Dallas: Season 8, Episode 30

Swan Song (17 May 1985)

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Lucy and Mitch remarry and move to Atlanta, while Bobby and Pam agree to remarry. Their happiness is cut short when Katherine Wentworth tries to run down Pam with her car. Bobby pushes her ... See full summary »

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Lucy and Mitch remarry and move to Atlanta, while Bobby and Pam agree to remarry. Their happiness is cut short when Katherine Wentworth tries to run down Pam with her car. Bobby pushes her out of the way, getting hit by the car, and suffering fatal injuries. Written by Attmay

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The title refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely mute during its lifetime until the moment just before it dies, when it sings one beautiful song. See more »

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When inside Pam's house, Bobby puts on a pair of brown cowboy boots. When he walks outside moments later, gets hit by Katherine's car and rolls over it, he is wearing black socks and black shoes. See more »

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JR Ewing: [tearfully as Bobby begins to flatline] Don't do this to me, Bobby! Don't leave me.
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A real farewell and a false one!
7 October 2006 | by (Camilla, GA) – See all my reviews

This true tear-jerker is the episode wherein Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) out of unbending love for Pam (Victoria Principal) makes the ultimate sacrifice, pushing her out of the way of a speeding car, driven by her crazed-with-jealousy sister, Katherine Wentworth (Morgan Brittany).

Aired as a 90-minute "special" episode, the final minutes feature a bravura turn from Duffy as "Bobby" says his "good-byes" as he lays dying in his hospital bed. All of the main players of the year cast are present: Larry Hagman ("J.R."), Principal, Steve Kanaly ("Ray"), Susan Howard ("Donna Krebs"), Priscilla Presley ("Jenna"), Howard Keel ("Clayton"), and Donna Reed ("Miss Ellie").

As fans of the show know, Bobby would be "resurrected" at the end of the next season via the infamous "it-was-all-a-dream" episode. Sadly, "Swan Song" would mark the final appearance of Reed as the family matriarch. Hagman felt that the actress was just not right for the part and convinced original star Barbara Bel Geddes (who had left for health reasons) to return to the role.

And inasmuch as Hagman was one of the producers, he was able to have his way.


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