After last night’s double dose of Dallas 2.0 we have been left with an intriguing mystery regarding the fate of the original Pamela Barnes Ewing (aka Mrs Bobby Ewing aka wife No.1).
What we did find out is that while Christopher instructed a Ewing family lawyer to create a death certificate and declare her legally dead it turns out she may be alive after all and living in Zurich (Have a look at this enlarged screencap-click on it to make it bigger-I took of the picture emailed to Christopher of the woman thought to be Pam Ewing, taken in a bank in the Swiss city).
If it is her and she is still alive (and personally I still think she’s dead) why is she travelling under a new identity? Even one like Patricia Bennett doesn’t seem to make any sense (although the name does have the initials P.B.-Pamela Barnes?). At least when she was calling herself Pamela Monahan there was a reason to it as Monahan was the surname of her and Cliff’s Aunt Maggie who had raised them both (along with Digger).
However what I found more interesting is the promo for next week’s season finale episodes. Check out the screencaps below that I managed to get after trying for 100 times to pause the screen at the right moment. Is this the face of Pam Ewing? I really hope that Pam isn’t dead, but I have a nasty feeling she will be. In the clip Christopher runs up behind the woman says ‘mom’ and turns her to face him.
He also meets with Dr David Gordon (the miraculously talented plastic surgeon who not only gave Pam a new face, but managed to make her look just as attractive as before-even nowadays with face transplants no one who’s had such surgery looks so good!) and tells him all he wants are his mother’s shares.
I think the build up was all to send Christopher on a wild goose chase and Pam will have died a long time ago.
Dr Gordon will have been the one making the withdrawls on her account, beginning with when she died in 1989, and he will have been either paying or forcing an unknown woman to impersonate Pam so that he can get his hands on all of the money paid to her by Barnes Global. The signatures of Pam and Patricia Bennett may be the same but that can easily be put down to forgery.
I also think it’s possible though that Pam may have recorded a message and/or written a letter to Christopher, Bobby and possibly also Cliff as a final goodbye letting them know that had she not been dying of a mysterious unexplained illness (as she was when last seen in 1988) she would have returned to Dallas. I can but hope that I am wrong and she is both alive and returning and this woman is indeed Pamela Ewing (I actually think she looks a little bit like Victoria Principal trying not to look like Victoria Principal if that makes sense). Of course she could also be no one at all and simply a case of mistaken identity by Christopher as he grows increasingly frantic to find his mother. I can hardly wait to see all this resolved next week.