‘Dallas’ Season Finale: Last Night’s 5 Most Shocking ‘Revelations’

Thu, August 9, 2012 12:35pm EST by 3 Comments
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No one shot J.R., but the first season finale of ‘Dallas’ still featured a bevy of soapy twists — including one that paid homage to the original series.

If I was J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman), my enormous billowy eyebrows would have been raised for the entirety of Dallas‘ Aug. 8 season finale. A twisty mind-screw from start to finish, the episode wrapped up a stellar first season by leaving no dirty secret unexposed. It’s a good thing Bobby (Patrick Duffy) survived his brain aneurysm, because season two is going to be in-sane.

Here’s a quick rundown of last night’s “Revelations,” just in case you missed any:

>> Tommy is the one who got shot (and killed).

>> J.R. and John Ross’ (Josh Henderson) conspiracy to steal South Fork was exposed.

>> Anne (Brenda Strong) did a little striptease for Ryland — but only to reveal she was recording his confessions. (#SueEllenForMayor!)

>> Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) came clean about his feelings for Elena (Jordana Brewster) and sort-of proposed to her — after she was (briefly) engaged to John Ross.

>> Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) is actually Cliff Barnes’ daughter (!) and her real name may or may not be Pamela

Apparently fans of the original series predicted the Rebecca twist from the very beginning — read Julie’s interview with TVLine for more on that — but I was totally blindsided by the reveal that she’s actually a Barnes. I may have hated Rebecca at the beginning of the season (admit it, she was annoying) but I’m really excited to see what that crazy bi-atch has in store for us.

What was your favorite ‘revelation’ from the season finale? How do you think ‘Rebecca’ will get her revenge on the Ewings? Drop me a comment with your review of the episode and your theories about next season! 

— Andy Swift

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