Dallas: Season 5
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There's also more collateral damage than ever from J.R.'s machinations, notably the complete destruction of chronic loser Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), whose romantic overtures toward Sue Ellen stand in J.R.'s way. Not only does poor Cliff lose Sue Ellen's affections, he falls hook, line, and sinker for a fake deal dangled by a J.R. confederate, costing him the respect and support of his family and threatening his health. But there's also the infant son of Sue Ellen's late sister to think about: Bobby and baby-starved Pam (Victoria Principal) want to adopt him, but J.R. claims to be the father and threatens to take the boy away. (How do most of these people manage to live under the same Southfork roof?) Meanwhile, young Lucy (Charlene Tilton) deals with divorce and the emotional aftermath of being held hostage, and Jock's son Ray (Steve Kanaly) threatens his marital stability with impulsive investments in real estate. Everything comes to a head with a new eruption in the old Ewing-Barnes family feud, and an internal fight for control of the Ewing empire. Down and dirty, and completely irresistible. A nice special feature provides a tour of the real-life Southfork ranch. --Tom Keogh
- 26 episodes on five discs
- "A Living Landmark: A Tour of the Real Southfork Ranch" featurette
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DALLAS: THE COMPLETE FIFTH SEASON (26 episodes)
MISSING HEIR: The identify of the dead woman floating in the pool is revealed. J.R. and Cliff accuse each other of murder and both are questioned by police.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTON: J.R. and Cliff testify at the inquest. A grieving Sue Ellen takes action to put an end to her marriage.
SHOWDOWN AT SAN ANGELO: J.R. uses Miss Ellie to gain access to the Southern Cross Ranch and his son as Sue Ellen has misgivings about building a new life with Dusty.
LITTLE BOY LOST: Sue Ellen and J.R. begin a custody battle against one another for John Ross, as J.R. snoops for information to unravel Sue Ellen's pursuits.
THE SWEET SMELL OF REVENGE: As they prepare to do battle for temporary custody of John Ross, J.R. produces a scheme to undermine Sue Ellie's chances. But the "wheels of justice" do not turn in J.R.'s favor this time around.
THE BIG SHUT DOWN: Clayton Farlow refuses to give in to J.R.'s demands. Bobby makes arrangements to buy more information regarding the identify of the father of Kristin's baby. Pam fears how her psychiatric treatment will end up.
BLOCKED: J.R.Read more ›
Quality wise, Season 5 felt a bit different from the previous seasons. Yeah, it was still good and by far more interesting and higher in quality than most things out there on tv then and now, but, it wasn't as thrilling as the previous seasons. The plots are a bit more tamed and it takes the entire season for certain plots and climaxes to occur. In other seasons, every few episodes would be packed with shocking twists and turns. This one had its share too but it wasn't as fast paced and exciting as the other seasons.
This was still (as usual it seems) Linda Gray and Larry Hagman's season. Both's plots really drove the season forward and both were right on the mark in their scenes and acting. Surprisingly, this was also Barbara Bel Geddes' season. She really emerged in this season, taking on a more active role in the family's business and personal matters. It was nice to see her have more scenes and be a tough, strong character throughout the entire season rather than in just an episode or two as in the previous ones. There were also other actors who had bigger roles this season (and in future seasons) that really added something new to the show.
In all, definitely worth your money and time. This was quality t.v. unlike a lot of what makes it onto the air today. Hopefully future seasons will get more in terms of special features and stuff. Other than that, it's a good season and show to add to your collection.
Major points of the season are as follows:
After suffering several miscarriages, Pam (Victoria Principal) is obsessed with motherhood.
Bobby (Patrick Duffy) is obsessed with finding the father of Kristen's baby.
Ray (Steve Kanaly) is obsessed in proving tht he can make it on his own without his wife Donna's (Susan Howard) money.
Cliff (Ken Kercheval) continues his obsession in destroying the Ewings.
Rebecca (Priscilla Pointer) is obsessed with proving herself a "good mother" after having abandoned her children when they were young.
In light of his impotency, Dusty (Jared Martin) is obsessed to show how much of a "man" is he.
Lucy (Charlene Tilton) is obsessed with winning her husband back, while hubby Mitch (Leigh J. McCloskey) is obsessed with making it on his own.
Lucy's photographer, Roger (Dennis Redfield), has an unhealthy obsession with her, leading him to begin stalking the model-wannabe.
Katherine (Morgan Brittany) begins her obsession with brother-in-law Bobby, which will come to a head when she mows him down in a couple of seasons.
Vaughn Leland (Dennis Patrick) returns in his obsessive quest to bring down J.R.
And J.R. (Larry Hagman) continues, after a few missteps, to run over everyone!
Also, the writers were able to stretch out the absence of "Jock" (the late Jim Davis) by having the character noticeably absent and finally "announcing" his death in a mid-season installment, thus opening the door for the fight for control of Ewing Oil.
"The Search" becomes a tribute to Davis, interspersed with clips from previous episodes that showcased the towering and much beloved actor.
Boy, did a lot happen in these twenty-two episodes!
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Great entertainment if you like watching rich and entitled people fight all day.Published 3 months ago by sideeous
Yet another great season of Dallas. I was a kid when this show was in its prime. As an adult, I can't get enough of this show. Thank goodness I can get the DVDs here on Amazon. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amy
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season 6 is being released in the usa on 30th january 2007
Oct 26, 2006 by G. thompson | See all 3 posts
Yes...more, more, more! Does anyone know when Season 6 will be released??
Sep 25, 2006 by Jennifer Zoller | See all 3 posts
DALLAS Season 6 DVD is being released on 30 January 2007 in USA/Canada.
Oct 6, 2006 by Dallas Fan | See all 2 posts
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