Dallas Season Finale Shockers . . .
So “Dallas” pulled a 2 hour back to back episode finale last night. I often don’t like these, and I was a little miffed last night as I didn’t realize this and only set the Tivo to record the first hour. Fortunately I watched it on Tivo at Ten so I could set it to record the second part later when it repeated.
Elena and Christopher went to Switzerland to find his mother. While there they found her mother’s old doctor and a woman pretending to be his mother. Elsewhere Rebecca and John Ross learn that Pamela is dead! Over in Europe the doctor tells Christopher that his mother left Dallas because she was so badly burned. However she wanted to go home to him. She was undergoing plastic surgeries when she learned she had pancreatic cancer and died. Cliff has since paid him and the woman, her mother’s nurse, to pretend Pamela was still alive so he could control her shares of Barnes Global.
Emma agreed to go to rehab, but when she left jail she went straight to daddy. Fortunately she’s not an idiot, she played him in order to break into his safe and get evidence. She took some briefcase and a journal, the journal implicated him on drug trafficking. Ryland was arrested.
Christopher found out Elena had been talking to Drew and was furious, breaking up with her. Later he was encouraged by none other than newlywed Rebecca to forgive Elena and make things work. Meanwhile Drew meanwhile managed to frame Ryland’s henchman for drugs. He told Rebecca, who visited him in jail, that her father did indeed know she and the babies were on the rig when it blew. He was killed in jail, probably so he couldn’t further implicate Ryland.
John Ross finds out Cliff’s plane was in Mexico the day JR died. The woman JR was with at the bar also says Cliff was there watching them like a creep. Everyone thinks JR shot Cliff, but they don’t have enough to convict him. They frame him by putting a replica of JRs belt buckle, which was stolen from him, in Cliff’s safe deposit with Rebecca’s help.
Sue Ellen uses her knowledge about the Governor to blackmail him to do her bidding. Number one is getting their land back that he confiscated.
Cliff is arrested, swears he was framed, and is shocked to learn his daughter has turned against him and now the Ewings all have controlling shares of Barnes Global! Cliff’s own gun was used to shoot JR, this is proved by the cops. However he swears it was stolen weeks ago.
Later Bobby reveals the real truth to JR and Christopher. In a shocking reveal, JR learned he had cancer and only had days left to live. He had his henchman steal the gun from Cliff. He knew Cliff made that yearly trip to Mexico. He had the henchmen shoot him with the gun always planning to frame Cliff. Yup, JR killed JR!
At the end, from jail Cliff reveals to Elena that the Ewings have wronged her family like they wronged his own. He says that the land they stole from her grandfather and then later returned to her father was not the same parcel of land. JR switched the parcels, giving them dry land and his family the oil rich land. Elena goes to Mexico at the end to see some powerful guy for help . . .
Meanwhile John Ross goes to see someone with flowers, but it’s not his wife. He goes to a hotel to see Emma, who gives him her father’s briefcase. We don’t know what’s in it, we see a lot of papers. John Ross and Emma then hit the sheets . . .
I was not expecting JR to have killed JR. That was a good twist. I thought the show had been setting Rebecca up to have done it for her father, but then planned to set him up after the explosion killed her babies.
The only thing I didn’t like about the JR killed JR twist was that Bobby went along with the plan to frame Barnes for a crime he didn’t commit. Sure Barnes did other things, but now I feel like Bobby’s character has been a little tainted.
I was really hoping Emma was working against her dad, which she was. However I never thought it would be for John Ross. I do wonder what is in that briefcase he wants . . .
Dallas: The Seasons Winding Down
Man I can’t believe the season of “Dallas” is almost up. It’s really gotten good lately. Last week we were introduced to Steven Weber, the new Governor of Texas (I swear he’s not the guy Sue Ellen originally lost to). We found out that Ryalnd financed the Governor’s run, which is why he needed Sue Ellen to lose. The Governor then helped Ryland get some trucking deals to benefit his company. Meanwhile he also had his friend Ken on the board of TESHA and used that to cover up the explosion on the Ewing rig so that Barnes could get control of Ewing energies and Ellana’s land. By the end of the episode, the Ewings figured this all out . . . but what to do? They then learned thanks to John Ross’ snooping on Pamela’s computer that Cliff’s mother left her three children each 1/3 of the company. Cliff now had 2/3, the final third was in Pamela’s ownership (Pam the original Pam, Christopher’s mother and Bobby’s ex). If Christopher could get these, he’d have leverage! Meanwhile Ryland, pissed that his Emma was dating Elana’s brother, had him kidnapped and beat up in front of her very eyes. When Elana found her brother, he finally confessed all to her . . .
