In “Old Acquaintance,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) is brushing a horse’s mane when Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) approaches.
ELLIE: Where’s Bobby?
PAM: I don’t know. He’s probably with Jenna.
ELLIE: You’re taking it well.
PAM: You think so? It doesn’t show then. It’s awful watching somebody you love slide away. Bobby’s known Jenna a lot longer and a lot of different ways. But I can handle Jenna. It’s the little girl that worries me. The child could tip it. There, I may be outmatched, Miss Ellie.
ELLIE: If you take that attitude, you are. Jenna was never stoical about anything in her life. When she goes down, she goes down kicking and screaming.
PAM: I don’t think kicking and screaming would help.
ELLIE: [Smiling] I knew a woman once. Her man couldn’t decide whether or not to do right by her. So she took a horsewhip to him. Helped him make up his mind fast.
PAM: I don’t think a horsewhip would work with Bobby.
ELLIE: I don’t see why not. It worked on his daddy all right.
PAM: [Smiling] Miss Ellie!
ELLIE: [Chuckles] Of course, I really wanted his daddy.
PAM: [Serious] I really want Bobby.
ELLIE: Then go get him.
PAM: Yeah. [She turns and walks toward the house.]