Dallas gears up for emotional JR funeral

2013-04-02 16:33
Thinus Ferreira
Cape Town - An emotional and gut wrenching Dallas episode awaits viewers tonight on M-Net, with a specially adapted opening sequence honouring the iconic TV character of JR Ewing as he is laid to rest with a moving, and painfully real but beautiful, eulogy from Sue Ellen.

Following the death of Larry Hagman, who portrayed the iconic role over decades in the primetime soap, the eighth episode of the latest season will see a terrific tribute to one of television's biggest villains ever.

The producers specially adapted the opening sequence with new credits and new music which will already make viewers emotional as a trumpet and organ play closing the opening sequence with JR Ewing closing the iron gates of the iconic Southfork Ranch.

'You were the love of my life'

Tonight's episode contains probably the most real scene in a scripted drama viewers will see all year when Linda Gray gives a hauntingly sad, raw and beautiful eulogy which is actually more Linday Gray talking than JR Ewing's long-suffering wife and lover Sue Ellen.

As a last goodbye to JR Ewing and to Larry Hagman, Linday Gray's words and scene is sure to have viewers in tears.

A letter written by JR, read out by a grief stricken Sue Ellen in a cold, solemn graveyard filled with a handful of friends and family is sure to captivate viewers just like Dallas has managed to throughout the years.

In the end, Sue Ellen still confesses her love to JR with a simple: "Yes, JR. The answer is yes. You were the love of my life."

*Don't forget to catch JR Ewing's funeral on tonight's episode of Dallas, airing at 20:30 on M-Net.