Sunday, March 23rd, 1986
1: Dallas: The Early Years
Prequel to the popular "Dallas" TV series focuses on the origins of the Ewing-Barnes feud during the 1930's. Larry Hagman provides the opening narration for the film. The story opens at a 1951 barbecue with "Digger" Barnes firing a shot at "Jock" Ewing. Immediately flashing back to the depression, the two men first meet in a boxcar as both are hoboing. Their original friendship is built on their desires to find oil. But their failings start as they both compete for the hand of the beautiful Miss Ellie. Jock is shown to be an honorable man caught up in a backlash. Digger is a neurotic, alcoholic with a gift for finding oil.
Friday, November 15th, 1996
2: Dallas: J.R. Returns
Years after J.R. Ewing lost Ewing Oil and apparently committed suicide, we learn that he is alive and well. He returns to Dallas, and plots what could be his greatest scheme: Bringing his family back together, and regaining control of Ewing Oil from arch-enemy Cliff Barnes. Will he be successful?
Friday, April 24th, 1998
3: Dallas: War of the Ewings
It has been two years since Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing took over control of Ewing Oil. Although J.R. is successfully managing a large oil conglomerate, he wants to once again own his father's company. When he discovers that Ray Krebbs' land, which is heavily mortgaged, has undiscovered oil on it, he knows that if he plays his cards right, he can purchase the land and have enough money to regain control of Ewing Oil. But his business rival Carter McKay also has his eyes on Ray's property, and may soon join Bobby and Sue Ellen as an executive at Ewing Oil. Both parties hatch schemes in order to get what they want.
Friday, November 14th, 2003
13: Soap Talk: Dallas Reunion
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
10: Digger's Daughter - Commentary by David Jacobs (creator), Larry Hagman and Charlene Tilton
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
11: Reunion Part 1 - Commentary by David Jacobs (creator), Larry Hagman and Charlene Tilton
Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
12: Reunion Part 2 - Commentary by David Jacobs (creator), Larry Hagman and Charlene Tilton
Sunday, November 7th, 2004
4: Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork
Seven of the show's original cast members (Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Steve Kanaly, Ken Kercheval, Victoria Principal and Charlene Tilton) plus guest Mary Crosby, reunited at the real Southfork ranch in Texas to reminisce about the long-running TV show. In addition to viewing clips from the show, the special also included blooper reels, practical jokes between cast members caught on tape, Larry Hagman's home movies while filming "Dallas", comical alternate endings to "Who Shot J.R.?", a countdown of the show's most popular season-ending cliffhangers and a question and answer session between the cast and long-time fans at the Oil Baron's Ball.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
17: Sue Ellen's Choice - Commentary by Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
18: A House Divided - Commentary by Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
14: Who Shot JR?: The 'Dallas' Phenomenon
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
7: A Living Landmark: A Tour of the Real Southfork Ranch
Thousands of people around the world visit the Ewing Family home every year. Get the guided tour from the Southfork reps and find out behind the scenes Southfork secrets.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
5: Power & Influence: The Dallas Legacy
Monday, February 12th, 2007
15: Dallas Makeover: Travilla Style
Sunday, May 27th, 2007
9: Bring Back... Dallas
Justin Lee Collins tries to track down the retired stars of Dallas and reunite them together at his Oil Barons Ball.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
8: The Music of Dallas
The story behind the show's iconic theme song. The Emmy award winning techniques of composer Bruce Broughton and the story behind the unforgettable theme by composer Jerrold Immel.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
16: Seasons of Change
Sunday, April 2nd, 1978
1: Digger's Daughter
Dallas begins with a Romeo and Juliet theme. Bobby James Ewing, the youngest of the Ewing sons, marrying Pamela Barnes. Pamela (Pam) is the daughter of Digger Barnes who just happens to be the enemy of the the head of the Ewing Family, Jock Ewing. Digger also shared a romantic past with Jock's wife Ellie. The marriage does not sit well with any of the Ewings. Sue Ellen resents the newcomer, Lucy tries to intimidate her from the beginning, and Jock is furious. J.R reacts the most strongly, trying to break up the couple by using Ray Krebbs, the ranch foreman of Southfork, to break the couple up. Ray had a brief fling with Pamela Barnes, and J.R hopes this will end the marriage.
Sunday, April 9th, 1978
2: The Lesson
Lucy Ewing is skipping school, and spending most of her time in the hayloft with Ray Krebbs. Pam, still not fitting in with the Ewing Clan, decides Lucy is her ticket in. Pam decides she will 'mother' Lucy and get her back in school. Lucy doesn't like her Aunt's interference, and up's the anti by claiming the guidance counselor sexually assaulted her. Pam, in the first of the 'Pam saves the day' episodes, finds out the truth and gets Lucy to tell the truth and return to school.
Sunday, April 16th, 1978
3: Spy in the House
Cliff Barnes, Pam's brother is not pleased that his sister has married a Ewing. A document Bobby asked Pam to bring to Ewing Oil ends up in Cliff's hands, so all the Ewings blame Pam. Is she a Spy in the House?
Sunday, April 23rd, 1978
4: Winds of Vengeance
Luther Frick and his buddy find out that J.R Ewing and Ray Krebbs have been having a little fun with thier women, so they decide payback is in order. They go to Southfork while most of the Ewing men are away and hope to do the same with the Ewing women. They kidnap Pam, Sue Ellen and Lucy and seek revenge.
Sunday, April 30th, 1978
The Ewings hold the family's annual Barbecue, and as usual the sparks fly. Digger's appearance pleases Ellie but annoys Jock. Lucy is thrilled Pam's cousin Jimmy is in attendance, and she shows him the hay loft. Bobby and Pam announce that Pam is pregnant. The fact that Pam is pregnant upsets Sue Ellen and J.R. Sue Ellen drowns her sorrows in the bottle.
Saturday, September 23rd, 1978
6: Reunion Part 1
Bobby thinks he has hit the jackpot in Las Vegas when he runs into Gary, Lucy's father, and convinces him to return to the family ranch in Texas.
Saturday, September 30th, 1978
7: Reunion Part 2
J.R.'s attempts to make his long-lost brother Gary comfortable in his new surroundings is a ploy to pressure him into taking over one of the Ewing businesses. Val, Gary's former wife, believes it is just another method of chasing him away again.
Saturday, September 23rd, 1978
1: Reunion (1)
Bobby surprises Pam by asking her join him on a business trip to Las Vegas. During the trip they are shocked to find brother Gary working at the hotel they are staying at. Lucy has been busy as well. While at a cattle auction with Jock and Ray, she ditches out with Pam's cousin Jimmy, Ray is not pleased. It turns out Jimmy is just her drive, he takes her to the diner her mother is working at. Lucy has been secretly visiting Valene. As Lucy and Val catch up, Bobby talks a reluctant Gary into returning to Southfork for a visit. Pam understands his reasons not too, but Gary eventually agrees. When Bobby calls Ellie with the news, she gives a stern warning to both Jock and J.R. Jock is not pleased and J.R begins to plot Gary's downfall even before he returns.
Saturday, September 30th, 1978
2: Reunion (2)
J.R's efforts to rid the family of Gary...again, begin to work. J.R pretends to help his younger brother, by including him in some Ewing business. The venture, however, is with a company doomed for failure, and Gary begins to feel the stress. Valene realizes what J.R is up to, but is unable to stop it. Pam has trouble of her own. A drunken Digger showed up at Southfork, while recovering from his binge, he tell Pamela he will no longer acknowledge her as his daughter because she is married to a Ewing.
Saturday, October 7th, 1978
3: Old Acquaintance
Jenna Wade, Bobby's former love, returns to his life. She is trouble, and she and her daughter need his help. Bobby believes her daughter, Charlie, might be his, but Jenna will not confirm. J.R sees this as an opportunity to rid Southfork of Pam, and encourages Jenna to go after Bobby.
Saturday, October 14th, 1978
Bobby questions his role at Ewing Oil, as J.R's way of doing business does not sit well with him. Jock does not support this, and confronts J.R. During the discussion, Jock suffers a heart attack. Bobby deals with his father's illness, by joining Ray working at Southfork. Jock knows J.R is not telling him everything, and wants Bobby back to keep things on the straight and narrow at Ewing Oil, the company he started. While in the hospital, Jock finds out he needs open heart surgery. All the Ewings are there to support the patriarch of the family.
Sunday, October 15th, 1978
5: Black Market Baby
Sue Ellen is fearful Pam will produce the next Ewing heir before her. Sue Ellen is desperate, and decides to adopt. When she encounters obstacles, she decides a quicker method is required, and goes to extremes with a 'black market' baby. This deal is going to cost Sue Ellen cash, and decides she should meet the mother. Sue Ellen forms a maternal relationship with Rita Briggs, the mother of the unborn child.
Saturday, October 21st, 1978
6: Double Wedding
Ed Haynes shows up in Dallas, causing conflict in Bobby and Pam's marriage. Pam was married to Ed, something she failed to tell Bobby. J.R of course uses the opportunity to stick it, again, to Pam. Ed was in the Vietnam war when Pam got the divorce, and claimed he never got the divorce papers, and claims that he and Pam are still married.
Saturday, October 28th, 1978
It's Lucy Ewing's birthday. Sue Ellen is planning the music, Pam brings her home dresses, and J.R is planning the guest list. Lucy is not pleased. She tries to convince Grandaddy Jock to let her invite her mother. Jock says he does not want Valene on the Ranch given how she left the last time. Lucy tries to explain that J.R lied, and her mother never took the bribe J.R offered, but he stands firm. Lucy leaves Southfork in the middle of the night, taking a guitar, and J.R's car with her. Eventually she is picked up by a con man, Willie Guest, who includes Lucy in some of his thefts and scams.
Sunday, November 5th, 1978
Pam finds herself once again in the middle, between her brother and the Ewing family. Cliff Barnes is in a race for state senator, and the Ewings, especially J.R, are not happy. Pam puts her full support behind Cliff, but is tricked by J.R into giving damaging information away.
Sunday, November 12th, 1978
During a storm, the Ewing plane, with both J.R and Bobby on board, crashes. The news gets to Ellie first, who, worried about his heart condition, insists the news be kept from Jock. As J.R and Bobby fight for survival, the Ewing women contemplate life with them in it. Sue Ellen is worried her place at Southfork is not secure without a Ewing heir. She comes across Lucy trying to get in touch with Gary, and argues with the young girl. Lucy taunts back that Sue Ellen will never have Southork without a child of her own. Miss Ellie confronts a reporter who comes to Southfork, and Jock overhears and is furious that the news has been kept from him.
Sunday, November 19th, 1978
10: Act of Love
When J.R was feared dead in the plane crash, Sue Ellen turned to Cliff Barnes for support. The relationship progressed, and while J.R is away again, the affair goes further. Bobby and Pam's relationship is tested as well. He wants her to help with business, she wants to pursue business of her own at The Store. Sue Ellen finds out she is pregnant, and drops Cliff fast. J.R is suspicious of the pregnancy, given how suddenly it occurs after seven years of marriage.
Sunday, November 26th, 1978
Pam, Bobby and Lucy join Ray out for a night of country music. Ray has become serious about country singer Garnett McGee. When Jock leaves Ray some land on Southfork, he pops the question to Garnett. Lucy wants to follow Garnett's lead and become a country singer, but the family refuse to allow it. Garnett wants more than Ray can offer, and hooks up with J.R who puts together a music contract for her, with added benefits.
Sunday, December 3rd, 1978
12: Fallen Idol
Bobby Ewing decides a new venture in is order. His old buddy Guzzler Bennett returns to Dallas, and wants Bobby to join him in the construction business. Hitch is, they want to build a shopping mall on a remote part of Southfork. Ellie wants no part of the idea, and J.R has that land in mind for future oil drilling. Guzzler's selfish ways also put a strain on Bobby's relationship with Pam.
Sunday, December 17th, 1978
Kidnappers going after J.R Ewing, end up taking Bobby instead. The kidnappers want to use Cliff Barnes as the go between, but J.R cannot stay out of it. J.R overhears Cliff setting up a time to do the switch and he and Ray try to save Bobby.
Sunday, January 7th, 1979
14: Home Again
Ellie's brother Garrison, presumed dead, shockingly shows up at Southfork. Ellie, knowing the Ranch was supposed to be his, tells the family she will be giving Southfork to Garrison. The family is not happy and J.R, of course, insults Garrison, causing the old man, who does not want Southfork, to fight back.
Sunday, January 14th, 1979
15: For Love or Money
Sue Ellen's mother and sister arrive in Dallas, and just in the nick of time. Sue Ellen catches J.R with another woman, and moves in with her family. She also hooks up again with Cliff for support. J.R is not happy, but finally decides he wants his wife home, even if the baby she is carrying is not his!
Friday, January 26th, 1979
16: Julie's Return
Jock is getting tired of being treated like an invalid. J.R uses his father's heart attack to keep him out of Ewing Oil. Ellie attempts to keep all stress out his life. When Julie Grey, Jock's former secretary, arrives back in Dallas, Jock is thrilled to spend a lot of time with her. She does not treat him like the family, and two renew their relationship. Discovering the friendship, and keen to keep Jock away from Julie, J.R. tells his mother. Ellie frets over how to to deal with the situation.
Friday, February 2nd, 1979
17: The Red File (1)
J.R is not happy that Cliff is back in public office. He attempts to use Julie to get info about Cliff. She is tired of J.R, and decides she will actually help Cliff. She calls him and leaves him a message that she will fill him in on all the Ewings' secrets. Cliff heads to Julie's but does not find her. After a run in with Ames and Garr from the cartel, Julie ends up falling from the roof of the building.
Friday, February 9th, 1979
18: The Red File (2)
Pam is sure that J.R is framing Cliff, and leaves Bobby and Southfork. Bobby holds J.R responsible, and promises to get to the bottom of things. Bobby goes to see Cliff, to see if he can help. Cliff is not happy to see any of the Ewings, and tells Bobby the only thing that can help is if the real killers are caught. Bobby is on the trail, and finds a key in Cliff's mail which was sent from Julie before her death. The key leads Bobby to a pawn shop where he find a briefcase containing important information.
Friday, February 16th, 1979
19: Sue Ellen's Sister
Cliff tries to get Ewing information out of Sue Ellen, but she is not interested in helping him. He then tries Pam, who is hurt and angry about being used by her brother in the Ewing/Barnes feud. Meanwhile, with Pam away from Southfork, Kristin makes a play for Bobby. Lucy sees right through Kristin, as does J.R, but he encourages the relationship.
Friday, February 23rd, 1979
20: Call Girl
J.R. needs to get rid of Ben Maxwell, Cliff's backer at the OLM. Meanwhile, whilst still separated from Bobby, Pam makes friends with a model from The Store, Leanne Rees. Leanne happens to be a former prostitute, and J.R smells a plan that could kill two birds with one stone. Using a combination of money and blackmail, he creates a photo opportunity in which Pam looks like she too is into the world's oldest profession.
Friday, March 9th, 1979
21: Royal Marriage
J.R is thrilled when Lucy becomes engaged to Kit Mainwaring. It will mean a potential business merger with Mainwaring Oil, which would be beneficial to Ewing Oil, and J.R. Unfortunately, Kit Mainwaring is gay. He eventually confesses this to Bobby, and then to Lucy. Lucy is heartbroken, but stands by Kit, and holds the secret. Only she and Bobby know the truth. But, of course, J.R. knew all along.
Friday, March 16th, 1979
22: The Outsiders
Sam Culver is someone J.R thinks is important, but Sam's wife, Donna Culver, is fooling around with Ray Krebbs. Bobby and Pam run into them one night while out, and Pam is worried about Ray being hurt again. Ray is not concerned, he is in love with Donna, and not Pam, Lucy or J.R is going to get in the way.
Friday, March 23rd, 1979
23: John Ewing III (1)
Lucy's a wreck after her breakup with Kit, and turns to drugs. Sue Ellen's battle with the bottle continues, even whilst pregnant. Despite efforts from Ray and Bobby, Lucy keeps on using, and one day when the addict and the drunk are alone at Southfork, they have a meeting in which Sue Ellen ends up falling down the stairs.
Friday, April 6th, 1979
24: John Ewing III (2)
Sue Ellen is not happy in the sanitarium. Bobby visits her, and thinks that Cliff is the father of the baby. J.R visits, which does not make Sue Ellen any happier. She bribes a nurse for alcohol, and escapes, only to end up in a car accident.
Friday, September 21st, 1979
1: Whatever Happened to Baby John? (1)
Sue Ellen returns home from the hospital, but is not a thrilled new mom. The family worries she is sinking into depression, not caring about anything, including her new baby. J.R begins to mentor Dallas's newest lawyer, Alan Beam. The rest of the family, minus Sue Ellen, take frequent trips into the hospital to visit John Ross, still too weak to come home. Unfortunately, this does not go on for long because JR and Sue Ellen learn from a group of reporters that John Ross has been kidnapped...
Friday, September 28th, 1979
2: Whatever Happened to Baby John? (2)
Jock is set up by a hoaxer, Bobby thinks Cliff may have taken John Ross, and hunts him down. J.R gets a call from Ames and Garr claiming they have the child and demand a ransom. Pamela, Bobby and Cliff work together to find the baby, leading them to a bereaved mother.
Friday, October 5th, 1979
3: The Silent Killer
Sue Ellen's mother, and predatory sister, Kristin, arrive at Southfork for a visit to see baby John Ross, much to Lucy's displeasure. Digger Barnes is back in Dallas visiting Cliff and Pam, but he's not well. He's diagnosed with a genetic disease which affects the whole family. Though they know that John Ross may be Cliff's son, he and Pam decide to keep the disease a secret. Meanwhile, J.R starts to take a closer look at Sue Ellen's baby sister...
Friday, October 12th, 1979
Pam continues to worry about her family's health and its possible effects on John Ross, and her pregnancy. Valene returns to town, determined to have Lucy forgive her. She enlists Bobby's help, but Lucy is not receptive.
Friday, October 19th, 1979
5: The Kristin Affair
J.R can't keep his eyes off Sue-Ellen's sister, Kristin, so he gives her a job at Ewing Oil, and moves her into the Ewing condo. Pam tells Bobby about her pregnancy, but says nothing about her disease. J.R. continues to secretly finance Cliff Barnes' election campaign, and also mortgages the Southfork Ranch for his drilling project in southeast Asia.
Friday, October 26th, 1979
6: The Dove Hunt
J.R. and Jock get wounded by sniper fire when three of Jock's enemies from the past catch up with him during a hunting trip to Louisiana. In his pain, Jock reveals a secret about his past. Miss Ellie pays a worrying visit to the hospital.
Friday, November 2nd, 1979
7: The Lost Child
Sue Ellen is unhappy with her marriage to J.R. and she looks for psychiatric help. J.R. is stalling over Jock's request about Amanda. Pam has an accident- she falls down from her horse and loses her baby again. She finally tells Bobby about her hereditary disease
Friday, November 9th, 1979
It's Ewing Rodeo day, and the family is out in force, with both Bobby and Ray showing their riding skills. Sue Ellen has her head turned by cowboy Dusty Farlow at a restaurant. J.R. is does not approve and makes it very clear to Dusty - and Sue Ellen. Ellie is preoccupied. A clean and sober Digger comes to the rodeo to see John Ross III.
Friday, November 16th, 1979
9: Mastectomy (1)
J.R.'s stalling over Jock's request for Amanda's will provision is revealed. Sue Ellen continues to meet with Dusty, who encourages her to leave J.R. Miss Ellie receives the news she dreaded about her breast. She doesn't tell Jock because in the past he left his first wife Amanda because she became ill. She goes into the hospital for treatment.
Friday, November 16th, 1979
10: Mastectomy (2)
Miss Ellie's tumor is completely removed along with her breast, but she falls into a depression, fearing losing Jock. Lucy can't handle Ellie's operation and avoids her. J.R. reveals his plan for dealing with Cliff.
Friday, November 23rd, 1979
11: The Heiress
It's Jock's birthday, and J.R. stages a fight with Alan Bean at his party, attracting Lucy's eye, but in pursuing him, she witnesses an important meeting. Miss Ellie is still struggling with her self-image. Bobby investigates J.R's Asian project.
Friday, November 30th, 1979
12: Ellie Saves the Day
The drilling in Asia run into serious trouble because of a typhoon and the banks demand their loan back. The Ewings are shocked to learn J.R. has mortgaged Southfork. However, the ranch has substantial oil reserves below. Will Miss Ellie allow drilling on Southfork to save Ewing Oil?
Friday, December 14th, 1979
13: Mother of the Year
Pam is getting closer to baby John Ross. The section 40 well on Southfork is uncapped. Jock takes control, and wants to sell the Asian field leases, leaving J.R. feeling undermined and rejected. Sue Ellen feels no-one cares about her, and she can't feel for her baby in return. A disturbing discovery is found where Ray is building his house.
Thursday, December 20th, 1979
14: Return Engagements
It's Gary's birthday, and Miss Ellie is missing him terribly. She begs Lucy to find Gary through Valene. J.R. takes Kristin off for another "business trip", which doesn't go quite as planned. Meanwhile Gary shows up in Bobby's office and agrees to meet Miss Ellie, who is overjoyed.
Friday, December 21st, 1979
15: Love and Marriage
Pam throws herself into work to make up for not spending time with the baby, at the expense of time with Bobby. J.R. plots to get rid of Jock by getting Bobby back into the office. Ray and Donna start seeing each other after Sam Culver's death. Pam lets a secret slip to J.R.
Friday, January 4th, 1980
16: Power Play
Lucy is secretly seeing Alan Beam, but all he is interested in is her family's money. Pam is promoted at her job once again and problems in her marriage, and the bedroom, are on the rise. Kristin is finding her charms on the wane to J.R., and she isn't happy. J.R. sees an opportunity to rid himself of Lucy, and Gary... once and for all.
Friday, January 11th, 1980
17: Paternity Suit
It's D-Day for Cliff's campaign as his funds dry up. Sue Ellen meets up with Dusty again. Cliff makes it public that he's John Ross's father, so the Ewings decide to sue. Cliff counter-sues for custody and to determine the baby's paternity.
Friday, January 18th, 1980
18: Jenna's Return
Pam has to go to Paris for work, and although he doesn't approve, Bobby takes her to the airport and runs into Jenna Wade, his old girlfriend. They spend a lot of time together and reminisce about old times. JR attempts to take an interest in Sue Ellen's life, which annoys Sue Ellen, and prevents her from seeing Dusty. Donna and Ray realize they come from different lifestyles. Miss Ellie concentrates on defeating land developer, Matt Devlin.
Friday, February 1st, 1980
19: Sue Ellen's Choice
Bobby wants to save his marriage and asks Pam for help but she doesn't think she can. She feels guilty because she can't have a baby. Sue Ellen wants a divorce but J.R. says he will never allow her to take John Ross away from him. Sue Ellen has to decide - J.R. or Dusty.
Friday, February 8th, 1980
20: Second Thoughts
J.R. is pressuring Alan Beam to marry Lucy as soon as possible, but she's got a new crush. Cliff feels he is finished professionally but Bobby tries to help him Kristin finds she is being increasingly sidelined. Sue Ellen tries a new strategy in her fight with J.R. Jock frustrates J.R.'s plans for Lucy and Alan by pulling strings to get him a legal partnership in Dallas. Lucy does some hard thinking over her choices.
Friday, February 15th, 1980
21: Divorce - Ewing Style
Sue Ellen's plan seems to be working, but J.R. has made plans of his own. The investigation into the body found on Ray's land continues. Alan Beam pays the price for his failure. Sue Ellen hires a private eye to track J.R.s movements, but J.R has ways around that. Using the scheming Kristin, and the police, he starts to set Sue Ellen up as a drunk again in retaliation.
Friday, February 22nd, 1980
22: Jock's Trial (1)
Cliff is put in charge of the investigation into the possible murder on Southfork and pursues the Ewings. Miss Ellie continues to fight the park development. Digger's back, and drinking again - he's found unconscious at Cliff's. Sue Ellen turns to Bobby as she becomes further embroiled in J.R.s plan. Then she hears some devastating news.
Friday, February 29th, 1980
23: Jock's Trial (2)
Jock is bailed over the charges, and they hire a top trial lawyer. Miss Ellie makes her position clear with Matt. Sue Ellen falls apart after the news of Dusty's death, and hits the bottle again. J.R.s evidence at the trial is damning. Digger is slipping fast but makes a startling confession on his deathbed.
Friday, March 14th, 1980
24: The Wheeler Dealer
J.R.'s Asian fields mature and the bank loans are paid off, but there's danger on the horizon. Sue Ellen is lost in an alcoholic haze. Pam is confused and needs to find out about her past. Kristin reaches the end of her tether and contacts Alan Beam. Whilst Pam, Bobby, Jock and Ellie go to see Amanda, J.R. makes a bold, dangerous move to protect his assets.
Friday, March 21st, 1980
25: A House Divided
The cartel members and J.R.'s banker are financially ruined after the nationalization of the Asian fields. Seth Stone, one of the cartel members, kills himself. J.R. moves to drive Kristin and Alan Beam out of town and he wants to put Sue Ellen back into the sanitarium. Pam and Bobby leave Dallas when Bobby learns that J.R. shut down an oil field to stop Cliff from having his portion of revenge based on an agreement between Digger and Jock which Cliff has found among Digger's papers. An unknown visitor calls on J.R. late at the office...
Friday, November 7th, 1980
1: No More Mister Nice Guy (1)
J.R. is seriously wounded. At the hospital, the Ewing family awaits news, and the police search for clues and suspects. Sue Ellen has no memory of the previous evening. Cliff states his innocence to Pam. As J.R. recovers consciousness, all wait for him to reveal the name of the attacker.
Sunday, November 9th, 1980
2: No More Mister Nice Guy (2)
Bobby agrees to run Ewing Oil in J.R.'s absence but only with Jock's support for his autonomy. Sue Ellen feels guilty that she may have shot J.R. in a drunken stupor. Bobby settles things with Marilee Stone. According to ballistics, Cliff is in the clear. Lucy meets a young medical student called Mitch Cooper. J.R. needs an operation on his spine if he ever hopes to walk again.
Friday, November 14th, 1980
Sue Ellen is having recurrent nightmares about J.R.'s shooting, whilst the man himself fights to overcome the helplessness of his paralysis. Bobby finds that his efforts to run Ewing Oil are thwarted by J.R., even from his hospital bed. Kristin is being extra nice to Sue Ellen. Lucy continues to see Mitch. Jock finds J.R.s gun in his wardrobe - it's been fired twice.
Friday, November 21st, 1980
4: Who Done It?
Sue Ellen's fingerprints are identified on the gun that was used to shoot J.R. and she is arrested. Feeling abandoned by the family, her bail is posted by an unknown source and she seeks solace from Kristin. Bobby continues to find obstacles to him doing business. Dr Ellby puts Sue Ellen under hypnosis to try and remember what happened the night J.R. was shot. What she remembers solves the mystery of "Who Shot J.R."
Friday, November 28th, 1980
5: Taste of Success
Kristin gives the police J.R.s pack of lies, the case is closed, and she and is banished to California. J.R.s brush with death has not mellowed him, and he fights dirty to regain control of Ewing Oil. Bobby gives the order to reopen Ewing 23 but needs a refinery. He works hard to try and buy one but is thwarted at every turn.
Friday, December 5th, 1980
6: The Venezuelan Connection
J.R. and Bobby are in conflict over who is running Ewing Oil which puts Jock in the middle. J.R. makes some plans to make Bobby's' life very difficult. Pam continues to look for her mother. Lucy introduces Mitch, her new boyfriend, to her friends with embarrassing results. Bobby charters a huge tanker from Venezuela to supply his refinery with crude oil.
