The drama is back in Dallas, and J.R. Ewing is always conniving evil to get back his land from his brother Bobby, remember like father and son. The sons of the two Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son and John Ross J.R. Ewing son. John Ross wants the land because it has oil, and John Ross wants the power of the oil and so do we. Have you seen the gas price around my town? A little higher than unexpected, but if we drill in our back yard and sell in theUSstates will it be cheaper?
This new “Dallas,’” dubbed a “sweeping family epic” and not a nighttime soap opera by its creators, introduces the next generation of theEwingclan and puts those characters alongside J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen from the 1978-91 series. It picks up some 20 years later in the lives of the warring family members.
We last saw J.R. after he was losing Ewing oil to Cliff Barnes control of Southfork to Bobby, and being abandoned by his wife and children; a drunk and despondent J.R. begins walking around the ranch alone with a loaded gun wishing he had never been born. A gunshot is later fired in J.R.’s bedroom as Bobby returns to Southfork, and he rushes up to J.R.’s room and gasps, saying, “Oh, my God!” as the series ends. (Get the DVD of “Dallas”)
Two decades since viewers last saw them. The Ewings are back. Television’s first family of drama, sabotage, secrets and betrayal are gathering at Southfork Ranch for the upcoming wedding of Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher, to Rebecca Sutter. Although the occasion is joyous, an old family rivalry crosses generations after secret oil drilling on Southfork results in a major gusher. Everyone has his or her own agenda when the fight over oil and land threatens to tear the Ewings apart once again.
J.R.’s son, John Ross (played byHenderson), plots with his aging tycoon father to take over Southfork and drill for valuable oil on the property, for example. Meanwhile, Bobby’s adopted son, Christopher (Metcalfe), is trying to wean the family from crude and shift to Earth-friendly alternative fuel, with Bobby’s financial backing. Head butting and double crossing ensue.
Elena ( Jordana Brewster) the daughter of the Ewings’s cook is now with John Ross, even though it’s clear she did have a romantic fling with Christopher before she met John Ross. So she’s with John Ross ( J. R. Ewing’s son).
Ann, (Brenda Strong), Bobby’s new wife. I like her. She’s a strong woman, and Bobby has chosen a good wife ever since Pamela left Bobby long ago in previous years and episodes ago. During the first season of Dallas Pamela Barnes Ewing looked like Kim Kardashian when she was young. Do you think? Victoria Principal will not come back, but once the show progresses and becomes a hit some where down the future ofDallas, we will never know. But keep watching.
Rebecca ( Julie Gonzalo) is Christopher new wife, and they are getting married. During the wedding slash reunion, they were few cast members from the original show getting together. Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) got older, and she will come back for a couple of episodes. Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Cliff Barnes (Kenny Kercheval) they will also come back for a couple of episodes too.
Here’s the family Tree link to get a better understand of the family drama.
If people think the plot or story is wrong for the newDallas, that’s what they do best. Back stabbing and black mailing that’s what they do best. Exciting drama.
It looks like Bobby want to steer away from the oil business and try alternative’s way to stay in the business tycoon – that’s good.
So far Dallas is holding up by it’s name. Watch Dallas on TNT on Wednesday night at nine pm.