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The Next Generation Coming of Age
Because you never know the twist and turns of a serial I'm just going to through scenes out there from now on. At some point this might not make any sense at all. Still, the general idea of introducing the characters stays the same for me (please see Four Cousins for similar ideas and character descriptions). There will be more postings on this site regarding specific scenes as the series develops and ideas in my mind develop. I am really enjoying the new show and the new actors. This is my general idea: They are the Ewings - but unlike the last generation of Ewing's - this generation works together - they have squabbles but they don't tear themselves apart - they tear others apart. The old series was fun to watch in its day - but I hope these kids have learned something new........ I'd appreciate your feedback. I'm not trying to be a writer, far from it, just trying to share all the stuff that pops into my head as we go along on this new series.
1. Betsy Ewing (mid twenties, Gary's daughter)
played by Amanda Seyfried
2. Bobby Ewing (mid twenties, Betsy's twin brother)
played by Drew Van Acker
3. Michael Channing (Betsy's fiancÚ)
played by Michael Trevino
4. Lucas Krebs (early twenties, Ray's son)
played by Shane Harper
(just tossing out actors names but I really suggest you search for them in Google)
Fade from Black.
The original Ewing's meet out back of Southfork during the dusky sunset: JR, Sue Ellen, Bobby, Anne, Gary, Val, Lucy, Ray. They show up one by one and before going into the house begin to argue (see Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). JR defends himself stating he loved his mother and father and tried to please them both. He married the most beautiful and charming woman Texas had ever seen while Gary got some hillbilly pregnant at 16 and Bobby married Digger Barn's daughter and stirred up old, bad feelings for their parents. Val calls JR a bitter old man. Bobby says he never respected their momma's wish to protect the land. Ray can't figure out why he's ever there but does agree that all three boys brought more tears to Miss Ellie then she ever deserved. JR then says to Ray not to start and what about him and Lucy, to which Lucy replies to not start with him. Gary says that this family can never get along, that "we're all just too selfish." The bickering goes on and on.
Betsy, (L)Bobby, John Ross, Chris(topher) and Lucas step out onto the balcony that looks down onto the pool.
Well hello everyone.
Betsy, what are you doing here?
What I'm not a Ewing. You all get invited her and I should get left out?
Of course not honey. But we didn't expect to see you. Do you know why we're here?
Of course we do. John Ross.
We've decided that we have had more then enough of this fighting. So we've brought you together to put a stop to it.
That's going to take a lot of doing on your part.
Let him speak. John Ross, honey, what is it you are proposing?
Glad you asked. Bobby here is a lawyer, both California and Texas bar and he's drawn up the paper work for us. We, the five of us are going into business together. We started a new company, Ewing Oil.
And how did you do that?
My Uncle Cliff gave us the name and we filed the corporation papers giving us each shares totaling forty percent. John Ross here will be the president, he's going to teach Lucas about managing people and drilling oil.
Chris here will be the Vice President of Research and Development and President of the subsidiary Ewing Alternative Energy. Bobby will be Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs and Chief Legal Counsel.
And what about you little darl'n?
She'll be our money person, treasurer since she arrange all the financing of this deal.
And where you getting the oil to drill?
Right here on Southfork.
That's not going to happen.
Yes it is daddy. See I should have been man enough to tell you from the start, John Ross is right, we can drill oil on Southfork and not harm the land and that's all Grandma ever wanted.
And we can do this without fighting. You two have had these boys fighting your fight, but before that, they got along like brothers. We all made a promise to each other long ago not to let you get us into your fights and these two knuckleheads let you drag them in anyway. That fight is over. On the table over there are papers for you to sing. You'll receive a fair share of the oil each quarter. You too daddy.
And what about the ranch?
We all decided John Ross can have the house and the land right around it. Each of us and any other grandchild of Grandma's can claim ten acres to build their own house from the rest of the ranch. In the mean time Betsy's moving in with you and John Ross. The rest of the land has been put into the Ellie Ewing Farlow Foundation, the Southfork Cattle Corporation sold to Ewing Oil.
Bobby and Gary go over and sign the papers.
And what if I don't sign.
We thought of that. John Ross has your power of attorney . . .
Which is revocable.
Which is what he said before we moneyed around with you owning the ranch. He told us you said something about power is something you take. Yet, you gave him your power of attorney. So, I helped him do some taking. We have a court order judging your to be mentally unfit and putting your under the custodey of John Ross. The deal with the ranch is all ready done and as for the mineral rights, if you look at your papers, they are already signed by John Ross.
Did I get it right daddy?
(waiting in silence and then busts out laughing) You sure did boy. You sure did. (everyone looks stunned)
You are all welcome to stay here at Southfork. Bobby is going back with Chris and we can squeeze in the rest of you somewhere. Breakfast is at seven in the morning sharp, out back here. He'll pick up the papers on his way out. Any questions?
They all talk among themselves. The five cousins descend the back staircase. They laugh and hug and talk. (L)Bobby picks up the papers and leaves with Chris. John Ross, Betsy and Lucas take a walk back to the horse barn. Lucy and Ray head to their cars. Val asks Gary if they are really going to stay at Southfork and he says, "why not?" and they walk into the house.
Well I'm an old man, I have to get to bed early. (to Sue Ellen) and honey if you want to join me, I'd be honored. (JR walks into the house)
You've got some nerve. (she looks at Bobby and Anne and Anne motions her head for Sue Ellen to go ahead and join JR. Sue Ellen then runs after him) Wait up JR (then heard from the house JR says, "you know darling, I love you." and then heard from the house Sue Ellen says, "oh JR, I love you too)
Well you think those kids can pull this thing off?
I think so. They've got a lot of people going to get in there way, but its about time Ewing's stop tearing each other apart and start tearing those other people apart. (Bobby and Anne walk into the house holding each other).
Fade to Opening Credits
Great introduction to your story, I love what you have written so far looking forward to more.