Dallas recap: Guilt and Innocence

In the aftermath of the explosion, everyone fights (some for their lives)
Ep. 09 | Aired Mar 25, 2013

BEDSIDE MANNERS Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) and John Ross (Josh Henderson) share a tender moment.

Zade Rosenthal

In Judith's room, she instructed Harris to make sure she has her pain meds every three hours on the dot so she feels no discomfort. He apologized for how he'd treated her and she broke him down until he said he'd fallen for Ann because he was weak like his father. She said if he repairs the riff he'd caused between her and Emma, she'd give him a full pardon. He interrupted Emma's inappropriate flirting with John Ross and asked her to see her grandmother, which she agreed to do.

John Ross finally got to see Pamela, who asked him if he thought this was karma for all the bad things she's done. "Darlin', if there were karma, I’d have been run over, shot, struck by lightning years ago," he said. And she laughed. Oddly sweet. Bad things just happen, he said, and the doctors would figure a way out for her because she has nine lives. Enter her mother, Afton (Audrey Landers), who John Ross had called. She started lecturing right away.

A man from the Texas Environmental Safety and Hazards Administration found Christopher and told him preliminary results made it seem like his carbon dioxide theory was accurate. Bobbby kindly told the guy to get out. John Ross yelled at Christopher, feeling guilty for inviting Pamela to the rig. Afton overheard.

John Ross calmed down and started to tell John Ross this wasn't what J.R. predicted. WHY DIDN'T HE THINK THEN THAT CLIFF AND HARRIS COULD HAVE SABOTAGED THE RIG, WHICH WOULD FALL UNDER WHAT HIS DADDY HAD SAID? Sue Ellen, to her credit, said Bobby was right -- they all have to stick together -- and she said she'd look up her old friend Ken Richards (Lee Majors), who's one of the chairs of TESHA and see if she can get inside information on the investigation so they can start to manage it.

Because we needed to see a crazier family, we cut to Emma visiting with Judith, who told her she was afraid of Harris and that he'd tried to killed her. She promised to give Emma the company if she just took her back to London. Harris and the staff arrived in time to get her drugged and restrained. "She’s out to get you," Emma said. Oh s---, Judith's plan is gonna backfire and Harris will have Emma's pity.

Harris got a call from Cliff, who apparently was still fine with his decision to have the bomb go off with his daughter onboard the rig. Everything is still a go. Meanwhile, Sue Ellen met Ken for a drink, and we found out J.R. had stolen Sue Ellen from him during her Miss Texas days. Sue Ellen was better at faux-flirting with Ken than she was with Gary, perhaps because she admitted exactly what she wanted business-wise (but claimed she'd been thinking about making a personal call for a while). He's in.

A little layer, while Afton and John Ross were visiting with Pamela, the aneurysm started. They had to do surgery now. While her mother and John Ross wanted them to save Pamela and sacrifice the babies if necessary, Christopher kept his promise. While they waited for word on her, Bobby told Afton to retract her claws, and Emma tried again to get John Ross to sneak away for sex. He wouldn't go, he wanted to know how Pamela was. HOW SWEET! Pamela and the babies had made it.

Emma drove Bobby and Pam home, and since Elena had mentioned what a good time Drew said he'd had with Emma, she paid him a booty call. I just can't care about this relationship because it was out of nowhere. She could tell he was planning to leave and lying when he said it was just for a couple of days. She threw some of his words about kicking life's ass back at him and then kissed him. Later, we'd see him wake up beside her and go see Harris' guy and tell him he was staying: Drew said if he goes down, he'll take that guy with him. PROBABLY NOT THE SMARTEST THING TO SAY, DREW!

In recovery, Pamela asked Christopher if the explosion was his fault, and lack of response was interpreted as a "yes." Emma came back to the hospital and Harris told her that her grandmother was someplace healing where she couldn't hurt either of them now. That is a scary family. You almost felt bad seeing Judith slur her words and being drugged more in the back of an ambulance to quiet her. Almost.

At Southfork, Bobby got a report delivered that said Christopher mother, Pam, had been in Abu Dhabi in 1989. There was no record of future travel and her passport expired. Ann was not pleased that Bobby is looking for her.

Ken gave Sue Ellen the scoop on the findings, which would not be made public for a while: There were sounds of two explosions. Think they they'll find explosives. NOW, John Ross finally contemplated the notion that this was Cliff and Harris sabotaging them. Christopher couldn't comprehend why he'd do that -- Pamela was there, it hurts the company that Cliff know owns shares of. And there it was: He wants to devalue the company.

And then, we heard the announcement of the code blue. I want to erase that from my DVR immediately, it's just too sad. Will this make Pamela someone we root for? Will she believe them when they say her dad did this? Your turn. Go!

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