The Ewings are stunned to hear that JR, assumed still on business trip in Abu Dhabi, was fatally shot in a rather sleazy Mexican drug town hotel, apparently shot by a common thief while biding with an 'escort lady'. His legacy and last letters arouse surprising eulogies while Sue Ellen relapses in alcoholism, John Ross is consumed by the lust for revenge, Bobby plans to get it with JR's detective once things have cooled down. The oil barons club wake gets out of hand when Cliff Barnes barges in vindictively, only to be dragged out by Pamela, whom John Ross now completely rejects. To Harlan's horror, Emma decides to stay indefinitely on Southfork, Bobby spoils Anne's joy by bitterly scolding she had no right to withhold the truth from him so long and completely.
Did You Know?
During the filming of JR's memorial, Linda Gray asked if she could film Sue Ellen's eulogy to JR in one take. Even though the producers agreed and set up eight cameras to capture the scene from every angle, Gray still had to perform the scene six times. See more
J.R.'s letter begins, "John Ross if your reading this..." It should read "you're." See more
[Bobby enters J.R.'s bedroom and pours himself a drink from J.R.'s decanter
I knew you'd have at least one more left up your sleeve, J.R.
[looks at the letter in his hand from J.R
And it's a good one... I love you, brother.
[takes another drink and dissolves into tears
A slower arraignment of the theme is used in the opening titles, with J.R.'s smiling face in place of Larry Hagman's credit. See more
References Dallas: Tick, Tock