Friday, December 12th, 1980
7: The Fourth Son
Bobby's oil tanker sinks with over 600,000 barrels and is not insured. Cliff is seeing Donna with a view to working for Dave's campaign. Bobby does some detective work and finds out how devious J.R.'s plan really is. Amos Krebbs, whom Ray hasn't seen or heard from since he was three, shows up at Southfork with some very disturbing news for the entire Ewing family.
Friday, December 19th, 1980
8: Trouble at Ewing 23
Ray is adjusting to the previous episode's revelations, and his status as a Ewing. Cliff and Donna are an item, and Ray is disappointed when he finds out. An extortionist threatening to blow up Ewing 23 gives J.R. the opportunity to put a halt to his fading fortunes with the company and the family by out-manoeuvring Bobby.
Friday, January 2nd, 1981
9: The Prodigal Mother
Bobby is trying to recover the devastated Ewing 23 field, but J.R and Jock oppose his plan. Pam believes she has at last found her mother, but things are not as simple as they might seem. Cliff continues to support Dave Culver's career. Lucy proposes marriage to Mitch and J.R. stumbles into a scheme which he intends to use to put Bobby in trouble with Jock.
Friday, January 9th, 1981
10: Executive Wife
J.R. encourages Jock to invest in Punk's land project at Takapa Lake, fully aware that this will conflict with Bobby's plans to invest in Jordan Lee's deal. J.R and Sue Ellen are closer then ever. Jock is angry at having his actions questioned. Pam feeling a poor second to Bobby's work, receives the attention she is lacking from a business associate, Alex Ward.
Friday, January 16th, 1981
11: End of the Road (1)
J.R. is back to normal, sleeping with his secretary behind Sue Ellen's back. Bobby finds himself in a tough position after he enters an oil drilling agreement. Cliff and the Culvers set their argument out against the Takapa project to the Daughters of the Alamo. Mitch's sister, Afton, and their mother arrive for the upcoming wedding. J.R. takes an immediate interest in Afton, which worries Sue Ellen.
Friday, January 23rd, 1981
12: End of the Road (2)
Gary and Valene fly in for the wedding. Bobby knows that dealing with Westar will mean a betrayal for some independents. At Lucy and Mitch's wedding, Sue Ellen makes a play for an old boyfriend, Clint Ogden, to get even for J.R.'s sleeping with Afton. Miss Ellie is upset over Ray "replacing" Gary. Bobby makes a final decision.
Friday, January 30th, 1981
13: Making of a President
Bobby gets J.R. to give him control of Ewing 23 in return for his resignation and J.R. hires a high-pressure public relations woman named Leslie Stewart to improve his tarnished image. Pam is still getting little attention from Bobby and sees Alex Ward again. J.R. gets Afton a singing job. Sue Ellen discovers Pam having a rendezvous with Alex.
Friday, February 6th, 1981
14: Start the Revolution With Me
J.R.'s campaign for power puts him further under the influence of Leslie Stewart who, much to his frustration, keeps him at arm's length. The two sides of the Takapa project move forward in their plans. Alex makes a play for Pam. Sue Ellen sees Clint again. Miss Ellie expresses her anger to Jock. J.R. moves ahead with his plans to topple the southeast Asian government which confiscated his foreign oil wells.
Friday, February 13th, 1981
15: The Quest
J.R. uses his influence to make sure that Cliff Barnes does not get chosen for public office. Lucy is onto Afton's gold-digging. Pam makes her choice between Alex and Bobby. Donna and the officials approach Bobby about the Senate position, but Cliff is furious. Donna finishes with Cliff. Sue Ellen can't get anyone to believe that she is being followed, and J.R. couldn't care less, so she takes matters in her own hands.
Friday, February 20th, 1981
16: Lover, Come Back
J.R.'s successful involvement in the Asian coup brings the cartel back onside. Donna and Ray are reunited and plan to marry. Leslie tries to get J.R. to share his secrets with her, for her own reasons. Pam isn't happy with Bobby's campaign and again feels sidelined. Sue Ellen discovers that Dusty is alive but unwilling to resume their old relationship. Jock makes a shock announcement.
Friday, February 27th, 1981
17: The New Mrs. Ewing
Miss Ellie is furious at Jock's move to incorporate Ray into the Ewing sons' trust fund. Bobby is elected to the State Senate. Leslie interferes with J.R's plans. Lucy bids to become "Miss Young Dallas". With Dusty behind her, Sue Ellen and Clint get closer. Donna and Ray are married at the courthouse. Bobby forms a new business alliance with Cliff Barnes, but his growing jealousy over Pam forces a confrontation with Alex Ward. Miss Ellie and Jock's cold war escalates.
Friday, March 13th, 1981
18: Mark of Cain
Bobby find he's on the committee for the Takapa project, putting him between Jock and Miss Ellie. Pam and Cliff's mother, Rebecca, returns. Sue Ellen and Clint continue their affair. Leslie Stewart makes her move on J.R.
Friday, March 27th, 1981
19: The Gathering Storm
Mitch feels out of his depth, and undermined, by Lucy. Jock walks out on Miss Ellie. The scheming Leslie twists J.R. round her little finger. Clint tells Sue Ellen to divorce J.R. Cliff gets interesting information about the Asian coup. Jock threatens to sell the company if Miss Ellie divorces him, leading J.R. to make some plans with Jeremy Wendell.
Friday, April 3rd, 1981
20: Ewing vs. Ewing
Clint puts his feelings for Sue Ellen on the line. Donna and Ray try to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie only to find their problems run deeper than the Takapa project. As J.R. accelerates his efforts to sell Ewing Oil to Westar, Leslie Stewart's ex-husband shows up in Dallas. Cliff learns Pam's secret, and meets up with Afton Cooper. Jock and Miss Ellie finally come head to head.
Friday, April 10th, 1981
21: New Beginnings
Jock and Miss Ellie's reconciliation results in a second honeymoon and the stalling of J.R.'s scheme to sell Ewing Oil. Punk has another land project for Ray, to the family's dismay. Leslie Stewart moves in on Westar. Sue Ellen agrees to meet Clint's wife, after which she makes a decision. Wendell is furious over J.R.'s change of mind and moves to take revenge.
Friday, April 17th, 1981
22: Full Circle
Kristin Shepard returns from California to reveal another scheme. Cliff agrees to meet his mother. Sue Ellen meets Dusty again. Lucy moves out on Mitch. Cliff uses Westar's help to build a case against J.R. in connection with the southeast Asian coup, and hands the materials over to Bobby's Senate committee. Things heat up for J.R.
Friday, May 1st, 1981
The pressure on J.R. and Ewing Oil increases. Sue Ellen and the Farlows make plans for her escape. Kristin demands more from J.R. Ray is offered a big deal by Punk, and makes a rash move. Leslie makes her move against J.R. with Westar. The committee make their judgement over Ewing Oil. Cliff makes a shock discovery at Southfork.
Friday, October 9th, 1981
1: Missing Heir
The identity of the dead woman floating in the pool is revealed. J.R. and Cliff accuse each other of murder and both are questioned by the police. Sue Ellen's plan succeeds, leaving J.R. furious. Ray and Donna discuss money. Cliff's actions have cost his career dear. With John Ross away, Pam begins to sink into a depression.
Friday, October 16th, 1981
2: Gone, But Not Forgotten
J.R. and Cliff testify at the inquest. Jeremy Wendell isn't happy that J.R. got off scot free over the Asian crisis, and lets Cliff know it. Donna sees Ray changing too much. Pam becomes more distant and obsessed.J.R. makes his plans to recover John Ross, by any means. A grieving Sue Ellen takes action to put an end to her marriage.
Friday, October 23rd, 1981
3: Showdown at San Angelo
Miss Ellie comes home but Jock is away on business. Cliff wants to leave Dallas, but Rebecca has a idea. Sue Ellen has misgivings about building a new life with Dusty. Pam becomes desperate, so Bobby investigates adoption. J.R. uses Miss Ellie to gain access to the Southern Cross Ranch and his son.
Friday, October 30th, 1981
4: Little Boy Lost
As they prepare to do battle for temporary custody of John Ross, J.R. concocts a scheme to undermine Sue Ellen's chances. Pam's depression takes a turn for the worse. Ray vows to continue his development projects. Cliff becomes part of Wentworth Tool and Die, and is introduced to his half-sister, Katherine. At the custody hearing evidence is produced that surprises J.R.
Friday, November 6th, 1981
5: The Sweet Smell of Revenge
Sue Ellen and the Farlows are over the moon at the court's decision. Pam finally cracks and needs help. J.R. moves in on Clayton's businesses. Mitch is offered a medical position. Ray and Punk are consider a new investment. Bobby receives a letter about Kristin.
Friday, November 13th, 1981
6: The Big Shut Down
J.R. needs a big loan, and Vaughan Leland is the key. Clayton Farlow refuses to give in to J.R.'s demands. Bobby makes arrangements to buy more information regarding the identity of the father of Kristin's baby. Pam continues her psychiatric treatment. Lucy bumps into Mitch at a party. Leland plays his card.
Friday, November 20th, 1981
Afton is finding her deal with J.R. to be unbearable. Bobby confronts Jordan Lee over Kristin and meets Jeff Farraday again. J.R.'s plan starts to hurt the Farlows. Mitch takes the job at the hospital. Donna becomes Ray's partner with the housing investment. Clayton and J.R. meet for a showdown.
Friday, November 27th, 1981
8: The Split
Clayton sticks by Sue Ellen. Afton's deal with J.R. comes to abrupt end. Jock continues on his mission in South America for the State Department. Ray gets some alarming news about his new land. Donna's book is published. Ellie receives a shocking legal document from Jock which affects the future of Ewing Oil. J.R. has a confrontation with Dusty at the Cotton Bowl stadium.
Friday, December 4th, 1981
9: Five Dollars a Barrel
Gary visits Southfork. J.R. plots to acquire Gary and Ray's voting shares. Cliff sets up a plan to ruin J.R. for good. Dusty is still dwelling on times past. Bobby resigns his position as Senator, and finds out more about Kristin's child. Pam is allowed to leave the hospital for a visit to Southfork. Ray's pride endangers the building project. J.R. is forced to accept Cliff's demands.
Friday, December 11th, 1981
10: Starting Over
J.R. consults a broker in New York about selling Ewing stock. Dusty competes in a rodeo. Miss Ellie wants to help Ray out of his financial problem and uncovers J.R.'s scheme in the process. Sue Ellen comes to a decision about Dusty. Bobby buys Kristin's baby boy thinking J.R. is the father, and takes him to Southfork.
Friday, December 18th, 1981
11: Waterloo at Southfork
Pam is taking care of Christopher, delighted with the new baby. Ray is forced to pull out of his development deal. A determined Miss Ellie confronts J.R. about his recent schemes involving Ewing Oil funds. Bobby secretly investigates legal possiblities of adoption. Meanwhile J.R. decides to fight dirty at the final divorce hearing.
Friday, January 1st, 1982
12: Barbecue Two
After the divorce hearings, Sue Ellen moves into her new apartment with John Ross. Lucy meets a young photographer called Roger. Mitch makes progress in his medical profession, and gets closer to Lucy. A cable from Jock announces his return from South America and Miss Ellie plans a barbecue as a homecoming. Ellie gets a phone call that changes everything forever.
Friday, January 8th, 1982
13: The Search
J.R, Bobby and Ray fly to South America to join in the investigation of Jock's helicopter accident. They search in the jungle and even reach the crash site where Bobby finds Jock's medallion but nothing else. The Ewing boys return with the terrible news.
Friday, January 15th, 1982
Jock's death devastates J.R., Ray and Lucy the most. J.R. seeks consolation with Serena but feels very depressed and neglects Ewing Oil business. Bobby takes over most of the operations. Miss Ellie is pressured by family lawyer Harv Smithfield and by Bobby but refuses to allow Jock's will to be read and to have Jock declared legally dead. Sue Ellen meets a new man named Tom. Ray refuses to go into another deal with Punk Anderson. Donna and Ray drift apart because of Donna's success. J.R. tells Sue Ellen he will never let her take John Ross away from him, despite the recent divorce.
Friday, January 22nd, 1982
15: Head of the Family
Ray neglects his ranch duties and is reprimanded by Bobby. Clayton offers his friendship to Sue Ellen. Bobby tells Miss Ellie that if J.R. continues his neglect of Ewing Oil business, he may have to step in as president. Lucy gets an offer for a modelling portfolio. Bobby tells Pam that they got Christopher through private adoption and that his parents were a couple from Louisiana. Sue Ellen spend some time with Cliff. Donna decides to write another book on the late Sam Culver.
Friday, January 29th, 1982
16: The Phoenix
J.R. finally returns to the business and brings John Ross into the office for the first time. Pam is concerned about whether Christopher came from a healthy family and pressures Bobby to tell her about who Christopher parents were. J.R. is afraid the reading of Jock's will is going to divide Ewing Oil shares in a way he won't like. Lucy's photographer friend Roger starts following her. Cliff gets Afton a singing job. Ray has an affair with a girl from the bar. J.R. sleeps with Marilee Stone and convinces her to talk the cartel into doing business with Ewing Oil again. Bobby has a fight with Ray over his negligence in running the ranch.
Friday, February 5th, 1982
17: My Father, My Son
J.R. pressures Donna to talk Ray into giving up his voting shares. J.R. sees Cliff and Sue Ellen together in a restaurant, and hires a detective to keep Sue Ellen's house under surveillance. Donna leaves for Laredo to do research for her book. A lawyer tells Bobby he will have to ask Sue Ellen for permission to adopt Christopher. Lucy learns Mitch is dating Evelyn Michaelson and, feeling abandoned, turns to Roger. J.R., John Ross and Sue Ellen spend time together in a fun park and J.R. invites Sue Ellen to dinner at Southfork. She refuses after some hesitation.
Friday, February 12th, 1982
J.R. hatches a plot against Cliff with the help of Wally Hampton, chairman of one of the biggest conglomerates in the South-West. Rebecca is reluctant to see Cliff go but leaves the choice up to him. Evelyn Michaelson confronts Lucy and tells her she wants Mitch. Donna discovers Ray in bed with the girl from the bar, thanks to another plot by J.R. Bobby buys Pam an aerobics business. J.R. tries to win Sue Ellen back. He shows her a video from the late 1960's where Sue Ellen is 20 years old, appearing in the Miss Texas contest.
Friday, February 19th, 1982
J.R.'s charm offensive with Sue Ellen continues, whilst carefully manipulating all around him. Donna is angry with the way that Ray is trying to split them up. Roger becomes more obsessed with Lucy. Cliff smells a rat over Wally Hampton's offer. Bobby speaks to Sue Ellen about Christopher.
Friday, February 26th, 1982
20: The Maelstrom
Sue Ellen tells Clayton that Kristin and J.R. were lovers. Ray recovers from Jock's death and reconciles with Donna. J.R. learns Bobby paid Sue Ellen a visit and accuses him of poisioning her mind against him. J.R. meets Cliff's half-sister Katherine. Mitch pressures Lucy for divorce. Lucy turns to Roger. Jeff Farraday asks Bobby for a meeting.
Friday, March 5th, 1982
21: The Prodigal
Rebecca gives Cliff autonomy in running Wentworth Tool and Die, which upsets Katherine. Donna learns during her book research that the late Sam Culver and Jock had Sam's uncle Jonas Culver committed to a mental institution to get his oil-rich land. J.R. gets Christopher's birth certificate from California. Clayton wants to find out from Afton whether Cliff is worthy of Sue Ellen. Katherine meets with J.R. about how to stop Cliff. J.R. plots to have Cliff buy worthless land. Farraday blackmails Bobby. Roger tells Lucy she can never have pictures with anybody else and threatens her. Pam tells Roger to stay away from Lucy.
Friday, March 12th, 1982
J.R. makes moves to set up Cliff. Donna wrestles with her conscience over the damning evidence she has found. Clayton is confronted by J.R. about his feelings for Sue Ellen. Farraday continues to pester Bobby. Cliff is talked into the land deal by Marilee Stone, unaware it's a trap. Lucy tells her agent she can't work with Roger again. Mitch refuses a reconciliation. Cliff proposes to Sue Ellen. Roger abducts Lucy. J.R finally has proof as to who Christopher really is.
Friday, March 19th, 1982
Clayton goes overseas on vacation. Bobby finds Farraday murdered. Sue Ellen accuses J.R. of destroying her friendship with Clayton. Donna and Miss Ellie clash over Donna's discovery of Jock's involvement in Jonas Culver's death. Cliff thinks he's on the verge of striking oil and asks Sue Ellen again to marry him. J.R. tells Bobby he's Christopher's father and demands Bobby's loyalty on Ewing Oil business in return for keeping the matter secret. J.R. tells Sue Ellen that Cliff is heading for disaster. Police take Bobby in for questioning about Farraday's murder.
Friday, March 26th, 1982
24: The Investigation
Police question Bobby about Farraday. The family are worried about Lucy's disappearance. Rebecca learns Cliff has been withdrawing large amounts from Wentworth Tool and Die. Bobby and Pam rescue Lucy from Roger and she is taken to the hospital. Cliff is facing financial ruin and tries to borrow money from Sue Ellen. Mitch visits Lucy at the hospital where they agree to divorce. Miss Ellie is still furious with Donna. Sue Ellen tells Pam about Cliff's situation. Farraday's associates show up at Bobby's office thinking Bobby had drug deals with Farraday. J.R. finalises his plan with Cliff and Sue Ellen.
Friday, April 2nd, 1982
Continuing his courtship, J.R. sends roses to Sue Ellen's apartment every day. Rebecca asks Cliff to resign from Wentworth Tool and Die over the recent embezzlement. Bobby helps the police catch Farraday's murderers by arranging a fake cocaine deal. Miss Ellie becomes increasingly withdrawn over Jock. Ray speaks to her and reminds her that Jock was no saint. Punk Anderson wants to establish a memorial scholarship to Jock. Mitch leaves Dallas and Lucy behind and moves to Atlanta. Cliff feels rejected and abandoned by everybody. Afton tries to console him. Miss Ellie gives Donna the go-ahead on her book.
Friday, April 9th, 1982
26: Goodbye, Cliff Barnes
Miss Ellie has accepted Jock's death. Marilee Stone tells Cliff that J.R. used her to get Sue Ellen back. Bobby tells Pam the truth about Christopher. They fly to Los Angeles and learn that Kristin miscarried J.R.'s baby, that Farraday and Kristin were married, and that Farraday is Christopher father. Clayton comes back from vacation. J.R. and Sue Ellen plan to marry and break the news to the family. Lucy tells Muriel she was raped by Roger. Cliff feels devastated when Sue Ellen tells him she's marrying J.R. He tries to kill himself. Rebecca shows up at Southfork and tells Miss Ellie that the Ewing-Barnes feud will continue. Sue Ellen feels guilty about Cliff's suicide attempt and tells J.R. she may not be able to marry him if Cliff dies.
Friday, October 1st, 1982
1: Changing of the Guard
Miss Ellie, Bobby and Lucy vote to have J.R. removed as president of Ewing Oil. J.R. learns Christopher is not his baby. Rebecca, Afton and Pam visit Cliff who is in a coma in the hospital. Ewing Oil gets new offices. Bobby meets oilwoman Holly Harwood. Lucy learns she is pregnant with Roger's baby. J.R. accepts Holly's offer to run Harwood Oil.
Friday, October 8th, 1982
2: Where There's a Will
Pam gives Cliff some home truths. Bobby makes some needed cutbacks at Ewing Oil. J.R. is tries to see Jock's will by using Serena and blackmailing Harve Smithfield's son-in-law. Cliff recovers in the hospital and gets a visit from Sue Ellen. Ray gets a letter from Aunt Lilly about Amos Krebbs' ill health. Lucy tells Pam about her pregnancy. Cliff leaves the hospital. Sue Ellen is having second thoughts about marrying J.R. and visits Clayton at the Southern Cross Ranch. Marilee offers Cliff a job.
Friday, October 15th, 1982
3: Billion Dollar Question
The Ewings get an invitation for another Oil Barons Ball. Lucy has an abortion. Cliff cautiously accepts Marilee's job offer. J.R. pressures Miss Ellie to open Jock's will and tries to use an IRS agent to put pressures on Bobby. Miss Ellie decides to socialize again. Holly Harwood rebuff's J.R's sexual advances. Ray gets news of Amos Krebbs' death. J.R. visits Sue Ellen at Clayton's ranch. Clayton learns Dusty is coming back.
Friday, October 22nd, 1982
4: The Big Ball
J.R. continues to secretly run Harwood Oil. Dusty questions Sue Ellen about her and J.R. Ray and Donna go to Amos Krebbs' funeral. Dusty introduces his new wife Linda to a shocked Sue Ellen. Ray meets his rebellious cousin Mickey Trotter. Sue Ellen leaves the Southern Cross. Pressured by J.R., Punk Anderson announces the Jock Ewing Scholarship at the Oil Barons Ball. Miss Ellie decides to have Jock declared legally dead.
Friday, October 29th, 1982
5: Jock's Will
Pamela urges Lucy to go back to work. Ray and Donna continue in Kansas. Ray learns Mickey is hiding a criminal conviction from his mother. J.R. and Sue Ellen set the wedding date. Ray brings Mickey to Southfork. Bobby testifies in court about the search for Jock in South America. The court declares Jock legally dead. The reading of Jock's will sets the stage for a year long battle between Bobby and J.R. for control of Ewing Oil.
Friday, November 5th, 1982
The battle for Ewing Oil begins, to Pam's concern. Mickey settles into Southfork ranch reluctantly. J.R. seeks a variance for pumping more oil. Lucy decides to go back to work. Rebecca buys Wade Luce's oil company for Cliff to run but he can't face dealing with J.R. again. Pam and Bobby get the date for the final adoption hearing.
Friday, November 12th, 1982
7: Hit and Run
Cliff starts work as the president of the new Barnes-Wentworth oil company. Miss Ellie meets an admirer. J.R. makes his move on Walt Driscoll by setting up his wife. The cartel decides not to work with Ewing Oil. Bobby makes a deal on the Canadian fields.
Friday, November 19th, 1982
8: The Ewing Touch
J.R. blackmails Walt Driscoll and gets his variance. Miss Ellie tries to make peace with Rebecca. Christopher's adoption becomes final and the family celebrates. Cliff gets mad at Pamela for helping Bobby secure the Canadian deal. J.R. pumps oil at full capacity despite a surplus. Ray finds Mickey in a bar instead of working and tries to teach him a lesson on responsibility. Miss Ellie brings Frank Crutcher to dinner at Southfork. J.R.tries to sabotage Bobby's operations.
Friday, November 26th, 1982
9: Fringe Benefits
Bobby's Canadian deal is delayed due to weather problems. J.R. and Sue Ellen get ready for their wedding. Pam and Sue Ellen become closer despite the rivalry between their husbands. J.R. questions Miss Ellie about Frank Crutcher. J.R. tries to use Sue Ellen to get a refinery deal but the scheme backfires and it's Cliff who gets the deal in the end, with Afton's help. The cartel sides with Cliff. Pam tells Bobby that Jock's will is ruining the family and asks him to give up the battle.
Friday, December 3rd, 1982
10: The Wedding
It's December 3, and J.R. and Sue Ellen remarry, but the cartel members stay away. Mickey and Lucy meet, but Ray warns Mickey to stay away from her. Jordan Lee pressures Bobby to stop J.R.'s uncontrolled pumping. J.R. makes an unsuspecting Holly sell some of her assets to his dummy corporation named Petro State. Punk Anderson, as administrator of Jock's estate, warns J.R. to play by the rules or he'll stop him. Miss Ellie tells Clayton he reminds her of Jock. Bobby accuses J.R. of using Jock's will to destroy Ewing Oil. Afton fears Cliff is still in love with Sue Ellen. Donna agrees to serve on the Texas Energy Commission and gets Miss Ellie's blessing to do so, even if it means she will be the one to stop J.R.
Friday, December 10th, 1982
11: Post Nuptial
Cliff makes a scene at the wedding and then fights with J.R. in the pool. Rebecca encourages the cartel to put the screws to J.R. Holly reveals to Bobby that J.R. owns 25 percent of her company. Another man tries to take advantage of Lucy. Donna fears her membership on the Texas Energy Commission will cause more problems in the family. Bobby suspects J.R. is selling oil to an embargoed country and confronts J.R. about it.
Friday, December 17th, 1982
12: Barbecue Three
Sue Ellen and Pam vow to remain friends despite the Ewing battle. Bobby investigates J.R's excess crude mystery. The Texas Energy Commission meets for the first time. Mickey asks Lucy out but is rebuffed. J.R. opens a chain of cut-price gas stations. Miss Ellie is distressed at how the brothers' battle is affecting the family and the company. The cartel gang up on J.R. at the barbecue.
Friday, December 31st, 1982
13: Mama Dearest
Miss Ellie's decision to contest Jock's will causes further divisions in the family as J.R. warns Miss Ellie he will fight her in court. Bobby reluctantly sides with J.R. Pamela sides with Miss Ellie. Harv Smithfield refuses to represent Miss Ellie because of his legal and moral loyalty to Jock. Bobby accuses Pam of fighting him on Miss Ellie's side. An angry J.R. confronts Clayton who visits with Miss Ellie at Southfork. J.R.'s cut-rate gas stations get more media attention. Miss Ellie's new lawyer suggests it might be necessary to question Jock's mental competency at the time the will was made. Cliff moves into a new place. Afton questions Cliff about marriage.
Friday, January 7th, 1983
14: The Ewing Blues
Miss Ellie is torn between her concern for the family and her love for Jock. The cartel refuses to allow Bobby to uncap the Wellington field wells so he decides to force a sale. J.R. puts pressure on Holly to beak her contracts. Miss Ellie and Pam meets Mark Graison about legal help. J.R. and Sue Ellen go on the TV talk show. Cliff continues to take Afton for granted. Ellie continues her plan to break the will.
Friday, January 14th, 1983
15: The Reckoning
J.R. and Bobby unite against Miss Ellie in her effort to overrule Jock's will. Pam's siding with Miss Ellie causes more tensions with Bobby. If Miss Ellie wins in court, the old will of 15 years ago shall become effective. Sue Ellen discovers Mark Graison's obvious interest in Pamela and tells J.R. Ray and J.R. have another confrontation. J.R. and Bobby try to convince Punk Anderson to be on their side in the court battle over the will. Sue Ellen questions Pam about her marriage and Mark. Miss Ellie testifies in court that Jock was mentally incompetent when he wrote the codicil to the will.
Friday, January 28th, 1983
16: A Ewing is a Ewing
Cliff plots to tempt J.R. with political office. Mark Graison continues to try to impress Pam. J.R. gets a visit from an Air Force general concerning Harwood Oil's cancelled military contracts. J.R. gets Sue Ellen to ask Clayton to refine his oil but the plans backfires. Bobby sees J.R. talking to George Hicks of the Texas Energy Commission and suspects Hicks has been bought by J.R. Miss Ellie goes to Galveston to get away from it all and runs into Clayton. J.R. tries to romance Holly but she threatens him with a gun. Bobby plots to play dirty with George Hicks.
Friday, February 4th, 1983
17: Crash of '83
J.R. gets suspicious of Clayton's intentions towards Miss Ellie. Hicks is questioned by Bobby about J.R. but Hicks denies knowing him. Ray is worried about Mickey's influence on Lucy. J.R. gets a visit from Walt Driscoll who offers him a deal. Bobby blackmails Hicks to make him change his vote on J.R.'s variance. Pam is disgusted when Bobby tells her about the plot. Afton receives news of a crash involving the Wentworth jet.
Friday, February 11th, 1983
After the plane crash, Rebecca dies, with Pam at her bedside. Clayton accuses J.R. of being responsible for Rebecca's death. The Texas Energy Commission rescinds J.R.'s variance and J.R. gets mad at George Hicks who tells him he was blackmailed by Bobby. Cliff feels guilty for Rebecca's death and seeks consolation from Afton. Katherine arrives from New York and accuses Donna of being responsible for J.R.'s losing his variance. J.R. takes up Driscoll's Caribbean deal. Mark Graison attends Rebecca's funeral but J.R. stays away. Pam makes a big decision.
