Bobby and April's long awaited, romantic honeymoon in Paris is interrupted by Sheila Foley, an enigmatic, well-to-do woman, while J.R.'s frustration mounts when he realizes all escape routes from the mental institution are blocked.
Still playing the charade, Bobby attends an important oil industry reception with Sheila, unaware of the ominous events about to change his life forever. Meanwhile, back in Dallas, J.R. ties up loose ends now that he is out of the sanitarium.
Despondent about April, Bobby turns his back on Ewing Oil, while J.R. gets a surprise visit from the only woman he has ever loved. Meanwhile, Michelle is furious with Bobby for returning to Dallas without April.
Venezuelan oil magnate Lee Ann De La Vega attempts to cast a spell over J.R. Ewing when she maneuvers to buy his precious Ewing Oil. Despite J.R.'s vehement objections, Bobby decides to rid himself of the oil company.
Lee Ann De La Vega sells Ewing Oil to Michelle Stevens. Michelle then fires J.R., Phyllis and Sly. Bobby enlists the help of Liz Adams to find Hillary Taylor. He finds out Hillary's daughter Jory is in Malibu and goes to find her.
Southfork experiences another turbulent marriage and this time J.R. plays referee as James and Michelle duke it out. Meanwhile, Liz bargains to sell her company to J.R. in exchange for Cliff's appointment as the government's energy czar.
The whole family finds out about James' former wife and child. J.R. gets a terrible health report from his doctor. Jory stops by the ranch to confide in Bobby. John Ross is jealous because of all the attention that James' baby is getting.
J.R. finds out that Cally's baby is his and hires a detective to find her. James faces increased pressure to choose between Debra Lynn and Michelle. Cliff and Michelle hatch a plan to send Debra Lynn packing. Clayton comes back to the ranch with news. Bobby begins spending more time with Jory.
J.R., nearing a breakdown from recent losses, faces another major defeat when a vengeful enemy from his past returns with unwelcome news. In other developments, Cliff is shocked to learn that his nemesis is now his business partner.
J.R. is drunk and dejected; he has lost his business to Cliff Barnes, his son has moved to England, and the ownership of his beloved home was given to Bobby. He wants to end it all, when an otherworldly creature calling himself "Adam" offers to show him what a world where J.R. Ewing was never born would be like. In this alternate reality, Gary would be the first son and would run Ewing Oil -- into the ground but become a successful lawyer. Jock would kill himself over it, leading to Miss Ellie's death "from a broken heart" two years later. Sue Ellen would be a ...