Feuding brothers Bobby and J.R (Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagmen) flank the iconic Sue Ellen, played by Linda Gray at last night's SAG Awards, the show returns this summer
Two decades have passed since Dallas fans were left to ruminate on the cliffhanger to end them all, which saw a single gunshot sound off camera as J.R and Bobby fought at their famous ranch.
Die-hard fans, of course, know they both survived thanks to a low-key reunion film in the late 90s' that went largely under the radar, but this summer the Ewing brothers and J.R's cult hero wife, Sue Ellen, are getting the comeback they deserve in a big-budget 'continuation' of the Texan saga.
And Sunday night the winning triumvirate at the heart of the saga of oil, love, sex and scheming were a sight to please the Dallas faithful at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Linda Grey, 71 , who played Sue Ellen from the show's inception in 1978 with equal amounts of pathos, pluck and mascara, was escorted on the red carpet by Patrick Duffy, 62 , who played her gentle, peace-brokering brother-in-law, Bobby.
Duffy who now sports a thick thatch of grey hair, looked happy and relaxed in a black dinner suit as he posed with his former co-star.
But no reunion would be complete without an appearance from Larry Hagman, 80, who as the Machiavellian amoral anti-hero of the show drove the action with his contagious dry-wit.
Still looking as though he has a few nefarious schemes up his sleeve, Hagman, who has always revelled in an unabashed love for the role, of course donned his trademark stetson.
The trio took to the stage to the Dallas theme tune where they presented the award for Best Ensemble in a drama to HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
The old friends, who were a close unit during the original run, obviously enjoyed being in cahoots again.
They've always spoken of a festive atmosphere on the set - which heightened during weeks on location in Dallas to film exterior scenes at Southfork Ranch - and Hagman was famed for winding up his friends, particularly Duffy, with practical jokes.
It took several takes to film his original death scene as Hagman would start quietly singing a lewd song every time they attempted the tearful climax, leaving Duff in paroxysms of laughter.
The beloved three were on the red carpet to drum up publicity for the forthcoming continuation of Dallas which be airing on U.S. network TNT this summer.
The hit show will return to the small screen this summer in what the network is at pains to describe as a 'continuation' and not a reboot or remarked.
Dallas originaally centred on the Ewing brothers, their mother Miss Ellie, father Jock and niece Lucy, and their cattle and oil dynasty in Texas, but sprawled out into a labyrinthine maze of stories, relationships and bitter feuds.
It was a worldwide hit and ran from 1978 to 1991. JR Ewing is among the best-known villains of all time.
The ‘Who Shot JR?’ cliffhanger in 1980 remains one of the most watched programmes in television history. Its UK audience alone was 20million. It had a worldwide audience of 300million.
Edited By GABRIELLA OSAMOR