Friday, February 18th, 1983
Pam leaves Bobby and Southfork, to J.R.'s delight, and moves into a hotel. The cartel celebrates J.R.'s losing his variance. J.R. tells Mark Graison that Pam and Bobby split up. J.R. vows to keep selling cut-rate gas, despite the loss of the variance. Mark visits Pamela at the hotel. Rebecca's will is read and Pam, Katherine, Cliff, and even Afton get their shares. Lucy and Mickey become friends. Cliff and Katherine reconcile. J.R. and Walt Driscoll continue collaborating on the Caribbean deal. Clayton tells Sue Ellen that he used to be in love with her but now he's seeing Miss Ellie. J.R. offers Bobby a "compromise solution" to the battle for Ewing Oil but Bobby rejects the offer. J.R. succeeds in making Bobby look in front of the family like he wants an all-out war.
Friday, February 25th, 1983
20: Brothers and Sisters
J.R. could go to jail for shipping oil to Cuba. Clayton sells the Southern Cross and gets closer to Ellie. Holly wants J.R. out of Harwood Oil. J.R. gets letters of support from TV viewers. Katherine arranges for Bobby to see Pam and Mark Graison together in a restaurant. J.R. is forced to pay $1000000 to Walt Driscoll's contract man. J.R. is very happy to see Katherine pursuing Bobby. Donna, Ray, and Dave Culver wonder whether J.R. could run for a seat in the US Congress if he wins the battle with Bobby. Miss Ellie helps Clayton find a Dallas home. Bobby tells Pam again that he's determined to win Ewing Oil. J.R. tells Walt Driscoll he's ready to sell 1 million barrels to Cuba.
Friday, March 4th, 1983
21: Caribbean Connection
Donna accuses Mickey of being interested in Lucy for her money. Katherine tries to persuade Mark to stay close to Pamela. Clayton continues to look for a house in Dallas. Bobby and Ray uncover J.R's illegal Caribbean deal. If the State Department finds out about the deal with Cuba, this could be the end of Ewing Oil. Mark continues to see Pam. Cliff finally recovers from his depression over Rebecca's death and buys a company from Mark. J.R. considers going into politics but Sue Ellen fears her past alcohol problems and affairs with Dusty might complicate things.
Friday, March 11th, 1983
22: The Sting
Bobby and Ray bust J.R's Caribbean deal and Driscoll gets arrested. Clayton Farlow meets Mark Graison. Ellie and Clayton wonder whether Pam is getting serious about Mark. J.R. continues his affair with Serena, even after being remarried to Sue Ellen. Pam tells Bobby she doesn't feel guilty about seeing Mark. J.R. learns he will have to go to Cuba to claim his $40 million. Walt Driscoll is left to rot in jail and vows revenge on J.R. Mickey kisses Lucy for the first time. Katherine offers to help J.R. fight Cliff. Mickey brings Lucy to a motel room. J.R. confronts Bobby and Ray about the sting. Ray bails Driscoll out of jail with J.R.'s money. Bobby has a fight with Mark over Pam. Cliff has big plans for Barnes-Wentworth. Holly learns that both her oil and her money is in Cuba and she vows revenge on J.R.
Friday, March 18th, 1983
23: Hell Hath No Fury
After suffering a $17 million loss, Holly Harwood tells Bobby that she's determined to get the Ewing brothers out of her life. Lucy enjoys modelling again and continues to see Mickey. Clayton Farlow keeps on seeing Ellie. Bobby runs into more weather problems on his Canadian deal. J.R. encourages Katherine to move in on Bobby. Holly declares a truce with J.R. and tries to seduce him. Bobby and Pam spend a night together but when he wants her to go back to Southfork, she tells him that the night was "just a moment", and so they break up again. J.R. tries to force Walt Driscoll to tell him the name of his contract man in the Caribbeans. J.R. and Sue Ellen appear on television again where he sets the stage for his Cuban trip. Ray offers Bobby his financial support in the battle with J.R. Mark Graison continues to see Pam. Bobby tells Donna and Ray that it's too late to save his marriage. Katherine urges Mark to take Pam to France. Holly tells Sue Ellen that J.R. is seeing her.
Friday, March 25th, 1983
24: Cuba Libre
J.R. goes to Puerto Rica and learns he'll have to go to Cuba to claim his $40 million. Mark Graison and Pamela vacation in France. Aunt Lil misses Mickey and decides to come over from Kansas for a visit but Mickey is not thrilled. Sue Ellen is in denial over J.R.'s relationship with Holly, and questions Bobby about it. Bobby and Cliff clash over the Canadian deal and Pam's marriage to Bobby. Punk Anderson questions Clayton Farlow about his intentions toward Ellie. Donna also asks Ellie about her feelings for Clayton. Sue Ellen confronts Holly. Aunt Lil is worried that Mickey and Lucy could be getting serious about each other. At the Riviera, Pam tells Mark she needs time alone. Katherine offers Bobby her help with the Canadian deal but Cliff interferes. Sue Ellen and Clayton reconfirm their friendship. Aunt Lil tells Mickey that he and Lucy have nothing in common. J.R. gets arrested upon arrival in Cuba.
Friday, April 1st, 1983
25: Tangled Web
J.R.'s Cuban contact teaches him a lesson, but pays him the money. Cliff refuses to let Bobby use the Tundra Torque drill bit. In France, Mark continues to charm Pamela. Miss Ellie is still helping with the neverending househunting with Clayton. J.R's gift to Bobby of some Cuban cigars tells him J.R. has won the Cuban deal. Miss Ellie questions Clayton about his relationship with Sue Ellen. Ray tells Aunt Lil that Jock is his father. Afton warns Pam that Katherine is after Bobby. Sue Ellen catches Holly and J.R. in bed.
Friday, April 15th, 1983
26: Things Ain't Goin' Too Good at Southfork
Sue Ellen starts drinking again and Clayton finds her in his bed. Pamela comes back from France and questions Bobby about him and Katherine. Walt Driscoll disappears. Ellie finds Clayton with Sue Ellen. Katherine tells Pam there's nothing going on between her and Bobby. Cliff tells J.R. he will not let Bobby have the drill bit. Clayton tries to persuade Sue Ellen to talk to J.R. about the incident with Holly. A drunk Sue Ellen tells Ellie that Clayton is the only man that she ever loved. Cliff asks Pam to side with him on the drill bit. Sue Ellen angrily confronts J.R. about Holly. Mickey and Sue Ellen are involved in a car accident.
Friday, April 29th, 1983
After the car crash, Mickey and Sue Ellen are taken to the hospital but Sue Ellen is released shortly afterwards. Mickey is in a coma and may have suffered neurological injury. Lucy blames Sue Ellen and her drinking for Mickey's condition. Pam tells Bobby that she still loves him even though she has feelings for Mark. Clayton accuses J.R. of driving Sue Ellen back to the bottle. Bobby blames Holly for Sue Ellen's condition. Mark keeps pressuring Pamela for a committment. Sheriff Washburn tells J.R. that Sue Ellen has three times the legal limit of alcohol in her blood at the time of the crash. Pam tells Christopher that she loves Bobby but that she can't live with him. J.R. makes Holly an offer to get out of Harwood Oil for $20 million. Sue Ellen regrets having remarried J.R. At the Cattleman's Club, Bobby asks Holly to pay the $20 million to J.R. in instalments so as not to put him too much ahead in the contest. Cliff encourages Pam to leave Bobby and be with Mark Graison. J.R. tells Sue Ellen that he still loves her.
Friday, May 6th, 1983
28: Ewing Inferno
Ray pressures Sheriff Washburn to find the hit-and-run driver. Holly wants to pay J.R. his $20 million in instalments but J.R. objects, rightly detecting Bobby's hand. J.R. gets a slap in the face from Pam during an argument over her French trip. Mark convinces Pam to vote with Katherine and give the drill to Bobby. Mickey's condition continues to be very serious and Aunt Lil even goes as far as to say that perhaps it would have been better if he had died on the spot. J.R. tells Bobby that they should consider stopping the fight for control of Ewing Oil. Pam wants a divorce. Clayton convinces Ellie to take a break from family problems and go away with him. Sue Ellen tells J.R. to stay away from John Ross. Katherine tries to console Bobby after he gets the news about the divorce. Ray learns that Walt Driscoll was driving the car that hit Mickey and Sue Ellen. Ray and J.R. engage in a terrible fight, causing a major fire at Southfork. Sue Ellen, J.R., John Ross and Ray are trapped as the fire engulfs the house.
Friday, September 30th, 1983
1: The Road Back
Bobby comes to the rescue of Ray, J.R., Sue Ellen and John Ross during the Southfork fire. Ray continues to blame J.R. for the car crash. Sue Ellen, John Ross and J.R. move into a hotel. Clayton wants to keep the news of the fire from Miss Ellie. Katherine tells J.R. that Pam filed for divorce, and he tells Katherine he'd like to have her as a sister-in-law. J.R. reminds Ray and Bobby of the sting they pulled on Driscoll. Sue Ellen overhears J.R. telling Pam that it was Driscoll who caused the car crash and she accuses J.R. of letting her think it was her. Mark is worried that the fire may bring Pam and Bobby together. Sue Ellen questions Clayton whether he'll be joining the family. Mickey wakes up from his coma. J.R. and Bobby meet with Harve Smithfield to end the fight for Ewing Oil..
Friday, October 7th, 1983
2: The Long Goodbye
Sue Ellen tells J.R. she wants separate bedrooms and separate lives. Bobby tells Pam the battle for Ewing Oil is over and he wants her back at the ranch. Mickey tells Lucy at the hospital that when he gets out, he wants to marry her. Katherine is shocked to learn that Pam is seeing Bobby again. Clayton tells Bobby that Miss Ellie wants him to look after Southfork till she gets back. Cliff is angry when he learns of Pam's reconciliation with Bobby. Mickey learns that he is permanently paralysed, J.R. and Katherine plot to prevent Bobby and Pam from getting back together. Mark tells Pam that he will not wait much longer for her to decide about marriage. J.R. threatens Pam to prevent the reconciliation with Bobby.
Friday, October 14th, 1983
3: The Letter
Katherine pressures Pam to leave Bobby for good, with J.R.'s help. Sue Ellen thinks John Ross needs psychological counseling. In a conversation with Katherine, J.R. makes it sound like he's not sincere about having ended the fight with Bobby for control of Ewing Oil. The child psychologist tells Sue Ellen she should resolve her problems with J.R. Ray feels like everything bad that happened to Mickey is his fault. Katherine tricks Pam into signing a letter; She then reads the letter to Bobby. making it look like Pam had told her lawyer that both she and Bobby would be better off if he would just let her go. The child psychologist recommends a day camp for John Ross. At the camp, Sue Ellen and J.R. meet Peter Richards who will be taking care of little John Ross. Pam tells Katherine that she wants to go back to Bobby and not let J.R. intimidate her. Bobby has a fateful meeting with Pam.
Friday, October 21st, 1983
4: My Brother's Keeper
J.R. encourages Bobby to take a break from Ewing business, considering the divorce he's going through. Sue Ellen is happy to see John Ross having fun at the camp, and chats with Peter Richards. J.R. sabotages the Canadian drilling operation. Donna meets up with a former legal acquaintance. Ray and Aunt Lil wonder how to keep Mickey from getting depressed. Afton, Cliff and Mark take Pamela for a night out but Bobby and J.R. are there, with company. Mickey tells Lucy she shouldn't come to the hospital so often. Ray continues to feel guilty over what happened to Mickey. Afton is still very suspicious of Katherine's intentions. She thinks Katherine is after Bobby. Mickey tells Ray that he's rather die than live on a life-support system. Katherine discourages Bobby from going to the court hearing, where Pamela and Bobby are officially get divorced.
Friday, October 28th, 1983
5: The Quality of Mercy
Bobby confides in Phyllis about his divorce and Lucy confides in Sue Ellen about the situation with Mickey. J.R. tells John Ross that he will get Ewing Oil back for him. Pamela moves back into Rebecca's house, and Cliff offers her a job at Barnes- Wentworth. Cliff recruits Sly as a spy in J.R. 's office. Mickey slips into a coma and is put on a life-support system. Mark proposes to Pamela. A lonely Bobby dates Katherine Wentworth, but also bumps into Holly Harwood, to Katherine's ire. Aunt Lil says she will not be coming to the hospital to see Mickey anymore, now that he's on life-support. J.R. tells a stunned Sue Ellen that Peter Richards has a crush on her. Ray and Aunt Lil are found in Mickey's room with the respirator unplugged.
Friday, November 4th, 1983
6: Check and Mate
Ray is arrested for unplugging Mickey's life support and Aunt Lil falls into depression. Cliff tries to pay Sly for inside information on J.R.'s deals. Katherine tells J.R. she's only interested in Bobby. Barnes-Wentworth-Graisco is officially launched but Pam is mad at Cliff when she learns that he stole a deal from J.R. Ray is released on bail and is very reluctant to accept a lawyer. Lucy goes into a rage upon seeing Ray after the tragedy in the hospital, and accuses him of having murdered Mickey. Mark Graison fears that Ray's tragedy will pull Pam back to the Ewings. Bobby rebuffs Holly Harwood's romantic advances. Holly says good-bye to Bobby. Donna tells Ray to pull himself together after Mickey's death. Sue Ellen invites Peter Richards to a party at Southfork. Punk Anderson reads Jock's letter which says that the contest was just designed to make Bobby and J.R. respect one another as businessmen. Bobby's share of the profit on the Canadian fields comes in at the last minute and radically alters the outcome of the contest.
Friday, November 11th, 1983
7: Ray's Trial
Ray is uncooperative before the trial and Paul Morgan complains to Donna that he's not getting any information from him. Cliff is envious of Mark Graison's lifestyle. Bobby runs into Jenna Wade again, who now works as a waitress. Bobby stands Katherine up. Paul Morgan warns Ray that his recent attempt to kill J.R. will hurt him in court if it gets out in the open. Ray is charged with felony murder and the prosecutor demands the death penalty. Pam is clearly upset to learn that Bobby is seeing Jenna again. J.R. walks out of Ray's trial, Bobby testifies that Ray was a father figure to Mickey and that he loved him. Lucy Ewing testifes against Ray by saying that Mickey wanted to live. Ray is shocked to find out that Paul Morgan decides to ask Aunt Lil to testify, and he strongly objects.
Friday, November 18th, 1983
8: The Oil Baron's Ball
Aunt Lil testifies at Ray's trial and tries to take all the responsibility for Mickey's death. Pam convinces Katherine to go to the Oil Baron's Ball. Ray is found guilty of killing Mickey Trotter and is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, suspended for 18 months. Sue Ellen comes to J.R.'s bed but then humiliates him by saying that she just used him sexually and that's as far as their marriage will go. Sue Ellen talks Peter Richards into going to the ball with Lucy and Bobby talks Jenna into going with him. At the ball, J.R. is very happy to see Bobby with Jenna. Cliff tells Katherine that Jenna's daughter Charlie could be Bobby's child. Pam and Jenna have an unpleasant exchange about Bobby. Cliff is honored as Oil Baron of the year and he warns J.R. that he will tell everybody "the truth" about Jock and Digger.
Friday, November 25th, 1983
9: Morning After
At the Oil Baron's Ball,Cliff publicly announces his own Willard Barnes Foundation, and that Jock stole from Digger. A fight erupts, involving J.R., Cliff, Bobby, Ray, Mark Graison, Peter Richards, and many other guests. Bobby and Jenna are in love again. Peter overhears J.R. telling Sue Ellen that Peter has a crush on her. Jenna tells her daughter Charlie that they will be seeing a lot of Bobby. Pam starts work at Barnes-Wentworth. Mark continues to see Pam and wants to talk about marriage but Pam doesn't. Sly continues to spy on J.R. for Cliff Barnes. Paul Morgan tells Donna Krebbs that Ray is not a good match for her. Cliff uses Pam's attractiveness to conclude a business deal. Peter Richards tells Sue Ellen that he doesn't want anything to happen between him and her. Katherine tells a stunned Bobby that she's been in love with him ever since she saw him. She also questions Bobby about why Jenna Wade came back into his life. Donna talks Ray into going for their second honeymoon.
Friday, December 2nd, 1983
10: The Buck Stops Here
J.R. accuses Sue Ellen of having a relationship with Peter. Bobby questions Jenna about who Charlie's father is. Mark Graison gets impatient with Pamela. He thinks she is still emotionally tied to Bobby and she doesn't want to commit herself to Mark. Pam tells Katherine she's made a mess of her life. She thinks she lost Mark by not willing to commit herself to him. Pam tells Bobby that Jenna is not good for him. J.R. loses another deal to Cliff Barnes and assuses Bobby of helping his ex-wife Pamela. J.R. doesn't realize he's got a spy in his office. Katherine confronts Jenna Wade saying she stands in the way of a reconciliation between Pam and Bobby. Mark buys Pam a mechanical bull so she can practice before the rodeo. Sue Ellen tells Peter that what she feels for him is just infatuation, not real love. Jenna tells Bobby that Katherine has a crush on him. J.R. tells detective Harry McSween to find the spy. At the charity rodeo, Jenna loses to Pam in the mechanical bull round.
Friday, December 9th, 1983
11: To Catch a Sly
Pamela tells Christopher that she wishes she and Bobby were together, but in reality she seems to be getting closer to Mark Graison. Cliff Barnes keeps pressuring Sly Lovegren for more information on J.R.'s deals. J.R. hires a wiretab expert to check for bugs at Ewing Oil offices. Jenna cautiously visits Sothfork at Bobby's invitation. Ray and Donna wonder whether Jenna acts to spite Pam. Pam tells Katherine she's not over Bobby yet. Sly gets nervous when Detective McSween comes to see J.R. Bobby gets depressed after learning Pam and Mark are lovers. J.R. tricks Cliff and installs a bug in his office telephone. Sue Ellen tells Peter Richards she's got to break off the relationship. When J.R. learns that Cliff's been using Sly as a spy against him, he decides to use her to transmit false information back to Cliff. Ray and Donna observe Bobby and Jenna growing closer.
Friday, December 16th, 1983
12: Barbecue Four
J.R. continues to use his secretary Sly to set up Cliff. Bobby wants Jenna Wade to quit her job as a waitress. Peter Richards goes out with Lucy. Katherine investigates Jenna's European past and who Charlie's father is. Sly learns that Cliff has been bluffing about helping her imprisoned brother Steve because the parole board cannot be bought. Katherine tells Pam she needs to go to Rome, Italy to look for romance. Bobby brings Jenna to dinner at Southfork where Miss Ellie and Clayton surprise everybody with their unexpected return but the family is stunned to see Miss Ellie seat Clayton in Jock's old place at the dinner table. J.R. invites Pam, Mark, Afton and Cliff to the annual Ewing barbecue. J.R. wants Cliff to think that he's sincere about ending the Barnes/Ewing feud. Sue Ellen is upset to see Peter at the barbecue but then they kiss. In Rome, Katherine reads Charlie's birth certificate which says Bobby is Charlie's father.
Friday, December 23rd, 1983
13: Past Imperfect
J.R. is furious about Clayton's engagement to Miss Ellie. He tells Detective McSween to investigate Clayton's background. Ellie wants Clayton to move into Southfork. Little John Ross misses Peter Richards and wants him to come to the ranch. Sue Ellen doesn't want to be seen with Peter. John Ross starts school. Cliff Barnes does everything in his power to find out who Edgar Randolph is and what dealings he has had with J.R. Mark Graison teaches Pamela the rules of business. Bobby wants to buy Jenna Wade a boutique but she refuses and they have an argument about it. Clayton tries to give Ellie an engagement ring. In Rome, Katherine Wentworth keeps digging into Renaldo Marchetta and Jenna Wade's past. Peter tells Sue Ellen that he found an apartment for them, but Sue Ellen tells him she wants him out of her life. Clayton asks Bobby, J.R., and Ray how they feel about his engagement to Ellie. Jenna and Bobby cool off after the argument over the boutique. Clayton finds out about J.R's snooping into his past.
Friday, January 6th, 1984
14: Peter's Principles
Sue Ellen learns from Peter's roommate that he left the dorm. Cliff wants the cartel to go in a deal with him on the offshore tracts. It's Dusty's birthday and Clayton feels down because he's can't reach him. Little John Ross keeps asking Sue Ellen about Peter. J.R. reveals to his family that Clayton has a sister, Jessica. Afton feels neglected by Cliff. Miss Ellie fears that to take on the whole Ewing family may be too much to handle for Clayton. Afton walks in on Cliff having a "business meeting" with Marilee Stone. Sue Ellen tracks Peter down but he refuses to talk to her. Afton goes to Pam's place after she discovers Cliff with Marilee. Pam questions Cliff about his faithfulness to Afton. Ray tries to put Clayton's fears to rest about moving in to Southfork. Jenna is excited about a good start for her boutique. Pamela tells Bobby she's afraid that Cliff wants the Ewing-Barnes feud to start all over again. Cliff thinks Mark is too conservative.
Friday, January 13th, 1984
15: Offshore Crude
J.R. is upset to learn that Bobby met with Pamela. John Ross wants to see Peter and keeps bugging his mother about it. Sue Ellen reminds J.R. of their "open marriage". Cliff buys Afton flowers and tries to make up after the incident with Marilee Stone. In Rome, Katherine Wentworth keeps investigating Renaldo Marchetta. Lucy invites Peter Richards to Southfork. Sue Ellen tries to avoid meeting with Peter. Ellie questions Clayton abouit his sister Jessica and his other family but he's not very willing to talk. J.R. takes his first shot at trying to influence Edgar Randolph. Bobby, Ray, and Peter Richards have a little "swimming contest" in the Southfork pool. Sue Ellen throws J.R. out of her bedroom again. Cliff gets excited about topping J.R.'s bid on the offshore tracts. Katherine returns from Rome but Pam refuses to discuss with her who Charlie's father might be. Cliff encourages Marilee to invest with him. Sue Ellen tries unsuccessfully to break up with Peter.
Friday, January 20th, 1984
16: Some Do… Some Don't
J.R. tries to set Bobby up by letting Cliff buy Travis Boyd's company. Donna tells Miss Ellie that she's lucky to be marrying Clayton Farlow. Ray and Clayton go to a cattle auction. Clayton gets rid of his doubts about moving into Southfork. Donna warns Edgar Randolph against J.R.'s manipulations and blackmail. Bobby and Jenna get much closer. J.R. asks Sue Ellen about having another child but she says it will never happen. Donna and Ray push Ellie and Clayton to set a wedding date. Pam tells Marilee Stone to stay out Cliff's life, particularly his love life. J.R. keeps on blackmailing Randolph. Sue Ellen is embarrassed when Peter's friends take her for his mother. Cliff tells Pam that he doesn't want to make a business deal without her because "blood is thicker than oil". Bobby assures Katherine that they will always be friends. Cliff is disappointed that Sly has no information on Randolph.
Friday, January 27th, 1984
17: Eye of the Beholder
Mark Graison hides his hospital stay from Pamela. Katherine hires a private investigator to find Renaldo Marchetta. Miss Ellie persists in her decision not to marry Clayton. Bobby makes J.R. co-sign the Travis Boyd deal. Lucy invites Peter to a party at Muriel's. Marilee Stone tells Cliff that his sister Pamela is a problem in their relationship. Sue Ellen tells Clayton that he should not give up on Ellie. Donna finds out that Ellie's past with Jock Ewing haunts her and prevents her from making a commitment to Clayton. Pam and Bobby reminisce about their wedding. In Atlanta, Mitch gets a promotion. An intoxicated Clayton bursts into the Ewing residence where J.R. pulls a gun on him.
Friday, February 3rd, 1984
18: Twelve Mile Limit
J.R. uses Sly to sell geological reports to Cliff. J.R. can't get over Miss Ellie and Clayton's marriage. Afton goes to visit Mitch in Atlanta. Jenna tells Bobby that Charlie has fantasies about their marriage. Clayton Farlow talks with Ray Krebbs about Ellie's medical problem which has recently begun to haunt her again. Edgar Randolph cracks under J.R's pressure. Mark Graison proposes to Pamela. Detective Harry McSween digs up some information on Clayton from the time when his first wife died. Marilee Stone pressures Cliff to give her the geologicals before she invests with him. Katherine pressures Pam to marry Mark. Edgar Randolph's wife calls Donna from Washington, concerned about her husband. J.R. questions Sue Ellen about Clayton's past. Donna and Ray find Edgar unconscious in his hotel bathroom. Edgar tries to make it look like what happened to him was an accident. Donna and Ray accuse J.R. of leading to Edgar's sucide attempt.
Friday, February 10th, 1984
19: Where is Poppa?
Edgar Randolph's wife Martha tries to discover what really happened to her husband, while Edgar is released from the hospital. Peter Richards pressures Sue Ellen to makes a commitment to him. Sue Ellen ttells Peter that she and J.R. have separate bedrooms. Marilee Stone agrees to be Cliff's silent partner. Bobby buys Charlie a horse. Mark Graison pressures Pam for an answer to his marriage proposal. Afton suspects Cliff is carrying on his affair with Marilee. Bobby confronts J.R. about offshore drilling and Edgar Randolph. Miss Ellie tells J.R. he should start getting along with Clayton. Katherine locates Marchetta. Donna questions Paul Morgan about Edgar's past and reputation. Sue Ellen is hospitalized after an accident and Jenna Wade accompanies her to the hospital. Bobby tries to talk Clayton into becoming a partner in Ewing Oil. J.R. and Peter Richards both learn that Sue Ellen miscarried as a result of the accident.
Friday, February 17th, 1984
20: When the Bough Breaks
After Sue Ellen's accident, the family is concerned about her health and the miscarriage. Donna investigates Edgar Randolph's past with the help of lawyer Paul Morgan. Bobby questions Jenna Wade about who Charlie's father is. Katherine Wentworth takes a trip to California in search of Renaldo Marchetta. Peter Richards pays Sue Ellen a visit at the hospital. Cliff asks Pamela to join him in the offshore drilling venture. J.R. suspects Marilee Stone is Cliff's partner and wonders what the reasons could be. Clayton Farlow decides against investing with Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen wonders who she got pregnant with--J.R. or Peter. Pam talks to Sue Ellen about her pregnancy and miscarriage. Katherine finally finds Marchetta and has a conversation with him. Mark goes overseas on business. Ray and Donna learn that Edgar Randolph was institutionalized once. Bobby tells Jenna that he, she, and Charlie have "something very special" going.
Friday, February 24th, 1984
21: True Confessions
J.R. tries to talk Marilee Stone out of doing business with Cliff. Ray and Donna take a trip to Maryland. Cliff tries to convince Pam to join him in the offshore venture. Lucy asks Peter Richards to pose as a model with her at Southfork. Jenna Wade tells Bobby that Charlie loves him. Marchetta shows up while Bobby and Jenna have lunch. Edgar Randolph gives J.R. secret information on the bids for the upcoming lease auction. Marchetta confronts Jenna and Bobby. He announces he's Charlie's father and shows them her birth certificate with Bobby's name. Ray and Donna uncover Randolph's secret from the past which J.R. has been blackmailing him. Katherine pays Marchetta for the meeting he had with Jenna and Bobby. Marilee Stone takes J.R.'s advice and pulls out of the offshore deal with Cliff. Katherine tries to stop Pam from talking to Bobby. Jenna explains to Bobby her reasons for having listed him as the father of record on Charlie's birth certificate.
