I am sure you are right about that. I think they were filming episode 2x6 when Larry died and the first episode that Gary showed up in was episode 2x7. So it was so close that we'd gotten to see Gary and Val interact with JR again. But it was not to be. So what did you think of Gary and Val's appearance on Dallas TNT? Also as for the changes in the episodes. I am sure that John Ross welcoming exchange with Gary was originally supposed to have been JR and Gary. I mean just look at the dialogue: "Uncle Gary who the hell let you off the cul-de-sac?" "You sure know how to make me feel welcome John Ross, just like your daddy!" "Just surprised to see you back in Dallas, it's all. From what I remember you couldn't stand it here unless you were hiding behind Miss Ellie's skirt or a bottle." The last line makes sense if it had come out of JR's mouth and he'd said "Mama's skirt" but not John Ross since John Ross wasn't even born when JR ran Gary off the ranch and was not even at Southfork when Gary came back for the reading of Jock's will. So since Bobby never died and that visit from Gary never happened I don't think John Ross has seen him since he was like a very young child. So it seems weird that he has any memories of Gary at all. If you see what I mean?