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Open with JR and John Ross shaving. JR tells John Ross about how he loved, respected and feared his “daddy, Jock.” JR then tells John Ross he knows the Marta he knows isn’t the real Marta. He says he doesn’t blame John Ross for double crossing him since he wasn’t around much when he was growing up. He adds that he wants to make up for that by teaching him everything Jock taught him about the oil business. John Ross accepts and they hug. John Ross then tells JR about Mitch’s threat to tell Bobby what they’re doing. JR replies by telling John Ross that years ago Mitch’s son hit and killed a woman with his car. There was a witness that was paid off to stay quiet. JR tells John Ross to find the witness so they can shut Mitch up for good.
Shoot to Ann trying to teach Rebecca how to shoot. Tommy happens by and Ann is called away. Once she’s gone, Tommy gives Rebecca a flash drive to plug into Christopher’s laptop so he can see his research. Rebecca reluctantly takes the flash drive and puts it in her pocket.
Shoot to JR, John Ross and the fake Marta meeting with the real people buying Southfork, led by Vicente Cano. JR changes the terms of the agreement to 14 percent instead of 15 percent on whatever oil they find. Vicente makes it clear that in exchange for their $50 million, they expect the oil to keep flowing and then threatens JR. JR threatens him right back.
Shoot to outside as JR warns the fake Marta to not screw him over again. Once JR walks away, she takes out a container of pills and pops one in her mouth.
Shoot to Bobby’s doctor’s office. He tells Bobby and Ann that the tumor was removed successfully but there’s a chance it could come back. The doctor decides to give Bobby chemotherapy in pill form to keep this from happening. When he tells Bobby the side effects of the pill are possible heart failure and liver damage, Bobby doesn’t bat an eye. He then tells Ann that he has changed his mind about selling Southfork and is going to call Mitch to stop the sale.
Shoot to John Ross giving Mitch his payoff but it isn’t the full $2 million Mitch demanded. Mitch then tells John Ross that Bobby called him to stop the sale.
Shoot to Bobby getting a call from JR’s doctor, who tells him that JR’s condition would greatly improve if he moved back to Southfork. Bobby tells Ann that it’s a bad idea because “he’ll either drive us crazy or we’ll have to watch him 24/7.” Ann goes to make up the guest bedroom and says that it might be fun to have JR at Southfork. Bobby replies, “Oh yea, it'll be great having a rattlesnake around the house.”
Shoot to JR and John Ross paying off the nursing home resident who posed as JR’s doctor on the phone. JR then commends John Ross with coming up with the idea for him to move back to Southfork.
Shoot to Christopher and Elena concocting computer simulations of his methane extraction plan. None of them work, then Christopher suggests using liquid carbon dioxide, which is stable. Elena thinks it’s a great idea and they hug. Then, Elena gets a call from Rebecca inviting her to lunch. She accepts.
Shoot to JR moving into the Southfork guest house. He goes looking for Bobby and finds him talking with his long time enemy Cliff Barnes. [played by Ken Kercheval] "Time has not been kind to that face, but I do recall the smell of brimstone and crazy," JR says to Cliff. He replies by telling JR that he came back to town to ask Bobby to sell him Southfork but Bobby turned him down. Cliff is surprised to see JR taking the plans to sell to a conservancy so well. JR feigns surprise when Bobby says the deal is on hold.
Shoot to Rebecca and Elena at lunch. Rebecca tells Elena that she intimidates her but then says, “I want us to be friends, because then you won't feel like a threat." Elena accepts. Elena then tells her Christopher went through a lot growing up after finding out both his real parents died and Pam, the only mother he ever knew, just disappeared. She then adds that Christopher has always felt like he has to earn being a Ewing.
Shoot to Rebecca coming home to Christopher building a model for his project idea. Then, the doorbell rings and it’s an employee of Cliff Barnes inviting Christopher and Rebecca to dinner.
Shoot to a hotel where Cliff has rented the entire floor. Christopher hasn’t seen his “Uncle Cliff” in five years and wonders why he wants to see him now. Cliff tells Christopher that he wants to invest in his project and offers him $1 million but Christopher thinks Cliff only wants to screw over the Ewings. Christopher declines the offer and as he and Rebecca leave, Cliff says, “You are never going to be one of them, Christopher. Don't let them destroy you like they did Pam.”
Shoot to Ann going to the stables and finding the door open. She takes out a rifle and investigates only to find JR reading through the Ewing family archives. "Bullets don't seem to have much effect on me, my dear," he jokes. He shows her an old picture of Bobby and Miss Ellie and how he spent too many years hating Bobby because Ellie doted on him more. JR then tells Ann that Bobby was right to sell Southfork since it caused such family problems. Ann reminds him that he was the cause of many of the problems then tells JR to lock up when he leaves.
Shoot to JR giving John Ross something of Miss Ellie’s.
Shoot to Christopher leaving Rebecca in bed in the middle of the night to go work at his office.
Shoot to Rebecca, still in bed and Tommy calling. He asks her why he still doesn’t have access to Christopher’s laptop. She lies and tells him she hasn’t had access to it when it’s sitting on the desk in front of her.
Shoot to Christopher at his office. He’s gotten the project to work. Elena shows up and is ecstatic. Christopher wants to go tell Bobby.
Shoot to Christopher and Elena looking for Bobby on Southfork. They find Ann, who tells them that Bobby is signing the papers to sell Southfork.
Shoot to Christopher finding Bobby handing the signed papers to Mitch. Christopher then accuses Bobby of selling Southfork because he doesn’t think he can beat John Ross. Bobby then tells Christopher that he has cancer but he’s going to be okay. Christopher then accuses Bobby of shutting him out his life by not telling him right away.
Shoot to Elena finding Christopher outside. He tells her that Bobby has cancer and he breaks down in her arms. Tommy sees and takes a picture of the embrace and the kiss that follows. After Tommy leaves, unseen, Christopher and Elena break away from each other and apologize to each other.
Shoot to Tommy sending Rebecca the photos of Christopher and Elena embracing and kissing. She then stares at the flash drive Tommy gave her to plug into Christopher’s laptop.
Shoot to JR calling John Ross to tell him that Bobby signed the papers. He’s overjoyed.
Shoot to Mitch demanding that John Ross now give him $5 million or he’ll ruin the deal before the Venezuelans sell Southfork back to them.
Shoot to Christopher telling Rebecca about Bobby's cancer. He adds that he was upset and Elena was there. It made him realize what's important and what really matters. He apologizes for being distracted lately and tells her he loves her. He then asks if it’s okay with her if they stay at Southfork until the sale is complete. She says it’s okay with her. She then throws the flash drive Tommy gave her away as she hugs Christopher.
Shoot to Bobby and Anne agreeing that JR gave John Ross the journal. Ann is surprised that Bobby isn’t angry but amused at how JR hasn’t changed one bit
Shoot to John Ross hearing from the guy he hired to dig up dirt on Mitch that the witness who saw Mitch’s son kill a woman with his car died 10 years ago. He tells the man to keep digging to find something he can use against Mitch. The guy also tells John Ross that he found out who sent the email to Elena that broke up her and Christopher…it was Rebecca.