Survival is the ninth episode of Season 2 of the CBS-TV series Dallas, also the 14th overall series episode. Written by Richard and D.C. Fontana, and directed by Irving J. Moore, the episode originally aired on CBS-TV on November 12, 1978.


Mayday! J.R. and Bobby struggle to survive after their plane crashes into a swamp. Meanwhile, the Ewing women cling to hope while facing the what ifs? of life without the two oil titans.


A routine flight back to Dallas turns hairy for JR and Bobby when they run into a storm. But when the storm forces the plane down, things get even more hairy around Southfork when Miss Ellie decides to keep the news from Jock, fearing his heart won't be able to stand the stress, which gets even more difficult when the press forces themselves onto the ranch, looking for a comment from the family.

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A severe thunder storm forces the Ewing plane, with bobby and J.R. as its sole passengers, to crash into a swamp. The Ewing women try to keep the news from Jock due to his recent heart operation. While waiting to hear the fate of the two brothers, the four women slowly reveal different aspects of their personalities due to the pressure of the moment.

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