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Year: 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Digger's Daughter

2 April 1978
Bobby Ewing and Pamela Barnes shock their respective families when they reveal they have married. This revelation renews an age-old feud between the two families, and J.R. Ewing, Bobby's older brother, schemes to break them up using ranch hand Ray Krebbs, who once dated Pamela.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Lesson

9 April 1978
After hearing Ray trying to pawn the job off on one of the ranch hands, Pam gets more than she bargained for after arranging to see that Lucy gets to school when Lucy takes matters into her own hands by scheming to get out of going. Meanwhile, JR deals with his little brother, Bobby, by ducking him when Bobby tries to find out how JR is so successful when it comes to dealing with other independent oil companies.

Season 1, Episode 3: Spy in the House

16 April 1978
When Cliff gets his hands on a document proving dirty dealings between a state senator and Ewing Oil, he turns it over to the State of Texas for investigation. But, after finding out about a possible mole, JR turns on Pam, putting her marriage to Bobby in serious jeopardy.

Season 1, Episode 4: Winds of Vengeance

23 April 1978
A bad storm blows into the Dallas area, along with a couple of strangers from Waco who look to get even with JR and Ray, who seemingly took advantage of their own women the previous night. With the hands off for the day to attend a festival in San Antonio, the ranch looks even more deserted when the only ones packing guns and giving orders on Southfork are the strangers.

Season 1, Episode 5: Bar-B-Que

30 April 1978
When Pam reveals that she is pregnant, the Ewings try in vain to mend fences with Digger Barnes at the family barbecue.

Season 2

Season 2, Episode 1: Reunion: Part 1

23 September 1978
Jock and Miss Ellie's middle son, Gary, a recovering alcoholic, returns to Southfork after a long absence. Meanwhile, Lucy discovers her mother, Valene (Gary's ex-wife), working at a diner outside of town.

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Miss Ellie Ewing

Jim Davis ... Jock Ewing

Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing

Linda Gray ... Sue Ellen Ewing

Larry Hagman ... J.R. Ewing

Steve Kanaly ... Ray Krebbs

Victoria Principal ... Pamela Barnes Ewing

Charlene Tilton ... Lucy Ewing
David Ackroyd ... Gary Ewing

Joan Van Ark ... Valene Clements

Philip Levien ... Jimmy Barnes
Tony Frank ... Pete
Oliver Seale ... Oilman's Convention attendant
Robert Cox ... Oilman's Convention attendant
Ben January ... Oilman's Convention attendant
Hugh Gorrian ... Tom
Theresa M. Jacobs ... Oilman's Convention attendant
Francis Rizo ... Oilman's Convention attendant
Benito Rizo ... Oilman's Convention attendant (as Benita Rizo)

Season 2, Episode 2: Reunion: Part 2

30 September 1978
J.R. tries to drive Gary off of Southfork again.

Season 2, Episode 3: Old Acquaintance

7 October 1978
Bobby's childhood sweetheart Jenna Wade is in trouble after being exposed as the mistress of important businessman Maynard Anderson. Bobby helps her to get a new place to live for her and her young daughter Charlie, who's biological father has never been revealed by Jenna. Pam becomes very agitated when Bobby spends all of his free time and more with Jenna. Meanwhile, Cliff Barnes prepares to run for senate.

Season 2, Episode 4: Bypass

14 October 1978
Infuriated by Bobby getting stonewalled by his brother, JR, Jock confronts JR about it and suffers a heart attack during the process. While Bobby fills in at the ranch, JR takes it upon himself to make a deal under the table that involves Section 40 of Southfork and doing something he knows will only upset his father.

