The Case For Season 10 Being The Most Destructive Season To The Dallas Series Ever

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  1. Maryann

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    The 4 most destructive of Season 10 to me was:

    The explanation of Bobby's "death" being Pam's dream.

    Pam's exit.

    Ray and Donna's divorce.

    Jenna being pregnant with Bobby's child.
     
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    Sometimes a character is so important that their absence changes the entire point of the show. I think the problem often is that they go for the stunt casting rather than someone who can continue the character in a consistent way.
     
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    They had the right idea in the early years regarding their not recasting Jock. Sure, it was a massive loss for Dallas to lose Jim Davis but the way they handled it was very classy. Recasting Jock would have been disrespectful to Jim Davis and the fans wouldn't have accepted anyone else as Jock anyway - just as they didn't accept Donna Reed's Miss Ellie. Instead of recasting Jock they had Miss Ellie remarry and I believe that Howard Keel did as well as anybody could have possibly hoped as Miss Ellie's new husband.
     
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    Casting Howard Keel as Clayton was a stroke of genius. This man was a giant in his early career and thanks to Dallas it resurrected it. That aside unlike comments on another website (youtube) I never had issues with the character of Clayton marrying Miss Ellie. The pairing was never rushed and gave Barbara Bel and Howard some great stories involving her mastectomy. Clayton was also a thorn in JR's side, all the better for entertainment viewing.
     
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    Its true though, but I could've handled her departure had TPTB with more care and precision.
     
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