Friday, March 2nd, 1984
22: And the Winner Is…
J.R. is upset to learn that Bobby and Jenna are having problems, and tries to resolve the issue. J.R. gets suspicious that someone is behind Marchetta showing up at this time. Bobby spends time with Pam and Christopher. J.R. uses Edgar Randolph to get what he wants at the auction. Ellie wants a small wedding and insists on inviting Clayton's sister Jessica but Clayton is not too happy about it. Katherine is upset to learn that Pam is been seeing Bobby. Ray and Donna discuss the Randolph issue and what to do next. Cliff Barnes is high bidder on Gold Canyon 340. Donna and Ray confronts Randolph about his past. Randolph plans to quit the government office. Bobby accuses J.R. of lying and going back to his old ways of running the company. J.R. uses Marilee Stone to set Cliff up on the offshore venture. Randolph and his wife Martha violently confronts J.R. Cliff is not happy with Sly's service. J.R. overhears Sue Ellen and Peter talking about her past.
Friday, March 9th, 1984
23: Fools Rush In
J.R. pretends he wants Peter Richards around at Southfork for little John Ross' sake. Cliff has to come up with the balance of the money on the offshore tract within 12 days. Miss Ellie sets a wedding date and Clayton is delighted. Charlie Wade questions Bobby about why he's not seeing her mother anymore. Cliff tries to talk Pamela into a partnership with him. J.R. blackmails Katherine Wentworth to make sure that Pam marries Mark Graison. Pam goes to Houston for a Wentworth meeting. Ellie asks Jessica over the phone to stay at Southfork for the wedding. Pam tells Sue Ellen and Katherine that she has decided to turn Mark down. Bobby tries reconciliation with Jenna but they break up again. Sue Ellen tells Bobby that because of Pam's feelings for him, she's decided not to marry Mark. Cliff gets a phone call from Mark who is in the Middle East. J.R. schemes to set Cliff up using banker Vaughn Leland.
Friday, March 16th, 1984
24: The Unexpected
J.R. plots to frame Peter and teach Sue Ellen a lesson. Afton hates Vaughn Leland. J.R. wants a double wedding ceremony; Clayton marrying Ellie, and Bobby marrying Jenna. Katherine learns of Mark's medical problem. Peter turns Lucy down on a modelling assignment in the Caribbean. J.R. is nice to Peter to make him feel welcome. Peter teaches astronomy to little John Ross. Cliff borrows $227 million despite his controller's doubts about the loan contract. Bobby admits to Jenna Wade that he can be inflexible and self-centered. Bobby tells Jenna Pam's got a hold on him. Pam decides to marry Mark. J.R. and Vaughn Leland put on an act in front of a completely unsuspecting Cliff to make him sign the loan papers. J.R. promises Katherine Wentworth he'll give her the "blackmail tape" as soon as Pam and Mark get married. Bobby is absolutely stunned and devastated to learn of Pam's decision to marry Mark. Jessica Montford arrives from London and surprises J.R. with a special gift.
Friday, March 23rd, 1984
25: Strange Alliance
Katherine wants to make sure Pam doesn't change her mind about marrying Mark Graison. Sly continues to work for Cliff Barnes. Lucy is determined to find out what is "wrong" with Peter Richards because he refuses to date her. Jessica Montford makes her brother Clayton uncomfortable by bringing up stories from his past in Ellie's presence. Pam tries to protect Mark from learning about his health problem. J.R. prepares Detective McSween to do some "work" on Peter. Bobby and Mark vow to be enemies. Despite Sue Ellen's concern for Lucy, J.R. insists that Peter continues to come to Southfork. Jessica reminisces about her early years with Clayton. Charlie gets along with Christopher very well. Jenna Wade tells Bobby that she won't wait for ever. Sly tells Cliff that J.R. fears Barnes-Wentworth will become bigger than Ewing Oil. Cliff is mad to learn that Westar hit oil and he still hasn't. Jessica and J.R. find out they have a lot in common.
Friday, April 6th, 1984
26: Blow Up
Pressured by Jerry Kenderson, Pam tries to rush the wedding but Mark doesn't understand why. Vaughn Leland manipulates Cliff on J.R.'s instructions. Jessica feels she doesn't fit in with the Ewings. J.R. asks Katherine for help in buying some Wentworth land. J.R. invites Peter to a party for Jessica. Clayton picks Ray Krebbs to be his best man at the wedding. Punk Anderson questions Jenna Wade and Bobby about whether they will get married. Through another of J.R.'s schemes, a drunk Lucy angrily confronts Sue Ellen and Peter about their affair. J.R. tries to use the situation with Lucy to make Sue Ellen move back to his bedroom. Katherine wants Bobby to teach her about the oil business. Donna gets suspicious of Jessica's intentions. J.R. and Jessica start discussing stopping the wedding.
Friday, April 13th, 1984
27: Turning Point
J.R. tries to question Jessica about Clayton's past. Vaughn Leland threatens to pull the plug on the money for Cliff. Clayton warns Jessica that J.R. can be dangerous. Katherine and Bobby celebrate the successful purchase of Wentworth land by Ewing Oil. J.R. overhears Clayton and Jessica talking about a secret. Pam is a little disappointed that Mark wants such a big wedding. Sue Ellen questions Pam about why she changed her mind and decided to marry Mark after all. Jenna tells Pam that Bobby still hasn't asked her to marry him. J.R. learns that Clayton has something to hide from his past. Cliff frantically tries to raise money, and even goes through Afton's bank books and questions the way she's been spending money. Lucy apologizes to Peter for the scene she made, and they vow to be friends again. J.R. has a showdown with Katherine and she vows to kill him. Clayton tells Donna and Ray that he thinks Jessica is just too direct and unpredictable. J.R. pays oil crewman to slow down Cliff's drilling operation.
Friday, May 4th, 1984
28: Love Stories
Mark insists on a big wedding. Katherine tells an unaware Bobby of J.R's "blackmail tape" and Bobby has a showdown with her. J.R. keeps digging into Clayton's past and his wife Amy's death in San Angelo years ago. Bobby confronts J.R. about Katherine and the tape. J.R. pressures Bobby to marry Jenna Wade. Peter is in jail and he asks Sue Ellen for help in posting bail. Mark learns the truth about his health. Jenna accepts Bobby's marriage proposal. J.R. puts on an act in front of Peter and Sue Ellen. Cliff admits to Pam that he's financially ruined. Pam is devastated to learn of tragedy strking Mark.
Friday, May 11th, 1984
29: Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie
The Ewing family learns of Mark Graison's death. Bobby and Jenna hold off their announcement. Jenna fears that Mark's death may bring Bobby and Pam together. Pam gets a letter from Mark which reveals the real cause of the plane crash. A phone call from Dusty raises the tensions between Clayton and Jessica. Clayton tells Ray and Donna the truth about Dusty and Jessica's diary. Pam and Bobby talk about their years together and the divorce. Pam learns about the letter which Katherine wrote and which led to Pam and Bobby's divorce. Pam has a showdown with Katherine. Miss Ellie and Jessica disappear and the Ewings fear Ellie is in serious trouble.
Friday, May 18th, 1984
30: End Game
Tension rises at the Ewing residence as the search for Miss Ellie and Jessica continues. Clayton and J.R. have a fight over Clayton's mentally unstable sister. Bobby confronts J.R. over his plotting with Jessica to stop the wedding. Cliff seeks Jordan Lee's help in getting another crew for his offshore drilling. Ellie is rescued from Jessica's clutches. Sue Ellen feels sorry for Pamela after Mark's death. Clayton and Ellie decide not to postpone the wedding, despite the recent events. Clayton tries to figure out Jessica's mental state and her motive for kidnapping Ellie. Pam learns that Jenna Wade and Bobby will be getting married. Clayton and Miss Ellie get married. Cliff is mad to learn that Pam left Dallas without saying where she's going. Ellie and Clayton go on a cruise to the Mediterranean. Katherine makes a scene during an angry exchange with Bobby. J.R. reveals the setup on the offshore drilling to a completely stunned Cliff. Edgar Randolph reappears in Dallas vowing revenge on J.R
Friday, September 28th, 1984
1: Killer at Large
Afton finds Bobby shot in J.R.'s office. Lucy suspects J.R. framed Peter. Ray tries to warn J.R. against Randolph. Sue Ellen and J.R. have a new "marital arrangement" after the showdown with Peter. Lucy, J.R., and Sue Ellen rush to Dallas Memorial where Bobby undergoes an operation. J.R. realizes the killer was after him. Tract 340 comes in and Cliff is delighted. Bobby is blinded by the bullet wound. Marilee is angry with J.R. after Cliff strikes oil. Afton suspects Cliff shot Bobby. Jenna and Pam meet by Bobby's hospital bed. An attempt is made on J.R.'s life. Afton leaves Cliff. Pam stops Katherine from going into the hospital to see Bobby. Marilee seduces Cliff. Bobby is skeptical about J.R. "watching" Ewing Oil business while he's away. J.R. and Bobby learn that the killer is still at large.
Friday, October 5th, 1984
2: Battle Lines
J.R. suspects Cliff Barnes in the shooting of Bobby and he pressures the police to find answers fast. Vaughn Leland tries to patronize Cliff but he threatens to file a complaint against Vaughn about unfair banking. Pam questions Cliff about his marrying Afton. Bobby asks Ray and Donna to check the office phones for bugs. Bobby tells Jenna they can't get married until he regains his sight. Sue Ellen is touched by J.R.'s brotherly loyalty during Bobby's incapacitation. Cliff and Sly have an honest exchange about J.R.'s setup. Bobby fears J.R. will take advantage of his absence at Ewing Oil and he asks Donna to watch over things for him at the office. J.R. asks Sue Ellen whether it was her who tried to kill him. Sue Ellen reveals to J.R. that there was no "affair" with Peter Richards. Pam tells Bobby about Katherine's devious trick in writing the letter which led to their divorce. Donna and J.R. draw their battle lines, as do Pamela and Jenna. Cliff celebrates his offshore strike with Jordan Lee.
Friday, October 12th, 1984
3: If at First You Don't Succeed
J.R. tells Bobby about Cliff's arrest. Cliff is released on bail. J.R. reveals to Bobby how he set Cliff up on the offshore drilling. Cliff admits to Pam that he wanted to kill J.R. Sue Ellen invites Donna Krebbs for dinner and is reprimanded by J.R. Donna and J.R. have a confrontation about her "filling in" for Bobby at Ewing Oil. Jenna Wade is mad at J.R. for bugging Bobby's phone and for the shooting. Pam vows to continue the Barnes-Ewing feud. Sue Ellen tells Jenna the story of her and Dusty Farlow. J.R. tries to sabotage Donna's work at Ewing Oil. Martha Randolph confronts J.R. about what he did to her husband. J.R. feels like he has turned everybody against him, and he turns to Sue Ellen. Pamela and Sue Ellen have a terrible fight over the Barnes-Ewing feud and Cliff's alleged shooting of Bobby. After striking oil big time, Cliff has an invasion of salesmen in his office. Bobby gets impatient with his eyesight problem. Lucy visits the place where her mother used to work as a waitress.
Friday, October 19th, 1984
Bobby confronts deadly danger in his hospital room. Bobby's assailant is caught. J.R., Cliff, and Pam discover that Katherine is mentally disturbed. Lucy works as a waitress. Bobby's eyesight comes back and he's released from the hospital. Cliff romances Mandy Winger. Donna buys a small oil company but Ray is not too thrilled about it. Cliff suspects Katherine skipped bail. J.R. tries to explain to Bobby about the bugs in his office. Ray discovers Lucy's new job. J.R. fears he may have been underestimating Cliff. J.R. and Pamela have an unpleasant exchange about her dating so soon after Mark Graison's death. Jason Ewing's daughter Jamie arrives at Southfork.
Friday, October 26th, 1984
J.R. is very suspicious of Jamie's intentions. The Ewings question Jamie about her family. Sue Ellen insists that Jamie stay at Southfork. Eddie Cronin comes to Lucy's defense at the place where she works. Bobby can't get over Pam, which naturally irritates J.R. Jamie feels embarrassed taking gifts from Sue Ellen and Jenna. J.R. "tests" Jamie by asking her questions about the oil business. Jenna is very happy after her first night at Southfork. Cliff gets a very attractive offer from Jeremy Wendell of Westar but Pam is not too thrilled. J.R. confronts Jamie once again and tries to buy her off. Sue Ellen meanwhile is happy to be around Jamie. J.R. wants Sue Ellen to "spy" for the family and find out whether Jamie is really a Ewing. Pam is suspicious of Westar's offer to Cliff and she questions Wendell about it. Jenna gets suspicious about whether Jamie is for real. Cliff uses Mandy Winger to find out about Wendell's intentions.
Friday, November 2nd, 1984
6: Shadow of a Doubt
Pam is determined to find out what's going on with Mark Graison's car and other disturbing "signs." J.R. learns of Wendell's offer to Cliff. Donna, Ray, Jenna, and Bobby celebrate Donna's little oil venture. J.R. risks spoiling the good relations with Sue Ellen because of his suspicions of Jamie and constant confrontations with her. J.R. tricks Cliff out of the deal with Wendell. Bobby and Jenna make wedding plans. Bobby meets Mandy Winger. Lucy has a fight with Eddie Cronin's girlfriend. Wendell tries to come up with a new strategy after being turned down by Cliff. Mandy is used by Cliff for housekeeping duties. Pam receives flowers with Mark's name on them.
Friday, November 9th, 1984
J.R. warns Bobby against Pam and Cliff's combined power after Pam inherits Mark Graison's wealth. Donna is excited about her oil venture. Pamela tells Jerry Kenderson about Mark's suicide letter. A cable announces the return of Ellie and Clayton. J.R. and Bobby realize that life will be different at Southfork with Clayton around. J.R. and Bobby have a fight over Jock's portrait. Mandy Winger overhears Sue Ellen talking to Jamie about Cliff and J.R. Pam is determined to find out whether Mark was actually on the plane when it exploded. Ellie Ewing Farlow meets her niece Jamie Ewing. Eddie Cronin discovers Lucy's secret; she's a Ewing. Clayton feels uncomfortable, with the family talking about Jock so much. Ray and Donna worry over Clayton adjusting to Southfork and reminders of Jock Ewing everywhere.
Friday, November 16th, 1984
8: Oil Baron's Ball III
Wendell invites Cliff Barnes to sit at the Westar table at the Oil Barons' Ball. Sly needs a break from work and from interacting with Cliff. Miss Ellie confides in Donna about Clayton's adjustment to Southfork. Bobby tells Pam she's overreacting to the recent "events" concerning Mark Graison. Eddie Cronin investigates Lucy's past. Bobby and Jenna set a wedding date. Bobby wants to spare Pam a wedding announcement at the ball. J.R. tries to get Jamie a job. Ellie tries to make Clayton comfortable and she orders new bedroom furniture. J.R. is impressed by Mandy Winger. Cliff is worried about Pam's emotional state. Pam is upset again about Bobby and Jenna marrying. At the Oil Barons' Ball J.R. makes a surprise announcement and Pam feels devastated.
Friday, November 23rd, 1984
Jenna is excited about the upcoming wedding. Bobby is mad at J.R. for making the wedding announcement at the ball. Donna and Miss Ellie are worried over Clayton's adjustment to Southfork. Pam covers up her real feelings about Bobby in front of him. J.R. hires a private eye to investigate Mandy Winger. Sue Ellen and Jamie spend time together but Jamie is bored and wants a job. Ellie wonders whether Clayton went to Houston on purpose, to stay away from Southfork. Pam is determined to find out what happened to Mark Graison. Lucy dates Eddie Cronin. J.R. eases up on picking on Jamie. Renaldo Marchetta shows up and asks Jenna for a meeting. Sue Ellen wants J.R. to hire Jamie at Ewing Oil. Marchetta tells Jenna he wants Charlie in his life. Jenna learns of the number Katherine Wentworth pulled with Charlie's birth certificate. J.R. and Miss Ellie argue over Jock's portrait which she eventually takes down.
Friday, November 30th, 1984
Miss Ellie gets suspicious about Lucy being away from home so often. Clayton finds Jock's portrait gone from Southfork. Bobby and Jenna fear that Marchetta will tell Charlie he's her father. Pam has a new hope of finding Mark after a piece of the plane is found. J.R. and Wendell discuss doing business together. Cliff is upset to learn that Sly is on a leave of absence. Bobby confronts Marchetta. Charlie learns about Marchetta and disappears. Marchetta denies having taken Charlie. J.R. introduces himself to Mandy Winger. Cliff asks Mandy to meet with J.R. for him. Eddie and Lucy have a fight after he tells her that he knows she's a Ewing. Lucy tells Clayton he's not her grandfather. Ray finds Charlie. Pamela is convinced that Mark Graison survived the crash.
Friday, December 7th, 1984
11: Barbecue Five
Jamie starts working at Ewing Oil. Jerry Kenderson tries to talk Pamela out of pursuing Mark's "trail". Jenna thinks Charlie should meet her father. Cliff uses Mandy Winger to spy on J.R. Pam consults a psychic. Mandy tries to press J.R. for information on his deals with Wendell. J.R. is upset to learn that Sue Ellen bought Jamie a car. Bobby gets nervous when Jenna and Charlie meet with Marchetta. Pam tells Miss Ellie about her renewed hopes for finding Mark. Lucy and Eddie Cronin reconcile. Marchetta tells Jenna that he will remarry her. Marilee Stone and Jamie make a scene at the Ewing barbecue. Ray and Donna argue over Donna's oil company. Miss Ellie meets Eddie Cronin. Jamie presents a document challenging the legal status quo of Ewing Oil.
Friday, December 14th, 1984
12: Do You Take This Woman…
J.R. wants to throw Jamie out of Southfork. Sue Ellen volunteers to talk to Jamie while the Ewings debate what to do about her document. Marchetta gives Charlie a gift from his mother. Pamela hires an investigator to search for Mark Graison in clinics in different countries. Cliff tries to get Jamie to show him the document. Harve Smithfield warns J.R. what will happen if Jamie's document holds up in court. Pam puts up an ad in the paper asking for information about Mark. Charlie disappears and Jenna doesn't show up for the wedding.
Friday, December 21st, 1984
13: Deja Vu
The bride doesn't show up and the wedding is off. Cliff travels to Aunt Maggie's with Mandy Winger. J.R. and Bobby try to find Jenna and Marchetta. J.R. fears that Pam might come back into Bobby's life. J.R. and Cliff work together to keep Bobby and Pam apart. Bobby tries to understand why Jenna ran out on him again. J.R. plots to keep Pam out of Dallas. Marchetta reveals to Jenna his plan involving her and Charlie. Pam decides to travel to the Caribbean to search for Mark Graison. Cliff changes his strategy on Pam's wild-goose chase of Mark. Bobby finds Jenna with Marchetta and learns the shocking truth.
Friday, December 28th, 1984
14: Odd Man Out
J.R. continues to see Mandy Winger. Bobby drinks to forget what happened with Jenna Wade. Marchetta holds Jenna against her will. Clayton and Miss Ellie argue over her handling of Bobby's crisis. J.R. tries to poison Bobby's mind against Pam. Lucy continues to date Eddie Cronin. Donna can't find anything in Sam Culver's files concerning Jamie's document. Pam travels to the Caribbean to search for Mark. J.R. tries to find Jenna but Bobby wants to forget her. Ray and Donna consult Dave Culver about Jamie's document. Pam is convinced that Mark is alive. J.R. pressures Jamie to destroy her document. Marchetta is murdered and police find Jenna with his body.
Friday, January 4th, 1985
15: Lockup in Laredo
Jenna is arrested for the murder of Marchetta. Pam decides to go on to Jamaica to look for Mark Graison. Bobby learns why Jenna couldn't marry him. Scotty Demarest is hired to represent Jenna. Lucy and Eddie discuss starting a construction business. Jenna pleads not guilty and is denied bail. Bobby has a hard time getting Jenna out of jail. Bobby tries to locate Charlie with Scotty's help. Donna and Ray embark upon going through Sam Culver's papers. Jamie sees J.R. with Serena and uses that against him in front of Sue Ellen. J.R. plots to take Mandy away from Cliff. Mandy tells Cliff that J.R. has more class. J.R. has a confrontation with Jamie who threatens to use her document.
Friday, January 11th, 1985
16: Winds of War
Jamie leaves Southfork, to J.R.'s delight. Clayton warns J.R. that Jamie will use her document against him. Jenna Wade's fingerprints are found on the murder weapon. J.R. tries to explain the incident with Serena to Sue Ellen. Jenna gets more nervous about finding Charlie. Cliff wants to find Jamie. Lucy and Eddie sign the papers on their construction partnership. Bobby is contacted by a woman claiming to have Charlie. Mandy Winger feels unhappy being with Cliff. Pam returns from her fruitless search for Mark Graison but doesn't give up. Donna and Ray bring some news about Jamie's document which gets J.R. worried. J.R. tells Mandy that Jamie's document is fake. J.R. wants to spend more time with Mandy. Jamie says good-bye to Sue Ellen who almost turns to the bottle again. After the argument with Jamie, Sue Ellen takes a fresh look at her life. Bobby gets Charlie released. Cliff and Jamie team up against J.R. and Bobby.
Friday, January 25th, 1985
17: Bail Out
Bobby takes care of Charlie Wade after she is released by Veronica. Miss Ellie fears that Ewing Oil will fall into the hands of outsiders if Jamie succeeds. Jamie and Cliff hire a lawyer to examine their claim to Ewing Oil. Pam learns that Mark Graison has been seen in Hong Kong. Cliff makes a scene at Ewing Oil in front of J.R., Clayton, Donna, Ray, and Harve Smithfield. Mandy has a fight with Cliff and turns to J.R. Jenna is released on bail and reunites with Charlie. Jenna doesn't want a wedding until the trial is over. Pam meets Jamie Ewing. Pam refuses to join Cliff and Jamie in their legal fight for Ewing Oil. Bobby and J.R. unite against Cliff and Jamie. Pam tells Bobby she has fantasies about them being together. Sue Ellen warns Jenna against Bobby's "real side." Pam tells Bobby the real reason why she wanted to marry Mark. Pam is furious upon learning who plotted to send her on the wild-goose chase to the Caribbean.
Friday, February 1st, 1985
18: Legacy of Hate
Pam confronts J.R. about her Caribbean trip and joins Jamie and Cliff in the legal battle for Ewing Oil. Jenna can't wait to marry Bobby. Facing problems at Ewing Oil, J.R. opens up to Sue Ellen. Mandy Winger resents Jamie being with Cliff so much. Veronica's sister tells the story of Renaldo. Clayton tries to talk Jamie out of going ahead with the lawsuit. Bobby violently confronts J.R. about Pam's pointless search for Mark. Eddie Cronin and his girlfriend Betty are after Lucy's money. Mandy walks out on Cliff. Punk helps J.R. and Bobby locate witnesses from the 1930s. Miss Ellie urges Sue Ellen to stand by J.R. in the upcoming battle for control of Ewing Oil. Cliff and Jamie start their lawsuit and try to get an injunction to freeze Ewing Oil's assets.
Friday, February 8th, 1985
19: Sins of the Fathers
Pamela defends Bobby against Cliff's accusations. Ray dislikes Cliff Barnes and defends Jock's memory in the face of Cliff and Jamie's lawsuit. Pam has a fight with Bobby over who was behind her pointless Caribbean trip. J.R. wants to see Mandy more often. Cliff and Jamie get a temporary injunction against Ewing Oil but the victory is very short-lived. Cliff denies his involvement in Pam's search for Mark in the Caribbean. Mandy leaves Cliff. Jenna Wade's case is not getting any stronger before the trial and she fears she may go to prison. J.R. and Ray locate the roughneck from the old picture. Lucy and Eddie's construction project starts. The roughneck comes up with shocking evidence concerning Jock, Digger and Jason, and the Ewings are stunned.
Friday, February 15th, 1985
20: The Brothers Ewing
Clayton has a fight with J.R. over the meeting with Cliff and the roughneck. Before Jenna's trial, kids at school make problems for Charlie. Sue Ellen refuses to give J.R. emotional support in the fight for Ewing Oil. Ray, J.R. and Bobby unite against Cliff and Jamie. J.R. plots to purchase wasteland in case Cliff gets his hands on Ewing Oil. Mandy disappears from J.R.'s life. The Ewing brothers debate what to do to stop Cliff and Jamie. Donna is worried over Ray's involvement in the fight for Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen agrees to accompany Pam to Hong Kong in search of Mark Graison. Lucy and Eddie's construction business moves along. Ray, J.R. and Bobby ask Clayton for help in protecting Ewing Oil against Cliff and Jamie. Miss Ellie sides with Clayton against her children.
Friday, February 22nd, 1985
21: Shattered Dreams
J.R. confides in Mandy and tries to get Cliff out of her life. Miss Ellie vows to stay at Southfork with Clayton through the troubled times. Donna argues with Ray over his involvement in the fight for Ewing Oil. Veronica Robinson contacts Bobby. On her way to Hong Kong, Pam feels she's still attached to Bobby. Cliff tries to figure a way to make sure Jamie stays on his side. The venue of Jenna's trial is changed to Dallas. Lucy learns she's been sharing Eddie with his girlfriend Betty. Cliff offers Jamie a job. J.R.'s plan to win over Mandy backfires. Lucy confronts Eddie and tells him off. Pam gets her hopes up for finding Mark in Hong Kong. Clayton proposes a truce to Ray. Veronica is found dead and Jenna's hopes are shattered again.
Friday, March 1st, 1985
22: Dead Ends
Bobby refuses to believe that Veronica died of natural causes. Barnes-Wentworth hires Jamie as a drilling expert. Ray and J.R. investigate Jason Ewing's past. In Hong Kong, Pam suspects J.R. may be behind her trip. Cliff tries to rush his lawyer in the lawsuit against the Ewings. Police say Veronica died of a drug overdose. J.R. wants to have a fresh start with Mandy. Despite an initial setback, Pam is determined to find Mark in Hong Kong. Cliff tries to get closer to Jamie. Ray explains to Donna his reasons for siding with J.R. Sly Lovegren returns to Ewing Oil. Bobby and Jenna locate a man from Veronica's flight. Marilee Stone makes up with Jamie. Cliff insults Mandy and gets a punch from J.R. Pam is disappointed in Hong Kong.
Friday, March 8th, 1985
23: Trial and Error
Sue Ellen consoles Pam in Hong Kong after her dreams of finding Mark Graison are shattered. Mandy Winger fears a deeper involvement with J.R. Christopher misses Pamela and is consoled by Bobby. Ray and Donna have a big fight after she strikes oil. Pam continues to suspect that J.R. is behind her Hong Kong trip. J.R. is seriously worried that Jenna Wade may go to prison and he wants to keep Bobby and Pamela apart. Bobby is forced to testify at Jenna's trial. Donna and Ray have serious marital problems and she moves into Southfork. Veronica's sister refuses to testify at Jenna's trial. Pam accepts that Mark is dead.
Friday, March 15th, 1985
24: The Verdict
Pam and Sue Ellen decide to stop over on the way from Hong Kong. Ewing 17 is shut down for contaminating drinking water and J.R. plots to set up the head of the Texas Energy Commission. Bobby pressures Veronica's sister Anne to testify for Jenna. Ray wants Donna back home. Anne cooperates with Bobby to some extent. Pam and Sue Ellen return to Dallas. Miss Ellie has a breakdown at the trial. Bobby tries to console Pam but Jenna is upset seeing them together up close. Mandy refuses to continue to see J.R. as long as he remains married to Sue Ellen. A verdict is pronounced in Jenna's murder trial.