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Miss Ellie Ewing

Jim Davis ... Jock Ewing

Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing

Linda Gray ... Sue Ellen Ewing

Larry Hagman ... J.R. Ewing

Steve Kanaly ... Ray Krebbs

Victoria Principal ... Pamela Barnes Ewing

Charlene Tilton ... Lucy Ewing

Ed Nelson ... Jeb Amos

John Ashton ... Willie Joe Garr

Barbara Babcock ... Liz Craig

Dan Ammerman ... Dr. Harlan Danvers
Peyton E. Park ... Judge (as Peyton Park)
Ann Ford ... Daughters of the Alamo lady
Rick Thomas ... Jock's friend
Dorothy Forster ... Daughters of the Alamo lady

Greg Michaels ... E.R. doctor
Carter Mullally Jr. ... Jock's friend (as Carter Mullally)
Jaki Morrison ... Nurse
Lisa Lemole ... Susan (as Lisa LeMole)

Season 2, Episode 5: Black Market Baby

15 October 1978
After over seven years of futility of becoming a mother, Sue Ellen decides to attempt adoption behind JR's back. After finding a young woman who's willing to give up her baby, Sue Ellen unexpectedly bonds with the young lady. Bobby is not too thrilled at the prospect of his wife, Pamela, turning down the idea of a baby while contemplating the idea of returning to the work force.

Season 2, Episode 6: Double Wedding

21 October 1978
Pam's secret comes out when her ex-husband returns to Dallas after having been locked in a Vietnamese prison camp and several years in a hospital. Only her ex-husband, Ed, claims that their marriage was never annulled, and no one can find any documents to prove otherwise, which not only hurts Bobby emotionally, but financially, as his new construction company has trouble getting off the ground with a church looking to build a new school.

Season 2, Episode 7: Runaway

28 October 1978
Young Lucy's upcoming birthday party has everyone excited for various reasons, except Lucy, who can't even invite her mother to the party. It's only after she decides to run away and takes off when she finally gets her family's attention... and the attention of a young drifter, who has more intentions than just those toward Lucy.

Barbara Bel Geddes ... Miss Ellie Ewing

Jim Davis ... Jock Ewing

Patrick Duffy ... Bobby Ewing

Linda Gray ... Sue Ellen Ewing

Larry Hagman ... J.R. Ewing

Steve Kanaly ... Ray Krebbs

Victoria Principal ... Pamela Barnes Ewing

Charlene Tilton ... Lucy Ewing

Greg Evigan ... Willie Guest

Bernedette Whitehead ... Waitress (as Bernadette Whitehead)
Ray LePere ... Manager
Dave Beidleman ... Cop
Joe D. Anderson
Jim Gough ... Congressman Oates
Terry Cook ... Gas station attendant (as Terry F. Cook)
Tim Yarbo
Kenneth Barry ... Slade
Charles Seybert ... Overcomer Club M.C. (as Charlie Seybert)
Joe Griffith

Season 2, Episode 8: Election

5 November 1978
When Cliff announces that he's running for State Senate, it puts the Ewing clan on high alert and gets a candidate of their own. Things get ugly when Pam inadvertently tells Jock and Jr about Cliff's past relationship, both in the political ring and between Pam and Cliff, itself.

Season 2, Episode 9: Survival

12 November 1978
A routine flight back to Dallas turns hairy for JR and Bobby when they run into a storm. But when the storm forces the plane down, things get even more hairy around Southfork when Miss Ellie decides to keep the news from Jock, fearing his heart won't be able to stand the stress, which gets even more difficult when the press forces themselves onto the ranch, looking for a comment from the family.

Season 2, Episode 10: Act of Love

19 November 1978
Jock insists on minding the office while JR goes to Washington, D.C. for more reasons than just business while Sue Ellen finds business of her own in the arms of JR's arch rival, Cliff Barnes. Things get complicated, though, when Sue Ellen finds out about her own predicament. Pam is torn between her job promotion, which means she'll have a buying trip to Paris, or standing by Bobby while he throws a business party.

Season 2, Episode 11: Triangle

26 November 1978
Ray has fallen for Garnet McGee, the hottest new country singer in town, but she is ambitious and her career comes first, so she turns her affections to rich J.R. who gladly offers to finance her music. Ray becomes dangerously jealous.

Season 2, Episode 12: Fallen Idol

3 December 1978
Bobby's college pal, Guzzler, shows up in Dallas and lights up Bobby's eyes like he did when they were in college. But when they team up in a construction deal, it's Pam who feels like she's on the outside.

