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Dallas: Trial and Error

Ryland continues to attack Ann, as he exposes secrets from her past that threaten to destroy her. John Ross' plans to try and take over Ewing Energies continues. Christopher changes his tactics with Pamela. An enemy from the Ewings' past returns.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x5
Production Number: 2M6155
Airdate: Monday February 18th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Feb 26, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Dec 18, 2013
NZ (ONE) Aug 13, 2014

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (7 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Amber Higgins
As Barista
Carlos Bernard
As Vicente Cano
Chance Gibbs
As Ewing Energy Employee
Clay Dove
As Courtroom Attendee
Daniel Zubiate
As Deputy Almond
Darren Hughes
As Deputy R.Binkley
David Eaton (1)
As Courtroom Baliff
Glenn Morshower
As Lou Rosen
Joshua Robertson
As Juror #2
Judith Light
As Judith Brown Ryland
Ken Kercheval
As Cliff Barnes
Kevin Page
As Steve "Bum" Jones
Lee Sheridan
As Lawyer
Roxy Rebel
As Juror
Stephanie Swanson
As Juror #8
Tanya Foster
As Juror #3
Wilbur Fitzgerald
As Judge Wallace Tate
Brandon Noack
As Assistant District Attorney
Candice Coke
As Tamera
Chance English
As Security Guard
Gary Eoff
As Courtroom Attendee
Hugo Martinez
As Courtroom Attendee
Jill Waterston
As Reporter
Jordan Strassner
As File Clerk
Justin Allen (1)
As Corrections Officer
Rick Espaillat
As Dr. LeFont
Tom Lopez
As Venezuelan Diplomat
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
Kuno Becker
As Drew Ramos
Larry Hagman
As John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing Jr.


The episode begins and Ann arrives at the hospital and tells Harris to tell the cops the truth. She basically wanted him to tell the cops that it was she who shot him and not Bobby. Ryland is in no mood to do so, because he wants to see Ann suffer. Judith summons the security who escorts Ann out. While on her way out Emma hears Ann yell that she wishes Harris had died. Ann later sees that there is blood on her boots and realizes its Harris’. She goes to the cops and confesses to her crime. At the hospital in the meantime, Anna asks Harris as to why he lied to the cops. He says that it was the effect of the medication. Harris then poisons Emma’s mind some more against Ann. ..

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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 5 guide may contain spoilers
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