Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Very Rich, and Very Determined’

Dallas, Dead Ends, Pam Ewing, Victoria Principal

Rhymes with “rich”

In “Dead Ends,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam and Sue Ellen (Victoria Principal, Linda Gray) sit in a restaurant overlooking the Hong Kong skyline.

PAM: Quite a view, isn’t it?

SUE ELLEN: Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s almost a shame that we have to leave. Pam, I’m really sorry about how it turned out for you. But maybe we should make our return reservations.

PAM: Oh, I don’t think so. Not just yet.

SUE ELLEN: Are you serious?

PAM: Yes, I am. In fact, I think it’s time that I went on the offensive. [Motions for a nearby servant.] Waiter, may I have the phone, please? Thank you. [The waiter brings a phone to the table, plugs it into a wall jack. Pam dials a number.] Hello, may I speak with Mr. Chan? This is Pamela Ewing. Good morning, Mr. Chan. No, I’m not calling to say goodbye. I’m calling to say that I won’t be leaving Hong Kong until I see Mark Graison, because I’m convinced that Mr. Swanson is Mark Graison. You see, I’m very rich, and very determined. And if I have to, I’ll buy that damned clinic and walk in as the owner. Oh, but I would do that. So Mr. Chan, you can tell your Mr. Swanson that he can see me now or he can see me later, but he is going to see me. Goodbye, Mr. Chan. [Hangs up]

SUE ELLEN: Well, I am very impressed. Remind me never to cross you again. [Smiles]

PAM: [Sighs] Well, what good is the Ewing name and all that power if I don’t occasionally use it?

SUE ELLEN: I’ll remember that.

PAM: [Looks at the menu] Let me buy you lunch.

SUE ELLEN: I’m afraid to say no.

PAM: [Laughs] Come on.

Watch this scene in “Dead Ends,” available on DVD and at Amazon and iTunes, and share your comments below.


  1. I love Sue Ellen and Pam scenes but hate they way they were styling Linda Gray during this half of the season. The hair was almost psycho looking and clothes were old and frumpy.

  2. Elizabete says:

    Their clothes were according to the year: 1985, weren’t they? Pam and Sue Ellen were so elegant!

  3. A lovely scene for both Pam and Sue Ellen – I wish we could have seen more of that side of Pam, occasionally getting angry and using her money and power – by my reckoning after all the various companies she’s inherited, in 1985 Pam would have been one of the richest women on the planet!
    It’s always more interesting when the “good” characters have some bad traits just like the “bad” characters having good ones ( we all know who I mean!)

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