Phantom Of The Oil Rig
Tension between Ewing Oil and Weststar rises in the aftermath
of the European deal. April vows not to let the crank phone
calls get to her. Tommy McKay returns to Dallas and shows up
in Bobby's office with an apology. Miss Ellie and Clayton continue
to try to resolve the mystery of the key for Jock. Bobby accuses
Cliff of neglecting Ewing Oil business. Cliff goes to Charleston,
South Carolina to search for Van Buren. April's sister Michelle
Stevens (Kimberly Foster) appears and meets Bobby. Tommy plots
a bomb attack.
Broadcast:September 22, 1989
(309) The Leopard's Spots
In Charleston, South Carolina Afton and Van Buren put on an
act in front of Cliff regarding who Pamela Rebecca's father
is. Michelle tells Bobby that she won't chase after him as long
as April is his woman. Miss Ellie and Clayton go to New England
to try to resolve the mystery of the key. Cally meets Alex Barton
(Michael Wilding), a gallery owner. J.R. and Marilee Stone discuss
the buying out of her company. Carter McKay wants everybody
to believe that Tommy has really changed. J.R. meets Michelle
Broadcast:September 22, 1989
(310) Cry Me A River Of Oil
J.R. meets Al Halliday (Lance LeGault) who offers to sell him
a tanker with an accident record. Cally learns about J.R.'s
past romance with April and she confronts both of them about
it. Michelle shows up for dinner with Cliff instead of April.
Miss Ellie and Clayton ask Jordan Lee about early oil days in
Texas and he tells them about a town called Pride where Jock
Ewing had his first strike. Rolf Brundin falls victim of Tommy
McKay's deadly vengeance. April's past romance with J.R. puts
a strain on her friendship with Cally and she decides to move
out of Southfork and go back to her place.
Broadcast: September 29, 1989
Cally feels she's not good enough for J.R. and she shares her
concern with Miss Ellie. April wants to put an end to her partnership
with J.R. Michelle overhears a conversation between April and
Bobby which concerns Cliff, and she tells Cliff about it. Cliff
feels mistreated at Ewing Oil. Carter McKay's friend Rose Daniels
returns but she is scared away by Tommy who acts to "protect"
his father. John Ross goes to England to visit his mother. J.R.
buys the tanker from Al Halliday and he warns him against any
trouble. Miss Ellie and Clayton tell Bobby that they like April.
Cally senses that Alex Barton's interest goes beyond just her
paintings. Carter McKay gets a warning about Tommy's psychological
problems in his role as "father protector." Tommy
plants a bomb in Bobby's briefcase and April and Bobby narrowly
Broadcast: October 6, 1989
(312) Sunset, Sunrise
A storm in the Gulf spells trouble for J.R.'s tanker. Cliff
dates Michelle which provokes a cool reaction from April. Michelle
resents April's attitude. April asks Cliff whether he sleeps
with her sister. Alex gets Cally a studio for her painting and
he wants her to drop "Ewing" from her name. J.R. is
forced to make a move on Marilee's company but he manages to
avoid it at the last minute. Tommy McKay gets accidentally killed
in a confrontation with his father. Tracey shows up for the
funeral but she finds Carter turned coldhearted. Tracey blames
April for her brother's tragedy. April proposes to Bobby. Vanessa
Beaumont's son James shows up at J.R.'s office.
Broadcast: October 13, 1989
(313) Pride And Prejudice
J.R. and James Beaumont have a pretty rough first conversation
but then they begin to get along fine as James is introduced
into Dallas' social life, and makes quite an impression in the
process. James dates Kendall, the receptionist at Ewing Oil,
and asks her about the company. Bobby is concerned as Christopher
goes out on his first date. Carter McKay makes a business deal
with April. Alex questions Cally about her European honeymoon
and he tries to exploit Vanessa's presence in Austria to his
advantage. Cally asks Alex about his personal life. April pressures
Bobby on mariage. Miss Ellie and Clayton keep traveling in search
of the object that would fit the mysterious key. Vanessa surprises
J.R. and Cally by showing up at Southfork to "collect her
Broadcast: October 20, 1989
(314) Fathers And Other Strangers
Vanessa says that she came looking for James, and J.R. and Cally
make her feel welcome. James dates Sly Lovegren but she plays
hard to get. Bobby and April have another fight with Cliff and
Michelle. J.R. and Vanessa reminisce about old times. Miss Ellie
and Clayton meet Sarah Ewing and her Jewish family whom Jock
saved during World War II. Bobby takes James around the refineries.
