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Dallas: Changing of the Guard

The family gathers together for a wedding. Simmering rivalries end up coming to the surface due to secret oil drilling.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 296021
Airdate: Wednesday June 13th, 2012
Special Runtime: 75 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

CA (bravo) Jun 13, 2012
AU (Nine Network) Aug 22, 2012
UK (Channel 5) Sep 05, 2012

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (11 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Callard HarrisCallard Harris
As Tommy Sutter

Guest Stars
Charlene TiltonCharlene Tilton
As Lucy Ewing Cooper
Leonor VarelaLeonor Varela
As Marta del Sol / Veronica Martinez
Marlene ForteMarlene Forte
As Carmen Ramos
Steve KanalySteve Kanaly
As Ray Krebbs
Kelvin YuKelvin Yu
As Ken
Main Cast
Jesse Metcalfe
As Christopher Ewing
Josh Henderson
As John Ross Ewing III
Jordana Brewster
As Elena Ramos
Julie Gonzalo
As Pamela Rebecca Ewing
Brenda Strong
As Ann Ewing
Patrick Duffy
As Robert 'Bobby' Ewing
Linda Gray
As Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry Hagman
As John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing Jr.


The episode begins at a farm; Elena sees something on her computer and tells John Ross to wake up. She then tells him that, she is getting a reading and tells her men to pull the oil drill. Then everybody stands back, and it is seen that they have struck oil, much to everybody’s delight and excitement. Meanwhile a doctor tells Bobby that, he is suffering from a very rare form of intestinal cancer. Turns out this news is being delivered to him on his birthday. Bobby tells the doctor to keep this information a secret. The doctor advises Bobby against not telling anyone, as the chances of survival in this type of cancer decreases as days pass by. Bobby tells him that he has business to attend to; hence he can’t afford to tell anyone. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Jacobs (1)
DeveloperCynthia Cidre
Executive ProducerCynthia Cidre  |  Michael M. Robin
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Rasmussen  |  Robert Rovner
Supervising ProducerTaylor Hamra
ProducerKen Topolsky
Warning: Dallas season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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