In “Changing of the Guard,” “Dallas’s” first episode, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) visits the nursing home, where he sits at the side of the motionless J.R. (Larry Hagman).
BOBBY: All those fights, J.R., over Ewing Oil and Southfork. Those fights changed me. Changed me in a way I don’t like. I worry about Christopher and John Ross. I want them to have a chance to be a family. Without all the bitterness and bad blood you and I had. I don’t want them to be like us. But, all that being said, I do miss you. [Winces, grabs his stomach] Well, I hope you know. I always loved you. [He rises, kisses J.R. on the head and leaves.]