But who really killed J.R.? That’s for Bobby to know, and for us to find out — eventually.
“I know it’s hard to accept, but J.R. Ewing is dead.” Those chilling words — spoken by some rando Mexican policewoman — set the stage for a truly depressing episode of Dallas, as the associates of Southfork, and the viewers who have been following J.R. (Larry Hagman) for more than 30 years, laid the TV icon to rest.
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.