In “Trouble at Ewing 23,” a fourth-season “Dallas” episode, Ray (Steve Kanaly) finds Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) with her horse in the stable.
RAY: Miss Ellie, I’m very grateful to you.
ELLIE: Oh, Ray.
RAY: No. You accepted me into your family. That’s very important to me.
ELLIE: Ray, Jock told me about his affair with Margaret years ago. I know how fond of you he’s always been. Maybe it should have been more of a shock to me, finding out you were his son. It wasn’t. It was as if part of each of us had always known.
RAY: I want to thank you. The last thing in the world I ever wanted to do would be to hurt you or Jock.
ELLIE: I think you may need more adjusting than either of us. You’re a Ewing now. That’s a lot to take on all at once. I know.
RAY: I’ve been Ray Krebbs for too long now. I just don’t plan on changing anything. That’s why I didn’t want anybody else but the family to know about this.
ELLIE: That may not be so easy, Ray. But welcome to the family. [She kisses him.]
RAY: Thank you.