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TNT DALLAS Season Finale Recap: A Ewing Dies, A Ewing Daughter, A Pregnancy, An Unholy Alliance!

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The final minutes of last night’s season three ending Dallas, provided much story for the future if the TNT soap opera can be picked up for its fourth season, which we have yet to learn.

But if last night’s season three finale is any indication of where the show can go in season four, it’s going to be a barnburner! Yee-haw!

Let’s review some of the highlights:  Elena (Jordana Brewster) finally went trigger happy and got wise to the machinations of Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) who has seemingly survived all and is becoming the head of the cartel.   Finally putting two and two together that he killed her brother Drew (Kuno Becker), she fired bullets at him!  Nicolas got away in his bloody white shirt.

Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) stumbled upon the scene and got his fingerprints on the gun! Later as Nicolas points out, in his private jet after the hit and murder on the other jailed Cartel members, Elena will be attached to him in 9 months, knowing that he messed with her diaphragm and got her preggars!

In a key scene at the end of the season finale, Elena is throwing up and took a pregnancy test revealing she is pregnant! But who is the daddy?  Remember, it wasn’t just Nicolas she slept with!  Christopher is awaiting outside in his car for her, and as she comes out of the bathroom to join Christopher a bomb goes off and Christopher is engulfed in flames and has been killed!  Elena screams!

And our favorite duo of the night, Judith Light (Judith Ryland) and Josh Henderson (John Ross) are key to the finale! After Judith gave John Ross the dress and incriminating sexacapade photos she’d was going to blackmail him with, in exchange for info on Ryland’s CIA work, John Ross found Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) in bed with Nassir.  More double-crossing ensues!

Later, after Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) take back Ewing Global after a takeover attempt from both Pamela and John Ross, a devastated John Ross heads to the elevator where he cries and feels like he disappointed his daddy, J.R.!  But the crafty John Ross has an inspired idea!  So, he conspires with Judith and plans to screw with Bobby and Sue Ellen and get control of Ewing Global, and he has made Judith the new railroad commissioner, which means drugs are going to be coming right on through!

Emma (Emma Bell) who has been trying to recover from her ordeal of her kidnapping by the Cartel is visited by John Ross.  He wants to be her friend, something Judith asked of him as well.  Emma reveals  has something for John Ross that she has been keeping that she now wants him to have (Even though his heroics in saving her life where not all pure and he did not just come to Mexico to only find her).  But even so, she gives him a file that J.R had.   John Ross is shocked by what’s inside.  And as we learn as the season comes to a close, J.R has a daughter somewhere, and now only John Ross knows!  Who could it be?

In a statement released to EW.com, Jesse Metcalfe shared this on his departure from the series: “In classic Dallas fashion the producers and writers needed a season ending shocker. After three great years, I was ready to move on and pursue other projects. It culminated in the perfect opportunity to surprise fans and deliver that shocking twist. I enjoyed my time on Dallas and am grateful for the opportunity to work with Warner Bros and TNT, and I wish the cast and crew all the very best!”

Now, how would you grade the season three finale and cliffhangers of TNT’s Dallas?  Were you surprised? Watch the postmortem video on the death of Christopher Ewing below, and then weigh-in!

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TNT BETTER RENEW DALLAS IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY WE HAVE WATCHED EVERY EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agree— we need more seasons!

just finally caught up with dallas can’t believe how it ended FETCH IT BACK!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

I hate the idea of the character being killed off. I hope we find out that Bobby has a son he never knew about. The Ewing cousins battling it out was important– I thought. But this IS a soap. Is he really dead? Even if Jesse is leaving now? While I always thought Jesse Metcalfe was hot & a good actor, I hear that he is an ass in person– particularly to the women he dates.

Reagan,

About Jesse Metcalfe…I heard that, too. And…I once read somewhere that BOTH Jesse and Josh Henderson were VERY COMPETITIVE with each other…BOTH ON AND OFF the Dallas set. BTW…I hear that Josh is a VERY NICE GUY!!!!! Yep.

Take care, Reagan. Peace.

Thanks jaybird. If they are competitive, that could have added to the equation. Jesse wanting to “leave” may have been more of them wanting him to leave. Might be wrong for me to speculate that though.

I believe TNT will renew the series for another season. If they don’t, I could see Amazon or Netflix picking it up. I’d be curious to know how Judith Light will manage starring in two front burner roles in two different series (DALLAS and TRANSPARENT), not that she doesn’t have it in her. I just hope she can manage to coordinate taping schedules and get away with doing both. There’s never too much (Judith) Light in the world!!!

so very true. judith at her finest.

Hated the ending, although I see he wanted to leave but not like that he was the best person everyone loved,and good guy on the show,I’m so upset, the bad guys always win(John Ross) he is worse than his father!!!

Renew it TNT! So sad that Christopher was killed. How much heartache is poor Bobby supposed to take? I must say I’m not thrilled at the loss of another Ewing. The show was, is ALWAYS supposed to be about the Ewing family, no matter how dysfunctional. I’m still waiting to understand why the Rylands hate the Ewings so much; and it’s not about Ann. That Judith is a roaring hoot.

