Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You’re a Ewing. Remember That.’

He's right, you know

He’s right, you know

In “Dallas’s” fifth-season episode “The Investigation,” Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) opens her door and finds J.R. (Larry Hagman), who breezes into her living room.

J.R.: Sue Ellen, I’ve been trying to get in touch with you.

SUE ELLEN: I know.

J.R.: Well, what’s the matter honey? What’s wrong?

SUE ELLEN: I just didn’t feel like talking to anybody. [Closes the door, walks past him, stops]

J.R.: Well, a lot of people have let you down lately. You leaned heavily on Clayton and he took off. And then there’s Cliff Barnes. [Chuckles] What can anybody say about Cliff Barnes?

SUE ELLEN: [Turns to face him] You know about Cliff?

J.R.: Yes.


J.R.: Well, it was an oil deal, honey. That’s my business. [Steps closer] Sue Ellen, listen to me. You belong with people who really care about you. And you’re going to be in trouble as long as you put your trust in outsiders.

SUE ELLEN: I don’t know, J.R. [Turns away]

J.R.: [Steps closer] You’re a Ewing. Remember that. I’ve hurt you so much in the past, and I’m sorry. I love you. You know that. We’re the same kind. We have our shortcomings, our faults. But we look at the world the same way. There are no two people that are meant for each other more than you and I.

SUE ELLEN: J.R., you’re confusing me.

J.R.: [Puts his hand on her shoulder, turns her toward him] Don’t be confused. It’s time for you to come home. To Southfork. To your husband.


  1. JR was right. Whether or not we agree on their tactics when dealing with others, JR and Sue Ellen were two peas in a pod and SOOO made to be together.


  1. […] is why I also adore the wonderful scene that closes “The Investigation,” when J.R. visits Sue Ellen and tells her it’s time to come […]

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