One (of several things) that always bothered me about Knots Landing is why Gary took money from JR in season 2. Gary was involved in a deal involving stolen car parts and needed $50,000 urgently. Abby contacted JR and set up the loan but JR insisted that Gary ask for the money himself. Gary refused to have anything to do with JR until the screws were put on him to pay up the money at which point he went cap in hand to JR. But why didn't he just ask Bobby or Miss Ellie to lend his the money if he hated doing business with JR so much?