Tension between J.R. and Cliff rises and J.R. wants to buy Cliff
out. Sarah Ewing gives Ellie a letter from Jock to his son,
written 45 years ago. McKay is told that his tanker is in serious
trouble. At the Oil Barons, everybody at the table is completely
stunned, most of all J.R., as James makes his shocking revelation.
Broadcast: November 3, 1989
(315) Black Tide
Vanessa reassures J.R. that James is really his son. James'
appearance puts a strain on Cally and J.R.'s marriage. Cally
accuses Vanessa of plotting to take J.R. away from her. A tanker
collision involving Ewing Oil and Weststar puts the two companies
on opposite sides again, as a black tide of oil is heading toward
the Texas coast. Tension rises between J.R. and Bobby when Bobby
finds out about the Ewing tanker. Cliff leaves Ewing Oil, takes
McKay's side, and forms a committee to investigate the tanker
disaster. Michelle is hungry for money and she tries to get
it first from J.R. and then from McKay. Michelle threatens J.R.
because in her view, he didn't keep his word after she got Cliff
out of Ewing Oil.. Vanessa unsuccessfully tries to talk James
into going to Europe with her. Vanessa leaves for Europe and
James moves into Southfork.
Broadcast: November 10, 1989
(316) Daddy's Dearest
Lucy tells James what she thinks of J.R. John Ross returns from
England to find an older brother. John Ross fears that James'
presence will change everything. Bobby tries to do everything
in his power to keep Cliff off the committee investigating the
tanker disaster. April throws Michelle out. Michelle moves in
with Cliff. In the aftermath of the tanker disaster, Ewing Oil
gets hate mail and McKay files a lawsuit. James gets Cliff's
old office at Ewing Oil. J.R. tells James that his marriage
vows to Cally are sacred to him. Bobby tells April it's time
to think about marriage. Cally confides in Alex regarding the
new family situation at Southfork. James meets Michelle and
they hit it off immediately. Cliff plans to get the governor's
seat. Just as J.R. is about to quit Ewing Oil because of the
tanker crisis, he gets a terrific morale booster in a surprise
letter from Jock.
Broadcast: November 17, 1989
(317) Hell's Fury
Carter McKay plans to hurt Ewing Oil using the tanker disaster.
Cliff and McKay collaborate against the Ewings. Bobby talks
to the captain of the Ewing tanker. Christopher feels left out
because James and John Ross socialize a lot. Kay Lloyd reappears
in Bobby's office with an ominous warning from Washington. Cally
thinks that J.R. has been sleeping with Michelle. Bobby and
Christopher have a "father and son talk" about John
Ross' situation and the increasing conflicts between the two
boys. Michelle plots to break up Cally and J.R.'s marriage.
Michelle sleeps with James. Cally pays Alex a late-night visit
with words of revenge against J.R. on her lips.
Broadcast: December 1, 1989
(318) Cally On A Hot Tin Roof
Kay Lloyd's appearance creates tension between Bobby and April
as April senses a chemistry between the two. Cally angrily confronts
J.R. about him and Michelle. J.R. tries to get to Diana Farrington
(Leslie Bevis) of the investigating commmittee. Bobby is worried
about the Justice Department putting Ewing Oil on their "hit
list" again. J.R. blackmails Alex Barton and drives him
out of Texas. James warns Cliff against putting the screws to
J.R. Bobby is impressed with James' business sense. J.R. learns
about Cally's faithfulness to him and wants to undo the damage
he did, but he finds her unconscious and he feels guilty.
Broadcast: December 8, 1989
(319) Sex, Lies And Videotape
J.R. confronts Lucy about why she gave sleeping pills to Cally.
J.R. and Cally make up after the incidents with Alex and Michelle.
Diana Farrington accuses Cliff of waging a personal vendetta
against the Ewings but Cliff vows to nail the guilty party.