Season 2, Episode 13: Kidnapped

17 December 1978
Bad guys, looking to make a quick buck, attempt to kidnap JR and get Bobby by mistake. To make matters worse, the kidnappers insist on only dealing with Cliff Barnes, which irritates JR to no end.

Season 2, Episode 14: Home Again

7 January 1979
Miss Ellie's long-lost brother, Garrison, returns to Southfork, putting Miss Ellie in Heaven but Jock and JR through Hell, as they believe that the elder Southworth has designs on regaining title to the ranch... and that it was a lovely young woman accompanying him that put the idea in Garrison's head.

Season 2, Episode 15: For Love or Money

14 January 1979
While having lunch with her friends, Sue Ellen spots JR with another woman (again). Infuriated, she packs her bags and leaves Southfork, ready to leave the Ewing name behind and spend her life with another man. But when JR gets wind of who the other man is, he has no problem giving his own father what HE wants... his own grandchild back on Southfork. Meanwhile, Ray comes across the name of a roughneck who was supposedly working on an oil crew on Section 40.

Season 2, Episode 16: Julie's Return

26 January 1979
When Julie Grey returns to Dallas, she gets back in Jock's good graces instead of JR's. When Jock's sons get wind of what's going on, it sets up a wall between Jock, JR and Bobby. But when JR blabs about where Jock's whereabouts to Miss Ellie, it is SHE who takes matters into her own hands when it comes to the affairs of her marriage.

Season 2, Episode 17: The Red File: Part 1

2 February 1979
One by one, people are finding out about Julie Grey's return to Dallas. But no one is more interested than Jeb Ames or Willie Joe Garr, who know that they may both be implicated in JR's dirty dealings, all noted in "the red file", which Julie knows all about. Ray's snooping around for a man named Charlie Waters results in a beating he won't soon forget.

Season 2, Episode 18: The Red File: Part 2

9 February 1979
Shock sets in across the Dallas area of Julie Grey's death...all except for JR, whose intent on framing Cliff Barnes for her murder knows no bounds. Matters aren't helped any either when Pam moves out of Southfork, which only puts a wider smile on his face. On the other hand, Bobby, intent on saving his marriage, does his best to get Cliff out of the jam he's in.

Season 2, Episode 19: Sue Ellen's Sister

16 February 1979
With Pam still living outside of Southfork, Sue Ellen's sister, Kristin, sets her sights on Bobby, and JR is very happy to see that and is more than willing to help her. Cliff's new found power results in an attack of the Ewings, particularly over a parcel of land that is costing Ewing Oil a lot of money when a land owner is not willing to allow them to drill for oil until he gets more for the royalties that may be involved.

Season 2, Episode 20: Call Girl

23 February 1979
JR finds out that a friend of Pam's used to be a friend of his, as well, and has no problem taking advantage of that former friendship in an attempt to put some muscle on the man who put Cliff Barnes in power as head of the OLM. Bobby and Ray cross paths with the son of another independent oil man while attempting to corner some cattle rustlers. Sue Ellen's drinking begins to get the better of her, which only infuriates JR.

Season 2, Episode 21: Royal Marriage

9 March 1979
J.R. sees Lucy's engagement to Kit Mainwaring as a way to serve the common interests of Ewing Oil and Mainwaring Oil, in spite of Kit's revelation of his homosexuality.

Season 2, Episode 22: The Outsiders

16 March 1979
Unable to rid Cliff Barnes of his power on their own, the Ewings turn to Sam Culver in an attempt to prove the state government that Cliff is abusing his authority in matters concerning Ewing Oil. Sam, a former senator and governor, has a lot of friends that would listen to him... if the Ewings can only get him to speak on their behalf. Unfortunately, JR's involvement in Sam's marriage to a woman much younger than he only further complicates matters, rather than simplifying them.

Season 2, Episode 23: John Ewing III: Part 1

23 March 1979
JR has enough with his family and their concern over the danger Sue Ellen goes through with her drinking. Having her institutionalized only infuriates her to the point where she escapes, only to get in an accident which puts the life of her baby as well as her own at greater risk.

