Dallas (1978 TV series) (season 10)

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Dallas (season 10)
Dallas (1978) Season 10 DVD cover.jpg
Dallas: The complete tenth season DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 29
Original network CBS
Original release September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26) – May 15, 1987 (1987-05-15)
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List of Dallas (1978 TV series) episodes

The tenth season of the television series Dallas aired on CBS during the 1986-1987 TV season.



In alphabetical order:

Also Starring[edit]

Special Guest Star[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Longtime major guest star William Smithers (Jeremy Wendell) continues to appear, and Derek McGrath (Oswald Valentine) and Jonathan Goldsmith (Bruce Harvey) both join the cast.

Additionally, Hunter von Leer (B.D. Calhoun), J.A. Preston (Leo Daltry), Jim McMullan (Andrew Dowling), and Josef Rainer (Mr. Barton) all join the series for major story arcs, although they won't return for later seasons.


For the second year in a row, Dallas' creative team goes through major changes for season 10. Of the writers, only Leonard Katzman remains full-time from season 9, and he is joined by the returning David Paulsen (who had left the series at the end of season 8) and Leah Markus (who wrote for season 4, and now is given the additional credit as story consultant), as well as newcomers Mitchell Wayne Katzman, Calvin Clements, Jr., and Louella Lee Caraway. Series star Susan Howard also writes one more episode before leaving the series, both as a writer and as an actress, at the end of the season.

Among the producers, only associate producer Cliff Fenneman survives the transition from season 9 to season 10. For season 9 James H. Brown had joined the series as producer, replacing Leonard Katzman, who instead had been credited as "creative consultant". Now, for season 10, former writer/story editor David Paulsen replaces Brown, and Katzman is promoted to executive producer, replacing veteran Philip Capice. Additionally, newcomer Calvin Clements, Jr. replaces the departing Peter Dunne as supervising producer. Mitchell Wayne Katzman joins the team as the new story editor.

DVD release[edit]

Season ten of Dallas was released by Warner Bros. Home Video, on a Region 1 DVD box set of three double-sided DVDs, on January 13, 2009. Unlike the previous Dallas DVD box sets (but like the subsequent) it does not include any extras, besides the 29 episodes.[1]


