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Season 9

27 Sep. 1985
The Family Ewing
As the Ewings prepare to lay Bobby to rest, Dusty tries to get Sue Ellen to stop drinking.
27 Sep. 1985
Rock Bottom
In his will, Bobby leaves 30% of Ewing Oil to Christopher, meaning Pam will be in control of those shares until the boy turns 18. Sue Ellen stumbles drunkenly in the city among the hobos and bag ladies.
4 Oct. 1985
Those Eyes
The search for Sue Ellen ends up in the police station drunk tank. Sue Ellen is moved to a detoxification ward where J.R. and Dusty have a confrontation which sends Sue Ellen into a frenzy.
11 Oct. 1985
Miss Ellie accepts the idea of selling Ewing Oil as a means of keeping her troubled family together, but the prospect further divides the Ewing heirs.
18 Oct. 1985
Saving Grace
J.R.'s scheme to pressure Pam into selling her son's Ewing Oil stock to him backfires. J.R. also is annoyed that his investigation of Jack's past proves worthless.
25 Oct. 1985
J.R. faces losing control of Ewing Oil when his mother and Pam decide to sell to Wendell. Miss Ellie is not happy when Sue Ellen's trouble making mother arrives at Southfork determined to straighten out her daughter's life.
1 Nov. 1985
The Wind of Change
Bobby Ewing posthumously receives the Oil Man of the Year Award at the Oil Baron's Ball, which Miss Ellie passes on to Christopher.
8 Nov. 1985
At Ewing Oil, Pam incurs J.R.'s wrath when she reminds him that they are partners and settles into Bobby's old office.
15 Nov. 1985
Close Encounters
The Ewing hosted charity rodeo provides a fitting arena for the family's social and economic maneuvering.
22 Nov. 1985
Suffer the Little Children
Sue Ellen seeks a legal separation from J.R. and full custody of John Ross, but J.R. vows that she will never be safe if she takes his son away from him.
29 Nov. 1985
The Prize
J.R.'s investigation of Marinos pressures Angelica to try and quickly close the deal but his detective suggests J.R. hold off because of some odd activity at Marinos before disappearing.
6 Dec. 1985
En Passant
J.R.'s efforts to coerce the judge in the custody fight with Sue Ellen over their son prove fruitless after Sue Ellen takes John Ross' future into her own hands.
13 Dec. 1985
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
The future of several lives hang in the balance as Sue Ellen ponders a move back to Southfork, which could also affect her custody of John Ross.
20 Dec. 1985
Curiosity Killed the Cat
The disappearance of Jack Ewing puts J.R. in an embarrassing position and the threat of the impending deal with Marinos could crumble. J.R. promises an angry Angelica he will find out why Jack did not show up for their luncheon meeting.
3 Jan. 1986
The Missing Link
Matt Cantrell comes to town looking for Bobby unaware that his boyhood chum and business partner has been killed. Pam meets Cantrell when he barges into her office looking for Bobby and is stunned at the news of Bobby's death.
10 Jan. 1986
Twenty-Four Hours
The efforts to locate Jack Ewing intensify as Jamie lies unconscious and with J.R. having his own reasons for joining in the search. The urgency of finding a compatible blood donor for Jamie sends all the Ewings on the search for her brother.
17 Jan. 1986
The Deadly Game
J.R. learns that blood matching indicates that Jack and Jamie had the same parents which gives him an entirely new perspective in his dealings with Angelica and the Marinos deal.
24 Jan. 1986
Blame It on Bogota
J.R.'s scheming to involve Pam in Matt's mining operation sends Pam to South America and also entices Cliff to invest in the venture. Sue Ellen's ingenuity earns J.R.'s begrudging respect while she enjoys the company of Dr. Kenderson.
31 Jan. 1986
Shadow Games
Pam disappears and Matt is left for dead at the campsite in Colombia. Clayton realizes that it is time to sell Farlow Industries when he finds that Ellie has been secretly backing his losses.
7 Feb. 1986
J.R. travels to Colombia to make sure his connection with Matt is kept hidden and to pay Rueda to search for Pam while Cliff and Mark arrive and blame Matt for Pam's disappearance.
14 Feb. 1986
Dire Straits
In Colombia Cliff and Mark, who blame themselves for Pam's misfortune, reluctantly agree to let Matt deliver the ransom note alone as instructed by the kidnappers and in Dallas Jenna's fixation causes growing concerns.
21 Feb. 1986
J.R. becomes increasingly jealous of Jerry Kenderson's attentions to Sue Ellen, Jenna continues to be undecided about psychiatric visits, and in Colombia, a thoroughly disenchanted Cliff ponders Pam's offer to buy back his interest in the emerald mine.
28 Feb. 1986
Sitting Ducks
The family welcomes Pam and Mark home from Colombia and J.R. is secretly delighted that Pam will continue to subsidize Matt's excavation of the mine.
7 Mar. 1986
In Martinique, Jack masquerades as Dimitri, while J.R. suspects that Angelica has been illegally taking Dimitri's affairs into herown hands.
14 Mar. 1986
Just Desserts
In the aftermath of the Martinique masquerade ball catastrophe, Angelica disappears, Grace ends her romance with Jack, and Jack refuses to work any longer with J.R.
21 Mar. 1986
Nothing's Ever Perfect
J.R. is struck by the realization that he may have lost Sue Ellen for good and is informed that he will have to do something underhanded if he is to discredity her friend Jerry Kenderson.
4 Apr. 1986
J.R. Rising
Matt finds emeralds, the adoption of Tony hits a snag, J.R. goads Kenderson into giving Sue Ellen an ultimatum, the Marinos deal can now go ahead, and a vengeful Angelica arrives.
11 Apr. 1986
In anticipation of future Ewing-Marcos drilling, J.R. shuts down less productive wells, making the cartel suspicious of his buy-back arrangement with them.
2 May 1986
Thrice in a Lifetime
J.R. promises Sue Ellen he'll never take her for granted again and is surprised and confused at her impulsive actions.
9 May 1986
Hello... Goodbye... Hello
J.R. finds renewed happiness with Sue Ellen in spite of his oil empire tottering, Mandy pursuing him, and a dangerous enemy lurking in wait. Financially strapped, J.R. has to pass on a lucrative opportunity to buy out a competitor.
16 May 1986
Blast from the Past
The happiness on Pam and Mark's wedding day soon fades as J.R.'s attempt to outwit Angelica may have come too late to save Jack's life and jeopardizes Sue Ellen's life as well.

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