April in Paris
At the mental institution, J.R. gets locked up in solitary confinement
where he has to deal with Morrisey (Mitch Pileggi) again. Cally
and James have a fight over James' decision to leave J.R. in
the sanitarium. J.R. is released from solitary and learns that
Jessie has been transferred to another institution. James takes
full advantage of J.R. being away from Ewing Oil. For their
honeymoon, Bobby and April go to Paris where they meet Sheila
Foley (Susan Lucci) who tells them about her late husband and
his suicide. J.R. realizes he's locked up for good, and he tries
desperately to get out. In Paris, Bobby and April come across
Jordan Lee but the honeymoon turns into nightmare when Bobby
learns that April has been kidnapped.
Broadcast - November 2, 1990
In Paris, Sheila Foley tells Bobby that she will "take
April's place" for a few days, and Bobby is forced to play
the charade. Back in Dallas, James loses everything in a poker
game with Duke Carlisle and his friends. Cally continues to
feel guilty over J.R. being locked up in the sanitarium. Cliff
dates Liz Adams. Morrisey threatens J.R. again, and J.R. manages
to get the other patients to help him. Doctors diagnose paranoia
in J.R. and they put him on double medication. Bobby encounters
disbelieving French police officers and he tries to get Jordan
Lee's help to get April back.
Broadcast - November 9, 1990
(337) One last kiss
In Paris, April discovers for the first time that Sheila Foley
is behind her kidnapping, and she confronts her. Bobby fails
in his desparate attempt to rescue April. Doctors at the sanitarium
put J.R. on drug therapy. Sly manages to get in touch with Cally
who visits J.R. at the sanitarium and presents her conditions
for letting him out. J.R. is released and he fires Sly from
Ewing Oil. Sheila reveals her plan for the VIP party to Bobby.
Bobby goes through a shock when Jordan Lee calls Sheila April
Broadcast - November 16, 1990
J.R. is back in business at Ewing Oil, he meets with Cally,
and looks for James. Liz is told to break up with Cliff and
she is not thrilled to see Johnny Dancer (Ramy Zada) back in
town. Sly lashes out at James first, for having switched the
letters to J.R., but then James makes her realize that they
could possibly work together. J.R. learns that Sue Ellen is
on her honeymoon with Don Lockwood. J.R. plots to frame Duke
Carlisle's daughter on possession charges. In Paris, Bobby feels
betrayed by Jordan Lee who later gets murdered. Bobby tries
yet another unsuccessful rescue attempt to get April back, and
he gives Sheila his new conditions, but the high-security OPEC
reception ends in tragedy for April when Sheila starts to implement
her real plan.
Broadcast - November 23, 1990
(339) Tunnel of love
Duke Carlisle confronts J.R. about his daughter. Sly Lovegren
tells James that she changed her mind about revenge on J.R.
James approaches Cliff about getting back at J.R. Cliff proposes
to Liz Adams but then a surprise visitor scares the hell out
of him. J.R. takes advantage of marital problems between Carter
and Rose McKay. J.R. tries to locate Jessica Montfort. Liz learns
that Johnny Dancer had her brother killed. Bobby attends April's
funeral in Paris and returns to Dallas. Bobby hires detectives
to look for Sheila Foley. Bobby, bitter after April's death,
lashes out at J.R. and blames money and the oil business for
Broadcast - November 30, 1990
(340) Heart and soul
Michelle angrily confronts Bobby and blames him for April's
death. Clayton, John Ross, and Christopher return to Southfork.
J.R. blackmails Rose McKay to force her to spy on Carter. James
keeps going about Dallas trying to give Sly's files on J.R.
to different people, but nobody's interested. Clayton strikes
a deal with McKay regarding his voting rights. Cliff gets injured
during a scene with Johnny Dancer in front of Liz Adams. Bobby
vows to find Sheila Foley and destroy her company. Liz pulls
a gun on Johnny Dancer. Vanessa returns to Dallas and starts
seeing J.R. again. Johnny Dancer wants to take over Weststar.