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No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
223 1 "Return to Camelot, Part I" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman, Mitchell Wayne Katzman September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26) (US)
October 22, 1986 (1986-10-22) (UK)
Pam finds Bobby in the shower; his death and all the events of the previous season are revealed as Pam's dream. Prices of oil are sinking, OPEC is exporting lots of cheap oil to the country. Ewing Oil and the other companies have to shut down some smaller wells. Bobby told Jenna and Charlie that he is going to marry Pam again. J.R. and Cliff are both quite unhappy with that. Cliff presented to the cartel an idea about creating a lobbying group in D.C. to enforce higher taxes on imported oil. He said the idea was his, but in fact, it was Jamie's. J.R. offers Jack to buy off his 10% of Ewing Oil. Ray bought a new house for him and Donna, but she didn't like the idea of them getting back together.
224 2 "Return to Camelot, Part II" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman, Mitchell Wayne Katzman September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26) (US)
October 22, 1986 (1986-10-22) (UK)
J.R. offers to Donna a head position of the lobbyist group and she agreed. One of Ewing 12 wells was blown up. Jenna moved out of Southfork. Ray and Clayton hired a new ranch foreman, Wes Parmalee. The fire at Ewing 12 is controlled and the field is shut down. Mandy and Sue Ellen meet. Sue Ellen swore to herself never to drink again and she hired a man to stalk Mandy and J.R. Wes has a picture of young Miss Ellie.
225 3 "Pari Per Sue" Michael Preece David Paulsen October 3, 1986 (1986-10-03) (US)
October 29, 1986 (1986-10-29) (UK)
Jeremy Wendell offers to buy Ewing Oil, J.R. and Bobby decline the offer. J.R. argued with Jack and almost kicked him out of the visit at Southfork. Mandy is scared, as she noticed the man Sue Ellen hired and she thinks he is trying to kill her. Cliff wants to buy Jack's share of Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen bought a lingerie shop.
226 4 "Once and Future King" Leonard Katzman Calvin Clements, Jr. October 10, 1986 (1986-10-10) (US)
November 5, 1986 (1986-11-05) (UK)
Cliff is not satisfied with Donna as the head of the group and he tries to get a man on her position, but Bobby stands up for her and convinced the other oilmen to do the same thing. Cliff gives Jack a check for $500,000 to make sure that if he one day decides to sell his share of Ewing Oil, Cliff would be the first to buy it. Sue Ellen is starting a campaign for her lingerie shop and wants to hire Mandy to model for her. Cliff and Jamie had one of their fights again. The wife of the man who blew up one of the wells came to Bobby begging him to stop the trial against him. Miss Ellie has a feeling that she and Wes met before. Donna left for D.C.. Pamela convinced Bobby to talk to the man who blew up the wells, but when they arrive to the town, he was found dead in jail. J.R. found out about the private detective. Miss Ellie came to Wes' bunkhouse and found Jock's buckle, knife and letters within Wes' things. He told her that those things always belonged to him, hinting he's Jock.
227 5 "Enigma" Michael Preece Leah Markus October 17, 1986 (1986-10-17) (US)
November 12, 1986 (1986-11-12) (UK)
Miss Ellie orders Wes off of Southfork and rejects his claims. Ray tracks Wes down, looking for answers. Miss Ellie reveals Wes' story to Jock's closest friend Punk Anderson. J.R., furious with Sue Ellen for having him and Mandy followed, offers her a divorce. J.R. and Mandy fall unwittingly into Sue Ellen's plot as her lingerie company employs a sexy model. J.R. and Bobby are shocked when they turn to the Cattlemen's Bank for a multimillion dollar loan. Donna is in Washington, lobbying to assist the oil industry. She is puzzled when she calls Ray and Jenna answers the phone. J.R. continues trying to raise the price of oil.
228 6 "Trompe L'Oeil" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 25, 1986 (1986-10-25) (US)
November 19, 1986 (1986-11-19) (UK)
Clayton warns Wes that he will fight to keep him off Southfork and away from Ellie. J.R. and Bobby are convinced that Wes' claims are false until he pays them a visit at Ewing Oil. Ellie keeps her mind off of Wes by helping Pam plan her wedding. Sue Ellen's plan to get even with J.R. goes better than she expected. The unexpected arrival of his ex-wife shakes Jack's contemplation of riches from his ten percent share of Ewing Oil. With fifty percent of Ewing Oil as a guarantee, J.R. and Bobby start expanding the business. J.R.'s meeting with B.D. Calhoun leaves him confident that oil prices will rise again.
229 7 "Territorial Imperative" Michael Preece David Paulsen October 31, 1986 (1986-10-31) (US)
November 26, 1986 (1986-11-26) (UK)
