Season 13 Episode 25

The Southfork Wedding Jinx

Aired Friday 12:00 AM Apr 27, 1990 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Christopher refers to Lucy as "Aunt Lucy" to John Ross, but, in fact, Lucy is cousin to both Christopher and John Ross, not their aunt.

  • Quotes

    • Berman: You'll see he's being committed here for evaluation. His wife requested an order of protection and Judge Jacobson signed it. Is there a problem?
      Nurse Richardson: I guess not. It's all here.
      J.R.: Well, nurse, I think I'm going to enjoy your little funny farm. Now, don't you think it's time for someone to show me to my suite.

    • J.R.: (to Cally) I think it's time you learned the hard truth. With Mama and John Ross safely out of the way, I want you out of the house. Now, here's a check for $200,000. You can keep the clothes and jewelry I gave you. You don't have to be in a rush, I'm gonna be gone for, oh, about a week. But when I get back, I want you packed and gone. I don't want to see your face again, not here at Southfork or in Dallas.

    • Lucy: You know about the Southfork wedding jinx.
      Miss Ellie: Lucy...
      Lucy: No, it's okay, it's okay. There is a sure fire method to beat the jinx.
      Jackie: I can't wait to hear this.
      Miss Ellie: Uh huh, I'm not sure I want to.
      Lucy: You just have to follow three simple wedding rules. First, keep everyone away from the pool, otherwise someone'll end up in it. (Women all laugh)
      Sly: That's for sure.
      Lucy: And second, lock the bedroom doors, and y'all know what I mean.
      Miss Ellie: Lucy, put an end to this, please.
      Lucy: And, most importantly, find anyone with the initials J.R. and chain him up in the closet. Keep him there until after the ceremony. After that, you can live happily ever after.

    • J.R.: Soon as I heard that Barnes here was gonna be the best man I said, "We've gotta have a first class party at his expense."
      Cliff: No, we're splitting it.
      J.R.: No, it's all charged to you. And I did not spare the expenses, I'll tell you that right now.
      Clayton: Try the champagne. It's great.
      J.R.: Well, at $150 a bottle, it ought to be.
      Cliff: How much?!
      James: This is the best caviar I've ever had.
      J.R.: At $200 an ounce.
      Cliff: How much?!

    • J.R.: And tell Mayfield that I'll be supplementing his paycheck and I think he'll come along pretty quick. After all, he is my kind of man.
      Ratagan: And what kind of man is that?
      J.R.: Bribable. (J.R. laughs)

    • J.R.: You know, Nurse Richardson, I'm getting a little fed up with this stubborn streak of yours. Now, if you value your job, you'll do as I say. I demand to see your supervisor.
      Nurse Richardson: Mr. Ewing, I have handled every kind of sick mind imaginable. You can twist logic, threaten, bribe or cajole until the morning, but you'll never outwit a psychiatric nurse. I've seen it all.

    • Liz: You should see some of the men in my life. You've got your Wall Street bores, your loud-mouth lawyers, your ego-maniac art critics. Somehow I'm ready to trust you just because you have the most obscene appetite.
      Cliff: Well, I like you, too.
      Liz: Well, as long as it's not just for my looks.
      Cliff: Oh, no, listen, you're by far the ugliest woman I've taken to lunch all week.

    • J.R.: Looks like our little family's really coming around, doesn't it?
      (J.R. leaves James' office)
      James: Yup, your little family is sure coming around, all right. Coming around to cut out heart.

    • Cliff: I love weddings, especially the ones at Southfork. Ought to be good for a fight or two, huh? And somebody's gotta wind up face down in the cake, that's traditional.

  • Notes

    • Guest star Anne Gee Byrd, who plays a psychiatric nurse in this episode, previously played Sue Ellen's doctor in two episodes during the seventh season.

    • Kimberly Foster (Michelle) and Lesley-Anne Down (Stephanie) are not present in this episode.

    • This episode marks the final appearances of Barbara Bel Geddes and Charlene Tilton. Tilton and the producers mutually agreed to write Lucy out of the show after the writers did not know which direction to take her character, with her departure explained as moving to Italy to manage Alex Barton's new art gallery. However, Bel Geddes' departure was somewhat of a surprise as she was expected to return for the next season, but couldn't successfully renegotiate a new contract. She never appeared on camera with Sasha Mitchell, though he played her grandson.

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