- List of Dallas episodes
This is a list of episodes of the soap opera Dallas. The original miniseries from 1978 was labeled as "Season One" when the series was initially released on DVD in 2004. Although Season One officially began with episode that aired September 23, 1978, this episode is the first in the DVD release labeled "Season Two", and all subsequent DVD releases were incrementally labeled the next season chronologically. This article lists episodes in their originally-designated season.
Season Episodes Originally aired Season premiere Season finale Mini-series and Season 1 29 1978 – 1979 April 2, 1978 April 6, 1979 Season 2 25 1979 – 1980 September 21, 1979 March 21, 1980 Season 3 23 1980 – 1981 November 7, 1980 May 1, 1981 Season 4 26 1981 – 1982 October 9, 1981 April 9, 1982 Season 5 28 1982 – 1983 October 1, 1982 May 6, 1983 Season 6 30 1983 – 1984 September 30, 1983 May 18, 1984 Season 7 30 1984 – 1985 September 28, 1984 May 17, 1985 Season 8 31 1985 – 1986 September 27, 1985 May 16, 1986 Season 9 29 1986 – 1987 September 26, 1986 May 15, 1987 Season 10 30 1987 – 1988 September 25, 1987 May 13, 1988 Season 11 26 1988 – 1989 October 28, 1988 May 19, 1989 Season 12 27 1989 – 1990 September 22, 1989 May 11, 1990 Season 13 23 1990 – 1991 November 2, 1990 May 3, 1991 Telemovies and Reunions 4 1986 – 2004 March 23, 1986 November 7, 2004
Mini-Series (April 1978)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 1 "Digger's Daughter" Robert Day David Jacobs April 2, 1978(US) September 5, 1978 (UK) The long-running feud between the Ewing and Barnes families becomes very personal when Bobby Ewing marries Pamela Barnes, but venomous J.R. has a plan to end the wedded bliss. 2 "The Lesson" Irving J. Moore Virginia Aldrige April 9, 1978(US) September 12, 1978 (UK) Pam attempts to win acceptance at Southfork by intervening in Lucy's life when she discovers she has been skipping school and having an affair with ranch foreman, Ray Krebbs. 3 "Spy in the House" Robert Day Arthur Bernard Lewis April 16, 1978(US) September 19, 1978 (UK) All along, J.R. has suspected that Pam's marriage to Bobby was nothing more than a Barnes-family attempt to plant a mole inside the Ewing lair. Now he may have the proof. 4 "Winds of Vengeance" Irving J. Moore Camille Marchetta April 23, 1978(US) A hurricane threatens Southfork, but an even bigger storm is about to hit when Miss Ellie, Pam, Sue Ellen and Lucy become the captives of men who are more than a little ticked off over J.R. and Ray's affairs with the women in their lives. 5 "Barbecue" Robert Day David Jacobs April 30, 1978(US) September 26, 1978 (UK) Hostility is the main course at the Ewing barbecue as Jock and Digger jab at old wounds, but Pam and Bobby use Pam's pregnancy as a truce between the prospective grandpas. Tensions run high as J.R. and Bobby argue, which leads to an accident nobody expected. As a result, Pam's health as well as the future of the Ewing dynasty are in question.
Season One (1978-1979)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 6 "Reunion, Part I" Irving J. Moore David Jacobs September 23, 1978(US) October 3, 1978 (UK) Lucy's parents—Ewing sibling Gary and his wife Valene—return to Southfork much to the delight of their daughter, Miss Ellie and Bobby. But J.R. has a scheme to drive them off the ranch. 7 "Reunion, Part II" Irving J. Moore David Jacobs September 30, 1978(US) October 10, 1978 (UK) J.R. tries to show he is lending Gary a hand in business, but it's all part of his plan to run his brother out of town. Digger disowns Pam for marrying Bobby. 8 "Old Acquaintance" Alex March Camille Marchetta October 7, 1978(US) October 17, 1978 (UK) Bobby's old flame, Jenna Wade, resurfaces giving Pam reason to think that perhaps the embers are still burning, and giving J.R. an angle that could be a way to rid the Ewing household of Pam when he discovers that Jenna's daughter Charlie could be fathered by Bobby. 9 "Bypass" Corey Allen Arthur Bernard Lewis October 14, 1978(US) October 24, 1978 (UK) Jock's cardiac crisis brings some perspective to the megabuck ways of the Ewings. But J.R.'s heart remains as strong as ever as he manipulates events to his favour at Ewing Oil. 10 "Black Market Baby" Lawrence Dobkin Darlene Craviotto October 15, 1978(US) October 31, 1978 (UK) Sue Ellen, fearful Pam will produce the next Ewing heir before her, decides to adopt the child of an unmarried mother-to-be. But when J.R. finds out, he has the women shipped out of town explaining that he wants a child just as much as Sue Ellen though it has to be "our child, not somebody else's". 11 "Double Wedding" Paul Stanley Jim Inman, Arthur Bernard Lewis October 21, 1978(US) November 7, 1978 (UK) Pam never told Bobby she was previously married. Her former husband resurfaces saying the marriage was never legally ended...a compromising situation that draws J.R.'s interest. 12 "Runaway" Barry Crane Worley Thorne October 28, 1978(US) November 14, 1978 (UK) Upset that her mother is barred from her birthday party, Lucy flees Southfork and mistakenly becomes the accomplice and hostage of a con man. 13 "Election" Barry Crane Rena Down November 5, 1978(US) November 21, 1978 (UK) When Pam seeks to help her brother Cliff's campaign for political office, J.R. mounts a disinformation campaign targeting Cliff's sexual history. When his plan succeeds, Pam vows to make J.R. pay for what he did to her brother. 14 "Survival" Irving J. Moore D. C. Fontana, Richard Fontana November 12, 1978(US) November 28, 1978 (UK) J.R. and Bobby struggle to survive after their plane crashes into a swamp. Meanwhile, the Ewing women cling to hope while facing the possibilities of life without the two oil titans. 15 "Act of Love" Irving J. Moore D. C. Fontana, Richard Fontana November 19, 1978(US) December 5, 1978 (UK) Sue Ellen has been seeing a lot of Cliff while J.R. is away making her unsure who the father of her unborn baby is. Pamela lets Bobby know she has her own career ideas. 16 "Triangle" Vincent McEveety Camille Marchetta November 26, 1978(US) December 12, 1978 (UK) Ray seeks hot-blooded vengeance when he finds J.R. with the country and western songstress he has been seeing. Lucy aims to use her Ewing connections to bankroll her singing career. 17 "Fallen Idol" Vincent McEveety Arthur Bernard Lewis December 3, 1978(US) December 19, 1978 (UK) Bobby forms a construction firm with an old college buddy. Their proposed first project: a shopping mall on Southfork, much to Miss Ellie's disgust. 18 "Kidnapped" Lawrence Dobkin Camille Marchetta December 17, 1978(US) January 9, 1979 (UK) Kidnappers going after J.R. end up taking Bobby by mistake. The kidnappers want to use Cliff as the go-between, but J.R. cannot stay out of it and a rescue effort led by him and a reluctant Ray almost has Cliff killed. 19 "Home Again" Don McDougall Arthur Bernard Lewis January 7, 1979(US) January 16, 1979 (UK) Miss Ellie's presumed dead brother Garrison, the rightful heir to Southfork, shockingly returns. The Ewings begin to worry about losing their inheritance, but Garrison's nurse explains to Ellie that he is very sick and only came back to the ranch to die. 20 "For Love of Money" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman January 14, 1979(US) January 23, 1979 (UK) Sue Ellen moves in with her mother and sister Kristin when she sees J.R. with another woman. She also hooks up with Cliff yet again for support before J.R. decides he wants his wife home even if the baby she is carrying is not his. 21 "Julie's Return" Leslie H. Martinson Rena Down January 26, 1979(US) January 30, 1979 (UK) Jock's family treat him like an invalid. His former secretary Julie treats him like a friend. But suspicions abound that because of the company secrets Julie knows, much more than friendship is involved. 22 "The Red File, Part I" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis February 2, 1979(US) February 13, 1979 (UK) Julie knows where the Ewing Oil skeletons are hidden, and she wants to share that information with Cliff. But Julie ends up tragically dead and J.R., not happy that Cliff is back in public office, twists that facts to pin her death on Cliff. 23 "The Red File, Part II" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis February 9, 1979(US) February 20, 1979 (UK) Pamela, convinced J.R. framed Cliff for Julie's murder, leaves Southfork. Bobby attempts to get to the bottom of things to bring his wife home and, in doing so, discovers an envelope and key that Julie sent to Cliff before her death that may unravel J.R.'s perfect world. 24 "Sue Ellen's Sister" Irving J. Moore Camille Marchetta February 16, 1979(US) February 27, 1979 (UK) With Pam away from Southfork, Kristin makes a play for Bobby. Lucy sees right through Kristin, as does J.R.. But seeing that the relationship could be hurtful to Pam, he naturally approves. 25 "Call Girl" Leslie H. Martinson Rena Down February 23, 1979(US) March 13, 1979 (UK) While still separated from Bobby Pam makes friends with a model from The Store not knowing she once worked as a prostitute. When J.R. discovers this, he creates a photo opportunity in which Pam looks like she too is in the profession. This stunt eventually does the opposite of what J.R. intended: it brings Pam and Bobby back together again. 26 "Royal Marriage" Gunnar Hellstrom Camille Marchetta March 9, 1979(US) March 20, 1979 (UK) J.R. is thrilled when Lucy announces her engagement to Kit Mainwaring. It will mean a potential business merger with Mainwaring Oil and Ewing Oil. Unfortunately, Kit is actually gay and the wedding is put off. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen's drinking starts to worsen. 27 "The Outsiders" Dennis Donnelly Leonard Katzman March 16, 1979(US) March 27, 1979 (UK) Ray falls for Donna Culver, a young lady whom he meets at a bar. J.R. seeks another solution to stop Cliff's harassment of Ewing Oil by soliciting the support of a former powerful politician, Sam Culver, not knowing that Ray has got himself involved with his wife. 28 "John Ewing III, Part I" Leonard Katzman Camille Marcheta March 23, 1979(US) April 10, 1979 (UK) Lucy's a wreck after her breakup with Kit and turns to drugs. Sue Ellen's battle with the bottle continues despite her pregnancy and, after a fall down the stairs, J.R. decides to put Sue Ellen, against her wishes, in a sanitarium. 29 "John Ewing III, Part II" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis April 6, 1979(US) April 17, 1979 (UK) Bobby pays Sue Ellen a visit in the sanitarium and she confesses that Cliff may be the father of her unborn baby. After she bribes a nurse for alcohol, Sue Ellen knocks her unconscious and makes a getaway with a stolen car only for her to end up crashing it and having her baby delivered prematurely. Upon hearing the news, Cliff rushes to the hospital thinking he is the father. Will mother and baby survive...?
Season Two (1979-1980)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 30 "Whatever Happened to Baby John?, Part I" Leonard Katzman Camille Marchetta September 21, 1979(US) November 17, 1979 (UK) The happiness felt by the Ewing family on Sue Ellen's return from the hospital changes to concern when it becomes obvious she has little enthusiasm for anything, including her new baby. Bobby and Pam discover Cliff is continuing with his efforts to claim Sue Ellen and the baby as his. J.R. is surprised when two of his former business associates are paroled from jail. John Ross is kidnapped from the hospital. 31 "Whatever Happened to Baby John?, Part II" Leonard Katzman Camille Marchetta September 28, 1979(US) November 24, 1979 (UK) Bobby suspects Cliff and J.R. suspects Ames and Garr in the disappearance of John Ross. But it's Pam who ends up solving the mystery when she remembers a mysterious woman at the hospital who was always staring at the babies. It turns out that she lost her baby, and her husband ran out on her, leaving her desperate and alone, so she stole John Ross for comfort. 32 "The Silent Killer" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis October 5, 1979(US) December 1, 1979 (UK) Cliff flies Digger to Dallas to show him how he's getting even with the Ewings. But when Digger falls ill, a doctors examination shows he has a genetic disorder that has not only been passed to his children, Pam and Cliff, but also to their offspring which could prove fatal to John Ross, if Cliff is his father. Meanwhile, Kristin comes to town. 33 "Secrets" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis October 12, 1979(US) December 8, 1979 (UK) Valene visits Lucy and tries to re-establish some understanding with her daughter. Pamela, already depressed with the reality of the Barnes' family genetic disorder, suddenly has to cope with the news that she is pregnant. She then has to decide whether to tell Bobby the news, as well as her horrible secret, or decide on the fate of her unborn baby alone. Valene implores Bobby to urge Lucy to meet with her. 34 "The Kristin Affair" Irving J. Moore Worley Thorne October 19, 1979(US) December 15, 1979 (UK) Kristin gets a summer job at Ewing Oil as she openly vies for J.R.'s attention. Bobby learns about Pam's pregnancy before she can make a decision about getting an abortion. J.R. has his hands full as he tries to consummate the biggest oil deal of his life, as well as beginning his own kind of relationship with his sister-in-law. 35 "The Dove Hunt" Leonard Katzman D. C. Fontana, Richard Fontana October 26, 1979(US) December 22, 1979 (UK) On a hunting trip in Louisiana with J.R., Bobby and Ray, Jock finds himself the target of revenge from a man he doesn't even remember. Ellie is afraid that she might be facing surgery after finding a lump on her breast. Jock and J.R. are wounded by a sniper while hunting. With their vehicle sabotaged, Bobby and Ray have to walk to town for help and, thinking he might not recover, Jock reveals a secret to J.R. that he has been hiding from Ellie sine they were married. 36 "The Lost Child" Irving J. Moore Rena Down November 2, 1979(US) December 29, 1979 (UK) Bobby finds himself getting attached to Luke Middens, the young son of one of the hired hands, which only makes Pam's efforts to tell Bobby the truth about their unborn child even more difficult. Eventually, however, she is forced to confess. J.R. becomes suspicious of Sue Ellen's frequent trips to town, and when she refuses to acknowledge her activities, he hires a private detective to follow her. Pam suffers a miscarriage in a riding accident. 37 "Rodeo" Leonard Katzman Camille Marchetta November 9, 1979(US) January 5, 1980 (UK) At the annual Ewing-sponsored rodeo, Sue Ellen finds herself drawn to Dusty Farlow, a cowboy participant. Digger holds good his threat to see "his" grandson. J.R. feels threatened by Sue Ellen's sudden enthusiasm for life as she openly displays interest in Dusty. Lucy forces Ray to deal with a painful situation he tried to forget. 38 "Mastectomy, Part I" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis November 16, 1979(US) January 12, 1980 (UK) Ellie is afraid to tell Jock about the lump in her breast after he reveals he was married before and divorced his first wife when she became mentally ill. Her fear is Jock will leave her also if a mastectomy becomes necessary. Alan Beam continues J.R.'s plan to get Cliff out of the way. Sue Ellen keeps visiting a coffee shop with the hopes of meeting Dusty Farlow again. Ellie undergoes a lifesaving mastectomy. 39 "Mastectomy, Part II" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis November 16, 1979(US) January 12, 1980 (UK) After undergoing the mastectomy, Ellie begins to face what life is going to be like for her. She and Jock seem to be drifting apart as her anger grows over the secret he kept from her for forty years. Digger proves himself a friend to Ellie and they have a long talk. Ellie realizes that she cannot go back in time but she must make peace with the present and the future. Lucy is cold to Ellie as she hides her fears that she will inherit breast cancer. Jock backs J.R. over Bobby in the plan to push Cliff aside. Sue Ellen meets Dusty at a hotel. 40 "The Heiress" Leslie H. Martinson Loraine Despres November 23, 1979(US) January 19, 1980 (UK) Lucy decides that Alan Beam is the man for her after she witnesses him standing up to J.R. although she doesn't know the fight was staged by Alan and J.R. to further convince Cliff of Beam's loyalty. Lucy makes an obvious play for Alan, who sees her as his ticket to riches. Pam accuses Bobby of trying to ruin her brother when she accidentally learns about J.R.'s secret Asian oil deal from Cliff. 41 "Ellie Saves the Day" Gunnar Hellstrom Arthur Bernard Lewis November 30, 1979(US) January 26, 1980 (UK) J.R. is caught from all sides when a typhoon delays the oil drilling in Asia as his bank loan becomes due. Bobby discovers that J.R. has mortgaged Southfork and he is forced to tell Jock and Ellie that they may lose everything. J.R. believes that once Cliff resigns his post as head of the Office of Land Management, the banks will extend their loan deadline. But he's crushed when the efforts of all the Ewing men seem to have failed. Ellie makes a supreme sacrifice in an effort to save Southfork. 42 "Mother of the Year" Larry Hagman Rena Down December 14, 1979(US) February 2, 1980 (UK) Sue Ellen's avoidance of John Ross becomes a source of conflict between her and J.R. and between Bobby and Pam, who have begun to think of the child as their own. Seeing the pain Ellie is going through as workmen prepare to pump oil out of Southfork, Jock decides to sell the Asian oil leases even though it means losing millions. J.R., of course, tries to stop him. 43 "Return Engagements" Gunnar Hellstrom David Jacobs December 20, 1979(US) February 9, 1980 (UK) Ellie's sadness on the occasion of her missing son Gary's birthday quickly changes to jubilation when she learns he and Valene are both back in Dallas and plan to be remarried. Ellie plans to keep the news of the wedding a secret from J.R., who's on a business trip with Kristin, but Sue Ellen delights in giving him the news. She also tells Rudy Millington, Kristin's boyfriend, where to find her. This episode leads in to the pilot for Knots Landing. - "Knots Landing: Pilot" December 27, 1979(US) Patrick Duffy makes a cameo as Bobby in the debut episode of Knots Landing. 44 "Love and Marriage" Alexander Singer Leonard Katzman December 28, 1979(US) February 16, 1980 (UK) J.R. decides that bringing Bobby back into Ewing Oil is the best way to keep Jock out of the office. J.R. also aims to get Pam a promotion to keep Bobby's mind off his troubled marriage. Pam is using work to hide from her own unhappiness. Ray seems to have found happiness at last when Donna Culver re-enters his life. - "Knots Landing: Community Spirit" January 3, 1980(US) Larry Hagman guest-stars as J.R. Ewing. In this episode, J.R. comes to drill for oil in California. 45 "Power Play" Leslie H. Martinson Jeff Young January 4, 1980(US) February 23, 1980 (UK) Alan Beam's "romance" with Lucy is discovered by Kristin who believes once J.R. knows about it he will quickly get rid of the ambitious young lawyer. J.R. fools everyone by encouraging Alan to follow through with his plans to marry Lucy. Lucy puts off deciding about Alan's proposal until J.R. orders her not to see him again, then she makes a startling announcement. 46 "Paternity Suit" Henry Harris Loraine Despres January 11, 1980(US) March 1, 1980 (UK) After Cliff announces he is quitting the race for Congress, Digger returns to the bottle and drunkenly tells a reporter that Cliff is really the father of Sue Ellen's baby. Jock insists the family sue Cliff, who counter sues for custody of his son. Sue Ellen, J.R. and Cliff then take blood tests to prove once and for all who the baby's real father is. It proves to be J.R., who then embraces his son for the first time. 47 "Jenna's Return" Irving J. Moore Camille Marchetta January 18, 1980(US) March 8, 1980 (UK) Sue Ellen actively sees Dusty. Pam leaves town. An angry Bobby runs into Jenna Wade. Ray ponders if he and Donna have anything in common besides their love. J.R. gets angry and jealous of Sue Ellen's unexplained nights out. Kristin tries to take advantage of the situation to permanently enter J.R.'s life. - "Knots Landing: Home Is For The Healing" January 31, 1980(US) Charlene Tilton guest-stars as Lucy Ewing, who comes to Knots Landing to be reunited with her parents. 48 "Sue Ellen's Choice" Leonard Katzman Camille Marchetta February 1, 1980(US) March 15, 1980 (UK) Sue Ellen is being pressured by Dusty to leave J.R. Pam and Bobby's marriage continues to strain towards breaking point. Donna makes a last attempt to get Ray to change his mind about marriage. Sue Ellen makes her decision and asks J.R. for a divorce, but his reaction is not at all what she expects. Pam is surprised when Jenna visits and declares her intentions towards Bobby. 49 "Second Thoughts" Irving J. Moore Linda B. Elstad February 8, 1980(US) March 22, 1980 (UK) J.R. keeps pressuring Alan Beam to marry Lucy very soon. Cliff resigns from the OLM to run in the elections for Congress. But J.R.'s scheme to ruin him is a success and Cliff runs out of campaign money. For the moment, he is finished professionally and has nowhere to go. Bobby feels sorry for Cliff and decides to do some job hunting for him. This provokes a furious reaction from J.R.. Jock foils J.R.'s plans for Lucy and Alan by offering Alan a legal partnership in Dallas. Now J.R. tries to stop the marriage because there's no longer anything in it for him. 50 "Divorce—Ewing Style" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman February 15, 1980(US) March 29, 1980 (UK) Sue Ellen takes great pains to appear the perfect wife and mother in preparation for her divorce action. When J.R. realizes what she is planning, he decides to stage a strong counterattack. J.R. is furious when he learns Sue Ellen has a private detective following him on his nocturnal visits. He decides the best way to keep her from leaving with their son is to convince everyone that Sue Ellen is drinking again. 51 "Jock's Trial, Part I" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis February 22, 1980(US) April 5, 1980 (UK) As the new assistant district attorney, Cliff jumps at the chance to work on the investigation of a body found on Southfork. Sue Ellen fights to convince the family that she is not drinking again. Cliff's investigation unearths some new clues which tie the murder closer and closer to Jock. Sue Ellen prepares to leave J.R. and her baby when she hears of a plane crash and Dusty's death. Jock is arrested for murder. 52 "Jock's Trial, Part II" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis February 29, 1980(US) April 5, 1980 (UK) While Jock faces his murder trial, other family members are distracted with their own problems: Sue Ellen drinks to forget Dusty's death. Pam watches Digger slowly deteriorate in a hospital. J.R. fears his testimony will incriminate his father. The family hires famed criminal attorney, Scotty Demerest, only to be told that Cliff's case against Jock is dangerously incriminating. But as Digger slowly dies on his deathbed, he confesses that he was the real killer of the body found on Southfork and tells Pam that the man he killed was her biological father when he discovered Cliff and Pam's mother was having an affair. 53 "The Wheeler Dealer" Alexander Singer Barbara Searles March 14, 1980(US) April 12, 1980 (UK) With most of the family visiting Jock's first wife in a Colorado sanitarium, J.R. uses the time to try to set up an even bigger oil deal with the now profitable Asian wells. Sue Ellen and Pam deal with their separate grief in very different ways. Pam becomes determined to learn about her long-believed dead mother. Sue Ellen again seeks alcohol for her solace, which pleases J.R. since he plans to rid himself of his wife. 54 "A House Divided" Irving J. Moore Rena Down March 21, 1980(US) May 26, 1980 (UK) J.R.'s selling of the Asian oil leases before news of the fields' nationalization is made public, wipes out the fortunes of Ewing Oil's former business associates and also creates untold havoc within the family. J.R.'s business dealings also disgust Bobby so much that he and Pamela move out of Southfork. Sue Ellen decides to stop drinking and to wage her own battle against J.R.'s efforts to send her back to the sanitarium. Cliff also plans his own revenge against J.R.. Suspects are aplenty when J.R. while working late at the office, is shot. But who pulled the trigger...?
