Dallas TNT borrowed the characers from Knots Landing (although they did originate from Dallas) and then they didn't give them proper closure, which meant that they ruined the happy ending that Valene and Gary had gotten on the original show and also in Back to the cul-de-sac in 1997. Of course this could easily be fixed if there was ever another Knots Landing reunion or reboot series...
Any thoughts on this?
I think Gary & Val still have their happy ending we saw in Knots Landing. Because the show was severed from Dallas when Bobby's death became just Pam's dream. At this point, in Knots Landing, Bobby was still dead, and our beloved characters were living in their own alternate universe, that we love and know.
The Gary & Val we saw in TNT Dallas are the ones from the original universe/reality : Bobby never died : no death, no will, nothing to give to Gary. It changed surely a lot Gary's life, and to the extent his relation with all the others Knots characters.