Sue Ellen's company, Valentine, is a huge success. April meets JR who advises her that the 10% of Ewing Oil is not worth that much due to the price slump. Wes visits Ellie at Southfork & tells her things only she and he knows about their second honeymoon. Cliff offers April Stevens to buy Ewing Oil if she manages to get her share off Jake. Pam & Bobby catch Charlie hanging around with a nasty crowd & by force takes her home. Jenna tells Pam & Bobby to keep out of their lives. Ellie is worried about Wes & tells over lunch Mavis that she senses something about Wes that stops her dismissing him as a hoax. Ray denies to Donna that he is sleeping with Jenna & tells her its none of her business. Donna tells Ray that she still loves him but cannot to return to him into his new home. JR is getting annoyed at the attraction Mandy is creating with her new modelling. Sue Ellen visits Wes & offers him help to stay. Jenna gets shocking & upsetting results from her doctor.
230 8 "The Second Time Around" Leonard Katzman Calvin Clements, Jr. November 7, 1986 (1986-11-07) (US)
December 3, 1986 (1986-12-03) (UK)
Wes agrees to go under medical investigation. Bobby and Pam's wedding day arrives, with Ray making a startling announcement. Jamie attends the wedding with Jack and is shocked to see Cliff arrive with April. Wes shows up and refuses to leave until Ellie agrees to meet him later.
231 9 "Bells Are Ringing" Michael Preece Leah Markus November 14, 1986 (1986-11-14) (US)
December 10, 1986 (1986-12-10) (UK)
Pam and Bobby's bliss is shattered by an outburst from Ray on their wedding day. J.R. uses the outburst as a last attempt to get Jenna to the wedding. Banks' fears over Wes' claim make them freeze Ewing Oil's credit. April plots against Jack. J.R. continues his scheme to raise the price of oil.
232 10 "Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball?" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen November 21, 1986 (1986-11-21) (US)
December 17, 1986 (1986-12-17) (UK)
Disagreement continue between Miss Ellie and Clayton over Wes Parmalee. Clayton feels he has to fight both Parmalee and Jock's ghost. A Hollywood producer named Bruce Harvey [Jonathan Goldsmith] expresses an interest in Mandy Winger. J.R. is concerned about Bobby's situation, with Jenna's baby on the way. The C.I.A. warns J.R. against associating with B.D. Calhoun. Cliff invites April to the Oil Baron's Ball. Ray tells Donna that the fate of Jenna's baby should be entirely her choice. J.R. wants April to sell him 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Cliff wants his $500,000 back from Jack. Parmalee's x-ray offer more surprise for J.R. and Bobby. Pam and Bobby meet April Stevens. Jenna and Ray stay from the Oil Baron's Ball. At the ball, Parmalee shocks the oil community by claiming he's Jock Ewing. Parmalee agrees to take a lie-detector test. Clayton threatens to kill Parmalee.
233 11 "Proof Positive" Michael Preece Calvin Clements, Jr. November 28, 1986 (1986-11-28) (US)
December 24, 1986 (1986-12-24) (UK)
Wes makes a stunning disclosure at the Oil Baron's Ball. After he is confronted by J.R., Clayton, and Bobby, Wes agrees to take a lie detector test in order to prove he is Jock. Ellie requests another secret meeting with Wes. Clayton arrives at a disturbing conclusion. April plots to cash in on her former marriage to Jack. Pam makes an unsettling proposition to Jenna. Sue Ellen forces a showdown with J.R. Jamie reaches a decision about her marriage to Cliff.
234 12 "Something Old, Something New" Leonard Katzman Leah Markus December 5, 1986 (1986-12-05) (US)
December 31, 1986 (1986-12-31) (UK)
With the evidence mounting that Wes Parmalee is really Jock, Bobby leaves for South America in search of information to disprove the claim. Bobby faces the grim duty of retracing Jock's accident in South America. J.R. pressures a confused Miss Ellie to declare Parmalee a fraud. Sue Ellen cashes in on her plot to get back at J.R. and Mandy learns who the benefactor of her good fortune has been. Donna continues her lobbying duties in Washington D.C. J.R. attempts to abort his plan with B.D. Calhoun to raise the price of oil. Miss Ellie reluctantly meets Parmalee for dinner.
235 13 "Bar-B-Cued" Michael Preece David Paulsen December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) (US)
January 7, 1987 (1987-01-07) (UK)
Bobby returns from South America with evidence regarding Wes Parmalee, but it's an unexpected and uninvited guest who provides Miss Ellie with the shocking truth. J.R. and Clayton grow closer as a result of the Parmalee calamity. Pam seals her business deal with Cliff before he is cornered into paying for Jamie's service as oil consultant. Parmalee has interesting encounters with both Jeremy Wendell and April Stevens. J.R. receives reassuring news concerning B.D. Calhoun and the Middle East. Jack gives Jamie an unusual gift. Donna has a brief but intriguing meeting with an important senator in her efforts for the oil lobby. Cliff provides further sparks at the barbecue.
236 14 "The Fire Next Time" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen December 19, 1986 (1986-12-19) (US)
January 14, 1987 (1987-01-14) (UK)
An angry Clayton goes on a manhunt. Miss Ellie seeks the aid of her sons in calming her furious husband. J.R., confident that the Middle East situation is at rest, learns some frightening news concerning B.D. Calhoun. Donna returns to Dallas with a decision about her marriage to Ray. Jeremy Wendell approaches Cliff with a devious business proposition
