As you are watching tonight’s heartbreaking and dramatic episode of TNT’s Dallas, which gives a major send-off to the character of J.R Ewing and icon, Larry Hagman (J.R.), a new story will evolve from it with Christopher Ewing and the Ewing family, as they try figure out the clues to “J.R.’s Masterpiece” (9PMEST/8PMCST) which is also aptly the title of tonight’s episode.
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Jesse Metcalfe (Christopher) at yesterday’s Paley Center For Media PaleyFEST 2013 in Beverly Hills, before Jesse and the cast were introduced to the public in attendance for the Dallas panel!
Metcalfe discussed with us the hot button issue of Victoria Principal (Pam Ewing), and if she would ever come back to the show, or if the fact that she put out the statement were she strongly denied she would ever return to Southfork means anything else when trying to read between the lines? Jesse fills us in now on his thoughts on the matter, and what to look for in the coming weeks between John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher, as the Ewings face new urgent family matters!
So after you teased that you would be excited to see Victoria Principal (Pam) come back to Dallas, Victoria herself put out a statement denying she would ever come back. Isn’t Pam integral to the storyline that starts on tonight’s episode? Would you love to play the story where Christopher reunites with his mom?
JESSE: Of course, I would love to play that storyline. Her character is very integral to the storyline that unfolds and is set in motion after J.R.’s death. I am loving what they are doing!
Will J.R’s. death then bring feuding cousins, John Ross and Christopher together for a common cause?
JESSE: It puts us together and brings the family together for awhile including John Ross, Christopher, Bobby (Patrick Duffy), and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), who kind of unite in investigating something that J.R leaves behind. He leaves behind some clues as to what has been going on behind the scenes that we had no idea of. And that really opens a Pandora’s Box of intrigue, manipulation, and it brings a lot of different characters together. It pays off huge dividends in the season finale!
I still think Pam is actually coming back! Methinks, the lady doth protest too much!
JESSE: Hey, you never know! That was a very effusive statement Victoria Principal made. (Laughs) I know I am open for her to return and there is a lot of good work going on with this show, and TNT’s Dallas is a great show. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to be a part of it.
So, what do you think of Jesse’s comments? Do you think Pam will ever return to Southfork? Watch tonight’s episode featuring J.R.’s funeral and give us your feedback!