Great show all season long!!!!! Wish they had killed Elena instead. Please renew TNT!!!

I agree… I don’t like Elena.. While I understand the actor wanting to do other things, it makes no sense to KILL the character off! He and John Ross were the future of Dallas. Why didn’t they write it differently? recast it if necessary?

Makes no sense…did they do it just to get the ratings up? Very disappointed .

Renew Dallas! Heather Locklear as JR’s daughter could be fun…or heck what if his affair was with Abby Fairgate, during a trip to California? I could enjoy Donna Mills on this show .

Donna Mills was awesome on GH. Would love to see her do battle with Judith Light!

I like your thinking. Heather Locklear would be great.

What a terrific season finale. Everyone did a super job and Judith Light, again, just blows me away. Oh please, please powers that be renew the show.

So sad about Christopher. Bobbie needs another child. I never missed an episode of the original Dallas and am enjoying this new series. Patrick Duffy and Linda grey are great. Lets give Bobbie a child to love. Maybe a new Christopher? Why not.

It was an amazing show but I don’t see why they had to kill off Christopher???? There was no need for that! Here this is Bobby’s only child. He was just like his dad, and John Ross was like his dad. I think this throws off the yin-yang affect for complete opposites as was the case for Bobby and JR. I am very disappointed in this plot twist.

I agree. They had stepped down with the feud between John Ross and Christopher but the under lying tension and distrust was still there. The bad are a lot of fun to watch, esp. Judith but you have to have more then just Bobby who will mostly do what is right. I just hope they renew so we can found out how it works out.

Yes, I sure hope they renew it. It is such a great show.

Great episodes!! The acting was superb! They’d be foolish no to renew the show!

I don’t think Christopher is dead.

Agreed!!!! I see a recast

There had better be a recast ,if Jesse Metcalfe wanted out…all well and good .find a double to play him and explain plastic surgery ……Elena needs christopher or she would be in a black hole forever and how could Bobby lose a son!so does SF now belong to the Jr side ….hmmm ,recast Christopher with elena nursing him back to health and Carmen returning to the ewing fold

I sure hope Christopher is really not dead. It came out of no where in the finale. Why would Metcalfe want to leave the show? Does he has something else career-wise going on? Now, come on TNT, season four!!!

Great finale! Loved the show all year and so many new story lines created for next year.
The show has to come back.Maybe TNT should put show on a different night and Keep as 100 percent summer series to boost ratings. Just too good not to be renewed.
C’mon TNT!!!!!!

Mills was awesome on GH! I thought she was coming back. If so, great but if Dallas could convince her to do double duty and bring Abby to to the show that would be awesome. Nobody does b#*@h better than her. Plus it could bring in some Knots Landing viewers.

This show is everthing it needs to be and more. Hopefully Bobby’s son with Jena Wade will come on and take his rightful place. I’m still holding out hope that Victoria Principal will change her mind before too long. This show is amazing and Judith Light is the perfect villian with a soft spot for her granddaughter.

Never understood why they would have an IPO for Ewing Global to raise money for the arctic project, thus placing their ownership in danger. Why not just do an LLC with the Sheik? No family owned company would have done this. Also, why did Christopher have to give Pamela part of his Ewing Oil shares when they divorced after such a short marriage, particularly since she was richer than he. Didn’t make sense.

Who is this “daughter” of JR’s? Is she from Callie Harper-Ewing? Plus, why don’t they bring back James the illegitimate oldest son of JR’s that was introduced in Season 13, Episode 7 in 1989 , that was played by Sasha Mitchell? Where in the world did he go??? I feel by bringing him back, could create that “Ying and Yang / Good and Bad” effect that will be lost with the death of Christopher, because James never liked the way his Daddy did business. So, who agrees that JR’s first born child James Ewing should return?

Easy, Christopher will be alive, because there will be a new dream-season 🙂

None of this matters……..Dallas has been cancelled

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Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Donna Mills, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson to Appear in Lifetime’s 80s and Soap-Themed Holiday Movie

Wowza! Now here’s a line-up of soap opera and primetime favorites all in one movie! Coming up for the holidays, Lifetime has revealed they have an 80s and soap-themed film starring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing, General Hospital), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing and Dynasty), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest, SFT, DAYS et al) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Filmed earlier in 2023, Ladies of the 80’s is said to follow five soap opera divas (how fun and perfect!), as they reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera!

In story, the producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), who happen to be old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together.  

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the five leading ladies, the cast also includes: Days of our Lives favorite Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy), Alec Mapa, and Donna Mills’ real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, plus 80s heartthrob, Christopher Atkins.

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There is even a Ladies of the 80’s theme song, performed by none other than 80’s pop star, Tiffany!

In a statement on the project, the movie’s EP Larry A. Thompson shared: “The opportunity to bring together Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda and Nicollette, five powerhouse women into one holiday movie, has been like finding the perfect gift under the Christmas tree.”

The official airdate of the holiday movie will be revealed shortly in the networks’s A Wonderful Lifetime Holiday movie schedule. Deadline first shared the news.

What do you think of this upcoming soap opera-themed movie featuring Donna, Linda, Nicollette, Morgan and Loni? Comment below.

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