Season Three (1980–1981)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 55 "No More Mister Nice Guy, Part I" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis November 7, 1980(US) November 9, 1980 (UK) A cleaning woman discovers J.R. sprawled across the floor of his office. He is rushed to the hospital, close to death. The Ewing family reassembles to wait for news of his fate and police search for clues and suspects in the shooting. The family hopes for J.R. to regain consciousness and be able to shed some light on the identity of his assailant. 56 "No More Mister Nice Guy, Part II" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis November 9, 1980(US) November 15, 1980 (UK) As J.R. undergoes his second operation, Bobby takes over Ewing Oil with Jock's blessing. Sue Ellen tries to combat the guilt that makes her believe she may have shot her husband in a drunken stupor. Alan Beam is brought back to Dallas by the police. Cliff is taken into custody when a fired gun is found in his apartment. Marilee Stone institutes a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Ewings. Lucy meets a poor medical student who resists her advances. 57 "Nightmare" Irving J. Moore Linda B. Elstad November 14, 1980(US) November 21, 1980 (UK) J.R. fights to overcome the helplessness of his paralysis. Jock finds the gun used to shoot J.R., and the evidence points to someone in the immediate family. Sue Ellen tries to deal with her continuing nightmares that indicate she is the one who shot her husband. J.R.'s power is felt throughout Dallas as Cliff is suspended from his job and Bobby is frustrated in his efforts to run Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen is arrested for J.R.'s shooting when her fingerprints are discovered on the gun Jock found. 58 "Who Done It" Leonard Katzman Loraine Despres November 21, 1980(US) November 22, 1980 (UK) Sue Ellen is devastated when the Ewings abandon her, leaving her to languish in jail. After bail is mysteriously posted from an unknown source, Sue Ellen seeks solace from Kristin. She then attempts to find answers through hypnosis sessions with her psychiatrist, Dr. Ellby. These sessions lead to the answer of who shot J.R. 59 "Taste of Success" Leonard Katzman Robert J. Shaw November 28, 1980(US) November 29, 1980 (UK) When Kristin announces that she is carrying J.R.'s baby from their affair, he makes sure all charges are dropped against her and she goes away to California to have her baby in private while receiving regular checks from J.R. Bobby, Ewing Oil's new president, finds the power intoxicating, which promotes apprehension in both Pamela and J.R. Bobby works hard to buy an oil refinery – something Jock has always wanted and which J.R. could never accomplish. When J.R. learns of his brother's intention, he tries to sabotage Bobby's plan, which leads to another inevitable clash between the brothers. 60 "The Venezuelan Connection" Leonard Katzman Leah Markus December 5, 1980(US) December 6, 1980 (UK) The conflict between J.R. and Bobby escalates when Bobby refuses to step down as president of Ewing Oil. Jock finds himself caught in the middle of the conflict between his two sons. Bobby seems to be doing a better job for Ewing Oil, even making a deal for Venezuelan oil to the new refinery. Pam continues to search for her mother. Lucy introduces Mitch to her friends with disastrous results. 61 "The Fourth Son" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin December 12, 1980(US) December 20, 1980 (UK) The sinking of an oil tanker and the loss of 600,000 gallons of crude oil has J.R. delighted, but to Bobby, it is only an inconvenience. Then he discovers that the oil was not insured and the loss could total over $18,000,000 for Ewing Oil. Ray greets a very unwelcome guest, his father, whom he hasn't seen or heard from since he was a kid. Amos Krebbs has some very disturbing news for the entire Ewing family: Ray's biological father was Jock Ewing! 62 "Trouble at Ewing 23" Leonard Katzman Louis Elias December 19, 1980 An extortionist, threatening to blow up Ewing 23, gives J.R. an opportunity to put a halt on his fading fortunes with the company and the family by out-maneuvering Bobby. Ray has to come to grips with his new-found identity and face the fact that he may be losing Donna to Cliff. 63 "The Prodigal Mother" Irving J. Moore David Paulsen January 2, 1981 Pamela believes that she has at last found her mother. Lucy asks Mitch to marry her. J.R. closes in on what he thinks is his brother's reckless running of Ewing Oil. The woman Pam thinks is her mother dashes all hopes for a reconciliation and Pam abandons her quest. Lucy and Mitch defy all of the built-in pitfalls of their romance. J.R. stumbles onto a scheme which he intends to use to put Bobby in trouble with their father. 64 "Executive Wife" Leonard Katzman Rena Down January 9, 1981 J.R. encourages Jock to consummate a business deal, fully aware that the venture will conflict with his brother's investment plans and leave Ewing Oil with a serious cash flow problem. Pam, feeling that she places a poor second to her husband's work, receives the attention she is lacking from Bobby when she meets Alex Ward. Lucy makes an announcement which is unsettling to the Ewing clan. 65 "End of the Road, Part I" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman January 16, 1981 J.R. is quick to capitalize on Bobby's rash actions. Mitch's sister and mother arrive for the upcoming wedding of Mitch and Lucy and J.R. takes an immediate interest in his sister, Afton, which worries Sue Ellen. Bobby finds himself in a tough position after he enters into an oil drilling agreement which will put the company back on good terms with the cartel, even though he knows that Jock has already invested its capital in the land development. J.R. delights in the bind in which his brother has placed the company and investigates a scheme of his own to make Bobby look bad in their father's eyes. 66 "End of the Road, Part II" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman January 23, 1981 Events at Lucy and Mitch's wedding at Southfork have far more impact on the Ewing family than is apparent to the assembled guests. Sue Ellen discovers J.R. getting much too friendly with Afton and consequently makes her own play for an old boyfriend. J.R. is not as delighted as he expected to be when Bobby resigns as president of Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie shocks Jock by accusing him of behavior for which she can never forgive him. 67 "Making of a President" Gunnar Hellstrom Arthur Bernard Lewis January 30, 1981 J.R. may have met his match in Leslie Stewart, a high-pressure public relations woman whom he hires to improve his tarnished image as he resumes the reins of Ewing Oil. The prospect of a national image as the all-American businessman is attractive to J.R., but even more so is Leslie, who proposes working to replace his horns with a halo. J.R. is confused by Bobby's actions after giving up the presidency of the company, as is Pam, who Sue Ellen discovers is having rendezvous with Alex. At Southfork, coolness prevails as Miss Ellie is unforgiving of Jock for his part in the recent events in the Ewing family. 68 "Start the Revolution With Me" Larry Hagman Rena Down February 6, 1981 J.R. takes steps to re-establish his power and increase his wealth, even if it means reshaping history and violating the laws of the land. His campaign for power puts him further under the influence of Leslie who, much to his frustration, keeps him at arms length. He also goes ahead with his plans to topple the government who confiscated his foreign oil fields even though it could lead to prison time if he is caught. Bobby's ambition to purchase a solar energy company again alienates him from Pam. Sue Ellen combats Leslie by resuming an old friendship with Clint Ogden. Cliff is disappointed by Donna. Miss Ellie is still resentful of Ray's influence with Jock. 69 "The Quest" Gunnar Hellstrom Robert J. Shaw February 13, 1981 J.R.'s conniving affects the lives of Bobby, Pam, Cliff, Donna, and Ray. J.R.'s influence seems to have no bounds as he works to make sure that Cliff does not get chosen to run for public office. When his plans backfire and draw in Bobby and Pam, he is even more pleased at what fortune has brought him, which even includes an implied promise from Leslie. Sue Ellen can't get anyone to believe that she is being followed and J.R. could not care less. So she takes matters into her own hands, which results in a shocking revelation. 70 "Lover, Come Back" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman February 20, 1981 Sue Ellen is shocked to find that Dusty Farlow is still alive but unwilling to resume their old relationship. Luck seems to follow J.R. as his foreign coup brings the cartel back to Ewing Oil. Jock has his own surprise for the family. Donna and Ray are reunited and plan to marry. Mitch discovers that Lucy has been lying to him. 71 "The New Mrs. Ewing" Patrick Duffy Linda B. Elstad February 27, 1981 Donna becomes the new Mrs. Ewing when she and Ray marry. The newlywed's happiness is not reflected in the rest of the Ewing family as the cold war between Jock and Miss Ellie escalates. Bobby forms a new alliance with Cliff, but his growing jealousy over Pam compels him to a confrontation with Alex Ward. Lucy is happy to win the title of "Miss Young Dallas" which again makes Mitch feel inferior. Leslie succeeds in driving a wedge between J.R. and the cartel to further her own ambitions. 72 "Mark of Cain" Larry Hagman Leah Markus March 13, 1981 J.R. succumbs to the cunning of Leslie, who now knows she has the head of Ewing Oil right where she wants him. Bobby is caught in the middle of Jock and Miss Ellie's feud. He is put in the same uncomfortable position while taking his new place on the Senate committee which will decide the future of Takapa. Pam enters a new phase in the relationship with her and Cliff's mother. Sue Ellen continues to seek comfort from Clint. Lucy, the new "Miss Young Dallas", makes life very difficult for Mitch. 73 "The Gathering Storm" Michael Preece Robert J. Shaw March 27, 1981 Discord haunts the head of the Ewing clan as Jock threatens to sell the company business if Miss Ellie divorces him. Jock and Ellie become even more estranged when they learn Bobby is on the Senate committee investigating the Takapa development project. Lucy's "Miss Young Dallas" career is actively driving a wedge into her marriage to Mitch. Cliff gets wind of J.R.'s involvement in the Asian oil scam. Pam warns her mother about Cliff's motives. Clint urges Sue Ellen to divorce J.R.. 74 "Ewing vs. Ewing" Irving J. Moore Leah Markus April 3, 1981 Donna and Ray try to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie, and find there is more to their discontent than the Takapa project. Ellie has consulted an attorney regarding divorce. J.R. accelerates his efforts to sell-out Ewing Oil. Leslie's past dealings are revealed when her ex-husband shows up in Dallas. Cliff learns about his mother from Pam. Bobby stuns everyone at the Senate hearings on Takapa. Meanwhile, the differences between Mitch and Lucy grow wider. 75 "New Beginnings" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis April 10, 1981 Jock and Miss Ellie's reconciliation results in a second honeymoon for them, but it stalls J.R.'s scheme to sell Ewing Oil. West Star Oil's Jeremy Wendell plots revenge on J.R. for reneging on their deal. Donna threatens J.R. after he sets up Ray for a falling-out with the family. Sue Ellen meets Clint's wife. Leslie earns applause from her ex-husband for manipulating J.R.. Cliff vacillates about meeting his and Pam's mother. A peaceful moment for Sue Ellen and J.R. is broken by the news that Kristin has given birth to a baby boy. 76 "Full Circle" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis April 17, 1981 Kristin returns and reveals another scheme. Sue Ellen meets Dusty again. Lucy moves out on Mitch. Cliff uses West Star's help in building evidence against J.R. and hands it over to Bobby's Senate committee. J.R. consults a lawyer about gaining custody of John Ross. Rebecca and Cliff meet at last. 77 "Ewing-Gate" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 1, 1981 J.R. gets a security force to keep the press away from Southfork in light of the recent news of the impending investigation. Kristin comes to Ewing Oil and asks J.R. for more money, threatening to cause further scandal to the Ewings if he doesn't pay up. Sue Ellen attempts to collect John Ross from Southfork, but J.R. catches her and steals him back, threatening to kill Sue Ellen if she tries to steal him away again. Pam witnesses this and J.R. threatens to destroy her to if she doesn't stay out of his way. The Senate committee find J.R. and Ewing Oil innocent after J.R. finds the evidence the Senate committee have against him. Kristin calls someone in California and says that a certain someone is going to pay for spurning her. Sue Ellen asks Pam to kidnap John Ross and bring him to her. J.R. discovers this and orders his security guards to find Pam. Cliff arrives at Southfork that night and sees a female body floating in the pool. He jumps in, discovers she's dead and sees J.R. looking down from the broken balcony.
