Dallas

Season 9 Episode 1

The Family Ewing

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Aired Friday 12:00 AM Sep 27, 1985 on CBS
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The Ewings come together for Bobby's funeral; Dusty tells Sue Ellen he loves her; Miss Ellie is happy to have Gary back for a time

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  • Bobby is laid to rest and all the major characters mourn him in their own way.

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    This is a Bobby rememberance episode. Most every character grieves over his death in this episode. J.R., while mournful, does take time out to blame Sue Ellen for not being around when it happened. A stronger bond begins to develop in this episode between Miss Ellie and J.R., and they are indeed closer during the dream season than in any other season. Ellie tells Gary that he should be in California where he would be happiest, the first time she hasn't tried to convince him to move to Dallas.



    It is interesting that the treehouse built by Jock for Bobby has a sign that labels Bobby as "president of Ewing Oil". That may be a little bit of revisionist history, since surely at that time, Jock saw J.R. as his successor.



    A side note to this episode is Dusty spending time with Sue Ellen (even hitting Sue Ellen) in an attempt to get her sober for Bobby's funeral.



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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal

Pamela Barnes Ewing

Susan Howard

Susan Howard

Donna Culver Krebbs

Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman

John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing

Barbara Bel Geddes

Barbara Bel Geddes

Eleanor 'Miss Ellie' Southworth Ewing Farlow

Linda Gray

Linda Gray

Sue Ellen Ewing

Ken Kercheval

Ken Kercheval

Cliff Barnes

Edward Holmes

Edward Holmes

 

Guest Star

Beau Leland

Beau Leland

 

Guest Star

Delores Cantu

Delores Cantu

Doris

Guest Star

Jared Martin

Jared Martin

Steven "Dusty" Farlow

Recurring Role

Jenilee Harrison

Jenilee Harrison

Jamie Ewing

Recurring Role

Dack Rambo

Dack Rambo

Jack Ewing

Recurring Role

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    • Miss Ellie: (on Bobby's burial site) Of all the places on Southfork where he used to play, this was his favorite. Gary used to come ut here with him. When the other boys were playing, J.R. was learning from Jock, but I think he would have traded everything if he could have been the one that Jock built the tree house for.

    • J.R.: (to Bobby's coffin) Never really told you how much you meant to me. All the fights, all that time buttin' heads with one another. I'm sorry we were never friends. I wish I'd taken time to tell you that I loved you... I do... and you tell Daddy I love him too. Goodbye, Bobby. I miss you!

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