Season 2, Episode 24: John Ewing III: Part 2

30 March 1979
Sue Ellen desperately wants to get out of the sanitarium. She refuses to speak to J.R., but confesses to Bobby that Cliff Barnes is most likely the father of her baby. Both Miss Ellie and Jock confront J.R. with the way he's been neglecting his wife. Sue Ellen manages to get her hands on some alcohol even in the sanatorium and escapes in a car, only to get into an accident.

Season 3

Season 3, Episode 1: Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 1

21 September 1979
Sue Ellen returns to Southfork and neglects returning to Dallas to visit her son, much to the chagrin of the rest of the family. Bobby takes it upon himself to run interference for JR when Cliff continues poking around the hospital. On the ranch, a virus begins taking livestock and concerns Jock and Ray.

Season 3, Episode 2: Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2

28 September 1979
The family gathers itself at Southfork after the baby is kidnapped. Bobby goes after Cliff, thinking he's taken JR's son, while Jock is sent on a wild goose chase. JR, meanwhile, gets a call from some old friends who claim to have something to do with the kidnapping.

Season 3, Episode 3: The Silent Killer

5 October 1979
Digger Barnes returns to Dallas and collapses in Cliff's apartment which is followed by a visit to the hospital and it's revealed that Digger carries a neurological disease that turns out to be hereditary. Although Cliff and Pam are fine, any children that they may bear have a lower-than-normal mortality rate, which puts Pam's marriage to Bobby in jeopardy and Cliff wonders about his son... John Ross Ewing III.

Season 3, Episode 4: Secrets

12 October 1979
Valene returns and tries to win a resistant Lucy's understanding. Pam discovers she is pregnant and struggles with how to tell Bobby about both the baby and her own recently discovered genetic disease.

Season 3, Episode 5: The Kristin Affair

19 October 1979
Kristin convince J.R. to give her a summer job at Ewing Oil and begins flirting with him in earnest. Bobby learns Pam is pregnant, but not about her genetic disease. J.R. makes a business deal that may put Southfork at risk.

Season 3, Episode 6: The Dove Hunt

26 October 1979
Jock, Bobby, J.R. and Ray take time off to go on a hunting trip. Once there they encounter a farmer who Jock strong armed 40 years ago and who is seeking revenge. Afraid he might not make it out of the encounter Jock confides a secret to J.R. and asks him to do something that might bring J.R.'s recent shady dealings to light. Back at the ranch Miss Ellie takes advantage of the men's absence to make a worrying doctor's appointment.

Season 3, Episode 7: The Lost Child

2 November 1979
Bobby becomes close to the son of one of the ranch hands. Pam tries to find a way to tell Bobby about the risk to their unborn child. J.R. becomes suspicious of Sue Ellen and hires a detective to follow her.

Season 3, Episode 8: Rodeo

9 November 1979
The Ewings host a rodeo. J.R. uses the event as an excuse to further his plans to destroy Cliff and openly flirt with Kristin. Digger uses it as an opportunity to see John Ross III, who he believes to be his grandson. Sue Ellen flirts with cowboy Dusty Farlow.

Season 3, Episode 9: Mastectomy: Part 1

16 November 1979
Jock confesses his secret to Miss Ellie, which cause her to fear telling him about her cancer. J.R. continues his plan to undermine Cliff. Sue Ellen meets Dusty Farlow again.

Season 3, Episode 10: Mastectomy: Part 2

16 November 1979
Ellie deals with the aftermath of her mastectomy and her anger at Jock keeping something from her for 40 years. Digger tell Miss Ellie he still loves her. Lucy fears she will inherit breast cancer. Jock and Bobby find out about J.R.'s plan to displace Cliff. Dusty tries to convince Sue Ellen to leave J.R.

Season 3, Episode 11: The Heiress

23 November 1979
Lucy throws herself at Alan Beam, who sees her as a ticket to the good life. Pam and Bobby fight over J.R.'s attempts to ruin Cliff. Bobby learns about the Asian oil deal and the mortgages J.R. has taken out and tells Jock.