Season Four (1981-1982)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 78 "Missing Heir" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis October 9, 1981 The identity of the dead woman floating in the pool is revealed to be Kristin. The police question Cliff and J.R. who accuse each other of murdering Kristin: Cliff says he figures J.R. pushed her over the balcony into the pool; J.R. says he walked out on to the balcony and saw Cliff trying to drown her. J.R. revelas to Bobby that Pam took John Ross to Abilene and gave him to Sue Ellen. Sue Ellen is now living with Dusty and his father Clayton on the Southern Cross Ranch with John Ross. Sheriff Washburn tells J.R. that the Dallas ADA has told him about the deal that was cut when Kristin admitted to shooting him and he figures that J.R. had the best motive for wanting Kristin dead. 79 "Gone, But Not Forgotten" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis October 16, 1981 J.R. and Cliff testify at the inquest of Kristin's death. A grieving Sue Ellen takes action to put an end to her marriage. Pam becomes increasingly depressed at the fact she is childless and begins to regret taking John Ross to Sue Ellen. J.R.'s henchmen attempt to grab John Ross away from Sue Ellen at the airport. Luckily, Dusty foresaw this and his ranch hands apprehand J.R.'s men. 80 "Showdown at San Angelo" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman October 23, 1981 Sue Ellen has misgivings about building a new life with Dusty. J.R. uses Miss Ellie to gain access to the Southern Cross Ranch and his son. Ellie and Clayton meet for the first time and agree that while they're on opposite sides of the John Ross debate, the fight is not theirs. Sue Ellen denies J.R.'s offer of a quick, painless divorce in exchange for John Ross. J.R. attempts to lure John Ross away from the Southern Cross Ranch and on to the Southfork helicopter with the help of Miss Ellie, but she refuses to be part of it and gives the boy back to Sue Ellen. 81 "Little Boy Lost" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 30, 1981 As they prepare to do battle for temporary custody of John Ross, J.R. plans a scheme to undermine Sue Ellie's chances. Ellie warns JR against any mud-slinging against Sue Ellen and personally attends the hearing to ensure it doesn't happen. J.R.’s lawyer tells the judge that Sue Ellen's been providing an unfit environment for John Ross by living in sin with Dusty at the Southern Cross. Sue Ellen’s lawyer then tells the court that Dusty is impotent, which shows Sue Ellen is showing her son the purest of emotions. Faced with this, the judge has no choice but to award custody to Sue Ellen. Pam disappears from her work. 82 "The Sweet Smell of Revenge" Irving J. Moore Linda Elstad November 6, 1981 J.R. tells Jock that he has a new plan: he'll get the Farlows to throw Sue Ellen off the Southern Cross by blocking all of the oil shipments to their refineries. J.R. manages to get three of Clayton's suppliers to agree to his plan. Bobby gets the police to search for Pam. They find her on top of a tall building preparing to jump. Bobby quickly arrives at the scene and heads up to get her. He manages to grab her just in time and she is taken to hospital. Bobby receives a letter with a picture of Kristin and her baby. He is contacted by the sender who says he has more information for sale, if Bobby wants it. 83 "The Big Shut Down" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis November 13, 1981 Clayton refuses to give in to J.R.'s demands. Bobby makes arrangements to buy more information regarding the identify of the father of Kristin's baby. Pam tells Bobby that she's afraid he'll leave her for someone who can give him a family, but Bobby assures her that it will never happen. Farraday tells Bobby that he was Kristin's lover and companion in California, and that he knows where the baby is. In exchange for Bobby's cash, Farraday gives him a birth certificate and copies of the checks Kristin received in California. Bobby examines the information and finds that the checks came from Jordan Lee. Pam meets her half sister Katherine for the first time. Dusty tells Clayton he just found out that the refineries have stopped receiving oil and Clayton starts to investigate why. 84 "Blocked" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis November 20, 1981 Bobby talks to Jordan, who hesitantly admits having an affair with Kristin. However, Jordan shows Bobby the results of a blood test confirming that he couldn't be the father of Kristin's baby. Jock calls from South America and J.R. assures him that the plan is going perfectly and that John Ross will be back at Southfork when he arrives home. J.R. tells Clayton he'll sell Clayton back all of his oil as soon as he throws Sue Ellen and John Ross off the Southern Cross. Clayton refuses the offer because Sue Ellen means so much to Dusty. He then tells J.R. that the price of crude dropped heavily that morning to one dollar a barrel so far, and likely to drop further. There might not be a Ewing Oil when Jock returns. 85 "The Split" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman November 27, 1981 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. Lucy returns from Houston. With the family gathered, Ellie reads Jocks message which refers to a legal document dividing the voting shares of the company: Ellie gets 30, J.R. gets 20, Bobby gets 20, Gary gets 10, Ray gets 10 and John Ross gets 10. Ellie controls John Ross's shares while he is away from Southfork, J.R. gets them if he is on the ranch. 86 "Five Dollars a Barrel" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman December 4, 1981 J. R. is forced to Cliff's demands for Ewing property after Cliff buys the bank notes on J.R.'s $200 million loan and threatens foreclosure. J.R. plots unsuccessfully to acquire the voting shares belonging to Ray and Gary. Pam is allowed to leave the hospital for a brief visit to Southfork. 87 "Starting Over" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman December 11, 1981 Miss Ellie wants to help Ray out of his financial problem and uncovers J.R.'s scheme in the process. J.R. consults a broker in New York about selling Ewing stock. Sue Ellen says goodbye to Dusty. Bobby buys Kristin's baby thinking J.R. is the father. Ellie tells Donna what happened at the bank. As they pull out of the driveway in Donna's car, J.R. arrives at the ranch. Ellie gets out of the car to confront him, ruining Bobby's plan. She follows him inside and they start arguing about what he's done. Bobby arrives home with Christopher. As he stands in the hallway listening to J.R. and Ellie argue, Pam comes down the stairs, overjoyed to mistakenly find that Bobby finally managed to obtain a child they can adopt. 88 "Waterloo at Southfork" Irving J. Moore Linda Elstad December 18, 1981 J.R.'s position at Ewing Oil hangs in the balance when Miss Ellie takes matters into her own hands. An angry, determined Ellie calls the family together to vote on whether J.R. should be removed as the company's president when it looks like he will be forced to default on his loan. J.R. plots to gain custody of his son now that Sue Ellen has left the protection of the Farlow family. Bobby becomes aware of the difficulties he and Pam have ahead of them in adopting Kristin's child without Pam learning of his parentage. Ray has no choice but to pull out of the townhouse development deal, leaving Donna angered by his refusal to confide in her. 89 "Barbecue Two" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis January 1, 1982 Miss Ellie plans the annual Ewing barbecue to coincide with Jock's expected return to Southfork. J.R. and Sue Ellen find a renewed interest in each other. Cliff realises that he may still love Sue Ellen. Lucy is annoyed when Mitch is called away by a patient. Ray gets drunk and embarrasses Donna. Clayton and Rebecca re-new their old friendship. Katherine gets attracted to Bobby. Miss Ellie's festive mood is ruined by a shocking phone call alerting her that Jock is dead. 90 "The Search" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis January 8, 1982 The Ewings are unable to accept the fact that Jock could be dead and J.R., Bobby and Ray fly to South America to see the crash site and determine his fate. In South America, the Ewing sons find an injured man at the crash site who tells them the small plane Jock was flying in collided with a helicopter which crashed into the lake. Ray and Bobby dive into the lake and find pieces of a helicopter and evidence that their father was a passenger. It is J.R. who has the most trouble accepting the reality of his father's mortality. 91 "Denial" Victor French Linda Elstad January 15, 1982 Jock's death has a devastating effect on J.R., and Bobby has to cover for himself as well as his brother in running Ewing Oil. J.R. is unable to deal with even the simplest of business demands in his grief. In the meantime, the rest of the family is puzzled at Miss Ellie's calmness in dealing with her husband's death and Bobby realises that she is refusing to accept its reality. Cliff, ecstatic at his victory over J.R., tries to renew his relationship with Sue Ellen, who is having trouble coping with her new single life. Ray and Donna's marriage begins to fall apart with Donna's continued success as a writer and Ray's increasing depression over being a failure. A drunken J.R. terrifies Sue Ellen by demanding Jock's only grandson be returned to Southfork. 92 "Head of the Family" Patrick Duffy Howard Lakin January 22, 1982 J.R.'s continued absence from the business and Ray's apathy toward running the ranch have Bobby busy trying to keep Ewing Oil afloat and Southfork running smoothly. Bobby asks Miss Ellie for the authority he needs to run Ewing Oil until J.R. recovers from Jock's death, but Ellie knows Bobby has all the pressures he can handle with Pam and the baby. J.R. recovers his sense of purpose when Bobby shows him that they are in danger of losing all that Jock had built up for his family. Sue Ellen and Clayton are targets of criticism because of their friendship, so Sue Ellen welcomes Cliff's attentions. While visiting Southfork with J.R., John Ross pleases him by taking his place in Jock's chair. 93 "The Phoenix" Henry Harris David Paulsen January 29, 1982 J.R. shows his old spirit at Ewing Oil and uses Marilee Stone in an effort to regain his standing with the cartel, vowing to make the company even stronger. Sue Ellen isn't at all pleased when J.R. takes their son to the office to show him his future, even though she is having her own troubles keeping a balance between Cliff and Clayton in her life. Ray's continued negligence at Southfork leads to confrontations with Bobby, Miss Ellie and his marriage. Cliff gets a singing job for Afton at a posh nigh club, but her pursuit of him makes her aware of his interest in Sue Ellen. J.R. discovers that Jock had left Ewing Oil divided among all the Ewing heirs so he shocks the family by agreeing with his mother to postpone the reading of the will. Rebecca becomes aware that Katherine is attracted to Bobby. Roger starts following Lucy. 94 "My Father, My Son" Larry Hagman Will Lorin February 5, 1982 J.R.'s joy at his latest cartel deal is overshadowed by his distress at Sue Ellen's friendship with Cliff, especially after he discovers the two have spent the night in Sue Ellen's apartment. His concern with Sue Ellen's involvement with Cliff prompts J.R. to set a plan in motion to break his rival, even attempting to turn Afton against him. Lucy discovers that Mitch is seeing a woman patient socially and turns to Roger for solace. Bobby tries to talk Pam into going back to work while he tries to hurry the adoption of Christopher. J.R. tries to convince Donna that she could save her marriage by having Ray give up his shares of Ewing Oil, cutting his ties with the Ewings. 95 "Anniversary" Joseph Manduke David Paulsen February 12, 1982 J.R. pushes his campaign to win Sue Ellen back, and at the same time is busy with plots against Ray and Cliff. After J.R. surprises Sue Ellen by observing the anniversary of their first meeting, Clayton cautions her against believing that J.R. could be changing for the better. Bobby surprises Pam with the gift of her own business, one that will enable her to work and be with their son at the same time. J.R. manipulates Donna into discovering her husband at a motel with an old girlfriend in order to persuade Ray to leave Southfork and turn his shares of Ewing Oil over to him. Roger's obsession with Lucy becomes more intense and is given impetus when Lucy comes to him after being told that Mitch has spent the night with Evelyn Michaelson. 96 "Adoption" Larry Hagman Howard Lakin February 19, 1982 J.R. continues to shower Sue Ellen with attention and she accepts his invitation to dinner at Southfork. The family is delighted to see Sue Ellen back at the ranch, although she is becoming aware of how sick her relationship with her former husband really is. J.R. has Ray arrested and is then able to persuade him to sign over his voting shares. Bobby and Pam are delighted at the results of the adoption hearing for Christopher. Ray and Donna discuss divorce. Lucy tries to reason with Roger, but his reaction indicates how obsessed he has become with her. Cliff discovers J.R.'s plot to get him out of Dallas and, in a confrontation, tells J.R. that he intends to marry Sue Ellen. 97 "The Maelstrom" Patrick Duffy Will Lorin February 26, 1982 The Ewing family celebrate the successful adoption of Christopher, but J.R. becomes suspicious and determined to find out what became of Kristin's child. He realises that he may be a long way from getting his own son back because of Sue Ellen's anger. Ray surprises Miss Ellie and Donna with a complete turnaround from his recent behavior. Mitch asks Lucy for a divorce and she runs to Roger, flattered at his obsession and oblivious to its strange manifestations. J.R. vows to destroy Cliff's. Clayton warns Sue Ellen not to turn to Cliff just to get back at J.R.. 98 "The Prodigal" Michael Preece David Paulsen March 5, 1982 J.R. hits a new scheme to use against Cliff from a chance remark by Katherine, and sets up a plan with Marilee Stone to ruin him. In high spirits because he was able to thwart J.R.'s previous efforts to con him, Cliff is able to talk Rebecca into expanding his role at Wentworth Tool and Dye; even though Katherine is very upset at this latest grab for power by her half-brother. Sue Ellen is the focus of attention because Cliff presses his courtship, much to the distress of Afton, J.R. and Clayton. Bobby meets with Farraday who tries to blackmail him. Pam warns Roger to stay away from Lucy or face the wrath of the Ewing clan. Donna discovers some disturbing facts about Jock while researching her book and turns to a reformed Ray for advice. J.R. investigates Christopher's birth, with the hope of getting a club to hold over Bobby. 99 "Vengeance" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin March 12, 1982 Marilee springs J.R.'s trap on Cliff whose greed compels him to take $4,000,000 from his mother's company to invest in the scheme dangled in front of him. J.R.'s plan for revenge is largely motivated to thwart Cliff's romance with Sue Ellen. Afton tells J.R. his real rival is Clayton. Lucy leaves Southfork for a few days, hoping to resume her life with Mitch. Instead, she runs into a belligerent Roger. Bobby meets with Farraday and concedes to his blackmail with the promise that he leaves the country. Ray suggests that Donna goes to Miss Ellie with the information she has uncovered about Jock's early career. J.R. believes he has the means of forcing Bobby to turn over his shares of Ewing Oil after he sees Christopher's adoption papers. 100 "Blackmail" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman March 19, 1982 Bobby's worst fears are realised when Farraday is murdered; but a much worse blackmailer takes his place: J.R.. With copies of Christopher's adoption records in his possession, J.R. realises that he is probably the real father to Christopher and now he can force Bobby to do his will so that Pam will never find out. J.R. also believes he will soon have a clear field to get Sue Ellen back with Clayton, leaving town and Cliff well on the road to ruin. Lucy fails to return to Southfork and the police are called in to find her. Donna faces Miss Ellie with her findings on Jock's early career and a deep rift is created between the two women. The police want to know about Bobby's acquaintance with Farraday. 101 "The Investigation" Irving J. Moore Bruce Shelly March 26, 1982 Bobby is in a difficult position when he is questioned by police about the extent of his involvement with Farraday. Lucy is released from Roger's clutches after she is found by Pam and Bobby. Cliff realises he is facing ruin and tries to borrow money from Sue Ellen, which J.R. uses to try to win Sue Ellen back. Donna is distressed at Miss Ellie's continued coolness over Jock's death. Bobby is contacted by underworld figures. 102 "Acceptance" Michael Preece Will Lorin April 2, 1982 J.R. is riding high with Cliff crushed, Bobby on the ropes, Clayton out of the way and Sue Ellen accepting his attention. Cliff despairs after his mother asks him to resign from Wentworth Tool and Dye because of his misuse of funds. Afton declares her love for Cliff and tries to convince him that, together, they can beat J.R.. At the same time, J.R.'s discovery of Christopher's birth has Bobby intimidated, even as Bobby undergoes the ordeal of the investigation into Farraday's underworld connections. Ray intercedes in Donna and Miss Ellie's feud and is instrumental in getting Ellie to face the reality of Jock's death. Mitch decides to leave Dallas and Lucy. A smug J.R. takes Sue Ellen to Southfork for a visit. 103 "Goodbye, Cliff Barnes" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis April 9, 1982 Cliff uses his strongest weapon against J.R., after J.R. is the apparent winner of their rivalry. Sue Ellen accepts J.R.'s offer of marriage, leaving a disappointed Clayton holding an unused engagement ring and Cliff more despondent then ever. Bobby and Pam find new evidence about Christopher's birth, making Bobby furious at J.R. for using the child as a pawn in his efforts to control Ewing Oil. Lucy resists pressing rape charges against Roger, but agrees to a pregnancy test. The celebration at Southfork over J.R. and Sue Ellen's reconciliation is spoiled by news of Cliff's suicide attempt. Rebecca threatens to use her wealth to break the entire Ewing clan. Miss Ellie blames J.R. for the escalation of the Barnes-Ewing feud and vows to remove him from the presidency of Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen blames herself for Cliff's suicide attempt. She then tells J.R. that she refuses to marry him if Cliff dies.
