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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

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Alex McKenna
As Rebecca Sutter
Amir Arison
As Varun Rasmussen
Brett Brock
As Clyde Marshall
Faran Tahir
As Frank Ashkani
Glenn Morshower
As Lou Rosen
Marlene Forte
As Carmen Ramos
Natalie Quintanilla
As John Ross' Secretary
Ricky Rudd
As Himself
Caitlin Custer
As Brandee Cartwell
Eddie Gossage
As Himself
Freda Martin
As Campaign Worker
Jason Douglas
As Erik Allen
Marco Perella
As Mark-Oil Executive
Sean Hennigan
As Robert Cartwell
Tammy Nguyen
As Charlotte
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
Mitch Pileggi
As Harris Ryland
Emma Bell
As Emma Judith Ryland
Patrick Duffy
As Robert 'Bobby' Ewing
Linda Gray
As Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry 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
Warning: Dallas season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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