John Ross Ewing
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John Ross Ewing (Character)
from "Dallas" (2012)

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"Dallas: Changing of the Guard (#1.1)" (2012)
John Ross Ewing: [on being told by Bobby that he has no right to drill at Southfork] I'm a Ewing. I have every right.

John Ross Ewing: We're in the oil business, boys!

Christopher Ewing: Oil's the past, John Ross. Alternatives are the future.
John Ross Ewing: I couldn't disagree more.

John Ross Ewing: Oh, Bobby's not your dad. Everbody knows your dad sold you when you were a little baby. You'll never be a Ewing, Christopher!
[Christopher starts beating up on John Ross]


"Dallas: Blame Game (#2.6)" (2013)
John Ross Ewing: Please tell me that look is morning sickness,
[looks out window]
John Ross Ewing: at night.

Pamela Rebecca Barnes: Was all I was just revenge sex to you?
John Ross Ewing: Revenge sex is all I could afford.


"Dallas: Legacies (#2.15)" (2013)
[Sue Ellen warns him to be nice to Pamela]
John Ross Ewing: What do you take me for, mama, a scoundrel?

[Bum reveals that he killed J.R., at J.R.'s request]
Bum: Please believe that his last act was an act of love for his family, and for you.
John Ross Ewing: [shaking Bum's hand] The only person who could take down J.R., was J.R.


"Dallas: Collateral Damage (#1.7)" (2012)
John Ross Ewing: No, I am not gonna ask Elena to float me some barrels. I refuse to drag her into this mess.
Sue Ellen Ewing: She's in the oil business, she's in the mess already.

John Ross Ewing: Lucy, you were and always will be, my favorite cousin.
Lucy Ewing: [business like] What do you want?


Dallas: J.R. Returns (1996) (TV)
John Ross Ewing III: [after JR appears screwed by Cliff because he sold Ewing Oil to Bobby and Sue Ellen] Dad, I don't understand, why are you smiling? You just lost Ewing Oil?
John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.: Son, you don't understand. Ewing Oil is back in Ewing hands. Your Uncle Bobby is no longer going to sell Southfork, and is back in the oil business. I am the Chairman of the Board of Weststar. Your mother is back at Southfork, and you are going to remain in Dallas to learn the oil business under the best damn oil man there ever was.
John Ross Ewing III: Dad, when you say it that way, it appears you'd planned everything to work out this way from the start.
John Ross 'J.R.' Ewing, Jr.: See son, you are learning already.


"Dallas: Truth and Consequences (#1.5)" (2012)
John Ross Ewing: [to Bobby] The last thing I'd want to do is have to kick you off this ranch. Like you did to me.


"Dallas: The Enemy of My Enemy (#1.6)" (2012)
Marta Del Sol: I have money. A lot of money. Skimmed from Vicente on Southfork's sale. We could go away together.
John Ross Ewing: I wouldn't wanna go across the street with you. Now leave, before I do somethin' we both regret.


"Dallas: The Sound of Money (#12.23)" (1989)
John Ross Ewing #2: So are you gonna marry my mom, or what?
Don Lockwood: [clears throat] Ah... actually... no. Does that make you feel better?
John Ross Ewing #2: Lots!
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: John Ross, what is wrong with you?
John Ross Ewing #2: It took me a long time to whip Dad's new wife into shape. Cally was hard work. I'm not in the mood for another big job.
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: I want you to apologize right now!
John Ross Ewing #2: You're the one who asked me what's wrong.
Don Lockwood: It's OK, Sue Ellen.
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: No, it's not OK. He's being incredibly rude.
John Ross Ewing #2: What do you expect? How do you talk to a guy who's never played baseball?
Don Lockwood: Well, I played cricket. Does that count?
John Ross Ewing #2: Any sport named after an insect has gotta be lame.
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: That's enough!
John Ross Ewing #2: Why can't you find someone like Uncle Cliff? At least he doesn't say "toMAHtos". I mean... can't you find a boyfriend who speaks English?
Sue Ellen Shepard Ewing: You go wait for me in the lounge. Come on! Up! Go on!
[John Ross leaves]
Don Lockwood: I kind of liked his line about cricket.


"Dallas: The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire (#14.21)" (1991)
[John Ross has informed J.R. of his intention to stay in England, for good]
J.R. Ewing: [angrily] Do I have to come out there and pound some sense into you?
John Ross Ewing: Just TRY IT! You have no legal claim on me whatsoever! Why don't you go play with James and his *stupid* baby, 'cause I'm never coming BACK!
[hangs up]


"Dallas: JR's Masterpiece (#2.8)" (2013)
John Ross Ewing: [reading J.R.'s final letter to him aloud] John Ross, if you're reading this, it means I'm dead. And if I'm dead, that means Barnes is coming after you. You must crush him before he can win. I promised your Uncle Bobby that taking down Harris Ryland would be my masterpiece. I bet my last nickel Barnes'll join forces with Ryland to destroy us. Use what I've given you to take from them what they want to take from us. When you've done that, Bobby will know what to do.
[pauses]
John Ross Ewing: And remember, you're my son, tip to tail.
Bum: [to Bobby, handing him an envelope] He wanted you to have this.
John Ross Ewing: [Bobby reads it silently] What's it say?
Christopher Ewing: Ain't you gonna tell us?
John Ross Ewing: [Bobby beckons to Bum] Uncle Bobby!
Christopher Ewing: Dad!
Bobby Ewing: [as he and Bum leave the den] This is between my brother and me... for now.
Bobby Ewing: [to Bum] You pay off whoever you have to pay off... so that everybody still thinks J.R. was killed by a mugger. And when the time comes, we'll take care of this ourselves... as a family.


"Dallas: Revelations (#1.10)" (2012)
John Ross Ewing: [to J.R] You want in on Ewing Engergies, you stop teaching me about the oil business and you start teaching me every dirty trick that you know.


"Dallas: Family Business (#1.9)" (2012)
John Ross Ewing: He finally got what he's always wanted, but he's being pig-headed and selfish.
Sue Ellen Ewing: [sarcastically] That's so unlike J.R.


"Dallas: No Good Deed (#1.8)" (2012)
Vicente Cano: I just want to know one thing... where is my oil?
John Ross Ewing: It's kind of tough to do business behind bars.


"Dallas: Brave New World (#3.15)" (2014)
John Ross Ewing: I am not just like my father.
[menacingly]
John Ross Ewing: I'm worse!