Sunday, April 14, 2013

Who Done It

Season 4 Episode 4
Airdate: November 21, 1980
*I watched this episode on the 30th anniversary of the day it aired

Recap:  Sue Ellen’s mug shot is taken and her fingerprints taken.  A police officer asks her if she has anything to say before her lawyer gets there.  She says that she is sure that she didn’t shoot JR.  He asks her if she is changing her story.  He lawyer gets there and the officer leaves, he tells her that he doesn’t want her to say anything even to him.  He tells her that he will be there in the morning and he tells her that he can’t get her out tonight.  She is put into a cell.
   Cliff is sitting down to breakfast at the café, when he sees the newspaper headline, he gets up and leaves.
Lucy says that it doesn’t seem like Sue Ellen, and JR says that she could have tried it anytime.  Jock tells them that he is refusing to pay for Sue Ellen’s bail; JR wants to know how the lawyer got involved. Bobby tells them that he called him and will pay the bail himself.  Miss Ellie says that it’s too dangerous.  
   Sue Ellen’s lawyer tells her that he will talk to Bobby to get the family to change their minds, he asks her to think of someone who can pay for her bail, she tells him that she doesn’t have anyone.  Cliff comes to see her and she asks him if he came to gloat, he asks her now she is doing.  He tells her that he is on a vacation.  He tells her that he wants to help her.  He asks her what happened, she tells him that she doesn’t remember, she tells him that she had been drinking, she tells him that the Ewing’s won’t pay for her bail he promises to get her out.
   Bobby is talking about buying a refinery, Franklin comes and he asks if he got the approval, he tells Bobby that the Loan Committee sees some problems.  He tells Bobby that he is sorry.
   Sue Ellen’s bail has been paid and she is released.
   Lucy finds Mitch at school she tells him she is sorry for the way she acted, she gives him the books that he wanted, he tells her that he wanted to buy them for himself.  She tells him that she wanted to get them for him.
   Cliff gets a phone call from his work, they tell him that he can come back; he tells them that he will get back to them.  Sue Ellen knocks at his door, she thanks him for getting her out, he tells her that he didn’t do it.  He asks her if she is ok, she tells him that she is fine, but starts to cry.  He tells her to stay, but she says that it will only complicate things, he tells her to stay for awhile, while he is at his appointment.  Cliff meets with Dave Culver, he tells Cliff that they will talk again soon, when Donna comes over and reminds him that they have a plane to catch. 
   Bobby gets home, and JR asks him if he put up the money to get Sue Ellen out of jail.  Miss Ellie says that she is glad that she is out, but that he needs to be more careful.
   When Cliff gets home he finds that Sue Ellen gone and a note.
   Kristin answers the door, Sue Ellen tells her that she has been wandering around for hours, she asks if she can stay with her.
   Sue Ellen stops Bobby outside Ewing Oil, she asks him for his help, she tells him that she needs to see her baby.  She tells him that he’s is all she has to hold on to.  He tells her that he will do what he can.
   Cliff and Donna meet up, she tells him to stay away from her step-son.  He tells her that he can help him become governor.  He tells her that he can get him votes that he couldn’t get on his own.  He suggests that they talk it over a drink.
   Sue Ellen tells Dr. Elby that being in jail was like her nightmare, she tells him that she must have done it since her fingerprints were found on the gun.  He suggests that she go under hypnosis to help her remember what happened that night.
   The doctor’s tells JR that he is doing really well and will be walking before he knows it.  He meets Sue Ellen’s lawyer for lunch, he asks where Sue Ellen is, but he won’t tell him.  JR already knows she is staying with Kristin.  The lawyer tells JR that whatever Sue Ellen said to his is privileged.  JR tells him that the family can always get another lawyer.  He agrees to find another lawyer for Sue Ellen, that doesn’t owe JR a damn thing.
   Bobby tells everyone that he saw Sue Ellen and that she wants to see the baby.  Jock says that it’s too big of a risk, and JR says no.  Bobby tells them that she is lost and lonely; Miss Ellie tells them that she and Pam will take the baby to see her.
   Bobby tells Franklin that he has to pass on the refinery for now, since he knows he is looking for a buyer right away, but if he can wait for some kind of payment plan then he will be in touch.
   Sue Ellen thanks Miss Ellie and Pam for bring the baby to see her.  Miss Ellie asks her how she is doing, she tells her that she doesn’t know what she would do if it wasn’t for Kristin.  She tells her that she is sorry for what happened.  Pam asks her if she can remember anything.  Sue Ellen tells her that she can’t remember anything after she went to the bar.  Miss Ellie tells her that she keeps hoping for a miracle.
   Dr. Elby puts Sue Ellen under hypnosis, and he makes her tell him what happened the afternoon JR was shot.  She tells him that she put the gun in her purse and went to her appointment to see him.  She says that after that she went to the bar, she can’t remember how many she had, then she called JR but he wasn’t at his office.  So she went to Kristin’s condo, she gave her a drink and she thought that if only Dusty were alive none of this would have happened.  She tells him that she told Kristin that she was going to kill JR because he was going to put her in that institution again.  She tells him that she left the condo and had more to drink and can’t remember anything else.  Dr. Elby tries to get her to remember more, but she says she can’t.  He brings her out, and she asks him why she can’t remember, he tells her that he doesn’t know, either she just doesn’t want to remember or she just drank too much and blacked out (she knows she blacked out, that’s why she is coming to you to help her).  He asks her about when she woke up at the airport.  She tells him that she had a headache and when she got home she was surprised that no one was home except the servants, then Kristin coming and reminding her about coming to the condo.  He asks her when she put the gun in the closet.  She tells him that she didn’t have the gun anymore; she tells him that after she changed she changed purses and she would have remembered that.
   Sue Ellen goes back to Southfork, JR is alone outside, and she asks him where Kristin is.  JR tells her to get away from him, and that he will call the police if she comes any closer, as he tries to get up.  Kristin comes out and asks what is going on.  Sue Ellen tells her that she knows she was trying to frame her, she tells her that she knew she would put the gun down when she offered her that drink.  Kristin admits to taking the gun and shooting JR and that the next morning she went to the house and put the gun in the closet while Sue Ellen was in the shower.  JR is about to call the police, but Kristin stops him tell him that he wouldn’t want his son born in prison.  Sue Ellen tells JR that she is not going to jail for her.  JR tells Sue Ellen that he will take care of Kristin in his own way. 
Final Thoughts:  I feel kind of let down by the ending, only because it wasn’t a big reveal in front of everyone, but I liked it.  I kind of suspected Kristin more once Jock and Miss Ellie found the gun, it had to be someone with access to the house.  When I realized that the 30th anniversary of this episode was on Wednesday I couldn’t believe how lucky I got to be able to watch it on the exact date, if I hadn’t stopped watching the shows since the move to the new house then I wouldn’t have gotten to do it.
On Saturday afternoon I was on IMDB looking something up about the Doctor Who episode we were watching, when I saw the news about Larry Hagman’s death.  I was shocked and honestly a little sad to hear the news, especially when I read what Patrick Duffy had to say about him.  I read that he and Linda Gray were both by his side.  It is amazing how close they were, I don’t think it is that common with many actors on TV shows.  I’m so glad that they got to reunite for the new series one last time, and that the original show is still available for us all to enjoy.
Best Outfit:  It's the suspenders again, this wouldn't be as bad, if it wasn't for the pattern on the shirt with the patterned suspenders.

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