Spy in the House
Work crews building in Bobby's office
annoy him so much that he decides to go home to work. Simultaneously,
Julie tells J.R. that she is going to get something to eat outside
the building. They go down together. She asks about his workload.
Bobby says that he is not tied down. She then asks about his
marriage. He says that it is okay, and that she could have married
him years ago. Bobby leaves. Not by coincidence, Cliff Barnes
walks up to Julie and offers to make her tongue loose and use
her. She is undecided. He invites her to dinner, and gives her
his unlisted number.
Jock and Senator Bill Orloff are meeting at Southfork meanwhile.
Orloff says that Cliff is only a minor nuisance, and that he
can be taken care of. Jock says that Cliff directs his energy
at the Ewings. When Bobby arrives, he meets Orloff, then Orloff
leaves the room. Jock tells his son to read and handle red files
carefully, and direct Cliff's energy back at him, setting up
markings denoting false information to sink him.
Later, while Bobby is working, Pam enters and tells him to take
a break to see their quarters. After much coaxing, he agrees.
As they are walking outside, Sue Ellen and Ellie arrive home
from shopping with Lucy, who they picked up at school. Lucy
asks to see their new quarters. Pam says no. She then asks Sue
Ellen why J.R. does not come home for lunch. Sue Ellen says
that he has a heavier workload, but they both know the real
J.R., instead of being with his wife like he should, is at Julie's
apartment. He says that he does not like to have sex with Sue
Ellen, and he likes it with her. He starts coaxing her, but
she refuses. She says that he could have married her years ago,
as she was at Ewing Oil before he knew Sue Ellen, but no. She
says that she wants to move on. She eventually submits, and
they end up in bed. Later, when J.R. is getting dressed, she
pleads with him to stay, but he refuses. He must keep up his
good image. He gives her a Ben Franklin, tells her to buy something
nice, and leaves. Feeling vengeful for being treated like a
whore, she finds Cliff's number and calls him. She accepts his
invitation for dinner, and she says that she is buying!
The next day, Julie gives the men coffee,
who are in J.R.'s office discussing Orloff. It just so happens
that Bobby forgot the Orloff file at home. J.R. tells him to
be more careful, and Jock says that he never forgets his friends.
Bobby calls Pam and she says that she will bring it on the way
to Cliff's apartment. She does so, and gives it to Julie, who
says that she will give it to Bobby. She looks through it.
Julie goes to Cliff's place. She says that she has had a busy
day. He asks why she did not call him earlier. She says that
she did not want to talk earlier. As often happens, they end
up in bed. When Cliff awakes, she hands him a "bonus"
for the excellent sex.
Cliff shows his associates the document. One of J.R.'s flunkies
calls him while they are at the dinner table. J.R. announces
to everyone that Cliff is holding a news conference as he speaks
about the document. He says that there is a spy in the house.
He looks at Pam, the most likely suspect. Pam leaves the table
in embarrassment. Bobby has a determined look in his eyes as
he prepares to defend his wife. Bobby says that J.R. has no
right to accuse Pam of anything. No one else says anything,
because they think J.R., whose theory is sound, is right. Bobby
says not to make him choose between his wife and his family.
Bobby goes outside and tells her that they are going to a hotel
until this blows over, and that he believes her. She says that
she will ask Cliff where he got the document.
Pam sees Cliff. Not only does Cliff not say anything, but he
frightens her. Cliff says that she knew what she was getting
into when she married a Ewing. Julie calls, but Cliff tells
her they will talk tonight.
The Ewings learn that if Orloff pays them back, they are off
the hook. Jock is disappointed at getting down on an old friend.
Bobby tells Orloff the bad news; they are calling in the loan.
He objects. Bobby says that he can face financial ruin, or reputable
ruin. He can keep his house, but ethics would state that he
must resign. Ofloff asks how Cliff got the document. Bobby says
that they are trying to find out.
Pam tells Bobby that Cliff is a closed book. Bobby says that
Cliff is not obligated to reveil sources. Pam uses the process
of elimination to take the blame off of Bobby, herself, Jock,
or J.R., who would not go so far as to get Pam to leave. She
suggests Julie. Bobby downplays her theory. Pam says that they
will go to the office early and find out. She says that they
will be back at Southfork very soon.
Julie asks Cliff why he does not go after
the Ewings directly. Cliff says that if he did so, Jock would
think of something to fry him in seconds. Julie feels guilty
for betraying her employers.
Bobby is sure that it is not Julie! she says that Cliff and
Julie have had somewhat of an affair. Pam shows him Cliff's
number. She calls Cliff. He is in bed with Julie. She asks to
see him, and he reluctantly agrees. Julie gets dressed. From
the radio, he learns that Orloff resigned. He is dispondent.
He was using Orloff to get into the Ewing can of worms. She
discovers that he is after the Ewings, not crusading for better
government. Pam waits outside. Julie tells him that she feels
really used, and he responds by saying that she knew what she
was getting into. He warned her. She leaves. She runs into Pam.
Pam tells her against Julie's objections that she has nothing.
She could have had Bobby, but no.
Bobby tells J.R. that Julie was the spy. J.R. laughs. He says
that Julie is much more credible than that Barnes woman. Pam
has not earned respect like Julie has. Bobby threatens to blow
the whistle on J.R. and Julie if he does not admit it. He does
not want to, but he will if he must. Just then, Julie comes
in and quits. He admits the truth to J.R. She says that she
is finished loving, and she is looking elsewhere. As she leaves,
Pam enters. J.R. looks at Pam in contempt.
Bobby yells at the family for not believing Pam.
"I'm glad that this damned thing is cleared up, but as
far as I'm concerned, my wife has been done a terrible disservice."
"Of course she has," says Lucy.
"We all thought she was guily as hell!"
J.R. apologizes for being the hardest
on her. Lucy then asks them to kiss and make up. J.R. does so.