1 Updates
Dallas Season 2 Burning Questions Answered: J.R.'s Farewell, Hiccups for Ann and Bobby
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Dallas Season 2 Burning Questions Answered: J.R.'s Farewell, Hiccups for Ann and Bobby

Feb 3 2013, 3:53pm CST | by

Christopher's petition for annulment was rejected! Ann's long-lost daughter hates her guts! Sue Ellen lost the election! It was an eventful return to Dallas on last week's two-hour season premiere...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Dallas Season 2 Burning Questions Answered: J.R.'s Farewell, Hiccups for Ann and Bobby

Feb 3 2013, 3:53pm CST | by

Dallas | Photo Credits: Skip Bolen/TNT

Christopher's petition for annulment was rejected! Ann's long-lost daughter hates her guts! Sue Ellen lost the election! It was an eventful return to Dallas on last week's two-hour season premiere. After five months off the air, the Ewing clan & Co. wasted no time answering some of fans' biggest burning questions from the first season finale, and raising some new ones for Season 2 (Mondays at 9/8c on TNT). Although she did her best not to spoil what's to come, we turned to showrunner Cynthia Cidre for answers:

1. Could Elena and John Ross be the real deal? It wasn't a complete surprise to see brokenhearted bad guys John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) hook up in the premiere, but where will their romantic entanglement will lead to? "I think they're very much cut from the same cloth. It's out of convenience and scheming against the same people, having the same enemy and it's also a little bit more than that," Cidre says. "[Their relationship] has some huge ups and downs too because neither is willing to be hurt." But two of those people John Ross and Rebecca are both scheming against are their respective exes, Elena (Jordana Brewster) and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe), whom they still having feelings for. "People heal, and 15 episodes is a long time. They don't carry the torch forever," Cidre says. "Who [Rebecca] ends up with is fun."

Dallas' Julie Gonzalo on unleashing the real Rebecca: "You can't underestimate her"

2. Can Christopher and Elena make it work? Despite the (many) odds against them, "Christopher and Elena are grounded and stable," Cidre says. However, expect things to get complicated for Elena now that John Ross knows she owes quite a bit of debt to Sue Ellen (Linda Gray).  "That will definitely play out in a huge way," Cidre says. "It's something that John Ross can manipulate to get his way, and he will get allies to help him do that."

3. Will Ann be able to get her mojo back? In the season premiere, Ann (Brenda Strong) was elated to learn that her long-lost daughter Emma (Emma Bell) was alive and in Dallas. Too bad her daughter wanted nothing to do with her — which left Ann in a fragile place. "That will change. We knew her as a fighter in Season 1 and we haven't abandoned that," Cidre says. However, there will be "a few hiccups" ahead for her and Bobby (Patrick Duffy). Apparently, their recent marital problems and Emma's presence are "related, and there will be a huge climax before things settle down," Cidre says. "You can't put a story point that way in their lives — of finding a child she hadn't seen in 20 years — and have it not have repercussions."

Photos: Bad guys we root for

4. How much of Emma will we see? Cidre was tight-lipped about what kind of interactions Emma will have with the rest of the Ewings, but says Emma's story "will be an integral part" of the Ewing clan. "She is going to have some personality too by the time we're done with Emma Brown," Cidre adds. "There will be a lot of healing, and a lot of heartache before healing."

5. What's the deal with Harris' mom? As if Ann's ex-husband wasn't bad enough on his own — seriously, how was Ann ever married to that guy? — Bobby learned that it was in fact Harris (Mitch Pileggi) and his mother Judith Ryland (Judith Light) who took Emma as a baby and raised her in secret. But why? "This is a little bit over the top, but the way I had pictured it was if Norman Bates turned that rocking chair around, if Norma Bates stood up. So that was the character," Cidre says of Judith.  "It's not apparent yet in the early episodes of where all of that comes from, but by Episode 9 or 10, you start to get a little more backstory."  Adds Cidre, "Emma is sort of the child they never had. It's a little sick sounding, but at its most basic, it's probably true."

Dallas remembers Larry Hagman with a new Season 2 mystery

6. How will the show say goodbye to J.R.? After the unfortunate passing of Larry Hagman in November, many of the questions surrounding Season 2 have been related to exactly how his character will go out this season and the aftermath of his death. "J.R. was such a delicious and iconic character that we couldn't just kill him by natural circumstances. It had to be bigger than that, and more fun that, and at the same time, it has to be emotional and a proper goodbye to both J.R. Ewing and Larry Hagman," Cidre says. "I think we came up with something pretty good. A little bit of it will be revealed in Episode 8, and then we will take the rest of the season to reveal a mystery."

Dallas airs Mondays at 9/8c on TNT.

View original Dallas Season 2 Burning Questions Answered: J.R.'s Farewell, Hiccups for Ann and Bobby at TVGuide.com

Related Articles on TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
IPad Air Giveaway 2014 is Online
Our sister site I4U News is giving away a brand new iPad Air or if you can wait an iPad Air 2. This is an $499 value.
 
 
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
Most Popular TV Series of 2014
The most popular TV series released in 2014 include such incredible shows as True Detective and Fargo.
 
 
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
True Blood Arrives in its Wacky, Sexy Final Season
The vampire series True Blood has arrived in its wacky final season. Director Stephen Moyer and his wife Anna Paquin, who played Sookie, also pose 'Nude' for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
 
 
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Game of Thrones: Maisie Williams Discusses Last-Minute Changes in Season 4 Finale
Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in The Game of Thrones recently discussed some last-minute changes in the popular series.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said. The US Friday imposed sanctions on a number of...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi visits Buddhist temples in Kyoto
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two prominent Buddhist temples here Sunday on the first full day of a five-day visit to Japan that will later him to Tokyo. Modi first went to the Toji...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Modi discusses sickle cell disease in Japan
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia, officials said. An external affairs ministry spokesman said Modi discussed treatment of...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Modi visits Toji temple in Kyoto
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Toji Buddhist temple here Saturday. External affairs ministry officials said Modi went around the eighth century temple in the company of the chief...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad
Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following "deceitful" claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles. Grand Mufti Sheikh...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
English Premier League standings
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Taliban killed 11 people in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS) Taliban militants killed at least 11 civilians in Farah province of Afghanistan early Saturday, officials said. Jawid Afghan, a provincial governor spokeman, said the victims were on their way to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lily Allen pens 'good' songs when unhappy
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen believes she writes her songs well when she is not in the best of her moods. The 29-year-old took a break from the industry in 2009, when she married painter and decorator...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Motherhood made Kim go less on make-up
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian believes in having picture perfect tresses and in looking good, but she says motherhood has sobered down her beautification routine. With her 14-month-old...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
At 17, Chloe Grace Moretz fights for roles
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) "If I Stay" actress Chloe Grace Moretz says she still struggles to land movie roles as she battles against 'ageism' in the film industry. The 17-year-old actress has starred in a string of...
Read more on Celebrity Balla