Dallas

Season 10 Episode 26

Ruthless People

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Apr 10, 1987 on CBS
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Jeremy Wendell seeks revenge after J.R. and April screw him out of 5% of Ewing Oil; Mandy returns to be the Valentine Girl, but is actually after more; the family is outraged over J.R.'s ties to terrorists; Ray attends his child's birth

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  • Ellie turns against Bobby and J.R. and their running of Ewing Oil. The Navarro news publishes B.D. Calhoun info that piques the interest of Jeremy Wendell and leads him to Mrs. Scotfield's house.moreless

    8.6


    Most of the episode centered around people trying to expose J.R.'s illegal activities with B.D. Calhoun. Mrs. Scotfield got a local yokel newspaper guy to print a story about J.R.'s actions and the CIA's coverup. The CIA's Dohthrey quickly warned her against further work and threatened her and her CIA file clerk brother with prison time. However, Jeremy Wendell did get wind of her work and saw an opportunity to get J.R. (who had embarrassed Jeremy in the first of the episode by revealing that April had been working for J.R. and pretending to work for Jeremy).



    I felt the Miss Ellie anger storyline was stilted. There wasn't a lot of evidence of Miss Ellie's anger in prior episodes. Ellie knew about the problems with Calhoun episodes ago, and just now decided to blow over it. I think they just needed a reason to get Bobby to want out of Ewing Oil and that was it. Notice that Ellie comforts J.R. in the next episode, so it was kind of a one time thing.



    Furthermore, the scene in the Oil Baron's that got Ellie all angry (where the men were talking bad about Clayton and Ellie) was a little unlikely also. For one thing, everybody should have known that Ellie wasn't the boss of Ewing Oil, and that Clayton had no part in it. Secondly, even if it had been J.R., I don't see why oil men would be so unhappy. Illegal or not, J.R. organized Calhoun's effort to cripple OPEC's production and HELP the Texas Oil industry. He probably would have been regarded as a hero among Oilmen in the Ollie North fashion.



    So, I think the storyline was a little unbelievable this time.

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  • The Beginning of the End.

    9.0
    The noose around JR’s neck tightens. Wendell has the proof that Ewing Oil funds terrorism. Bobby decides to sell his share in the company. Miss Ellis makes a surprise visit to the office. These visits are so rare; you always expect it to be dramatic. She tells hers sons, she is ashamed of what they have done to Ewing Oil. Barbara Bel Geddes is a superb actor in this episode. She talks with force with the minimum of raising her voice or making excessive hand gestures.



    Mandy Winger returns to Dallas but I doubt it is to help Sue Ellen. It’s Dallas, so I expect a nice juicy twist in this interesting sub-plot. I love Mandy dress and her arrival Sue Ellen’s office.



    This is a strong exciting episode with some great moments

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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal

Pamela Barnes Ewing

Susan Howard

Susan Howard

Donna Culver Krebbs

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

Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Sue Ellen Ewing

Lew Brown (II)

Lew Brown (II)

 

Guest Star

Wayne Grace

Wayne Grace

 

Guest Star

Troy Evans

Troy Evans

 

Guest Star

Deborah Shelton

Deborah Shelton

Mandy Winger

Recurring Role

Sheree J. Wilson

Sheree J. Wilson

April Stevens

Recurring Role

Jim McMullan

Jim McMullan

Senator Dowling

Recurring Role

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