This episode centered around the Ewings coming up with a strategy to hit Barnes and Co. When Elena’s brother confessed to her, he also left a written confession and fled. This started the ball rolling to bring down Ryland, and it also looked bad for the Governor as Ryland was his largest campaign contributor and he controls TESHA. Barnes was furious, but felt they could still control things as Ewing was as good as his.
Meanwhile Pamela/Rebecca convinces her daddy to give her the 1/3 of Barnes that her aunt Katherine gave him. John Ross and Bobby learn of this and form their own plan to make sure they have a connection to that 1/3. John Ross marries Pamela/Rebecca! Oh brother . . . You know Emma is gunna end up pregnant with a whose the daddy storyline now. Meanwhile Christopher and Elena plan to head to Switzerland where they believe his mom Pamela is hiding out and convince her to give him her shares. As this is going on, Barnes thinks he’s sitting pretty as he walks in and takes control of Ewing, but Bobby knows better. He’s set it up for Barnes to eventually fall hard.
Meanwhile Emma goes on a bender with her pills, ends up in a car crash and is arrested. When she lashes out at Anne, Anne decides to leave her in jail. She smartly makes sure Emma is NOT allowed to call her dad, which is good because her dad had just brainwashed her once again and was forcing her to return to him. If she ends up pregnant, I’m sure he’ll be really pleased . . . NOT!
Elana’s brother is on the run, so we don’t know what will happen to him. He seems to be going after Ryland’s henchman, who disappeared after his bail hearing. I don’t think they’ll kill him, because that would make a pregnant Emma storyline more difficult, and it would make Ryland and the Governor look even more guilty.
Next week they are promising we’ll learn who shot J.R. and it’s said to be a shocking twist we won’t see coming. I’m wondering if it will turn out to be Sue Ellen who arranged it, which would explain her own benders as of late? Guilt? That however would knock her out of the show, so perhaps not.
Dallas: Explosion Aftermath!
This week’s episode was as explosive as the explosion that rocked Christopher’s oil rig and Haris’s mama “accidentally” falling down the steps. The whole episode took place almost exclusively at the hospital, as mama was rushed there along with everyone on the rig.
Everyone faired well after the explosion, everyone but Pamela. She was in distress and the best option was to take the babies in order to save Pamela’s life. However she wanted the babies saved over her, and legally Christopher was still her husband and could make the decision if something happened to her. Pamela’s mom Afton showed up, and nobody was glad to see her back. She wanted Pamela saved, but Christopher told the doctors to try and save both Pamela and the kids if they could.
Meanwhile Emma got busy with Elana’s brother this week, after getting busy with Christopher last week. Dang gurl, slow down otherwise you’re gunna end up on an episode of Maury Pauvich! She later made her way to the hospital to find out about the Ewings, where she also ran into her dad and learned about her grandma.
Grandma Ryland tried to make a deal with Harris, she’d forgive him for what he did if he could mend fences with Emma and bring her back to them. Later though she turned on him and told Emma that her father pushed her, he was trying to kill her! She said she needed her help, she’d leave her everything, the whole company. Emma thought her grandma was just trying to screw her dad over and took his side! But she still wasn’t ready to forgive him. By the end of the episode grandma found herself being drugged and escorted away by an ambulance . . . to be locked up in an old folks home most likely.
Some organization called TESHA, an environmental impact organization, was investigating the explosion on the rig to see if the Ewings were at fault. Sue Ellen reached out to an old friend to see what he could find out. This was guest star Lee Majors, who seems poised to be a new love interest for her. Oh and she’s still throwing back those drinks! By the end of the episode he learned that TESHA seemed to have evidence pointing to sabotage. She told John Ross and Christopher. John Ross immediately suspected Barnes, saying JR predicted this. Christopher refused to believe he’d do that with Pamela on board. Also Barnes wants to own Ewing, so why make it worthless? John Ross realized that was the plan, devalue the company to the point he can buy it.
