I also read online today that, if it’s true, Dr David Gordon is coming back into the show. The only reason I can think is that Christopher Ewing will come face to face with him, instead of Pam, and be led to her grave. I hope it’s not true and that Pam will still be alive and coming back into the show, whether played by Victoria Principal or not (obviously she’s the ideal choice but has stated she does not wish to reprise the role) but nothing I have read, mainly interview snippets by Cynthia Cidre, sound like Pam Ewing will be found alive and well, or even that she’s coming back into the series. On the other hand on the ‘family tree’ section of the TNT Dallas website it does not say that Pam is deceased and the character profile talks about her in the present tense as in ‘alive’. So who knows, but it will certainly be interesting to find out. If Pam is dead though, it will at least give closure to the fans who have been waiting nearly 25 years to finally find out what happened to Pam. (personally I think the ball was well and truly dropped by the producers on the original series not killing her off, but I can also understand why they wouldn’t want to kill Pam off given the ‘dream season’ debacle that followed Patrick Duffy’s return to the show).