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The atmosphere at Ewing Oil was tense. Not only was the company the subject
of a senate investigation, but Bobby, the youngest Ewing son, had suprised
his family by returning home with a bride - none other than the sister of
the senate committee's legal counsel, Cliff Barnes. Elder brother JR was
even nore bemused when Bobby announced his decision to quit working as a
road man for the company, and become an executive at the Ewing Oil offices.

As president of the company, JR guarded his position jealously, and did not
relish having his younger brother looking over his shoulder.

He hastily ordered his secretary Julie to place his top secret Red Files in
a safety deposit box.

"Aren't you going to share your secrets with your little brother?," asked
Julie, with mock suprise.

Despite running interference for JR, she remained on friendly terms with his

Bobby: You know, it probably would have been a lot easier on Pam [his bride]
if JR had married you instead.

Julie: Well, that wasn't exactly my decision.

Bobby: Hey, listen, I'm sorry -

Julie: That's OK, Bobby.

Bobby: Water under the bridge?

Julie: Whatever.

Julie also had to deal with the advances of Cliff Barnes, who was determined
to take her to dinner.

Julie: Two drinks and you'll be prying all the Ewing secrets out of me!

Cliff: Think of all the fun that'd be.

Julie: You prying and me holding on?

Cliff: Till I find your weak spot.

Julie's weak spot was, in fact, JR himself.

Julie: JR, it's no good like this, not in this way.

JR: You still love me, this way?

Julie: I loved you before Sue Ellen. I knew you'd never marry me, but I
accepted the way things were. All these years you've been coming here, and I
let you. But in the mornings, JR -

JR: You're the only woman I could ever talk to, could ever count on.

Julie: JR, every morning I have breakfast alone.

JR: I need you to love me.

Julie: JR, please, let me move on.

JR: I need you now.

Julie: Let me move on!

JR: I need you now, Julie.

Julie: JR, please.

JR: I need you right now ...

One night, as Julie lay in bed and JR prepared to return home, he realised
he had overlooked her birthday. He placed a hundred dollar bill on the
pillow beside her before leaving, and something in Julie snapped. Deciding
how she would spend the money, she called Cliff Barnes and told him that the
following evening she would take him to dinner.

Next morning, the discussion at Ewing Oil between JR, Bobby and their father
Jock was of a senator they had on their payroll, 'Wild Bill' Orloff. The
Ewings held a deed on Orloff's home and were anxious that this information
not find its way to the senate investigative committee. The only copy of the
note was in a file Bobby had been studying overnight and had left at home,
much to JR's annoyance. Bobby had his wife Pam drop it into the office later
that day. Julie was all smiles as she took the file from the new Mrs Ewing,
but hesitated before passing it on to JR and Bobby.

That night, Julie began an affair with Cliff Barnes. The following morning,
she slid a copy of the Orloff file under his pillow, "as a bonus."

Cliff went straight to the press, determined to expose Orloff.

"He took fifty thousand dollars from Ewing, he hasn't paid back a dime, he's
voted their way every chance he's had, so let the ethics committee have

Julie was at Cliff's apartment when the news broke that Orloff had resigned
his senate seat. She could not understand Cliff's bitter disappointment.

Julie: You said you wanted the crooks out of office, and you wanted to give
government back to the people.

Cliff: I do, I still do, but I need Orloff! He's the key to open up the
whole can of worms, the Ewing worms, for everybody to see!

Julie: It isthe Ewings you're after! You don't give a damn about ethical

When Cliff tried to persuade her to continue spying for him, Julie realised
that they had no future, and that Cliff had simply been using her as part of
a personal vendetta against the Ewings.

Lying in wait for Julie outside Cliff's apartment was Pam Ewing. She had
been accused by JR of giving her brother the Orloff document and wanted
Julie to come clean.

