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Dallas - Season Two - Episode One

“Battle Lines” – Monday, January 28, 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Quote: "My middle name is Rebecca and as a little girl that is what my mother call me but my father, he likes to call me by my first name, by my aunts name: Pamela. My full name is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, Cliff Barnes is my father. I'm Afton's daugher"

The battle for Ewing Energies heats up as Christopher and John Ross clash over opposing visions for the company. As Christopher seeks to gain the upper hand in his divorce from Rebecca Sutter, a game-changing revelation turns everything on its head, causing the entire family to put their differences aside and rally together — except for John Ross, who uses J.R.’s dirty little tricks to take revenge on Christopher and Elena. Meanwhile, Ann is blackmailed by her ex-husband, Harris Ryland, forcing her and Bobby to confront a shocking secret from Ann’s past.

Directed by Michael M. Robin

Written by Cynthia Cidre & Robert Rovner


Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos
Josh Henderson as John Ross Ewing
Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher Ewing
Julie Gonzalo as Pamela Barnes
Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing
Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing
Larry Hagman as JR Ewing
Brenda Strong as Ann Ewing

Season two kicks off with Sue Ellen making a televised campaign speech to chants from the crowd of "You are Texas" as she informs everyone she is tweleve points ahead in the polls. Meanwhile John Ross watches his mothers speech on television from a bar in Dallas.

John Ross crashes a bachelorette party and seduces Brandy Cartwell, the bride to be, and they sleep together at her fathers home.
But it's all part of John Ross's elaborate scheme.

John Ross visits the girls father and says he wants his trucking fleet and if he doesn't sell he will expose Brandy's antics to the Dallas Morning News. John Ross videoed the night of passion on his phone and explains "It's a dirty trick that I actually hate but which I found can be rather compelling" When Cartwell explains his daughter loves her fiancée John Ross coldly replies "Love is for pussies"

Christopher and Elena meet racing car driver Ricky Rudd to promote methane fuel in a effort to get contracts to supply to all the transport in Dallas. He wants Ricky to race a car fueled by methane and win in an effort to promote his cause

John Ross walks through the offices at Ewing Energies and finds JR sitting in his chair. JR asks him if his advice to get the trucking contract worked? JR tells John Ross he needs to stop Christopher getting the methane contracts and if they can cripple methane it will turn Bobby back into an oil man and allow John Ross to take control of Ewing Energies.

JR comes out with one of his classic lines "Vengeance is a dish best served cold"

Elena, Christopher and Bobby arrive not too pleased that JR is in the office. JR quips that he just came by to deliver some muffins to the office girls.

Christopher is not happy, he has discovered John Ross has made an arrangement to buy Cartwell trucking for fifty million dollars, money put aside for his methane rig. John Ross argues that oil is profitable now but methane won't make any money for years. Bobby agrees with John Ross stating that the company needs to "vertically integrate" but explains he is going to vote with Christopher for the rig so they can get in first with methane. John Ross feels it's unfair as Bobby's side of the family will always win due to the breakdown of shares:

Bobby and Christopher own 60% of the company

John Ross owns 30%

Elena owns 10%

Christopher threatens John Ross stating he will get him out of the company.

The real Rebecca Sutter meets with Christopher and agrees to testify against the woman he married (Pamela Barnes). Christopher wants to see his wife behind bars in his aim to annul the marriage and take custody of the twins she is carrying

Harris Ryland pays Ann Ewing a visit and tells her he found their daughter Emma and he had a DNA test to prove it. He wants the tape Ann made for Sue Ellen of Harris confessing to money laundering and in exchange he will tell her where Emma is. He shows Ann a photograph and explains he has had investigators looking into her disappearance for the past twenty years.

Ann returns to Southfork in tears and explains to Bobby the secret she has been keeping. She had a daughter called Emma and when Emma was 18 months old she vanished from her push chair - someone had taken her. Bobby reacts coldly when Ann explains Harris's blackmail plot and coolly states that Ann should get her DNA checked.

A Barnes Global chopper lands and Pamela Rebecca steps out to meet Frank. She explains she has been away so Christopher couldn't find out who she really is but now it's time for her to make an entrance.

Meanwhile Elena meets with an ex employee of Weststar to make a deal to buy some of his unused oil platforms in the Gulf.

Christopher receives a phone call to meet 'Rebecca' at Barnes Global. He and Bobby arrive confused why they are meeting her at Cliff's company.

Rebecca decides to reveal her true identity

"My middle name is Rebecca and as a little girl that is what my mother called me but my father, he likes to call me by my first name, by my aunts name: Pamela. My full name is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, Cliff Barnes is my father. I'm Afton's daughter"

Bobby and Christopher are shocked. Pamela explains she didn't tell them the truth before because she knew what a burden it would be, as it had been for Bobby and his first wife Pamela. She explains she was in love with Christopher and would have done anything for him but she wants to make him an offer. She wants 30% of Ewing Energies and in exchange she will let him see his children. If he doesn't agree she will go to court and fight him with the full weight of her fathers power. Christopher retaliates by telling her he will take her down.

Bobby and Christopher return to the ranch for a family meeting to discuss the looming problem of Pamela Rebecca and her father Cliff Barnes. JR knows Cliff from old and expresses his concern "Barnes is going to make a play for the company and will stop at nothing to get it" "You should hire some rough necks and take him for a long ride"
The family attorney Lou Rosen explains they have the real Rebecca Sutter as a key witness to prove Pamela Rebecca committed fraud.

Ann Ewing receives confirmation from the DNA test that Emma is her daughter, she heads over to Sue Ellen's house to explain that she is giving Ryland the tape.

When she arrives she finds Harris is already with Sue Ellen. Ann explains to Sue Ellen why she needs to give Harris the tape. Sue Ellen agrees it's what she should do and tells her to go and find her daughter. Ann gives Harris the tape.

At Sue Ellen's campaign offices everyone stops in their tracks as a televised interview with Dr. Varun Rasmussen reveals that Sue Ellen blackmailed him to extort the evidence against her son John Ross. Rasmussen states that Sue Ellen should be in jail for extortion, bribery and obstruction of justice. Sue Ellen is mortified as her campaign for governor comes crashing down.

Bobby accompanies Ann on her visit to meet her daughter Emma. Ann is left distraught when Emma states she wants nothing to do with her and hoped she would never see Ann again.

John Ross turns up unexpected to Barnes Global to see Pamela. He tells her they want the exact same thing - to destroy Christopher and Elena, "Make them hurt like they hurt us" The two of them almost kiss when the lift bell dings and the real Rebecca Sutter arrives. John Ross has managed to woo her away from testifying for Christopher and tells Pamela if she teams up with him then Rebecca Sutter will be their secret weapon.

End of season two episode one.



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