Dallas

Dallas: Season 3

Warner Bros. (1979)
Drama
USA | English | Color | 19h 36min
7

Arguably the best television series ever produced, and certainly the best soap opera ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. It had the best trans-season cliffhanger in history that had the whole world asking "Who shot J.R.?" Dallas is an important part of American History, if not world history.


Cast View all

Jim Davis Jock Ewing
Patrick Duffy Bobby
Barbara Bel Geddes
Lesley-Anne Down Stephanie Rogers
Ian McShane Don Lockwood
George Kennedy Carter McKay
Barbara Carrera Angelica Nero
Bert Remsen Dandy Dandridge
Lois Chiles Holly Harwood
Anne Francis Arliss Cooper
Larry Hagman J.R. Ewing
Mary Crosby Kristin Shepard
Derek McGrath Oswald Valentine
Karen Carlson Nancy Scotfield
Marty Schiff Del Greco
Dack Rambo Jack Ewing
Linda Gray Sue Ellen
Sasha Mitchell James Beaumont
Sheree J. Wilson April Stevens
Priscilla Pointer Rebecca Barnes Wentworth
Kimberly Foster Michelle Stevens Beaumont Barnes
Susan Lucci Hillary Taylor
Audrey Landers Afton Cooper
Susan Howard Donna Culver Krebbs
Linda Grey Sue Ellen Ewing
Barry Jenner Dr. Jerry Kenderson
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley Jenna Wade
Leigh J. McCloskey Mitch Cooper
J. Eddie Pe Tommy McKay
J.R. Ray Krebbs Steve Kanaly
Angelica Nero Barbara Carrera
Donna Culver Krebbs Susan Howard
Miss Ellie Ewing Barbara Bel Geddes
Pamela Barnes Ewing Victoria Principal
Michelle Stevens Beaumont Barnes Kimberly Foster
Larry Hagman JR
Steve Kanaly Ray Krebbs
Howard Keel Clayton Farlow
George Kennedy
Cathy Podewell
Marc Singer
Howard Duff
F. Gary Gray
Victoria Principal Pamela Ewing
Priscilla Presley
Charlene Tilton Lucy Ewing
Barbara Bel Geddes Miss Elley
Ken Kercheval Cliff Barnes
Charline Tilton
Lesley Ann Warren
Prescilla Presley Jenna Wade
Dack Rambo Dusty

Crew View all

Director Jerry Jameson
Alex March
Don McDougall
Dwight Adair
Producer Lee Rich, Leonard Katzman, Philip Capice, Lednard Katzman
Musician Bruce Broughton, Jerrold Immel

Episodes View details

1 Whatever Happened to Baby John? (1) 60 min | Sep 20, 1979

Sue Ellen returns home from the hospital, but is not a thrilled new mom! The family worries she is sinking into depression, not caring about anything, including her new baby. J.R begins to mentor Dallas's newest lawyer, Alan Beam. The rest of the family, minus Sue Ellen, take frequent trips into the hospital to visit John Ross, still to weak to come home. Unfortunately, this does not go on for long because JR and Sue Ellen learn from a group of reporters that John Ross has been kidnapped!!!

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Camille Marchetta
Guest stars: Sheila Larken, Sandy Ward, Jeanna Micahels, Woody Eney, Joe Bratcher, Maureen Lee, Holly Smith, Cliff Murdock, Kimberly Roten, Debi Storm, Pat Byers
2 Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2) 60 min | Sep 27, 1979

Though Bobby thinks Cliff may have take John Ross, this ends up not being true. J.R thinks some of his thugs may have taken the child, but they are all wrong. Pamela ends up solving the kidnapping mystery by remembering a woman she saw staring at babies at the Hospital. Pam remembers a woman, Sheila Larken, who she saw many times when she visited the hospital. It turns out Sheila lost her baby, and her husband ran out on her, leaving her desperate and alone, so she stole John Ross. The Baby is finally returned to it's natural parents...too bad Sue Ellen is not overly emotional about the outcome...