Just at this point Pamela, who was in good condition as were the babies, went into distress. The show ended as we saw both heartbeats of the twins flatline on a fetale monitor . . . . Oh no! Something tells me that this loss might actually cause more issues than if the babies had lived. I can see it bringing Christopher and Pamela back together . . .
Next week it looks like the Ewings have another problem to deal with, as a new player in the game emerges and means business. Steven Weber joins the show as the Governor of Texas and he is unfortunately on Barnes and Harris’ side!
Dallas: JR’s Masterpiece . . .
This week’s episode of Dallas was a tribute to Larry Hagman and J.R. Ewing, from the modified opening credits to the very end.
At the end of last week’s episode J.R., who was supposed to be brokering an oil deal in Abu Dhabi, called John Ross to tell him that he had just put a plan into place which would be his masterpiece. Then shots rung out! This week we came to find out while J.R. was in Abu Dhabi, he was actually in Mexico when he was shot. This didn’t make sense. What was he doing there? The police who investigated claimed J.R. was in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was a robbery gone wrong, nothing more.
Most of the episode was old faces returning, the wake and the funeral for J.R.. Since I didn’t blog last week, I’ll mention how much I’ve enjoyed Ryland and his momma being ditched by Emma who finally went to live with Anne. When Ryland and his mom fought and she never understood how he could have loved Anne or brought her into their lives and he told her “Because she wasn’t you!” I cheered out. That woman, referring to Emma as “their” daughter, is some crazy, perverted, son-loving-in-not-the-right-way witch! They have Emma doped up on drugs for panic attacks, which we don’t know if she even needs or if they just make her complacent to their control. Emma still seems to be dependent on them though, as she was popping them during the funeral.
Sue Ellen received a letter from J.R. before he left on his trip, along with old love letters he saved. She didn’t bother reading it, but after news of his death chugged some whisky down and read the letter. In it J.R. said he had always loved her and hoped she’d give him one last chance when he returned from this trip . . . She did admit to taking a drink at his funeral, where she read the letter out loud. I wonder if this means she’ll keep falling off the wagon?
After the funeral J.R.’s henchman showed up with news for Christopher, Bobby and John Ross. J.R. went to Abu Dhabi because he got news that Christopher’s adopted mom (Bobby’s first wife) Pamela was there. Christopher was given a folder on what J.R. found. All we know is that he ran off on her and Bobby when Christopher was seven.
Next John Ross was given a gun (J.R.’s?) and told that J.R. had found evidence that Ryland and Barnes had struck a deal to take down the Ewings together. The henchman insisted to John Ross that the police report they had been given about J.R.’s shooting being a robery gone wrong was sadly true. John Ross didn’t seem to want to accept that.
Finally Bobby was given a folder for his eyes only. It revealed that J.R.’s death was not just an accident or a robbery. Bobby swore to avenge his brother and see J.R.’s plan come to fruition. In the meantime he ordered the henchman to pay off anyone to make sure the robbery story sticks for now.
The rest of the season looks to be the mystery of who shot J.R. and what his master plan is . . . . Good stuff all around!
Dallas: Where Did J.R. Go To Now?
This episode tied up a lot of older storylines, and set the stage for next week when J.R. is shot and won’t be coming back via a dream sequence.
Christopher and Rebecca struck a deal to share custody, and she would get 10% of Ewing Energies. The deal doesn’t finalize until AFTER the babies are born though, so you know that’s probably a bad sign.
Rebecca turned on John Ross and refused to give him the 10% as they agreed, because she needed to look out for her kids. She told him she would be on his side anyways, so he didn’t need them. He felt betrayed and warned her . . . John Ross then went to his mom Sue Ellen to invoke Elana’s moral clause. Christopher learned too late that John Ross set Elana’s brother up to do just this. He had signed the plea deal, which let Sue Ellen and John Ross go in for the kill. Bobby was furious with her, and more furious when he learned J.R. also helped them pull it off. He went to confront J.R., only to find he had flown the coup!
