Carousel - October 28, 1988
Sue Ellen thinks she killed J.R.
At the hospital, J.R. tries to make himself look like he's dying.
Cliff and April make a trip to look for Pam. Bobby refuses to
help Sue Ellen find John Ross. Jeremy Wendell and Bobby exchange
warnings and threats. Sue Ellen and J.R. drop their mutual criminal
charges against one another. Lucy hands John Ross right into
Sue Ellen's arms as an angry J.R. watches from the hospital
window. Sue Ellen hires a divorce attorney. Cliff is left bitterly
disappointed after his meeting with Pam (Margaret Michaels).
Bobby agrees to take J.R. back into Ewing Oil on certain conditions.
Clayton meets Carter McKay (George Kennedy) who wants to buy
Ray's house. Cliff lies to Bobby about having seen Pam.
(283) No Greater Life - November 4, 1988
Clayton wants to sell his refineries
to Bobby. John Ross questions his mother about why she shot
J.R. J.R. fires Harry McSween. J.R. moves back to Southfork
to gain an advantage in his fight for permanent custody over
John Ross. Tammy Miller reappears in Bobby's life. Sue Ellen
buys a new house and moves in with John Ross. Miss Ellie and
Clayton socialize with Carter McKay. Cliff decides to get out
of the oil business. John Ross gets roughed up by kids at school
because of his mother shooting J.R. Mitch comes to Southfork
and asks Lucy to come back home. April tells Bobby that Cliff
lied about seeing Pam. A drunk Bobby appears at Tammy's place.
Mitch's job puts strain on his marriage to Lucy. Sue Ellen decides
to let John Ross live at Southfork but she vows to eventually
even the score with J.R.
(284) Call Of The Wild - November 11, 1988
J.R., Bobby, Christopher, and John Ross
go on a hunting trip to Haleyville on the Arkansas/Louisiana
border. J.R. and Bobby reminisce about old times but Lucy resents
that they ignore her father Gary. Sue Ellen wants to use Cliff
to get back at J.R. Casey strikes oil and shares his joy with
April. In Haleyville J.R. meets a waitress named Cally Harper
(Cathy Podewell). Cliff wants to sell Barnes/Wentworth to Jordan
Lee. Cliff and April have a fight. J.R. promises Cally a new
life. Casey tells Sly Lovegren that she'll always be just a
secretary. Lucy tells Casey that she's not ready for a new relationship.
Cally questions J.R. about his marriage. J.R. wants to take
Cally to Southfork. J.R. is scared when Cally's brothers find
him in bed with her.
(285) Out Of The Frying Pan - November 18, 1988
Cally's brothers want revenge on J.R.
but the sheriff intervenes and saves his life. Cliff sells Barnes/Wentworth
to Jeremy Wendell. Clayton pressures Bobby to purchase his refineries.
Casey Denault is excited about his success. Sue Ellen tells
John Ross about the divorce. Back in Haleyville, J.R. is in
jail awaiting trial for rape. J.R. promises Cally to marry her
if she gets him out of jail. Miss Ellie disapproves of Cliff's
deal with Wendell. Bobby wants to start fresh with April but
she rebuffs him. Casey proposes to Lucy. Miss Ellie wants Bobby
to take Cliff into Ewing Oil. Cally lets J.R. out of jail but
the sheriff catches up with them. J.R. is found guilty and is
sent to prison for 10 years.
(286) Road Work - December 2, 1988
Bobby tries to talk Cliff into going
back into the oil business by becoming a partner in Ewing Oil.
Clayton finds out that McKay has dammed up a river. Jeremy Wendell
courts Sue Ellen. In prison, J.R. does hard labor and tries
to bribe officials. Lucy continues to date Casey Danault. Clayton
has his first confrontation with Carter McKay and his ranch
hands. Bobby meets a pool hustler named Tracey Lawton (Beth
Toussaint). Cliff agrees to join Ewing Oil. J.R. thinks he's
got a break from prison but he falls into a trap.
(287) War And Love And The Whole Damned Thing - December 9,
Cally's brothers get J.R. out of prison
and then want to kill him but Cally saves his life. Ray comes
from Europe to visit Southfork. Clayton tries to find a legal
way to make McKay relase the water flow but Miss Ellie decides
to blow up the dam. Wendell tells Sue Ellen that he knows about
J.R.'s conditional acceptance into Ewing Oil. Wendell wants
to team up with Sue Ellen against J.R. Lucy tells Casey she's
not ready to get intimate. J.R. works the farm in Haleyville.
