Jesse Metcalfe goes green with alternative fuel sources on TNT's 'Dallas'

Tonight is the night for those of you anticipating TNT’s reboot of the 1980’s soap “Dallas.” Even though the show revolves around an oil-driven family, this time the show and some of its characters are embracing a green lifestyle.

One particular character who wants to change the oil loving Ewing family for the better is Christopher, Bobby Ewing’s adopted son, played by the very good looking Jesse Metcalfe.

Metcalfe’s character is the developer of Ewing Alternative, and is all about promoting alternative fuel sources.

Regarding Christopher, Metcalfe explained his character, “I’m a liberal Democrat and I’m very concerned why we don’t put more time, energy and money into alternative energy sources, and why we’re so dependent on foreign oil.”

However, his cousin and J.R.’s son, John Ross III, played by Josh Henderson, won’t be hopping on the alternative energy bandwagon anytime soon. Henderson’s character is money-driven and embraces many of his father’s qualities. He will do whatever it takes to drill for oil.

In addition to Christopher’s clean energy stance, you’ll also see him driving around Southfork in an electric Tesla Roadster, which is actually the executive producer’s personal car, since one couldn’t be found locally in Dallas. Sustainability will be prevalent much more than in the original.

It’s great to see that the Ewing rivalry will still be present in the reboot. You’ll see brother’s Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and J.R. (Larry Hagman) go head-to-head, which seems to have been passed down to their own sons, Christopher and John Ross. It’s also great to see the show taking a turn for the better by representing a green lifestyle.

Jump here to find out how the other stars and characters of the show are going green, like Hagman who is vegan and promotes solar power. Also, if you need to be caught up and learn more about “Dallas,” especially if you didn’t watch the original series, click here.

“Dallas” airs tonight on TNT at 9 p.m. EST, and is two hours, so you get double the drama.

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