Apr. 02, 1978
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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Dallas (1978)

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 3x16 Power Play
Much to Kristin's surprise, J.R. convinces Alan to marry Lucy.
Jan. 04, 1980
3x17 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 Guides

Season 3 Characters

Miss Ellie Ewing played by Barbara Bel Geddes
Jock Ewing played by Jim Davis
Bobby Ewing played by Patrick Duffy
Sue Ellen Ewing played by Linda Gray
J.R. Ewing played by Larry Hagman
Ray Krebbs played by Steve Kanaly
Cliff Barnes played by Ken Kercheval
Pamela Barnes Ewing played by Victoria Principal
Lucy Ewing played by Charlene Tilton
Kristin Shepard played by Mary Crosby
Alan Beam played by Randy Powell
Connie Brasher played by Jeanna Michaels
Digger Barnes played by Keenan Wynn
Dr. Simon Ellby played by Jeff Cooper
Louella played by Meg Gallagher
Dusty Farlow played by Jared Martin
Vaughn Leland played by Dennis Patrick
Harv Smithfield played by George Petrie
Jordan Lee played by Don Starr
Matt Devlin played by Don Porter
Donna Culver played by Susan Howard
Sheriff Fenton Washburn played by Barry Corbin
Andy Bradley played by Paul Sorensen (II)
Muriel Gillis played by Karlene Crockett
Serena Wald played by Stephanie Blackmore

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Season 3 Videos

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Season 3 Quotes

03x02 - Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2) Season 3 / Episode 2: - Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2)

J.R. Ewing: [on phone in office] Now if the call was genuine, Dad would be on his way to the bank instead of City Hall.
Miss Ellie Ewing: [on other line at Southfork] J.R., not everyone is motivated by greed.
03x15 - Love and Marriage Season 3 / Episode 15: - Love and Marriage

J.R. Ewing: Say, you know, it, eh, might not be a good idea to leave Bobby too much alone at night. Know what I mean? Heh heh. Until he met you, Bobby was the stud in Dallas. Might still be, for all I know.
Pamela Barnes Ewing: Maybe you haven't heard, J.R., Bobby's not standing at stud anymore. He retired when we got married. He left the field wide open for you. Of course, from what I hear, that still leaves the field wide open. [turns his back on him to enter the house]
J.R. Ewing: Anytime you wanna find out, it can be easily arranged.
Pamela Barnes Ewing: [turns round and looks at him with a mixture of surprise and disgust] Don't bother, J.R. Even if I weren't married to Bobby, you aren't man enough.
J.R. Ewing: Well, I was certainly man enough for me and Sue Ellen to produce a son and heir. Something which you and Bobby seem incapable of.
Pamela Barnes Ewing: Sue Ellen and Cliff!
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Season 3 Trivia

  • Episode 25 - Goof (revealing mistake): All throughout this episode, J.R.'s office phone on his desk is a multi line business model, but the call he gets in the office before he is shot, he answers a regular 'home style' phone on his desk.
  • Episode 08 - Goof (continuity error): When we first meet Dusty Farlow and he admits he is heir to the Southern Cross, Sue Ellen mentions the name of the owners and asks why that isn't Dusty's last name. He says that Farlow is his mother's maiden name. But later we meet Clayton Farlow, his father. Who's last nam
  • Episode 02 - Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Priscilla breaks down and cries, the shadow of a crewmember's hand waving up and down is reflected on her body.
  • Episode 25 - The title comes from the gospel of Mark and was used by Abraham Lincoln describing a country that is half free and half slave. "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
  • Episode 25 - Goof (revealing mistake): When Alan pulls away from Harry in J.R.'s office, the camera visibly shakes.

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