Cally tells her brothers that she'll turn them in to police
for murder if they kill J.R. McKay comes to Southfork with the
sheriff but Miss Ellie denies having blown up the dam. Tension
escalates between McKay and Southfork as McKay hires a force
of mercenaries. Cliff officially becomes a partner in Ewing
Oil. Bobby dates Tracey Lawton but she's afraid of a commitment.
Cally saves J.R.'s life again and they get married. The Ewings
wonder about McKay's intentions. Sue Ellen gets divorced from
(288) Showdown At The Ewing Corral - December 16, 1988
In Haleyville, J.R. promises his new
wife Cally to take her to Southfork if she helps him get in
touch with the Ewings. The oil community shows disbelief at
the news that J.R. is out of oil deals and Cliff Barnes is part
of Ewing Oil. J.R. runs away from Haleyville. Bobby gets romantically
involved with Tracey Lawton. Ellie angrily confronts McKay about
the range war. After returning to Dallas, J.R. is shocked to
find Cliff at Ewing Oil. McKay plots to have Ewing ranch hands
abandon Southfork. Miss Ellie vows to stay at Southfork despite
the escalating range war with McKay.
(289) Deception - January 6, 1989
Sue Ellen has a fight with Miss Ellie
when she comes to Southfork to pick up John Ross and learns
that he's been taken off the ranch for safety reasons. Wendell
pressures Sue Ellen to take revenge on J.R. J.R. gets hired
guns to protect Southfork. J.R. asks Harv Smithfield about the
rights of an escaped fugitive from out of state if he gets caught.
Sue Ellen questions Cliff about why he won't have a family.
Tracey tells Bobby about her tragic family past. Bobby learns
that McKay is Tracey's father. Lucy becomes a major shareholder
in Denault Inc. J.R. hires a private eye to learn about McKay.
Wendell is after the oil on Southfork's Section 40 and uses
McKay to achieve his goal.
(290) Counter Attack - January 13, 1989
J.R. has nightmares about his stay in
Haleyville and he seeks psychological help. April tests Casey
to see if he's got money. Cliff meets Tammy Miller and takes
her to lunch. Christopher gets hurt in the range war with McKay,
and Bobby lashes out at J.R. for bringing the boys back to the
ranch. McKay questions his daughter Tracey about her and Bobby.
Sue Ellen fears she lost John Ross to J.R. Wendell and Sue Ellen
have a major fight. McKay says good-bye to his companion Rose
(Jeri Gaile). Bobby goes on a secret counterattack mission into
McKay's ranch under cover of the night. J.R., Clayton, and Ray
ambush a few of McKay's hired guns. McKay kills his man Fred
Hughes (Gerrit Graham) to save Bobby's life. Casey talks to
Lucy about marriage but she suspects he's broke. McKay tells
Bobby his version of the family story. McKay confronts Wendell
and vows to get Section 40 his way. As the Ewings begin to celebrate
the end of the range war, Miss Ellie tells McKay that she decided
to sell Section 40 to him.
(291) The Sting - January 20, 1989
After Miss Ellie's decision to sell Section
40 to McKay, Wendell decides to sell most of his Weststar stock
to make the purchase. McKay pressures Wendell to have his son
Tommy released from prison. Ray leaves Southfork and goes back
to Europe. Bobby tells Tracey Lawton that problems with her
dad are separate from their relationship. The sheriff from Haleyville
shows up at Ewing Oil and warns J.R. Sue Ellen tells Wendell
off when he proposes to her. April and Lucy uncover Casey's
con game. McKay gets a phone call from Tommy. J.R. wants to
be oil partners with April. Tammy questions Cliff about Jamie.
McKay and the Ewings set Wendell up and he gets arrested. McKay
makes up with Tracey as they anticipate Tommy's return. Kimberly
Cryder tells McKay that she's got controlling interest in Weststar.
Cally shows up at Southfork and announces she's J.R.'s wife.
(292) The Two Mrs. Ewings - January 27, 1989
Miss Ellie takes Cally around the house.
John Ross questions his father about who Cally is. Cally tells
J.R. that she'll either be his wife or she won't let him touch
her. J.R. thinks Bobby is getting too close to McKay and Tracey.
