In “Call Girl,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) is leaving her apartment, suitcase in hand, when Bobby (Patrick Duffy) arrives.
PAM: Bobby, what are you doing here?
BOBBY: It’s time to come home, Pam.
PAM: Didn’t you see the paper?
BOBBY: Yes, I saw it. So what?
PAM: I’m leaving Dallas. [Turns to walk away; he grabs her arm]
BOBBY: First Southfork, then me. Now Dallas, Pam?
PAM: I can’t live with the scandal.
BOBBY: Come on, Pam. It was a setup – and everybody knows it.
PAM: How can I go back to Southfork with this hanging over my head?
BOBBY: It’s the only thing you can do. Are you still looking for excuses to stay away from me?
PAM: I don’t want to stay away from you. I never did.
BOBBY: Then give some credit to the people that love you – to Mama, Daddy and me. Now, we know you wouldn’t be involved in something like that.
PAM: Well, how can I face them? What do I say to everybody at The Store?
BOBBY: You take it one step at a time, Pam – and the first step is to come back to the people that love you. For a while, nothing else matters.
PAM: I truly wish I could believe that. [Turns away from him]
BOBBY: Do you know I love you?
PAM: I know you love me, Bobby.
BOBBY: But you don’t know why that picture was taken, do you?
PAM: [Turns and faces him] To embarrass Maxwell.
BOBBY: Honey, if it were only to embarrass Maxwell, why were you involved in it at all?
PAM: J.R.? J.R. did that to both of us?
BOBBY: I don’t know who else – except I couldn’t prove anything.
PAM: Well that finishes it. Don’t you understand? It’s over. [Turns to walk away; he grabs her and makes her face him]
BOBBY: It’s only over if you want it to be! It’s only over if you stop fighting! Pamela, J.R. has been trying to do this to you ever since I brought you to Southfork. And if you leave now – if you run – then he wins, finally and completely. I married a fighter. Are you ready to let J.R. win? Or do we stand together and fight him? Together, we can win. And I want you with me.
PAM: I love you, Bobby.
BOBBY: Then let’s go home.