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Camille Marchetta
Guest stars: Sheila Larken, Sandy Ward, John O'Leary, Barbara Tarbuck, Jordan Charney, Jocelyn Brando, Maryedith Burrell, Rebecca Hollen, Geoffrey R. Smith, Ken Farmer, Cliff Murdock, Bob Magruder, Larry Tanner, Bobbie Fay Ferguson
3 The Silent Killer 60 min | Oct 04, 1979

None of the Ewing's are really excited when Sue Ellen's sister and her mother arrive at Southfork for a visit. Though they know that John Ross may be his son, Cliff and Pam decide to keep the families genetic disorder a secret. J.R starts to take a deeper look at Sue Ellen's baby sister...

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Guest stars: William H. Bassett, Georgann Johnson, Lea Catucci, Jocelyn Brando
4 Secrets 60 min | Oct 11, 1979

Pam continues to worry about her family's health and it's possible effects on John Ross, and her pregnancy. Valene returns to town, determined to have Lucy forgive her. She enlists Bobby's help, but Lucy is not receptive. It is not until Bobby speaks with Lucy, and Lucy overhears J.R try to railroad Valene out of town again before the mother and daughter finally come to terms with tier past and make up.

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Guest stars: William H. Bassett, Jocelyn Brando
5 The Kristin Affair 60 min | Oct 18, 1979

Pam tells Bobby about her pregnancy. But she says nothing about her disease. J.R. mortgages the Southfork Ranch for his drilling in Asia. He's very interested in his sister-in-law Kristin.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Worley Thorne
Guest stars: Jane D'Auvray, Hugh Gorrian
6 The Dove Hunt 60 min | Oct 25, 1979

J.R. and Jock get wounded by sniper fire when two of Jock's enemies from the past catch up with him during a hunting trip to Louisiana.

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: D.C. Fontana, Richard Fontana
Guest stars: Robert J. Wilke, Stephen Gierasch, Thomas Callaway
7 The Lost Child 60 min | Nov 02, 1979

Sue Ellen is unhappy with her marriage to J.R. and she looks for psychiatric help. Pam has an accident- she falls down from her horse and loses her baby one more time. She tells Bobby about her hereditary disease

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Rena Down
Guest stars: Keenan Wynn, Med Flory, Ronnie Schribner, James Chandler, Ken Farmer, Billy Streater, Ronnie Scribner
8 Rodeo 60 min | Nov 09, 1979

Sue Ellen meets cowboy Dusty Farlow during a Southfork rodeo event.He's the son of a rich Texas rancher. J.R. is jealous of Sue Ellen and he makes it very clear to Dusty. Digger comes to the rodeo to see John Ross III. But there is no fight with Jock this time around.

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Camille Marchetta
Guest stars: Rhonda Box, Kenneth Barry, James Bodean, Jan Alan Tubbs, Michael Crabtree, Dave Williams, Donnie Joe Wood
9 Mastectomy (1) 60 min | Nov 16, 1979

Miss Ellie discover s a medical problem with her breast. She doesn't tell Jock because in the past he left his first wife Amanda because of her disease. Miss Ellie undergoes an operation to have her breast removed. Sue Ellen meets Dusty again and again.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Guest stars: Jane Kean, Carolyn Coates, Lev Mailer, Karrie Emerson, Dee Timberlake, Geofrey Millar
10 Mastectomy (2) 60 min | Nov 16, 1979

Miss Ellie's tumor is completely removed along with her breast. But she falls into serious depression. She's afraid of losing Jock. J.R. keeps trying to get rid of Cliff and uses Alan Beam to do it.

Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
11 The Heiress 60 min | Nov 23, 1979

It's Jock's birthday, and J.R. stages a fight with Alan Bean at his party, attracting Lucy's eye, but in pursuing him, she witnesses an important meeting. Miss Ellie is still struggling with her self-image. Bobby investigates J.R's Asian project.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Loraine Despres
Guest stars: Laura Johnson, Walker Edmiston, Charles Cooper, Marcus Chong, Eugene Jackson
12 Ellie Saves the Day 60 min | Nov 30, 1979

J.R.'s family is shocked to learn Southfork has been mortgaged. The drilling in Asia run into serious trouble because of a typhoon and the banks demand their loan back. Miss Ellie saves the situation by releasing part of the ranch for drilling but she has to go against her father's last will to do it. At the end of the episode she tells J.R: I may never forgive you for this J.R.

Director: Gunnar Hellström
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis, E. Michael
Guest stars: Michael Laurence, Jimmy Weldon, Eda Zahl, Jacqui Compton, Walter O. Miles, James Phipps
13 Mother of the Year 60 min | Dec 14, 1979

J.R. thinks Sue Ellen is an unfit mother. She seeks psychiatric help. At the last minute, Ewing Oil succeeds in starting drilling in the Asian fields.

Director: Larry Hagman
Writer: Rena Down
Guest stars: Ted Markland, Jocelyn Brando, Joan Welles, Liz Ingleson, Darlye Ann Lindley, Mickey Cherney, Tom Regan
14 Return Engagements 60 min | Dec 20, 1979

Miss Ellie's sadness over Gary's [Ted Shackelford] birthday ends when she learns he and Valene are back in Dallas and plan to remarry.

Director: Gunnar Hellström
Writer: David Jacobs
Guest stars: Terry Lester, Andra Akers, Michael Horsley, Ted Jordan
15 Love and Marriage 60 min | Dec 21, 1979

Pam takes care of Sue Ellen's Baby for a few weeks. Because she doesn't have a child of her own, she can't stand Sue Ellen's coming back to her baby. There's an argument with Bobby about his return to Ewing Oil. Ray Krebbs meets Donna Culver.

Director: Alexander Singer
Writer: Leonard Katzman
Guest stars: Susan Howard, Mel Ferrer, Isabel Cooley, Penni Pearson, J.T. O'Connor
16 Power Play 60 min | Jan 04, 1980

Lucy secretly meets Alan Beam. But all he is interested in is her family's money. He proposes to Lucy. But this is just an intrigue of J.R.'s who wants to get rid of Lucy who, as he says, ""is her daddy's only tie to Southfork."" Pam is promoted at her job once again and problems in her marriage are on the rise.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson
Writer: Jeff Young
Guest stars: Laura Johnson, Michael Prince, Robin Haynes, Lawrence Bame, Cal Crenshaw, Jarvais Hudson, Jacqui Compton
17 Paternity Suit 60 min | Jan 11, 1980

Digger tells a reporter the John Ross 111 could be his grandchild. The Ewings sue Digger Barnes for defamation. And Cliff goes to court as well- to determine the baby's paternity. A blood test finally determines: J.R. is the baby's father.

Director: Harry Harris
Writer: Loraine Despres
Guest stars: Stanley Grover, Stephen Keep, Martina Deignan, Michael Rougas, Robert Curtin
18 Jenna's Return 60 min | Jan 18, 1980

Pam has to go to Paris for work. Bobby takes her to the airport and runs into Jenna Wade, his old girlfriend. They spend a lot of time together and reminisce about old times. JR attempts to take an interest in Sue Ellen's life, which annoys Sue Ellen, and prevents her from seeing Dusty. Donna and Ray realize they come from different lifestyles. Miss Ellie concentrates on defeating land developer, Matt Devlin.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Camille Marchetta
Guest stars: Mel Ferrer, Don Porter, Francine Tacker, Alba Francesca, Joan Welles, Brian Libby, Alex Harvey, Michael Dan Wagner, Mike Fortman, Byron Clark
19 Sue Ellen's Choice 60 min | Feb 01, 1980

Bobby wants to save his marriage and asks Pam fro help but she replies:""'I don't think i can."" Pam feels guilty because she can't have a baby. Sue Ellen wants a divorce. J.R. says he will never allow her to take John Ross away from him. Because Sue Ellen knows she can't fight J.R. on this, she decides to leave Dusty.