Season Five (1982-1983)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 104 "Changing of the Guard" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis October 1, 1982 J.R. is the focus of everyone's wrath at Southfork when he is blamed by the other Ewings, as well as Afton and Rebecca, for driving Cliff to attempt suicide. Bobby has his own reasons for being furious with J.R. after being blackmailed by him over Christopher's parentage. Lucy has her own worries as she waits for the results of her pregnancy test. Miss Ellie wants J.R. out as president of Ewing Oil. J.R. meets Holly Harwood and secretly buys 25% of her company, Harwood Oil. 105 "Where There's a Will" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 8, 1982 J.R. schemes to get an advance look at Jock's will after discovering his father wished to have it sealed until it can be revealed to the entire family. Still feeling guilty about Cliff, Sue Ellen visits Clayton at the Southern Cross to think about remarrying J.R.. Pam persuades Lucy to see a doctor about her pregnancy. Afton is upset when Cliff rejects her attempts to look after him. Marilee Stone offers Cliff a position with her company. Ray and Donna get some disturbing news from Kansas about Amos Krebbs. Miss Ellie considers attending the Oil Barons Ball. 106 "Billion Dollar Question" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis October 15, 1982 Bobby and J.R. agree that it is time Miss Ellie went out and met old friends. When Ellie decides to attend the Oil Barons Ball, J.R. again tries to persuade her to open the will; he then tries to force Bobby towards the same goal. Donna and Ray's long-delayed honeymoon is postponed when they have to go to Kansas for Amos Krebbs' funeral. Pam's concern for Lucy's depression prompts her to tell Bobby about her condition. J.R. uses John Ross as a pawn to win Sue Ellen back. Cliff cautiously accepts Marilee's job offer. 107 "The Big Ball" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 22, 1982 The Oil Barons Ball opens up a new era for Miss Ellie. Sue Ellen is shocked when Dusty shows up at the Southern Cross while she is there visiting Clayton. Lucy decides she must get on with her life and put the past behind her. Ray tries to control his rebellious young cousin Mickey while he and Donna are in Kansas. J.R. and Bobby realise that the Ewing's will be alienated from the oil cartel if Cliff works with Marilee. J.R. arranges a big surprise for Miss Ellie at the ball. 108 "Jock's Will" Michael Preece David Paulsen October 29, 1982 Miss Ellie painfully decides to declare Jock legally dead and the entire Ewing clan gather at Southfork for the reading of the will. Miss Ellie discusses the procedure for declaring Jock legally dead with the family attorney. Rebecca promises to use all her power and wealth to destroy the Ewings. Pam is torn between her love for Bobby and her loyalty to Rebecca. Ray and Donna bring Mickey back to Southfork. Sue Ellen and J.R. set a date for their re-marriage. The terms of Jock's will could ruin the entire Ewing family. 109 "Aftermath" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen November 5, 1982 Ewing Oil is split down the middle as J.R. and Bobby begin their year-long battle for control of the company. Miss Ellie and Pam worry that the battle may hurt the family. Rebecca warns J.R. that she will never forget what he did to Cliff. Lucy returns to modelling. Christopher's adoption becomes final. Bobby considers a Canadian oil deal. Rebecca buys an oil company for Cliff. J.R. hires a private detective to blackmail a member of the Office of Land Management commission. 110 "Hit and Run" Michael Preece Howard Lakin November 12, 1982 J.R. arranges a fake hit and run accident in order to blackmail Walt Driscoll, a member of the Office of Land Management, into gathering him the variance he wants. Cliff is made president of the newly underway Barnes Wentworth Oil. Afton warns Cliff and Rebecca not to use the company as a weapon against the Ewings. Miss Ellie accepts Frank Crutcher's invitation to lunch. Donna tells Miss Ellie that she should get used to the idea of seeing other men. Lucy discusses her divorce from Mitch with her lawyer. Cliff is approached about the same Canadian oil deal that Bobby is interested in. Pam helps Bobby clinch the Canadian deal which upsets Cliff. 111 "The Ewing Touch" Leonard Katzman Howard Lakin November 19, 1982 J.R. is granted his oil variance and begins full production on his wells, while Walt Driscoll has to flee Dallas when news of the variance leaks out. The oil cartel cannot understand why J.R. is pumping to capacity when there is a glut of oil in the market. Sue Ellen asks Clayton if he will give her away at her wedding to J.R.. Miss Ellie tries to make peace with Rebecca, but Rebecca wants vengeance against the Ewings. Bobby and J.R. are not pleased when Miss Ellie brings Frank Crutcher to dinner. Ray tells Mickey to straighten out. Cliff lashes out at Pam for helping Bobby win the Canadian deal. Holly confronts J.R. about his pumping at full capacity. Donna discusses dismantling the OLM now that Walt Driscoll has proved how corrupt it is. 112 "Fringe Benefits" Michael Preece Will Lorin November 26, 1982 Sue Ellen and Afton both contend with the lecherous advances of a refinery owner who's pitching an attractive oil deal to both Cliff and J.R.. J.R. puts Miss Ellie on the defensive when he asks what Frank Crutcher means to her. Ellie tells Frank that she thinks that they are moving too fast. Bobby learns that there will be delays in drilling in Canada. Punk meets with Bobby to see if he knows what J.R. is doing with all the oil that his wells are pumping. Sue Ellen and Pam vow to remain friends despite the war between their husbands. Afton compromises herself to help Cliff get the oil refinery. The cartel sides with Cliff in the battle against J.R.. Pam asks Bobby to forget the Ewing Oil war and leave Southfork but Bobby refuses to give up the fight. 113 "The Wedding" Leonard Katzman Will Lorin December 3, 1982 The wedding of J.R. and Sue Ellen brings Cliff to Southfork and sets into motion more intrigue and excitement. Mickey and Lucy meet but do not get off on the right foot. Ellie invites Clayton to stay at Southfork as her guest. Jordon Lee tells Bobby that he had better stop J.R. or Ewing Oil will be destroyed. Ray tells Mickey to stay away from Lucy. Afton is upset that Cliff still loves Sue Ellen. Lucy asks for an out-of-town modeling assignment so she won't have to attend the wedding. Rebecca notices Clayton's attraction to Miss Ellie. Donna agrees to serve on the Texas Energy Commission. Members of the oil cartel do not attend the wedding. 114 "Post Nuptial" Michael Preece David Paulsen December 10, 1982 J.R. and Sue Ellen's wedding reception turns into a fist-throwing brawl, as Cliff comes to blows with J.R.. Bobby and the oil cartel suspect that J.R. is selling oil to an embargoed nation. Cliff and Rebecca unite the cartel in a plan to convince all the refinery owners in Texas not to deal with J.R.. On their honeymoon, Sue Ellen makes J.R. give her a promise of "total commitment". Holly confesses to Bobby that J.R. owns 25% of Harwood Oil. Pam advises Lucy to seek professional help. Bobby confronts J.R. with his involvement in Harwood Oil. 115 "Barbecue Three" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis December 17, 1982 The annual Ewing barbecue is the scene of an angry confrontation between J.R. and a group of oilmen led by Cliff. Bobby continues his investigation into where J.R. is shipping oil. Mickey asks Lucy on a date, but she turns him down. J.R. announces he is opening up a chain of cut-rate gas stations. Bobby vows to "fight dirty" just like J.R. in order to win control of Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie wonders if Jock made the right decision in dividing the company between J.R. and Bobby. After the confrontation at the barbecue between the oil cartel and the Ewings, Miss Ellie decides that drastic action must be taken. 116 "Mama Dearest" Patrick Duffy Arthur Bernard Lewis December 31, 1982 Bobby reluctantly sides with J.R. when Miss Ellie threatens court action to contest Jock's will. Cliff and the cartel discuss how to beat J.R.'s cut-rate gasoline prices. Pam decides to support Miss Ellie in the fight to overturn Jock's will. Bobby and J.R. tell Miss Ellie they oppose her plans. J.R. gains media spotlight with his gasoline prices. Donna meets with resistance from the energy commission members when she tries to withdraw J.R.'s oil variance. Cliff ignores Afton's desire for marriage. Bobby confronts Pam about her siding against him with regards to Jock's will. 117 "The Ewing Blues" David Paulsen David Paulsen January 7, 1983 Miss Ellie faces a hard decision when she must decide whether to damage Jock's memory or see her family destroyed because of his will. Pam supports Miss Ellie's determined stand, which creates a breach between her and Bobby. She finds a strong ally in Mark Graison. J.R. and Sue Ellen further alienate themselves when they go on television to defend J.R.'s position in the oil industry and in Ewing Oil. Holly realises that her deal with J.R. has put her company in an untenable position and she goes to Bobby for advice. Bobby has to reluctantly antagonise the cartel in his need to beat J.R.. Lucy is secretly amused by her feud with Mickey. Donna is discouraged when the energy commission gives in to J.R.. Ray gives her much needed support which leads to conflict with J.R.. 118 "The Reckoning" Bill Duke Will Lorin January 14, 1983 The hearing to overturn Jock's will causes great emotional pain for Miss Ellie as well as further setting other undercurrent's in the Ewing family into motion. If Jock's latest will is ruled invalid, an earlier one will leave Ewing Oil to Ellie and Ray and Gary without their trusts. Ellie assures Ray that he will get his share of the money, but Ray says he will not accept this form of charity. J.R. attacks Pam for interfering and asks Sue Ellen to try to persuade Pam to support Bobby's position against his mother. Sue Ellen discovers Mark's obvious attraction to Pam, and J.R. sees that as a weapon to use in his fight with Bobby. Rebecca asks Cliff and the cartel to hold any action against J.R. until the court's ruling on Jock's will. Donna continues her fight with the oil commission, aware that the outcome will affect J.R.'s gasoline futures. 119 "A Ewing Is a Ewing" Larry Hagman Frank Furino January 28, 1983 In the aftermath of the court's ruling on Jock's will, Miss Ellie escapes from the tension at Southfork with a trip to Galveston, where she runs into an irate Clayton. He is still smoldering from J.R.'s use of Sue Ellen to get his excess crude refined at Clayton's refinery. Cliff contrives to get a political carrot dangled in front of J.R. to get him out of Dallas. The cartel agrees to Bobby's demands for his share of the Wellington field. Bobby discovers that energy commission member George Hicks has ties with J.R.. Holly gets to know the real J.R. Ewing and they both use threats to establish a new working relationship with each other. Mark pays a surprise visit to Pam at her studio. 120 "Crash of '83" Bill Duke Howard Lakin February 4, 1983 Bobby is forced to copy his brother in dirty dealing, which turns his stomach and disgusts Pam. Bobby's underhandedness is to get George Hicks to reverse his stand on J.R.'s variance with the energy commission. J.R. modestly denies he has political aspirations as he desperately searches for a refinery to continue the cheap gasoline production which is making him a popular hero. Rebecca vows to use all of the Wentworth influence to prevent him from acquiring a refinery. Cliff discovers that Afton had an affair with Bill Thurman. J.R. is upset about his mother's friendship with Clayton. Afton receives some shocking news. 121 "Requiem" Larry Hagman Linda Elstad February 11, 1983 Cliff blames himself after the crash of the Wentworth company plane, which his mother took as a passenger in his place. Rebecca's accident is the latest episode caused indirectly by the ongoing war between Cliff and J.R.. Before Rebecca dies, she makes Pam promise to protect Cliff. Katherine flies in to join Pam and Cliff for the funeral and lashes out at Cliff for letting their mother fight his battles with the Ewings. J.R. is stunned when the energy commission rescinds his variance to pump oil and he quickly makes contact with Driscoll to establish a Caribbean oil deal. Holly tries to use the variance ruling to force J.R.'s hand in her company, but he points out that he now controls Harwood Oil. At Southfork, Pam makes a shocking announcement to Bobby. 122 "Legacy" Patrick Duffy Robert Sherman February 18, 1983 Pam leaves Bobby and Southfork, to the delight of J.R. and Katherine. J.R. sees Bobby's split with Pam as an advantage to himself in their business rivalry. Katherine has her own reasons for interfering in her half-sister's life. Rebecca's will holds surprises when it is read, with Katherine again plotting against Cliff as well as Pam. Lucy rescues Mickey from a bar-room brawl and they start to form a friendship. Donna and Ray are surprised at the cartel's attitude towards Bobby. Clayton advises Ellie to forget the family troubles and get on with her life. He tells Sue EIlen he sees qualities in Ellie he once thought he saw in her. A nervous J.R. offers Bobby a compromise. 123 "Brothers and Sisters" Larry Hagman Will Lorin February 25, 1983 Bobby and Pam are the target of one another's plotting which puts a greater strain on their relationship. With Katherine pursuing Bobby and Mark pursuing Pam, the separated pair find it difficult to reach each other. Miss Ellie finds that helping Clayton find a new home in Dallas after the sale of the Southern Cross is satisfying, much to the dismay of J.R.. J.R.'s budding popularity makes Donna and Ray realise that the outcome of his and Bobby's race for Ewing Oil could affect Dave Culver's future in the Senate. Holly again goes to Bobby for advice. Lucy and Mickey reach an understanding. 124 "Caribbean Connection" Patrick Duffy Will Lorin March 4, 1983 Bobby discovers evidence proving that J.R. is illegally shipping oil to an embargoed nation. As Bobby plots to put a knot in J.R.'s Caribbean connection, J.R. again considers running for public office. Sue Ellen is concerned that her past may damage his chances for election. Pam is pushed further into the path of Mark by Cliff and Katherine. Holly again goes to Bobby for advice, but J.R. forces her into doing his bidding in spite of Bobby's counsel. Mickey gets Lucy involved with his misunderstandings with Donna and Ray. Ray rushes to help Bobby pin down J.R.'s involvement in the illegal oil shipments. 125 "The Sting" Larry Elikann David Paulsen March 11, 1983 Bobby springs his trap on J.R., equalising the two brothers in the race for Ewing Oil unless J.R. can neutralise the harm done to his Caribbean deal. Katherine offers to supply information to J.R. to help in their common rivalry with Cliff, as well as Bobby. Miss Ellie realises that Bobby and Pam's split might not be temporary. Lucy puts her trust in Mickey, making him understand the reason for her past coldness. The cartel is happy to see Cliff back on his feet, which is due largely to Pam and Mark. Bobby meets Mark in Pam's apartment and the confrontation leads to a further rift in his and Pam's marriage. Driscoll vows revenge on J.R., as does Holly, and J.R. faces the fact that they are but two on a long list. 126 "Hell Hath No Fury" Ernest Pintoff Arthur Bernard Lewis March 18, 1983 J.R. gets ready for his trip to Cuba. After suffering a $17 million loss, Holly tells Bobby that she's determined to get the Ewing brothers out of her life. Lucy enjoys modelling again and continues to see Mickey. 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 the 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 Driscoll to tell him the name of his contract man in the Caribbean. 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.. Bobby tells Donna and Ray that it's to late to save his marriage. Katherine urges Mark to take Pam to France. Holly tells Sue Ellen of her relationship with J.R. The State Department clears J.R.'s trip to Cuba. Sue Ellen finds proof of J.R.'s marital infidelity. 127 "Cuba Libre" Robert C. Thompson Leonard Katzman March 25, 1983 J.R. finds the Ewing name doesn't mean much in Cuba when he arrives there to negotiate his and Holly's oil shipments. Before he leaves for the Caribbean, J.R. is promised an ample reward by Holly if he is able to recover their money. While J.R. is away, Sue Ellen confronts Holly to disprove his infidelity. Mickey's mother visits Southfork at Donna and Ray's invitation. Mickey is embarrassed to introduce his mother to Lucy. Katherine shows Bobby a possible way to solve his Canadian dilemma. Bobby and Cliff meet accidentally and have a confrontation about the Canadian deal as well as Bobby's troubled marriage. In the meantime, Pam and Mark enjoy the Riviera together. Miss Ellie and Clayton are the subject of much speculation. Ellie has feelings that she does not want to face. 128 "Tangled Web" Nicolas Sgarro David Paulsen April 1, 1983 J.R.'s Cuban deal sets up a string of events involving Bobby, Pam, Sue Ellen and Holly. Bobby's illusions about the even race he is having with J.R. for Ewing Oil is shattered by a box of Cuban cigars. Bobby finds out that Pam is in France with Mark, where they are discovered by friends from Dallas. Ray confesses to Lil that Jock was his father. Afton defends Cliff and orders Katherine out of their house. Miss Ellie is concerned about Clayton and Sue Ellen's relationship and is not sure she believes Clayton's explanation. Sue Ellen makes a devastating discovery. 129 "Things Ain't Goin' Too Good at Southfork" Gunnar Hellstrom Leonard Katzman April 15, 1983 Sue Ellen returns to her drinking ways after she discovers J.R. in Holly's bedroom. Sue Ellen staggers to Clayton for help and Miss Ellie can't understand when she finds them together. Pam returns to confront Bobby and faces the decision to either help her husband in his fight for Ewing Oil, and possibly lose him forever, or not help him and perhaps lose him to Katherine. Lucy and Mickey try to help Sue Ellen, with tragic results. 130 "Penultimate" Nick Havinga Howard Lakin April 29, 1983 Lucy bitterly blames Sue Ellen for the accident which has injured Mickey. The Ewing clan gathers at the emergency hospital where Sue Ellen and Mickey have been taken after the car crash on the Southfork road. Lucy is especially upset because the doctors will not let her into the room where they are treating Mickey and she lashes out at Sue Ellen for her drunken driving. Ray blames himself for bringing Mickey to Texas from his Kansas home. Clayton confronts J.R. for the actions which drove Sue Ellen back to seeking refuge in alcohol. Bobby blames Holly for the intrigue she set up which has shattered Sue Ellen's faith in J.R.. 131 "Ewing Inferno" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis May 6, 1983 Ray pressures Sheriff Washburn to find the hit-and-run driver that crashed into the car that Sue Ellen and Miceky were in. Holly wants to pay J.R. his $20 million in installments 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 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. 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, prompting him to blame J.R. for Mickey's injuries. Ray and J.R. engage in a terrible fight causing a major fire at Southfork. J.R., Ray, Sue Ellen and John Ross are trapped as the flames engulf the ranch...