Bobby is forced to sell a Ewing Oil field to pay for the cleanup
effort. Carter McKay finds Rose Daniels in Follett, Texas and
brings her back to Dallas. Kay Lloyd asks Bobby about whether
he'll marry April. J.R. tells Cally that she'll never see Alex
again. James discovers that J.R. cheats on Cally and tells him
that he's a lousy husband, even though J.R. tries to explain
to him that it's just "for business". McKay uses Rose
to videotape Cliff and her in bed, and then he blackmails Cliff
with the tape. Lucy pressures Cally not to give up her artwork.
Kay flies back to Washington. April is ecstatic when Bobby tells
her it's time to get married.
Broadcast: December 15, 1989
(320) A Tale Of Two Cities
Cally puts on an art show at a gallery bought by Lucy. Bobby
and J.R. argue about Bobby's decision to rehire the tanker captain.
James gets disillusioned about the way the oil business is done.
Bobby and April plan their wedding. James gets Michelle an apartment.
Michelle finds out about the videotape and tells Bobby who confronts
Rose McKay about it. James gets caught in the middle, trying
to protect Cally and J.R., and when he tries to tell the truth
to Michelle, she throws him out. A Coast Guard officer's secret
statement to Cliff sheds a new light on the Weststar-Ewing tanker
Broadcast: January 5, 1990
(321) Judgement Day
Cliff has a battle of conscience at Digger's grave before the
committee's final decision on the tanker collision. The captain
of the Ewing tanker commits suicide. Michelle tells J.R. that
she wants to retire from the spy business, and she tells Cliff
that she's been spying on him. Rose tells her husband Carter
McKay that he made her feel like a whore. Bobby rebuffs McKay's
offer to buy Ewing Oil. Bobby appeals to Cliff's conscience
on the tanker collision. McKay burns the videotape of Rose and
Cliff in bed. J.R. tells Bobby that he takes full responsibility
for Ewing Oil's seemingly inevitable fall. The committee reaches
a final decision: The tanker collision was an accident.
Broadcast: January 12, 1990
(322) Unchain My Heart
Cliff gives a television interview following the committee's
decision on the tanker collision. Bobby gives April an engagement
ring but then they break up over three Ewing Oil fields which
April bought behind Bobby's back and then unknowingly sold to
Weststar. Cliff meets public relations expert Stephanie Rogers
(Lesley-Anne Down). J.R., Cally, and John Ross travel to Pride,
Texas to help Miss Ellie put the town back on the oil map. Clayton
remains skeptical about the new Pride venture. James and Michelle
make up. Bobby warns James against doing business out of Ewing
Oil offices without his knowledge. Bobby thinks he saw Pamela.
Broadcast: January 19, 1990
(323) I Dream Of Jeannie
A mesmerized Bobby chases after the
phantom woman that could be his beloved ex-wife Pam.
Broadcast: February 2, 1990
(324) After Midnight
Bobby's obsession with Pam look-alike Jeanne O'Brien (Margaret
Michaels) continues, and he risks losing April over it. Michelle
plans a business venture but Eugene Inagaki (Richard Narita)
makes problems, so she asks Carter McKay for a favor. April
wants to leave Dallas and start fresh somewhere else. James
meets Duke Carlisle (Claude Earl Jones) and his imposing daughter
Melinda (Shawn Modrell). J.R. strikes oil in Pride with the
help of Blackie Callahan (Denver Pyle). Jeanne has a seductive
hold on a confused Bobby.
Broadcast: February 9, 1990
(325) The Crucible
The Ewings are concerned about why Bobby is not seeing April
anymore. McKay finds a way to force Inagaki to cooperate. April
and Michelle are having second thoughts about the singles' club.
Lucy and Cally have a confrontation with April and Michelle
at the bar. J.R. knocks James out of the deal with Duke Carlisle.
J.R. is rebuffed by Stephanie Rogers when he tries to talk her
into doing business with Ewing Oil. Tension rises between J.R.
and Cally as she gets tired of waiting home for him. Bobby tells
Cliff about his obsession with the Pam look-alike. Miss Ellie
and Clayton witness a mysterious death during the reading of
the will of Atticus Ward (John Larch). Bobby leaves Jeanne and
he finally "says good-bye" to Pam.