Season 3, Episode 12: Ellie Saves the Day

30 November 1979
A typhoon delays drilling in Asia as J.R.'s loans become due. Cliff resigns from the Office of Land Management to run for Congress. Ellie makes a massive sacrifice to save Southfork and Ewing Oil, but blames J.R.

Season 3, Episode 13: Mother of the Year

14 December 1979
Sue Ellen's lack of interest in her baby causes tensions throughout the family. Jock scrambles for a way to stop drilling on Southfork. J.R.'s gamble with the Asian oil leases comes to an end and Jock makes a decision about the future of Ewing Oil.

Season 3, Episode 14: Return Engagements

21 December 1979
Gary and Valene return to Dallas with the news they are getting re-married and moving to California. J.R. and Kristin go on a 'business trip' and are interrupted by Kristin's ex-boyfriend, Rudy.

Season 3, Episode 15: Love and Marriage

28 December 1979
J.R. tries to convince Jock to send Bobby back to Ewing Oil instead of coming back to work himself. Pam and Bobby fight over how much time she spends at the store. Pam gets a promotion. Ray gets back together with Donna Culver.

Season 3, Episode 16: Power Play

4 January 1980
Kristin discovers Lucy's affair with Alan Beam and brings the information to J.R.. J.R. sees a way to turn Alan's romance to his own advantage.

Season 3, Episode 17: Paternity Suit

11 January 1980
Egged on by his father, Digger, and a reporter, Cliff Barnes initiates a lawsuit to be acknowledged as the father of Sue Ellen's baby.

Season 3, Episode 18: Jenna's Return

18 January 1980
When Pam continues to put a strain on her marriage to Bobby by going on a buyer's trip to Paris with Harrison Page, Bobby seeks comfort in the arms of Jenna Wade, who is back in town.

Season 3, Episode 19: Sue Ellen's Choice

1 February 1980
Dusty wants Sue Ellen to leave J.R. but J.R. won't make it easy for her. Jenna visits Pam whose relationship with Bobby is still strained. Donna tries to reconcile with Ray.

Season 3, Episode 20: Second Thoughts

8 February 1980
J.R. pressures Alan to marry Lucy soon. Cliff's campaign runs out of money. Jock offers Alan a wedding gift that spoils J.R.'s plans.

Season 3, Episode 21: Divorce, Ewing Style

15 February 1980
Sue Ellen plans for a divorce action by acting like the perfect wife and hiring a detective to follow J.R.. When J.R. realizes what she is up to he takes action to discredit her.

Season 3, Episode 22: Jock's Trial: Part 1

22 February 1980
The identity of the skeleton found on Ray Kreb's section of Southfork is revealed as a man last seen arguing with Jock many years ago. The D.A. accuses Jock of murder and puts him on trial.

Season 3, Episode 23: Jock's Trial: Part 2

29 February 1980
Sue Ellen goes back to drinking after a tragedy. Digger's health continues to fail. J.R. testifies against Jock, whose lawyer is concerned that the D.A. has a good case against him. Digger reveals information that shakes Pam to the core

Season 3, Episode 24: The Wheeler Dealer

14 March 1980
Most of the family goes to Colorado to visit Jock's first wife. J.R. stays behind to rig a deal on the Asian oil wells. Pam hires a detective to look into what became of her mother. Sue Ellen has trouble with the bottle again.

Season 3, Episode 25: A House Divided

21 March 1980
J.R.'s friends, family, and business associates have had enough of his dirty dealings, and many of them vow revenge. Bobby is especially angry as he and Pam leave Southfork.

Season 4

Season 4, Episode 1: No More Mister Nice Guy: Part 1

7 November 1980
A cleaning woman finds J.R. unconscious on the floor outside his office; he's been shot. Police search for evidence as to who shot him.

Season 4, Episode 2: No More Mister Nice Guy: Part 2

9 November 1980
J.R. recovers in the hospital. Bobby takes over Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen worries because she blacked out the night J.R. was shot. Alan Beam is brought back to Dallas for questioning and Cliff is detained by police and suspended from the D.A.'s office. Lucy meets a med student named Mitch.

