03/05/2013 04:30 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2013

'Dallas': Larry Hagman Makes His Final Appearance As J.R. Ewing (VIDEO)

It was the moment fans have known was coming since the death of Larry Hagman during filming on "Dallas" Season 2. This week, it was his final episode. Appropriately, his final communication was with his son and legacy on the show, John Ross. It was a positive exchange between the two that John Ross probably needed, as his latest schemes to undermine and bully Bobby and Christopher hadn't worked out as he'd hoped.

John Ross got a call from J.R., who'd been overseas taking care of some business. But J.R. wasn't calling to lecture him about his failings. Instead, he said that he was taking care of some things. And that it wasn't right for the son to pay for the sins of the father.

"I’m proud of you. You’re my son. From tip to tail," J.R. told John Ross. But before the conversation ended, John Ross heard gunshots on the line.

Thus the most famous question in the history of "Dallas" reared its head again, as "Who shot J.R.?" evolved into a new mystery: "Who killed J.R.?"

The aftermath of J.R.'s death begins to be felt right away on "Dallas," Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on TNT.

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