237 15 "So Shall Ye Reap" Jerry Jameson Leonard Katzman January 2, 1987 (1987-01-02) (US)
January 21, 1987 (1987-01-21) (UK)
Threatened by B.D. Calhoun's menacing presence, J.R. takes the necessary steps to rid himself of the mercenary. Pam's suspicious investigation into some of Cliff's business "deals" prompts him into reconsidering Jeremy Wendell's proposition. Jenna attempts to sever more ties to Bobby. April Stevens eyes a fortuitous opportunity when she "accidentally" runs into Ewing Oil nemesis, Jeremy Wendell. Jenna's pregnancy continues to put a strain on Bobby and Pam's marriage. Donna decides to move off of Southfork.
238 16 "Tick, Tock" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman January 9, 1987 (1987-01-09) (US)
January 28, 1987 (1987-01-28) (UK)
Sue Ellen is unsuspecting when Calhoun, whom she knows as Peter Duncan, "accidentally" bumps into her and Pam. Ray feels the frustration of losing his wife and his unborn child. Pam's increasing overprotective nature around Christopher concerns Bobby. Jeremy Wendell pursues his plan to ruin Ewing Oil. Ray and Clayton, in an effort to forget their troubles, resume their work together in the horse cutting business.
239 17 "Night Visitor" Larry Hagman Calvin Clements, Jr. January 23, 1987 (1987-01-23) (US)
February 4, 1987 (1987-02-04) (UK)
Ewing Oil makes a financial comeback as Bobby and J.R. secure important deals, but J.R. is too overcome with anxiety about B.D. Calhoun to savor the success. Bobby becomes suspicious when J.R. acts overly concerned about Southfork's security system. Cliff reluctantly goes through with Jeremy Wendell's plan to undermine Ewing Oil. April Stevens continues her ploy to gain back her 5 percent of the company. Ray and Jenna's friendship is put on hold while he decides to pursue a custody case with Donna for his unborn child, but she is unexpectedly rushed to the hospital in Washington D.C. with excruciating stomach pains. Sue Ellen has another inauspicious run-in with "Peter Duncan".
240 18 "Cat and Mouse" Michael Preece Leah Markus January 30, 1987 (1987-01-30) (US)
February 11, 1987 (1987-02-11) (UK)
Donna is in hospital with an appendicitis & gets a visit from Ray & the senator. Ray is getting concerned about the relationship Donna has with a senator. Ray is advised by his lawyer to stop seeing Jenna till his divorce is over. Meanwhile, Charlie & Jenna are missing Ray, but Jenna is unable to explain to Charlie why they can't see him. No one at first shares Pam's concern that Sue Ellen didn't call to say she wasn't coming home for dinner. While JR skips family dinner to spend time with April. In the morning Bobby calls the police to report Sue Ellen as missing. JR then suddenly arrives home and moments later Sue Ellen. The family suspect her to have started drinking again. JR confronts Sue Ellen with photos of her & Calhoun in bed together. Sue Ellen denies the affair & suspects that she must have been drugged by Calhoun. JR admits to Bobby about his dealings with Calhoun. Bobby enlarges the photos of Calhoun & Sue Ellen and so names the hotel Calhoun is staying at. Cliff reluctantly tricks Pam in telling him which company Ewing Oil is bidding to buy & passes the information to Jeremy Wendell. Cliff gets drunk with guilt. Clayton continues his unsuccessful hunt for Wes. Bobby & JR find a video message from Calhoun waiting for them at the hotel.
241 19 "High Noon for Calhoun" David Paulsen David Paulsen February 6, 1987 (1987-02-06) (US)
February 18, 1987 (1987-02-18) (UK)
Fearing for the safety of their families, J.R. and Bobby send Sue Ellen, Pam, John Ross and Christopher off to California to escape the menacing threat of B.D. Calhoun. But when the mercenary locates them, J.R. is forced into a deadly showdown with the terrorist. April experiences loneliness pangs. Cliff throws himself into a precarious deal and is frantic when Pam isn't there to back him up financially. Senator Dowling continues to entertain Donna. Miss Ellie and Clayton enjoy a private weekend away from Southfork. Meanwhile in California Calhoun kidnaps John Ross, and plays a game of cat and mouse with JR. The situation comes to a head when JR is shot and Calhoun turns the gun on John Ross, JR must watch his son die. Bobby and Ray come to the rescue killing Calhoun.
242 20 "Olio" Steve Kanaly Leonard Katzman February 13, 1987 (1987-02-13) (US)
March 11, 1987 (1987-03-11) (UK)
J.R. pays an emotional price for his involvement with B.D. Calhoun, but he may face a bigger danger with the law for toiling with the terrorist. Despite her growing relationship with Senator Dowling, Donna feels stifled in her efforts for the oil lobby. Bobby takes temporary charge of Ewing Oil, but it's J.R. who's doing the dirty work through April Stevens. Ray attempts to explain to Charlie why he has to stay away from her and Jenna. Pam and Cliff lock horns over her loyalties. Everyone at Southfork receives numbing news from California.
243 21 "A Death in the Family" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman February 20, 1987 (1987-02-20) (US)
March 18, 1987 (1987-03-18) (UK)
