I have recently been thinking about one thing that always bugged me re "Dallas", that didn´t happen in the other Lorimar soaps (I won´t mention the others produced by the goblin-looking guy, may he RIP). Have you ever noticed that a lot of characters were missing in the original show, but that there would be in real life (usually)? I´ll list a few ones, and my proposal is trying to get some info about them, and also cast the characters, eg who would you choose to play Sue Ellen´s father, who was only mentioned a couple of times? And why would he leave (did Patricia actually kill him for the insurance money and use it for their daughters´ geisha school?)? Let´s have fun! "And you will be my offer to Lucifer, Baby John" - Sue Ellen´s father, let´s call him Mr. Shepard. - Jock´s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ewing. - Jenna´s mother, Mrs. Wade (we did hear from Mr. Wade once in awhile in a very generic way, but who was Mama Skank?). "My dad hated Jason Ewing. And my mum slept with him. And we were The Skank Family!" - Digger´s parents Mr. and Mrs. Barnes. - Marilee Stone´s husband Seth Stone (think of it, did he ever existed? Because he never had a specific face...though he probably was very patient...) - Donna´s parents Mr. and Mrs. McCullum (died in an accident, she really had a very hero-esque origin story, was it a conspiracy?). Clayton´s past was a secret. Here is Grandpa "Sings with She-Wolves". - Clayton´s wife Amy Wayne Farlow (she was relevant in the infamously ret-conned story of the Southern Cross fire, but what was she like? Did she look like Miss Ellie?). - Mickey Trotter´s father. - Mark Graison´s father Mark I (did he have a mustache too?) and his never mentioned mum. - Katherine´s previous love interests (did she stalk anyone else? Was she a lesbian?). We did know about Kristin´s past but not Kathy darling´s. "My Heart Belongs to Salem. Say something cutie" "Meaow" - Jamie´s ex-boyfriends (did she ever date with a dentist?). - Mandy Winger (who was to blame for her existence?). - (Dream Season´s) Nicholas: the character with no last name. Who was he? Was he a Marinos? Was he Angelica´s lover? Come to think, some characters had the privilege of having a very extended background (for a soap) as for instance Mitch and Afton, Dusty and Clayton, Holly Harwood, Peter Richards, Jessica Montford, April Stevens, Nicholas Pearce, the McKays, Cally or even Hillary Taylor and LeeAnn de la Vega. My favorite is Angelica Nero because she was all about mystery. And they never bothered to get deeper into her vicious psyche. "Hmm, Mr. Ewing. Have you had your office disinfected recently, for reptiles, let´s say? Anyone has more ideas? Casting names?