Dallas

Season 13 Episode 1

Phantom of the Oil Rig

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Sep 22, 1989 on CBS
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Ewing Oil and Weststar battle anew following the showdown in Europe; dealing with Afton has left Cliff preoccupied at work; April's sister, Michelle, comes to town; Tommy McKay returns, and tries to make amends; Miss Ellie begins a search to find what the key in Jock's card opensmoreless

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    Sheree J. Wilson

    Sheree J. Wilson

    April Stevens

    Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman

    John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Barbara Bel Geddes

    Eleanor 'Miss Ellie' Southworth Ewing Farlow

    Patrick Duffy

    Patrick Duffy

    Bobby Ewing

    Charlene Tilton

    Charlene Tilton

    Lucy Ewing

    Ken Kercheval

    Ken Kercheval

    Cliff Barnes

    Cliff Bemis

    Cliff Bemis

    Mr. Shaughnessy

    Guest Star

    Gerald Castillo

    Gerald Castillo

    Manuel Ramirez

    Guest Star

    Owen Bush

    Owen Bush

    Locksmith

    Guest Star

    Ron Canada

    Ron Canada

    Dave Wallace

    Recurring Role

    Joey Aresco

    Joey Aresco

    Boomer

    Recurring Role

    Omri Katz

    Omri Katz

    John Ross Ewing III

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • J.R.: And you better start getting scared too, buddy. 'Cause the world is littered with the bodies of people who tried to stick it to ol' J.R. Ewing.

      • Bobby: You never told me very much about your sister.
        Michelle: And I'm sure she forgot to mention we used to be hookers. Called ourselves "The Calendar Girls." She was April, and I was May.

      • J.R.: The secret to getting the answer you want is to ask the question at just the right time, and that is in the J.R. Ewing handbook.

      • J.R.: April teachin' you how to make investments?
        Cally: She's deciding what next stocks to buy.
        J.R.: Yeah, got a tip for me, April?
        April: Actually, the best buy on the market is Weststar—Up 3 1/8. Maybe I'll buy back my block of shares.
        J.R.: Yeah, you do that. While you're at it, book yourself on the Titanic.

      • Miss Ellie: Cally, did J.R. say when he was going to be home?
        Cally: Oh, he's decided to stay overnight in Texas City.
        Lucy: Huh, surprise, surprise. You'll get used to it, Cally. J.R.'s slept in more beds than a motel inspector.

      • Lucy: Hear that? That's what happens when you stay at Southfork too long.
        April: Well, at least your family eats together. Mine never did.
        Lucy: Well, you've got a point. If it weren't for J.R., I'd might never have learned the thrill of indigestion.

      • J.R.: Nobody puts the screws to J.R. Ewing and gets away for it for long, especially not that conniving ex-wife of mine.

    • NOTES (4)

      • A new opening sequence debuts this season: it starts with an explosion then a quick shot of the stars and shots of Dallas as well. It is the first opening sequence not to have a three-way split screen introducing the main characters.

      • Beginning with this season, Dallas no longer filmed any remote location shots in Dallas and filmed entirely on a soundstage in California.

      • George Kennedy (McKay), Cathy Podewell (Cally) and Kimberly Foster (Michelle) are added to the opening credits. Kimberly Foster is the first person to appear in the opening credits without her character ever having appeared in an earlier episode.

      • Originally aired as a 2 hour episode for the 13th season premiere.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • The episode title is an allusion to The Phantom of the Opera, a 1909 novel by Gaston Leroux, which has been adapted many times into film and stage productions.

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