J.R. rebukes Michelle's offer to help get rid of Bobby's power
in Ewing Oil. Bobby and Michelle attend a reading of April's
will. Johnny Dancer is found dead.
Broadcast - December 7, 1990
(341) The fabulous Ewing boys
Police investigate Johnny Dancer's murder, they search Cliff's
apartment, and they question Liz and Carter McKay. Michelle
apologizes to Bobby and offers her help in finding Sheila Foley.
J.R. takes Sly back into Ewing Oil. Vanessa fears she may have
to choose between J.R. and James. Liz tells Bobby that she could
be helpful in locating Sheila Foley. Cally tells Vanessa that
she's pregnant with J.R.'s baby. J.R. has a tape of McKay threatening
to kill Johnny Dancer. Clayton, Christopher, and John Ross meet
Michelle. Bobby learns that Sheila Foley is in Odessa. J.R.
violently confronts Clayton but Bobby intervenes and threatens
to sell Ewing Oil.
Broadcast - December 14, 1990
(342) The Odessa file
Bobby and Michelle look for Sheila Foley in Odessa. J.R. tries
to frustrate Bobby's plans to sell Ewing Oil. Rose McKay tells
Carter about how J.R. seduced and then blackmailed her. Cliff
learns about Liz's past and accuses her of lying and manipulations,
but they make up again later. Vanessa meets Michelle. J.R. proposes
to Vanessa. J.R.'s delightful "Vienna-style" evening
with Vanessa is interrupted when he learns that Bobby sold Ewing
Oil to Lee Ann De La Vega
Broadcast - December 21, 1990
(343) Sail on
J.R. tries to prevent the sale of Ewing Oil from becoming final
as Vanessa gets increasingly concerned about its impact on their
relationship. Ratagan gets pressured from both sides -- J.R.
and McKay after McKay learns of his involvement in the tapes.
James continues to resent his mother for choosing to marry J.R.
Cliff's political future is jeopardized by his involvement in
Dancer's murder and his drinking. Lee Ann De La Vega threatens
J.R. that she'll merge Ewing Oil with Weststar. Cally's divorce
from J.R. becomes final. McKay gets arrested for Dancer's murder.
Cally has shocking news for J.R. about her pregnancy.
Broadcast - January 4, 1991
(344) Lock, stock and Jock
J.R. confronts James about Cally's baby. Liz is happy about
McKay's arrest but she doesn't understand why Cliff is so skeptical.
J.R. tells Vanessa that he will never see Cally's baby. Police
use the tape of McKay's conversation with Johnny Dancer against
him. McKay tries to tell the police "the truth" but
his alibi witness refuses to cooperate. Cliff and Liz get engaged.
Lee Ann De La Vega dissolves the Ewing Oil name and hires J.R.
to help her run the new company. Michelle accuses James of being
selfish. Lee Ann tells Michelle of what linked her and J.R.
a long time ago and that she plans to get back at him. J.R.
plots to use Sly's help and some dummy corporations to take
Ewing Oil back from Lee Ann "piece by piece." J.R.
accuses Bobby of being disrespectful to Jock's memory. Bobby
asks Liz for help in locating Sheila Foley. Lee Ann tells J.R.
she finds him attractive. J.R. gets ready to marry Vanessa.
Broadcast - January 11, 1991
(345) "S" is for seduction
Bobby has a dream of April and him. LeeAnn De La Vega plots
to break J.R. and Vanessa up, and she uses Michelle's help to
achieve the goal. Liz helps Bobby discover Sheila Foley's real
name -- Hillary Taylor, and they both go to Midland where Bobby
sets up Hillary's ex-partner Paul Keats (Charles Frank). Rose
McKay testifies against her husband at his murder trial, and
McKay gets convicted. Liz is shocked to hear Cliff's confession
in the Johnny Dancer case. Bobby learns of Hillary's daughter
Broadcast - January 18, 1991
(346) Designing women
Vanessa gets suspicious as J.R. spends time with LeeAnn in Caracas.