Season Six (1983-1984)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 132 "The Road Back" Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis September 30, 1983(US) October 25, 1983 (UK) Bobby saves J.R., Ray, Sue Ellen and John Ross from the Southfork fire. The problems that Bobby has faced because of the fire brings him and Pam together again. Sue Ellen overhears an argument between Pam and J.R. and discovers that she wasn't solely responsible for the car crash that injured Mickey. Sue Ellen tells Clayton she's off the bottle as she no longer feels guilty and decides to devote her life to raising John Ross. Ray continues to blame J.R. for Mickey's ordeal. J.R. points out that he, Bobby and Ray share the responsibility as Bobby and Ray set up the sting operation that sent Driscoll to jail, thereby helping to create the situation that made Driscoll go after J.R.. Harv Smithfield explains to J.R. and Bobby that the fight for Ewing Oil cannot end until the final audit is done according to Jock's will. At that time, one of the brothers will own 51% of the company. 133 "The Long Goodbye" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 7, 1983(US) November 1, 1983 (UK) Sue Ellen tells J.R. that she wants an open marriage, with separate bedrooms at Southfork. Bobby asks Pam to come back to him, but he is faced with having to choose between protecting Miss Ellie or preserving his marriage as Pam says she could never live at Southfork again. J.R. and Katherine are furious about the possible reconciliation of Bobby and Pam. J.R. tells Pam that he will do everything in his power to hurt Bobby and destroy Cliff if Pam revives her marriage. Mickey is depressed when the doctor says he'll be paralysed for life. 134 "The Letter" Nick Havinga David Paulsen October 14, 1983(US) November 8, 1983 (UK) J.R. plants the seed of Pam's destruction with Katherine, who will go to any lengths to try to win Bobby. When Katherine can't talk Pam out of going back to Bobby, she decides to fake a letter from Pam about Mark which would throw a new light on a reconciliation. The letter has the effect Katherine intends. Pam meets Bobby for a date only to discover that Bobby now wants out of their marriage. John Ross becomes withdrawn due to his parents fighting, the fire at SouthFork et al, and is taken to see a psychologist, which irritates J.R., but eventually agrees with it. At the day camp, John Ross meets his counselor, Peter Richards. 135 "My Brother's Keeper" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis October 21, 1983(US) November 15, 1983 (UK) J.R. and Katherine arrange it so that Pam sees Bobby with an attractive woman at a restaurant. Afton tells Pam that Katherine must have set up the whole thing, as there are too many restaurants in Dallas for it to be a coincidence. J.R. pays off a driller for having sabotaged Bobby's Canadian oil wells. J.R. later tells a hooker, Serena, that he has no intention of dividing the company with Bobby when the final audit comes through. Lucy tells Mickey that she loves him despite his paralysis and will stand by him and see he doesn't give up on himself. Pam and Bobby's divorce is made final by a judge in court. Pam is present, but Bobby is not. 136 "The Quality of Mercy" Nick Havinga Leonard Katzman October 28, 1983(US) November 22, 1983 (UK) Pam moves into her mother's house and indicates to Mark that he will be the new man in her life. Meanwhile, Bobby feels lonely and accepts an invitation from Katherine for dinner. Cliff asks Sly to spy on J.R.. Lucy confesses to Sue Ellen that she sometimes has doubts about whether she could spend the rest of her life with Mickey. But when she hears that Mickey no longer wants to see her, she bursts into his hospital room and loudly berates him and tells him that she loves him. Soon after, Mickey goes into a coma and is put on a life support machine. Ray takes Mickey's life into his own hands and unplugs the life support machine. 137 "Check and Mate" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen November 4, 1983(US) November 29, 1983 (UK) Ray is arrested for murdering Mickey and is taken to the police station where he is later visited by Donna and Bobby. Ray tells Donna that he doesn't need a lawyer as he did what he's accused of. But eventually he reluctantly agrees to Donna's pleas to get Paul Morgan to represent him. Both Lil and Lucy are in states of shock. Cliff urges Sly to continue spying on J.R. if he wants her to help her brother get his parole. He is ecstatic about scooping J.R. through Sly's information on the Murphy deal. Katherine rebuffs J.R.'s pass, and tells him that she's in love with Bobby. Sue Ellen begins to suspect that Peter, John Ross' psychologist, has a crush on her. Unexpected developments in the course of the final audit meeting bear significantly on the outcome, as the J.R./Bobby contest officially concludes with the announcement of who will control Ewing Oil. 138 "Ray's Trial" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis November 11, 1983(US) December 6, 1983 (UK) J.R. drowns his disappointment at having lost the battle for Ewing Oil. But the cartel agrees to think about his proposal to do business with him again. Meanwhile, Bobby meets an old girlfriend, Jenna Wade, who is working at the bar he is in, and offers to drive her home. Jenna refuses Bobby's invitation as she does not want to get involved and hurt again. Bobby shows up at Pam's to pick up Christopher, where he apologises to Katherine for breaking their dinner date. Pam is more upset to hear that he was with Jenna. Ray's trial begins and three doctors, Lucy and Bobby testify. Lil is called to the stand but Ray leaps to his feet and objects strongly. 139 "The Oil Barons' Ball" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman November 18, 1983(US) December 13, 1983 (UK) In the courtroom, Lil admits that she asked Ray to pull out the plug of Mickey's life support system. But the judge still declares Ray guilty and passes sentence on him. Sue Ellen and J.R. make love once more, but afterwards, J.R. complains that he is being used merely as a stud. At the Oil Baron's Ball, neither Bobby nor Pam are pleased to see each other with their respective dates. Later in the ladies room, there is a confrontation between Pam and Jenna with Katherine fueling the attack. Cliff is made Oil Man of the Year and on his way up to collect the award he tells J.R. that he plans to tell the true story about Jock Ewing and Digger Barnes. J.R. starts to rise from his seat. 140 "Morning After" Michael Preece David Paulsen November 25, 1983(US) December 20, 1983 (UK) Cliff announces on the podium at the Oil Baron's Ball that Digger deserved the acclaim that Jock has received as it was he that found the oil that the Ewings have been taking from the ground since. When Cliff steps down, an all-out fight starts with fists and food flying and Bobby, Mark, Ray, J.R., Cliff and Peter all participating. Jenna treats Bobby's wounds and they stay the entire night together, but do not have sex. Pam starts work at Barnes Wentworth Oil but demands that the Barnes/Ewing feud must end. Pam and Cliff buy a new oil service company, but Pam feels that Cliff used her sex appeal to clinch the deal with Mr. Kesey. Sue Ellen and Peter have a private talk about their relationship and Sue Ellen says that nothing could happen between them for many reasons and pleads with Peter to continue seeing John Ross as his counsellor. But the next day, Peter is not at the camp. When Sue Ellen tracks him down, she insists that they must talk some more and, without warning, Peter suddenly kisses her. 141 "The Buck Stops Here" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis December 2, 1983(US) December 27, 1983 (UK) Sue Ellen and J.R. have a heated argument about Sue Ellen's relationship with Peter. Pam is annoyed when she discovers that Bobby, Jenna, Christopher and Charlie spent the day together. J.R. is determined to discover who is double-crossing him on his business deals. Katherine offers to set Jenna up for life in Houston, but Jenna refuses and tells Bobby that Katherine wants him. Bobby, Ray and Mark all participate at the rodeo. Afterwards, Tracy pulls Mark onto the dance floor and then Bobby and Pam dance. They each feel the tension and pain of the strong feelings they still have for each other but say nothing. Jenna feels jealous and reciprocates by giving Bobby a deep kiss in public after her ride on the mechanical bull. Pam then takes Mark and leaves. They go home and have sex for the first time. 142 "To Catch a Sly" Michael Preece David Paulsen December 9, 1983(US) January 3, 1984 (UK) Pam feels disturbed after her night with Mark because she still feels more attached to Bobby. When Bobby arrives to pick up Christopher, they talk about their relationship. Bobby becomes very depressed when he discovers that Pam has slept with Mark. J.R. asks Detective McSween to have all the phones in his and Cliff's office tapped. But it is J.R. himself that cleverly maneuvers Cliff out of his office and puts the electronic bug on Cliff's phone. J.R. then discovers that the spy is Sly and presents her with photos of Cliff and her together. He tells Sly that the information she will be passing on to Cliff will now be controlled by him. Sue Ellen tells Peter that they can't be friends because she is obviously too attracted to him. 143 "Barbecue Four" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis December 16, 1983(US) January 10, 1984 (UK) J.R. sets Cliff up through Sly when he passes on the Travis Boyd deal to Cliff. Sly discovers that Cliff had nothing to do with her brother's parole, so J.R. suggests that Sly ask Cliff for money. Cliff agrees to support her while she takes care of her brother. Jenna refuses Bobby's plea to give up her job, but accepts a dinner invitation at Southfork. At dinner, Miss Ellie and Clayton pay a surprise visit. J.R. is furious as Clayton sits down to eat in his daddy's chair. J.R. begins to form a deal by devious means with a government official called Edgar Randolph. At the annual Ewing barbecue, Pam tells Miss Ellie she still loves Bobby. Mark and Bobby call a tenuous truce. Sue Ellen and Peter kiss passionately behind one of the barns. Meanwhile in Rome, Katherine is disappointed to discover that Charlie's birth certificate names Bobby as the father. As the guests start to leave the barbecue, Clayton announces that he and Miss Ellie are engaged. J.R. is furious over the news. 144 "Past Imperfect" Larry Hagman David Paulsen December 23, 1983(US) January 17, 1984 (UK) Clayton's announcement of his impending marriage to Miss Ellie brings more than congratulations. Ellie refuses the diamond until the "problems" are worked out, including Clayton's suggestion that Ellie leave Southfork. Cliff, taking J.R.'s bait unknowingly, wants more information on Randolph, a government offshore oil leasing agent. Not wanting to be a kept woman, Jenna shows her independence by storming out when Bobby announces that he has just bought her the boutique they are visiting. Katherine investigates Jenna's past. J.R. hits a sore spot when wind of his digging into Clayton's past gets out. Sue Ellen discovers that Peter has left school. 145 "Peter's Principles" Patrick Duffy Arthur Bernard Lewis January 6, 1984(US) January 24, 1984 (UK) Sue Ellen's worry grows as Peter decides to leave school. She agrees to see him if that will keep him in school and in town. Cliff's proposal for a joint venture in offshore drilling to Jordan and Marilee goes unheeded. J.R.'s digging makes Clayton uncomfortable to the point he brings it up to Ellie. J.R. doesn't stop though and brings up Clayton's little-known sister at family cocktails. After seeing Cliff and Marilee, Afton runs to Pam for comfort. Pam, worried that Cliff's obsession with becoming an oil tycoon may start the family feud again, arranges to meet with Bobby to discuss it. Mark and Jenna think a lot more than business discussions are going on. 146 "Offshore Crude" Ray Danton David Paulsen January 13, 1984(US) January 31, 1984 (UK) Bobby and J.R. talk about Cliff's desire to compete with the Ewings and J.R. is amused, saying he is not interested in competing with Cliff. Sue Ellen tells John Ross she has found Peter. J.R. confronts Sue Ellen and she reminds him they have an open marriage. Sue Ellen tries to avoid seeing Peter, but ends up spending the day at Southfork with him and making arrangements to meet him later. J.R. slips information to Cliff through Sly that he will go into the offshore bidding alone. J.R. offers a bribe to Randolph in exchange for information about the bids. Cliff is ecstatic with the news that J.R. will enter the bidding alone if need be. He tries to convince Marilee to invest with him. 147 "Some Do... Some Don't" Larry Hagman Leonard Katzman January 20, 1984(US) February 7, 1984 (UK) Peter is able to talk Sue Ellen out of breaking off their affair, but when she is mistaken for his mother, her resolve becomes firmer. J.R. wants to have another child, which Sue Ellen refuses to do. Miss Ellie and Clayton talk about their recent trip and upcoming marriage, then they have a serious misunderstanding. Bobby wants to buy another company against J.R.'s advice. Sly again sets Cliff up. He backs off the offshore deal after Pam tells him about Marilee. Bobby and Jenna reach an agreement, even as Katherine works on Bobby and J.R. works on her. Mark mysteriously goes into the hospital. 148 "Eye of the Beholder" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman January 27, 1984(US) February 21, 1984 (UK) Bobby and Jenna spend the night together. Clayton confronts Miss Ellie on her brutal treatment the night before, but she insists there is nothing to discuss and tells him to leave. J.R. is shocked that Bobby went through with the Boyd deal, but decides to sign to keep the peace. Peter agrees to go to a party with Lucy, and when he comes to pick her up, Sue Ellen runs into him and is shaken. When Afton leaves to see her brother, Cliff arranges a rendezvous with Marilee. Ellie's decision not to marry Clayton pleases J.R., but he still continues digging into his past. Pam and Bobby meet for lunch after Mark cancels. Cliff gets financial information that verifies that the Ewings could invest in offshore. J.R. pushes Randolph to "unseal" the bids and reveal the information on the top bidder. 149 "Twelve Mile Limit" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen February 3, 1984(US) February 28, 1984 (UK) J.R. arranges to sell his geologist's reports on offshore tracts to Cliff, who reluctantly spends the money for them after Marilee makes it a condition for going in with him on the venture. Miss Ellie and Clayton both admit, but not to each other, that they are frightened of the intimacies their upcoming marriage will entail. J.R. gets additional reports on Clayton's past and uses Sue Ellen to substantiate them. Donna and Ray discover Randolph unconscious from an overdose of alcohol and pills. They accuse J.R. of driving him to suicide. J.R. tells Randolph that his death will not eliminate humiliation for his family. Katherine continues to try to get a line on Jenna and is distressed when she discovers that Jenna and Bobby are intimately involved. Mark asks Pam to marry him. 150 "Where Is Poppa?" William F. Claxton Arthur Bernard Lewis February 10, 1984(US) March 6, 1984 (UK) J.R. rushes to the hospital where Sue Ellen was taken in an unconscious condition after a minor accident in front of Jenna's boutique. Sue Ellen had earlier agreed to play J.R.'s loving wife at the Anderson's anniversary party. Sue Ellen miscarries a baby she didn't know she was having. Marilee agrees to a partnership with Cliff as long as the other members of the cartel don't know about it. Cliff forms a grudging respect for J.R. after discovering that his adversary had gotten information on the offshore tracts. Bobby wants Clayton to become a greater part of the family by going into offshore drilling with him. J.R. continues to harass Katherine knowing she enjoys dangerous relationships. 151 "When the Bough Breaks" Nick Havinga Leonard Katzman February 17, 1984(US) March 13, 1984 (UK) J.R. and Peter are each convinced that they fathered the child Sue Ellen lost in the accident. Bobby is having his own doubts about Charlie's parentage and realises that the subject is hanging between him and Jenna. Katherine tracks down Naldo Marchetta, Jenna's ex-husband, and pays him to confirm her suspicions about Jenna. J.R. makes Marilee have second thoughts about becoming Cliff's partner. Clayton bows out of the offshore venture with the Ewings. Mark pushes Pam for an answer to his marriage proposal. Sue Ellen tells Peter that it's over between them. 152 "True Confessions" Paul Krasny David Paulsen February 24, 1984(US) March 20, 1984 (UK) Katherine sets up a confrontation between Naldo, Jenna and Bobby about Charlie, but is not pleased with the results and Naldo's predictions. Ray and Donna look into Randolph's past and discover the secret which J.R. is using to blackmail him. Lucy asks Peter to model with her at Southfork. J.R. gets Marilee to agree to pulling out of her deal with Cliff after the winner is declared for the offshore oil leases. 153 "And the Winner Is..." Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis March 2, 1984(US) March 27, 1984 (UK) Cliff has been set up again by J.R. and his spy, Sly, and is befuddled after the bids are opened for leases on the offshore tracts: he has offered millions over J.R.'s surprisingly low bid. Randolph confesses to Ray and Donna that he gave J.R. information, which confuses them when it seems J.R. did not use the knowledge to win the leases. Miss Ellie wants a small wedding with just family and close friends, but Clayton is upset that his sister Jessica has been invited. Katherine realises that she may have outsmarted herself by getting Jenna out of Bobby's life. J.R. overhears an incriminating conversation between Sue Ellen and Peter. 154 "Fools Rush In" Michael Preece David Paulsen March 9, 1984(US) April 3, 1984 (UK) Cliff learns he must raise $260 million to complete his offshore drilling obligations. Over Afton's objections, Cliff goes to Vaughn Leland for the huge loan unaware that J.R. and Leland are conspiring against him. J.R. also plots to get Katherine married to Bobby. Miss Ellie invites Clayton's sister, Jessica, to stay at Southfork for the upcoming wedding. Charlie goes to Bobby upset over his split with her mother. J.R. hires Peter to be John Ross' private counselor; at the same time, he is having his background investigated. Pam discovers some alarming information about Mark. 155 "The Unexpected" Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis March 16, 1984(US) April 10, 1984 (UK) J.R. is especially impressed by Jessica and her present to him; her late husband's regimental sword. Ellie's hospitality appears to be wasted on both Jessica and Clayton. J.R. and Vaughn trap Cliff into signing loan papers that have the potential to destroy him. Pam makes the decision to marry Mark out of pity when she learns he's sick. A triumphant Katherine demands that J.R. give her the tapes which he has been using to blackmail her. Bobby is unable to wish Pam luck and admits to Jenna how he is torn between his feelings for Pam and his need to hold onto her and Charlie. J.R. continues with his plan to destroy Peter and teach a lesson to Sue Ellen. 156 "Strange Alliance" Larry Hagman Leonard Katzman March 23, 1984(US) April 17, 1984 (UK) J.R. and Jessica find they share the same sentiments about Ellie and Clayton's wedding plans. J.R. tells Sue Ellen that he will be happy when Clayton joins the family, but Sue Ellen is doubtful of his sincerity. Lucy's determination to find out why Peter is not interested in her makes Sue Ellen apprehensive. Pam is frightened that her marriage to Mark will make her lose Bobby forever, even as she tries to shield Mark from finding out the truth about his health. Bobby is finally able to wish Pam and Mark happiness. However, his own future is clouded as Jenna tells him she will not wait forever for him. Sly continues to lead Cliff on and J.R. has Vaughn to put Cliff farther out on a financial limb. J.R. makes plans to frame Peter. 157 "Blow Up" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen April 6, 1984(US) April 24, 1984 (UK) Mark is so proud of Pam that he wants all his friends to witness their wedding. Pam is concerned about his health. J.R. and Jessica conspire to sabotage Miss Ellie and Clayton's wedding. Jenna and Bobby agree to try a fresh start. J.R. tries to buy Wentworth oil fields from Katherine, but she offers to sell to Bobby instead. Cliff's wells keep coming in dry and he can't understand why he needs to put up so much collateral to borrow more money. He tries to turn to Mark for help but Pam won't let him. J.R. decides its time to put the screws on Peter after Sue Ellen has a nasty scene with a drunken Lucy. Donna becomes suspicious of Jessica. 158 "Turning Point" Gwen Arner Arthur Bernard Lewis April 13, 1984(US) May 1, 1984 (UK) Clayton tries to stop his sister from conspiring with J.R., to no avail. Pam finally gives in to Mark and agrees to a big wedding. J.R. is furious with Katherine for dealing with Bobby on the sale of some Wentworth properties. Afton realises that Cliff is in big trouble when he tries to rifle her bank account. Cliff has to sell off some of his assets to get cash for his drilling without knowing that J.R. is the buyer and is pulling strings in the background. J.R. gets Peter arrested when cocaine is found in his car by the police. Jessica has an unusual reaction to Clayton's friendship with Ray. 159 "Love Stories" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman May 4, 1984(US) May 8, 1984 (UK) Bobby proposes marriages to Jenna and she accepts. J.R. sets Katherine up and she confesses her affair with J.R. to Bobby, who recognises her deceit. J.R. pretends he is concerned over Peter's arrest. Jessica attacks Clayton for selling the Southern Cross and leaving Dusty without a heritage. Cliff realises he is about to lose everything he owns. Mark discovers the truth about his health. Clayton pushes Miss Ellie to marry before J.R. and Jessica can interfere. 160 "Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie" Gwen Arner David Paulsen May 11, 1984(US) May 15, 1984 (UK) J.R.'s snooping into Clayton and Jessica's past makes him realise that his mother may be in grave and immediate danger. The concern of the Ewings for Miss Ellie's safety increases after it is learned that she never arrived at a fashion show she was to attend with Jessica and Donna. Mark's death affects the Ewings in a variety of ways and Bobby and Jenna face Pam's need for Bobby's help. Katherine buys Cliff's share of Wentworth Tool & Die so he can continue his offshore drilling. Pam discovers Katherine's duplicity in her relationship with Bobby. Clayton makes a shocking revelation about Dusty. The Ewings fear Ellie is in serious trouble when Donna arrives to inform that she was attacked by Jessica. 161 "End Game" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis May 18, 1984(US) May 22, 1984 (UK) Tension rises at Southfork 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 resuced from Jessica's clutches. 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 and Bobby will be getting married. Clayton and Miss Ellie marry. 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 for their honeymoon. Katherine makes a scene during an angry exchange with Bobby. J.R. reveals the set-up on offshore drilling to a completely stunned Cliff. Edgar Randolph reappears in Dallas vowing revenge on J.R.. Cliff throws Afton out of the apartment. J.R. reveals his scheme to frame Peter, and he blackmails Sue Ellen into moving back into his bedroom. An unknown assailant walks into Ewing Oil late at night and fires three shots into the back of J.R.'s chair; but it's Bobby who falls to the floor...