J.R. wants an annulment of his marriage to Cally but Harv Smithfield
gives him no hope. Cliff dates Tammy Miller. Marilee Stone is
surprised that Cliff is part of Ewing Oil. Lucy gives Cally
a "new image" but it turns out a disaster. John Ross
resents Cally. J.R. plots to use April to thwart Bobby and Cliff's
deal in Louisiana. Bruce Harvey reappears and wants Sue Ellen
to make more movies. Sue Ellen flies to the West Coast and gets
ready to buy a film studio. In Miami, McKay and Tracey visit
Tommy at the hospital. Lucy is down because Mitch is divorcing
her and she's got no date for the Oil Barons' Ball. At the Oil
Barons' Ball, Sue Ellen meets Carter McKay and Tracey Lawton.
Tammy Miller meets Tracey Lawton and they talk about Bobby.
J.R. disapproves of Bobby dating Tracey. Sue Ellen meets Cally
and punches J.R. in the face. J.R. is outraged when Carter McKay
is announced chairman of the board of directors of Weststar.
(293) The Switch - February 3, 1989
April complains to J.R. that he didn't
tell her about Cally. Cliff tries to turn his dates with Tammy
into a relationship. Cally vows to stay at Southfork and make
her marriage to J.R. work. McKay tells Bobby he's good for Tracey.
Cally asks J.R. whether he slept with April. Christopher makes
friends with Cally. Sue Ellen gives Cally a little "advice"
on how to handle J.R. McKay wants Tracey to work for Weststar.
J.R. hires a cop to find out about McKay. Cally tells J.R. he'll
have to marry her again at Southfork. Tammy breaks up with Cliff.
Tension rises between Cally and John Ross. Bobby tells Christopher
that Pam will never come back. J.R. learns that Nicholas Pearce's
father is looking into his son's death
(294) He-e-e-e-r-e's Papa! - February 10, 1989
Cally insists on a second wedding at
Southfork. J.R. questions Sue Ellen about Nicholas Pearce's
mob connections. Cliff tells Bobby that he broke up with Tammy
Miller. Bobby wants Christopher to be friends with Tracey. Sue
Ellen buys a movie studio. Joseph Lombardi's (Joseph Campanella)
men snatch J.R. on the street and Lombardi interrogates him.
J.R. tries to blame Sue Ellen for Nicholas' death. John Ross
continues to resent Cally. Sue Ellen tells John Ross that she
will never return to J.R. Tracey and Cally socialize. Cliff
goes to Washington on business. Tracey starts her job at Weststar.
McKay wants to be friends with Sue Ellen. Bobby questions April
about her and J.R. Sue Ellen saves J.R.'s life by telling Joseph
Lombardi that his son's death was an accident.
(295) Comings And Goings - February 17, 1989
Sue Ellen tells J.R. she "changed
her mind about revenge." Sue Ellen meets Don Lockwood (Ian
McShane) and gradually reveals the plot of her movie. Sue Ellen
wants to use Lucy's help in her movie. J.R. torpedoes Bobby
and Cliff's business deal. A drunk Cliff appears at April's
place. Cally and John Ross don't get along. Lucy tells Don Lockwoood
her memories of how J.R. harassed her mother Valene. Tommy McKay
(J.Eddie Peck) returns and moves in with his father and Tracey.
John Ross has an accident in the pool and is saved by Cally.
Cally gets impatient with John Ross' attitude. Sue Ellen plans
to make J.R. the laughing stock of Dallas with her movie about
(296) Country Girl - February 24, 1989
Miss Ellie and Clayton return from Europe
and are greeted at the airport by J.R., Bobby, and Lucy. Sue
Ellen shows Don Lockwood her diaries and she reminisces about
her sister Kristin. April warns Cliff against continuing to
work at Ewing Oil. Cally complains to Miss Ellie about being
mistreated by J.R. Miss Ellie takes Cally to a meeting of the
Daughters of the Alamo. April tells J.R. that she doesn't want
to double-cross Cliff and Bobby. Cally is happy because she
reached a "truce" with John Ross. Tommy McKay is interested
in Cally but he gets a "cold shower" when he learns
that she's married. John Ross tells J.R. that Cally saved his
life. Tommy courts April. Miss Ellie pressures J.R. to either
re-marry Cally or divorce her. Bobby senses something strange
about Tommy McKay. Don Lockwood fears he knows too much about
Sue Ellen to stay objective in his job. Cally tells J.R. she's
pregnant. J.R. decides to marry Cally at Southfork.
(297) Wedding Bell Blues - February 24,
It's wedding day for J.R. and Cally as
a tornado watch is announced in the Southfork area. Sue Ellen
takes Don Lockwood on a "field trip" to Southfork.