Bobby tries to track down Hillary's whereabouts. James warns
his mother that J.R. will always cheat. The judge in McKay's
case declares a mistrial, McKay is released and vows to find
the real kiiler and then go after J.R. LeeAnn tells J.R. that
she will make him full partner. LeeAnn manages to split J.R.
and Vanessa up, and Vanessa returns to Vienna. Rose extorts
money from McKay at gunpoint. Bobby keeps having dreams and
flashes of April and him. LeeAnn tells J.R. her real identity
and she reveals Michelle's role in her scheme to pay him back
for her suffering in the past.
Broadcast - February 1, 1991
Michelle takes control of Ewing Oil and fires J.R. Liz Adams
tries to help Bobby locate Hillary Taylor. J.R. tells Bobby
and James that he misses having the family around. James and
Michelle get married. A troubled J.R. seeks comfort with Sly
Lovegren and unexpectedly gets seduced by her. Bobby travels
to Malibu, California where he meets Hillary's daughter Jory
(Deirdre Imershein). James moves into Southfork with Michelle.
J.R. is furious to have Michelle at Southfork. In Malibu, Bobby
learns that Hillary will be coming soon.
Broadcast - February 8, 1991
(348) Smooth operator
In Malibu, Bobby has Jory's phone calls tracked to find out
more information on Hillary. Bobby gets a warning from a friend
of Jory's that he should leave. J.R. meets LeeAnn De La Vega's
sister-in-law Carmen Esperanza (Barbara Luna) and together they
plot a revenge against LeeAnn. James and Michelle clash because
she doesn't buy J.R.'s sudden displays of family feelings. J.R.
blackmails Senator Garrity (Charles Bateman) in a plot to buy
Liz Adams' company. J.R. has a plan to use James to kick Michelle
out of Ewing Oil. Bobby learns that Hillary is Jory's step-mother.
Jory is shocked to find her apartment broken into and she asks
Bobby for help in resolving the mystery.
Broadcast - February 15, 1991
(349) Win some, lose some
JR purchases an oil company from Liz Adams and exacts revenge
on LeeAnn De La Vega. James learns the oil business from the
master himself. Cliff is appointed Energy Czar, splits with
Liz in the process. Michelle's attempts to seduce JR prove unsuccessful,
yet. Jory is kidnapped; Bobby must choose between saving her
or brining Hillary Taylor to justice.
Broadcast -March 1, 1991
(350) Fathers and sons and fathers and
Bobby comes back from California to Southfork and tells Christopher
that he stopped looking for revenge on Hillary. J.R. goes to
Blackie Callahan's funeral. McKay learns who killed Johnny Dancer
and he plots his revenge. Liz breaks up with Cliff and the wedding
is off. James and Michelle give a TV interview. J.R.,Bobby,James,
Christopher, and John Ross go on a cattle drive. Michelle thinks
her marriage is finally beginning to work, so she sells her
apartment. Bobby tells J.R. he won't deal with the oil business
again. A girl named Debra Lynn appears at Southfork with a little
boy, claiming to be James' wife.
Broadcast - March 8, 1991
(351) When the wind blows
Debra Lynn tells J.R. the story of her, James, and the baby.
McKay forces Cliff to resign as National Energy Tsar and angry
confrontations follow, involving McKay, Cliff, Liz, and Bobby.
J.R. pressures James to settle the question of Ewing Oil's ownership
with Michelle. Bobby tells Christopher that he wants to quit
the oil business. Michelle is very eager to stay happy in her
marriage which seems to be getting better every day. Michelle
asks Cliff to stop going after J.R. and James. Jory tells her
mother that she met Bobby. J.R.'s scheme to keep the news of
Debra Lynn's arrival from James and Michelle fails when Debra
Lynn bursts into the Southfork living room and wants Michelle
Broadcast - March 29, 1991
(352) Those darned Ewings
As James rediscovers his son Jimmy, Michelle gets visibly irritated
and John Ross begins to complain about all the new people in
the house. J.R. attempts to strike a deal with Debra Lynn as
he gets a warning from Michelle about her marriage to James
and Ewing Oil. Jory appears at Southfork and gets an encouragement
from Bobby to settle down in Texas. J.R.'s doctor warns him
to start caring about his health. James refuses to share a room
with Michelle while Debra Lynn remains at Southfork. Michelle
seeks Cliff's advice on the new situation at Southfork. Michelle
asks Debra Lynn to let her and James adopt little Jimmy. J.R.
is shocked to learn about who is the real father of Cally's
Broadcast - April 5, 1991
(353) Farewell, my lovely
Clayton returns to Southfork and meets Debra Lynn. Bobby tries
to console Jory. Debra Lynn feels like "a third wheel"
at Southfork. McKay sells the ranch and decides to leave Dallas.
