Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Do You Want Anything?’

Dallas, Pam Ewing, Quandary, Victoria Principal

Tea for two

In “Quandary,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) enters Bobby’s office, followed by J.R. (Larry Hagman).

J.R.: What the hell are you doing here? Don’t you have any respect at all? This is my brother’s office. Nobody’s supposed to be here.

PAM: Calm down, J.R. If you want me to go to another office, I’ll —

J.R.: I don’t want you in the building.

PAM: Well, that’s too bad, because you and I are partners now.

J.R.: That may be so, but I don’t want you hanging around here.

PAM: I’m not hanging around! I’m going to be working here right by your side, every day of the week.

J.R.: You can’t be serious.

PAM: What did you think I meant last night at the ball?

J.R.: I don’t know what you meant, but I’ll tell you what I mean: I don’t want you in my sight, much less my offices. And I always get what I want.

PAM: Your threats aren’t going to work. I’m here to stay, so get used to it. [Sits, punches the intercom] Phyllis?


PAM: I’d like a cup of tea. A cup of herbal tea, please. [To J.R.] Do you want anything?

J.R.: This is no sentimental game, Pam. You’re in the big leagues now. And you better hope you can handle the heat, because you’re going to get plenty of it. And that’s no threat. It’s a promise.

He exits as Phyllis (Deborah Tranelli) enters with the tea.

PHYLLIS: Will there be anything else?

PAM: No, Phyllis. Not right now. Thank you.

PHYLLIS: Okay. [Smiles, exits]

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


  1. It reminds me of a “Tea for Two” similar tv vein when C.B. u ask Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise (TM) what he wanted & he’d intone in that sublime British accent: “tea, Earl Grey, HOT!”

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