Season 5, Episode 23
|Airdate||March 19th, 1982|
|Producer||Philip Capice; Cliff Fenneman; Leonard Katzman; Arthur Bernard Lewis|
|Starring||Barbara Bel Geddes; Patrick Duffy; Linda Gray; Larry Hagman; Susan Howard; Steve Kanaly; Ken Kercheval; Victoria Principal; Charlene Tilton|
"Blackmail" is the twenty-third episode of season five of the night time soap opera series Dallas and the one-hundredth episode of the series overall. It was directed by Michael Preece with a script written by Leonard Katzman. It first aired on CBS on Friday, March 19th, 1982 at 10:00 pm.
Principal Cast Edit
|Barbara Bel Geddes||Miss Ellie Ewing|
|Patrick Duffy||Bobby Ewing|
|Linda Gray||Sue Ellen Ewing|
|Larry Hagman||J.R. Ewing|
|Susan Howard||Donna Culver Krebbs|
|Steve Kanaly||Ray Krebbs|
|Ken Kercheval||Cliff Barnes|
|Victoria Principal||Pamela Barnes Ewing|
|Charlene Tilton||Lucy Ewing Cooper|
Also starring Edit
|Leigh McCloskey||Mitch Cooper|
Guest Stars Edit
|Howard Keel||Clayton Farlow|
|Dennis Redfield||Roger Larson|
|Art Hindle||Jeff Farraday|
|Jonathan Goldsmith||Joe Smith|
|Fern Fitzgerald||Marilee Stone|
|Tom Stern||Detective White|
|Bob Hoy||Detective Howard|
|Debbie Rennard||Sly Lovegren|
|Deborah Tranelli||Phyllis Wapner|
|Tyler Banks||John Ross Ewing, III|
Episode notes Edit
- This episode is production code number 189323.
- This is the fourth episode of Dallas directed by Michael Preece. He directs sixty-two episodes of the series in total.
- This is the sixteenth episode of Dallas written by Leonard Katzman. He writes seventy-one episodes of the series in total.
- This is the eleventh and final appearance of the character of Jeff Faraday; dies in this episode.
Story notes Edit
- Bobby Ewing discovers that Jeff Farraday, the man who had been blackmailing him, has been shot to death.
- Roger Larson abducts Lucy Ewing Cooper.
- J.R. Ewing begins blackmailing Bobby Ewing with copies of Christopher's adoption records and uses this knowledge to leverage voting shares in Ewing Oil.
- Cliff Barnes proposes to Sue Ellen Ewing.
- Donna Culver Krebbs discovers some information about Jock's early career and confronts Miss Ellie with the knowledge, as well as that of Sam's scheme.
- The police begin looking into Bobby Ewing's connection to Jeff Farraday.
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