Julie: Pam, if you can't hold your own with the Ewings -

Pam: Is that what's been eating you up? ... Both of us working girls; you
settled for what you could have with JR, and I married Bobby - I did what
you were afraid to even try ... Maybe way back when, if you'd stood your
ground, you could have been Mrs Ewing. What have you got now, Julie? Not
even your self respect.

Julie went to Ewing Oil and told JR she was quitting.

Julie: I gave the file to Cliff Barnes.

JR: Why?

Julie: I liked the way he made love. Thought he deserved a reward.

JR: You love him?

Julie: I don't love anybody.

JR: Tell me, why?

Julie: Because you have to ask that, that's why.

Julie resurfaced the following year. She arranged to "accidentally" run into
Jock Ewing at his local haunt, the Cattleman's Club. She apologised for her

"Well, I never will understand why you did it. That file was Ewing property,
you were a Ewing employee. You shouldn't have done it, Julie. Besides, you
let Cliff Barnes destroy Orloff. Wild Bill was a good friend of mine ...
What the hell, it's politics. We've done as much to Barnes. I'm glad you're

As Julie had hoped, Jock asked her to join him for lunch, and was suprised
when he told her that JR and his wife were expecting their first child. Her
own attempts to start a new life in New York had been less successful:

"My job was boring, I had very few friends. I just couldn't wait to get back
to Dallas."

Jock had also been going through a period of adjustment, following a heart
operation some months earlier. He admitted to Julie that, with JR and Bobby
running the family businesses, he was at something of a loose end.

"Most everything's behind me now, but you - you've got it all ahead of you
and you don't seem very happy about it."

They spent the next couple of days together, lunching and whiling away the
afternoons reminiscing about the days when Julie worked for Jock, before JR
took over as president of Ewing Oil. On one occasion, they ran into Bobby
and Pam, affording Julie a chance to ask Bobby for his forgiveness.

News of Julie's return began to spread, and it wasn't long before JR found
his way to her apartment, bearing a bouquet of yellow roses. He invited
himself in and, after making small talk, asked Julie why she was seeing his

Julie: I wanted to apologise.

JR: A two day apology? That sets some sort of record.

Julie: I guess I went looking for him because I thought it would bring you
running ... That's how it started, but it's different now ... We talk, we
laugh, we enjoy each other. He's lonely and, very frankly, so am I.

JR: That's a lot of bull, honey. Jock Ewing's got family and friends, he's
not a lonely man.

Julie: Seems to me his wife treats him like a child, his children treat him
like an invalid. I treat him like a man.

JR: That was always your speciality, if I remember correctly.

Julie knew that JR was not questioning her relationship with Jock out of
concern for his parents' marriage:

Julie: You came here to find out if I'm going to tell your daddy about the
Red File ... Jock Ewing has a wonderful sense of humour, I know it would
just tickle him to know that his own son forged his will ...

JR: You plan on telling him?

Julie: Tell him what? That his son intends to turn his ranch into an oil
field when he dies? Now why would I do that?

JR: To get back at me. That's why you're seeing him, isn't it?

Julie: You know for years I never asked you for anything. I knew you'd never
leave Sue Ellen. I knew I'd never be anything in your life but a
convenience. But I was here when you needed me, and I was grateful for the
time that you gave me.

JR: So grateful you slept with Cliff Barnes and gave him secret information
about Wild Bill Orloff?

Julie: No, angry, finally angry at being used. But now I'm back and things
are gonna be different. I'm not gonna let you run my life anymore. I'm gonna
do things my way.

JR: By using a sick old man to get back at me?

Julie: He's twice the man you ever were ...

JR: Aren't you forgetting how good we were together?

Julie: I haven't forgotten, and I don't want you to refresh my memory. Now I
want you to get out of here.

Julie then received a summons from Miss Ellie, Jock's wife, who also wanted
an explanation of the relationship.

