Dallas (1978) Seasons 1 and 2 DVD cover

DVD cover for the CBS-TV "Dallas" Seasons 1 and 2.

For new Dallas, see Dallas (second series) - Season 1.

The first season of Dallas (originally promoted as the miniseries) lasted for five episodes and first aired on CBS in 1978 with one episode being shown every Sunday. The focus of this series was the marriage of Bobby and Pamela , Ray's relationship with Lucy and the 'war' between the Ewings and The Barnes Family.


Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Season 1 (1978)Edit

Season 1 episodes
Image Episode Title Written by Directed by Original Airdate # in Series
Dallas 1978 - episode 1x1 - Bobby and Pam Ewing 1 "Digger's Daughter" David Jacobs Robert Day April 2, 1978 1
The first episode of Dallas begins on a cold, winter day as Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and Pamela Barnes Ewing (Victoria Principal), married for less than 24 hours, drive to Southfork. Highlighting the longtime rivalry between the Ewings and the Barnes', Pam's now-famous line "Your folks are gonna throw me right off that ranch" infuriated both Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) and Jock (Jim Davis). Meanwhile, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) tries to hurt the Ewings on TV as legal counsel to a government investigation. Also, Miss Ellie's and Jock's oldest son J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) attempts to divorce Bobby and Pam, by recruiting her former flame, the Ewings' ranch foreman Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly).
Dallas old series episode 1x2 - The Lesson 2 "The Lesson (alternately titled "Lessons")" Virginia Aldridge Irving J. Moore April 9, 1978 2
Pam desperately attempts to win acceptance at Southfork by intervening in Lucy's life when she discovers that she has been skipping school and having an affair with ranch foreman Ray Krebbs.
Dallas-episode - 3x1 - Spy in the House 3 "Spy in the House" Arthur Bernard Lewis Robert Day April 16, 1978 3
All along, J.R. has suspected that Pam's marriage to Bobby was nothing more than a Barnes family attempt to plant a mole inside the Ewing lair. Now he may have the proof.
Dallas episode 1x4 - Luther Frick holding J.R. hostage 4 "Winds of Vengeance" Camille Marchetta Irving J. Moore April 23, 1978 4
A hurricane threatens Southfork, but an even bigger storm is about to hit when Miss Ellie, Pam, Sue Ellen and Lucy become the captives of men who are more than a little ticked off over J.R. and Ray's affairs with the women in their lives.
Dallas-episode- 1x5 - Digger and Jock - Barbecue 5 "Bar-B-Que" David Jacobs Robert Day Aprul 30, 1978 5
Hostility is the main course at the Ewing barbecue as Jock and Digger jab at old wounds, but Pam and Bobby use Pam's pregnancy as a truce between the prospective grandfathers. Tensions run high as J.R. and Bobby argue, which leads to an accident nobody expected. As a result, Pam's health as well as the future of the Ewing dynasty are in question.