If JR had such a deep love for his brother wouldn't JR's reaction to his brothers death be one of vengeful retribution to those responsible? The death of Bobby Ewing should have hung like a dark cloud over Southfork and Dallas. Rather than unleash on Sue Ellen who has spent a beautiful day shopping for shoes, his anger should have been directed at the Barnes family. JR's "redeeming qualities" often came to the fore when one of his schemes would inevitably backfire and put someone in harms way. He wasn't above using his own family as a means to an end. The time he used Miss Ellie to visit Southern Cross simply as a ruse to kidnap his own son for example. A great example of JR going to that dark place is when he overhears the conversation between Sue Ellen and Peter Richards at Southfork. As Sue Ellen and Peter drift out of scene and the camera pans up it focuses on JR standing on the balcony. The expression alone informs us nothing good was going to come it. It's a credit to Larry Hagman to drift his character between shades of light and dark but after the death of Bobby I had hoped the writers would take JR to a dark place, cruel even. As NEWS drifted through Dallas of Bobby's death wouldn't it be a natural reaction for those involved with the Ewing family, whether business or personal be one of unease?