Monday night, Dallas returns on TNT ((9PMEST/8CST) for its third season! And to get you ready, Access Hollywood chatted with Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) to get some insight into what is the set-up for the premiere episode and what will follow! From the looks of it, watch out for Elena (Jordana Brewster) and Ewing arch-nemesis Cliff Barnes (Cliff Barnes)!
Duffy previews the impact of a Cliff Barnes return: “It’s like a bad infection — they never really go away and yes, as a matter of fact, Ken comes back in the next episode. … That character has become the keystone or the lynchpin in the story of this season because of the end of last season and that framing an innocent man. So he’s alive and well in his Mexican prison and we have to keep revisiting him there in order to keep the plot alive and I love Ken. He is absolutely crazy as an outhouse rat, just insane, but that insanity – and I’ve watched, probably over the years, every episode of ‘Dallas’ at least once and I have, without exception, always told people I think Ken Kercheval is the most interesting actor we have on the show. He is fearless. He makes choices as an actor that no one in their right mind would make, and yet, the audience goes with it. He is crazy and it worked and we’re using him and milking him for everything he’s worth.”
Duffy on how Elena will affect the canvas: “We find out on my episode (that I am directing) what a force to be reckoned with she is and I’m really happy because many different reasons. But I love Jordana… What she’s doing now, towards the end of this season, because of the Cliff Barnes stuff, is wonderful to watch and she’s now got things to do on the show that I think they had to work around in the early episodes to keep her involved, and now she’s pivotal and she’s paying it off in a hundred percent solid gold performance. It’s really wonderful.”
So, are you excited to know that Cliff Barnes will be central to the action of all that happens in season three? Do you like the twist that is forthcoming from Elena? Will you be checking out Dallas on Monday? Let us know!