Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘My, You’re a Tough Lady’

Yes, she is

Yes, she is

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “The Prodigal,” Roger (Dennis Redfield) is surprised when Pam (Victoria Principal) enters his photography studio.

ROGER: Hi. Did an agency send you?

PAM: No. No, I’m Pamela Ewing, Lucy’s aunt.

ROGER: Oh, my mistake. You’re really lovely. I thought you were probably here for some tests.

PAM: I’ll tell you what I’m here for. I’m here to give you a warning.

ROGER: [Chuckles] A warning? You’re too pretty to give warnings.

PAM: [Steps forward] Cut out the phony charm. And stay away from Lucy. Understand? You took a lot of nice photos, and it was good for both of you. But that’s it. Hands off.

ROGER: My, you’re a tough lady.

PAM: Yes, I am.

ROGER: Alright, let’s be reasonable. [Sits] I’m sorry if I offended anybody.

PAM: I’m not here for an apology. Just stay away from my niece.

ROGER: And if I don’t? What will you do? Sic the Ewing family on me?

PAM: Maybe, but I don’t think I’ll have to. I can take care of people like you myself.

ROGER: Are you threatening me?

PAM: Yes, I guess you might say that.

ROGER: [Menacing] I don’t like threats.

PAM: [Sternly] Well, then consider it a promise. And consider this too: I did you a favor coming here myself this time. But if there’s a next time, you will deal with my husband. [Turns and leaves]


  1. Michael Vander Kley says:

    I think this was one of Pam’s great scenes and I LOVE DALLAS DECODER!


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