The saga of the wealthy Ewing family - patriarch Jock Ewing, who started Ewing Oil; Miss Ellie, his wife, and their three sons - J.R., the ruthless CEO, married to Sue Ellen Shepard; Bobby, who married Pamela Barnes, daughter of the Ewing's chief business rival; and Gary, considered an outcast by his father, who moved to California.
Dallas (1978) Season 3 (1979-1980)
|3x01 Whatever Happened to Baby John? (1) |
Sue Ellen suffers post-partum depression and becomes disinterested in her newborn child. Meanwhile, Cliff claims that John Ross is his son.
|Sep. 21, 1979|
|3x02 Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2) |
Bobby suspects that Cliff is to blame when John Ross goes missing. Meanwhile, J.R. receives a 1 million dollar ransom demand.
|Sep. 28, 1979|
|3x03 The Silent Killer |
When it is uncovered that Digger has a fatal genetic disorder, Cliff worries that he may have passed on the faulty gene to John Ross if indeed he is the father.
|Oct. 05, 1979|
|3x04 Secrets |
As Pam decides to not tell Bobby she's pregnant due to the family's genetic disorder, Val tries to convince Bobby to have Lucy meet with her.
|Oct. 12, 1979|
|3x05 The Kristin Affair |
Kristin begins to pursue J.R. romantically after he gives her a summer job in his office. Meanwhile, Bobby learns the truth that Pam is pregnant before she makes a decision about having ...
|Oct. 19, 1979|
|3x06 The Dove Hunt |
J.R. and Jock are both shot by a sniper when a man seeks revenge on the Ewing family during a hunting trip in Louisiana.
|Oct. 26, 1979|
|3x07 The Lost Child |
As Bobby bonds with the ranch hand's son, Pam informs him that their unborn child may have a fatal genetic defect. Meanwhile, J.R. hires a man to tail Sue Ellen.
|Nov. 02, 1979|
|3x08 Rodeo |
At the annual Ewing rodeo, Sue Ellen develops a crush on Dusty Farlow, a cowboy, and Digger uses the event to find time to see John Ross.
|Nov. 09, 1979|
|3x09 Mastectomy (1) |
Miss Ellie worries that her marriage will fal apart when she believes she has breast cancer. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen has a fling with Dusty, the cowboy; and Alan furthers J.R.'s plan. ...
|Nov. 16, 1979|
|3x10 Mastectomy (2) |
Miss Ellie must cope with Jock and Lucy's poor reaction to her mastectomy. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen meets up with Dusty at a hotel.
|Nov. 16, 1979|
|3x11 The Heiress |
Lucy pursues Alan Beam. Pam confronts Bobby about trying to ruin Cliff and as she does so she inadvertently learns about J.R.'s oil deal in Asia.
|Nov. 23, 1979|
|3x12 Ellie Saves the Day |
J.R. must admit that Southfork may be threatened when Asian oil drilling is delayed by storms and his loan on the property is due.
|Nov. 30, 1979|
|3x13 Mother of the Year |
Sue Ellen's continuing post-partum depression and avoidance of John Ross begins to create conflict among the family. Meanwhile, Jock must sell the Asian oil leases in order to keep ...
|Dec. 14, 1979|
|3x14 Return Engagements |
Miss Ellie's sadness over Gary's birthday is short-lived when she learns the he and Val plan to marry in Dallas.
|Dec. 20, 1979|
|3x15 Love and Marriage |
J.R. works to get Bobby back in the office so that Jock will be forced to say home. Pam surrounds herself with her work after losing her baby.
|Dec. 21, 1979|
|3x16 Power Play |
Much to Kristin's surprise, J.R. convinces Alan to marry Lucy.
|Jan. 04, 1980|
|3x17 Paternity Suit |
Digger admits to a reporter that Cliff is the father of John Ross. After the news breaks, a series of custody suits lead to a blood test that determines the paternity of John Ross once ...
|Jan. 11, 1980|
|3x18 Jenna's Return |
As Sue Ellen continues to see Dusty, Bobby meets up with Jenna when Pam leaves town. Meanwhile, Ray and Donna second guess their relationship.
|Jan. 18, 1980|
|3x19 Sue Ellen's Choice |
Sue Ellen receives pressure from Dusty to leave J.R., which ultimately leads Sue Ellen to ask for a divorce. Meanwhile, Bobby and Pam's marriage is also on shaky ground due to Jenna's ...
|Feb. 01, 1980|
|3x20 Second Thoughts |
J.R. tries to convince Alan and Lucy to relocate to Chicago, but Jock works to find Alan a law partnership in Dallas.
|Feb. 08, 1980|
|3x21 Divorce - Ewing Style |
When J.R. learns that Sue Ellen is having him followed, he strikes back by stopping her from taking John Ross away from him by proving she is drinking again.
|Feb. 15, 1980|
|3x22 Jock's Trial (1) |
Cliff investigation of the body found on Southfork leads him to suspect that Jock is to blame.
|Feb. 22, 1980|
|3x23 Jock's Trial (2) |
Jock goes on trial for murder. Sue Ellen begins drinking heavily to deal with Dusty's death.
|Feb. 29, 1980|
|3x24 The Wheeler Dealer |
J.R. continues to try to strike a deal for his Asian oil and Pam sets out to find information on her mother who is believed to be dead.
|Mar. 14, 1980|
|3x25 A House Divided |
Bobby and Pam leave Southfork. Meanwhile, J.R. is shot following the nationalization of the Asian oil wells which ends up ruining competing oil wells.
|Mar. 21, 1980|
Season 3 Characters
Season 3 Videos[none added]
Season 3 Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 6: - The Dove Hunt|
J.R. Ewing: [annoyed that Lucy is having contact with Valene] I knew that tramp mother of hers would start filling her up with false hope if she came back to Dallas.
Sue Ellen Ewing: Somehow the role of social worker doesn't fit you, J.R.
J.R. Ewing: Well, she is my niece.
Sue Ellen Ewing: Well, I'm touched by your concern with children. I'm just sorry you didn't adopt me instead of marrying me.
J.R. Ewing: [her sarcasm is not getting through to J.R] Hm. What?
|Season 3 / Episode 13: - Mother of the Year|
J.R. Ewing: Hey now, wait a minute, isn't anybody gonna say something like: "Thank you, J.R., for making us billionaires"? Mama, daddy, I did this for you.
Jock Ewing: You just gambled our home, that's all. And that sure as hell ain't anything to be proud of, J.R.
Season 3 Trivia
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