Posted by: mitch pileggi online

Apologies this is so late. I had a doctor’s appointment early Tuesday and was feeling abysmal when I got home so I laid down for a while and ended up falling asleep. Hopefully it’ll never happen again…hardly.

What can be said about this episode except electric. Mitch and Judith Light were on fire. Yeah I know I keep enthusing about this but I’m so loving the dynamic they bring in their roles and I’m more than delighted with the quality of the writing Mitch is receiving. Other than on THE X-FILES, Mitch hasn’t gotten good writing on anything he’s been on since. I was so disappointed with his stint on SUPERNATURAL as Samuel Campbell I cannot say. I’ve just felt no one sees what Mitch is capable of due to his looks. What I’m loving about DALLAS is they don’t see him as a mustache twirling villain. They’re writing him with substance. We’re seeing so many layers with this and Mitch is killing it. Add to that Judith Light and their scenes are just dynamic. I guess I could add SONS OF ANARCHY to that list, but Kurt Sutter never really knew what he was doing with Earnest Darby, i feel. Anyway I was just riveted to my television the whole time Mitch and Judith were on. Loved this shot particularly.

Mitch Pileggi as Harris Ryland and Judith Light as his mother Judith in episode seven of 'Dalls' on TNT.

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Posted by: mitch pileggi online

One word: PROBATION?!!!! After shooting a man at point blank range and all Ann (Brenda Strong) gets is probation? Figures it is Texas justice. I’m truly hoping in the episodes to come Harris finally figures out what Mama Ryland (Judith Light) has been doing. I want Mitch to be able to start to show his human side as Harris. Yeah playing the bad guy is no doubt fun, but even JR (Larry Hagman) had a softer side…we didn’t often know which that was, but it was there. Harris could easily become a caricature if they don’t soften the edges just a bit. Here’s hoping at least. Mitch as always was great. Can he be anything else but?

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Posted by: mitch pileggi online

So sorry this post is late. I had a family issue crop up and it couldn’t be avoided. Also I had trouble with the clip. It just wasn’t working properly and likely still isn’t. My apologies. That being said, gosh that episode went quickly. I almost got whiplash with the amount of twists and turns particularly in how Ann (Brenda Strong) confessed to shooting Harris. Again, Judith Light as Harris’ mother was just just amazing. I love seeing this woman twist a scene and make it something else. I tweeted @EmmaBell17 about how cool it is to be Mitch Pileggi’s daughter. She said “Pretty friggin cool.” How cool is she? I was also glad Mitch and Larry Hagman (JR Ewing) were at least in the same scene together. Considering how much menace Morrissey brought to JR in that asylum it was good to see JR seeing what kind of a “menace” Harris Ryland is becoming to his family, particularly to baby brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy). All in all a great episode centred around our guy Mitch. I couldn’t be happier.

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  • [ 0001 ] MEDIA CLIP: DALLAS – E2X05 TRIAL AND ERROR

ETA: If you are having problems with the video, please leave a comment in the box and I’ll re-clip and re-upload.

Posted by: mitch pileggi online

WOW! Is all I can say about the performance from Judith Light as Harris’ mother Judith. I remember watching Judith on the soap opera One Life To Live as the hooker with a heart Karen Wolek, then on the show LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT as EADA/Judge Elizabeth Donnelly, ironically not in the two episodes Mitch appeared as DEA Special Agent Jack Hammond. I knew Judith was amazing, she’s won several Emmys for her work, but her hospital scenes with the unconscious Mitch were just stellar. There’s the air of a Greek tragedy with a hint of Odyssia and Alexander The Great Oedipal fixation with Mama Ryland. I’m hoping for more scenes between Mitch and Judith as time goes on. Unfortunately Judith is only signed for eight episodes. Please powers the be give us more before Judith leaves. The way is being left open for Judith to return, but come on, Harris needs his mama. All I can think of is THE X-FILES ninth season episode 4D where AD Skinner said to Lukesh, “Say hi to mama.” That’s what I’d love to do with Judith Ryland. So glad they didn’t pull out Harris’ coma long. That would have been excruciating, though Mitch does look good in hospital wear. Don’t like the respirator covering up that beautiful face though.

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  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: DALLAS – E2X05 TRIAL AND ERROR PROMO
Posted by: mitch pileggi online

I have the promo for next week’s episode. Looks like Mama Ryland (Judith Light) finds her son on the floor with a bullet in him. I can hardly wait for this scene.

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