Season 1 Episode 2
Recap: While Rebecca and Christopher are having sex (the way they filmed this it seems like someone is in their hotel room), Elena is rereading the email, John Ross calls her, but she doesn’t answer the phone. John Ross joins JR at the table, JR tells Marta that he wants to speak to her father, she promises that the moment he calls she will have him call JR. JR tells John Ross to get him a draft of the papers before they get to Bobby.
John Ross tells Marta that once the deal goes through they will celebrate like they used to, but for now they need to keep things professional. He tells her that if JR talks to Carlos then they are screwed, she tells him that she’s got it under control. JR looks out his window and sees Marta and John Ross kissing.
Christopher looks at his watch and tells Rebecca that if they don’t get up they will miss their flight. She tells him that their honeymoon can wait since she knows that he doesn’t want his father to sell Southfork.
On the phone Bobby tells the doctor to keep his surgery for Wednesday, he still needs to find a way to tell his family first. Bobby goes out for a ride and stops at a tree, where Jock and Miss Ellie’s names are carved into the trunk, we can see other names there too, JR and Sue Ellen, Bobby and Ann, and Christopher and Elena. Bobby doubles over from the pain in his stomach as Ann rides over he stands up straight. She asks him when he was going to tell her, he asks her how long she has known. She tells him about finding his pills the night before the wedding. He tells her about the surgery, she asks him if he is going to tells Christopher. He tells her that he doesn’t want him coming back from his honeymoon, and tells her that he will be fine.
Elena goes to her door, John Ross is there, she asks him if he sent her the email, he reads it, and tells her that he didn’t do it. He tells her that he only came after her in Mexico because he heard that she and Christopher broke up. He says that he never hid the fact that he was crazy about her. He asks her if the only reason they got together was because she thought Christopher left her, he gets upset when he can see that this was true.
Christopher comes back to the ranch and tells Bobby that they decided not to go on their honeymoon, he tells Bobby that he doesn’t want him to sell Southfork, just to help him. Christopher tells him to give him a chance, but Bobby tells him that he gave Marta his word.
Rebecca is talking to Ann, she tells her that she is feeling insecure about Elena and Christopher. Ann tells her that she felt insecure when she first married Bobby too, she gives Rebecca the Ewing family recipe book.
John Ross goes to Mitch’s office and asks him what the holdup is, he tells him that his father wants to see the papers before Bobby signs them. Mitch tells him that he thinks what he’s done for him is worth more than the $500,000 that he was originally offered. John Ross asks him who much he wants. Mitch tells him that if he doesn’t give him 2 million dollars by The Cattle Baron’s Ball then he will tell Bobby that he set him up and that he will tell JR that he is planning on screwing him out of the deal.
John Ross goes to a bar that Christopher happens to be at as well, they get into a fight, and Christopher tells him that Elena might believe him about the email, but he doesn’t. Christopher leaves, and John Ross gets a text asking him when he will get copies of the documents for JR.
Elena goes to Sue Ellen and asks her if she can talk to the bank about getting her a loan so she can buy some old oil leases. Sue Ellen tells her that she will loan her the money, she tells her that she would like to think that if she hadn’t married JR she would have been like Elena. She asks her to go to The Cattle Baron’s Ball with her.
,John Ross and JR arrive at the ball, JR pulls out a walker and tells John Ross to watch and learn. Inside Sue Ellen is giving a speech, she tells everyone how much they have made so far for Cancer research. Someone in the crowd calls out asking her when she is going to run for governor. JR goes over to Bobby and Ann, he thanks Bobby for coming to see him at the nursing home. He tells him he won’t forget anything he said to him. Bobby introduces JR to Marta, JR tells Bobby that John Ross already told him about the sale of Southfork. JR tells Bobby that Miss Ellie did the right thing when she left Southfork to him. JR tells John Ross to apologize to Bobby. When Bobby and Ann leave he tells Marta that he never heard from her father, she tells him that he went to the hospital to get some work done, and that he will be out on Tuesday. JR goes over to Sue Ellen
and congratulates her, he tells her that she will make a great governor. John Ross goes over to Elena and tells her that he is still mad at her but wants to know if they are still partners. She asks him if they are. She tells him about the oil leases she is looking to buy, he asks her where she is getting the money, and she tells him that his mother is loaning her the money. John Ross goes over to Mitch and tells him that JR is coming over and that he’s got a payment coming and to keep his mouth shut. JR tells Mitch he is troubled by the hold up, and Mitch promises that he will get the papers to him soon. JR tells him that he would hate to hit a man below the belt, but he will. John Ross follows Marta outside and kisses her, they go to her hotel room. She says that she thought that they were going to keep things professional, and he tells her that, that was then. He mentions that he needs money to pay off Mitch, she goes to get him a drink and pours something into his drink. They go to the bed, and she pushes a button that starts a camera that starts recording them.
Bobby tells Ann that he will be fine, she tells him that she knows, but she tells him that she is afraid that he has given up, and that is the real reason he is selling Southfork, he thinks that he won’t be around and that Christopher isn’t ready to take over. Bobby tells her that Christopher has already figured that out for himself. Ann tells him that he needs to tell Christopher, she tells him that he has the strength to fight for Southfork.
Christopher goes over to Elena’s house and tells her that he thinks he could use her thesis for his work in the extraction of the methane from the seabed, he asks her if she will help him. Tommy is watching them from behind a tree.
Rebecca is cooking when Tommy walks in, he tells her that Ann has offered him a job at the ranch, and that he is in. He asks her how she got Christopher to come back to Southfork instead of going on the honeymoon, she tells him that she didn’t do anything, she tells him that everything is right on track, she asks him what the point of the job is. He tells her that they’ve just spent two years working on this job and that there is a lot of money on the line. Tommy tells her that she needs to keep her eye on the ball. He tells her not to get to comfortable being Mrs. Ewing.
John Ross meets with a PI at the state fair, and tells him that he wants him to get something on Mitch. He tells him that he also wants him to find out who sent Elena the email.
JR arrives in Mexico and goes to see Carlos Del Sol, Carlos is confused about the deal he is talking about, he calls his daughter to come into the room, and JR realizes that he has been played since this is a completely different woman than the one pretending to be Marta.
Final Thoughts: Things are picking up. I thought the scene with John Ross and his PI was like the scene from the Third Man, when Joseph Cotten meets with Orson Welles at the Ferris Wheel. I had a feeling something was off with Rebecca.