In “Déjà Vu,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters a seedy bar and sits at a table where Cliff (Ken Kercheval) awaits him.
J.R.: Your making money hasn’t improved your spending habits. Where’d you find this dive?
CLIFF: I didn’t want to pick anywhere we’d be noticed.
J.R.: Well, you got the right place.
WAITRESS: Help you?
J.R.: Yeah, a long neck, please. All right, what’s this meeting all about?
CLIFF: Your brother, my sister. I was really disappointed when Bobby’s wedding didn’t take place.
J.R.: Not as disappointed as I was.
CLIFF: Well, I figured that. You know, I don’t think either one of us wants to mix up our families again.
J.R.: I’m surprised to hear you’re worried about that. I saw the ad for Mark Graison that Pam put in the paper.
CLIFF: [Chuckles] Yeah, she’s looking for him all right. She’s checking a list of quack clinics all around the world thinking that he might still be alive trying to take some last-chance cure in one of those places. Well, what worries me is with her emotional state right now, and the way Bobby must be feeling, that they’re just liable to fall into each other’s arms again.
J.R.: I considered that myself. You got some sort of plan in mind?
CLIFF: Nope. Nope, not exactly. I just know I’m going to do everything I can to keep them apart — and I was hoping that you would do the same.
J.R.: [Pours his beer into a glass] Well, maybe this is the one time a Ewing and a Barnes ought to work together. [Cliff raises his glass.]