Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Nobody Beats Old J.R.’

Dallas, J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman, No More Mr. Nice Guy Part 2, Who Shot J.R.?

True that

In “No More Mr. Nice Guy, Part 2,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) enters the hospital room where J.R. (Larry Hagman) is sleeping.

SUE ELLEN: [Whispering] J.R.?

J.R.: [Awakens] Hi, sugar.

SUE ELLEN: Hi. [Sits on the bed]

J.R.: [Groggy] You been crying?

SUE ELLEN: [Smiles] No.

J.R.: Roclaire’s supposed to be the best in the business.

SUE ELLEN: I know.

A nurse opens the door and indicates it’s time for Sue Ellen to leave. Sue Ellen kisses J.R. and gets up from the bed. He holds onto her hand.

J.R.: Sue Ellen, nobody beats old J.R. You know that.

She turns and leaves.


  1. […] while I appreciate the ambiguity, my favorite moment of all comes when J.R. tries to reassure Sue Ellen before his risky surgery (“Nobody ever beats old J.R. You know that.”). It’s another […]

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