Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re the One Who’s the Snob’

Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Lucy Ewing, Venezuelan Connection

Telling it like it is

In “The Venezuelan Connection,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode, Lucy (Charlene Tilton) talks to Mitch (Leigh McCloskey) while he puts away dishes in his kitchen.

MITCH: Lucy, look, it was nice of you to come here, but you’ve gotta understand one thing: being rich is a way of life for you. I’ll never have that kind of money.

LUCY: Well, I don’t care about that.

MITCH: Well, I do!

LUCY: Well, why should you?

MITCH: I can’t compete with your fancy friends with their automobiles and their trips off to Acapulco.

LUCY: Well, why do you have to compete with them? They live like that. So what? Can’t you just accept it? They accepted you.

MITCH: Because I was with you!

LUCY: Well, so wouldn’t it be the same way with your friends? They’d accept me only because I was with you. Look, things will change. It’ll be different when they get to know you better. They’ll accept you.

MITCH: Look, I don’t give a damn about their acceptance!  [Slams his fist on the table]

LUCY: You know what? You’re the one who’s the snob. With all that medical stuff you study in school, you sure don’t know much about people. [Walks toward the door, turns back to face Mitch] You know, it’s funny. I came here to apologize because I thought we had a good thing going on. But now I wonder if we do. Because if you can’t like me the way I like you, without caring about anything or anyone else, then I don’t even want to know you. Maybe you’re not the man I thought you were.

She leaves, slamming the door behind her.

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  1. […] “The Veneuzeluean Connection” offers one genuinely satisfying moment: Lucy’s confrontation with Mitch over his abrupt departure from the Southfork pool party she threw in his […]

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