Dallas

Season 12 Episode 16

Wedding Bell Blues

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Feb 24, 1989 on CBS
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J.R. and Cally marry at Southfork, though a tornado threatens the ceremony; Cliff opening a letter for J.R. triggers a massive brawl; Sue Ellen has Don Lockwood come to Southfork for film research; Lucy tries to steer Tracey Lawton away from Bobby

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  • J.R. and Cally wedding day is marred by a bad thunderstorm, Sue Ellen's attendance, Cliff and Bobby's learning of J.R.'s manipulations, and Tommy McKay's rages.

    9.5


    This was one of the better episodes of the late seasons. J.R. and Cally get married at a grand party, but a bad storm cuts the reception short, forces basically every main character to spend the night at southfork (including the bride and groom). Sue Ellen attends the wedding and is a nagging thorn in J.R.'s side, plus Cliff's discovery of J.R.'s Ellis County land deal is pivotal and causes conflict. Tommy McKay tries to bed April in John Ross's room and then goes crazy. Don Lockwood gets the chance to sleep on the floor with Cliff Barnes, and gets a perspective on Cliff's past dealings with Sue Ellen. At the end Cally announces to J.R. that she lied about being pregnant. J.R., surprisingly, does not seem to mind.



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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

Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Sue Ellen Ewing

Charlene Tilton

Charlene Tilton

Lucy Ewing

John Ingle

John Ingle

Minister

Guest Star

Christopher Babson

Christopher Babson

Jackie's Date

Guest Star

Mark A. Michaels

Mark A. Michaels

Phyllis' Date

Guest Star

Cathy Podewell

Cathy Podewell

Cally Ewing

Recurring Role

Beth Toussaint

Beth Toussaint

Tracey Lawton

Recurring Role

Ian McShane

Ian McShane

Don Lockwood

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cliff: Well, I never thought I'd be spending the night at Southfork. Sure as Hell didn't think I'd be sleeping on the floor.
      Lockwood: Reminds me of my favorite film, It Happened One Night. Except you're not Claudette Colbert.
      Cliff: (laughing) Well, it reminds me of my favorite film, but I think if this house were taken away to Oz by a tornado, I'm not sure that the Munchkins would be ready for J.R. Ewing.

    • Sue Ellen: Being married to J.R. is like a Hitchcock film. You start out laughing and then you find yourself screaming in terror.

    • Sue Ellen: I'm glad you're here. This is an important room for you to see.
      Lockwood: The famous J.R. Ewing bedroom, hmm?
      Sue Ellen: Next to the Alamo, it's one of the great battlegrounds of Texas.

    • Sue Ellen: Have you done "Something Old, Something New" yet?
      Lucy: Oh, we're right in the middle of it.
      Sue Ellen: Because I want to give Cally something old.
      Lucy: You've already done that. You've given her J.R.

    • J.R.: What's with the Lockwood fella?
      Sue Ellen: He's a man with charm, sensitivity and class. In short, your exact opposite.
      J.R.: That does it, Sue Ellen. Why don't you ask the parking attendant to fetch your broom? You can just fly on home.

    • J.R.: Well, I guess the weatherman was right. The first storm just blew in.
      Sue Ellen: Heh! Don't worry, J.R., I won't rain on your parade. Don Lockwood, the one and only J.R. Ewing.
      Lockwood: Congratulations on your wedding. I hope you'll be very happy together.
      J.R.: Well, thank you. Can't help but be a vast improvement over my last wife.

    • Lucy: Anyhow, it's bad luck to get married at Southfork.
      Miss Ellie: Lucy!
      Lucy: Name one marriage that started here and ended happily ever after.
      Miss Ellie: Well, I think Clayton would say we're very happy.
      Clayton: I surely would.
      Lucy: Alright, name two.
      Bobby: Lucy, I'm not sure this is the best conversation for right now.
      Lucy: Well, I don't know about y'all, but if I ever get married again, I'll be saying my vows at the nearest Moose Lodge. Much safer.

    • April: Maybe we should have thought about this deal a little more before we close it.
      J.R.: Oh, why's that?
      April: I don't know.
      J.R.: April, once you climb in bed with J.R. Ewing, you better not have cold feet.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode Sue Ellen flashs back to when J.R. slept with Afton during Lucy and Mitch's first wedding at Southfork and to when J.R., Cliff, Bobby, Clayton, and Ray all ended up in the Southfork pool at her and J.R.'s second wedding.

    • Originally aired as a 2 hour episode.

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