J.R. and Clayton continue their personal attacks at the dinner
table. Cliff and Michelle plot to make Debra Lynn leave. Tension
arises between J.R. and John Ross who begins to plot to leave
Southfork for England. Michelle gives J.R. an ultimatum about
Debra Lynn. J.R. is furious to learn that Miss Ellie decided
to make Bobby the owner of Southfork. J.R. locates Cally in
Palm Beach, Florida. Debra Lynn decides to go back home.
Broadcast - April 12, 1991
(354) Some leave, some get carried out
J.R. and James work with a lawyer to have James' marriage to
Michelle dissolved. J.R. continues to argue with Bobby about
the ownership of Southfork. Michelle buys McKay's ranch for
her and James but it doesn't stop James from splitting with
her and staying married to Debra Lynn. John Ross resents all
the attention that J.R. is giving to James and little Jimmy.
Michelle and Cliff plot revenge on J.R. John Ross leaves for
England. J.R. is disappointed when James decides to leave Southfork
and move east with his family. Hillary Taylor comes to Dallas
and is confronted by Jory regarding April's death. Cliff tricks
Michelle into marrying him. A furious Michelle goes to Southfork,
gun in hand, to finally settle the score with J.R. but it is
another enemy of hers who unexpectedly gets the bullets.
Broadcast - April 19, 1991
(355) The decline and fall of the Ewing
Michelle gets arrested for the murder of Hillary Taylor. J.R.
schemes to have the criminal charges against Michelle dropped.
Michelle gets visits in jail from J.R. and Cliff, each with
his own agenda concerning Ewing Oil's future. Bobby consoles
Jory after Hillary's death. Cliff and J.R. find out they're
partners in Ewing Oil. After the funeral, Jory leaves for California.
Weststar makes J.R. a very attractive offer. Christopher goes
to England to see John Ross. Sly leaves J.R. and he gets a very
cold rebuff from Phyllis. J.R. finds out that he's been tricked
by Carter McKay and Dusty Farlow, and that he lost both Ewing
Oil and the position at Weststar. After a rebuff from Bobby
and a depressing phone call from John Ross, J.R. fells he's
reached the end, and he takes out his gun.
Broadcast - April 26, 1991
Let's find out what the world would have been like had there
NEVER BEEN a J.R. Ewing! In other words, what if he had never
been born? An angel (or so it seems at the beginning) takes
J.R. on a "fantasy trip" during" which they both
discover some startling surprises: Gary is a successful divorce
lawyer in California, Bobby is a hustler in Las Vegas struggling
to pay alimony payments for his kids, Cally is deep in trouble,
living with an abusive husband and landing in jail probably
for the rest of her life for killing him (in self-defense),
there is another brother -- Jason, a successful land developer
who keeps arguing with Bobby, especially over money, Kristin
ends up as a professional con artist posing as a cop, while
Ray is quite miserable at his job but very happy family-wise.
Oh, yes, and there's is Cliff Barnes who, without J.R. to fight
with, keeps climbing the ladder of success all the way to ....
the White House! J.R. cannot believe any of this and keeps telling
the "angel" (Joel Grey) that this just cannot be and
that he "doesn't like it!" To which the "angel"
keeps saying: "Nobody said you had to like it!" That's
just the way it would have been had J.R. never been born. The
two hour trip ends when J.R. wakes up and is relieved to find
out it was just a dream. But the relief is very short-lived
because it doesn't look like Heaven is exactly where the "angel"
came from, and it seems that the ultimate tragedy in the life
of J.R. Ewing occurs at the end.
Broadcast - May 3, 1991