In “The Ewing Connection,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby and Pam (Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal) sit and drink on her living room sofa.
PAM: You know, right now, I can’t help but think about all those times we talked about moving away from Southfork.
BOBBY: [Sighs] It is peaceful here.
PAM: I think things would have worked out differently for us if we’d gotten away from the Ewing family.
BOBBY: And if I hadn’t gotten so involved in the company.
PAM: Well, after J.R. was shot, nothing was ever the same, was it?
BOBBY: You and I were on our way to California. And the family found us and asked us to come back. And I took over control of the company until J.R. got better.
PAM: And after that, you never got the company out of your blood.
BOBBY: I guess not.
PAM: We could have gotten a house of our own. I think it would have been better for us.
BOBBY: Well, we shouldn’t sit around here and play what might have been, huh? [Sets down his drink, rises]
BOBBY: It’s late. I’d better be going.
PAM: I guess so.
BOBBY: Pam, I’m sorry.
PAM: [Puts her hand to his lips, smiles] No, no, no.
BOBBY: Good night.
PAM: Good night.