Gary & Valene Ewing were not on the show very long. They had just recently found each other after a seventeen year seperation. J.R. caused them a lot of problems and went after Valene and Lucy after Gary disappeared. He took Lucy from Valene. He brought her back to Southfork to be raised by Miss Ellie. Gary and Valene reunited again, and knew they could never live in peace in Dallas or under the Ewing roof. They remarried a second time, and as a wedding gift ,Miss Ellie bought them a new house in Knots Landing , California to give them a fresh start. The rest is history ..