Friday, March 29th, 1985
J.R. blackmails the head of the Texas Energy Commission. Pam tells Cliff that she has finally accepted Mark Graison's death. Charlie has a tough life, with her father dead and her mother found guilty of manslaughter. Pam consoles Bobby after the verdict in Jenna's trial. Cliff and Jamie get a lot closer. Bobby makes a shocking announcement in court during Jenna's sentencing. Jamie tells Sue Ellen about her and Cliff. Sue Ellen learns for the first time about J.R. and Mandy Winger. Eddie and Lucy's partnership is dissolved and he leaves Dallas. Pam thinks Bobby lied to her about Charlie's paternity. Sue Ellen confronts J.R. about Mandy and threatens divorce. A court date is set in Jamie and Cliff's lawsuit against the Ewings. J.R. has a surprise meeting with Pam about her, Bobby, and the future. Bobby and Scotty Demarest question a stewardess about Veronica. Ray advises Lucy to contact Mitch. J.R. succeeds in manipulating the Texas Energy Commission's head into making trouble for Cliff.
Friday, April 12th, 1985
26: Terms of Estrangement
J.R. plots to have Pam and Bobby get back together. Cliff fears his offshore operation may be shut down. The airline comes up with breakthrough evidence in Jenna's case. J.R. is offered information on the lawsuit. Mandy Winger tells J.R. off. J.R. has an angry confrontation with Sue Ellen and Clayton. Cliff proposes to Jamie. Sue Ellen and Donna wonder about "the curse of Ewing men." J.R. gets Bobby thinking about going back to Pam. Jamie's brother Jack appears and offers J.R. a deal. Jenna's case is reopened but Bobby faces a problem with Jenna herself. Lucy succeeds in contacting Mitch.
Friday, April 19th, 1985
27: The Ewing Connection
J.R. tells Bobby and Ray about Jack's deal. Jamie is very upset after seeing Jack. Sue Ellen continues in her therapy group. Lucy meets with Mitch in Atlanta. Jack reveals his deal to the Ewing brothers. Pam and Bobby reminisce about old times and kiss. Cliff's Gold Canyon 340 continues to be shut down and Cliff is mad at the head of the Texas Energy Commission. John Ross has a medical emergency. Cliff tries to find Jack. The Ewing brothers sign a deal with Jack Ewing. Cliff rushes his marriage to Jamie. Donna learns she's pregnant. Police spot a suspect who probably killed Veronica. J.R. makes Sue Ellen feel guilty about John Ross' medical emergency and she turns to alcohol again.
Friday, May 3rd, 1985
28: Deeds and Misdeeds
Sue Ellen feels guilty over John Ross' operation and starts drinking again. Bobby and J.R. argue over Sue Ellen and the crisis with John Ross. Pam helps Cliff sign a deal with Jordan Lee but has second thoughts immediately, after realizing that Cliff wants to defeat the Ewings. J.R. plots to have Sue Ellen leave Southfork and replace her with Mandy Winger. The Ewing brothers get skeptical about Jack's promises. Police arrest a suspect in Jenna's case. Cliff and Jamie get married. J.R., Bobby, Ray and Jack travel to California to try and stop Cliff and Jamie's claim on Ewing Oil. Lucy visits Mitch in Atlanta and is very proud of his position in the hospital. Lucy also briefly meets Mitch's girlfriend. Donna tells Clayton she's pregnant. Clayton offers Donna his help in her problems with Ray. In California, the Ewing brothers learn they need to talk to Jock's first wife Amanda. Cliff is very happy that his tract 340 pumps again. Pam suspects that Cliff doesn't really love Jamie.
Friday, May 10th, 1985
John Ross recovers after the surgery. Miss Ellie tells J.R. he should show Cliff the new evidence in the lawsuit. Police question the suspect in Jenna's case. J.R. asks Cliff to drop the lawsuit. Bobby and Pam vow love for one another. Ray gets excited about nailing Cliff in court and Donna doesn't like it. Donna conceals her pregnancy from Ray. The suspect confesses to having murdered Marchetta. Mitch asks Lucy to move in with him. The Ewings win the case against Cliff and Jamie. J.R. promises Mandy Winger to put Sue Ellen away into "the hands of professional medical help." Jenna is released and the Ewings throw a big victory party.
Friday, May 17th, 1985
30: Swan Song
Sue Ellen gets drunk at the Ewing victory party. Donna tells Ray about her pregnancy. J.R. reassures Mandy Winger that the problem with Sue Ellen will be resolved. Jenna can't wait to get married and Bobby is confused about who he should marry. Sue Ellen assures Clayton and Miss Ellie that she stopped drinking. Mitch and Lucy remarry. Cliff considers an annulment of his marriage to Jamie. Dusty reappears. Pam tells Bobby he has to marry Jenna. J.R. asks Sue Ellen to agree to end their marriage. Bobby proposes to Pam. Jamie surprises Cliff during their conversation about annulment. Then as Bobby leaves Pams house, a car drives straight towards Pamela, Bobby pushes Pam out of the way and the car hits him. The crashes and the driver is revealed to be Katherine Wentoworth who is dead. Bobby is rushed to hospital where he dies of massive internal injuries.
Friday, September 27th, 1985
1: The Family Ewing
The family mourns Bobby's death and Gary comes to the funeral from California. Pam blames herself for Bobby's death. J.R. attacks Sue Ellen for not being around when the family needs her. Miss Ellie tries to keep the family strong. Pam faces the difficult task of explaining Bobby's departure to Christopher. Jenna regrets all the wasted time she should have been married to Bobby. Dusty Farlow comes to Southfork and is confronted by a hositle J.R. Miss Ellie tells Sue Ellen that she needs professional help with her alcoholism. Clayton Farlow meets Gary Ewing. Dusty follows Sue Ellen to a bar and tries to stop her from drinking. J.R. harshly rejects Ray's offer of help with Ewing Oil business. The Ewing family, Cliff, Jamie, Jack, Dusty, and others gather around Bobby's coffin for his funeral.
Friday, September 27th, 1985
2: Rock Bottom
J.R. objects to Bobby's will being read so soon after his death. J.R. tells Sue Ellen off who winds up falling victim to car theft. Ray regrets his misbehavior towards Donna and wants to make up. Sue Ellen winds up on the street among the homeless. Donna tells Jenna about her pregnancy. J.R. is in pain after Bobby's death. Cliff tries to warn the cartel against J.R. Pamela's appearance at the reading of Bobby's will makes J.R.angry. J.R. objects to some of the terms of Bobby's will. Sue Ellen disappears from Southfork which gets Clayton and Miss Ellie worried. Cliff sees an opportunity for himself in Pamela's situation after Bobby's death. Sue Ellen drinks heavily and falls victim to more theft. J.R. and Mandy Winger further discuss "The Sue Ellen problem."
Friday, October 4th, 1985
3: Those Eyes
J.R. investigates legal possibilities of stopping Pam from messing with Ewing Oil business. Jenna considers leaving Southfork. Ray plans to build a new house. J.R. wants to buy back Christopher's shares of Ewing Oil from Pam. Sue Ellen is found in a detoxification ward of the country hospital, barely alive. Miss Ellie tells J.R to take decisive action on Sue Ellen's alcoholism by having her committed to a sanitarium. Jeremy Wendell makes Cliff a very tempting business offer. J.R. and Dusty have a violent confrontation by Sue Ellen's bed in the detox ward. Charlie wants to stay at Southfork. J.R. blames Dusty for Sue Ellen's problem. The Krebbs make plans for their baby. Police release Katherine's diary and Cliff and Pam learn of Sue Ellen's committal to a sanitarium.
Friday, October 11th, 1985
Sue Ellen is shocked to find out that J.R. had her committed to the sanitarium and her freedom is in his hands. Jeremy Wendell extends a business offer to Miss Ellie. Pam has a hard time handling stress at Barnes/Wentworth. J.R. tries to negotiate with Pam concerning Christopher's shares of Ewing Oil. Jack Ewing spends time with Jenna and her daughter Charlie. J.R questions Harve Smithfield about whether outsiders can legally own Ewing Oil. Dusty secretly visits Sue Ellen at the sanitarium. Pam thinks she's being followed. Sue Ellen achieves a small victory in her fight against alcoholism. Cliff probes Jack Ewing's family loyalties. Pam has a surprise visitor from the past.
Friday, October 18th, 1985
5: Saving Grace
Mark Graison returns into Pam's life and explains his long absence. J.R. plots to manoeuvre Cliff and Wendell out. Sue Ellen is scared before going through an alcohol rehabilitation program at the sanitarium. Mark's comeback shocks everyone around. Miss Ellie consults Gary before making a decision on Wendell's Farlow offer. Ray warns Jack Ewing against J.R. Miss Ellie tells Dusty Farlow to stay away from Sue Ellen. J.R. fears that Mark's return will be bad for his relations with Pam. Clayton warns J.R. against pressuring Miss Ellie on the Wendell offer. A burglar shows up at Jack's apartment. Cliff accuses Jack of changing his mind on Wendell's offer. Mark violently confronts J.R. over Pam's recent wild-goose chase in the Caribbean.
Friday, October 25th, 1985
J.R. wants to nominate Bobby as Oilman Of The Year. Mark Graison wants to fund a medical research center. Sue Ellen's mother Patricia arrives at Southfork and meets Clayton Farlow. J.R. harshly rejects Wendell's buyout offer. Jack confronts J.R. about the burglary in his apartment. Patricia questions J.R. about his marriage to Sue Ellen . Mark acts as a go-between for Pam in her business dealings with J.R. and Wendell. Jack is interested in Jenna Wade. Sue Ellen's mother visits her at the sanitarium. Mandy Winger disappears. Patricia and Miss Ellie have a fight about J.R. and Sue Ellen. Pam makes a decision on Wendell's offer which gets J.R. depressed.
Friday, November 1st, 1985
7: The Wind of Change
Miss Ellie feels sorry for J.R. and changes her mind on the Wendell offer. Sue Ellen apologizes to J.R. for the problems she caused as a wife and a mother. Sue Ellen leaves the sanitarium but doesn't go to Southfork. J.R. tells Sue Ellen that John Ross must stay at Southfork. Jack invites Jenna to be his date at the Oil Barons' Ball. Miss Ellie tells Pam that the Ewing family is falling apart. Donna learns of a serious abnormality in her pregnancy. Charlie is happy to see her mother dating Jack Ewing. Mandy Winger reappears and offer herself to J.R. A new and improved Sue Ellen shows up at the Oil Barons' Ball. Cliff and Jamie makes a scene at the ball. Jack and Jenna worry over Donna's medical problem. At the Oil Barons' Ball Bobby is posthumously named Oilman of the Year and Pam makes a startling announcement.
Friday, November 8th, 1985
Miss Ellie is happy that Ewing Oil will remain in Ewing hands. Pam has a major fight with Cliff over her decision concerning Christopher's shares of Ewing Oil. J.R. wants to make sure Jack is on his side in Ewing Oil business. Mandy is impressed by the new Sue Ellen. J.R. feel he's on a roll, with Mandy back in his life and Wendell no longer a threat. Donna and Ray are divided over the baby. Pam takes over Bobby's office. Jamie and Cliff don't get alone. John Ross fears his parents may get divorced again. Dusty returns to Dallas and tells Sue Ellen about his plans for their future. Angelica Nero of Marinos Shipping offers a deal to Cliff. Mark and Pam have a fight over Pam's involvement in Ewing Oil. Mark complains he has to fight Bobby's ghost. Angelica's assistant Grace follows Jack. J.R. talks business with Angelica.
Friday, November 15th, 1985
9: Close Encounters
J.R. tries to get Jack involved in Ewing Oil business. J.R. invites Angelica Nero to the annual Southfork rodeo. Sue Ellen's mother Patricia tries to tell Sue Ellen to stay away from Dusty. At the rodeo, Sue Ellen confronts Mandy Winger and J.R. has an unpleasant exchange with Patricia. J.R. has a fight with Sue Ellen over Mandy. Angelica does business with J.R. and Jack, and then meets Pam. Sue Ellen tells Clayton that she can't live at Southfork. Donna has an accident and is rushed to the hospital. Angelica tries to get close to Jack. Donna and Ray lose their baby.
Friday, November 22nd, 1985
10: Suffer the Little Children
Mandy Winger questions J.R. about Sue Ellen and their marriage. Ray and Donna grieve over their lost baby. Pam keeps Phyllis as her secretary. J.R. gives a "lecture" on his business style. Patricia and Miss Ellie discuss J.R. and Sue Ellen's marriage. Angelica is reluctant to discuss Dimitri Marinos with J.R. Sue Ellen hires a lawyer to get legal separation from J.R. and full custody over John Ross. Angelica tells Jack that he's important to the deal with Ewing Oil. Cliff assures Pam that he loves Jamie. Donna falls into apathy after the loss of the baby. Cliff admits to Jamie that he used her to get control of Ewing Oil. J.R. hires a private detective to investigate Dimitri Marinos and Angelica.
Friday, November 29th, 1985
11: The Prize
Sue Ellen has nightmares. Angelica Nero's friend Nicholas gets impatient in Greece as the scheme to sign the deal with Ewing Oil unfolds. Miss Ellie tries to console Donna after the loss of her baby. J.R. talks to John Ross before the custody hearings. Angelica explains to J.R. Jack Ewing's critical role in the Marinos-Ewing deal and J.R.'s role in assuring Jack's paticipation. Jenna spends more time with Jack who reminisces about his mother Nancy. John Ross runs away from home. In Greece, Nicholas follows J.R.'s detective Pete Adams. Pam keeps reassuring Angelica that she's an equal partner in Ewing Oil. Cliff and Jamie have a new start. Miss Ellie finds John Ross. Jamie wants to work by Cliff's side. John Ross won't pick between his mother and father. Jack tells J.R. that he needs to talk to Pam before committing to the deal with Marinos Shipping. Pete Adams fails to return from Greece. The judge decides custody of John Ross.
Friday, December 6th, 1985
12: En Passant
J.R. tries to win over the judge in charge of the appeal in the custody suit. Ray tries to help Donna go through the crisis after the baby's loss. Jack Ewing doesn't want to get caught between Pam and J.R. on Ewing Oil business. In Greece, Nicholas and his friends hold Pete Adams. Angelica instructs Grace to intercept Pete's letter sent from Greece to the U.S. Pete is coerced to tell his Dallas associate that J.R. should sign the deal with Marinos.
Friday, December 13th, 1985
13: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen
J.R. finds out that if Sue Ellen were to move back to Southfork, she would forfeit custody of John Ross. Sue Ellen tells her mother that she tries to control her life too much. Jenna tells Jack Ewing it's time to stop seeing each other. Clayton tries to sell off his subsidiaries while keeping it a secret from Ellie. Angelica is furious after reading Pete's report for J.R.
Friday, December 20th, 1985
14: Curiosity Killed the Cat
John Ross is very happy having both parents around. Cliff warns Mandy Winger against J.R. Jenna breaks up with Jack who leaves Dallas in anger. Ray and Donna temporarily move into Southfork. J.R. gives Mandy an apology gift. Cliff hires a man to spy on J.R. and Angelica Nero. Pam receives a surprise return on Bobby's emerald-mine investment in Columbia.
Friday, January 3rd, 1986
15: The Missing Link
Miss Ellie questions Clayton about his strange behavior, while Charlie and J.R. question Jenna about Jack. Matt Cantrell shows up at Ewing Oil, looking for Bobby. Mandy spies on J.R. for Cliff. Ellie seeks help from Punk Anderson to deal with Clayton's mysterious behavior. Jamie is involved in an accident at the oildrum yard.
Friday, January 10th, 1986
16: Twenty-Four Hours
Jamie is seriously injured and in hospital but needs a rare blood transfusion from Jack. Angelica moves her plans forward. J.R. puts up a reward for Jack on TV. Jenna feels guilty for Jack's disappearance. Mark gets Dr Kenderson to help seek a donor for Jamie. J.R. opposes Pam's emerald mine financing.
Friday, January 17th, 1986
17: The Deadly Game
Jamie is stabilized at the hospital but the doctors warns against being overly optimistic. Pam and Matt Cantrell reminisce about Bobby. J.R. shows appreciation for Sue Ellen's new job. Angelica admits to J.R. that her previous story on Jack wasn't true, and she tells him "the real truth". J.R. senses trouble with the Marinos deal, so he manipulates the cartel to avoid possible loss. Ray shares with Miss Ellie his view on her handling of Clayton's problem. Pam wants to visit the emerald mine in Colombia, which leads to a fight with Mark. J.R. wants to make sure Jack is around to complete the deal with Marinos. J.R. and Cantrell plot to keep Pam in Colombia.
Friday, January 24th, 1986
18: Blame it on Bogota
J.R. and Cantrell discuss preparations for the Colombia trip. Jack spends time with Grace. Mark is disappointed with Pam's involvement in the mine. Sue Ellen spends time with Jerry Kenderson. J.R. feeds Mandy information on the emerald mine. Ellie tries to raise huge capital, which gets J.R. worried. J.R. and Cantrell put on a act at the dinner table at Southfork. Donna wants to bring some disabled children from the school to Southfork. Jamie makes progress at the hospital. Jenna keeps talking about Bobby. Jamie questions Jack about him and Jenna. Pam and Cantrell arrive at Colombia.
Friday, January 31st, 1986
19: Shadow Games
J.R. takes advantage of Pam being away from Ewing Oil. In Colombia, Matt Cantrell nervously awaits the package from J.R. Jenna spends more and more time at Bobby's grave. J.R. warns Grace and Angelica to play fair. Miss Ellie is happy seeing Donna with the disabled children. J.R. confronts Clayton who learns of Ellie's step to help him out of his financial problem. Donna tells Ellie about the lost baby abnormality. J.R. meets Dr. Jerry Kenderson. Clayton and Miss Ellie get his problem out in the open. J.R. questions Sue Ellie about Jerry Kenderson. At the auction for Graison Research, Nicholas arrives with startling news from Athens.
Friday, February 7th, 1986
J.R. and local authorities try to locate Pam, who has disappeared in Colombia. Jack succumbs to Grace's wiles. Mandy stops working for Cliff.
Friday, February 14th, 1986
21: Dire Straits
Pam is held by the kidnappers. Fights between Mark and Matt continue. Sue Ellen misses Pam. The Ewings decide to get psychiatric help for Jenna. Jack and J.R. get ready for the conference to him in Martinique. J.R. is generous with Mandy after she confesses to him a major breach of trust. Donna makes friends with one of the disabled children. Jenna resists psychiatric help. J.R. gets jealous of Sue Ellen seeing Jerry Kenderson, and he questions her about it. In Colombia, Mark gets impatient with the search for Pam. Jack questions Angelica and J.R. about the Martinique conference. Charlie overhears a conversation about possible drastic steps to get medical help for her mother. Pam is released. Jerry confesses to Sue Ellen his attraction to her. J.R. investigates Marinos Shipping. In Colombia, Mark has a surprise plan for Pam after her release.
Friday, February 21st, 1986
In Colombia, Mark talks Pam into staying on the seeing the mine. J.R. and Matt plot to keep Pam away from Ewing Oil. Jack has more fun with Grace. J.R. invites Sue Ellen to go to Martinique with him. J.R. tells Harry McSween to find dirt on Jerry Kenderson. J.R. comes across a serious obstacle in his investigation of Dimitri Marinos. Cliff gets discouraged at the mine site. Jamie goes back to work. Angelica, Grace, and Nicholas discuss details of the conference in Martinique. J.R. is jealous of Sue Ellen's relationship with Jerry Kenderson. Jenna wants everybody to think she's fine but then she cracks under Donna's pressure. Matt gets ready to talk to Pam about J.R.
Friday, February 28th, 1986
23: Sitting Ducks
Mark, Cliff, and Pam return from Colombia. J.R. is happy to learn that Pam is determined to continue her investment in the mine. The Krebbs get increasingly involved in the Woodgrove school for disabled children. J.R. receives a warning about Angelica Nero. J.R. pressures Pam to let him run Ewing Oil. Mandy questions J.R. about what she should do with her future. Mark pressures Pam to get her priorities in order. On the way to Martinque, Jack Ewing is told of his role in the oil conference. Jenna refuses to co-operate with the psychiatrist. Pam thinks she's ready to get over Bobby. In Martinique, Jack learns of Grace's plot and he feels hurt. Angelica, Grace, and Nicholas rehearse the upcoming events involving J.R. and Dimitri Marinos.
Friday, March 7th, 1986
In Martinique, Jack Ewing agrees very unwillingly to go along with J.R. and Angelica. Pam considers selling Christopher's shares of Ewing Oil to J.R. Jerry Kenderson continues to be interested in Sue Ellen. Pam pours more money into the emerald mine, which leads to another row with Cliff. Ray misses being around a big family. J.R. talks Jack into making up with Grace. Jenna cancels her appointments with the psychiatrist. Cliff thinks that Pam will marry Mark, and he makes big business plans for the future. Pam tells Jenna that she was the one that Bobby was going to marry. In Martinique, Jack poses as Dimitri Marinos at a masquerade ball, and he and J.R. face deadly danger.
Friday, March 14th, 1986
25: Just Desserts
In Martinique, police clean up the mess created at the masquerade ball and Angelica's entire scheme is revealed. Angelica's takes the ulimate revenge on Grace for her betrayal. Back in Dallas, Pam spends sleepless nights worrying about Jenna. Charlie and Jenna disagree on Jenna's plan to leave Dallas. Ray tells Donna about the ideal of adopting a child. Mark tries to talk some sense into Jenna regarding Bobby. Jack feels fed up with all the business deals and wants to leave Dallas. Jenna has flashbacks of the conversation with Bobby on the day of Lucy's wedding. J.R. surprises Sue Ellen with a confession of aftermath of the events in Martinique. Jenna explains to Pam her psychological reactions to the events surrounding Bobby's death. Jenna and Pam reconcile. Pam decides to sell Christopher's 30 percent of Ewing Oil to J.R.
Friday, March 21st, 1986
26: Nothing's Ever Perfect
J.R. is delighted to gain control of Ewing Oil, and he wants Sue Ellen back. Jenna pays Jack a surprise visit to clear the air. J.R. has big plans for the future of Ewing Oil. The Krebbs come to a decision on adoption. Harry McSween reports to J.R. on Jerry Kenderson. Sue Ellen almost has a fight with Jerry over her staying at Southfork. Miss Ellie worries about the family's future. Nicholas testifies against Angelica. Miss Ellie asks Jenna to reconsider her decision to leave Southfork. J.R. says farewell to Mandy. Pam's sale of Christopher's shares of Ewing Oil to J.R. becomes final. Mandy decides to leave Dallas. Mark proposes to Pam. Donna and Ray begin adoption proceedings. Angelica takes care of the "the Nicholas problem" and vows revenge on Jack and J.R.
Friday, April 4th, 1986
27: J.R. Rising
Mandy Winger faces some tough career choices. Clayton and Ray encourage Jack to stay on in Dallas. Ray's past criminal conviction doesn't help in going through with adopting Tony. Sue Ellen fears going back to J.R. Tony doesn't want to be adopted. J.R. tries to intimidate Dr. Jerry Kenderson. J.R. and Jack wonder what Nicholas' death could mean to them. In Colombia, Matt hits a vein of emeralds. J.R. presses John Ross for an answer regarding their relationship. J.R. goes ahead with the Marinos drilling venture. Angelica Nero returns to the United States.
Friday, April 11th, 1986
Mark Graison warns J.R. to stay away away from him and Pam. The Krebbs learn the reason Tony doesn't want to be adopted. Matt wants to suprise Pam with the emerald strike. Jack wants to sell his 10 percent of Ewing Oil back to J.R. Sue Ellen confronts J.R. about his investigation of Dr.Jerry Kenderson. Police detain Angelica. Ray and Donna ask Tony to reconsider. J.R. is slightly disappointed with Harry McSween's working style. Jamie wants to strike a deal with J.R. concerning the Ewings and the Barnes. Cliff gives Mandy another lecture on J.R. Marilee confronts J.R. about the Marinos deal. The Krebbs bring Tony to dinner at Southfork. Angelica is released by police and heads for Dallas. An earthquake destroys Los Gatos and Pam fears for Matt's life. Sue Ellen turns Jerry down. Mandy changes her mind about leaving Dallas.
Friday, May 2nd, 1986
29: Thrice in a Lifetime
J.R. and Sue Ellen get a lot closer. Jack Ewing doesn't like new ranch hand Ben Stivers. Cliff lashes out at Jamie for trying to make peace with J.R. Sue Ellen tells Pam about going back to J.R. John Ross wants to work at Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie gets an invitation to Pam and Mark's wedding. Cliff and Jamie reconcile. Matt Cantrell returns from Colombia and brings Pam both good news and bad. J.R. gets angry because production stops on the offshore venture with Marinos. The Krebbs adoption petition is denied. J.R.gets a punch in the face from Matt Cantrell.
Friday, May 9th, 1986
30: Hello, Goodbye, Hello
J.R. tries to get Ewing Oil out of financial trouble. Ray is determined to fix the problem with Tony's adoption but he learns that it may be necessary to have Aunt Lil testify. Ben Stivers talks to Clayton about his past. Harry McSween comes up with dirt from Mark Graison past. Sue Ellen invites J.R. to go to a reception with her. Punk Anderson has a strange fellings that he's met Ben Stivers before. Jerry Kenderson is upset to see Sue Ellen with J.R. at the reception. J.R. and Sue Ellen get even closer. The Krebbs get another chance at adopting Tony. J.R. gets squeezed by the banks. J.R. tells Mandy again that it's over between them. Angelica Nero has J.R. at gunpoint.
Friday, May 16th, 1986
31: Blast from the Past
Angelica offers J.R. a deal. Sue Ellen worries over J.R.'s safety in his dealings with Angelica, a woman who's wanted for murder. Jack pulls out of the horse venture despite Clayton and Ray's disappointmeant. Tony calls Ray "dad" for the first time. J.R. sends Sue Ellen flowers and buys her a ring. Mark and Pam get married. J.R. tries to outmanoeuvre Angelica but tragedy strikes as Angelica plants bombs at Ewing Oil and in Jack's car. Meanwhile, Pam get a shock in the shower.
Friday, September 26th, 1986
1: Return to Camelot (1)
As Bobby emerges from the shower in Pam's house,she discovers how long her dream was and she can't believe he's not dead. J.R. makes a promise to Mandy to get Sue Ellen off Southfork. Ewing Oil and other companies face a crisis caused by OPEC policies. Ray wants to to start his own business. Pam and Bobby go ahead with their plans to marry, which makes J.R. and Cliff angry. Cliff steals a business idea from Jamie and then presents it as his own. J.R. tells Bobby they need to get rid of Jack.
Friday, September 26th, 1986
2: Return to Camelot (2)
J.R. tries to talk Donna into taking up a lobbying position in Washington, and he endorses her at a public meeting. Ewing 12 is on fire after an explosion. Ray and Clayton hire Wes Parmalee. Mandy has another confrontation with Sue Ellen over J.R. Jenna moves out of Southfork and has to face a disobedient Charlie. Sue Ellen hires a detective to spy on J.R and Mandy.
Friday, October 3rd, 1986
3: Pari Per Sue
Jeremy Wendell extends a business offer to J.R. and Bobby. Donna and Cliff collaborate on the Washington lobbying effort. Sue Ellen tells Miss Ellie that she's determined to learn to handle J.R. The detective follows Mandy. Cliff tells Jamie that nothing works between them. J.R. tells Jack not to come to Southfork again. J.R. rescues Mandy who fears for her life. Wes Parmalee questions Ray about his relations with the Southfork Ewings. J.R. and Bobby have a disagreement over field closures. Cliff wants Jack's 10 percent of Ewing Oil. Ray and Donna discuss some fundamental differences between them. Sue Ellen buys Valentines Lingerie. J.R. tries to come up with some solution to the very bad situation in the oil industry.
