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Dallas: Battle Lines

Christopher and John Ross clash over opposing visions for Ewing Energies. Christopher attempts to gain the upper hand in his divorce from Rebecca Sutter but a stunning revelation changes everything causing the complete family to put their differences aside and rally together, except for John Ross, who uses his father's dirty little tricks to take revenge on Christopher and Elena. Ann is blackmailed by Harris Ryland, forcing her and Bobby to confront a stunning secret from her past.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: 2M6151
Airdate: Monday January 28th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Jan 29, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Nov 20, 2013
NZ (ONE) Jul 16, 2014

Guest Stars
Alex McKennaAlex McKenna
As Rebecca Sutter
Amir ArisonAmir Arison
As Varun Rasmussen
Brett BrockBrett Brock
As Clyde Marshall
Faran TahirFaran Tahir
As Frank Ashkani
Glenn MorshowerGlenn Morshower
As Lou Rosen
Marlene ForteMarlene Forte
As Carmen Ramos
Natalie QuintanillaNatalie Quintanilla
As John Ross' Secretary
Ricky RuddRicky Rudd
As Himself
Caitlin CusterCaitlin Custer
As Brandee Cartwell
Eddie GossageEddie Gossage
As Himself
Freda MartinFreda Martin
As Campaign Worker
Jason DouglasJason Douglas
As Erik Allen
Marco PerellaMarco Perella
As Mark-Oil Executive
Sean HenniganSean Hennigan
As Robert Cartwell
Tammy NguyenTammy Nguyen
As Charlotte
Main Cast
Jesse MetcalfeJesse Metcalfe
As Christopher Ewing
Josh HendersonJosh Henderson
As John Ross Ewing III
Jordana BrewsterJordana Brewster
As Elena Ramos
Julie GonzaloJulie Gonzalo
As Pamela Rebecca Ewing
Brenda StrongBrenda Strong
As Ann Ewing
Mitch PileggiMitch Pileggi
As Harris Ryland
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Emma Judith Ryland
Patrick DuffyPatrick Duffy
As Robert 'Bobby' Ewing
Linda GrayLinda Gray
As Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry HagmanLarry Hagman
As John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing Jr.


The episode begins and Sue Ellen wraps up a speech for her election campaign. Turns out, she's 12 points ahead in the polls. John Ross on the other hand arrives at a bachelorette party in a nightclub and essentially dares the bride to be, to make out with him. She apparently looks interested. The next morning, he leaves her bed and her house, ignoring her suggestion he go out the back door. He finds her dad, Mr. Cartwell, in his study and blackmails him with threats to reveal the liaison to make Cartwell sell him his trucking fleet. At the race track, Christopher takes a methane powered car around the track to impress Ricky Rudd. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorDavid Jacobs (1)
DeveloperCynthia Cidre
Executive ProducerCynthia Cidre  |  Michael M. Robin  |  Robert Rovner
Co-Executive ProducerBruce Rasmussen
Supervising ProducerTaylor Hamra
ProducerKen Topolsky
Consulting ProducerJohn Whelpley
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