Anyway, two things I’m going to mention are Gary and the return of Val. Val (played by the awesome Joan Van Ark) in a very memorable scene storms into Sue Ellen’s office and harangues her for, she believes, getting her to come to Dallas just so she could be humiliated. She then goes on to tell Sue Ellen that she won’t be leaving until she shows Gary what a monster Sue Ellen really is! She then goes and, er, leaves. Straight away in fact.
The other thing is Miss Ellie supposedly leaving half of Southfork to John Ross, which is only discovered because JR died and she supposedly left a codicil in her will to be activated on the death of JR. Absolute and utter nonsense. Bobby was given Southfork lock, stock and barrel back in the original series. Clayton (where the hell is his body buried?) even made a special trip to Southfork to tell Bobby and JR. What would have happened had the conservancy deal last season have been genuine? In fact it actually makes the fight for Southfork in season one completely pointless. JR and John Ross could have drilled anyway and Bobby couldn’t have done anything to stop them. So we all watched a meaningless plot evolve on Dallas last year, supposedly the main plot of the series! Thanks production team! Of course this doesn’t matter to them, all details they don’t seem to care about along with killing off Katherine for no good reason whatsoever, turning the inside of Southfork into a forgettable mess, erasing history and much loved characters from the show and showing in the process they don’t understand the heritge or appeal of the original at all-awesome!