The Art of Knots Landing: ‘The Loudest Word’

Valene (Joan Van Ark) discuss her cancer surgery with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) in this 1981 publicity shot from “The Loudest Word,” a second-season “Knots Landing” episode.

Knots Landing Scene of the Day: ‘You Don’t Have Any Courage’

In “Knots Landing’s” second-season episode “The Loudest Word,” Bobby and Gary (Patrick Duffy, Ted Shackelford) sit next to each other in the hospital waiting room while Val undergoes surgery. BOBBY: That was some phone call you made to Mama. GARY: Yeah, I know. Sorry about that. BOBBY: Are you better now? GARY: Well, I’m not […]

Critique: ‘Knots Landing’ Episode 26 – ‘The Loudest Word’

Toward the end of “The Loudest Word,” Valene Ewing lies in a hospital bed, waiting to have surgery to determine if she’ll need a colostomy. The room is dark, and so is Val’s mood. Suddenly, the door opens and in walks Bobby Ewing. In that instant, we know everything is going to be OK. Such […]