Anne was found guilty of shooting Harris, but the jury still needed to sentence her. More testimonies were heard, Anne spoke about the horrible mental abuse she suffered at Harris’ hands. Emma began to crack, even visiting her mom in jail after Bobby came to her and promised to be there for her if she ever needed anything. Anne was touched, and we could see the same hell Harris had put her through he was doing to Emma. Everything had to be his way and perfect or it wasn’t good enough. Emma still wouldn’t break from her father’s side though, at least not yet.
The Venezuelan that John Ross helped send to jail, that he was in cahoots with to steal Southfork with, ended up escaping jail and came after the Ewings. He and his men took them all hostage and demanded Christopher’s methane extraction prototype. In the end the Ewings turned the tables on him and he found himself dead. In spite going through this crisis together, John Ross and Sue Ellen still took Elena’s shares and planned to take over Ewing Energies. Bobby was ready for war . . .
90210, Castle and Body of Proof, PLL, Smash and Dallas Quick Thoughts . . .
Man I sure am having some issues with the shows I tend to watch as of late. They aren’t holding my attention like they use to, and it makes me miss shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers and Sisters.” A bunch of shows are returning in March, so hopefully they will be a little more exciting.
Shane’s sister and Silver’s surrogate continues to be sketchy. As it turns out she can sing and made sure Dixon heard her singing . . . Something tells me a big ole baby bump will get in the way of her singing career.
Liam had to testify against Ashley the cop and went bonkers, leading his other cop friend to suggest he may have PTSD. Zzzzzzz
Noami ended up tracking down her and Annie’s shared half brother, who is a chef, and they are opening a restaurant together. She’ll be the face end of it, he’ll do the cooking. I had actually completely forgot about their half-brother! It took me a while to remember the whole storyline actually.
Castle and Body of Proof
Both “Castle” and “Body of Proof” ended up doing storylines where the main characters daughters got abducted. Odd! On “Castle” they’ve finally been returning to the senator who is responsible for Becket’s mother’s death. I can only hope “BOP” will bring back the mystery of Megan’s father’s suicide as well. I will say I was not a fan of Peter’s death, the ousting of all the cops and bringing in Mark Valley as her new partner and love interest. What happened to the hunky gardner? Oh yeah he’s on a new TNT show . . .
Pretty Little Liars
This week’s episode and the strange “killing” and disappearance of Detective Wilkins by Hannah’s mom was definitely great. Where did his body go? Is he really dead, or is he on the A team?
Ezra returned and made it known to Aria he wants her in his life. Aria didn’t tell him about getting a little too close to his brother, and Ezra’s mother showed back up and Ezra finally stood up to her and put her in her place. Eh, wasn’t all that thrilled with this part of the show.
Spencer finally broke down at the very end and told Aria that she knew one person who was helping Mona out . . . It looks like she’s finally going to tell the others about Toby, unless there is a huge twist coming. Spencer’s sister Melissa was back too, and we learned once again that Melissa may have had a motive to kill Alison. The night she died Melissa was on a rampage to get a tape she had. The tape we’ve seen bits and pieces of over the year.
I’m not sure where “Smash” is going this season. I liked the first hour, since then it seems to be floundering. Money troubles have tied it up, suddenly they want the whole book re-written, Ivy is acting in a play and Karen is pulling Derrick into her new potential love interest’s emerging-still-being-written musical.
Julia is going head to head with the guy that was hired to help her rewrite “Bombshell’s” book. She hates him, he pushes her buttons, the countdown is on until they sleep together. Recycle plot #48! Meanwhile after Tom coached Ivy to a new job, she suggested he go into directing. I can now see him and Derrick sparing over who will direct Bombshell.
Most of this week’s “Dallas” was about Anne’s day in court for shooting Ryland. He and his mother framed the hell out of her, and it wasn’t looking good. Their daughter Emma overheard Anne and Ryland arguing in the hospital, so she now has some kind of a clue as to what kind of man her dad is. My guess is she’s always known, she’s just been so brainwashed. Christopher pleaded with her to get on the stand and tell the truth for Anne, but she didn’t. When Anne was found guilty, she ran out of the court room. My guess is she’ll find evidence to help Anne out. There has to be cameras in that big ole mansion of theirs, Ryland definitely seems like a paranoid guy to me. If they can get a video of what he said to her, they may be able to prove it was a crime of passion and she reacted to what he told her. I mean hey it’s Texas, doesn’t everyone carry a gun in their purse down there?