Broadcast: February 16, 1990
(326) Dear Hearts And Gentle People
J.R. and Cally's marriage is in serious trouble as they keep
fighting and he moves to a hotel. McKay accomplishes his mission
with Inagaki and he makes Michelle happy but April leaves Dallas
to visit her mother Amy (K.Callan) in Ohio. Events continue
to unfold in the wake of the mysterious death during the reading
of Atticus Ward's will, as "Rabbit" Hutch (Eddie Firestone)
gets arrested and then gets bailed out by Ellie and Clayton
who later find him dead. Cliff gets appointed chair of the Oil
Regulatory Commission and J.R. realizes that he underestimated
Stephanie Rogers. Bobby goes to Ohio and tries to make things
right again between him and April. Serena Ward reappears and
makes J.R. feel good again.
Broadcast: February 23, 1990
(327) Paradise Lost
James and Michelle get frustrated over problems in getting the
singles' club project off the ground, and they seek McKay's
help. April misses who she was before coming to Dallas, and
she has second thoughts about marrying Bobby. J.R. uses Serena
to find out information about Stephanie Rogers. J.R. devises
a devious scheme to get rid of Cally while trying to make himself
look good in front of the family. Miss Ellie and Clayton are
told that Rabbit was in fact killed, and the mystery deepens.
Bobby asks April's mother not to make it hard for April to leave
home, and to let her make her own choices.
Broadcast: March 9, 1990
(328) Will Power
Bobby leaves Ohio without April. Cliff warns J.R. that he may
use his power against Ewing Oil. Cally tells the marriage counselor
that she's determined to make her marriage work. James and Michelle
have a fight but then make up. Bobby plans a trip to Paris with
Christopher. Cally appears on a TV talk show. J.R. uses Serena
and Ratagan to get into Stephanie Rogers' office. April surprises
Bobby by coming back to Dallas. Miss Ellie and Clayton find
Arlen Ward dead.
Broadcast: March 16, 1990
(329) The Smiling Cobra
Cally and James pull closer together
in an effort to fend off J.R.'s evil ways.
Broadcast: March 30, 1990
(330) Jessica Redux
Cally warns J.R. to behave in their
marriage.Bobby and April proudly announce their wedding to Cliff
who agrees to be Bobby's best man. Cliff gives Stephanie Rogers
an ultimatum regarding her and J.R. Miss Ellie and Clayton learn
that Jessica Montfort may be involved in the issue of Atticus
Ward's will. J.R. uses Inagaki to get rid of Michelle. J.R.
maneuvers Stephanie Rogers to break her and Cliff up. Michelle
feels cheated by James and they break up again.
Broadcast: April 6, 1990
(331) Family Plot
Cally and James are driven to vow revenge
against the man they both vehemently hate -- J.R. Ewing
Broadcast: April 13, 1990
(332) The Southfork Wedding Jinx
Cally tells J.R. that she plans to be the perfect wife from
now on. Cliff meets Liz Adams (Barbara Stock) who wants to sell
her late brother's company. Bobby throws a bachelor party.Cally
tells April she's pregnant. Bobby and April get married.Cliff
dates Liz and accidentally discovers something surprising about
her. Miss Ellie and Clayton go on a tour of the Orient. J.R.
tells Cally to get off Southfork, he tricks her into signing
commitment papers, and he gets himself committed into the mental
sanitarium where Jessica is staying.
Broadcast: April 27, 1990
(333) Three - Three - Three, Part 1
J.R., after having secretly committed himself to an insane asylum
in an effort to coerce Jessica into signing over to him her
shares of Weststar stock, discovers the path to her is littered
with bizarre and dangerous patients.
Broadcast: May 4, 1990
(334) Three - Three - Three, Part 2
At the mental sanitarium, J.R. manages to have Jessica sign
over the voting rights to the Weststar stock. Liz Adams (Barbara
Stock) tells McKay that she knows about his dirty past. Cally
and James blackmail J.R.'s attorney Walter Berman (Stephen Mendel)
in order to get J.R.'s release papers. Cally wants to keep her
pregnancy secret from J.R., and she sues him for divorce. James
teams up with Cally to coerce J.R. into signing a property settlement.
James tears up J.R.'s release papers which means J.R. is forced
to stay at the sanitarium.
Broadcast May 11, 1990