Season Seven (1984–1985)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 162 "Killer at Large" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis September 28, 1984(US) November 7, 1984 (UK) Afton discovers Bobby's body in J.R.'s office and calls an ambulance. J.R. is not worried when Ray tells him that Randolph is back in Dallas. When he learns about Bobby's shooting, J.R. assumes that he was the target, not Bobby. Cliff learns that he has struck oil. Katherine is in shock when she hears Bobby is recovering. Bobby is left blind by the bullet wound. Marilee is angry at J.R. because he talked her out of partnering with Cliff. Randolph tries to shoot J.R. but misses and he is then taken into custody as the suspected shooter, but when he is cleared by police, Bobby and J.R. realize that the real shooter is still at large. 163 "Battle Lines" Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis October 5, 1984(US) November 14, 1984 (UK) Bobby tells Donna and Ray that his office phone was bugged. Bobby tells Jenna that he won't marry her unless he regains his sight. Cliff tells Sly that he wants her to continue spying on J.R., but Sly goes back and reports everything to J.R. for whom she is really spying. Pam tells Bobby that Katherine wrote the letter that prompted their divorce. Donna moves into Bobby's office to handle his interests while he's in the hospital, which makes J.R. furious. Clayton learns of Bobby's shooting but promises not to tell Miss Ellie until they come back from their honeymoon. Cliff is arrested for the attempted murder of Bobby after the police find the gun in his townhouse. 164 "If at First You Don't Succeed" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen October 12, 1984(US) November 21, 1984 (UK) J.R. tells Bobby about Cliff's arrest and confesses that he set up Cliff and Randoplh. Pam tells J.R. she plans to help Cliff ruin him. Bobby decides to have risky surgery to restore his vision. Lucy takes a waitress job at the restaurant where her mother once worked. Mandy Winger identifies Cliff in a police lineup as the man she was with at the time of Bobby's shooting. Katherine reacts strongly to a radio report that Cliff was cleared of charges. Harv Smithfield informs the Ewings that Jock's estranged brother, Jason Ewing, has died of an apparent heart attack in Alaska. Katherine enters Bobby's hospital room to give him an injection. 165 "Jamie" Nick Havinga David Paulsen October 19, 1984(US) November 28, 1984 (UK) Katherine is just about to give Bobby a fatal injection when he wakes up and begins to scream. The noise brings J.R. back into Bobby's room where he is able to stop Katherine from killing Bobby. Katherine admits to having tried to kill Bobby and is hauled off to jail. Bobby's sight returns and a week later he is back at Ewing Oil. Donna tells Bobby she's invested some of her own money in a small oil company, but hasn't told Ray yet. J.R. explains why he bugged Bobby's phone. Ray discovers Lucy's waitress job at the restaurant, but she swears him to secrecy. Jamie Ewing comes to Southfork and announces that she's the daughter of Jock's recently deceased brother. 166 "Family" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 26, 1984(US) December 5, 1984 (UK) Jamie tells the Ewings that her father died penniless and that she also has a brother. J.R. wants proof that Jamie is really a Ewing. Bobby tells J.R. that he can't get Pam off his mind. Cliff agrees to consider an offer by Jeremy Wendell that involves Weststar's acquisition of Barnes Wentworth Oil. Jenna is puzzled when Jamie tells her that Jason liked Jenna's father, which contradicts Jenna's impression that the two men hated each other. Pam and Jackie are mystified when they spot Mark's car outside the Barnes Wentworth offices. 167 "Shadow of a Doubt" Nick Havinga Leonard Katzman November 2, 1984(US) December 12, 1984 (UK) Wanting to prevent a powerful union between Weststar and Barnes Wentworth, J.R. tells Sly to confirm Cliff's mistaken suspicions that he is behind the offer. Pam learns that the preservation of Mark's possessions is required until his estate is settled. Bobby is ready to make wedding plans with Jenna. Cliff rejects Wendell's offer. Pam receives flowers with a card saying that they are from Mark, which makes her believe he is indeed alive. Or is he? 168 "Homecoming" Gwen Arner Arthur Bernard Lewis November 9, 1984(US) December 19, 1984 (UK) J.R. complains to Bobby about losing three employees to Barnes Wentworth Oil and expresses concern about the potentially formidable Cliff/Pam alliance. Bobby wants to take down Jock's picture before Miss Ellie and Clayton return from their honeymoon, but J.R. objects. Pam hires a salvage specialist to search the plane wreckage in hopes of determining Mark's fate. Miss Ellie and Clayton return home. Pam decides to go out with Dave Straton, although she still thinks he is more concerned with the Weststar merger. Eddie Cronin, a customer at the restaurant where Lucy works, discovers that Lucy is a Ewing. Ellie begins to realize that Clayton is sensitive to the symbols of her life with Jock. 169 "Oil Baron's Ball III" Michael Preece David Paulsen November 16, 1984(US) December 26, 1984 (UK) Unable to handle her role as J.R.'s spy, Sly requests a few months off from work. Bobby fails to persuade Pam to abandon the salvage mission and accept Mark's death. Miss Ellie treats Clayton to a night at a hotel and later surprises him with new bedroom furniture. Cliff fears Pam is headed for a nervous breakdown. J.R. spots Mandy at the Oil Baron's Ball and wants to meet her. He is later surprised to see Mandy with Cliff. J.R. announces that Bobby and Jenna will marry in a month and Pam is devastated by the news. 170 "Shadows" Gwen Arner David Paulsen November 23, 1984(US) January 2, 1985 (UK) When Bobby verbally attacks J.R. for announcing the wedding date at the Oil Baron's Ball, J.R. swears it wasn't his intention to embarrass Pam. Miss Ellie sees that Clayton is still uneasy about Jock. J.R. hires a private detective to investigate Mandy. Donna suggests that Miss El1ie remove Jock's portrait. She does, saying it now belongs at Ewing Oil. Lucy agrees to go on a date with Eddie. 171 "Charlie" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman November 30, 1984(US) January 9, 1985 (UK) Bobby advises Jenna to tell Charlie that Naldo Marchetta is her father. Jamie promises Sue Ellen that she will consider taking a job at Ewing Oil. Cliff is convinced that J.R. and Wendell have joined forces to ruin him. Ray tells Donna about Lucy's job as a waitress. Charlie disappears and Marchetta is under suspicion. J.R. introduces himself to Mandy. Cliff, hearing that J.R. has made a pass at Mandy, encourages her to accept J.R.'s advances and spy for him. Ray finds Charlie asleep in her horse's stall. Charlie later tells Jenna and Bobby that she was confused when she saw her birth certificate naming Bobby as her father. 172 "Barbecue Five" Gwen Arner Arthur Bernard Lewis December 7, 1984(US) January 16, 1985 (UK) With Cliff's approval, Mandy keeps a lunch date with J.R.. Pam visits Mandy's psychic who states that Mark is alive. Cliff confronts Wendell regarding the deal with J.R., but Wendell suggests that Cliff is paranoid and denies that J.R. was behind the merger offer. Marchetta announces that he intends to re-marry Jenna. Ray goes to the barbecue alone when Donna's business matters prevent her from attending. J.R. is pleased when he realizes that Mandy has provided a new pipeline to Cliff. When J.R. orders Jamie off the ranch, she produces a legal document stating that Ewing Oil is jointly owned by Jock, her father and Digger Barnes. 173 "Do You Take This Woman..." Michael Preece Leonard Katzman December 14, 1984(US) January 23, 1985 (UK) Eddie seduces Lucy in a deserted stable. J.R. and Bobby decide to buy the Weststar fields after reading a favorable report. J.R. tells Mandy he hopes Cliff becomes preoccupied with proving Jamie's document is legal so he can move in and destroy Barnes Wentworth Oil. Mandy passes on J.R.'s thoughts to Cliff. Jenna is panic stricken when she learns that Marchetta has picked up Charlie from school. Jenna doesn't show up for her wedding ceremony. Later, Bobby and J.R. find a note at Jenna's house saying that she can't marry Bobby because she loves someone else. 174 "Deja Vu" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen December 21, 1984(US) January 30, 1985 (UK) J.R. and Bobby plan to search for Jenna, who they believe has run away with Marchetta. Cliff tells Mandy that he doesn't want Bobby and Pam to reconcile any more than J.R. does. Pam must hide her happiness at the news of Bobby's cancelled wedding. Cliff and J.R. agree to work individually to keep Pam and Bobby apart. Marchetta tells Jenna that Charlie is on a plane to Rome and that she now must do what he says if she wants to get her back. J.R. pays off a charter pilot, Gerald Kane, to mislead Pam into searching for Mark in the Caribbean. Jenna and Marchetta marry as Bobby looks on from across the street. 175 "Odd Man Out" Larry Hagman Arthur Bernard Lewis December 28, 1984(US) February 6, 1985 (UK) J.R. tries to console Bobby about Jenna's marriage to Marchetta. Mandy tells Cliff that she likes J.R. and pretends to be teasing though she really may be serious. J.R. tells Bobby that Pam doesn't care about him because she's obsessed with finding Mark. Jenna, being held captive by Marchetta, tries to call Bobby for help. Jenna follows Marchetta into a dimly lit room and a man's hand goes over her face. A dazed Jenna, with gun in hand is cornered by police as she spots Marchetta, who lies dead on the floor nearby. 176 "Lockup in Laredo" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen January 4, 1985(US) March 27, 1985 (UK) The Ewings are informed that Jenna has been arrested in Laredo for murdering Marchetta. Bobby visits Jenna who tells him that Charlie may be in Rome. Jenna pleads not guilty to the murder charge, but the judge refuses to release her on bail. Pam continues to search the clinics in the Caribbean for Mark. Eddie agrees to consider Lucy's suggestion that they become partners in a construction project. Jenna's attorney, Scotty Demerest, questions her and she says she may have been chloroformed. Jamie sees J.R. cuddling with Serena during lunch. Sue Ellen hears Jamie blasting J.R. for his behavior with Serena, and Jamie announces that she may use her document dividing Ewing Oil after all. 177 "Winds of War" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman January 11, 1985(US) April 3, 1985 (UK) Demerest tells Bobby that a full set of Jenna's fingerprints were found on the gun that killed Marchetta. Marchetta's accomplice, Veronica, calls and arranges to meet Bobby in California to discuss Charlie's release. Bobby later learns that she wants $50,000 and he agrees to pay it. An entry in Sam Culver's journal indicates that an agreement was signed dividing ownership of Ewing Oil between Jock, Digger and Jason. Sue Ellen tells J.R. that she wants them to have separate bedrooms. Cliff realises that J.R. has been wooing Mandy in order to transmit false information to him. Cliff wins over Jamie who agrees to help him defeat J.R.. 178 "Bail Out" Michael Preece David Paulsen January 25, 1985(US) April 10, 1985 (UK) Mandy hangs up on J.R. as he tries to make a date with her. She later confronts J.R. for using her against Cliff, but J.R. reminds her that she's guilty of the same crime. Jenna is released on bail and moves into the Southfork guest house. Bobby wants to quietly marry her but Jenna can't think of marriage until the trial is over. Eddie is upset by Ray's suggestions for the apartment building specs. Pam confesses that she was only going to marry Mark because he was terminally ill. Gerald Kane meets with Pam to tell her that J.R. paid him to trick her into looking for Mark. 179 "Legacy of Hate" Robert Becker Arthur Bernard Lewis February 1, 1985(US) April 17, 1985 (UK) Pam joins forces with Cliff and Jamie to destroy Ewing Oil. Bobby is concerned by his rekindled feelings for Pam. Mandy feels guilty over sleeping with J.R. and continuing to spy for Cliff. Cliff's lawyer feels the document will withstand scrutiny in the trial to divide Ewing Oil. Lucy is blinded by her desire to please Eddie. Mandy decides she doesn't want anything to do with Cliff or J.R.. Bobby, J.R. and Miss Ellie are served with summons to a hearing attempting to freeze all Ewing Oil assets. 180 "Sins of the Fathers" Larry Hagman Leonard Katzman February 8, 1985(US) April 24, 1985 (UK) Mandy is still not sure that she's over Cliff, but tells J.R. to call her in a few days. Cliff wins a small victory when the judge temporarily grants an injunction against Ewing Oil. A worried J.R. meets with Carl Hardesty, who previously set up dummy holding corporations for him. Cliff's victory is short-lived when the judge rescinds the injunction. Demerest tells Bobby and Jenna that Jenna's prints were on the murder weapon. Cliff finds Brindle's copy of the document confirming that Jock gave Digger one-third of Ewing Oil. 181 "The Brothers Ewing" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen February 15, 1985(US) May 1, 1985 (UK) Cliff basks in the triumph of acquiring Digger's copy of the document. J.R. craves compassion from Sue Ellen, but she has no sympathy for him. Ray escorts Brindle to the airport with instructions from J.R. to call if he remembers anything else about the agreement. Pam convinces Sue Ellen to join her in Hong Kong, where Pam will continue her search for Mark. Eddie tells Betty that Lucy is just a nice kid with a lot of money. 182 "Shattered Dreams" Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis February 22, 1985(US) May 8, 1985 (UK) J.R. confides in Mandy about the hurt he feels due to the split amongst the family. Donna and Ray argue over J.R.'s tactics to save Ewing Oil. A frightened Veronica Robinson agrees to testify at Jenna's trial. Pam confesses that she still has strong feelings for Bobby. J.R. meets with Conrad Buckhouser about converting some of his assets to cash which will be placed in a Swiss bank account. Lucy is shocked when she learns that Eddie is romancing both her and Betty. Cliff tries to win points with Jamie by offering her a job at Barnes-Wentworth Oil. Bobby and Jenna discover the dead body of Veronica in the airplane lavatory. 183 "Dead Ends" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman March 1, 1985(US) May 15, 1985 (UK) Pam and Sue Ellen take in all the local color at a Hong Kong outdoor market during their search for Mark. Jamie is hired at Barnes-Wentworth Oil as a resident expert on cold-weather drilling. Pam learns that the patient, who she believes is Mark, doesn't want to see anyone. Eddie apologizes for hurting Lucy. Donna tries to understand Ray's motivation for throwing in with J.R. J.R. and Cliff come to blows over Mandy at a party. Donna strikes oil. 184 "Trial and Error" Larry Hagman David Paulsen March 8, 1985(US) May 22, 1985 (UK) During her trial, the D.A. promises to put Jenna behind bars for her crime. Pam suspects J.R. is behind her wild goose chase to Hong Kong. Bobby receives a subpoena to testify for the prosecution. Pam accepts the fact that Mark is dead. Due to the building pressures at home, Donna tells Miss Ellie that she's decided to move out of her house. 185 "The Verdict" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen March 15, 1985(US) June 5, 1985 (UK) Bobby prepares for his trip to L.A. to convince Veronica's sister to testify for Jenna. Ewing 17 has been shut down by the Texas Energy Commission due to the oil seepage into the drinking water. Ray attempts to convince Donna to come home. Veronica's sister gives Bobby a letter to read in court. J.R. welcomes Sue Ellen home, but realizes things are still strained between them. Jenna is found innocent of murder, but guilty of manslaughter. 186 "Sentences" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis March 29, 1985(US) June 12, 1985 (UK) Bobby vows to get Jenna out of jail. J.R. blackmails a member of the Texas Energy Commission to guarantee his future cooperation with them. Cliff and Jamie admit their mutual attraction. When Jenna is sentenced to seven years, Bobby comes forward and says he's Charlie's father to prevent her from becoming a ward of the state. Sue Ellen is humiliated by J.R.'s public flaunting of his affair with Mandy. Sue Ellen threatens to divorce J.R.. J.R. tells an upset Pam that Bobby claimed to be Charlie's father as a precautionary measure. Cliff is furious when he learns that his Tract 340 has been shut down due to leakages. Jenna tells Bobby she wants him to be free. 187 "Terms of Estrangement" Alexander Singer Peter Dunne April 12, 1985(US) June 19, 1985 (UK) J.R. plans to reunite Pam and Bobby, hoping that she would no longer side with Cliff in the fight against Ewing Oil. J.R. is upset when he sees Mandy giving her phone number to someone. While viewing a tape from Veronica's flight, Bobby, Ray and Norman notice a man putting drugs in her drink. J.R. agrees to meet a man who says he has valuable information about the Ewing Oil lawsuit, but he wants 10 percent of Ewing Oil in return for the information. J.R. insults Sue Ellen which only makes her more determined to survive in the marriage. Cliff gives Jamie an engagement ring. Lucy receives an answer to her letter from Mitch. Jenna's case is re-opened. Jamie's brother Jack comes to Dallas. 188 "The Ewing Connection" Nick Havinga Arthur Bernard Lewis April 19, 1985(US) June 26, 1985 (UK) J.R. presents the deal to be made with Jack to Bobby and Ray. If his information is valid, Bobby and J.R. will split Jack's request for 10 percent of Ewing Oil. Lucy is excited about her visit to see Mitch. Jack reveals himself to J.R., Bobby and Ray as Jason's son. Donna tells Miss Ellie that divorce is the only answer for her and Ray. John Ross stays home from school with a slight temperature. Later, when he passes out, Clayton and Miss Ellie rush him to the hospital. The diagnosis is appendicitis. J.R. verbally abuses Sue Ellen for being a bad mother and she turns to her alcohol for comfort. 189 "Deeds and Misdeeds" Michael Preece David Paulsen May 3, 1985(US) July 3, 1985 (UK) J.R. is secretly pleased that Sue Ellen is drinking again. Pam loans Cliff money when he has a cash flow problem after his wells are shut down. J.R. assures Mandy that Sue Ellen will soon be out of his life and Southfork. Jack tells the Ewings that a man named Windham can verify that Cliff and Jamie have no legal claim to Ewing Oil. Cliff and Jamie get married by a Justice of the Peace. Lucy and Mitch reflect on why their marriage failed. Donna doesn't get the chance to tell Ray that she's pregnant. 190 "Deliverance" Nick Havinga Peter Dunne May 10, 1985(US) July 10, 1985 (UK) Bobby and a police detective interrogate the uncooperative hit man who maintains his innocence. J.R. deliberately fuels Cliff's determination to proceed with the lawsuit. Cliff suspects that J.R. and Jack are working together. Pam and Bobby declare their love for each other. Donna and Ray have another fight and she doesn't tell him that she's pregnant. Bobby formulates a plan to make the killer confess. Mitch asks Lucy to move in with him. A decision is rendered regarding Ewing Oil. J.R. wants to institutionalize Sue Ellen for her drinking problem. 191 "Swan Song" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 17, 1985(US) July 17, 1985 (UK) Sue Ellen gets drunk at the Ewing victory party. Donna tells Ray about her pregnancy. J.R. reassures Mandy that the problem with Sue Ellen will be resolved. Bobby is confused about who he should marry. Sue Ellen assures Clayton and Miss Ellie that she has stopped drinking. Mitch and Lucy re-marry. Cliff considers an annulment of his marriage to Jamie. Dusty re-appears. J.R. asks Sue Ellen to agree to end their marriage. Bobby proposes to Pam, and she accepts. Jamie surprises Cliff during their conversation about an annulment. As Bobby leaves Pam's house, a car drives straight towards her; Bobby pushes Pam out of the way and the car hits him; the car crashes and the driver is revealed to be Katherine Wentworth, who is dead. With Pam, Jenna and the Ewings at his hospital bedside, Bobby dies of massive internal injuries.
