Dead Men and Dark Deeds: Who really own Ewing Oil? Dallas fans just can't get enough of the Ewings. So Season 8 brings a new one - cousin Jamie Ewing, a blonde, blue-eyed little ol' cupcake with a big, fat claim on the oil empire. And it brings a new face: Academy Award winner Donna Reed stepping gracefully into Miss Ellie's high heels while an ailing Barbara Bel Geddes recovers. And, of course, it brings a gusher of high-tension, high-finance drama: three corpses, one murder trail, weddings, breakups, adultery, medical traumas, kidnapping, likes, long-forgotten secrets and sudden wealth. That's not all, not by a Texas Longhorn shot. The season ends with that dynamic Dallas classic, a wow-did-you-see-that cliffhanger.