I know the mini series is the first five episodes of season 1, but did we ever see how Bobby and Pam met at the Ewing barbecue? When they married for the second time, there are flashbacks to their first wedding, scenes that are not in the first episode. Did the actors shoot them, but were never aired? And if clips do exist somewhere, can you point me to them?
No, we never did see how Bobby and Pam met at the Ewing barbeque-I think that was just exposition to explain how a "BARNES!"
was able to marry a Ewing.
I think when they flashed back to their first marriage/elopement, it was shot at that time--and not from 9 years previous--I could tell from Victoria's hair that it wasn't old footage from '77 or '78 when the mini-series first aired.
I'd forgotten that part from the Ewing movie, so I don't count it as canon--since it was filmed years after the show had started, so I believe what the showrunners of the show said--that Ellie was never in love with Digger--she loved him, but that, despite having to marry Jock to save Southfork, Ellie was
in love with him at the time and vice versa. I think Ellie might have said in the early seasons that yes, she and Digger were sweethearts, but when she met Jock, she truly fell in love as a woman falls in love.
I just ordered seasons five and six, so should be getting them next week.
I also hated Jenna in all her forms. And the stupid retcons while she was on the show--in the second season, she confirms that Charlie isn't Bobby's, yet in season 8? when she's on trial? Bobby lies and says Charlie is his, and Pam acts all betrayed (even though they're divorced at this point and she's with Mark fucking-wifestealing Graison), and says Bobby lied to her. Er, no. It never occurs to her why
he might have said that. And even before all that, when Naldo comes back, Jenna and Bobby have a scene where he says that she led him to believe that Charlie was his, when hello, in season 2, she said that he wasn't. It isn't even as if the first Jenna appeared in the mini-series, where shit was retconned from there--J.R. and Sue Ellen actually living in the main house instead of having their own separate home, etc.
It's too bad Victoria wanted to leave by the 10th season, because it was supposed to be PamandBobbyFOREVER! as far as I was concerned, and I'm still pissed at the writers, because in that season premiere, after Pam wakes up, she begs Bobby to never leave her, and she does that exact thing a year later. I hated what they did to Pam's character. If Victoria didn't want to come back, fine. They could have always recast her; I mean they found that other actress who could have passed for Victoria's twin. The same actress played Pamela, when she told Cliff that she was in love with her doctor, when Cliff found her, as well as a different character, that real estate agent who Bobby had a fling with to get Pamela out of his system and say his goodbye to her before making up and moving forward with April. Which, yuck. His moving on with April, that is.