Carter McKay wants Tommy to work at Weststar. Bobby is glad
that J.R. kept his promise to Cally. Cliff opens a piece of
mail for J.R. and a fight erupts between J.R, and Cliff and
Bobby. J.R. meets Don Lockwood. J.R. warns Sue Ellen to stay
away from Cally. Lucy warns Tracey against being involved with
Bobby. Tommy makes a pass at April and then goes into a rage
when she turns him down. Cliff asks Don Lockwood about him and
Sue Ellen. Cally tells J.R.that she and Sue Ellen plotted to
trick him into the marriage.
(298) The Way We Were - March 3, 1989
Cally wants to make sure that J.R. is
not mad at her for tricking him into the marriage. Bobby confronts
J.R. about his failure to consult one another about business
deals. J.R. tells Cally that he may use her "deviousness"
in his future plans. Sue Ellen gets impatient with Don Lockwood
for constantly turning her down. Sue Ellen is pressured by Bruce
Harvey to start casting sessions for her movie. Cally wants
Bobby and J.R. to get along but she encounters Bobby's resistance.
Tommy McKay has has cocaine smuggled in from South America and
manages to fool both Carter and Tracey. Cliff questions April
about her and Tommy. Tracey wants Carter and Tommy to get along.
Don Lockwood tells Sue Ellen a little about his life. J.R. manages
to make Bobby look in front of the family like he doesn't want
agreement with him.Tommy tells J.R. that his dad is responsible
for his mother's death. Sue Ellen reminisces about Holly Harwood
and the car crash in which Mickey Trotter got injured. Sue Ellen
and Don Lockwood get intimate.
(299) The Serpent's Tooth - March 10, 1989
Sue Ellen and Don Lockwood continue their
romance. Cally wants to learn about the oil business from J.R.
Tommy McKay gets squeezed for more cash for his drug deals and
he sells information on Carter's oil deals to J.R. Tracey's
family problems put a strain on her relationship with Bobby.
Don Lockwood pays a visit in J.R.'s office. Christopher feels
left out because Cally spends time with John Ross. Jordan Lee
retires from the oil business. Bobby and Cliff take April out
on her birthday. Don Lockwood and Sue Ellen have a major fight
and he almost quits. April questions Bobby about his relationship
with Tracey. J.R. plots to use the information he got from Tommy
to get back into Ewing Oil all the way.
(300) Three Hundred - Broadcast: March 17, 1989
J.R. asks Sly Lovegren to secretly provide
him some Ewing Oil information. Tommy McKay tries to get the
missing $ 100,000 from his father and then from April. April
decides to give Tommy a second chance and he takes her out on
a date which ends up violently for her. Sue Ellen takes a look
at the recreation of Southfork made for the movie. Sue Ellen
wonders if she's ready to "relive her life" while
making the movie. J.R. and Bobby get stuck in an elevator and
reminisce about old times. J.R. manages to push a few emotional
buttons in Bobby who decides to take him back as a full partner
in Ewing Oil.
(301) April Showers - Broadcast: March 31, 1989
Cliff is furious to learn that J.R. is
back in Ewing Oil all the way but he changes his mind when Bobby
tells him about the European plan. Tracey and Bobby break up
after April complains to Tracey about Tommy's behavior. J.R.
tells Ratagan (John Hoge) to find out about Gustav Helstrom
(Christopher Neame). Sue Ellen goes to California for a casting
session for her movie. Sue Ellen demands honesty from Don Lockwood.
Cally decides to learn to "talk proper". Tommy McKay
is on the run from South American drug dealers. Tommy sells
more information to J.R. Tommy beats April up and then is beaten
up by Bobby. April tells Bobby she cares for him. J.R. recruits
Cally to help him meet Gustav. Carter McKay threatens Bobby
when he learns about what he did to his son.
(302) And Away We Go - Broadcast: April 7, 1989
Tommy McKay recovers from the beating
he got from Bobby. Jordan Lee sells his company to Carter McKay.
Sue Ellen takes a look at actors who will play J.R. in her movie.
Tommy leaves town. Bobby visits April at the hospital. Bobby
meets Gustav Helstorm. Cally is very understanding about J.R.'s
work style. Carter McKay blames Bobby for what happened to his
son. Lucy helps Sue Ellen in the casting sessions. J.R. blackmails
Gustav to get information on the European deal. Afton Cooper
(Audrey Landers) reappears in Dallas and Cliff looks her up.
