With winter taking a real bite here in Australia and very little to watch on television I've once again found myself watching Lorimar Dallas. I'm curently watching the season leading up to JR getting shot. Watching this from a mature perspective it's clear episodes are being fattened out. As the popularity of Dallas increased it's true CBS had requested additional episodes from Lorimar Dallas. As this season progresses it appears Dallas had reverted to stand a lone episodes just like they did for the mini series. I also took note how Larry Hagman's weight changed from scene to scene in certain episodes. Patrick's hair length is also noticeable. A good example of fattening out this season was when David Jacobs returned to write the epsiode re-introducing us to Gary and Valene and the beginning of Knots Landing. Have other posters noticed this?