So “Dallas” ended its first season last night. The good news is only is it returning, but we won’t have to wait an entire year for it. “Dallas” will be back in January with new episodes!
A lot went down on the season finale, and a lot of shocking revelations were made. Leading up to it, it seemed all was actually going fairly well. Bobby had been battling aneurisms, brought on by the cancer meds and stress, but was doing okay. John Ross and Christopher set their differences aside and decided to be equal partners in a new Ewing Energies business, with Elana. John Ross proposed to Elana, and Christopher was trying to make it work with Rebecca . . . .
Then things went to hell in a hand basket!
Tommy wasn’t about to let Rebecca get out of her obligations. He wanted Christopher’s plans to sell to his buyer, who happened to turn out to be Cliff Barnes. When she wouldn’t betray him, he beat her. She pulled out a gun, and they fought. BAM! He was dead. She then called some men in black to dispose of the body. Wait what . . . who are these mysterious men? Who the heck is she really to have these connections? Before Tommy died, he made a huge revaluation. This entire plan had been Rebecca’s from the beginning, she brought him in on it! I, and probably most of us, had always been assuming it was the other way around . . .
Bobby then got word from the Feds that they had recovered Marta aka Veronica’s cloud storage with all her videos. They had her killer (the Venezuelans) as well as J.R. and John Ross’s part in scheming with her. When confronted, J.R. turned on John Ross in a split second, saying he was the one who brought Marta in not him. John Ross admitted that, but says it was J.R. who later schemed to steal South Fork, not him. John Ross begged for them not to tell Elana, but she over heard and dumped his ass! Meanwhile the Venezuelans, who were trying to sell South Fork and their stake in Christopher’s invention to Cliff, were busted. Finally the fraud in all of this was proved, and everything was rightfully Bobby’s again. I was glad all that was proved, as the whole “we know it was fraud but can’t prove it” excuse was driving me nuts. However the peace the family finally found was fractured.
Christopher learned that Rebecca was not who she said she was. He was tracking Tommy, and got a call from the real Rebecca, who was calling to tell Tommy that their uncle died and he needed to come home. Christopher confronted her about who she was, but she didn’t reveal much to him. She tried to explain it was Tommy and she had been trying to get out, and claimed it wasn’t easy to deal with him wither as he was still in love with Elana . . . However Christopher said he was done. He said he would be the one raising those kids, and didn’t want them knowing their liar of a mother . . . .
Christopher and Elana made their way back to one another and made love, and John Ross was seen fuming in the empty offices of what would have been the new company. You know he’s just plotting . . . Elsewhere Rebecca went to see her father, who turned out to be none other than Cliff Barnes! He was not happy that she had gotten so far off track. She apologized but said it would not happen again, not after Christopher threatened to take her babies . . . She said she would do whatever it took to get him Southfork . . . What! Cliff Barnes? But then who is her mother?
The other major storyline dealt with Anne’s ex-husband Harris blackmailing Sue Ellen over her now pointless bribing of a medical examiner. He wanted her to help him launder money, or he’d ruin her political career. Anne went to Harris to beg him not to do this, and he said he would let things slide if she slept with him As she tearfully unbuttoned her blouse, she revealed a tape recorder. She decked him, and said he was now the one facing jail time if he ever crossed any of them again! Woohoo! This was probably the best scene of the episode in my opinion.
We still don’t know what became of Anne and Harris’ kid. She was seen watching some grade school kids on a playground at one point when she met with Sue Ellen to tell her that Harris was no longer a problem. Was this a clue to the age of her kid? I also think that Tommy’s death will come back to haunt Rebecca. In her carelessness to try and retrieve her missing wedding rings from his body, she left her finger prints all over the scene where her father’s men dumped it. I am also not convinced one of those twins might not be Tommy’s . . . . I suspect the real Rebecca will show up next season looking for her brother.