What's something you wish they would have done in Dallas that you consider a missed opportunity? Instead of stripping the character of his competency and making him start to lose over and over, they could have had JR mature and become a better man. Because he knows how to be devious and is so good at it, he could still be be that way in certain situations that necessitated it in order to protect the family, but otherwise would have been wiser, more mature and ethical man. He might have been seen as the head of the family, in sort of a Jock type role as he got older. JR was often referred to in advertisements as "the man you love to hate." Here they already had a tremendously successful character, but once they decided they had done all they can with JR as that guy, they took the character in a negative direction and made him a loser. That was a mistake and a missed opportunity. When you've got a character that's so successful, but that the audience feels ambivalent about because they love him and hate him simultaneously, why not turn him good so that all these people who want to like him but feel like they shouldn't can now feel good about liking him? JR would have been more popular than ever! There's nothing people love more than seeing a story of a guy who has been a bad guy but now has found redemption by overcoming his negative aspects after a difficult struggle. He's still a dangerous guy because he knows to to be that way, he knows how to hurt people, yet he makes the choice to not be that way unless he's protecting himself and his family in certain situations that require it. That makes a fascinating character. If you don't hurt people because you're incapable of hurting anyone, that's not virtuous - that's just weakness. It's like a little bunny rabbit - it's not virtuous; it's incapable of hurting anyone even if it wants to. There is no choice involved. It's harmless because that's all it can be. It's having that capacity to be a monster but choosing to not use it that is virtuous. They had the opportunity to do that with JR and missed it.