Friday, October 10th, 1986
4: Once and Future King
J.R thinks Cliff and Donna's lobbying effort is a waste of time. Bobby publicly supports Donna. Jenna tells Pam that she can't get over Bobby. Cliff offers Jack an incentive to sell his Ewing Oil shares to him in the future. J.R. has his first confrontation with the detective who's been following Mandy. Ray spends time with Jenna and Charlie. Bobby asks Ray to help Jenna in her new house. Bobby meets Wes Parmalee. Cliff and Jamie find their marital difference are widening. A woman named Mrs. Scottfield asks Bobby a favor in connection with recent explosion and fire, and her husband's involvement in it. Miss Ellie has a feeling that she's met Wes Parmalee before. Sue Ellen wants Mandy to be the Valentine girl. Ray tries to stop Donna from leaving for Washington. Bobby's intended help for Mrs. Scottfield comes to late because tragedy strikes her husband. J.R threatens the detective. Miss Ellie discovers some shocking item in Wes Parmalee's room.
Friday, October 17th, 1986
Miss Ellie has a confronation with Wes Parmalee and tells him to leave Southfork. J.R. confronts Sue Ellen about the detective. J.R. tells Mandy they will have to keep a low profile in front of other people. Mandy decides to take the Valentine girl assignment. Bobby and J.R. plan to expand Ewing Oil. Ray tries to learn the reason for Parmalee's mysterious disappearance but Miss Ellie is uncooperative. Donna calls Ray from Washington and is surprised to hear Jenna on the phone. Miss Ellie relives memories of Jock. J.R decides to meet B.D. Calhoun. Wes Parmalee wants Ellie and Punk Anderson to believe that he is Jock.
Friday, October 24th, 1986
6: Trompe L'Oeil
Punk Anderson is confused about whether Wes Parmalee could be Jock. J.R. meets C.D Calhoun and explains his plan to him. Ellie tells Wes Parmalee's story to the family and begins to be confused herself. Bobby threatens Parmalee and J.R. tries to buy him off. J.R. has a fight with Mandy over her picture in a newspapers. Bobby tries to assure Ellie that Parmalee is a fraud. J.R. wants to find out who owns Valentine Lingerie. Jack's ex-wife April Stevens arrives, with some bad news for Jack's finances. Parmalee visit Ewing Oil and leaves J.R. and Bobby puzzled.
Friday, October 31st, 1986
7: Territorial Imperative
J.R. and Bobby investigate Wes Parmalee. J.R. is worried about the future of Ewing Oil if Parmalee's story holds up in court. Jack Ewing tells Jamie about April's unexpected arrival. Pam surprises Cliff by refusing to continue her finance backing for him. Sue Ellen's "Valentine Lingerie" business develops very well. Charlie causes more problems for Jenna. Ray offers Jenna his friendship and support. J.R. meets April Stevens. Wes Paramlee succeeds in confusing Miss Ellie again. Cliff meets April Stevens . J.R. and B.D. Calhoun further discuss the mission to the Middle East. Bobby wants to help Charlie but ends up being misunderstood by Jenna. Donna asks Ray whether he's having an affair with Jenna. Sue Ellen visit Wes Parmalee.
Friday, November 7th, 1986
8: The Second Time Around
Wes Parmalee talks to John Ross. Sue Ellen tells Miss Ellie that she visited Parmalee. Charlie and Jenna disagree about the future and Bobby's role in it. Jamie catches Cliff cheating on her. J.R. and Mandy don't get along. Parmalee agrees to take medical tests. Jamie moves out on Cliff. J.R. wants to buy "Valentine Lingerie" but Valentine refuses to disclose who the owner is. Parmalee shocks Ellie by showing up at Bobby and Pam's wedding. Cliff comes to the wedding with April Stevens. Marital differences between Ray and Donna become bigger. Ray's startling announcement shocks Bobby and Pam just a few minutes before they get married.
Friday, November 14th, 1986
9: Bells Are Ringing
Ray's shocking announcement about Jenna's pregnancy with Bobby's baby temporarily suspends the wedding and forces Miss Ellie to announce a slight delay as Bobby and Pam discuss what to do next. Bobby and Pam eventually remarry, despite J.R.'s attempts to manoeuvre the situation in his favor. After the wedding, Miss Ellie feels sorry for Pam while J.R. feels sorry for Jenna. Pam and Bobby wonder how he will manage to stay away from Jenna's baby. Jenna refuses to talk to Bobby. J.R. runs into Sue Ellen at Valentine's Lingerie. Jack has a fight with April and Cliff . J.R. learns about April's divorce settlement. The newlyweds celebrate their marriage with Clayton and Miss Ellie. Jack turns down J.R.'s offer to buy his 10 percent of Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen tells Parmalee to stay from John Ross. Parmalee surprises Sue Ellie with knowledge of details from the life of the Ewings from years ago. Bobby asks J.R.
Friday, November 21st, 1986
10: Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball?
Disagreement continues between Miss Ellie and Clayton over Wes Parmalee. Clayton feels he has to fight both Parmalee and Jock's ghost. A Hollywood producer named Bruce Harvey expresses an interest in Mandy Winger. J.R. is concerned about Bobby's situation, with Jenna's baby on the way. The C.I.A. warns J.R. against associating with B.D.Calhoun. Cliff invites April to the Oil Baron's Ball. Ray tells Donna that the fate of Jenna's baby should be entirely her choice. J.R. wants April to sell him 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Cliff wants his $500,000 back from Jack. Parmalee''s x-ray offers more surprises for J.R. and Bobby. Pam and Bobby meet April Stevens. Jenna and Ray stay from the Oil Baron's Ball. At the ball, Parmalee shocks the oil community. Parmalee agrees to take a lie-detector test. Clayton threatens to kill Parmalee.
Friday, November 28th, 1986
11: Proof Positive
Clayton moves out on Miss Ellie. Sue Ellen shows her "Valentine Lingerie" business to Pamela. J.R. confronts his mother about Clayton staying at a hotel. Jenna tells Charlie that she will not abort the baby.Jenna and Charlie get along fine again. Miss Ellie tells Ray that she's got to resolve the Parmalee problem. April plots to profit from ex-husband Jack. Mandy is offered a Hollywood contract. Ray invites Clayton to move into his house. The Environmental Protection Agency wants to shut down Cliff's 340 field. Pam shocks Jenna with an offer concerning Jenna's baby. Parmalee takes a lie-detector test and J.R. and Bobby are shocked by the results. J.R. tells Mandy that she will never be his wife. Jamie thinks she's got the solution to Cliff's environmental problem. Parmalee theatens to sell Ewing Oil to Jeremy Wendell.
Friday, December 5th, 1986
12: Something Old, Something New
Bobby flies down to South America to find evidence to get rid of Parmalee. Sue Ellen reveals to Mandy that she's behind "Valentine Lingerie". Jenna tells Bobby that she wants to cut all ties with him. J.R. tries to push Miss Ellie to declare Parmalee a fraud but she still thinks he may be Jock. Bobby and Pam discuss her offer to Jenna regarding Jenna's baby. J.R. is impressed with Sue Ellen's business venture. Ellie is not thrilled about Bobby's trip to South America. J.R. and Bobby tell their mother that they will move out if she brings Parmalee to Southfork as her husband. Pam makes Cliff a business offer. J.R. wants to abort B.D Calhoun's mission. Miss Ellie kisses Parmalee.
Friday, December 12th, 1986
Miss Ellie and J.R. have a fight over her dating Parmalee. In Washington, Donna meets U.S. Senator Andrew Dowling. J.R. wants Clayton to side with him against Parmalee. Wendell plots to use Parmalee against the Ewings. Valentine and Sue Ellen disagree on business strategy. Jamie bills Cliff for the solution to his environmental problem. Ellie admits she feels attracted to Parmalee. The news media report on the events in Saudi Arabia and J.R. thinks that B.D. Calhoun has been killed. J.R. uses Sly protect Ewing Oil against Parmalee. Donna and Senator Dowling discover they have quite a lot in common. J.R. uses April to find out about Parmalee. Clayton and Miss Ellie reconcile. Jack sells his share of Ewing Oil to Jamie for 1 dollar. Bobby returns from South America bringing the truth about Parmalee, and the mystery is resolved.
Friday, December 19th, 1986
14: The Fire Next Time
The Parmalee mystery is resolved and things get back to normal at Ewing Oil but not between Clayton and Miss Ellie. Clayton goes on a manhunt to find Parmalee. April intends to prove fraudulent intent in Jack's sale of 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. learns frightening news about B.D. Calhoun. Donna comes to a decision about her marriage. Wendell vows to put the Ewings out of business and asks Cliff to use Pam to achieve it. Jenna and Donna discuss Ray. Christopher and John Ross don't get along. B.D.Calhoun threatens J.R.
Friday, January 2nd, 1987
15: So Shall Ye Reap
J.R. wants to buy off B.D. Calhoun to prevent his revenge. Bobby and Pam discuss her being overprotective of Christopher. Donna decides to leave Southfork. Jeremy Wendell wants April Stevens on his side. Bobby and Jenna discuss the baby. Clayton pursuses the issue of Parmalee's lie detector test. Calhoun terrorizes J.R. April get an apartment from J.R. Ray wants to know where Donna will live after the baby is born. Pam and Cliff have more disagreements over business. Ray wants to make sure he will be seeing his baby. Ellie gets impatient with Clayton over his obsession with Parmalee. Calhoun makes contact with an unsuspecting Sue Ellen.
Friday, January 9th, 1987
16: Tick, Tock
J.R. wants to buy off B.D. Calhoun to prevent his revenge. Bobby and Pam discuss her being overprotective of Christopher. Donna decides to leave Southfork. Jeremy Wendell wants April Stevens on his side. Bobby and Jenna discuss the baby.Clayton pursues the issue of Parmalee's lie detector test, but Ellie gets impatient with his obsession over finding Parmalee. Calhoun terrorizes J.R. April gets an apartment from J.R. Ray wants to know where Donna will live after the birth, as he wants to make sure he will be able to see his baby. Pam and Cliff have more disagreements over business. Calhoun makes contact with an unsuspecting Sue Ellen.
Friday, January 23rd, 1987
17: Night Visitor
J.R. wakes to find a bomb by his bedside, but it's a fake, placed by Calhoun. Ellie meets with Jenna, who restates she wants nothing to do with the Ewings. Clayton continues to look for Parmalee. Ray want seek custody of his unborn child and distances himself from Jenna and Charlie. Cliff and Wendell come to an agreement. J.R. puts McSween onto Calhoun. April continues her money-making enterprises with Wendell and J.R. Donna gets closer to Senator Dowling, but gets an attack of appendicitis. Calhoun drugs Sue Ellen.
Friday, January 30th, 1987
18: Cat and Mouse
Ray doesn't like Senator Dowling hanging around Donna. The family thinks that Sue Ellen has started drinking again. Jenna tells Charlie that she's too attached to Ray. J.R. gets mysterious photographs of Sue Ellen. Cliff gets information on Ewing business out of Pam. J.R. tells Bobby about Calhoun. Dowling questions Donna about her and Ray. Wendell pressures Cliff for information on Ewing business. Sue Ellen fears she may have been raped. Sue Ellen questions J.R. about B.D. Bobby asks Pam to take extra safety precautions. Jenna admits to herself that she misses Ray. J.R. and Bobby burst into Calhoun's hotel room.
Friday, February 6th, 1987
19: High Noon for Calhoun
J.R and Bobby tell their wives about B.D Calhoun. Sue Ellen, Pam, and the kids take safety in California. Wendell tells April he knows where Jack Ewing is. B.D. kidnaps John Ross and blackmails J.R.Bobby,J.R. and Ray manage to trick Calhoun but J.R. gets wounded and John Ross almost gets killed in the showndown with B.D.
Friday, February 13th, 1987
J.R. recovers in the hospital after the shooting in L.A. and gets a visitor from the CIA who brings good news. Pamela blames J.R. for the whole Calhoun affair but Sue Ellen comes to his defense. Pam's trip to California upsets Cliff's business. J.R. and Sue Ellen get a little closer. Bobby confronts about B.D Calhoun. J.R. decides to take a break from Ewing Oil. John Ross admires his daddy for courges in the L.A. shooting. Jeremy Wendell wants to the Calhoun affair against the Ewings. Donna feels frustrated in her lobbying effortS. Senator Dowling asks Donna questions about Ray and their marriages. J.R. uses April to feed infornation to Wendell. April feels lonely. Pam accuses Bobby of stealing a company from Cliff. April gets a phone call form her mother. Charlie accuses Ray of breaking his word. Sue Ellen recives tragic news from California about Jamie.
Friday, February 20th, 1987
21: A Death in the Family
Pam breaks the news of Jamie's death to Cliff. J.R. pressures April about the 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. plots to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. Bobby doesn't share J.R.'s concern over Cliff's claim to the 10 percent. Donna tells Senator Dowling to leave her alone. Bobby refuses to give in to an extortionist who claims he has infornation on Jack's whereabouts. Ray asks Jenna to move in with him. Marilee sees through Cliff's devious plan and rebuffs him. Cliff tries to raise $6 million to pay Wendell back. Donna and Dowling make up. Mrs. Scottfield learns of a chance to get back at the Ewings for her husband's suicide.
Friday, February 27th, 1987
22: Revenge of the Nerd
Sue Ellen shows Pam the new Valentine Girl. Ray is determined to fight for custody of his child. Donna confides in Miss Ellie before the divorce hearing. Ray's lawyer outlines his strategy in the divorce case. Cliff and April have a fight. Cliff tells J.R. and Bobby that he's about to become the owner of 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. accuses Pam of plotting with Cliff against Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie is fed up with the family conficts. Pam ask Cliff to sell her 10 percent. Ray and Donna get officially divorced. Ray drinks to forget his troubles. Bobby and Cliff have a fight about the effect of Cliff's tactics on Pam.
Friday, March 13th, 1987
23: The Ten Percent Solution
Jeremy Wendell wants Cliff to sell him his 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. plots to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. Bobby doesn't share J.R.'s concern over Cliff's claim to the 10 percent. Donna tells Senator Dowling to leave her alone. Bobby refuses to give in to an extortionist who claims he has information on Jack's whereabouts. Ray asks Jenna to move in with him. Marilee sees through Cliff's devious plan and rebuffs him. Cliff tries to raise $6 million to pay Wendell back. Donna and Dowling make up. Mrs. Scottfield learns of a chance to get back at the Ewings for her husband's suicide.
Friday, March 20th, 1987
24: Some Good, Some Bad
Cliff is questioned by the police as a murder suspect. J.R. tries to get a court injunction against Cliff. Jenna moves in with Ray which makes Charlie very happy. Cliff blames J.R. for his arrest. Wendell tells Pam about Cliff putting up part of Barnes/Wentworth as collateral. Jack reappears and Bobby tries to convince him to fight against Cliff for the 10 percent of Ewing Oil. J.R. is angry at Bobby for letting Jack go without getting his address. Bobby has a terrible fight with Ray when he finds Jenna and Charlie in Ray's house. Mrs. Scottfield wants her brother to get data on B.D. Calhoun and J.R. so she can give them to the Justice Department. Cliff is cleared of all murder charges. Pam walks out on Cliff for jeopardizing their mother's company. Pam gets mad when she learns about Jenna living with Ray. Oswald Valentine meets April and offers her a modeling job. Jack decides to stick with J.R. and Bobby to fight Cliff.
Friday, April 3rd, 1987
25: War and Peace
Pam tells Cliff that he's obsessed with revenge against the Ewings. Valentine wants Mandy back in the lingerie business. Jenna and Miss Ellie discuss Jenna's moving in with Ray. Nancy Scottfield talks to a newpaper editor about the Calhoun affair. Jenna's pregancy and living with Ray put more strain on Pam and Bobby's marriage. Nancy Scottfield talks her brother into cooperating in order to get back at the Ewings. Sue Ellen asks J.R. about how he'd feel if Mandy Winger were to return. Bobby and Ray try to make up. Sue Ellen tells Bruce Harvey that she wants Mandy back in Dallas. Donna gives birth to a baby girl. The court battle for the 10 percent of Ewing Oil ends in surprising victories for April and Cliff. Nancy Scottfield vows revenge on the Ewings.
Friday, April 10th, 1987
26: Ruthless People
J.R. and April outmanoeuvre Jeremy Wendell over 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Ray visits his baby daughter Margaret at the hospital. Valentine insists on getting Mandy Winger back. Wendell plots to take advantage of a news story implicating Ewing Oil in terrorism. Ray reaches an understanding with Senator Dowling concerrning Margaret's upbringing. The CIA theatens Nancy Scottfield and her brother with federal prison. Pam accuses Bobby of protecting J.R. on the Calhoun affair. Miss Ellie tells J.R. and Bobby that she won't protect them anymore on Ewing Oil business. Bobby tells Pam he'd fed up with J.R.'s schemes and that he's getting out of Ewing Oil. Mandy returns to Dallas. Wendell makes a promise to Nancy Scottfield to bury Ewing Oil.
Friday, May 1st, 1987
27: The Dark at the End of the Tunnel
Bobby, Ray, and Miss Ellie sell their Ewing Oil holdings to J.R. Pam returns her 25 percent of Barnes/Wentworth to Cliff. April enjoys her new wealth and buys a restaurant. Ray shows pictures of Margaret to Jenna and Charlie. Wendell gives the Justice Department data on Ewing Oil and B.D. Calhoun. Sue Ellen uses Mandy Winger to test J.R.'s fidelity. Cliff makes a scene at Ewing Oil. Phyllis breaks down upon hearing the news that Ewing Oil is being dissolved. Just as Miss Ellie gets her hopes up for the family's future, she gets terrible news from Washington. Clayton has a violent confrontation with J.R. and is knocked unconscious.
Friday, May 8th, 1987
Clayton is taken to the hospital. April vows to get back at everybody in Dallas who used her. J.R. tries to have the Justice Department's investigation stopped. April wants to team up with Cliff. Ray confronts J.R. about B.D. Calhoun. Sue Ellen thinks that J.R. is cheating on her with Mandy. Clayton hides a medical problem from Miss Ellie. Pam tries to convince Cliff to get rid of his 5 percent of Ewing Oil. Mandy vows to stay on in Dallas. J.R. and Bobby go to Washington to try and save Ewing Oil from the investigation. Jenna goes into labor in Bobby's arms. Wendell asks Nancy Scottfield and her brother to testify against Ewing Oil. Mandy tells J.R. that she still loves him. Jenna gives birth to a baby boy. A federal court injunction shuts down Ewing Oil pending the outcome of the Justice Department's investigation.
Friday, May 15th, 1987
29: Fall of the House of Ewing
Jenna names her baby Lucas, after her father. Ray visits Jenna at the hospital and they discuss the future. J.R. has to explain himself in front of Sue Ellen after she sees a picture in the newspaper of him and Mandy Winger. Mandy tells a shocked Bruce Harvey that she's after J.R. Doctors tell Pam that she can have a baby. Mrs. Scottfield reveals her scheme to a stunned Bobby. J.R. almost gets trapped by the Justice Department but manages to get out at the last minute. Christopher learns he was adopted. J.R. and Bobby strike a deal with the Justice Department. Miss Ellie learns of Clayton's heart problem. Sue Ellen confronts Mandy over J.R. Jeremy Wendell reveals his plot to J.R. Pam and Bobby's dreams and plans are shattered when Pam has an car accident.
Friday, September 25th, 1987
1: After the Fall: Ewing Rise
Pam is taken to the hospital with third-degree burns and serious injuries from the car crash. J.R. embarks on building a new company-- J.R.E. Industries. Doctors tell Bobby that Pam will most probably live. Cliff feels guilty about letting Digger down regarding J.R. and Ewing Oil. Jenna nurtures her new baby boy. J.R. and Sue Ellen get close. April offers Cliff her help in coping after the loss of Ewing Oil. April meets Wilson Cryer, Jeremy Wendell's executive assistant. Bobby must face Christopher and explain about Pam. J.R. consoles Bobby.
Friday, September 25th, 1987
2: After the Fall: Digger Redux
Miss Ellie confides in Ray over Clayton's heart problem. Upset about Pam's injuries, Cliff finds a bar where he meets Dandy Dandridge, who reminds him of his father, Digger. J.R. tries to get Bobby interested in doing business again. Sue Ellen meets with Nicholas Pearce for some business advice. Christopher want's to see his mother. Pam gets an unwelcome hospital visitor.
Friday, October 2nd, 1987
3: The Son Also Rises
Christopher runs away from Southfork to Dallas Memorial Hospital. Pam makes very slow progress in her medical condition. Charlie has problems with kids at school because of Jenna living with Ray. Clayton is fed up with Ellie telling him to rest and relax. He doesn't want to be treated like an invalid. J.R. meets Wilson Cryder. Charlie pressures Ray to marry Jenna. Bobby confronts Katherine Wentworth at the hospital. Christopher feels left out because he's adopted. J.R. meets Casey Denault. Dandy shows up at Cliff''s office.
Friday, October 9th, 1987
4: Gone with the Wind
Bobby has a doctor fly in from L.A. to help Pam. Ray asks Jenna to let Bobby see Lucas. Sue Ellen is surprised by Nicholas Pearce's no-nonsense approach. Cliff throws Dandy out of his offices. J.R. and Casey Denault put on an act in front of Marilee Stone and Jordan Lee. Nicholas Pearce urges Sue Ellen to expand Valentine's Lingerie. April meets Nicholas Pearce. J. R uses Casey to reclaim his business power. Miss Ellie and Clayton keep arguing over his health. Doctors warn Cliff and Bobby before taking bandages off Pam's face. Jenna and Ray wonder how to handle the new situation of Bobby coming to see Lucas. Pam disappears from the hospital.
Friday, October 16th, 1987
5: The Lady Vanishes
Bobby tries to determine why and how Pam disappeared from the hospital. Cliff is upset with Bobby for not having turned Katherine to the police. Nicholas Pearce has big plans for Valentine's Lingerie. J.R. is happy with Casey Denault's services. Bobby and Cliff suspect Katherine in Pam's disappearing and they hire a detective. Serena Ward reappears in Dallas and asks J.R. to hire her friend. Pam leaves a farewell letter for Bobby and Christopher.
Friday, October 23rd, 1987
6: Tough Love
Bobby gets depressed over Pam's disappearance. J.R. and Ray unite to help Bobby. Wilson Cryder tries to intimidate J.R. April consoles Cliff. Bobby explains to Christopher about Pam's leaving. Jenna offers Bobby her friendship. J.R. uses Serena to find out information on Wilson Cryder. The Ewings learn to live with what Pam asked for in her last letter. Dandy tells Cliff he found oil. Nicholas Pearce tries to get Sue Ellen and April to work together.
Friday, October 30th, 1987
7: Last Tango in Dallas
Bobby meets Lisa Alden. Jenna and Ray get romantically involved. Nicholas Pearce wants April's business. Dandy talks Cliff into looking for oil. Pam leaves Bobby her power of attorney for her Wentworth Industries stock. Bobby goes on a date with Lisa. Ray comes to the Oil Barons Ball with Jenna. J.R. meets Nicholas Pearce. Ray proposes to Jenna. Clayton's heart condition causes more problems.
Friday, November 6th, 1987
8: Mummy's Revenge
Clayton's heart problem leads to an operation. J.R. seeks information on Kimberly Cryder. Charlie is upset that her mother is not ready to marry Ray. Clayton's operation is a complete success. Sue Ellen wonders what Nicholas Pearce is up to. Casey is tired with providing "services" to Marilee Stone. April seeks Bobby's advice on how to spend her money. Sue Ellen is worried over Nicholas Pearce's strange behavior. Ray asks Jenna to be honest about the real reason behind dragging her feet about marriage. Jenna consults Miss Ellie about Ray's proposal. Bobby and Christopher spend time with Lisa. Pam files for divorce from Bobby.
Friday, November 13th, 1987
Bobby explains divorce to Christopher and gets a surprise reaction from him. J.R. meets Kimberly Cryder. Sue Ellen has her first fight with Nicholas Pearce. Miss Ellie comes to visit Lucas. Jenna is worried that Ray will get back with Donna. Bobby decides not to fight the divorce and asks the family to regard Pam "a closed subject" Marilee Stone tries to hit on Bobby. Ray appears to be free after Donna announces her marriage to Senator Dowling. Christopher grows fond of Lisa. Cliff feels he should listen to Dandy out of loyalty to Digger. Jenna accepts Ray's proposal. April investigates Nicholas Pearce's past. J.R. plays games with Wilson Cryder and becomes interested in his wife.
Friday, November 20th, 1987
10: Bedtime Stories
Ray and Jenna announce their marriage to the Ewings. April asks Nicholas Pearce about his past. J.R. has a confrontation with Pearce about Sue Ellen . Bobby tells Lisa to stop seeing him and Christopher. Bobby has an unexpected encounter with an old friend, Tammy. Things get back to normal between Sue Ellen and Pearce. Lisa follows Bobby and Christopher. Bobby is not interested in joining forces with J.R. to fight Weststar. Lisa turns out to be Jeff Faraday's sister. Cliff learns that Dandy is in jail. J.R. gets a tempting offer from Kimberly Cryder.
Friday, November 27th, 1987
11: Lovers and Other Liars
J.R. wants April to buy Weststar stock. Phyllis opens Bobby's eyes on his new, non-functioning business. Dandy makes the oil workers go back to work at gunpoint. Bobby spends time with April. Lisa brings Christopher to Southfork where Bobby angrily confronts her. Sue Ellen sees J.R. and Kimberly kissing. Ray wants to make sure he's got Bobby's blessing for his marriage with Jenna. Dandy strikes a little oil. Sue Ellen uses Pearce to get back at J.R. J.R. learns that Weststar's biggest shareholder is Kimberly's father.
Friday, December 4th, 1987
12: Brothers and Sons
Cliff strikes natural gas. Sue Ellen explains to Nicholas Pearce that J.R. betrayed her. J.R tests Casey's "business aggressiveness". Ray wants Bobby to be his best man at the wedding. April comes across an obstacle in her investigations of Pearce. Ray and Jenna get married. Pearce angrily confronts April. Kimberly Cryder meets Sue Ellen. Dandy pulls a gun on Cliff at the Ewing barbecue. Kimberly and J.R. put on an act in front of Sue Ellen. Lisa Alden sues Bobby for custody of Christopher.
Friday, December 11th, 1987
13: Brother, Can You Spare a Child?
Bobby tries to explain to Christopher about legal custody as Lisa purses her lawsuit. Nicholas Pearce apologizes to April. Christopher gets rebellious with Bobby over Lucas. April is upset over not being at the barbecue. Sue Ellen vows revenge on J.R. Cliff tells Miss Ellie about Dandy and wants to make peace. Bobby wants to pay Lisa off. Ray and Jenna find Charlie home with her boyfriend Randy. J.R. wants to meet Dr.Styles. Clayton feels bored. Lisa threatens Bobby with releasing damaging information in court. Lisa works with J.R. against Bobby.
Friday, December 18th, 1987
14: Daddy's Little Darlin'
Bobby warns Sue Ellen before the trial on Christopher's custody. Bobby meets Nicholas Pearce. Cliff encounters problems in his natural gas venture. Bobby fears that the truth about how he got Christopher may come out at the trial. Bobby relives the deal with Jeff Farraday. April tells Bobby he's not over Pam yet. Sue Ellen tells J.R. she finds Pearce attractive. Clayton is interested in a painting at a gallery. Cliff tries to buy Lisa off. Christopher gets obsessed about being adopted and about Lucas. Pearce gets nervous when Sue Ellen asks him about huis family. April and Bobby make up and she kisses him. J.R. meets Dr.Styles and is surprised by his plan.
Friday, January 8th, 1988
15: It's Me Again
Lisa apologizes to Cliff. J.R. demands an "act of faith" from Kimberly before he leaves Sue Ellen. Lisa socializes with Cliff, asks him information about business,and relays it on to J.R. Bobby decides to stop visiting Lucas for Christopher's sake. Pearce withdraws from Sue Ellen's account. J.R. makes a promise to John Ross to get Ewing Oil back. April learns that Pearce may be connected to the mob. J.R. uses the information from Lisa against Cliff. Ray throws Randy out and alienates Charlie. Clayton meets Ellis, the girl from the painting. Wilson Cryder wants to buy Barnes/Wentworth out.