Julie: We keep each other company while the people that we love are too busy
to see that we're in pain, that we're lonely. We make each other feel
needed, respected. We shop, we lunch, we talk about the people we love.
That's all ... For you, he's a man who's got to be told not to smoke, not to
eat salt, not to get excited, not to overdo, but for me, he's Jock Ewing,
and for that man to need my friendship, to want my company, you don't know
what that means to me ... Our relationship is not what you thought it was.

Miss Ellie: No, Julie, it isn't. It's far more serious.

That night, Julie received a visit from Jock who presented her with the gift
of a necklace. Julie guessed correctly that it was his way of saying

Jock: Your friendship meant a lot to me. I don't want to give it up. but I
don't want anything more either. It would hurt Miss Ellie too much and, what
hurts her, hurts me.

Julie was not alone for long, however. No sooner had Jock left than JR was
at her door. Julie tried to bar his entry to the apartment, but he pushed
past her. Once inside, he grabbed Julie and started kissing her. At first
she resisted, and then, once again, gave in.

JR had Julie back, and was soon lavishing every attention on her. However,
as she mused during their three day trip to the Gulf (where JR was
obstensibly inspecting Ewing Oil's offshore oil platforms), "I never know
whether it's me or the secrets we share that make me so appealing to you."
The vacation was cut short by the news that Cliff Barnes, in his new
position as the head of the Office of Land Management, was once again
gunning for Ewing Oil.

As JR planned a counter-attack, Julie returned home to the realisation that
JR had had her apartment searched while they were away.

"You'll never find it," Julie smiled to herself, "because you don't know
where to look!"

The following day, while killing time before a job interview, Julie ran
into Cliff. As usual, the uppermost subject on Cliff's mind was Ewing Oil.

Cliff: You know where every one of JR's skeletons is buried ... If you've
got something to sell, I'm always ready to buy.

Julie: It would take more than I got from you the last time ... I sold out
very cheaply.

Cliff: You know what this means, Julie? JR hasn't hurt you badly enough this

Neither Cliff nor Julie realised their meeting was being observed by oil man
Willie Joe Garr who, along with his associate Jeb Ames, was partnered with
JR in several major deals. News of the meeting soon reached JR's ears, and,
that evening in her apartment, he had a suggestion for Julie.

JR: A way of putting your friendship with Cliff Barnes to good use ... I've
known men to give away state secrets in the height of passion.

Julie: You don't want me to sleep with Cliff, do you?

JR: I'm not the jealous type, not cheap either. Think about it, huh?

Julie thought about it. As soon as JR was out of the apartment, she was
dialling Cliff's number. She left a message on his answering service:

"You're right, I do know where the skeletons are buried. I've been hurt
enough and I'm ready to sell. All we have to talk about is the price."

She then took a pawn ticket and key, that she had previously taped to the
bottom of a jewellery box, and placed them in an envelope, which she hastily
addressed and posted.

Shortly afterwards, she received a visit from Jeb Ames. He told her it was
time to leave Dallas.

Julie: Did JR send you?

Jeb: No, no, but I'm sure he'll agree once he finds out you've been trying
to make a deal with Barnes.

Julie: You had my phone tapped, didn't you?

Jeb: Julie, when you were JR's secretary, you knew all about our deals. We
can't allow you to sell out to Barnes.

He ordered her to start packing, and Julie went into the bedroom. Deciding
to make a run for it, she left her apartment by another door, but was unable
to summon the elevator before Ames discovered her absence. Panicking, she
made for the stairwell, where she was spotted by Willie Joe Garr, waiting
down below. With no other means of escape, Julie ran up to the roof of the
building, pursued by Jeb and Willie Joe.

Terrified, Julie hid while they searched the roof. Jeb spotted her and she
ran past him, straight into Willie Joe's arms. She screamed, and Willie Joe
slapped her hard.

"You're going to kill me aren't you?!"

Julie managed to break away from his grasp, but then she stumbled and lost
her balance, falling off the roof to her death below.

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