Removing the notion BBG was requesting a pay rise but did insist on a reduced work load due to health issues I'd be slightly annoyed the character I had brought to life was suddenly filled by another actor with a completely different interpretation. I tend to agree with other posters on this subject that the producers were thumbing their collective noses at BBG. And can someone please answer this simple question? As soon as the other actors; Howard, Larry, Linda, Patrick, Victoria etc were aware of what was going to happen why didn't they all walk as a collective group. They all knew what Dallas had become, a massive hit. The cast should have stood as one and told Lorimar Productions re-casting the role of Miss Ellie was not on.