Friday, January 15th, 1988
16: Marriage on the Rocks
Kimberly gets serious about divorcing Wilson and she puts pressure on J.R. to live up to his part of the deal. Ray wants to be a good father to Charlie. Sue Ellen tells Pearce that she needs him as a friend. Bobby confronts Lisa again . J.R. wants to join forces with Cliff to fight Weststar. Ray discusses Randy, sex, and AIDS with Charlie. Clayton continues to meet with Laurel Ellis. J.R. and Sue Ellen discuss divorce. April tells Sue Ellen that she's been dating Bobby. Cliff refuses to support Lisa in her fight for Christopher. Miss Ellie meets Kimberly Cryder. J.R. succeeds in manoeuvring Pearce into Sue Ellen's arms.
Friday, January 22nd, 1988
17: Anniversary Waltz
Nicholas Pearce demands honesty from Sue Ellen. Miss Ellie doesn't suspect that Clayton has been meeting with another woman. Dave Culver tells Bobby that bringing back the Ewing name doesn't have to be a dead issue. Oswald Valentine reappears in Sue Ellen's office and is rebuffed by her. J.R. overhears a conversation between Cliff and Lisa. Laurel Ellis asks Clayton about him and Ellie. Bobby and Christopher reconcile. Laurel admits that Clayton may be in love with her. Cliff tells Bobby that he likes Lisa. Charlie has a very serious fight with Jenna. Kimberly pressures J.R. to keep his promise. Clayton forgets about the third anniversary of his marriage to Ellie. April's detective gets scared of the Pearce/Lombardi mob connection. Bobby suspect Lisa works with J.R. which leads to another violent confrontation between the two brothers.
Friday, February 5th, 1988
18: Brotherly Love
The Ewings get scared of Bobby's temper as he violently deals with J.R. in the pool. Sue Ellen suspects that J.R. may want to get rid of her to win control of Weststar. Casey gets interested in Sly. Bobby vows to get Ewing Oil back. J.R. wants to get rid of Lisa Alden. Cliff gets hooked up to the gas pipeline. Sue Ellen gets more involved with Nicholas Pearce. Laurel's friend David Shulton asks Clayton about his intentions toward Laurel. Bobby is happy because he thinks Lisa is gone. April is further troubled by the revelation about Pearce. Kimberly gives J.R. an ultimatum. Clayton feels guilty and gets Ellie a gift. Charlie begins to dislike Ray. Cliff is down because people don't show up for his celebration party. J.R. blackmails April to make her buy more Weststar stock.
Friday, February 12th, 1988
19: The Best Laid Plans
Laurel Ellis urges Clayton to do something more with his life. Pearce explains his vision of the Weststar takeover to Sue Ellen. Sue Ellen wants to team up with Bobby to work against J.R. April feels uncomfortable working with J.R. J.R. plots to have Sue Ellen see him in bed with Kimberly. Sue Ellen explains to Pearce her strategy about divorce. Laurel's old boyfriend comes from England. Charlie complains to Bobby about Ray. April wants to cut her ties to J.R. Miss Ellie sees Laurel kissing Clayton. Ray throws Bobby out of his house. Jenna's problems with Charlie continue. Lisa Alden continues to follow Bobby and Christopher. Sue Ellen moves back to her room at Southfork and leaves J.R. disappointed that she doesn't want a divorce.
Friday, February 19th, 1988
20: Farlow's Follies
Charlie apologizes to Ray. Cliff meets Nicholas Pearce. Ellen and Pearce question Cliff about whether he works with J.R. Bobby goes to Washington to try get the Ewing Oil name back. Miss Ellie gets drunk after seeing Clayton with Laurel Ellis again. David Shulton borrows money from Clayton. Ray and Jenna give Charlie and Randy another chance. April tells Bobby that she slept with J.R. and that he's blackmailing her over it. Ray apologizes to Bobby for throwing him out of the house. April's apartment gets broken into. Sly dates Casey Denault. Lisa Alden pursues her lawsuit. J.R. tells Dr.Styles that Sue Ellen won't give him the divorce.
Friday, February 26th, 1988
21: Malice in Dallas
Bobby confronts J.R. again about Lisa Alden. April learns that her detective got murdered. Miss Ellie confides in Marvin Anderson about Clayton's affair with Laurel. J.R. makes a promise to Kimberly to be with her regardless of the outcome of the fight for Weststar. David Shulon encourges Laurel to use Clayton and his money. Ray and Jenna get worried over Charlie's poor grades in school. April tells Pearce that she's been investigating him. Miss Ellie goes away to St.Croix. Shulton borrows more money from Clayton. Pearce visit his parents in Indiana. Kimberly talks to Casey behind J.R.'s back. Bobby and Sue Ellen testify at the custody trial but Lisa decides to drop the case.
Friday, March 4th, 1988
22: Crime Story
Lisa comes to Southfork to say goodbye to Christopher. J.R. wants Casey to keep meeting with Kimberly. Miss Ellie goes to Atlanta to visit Lucy. Jenna forbids Charlie to go out with Randy. Bobby's new friend in Washington Kay Lloyd is impressed with his PR skills. Laurel's old boyfriend Brett Lomax wants her to go back to England with him. Nicholas Pearce gets April scared with his mob connections. David Shulton tries to blackmail Clayton. Kimberly asks Sue Ellen when she will divorce J.R. Bobby tells April that they're not right for each other. Pearce tells Sue Ellen he will have to disappear . Ray and Jenna catch Charlie trying to sneak out of the house at night.
Friday, March 11th, 1988
23: To Have and to Hold
April gets visitors in her apartment and she is forced to reveal Pearce's real identify to them. Sue Ellen doesn't understand why Pearce won't meet with her. J.R. is rebuffed by Ray when he approaches him about buying Weststar stock. Pearce is interrogated and beaten up. Jenna and Ray decide to send Charlie to a school in Switzerland and Jenna goes with her to see her settle down. Miss Ellie returns from her vacation. Sly tells Casey Denault that she believes in him. Pearce is told that his parents are dead but his "companions" remain skeptical. Kay Lloyd comes to Dallas and spends time with Bobby. Ellie confronts Clayton about Laurel and tells him to leave Southfork.
Friday, March 18th, 1988
24: Dead Reckoning
April is released. Miss Ellie tells the family that Clayton will not be living at Southfork. Charlie resents being forced to leave,and Jenna has her doubts about it as well. Clayton tries to explain to Ellie about his "innocent friendship" with Laurel. Shulton tells Miss Ellie that Clayton has slept with Laurel. Ray meets a woman named Connie Hall and makes her in distress. Pearce tells April to stay out of his life. Bobby asks Clayton about why he had to leave Southfork. Pearce is happy that he managed to make it look like his parents are dead. Cliff meets Casey Denault. An angry Clayton beats Shulton up. Cliff becomes addicted to tranquilizers. Clayton is arrested for the murder of Shulton.
Friday, April 1st, 1988
25: Never Say Never
Bobby, Miss Ellie and Harve Smithfield unite to help Clayton out of his trouble. Casey wants to do business with Cliff. Connie gets turned down by Ray. Sue Ellen tells April that she and Pearce have been close. J.R. lashes out at Miss Ellie for letting Clayton back into the house. Clayton apologizes to the Ewings for his arrest and the embrassment. Laurel tries to explain to Ellie her friendship with Clayton. J.R. uses Harry McSween to pick Laurel up to talk to her. Sue Ellen tries to find out from Nicholas about his family mystery. Kimberly introduces Cliff to her father. J.R. rebuffs Kimberly's offer and vows to take Weststar away from her father.
Friday, April 8th, 1988
26: Last of the Good Guys
Connie Hall tries to tell Ray that his marriage is over. J.R. continues to tease Clayton about Laurel and the homicide charge. Bobby spends more time with Kay in Washington. Casey tries to convince Cliff that they have a lot in common business-wise. J.R. offers Laurel a hideaway from media attention. Bobby strikes a deal with a Washington senator to get the Ewing Oil name back. Sue Ellen teams up with Kimberly to prevent J.R. from taking over Weststar. J.R. and Laurel declare a truce. J.R. wants to work side by side with Bobby. J.R. uncovers the evidence to clear Clayton's name in the homicide case, and he blackmails Laurel. The Ewings and Clayton are very grateful to J.R.
Friday, April 15th, 1988
27: Top Gun
Kimberly lashes out at J.R. for her father's death. Cliff gets more addicted to pills. The Justice Department tells Bobby he will never get Ewing Oil name back. Sue Ellen tells Kimberly that it was J.R.'s drive to get Weststar which killed Dr.Styles. Casey Denault meets April Stevens. J.R. gets ready to take over Weststar. Bobby gets frustrated in Washington over the problems in getting the Ewing Oil name back. Nicholas tells his family secret to Sue Ellen. Laurel tells Clayton about J.R.'s blackmail. Connie refuses to be dumped by Ray. Clayton tells Ellie about some new rules he sets for life at Southfork. April tells Casey she doesn't want Cliff to get hurt. Sue Ellen and Jeremy Wendell offer a few surprises for J.R. at the meeting of Weststar shareholders.
Friday, April 29th, 1988
28: Pillow Talk
Ray gets wounded by a psychotic Connie. Sly is upset by the way J.R. fired Casey. Cliff vows revenge on J.R. using Jeremy Wendell. Jenna returns from Paris. Nicholas Pearce supports Sue Ellen in her fight for John Ross. J.R. wins a temporary advantage over Sue Ellen and her court order to get John Ross. April throws a surprise party for Cliff. Bobby gets a conditional right to use the Ewing Oil name again. Kay doesn't want to leave Washington to come to Dallas. J.R. moves out of Southfork after finding out about Clayton's co-ownership of the ranch. Ray tells Jenna about his affair with Connie. Lucy returns to Southfork from Atlanta. April and Cliff sign a partnership with Casey. Lucy complains to Miss Ellie about her marriage to Mitch. J.R. tells John Ross he wants to buy another ranch. J.R. has a surprise for Jeremy Wendell concerning his recently acquired gas field.
Friday, May 6th, 1988
29: Things Ain't Goin' So Good at Southfork, Again
J.R. lashes out at Sue Ellen for defeating him along with Kimberly. Jenna calls Ray from Paris. Sue Ellen leaves Southfork. Ellie wants Clayton to co-own Southfork. Connie Hall makes herself look like Jenna and imposes herself on Ray. J.R. tells Casey his service is no longer needed. J.R. places John Ross in a hideaway school to protect him against kidnappers. Sue Ellen tries to find a legal way to get John Ross. Bobby and Kay wonder how to keep their long-distance romance going. April refuses to become Casey's business partner. Cliff wants to sell his gas field to Jeremy Wendell. Connie takes revenge on Ray.
Friday, May 13th, 1988
30: The Fat Lady Singeth
Clayton asks J.R. to turn John Ross over to Sue Ellen. Sue Ellen and Pearce search for John Ross. After Ray's affair with Connie, he and Jenna wonder how it will affect their marriage. Casey meets Lucy and they date. Jenna confides in Miss Ellie about her marital problem. J.R. gets the Ewing Oil property back from Jeremy Wendell but Bobby rebuffs his offer to work together again. Jenna decides to give Ray another chance. Jordan Lee tells Cliff that he saw Pam. Ray and Jenna leave Dallas. Pearce gets killed in a confrontation with J.R. Sue Ellen fires three shots at J.R.
Friday, October 28th, 1988
Sue Ellen thinks she killed J.R. At the hospital, J.R. tries to make himself look like he's dying. Cliff and April make a trip to look for Pam. Bobby refuses to help Sue Ellen find John Ross. Jeremy Wendell and Bobby exchange warnings and threats. Sue Ellen and J.R. drop their criminal charges against one another. Lucy hands John Ross right into Sue Ellen's arms as an angry J.R. watches from the hospital window. Sue Ellen hires a divorce attorney. Cliff is left bitterly disappointed after his meeting with Pam. Bobby agrees to take J.R. back into Ewing Oil on certain conditions. Clayton meets Carter McKay who wants to buy Ray's house. Cliff lies to Bobby about having seen Pam.
Friday, November 4th, 1988
2: No Greater Love
Clayton wants to sell his refineries to Bobby. John Ross questions his mother about why she shot J.R. J.R. fires Harry McSween and moves back to Southfork to gain an advantage in his fight for permanent custody over John Ross. Tammy Miller reappears in Bobby's life. Sue Ellen buys a new house and moves in with John Ross. Miss Ellie and Clayton socialize with Carter McKay. Cliff decides to get out of the oil business. John Ross gets beaten up by kids at school because of his mother shooting J.R. Mitch comes to Southfork and asks Lucy to come back home. April tells Bobby that Cliff lied about seeing Pam. A drunk Bobby appears at Tammy's place. Mitch's job puts a strain on his marriage to Lucy. Sue Ellen decides to let John Ross live at Southfork but she vows to eventually even the score with J.R.
Friday, November 11th, 1988
3: The Call of the Wild
J.R., Bobby, Christopher,and John Ross go on a hunting trip to Haleyville on the Arkansas/Louisiana border. J.R. and Bobby reminisce about old times but Lucy resents that they ignore her father Gary. Sue Ellen wants to see Cliff to get back at J.R. Casey strikes oil and shares his joy with April. In Haleyville J.R. meets a waitress called Cally Harper. Cliff wants to sell Barnes/ Wentworth to Jordan Lee. Cliff and April have a fight. J.R. promises Cally a new life. Casey tells Sly Lovegren that she'll always be just a secretary. Lucy tells Casey that she's not ready for a new relationship. Cally questions J.R. about his marriage. J.R. wants to take Cally to Southfork. J.R. is scared when Cally's brothers find him in bed with her.
Friday, November 18th, 1988
4: Out of the Frying Pan
Cally's brothers want revenge on J.R. but the sheriff intervenes and saves his life. Cliff sells Barnes/ Wentworth to Jeremy Wendell. Clayton pressures Bobby to purchase his refineries. Casey Denault is excited about his success. Sue Ellen tells John Ross about the divorce. Back in Haleyville, J.R is in jail awaiting trial for rape. J.R. promises Cally to marry her if she gets him out of jail. Miss Ellie disapproves of Cliff's deal with Wendell. Bobby wants to start fresh with April but she rebuffs him. Casey proposes to Lucy. Miss Ellie wants Bobby to take Cliff into Ewing Oil. Cally lets J.R. out of jail but the sheriff catches up with them. J.R. is found guilty and is sent to prison for 10 years.
Friday, December 2nd, 1988
5: Road Work
Bobby tries to talk Cliff into going back into the oil business by becoming a partner in Ewing Oil. Clayton finds out that McKay has dammed up a river. Jeremy Wendell courts Sue Ellen. In prison, J.R. does hard labor and tries to bribe officals. Lucy continues to date Casey Denault. Clayton has his first confrontation with Carter Mckay and his ranch hands. Bobby meets a pool hustler named Tracey Lawton. Cliff agrees to join Ewing Oil. J.R. thinks he's got a break from prison but he falls into a trap.
Friday, December 9th, 1988
6: War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing
Cally's brothers get J.R. out of prison and then want to kill him but Cally saves his life. Ray comes from Europe to visit Southfork. Clayton tries to find a legal way to make McKay release the water flow but Miss Ellie decides to blow up the dam. Wendell tells Sue Ellen that he knows about J.R.'s conditional acceptance into Ewing Oil. Wendell wants to team up with Sue Ellen against J.R. Lucy tells Casey she's not ready to get intimate. J.R. works the farm in Haleyville. Cally tells her brothers that she'll turn them in to police for murder if they kill J.R. McKay comes to Southfork with the sheriff but Miss Ellie denies having blown up the dam. Tension escalates between McKay and Southfork as he hires a team of mercenaries. Cliff offically becomes a parnter in Ewing Oil. Bobby dates Tracey Lawton but she's afraid of a commitment. Cally saves J.R.'s life again and they get married. The Ewings wonder about McKay's intentions. Sue Ellen gets divorced from J.R.
Friday, December 16th, 1988
7: Showdown at the Ewing Corral
In Haleyville, J.R. promises his new wife Cally he'll take her to Southfork if she gets in touch with the Ewings. The oil community shows disbelief at the news that J.R. is out of oil deals and Cliff Barnes is part of Ewing Oil. J.R. runs away from Haleyville. Bobby gets romantically involved with Tracey Lawton. Miss Ellie angrily confronts McKay about the range war. After returning to Dallas, J.R. is shocked to find Cliff at Ewing Oil. McKay plots to have Ewing ranch hands abandon Southfork. Miss Ellie vows to stay at Southfork despite the escalating range war with McKay.
Friday, January 6th, 1989
Sue Ellen has a fight with Miss Ellie when she comes to Southfork to pick up John Ross and learns that he's been taken off the ranch for safety reasons. Wendell pressures Sue Ellen to take revenge on J.R. J.R. gets hired guns to protect Southfork. J.R. asks Harve Smithfield about the rights of an escaped fugitive from out of state if he gets caught. Sue Ellen questions Cliff about why he won't have a family. Tracey tells Bobby about her tragic past. Bobby learns McKay is Tracey's father. Lucy becomes a major shareholder in Denault Inc. J.R. hires a private eye to learn about McKay. Wendell is after the oil on Southfork's section 40 and uses Mckay to achieve his goal.
Friday, January 13th, 1989
9: Counter Attack
J.R. has nightmares about Haleyville and he seeks psychological help. April tests Casey to see if he's got money. Cliff meets Tammy Miller and takes her to lunch. Christopher gets hurt in the range war with McKay, and Bobby lashes out at J.R. for bringing the boys back to the ranch. McKay questions his daughter Tracey about her and Bobby. Sue Ellen fears she lost John Ross to J.R. Wendell and Sue Ellen have a major fight. McKay says good-bye to his companion Rose. Bobby goes on a secret counterattack at the McKay ranch.
Friday, January 20th, 1989
10: The Sting
After Miss Ellie's decision to sell Section 40 to McKay. Wendell decides to sell most of his Weststar stock to make the purchase. McKay pressures Wendell to have his son Tommy released from prison. Ray leaves Southfork and goes back to Europe. Bobby tells Tracey that problems with her dad are separate from their relationship. The sheriff from Haleyville shows up at Ewing Oil and warns J.R. Sue Ellen tells Wendell off when he proposes to her. April and Lucy uncover Casey's con game. McKay gets a phone call from Tommy. J.R. wants to be oil partners with April. Tammy questions Cliff about Jamie. McKay makes up with Tracey as they anticipate Tommy's return. Kimberly Cryder tells McKay that she's got controlling interest in Weststar. Cally shows up at Southfork and announces she's J.R.'s wife.
Friday, January 27th, 1989
11: The Two Mrs. Ewings
Miss Ellie takes Cally around the house. John Ross questions his father about who Cally is. Cally tells J.R. she'll either be his wife or she won't let him touch her. J.R. thinks Bobby is getting too close to McKay and Tracey. J.R. wants an annulment of his marriage to Cally but Harve Smithfield gives him no hope. Cliff dates Tammy Miller. Marilee Stone is surprised that Cilff is part of Ewing Oil. Lucy gives Cally a makeover but it turns out a disaster. John Ross resents Cally. J.R. plots to use April to thwart Bobby and Cliff's deal in Louisiana. Bruce Harvey reappears and wants Sue Ellen to make more movies. Sue Ellen flies to the West Coast and gets ready to buy a film studio. In Miami, McKay and Tracey visit Tommy at the hospital. Lucy is down because Mitch is divorcing her and she's got no date for the Oil Barons' Ball, Sue Ellen meets Tracey Lawton and they talk about Bobby. J.R. disapproves of Bobby dating Tracey. Sue Ellen meets Cally and punches J.R. in the face. Carter McKay is announced as the new CEO of Weststar.
Friday, February 3rd, 1989
12: The Switch
April complains to J.R. that he didn't tell her about Cally. Cliff tries to turn his dates with Tammy into a relationship. Cally vows to stay at Southfork and make her marriage to J.R. work. McKay tells Bobby he's good for Tracey. Cally asks J.R.whether he slept with April. Christopher makes friends with Cally. Sue Ellen gives a little advice on how to handle J.R. McKay wants Tracey to work for Weststar. J.R. hires a cop to find out about McKay. Cally tells J.R. he'll have to marry her again at Southfork. Tammy breaks up with Cliff. Tension rises between Cally and John Ross. Bobby tells Christopher that Pam will never come back. J.R. learns that Nicholas Pearce's father is looking into his son's death.
Friday, February 10th, 1989
13: He-e-ere's Papa!
Cally insists on a second honeymoon at Southfork. J.R. questions Sue Ellen about Nicholas Pearce's mob connections. Cliff tells Bobby that he broke up with Tammy Miller. Bobby wants Christopher to be friends with Tracey. Sue Ellen buys a movie studio. Joseph Lombardi's men snatch J.R. on the streets and Lombardi interrogates him. J.R. tries to blame Sue Ellen for his death. John Ross continues to resent Cally. Sue Ellen tells John Ross that she will never return to J.R. Tracey and Cally socialize. Cliff goes to Washington on business. Tracey starts her job at Weststar. McKay wants to be friends with Sue Ellen. Bobby questions April about her and J.R. Sue Ellen saves J.R.'s life by telling Joseph Lombardi that his son's death was an accident.
Friday, February 17th, 1989
14: Comings and Goings
Sue Ellen tells J.R. she has changed her mind about revenge. Sue Ellen meets Don Lockwood and gradually reveals the plot of her movie. Sue Ellen wants to use Lucy's help in her movie. J.R. torpedoes Bobby and Cliff's business deal. A drunk Cliff appear at April's place. Cally and John Ross don't get along. Lucy tells Don Lockwood her memories of how J.R. harassed her mother Valene. Tommy McKay returns and moves in with his father and Tracey. John Ross has an accident in the pool and is saved by Cally. Cally gets impatient with John Ross' attitude. Sue Ellen plans to make J.R. the laughing stock of Dallas with her movie about their marriages.
Friday, February 24th, 1989
15: Country Girl
Miss Ellie and Clayton return from Europe and are greeted at the airport by J.R., Bobby, and Lucy. Sue Ellen shows Don her diaries and she reminisces about her sister Kristin. April warns Cliff against continuing to work at Ewing Oil. Cally complains to Miss Ellie about being mistreated by J.R. Miss Ellie takes Cally to a meeting of the Daughters of the Alamo. April tells J.R. that she doesn't want to double-cross Cliff and Bobby. Cally is happy because she reaches a truce with John Ross. Tommy McKay is interested in Cally but he gets a cold shower when he learns that she's married. John Ross tells J.R. that Cally saved his life. Tommy courts April. Miss Ellie pressures J.R. to either re-marry Cally or divorce her. Bobby senses something strange about Tommy McKay. Don Lockwood fears he knows too much about Sue Ellen to stay objective in his job. Cally tells J.R. she's pregnant. J.R. decides to marry Cally at Southfork.
Friday, February 24th, 1989
16: Wedding Bell Blues
It's wedding day for J.R. and Cally as a tornado is announced in the Southfork area. Sue Ellen takes Don Lockwood on a "field trip" to Southfork. Carter McKay wants Tommy to work at Weststar. Bobby is glad that J.R. kept his promise to Cally. Cliff opens a piece of mail for J.R. and a fight erupts between J.R., Cliff and Bobby. J.R. meets Don Lockwood. J.R. warns Sue Ellen to stay away from Cally. Lucy warns Tracey against being involved with Bobby. Tommy makes a pass at April and then goes into a rage when she turns him down. Cliff asks Don Lockwood about him and Sue Ellen. Cally tells J.R. that she and Sue Ellen plotted to trick him into the marriage.
Friday, March 3rd, 1989
17: The Way We Were
Cally wants to make sure that J.R. is not mad at her for tricking him into marriage. Bobby confronts J.R. about his faliure to consult one another about business deals. J.R. tells Cally that he may use her "deviousness" in his future plans. Sue Ellen gets impatient with Don Lockwood for constantly turning her down. Sue Ellen is pressured by Bruce Harvey to start casting sessions for her movie. Cally wants Bobby and J.R. to get alone but she encounters Bobby's resistance. Tommy McKay has cocaine smuggled in from South America and manages to fool both Carter and Tracey. Cliff questions April about her and Tommy. Tracey wants Carter and Tommy to get along. Don Lockwood tells Sue Ellen a little about his life. J.R. manages to make Bobby look bad in front of the family like he doesn't want agreement with him. Tommy tells J.R. that his dad is responsible for his mother's death. Sue Ellen reminisces about Holly Harwood and the car in which Mickey Trotter got injured.
Friday, March 10th, 1989
18: The Serpent's Tooth
Sue Ellen and Don Lockwood continue their romance. Cally wants to learn about the oil business from J.R. Tommy Mckay gets squeezed for more cash for his drug deals and he sells information on Carter's oil deals to J.R. Tracey's family problems put a strain on her relationship with Bobby. Don Lockwood pays a visit to J.R.'s office. Christopher feels left out because Cally spends time with John Ross. Jordon Lee retires from the business. Bobby and Cliff take April out on her birthday. Don Lockwood and Sue Ellen have a major fight and he almost quits. April questions Bobby about his relationship with Tracey. J.R. plots to use the information he got from Tommy to get back into Ewing Oil all the way.
Friday, March 17th, 1989
19: Three Hundred
J.R. asks Sly Lovegren to secretly provide him with some Ewing Oil information. Tommy McKay tries to get the missing $100,000 from his father and then from April. April decides to give Tommy a second chance and he takes her out on a date which ends up violently for her. Sue Ellen takes a look at the recreation of Southfork made for the movie. Sue Ellen wonders if she's ready to "relive her life" while making the movie. J.R. and Bobby get stuck in an elevator and reminisce about old times. J.R. manages to push a few emotional buttons in Bobby who decides to take him back as a full partner in Ewing Oil.
Friday, March 31st, 1989
20: April Showers
Cliff is furious to learn that J.R. is back in Ewing Oil all the way but he changes his mind when Bobby tells him about the European plan. Tracey and Bobby break up after April complains to Tracey about Tommy's behavior. J.R. tells Ratagan to find out about Gustav Helstrom. Sue Ellen demands honesty from Don Lockwood. Cally decides to learn to "talk proper". Tommy McKay is on the run from South American drug dealers. Tommy sells more information to J.R. Tommy beats April up and then is beaten up by Bobby. April tells Bobby she cares for him. J.R. recruits Cally to help him meet Gustav. Carter McKay threatens Bobby when he learns about what he did to his son.
Friday, April 7th, 1989
21: And Away We Go!
Tommy McKay recovers from the beating he got from Bobby. Jordan Lee sells his company to Carter McKay. Sue Ellen takes a look at actors who will play J.R. in her movie. Tommy leaves town. Bobby visit April at the hospital. Bobby meets Gustv Helstrom. Cally is very understanding about J.R.'s work style. Carter McKay blames Bobby for what happened to his son. Lucy helps Sue Ellen in the casting sessions. J.R. blackmails Gustav to get information on the European deal. Afton Cooper reappears in Dallas and Cliff looks her up. Tracey Lawton leaves Dallas to look for Tommy and she says goodbye to Bobby. Cliff decides to stay in Dallas because of Afton but J.R., Bobby, and Cally leave for Europe.
Friday, April 14th, 1989
22: Yellow Brick Road
Bobby joins J.R. and Cally on their honeymoon as they travel to Salzburg,Austria. J.R. and Bobby plan Ewing Oil strategy to beat Carter McKay. J.R., Bobby, and Cally "accidentally" meet Chick and Bunny Harvard who turn out to be working for McKay. Bobby is surprised by April Stevens who comes to Salzburg to talk to him.Carter McKay tells the Ewing brothers he wants to make peace. Back in Dallas, Clayton suffers memory loss after an injury. Afton likes "the new Cliff". Cliff meets Afton's daughter Pamela Rebecca Cooper. Sue Ellen learns that casting and the script for her movies are finished and shooting is about to begin. In Austria, J.R. and Bobby meet Rolf Brundin who tells them he wants to buy Ewing Oil.
