Did it seem to you that there was maybe a lost opportunity here - that Ray should have shown a lot more resentment towards Bobby from taking his girlfriend from him? I could see how Ray could have been very angry about it, that of all the women he could have had, Bobby just had to go after his ranch foreman's girlfriend. With all Bobby's money and social status, sure it's easy to see how he could have impressed Pam and taken her away from his ranch foreman, but if he had any respect at all for his foreman, why do it? Especially with all the problems it would, and did, cause to marry a Barnes. Why make the family who hates you the most your in-laws? From a drama-creating point of view I see exactly why they had that happen, but realistically, it shows Bobby as being not too bright. More importantly, it shows Bobby to be callous toward his supposed friend and local ranch foreman. It doesn't show Bobby in a very sympathetic light, does it? I suppose that's why they downplayed the resentment you'd expect Ray to have had - so that the audience would overlook Bobby being the arrogant jerk he was being. Still, I think it was a missed opportunity and would have loved to have had a scene where Ray says something like this: Ray: Bobby, you think you can just take anything from anyone, anytime you feel like it, with no consequences don't you? Well, maybe you can just have anything you want and I guess you just proved it. None of us are above consequences though, Bobby. Not even you. So mark my words, Bobby, taking Pam from me is gonna cause you nothing but misery. Bobby: Don't threaten me Ray. Besides, you might not like it, but what the hell can you do about it? (smirks) Ray: (Laughs) Oh, I can't do anything to you Bobby and I'm not even gonna try. I'm not threatening you; I'm just telling you what I see headed your way. Take this for what you want, I realize I don't have a fancy university education like you do, but even a cowboy like me can see what's coming your way and I don't have to lift a finger to make it happen. There isn't anybody in the world who hates the Ewings as much as the Barneses do, and you've just made them in-laws! Good one, Bob. You just gave your family's worst enemies in the world, the key to the gate that guards your empire. (chuckles) "Threaten" you...Nope, I don't have to do anything but sit back and watch the world of hurt headed your way. Whatever the consequences may be, it's all on your head now Bob.