Season Eight (1985-1986)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 192 "The Family Ewing" Nick Havinga Leonard Katzman September 27, 1985(US) March 5, 1986 (UK) The Ewings gather at Southfork to mourn Bobby. Cliff and Jamie try to comfort Pam who blames herself for Bobby‘s death. Gary returns to Southfork and provides a shoulder for Miss Ellie to lean on. Ellie decides to bury Bobby on a beautiful green hill overlooking Southfork near a tree house where the Ewing boys played as children. Sue Ellen goes on a bender after J.R. insults her for not being there when Bobby said goodbye to everyone on his deathbed. Dusty wants to take care of Sue Ellen, and J.R. seems more than happy to get Sue Ellen out of his life. Ellie tries to explain to Sue Ellen that she is an alcoholic, and that Dusty cannot offer her the kind of help she needs. Bobby’s funeral is a small family event. Most of the family members move away and return to the house, leaving J.R. alone with the casket to say a personal and emotional final goodbye to his brother. 193 "Rock Bottom" Michael Preece Joel J. Feigenbaum September 27, 1985(US) March 5, 1986 (UK) Sue Ellen has a sudden change of heart about leaving Southfork when she leaves Bobby‘s funeral. She tells Dusty it was a mistake for her to walk out and that she plans to go back. J.R. is not impressed with her return and his harsh rejection turns her, once again, to alcohol. Bobby’s will is read to the family and it is discovered that he left his share of Ewing Oil to Christopher, in Pam’s trust. J.R. can’t believe he may have to be in partnership with Pam, while Cliff wants nothing more than to arrange for Pam to sell the shares to him. While in a bar, a drunk Sue Ellen attracts a man who volunteers to take her home and then robs her of her Mercedes. The next morning, without her purse, identification, or any sense of herself, Sue Ellen wanders through an unfamiliar part of town. A bag lady offers her a drink, but Sue Ellen disdainfully rejects the offer. Mandy worries about the fact that J.R. is still a married man. Clayton and Ellie fear about Sue Ellen and go off to look for her. Sue Ellen returns to the bag lady she once shunned and now greedily shares her bottle of cheap wine. 194 "Those Eyes" Nick Havinga Peter Dunne October 4, 1985(US) March 12, 1986 (UK) Clayton and Miss Ellie intensify their search for Sue Ellen, who Ellie feels very strongly must be in trouble. J.R. tries to buy Christopher’s Ewing Oil shares while Jeremy Wendell of Weststar Oil works with Cliff to convince Pam to sell her Ewing Oil shares to them. Pam is truly torn between wanting to do the right thing for Christopher and wondering what Bobby would want her to do. Clayton and Ellie finally find Sue Ellen. She has been moved from the city drunk tank to a detoxification ward. Dusty comes to the detox ward and gives Sue Ellen some gentle assurance. J.R. arrives and he and Dusty exchange punches while Sue Ellen, traumatised, begins to scream and quake all over. Miss Ellie convinces J.R. to commit Sue Ellen to a sanitarium. 195 "Resurrection" Michael Preece Hollace White, Stephanie Garman October 11, 1985(US) March 19, 1986 (UK) Miss Ellie begins to wonder if she too should sell her shares of Ewing Oil to Weststar. Although she doesn’t want the family business to come to an end, she also does not want a repeat of the struggle for control that tore Bobby and J.R. apart after Jock’s death. Sue Ellen discovers that she has no choice but to join an alcoholics program at the clinic. Dusty bribes an attendant at the clinic Sue Ellen is in to let him see her. Clayton warns Dusty that his involvement with Sue Ellen is poorly timed, but Dusty seems very determined to make it work out this time. Sue Ellen is tempted when an attendant at the clinic offers her a drink, for a price. Although she is tempted, she ferociously rings for someone to come help her. Cliff continues to pressure Pam to sell to Wendell. Unable to deal with the business or the decisions she needs to make, Pam runs from the house and gets quite a shock when she runs into Mark Graison. 196 "Saving Grace" Nick Havinga Joel J. Feigenbaum October 18, 1985(US) March 26, 1986 (UK) Pam is stunned at seeing Mark. Mark tells Pam that there's no cure for his blood disease, but he's in remission. He tells her that he staged his death in order to spare her and search for a cure. J.R. is annoyed when his private investigator doesn't find any dirt on Jack so he instructs the detective to investigate Wendell. Cliff gets two weeks to firm up Jack and Pam's commitments to sell Ewing Oil shares to Wendell. Sue Ellen gets a stark report on her future and she decides to commit totally to rehab. Mandy listens to a seductive message J.R. leaves on her phone, but tells herself she can't pick up where they left off. Cliff and Jamie are stunned when Pam stops by with Mark. Ray cautions Jack not to trust J.R.. Ellie asks Dusty to stay away from Sue Ellen until she's recovered. Sue Ellen vows to beat her addiction, even when she learns that J.R. refuses to help her. Jack is awakened by an intruder who steals his passport. Mark attacks J.R. after he discovers J.R. sent Pam on a wild goose chase looking for him, and vows to ruin Ewing Oil. 197 "Mothers" Michael Preece Hollace White, Stephanie Garman October 25, 1985(US) April 2, 1986 (UK) J.R. nominates Bobby for the man of the year award at the Oil Baron's Ball. Cliff learns of the break-in at Jack's and wonders what he has to hide. Dusty tells Clayton and Ellie that he's going to Cheyenne for his divorce hearing but plans to come back for Sue Ellen. Mark explains to Kenderson that he decided to reenter Pam's life because she was in trouble. He says he has been honest with her about his condition. Kenderson agrees to head a blood disease research center that Mark wants to found. Sue Ellen discusses her parents and J.R. with her therapist who wants her to concentrate on the future. Sue Ellen's mother arrives for a short stay at Southfork. Ellie tells Clayton that Patricia has never been anything but trouble for Sue Ellen and everybody else. Sue Ellen takes pleasure in helping a fellow patient. Mark agrees to meet with Wendell to discuss his offer. An unseen photographer takes pictures of Jenna and Jack and then Jack by himself. Ellie advises Ray to make his own decision about selling his shares. Jack tells Ray he's attracted to Jenna but Ray warns it will take her a while to get over Bobby. Ray also reminds Jack that their third option with the sale is to simply side with whatever Miss Ellie decides to do. Patricia tells Sue Ellen she plans to stay in Dallas to help Sue Ellen regain her life. J.R. finds out that Mandy moved out of her apartment. Pam explains to J.R. that she decided to take Wendell's offer because it seems the better long term interest for Christopher. J.R. feels utterly defeated. Ellie tells Clayton she's decided to sell to Wendell. Ellie goes to Ewing Oil and hears J.R. talking aloud to Bobby. She's disturbed to hear him say he's taking John Ross and leaving Dallas. 198 "The Wind of Change" Corey Allen Peter Dunne November 1, 1985(US) April 9, 1986 (UK) Miss Ellie and Pam make their final decisions on the Weststar offer; Donna and Ray get bad news about her pregnancy; Sue Ellen continues to progress in her recovery; Jack woos Jenna further; Mandy shows up at the Oil Baron's Ball 199 "Quandary" Michael Preece Joel J. Feigenbaum November 8, 1985(US) April 16, 1986 (UK) Ray and Donna investigate options to deal with their baby's condition; Dusty claims he's staying in Dallas; J.R. immediately seeks to find a way to rid himself of Pam; Cliff wants Jamie back; Angelica Nero wines and dines the town's oilmen 200 "Close Encounters" Corey Allen Hollace White, Stephanie Garman November 15, 1985(US) April 23, 1986 (UK) Angelica attends a Southfork Rodeo; Sue Ellen's mother warns her away from Dusty; J.R. offers Jack a job at Ewing Oil. Donna is rushed to the hospital, with her and the baby's life at risk. 201 "Suffer the Little Children" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman November 22, 1985(US) April 30, 1986 (UK) Cliff tries to repair his relationships with Jamie and Pam; Sue Ellen renews the custody battle with J.R., who's busy discovering Angelica's past 202 "The Prize" Corey Allen Hollace White, Stephanie Garman November 29, 1985(US) May 7, 1986 (UK) John Ross runs away as the custody fight comes to a close; Angelica tries to rush her deal with Ewing Oil, while J.R. continues to investigate her motives 203 "En Pasant" Michael Preece Peter Dunne, Joel J. Feigenbaum December 6, 1985(US) May 14, 1986 (UK) J.R. appeals his loss of John Ross' custody; Donna and Ray deal with the loss of their baby in very different ways; J.R.'s kidnapped detective is used by Angelica and Nicholas to further the Marinos venture; Sue Ellen and her mother argue over her future 204 "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen" Linda Day Will Lorin December 13, 1985(US) May 21, 1986 (UK) J.R. hopes to trick Sue Ellen into giving up custody; Jenna breaks things off with Jack; Pam wants to vacation with Mark; Clayton makes a deal without Miss Ellie's knowledge 205 "Curiosity Killed the Cat" Larry Hagman Deanne Barkley December 20, 1985(US) May 28, 1986 (UK) Clayton shields Miss Ellie from his financial pinch; Ray and Donna move into Southfork; Cliff tries to tell Mandy that J.R. doesn't care about her; Jack goes missing 206 "The Missing Link" Linda Day Bill Taub January 3, 1986(US) June 11, 1986 (UK) Pam seeks answers about the emerald from Matt Cantrell; Mandy double-crosses J.R.; Jack is still missing, and his presence is needed more than ever; Sue Ellen starts working 207 "Twenty-Four Hours" Robert Becker Hollace White, Stephanie Garman January 10, 1986(US) June 25, 1986 (UK) The search for Jack takes new urgency as Jaime lay near death; Donna starts working with those suffering from Down Syndrome; Angelica reveals why Jack is so important to her; Pam seeks a way to work with Mark 208 "The Deadly Game" Larry Hagman Bill Taub January 17, 1986(US) July 2, 1986 (UK) Jamie slowly recovers at the hospital; J.R. recruits Marilee Stone into the Marinos deal; Clayton's problems ease, not knowing Miss Ellie is the source; Pam arranges for a visit to Mark's Colombian emerald mine 209 "Blame It on the Bogota" Robert Becker Peter Dunne January 24, 1986(US) July 9, 1986 (UK) J.R. and Cantrell continue their plot to set up Pam; Angelica grows unhappy over the profit sharing arrangement from the Marinos deal; Mark feels he and Pam may not have a future 210 "Shadow Games" Roy Campanella, Jr. Joel J. Feigenbaum January 31, 1986(US) July 16, 1986 (UK) Pam and Matt get to Colombia; Sue Ellen's newfound stability makes J.R. reevaluate her; Clayton finds out Miss Ellie balied him out; Donna confides to Miss Ellie that her baby would've been born with mental retardation; Jenna becomes increasingly despondant over Bobby's death 211 "Missing" Michael Hoey Leonard Katzman February 7, 1986(US) July 23, 1986 (UK) 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 212 "Dire Straits" Bruce Bilson Joel J. Feigenbaum, Peter Dunne February 14, 1986(US) July 30, 1986 (UK) Mark and Cliff work to secure Pam's release; Jenna sinks deeper into depression; Donna grows close to a child with mental retardation; J.R. thinks he understands Dimitri; Mandy confesses her treachery 213 "Overture" Corey Allen Hollace White, Stephanie Garman February 21, 1986(US) August 6, 1986 (UK) J.R. shows an increasingly active interest in reconciling with Sue Ellen; Jenna begins to realize she can't deal with her grief over Bobby alone; Pam wants to explore the emerald mine; Ray takes interest in a deaf foster child 214 "Sitting Ducks" Linda Day Susan Howard February 28, 1986(US) August 13, 1986 (UK) J.R. grows more suspicious of Angelica and the Marinos deal; Pam must defend her job at Ewing Oil; Lucy's wedding rattles Jenna; Ray continues to grow fond of a parentless deaf boy 215 "Masquerade" Larry Hagman Leonard Katzman March 7, 1986(US) August 20, 1986 (UK) J.R. and Jack are unaware of the danger they're in at the Martinique conference; Pam questions her role at Ewing Oil; Jenna nears a total mental breakdown 216 "Just Desserts" Linda Gray Joel J. Feigenbaum, Peter Dunne March 14, 1986(US) August 27, 1986 (UK) Angelica disappears in the aftermath of the assassination attempt; Jenna plans to leave Dallas; Ray talks to Donna about adopting; Pam makes a decision regarding her employment at Ewing Oil 217 "Nothing's Ever Perfect" Bruce Bilson Leonard Katzman March 21, 1986(US) September 3, 1986 (UK) Having regained control of Ewing Oil, J.R. sets his sights firmly on Sue Ellen; Ray and Donna start adoption procedures; Angelica plots revenge; Jenna second-guesses leaving Southfork 218 "J.R. Rising" Linda Day Joel J. Feigenbaum, Peter Dunne April 4, 1986(US) September 10, 1986 (UK) J.R. tries to get a bigger piece of the Marinos deal; Ray's manslaughter conviction hampers the adoption proceedings; Matt makes an emerald strike; Angelica comes back to the United States 219 "Serendipity" Bruce Bilson Leonard Katzman April 11, 1986(US) September 17, 1986 (UK) Cliff thinks J.R.'s set up he and the cartel for failure in the Marinos deal; Donna and Ray work on Tony's reluctance to be adopted; Jamie fears a new Barnes/Ewing feud is brewing; Angelica makes a beeline for Dallas 220 "Thrice In a Lifetime" Jerry Jameson Peter Dunne, Joel J. Feigenbaum May 2, 1986(US) September 24, 1986 (UK) The cartel is ready to join Cliff to battle J.R.; Pam and Mark make wedding preparations; Angelica moves forward with her revenge scheme; the Krebbs meet more obstacles in their quest to adopt Tony 221 "Hello, Goodbye, Hello" Nick Havinga Leonard Katzman May 9, 1986(US) October 1, 1986 (UK) New ranch hand Ben Stivers prompts suspicion from Clayton and Punk; J.R. gets valuable information against Mark Graison, but finds Ewing Oil in danger; Ray and Donna get a hearing in their adoption case; Angelica gets closer to her revenge 222 "Blast From the Past" Michael Preece Peter Dunne, Joel J. Feigenbaum May 16, 1986(US) October 8, 1986 (UK) J.R. pledges himself anew to Sue Ellen; Angelica brings her revenge plot to fruition; Ray and Donna learn if they'll be allowed to adopt Tony; Pam and Mark are married, but she awakens to a surprise in her shower...
Season Nine (1986-1987)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 223 "Return to Camelot, Part I" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman, Mitchell Wayne Katzman September 26, 1986(US) October 22, 1986 (UK) Pam finds Bobby in the shower; his death and all the events of the previous season are revealed as Pam's dream. Prices of oil are sinking, OPEC is importing lots of cheap oil to the country. Ewing Oil and the other companies have to shut down some smaller wells. Bobby told Jenna and Charlie that he is going to marry Pam again. J.R. and Cliff are both quite unhappy with that. Cliff presented to the cartel an idea about creating a lobbying group in D.C. to enforce higher taxes on imported oil. He said the idea was his, but in fact, it was Jamie's. J.R. offers Jack to buy off his 10% of Ewing Oil. Ray bought a new house for him and Donna, but she didn't like the idea of them getting back together. 224 "Return to Camelot, Part II" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman, Mitchell Wayne Katzman September 26, 1986(US) October 22, 1986 (UK) J.R. offers to Donna a head position of the lobbyist group and she agreed. One of Ewing 12 wells was blown up. Jenna moved out of Southfork. Ray and Clayton hired a new ranch foreman, Wes Parmalee. The fire at Ewing 12 is controlled and the field is shut down. Mandy and Sue Ellen met. Sue Ellen swore to herself never to drink again and she hired a man to stalk Mandy and J.R. Wes has a picture of young Miss Ellie. 225 "Pari Per Sue" Michael Preece David Paulsen October 3, 1986(US) October 29, 1986 (UK) Jeremy Wendell offers to buy Ewing Oil, J.R. and Bobby decline the offer. J.R. argued with Jack and almost kicked him out of the visit at Southfork. Mandy is scared, as she noticed the man Sue Ellen hired and she thinks he is trying to kill her. Cliff wants to buy Jack's share of Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen bought a lingerie shop. 226 "Once and Future King" Leonard Katzman Calvin Clements, Jr. October 10, 1986(US) November 5, 1986 (UK) Cliff is not satisfied with Donna as the head of the group and he tries to get a man on her position, but Bobby stands up for her and convinced the other oilmen to do the same thing. Cliff gives Jack a check for $500,000 to make sure that if he one day decides to sell his share of Ewing Oil, Cliff would be the first to buy it. Sue Ellen is starting a campaign for her lingerie shop and wants to hire Mandy to model for her. Cliff and Jamie had one of their fights again. The wife of the man who blew up one of the wells came to Bobby begging him to stop the trial against him. Miss Ellie has a feeling that she and Wes met before. Donna left for D.C.. Pamela convinced Bobby to talk to the man who blew up the wells, but when they arrive to the town, he was found dead in jail. J.R. found out about the private detective. Miss Ellie came to Wes' bunkhouse and found Jock's buckle, knife and letters within Wes' things. He told her that those things always belonged to him. 227 "Enigma" Michael Preece Leah Markus October 17, 1986(US) November 12, 1986 (UK) Miss Ellie orders Wes of Southfork and rejects his claims. Ray tracks Wes down, looking for answers. Miss Ellie reveals Wes' story to Jock's closest friend Punk Anderson. J.R., furious with Sue Ellen for having him and Mandy followed, offers her a divorce. J.R. and Mandy fall unwittingly into Sue Ellen's plot as her lingerie company employs a sexy model. J.R. and Bobby are shocked when they turn to the Cattlemen's Bank for a multimillion dollar loan. Donna is in Washington, lobbying to assist the oil industry. She is puzzled when she calls Ray and Jenna answers the phone. J.R. continues trying to raise the price of oil. 228 "Trompe L'Oeil" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 25, 1986(US) November 19, 1986 (UK) Clayton warns Wes that he will fight to keep him off Southfork and away from Ellie. J.R. and Bobby are convinced that Wes' claims are false until he pays them a visit at Ewing Oil. Ellie keeps her mind off of Wes by helping Pam plan her wedding. Sue Ellen's plan to get even with J.R. goes better than she expected. The unexpected arrival of his ex-wife shakes Jack's contemplation of riches from his ten percent share of Ewing Oil. With fifty percent of Ewing Oil as a guarantee, J.R. and Bobby start expanding the business. J.R.'s meeting with B.D. Calhoun leaves him confident that oil prices will rise again. 229 "Territorial Imperative" Michael Preece David Paulsen October 31, 1986(US) November 26, 1986 (UK) Sue Ellen's company, Valentine, is a huge success. April meets JR who advises her that the 10% of Ewing Oil is not worth that much due to the price slump. Wes visits Ellie at Southfork & tells her things only she and he knows about their second honeymoon. Cliff offers April Stevens to buy Ewing Oil if she manages to get her share off Jake. Pam & Bobby catch Charlie hanging around with a nasty crowd & by force takes her home. Jenna tells Pam & Bobby to keep out of their lives. Ellie is worried about Wes & tells over lunch Mavis that she senses something about Wes that stops her dismissing him as a hoax. Ray denies to Donna that he is sleeping with Jenna & tells her its none of her business. Donna tells Ray that she still loves him but cannot to return to him into his new home. JR is getting annoyed at the attraction Mandy is creating with her new modelling. Sue Ellen visits Wes & offers him help to stay. Jenna gets shocking & upsetting results from her doctor. 230 "The Second Time Around" Leonard Katzman Calvin Clements, Jr. November 7, 1986(US) December 3, 1986 (UK) Pam and Bobby's bliss is shattered by an outburst from Ray on their wedding day. J.R. uses the outburst as a last attempt to get Jenna to the wedding. Wes shows up and refuses to leave until Ellie agrees to meet him later. Jamie attends the wedding with Jack and is shocked to see Cliff arrive with April. 231 "Bells Are Ringing" Michael Preece Leah Markus November 14, 1986(US) December 10, 1986 (UK) Pam and Bobby's bliss is shattered by an outburst from Ray on their wedding day. J.R. uses the outburst as a last attempt to get Jenna to the wedding. Wes shows up and refuses to leave until Ellie agrees to meet him later. Jamie attends the wedding with Jack and is shocked to see Cliff arrive with April. 232 "Who's Who at the Oil Baron's Ball?" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen November 21, 1986(US) December 17, 1986 (UK) Disagreement continue 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[Jonathan Goldsmith] 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. Parmalees x-ray offer more surprise 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. 233 "Proof Positive" Michael Preece Calvin Clements, Jr. November 28, 1986(US) December 24, 1986 (UK) Wes makes a stunning disclosure at the Oil Baron's Ball. After he is confronted by J.R., Clayton, and Bobby, Wes agrees to take a lie detector test in order to prove he is Jock. Ellie requests another secret meeting with Wes. Clayton arrives at a disturbing conclusion. April plots to cash in on her former marriage to Jack. Pam makes an unsettling proposition to Jenna. Sue Ellen forces a showdown with J.R. Jamie reaches a decision about her marriage to Cliff. 234 "Something Old, Something New" Leonard Katzman Leah Markus December 5, 1986(US) December 31, 1986 (UK) With the evidence mounting that Wes Parmalee is really Jock, Bobby leaves for South America in search of information to disprove the claim. Bobby faces the grim duty of retracing Jock's accident in South America. J.R. pressures a confused Miss Ellie to declare Parmalee a fraud. Sue Ellen cashes in on her plot to get back at J.R. and Mandy learns who the benefactor of her good fortune has been. Donna continues her lobbying duties in Washington D.C. J.R. attempts to abort his plan with B.D. Calhoun to raise the price of oil. Miss Ellie reluctantly meets Parmalee for dinner. 235 "Bar-B-Cued" Michael Preece David Paulsen December 12, 1986(US) January 7, 1987 (UK) Bobby returns from South America with evidence regarding Wes Parmalee, but it's an unexpected and uninvited guest who provides Miss Ellie with the shocking truth. J.R. and Clayton grow closer as a result of the Parmalee calamity. Pam seals her business deal with Cliff before he is cornered into paying for Jamie's service as oil consultant. Parmalee has interesting encounters with both Jeremy Wendell and April Stevens. J.R. receives reassuring news concerning B.D. Calhoun and the Middle East. Jack gives Jamie an unusual gift. Donna has a brief but intriguing meeting with an important senator in her efforts for the oil lobby. Cliff provides further sparks at the barbeque. 236 "The Fire Next Time" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen December 19, 1986(US) January 14, 1987 (UK) An angry Clayton goes on a manhunt. Miss Ellie seeks the aid of her sons in calming her furious husband. J.R., confident that the Middle East situation is at rest, learns some frightening news concerning B.D. Calhoun. Donna returns to Dallas with a decision about her marriage to Ray. Jeremy Wendell approaches Cliff with a devious business proposition 237 "So Shall Ye Reap" Jerry Jameson Leonard Katzman January 2, 1987(US) January 21, 1987 (UK) Threatened by B.D. Calhoun's menacing presence, J.R. takes the necessary steps to rid himself of the mercenary. Pam's suspicious investigation into some of Cliff's business "deals" prompts him into reconsidering Jeremy Wendell's proposition. Jenna attempts to sever more ties to Bobby. April Stevens eyes a fortuitous opportunity when she "accidentally" runs into Ewing Oil nemesis, Jeremy Wendell. Jenna's pregnancy continues to put a strain on Bobby and Pam's marriage. Donna decides to move off of Southfork. 238 "Tick, Tock" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman January 9, 1987(US) January 28, 1987 (UK) Sue Ellen is unsuspecting when Calhoun, whom she knows as Peter Duncan, "accidentally" bumps into her and Pam. Ray feels the frustration of losing his wife and his unborn child. Pam's increasing overprotective nature around Christopher concerns Bobby. Jeremy Wendell pursues his plan to ruin Ewing Oil. Ray and Clayton, in an effort to forget their troubles, resume their work together in the horse cutting business. 239 "Night Visitor" Larry Hagman Calvin Clements, Jr. January 23, 1987(US) February 4, 1987 (UK) Ewing Oil makes a financial comeback as Bobby and J.R. secure important deals, but J.R. is too overcome with anxiety about B.D. Calhoun to savor the success. Bobby becomes suspicious when J.R. acts overly concerned about Southfork's security system. Cliff reluctantly goes through with Jeremy Wendell's plan to undermine Ewing Oil. April Stevens continues her ploy to gain back her 5 percent of the company. Ray and Jenna's friendship is put on hold while he decides to pursue a custody case with Donna for his unborn child, but she is unexpectedly rushed to the hospital in Washington D.C. with excruciating stomach pains. Sue Ellen has another inauspicious run-in with "Peter Duncan." 240 "Cat and Mouse" Michael Preece Leah Markus January 30, 1987(US) February 11, 1987 (UK)
Donna is in hospital with an appendicitis & gets a visit from Ray & the senator. Ray is getting concerned about the relationship Donna has with a senator. Ray is advised by his lawyer to stop seeing Jenna till his divorce is over. Meanwhile, Charlie & Jenna are missing Ray, but Jenna is unable to explain to Charlie why they can't see him.
