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Season 5

9 Oct. 1981
Missing Heir
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.
16 Oct. 1981
Gone But Not Forgotten
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.
23 Oct. 1981
Showdown at San Ángelo
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.
30 Oct. 1981
Little Boy Lost
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.
6 Nov. 1981
The Sweet Smell of Revenge
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 Pam...at the edge of a buildings roof.
13 Nov. 1981
The Big Shut Down
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.
20 Nov. 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.
27 Nov. 1981
The Split
Ellie receives a legal document from Jock that affects control of Ewing Oil while he is in South America. Ellie gathers the family, including Gary and Val to explain what it means.
4 Dec. 1981
Five Dollars a Barrel
J.R. finds himself in financial hot water and must broker an extension of his loan. Cliff takes advantage of J.R.'s hot spot to get some concessions. Pam is allowed to leave the hospital and visit Southfork.
11 Dec. 1981
Starting Over
Miss Ellie decides to give Ray a loan to help him out and discovers what J.R. has been up to. Sue Ellen realizes Dusty won't be happy with her and leaves the Southern Cross. Bobby buys Kristin's baby, thinking J.R. the father and brings the baby home to confront. J.R. He lingers in the hall when he hears Miss Ellie arguing with J.R. and Pam comes downstairs, sees the baby and jumps to the wrong conclusion.
18 Dec. 1981
Waterloo at Southfork
Miss Ellie calls the family together to vote on whether J.R. should continue as president of Ewing Oil. Bobby tries to figure out a way to adopt baby Chistopher without Pam figuring out who he is. Ray pulls out of his development deal, leaving Donna angry that he wouldn't confide in her or ask for help.
1 Jan. 1982
Barbecue Two
Miss Ellie plans the annual Ewing Barbecue to celebrate Jock's return from South America. Lucy invites Mitch to the party but is annoyed when he neglects her. Ray gets drunk and embarrasses Donna. Miss Ellie gets a shocking phone call.
8 Jan. 1982
The Search
After a phone call from South America devastates Miss Ellie, J.R., Bobby, and Ray fly down there to try and find Jock. They find his medallion.
15 Jan. 1982
Jock's death has a devastating effect on J.R. and Bobby has to cover for himself as well as his brother in running Ewing Oil. J.R. is unable to deal even with the simplest of business demands in his grief.
22 Jan. 1982
Head of the Family
With J.R.'s continued absence from the business and Ray's apathy and negligence toward the running of the ranch, Bobby is strugglingto keep Ewing Oil afloat.
29 Jan. 1982
The Phoenix
A recovered J.R. brings John Ross to the Ewing Oil offices to introduce him to what he hopes is his son's future. Later, when he tells Sue Ellen about it, she is far from delighted.
5 Feb. 1982
My Father, My Son
J.R. tries to convince Donna that the only way to save her marriage is to persuade Ray to give his ten voting shares to J.R., thereby severing his ties to the Ewings.
12 Feb. 1982
J.R., behind the scenes, gets a job offer for Cliff to get him out of Southfork so he can make a move to rekindle his relationship with Sue Ellen. Ray is caught with another woman by Donna and Lucy confronts Evelyn about Mitch.
19 Feb. 1982
J.R. has Ray arrested during one of his binges then shows up at jail and persuades a distraught Ray to sign over his ten voting shares in Ewing Oil. Cliff discovers J.R.'s plot to get him a phony job with Olco Industries.
26 Feb. 1982
The Maelstrom
J.R. returns to Southfork where the family is celebrating Christopher's adoption which serves to depress him further as he realizes he may be a long way from having his own son back. Ray cleans up his act and starts to put his life back together.
5 Mar. 1982
The Prodigal
Katherine looks for J.R.'s help because Cliff has taken over Wentworth Tool and Dye. Donna uncovers a secret in the pasts of the Ewings and Culvers while Clayton does some investigating to find out if Cliff is good for Sue Ellen.
12 Mar. 1982
J.R., through his manipulations, dupes Cliff into spending millions on a phony land deal. Farraday meets with Bobby and wants money and a ticket to Rio while Cliff proposes marriage to Sue Ellen.
19 Mar. 1982
Bobby Ewing's worst fears are realized when Farraday is murdered but a much worse blackmailer takes his place, his brother, J.R. With copies of Christopher's adoption records in his possession, J.R. realizes that he is probably the real father and now he can force Bobby to do his will so that Pam will never find out.
26 Mar. 1982
The Investigation
Bobby is in a difficult position when he is questioned by the police about the extent of his involvement with Farraday. Lucy is released from her bondage after she is found by Pam and Bobby.
2 Apr. 1982
Miss Ellie makes a decision on the book Donna is working on and comes to accept that Jock has died. The police recruit Bobby's help in setting up a plan to catch Farraday's killers and Cliff is fired by his mother for embezzlement.
9 Apr. 1982
Goodbye, Cliff Barnes
Cliff is devastated by Sue Ellen's return to J.R. and when Afton visits him she makes a shocking discovery. Bobby comes clean and reveals Christopher's true parentage to Pam. Clayton makes a return to Southfork and Lucy admits to a terrible secret.

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