Dallas Character Wes Parmalee story with hindsight

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  1. TJames03

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    One should just skip the dream season. Just watch 01-07, 09. 08 never happened (DVD count).
     
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    I don't even remember. It's had to have been over a decade though.
    That's about it. I have old TV Guides from back then. I should look at them. I know NBC moved Miami Vice opposite Dallas that fall and Dallas won hands down. Ratings didn't really start to drop that much until the following season.
     
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    I don't even remember. It's had to have been over a decade though.
    That's about it. I have old TV Guides from back then. I should look at them. I know NBC moved Miami Vice opposite Dallas that fall and Dallas won hands down. Ratings didn't really start to drop that much until the following season.
     
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    Yes, I imagine Wes whispered to Ellie knowing about all that Nazi treasure buried out in Section 40 -- the real reason she never wanted anyone to drill for oil there.

    Miss Ellie is thrown from her horse and dies at the end of S14 (per DVD count) while she's taking the family out to Section 40 to reveal their ugly WW2 secret once and for all; a few episodes into the next season, just after her funeral, Ray and Clayton in a Braddock bar discuss the fact that one of them had just found a little blurb in a small town Canadian newspaper stating that cowpoke Wes Parmalee, "the old faker" the two men huff, had just died.

    And nothing again is ever said about it. Nor any mention of the chronological parallel between Wes' death and Ellie's.

    (Did I already mention all that earlier in this thread? Ha -- I've gotta go re-read.)
     
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    No don't skip the dream season, there's some great episodes in there even if it did turn out to all be a dream it's all very watchable. :)
     
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    Bobby's will, heartbreaking to watch. :(
     
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    I disagree. You'd never see Stivers, never see any of the odds things that bled from the dream season into the season when Pam awoke, etc. Go from "Swan Song," to "Return to Camelot," and never look back.
     
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    But there are also things from the pre-dream season that will make no sense skipping the dream.
     
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    Like what? We see Bobby die, then we see Pam wake up and tell Bobby about his death and everything else she dreamed and Bobby say none of that ever happened.
     
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    What about the blonde sitting in the car outside the house?
     
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    I've answered this before, it's Donna Reed's Miss Ellie in the car! She's after revenge after Barbara Bel Geddes came back and was intending to knock her down but she's confused & goes to Pam's house by mistake! She then get's cold feet & just drives off!! Simples!! ;) :)
     

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