No one at first shares Pam's concern that Sue Ellen didn't call to say she wasn't coming home for dinner. While JR skips family dinner to spent time with April. In the morning Booby calls the police to report Sue Ellen as missing. JR then suddenly arrives home and moments later Sue Ellen. The family suspect her to have started drinking again.
JR confronts Sue Ellen with photos of her & Calhoun in bed together. Sue Ellen denies the affair & suspects that she must have been drugged by Calhoun. JR admits to Bobby about his dealings with Calhoun. Bobby enlarges the photos of Calhoun & Sue Ellen and so names the hotel Calhoun is staying at.
Cliff reluctantly tricks Pam in telling him which company Ewing Oil is bidding to buy & passes the information to Jeremy Wendell. Cliff gets drunk with guilt.
Clayton continues his unsuccessful hunt for Wes.Bobby & JR find a video message from Calhoun waiting for them at the hotel.
241 "High Noon for Calhoun" David Paulsen David Paulsen February 6, 1987(US) February 18, 1987 (UK) Fearing for the safety of their families, J.R. and Bobby send Sue Ellen, Pam, John Ross and Christopher off to California to escape the menacing threat of B.D. Calhoun. But when the mercenary locates them, J.R. is forced into a deadly showdown with the terrorist. April experiences loneliness pangs. Cliff throws himself into a precarious deal and is frantic when Pam isn't there to back him up financially. Senator Dowling continues to entertain Donna. Miss Ellie and Clayton enjoy a private weekend away from Southfork. Meanwhile in California Calhoun kidnaps John Ross, and plays a game of cat and mouse with JR. The situation comes to a head when JR is shot and Calhoun turns the gun on John Ross, JR must watch his son die. Bobby and Ray come to the rescue killing Calhoun. 242 "Olio" Steve Kanaly Leonard Katzman February 13, 1987(US) March 11, 1987 (UK) J.R. pays an emotional price for his involvement with B.D. Calhoun, but he may face a bigger danger with the law for toiling with the terrorist. Despite her growing relationship with Senator Dowling, Donna feels stifled in her efforts for the oil lobby. Bobby takes temporary charge of Ewing Oil, but it's J.R. who's doing the dirty work through Apri1 Stevens. Ray attempts to explain to Charlie why he has to stay away form her and Jenna. Pam and Cliff lock horns over her loyalties. Everyone at Southfork receives numbing news from California. 243 "A Death in the Family" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman February 20, 1987(US) March 18, 1987 (UK) J.R. and April continue their quiet search for Jack. Sue Ellen shuts down her Los Angeles lingerie operation but finds a new "Valentine Girl" for the Dallas store. Christopher and John Ross play a potentially deadly game. Ray considers playing dirty in his divorce suit with Donna. Sue Ellen and J.R. renew their love for each other. Sue Ellen receives shocking news, Jamie is dead. 244 "Revenge of the Nerd" Linda Gray Calvin Clements, Jr. February 27, 1987(US) March 25, 1987 (UK) Jamie's death in a cliff fall leaves her husband holding a percentage of Ewing Oil. Furious at Cliff's disturbing news, J.R. divides the Southfork house by accusing Pam of scheming with her brother to ruin Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen offers an interesting solution to Pam's predicament. April desperately seeks comfort from the men in her life. Ray arrives at a painful resolution in his custody battle with Donna over their unborn child. Miss Ellie explodes over the strife at Southfork. B.D. Calhoun continues to plague J.R. 245 "The Ten Percent Solution" Michael Preece Susan Howard Chrane March 13, 1987(US) April 1, 1987 (UK) J.R. deviously schemes to frame Cliff for Jamie's death. While secretly maneuvering to secure the ten percent of Ewing Oil, J.R. also orchestrates a meeting between April and a friendly judge who may be helpful to their cause. Pam gets suspicious of Cliff's dealings with Jeremy Wendell. Cliff desperately attempts to raise money to back a Wendell loan. Donna brushes off the persistent Senator Dowling. An angry widow of a former Ewing employee plots revenge on the family. 246 "Some Good, Some Bad" Larry Hagman Louella Lee Caraway March 20, 1987(US) April 8, 1987 (UK) Jack Ewing (Dack Rambo) comes to the Bobby and J.R.'s aid in their quest for the ten percent of Ewing Oil. Jeremy Wendell reveals Cliff's underhanded business dealings to Pam, but not before both she and Bobby come to her brother's defense for allegedly murdering Jamie. Bobby, attempting to clear the air between him and Ray, gets a shock when he visits Ray's house. J.R. asks a wary Sue Ellen to move back in with him. Ray and Jenna reach an understanding. 247 "War and Peace" Dwight Adair Leah Markus April 3, 1987(US) April 15, 1987 (UK) Double-crossed by J.R. and April, Jeremy Wendell vows revenge on Ewing Oil and he may have found it in a small Texas newspaper. A banner headline implicating J.R. in terrorism activities not only provides Wendell with ammunition, but outrages Miss Ellie and the rest of the Ewings. Mandy returns to be Sue Ellen's "Valentine Lingerie" girl but she has designs on doing much more. Ray goes to Washington, D.C. for the birth of his child and reaches an understanding with Donna and Senator Dowling. An expectant Jenna ponders her living situation. 248 "Ruthless People" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman April 10, 1987(US) April 22, 1987 (UK) 249 "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel" Larry Hagman Calvin Clements, Jr. May 1, 1987(US) May 6, 1987 (UK) Tired of J.R.'s underhanded business tactics, Bobby, Ray and Miss Ellie "sell out" their shares of Ewing Oil to J.R. News from Washington hurls the Southfork family members into angry turmoil. Sue Ellen cautiously hatches a plot to test J.R.'s supposed loyalty. Pam finally confronts Jenna and informs her a new time is coming. A very wealthy April Stevens reciprocates on past feelings of humiliation. 250 "Two-Fifty" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman May 8, 1987(US) May 13, 1987 (UK) Miss Ellie is distraught over the fate of both Clayton and Ewing Oil. J.R. desperately scrambles to defend himself and the company against the justice department charges. Jeremy Wendell continues to coerce Alfred and Mrs. Scottfield into cooperating against the Ewings. Mandy reveals the true reason for her return to Dallas. Bobby unexpectedly bumps into a very expectant Jenna. Senator Dowling agrees to help Bobby investigate the chances of saving Ewing Oil. Pam attempts to serve warning to Cliff about the impending demise of Ewing Oil, but he is wary of her loyalties. 251 "Fall of the House of Ewing" Leonard Katzman David Paulsen May 15, 1987(US) May 20, 1987 (UK) Jenna gives birth; Christopher learns of his adoption; J.R. and Bobby continue negotiations with the Justice Department; Mrs. Scottfield and Jeremy Wendell reveal their plans; Sue Ellen and Mandy fight over J.R.; Pam receives wonderful medical news, and races toward home to tell Bobby.
Season Ten (1987-1988)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 252 "After the Fall: Ewing Rise" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis September 25, 1987 Pam is rushed to the hospital with third-degree burns, leaving Bobby grief-stricken; J.R. starts J.R.E. Inudstries; Jenna enjoys her new baby; Cliff worries he's let down the memory of Digger. 253 "After the Fall: Digger Redux" Michael Preece David Paulsen September 25, 1987 Cliff meets Dandy Dandridge, who reminds him of Digger; J.R. obtains Pam's will to plan in case she dies, while April lends Bobby her support; Sue Ellen is approached with help for her business; Miss Ellie feels Clayton is overexerting himself. 254 "The Son Also Rises" Leonard Katzman Leah Markus October 2, 1987 Desperate to see his mother, Christopher runs away; Charlie wants Jenna and Ray to marry; J.R. meets a potential business partner; Clayton continues to quarrel with Miss Ellie about his activity level. 255 "Gone with the Wind" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman October 9, 1987 256 "The Lady Vanishes" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman October 16, 1987 257 "Tough Love" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis October 23, 1987 258 "Last Tango in Dallas" Jerry Jameson David Paulsen October 30, 1987 259 "Mummy's Revenge" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman November 6, 1987 260 "Hustling" Jerry Jameson Leah Markus November 13, 1987 261 "Bedtime Stories" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman November 20, 1987 262 "Lovers and Other Liars" Jerry Jameson Arthur Bernard Lewis November 27, 1987 263 "Brothers and Sons" Michael Preece David Paulsen December 4, 1987 264 "Brother, Can You Spare a Child?" Patrick Duffy Leah Markus December 11, 1987 265 "Daddy's Little Darlin" Larry Hagman Mitchell Wayne Katzman December 18, 1987 266 "It's Me Again" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman January 8, 1988 267 "Marriage on the Rocks" Larry Hagman Arthur Bernard Lewis January 15, 1988 268 "Anniversary Waltz" David Paulsen David Paulsen January 22, 1988 269 "Brotherly Love" Linda Gray Leah Markus February 5, 1988 270 "The Best Laid Plans" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman February 12, 1988 271 "Farlow's Follies" Steve Kanaly Louella Lee Caraway February 19, 1988 272 "Malice in Dallas" Larry Hagman Arthur Bernard Lewis February 26, 1988 273 "Crime Story" Patrick Duffy David Paulsen March 4, 1988 274 "To Have and to Hold" Larry Hagman Leah Markus March 11, 1988 275 "Dead Rackoning" David Paulsen Mitchell Wayne Katzman March 18, 1988 276 "Never Say Never" Cliff Fenneman Leonard Katzman April 1, 1988 277 "Last of the Good Guys" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis April 8, 1988 278 "Top Gun" Michael Preece David Paulsen April 15, 1988 279 "Pillow Talk" Dwight Adair Leah Markus April 29, 1988 280 "Things Ain't Goin' Too Good at Southfork, Again" Linda Gray Mitchell Wayne Katzman May 6, 1988 281 "The Fat Lady Singeth" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 13, 1988
Season Eleven (1988-1989)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 282 "Carousel" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman October 28, 1988 283 "No Greater Love" Russ Mayberry Simon Masters November 4, 1988 284 "The Call of the Wild" Michael Preece Jonathan Hales November 11, 1988 285 "Out of the Frying Pan" Russ Mayberry Mitchell Wayne Katzman November 18, 1988 286 "Road Work" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis December 2, 1988 287 "War and Love and the Whole Damned Thing" Russ Mayberry Leonard Katzman December 9, 1988 288 "Showdown at the Ewing Corral" Michael Preece Mitchell Wayne Katzman December 16, 1988 289 "Deception" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis January 6, 1989 290 "Counter Attack" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman January 13, 1989 291 "The Sting" Irving J. Moore Mitchell Wayne Katzman January 20, 1989 292 "The Two Mrs. Ewings" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis January 27, 1989 293 "The Switch" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman February 3, 1989 294 "He-e-ere's Papa!" Patrick Duffy Louella Lee Caraway February 10, 1989 295 "Comings and Goings" Larry Hagman Mitchell Wayne Katzman February 17, 1989 296 "County Girl" Patrick Duffy Arthur Bernard Lewis February 24, 1989 297 "Wedding Bell Blues" Larry Hagman Howard Lakin February 24, 1989 298 "The Way We Were" Patrick Duffy Louella Lee Caraway March 3, 1989 299 "The Serpent's Tooth" Larry Hagman Arthur Bernard Lewis, Howard Lakin March 10, 1989 300 "Three Hundred" Patrick Duffy Leonard Katzman March 17, 1989 301 "April Showers" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin March 31, 1989 302 "And Away We Go!" Steve Kanaly Arthur Bernard Lewis April 7, 1989 303 "Yellow Brick Road" Cliff Fenneman Leonard Katzman April 14, 1989 304 "The Sound of Money" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis April 28, 1989 305 "The Great Texas Waltz" Linda Gray Howard Lakin May 5, 1989 306 "Mission to Moscow" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman May 12, 1989 307 "Reel Life" Irving J. Moore Arthur Bernard Lewis, Howard Lakin May 19, 1989
Season Twelve (1989-1990)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 308 "Phantom of the Oil Rig" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin September 22, 1989 309 "The Leopard's Spots" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman September 22, 1989 310 "Cry Me a River of Oil" Dwight Adair Lisa Siedman September 29, 1989 311 "Ka-booooom!" Michael Preece Louella Lee Caraway October 6, 1989 312 "Sunrise, Sunset" Dwight Adair Howard Lakin October 13, 1989 313 "Pride and Prejudice" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman October 20, 1989 314 "Fathers and Other Strangers" Irving J. Moore Lisa Siedman November 3, 1989 315 "Black Tide" Michael Preece Howard Lakin November 10, 1989 316 "Daddy's Dearest" Irving J. Moore Mitchell Wayne Katzman November 17, 1989 317 "Hell's Fury" Patrick Duffy Lisa Siedman December 1, 1989 318 "Cally On a Hot Tin Roof" Larry Hagman Howard Lakin December 8, 1989 319 "Sex, Lies and Videotape" Cliff Fenneman Leonard Katzman December 15, 1989 320 "A Tale of Two Cities" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis January 5, 1990 321 "Judgement Day" Patrick Duffy Amy Tebo January 12, 1990 322 "Unchain My Heart" Irving J. Moore Jackie Zabel, Bryce Zabel January 19, 1990 323 "I Dream of Jeannie" Cliff Fenneman Lisa Siedman February 2, 1990 324 "After Midnight" Ken Kercheval Howard Lakin February 9, 1990 325 "The Crucible" Larry Hagman Leonard Katzman February 16, 1990 326 "Dear Hearts and Gentle People" Irving J. Moore Louella Lee Caraway February 23, 1990 327 "Paradise Lost" Patrick Duffy Lisa Siedman March 9, 1990 328 "Will Power" Larry Hagman Kenneth Horton March 16, 1990 329 "The Smiling Cobra" Cliff Fenneman Howard Lakin March 30, 1990 330 "Jessica Redux" Irving J. Moore Leonard Katzman April 6, 1990 331 "Family Plot" Patrick Duffy Lisa Siedman April 13, 1990 332 "The Southfork Wedding Jinx" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin April 27, 1990 333 "Three, Three, Three, Part I" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 4, 1990 334 "Three, Three, Three, Part II" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 11, 1990
Season Thirteen (1990-1991)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 335 "April in Paris" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman November 2, 1990 336 "Charade" Irving J. Moore Howard Lakin November 9, 1990 337 "One Last Kiss" Leonard Katzman Lisa Siedman November 16, 1990 338 "Terminus" Irving J. Moore Mitchell Wayne Katzman November 23, 1990 339 "Tunnel of Love" Michael Preece Howard Lakin November 30, 1990 340 "Heart and Soul" Nick Havinga Lisa Siedman December 7, 1990 341 "The Fabulous Ewing Boys" Michael Preece Leonard Katzman December 14, 1990 342 "The Odessa File" Nick Havinga Howard Lakin December 21, 1990 343 "Sail On" Michael Preece Lisa Siedman January 4, 1991 344 "Lock, Stock and Jock" Nick Havinga Mitchell Wayne Katzman January 11, 1991 345 ""S" Is for Seduction" Michael Preece Howard Lakin January 18, 1991 346 "Designing Women" Irving J. Moore Lisa Siedman February 1, 1991 347 "90265" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman February 8, 1991 348 "Smooth Operator" Larry Hagman Lisa Siedman February 15, 1991 349 "Win Some, Lose Some" Patrick Duffy Mitchell Wayne Katzman March 1, 1991 350 "Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons" Larry Hagman Arthur Bernard Lewis March 8, 1991 351 "When the Wind Blows" Patrick Duffy Louella Lee Caraway March 29, 1991 352 "Those Darned Ewings" Dwight Adair Kenneth Horton April 5, 1991 353 "Farewell, My Lovely" Patrick Duffy Lisa Siedman April 12, 1991 354 "Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman April 19, 1991 355 "The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire" Ken Kercheval Lisa Siedman April 26, 1991 356 "Conundrum, Part I" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 3, 1991 Nearing the point of suicide, J.R. is visited by Adam, who takes him on an It's a Wonderful Life-style journey to see what would have become of the Ewings had he never existed. 357 "Conundrum, Part II" Leonard Katzman Leonard Katzman May 3, 1991
J.R. continues his journey with Adam, seeing how the Ewing family would have evolved if he'd never existed; Bobby nears J.R.'s room as a gunshot rings out...In 2011, the whole two-part finale was ranked #13 on the TV Guide Network special, TV's Most Unforgettable Finales.
Telemovies and Reunions (1986 - 2004)
# Title Director Writer Original airdate 01 "Dallas: The Early Years" Larry Elikann David Jacobs March 23, 1986 02 "Dallas: J.R. Returns" Leonard Katzman Arthur Bernard Lewis (story and teleplay)
Leonard Katzman (teleplay)
November 15, 1996 03 "Dallas: War of the Ewings" Michael Preece Arthur Bernard Lewis (story and teleplay)
Julie Sayres (teleplay)
April 24, 1998 04 "Dallas Reunion: The Return to Southfork" Michael Dempsey Stephen Pouliot November 7, 2004
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