Gary's reaction to his father's death on Knots Landing was interesting. A mixture of love, respect, "why did he have to be so bloody harsh?", and "he's out of my system now". Gary saw Jock as a flawed human being in many ways, not like his other sons. Bobby was like "Oh, daddy is dead. Terrible, but it was a great relationship I had with him. Pull yourself together J.R. and Ray". J.R. was like "Daddy is dead. There's nothing left worth living for, so why bother caring?". Ray was similar to J.R., but took much longer to pull himself out of the funk.