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In the opener, Gary and Val move into their new house that Miss Ellie bought for them in Knots Landing and proceed to get acquainted with everyone. Meanwhile, Sid's 18-year-old rebellious daughter, Annie, from a previous marriage, is visiting the Fairgates and is causing nothing but trouble.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 790602
Airdate: Thursday December 27th, 1979

Alternate Airdates:

UK (BBC one) Apr 26, 1980

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Special Guest Stars
Patrick Duffy
As Bobby Ewing

Guest Stars
Justin Dana
As Jason Avery
Karen Allen
As Annie Fairgate

Co-Guest Stars
Claudia Lonow
As Diana Fairgate
Pat Petersen
As Michael Fairgate
Steve Shaw
As Eric Fairgate
Main Cast
Ted Shackelford
As Gary Ewing
Joan Van Ark
As Valene Clements Ewing Gibson Waleska Ewing
Michele Lee
As Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie
Don Murray
As Sid Fairgate
James Houghton
As Kenny Ward
Kim Lankford
As Ginger Ward
John Pleshette
As Richard Avery
Constance McCashin
As Laura Avery Sumner
Episode Notes
This is one of two episodes in which members of Sid's previous marriage appear, the second being "Civil Wives".

Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing) makes a cameo appearance. Patrick Duffy is the star of Dallas.

Episode Quotes
Gary: Val, I've been runnin' all my life. I gotta stop sometime.
Val: This place is not ... we can't ... I don't know.
Gary: Hell, Valene. Knots Landing is just a place.

Gary: It's no Southfork.
Val: I know, but it's a home and it's ours. Tell me again the name of this place.
Gary: Knots Landing.
Bobby: That sounds nice.

Warning: Knots Landing season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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