Reunion: Part I is the first part of a two-episode story arc, the season opening episodes of Season 2 of the CBS-TV series Dallas. Written by Irving J. Moore and directed by David Jacobs, the episode originally aired on CBS-TV on September 23, 1978.

Brief summaryEdit

Welcome home, Gary. Don't let the dorr hit you on the way out. Lucy's parents - Ewing sibling Gary and his wife Valene - return to Southfork, setting in motion J.R.'s scheme to drive them off the ranch.


In Las Vegas, Bobby and Pam run into his long-lost brother Gary and bring him home to Southfork, where Gary’s daughter Lucy is overjoyed to see him. She arranges a reunion between Gary and her mother Valene, whom Lucy has been secretly visiting. J.R., with prodding from his wife Sue Ellen, begins plotting to get rid of Gary.


Jock and Miss Ellie's middle son, Gary, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Southfork after

a long absence. Meanwhile, Lucy discovers her mother, Valene (Gary's ex-wife), working at

a diner outside of town.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Guest starringEdit

Scene excerptsEdit


  • J.R. Ewing: (on phone) Tom, what's the name of that company I asked you to


  • Tom: (on other line) Q&R, makes those byproducts.
  • J.R.: Eh, I want you to re-activate it and rework the books so that, eh, Q&R looks like the IBM of Texas. And get the books out here just as soon as you can.
  • Tom: Now Mr. Ewing, I don't think I heard you right. Now that company is a loser.
  • J.R.: Fine, fine. I found *just the loser* to run it!

  • J.R.: (about his brother, Gary) He's a loser, Sue Ellen, been a loser every day of his life. Now if he's wants something, he's gonna lose it all by himself. No, he'll mess up this visit without any help from me. You can count on that.

  • Sue Ellen: (Gary intends to stay on Southfork with Valene) What are you going to do about Gary?
  • J.R.: I'm going to do what my family wants me to do. Become just what they want me to become.
  • Sue Ellen: And what exactly is that?
  • J.R.: My brother's keeper.

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