In “Deliverance,” an eighth-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby and Pam (Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal) sit on her sofa after dinner.
BOBBY: The evening was perfect.
PAM: Yes, it was. I’m just sorry it had to be this way.
BOBBY: What do you mean, this way?
PAM: Well, under these circumstances. Our being together because Jenna’s in prison.
BOBBY: Pam, that’s not why I’m here. I’m here because you and Christopher are my family.
PAM: Oh, Bobby. When Jenna comes back home, we won’t be spending any more nights together like this.
BOBBY: No. No, not exactly.
PAM: Well, that makes me sad.
BOBBY: I know.
PAM: And I’m sorry for us. Maybe I shouldn’t say that, but it’s how I feel.
BOBBY: Pam, if things could have just been different for us.
PAM: [Sighs] Oh, Bobby. If anything were any different. If Jenna weren’t in prison, I wouldn’t let you out of my house tonight. I wouldn’t let you out of my sight. I’d never let you out of my life again. I love you. I love you more than I ever did before, and I didn’t think that was possible.
PAM: Oh, I’m not ashamed of loving you. And I’m not sorry for it. Maybe it’s not fair to say it to you, but I couldn’t go on without telling you. I love you, Bobby. [He hugs her. She sobs.] I love you so much, my heart hurts.
BOBBY: I know, I know.
PAM: Do you? Do you know?
BOBBY: I never stopped loving you. And I never will.
PAM: Oh. [They kiss.]