Dallas Q&A: Patrick Duffy Talks Jaw-Dropping Season 2 Finale
Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray in 'Dallas' -- TNT
"Dallas" wraps up its wild Season 2 ride, on Monday, with a two-hour season finale, kicking off at 9/8c on TNT, and Patrick Duffy said fans should get ready.
"Hold on to your hat [on] Monday night. Actually, hold on to your jaw, because your jaw's gonna drop out from under you," he told AccessHollywood.com.
It's been a big season for the Ewing family, which was thrown into chaos with the murder of J.R. Ewing (a plot line written in following the death of "Dallas" legend Larry Hagman last November).
Ewing family nemesis Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) practically danced on J.R.'s grave, and he teamed up with Anne Ewing's (Brenda Strong) ex-husband, Harris Ryland (Mitch Pileggi), and the Governor of Texas, to try and take down the family for good.
But, last week, just after Cliff swept in to take over Ewing Energies, Patrick's Bobby handed him the keys and walked out with a knowing smirk of a grin. The Ewings may be down, but they're not out and Patrick hinted about what's to come in the two-hour episode - including what will happen with the search to find J.R.'s killer.
AccessHollywood.com: How does it feel to finally be at the end of this season? Geez. Wow. What a crazy rollercoaster!
Patrick: I think you've summed it up. 'Geez, wow, what a crazy rollercoaster' (laughs). To me, it's sad. I'm still of the old school mindset and that was - a [television] season is 24 episodes and sometimes 26 or 28, and to be doing 15 seems like we're only half way done, so I'm kind of sad. I'd like to spend a little more time with my cast family than that, but it's so exciting and - I think it's actually good for the binge viewers that we're actually doing the final two episodes as [a double header]... So it's a lot of plot and [on] Monday there'll be this huge resolution that people have been talking about forever.
Access: Lee Majors was a guest star this season, and he was a friend of Larry's. What was it like having him around?
Patrick: It was great. First of all, I'm a crazy, fanatical television fan and I grew up watching every show -- I think -- that had ever been done in the '50s, '60s and '70s, so I knew Lee Majors from the very first episode of 'Big Valley.' I didn't know him personally, but I knew who he was, and when my wife and I celebrated - I think - our fourth anniversary, we went to a little hideaway place in Santa Barbara and we're having dinner in this little restaurant being very romantic and all of a sudden the waiter brings over a bottle of champagne. And I said, 'Oh, but I didn't order it.' And he said, 'No, this was sent over by a guest over there who just wanted to celebrate whatever you were celebrating.' And I looked over and it was Lee Majors. I had never met him... He just looked over at me and gave me a 'Hello' wave... He knew that I was an actor from 'Atlantis' and... 'Dallas,' and it was the kindest gesture... It's been 30 years. And now, to be working with him -- I see him at various functions and things, but to actually have worked now with him is very cool.