TNT Dallas fans do not miss the return of the series, when its third season continues with all-new episodes kicking off tomorrow night, Monday, August 18th at 9PMET/8PMCT!
Here’s what you need to know: The summer run of TNT’s Dallas opens in the aftermath of a devastating fire at Southfork Ranch and the unexpected overdose of John Ross’ wife, Pamela Barnes Ewing (Julie Gonzalo). Each member of the family struggles to understand what’s happened, including John Ross, whose two-timing behavior may have finally caught up with him after Pamela discovered him with another woman. To make matters worse, that other woman is Emma Ryland (Emma Bell), the daughter of Bobby’s wife, Ann (Brenda Strong).
Christopher continues to reel after his engagement to Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) fell through, and the search for his mother ended with news that she died in 1989. He has found some comfort in a new relationship with Heather (AnnaLynne McCord), a 20-something ranch hand and single mother. But Heather’s ex-husband has just returned, bringing turmoil back into her life and the life of her 5-year-old son.
Elena, who grew up at Southfork as the daughter of the Ewings’ cook, Carmen Ramos (Marlene Forte), recently learned that the Ewings may have cheated her father out of valuable land by altering the original deed. Consumed with thoughts of justice for previous wrongs against her family, Elena has turned to an old childhood friend, Nicolas Treviño (Juan Pablo Di Pace).
The Ewings’ chief nemesis, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), has done everything he can to bring the Ewing family down, including getting his daughter, Pamela, to infiltrate the family by marrying Christopher. But after an attempt to sabotage an oilrig resulted in injuring Pamela and killing her and Christopher’s unborn twins, Cliff suddenly found his daughter turning against him. Pamela helped the Ewings gain a controlling interest in Barnes Global, then settled in for what she hoped would be a happy life with her new husband, John Ross.
Bobby’s wife, Ann, continues to battle with Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi), her scheming ex-husband who claims to be a government informant helping to shut down a drug smuggling operation. Ann also continues to build a relationship with her daughter, Emma, a sheltered beauty who has jumped in bed with John Ross – both literally and figuratively – in a bid to stir up trouble for her father, Harris. Things become even more difficult for everyone with the return of Harris’ controlling mother, Judith (Judith Light), who not only owns a controlling interest in her son’s transportation business but also runs a high-price prostitution ring.
And to have some fun with the return of the show,the Dallas News revealed five things they hope to see happen when the season returns : 1) Assuming Pamela survives her suicide attempt, wouldn’t it be but wouldn’t it be hideously awesome if she and Emma both ended up pregnant by John Ross? 2) ) Sue Ellen gets sent back to the, er, Dallas Institute for Rehabilitation and Treatment (DIRT), suspected of causing the fire. If so, we can only hope she has better duds than the nasty gray fashion failures from last season. 3) John Ross gets his wish to remodel Southfork, courtesy of the fire — wait! did he have someone set it? — and models it after the Gianni Versace mansion in Florida 4) Bobby’s whiny wife Ann and her ex, mommy’s boy Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi, go further than that brief kiss they shared earlier this season, setting things up for a hair-pulling, botox-punching cat-ight between Ann and the Harris’ er, doting, mom, Judith (the utterly fabulous Judith Light). 5) We hope that either Elena (Jordana Brewster) or her pseudo-brother, now-lover Nicolas (Juan Pablo di Pace) ends up actually being yet another spawn of dearly departed J.R. Ewing (dearly departed actor Larry Hagman).
So, what do you hope happens when the second half of TNT’s Dallas begins tomorrow night? Share your story ideas and thoughts below!