Fans of the original series of Dallas may recall that Bobby Ewing died in 1985 when he was run over by a car that was driven by his sister-in-law, Katherine Wentworth…
However, fans of the show were so upset and outraged, that the show’s bosses convinced Patrick Duffy to come back to the show and to reprise the role of Bobby, which of course left the dilemma of how to resurrect the character.
As it turned out, the show’s bosses did so by having the entire thing – Bobby’s death – turn out to have been a dream that his wife Pam had, and he returned to the show as though nothing had happened.
And for the new reboot of Dallas, the aforementioned Pammy Ewing is set to face a similarly miraculous return from the grave..
The role of Pam was of course played by Victoria Principal, who starred in the drama from 1978 until 1987. But when she quit the soap, she was written out via the medium of having Pam smash her car into an oil tanker…
She was then left her fighting for life in hospital, however, in brilliantly OTT soapy style, she then vanished, but made a brief appearance a few years later, played by a different actress.
At the time, her altered appearance was explained as plastic surgery, however, Pammy revealed that her time on the mortal coil was short as she had terminal cancer.
Of the prospect of his on-screen wife returning, Patrick Duffy has told the Daily Star that although she won’t appear in the series this year, there is a chance she’ll be back in 2013.
He said, “Is she coming back? The answer’s always the same, and it’s for a good reason.
“Anything that would make the show more successful, the producers are considering it, period.
“Anything could happen. That’s the beauty of the show.
“It wouldn’t be Dallas if it weren’t: ‘Who’s going to be in the show when you open the door?’”
Dallas continues next Friday on Channel 5 at 9pm, but for now, here’s a reminder of how Pammy explained her Wait, I Thought You Were Dead? dream to Bobby…