In theory, the online episode viewing will get more people to jump back in to the show in advance of episode No. 7 — in which Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing character finally hands in his dinner pail.
(In real life, Hagman, 81, died last November at a Dallas hospital of complications from cancer.)
When the basic cable network’s reboot of the broadcast-TV soap came back for a second season in January, only 3 million people tuned in — a series low and quite a plunge compared to the nearly 7 million who’d caught its first-season unveiling last July.
In “Dallas'” March 11 episode — called "J.R.'s Masterpiece" — the Ewing clan reels upon hearing of J.R.'s death, and is even more shocked to learn the cause, TNT promises. Goody!