J.R. and April continue their quiet search for Jack. Sue Ellen shuts down her Los Angeles lingerie operation but finds a new "Valentine Girl" for the Dallas store. Christopher and John Ross play a potentially deadly game. Ray considers playing dirty in his divorce suit with Donna. Sue Ellen and J.R. renew their love for each other. Sue Ellen receives shocking news, Jamie is dead.
244 22 "Revenge of the Nerd" Linda Gray Calvin Clements, Jr. February 27, 1987 (1987-02-27) (US)
March 25, 1987 (1987-03-25) (UK)
Jamie's death in a cliff fall leaves her husband holding a percentage of Ewing Oil. Furious at Cliff's disturbing news, J.R. divides the Southfork house by accusing Pam of scheming with her brother to ruin Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen offers an interesting solution to Pam's predicament. April desperately seeks comfort from the men in her life. Ray arrives at a painful resolution in his custody battle with Donna over their unborn child. Miss Ellie explodes over the strife at Southfork. B.D. Calhoun continues to plague J.R.
245 23 "The Ten Percent Solution" Michael Preece Susan Howard Chrane March 13, 1987 (1987-03-13) (US)
April 1, 1987 (1987-04-01) (UK)
J.R. deviously schemes to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. While secretly maneuvering to secure the ten percent of Ewing Oil, J.R. also orchestrates a meeting between April and a friendly judge who may be helpful to their cause. Pam gets suspicious of Cliff's dealings with Jeremy Wendell. Cliff desperately attempts to raise money to back a Wendell loan. Donna brushes off the persistent Senator Dowling. Nancy, an angry widow of a former Ewing employee plots revenge on the family.
246 24 "Some Good, Some Bad" Larry Hagman Louella Lee Caraway March 20, 1987 (1987-03-20) (US)
April 8, 1987 (1987-04-08) (UK)
Jack Ewing (Dack Rambo) comes to Bobby and J.R.'s aid in their quest for the ten percent of Ewing Oil. Jeremy Wendell reveals Cliff's underhanded business dealings to Pam, but not before both she and Bobby come to her brother's defense for allegedly murdering Jamie. Bobby, attempting to clear the air between him and Ray, gets a shock when he visits Ray's house. J.R. asks a wary Sue Ellen to move back in with him. Ray and Jenna reach an understanding.
247 25 "War and Peace" Dwight Adair Leah Markus April 3, 1987 (1987-04-03) (US)
April 15, 1987 (1987-04-15) (UK)
Pam moves out of her office at Barnes-Wentworth. The trial to determine the fate of the ten percent of Ewing Oil is held and the judge delivers an unexpected verdict. With business lagging at Valentine Lingerie, Sue Ellen realizes she may need to get Mandy back modelling for the company. Nancy goes to a local newspaper with the story about the Ewing's involvement with terrorists, but they need proof before running the story.
248 26 "Ruthless People" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman April 10, 1987 (1987-04-10) (US)
April 22, 1987 (1987-04-22) (UK)
Double-crossed by J.R. and April, Jeremy Wendell vows revenge on Ewing Oil and he may have found it in a small Texas newspaper. A banner headline implicating J.R. in terrorism activities not only provides Wendell with ammunition, but outrages Miss Ellie and the rest of the Ewings. Mandy returns to be Sue Ellen's "Valentine Lingerie" girl but she has designs on doing much more. Ray goes to Washington, D.C. for the birth of his child and reaches an understanding with Donna and Senator Dowling. An expectant Jenna ponders her living situation.
249 27 "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel" Larry Hagman Calvin Clements, Jr. May 1, 1987 (1987-05-01) (US)
May 6, 1987 (1987-05-06) (UK)
Tired of J.R.'s underhanded business tactics, Bobby, Ray and Miss Ellie "sell out" their shares of Ewing Oil to J.R. News from Washington hurls the Southfork family members into angry turmoil. Sue Ellen cautiously hatches a plot to test J.R.'s supposed loyalty. Pam finally confronts Jenna and informs her a new time is coming. A very wealthy April Stevens reciprocates on past feelings of humiliation.
250 28 "Two-Fifty" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman May 8, 1987 (1987-05-08) (US)
May 13, 1987 (1987-05-13) (UK)
Miss Ellie is distraught over the fate of both Clayton and Ewing Oil. J.R. desperately scrambles to defend himself and the company against the justice department charges. Jeremy Wendell continues to coerce Alfred and Mrs. Scottfield into cooperating against the Ewings. Mandy reveals the true reason for her return to Dallas. Bobby unexpectedly bumps into a very expectant Jenna. Senator Dowling agrees to help Bobby investigate the chances of saving Ewing Oil. Pam attempts to serve warning to Cliff about the impending demise of Ewing Oil, but he is wary of her loyalties.
251 29 "Fall of the House of Ewing" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen May 15, 1987 (1987-05-15) (US)
May 20, 1987 (1987-05-20) (UK)
Jenna gives birth; Christopher learns of his adoption; J.R. and Bobby continue negotiations with the Justice Department; Mrs. Scottfield and Jeremy Wendell reveal their plans; Sue Ellen and Mandy fight over J.R. J.R. loses Ewing Oil when the Justice Department shuts the company down. Pam receives wonderful medical news, and races toward home to tell Bobby, but crashes her car into a fuel truck which explodes in a fiery finale.


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