Miss Ellie worries about Clayton's activities while Sue Ellen meets Nicholas Pearce, a dashing investment banker who seeks to help her build up her lingerie business. Meanwhile, J.R. obtains the will for Pamela in case she doesn't make it.
Bobby and Cliff and the rest of the Ewings desperately search for Pam, fearful that the mystery figure may be involved in her disappearance. Bobby and Cliff make an odd pair as they scour Texas to unravel the mystery surrounding Pam.
Ray and Jenna reveal their good news to Bobby and the rest of the Ewings. Despite their budding relationship, Bobby severs ties with Lisa Alden in the interest of Christopher, but takes the initiative with another woman from his past.
Frustrated and furious at Cliff for shutting down his oil rig, Dandy takes control with a shotgun. J.R., with the unwitting help of April Stevens, continues to pursue Weststar, as well as Kimberly Cryder.
With Bobby as best man, Ray and Jenna finally exchange wedding vows. The wedding day finds Christopher struggling with the discovery of the identity of Lucas's father, while Jenna pines over past feelings for Bobby.
Bobby prepares for a brutal court fight to retain custody of Christopher. J.R., who learns of Casey's disloyalty, plans to teach the upstart a lesson while he continues to badger Kimberly to set up a meeting between him and her powerful father.
J.R. and Kimberly Cryder concoct a scandalous surprise for Sue Ellen. To Bobby's relief, Lisa Alden can't be found, apparently cancelling the trial. Clayton finds comfort from a supportive Laurel, while Miss Ellie walks into the shock of her life.
Miss Ellie retreats into a drunken rage after she spies Clayton and Laurel together for a second time. Disillusioned and hurt, Ellie seeks comfort in silence, bewildering Clayton. J.R. and Kimberly's scheme to rid themselves of Sue Ellen backfires.
J.R. sets his sights on the beautiful and innocent Laurel Ellis. Clayton's arrest for murder provides J.R. with ammunition to lure Laurel into his stable of conquests. In their effort to win back Ewing Oil, Kay introduces Bobby to a powerful Senator.
J.R. revels in his power when he uncovers evidence that could extricate Clayton from the charge of murdering David Shulton. Holding the key to Clayton's freedom, J.R. decides to use the information to his own advantage.