Friday, April 28th, 1989
23: The Sound of Money
Bobby and J.R. refuse to sell Ewing Oil to Brundin and they suspect that Carter McKay is behind the scheme. Brundin and McKay plan a new strategy after the Ewings' refusal. Bobby and J.R. wonder if Chick and Bunny Harvard could be spies for McKay. J.R. is too physically exhausted to keep up with Cally. Back in Dallas, Clayton's memory problems continue and he wants to go to the Southern Cross ranch. Cliff tries to give Afton an engagement ring. Sue Ellen is concerned about how Miss Ellie will react when she learns about J.R.'s affair with Kristin. Don Lockwood tells Sue Ellen that she reminds him of his late wife. Afton tells Cliff to stay away from Pamela Rebecca. In Vienna, J.R. unexpectedly runs into Vanessa Beaumont.
Friday, May 5th, 1989
24: The Great Texas Waltz
In Vienna, J.R. spends time with Vanessa Beaumont, the only woman to break his heart, but he refuses to make love to her. Carter McKay asks April Stevens to talk Bobby out of the Brundin deal. April goes to bed with Bobby. Back in Dallas, Cliff hires detective Dave Wallace to find out whether Pamela Rebecca is his daughter. Sue Ellen spends time with John Ross and Don Lockwood but John Ross is incredibly rude to Don. Sue Ellen tells Don she needs him in her life. Miss Ellie finds Clayton at the grave of his first wife Amy. In Vienna, J.R. and Bobby strike a deal with Brundin but they get a strange warning from Vanessa who tells them that they must go to Moscow.
Friday, May 12th, 1989
25: Mission to Moscow
In Vienna, Cally questions J.R. about Vanessa and she warns him that she'll never share him with another woman. J.R. and Bobby go to Moscow where they are told that Brundin and his cartel are frontmen for OPEC. Back in Dallas, Lucy, Christopher, Sue Ellen,and Miss Ellie try to help Clayton cope with his memory problem. Cliff admires Afton's singing and he wants to make a commitment to her. Sue Ellen finds it painful to relive her life while making her movie. Cliff things that he is Pamela Rebecca's father. Cliff learns that Afton left Dallas. Don Lockwood gets an offer for a movie overseas. In Vienna, Cally meets Vanessa who says goodbye to J.R. Bobby, J.R, Cally and April leave Europe for Dallas.
Friday, May 19th, 1989
26: Reel Life
After their return to Dallas, April and Bobby try to keep their European romance going. Cliff goes to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and gets duped by Afton's former husband Harrison Van Buren. Sue Ellen agrees to move to England with Don Lockwood but John Ross stays in Dallas. Weststar employees give Carter McKay a big welcome upon his return from Vienna. April gets scary, crank calls and Bobby decides to take her to Southfork. Bobby suspects that Tommy Mckay is making trouble again and he confronts Carter about it. Sue Ellen tells Cally that she'll have to fight for her identity in her marriage. Miss Ellie gets a birthday card addressed to Jock with a mysterious key inside. Sue Ellen gives J.R. a taste of what her ultimate revenge on him could be like-- a movie that will make J.R. "the laughing stock of Texas."
Friday, September 22nd, 1989
1: Phantom of the Oil Rig
Tension between Ewing Oil and Weststar rises in the aftermath of the European deal. April vows not to let the crank phone calls get to her. Tommy McKay returns to Dallas and shows up in Bobby's office with an apology. Miss Ellie and Clayton contine to try to resolve the mystery of the key for Jock. Bobby accuses Cliff of neglecting Ewing Oil business. Cliff goes to Charleston, South Carolina to search for Van Buren. April's sister Michelle Stevens appears and meets Bobby. Tommy plots a bomb attack.
Friday, September 22nd, 1989
2: The Leopard's Spots
In Charleston, South Carolina, Afton and Van Buren put on an act in front of Cliff regarding who Pamela Rebecca's father is. Michelle tells Bobby that she won't chase after him as long as April is his woman. Miss Ellie and Clayton go to New England to try to resolve the mystery of the key. Cally meets Alex Barton, a gallery owner. J.R. and Marilee Stone discuss the buying out of her company. Carter McKay wants everybody to believe that Tommy has really changed. J.R. meets Michelle Stevens.
Friday, September 29th, 1989
3: Cry Me a River of Oil
J.R. meets AL Halliday who offers to sell him a tanker with an accident record. Cally learns about J.R.'s past romance with April and she confronts both of them about it. Michelle shows up for dinner with Cliff instead of April. Miss Ellie and Clayton ask Jordan Lee about early oil days in Texas and he tells them about a town called Pride where Jock Ewing had his first strike. Rolf Brundin falls victim of Tommy McKay's deadly vengeance. April's past romance with J.R. puts a strain on her friendship with Cally and she decides to move out of Southfork and go back to her place.
Friday, October 6th, 1989
Cally feels she's not good enough for J.R. and she shares her concerns with Miss Ellie. April wants to put an end to her partnership with J.R. Michelle overhears a conversation between April and Bobby which concerns Cliff, and she tells Cliff about it. Cliff feels mistreated at Ewing Oil. Carter McKay's friend Rose Daniels returns but she is scared away by Tommy who acts to "protect" his father. John Ross goes to England to visit his mother. Miss Ellie and Clayton tell Bobby that they like April. Cally senses that Alex Barton's interest goes beyound just her paintings. Carter McKay gets a warning about Tommy's psychological problems in his role as "father protector" Tommy plants a bomb in Bobby's briefcase and April and Bobby narrowly escape death.
Friday, October 13th, 1989
5: Sunrise, Sunset
A storm in the Gulf spells trouble for J.R.s tanker. Cliff dates Michelle which provokes a cool reaction from April. Michelle resents April's attitude. April asks Cliff whether he sleeps with her sister. Alex gets Cally a studio for her painting and he wants her to drop "Ewing" from her name. J.R. is forced to make a move on Marilee's company but he manages to avoid it at the last minute. Tommy McKay gets accidentally killed in a confrontation with his father. Tracey shows up for the funeral but she finds Carter has turned coldhearted. Tracey blames April for her brother's tragedy. April proposes to Bobby. Vanessa Beaumont's son James shows up at J.R.'s office.
Friday, October 20th, 1989
6: Pride and Prejudice
J.R. and Beaumont have a pretty rough first conversation but then they begin to get along fine as James is introduced into Dallas' social life, and makes quite an impression in the process. James dates Kendall, the receptionist at Ewing Oil, and asks her about the company. Bobby is concerned as Christopher goes out on his first date. Carter McKay makes a business deal with April. Alex questions Cally about her European honeymoon and he tries to exploit Vanessa's presence in Austria to his advantage. Cally asks Alex about his personal life. April pressures Bobby on marriage. Miss Ellie and Clayton keep traveling in search of the object that would fit the mysterious key. Vanessa surprises J.R. and Cally by showing up at Southfork to "collect her son".
Friday, November 3rd, 1989
7: Fathers and Other Strangers
Vanessa says that she came looking for James, and J.R. and Cally make her feel welcome. James dates Sly Lovegren but she plays hard to get. Bobby and April have another fight with Cliff and Michelle. J.R. and Vanessa reminisce about old times. Miss Ellie and Clayton meet Sarah Ewing and her Jewish family whom Jock saved during World War ll. Bobby takes James around the refineries. Tension between J.R. and Cliff rises and J.R. wants to buy Cliff out. Sarah Ewing gives Ellie a letter from Jock to his son, written 45 years ago. McKay is told that his tanker is in serious trouble. At the Oil Barons, everybody at the table is completely stunned, most of all J.R., as James makes his shocking revelation.
Friday, November 10th, 1989
8: Black Tide
Vanessa reassures J.R. that James is really his son. James' appearence puts a strain on Cally and J.R.'s marriage. Cally accuses Vanessa of plotting to take J.R. away from her. A tanker collision involving Ewing Oil and Weststar puts the two companies on opposite sides again, as a black tide of oil is heading toward the Texas coast. Tension rises between J.R. and Bobby when Bobby finds out about the Ewing tanker. Cliff leaves Ewing Oil, takes McKay's side, and forms a committee to investigate the tanker disaster. Michelle threatens J.R. because in her view, he didn't keep his word after she got Cliff out of Ewing Oil. Vanessa unsuccessfully tries to talk James into going to Europe with her. Vanessa leaves for Europe and James moves into Southfork.
Friday, November 17th, 1989
9: Daddy Dearest
Lucy tells James what she thinks of J.R. John Ross returns from England to find an older brother. John Ross fears that James' presence will change everything. Bobby tries to do everything in his power to keep Cliff off the committee investigating the tanker disaster. April throws Michelle out so she moves in with Cliff. In the aftermath of the tanker disaster, Ewing Oil gets hate mail and McKay files a law suit. James gets Cliff's old office at Ewing Oil. J.R. tells James that his marriage vows to Cally are sacred to him. Bobby tells April it's time to think about marriage. Cally confides in Alex regarding the new family situation at Southfork. James meets Michelle and they hit it off immediately. Cliff plans to get the governor's seat. Just as J.R. is about to quit Ewing Oil because of the tanker crisis, he gets a morale booster in the form of a surprise letter from Jock.
Friday, December 1st, 1989
10: Hell's Fury
Cater McKay plans to hurt Ewing Oil using the tanker disaster. Cliff and McKay collaborate against the Ewings. Bobby talks to the captain of the Ewing tanker. Christopher feels left out because James and John Ross socialize a lot. Kay Lloyd reappears in Bobby's office with an ominous warning from Washington. Cally thinks that J.R. has been sleeping with Michelle. Bobby and Christopher have a father-to-son talk about John Ross' situation and the increasing conflicts between the two boys. Michelle plots to break up Cally and J.R.'s marriage. Michelle sleeps with James. Cally pays Alex a late-night visit with words of revenge against J.R. on her lips.
Friday, December 8th, 1989
11: Cally on a Hot Tin Roof
Kay Lloyd's appearance creates tension between Bobby and April and she senses a chemistry between the two. Cally angrily conforts J.R. about him and Michelle. J.R tries to get to Diana Farrington of the investigation committee .Bobby is worried about the Justice Department putting Ewing Oil on their "hit list" again. J.R. blackmails Alex Barton and drives him out of Texas. James learns about Cally's faithfulness to him and wants to undo the damage he did, but he finds her unconscious and he feels guilty.
Friday, December 15th, 1989
12: Sex, Lies and Videotape
J.R. confronts Lucy about why she gave sleeping pills to Cally. J.R. and Cally make up after the incidents with Alex and Michelle. Diana Farrington accuses Cliff of waging a personal vendetta against the Ewings but Cliff vows to nail the guilty party. Bobby is forced to sell a Ewing Oil field to pay for the cleanup effort. Carter McKay finds Rose Daniels in Follett, Texas and brings her back to Dallas. Kay Lloyd asks Bobby about whether he'll marry April. J.R. tells Cally that she'll never see Alex again. James discovers that J.R. cheats on Cally and tells him that he's a lousy husband, even through J.R. tries to explain to him that it's "just for business". McKay uses Rose to videotape Cliff and her in bed, and then he blackmails Cliff with the tape. Lucy pressures Cally not to give up her artwork. Kay flies back to Washington. April is ecstatic when Bobby tells her it's time to get married.
Friday, January 5th, 1990
13: Tale of Two Cities
Cally puts on an art show at a gallery bought by Lucy. Bobby and J.R argue about Bobby's decision to rehire the tanker captain. James gets disillusioned about the way the oil business is done. Bobby and April plan their wedding. James gets Michelle an apartment. Michelle finds out about the videotape and tells Bobby who confronts Rose McKay about it, James gets caught in the middle, trying to protect Cally and J.R., and when he tries to tell the truth to Michelle, she throws him out. A coastguard officer's secret statement to Cliff sheds a new light on the Weststar-Ewing tanker collision.
Friday, January 12th, 1990
14: Judgment Day
Cliff has a battle of conscience at Digger's grave before the committee's final decision on the tanker collision. The captain of the Ewing tanker commits suicide. Michelle tells J.R that she wants to retire from the spy business, and she tells Cliff that she's been spying on him. Rose tells her husband Carter Mckay that he makes her feel lika a whore. Bobby rebuffs Mckay's offer to buy Ewing Oil. Bobby appeals to Cliff's conscience on the tanker collision. Mckay burns the videotape of Rose and Cliff in bed. J.R. tells Bobby that he takes full responsibility for Ewing Oil's seemingly inevitable fall. The committee reaches a final decision:The tanker collision was an accident.
Friday, January 19th, 1990
15: Unchain My Heart
Cliff gives a television interview following the committee's decision on the tanker collision. Bobby gives April an engagement ring but then they break up over three Ewing Oil fields which April bought behind Bobby's back and then unknowingly sold to Weststar. Cliff meets public relations expert Stephanie Rogers. J.R., Cally and John Ross travel to Pride, Texas to help Miss Ellie put the town back on the oil map. Clayton remains sceptical about the new Pride venture. James and Michelle make up. Bobby warms James against doing business out of Ewing Oil offices without his knowledge. Bobby thinks he saw Pamela.
Friday, February 2nd, 1990
16: I Dream of Jeannie
A mesmerized Bobby chases after Jeanne, the woman that could be his beloved ex-wife Pam. Cliff sends a private investigator to look into Stephanie Rogers' background. James tries to get investment for the restaurant project. April and Shelley do after a business venture. J.R. meets up with Blackie Callahan at a prison. Bobby takes Cliff to meet Jeanne. J.R does Blackie a favor and they go off to find oil.
Friday, February 9th, 1990
17: After Midnight
Bobby's obsession with Pam look-alike Jeanne O'Brien continues, and he risks losing April over it. Michelle plans a business venture but Eugene Inagaki makes problems, so she asks Carter McKay for a favor. April wants to leave Dallas and starts fresh somewhere else. James meets Duke Carlisle and his imposing daughter Melinda. J.R. strikes oil in Pride with the help of Blackie Callahan. Jeanne has a seductive hold on a confused Bobby.
Friday, February 16th, 1990
18: The Crucible
The Ewings are concerned about why Bobby is not seeing April anymore. McKay finds a way to force Inagaki to cooperate. April and Michelle are having second thoughts about the singles' club. Lucy and Cally have a confrontation with April and Michelle at the bar. J.R. knocks James out of the deal with Duke Carlisle. J.R. is rebuffed by Stephanie Rogers when he tries to talk her into doing business with Ewing Oil. Tension rises between J.R. and Cally as she gets tired of waiting home for him. Bobby tells Cliff about his obsession with the Pam look-alike. Miss Ellie and Clayton witness a mysterious death during the reading of the will of Atticus Ward. Bobby leaves Jeanne and he finally "says good-bye" to Pam.
Friday, February 23rd, 1990
19: Dear Hearts and Gentle People
J.R. and Cally's marriage is in trouble as they keep fighting and he moves to a hotel. McKay accomplishes his mission with Inagaki and he makes Michelle happy but April leaves Dallas to visit her mother Amy in Ohio. Events continue to unfold in the wake of the mysterious death during the reading of Atticus Ward's will, as "Rabbit" Hutch gets arrested and then gets bailed out by Ellie and Clayton who later finds him dead. Cliff gets appointed chair of the Oil Regulatory Commission and J.R. realizes that he understimated Stephanie Rogers. Bobby goes to Ohio and tries to make things right again between him and April. Serena Ward reappears and makes J.R. happy again.
Friday, March 9th, 1990
20: Paradise Lost
Arlen Ward seems very happy with Hutch's death. James and Shelley discover their building can't be used for night-time entertainment. J.R. devises an ingenious plan to rid Cally from his life. Shelley makes a deal with Carter McKay. Bobby spends some time with April's family. Ellie and Clayton smell a rat with Arlen.
Friday, March 16th, 1990
21: Will Power
Arlen takes a lie detector test. Bobby returns to Dallas whilst April doubts their relationship. James and Shelley clash over the development. J.R. is forced to resort to desperate measures when Cally vows to make their marriage work. April surprises Bobby at the office. Lucy and Cally make TV appearances. J.R. goes safe-breaking. The Farlows make a shocking discovery at Arlen's house.
Friday, March 30th, 1990
22: The Smiling Cobra
J.R. is delighted with his spoils from the office raid. Bobby vows to discover who sabotaged April's development project. Cally and James pull closer together in an effort to fend off J.R.'s evil ways. Clayton is announced as the next in line in the Atticus Ward will, but out of the blue, Atticus turns up. Bobby finally announces his wedding date and Cally and April make up. There's another poisoning and this time its Atticus Ward. Cally reaches breaking point and packs her suitcase.
Friday, April 6th, 1990
23: Jessica Redux
John Ross persuades J.R. to let Cally stay at Southfork. Clayton realises that the poisoned glass was intended for him. Bobby asks Cliff to be his best man. J.R continues to pursue Stephanie Rogers. James disappoints Shelley and suffers the consequences. Clayton discovers that Jessica has been released from the sanitarium. Inagaki offers Shelley a job overseas.
Friday, April 13th, 1990
24: Family Plot
Clayton escapes an attack from Jessica. Cliff sacks Stephanie after she continues to see J.R. James and April find a note from Shelley and discover J.R. was behind the plan to get rid of her. Jessica is arrested and reveals that Atticus Ward was Dusty Farlow's father. James reaches breaking point and leaves Southfork. Cally finds out about her fake marriage counselling sessions, and teams up with James to get revenge on J.R.
Friday, April 27th, 1990
25: The Southfork Wedding Jinx
Cally plays her part to fool J.R. into trusting her, as does James. Bobby and Cliff meet with old friend Liz Adams, and Cliff's head is turned. Clayton puts the wheels in motion to get hold of the Weststar voting rights. J.R. tries to see Jessica in the sanitarium. Bobby and April enjoy themselves at their respective parties the night before their wedding. Most of the Southfork residents leave for holidays, leaving Cally alone. J.R tells Cally to get out, and checks into the sanitarium to find Jessica.
Friday, May 4th, 1990
26: Three, Three, Three (1)
J.R,. after having secretly committed himself to an insane asylum in an effort to coerce Jessica into signing over to him her shares of Weststar stock, discovers the path to her is littered with bizarre and dangerous patients. Cliff continues to get close to Liz Adams, but when she meets Carter McKay, she thinks she's met him before. James and Cally continue their plans to get even with J.R., who is finding himself stalked by a lady in the asylum with designs on his body.
Friday, May 11th, 1990
27: Three, Three, Three (2)
James finds out where J.R. is and he and Cally form a a plan of action. Cliff asks Liz to stay with him temporarily. Carter McKay gets a call from an old friend, Johnny Dancer. Cally puts on an act with J.R.s lawyer in order to get his release papers. J.R. finally gets Jessica's signature, and feels its time to get out of the asylum, but James has other plans. He destroys the release papers and J.R. is trapped at the institution.
Friday, November 2nd, 1990
1: April in Paris
James and Cally celebrate the success of their plan, but Cally isn't happy J.R. is stuck in the asylum. Bobby and April's honeymoon takes an unexpected twist when they meet a woman called Sheila Foley. James takes over operations at Ewing Oil while J.R. contemplates his fate and tries to devise a way out of the insane asylum. April disappears, and Sheila gives Bobby a deadly ultimatum.
Friday, November 9th, 1990
With April still in harms way, Bobby is forced to acquiesce to the kidnapper's demands. Still stuck in the asylum, J.R. faces off with a dangeous foe. James loses more than his shirt in a high stakes poker game. While Cliff seems to be going up in the world, Liz finds herself in deadly danger. Cally finds J.R.s letter and makes a decision. Bobby gets a shock at the police station.
Friday, November 16th, 1990
3: One Last Kiss
J.R.s doctor prescribes him with heavy drugs. Sly makes a plea for Cally to contact her. Bobby makes a daring attempt to rescue April. Cally visits J.R., delivers his release papers, and says a tearful farewell. As he leaves, he has some surprises for his fellow inmates. Sheila makes her final moves with Bobby, with the help of Jordan Lee. As J.R. gets back to work, he starts his plan of revenge, starting with Sly.
Friday, November 23rd, 1990
J.R. calls on Cally to find out where James is. Bobby is furious with Jordan and has to play along with the game. Sly teams up with James to get even. J.R. returns to an empty Southfork and finds out that Sue Ellen has married Don Lockwood, and that Duke Carlisle took James at the poker game. Liz meets with McKay and bumps into Johnny Dancer. Sheila's plan nears its conclusion as the OPEC delegates arrive, but suddenly, there is gunfire....
Friday, November 30th, 1990
5: Tunnel of Love
In the aftermath of Sheila's plot, she has disappeared, and both Jordan and April are dead. Still under pressure from Control, Liz turns down Cliff's proposal. James tries to make a deal with J.R. but his attention is rejected. He gets the same short shrift from Cliff. J.R. Tries to get the Carter via Rose. Bobby sees April buried in Paris, and leaves for Dallas. When he gets back, he puts an entire detective company out to find Sheila Foley, and makes some determined action.
Friday, December 7th, 1990
6: Heart and Soul
James is stonewalled attempting to take down J.R. Bobby tries to cope while Michelle swears revenge, blaming him for April's death. J.R. is delighted when John Ross comes back to Southfork, with Christopher and Clayton. James takes Sly's notes to use against J.R. Bobby goes after Foley Petrotech, and gets Cliff to help him. Vanessa Beaumont returns to J.R.'s life. Johnny Dancer butts heads with Cliff, Liz Adams and Carter McKay. Dancer turns up dead in his hotel room.
Friday, December 14th, 1990
7: The Fabulous Ewing Boys
Michelle tells Bobby she wants to help him find Sheila Foley. J.R. visits Sly and offers her her job back. Dallas police investigate Johnny Dancer's murder. Cliff is the main suspect although Carter McKay may know otherwise. Cally lets slip to Vanessa about her baby. After an altercation between J.R. and Clayton, Bobby vows to sell Ewing Oil after he and Michelle get back from Odessa.
Friday, December 21st, 1990
8: The Odessa File
Bobby and Michelle search for Sheila Foley in Odessa. Cliff lends his assistance and they come up with some promising leads. Cliff dumps Liz. Vanessa accepts J.R.s proposal. Carter McKay finds the bug in his office. J.R. attempts to block the sale of Ewing Oil to no avail. LeeAnn De La Vega breezes into town and sweeps it out from under him.
Friday, January 4th, 1991
9: Sail On
James reacts negatively to the news of his mother's engagement, and makes a surprising toast at his father's engagement party. Cliff and Liz make up. Lee Ann De La Vega and Michelle Stevens are in cahoots against J.R. Dave Culver warns Cliff about his behaviour. McKay gets desperate in his efforts to recover an incriminating tape, but winds up being arrested for Johnny Dancer's murder.
Friday, January 11th, 1991
10: Lock, Stock and Jock
J.R. confronts James for fathering Cally's child. Cliff and Liz get engaged. Carter's alibi lets him down. LeeAnn De La Vega dissolves Ewing Oil , strikes up a partnership with J.R. Bobby returns from Paris and resumes his search for Sheila Foley.
Friday, January 18th, 1991
11: S is for Seduction
Liz helps Bobby ascertain Sheila Foley's real identity, Hillary Taylor. LeeAnn and Michelle step up their efforts to disrupt J.R.'s engagement to Vanessa. Bobby McKay is convicted of murder. Cliff drops a bombshell, and admits that he killed Johnny Dancer in self defence.
Friday, February 1st, 1991
12: Designing Women
LeeAnn's scheme to sabotage J.R. and Vanessa's engagement works, and Vanessa heads to Vienna. McKay is released from prison and vows to pay back J.R. James and Michelle reunite. With revenge in hand, LeeAnn exits for South America and relinquishes ownership of Ewing Oil to Michelle Stevens.
Friday, February 8th, 1991
Michelle takes control of the former Ewing Oil and promptly gives J.R., Phyllis and Sly the boot. J.R. despairs over the breakup of the family. James and Michelle get hitched, for better or for worse. Bobby heads to Malibu in search of Hillary Taylor's daughter, Jory. J.R. persuades James to move back to Southfork... but he takes Michelle with him.
Friday, February 15th, 1991
14: Smooth Operator
J.R. rekindles some of the old Southfork traditions. Bobby positions himself to capture Hilary Taylor. James and Michelle clash in the midst of their scheme. Pulling strings again, J.R. orchestrates a new plan of action.
Friday, March 1st, 1991
15: Win Some, Lose Some
J.R. purchases an oil company from Liz Adams and extracts revenge on LeeAnn De La Vega. James learns the oil business form the master himself. Cliff is appointed Energy Czar, but spilts with Liz when he finds out J.R. bought her company. Michelle's attempts to seduce J.R. prove unsuccessful. Jory is kidnapped and Bobby must choose between saving her or bringing Hillary Taylor to justice.
Friday, March 8th, 1991
16: Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons
Bobby returns home to Southfork. McKay learns who really killed Johnny Dancer, and plots revenge in retaliation of his own downfall. Cliff teams up with Michelle in order to go after J.R. once more. The Ewing boys go on a cattle drive. Bobby announces his retirement from the oil business. A skeleton from James' closet appears in the shape of ex love Deborah Lynn and his son Jimmy.
Friday, March 29th, 1991
17: When the Wind Blows
McKay lowers the boom on Cliff, forcing him to resign the Energy Czar position. J.R. delays Deborah Lynn from seeing James. He wants nothing to interfere with his avenue back into Ewing Oil. Finally catching on to J.R.'s machinations, Deborah Lynn bursts in at Southfork.
Friday, April 5th, 1991
18: Those Darned Ewings
The tangled web of James and Deborah Lynn begins to unravel, much to Michelle's dismay. Jory Taylor appears at Southfork and spends her time with Bobby. The future of the Ewings at Ewing Oil is in question. J.R. learns that he is indeed the father of Cally's child and makes plans to track her down.
Friday, April 12th, 1991
19: Farewell, My Lovely
James and J.R. clash. Clayton comes back to the States to settle some business with the boys. John Ross and Chistopher plot to leave Dallas for Europe. J.R locates Cally but decides to leave her to live in peace. Hillary Taylor comes looking for Jory.
Friday, April 19th, 1991
20: Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out
James splits with Michelle in order to be with Deborah Lynn and their son, Jimmy. John Ross heads to Europe with Clayton, leaving J.R. on his own. Cliff finds a way to snake himself back into Ewing Oil. Hillary Taylor makes peace with Jory and faces Bobby. Michelle goes to Southfork with a gun to shoot J.R. but finds Hilary instead.
Friday, April 26th, 1991
21: The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire
Michelle is arrested for Hillary Taylor's murder. Cliff and J.R. jockey to take control of Ewing Oil. Jory heads back to Malilbu after her mother's funeral. Carter McKay and Dusty Farlow give J.R. a little payback. With Southfork feeling lonely and forever changed, J.R. drinks himself to oblivion and contemplates life...
Friday, May 3rd, 1991
22: Conundrum (1)
In this two-part episode, J.R. is on the brink of despair, holding a gun to his own head, when he's visited by an other-worldly type named Adam. He takes a mystical journey in the "It's a Wonderful Life" slant and finds out what the lives of those around him would have been like had there never been a J.R. Ewing. What he sees is a world where Gary Ewing is a successful lawyer, Cliff Barnes is vice-president of the United States, Cally Harper is a battered wife, Bobby Ewing is a wandering loser, Sue Ellen Shepard is a thriving actress, and the other Ewing son is named Jason -- and is a weasley little user and jerk. Finally, the two-parter -- and the series -- ends with a gunshot.
Friday, May 3rd, 1991
23: Conundrum (2)