Season 4, Episode 3: Nightmare

14 November 1980
J.R. fights for full recovery and tries to undermines Bobby running Ewing Oil. Miss Ellie and Jock find the gun used to shoot J.R. at Southfork. Sue Ellen has nightmares that she shot J.R.

Season 4, Episode 4: Who Done It?

21 November 1980
Sue Ellen is charged with attempted murder, but the charges are dropped when the real assailant reveals herself and her shocking secret.

Season 4, Episode 5: Taste of Success

28 November 1980
Pam resents the time Bobby is spending at work. Bobby tries to impress Jock by buying a refinery for Ewing Oil. J.R. tries to sabotage Bobby.

Season 4, Episode 6: The Venezuelan Connection

5 December 1980
Jock is caught between the feuding Bobby and J.R. Miss Ellie insists Jock keep Bobby at Southfork whatever it takes. Bobby makes a deal for Venenzulan oil for the refinery. Lucy introduces Mitch to her friends.

Season 4, Episode 7: The Fourth Son

12 December 1980
Bobby has a setback at Ewing Oil. Ray Krebbs' father, who ran out on the family shows up looking for money in return for telling Ray who his father really is.

Season 4, Episode 8: Trouble at Ewing 23

19 December 1980
Bobby has to deal with an extortionist threatening to blow up the Ewing 23 oil field, a task that is complicated when J.R. takes a hand in things. Ray discovers that Donna is seeing Cliff.

Season 4, Episode 9: The Prodigal Mother

2 January 1981
Pam's detective believes he has found her mother, but the reunion does not turn out as Pam has hoped. Lucy asks Mitch to marry her. J.R. continues to plot against Bobby.

Season 4, Episode 10: Executive Wife

9 January 1981
J.R. encourages Jock to make a business investment he knows will interfere with Bobby's plans. Pam resents Bobby's obsession with Ewing Oil. Lucy announces her engagement to Mitch, which doesn't meet with her family's approval.

Season 4, Episode 11: End of the Road: Part 1

16 January 1981
Bobby enters a deal that will get Ewing Oil back into the cartel, but for which he doesn't have the promised capitol. Mitch's mother and sister, Afton, arrive in town for the wedding. J.R. takes an interest in Afton, which worries Sue Ellen.

Season 4, Episode 12: End of the Road: Part 2

23 January 1981
Lucy is getting married. But the happy event is clouded by Bobby's resignation from Ewing Oil, and Miss Ellie's frustration with Jock over Gary.

Season 4, Episode 13: Making of a President

30 January 1981
J.R. hires a public relations consultant, Leslie Stewart, to improve his image. Bobby gives up Ewing Oil. Sue Ellen toys with cheating with an old college beau named Clint Ogden. Things start to get rocky between Miss Ellie and Jock.

Season 4, Episode 14: Start the Revolution with Me

6 February 1981
J.R. takes steps to finance overthrowing the government that nationalized his Asian oil fields. Leslie Stewart continues to resist his advances. Bobby tries to buy a solar energy company, worrying Pam. Cliff is upset by Donna. Miss Ellie's resentment of Ray's relationship with Jock grows.

Season 4, Episode 15: The Quest

13 February 1981
J.R. takes the reins of Ewing Oil in earnest and starts to wheel and deal. He calls in markers to keep Cliff out of political office. Sue Ellen believes she is being followed.

Season 4, Episode 16: Lover, Come Back

20 February 1981
J.R.'s counter-revolution brings the oil wells back under private control, which reconciles him with the cartel. Ray proposes to Donna. Mitch and Lucy continue to fight over money. Sue Ellen discovers Dusty Farlow is alive.

Season 4, Episode 17: The New Mrs. Ewing

27 February 1981
Donna and Ray get married. Miss Ellie discovers Jock is one of the backers of a development she's been campaigning to stop. Bobby hires Cliff to be his consultant. Lucy gets a modeling job, further upsetting Mitch.

Season 4, Episode 18: The Mark of Cain

13 March 1981
Bobby gets caught between Jock and Miss Ellie. Pam's mother reappears. J.R. is manipulated by Leslie Stewart.