John Ross is continuing to undermine Elena in order to get her to default on her loan to his mom so he can snag her shares. However JR continues to learn of John Ross’ betrayals with Cliff and Rebecca. Don’t mess with JR son! Sadly we are coming up on the episode where JR will be shot, and this time he won’t be coming back.
Dallas, Glee, and 90210 Thoughts in a Nutshell . . . .
So I am combining a whole lot of thoughts from various shows in one post in order to pump them out and NOT keep falling behind! I’m going to do the same with reality television this week as well.
The Ewings can’t seem to catch a break at all lately. Rebecca got away with murder, having Cliff pin everything on his driver Frank, who took a cyanide capsule at his arraignment and thus couldn’t rat out Rebecca. Once again, how does the judge not see how well everything turns out for this girl? It drives me nuts! Poor Christopher! I was glad to see J.R. tell his son he was hanging on all of Christopher’s droppings!
Meanwhile even though Anne shot Harrison, Bobby took the blame for her. Then when Harrison woke up, he fingered Bobby! Seems his momma put him up to it, and they just want to continue punishing Anne. I wish characters on soaps could learn to use the recording devices on their phones to record people when they share all their secrets. Anne went to Harrison to get a reason out of him! Sure he made sure she didn’t have a wire on, but did he check her phone?
I hate that they are destroying Max and Naomi, again. Make up your mind show!
Teddy demanding Silver use a surrogate was pretty harsh, and bringing in his lover’s little sister to be the surrogate? Oh hell no! Silver should have vetoed that. Shane clearly has some insane agenda with this kid, he has since he found out about it. He pushed Teddy to get custody. He’s up to something. Now it seems his sister has some past with Navid? I wonder if she was one of his dad’s underage “actresses.”
They should just hurry up and put Annie and Liam back together, as we all know that’s where their storylines are going.
I was not happy that we didn’t get the Will and Emma wedding, but somehow knew we wouldn’t. This show has never made it easy for either of these two. Will didn’t find out about Finn and Emma’s kiss, but he eventually does and it’s not pretty. For know he seems to think this is another one of Emma’s freak-outs.
At the failed wedding former lovers reunited, and others experimented. Quinn and Santana got it on! But it was just an experimenting thing for Quinn, because “all college girls do it.”
I was sad that Kurt and Blaine hooked up. I know! But after what Blaine did to Kurt, I was hoping his new guy in New York would treat him right. Now I worry Kurt blew that. Kurt at least opened Tina’s eyes to Blaine though . . .
Finally it seems Rachel is pregnant? But who is the daddy! And is her new boy-toy at NYADA a gigalo?
Dallas Season 2 Premier Thoughts
So “Dallas” returned with two episodes back to back as the season 2 premier. It picked up right where last season left off. John Ross, Elena, Christopher and Bobby had formed a new Ewing Enterprises company, but John Ross is still against Christophers plans for clean energy and is plotting to take over the company. Meanwhile Christopher is in a legal battle with Rebecca, fighting for an annulment as well as custody of the babies. Anne opened up to Bobby about her long lost daughter, while the election for Governor was coming up and Sue Ellen looked to be a shoe in . . .
I definitely had a lot of issues with some of these stories. I kept having to remind myself it’s a soap, reality is boring in soaps, and real world rules don’t apply. However sometimes when they do something so absurd, it just irks me. A lot of things irked me in these episodes, but I still overall enjoyed it.
