Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Both Sicken Me!’



In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “The New Mrs. Ewing,” Jock (Jim Davis) slams closed the doors to the Southfork living room, where he stands alone with J.R. (Larry Hagman).

JOCK: I couldn’t believe it. My own son, letting some little no-account alley cat swing you by your big toe. Letting her screw up the deal with the cartel. I thought I brought you up better than that. A woman’s place is in the bedroom, sure as hell not in the boardroom.

Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) enters.

ELLIE: Very nice, Jock.

JOCK: Oh, didn’t hear you come in, Ellie.

ELLIE: Obviously.

JOCK: Now, look Miss Ellie, you know I didn’t mean to –

ELLIE: I know what you meant. You believe that the woman’s place is two steps behind the man – except when walking through a minefield.

JOCK: You don’t understand, Ellie. J.R. let that uppity Leslie Stewart spoil his deal with the cartel.

ELLIE: Well, you and J.R. should know all about spoilers, Jock.

JOCK: Now, what’s that supposed to mean, Miss Ellie?

ELLIE: Everything you touch you spoil. Relationships, people’s lives.

J.R.: Well, Mama, I think you’re exaggerating a little bit.

ELLIE: Am I? J.R., you and your daddy use people up and then throw them away. Even members of your own family. [She begins to leave, then turns to face them.] You both sicken me!

She leaves, slamming the door behind her.


  1. barbara fan says:

    Loved the scene above
    Sock it to em Momma and she was right!
    Great review (as always) Dallas decoder – look fwds to them and scene of the day to see if its the same as mine lol

  2. ramled99 says:

    hard to watch these Jock scenes. You can tell he’s ill and he is readying from cue cards. He’s not even facing his targets during his dialogue because he’s reading from cue cards off-camera.

    • I agree, ramied99. Jim Davis’s final scenes are difficult to watch. I’m thankful we have so many other episodes to enjoy his work. He was an wonderful actor. I still miss Jock!


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