Season 4, Episode 19: The Gathering Storm

27 March 1981
Jock and Miss Ellie contemplate divorce. J.R. hatches a plan to sell Ewing Oil to avoid seeing it broken up in a divorce settlement. Mitch continues to resent Lucy's "Young Miss Dallas" job. Cliff starts to suspect J.R.'s interference in the Asian revolution. Pan warns their mother not to trust Cliff.

Season 4, Episode 20: Ewing vs. Ewing

3 April 1981
Bobby finds a compromise on the Tapaka project, but this fails to reconcile Jock and Miss Ellie. Ray and Donna confront Miss Ellie about what they suspect is the real problem. J.R. makes arrangements to sell Ewing Oil. Pam tells Cliff their mother is still alive.

Season 4, Episode 21: New Beginnings

10 April 1981
Jock and Miss Ellie go on a second honeymoon, which is bad for J.R.'s plan to sell Ewing Oil. Donna threatens J.R. when he sets Ray up for failure. Cliff is conflicted about meeting his mother. J.R. and Sue Ellen's peace is broken by a call from Kristin.

Season 4, Episode 22: Full Circle

17 April 1981
Kristin returns. Dusty and Sue Ellen reunite. Lucy moves out of the condo. Cliff brings evidence against J.R. to the senate committee. J.R. plans his divorce. Cliff meets with his mother.

Season 4, Episode 23: Ewing-Gate

1 May 1981
Sue Ellen leaves J.R. but he prevents her taking John Ross with her. Sue Ellen asks Pam for help. J.R. manages to squirm out of the Senate investigation. Cliff accuses Bobby of helping him. Bobby asks Cliff to meet him at Southfork to discuss it. Cliff makes a shocking discovery when he arrives there.

Season 5

Season 5, Episode 1: Missing Heir

9 October 1981
J.R. & Cliff recognize the corpse in the Ewing pool, then promptly accuse each other of murder. Pam takes John Ross to Sue Ellen. The Sheriff learns who shot J.R.

Season 5, Episode 2: Gone But Not Forgotten

16 October 1981
J.R. and Cliff testify about the death. J.R. tries to take advantage of Sue Ellen leaving the Southern Cross to arrange the funeral to kidnap John Ross back but is foiled by Dusty. Cliff has no luck finding a new job or convincing anyone to move against Bobby for ethics violations. Bobby and Pam start an attempt to adopt but find out the wait is long.

Season 5, Episode 3: Showdown at San Ángelo

23 October 1981
J.R. uses Miss Ellie to gain access to the Southern Cross and John Ross. Ellie and Clayton meet and agree the custody issues is not their fight. J.R. threatens Sue Ellen and when that fails tries to convince Ellie to kidnap John Ross.

Season 5, Episode 4: Little Boy Lost

30 October 1981
J.R. and Sue Ellen go to court to decide custody of John Ross. Miss Ellie tells J.R. that she won't stand for any mudslinging and attends the hearing to see if he obeys.

Season 5, Episode 5: The Sweet Smell of Revenge

6 November 1981
Pam goes missing. J.R. starts a new plot to blackmail the Farlows into making Sue Ellen leave but buying up all the available crude to destroy their refinery. Bobby gets a letter with a picture of Kristin and her baby and an offer of more information for sale. After hours of searching the police find the edge of a buildings roof.

Season 5, Episode 6: The Big Shut Down

13 November 1981
Clayton Farlow stands firm against J.R. Pam begins psychiatric treatment. Kristin's lover sells Bobby the child's birth certificate and checks Kristin received from Texas. Pam meets her sister Katherine.

Season 5, Episode 7: Blocked

20 November 1981
Bobby talks to Jordan Lee who denies being the father of Kristin's baby. Clayton refuses to throw out Sue Ellen, despite J.R.'s control of the oil.The price of oil starts to drop, making J.R.'s plan much riskier.

Season 5, Episode 8: The Split

27 November 1981
Ellie receives a legal document from Jock that effects control of Ewing Oil while he is in South America. She gathers the family, including Gary and Val, to explain what it means.

Season 5, Episode 9: Five Dollars a Barrel

4 December 1981
J.R. finds himself in financial hot w