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Camille Marchetta
Guest stars: Francine Tacker, Jared Martin, Chuck Hicks, Fred Lerner
20 Second Thoughts 60 min | Feb 08, 1980

J.R. keeps pressuring Alan Beam to marry Lucy very soon. Cliff resigns from the OLM to run in the elections for Congress but J.R.'s intrigue is a success and Cliff runs out of campaign money all of a sudden. For the moment, he is finished professionally and has nowhere to go. Bobby feels sorry for Cliff and decides to do some job hunting for him. This provokes a furious reaction from J.R. Jock frustrated J.R.'s plans for Lucy and Alan by offering Alan a legal partnership in Dallas. Now J.R. tries to stop the marriage because there's no longer anything in it for him.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Linda B. Elstad
Guest stars: Laura Johnson, Chris Coffey, Robert Rockwell, Christopher Skinner, Betty Melvor
21 Divorce - Ewing Style 60 min | Feb 15, 1980

J.R. hears about Cliff's new job at the district attorney's office. He tries to make Sue Ellen look like she's been drinking again. Sue Ellen hires a ""privacy eye"" to prove J.R.'s infidelity to her but J.R. bribes the detective who alters the reports which now say nothing bad about J.R. This makes Sue Ellen look like paranoid and obsessive in front of the family.

Director: Leonard Katzman
Writer: Leonard Katzman
Guest stars: Don Porter, John Christy Ewing, Victor Rogers
22 Jock's Trial (1) 60 min | Feb 22, 1980

A skeleton is found on Southfork. Cliff runs the investigation into possible murder. Jock is arrested. Sue Ellen drinks again as she hears about Dusty's death in a plane crash.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Guest stars: Don Porter, Nicolas Coster, Chris Coffey, David Cryer, Al Hopson, Dan Priest, Dennis Holahan, Joel Lawrence, Faith Quabius, Don Ferneaux, Don Furneaux
23 Jock's Trial (2) 60 min | Feb 29, 1980

This was intended to be the third season finale, but CBS gave the green light for two more episodes after Part 1 was written. The final scenes of the season were intended to be Pam's reaction to finding out who her real father was.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Arthur Bernard Lewis
Guest stars: Don Porter, Stephen Elliott, Nicolas Coster, William Watson, Sarah Cunningham, David Cryer, Kale Browne, Tom Spratley, Jo Anne Astrow, Jack Ramage, Hans Howes, Jack Hamage
24 The Wheeler Dealer 60 min | Mar 14, 1980

The cartel members and J.R.'s banker are financially ruined after the nationalization of the Asian fields. Seth Stone, one of the cartel members, kills himself. J.R. threatens to drive Kristin and Alan Beam out of town and he wants to put Sue Ellen back into the sanitarium. Pam and Bobby leave Dallas when Bobby learns that J.R. shut down an oil field to stop Cliff from having his portion of revenge based on an agreement between Digger and Jock which Cliff has found among Digger's papers. Then as the episode draws to a close J.R. is shot.

Director: Alexander Singer
Writer: Barbara Searles
Guest stars: Lesley Woods, Sarah Cunningham, Geoffrey Scott, Ed Kenney, Robert Phalen, Jan Stratton, Ken Scott, Geoffrey Scott, Jan Stratten
25 A House Divided 60 min | Mar 20, 1980

The cartel members and J.R.'s banker are financially ruined after the nationalization of the Asian fields. Seth Stone, one of the cartel members, kills himself. J.R. threatens to drive Kristin and Alan Beam out of town and he wants to put Sue Ellen back into the sanitarium. Pam and Bobby leave Dallas when Bobby learns that J.R. shut down an oil field to stop Cliff from having his portion of revenge based on an agreement between Digger and Jock which Cliff has found among Digger's papers. Then as the episode draws to a close J.R. is shot.

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Rena Down
Guest stars: Ron Heyes, Christopher Coffey, Ann Nelson, Susan Keller, Kale Brown, D.J. Sullivan, Ann Nelson, Kale Browne

Editions

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