Let’s start with the Rebecca fiasco. Christopher located Tommy’s real sister, the real Rebecca Sutter, who agreed to testify against fake Rebecca in exchange for Christopher not going after her brother. Everyone thinks Tommy has just gone missing, and Rebecca is trying to find him. Later the fake Rebecca revealed who she really was to all and what she wanted. Her real name is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, and she doesn’t wan an annulment, she was a divorce and half of Christopher’s shares of Ewing Enterprises. John Ross, wanting to undermine Christopher, agreed to help Pamela against Christopher. He wanted to make Christopher and Elena hurt, so they bribed the real Rebecca to not testify against Pamela Rebecca in court. This would assure a messy divorce. They also offered to the real Rebecca and help her find Tommy. In court, the real Rebecca turned on Christopher and claimed she could not say she was present when her brother and Pamela Rebecca planned their scheme. Also the lawyers for Pamela claimed she legally changed her name to Rebecca Sutter, therefore she wasn’t lying to Christopher about who she was. They pointed out that Rebecca fell in love with Christopher, came clean about the original scheme, and wanted to make the marriage work. The idiot judge agreed with them and said they would have to proceed with a divorce, not an annulment. What what what ?!?!?! What a crock of a technicality to let Rebecca Pamela off on! I couldn’t believe that. She never fully came clean as to the extent of the scheme, so she should have been held liable for that.
Fortunately Pamela was getting too full of herself and ignoring what her father’s initial plan was. She was to destroy Ewing, not sail away with it. When her father’s henchman tried to put her back on course, and felt slited as being treated as only the family driver, he decided to exact his own revenge. Since he got rid of Tommy’s body after Pamela shot him, he had Tommy’s phone, which he sent to Christopher. He made it seem it came from Tommy, who wanted Christopher to know the truth should anything happen to him. On the phone were voicemails from the real Rebecca, revealing she did know the truth all along and was in on the plan with them and was waiting for her cut. Another voicemail was from Pamela threatening to make Tommy disappear. Christopher played them for the real Rebecca and suggested they go down town and she recant her testimony. He didn’t seem to be wanting to take no for an answer either.
Meanwhile Elena proved herself to the company by scoring a sweet deal to get them cheap oil rig platforms that had run dry, but could be used to drill for methane. This also saved them money and allowed John Ross to buy a truck fleet he wanted to continue moving oil. Everyone agreed to give Elena part of their shares in the company so they all were equal partners. What the others don’t know is that John Ross is already scheming against Elena to get his hands on all of her shares! Christopher knows he’s up to something and asked his secretary to become new BFFs with John Ross’s secretary.
Anne learned that Harrison had supposedly found their long lost daughter, who was kidnapped from Anne when she was a child. He gave her a photo and said his DNA was a match to this girl. However, Harrison would only tell Anne where she was if Anne got the incriminating tape she made for Sue Ellen back. Sue Ellen didn’t like giving that leverage up to Harrison, but did so. She also warned him that she wouldn’t be blackmailed when Governor. He thought she’d change her mind, power changes people. Unfortunately for Sue Ellen, that dream fizzled when the night before the election the medical examiner she bribed last season resigned and came forward to the press about what Sue Ellen did. Sue Ellen lost big time.
Harrison delivered on his promise and told Anne where their daughter was. She was on some farm riding a horse when Anne showed up too see her. First of all, I can’t believe Anne didn’t do a google image search on the photo of this girl. Had she, she would have found the truth out on her own most likely. The picture was a professional shot of the girl and the horse after a competition. Stupid! When Anne introduced herself, the girl, Emma, said she knows who Anne is and wanted nothing to do with her. Anne fell into a depression, and Bobby went looking for answers. He found out that Harrison took Emma all those years ago, and Harrison’s mother had raised her in Europe to keep her from Anne. What what what ?!?!?! In the real world those two would be arrested for kidnapping charges, even today. However we know that won’t happen.
I do have to say I love that they cast Judith Light as Harrison’s mother and Emma’s grandmother. Watching her be a nasty witch and go up against the Ewings will be fun. Of course the death of Larry Hagman is still hanging over the show. He filmed only 5 episodes, but is said to appear in 6 through editing. It also looks like the way they are writing him off will be an homage to the classic series, only this time it will be “Who Murdered J.R.” storyline.
Larry Hagman, Oil Tycoon In The Sky
Late last night came the sad news that Larry Hagman lost his battle to cancer at 81. He will forever be remembered as The Major on “I Dream Of Jeanie” and of course J.R. on “Dallas.”
“Dallas 2.0″ returns for a new season beginning in January. Much of it has presumably been taped at this point. How they will address J.R.’s passing on screen remains to be seen.
Dallas Season Finale Thoughts!
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.