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Old March 12 2013, 03:37 AM   #106
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Very beautiful and real emotion from Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy in tonight's episode. The slow, mournful version of the "Dallas" theme was a nice touch, as well.
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Old March 12 2013, 03:44 AM   #107
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Beautifully handled all the way around. Nice to see old faces back again at the party. Excellent performances from Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. Jesse Metcalfe even manged to not annoy me this week. And what a setup for the rest of the season... hot damn!
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Old March 12 2013, 05:41 AM   #108
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Agreed about the episode. They really delivered and the intro was especially a nice touch.



I was expecting a "Larry Hagman, 1931 - 2012" at the end of that intro, but no matter, it was still great.

Again, nice to see a lot of familiar faces, and they even did a few "best J.R. lines".
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Old March 12 2013, 06:22 PM   #109
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My two favorite things about the episode:

-It implies that at some point J.R. sat and down and said to himself "Before I die I'm settling everybody's hash once and for all. Every single person that ever messed with a Ewing or a friend of a Ewing is going DOWN." That will be a masterpiece.

-Best performance contest goes to Patrick Duffy, hands down, who spent most of the episode just PISSED and let Anne know why, at least part of it. I think the rest was summed up in his final words: How can Bobby be "the good son" if the bad son is gone? Fantastic!

Low points, as usual, involve the children. John Ross is still a whiny pissant. Anne's daughter hasn't been on the ranch ten minutes and already she's boinking Ewing men. Jordana Brewster was wasted this episode.

And an aside: Both Jerry Jones and Marc Cuban attended J.R.'s funeral??? Was the owner of the Dallas Stars not available?

Phenomenal episode all around!
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Old March 12 2013, 06:32 PM   #110
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I was hoping for a little more tribute and a little less plot. But what they did was still brilliant. I thought they did a fabulous tribute to the character. Loved the way Bobby admitted that JR often did what needed to be done that no one else would do. Loved the way Lucy said that now when she looked back on it Jr seemed more honest than evil. Everyone gave fantastic performances. I could really feel the pain and anger coming off of John Ross. And I like how they are using Anne's daughter. I also liked Christopher trying to reach out to John Ross. Loved Bobby telling off Anne

I hope a lot of viewers turned in to see the funeral and got sucked in by this great episode .
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Old March 13 2013, 12:32 AM   #111
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Last episode was great, but I will still miss J.R.
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Old March 13 2013, 01:57 AM   #112
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We'll all miss J.R., but we won't be saying "I miss him, and they gave him such a crappy send off!" We miss him, and his send off is setting up friggin' ARMAGEDDON for the rest of the season!
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Old March 13 2013, 05:23 AM   #113
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The story arc they've set up for the remainder of the season is the best possible tribute to J.R. John Ross has a line in the preview for next week's episode that I absolutely loved: "My father's dead and buried, and we're all still working for him!"
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Old March 13 2013, 05:47 AM   #114
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And an aside: Both Jerry Jones and Marc Cuban attended J.R.'s funeral???
Mark Cuban is playing himself in a lot of stuff these days. I recently saw him on Necessary Roughness and Entourage as well.
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Old March 13 2013, 02:05 PM   #115
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Low points, as usual, involve the children. John Ross is still a whiny pissant. Anne's daughter hasn't been on the ranch ten minutes and already she's boinking Ewing men. Jordana Brewster was wasted this episode.
I'd argue that it's Christopher who is the whiny pissant. John Ross has an excuse this week, considering his daddy is dead. Emma just came from a situation where her every move was being watched and controlled. I'm not at all shocked that she was getting high and screwing John Ross... because her grandmother and father aren't there to keep her from doing those things. It was she who was "wasted." Elena was definitely underused, though, and this subplot with her and her brother is not going to do much to help with that.
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Old March 13 2013, 03:35 PM   #116
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^ Was she getting high, or were those the pills mother & son Bates have been giving her?
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Old March 13 2013, 03:40 PM   #117
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I'm pretty sure those are the pills that Mother and Norman... I mean Judith and Harris... gave her. IIRC, they're an anti-anxiety medication.
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Old March 13 2013, 06:14 PM   #118
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I'm pretty sure those are the pills that Mother and Norman... I mean Judith and Harris... gave her. IIRC, they're an anti-anxiety medication.
Which would get you mellow, not high I would reckon, though she was probably slamming down as much booze as everybody else seemed to that day and she took a swig from John Ross's bottle. So maybe not high but most assuredly plastered.

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I'd argue that it's Christopher who is the whiny pissant. John Ross has an excuse this week, considering his daddy is dead.
But Christopher is more the goody-two-shoes cousin in the dynamic, and given who raised him his reactions to events can be considered normal. John Ross, by comparison has always been a pissant, and given who his daddy was he should have outgrown that crap ages ago. Yes, this week he had an excuse. How do you explain pretty much the rest of the series?

Emma just came from a situation where her every move was being watched and controlled. I'm not at all shocked that she was getting high and screwing John Ross... because her grandmother and father aren't there to keep her from doing those things.
I'm not surprised, just disappointed that the writers couldn't wait an episode before having her spread her legs for a Ewing. It was an unneeded diversion from the rest of the awesomeness that was this episode.

It was she who was "wasted."
Agreed!

Elena was definitely underused, though, and this subplot with her and her brother is not going to do much to help with that.
Which is too bad because Jordana's the only one of the young'uns I like without reservation.
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Old March 13 2013, 06:54 PM   #119
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I find her so painfully skinny it's hard to look at her.
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Old March 13 2013, 07:14 PM   #120
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^^^I like her eyebrows.
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