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I’ve added the final two episodes of the series to the gallery. These are episodes fourteen and fifteen. Sorry they’re late but I’ve had other projects I’ve been working on that needed my attention. I know there are some who are sad the series is done, however, the ratings were telling. After Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) died, the writing was on the wall. I wasn’t too happy either with the way Harris’ character was going. Too much back and forth and not enough bite to him. He suffered too many reversals to me to make the character viable in terms of any leverage he might have had over The Ewings. I really wish Cidre had a definitive plan for Harris outside of just being menacing. The other issue was the whole Mexican Cartel stuff. There wasn’t enough of the action happening in Dallas and not enough for me Harris Ryland at his job to prove why he was formidable. Mitch did his best with sadly bad writing. And I’m sorry I’m being so negative, but the truth is, I’m a bit saddened by the missed opportunity to capitalize on Mitch’s obvious talent and what he might have been able to bring to the show in light of Hagman’s death.

  • [229] SCREENCAPS: DALLAS – E3X14 ENDGAME
  • [429] SCREENCAPS: DALLAS – E3X15 BRAVE NEW WORLD

Final look at Mitch as Harrison Ryland.

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The official word came today, DALLAS has been renewed for a third season. The official word came after series star Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) tweeted:

Patrick Duffy ‏@therealpduffy 8h
OK all my tweet friends. It’s official. We are on for season 3. Do in large part to you all. Deepest thanks

This is good news for those who were hoping the show would be back. I’m hoping this means series Executive Producer Cynthia Cidre corrects her mistake at having Harris made such a heavy. While I know he’s supposed to be the town heavy, but I truly hope Cidre scales back on the amount of villainy. I think Ryland works better as a complicated baddie rather than an out-and-out mustache twirling villain. Read the official.

‘Dallas’ renewed for third season

by James Hibberd
Apr 30 2013 02:35 PM ET

The Ewing clan will continue their TV dynasty.

TNT has picked up a third season of Dallas, with 15 episodes ordered for early next year.

“Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.’s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted.”

Indeed, some wondered if Dallas would continue beyond the second season after Hagman passed away late last year. The season has averaged 3.8 million viewers per episode when including seven days of DVR playback, and 1.4 million adults 18-49.

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We’re heading into the final stretch of season two with the two episode finale to be aired next week. Seems hardly possible this season is almost over. Our boy has been naughty hasn’t he? Harris is playing quite the card game isn’t he? I’m loving how Mitch is chewing scenery and taking no prisoners along the way. My only fear is are the writers backing Harris into too much of a corner? Mitch is playing the character with lots of layers, but without some sort of a bone in terms of his inner feelings I’m not seeing how Harris can escape the plans the Ewings have for him. I’m reading there isn’t much of a chance of him being JR’s (Larry Hagman) murderer. The reveal is supposed to be a ‘shocker’ — all tongue in cheek. Here’s the media for the two parter last night. Enjoy. No video in the post due to the double episode.

  • [ 0258 ] SCREENCAPS: DALLAS – E2X12 A CALL TO ARMS
  • [ 0001 ] VIDEO: DALLAS – E2X12 A CALL TO ARMS
  • [ 1437 ] SCREENCAPS: DALLAS – E2X13 LOVE & FAMILY
  • [ 0001 ] VIDEO: DALLAS – E2X13 LOVE & FAMILY
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Did anyone else shed a tear or six? I know I did. What an amazing send off for the iconic J.R. Ewing and for Larry Hagman. I was fine until the graveside scene with Sue Ellen where she confessed she’d always love him. Linda Gray did an exceptional job with that scene. Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) and Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing) were standouts. I loved everything Josh did with John Ross and how controlled he was throughout the episode, but you could see how he just wanted to break down. Patrick? What’s to say except that last scene where he went into J.R.’s bedroom and poured that Bourbon and Branch then sat down on the end of the bed and cried…ugh! What an amazing send off!

Only one scene with Mitch last night, but the scene where Bum (Kevin Page) brought that box and had goodies for Bobby, John Ross and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and implicating Harris in a lot of stuff, I thought, “Roh oh!” and did a Scooby Doo double take. I’m wondering though what all that might be. Are they setting Harris up to take the fall? I have a theory about who Harris’ father might be, but I might keep that to myself for a bit. And how about that car Mitch was driving? More about that in another post.

  • [ 751 ] SCREENCAPS: DALLAS – JR’S MASTERPIECE
  • [ 001 ] VIDEO: DALLAS – JR’S MASTERPIECE

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I wanted to post this so Mitch’s fans could get a look at it. There is going to be a special opening on tonight’s episode to honour the passing of Larry Hagman and the iconic character he played off and on for 30 years, J.R. Ewing. I got a lump in my throat watching this. I hope you enjoy it. Of course it will be on the clip for tonight’s episode and in the media section. Let’s remember Larry.