Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Not This Time, Barnes’

Bobby Ewing, Dallas, Patrick Duffy, Whatever Happened to Baby John Part 2

You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry

In “Whatever Happened to Baby John, Part 2,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Cliff and Pam (Ken Kercheval, Victoria Principal) are talking in his apartment when there is a knock at the door. Cliff opens it, revealing an angry Bobby (Patrick Duffy).

CLIFF: Wait a minute, before you start swinging, let’s talk.

BOBBY: Not this time, Barnes. This time, you’ve gone too far. [Enters and slams the door behind him]

PAM: Bobby –

BOBBY: And you knew he was here all along, didn’t you?

CLIFF: Wait a minute, I just got here. Can’t we talk?

PAM: He didn’t know anything about it.

BOBBY: You’d swear he could walk on water if he told you!

PAM: That’s not fair! Would you wait a minute?

CLIFF: I want my son, I’m gonna have him. I did not – I repeat – I did not kidnap him. [Bobby moves toward him, Cliff steps back] Now wait a minute, you can push me around the room all you want but that’s not going to solve anything. I think we should try to figure out who indeed took him. [Bobby growls and moves closer still.]

PAM: For God’s sake, listen to him!

CLIFF: I swear I did not kidnap him. I wasn’t even in Dallas.

PAM: He’s telling the truth.

CLIFF: Let’s stop wasting time. We can be at each other’s throats tomorrow but today – for today – let’s try to find my boy.

BOBBY: Okay.

CLIFF: Okay.


  1. […] might be the episode’s silliest scene. Bobby enters Cliff’s apartment, slams the door behind him, suggests Cliff is responsible for […]

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