The third season premiere kicks off with the Ewings on top, having vanquished Cliff Barnes and taken over his company. The Ewings are united, with Sue Ellen planning a wedding for John Ross and Pamela. But solidarity among them can only last for so long. John Ross quickly gets into conflict with Bobby over their joint ownership of Southfork Ranch, while also putting his marriage at risk as he enters into an illicit liaison with Emma. Meanwhile, Christopher's relationship with Elena seems irreparable as Elena returns to Dallas with her own secret agenda for justice. As...
On the heels of Nicolas' arrival, John Ross goes to great lengths to keep his plans for Ewing Global moving forward, locking horns with Bobby in the process. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen's suspicions of John Ross' infidelity threaten to derail her alliance with her son. Harris Ryland's surprise return creates concern and Emma enlists the help of her grandmother, Judith Ryland. Bobby and Ann's investigation into Ryland's release from jail leads to a shocking revelation.
The race to secure capital for the impending Arctic Lease auction has Bobby scrambling to outmaneuver John Ross' efforts to frack on Southfork. While Nicolas and Elena's partnership heats up, Christopher makes a startling discovery about Nicolas' past, and Emma's games put John Ross and Pamela's upcoming wedding in jeopardy.
It's wedding day at Southfork and Afton, Ray and Lucy return for the occasion. The only one missing is the groom, John Ross, who's skipped out to strike a deal with a family adversary. Meanwhile, Christopher returns from Mexico to witness Nicolas and Elena's relationship deepening and, to his surprise, finds a new burgeoning romantic connection. As Pamela wonders what's keeping John Ross from the nuptials, Sue Ellen fears it's Emma and contemplates stopping the wedding.
The honeymoon is over for John Ross, as Bobby and Sue Ellen try to use the Governor to stop John Ross from becoming just like his father, J.R. - a move that could divide the family forever. Meanwhile, Christopher discovers surprising details about Heather's past; Cliff persuades Elena to try a new tact in her quest for justice; and Judith Ryland and Ann try, with varying degrees of success, to get Emma under control.
On the heels of Bobby's appointment as Railroad Commissioner, John Ross scrambles to find the funds to keep the Arctic lease deal alive, even if it means betraying those who love him most. Sensing an opportunity, Elena and Nicolas get Pamela and John Ross out of the office to divide and conquer. Meanwhile, things get complicated for Christopher and Heather, and Ryland's plot to keep Emma and John Ross apart takes an unexpected turn.
As Bobby and Ann work to get Sue Ellen released, John Ross pushes ahead on his plans for control of Ewing Global, enlisting the help of one of J.R.'s last business partners. Meanwhile, secrets come to light as Emma discovers the lengths her father and grandmother have gone to control her, and Elena decides what to do with a secret she's discovered. Plus, Elena's brother, Drew, returns to Dallas, which leads to a surprising showdown.
In the electrifying mid-season finale, Pamela's discovery that John Ross has been sleeping with Emma ignites a firestorm at Southfork threatening not only their relationship, but Bobby and Ann's relationship as well. Christopher and Heather must deal with a drastic action taken by Bo; Elena and Nicolas' relationship is tested as Drew's arrival in Dallas continues to threaten their plans; and Emma takes a page out of her grandmother's playbook that ends in disaster. As cliffhangers build, lives and relationships are brought to the brink, setting the stage for showdown ...
The Ewing family searches for answers as to who set the fire at Southfork Ranch and who will survive. Plus, while John Ross and Emma struggle with their role in Pamela's overdose, relationships among the family are forever changed.
The dark cloud over Southfork continues to grow with the news of a family death. Meanwhile, Christopher and Heather's relationship is put to the test as John Ross tries to redeem himself with Pamela, who begins to face the real reasons behind her overdose. Elsewhere, Elena makes a drastic move to get justice for her family, putting John Ross directly in her cross-hairs.
In a thrilling showdown, Elena finally confronts the Ewings for what J.R. did to her father and for framing Cliff. Sue Ellen, Pamela and Ann are shocked over the truths Elena exposes, realigning relationships and forcing Bobby to re-examine the steps he took to implement J.R.'s master plan. Meanwhile, Nicolas' plan to steal Ewing Global for the cartel moves forward, setting the stage for a new battle.
As Ewing Global goes public, twists and turns abound while everyone scrambles to claim ownership. Pamela struggles with what to do now that she knows Cliff didn't really kill J.R., and Bobby seeks the aide of old flame Tracey McKay to help get back control of the company. Meanwhile, Judith and Harris work to fix their own problems with the cartel, which ends up putting lives in the balance and aligning the Rylands and Ewings in a way no one ever expected.
In the wake of a devastating family kidnapping, Bobby puts everything on the line to save lives. John Ross and Pamela form a truce of sorts. Elena, who's been in hiding with Nicolas, finally learns the truth about his connections to the cartel, which sends her spiraling. Christopher desperately searches for Elena, fearing for her safety. And Bobby is forced to make a choice he never anticipated.
Christopher rushes to find Elena and Bobby is double-crossed by the cartel. John Ross puts his life on the line to attempt a rescue. Nicolas tries to prove himself to Elena and makes a deal with the authorities that puts him on a path with John Ross' plan that puts both Nicolas' and Elana's lives at risk.
"While Christopher races to find Elena, Bobby is double-crossed by the cartel. No longer able to sit by, John Ross puts his own life on the line to attempt a rescue. Meanwhile, Nicolas tries to prove himself to Elena by making a deal with the authorities that puts him on a collision course with John Ross' plan and places both their lives in jeopardy. In the electrifying season finale, the Ewings and the Rylands finally force the cartel to pay the piper as some lives are saved and others are lost. Bobby and Sue Ellen form a new alliance to protect the family, which ...