Sue Ellen Ewing
line: upon learning of Bobby and Pam’s
elopement: “I never knew you were so impulsive,
Bobby.” (“Digger’s Daughter”
Episode 1, 1978).
line, in response to JR asking what he has said to provoke
a punch in the mouth: “Enough.”
(“War of the Ewings”, 1998)
Married JR Ewing twice (1971 and 1982). Divorced him
twice (1981 and 1988).
Married Don Lockwood in 1990. Separated in 1996.
Southfork Ranch, Braddock Rd, Texas (1971-81, 1982-88,
1996 onwards); Southern Cross Ranch, San Angelo (1981);
Dallas town house (1981-1982); Dallas mansion (1988-89);
owner of Valentine Lingerie (1986-88), anonymous film
producer (1986-1989), CEO of Ewing Oil (1996 onwards).
likely to say: “But I haven’t been
"You’re just a bad
memory who doesn’t know when to go away"
JR to Sue Ellen,
Mother: Patricia Shepherd
Sister: Kristin Shepherd (deceased 1981)
Son: John Ross Ewing III
While at the University of Texas in the mid sixties,
Sue Ellen loses her virginity to fellow student Clint
1967: Wins the Miss Texas beauty pageant and falls in
love with one of the judges, JR Ewing.
1971: Becomes Mr JR Ewing.
1978: After enduring JR’s infidelities for seven
years, Sue Ellen has a one night stand with ranch foreman
Ray Krebbs and a six week affair with Cliff Barnes,
then discovers she’s pregnant.
1979: After being institutionalised for alcoholism and
giving birth to a son, Sue Ellen falls for cowboy Dusty
1980: Following Dusty’s apparent death in a plane
crash, Sue Ellen hits the bottle again before reconciling
1981: Sue Ellen has a brief affair with first love Clint
leaving JR for Dusty Farlow, who has been discovered
alive but impotent. She then splits with Dusty and divorces
1982: Reunites with Cliff, then remarries JR.
1983: JR and Sue Ellen agree to separate bedrooms and
an open marriage.
1984: Has a fling with young student Peter Richards,
before reconciling with JR.
1985: Back to separate bedrooms.
1988: Leaves JR for Nicholas Pearce, who then falls
off a balcony to his death. Divorces JR.
1989: Moves to England with film director Don Lockwood.
1990: Marries Don Lockwood.
1996: They separate. Sue Ellen returns to Dallas and
sleeps with JR.
JR’s libido. Her own appetite for alcohol and
Overcoming her depression to embrace her son for the
first time. The success
of Valentine Lingerie. Sabotaging JR’s take-over
of West Star Oil.
The drunken binge that led to the premature birth of
her son. Being arrested for shooting JR and not being
able to remember if she’d pulled the trigger.
Discovering JR in bed with Holly Harwood and hitting
the bottle after three years of sobriety.