Tracey Lawton leaves Dallas to look for Tommy and she says good-bye
to Bobby. Cliff decides to stay in Dallas because of Afton but
J.R., Bobby, and Cally leave for Europe.
(303) Yellow Brick Road - Broadcast: April 14, 1989
Bobby joins J.R. and Cally on their honeymoon
as they all travel to Salzburg, Austria. J.R. and Bobby plan
Ewing Oil strategy to beat Carter McKay. J.R., Bobby, and Cally
"accidentally" meet Chick and Bunny Harvard (David
Healy, Kathryn Leigh Scott) who turn out to be working for McKay.
Bobby is surprised by April Stevens who comes to Salzburg to
talk to him. Carter McKay tells the Ewing brothers he wants
to make peace. Back in Dallas, Clayton suffers memory loss after
an injury. Afton likes "the new Cliff." Cliff meets
Afton's daughter Pamela Rebecca Cooper (Jenna Pangburn). Sue
Ellen learns that casting and the script for her movie are finished
and shooting is about to begin. In Austria, J.R. and Bobby meet
Rolf Brundin (Gunnar Hellstrom) who tells them he wants to buy
(304) The Sound Of Money - Broadcast: April 28, 1989
Bobby and J.R. refuse to sell Ewing Oil
to Brundin and they suspect that Carter McKay is behind the
scheme. Brundin and McKay plan new strategy after the Ewings'
refusal. Bobby and J.R. wonder if Chick and Bunny Harvard could
be spies for McKay. J.R. is too physically exhausted to keep
up with Cally. Back in Dallas, Clayton's memory problems continue
and he wants to go to the Southern Cross ranch. Cliff tries
to give Afton an engagement ring. Sue Ellen is concerned about
how Miss Ellie will react when she learns about J.R.'s affair
with Kristin. Don Lockwood tells Sue Ellen that she reminds
him of his late wife. Afton tells Cliff to stay away from Pamela
Rebecca. In Vienna, J.R. unexpectedly runs into Vanessa Beaumont
(305) Great Texas Waltz - Broadcast: May 5, 1989
In Vienna, J.R. spends time with Vanessa
Beaumont, the only woman to break his heart, but he refuses
to make love to her. Carter McKay asks April Stevens to talk
Bobby out of the Brundin deal. April goes to bed with Bobby.
Back in Dallas, Cliff hires detective Dave Wallace (Ron Canada)
to find out whether Pamela Rebecca Cooper is his daughter. Sue
Ellen spends time with John Ross and Don Lockwood but John Ross
is incredibly rude to Don. Sue Ellen tells Don she needs him
in her life. Miss Ellie finds Clayton at the grave of his first
wife Amy. In Vienna, J.R. and Bobby strike a deal with Brundin
but they get a strange warning from Vanessa who tells them that
they must go to Moscow.
(306) Mission To Moscow - Broadcast: May 12, 1989
In Vienna, Cally questions J.R. about
Vanessa and she warns him that she'll never share him with another
woman. J.R. and Bobby go to Moscow where they are told that
Brundin and his cartel are frontmen for OPEC. Back in Dallas,
Lucy, Christopher, Sue Ellen, and Miss Ellie try to help Clayton
cope with his memory problem. Cliff admires Afton's singing
and he wants to make a commitment to her. Sue Ellen finds it
painful to relive her life while making her movie. Cliff thinks
that he's Pamela Rebecca's father. Cliff learns that Afton left
Dallas. Don Lockwood gets an offer for a movie overseas. In
Vienna, Cally meets Vanessa who says good-bye to J.R. Bobby,
J.R., Cally, and April leave Europe for Dallas.
(307) The Reel Life - Broadcast: May 19, 1989
After their return to Dallas, April and
Bobby try to keep their European romance going. Cliff goes to
Baton Rouge, Louisiana and gets duped by Afton's former husband
Harrison Van Buren, III (Andrew Prine). Sue Ellen agrees to
move to England with Don Lockwood but John Ross stays in Dallas.
Weststar employees give Carter McKay a big welcome upon his
return from Vienna. April gets scary, crank phone calls and
Bobby decides to take her to Southfork. Bobby suspects that
Tommy McKay is making trouble again and he confronts Carter
about it. Sue Ellen tells Cally that she'll have to fight for
her identity in her marriage. Miss Ellie gets a birthday card
addressed to Jock with a mysterious key inside. Sue Ellen gives
J.R. a taste of what her ultimate revenge on him could be like
-- a movie that will make J.R. "the laughing stock of Texas."