One of television’s most iconic villains, J.R. Ewing, was killed off of TNT’s Dallas once and for all. J.R.’s days on the show were numbered ever since his portrayer, Larry Hagman, passed away back in November.

Hagman had filmed some of the episodes for the second season of TNT’s reboot of the hit prime time soap before his death and the writers felt it necessary to come up with a fitting exit for the character. Ultimately, they decided to revive the same question that took the nation by storm back in the 1980 third season finale of the original series — Who shot J.R.?