Cooper

Recurring Role

Morgan Woodward

Morgan Woodward

Marvin "Punk" Anderson

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Pam: He's her child, J.R. He belongs with her.
      J.R.: Stay out of my affairs, Pamela.
      Pam: Give her her child, she loves him.
      J.R.: She doesn't know the first thing about love.
      Pam: She should have him just for putting up with you all these years. He's the only decent thing that's ever happened to her.
      J.R.: No wonder you care so much for Sue Ellen, she's just like your mother. Another drunken slut who ran away.
      Pam: You slime. You make me sick.
      J.R.: Keep out of my way Pamela or I'll destroy you. I'll destroy anybody who tries to take my boy away from me.

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