Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Not Like We Used To’

Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas, Jim Davis, Jock Ewing, Love and Marriage

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In “Love and Marriage,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Jock (Jim Davis) finds Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) on the Southfork patio, gazing at the night sky.

JOCK: You all right, Miss Ellie? Get you a sweater or something?

ELLIE: No, Jock. Thanks.

JOCK: Well, it’s getting kind of nippy out. Be winter soon.

ELLIE: Too soon.

JOCK: Well, it’s sure quiet here around tonight. Even Lucy’s out.

ELLIE: It’s too quiet. I like it better when there’s family around. We’re all drifting apart, Jock. It’s not at all the way I pictured it.

JOCK: How did you picture it, Miss Ellie?

ELLIE: Oh, I don’t know. Seeing it the way it was when the boys were growing up. Only there’d be our grandchildren. The two of us here with the boys and their families. One very large, happy family.

JOCK: Well, we’ve got Lucy, little baby John, Bobby, J.R. Gary’s doing fine in California. Bobby’s going into business with J.R. It’ll give us more time to be together. To do the things that we’ve talked about and never did.

ELLIE: Maybe that’s something else we pictured that won’t ever happen.

JOCK: Why not, Miss Ellie? I loved you all these years and I want to end up my life with you. It’s a time of life that I’ve been looking forward to.

ELLIE: I wish I could feel that way.

JOCK: But you should Ellie. No matter what else has happened, we’ve still got each other. Remember that.

ELLIE: Not like we used to. [She walks away.]

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